Seerah 096 – Approaching the Battlefield of Badr
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inshallah, continuing with our series on the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a sirata number we are the prophetic biography. In the previous session, we talked about the events leading up to the Battle of budget, and specifically what we talked about, or rather, in the last few couple of sessions, we've talked about the events leading up to the Battle of button. In the previous session, we talked about now, the message reaching Mecca, that this conflict is basically looking to, you know, happen, where there's the caravan of Abu sufian. And now the Muslims have become aware of this and even started to make preparations to go and intercept the caravan. So based
off of this, the word reaches back to Makkah, and the monk and start making their preparations. So we talked a little bit about how there's this overall, you know, panic in Makkah, and kind of a type of propaganda, if you will, in Makkah, to really incite the mannequins and get everybody to come and join into the cause.
One of the last things I was talking about there at the end, where we had to wrap up, I didn't realize about the time of sellout toleration moving forward. So I won't recap the whole thing, but just to mention it specifically, because it's very profound is very powerful. Well, may have been kalev, who was one of the leaders of the Quraysh and this is somebody who had a very contentious relationship with Islam, with the Muslims with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And in the course of that contentious relationship, basically, there was an incident where one of the muddiman companions, one of the unsavoury Sahaba radi Allahu taala on him, he told him that the prophets a
lot of them had said specifically about you that you will basically die at the hands of the prophets a lot he sent him. And he was really afraid he panicked. And so he didn't want to go for but that when they started making preparations to go, and not one but multiple people were shaming him for not going into eventually even Abuja, hell goes to his home, and pressures him into coming along with them. And I was talking about how this is narrated by Mr. Mohammed and his Muslim, then it's an authentic narration, it's authenticated that when he got to the point where you know, his own friends like Abu Jamal, and everybody else in Morocco was basically shaming him for not going, he
started making preparations and he started leaving his home. And when he told his wife, his wife's like, Where are you going? And he said, I'm going to
the the battle against the prophets a lot. He said him, his wife was not a Muslim, either. She said to him, we're lucky in the Mohammed and like, she said, I swear to God, you know that Mohammed does not lie. You know that Mohammed doesn't lie. So think twice before you go. Nevertheless, he ended up going and as we'll talk about later, he that is exactly where he met his. He met his end. The last thing I wanted to talk about. So today, primarily, we're going to be talking about the preparations on the Muslim side, how the Muslims prepared and gathered together and set out for what became the Battle of bud.
But the last detail that I wanted to mention on the Mexican side, the side of the Muslim spoon of Makkah, who the last thing was that blu ray showed a little bit of a problem. So I had, I've talked about this in the previous sessions, how they basically put an army together. And this army included all of their, all of their horses, all of their camels, all of their men who were capable of fighting all their weapons. They took everything and we'll talk about some of the numbers that they had specifically in just a minute. But based on that fact, if they ended up going to the Battle of budget in the type of force that they were going in. The consequence of that is that MCO would be
left defenseless mcha would remain defenseless. And so the reason why that was a concern of leaving Mecca, defenseless, aside from just a common concern of what if something happened, but there was actually something in particular there was something specific, and that was that the Moroccans the Quraysh Hara, had an outstanding conflict between them between the Quraysh and boo, boo beacon.
So Banu beacon, the what ended up happening with them was that previously, sometime back, there was a man from the kurush He was the son of
he was the son of house been up here. One of the sons of house been up here was
killed by a man he was basically killed by a man from Bhanu Baker. And one of the leaders of a new Baker had sent this man like an assassin had hired him to go and kill the sons of one of the leaders of power. He was probably a personal conflict. But he ended up doing that. Now what happened in retaliation for that was that the brother of the murdered person, the brother of the one who has who had been assassinated, he goes by night slips into a new beacon, right where they live Deobandi because he slips into their homes, their neighborhood, and he finds the leader of their tribe who had taken the hit out on his brother, the one who had hired the assassin to kill his brother. And he
goes and he kills him with his sword. And then he brings the bloody sword back to Makkah. And he hangs it from the Kaaba. So to show that you know, vengeance has been achieved, like we've we've gotten our revenge. And that whole incident and the retaliation and in the celebration of the retaliation by hanging the sword in the Kaaba had established a long standing conflict between the Parisian Banu Baker. So this problem was there. All right. Now, the reason why they were afraid now, to go for the Battle of budget and take everything in any one that they could take was that this would leave Macau vulnerable to attack from Blue beacon. So they were sitting and talking after all
the initial, you know, panic and hype and everything. When that kind of all faded away, they said, But wait a second. What are we gonna do about blue beacon? So they sat down and they were having a meeting about this? And that's where the narrations tell us that even as Hakan mentions his narration. Even his Sham also mentions this in sci fi as well. It's narrated by automotive news obeyed. radi Allahu Allah Allahu Llama Llama Jamaat Quraysh al masirah the karate lady bang how Urbina been Bonnie Baker, that once they started to get together to go they said, Well, what are we going to do about bunu bacon fukada Danica and Yesenia home This was very close to making them
reconsider their decision to go out and fight the Muslims. This was making them reconsider their position.
