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Seerah – Life of the Prophet: The Delegation of Najran and Dhimam visits
Salam Alaikum Barakatuhu you're listening to the CLL podcast from Calum Institute. Before we get started on the podcast today, I had a very special message to share with everyone. If you've been listening to the Seattle podcast, learning the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and hopefully benefiting along the way, as well. The next step in your journey of not only getting to know the profits a lot, he said, I'm not only learning about how he lived his life, but also learning to live your life, more like Him. The next step in that journey, it's a completely and totally immerse yourself into the life of the prophets a lot, he said them, and they're in that
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Just relax even handler was salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was asking me he admiring you shala continuing with our study of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a sirata Naboo he had the prophetic biography.
As I mentioned in the last couple of sessions as well, the previous session, most notably that the period of life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we are studying, is in the ninth year of hegira, the ninth year of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam residents in the city of Medina. Now one of the things that I've explained previously, and hopefully it's something that is evident, but nevertheless, I wanted to just kind of, I wanted to emphasize this point, and elaborate on it very briefly. And that is that when we study the life of the prophets, a lot of a sudden, the the CEO of the prophets a lot, he said was a very fascinating thing to study. A very fascinating
subject for many, many reasons, a multitude of reasons, obviously, but one of the things that I find quite remarkable and fascinating about the seat of the profits a loving salon is that it can be studied in two ways. And what I mean by that is the seat of the profits a lot ECM can be studied as a part of an ongoing study. And it can every single lesson or every single chapter is a piece of the puzzle. So the seat of the process, um, can be studied all together as a, as a, as a bigger puzzle that you're putting together with each particular incident story narration, but the life in the seat of the profits a lot of the time is also profoundly beneficial. Because you can one can also study
each particular incident event narration and as a lesson in and of itself, each thing can be benefited from individually. So for instance, what we're going to study today, we're going to inshallah de the at least the intention or the attempt is to touch on two particular stories, or two events. The prophets a lot of interaction with the delegation from Nigeria on
and secondly, is to study when a man named the mom visits the prophets, a lot of them in Medina, what ends up happening. Now these two stories can be studied as we will do them today
as a standalone lesson, and you will find benefit in it and you will be able to take lessons from it, and it will be something that will be more immediately beneficial to you. However, at the same time, it's part of the bigger puzzle that ongoing near narrative of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So the sinner can be studied
In both these ways, in terms of methodology, and my attempt, very, you know, humbly, but my attempt usually is to try to achieve some level of both of those objectives that you this the each particular lesson or session that we have, how does it plug into the overall scope of the serum, but at the same time, each particular session or lesson, how can it be beneficial to a person who
has not attended any class previously, and might not be able to attend any other class going forward? This is the only time they were able to attend the class, how can it still be beneficial for them? So the objective are is twofold if you will. So I just wanted to kind of elaborate on that very briefly. So, we're studying from the ninth year of hedgerow the ninth year of his or the ninth year of the life, the residents of the prophets, a lot of them in Medina, the second last year of his life, was dominated by the theme of different tribes and delegations coming to Medina, accepting Islam becoming Muslim, and taking out Islam back to their homes, to their tribes to their regions.
Islam continued to spread from there, which eventually concluded within or it rather resulted in all of the Arabian Peninsula coming into the fold of Islam. All right. And so we have in the last few sessions, we've looked at some of the specific delegations and tribes that came in became Muslim. And we always highlight a few lessons that we learn from that particular interaction that they had with the prophets a lot a setup. Today, we're going to be studying like I mentioned, two interactions. The first is with the people of Nigeria.
Now, aside from just a little bit of the interaction that we talked about in the previous session, which was with the tribe of Banu hanifa, all right, all the different interactions that we're going to study about here were positive interactions, someone came to either embrace Islam, they came with the clear intention to become Muslim, or they came to Medina, very open to the idea of becoming Muslim. And these were largely positive interactions. In the previous in the previous session, we talked about the tribal hanifa, which was a positive interaction, there was just a negative individual in that tribe, that became kind of a situation.
