The Journey by Night to Jerusalem

Abdul Nasir Jangda


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The topic that I wanted to speak about tonight is from the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And the events, from the life of the prophets a lot recently, I'd like to speak about, because I think it has a lot of meaning and purpose. And it can really provide a lot of clarity for all of us, especially in the current climate, and in the midst of all the turmoil that we are right now

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is how we manage the journey of the prophet to lobbyism by knights, from Mecca, to Jerusalem, to AXA, and then the ascension of the heavens.

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There are three things I'd like to focus on. Within this particular event, I'll kind of split the conversation up into three different parts. Real quickly a side note, because I really enjoy coming to places like this Austin in particular, and getting to converse with people talk to people.

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And one of the reasons not to take anything away from any other community. But obviously, there's a very heavy, you know, student base here.

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There's a lot of students. And what that means is that there are folks who are currently, you know, involved in some academic endeavor or another, right. And because of that, there's an appreciation for thoughts, for process for knowledge, what's called also information, but there's an overall appreciation for it and kind of a zeal and almost a desire for it. And so when you come to a place like this, what you're able to do is not only just simply, you know, talk about something motivational or inspirational, not only talk about something that's very emotional, while that's obviously very important, but you're also able to kind of sink your teeth into something, you're

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able to talk about something and that a little more thought provoking, kind of challenged people to think a little bit about something and you know, benefit from them as well. When you're in an environment like that the prophets, a lot of them talked about this one time, where when leading prayer, he talked about that he would feel like you know, he even fed or giving hood power or talking to the Sahaba, he would feed off of their energy as well. So you're able to benefit when you're in an environment like this, you know, by talking about maybe something that kind of makes us think a little bit more.

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So when the the event of the life of the prophets Allah, Elisa, our Mirage is such a remarkable, profound event. It is actually one of the major landmark events of the life of the prophets of Salaam, everything in his life is important. But there are some things that are very major occurrences. And this is without a doubt one of them. And we have so much knowledge and so much analysis, and so much information on this one particular issue. And there's one particular event that for example, I'll give you the reference of one particular CRR text. It's called Sulu, Dhawan, Rashad, it's maybe the most detailed maybe the most extensive work on the life of the Prophet

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talathi. Some that exists, it's in about eight or nine volumes. When I say volumes, I'm talking about four to 500 pages. So it's over 3000 4000 pages may be on just the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And the section on Elisa will Mirage is somewhere around 250 pages. There's 250 pages worth of material by one author on this one event of the life of the Prophet talathi center. So there's so much there for us to learn. And I wanted to mention that because if I ended up talking about the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for you know, 40 minutes, 30 minutes, 40 minutes, I wouldn't want anyone to walk away with the impression or the idea that that's all there is to that.

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But this is us just kind of taking, you know, opening it up and taking maybe a couple of gems, a couple of lessons, internalizing them, and then leaving the rest for inshallah a future day another day. All right, so

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in this event is raw with me, Raj, that event of the life of the prophets, Allah vsam there are three things specifically that I will focus on today, three lessons that I'd like for us to extrapolate from there. Number one, is, when did Israel will Mirage exactly happen? When did it happen? Number two will be what was it?

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What is it like what what exactly transpired? And number three will be what was the aftermath of it? So when did it happen?

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is very, very profound and very remarkable.

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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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after 10 years of preaching and teaching the message of God the message of Islam

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calling people to the to the worship of a law calling people towards

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a revival of honor and dignity for humanity, calling people towards justice as fairness and equality, ethics and morality. This was the call of the prophet to law the center. Right. So after a decade of calling people to what is right to live a life of dignity and honor,

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he said in those 10 years were very difficult, extremely difficult. He suffered blow after blow after blow. He took hit after hit after hit. His own people rejected him. His own family members like Abu lahab renounced him.

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He was attacked on multiple occasions, his family was not even spared.

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His companions, people who dared to believe in Him and follow Him, were tortured, and sometimes even brutally murdered. In the middle of the street in broad daylight.

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There were economic and social sanctions placed upon him, his family, his tribe, for not surrendering him and all of his followers.

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And he had dealt with this for a decade.

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But of course, what got him through all of it was the fact that he believed in what he was doing. And he believed in the fact that what he was doing was also right. He was doing this for a lot, because God had commanded him to do so. But at a very human level, at a human level, he was also able to survive day after day,

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because he had the love the support the strength of his family around him,

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his friends and his followers around him.

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And particularly when it came to his family, there were two individuals who were there were a few individuals all named three people. There were three people who really stood out

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the first amongst them,

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and they should not be underestimated in any way. Was Abu Talib.

