Seerah 128 – How the Battle of The Trench Ended

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smilla will hamdulillah was salatu wa salam ala rasulillah who Allah alihi wa sahbihi ajmeri Chela continuing with our series on the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a sirata number we are the prophetic biography. In the last few sessions we've been discussing and talking about the Battle of the trench, hospital, up also referred to as

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the battle against the allied armies. We talked about exactly what led up to this particular event, and confrontation. And we've also talked about the initial stages of the defense of the city of Medina where they dug the trench, and some of the miraculous incidents that occurred at that particular time. And how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was making great efforts in order to be able to secure the Muslims and be able to hold everyone together, and fortify them and strengthen them in the face of such great adversity.

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What we're going to be talking about today, continuing on in the previous session, actually, I'll just mentioned very, very briefly in the previous session, we talked about how bunraku radar now but nuclear radar was a Jewish tribe that was in the city of Medina, they were signatories, they had signed, they had agreed to the Constitution of the city of Medina, and they had entered into a pact, they had entered into an agreement with the Muslims to defend one another and to live in peace with one another, and to protect each other in the in the case where somebody was going to attack any one of them. And when this

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situation, the Battle of the trench when the allied armies that were comprised of we talked about the Jews of banana lead who had come from haber, and they had allied with the Quraysh from Makkah, but the people have had fun and who had fun. So they had visited by no pureza trying to recruit them. And even though blucora initially refused and resisted, being recruited, saying that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been nothing but good to us. Why would we turn our backs on him? Why would we abandon the agreement that we have that's been very beneficial and advantageous to us?

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Eventually, they gave into the pressure and they ended up violating their agreement with the Muslims. And this wasn't some type of paranoia, or suspicious on the suspicion on the part of the Muslims. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam actually, the leader of an uproar Eva made a very public showing of this by ripping up the signed agreement that he had with him, stating the fact that this was something they had both agreed to. Secondly, the profits a lovely someone hearing about this, he dispatched he sent something about the inside bin Mohammed Abdullah bin la hora de la jolla and home to go and enquire Is this really the case inside bin was Sabina robot, they're both

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representing the to Medina and tribes. Olson has Raj. They went to go speak to the leaders of an operator. And they were very, very rude and insolent. And they they admitted to the fact very blatantly, they admitted to the fact that yes, we have violated our agreement. And we do not, you know, intend to uphold the agreement and we have changed sides. This news was brought brought brought back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then ended up causing him a lot of distress, a lot of concern, because you have to understand the circumstances. And I kind of commented on this briefly, but I want everyone to really, really internalize so that we can really

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understand the circumstances because in the next coming sessions, we'll be talking about how the prophets, a lot of them, dealt with monopolies and I will reiterate it there again, because context is so important.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is dealing with a situation where he has a couple of 1000 Muslims. They are facing an army of 10,000 is gathered together armed to the teeth standing outside of Medina. They've had

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To dig a trench in order to be able to keep them away from them. They are running out of supplies they are running out of food. We talked about the miraculous incident that one of the only ways that the Sahaba were able to eat was that Javelin Abdullah or the Allahu Jelani prepared enough food that would suffice him and his wife prepared enough food that would suffice for four people at the most. And the profits a lot of them himself made do I and came and sat and served it with his own blessing hands, and it was able to feed up to 800 people. So it was these types of miracles that were keeping them going and keeping them alive. And in the midst of all of this stress, there's at least that

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that idea, the profits, a lot of them did not expect, even though the agreement said who was supposed to pick up arms and come and fight alongside of the Muslims. But the profits a lot of them hadn't even demanded or requested that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was just simply asking for the fact that you do not end up attacking us we know for a fact that you will not turn on us. And those same exact people within the boundaries of the city of Medina end up turning against the Muslims. Now you have an enemy behind your own ranks in lines, an enemy that can attack you from within. So just imagine about how distressful that must have been.

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So the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a couple of 1000 of the men, they were on the front lines over there, where they were, you know, watching the trench, launching arrows back making sure nobody would try to get through the trench, and they were guarding it there. The women and the children had all been gathered, the women and children in Medina had all been gathered and had been fortified within a compound to be safe and secure there. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had posted his son been Sabbath or the Allahu taala on who to basically just kind of keep patrolling, keep guard outside of that compound.