And while they were they're starting to reconsider their position to go out and fight in what became bother Iblees shavon comes to them and then eration says that fi sudo t Soraka t Malik bin ga l mythology. He comes in the form of a leader of another tribe so wrapped up in Malik if you remember the name Soraka min Malik this was the man who had pursued the prophets a lot he sent number Bukhara de la Anbu when they were migrating from Mecca to Medina, and his was the horse that kept kind of sinking into the into the sand until finally he promised the prophets a lot of them you would not pursue them and the earth released his horse and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told him to come to
Medina and meet me over there once I've reached Medina and the books of Sierra actually tell us that he does come to Medina later and becomes a Muslim he accepts Islam. Nevertheless shaytaan because he's a leader of another tribe outside of Mecca. So she thought knows that he's not there, he's not around. So shavon takes the form of this particular leader.
So Robin Malik and he comes shows up in the meeting. What kind of Shafi bunny kwinana he was a leader of benaki Nana, and he says anila come jarwin mean antakya conky, Nana to mean alphacam bisha intercross Luna who, so I personally will take responsibility, I will grant you protection because Balu Baker was basically a family from the larger tribe of Banu ki Nana, so he says, Look, I'm related to the people that y'all have a problem with. I'm related to the people that y'all have beef with. I personally will take responsibility that they will not come and attack mcca I'll guarantee it on my behalf and T that guarantee from a leader was a very big deal back in those days. HR.
Right, granting that protection to somebody was was the law was part of tribal law. So they respected it a lot. So once they got this word shaytaan basically lied to them. Then they were satisfied and they said okay, let's get going in. Even Kathy Rama Allahu taala in his Tafseer mentions this incident, as the as a reference or as an explanation of the ions from pseudo tool and file and we know pseudocode and file is regarding the Battle of butter in IE number 47 and 48 of social and federal law says well that's a conical Latina horologium in theory him Baran What do you know see, that do not be like those people who left their homes who went out, you know,
proudly and to show off to the people their strength. We also do not answer vanilla and they went out to prevent people from the path of Allah from believing in worshipping Allah. Well, luck will be
Ma Yama, Luna. Mohit Allah subhanho wa Taala is completely in. Surrounding meaning Allah Spano hotel is keeping tabs on everything that they are doing. What is zeggen? Allahu misshapen Amala whom that remember when shavon basically beautified their actions for them meaning shape on life to them. He placated them. Well Karla Lavalle Bella como yo mama NASA in ijarah, calm he said, Nobody will beat you. Nobody will harm you today and I will grant you protection. For that matter. I still feel a Chan when the two armies faced off, and the two armies saw one another in the battlefield. NECA saw Allah activate, he shavon turned around on his heels and he ran from the battlefield bacala anybody
who make men come, he said that I have nothing to do with y'all in the army later on. I see what you do not see in the Akasha law. I fear a lot well Lucia needed a God because if Allah subhanaw taala chooses to punish somebody is very severe in his punishment. And there's another Ayah as well, where it talks about the same thing sort of to Hashem i a number sort of 59 I am number 16 Allah says, Allah shaytani if alanine in Sami oakford if column in Sonic for that the example is of the shaytaan when he says to the human being disbelieve, be ungrateful, disbelief, for llama cover. When that person does this belief, color, anybody who men kisses I have nothing to do with you. In the I have
a lot of blood. I mean, I fear Allah subhanaw taala who is the Lord the master of all people, and so shavon now this ayah these ions helped to finish the rest of the story. So shavon shows up in their meeting when they're worried about some enemies, he lies to them falsely gives them some guarantee of protection and safety. And then generation mentions that
wisata ma humanzee Latin munzee Latin shavon departed with them. He joined the army of the police and he traveled with them. Every single stock that they made shape on was with them. Filmora LG, Devon Malaika, Tansy, Lula, NASA until they finally reached a place of bother. And when they stood in the battlefield, and he saw the angels descending down from the heavens, because Shea Pong can see the angels descending down from the heavens when he saw the angels there. He and why in a gibreel. And he specifically mentioned that he saw jabril Ali Salaam, at the head of the army of the angels, Naka, Salafi, he turned around and started to run from the battlefield. And in fact some of
the narrations mentioned that he was the first one to run for kind of a one man harbor Yama, he didn't he was the first one to run from the battlefield on that day, even cathedra on Allahu taala also, using this as an example that when you breed Ali Salaam Kaymer with the angels came, then shaytaan ran away, he mentioned the ayah from Surah Surah number 81. Pooja Haku, has a hopple battle, that the truth came and falsehood dispersed in Alberta, Canada, because falsehood was meant to disperse to begin with he was it was shaky, was flimsy it was weak to begin with. So that basically tells a lot of the story of how the Quraysh who prepared and departed from Mecca. Now a
little bit about evidence hoc mentions in his book, some numbers about the Pradesh, there were 950 fighters with the Pradesh. So you hear there were about 1000 people, 950 of them were fighters. 50 other people were just there for cooking food. They had brought chefs with them. They had brought entertainers with them, singers, musicians, all of this stuff. So there were about 1000 people but 950 fighters they had brought, they had to nine out of the 950 there were 200 cavalry, 200 cavalry 200 us warriors are fighters that were riding on horses. So they had a cavalry of 200 200 horses. And it goes on to mention that they had, you know, all these, they had chefs and cooks and
entertainers, musicians and singers and all this other stuff. And they had so many camels with them.