However, the tribe of nutjob the people of Iran, this was a complicated interaction. It was a very complicated interaction. And what I'd like to highlight here today is that there's a number of different narrations. Some of them are more shorts and abbreviated, like the narration and Bahati. But even as Hark Amman Bay helping some of the more detailed scholars of the Sierra, they have provided more detailed accounts, and I'll go through a little bit more of a detailed account, you may have been mentioned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he a Sahabi by the name of Yunus, rotting Allahu taala. And who, who himself used to be a Christian and he became a Muslim. he
narrates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wrote a letter to the people of Nigeria, they were Christian people. And so he wrote them a letter, and he says, this was before the revelation of sudo to nominee. So to give you kind of an idea of the timeline, it was more mid Medina and period it was maybe about two years prior to this. The prophets allottee someone had written a letter to them. In the letter, he addressed the people of Nigeria, and it said that this may be izmi election. ilahi Ibrahima is harkaway APU that I began in the name of the Lord of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. So he named specifically the prophets that the Christians identify with. And then he said, min Muhammad
in abhi rasulillah, he sallallahu alayhi salam, and this message is from Mohammed, the prophet in the Messenger of God. He goes on to say that Illa spoof Iran, Iran, I write this letter to the bishops of Niger on the priests, the Christian priests of Iran and the people of Iran. Were in Islam to for any Amadou alaykum. Ilaha Ibrahima was harkaway. Our Pope. He says if you accept this message, then I present to you the praise meaning I I pray to Allah, the Lord of all these prophets. For you, I'm about to do for any other era about the law human area.
The tiller a buddy. He says I call you to the worship of God, away from the worship of other creation. And he specifically is talking about how the Christian people had deified Hasani Salah Jesus, by calling him the Son of God, by referring him as one of the parts of God. So he specifically is talking about this, what are the Illa we like Attila human will is very bad. And I call you to dedicate yourself to God. And I call you away from dedicating yourself to other creation, serving other creation. He goes on to say for in a beta Fallujah,
if you do not accept these terms, that's fine. But understand that Islam is spreading, and the area that you live in is about to come into the fold of Islam. And then you are allowed to keep your religion, but to live within the Islamic territories, and to receive the protection and the services that all citizens of the Islamic nation receive, you will have to pay a tax. And this is no different than how we pay our government taxes. Fein abetone, I then too, can be horrible. But if you refuse to pay the tax, then understand that that is an act of aggression. And we will have to take action accordingly. And that, again, is totally understandable. If a group of people gathered
together and basically said we refuse to follow the laws of the country that we live in, that is essentially an act of dissension, not just an act of deception. It's an act of rebellion. It's an act of revolution.
And so then, obviously, military action is taken. It's a very logical statement. And then the profits, alabi Some said was sent out. And he concluded with peace.
When this letter arrived, to the priests of Iran,
literally the narration says, For the IB, whether it be the arancini that they freaked out, they panicked, what are we going to do?
They felt like the situation was going to become very drastic. So they called for an individual his name was should I be, this man should be was considered to be kind of a he was a leader of the people of Iran. He was a very, very eloquent, very politically savvy, in a very trusted leader of the people. He had the trust in the faith of his people. So they called for him and they asked him and it says, Well, I'm you're gonna have the new the IE Dan has a lot more of the law, cobbler who, that whenever any situation came, he was always the first person they called on because he was kind of seen as a political and social leader of his people. So they called for him and they gave him the
letter should have been read the letter. And then the priests asked him his good Nia was Abu Maria. They said yeah, about Maria. Mara. What do you think we should do about this situation?
Should be he responds, he says, Arlington, agua de Lago, Ibrahima fever yet he is married. I'm in a new Booyah. He says if you guys are honest about scripture, then you know that that God had always destined to send these eventually a profit through the lineage of Ibrahim by way of his married you know that our Prophet was eventually going to come for my human and you're gonna have who are Dr. Rajan? How do you know this man is not that Prophet that God had always destined to send? It could be him. And then he says Raisa, leave in the booth Iranian? Look, I don't have any other definitive opinions about can you be a prophet? Can you not be a prophet? That is not what I am a specialist
though I am not a scholar of Scripture. But I know enough scripture to tell you that you know that our Prophet very well could come from these people. And this man could be that Prophet.