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Now what ended up happening is that binuclear eva has turned on them. So there's an aeration that's mentioned in many of the books of Sierra including ubinas Hawk and they've been a sham. They've been cathedra and others that mentions Abdullah bin zubaid. radi Allahu taala and who actually, you know, narrates this incident that his mother All right, excuse me, Abdullah bin debater the Allahu taala and who narrates from his father, that Sophia Binta Abdulmutallab. Now who is Sofia been to Abdulmutallab Sophia bin Abdul muttalib is the art of the prophets allottee from the paternal aunt, this is the sister of the prophets a lot he sent his father. All right, his father's sister, who was

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a believer who was a Muslim, so she is a Muslim woman, an elderly Muslim woman. And she is a believer. She is a Mahajan. She has left MCI and come to Medina for the sake of her Deen for the sake of her Islam. And along with that she is a family member of the prophets allottee from the aunt of the messengers allottee so and just so that somebody can make the connection. This is the same exact woman who went out of the Allahu taala and who was shahidan about level hood and we talked about that particular incident. When he comes out of the Allahu talana. Her younger brother was Shaheed in the battle, and she was coming to see his body and she was bringing shrouds to cover his

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body and the prophets, Allah a simcenter son, Zubaydah the Allahu taala, and who to prevent her from coming and seeing the body because very tragically hands out of the Allahu taala and his body had been terribly mutilated by the enemy. And so when he tried to prevent his mother from coming, she pushed him out of the way. And Tibet or the Allahu taala and who is known as a warrior, but she pushed him out of the way and she said, leave me be, I need to go and see my brother's body and I have to shrug for him. And finally he said that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told you not to look at his body and she stopped dead in their tracks. Because they get such respect.

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Right, the Sahaba are often described as what cough like they would immediately stop on a dime in an instant, if the word came from the prophets. allottee Salah, so she stopped, and she said if the messengers allowed him I said that I won't. Eventually the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, okay, allow her to come. And she came and she looked at the body and she told her son as well when he was trying to prevent her that what I've heard what they've done, and I will make do I will ask Allah subhanaw taala for his mercy and His forgiveness, and I will make to offer my brother and I have hoped that Allah subhanaw taala will reward him and reward me for the difficulty and the the tragedy

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that has befallen us. But eventually when she came when she saw his body she said Denali, like we're in a lake Raja own and may do it to Allah subhanaw taala to reward them for this difficulty, such as strong willed, such a strong woman, right, so we know about her we've been introduced to her before. So Sofia radi Allahu taala and her she was there as well. And she internally within the compound was kind of

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The mother looking over everyone, all the women and children that were there. So what happened was that Sophia the Allahu taala on her, she saw that once binuclear Ava had announced that they were going to join the fight against the Muslims. She saw that there was a man from blu ray, who was walking around the compound. He was almost like as if he was scouting out the compound. And when she saw

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the fact that you know, this man is kind of coming around and snooping around and scouting the compound.

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And she in it narration mentioned the Hyderabad Bernardo de la kata Atma Bina Habana Rasulullah salatu salam alayka been an hour Bina who hadn't yet found what was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a will Muslim una Fini who do do em. Like your own. I am sorry for Elena in Atlanta.

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So she says that I had received the news that Managua had violated their Treaty. They had declared war against the Muslims. And there was nobody here to defend us against this man if he was scouting and he would have ended up realizing that there's no soldiers here. There's no men here. There's only one one men defending them. They don't have any weapons. They don't have any soldiers. They don't have anything like that. He would have come back with a force in quite possibly committed a massacre. Right? So she was aware of all of this and she says in the Messenger of Allah a lot he said I'm and the Muslims are believers. They are out there on the frontlines defending, you know,

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Medina, the city of Medina and they cannot leave they're either to come and defend us and to fight to defend us. That's not possible. So if they ended up attacking us, what are we supposed to do?