Some of the narrations mentioned that they had
some of the narrations mentioned that they had hundreds of camels with them. And one thing specifically that's mentioned by Omar V in one of the narrations. Even his heart mentions this as a walk at excuse me, he mentioned this, that they had so many camels with them, that as they were traveling, the when they left Mecca, the first day that they camped the first time that they stopped and they camped out abou john sacrificed 10 camels. abou Jehan sacrifice 10 camels basically 10
camels to feed the entire army. And then the next day may have been half fed the entire army with nine camels. So he'd been hammered the next day fell, fed the entire army with 10 more camels.
And after that shaybah took Nairobi after the entire army with nine more camels
are eligible to be fed the entire army The day after that with 10 more camels. This basically leads to about five days, On the sixth day of their journey in their travel by bus without the polyp, the uncle of the prophets, Allah Islam, who was with the Quraysh in the Battle of burden, and we'll be talking about him a little bit later than he fed the entire army with 10 more camels.
After that, I will book 30, he fed the entire army with 10 more camels.
And after that point on, that was about the first week, so they traveled for about a week until they reach the place near bud. So it took them about a week to make it out close to the area of bud. And each day 10 camels were sacrificed or killed and fed to the entire army. So just in the first week, they had consumed nearly 70 camels. So you can imagine just the sheer number of animals that they had brought with them. And they mentioned that from that point on forward the rations that they had, that is what basically they lived off of, or they were using for food and sustenance of everybody in the army for the remaining number of days.
This is what was going on with wh now if we switch over to the side of the Muslims in Medina, what transpired and what happens in Medina. So the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam initially just put the word out that we are going to pursue the caravan of Abu sufian. So you put the word out and, you know, close to about 300 people. We're ready to go with the profits a lot. He said them, about 210 of the 300
were from the unsought some narrations even mentioned that 230 of them were from the unsought. So there were about 70 771 72, Mojito and the remaining of the 313 were from the unsought. So the Balkan the majority of the people who participated in the Battle of Bunker were from the unsolved, so about 313 people they leave. Now, they did take some equipment with them, but there's two things number one, initially they were just going out to intercept a caravan. So they didn't even worry about taking a lot of weapons and things like that with them. Number two, was the fact that they really didn't even have much to begin with the Muslims that didn't have much the unsolved the
Muslims of Medina were simple folk. They were farmers. The Mahajan who had come from Makkah had basically arrived in Medina in a similar state as to what we would consider refugees where they had fled their homes and ran and they arrived in Medina empty handed, so the Muslims in Medina didn't have much to begin with.
When the prophets a lot of Islam leaves Medina and Medina to munawwara when he leaves there with the 313 Sahaba he appointed Abdullah bin Omar
Abdullah even only Maktoum he appoints him to lead the prayer in Medina in his absence. All right, why is that so profound? Who is Abdullah bin who Mattoon there Abdullah bin tomb is a senior Sahabi he's older in age number one, him and his mother accepted Islam back in the early days of Makkah, so he has a lot of not just seniority and age, but he has seniority in terms of that he's an early he's from the early days of Mecca. Number three, he was sent along with mazovian or made before the hero to Medina, by the prophet sallahu salaam to the city of Medina. So when will Sabino made went to Medina to go preach to the people in Medina and start you know, spreading Islam in Medina because
the prophets a lot he seldom found a safe haven for Muslims to start migrating to and he was hopeful that he would be given the command by Allah to migrate there and establish the community there. He said it must have been made ahead to start teaching and spreading Islam over there, along with most of the nomade because Mousavi nomade was a young man, very knowledgeable, very passionate, very devout. But he was a young man. So the prophets Allah sent a senior along with him to kind of guide him and to to guide him and mentor him if you will. And that elderly person to mentor him was Rb nomade was none other than Abdullah Al Maktoum. So this is a man who has a an amazing track record.
He has a long resume in terms of his service to the dean. And this is why the profits a lot even met the type of confidence in him that he did when that that when the
It's a lot ism is leaving Medina. He leaves Abdullah Bynum in Mattoon to lead the prayer in Medina. Now, the most obvious thing that many people know about Abdullah Maktoum is that he was blind. Abdullah Al Maktoum was blind. And in fact the word Mark tomb ketema tomb was used in the Arabic language not just for an ordinary blind person, but it was used for somebody who was born blind.