And he says, well, O'Connor Ameren Missouri Daniella shot to Allah he be rockin. Was this some other political or social issue? I would give my opinion to you. Would you hit to that guy and I would, I would try to figure it out for you.
The priests, this was not the answer that they were that they had hoped for. So they told him that a half Angeles they said okay, that's enough from you now have a seat.
So then they called on someone else. The next person they called on was another person who was seemed to be a leader of the people. His name was Abdullah.
So they called on him, they had a similar conversation with him. They gave him the letter they had a similar conversation with him. And he gave a very similar response to should be. One narration says he asked them, What did should have been say?
And they told him and he said, Well, I agree which should have been, I'm going to agree with him. So they said that, they said, you also have a seat we don't that's in fit you. Then they called on the next person who has seemed to be influential amongst the people. And his name
is narrated to be Jabbar even faith. They call on this man Jabbar, he was also a leader of the people, they called on him. They, they gave him the letter, he read the letter, they asked him the same questions, he gave a very similar assessment of the situation as should have been in the law. And they once again told him for that address, you also step aside now that's enough, and have a seat.
And now they all sat down. at this particular point. The priests, they said, We need to just have a town hall meeting, we need to call the whole tribe together. So they basically sounded, you know, the they rang the bells gathered the people together. When all the people gathered together, they gave some time and people gathered together from far and wide. And it said that there were in the area of Nigeria, there were about 70, some odd small towns, and this amounts to about 100,000 people. They gathered the whole region together. After gathering the whole region together, they commenced kind of like a very public, kind of like, you know, meeting if you will, and they
presented they read the letter to the people, and they presented the letter. And then they said, if anyone has any opinions about what we should do, then please share.
At that time, the nourish generation mentions that many of the leaders of these different towns, the 70, some odd leaders of the 70 some odd towns, they said that we see you have there on stage should have been at the line Jabbar
we always consult with them. We all trust them.
What did they have to say? And so they're kind of forced on the spot to say that to share should be Allah Abdullah and Jabbar feel that there could be validity to his claim, and that the claim should not be summarily rejected. So the 70 some odd town leaders, the Councilman, they say, well, we feel like that's a very reasonable way to do it. So they finally decide, okay, let us send a delegation that is sent a delegation. So they ended up sending those same three people should have been Abdullah Jabbar, they send them to Medina,
to meet with the prophets a lot.
And further have some discussions and deliberations with the profits, a lot of dialogue.
When they arrive in Medina, the narration has a very interesting detail. And like I said, you know, these are all fascinating in and of themselves, because you kind of get to see the formation of the human. It's our history, it's a life of the process. But I always I told you that I always try to identify something specific within the narration, that is of a particular benefit. A take home lesson, if you will, the take home lesson, and this is something really fascinating. So these three individuals when they arrived, now think about it. These guys are essentially the head Counsel of an entire region of people that are Christian. So they also have relations with the Roman Empire. Okay,
they know that King of Hassan, the Arab Christians, the people are allowed to shop and all of these regions, right, and they're kind of the head counsel. So they're used to going and visiting the courts of kings and governors, and such lofty people of governance, right rulers and leaders. When they arrive in Medina. They basically follow protocol what they know of everywhere else. First thing they do before they go in, they meet the profits a lot, etc. They take some time whether OC I was suffering on him whenever we saw holyland Luigi Runa Hammond Hey bruh wakawaka muda they basically took some time to get dressed and get ready. Go to the court of the king you don't walk in and what
you were traveling in particular traveling at that time, think about it, right? So you don't go in like that and you get ready, you get dressed and you must dress to the occasion.
The setting the place in the occasion that they thought would be, they put on these very lavish garments and robes that were made of silk. And they were very long and flowing dragging on the ground. Right. And then they put on a lot of jewelry. And particularly, you know, kind of the jewelry that men would wear at that time the adornments was that they would wear rings,
okay, and they had gold rings, big gold rings, and they put those on. And that's how you went into the court of the king. Right to kind of present yourself that was being presentable. So they get already like this they are they come to visit with the profits a lot easier. Now, they are brought in they are introduced to the profits a lot, etc. They greet the profits a lot a Salaam, hello.
And the process of does not return their greeting.