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So she said to her Sandman tabet, radi Allahu taala and who that this man from Florida, you see him kamatera up for Bill Harrison. You see him kind of patrolling and going around scouting out the compound. We're in the we're lucky my amanu who and your doula our autonomic huayna that I do not trust this man. I don't think that this is somebody out for a walk casually Medina is under attack. There's a war going on. This guy's not out just for a walk. He's not just smelling the roses walking around the seams very inexact and very conspicuous and suspicious. This is trouble. This is this is trouble. Nothing more trouble. waka Shula Ross, who likes a lot is Mr. Sabu. The profits a lot of

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the time and the believers are busy for until a lady

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so she told her son mentality that you need to go out there and you need to confront him and actually, you know, take care of him. You need to handle him because he's a scout Sophia are the Allahu taala on her an older woman or Qureshi was wise and she had seen a lot she had been through brothers she had been through. She had been through all of this, right? So she was very wise. And she said he's a scout. I can I know that he's a scout, so we actually have to handle him. You have to finish him because if he ends up taking the news back that there's nobody here to defend them. I mean, the most terrible thing imaginable could end up happening here.

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So Hassan bin saboteur the Allahu Allahu Allahu lakia binter Abdul muttalib we're lucky Lata rst ma n ob sahibi Harada. He said that may Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive me May Allah forgive you, oh, daughter of Abdulmutallab is speaking to her with reverence and respect. She's an elderly woman. She's like an odd if the entrepreneur promises them is everyone's on. Right? So he's speaking with respect. And he says that you know, that I'm not the right guy for the job. That's not I you know, maybe there were a number of different concerns. I don't know if that's the right way to handle this. I don't have the same conviction that you have. Or that maybe he wasn't sure that if I go out

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there and he ends up killing me, then he's gonna have a free run for it. Right. So he says that I'm not sure that I can handle the situation. So Sofia radi Allahu Allah, Allah says Allah mcaliley. Delica when m RR and the who she is if they're just too hard to remove them from an elemental Hispaniola, he forgot to hoobler moody.

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So saphira the Allahu taala. And he says, that

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I when I saw that, I'm going to have to handle the situation myself. I ended up you know, kind of tying something around myself, like tying my you know, normally maybe wearing like as a woman wearing a looser garment or something. So she said, I kind of tied up my loose garment, because you can't fight with like big flowing cloth. So she said that I tied up my garment. I picked up this big ol stick like a baseball bat looking thing. And she says I went down from the compound and I confronted him and I basically finished him off.

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She says for the mafraq two men who once I was done with him, Raja to elation. Then I went back into the compound for Petunia Hassan engine for slew. So I said now go out there and remove his weapon in his armor from him. Free now who lamium na naman sala de la hora Roger. I didn't remove his armor and his weapons because he's a man and I don't want to have to, you know, make contact with him and touch him any more than I have to. So you go ahead and take care of the situation. Carla Mandy, we Celebi he had a

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he said that Hassan without radi Allahu taala, who says no, no, no, it's okay. I don't need his armor and weapons. It's alright, we can just leave him there. So but I mean, I don't mean mean to make light of the situation. But the point here is that I want you to understand the context. I cannot emphasize this enough. Because we're about to talk about how the prophets Allah dismantled bunraku VEDA. And that's something that there's a lot of discussion. And, you know, there is a lot of there's not a lot of controversy about it, but a lot of controversy is created about it, manufactured about it. But I want you to imagine how dire the situation of the Muslims was. The fact

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that the Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Muslims were so overwhelmed that an army of 10,000 was about to overrun and pillage and burn Medina to the ground, they're barely holding them off by digging a trench and praying to Allah subhanaw taala to defend them and having to guard that trench day and nights. That an elderly woman is the one having to defend the women and children left back in Medina because now there is an enemy within the within the behind their own ranks behind the ranks of the Muslims. This is the directness of their situation. And that has to be understood. Right. So and secondly, of course, the obvious lesson here is that we do not do enough

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of a, you know, we don't do justice, really, honestly, to really discussing the legacy of these remarkable people in general, the Sahaba radi Allahu anhu, the companions of the prophets a lot, he said them, amongst them, the family members of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, we do not do justice to discussing them in their legacy and their service. And what an unbelievable service they have provided to the deen of Allah, and how indebted we are to them as Muslims 1400 years later, halfway across the world, that these people paid the price with their sweat, their blood, their tears, in order for us to be able to enjoy Islam the way that we do.

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And amongst them, whether we're talking about the Sahaba, or the family members of the prophets allowed him there were some remarkable, amazing women.