It was used for somebody who was born blind. All right, that this person it's not that they lost their eyesight in an accident, or due to illness or later on in old age or something like that. No, they were born blind. They were blind your entire life. And that's why he's called Abdullah Eben only Maktoum. His mother was known as a father, the mother of macoun, the mother of the one who was born blind. So this was kind of his identity. This was how he was known to the community before Islam. And so Abdullah bin Omar tomorrow, the Allahu taala and who was blind. And just a little bit of a pause here. Oh, and I forgot to mention another thing on the again, the, I guess you can say,
to the credit of Abdullah Nomi Maktoum, he was appointed by the prophets a lot SLM
along with beloved the Allahu taala anhu as one of the more admins of Medina. So we know Bill Allah, the Allahu talana was a famous more than the other more than by the side of belladati. Allahu anhu, was Abdullah Vanuatu. And now that the Prophet sallahu wa is going out for the Battle of burden. He's appointing Abdullah number two as the man to lead the prayer. And that obviously everybody can, you know, do kind of like figure it out for themselves that how profound that is and what that teaches us about our Deen and how we value people and what is marriage in Islam right that Islam values character Islam values EMA and Islam values faith and belief in good action and good
character and good conduct and hard work and dedication and devotion and sacrifice above everything else.
That is the profits a lot he's um, he you know made a very powerful point when he appointed people like bulahdelah to get a lot more angle and Abdullah bin Omar to to the very visible leadership positions of the more than and making Abdullah bin Omar to lead the prayer in his absence be the backup Imam for the prophets a lot he sent him Can you imagine standing on the masala the Prophet salani some sooner?
Right It was very proud the first time Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allahu surana masala he started shaking and crying.
He wasn't able to stand there. He started shaking and crying that I stand where the profits lobby some leads from speaks from, I can't. There's a huge responsibility, very powerful. And everybody was cognizant of that. And think, and what that teaches us that a lot of times and this is not to discount the fact that there are there is such thing as strategy and different, you know, ways to improve on what we do things. Yes, the prophets, a lot of them also had a very, you know, thoughtful, a very wise a very intelligent strategy. The prophets, a lot of them did use did use people, meaning he did apply people, he did utilize people and apply people based on what they were
good at. He put people in a position to succeed. And he put people in a position where they were able to contribute the most to the community. But at the same time, the profits, a lot of them implements this type of a measure, where somebody who has such a long track record of such an amazing service to the deme, that the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam appointed appoints him to leadership in spite of the obvious difficulty and the assistance that he would require due to the simple fact that he's blind. So he would require somebody whose existence he can look at the sun and know that prayer time is coming. He has to be told the time for Salah you need to call a done.
He needs somebody to help them kind of walk to the masjid maybe now that he's going there. He needs somebody to kind of help him stand in the right place. In the first stuff in the middle to call the comma. He needs somebody to help him exactly stand at the right place to be able to leave the prayer. I mean, considered these facts but the prophets a lot ism is teaching us that yes, all these other things that we might learn in, you know, organizational development and business strategy, and all these other things that we study and that we implement. They're all great and fantastic, but not at the expensive not at the expense of the primary consideration. And that is, what do we value
people based on?
Right that their marriage and their devotion and their dedication and there's sincerity. That is ultimately the greatest quality and the greatest qualification any human being can have and the prophets Allah ism demonstrated here. So he led by example,
He taught us practically with his own community. I mean, think about it the profits a lot. He sums own family. So many of his loved ones are there. Right. So he appointed I've done a minimum of two to lead the prayer in his absence. What and then they went forward once he departed and they reached a place of Roja. They please reach a place of Roja, which was slightly outside of Medina.
The prophets allottee some sent back a boo boo Baba, Abu Baba radi Allahu taala. And there's some discussion about what is his name? Some say his name was but she didn't know the moon there. The thing is that Abu Baba was primarily known as Abu Baba, like his Cooney. I just became so popular that people actually forgot his name. People didn't remember what his name was. He was just known by that title, Abu Baba and again, we'll talk about this later on the cedaw. But he was a very special person as well. He was one of the people who had come to Mecca during the season of Hajj and given the oath of allegiance to the prophets a lot. He said, I'm at the time of the beta at the October
October two tawnya. Right The second time when the unsought from Medina came and gave the oath of allegiance to the prophets, a lot of a sudden he was in that gathering. There was about 70 some odd people. Number two, the profits a lot out of that gathering had appointed 12 community leaders and organizers in Medina, for the Muslim community. And Abu Baba was one of those 12 so this is somebody the prophets, a lot of them had a lot of trust in, and the prophets a lot of whom we used to rely and depend on him a lot. There's a little incident that we'll talk about later in the CETA. That during the the issue with bonocore eva after the Battle of the trench, the Battle of the hand up, he
accidentally basically let the information slip that the prophets a lot he said it was going to be taking action against the nuclear radar because they had broken their treaty with the Muslims and tried to attack Medina while the Muslims were busy dealing with the Battle of the trench. And so due to this backstabbing of there's the prophets a lot of symbols commanded by Alhaji buddy lolly, Sam came to the prophet SAW Salem. And so Allah has commanded you to go and handle binuclear Eva. And so when the prophet SAW Selim was leaving and started assembling them, a boo Baba accidentally let it slip to somebody who took the information to binuclear Reva that the Prophet Solomon was coming to