Now that is very shocking. It's shocking in any situation, right? Imagine you go to meet somebody and you're like Hello, and the person does not acknowledge your presence. That's shocking for the prophets a lot. It's particularly shocking
because the prophets a lot he talked about he Java to set up the obligation of returning people's greetings.
The prophets a lot, he was the pinnacle of character, he used to greet people before they could greet him.
So the prophets, a lot of these are not even responding to their greeting is actually quite shocking. He didn't respond to their greeting, they sat down there a couple of times, they tried to maybe initiate some conversation and the process and remained quiet. And he himself did not initiate any conversation with them.
They sit for some time. Then they finally after a while they excuse themselves, please choose us and they leave the gathering. It's kind of puzzling. Later on that day.
Some of the Sahaba are basically you know, just providing some hospitality to them some food and things like that. And they kind of take them on if you will like a tour of Medina, kind of take them around Medina and show them Medina, they happen upon a group of Muslims, the unsought who are sitting.
And they're kind of tell them that you know, these are the locals of Medina, the unsought they are brothers so on and so forth. And sitting amongst the unsought are earthman been our fun, I've been out and I live in a Vitaly not the Allahu talanoa divine, right, so they are sitting there amongst them.
And they specifically knew earthman and have been out very, very well. And they knew I lead I think a lot on who's somewhat they more mostly knew I lead through his father who taught him and the reason why they would know earthman and
and Ali's father of ozotic was because they are the leaders of no john and Arthur and when I found out and Ali's father I will call him they were the they were amongst the leadership of kurush as one of the Allahu taala and his father I found was a leader of branch of drama and been out of his family where they were leaders of Croatia. I thought it was a leader of courage. So they knew each other that way, because remember, all the tribes of Arabia would go and visit mecca for quote unquote The season of Hajj before Islam even right, so they recognize them and they greeted them right away. What kind of reality funa Houma for what they do who Murphy NASA minion Mahajan will
answer a few mentions in Fallujah earthman. Yeah, Abdur Rahman, in Abuja congratula. Elena bg tabin. Your profit centers a letter inviting us to Islam for our cabana Mooji Vina Allah who we came here responding to that letter for our Tina who for selama de economia Rue de la mina. What are some Denali kalami in Toronto Elan, for Ariana, you can Lumina. From Aurora, even Kumar. They said we came to your messenger Salallahu alaihe. Salam, we said Salaam he did not return our greetings. We sat there wanting to talk to him. And he did not really engage us in any conversation and made it very difficult. We spent all day there. And now we don't know what to do.
We find it very hard to go and try to talk to him again. We just hit a wall. What do we do? What do you advise
a trauma analogy? Should we go back again tomorrow when reinitiate the conversation and while they're asking them this question, and our Thunder the galana been out for the 11 who haven't really given a response. They're kind of thinking about it like because they're thinking about it because this is so out of character for the profits a lot
that normally other Protestants have was we're
going to see in the other narration the prophets a lot a somehow forthcoming and friendly and accommodating he actually was. So they're kind of puzzled by this themselves. They noticed that Allah The Allahu anhu is there and like I said they knew only through his father who taught him so then they see Ali so they said to end up the human being out and earth man when I found out the Allahu Allahu they turned to Ali. And they say to him, Mata Robin Hanson fee how
early Do you have any opinion about what to do? What to advise these guys?
on either the Allahu taala and who says are are any other Oh, hula hoop mhada he will have ottimo
he says I do actually have an opinion
because they were still addressed in their formal garments and all their jewelry and all that stuff. I live at the gala hotel and who sees it and I needed a Lacuna Coil and who knew the process of obviously very, very well grew up in his home. And also the processor um, said well called Armani alira the Allahu taala not a very profound deep understanding of the prophetic philosophy
and the manage the methodology of the prophets a lot. He served in a very strong understanding of the philosophy and methodology of the prophets a lot, etc. So I'll leave that the Allahu jolanda says I do have an opinion. I think that they should not they he asked him did you wear this? When you went to go see the profits? A lot of him and they say yeah, he says that's the first thing advice. Don't wear this when he goes tomorrow, the silk long flowing robes, these gold rings.