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Right. And that's something you know, a lot of times in the face of a lot of the discussions that go on, where there are accusations against Muslims or Islam, about being, you know, chauvinistic, or being biased or prejudiced against women, being you know, marginalizing women, and their roles and their rights in society. There's all these accusations against it. And there are definitely very valid criticisms. So there's outside accusations against the essence of the religion itself. And we obviously know that that's wrong and incorrect, but we have to educate ourselves and be able to properly articulate a response to that. But a lot of times, even from not only outside, but even

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within there's sometimes a very valid criticism against the culture that we might have created within the community. Right, and we just simply have to understand that just as I or my brother or my son might be in need of inspiration and role models and a precedence within the history of their religion of event of amazing men and amazing young men who are able to serve their Deen and be able to do heroic and remarkable things. We also similarly have to understand that whether it be our wives or our sisters and our daughters are similarly in need of remarkable, you know, inspiration from remarkable individuals, amazing women, who did remarkable things in order to, you know, secure

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the deen and were willing to do whatever it took in order to be able to serve their Dean. And this is a prime example of, you know, just the courage and the conviction and the clarity that this woman had the honor of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Sophia May Allah subhanaw taala be pleased with her.

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The next thing that I wanted to talk about here is actually again, it demonstrates how difficult the circumstances were and how stressful and overwhelming the situation of the Battle of the trench in the US with the law really was. This this is a very notable incident within this event.

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And again, many of the books of Sierra and even the books of Hadith like a mumble hottie also has an area have narrations that allude to this, the narration of Bahati that is narrated.

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I live in the Vitaly but on the Allahu taala and who he says that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said on the day during the Battle of the trench, mala Allah Allah him boo tomahto Buddha Hunan. That may Allah subhanho wa Taala you know deal with these people may Allah subhanaw taala punish these people gumeracha Luna, Anna Salatin, Mustafa Tabata Shams that they are so overwhelmed us, and they were so you know, relentless in their pursuit of us that they prevented us from offering our prayer until the sun had set.

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And so I'm going to mention a little academic point here, but then I'll move on to the main point that I wanted to make, there's a little bit of a difference of opinion the majority of the scholars say so there's a specific type of prayer that the Quran speaks about whether it's a vegan come to love masala felt appunto refer to mean hamaca when right, so there's an I have the Quran that details the type of prayer that is called Salatin have the prayer in a circumstance of fear, which primarily manifests itself in the battlefield. So when you find yourself in the midst of battle, then how are you supposed to be able to offer your prayer in that situation, especially if

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it's a long prolonged, you know, battle type situation, then how do you offer the prayer because it's not like everybody can just call timeout lunch break, and everybody goes off and uses a restroom and makes will do and then lines up, straighten the lines and let's pray and then make your ticket afterwards and make do it and let's, you know, pray some No, I feel insane. And it doesn't work that way. Because if you're gone from the frontlines, even if it's not like active hand to hand combat going on in that moment, but two armies are camped out across from one another. And they see that you've just taken an extended break for 45 minutes and you're gone. Well, guess what? You're

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gone. Right? So that's not going to really end up working out. So that's where our last panel which Allah in the Quran, legislated salon will have

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a very beautiful form of prayer where obviously they are shortening the prayer instituta as a form of prayer, shortened into Tunica, for obviously for their situation. And secondly, the way that it's performed is that each group ends up offering the profits, alarmism leads to prayer and each group ends up offering one Rakhi with the profits, a lot of them and then they make up the second record on their own. Right. And that's how the prayer is offered. And what happens is while one group is praying with the profits, loves them, the other group is standing on the front line, so that everybody knows that we're very much still here and engaged. All right, and then they basically

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switch and that group doesn't leave the front line until the next group arrives there. And then the other group comes in and finish, you know, offers the prayer with the profits a lot a filler. And this specifically was a situation that was a little bit more unique to the time of the prophet to Lani some because especially if you're in a situation of battle, you don't know that you're going to survive this or not. And the prophets, a lot of times leading prayer, I want to pray with the prophet to love him. Can you imagine everybody just we're just, you know, asking, okay, we need to split up into two groups. One group is going to pray first, and the other group is going to pray.