deal with y'all. And that's how they were able to retreat into their fort. They laid siege to the Ford and eventually they were able to have them surrender, but he let that information slip. What happened as a consequence of that was
he realizes Aaron is mistake he comes to the profits a lot he summoned himself afterwards and confesses and says, I messed up on messenger of Allah I did this by accident and the profits a lot he said I'm didn't necessarily hold it against him. But what I will do Baba because he was so regretful and remorseful. He went and called one of his family members and told him to tie him to one of the pillars of the mustard of the profits a lot even though he told him to tie him to one of the pillars of the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And that pillar till today is actually still known and identified
as the pillar of Abu Baba, Saudia to Abu Baba. So he was a titan and had himself tied to one of the pillars in the mercy of the prophets a lot. He said, um, and he said, I will not eat, I will not drink I will not rest I will not release myself from here until Allah forgives me and the prophets a lot. He said, um, you know, until Allah forgives me
What happened was that and one of his family members used to come and basically open him up, untie him at the time of every prayer. So at every prayer time, one of his relatives would come and open him up, and he would pray and then they would he would have them tie him back up to the pillar as like a toe bat and repentance. He was just so distraught about what he had what he had done until the point where he fainted due to not eating and drinking out for a few days. And the profits a lot he said, I'm basically said that, you know, Allah subhanaw taala has forgiven you. Allah has forgiven you. And he said No, I will not leave here until the profits a lot he's him with his own
hands. Comes me unties me and then the profits a lot. He's on LinkedIn and Titan with his own hands. And that's basically one of the incident that displays abou Baba was a man of just have such sincerity and the profits allottee some had this is why he had so much trust in Him. Nevertheless, when they reach the place of Aroha the profits allottee some sense abou Baba back to Medina and said Abdullah McCune will take care of the machete will lead to prayer. But you will be in charge of just the city of Medina. Like you will keep watch over the city of Medina for me because I trust you and Abu Baba was also in I'm sorry, he was in from owes us an OC and I'm sorry. So what that means is he
was a native of Medina. So he knew Medina inside out and he knew everyone in Medina and he knew every
When or outside of Medina and being a leader of the tribe of OCF connections, so the prophets a lot of them said you keep watching over Medina while I'm gone. So he sent him back. So that's basically how Medina was looked after and then the prophets a lot of them head out with the Sahaba. The other thing was that must have been are made or the Allahu Allah who was given the flag of the entire army, and it was a white flag. It was a white family. Wow. All right, so he was given a white flag told to right at the front of the army, and he was kind of the flag bearer of the entire army. And again wasabi no matter the Allahu taala and who wasn't? Again we don't say this disparagingly. May
Allah protect us And forgive us we don't say this disparagingly. But generally speaking and comparatively relatively speaking, in that community most Sabino made was not known as a warrior. There were people like Zubaydah vanilla
sad b&w a pass. Right? Sad been wired like these, these were warriors. All right, these were fighters hands up in Abdulmutallab. Right? These are fighters these are warriors. I'd even be thought musashino man was not a warrior must have been Amanda de la catalana. If you remember a little bit about his story, he's a young man. He's primarily if you want to even describe what he was after Islam, he would more so be like a scholar and a teacher from amongst us how but like he was a devout student of the prophets a lot. He some particularly of the Quran. He was like a, he was a Koran teacher, if you will. All right. He was a foreign teacher. And he was a student of the
process. And so his primary contribution was knowledge in Dawa, he was a diary. And that's why the professor someone had sent him to Medina to preach asunder. So he's more of us, of a student, a scholar, a diary. That's who he is. Right. And even in his background in Makkah, he didn't grow up like fighting and battles and things like that he was the son of one of the wealthiest people in Makkah. So he actually grew up, you know, in the lap of luxury. So he's lived a life of luxury. He's sacrificed a lot since then. But again, his primary focus is, you know, learning and teaching and our preaching, learning, teaching and preaching. That's his contribution focus. So he's not
necessarily the warrior that the flag is put in his hand. But again, the prophets a lot. ism recognizes the fact that he is a leader in our community. He is a major contributor to our community. In fact, many of these unsolved who are here participating and traveling with us, many of them accepted a psalm on his hands. He converted, some narrations mentioned 500 people in Medina, before the arrival of the Prophet ceylonese. Right. So this is, again, you see the prophets, a lot of him honoring somebody based on their merits.
So then, on either side of the prophets, a lot a salon.
He had two people who are walking, traveling with the prophets, a lot of him carrying black flags, like two smaller black banners if you will, and one was gonna be taller and the other one was sagging wild from the unsought. So that was to kind of help the Sahaba know where the profits a lot of the sun was at all times. Right So yes, I live in a beautiful lips I've been was on either side of him with these black banners. And then at the front, holding the white flag of the entire army, the RIAA was Mousavi no matter the Allahu taala on who
the narrations mentioned that in the entire army of the Muslims, there were only two horses.
There was only two horses. And those two horses were were written by Mousavi nomade, who used to alternate with Zubaydah vanilla one, and the other one was with Mikado as sweat. So that's why some of the narration say that it was Musab, you know, maybe some say it was.