And then there was a demeanor right? They wouldn't do when they would go to the course of the king. You know, when you kind of stand or you sit down you kind of spread your robe out. And then when you said you deliberately sit like this where you kind of display your rings, right to let them know we are nobility. He says don't wear all this when you go see the prophets. A lot of them don't do that. And then he tells him well Basu Theosophy him, familia are really they they they said, Well, the only other thing we have to wear are the clothes that we travel in.
You're not suggesting we wear that on you know, the Allahu taala said that's exactly what I'm suggesting. Were those simple clothes. The profits a lot isn't doesn't care about the showy things. In fact, he detests
this arrogance and bolts from us. He appreciate simplicity in Alibaba, that I mean and even the profits, a lot of them said simplicity is from faith. Simplicity is from faith. The Quran says, lay your head bucola metallian for whom God does not love the arrogant boastful people,
the prophets, a lot of them severely condemned Allah showing off in boastfulness. And he appreciated simplicity. Right, the profits a lot like valleys and people would come to visit him, he would serve them today.
He would serve them dates and water.
That's what the process was. And so
I leave it up Allahu Allah who gives us advice.
So the next day they do exactly that. I mean, they're on a mission here. Might as well listen to the guy. He's the son in law of the prophets a lot of him so the next day they just were their travel clothes that's all they have is where they're sweats right? And they basically go visit the profits a lot of the time no rains no robes no
and they sit down and they greet the profits a lot of them and the profits a lot in response to their greeting Island masala and marhaba Welcome, welcome friends I will see
and then obviously they're a little kind of surprised. And the profits a lot he understands that they're probably extremely curious. You gave us such a cold hard shoulder yesterday. And today. The red carpet Sal masala Muhammad Marhaba. Right. So what's the deal? The prophets a lot he senses when lady bath and he will hug I swear by Allah. I will explain myself to you.
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we're in a blee somehow
the profits a lot of them said when you came to me the first time yesterday. You brought shape on with you.
material things showing off.
You know kind of, you know presenting wealth and prosperity and starting the conversation with influence of money.
That conversation doesn't go in a positive direction. That's, that's a shape on the conversation.
I'm not interested in that.
That's not what I was sent for. That's not what I do.
That's not my objective. That's letting me know that you and I are not even going to be speaking the same language. There's no point to us talking, because you're here talking money.
I'm here talking salvation.
Big difference between the two.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi. wasallam says, Okay, what would you like to talk about? They went back and forth, indeed discussed many things. Finally, they came to the question, they said, matakohe, luthier, Asia.
They said, here's a big issue. politically, socially, strategically, logistically,
we actually think a good move is to join you.
And we are political kind of community leaders. But the thing is that we have a religious kind of hierarchy and institution, our priests and bishops and things like that, they are very concerned about the religious side of things.
So we need to know our people, our Christian people, not nesara
your sirona in Quintin Albion, unless matamata pronunciation
we would appreciate to hear your thoughts on Jesus.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells them that
I would like to receive a response from God from Allah to answer you properly.
Come and see me tomorrow.
The profits allow the sunset, I will respond to you with revelation. I appreciate the question as you've presented it, and I would live like to give you a very, very holistic conclusive response. And that will be God will reply to you. So come see me tomorrow. The next morning the prophets a lot of a sudden before they can even like check on the response process and send through them, Go get them go facha they're brought to the prophets a lot of human the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recites to them. The recite to them is 59, through 6159 60, and 61, from Surah. Number three similar to earlier in Braun, in which Allah subhanaw taala says, In the Motherland, he says, in the law, he
cut my family Adam, the example of Jesus in the eyes of God is similar to the example of Adam, meaning he is the result of a miracle. He is still the creation of God. He is a prophet of God, he is still the creation of God. He is a slave of God. He is a prophet of God, and He is a manifestation of divine miracle. We agree there's something miraculous about Jesus, just like there was something miraculous about Adam
Hanako, whom into Robin, Allah who can faircoin Allah subhanaw taala created him from clay from dust, and he said Be and he was and have come along Arabic This is the truth from your Lord flaticon minimum terrain, so no longer remain in doubt. Do not be from those who remain drowning in doubt. From an had Jukka Fie him embody my Jackman alerion after you have presented this clear knowledge to people, and they still dispute and argue with you for pool, then tell them announced to them to Alo come, meet us netero robina on our oven aku manisa now when he says,
we will call our parents, our children, our women folk, your women folk, one fusina one full circle, I will call our parents and your parents, our children, your children, our spouses and your spouses, I will come ourselves you present yourselves through moneta Hill.