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Second, my first question would be is the prophecy that I'm praying with the first group or second group, because I want to pray behind him? Is this my last prayer that I'm ever going to offer? I need to pray with the prophets allottee to them, right, so that obvious, you know, incentive and motivation was there, and it's very understandable. This is Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu olives and there's no inherent virtue, praying behind, you know, any other Imam or scholar or chef, but the messenger Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi salam, there's definitely inherent virtue in that. So that's why that motivation was there was a little bit more unique to the time of the Prophet

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sallallahu sallam.

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So some scholars of this era have said that, you know, that prayer was legislated in the Battle of Allah, which we talked about, which was prior to that sort of conduct. But the majority of the scholars say, No, no, no, it was legislated afterwards. And they are correct. And one of the most obvious evidences for the fact that it was legislated afterwards was the fact that they did not utilize that form of the prayer in during the Battle of the trench. But what ended up happening was that it had been his hock Rahim, Allahu taala. Now I mentioned the actual story in the incidents. What even is hoc and even concede and others they mentioned is that the machete goon, what they did

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was they eventually during that 20, some odd days that they had laid siege to the trench around the city of Medina, they at one point during that siege, they employed a particular strategy, where they spread up into small different groups all along the stretch of the trench, all right, all the way from the beginning till the end, and they basically kept firing arrows and kept trying to get people through the trench. It was like an offensive they launched all on one moment at one day, coordinated attack so that the Muslims would have to spread themselves thin and maybe maybe some

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would be able to get through and eventually start to kind of change the situation.

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So the Prophet of Allah Allah The some, of course told the Muslims to spread out and do whatever it takes in order to be able to defend. Now the prophets a lot of them were he was on the trench days the machinery commanded the enemy armies. What they did was they specifically allocated a larger group of people to attack on that front to try to get through to the profits a lot a seller, right to try to get to the the leader. And they figured that if we're able to inflict some type of damage or harm here, it could possibly just completely, you know, finish the situation altogether. So they were launching a very aggressive offensive on the side where the profits a lot of decent ones. So

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the Sahaba radi Allahu talanoa to go and defend there and even the profits, a lot of them had to basically be on alert the whole time. And they kept this offense on non stop all throughout the afternoon, until the sun had finally set. And once the sun had set in the night had basically come in, they themselves tired and tired and fatigued. They were exhausted. So the the enemy forces retreated. And that's when the Muslims were finally able to breathe a little and relax a little bit. Now obviously, as that ended up happening, the prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Shaka Luna and Salatu Lhasa. They made us Miss answer prayer. So after prayer time came in, they had

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prayed for the narration mentions when the narrations mentioned that they had prayed, Lord, and what ended up happening was they launched at offensive if shortly thereafter, and the Muslims are so busy holding them out from the trench, the Muslim time came in and they were not able to pre sell out the Lhasa. And the profits, a lot of them was very, very upset.

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Right, he was very, very upset. And the Sahaba were also very frustrated when the profits a lot of them saw. And many of them will not feel alone, the hypocrites that were still a little undercover, they were trying to keep up some type of appearance. They just started talking very, very inappropriately. And they started, you know, mocking the Muslims and they started making fun of them and so on and so forth. And when the prophets a lot of them saw that there was a lot of you know, that the troops were becoming demoralized, the profits, a lot of them so when leadin fcba de les youfor agenda and Kumar toranomon ashida that I swear to a lot that this is about to finish. This

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difficulty that has come will go with any larger attack, fulfill beta at Amazon. And I'm telling you right now, we're going to do tawaf of the Kaaba. We are all going to go and do throw off of the Kaaba, don't you worry.

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What, Allahu la Yama Fatiha Kaaba, we will once again hold the keys to the Kaaba and reestablish the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala there. And so the narration basically mentioned that the Prophet of Allah and Allah while he sort of another narration of Bahati, Omar, the Allahu taala. And when we know, the Allahu taala, who was a very passionate individual, right, so he came to the prophets, a lot of him after the sun had set for a subwoofer operation. And he was just, like cursing at the cool photo that the enemy forces and when he saw the profits allowed him in Seattle sola market to undo solea high tech additions and toggle over a profit or loss a lot of the time I was trying to

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pray but I wasn't able to pray before the sunset. And the prophets A lot of you some said, Well, lucky my Sunday. I haven't prayed either. Oh,