Some say it was Mikkel dad been as what they're basically between these three. And the fourth one that's also mentioned is sad been haoma. So between these four Sahaba, they were the one sharing those two horses, and those two horses were at the front of the army. So to kind of lead the entire army. There were about 60 camels between or 70 camels, excuse me, there were about 70 camels between 313 people. And what that basically meant was, there was about three to four people per camel, some people were just walking on foot, but nevertheless, the profits a lot of these might pair people up in groups of three and four, to take turns writing the camel.
And so the camels were basically lined up together and some of the camels would be tied to one another to kind of keep the group together and kind of keep the flow of the army going. The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is something very interesting. abou Baba and Ali
Are we talking about Abdullah bin Masuda the Allahu taala relates in the narration mentioned by Mr. Mohammed in his Muslim that the prophets a lot he said on his two people with him that we're sharing a camel we're abou Baba and olive in a Vitaly varady Allahu taala and who and so they three were supposed to share when camel take turns writing when camel for Canada Okoboji Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so the prophets a lot of them they said you start off so the prophets a lot of them started riding the camel. And when it was time for people to stop the whole army kind of stopped and to make this change to make the switch between who would get to write the camel now the profits a
lot of them stopped for Carla namshi anchor they said the rasulillah we will walk your portion meaning we'll keep walking you keep writing of course as you would with the messengers a lot he said on the profits a lot he said um he responds to them by saying my auntie mama B Aqua mini said first of all
I'm in better shape than both of you put together my onto my A B Aqua mini I'm in better shape than both of you put together when I have not what I have now Anil Kumar
and he said that I am I am in just in need as reward as both of you are now again we know that that's not literally true the second part The first part is the second part is not literally true. Meaning that the prophets a lot he said I'm is the outfit Allah Kalamata cardamom and D'Amico Amata alpha, he is forgiven from before he is happy Buddha, Allah, Allah mean, he is the beloved of God, right? There's no accountability, meaning there's no agenda, no reward and all these things with the prophets a lot he said him, but again, the prophets a lot of him is teaching us a lesson. You see the humility of the prophets, a lot of them and the prophets, a lot of these is also teaching for
future generations until our time that how a leader needs to conduct himself with his subordinates with the people that are following him with the people that he's in charge of, he needs to see himself through at their level. And he needs to understand that just because one person is promoted to the position of leadership, that doesn't mean that that person is some way somehow more you know, religious or pious or dignified by Allah or automatically receives or achieves some type of protected status Not at all. So the prophets, allotting some response to them by saying, Man to my BFR Mini, neither one of you is in stronger than me, neither one of you is in better shape than me
when I have now Anil actually mean Kumar and I need reward just as much as the next guy. Like just as much as both of you do. So no, I will walk because I'm perfectly fine. Why wouldn't I walk? And number two, I will allow somebody else to write and get some rest because I will get the reward of that. Right? So we see this beautiful conduct and character by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this is again just a couple of things that we've already talked about in terms of how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam appoints Abdullah bin tomb how the prophets a lot he said I'm had so much strategy in terms of who he leaves in charge in Medina with Abu Baba how the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam hence the flag to Mousavi nomade how the prophets Allah ism interacts with you don't believe in me Talib is almost like a he's almost like a child to the prophets a lot. He said I'm in the sense that I live in a Vitaly grew up in the home of the prophets, Allah Islam, the prophet ism raised him but for the Prophet system to deal with them. So in such a humble manner, in such a humble manner, it even goes to show you that even in terms of like within family dynamics, parents, that the the most effective way for you to communicate even with your kids is through humility,
is through humility, be humble, be generous, be kind. And that's a lot more effective and a much better way to teach a lesson than to have to constantly state your superiority and your authority. When you have to remind somebody of your authority, you have no authority. Right. And so we see just from here, a few things that we've talked about today, you see the profound benefit in setting the life of the prophets, a lot of them and how much there is for us to learn, and how much we can benefit from it.
So going forward, one of the things that you said about the Allahu taala and has specifically mentioned this, again, shows kind of the word strategy of the prophets, a lot of them that a lot of the camels he had about 70 camels in the army, a lot of the camels that they had normally people when they have their camels out for grazing. So in order to be able to kind of know that the camels are around, or when the camels go out to graze, they would tie bells around the neck of the camel, so they could hear the camels kind of like walking around coming and going and stuff, you know, like people will do with animals.
But when they set out for the arm for the Battle of button at the profits, a lot of them had them removed the belts from the necks of the camel. And the scholars mentioned a couple of things. Number one this is worse strategy of course.