And then we challenge one another in debate in dialogue, and ultimately, furniture Allah Ana De La Jolla, lol Cathy bean. And if we are not able to reach a resolution, a meeting of the minds in the middle, we will depart from their saying who ever of the two sides is lying? Because you see in theology and creed, there is a right and a wrong in creedal issues and creed and theology. There is right and wrong. In many interpretive issues. It's not that clear cut, there's no right or wrong. There are many ways to interpret something like In fact, we talk about this all the time in Islamic studies.
Fiqh. Right. There can be a number of corrected opinions or issues. There's a narration that says the profits a lot of him when he prayed, he placed his hands lower near his navel. There another narration that says the profits a lot is in places hands under his chest.
Another narration that says the profits a lot is in places hands on his chest, on his chest under his chest, lower
and all three are correct. All three are correct. There's not it's not a right or wrong kind of issue.
However, in creedal, theological fundamental issues are key the issues Imani issues, there is a right and a wrong. One God is the right answer. More than one God is the wrong answer. Around Shannon, very straightforward. Mohammed being the Messenger of God is the correct answer. Rejecting the messenger hood and the Prophet, the messenger ship, the prophethood of Muhammad Salaam is the wrong answer. All right. So there is right and wrong. So that's why because if we come together, and we have this theological discussion and dialogue, and debate, and if we are not able to
meet, we are not able to agree at the end of it. Obviously, somebody is writing somebody who's wrong, and so will relieve that gathering, saying, having exhausted all of our efforts, whoever is wrong, may the curse of God be upon them.
Because someone in this gathering is now lying.
Someone in this gathering is now deluding themselves, in lying to other people. And that's not okay. It's a matter of truth. So this is what the Quran presented. The Prophet, peace be upon him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He presented these Ayah to them.
The next day, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he came out of his home.
And he was holding Hasson Hussein or the Allahu taala. And Omar when narration says that they were still young. So the prophets a lot, he said, um, was carrying both of them.
He was carrying both their husband Hussein, his grandchildren, and Fatima, radi Allahu taala. And who was behind them, and the mothers of the believers, the wives that are also somewhere alongside of him.
And he basically brought the whole family, let's go.
the people who had basically come to discuss with the prophets, a lot of a sudden, they got together, and they said,
Okay, let's logically walk this through. Do we want because the process and kind of came up to say, look, I already have my family ready? We're ready to go. Now it's up to you. What do you want to do? You have heard what God instructed.
They said, Give us a moment to kind of figure it out. And they met together and they said, well, they said that we're any we're lucky or Omron tequila should have been who was kind of the leader amongst the three. He said, I feel like this is a really big moment. We need to very carefully think about what we're about to do. Well, luckily in Ghana, hello Rajan Madigan mucho winnen moussaka when sorry, he said that even if this man is just simply a king
maka, Bella generation says, he's just a king. He's not a prophet, but he's a ruler. But he is obviously very beloved by his people.
And if we challenge him like this for our RV, Donna fee I mean, what a dolly Umbra hula, hula I mean, suddenly he will I mean, Sue Julius Hubby, even a bj Ha.
We're in that
era. He, they say that look. And that's where I had mentioned all the other delegations that came. They were very positive interactions, they became Muslim.
They said that if we decide to face off against him, and not agree,
dispute what he's saying and leave the arena proclaiming that the curse of God is upon those who lie. And he's not a prophet. He's just a king. He's a ruler, but beloved by his people. We will be the first delegation that disagreed with them like this.
And we live very, very close. We don't live too far away. That politically is not a savvy move at all.
And then they said we're encounter Raja Luna VI and masala. But for a moment, let's consider if he is indeed a prophet, filler or novel. And we leave the gathering the arena saying me the curse of God be upon the one who's a liar, and he's the true prophet of God
or the midnight shadow
What are the different illa hallak
we will be obliterated off the face of the earth, God will wipe us off the face of the earth, because we went head to head with a prophet and said, made the curse of God be upon a liar with a prophet of God, that's not going to end well. So it still doesn't make sense.