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don't worry. We're all in this together. For and then he says finesse Allah Rasulullah sallallahu Ellingson, Jabir bin Abdullah says, We all went with the prophets, a lot of them to Bhutan, and we everyone was fatawa Ali salam, the process of made we'll do what the what dotnet law and we also made will do first July as well, for some of the law sir about the macara petitions and the profits a lot is in prayed the answer prayer after the sun had set, even though the prayer time was gone, because they had missed it, due to a valid reason and valid excuse filmless Allah

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and then the prophets, a lot of them told Malala the Allahu taala know, when they were done praying Assad called the karma again, and he called the karma again and then they prayed their motive prayer. And this is mentioned by Imam Bahati, my Muslim, Timothy nessa, he and many, many of the different scholars of Hadith and also in the books of Sierra.

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And so

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there are some narrations as well that kind of mentioned the fact that the Prophet of Allah that there are some narrations which mentioned the fact as well that in some say that it was the same exact incident Some say it happened on on on yet another day that they launched such an offensive from noon all the way till night, and this time, they didn't even stop in the sunset. They went well into the night. They started all the way at noon time even before the overtime and they kept the offense going till midnight. Like it was a 12 hour non stop brutal offense. That the prophets a lot of these women, the Sahaba were not able to pray there are there are certain their mothers or their

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Asia like until it was a very short time. They were not able to pray.

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sir all McRib until it was time for Amara Bilal. And he told bill Alcala running called karma for Salah Dora, and he led them in Doha. Finally when the offensive had ended, he led them into

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a coma for Salah Lhasa. Then he said bill, I'll go and Bill again Ruthie Allahu Allahu Calderon in a comment the predecessor, then

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a comma. Then again he told him and he called us and he called the amen for solid mockery. And then they prayed salata Muslim

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comma for Salah Elijah, and then again he told them go bill and Bill under the Golan who again called and called a comment and a prayer Asia from afar. And then the prophets a lot of them said Ma, Allah watching out of the home and you have Guna la he has he said it later.

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And then the prophets Allah told the Sahaba on the face of god's green earth. There's no one besides you right now at this moment, remembering and worshipping Allah subhanaw, taala. Asides from you people.

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That's victory.

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You see the prophets, a lot of what he was imparting there.

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The enemy forces are at the doorstep.

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It's been 20 days, we're holding them off by the skin of our teeth, barely holding on for dear life. We don't know what how tomorrow is going to go. Everyday seems to get only worse and worse and worse.

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But what we do see is, after all is said and done.

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We're sitting here,

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we're standing here and praying to Allah subhanaw taala and remembering them.

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What more could you ask for?

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That they might not have let us pray on that exact time. But they couldn't stop us from praying. They couldn't stop us from worshiping Allah. They couldn't stop us from putting our face on the ground and humbling ourselves before our Creator and master. That's what matters. That's the only thing that matters. That's what determines success. People in this world value measure determined success with their own, you know, in their own ways. They have their own gauges on how they measure engage success, they have their own measurements, but success in the life of the hereafter that right here

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with your face on the ground. That's how success eternal success of the life of the hereafter. That's how it's earned. And that's what you were blessed with today. So Count your blessings. What are your blessings fudger, the horrors of motivation. Those are your blessings.

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Powerful perspective. And so what I wanted to highlight here by talking about this, because in the next session, we'll talk about how the profits A lot of us have made, do I and then eventually the Battle of the trench ended. But what I wanted to really highlight here before we talk about the next few events unfolding, and how things transpired in the monopolar, Eva and everything else, which will be a very enlightening and Sharma discussion, but one that will involve a lot of discussions of school and fear and legality and politics and methodology and strategy and philosophy and all these different things. Right. But right here we have a very powerful reminder

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that even in the face of death, even in the battlefield, they didn't forget their prayer.

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That prayer is something so profound and so valuable to them, that they were so distraught, the prophets a lot, even yourself was so upset. Ilana was so distraught on the fact that they weren't able to pray on its time. Because they understood. They had to experience life without that.

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And say, we can't ever imagine that life ever again.

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Life Without that, without a connection to Allah, a meaningful, powerful connection to Allah, a constant connection to our master. And Lord, there's no significance and value of that life

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is very meaningless. It's very empty, it's hollow.