You don't show up arriving announcing kind of your arrival number one. Number two, the profits of luxury at the same time, did not want to create that semblance of, you know, celebration and arrogance and partying like the French now you look at the Croatia, Croatia, bringing entertainers professional entertainers that they've hired, and they brought with them to sing and play music and things like that, versus on the other side of the prop systems, like even cut the bells, from the necks of the camels and the prophets, a lot of them would actually have the Sahaba while they were writing the animals in the battlefield, this is narrated and that we're going to learn about in the
seat all going forward from here, the Prophet says I'm gonna have them doing Vicar, the prophets, a lot of them would have been making dua. In fact, it's noted about the prophets, a lot of him while writing his animal and this is in our fifth, this is an authentically narrate in authentically
this authentic narration, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would pray no often on his animal while writing in the battlefield,
even though necessarily he wasn't faced in the direction of the Qibla. But because if you're if you're writing on an animal, you're on the transportation, right, and these are knuffle prayers, not Fatah is not mandatory prayers, but optional prayers, even writing on the animal, whatever direction is moving in the prophets, a lot of them would pray his know often, meaning it's better than some other activity, which might be wasting time or, you know, gossiping, or talking unnecessary things, or singing or whatever else or telling jokes or whatever else people will do. The profitsystem was even praying no often. And so again, the prophets a lot of some of the scholars mentioned when the
benefits of this was the prophets, a lot of him didn't want them, you know, kind of like singing songs and playing bells and these types of things. But he wanted them engaging in productive activity, and how we kind of see with an army that even when they kind of March, sometimes they like to kind of read or chant something together, like armies will have like songs and things like that, that they'll sing the profits a lot he sent them, he allowed the Sahaba to do it. But again, it was it was something that was beneficial, like the Sahaba are noted to have been saying, reciting kind of chanting together in the bath while they were marching into battle, and the provinces have heard
them and did not prevent them, meaning he approved of it. One Nation they were saying that no Lavina bhaiya Oh, Muhammad, Ali Al, jihad, Emma Burkina Ababa.
We are the ones who have given the oath of allegiance to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that we will fight in the path of Allah subhanaw taala for as long as we are needed. Another time they were saying,
Allahu Allah insha Allah I shall fulfill fulfill unsolved, unsolved, well mojarra that they were saying that there is no life but the life of the hereafter. So forgive the unsolved in the Mahajan forgive all the Sahaba right so this is just something that I shadowed the Allahu talana relates that Amala slice allottee Cinema bill eg Ross will address and took time in Annapolis Emily Yama better? Well Heather Alessia Tisha shave Sahih hain, in a matter of what I'm gonna say.
In some other narrations, it also mentions that
then it goes on to mention basically the fact that the route the Prophet sallallahu Sallam took with the Sahaba, with the Muslims along on the way to the Battle of Baghdad. And this is where we learn something about the prophets, a lot of him and I mentioned this earlier before, there's a Hadith of the prophets, a lot of humor, he says a lot of Buddha, war strategy. War is strategy. All right, and the word Hooda also means deception. Meaning war is strategic word strategy. So if you have to practice a little trickery, if you have to practice some strategy, then war is the place to do it. And it's a lot to do with at war. And so one of the things that prophets a lot of them did was he
initially started off traveling in one direction. And then a little bit once they got a little bit outside of Medina, the prophets, a lot of Islam changed the direction of the army and started marching in another direction, until the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
reached the place where he paused. And that's where he had a very serious conversation with the Sahaba radi Allahu taala on home. One of the things I wanted to mention that I came across as very interesting.
While they were when they first set out from Medina, and they were traveling the prophets, a lot of them sent out to companions to Sahaba to go ahead and scout and kind of search the area and look and see if they could find out any information about Abu sufian and his caravan. So he sent them out. Similarly, as they were traveling, if they came across anyone, if they came across anyone, they would stop and they would check with them, they would ask them, have you seen anybody coming through here Have you heard about anyone coming through here? So when the
When they were when they stopped at one of these places to inquire from somebody, and they stopped and they saw a man and he was grazing, he was a better one man. So the better ones were kind of harsh in their manner speech and stuff like that. So they saw a better one man and he was you know, grazing some of his camels. And so the Sahaba stopped him and they said fossa Aloo and he nasty asked him Do you have any information about people coming through here? For lemmya? Do you do I know cover and he didn't know anything? For Karla Laguna zoo. Salim ala rasulillah Salalah some so some of the companions, the prophets, a lot of them walked up while they were inquiring from this person
trying to get some information from him. The prophets a lot more like what happened? Did you talk to him? Does he know anything? So they you know the Sahaba the Allahu talanoa. Whenever the Prophet system came, of course, they displayed that respect. So they would all say Salaam to the prophet SAW something kind of like, turned their attention towards him. So they all said Salaam to the prophets, a lot of human he walked up so they told the man, this Bedouin selama Allah Rasulullah sallallahu Isa, and they use the word Rasulullah, the Messenger of God, which is means a big deal in Arabic, even if you're not Muslim. You understand that? As an Bedouin as an ancient Arab you understand that
and it means something big something huge. So he says he responds to them. He doesn't say Salaam he says our fee Kuma Rasulullah. The Messenger of God is amongst y'all you people.
And they said now mysterious for Sunday money. So say select him like stop asking stupid questions. Say Salaam to him. So he says like in control Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he looks at the prophets a lot him and he says if you are the messenger of the god
he says for affinia Murphy Bachman apathy Javi
then you tell me what is in the belly of the she camel of mine what he meant was he pointed to a she camel of his that was pregnant. He pointed to a pregnancy camel and he said tell me what it what is in its belly meaning is it a male or a female? Is the she camel going to give birth to a male child offspring or female?