So, finally, the other two should have been says all this. So the other to say so what are you suggesting that what do we do? He says, you want to honestly what I think we should do? What we told those priests that we should have done.
And that is, let's negotiate an agreement with him. Let's not oppose him listen, finalists negotiate an agreement. So he said okay, they go to the profits a lot exam and he says, What do you want to do?
And the Prophet sallallahu Allah He was and one other thing I forgot to mention should have been actually says, we're in Iran, Roger nyga como Yakutia Tanabata. He says, from being here for just a few days, what I've already seen from he seems to be a very honorable, ethical man.
So even if he's not a prophet,
in the off chance that he's not a prophet, he still seems to be a very honest, ethical, very dignified person, noble person, so we can't go wrong. So they go to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and then Shaheen says sort of half it's a lot a sander, I, we do not want to do that with law. Now, we do not want to do that dialogue and challenge and face off against you. We don't want to have a debate with you. We have a better idea, the process some says, What's that? He says, you tell us what the terms are to establish peace with you. We can't say that our whole tribe will become Muslim. We can't say guarantee that.
But what will it take to establish peace? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says okay.
He says that the prophets, a lot of them first asked him a question. Well, if you negotiate peace with me, how do I know that when you go back to your tribe, your tribe will reject the peace deal, the peace offering should have been says I asked my two companions, what my position amongst my people is. And both of them basically say that he is someone that nobody disagrees with. They will accept his recommendation at the end of the day. The prophets a lot ism gives them the terms. The terms are you go back, you'll be part of the territory of Muslims, you receive all the protections, all the services, everything that we provide to our own citizenry, you will receive it and this is
the tax that you'll pay in exchange for that and it was basically food. It was from the crop that they grew so that we can feed more people with their going to beta value feed poor Misaki.
All right. So they said okay, in the profits, a lot of them wrote, dictated a letter to send along with them. Mohammed Nabi Rashid, Lysa, Mahabharata Mohammed and Avi
salivation, Nina shalina drawn and Galle, him hawkmoon E. coli Sombra, then it basically laid out the terms and these are the payments that you need to make.
Now, these representatives, they take this letter and this newly struck peace deal with the Muslims, they take it back to the drawn, when they get back to the drawing the priests have drawn the religious kind of hierarchy wants to meet with them and what happened, they present the letter
and the priests are very, very upset.
How could you do this you just gave into him, etc, etc. They say look, this was the only deal that could have been made.
they agreed to these particular terms. And they basically
fall in line in regards to that and they basically start making this tax a tax payment to Medina.
However, some of the narrations do mention that individuals from the drawn did start to come to Medina and become Muslim individually. So the whole tribe of neutron did not all at once at this moment to enter into the fold of Islam, but individuals started embracing Islam. And there's a mention of a few different individuals. It actually has another very fascinating duration, where one of the most senior monks and priests of Naja Ron whose name was Nathan Abbey shama azubi, Zubeidi and he was the head of the monastery in the jalon. When he received the news, he was very intrigued by it and he said, I must go and meet this man. And he came to Medina, and he met with the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And when the prophets met with him, he stayed there. The narration says for accommodator in the Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he stayed for a while with the prophets a lot is from Yes, Martin whatton
He has more on why he wanted to hear revelation. And he heard a lot of Revelation. Then he went back to his people with the narration. Interestingly, he says, we'll unmute Islam, but he never became Muslim.
When I'm up at the Lago, heterotopia rasilla salatu salam.
And ultimately it doesn't mention that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam later on, he did send another letter to the people of Nigeria and specifically to the priests of Niger on he sent them a letter and he basically advise them to give up this What are you here who have come in Whoa, whoa, whoa, him Allah sacani him. While I'm in Makkah Allah He, he said the only thing that y'all are afraid of is losing your authority. And do not worry. My objective is to not take your governance, your ability to govern yourselves away from you. But do not prevent your people from embracing the faith and finding the truth. And the narrations. Ultimately, the books of history have mentioned
that the people who are drawn did eventually enter the fold of Islam, but that was after the passing of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So
to kind of summarize, this is one of the more