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We can't ever imagine that. And that's what they were distraught about. That's what they were upset about. And eventually, we're going to talk about the incident. But it should be a very powerful reminder when we get there again, and I'll kind of preface here by saying that even prayer being legislated in the battlefield,

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think about what that tells us about the supreme importance and the centrality of prayer to the Muslim lifestyle, and to our Deen in our religion. We can sit and have conversations all day long about theology and philosophy and legality.

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But if we can't get up and pray, when it's time to pray, then what's really the value in it

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right and many of us, many of us, right we might find ourselves in, in in certain circles or situations are in a particular mindset at a particular point in our lives. Where we are very, you know, intellectually engaged with the religion and we're discussing our

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These complex issues of philosophy of the religion and theology and soul and fear, and all of that. And we might end up knowing somebody in our lives. Sometimes it's a father, sometimes it's a mother, or a grandparent or an uncle or an aunt, right? Or somebody you know, in the community or a friend's father or mother or somebody. Right? Maybe a lot of times in elderly. what we think is a very simple minded person

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doesn't really get a lot of this doesn't really understand things properly, doesn't have a lot of knowledge and insight into the religion.

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But while while we're while I don't have the spiritual fortitude, in the commitment to my relationship with Allah, to actually stand up at its proper time and pray to Allah, offer my prayer, that very simple minded,

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old school old timer, right

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person doesn't let five minutes pass after the time comes in. Without getting up making will do and standing up and praying to Allah subhanaw taala. There's something beautiful about that type of Deen and that type of practice of the deen do not undermine that. Do not brush it off as simple mindedness, or ritualistic

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or old time or back home or whatever somebody wants to call it. There's something beautiful and there's something powerful about it, value it and strive to develop an inculcated that's that in that's not at the expense of an intellectual exploration and appreciation of our Deen and religion, but learn to cultivate both hand in hand as the prophets allottee some taught us to do.

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Right. And that's the importance and the significance of prayer that we see here. That the thing that kept them going through such difficult circumstances was the fact that they stood up and prayed in front of Allah subhanaw taala it's a direct link to Allah subhanaw taala that grants you more strength than anything else could, that grant you conviction and confidence in what you believe and in what you're doing. And that's the most important thing at the end of the day.

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So in sha Allah, we will go ahead and last thing I mentioned, this is a little bit of an academic points.

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And some scholars have even joked about it that this is one of the examples of like a never ending type of discussion, but in I am number 238. But there's something very powerful in it number 238 of Sultan bacara surah number two and number 238. Allah subhanaw taala says haffi do Allah salatu wa Salatu was salam, wa commelina carnitine that safeguard carefully, diligently watch over the prayers,

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and especially the middle prayer or the best prayer. One translation is also the best prayer and stand for the sake of Allah alone in a state of absolute total submission and obedience to Allah.

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That there's a lot of discussion as to the middle of prayer. What is that referring to? And if you actually read the detailed, you know, conversation, discussion, commentary of the scholars, you'll find pretty much all five different opinions. That's referring to the Hornets referring to offset or motherboard, hr fudger, you'll find all different types of opinions. Majority of the scholars however, your mama sheffey Allahu taala, most notably even cathedra homolog, which eila right very notably, as well, many, many of the scholars are of the opinion that it's making reference to Salatu Lhasa

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that that's what Allah refers to as the middle prayer. Right. And also, in some sense, the best prayer.

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Right and and so it and that's achieved through the narration of Bhupati where the prophets Allah says Shaka Luna and Annie Salatin gustar they preoccupied us from the middle prayer, and he was in other narrations corroborate that that was answer prayer. So then we know that that Isaiah 238, quite possibly is talking about ossur prayer. Not absolutely conclusively, but still, many of the scholars say that is probably the most authoritative or likely interpretation of it. But it still the question still remains. Why did Allah subhanaw taala refer to it? Why didn't you just say halfway through either salatu wa Salatu was Salam ala three. Why was Salatin Cousteau? Why did Allah

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call it the middle prayer? I was in the middle of prayer. Right? So some say well, because it's kind of transitioning to the evening, right? And so on and so forth. But there's a very fascinating Hadith of the prophets a lot easier for them to ahaadeeth or share with you, right one is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he says men, Fatah today to Salatu last leafhopper duty romelu Alou that somebody who ends up missing the answer prayer, it should be a tragedy for a person like losing your family member.