So he kind of challenges and there's a little bit of like a tone of you know, maybe mockery
and the better ones were like that they were just really gruff people and he just kind of said that because he didn't like them telling you know them like see Salaam say Salaam season so you gotta kind of aggravated and goes hey, if you want to mention it or God like all your people say, why don't you tell me? What what what gender is in the belly of dishy Campbell of mine. Selma to blue Salama, one of the companions of the prophets that law they sent him he didn't take too kindly to the man's comments. And he said lattice Allah Rasool Allah, Allah Allah for Allah, Kaberuka angelic. All right, he says lattice and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He says lattice Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam aka Bella Aliya rather talk to me. Don't ask the prophets a lot him these type of disrespectful questions. Talk to me for an ultimatum granddaddy, I'll tell you what's in the belly of Yoshi camel.
Not good. I apologize. I'm gonna try to save this as appropriately as I can. He basically doesn't say something very nice to him. He says something kind of obscene to him. He basically says in Arabic no Zota Allah, Fie. bugged me. Hi, Min kesehatan.
very unfortunate, he says that you have had intimate relations with your animal.
So your Shi camel is carrying your you know
demented offspring. Right. It's it's a way of cursing somebody. Right? And and again, so let's let's think about this. We obviously see that that's problematic. But we also see that if we were sitting by the side of the province of seven, somebody starts getting in the process of his face and disrespecting him, that might be the least of what we do. Right? There's just that there's that response, right.
Now, how does the profits allottee someone handle something like this? How would one of us handle something like that? Somebody comes up to you and says something gets in your face says something disrespectful to you, and one of your buddies, or even more so when maybe you're now in a leadership position of leadership. One of your followers one of your congregants, one of your students ran it kind of goes and gets in his face and says something really offensive to him.
Right? How do we respond? Do you kind of feel like yeah, that's what happens. You got anything else to say? smart guy, right? We
Kind of like, you know, there's a little bit of it swells up a little bit. Like Yeah, I got my posse. I have my people. You want to mess with me? You gotta mess with them. Right? There's a little bit of that, that that arrogance. What How did the prophets Allah some handled this situation he said Ma,
Ma and in classical Arabic that literally means Shut your mouth.
Man means Be quiet right now, man. Like you don't even like say the word like la Tata column. Please do not speak No, no. Who's good? Please be quiet? No, no, no, no. He said man, shut up.
The prophet SAW some reprimanded his own companion who's defending the profits a large man. Be quiet. Hey, what's your problem? The Prophet system says to his own companion, who's defending him, Hey, hey, hey, don't talk to people like that map. And then the prophets a lot of them says of hasta la module.
You have disrespected this man. You have spoken vulgarly to this man.
And the prophets a lot he said makes us a hobby apologize to that man. Just a random bedwin wandering around in the middle of the desert
with you know, just grazing some Gamble's he's of no consequence to anybody.
But the profits allow him does not tolerate this type of behavior disrespect.
And this is fundamentally rooted in the understanding that whether we are preaching or whether we're teaching or whether we're traveling, or whether we're going out even for battle, our objective is always very, very clear. We are going to call people to Allah.
We are going to call people to Allah, there's numerous Hadees, one of the prophets, a lot of them tells us about even in the battlefield, we are here first, excuse me, first and foremost, when the profits of money, some sense Sahaba out into battles later on. He always, you know, advise them before they left, that first and foremost you go then you invite them to Allah subhanaw taala. That's our primary objective. And how can you be inviting people to Allah subhanaw taala when this is how you speak to people,
yes, or when he got a little disrespectful with me, or even with you.
But you have to abide by you have to conduct yourself by a higher standard is not acceptable in any way, shape, or form. So the prophets a lot, he said, and basically, this was something that kind of happened on the way
until they continue traveling
until they reach
a particular place that is near the place of the Battle of butter. And over there. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam basically stops and has a meeting the prophets a lot of these stops and has a meeting. And I'm going to go ahead and stop here because Sultana Isha time is almost here. It's almost time for the event. But what we'll talk about is, why did they have to have a meeting, they had to have a meeting because there was a contract that the prophets a lot of them already had in place with the people of Medina, the unsought when the Mahajan when the Muslims of Makkah, and the profitsystem came to Medina, they had a contract. They had a contract that made it very clear in
what situations we will fight, and in what situations we will not fight. So the profits a lot easier when you realized that we're not just going to intercept the caravan anymore. There's an army on its way. And we're about to fight.
So the prophets, a lot of them had a meeting,
to discuss the terms of their contract, and to figure out exactly what they wanted to do, and what they were going to do. So we'll talk about the terms of the contract and we'll talk about the entire meeting. And what was the outcome of the meeting in sha Allah in the next session, may Allah subhanaw taala grant us all the ability that Sophia to practice everything that was said and heard, and particularly, again, we see the beautiful, profound lessons that we can implement in so many aspects of our life, from the practice in the precedent of the prophets a lot he said, um, this is the goal, this is the objective. This is part of the benefit of studying the life of the prophets a
lot he sums I hope everyone is able to see that and benefit from that inshallah implement those lessons and be able to take those same lessons to other people as well. May Allah subhanaw taala accept from all of us. So Hannah, like it would be handy so Hannah columbium Nick, naturally will enter the sock Furukawa to blue lake