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losing all your wealth. Like imagine losing all your wealth overnight or imagine Will I ever be law God forbid a law protective ruined family but imagine losing your loved ones. What a tragedy that would be for somebody that missing answer prayers that type of a tragedy, the prophesy ism says, and another narration the prophet of Islam says when salad bar down the hill and Jenna, whoever prays the two cooler prayers, which again through the explanation of the Sahaba we know is referring to fudger in answer prayer that that person will enter Paradise, that person has entered paradise. So we see that the prophets a lot of human other narrations has made a very strong emphasis on answer

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prayer. Also prayer emphasizing it in the Quran, emphasizing it within the Hadith about what a tragedy is submitted, saying that if you can lock down ossur prayer and further prayer, that that's going to take you to paradise. That doesn't mean that somebody says okay, that's it. fudger Nasir on my thing, I'm never going to pray for one moment of inertia ever again, the whole agenda. That's not what it's saying. What it's saying is if you have the mindfulness, the awareness and the discipline to lock down your budget and answer prayer, the mother of Asia will feel like a piece of cake.

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They'll fall right in place.

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And we all generally understand the dynamic of ossur prayer because it's at the end of the day.

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Right? And what's beautiful and remarkable about the wisdom of our Deen and religion, the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophets a lot. It is so relevant and universal and applicable in all times that for in olden times, like their situation, if you were a farmer, answer prayer, you got to wrap up whatever work you had left in the fields before the sunsets, because then it gets dark.

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So it's a rush to finish off your day. Now, somebody might say, Well, I'm not a farmer. But even we understand that think about our different dynamics in our communities, right? Different types of people. If you're working professional, usually awesome prayer. You're trying to beat the traffic home or you're stuck in traffic. And think about how many times it's happened especially like in the winter time when officers kind of early where you left work trying to get home to pray officer, but then you realize you caught a little bit of traffic also, prayer is slipping and going. And now you're tired from the day's long work, you've already been sitting in traffic for 30 minutes. And

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you really only legitimate option right now is to pull over to find a parking lot to you know, take the couple of exits down that's near right the Irving machine. Let's give them a plug right so it take the exit for Irving measured Esther's road, so and come here. So now what ends up happening, it's like a detour. Now you're like, Oh, I'm going to lose another 20 minutes. And I'm tired. I don't want to stop. And the traffic just seems like it's starting to move now. I'll make it home, I'll make it home, you know, you're not making it home. Because like me, you live in South Arlington, how are you going to make it home? Because you still got 360 to deal with. I'm saying all

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these highways and people listening to it later gonna be talking about, right. But my point is, you know, you got another 45 minutes, 30 minutes of a commute ahead. You got 20 minutes left for officer prayer. And like, I'll make it I'll make it and then you know, you're not gonna make it. But at the same time, you don't feel like getting pulling over taking the edge and getting out in the parking lot. Praying next to your car will quickly takes five minutes. Or taking the next exit and going over to the masjid five minutes. 10 minutes down the road, going inside praying your answer and going you lost 1520 minutes. No, no, no, you gained the best of this world and the next. That's the

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dynamic with answer prayer. Think about school. Right? Same thing, right? You're busy with classes, you're running from classes to classes you're trying to get home, but take care of your answer prayer. So answer will always present that type of challenging dynamic. And that's why there's such an emphasis on it. If you can be that committed

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to answer prayer, which always seems to come at a time, where it's going to make you go out of your way. But you can develop that type of a commitment. All the other prayers will start to fall in line because it's an issue of discipline.

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Right so just a little point I wanted to make here since the mention of Salatin rooster came up and many of the scholars discuss it at this particular point. We'll go ahead and conclude here for this session in sha Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the ability to practice everything that was said and heard Subhana labmd Subhana columbium dek neshama La Ilaha Illa. anta Sophia going to be like a very just quick announcement to the brothers and sisters who come here every week or who tune in live online. I won't be able to make next week's session I'm traveling out of the country so I won't be able to make it to next week session but inshallah from the following week,

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we'll be back on track and back on schedule.

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So I apologize for, you know, kind of the break in the routine, but inshallah use that opportunity to maybe, you know catch up on some of the previous lessons that you'll find on our website and on the podcast and challenges are coming

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