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I will tell him was the uncle of the prophets a lot. He said, um, he was his father's older brother.

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And after the passing of his father and then his grandfather as well, his uncle had basically become his caretaker, his guardian had essentially what we would call adopted him and taken him in.

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And that's why the wife of Abu Talib, the prophets, a lot of them used to often she was somebody who accepted Islam and went to Medina, she's buried in Alba clear. She's buried there in the graveyard of a buck there, and the prophets a lot. He said, we used to often refer to her as a mother, because she raised him.

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So Abu Talib is the man who raised the prophets a lot. He said, that is nothing small. From the age of eight, he was like a father figure to the Prophet ceylonese.

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We need to understand that context is very important when you hear someone's uncle passed away.

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You can kind of brush it off, or you know, it doesn't really resonate. A lot of times it's sad, losing a family member, but at the end of the day, it's an uncle. It's not like it's your parents or someone like that. However, however, this was not ordinary uncle. This was someone who had raised him from the age of eight. He was basically like a parent to the prophets a lot. He sent us everything.

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And so I will talk about step by side in the face of the opposition from McCain from Quraysh and had defended and supported the prophets allottee setup. And that's one person, another second person who is very key to the survival of the prophets a lot he sent him. This at a human level was his beloved wife had ijarah de la Juana.

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The mother of the believers, the wife of the prophets a lot ism, Khadija radi Allahu taala. And her

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was married to the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam for over 25 years, they had been married for more than 25 years.

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How many people here under the age of 25? Raise your hand?

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Right? They were married longer than you've been alive. Right? So I mean, just think about that. The impact of that.

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They spent a lifetime together. She was a mother of his children. She was the love of his life, his best friend, the first one to accept and believe in his message, all of it.

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And she was very important to him dealing with all the adversity he was dealing with.

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The third person I'll highlight here is his best friend.

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Someone that it could go back even further than this. But we find accounts in the books of history that Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala and who Abubakar and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were friends since the age of 10. Abu Bakar was two years younger. So it's like Abu Bakar was 10 and the Prophet system was 12. They were friends from that age. We actually have record of that.

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them being knowing one another being friends at that age.

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And if that's the case at 40, when the profits a lump sum was given profit or number, well, they've been friends for almost 30 years.

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So these three people were very key in his life, the man who raised him,

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the woman that he built a home and a family with,

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and the best friend that had known him his entire life.

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These were three very important people to him. And the the story that we're going to talk about today involves all three of these people.

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So the first part of this story involves very tragically after a decade of working and striving and preaching and teaching and surviving.

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He lost

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a boot on him,

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that men who raised him and supported him and his beloved wife Khadija Latika laquanda he lost both of them, within weeks of one another.

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They both passed away.

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And the prophets a lot, he said, um, was devastated, he was heartbroken.

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It was very, very difficult.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, while he was dealing with all this grief and sorrow, it's called the closing the year of grief. While he was dealing with all this grief and sorrow, that is when the last panel which Allah called him on the miraculous journey of illness or our marriage.

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So the first part of this story that I wanted to talk about that I wanted to highlight was that

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it was it happened at the time where the profits a lot exam was personally emotionally individually struggling, like never before, more than ever before. It was maybe the most difficult, critical moment of his personal life,

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when he was called on this journey, to travel from Makkah to Jerusalem by night, to pray there with prophets who came throughout time, and then to ascend above the heavens, and have an audience with the last panel with Allah Himself.

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And within that is a really powerful lesson and realization for us from the life of the profit salami so that

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the remedy

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for our grease and sorrow, the remedy for many of our personal challenges and difficulties,

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lies in drawing near to spending time with seeking comfort with Allah subhanaw taala himself.

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We have to understand that there can be a lot of different things, the prophets, a lot of them in the aftermath of the passing of his wife, Khadija he became a single father, he had a young daughter by the name of Fatima,

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who's probably at this point in time was a teenager.

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So while she wasn't a very small child, but still for a teenage

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girl for a young girl, who's in her teens, to lose her mother,

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is very difficult.

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And so the prophets A lot of us haven't had an Of course in the narrations mentioned that he was spending a lot more time for about a week, almost two weeks after his wife passed away. The prophets, a lot of him didn't even didn't even leave his house. He didn't even go out to go buy some groceries or anything like that. Other people stopped by and dropped off food and things like that. He just did not leave the home, he spent every single moment

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with his daughter, Fatima.

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And they were grieving together and they were trying to console and comfort one another.

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As variables, understandable, there's always going to be a lot of things. But what we also have to understand

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is that spirituality, our relationship with Allah is not merely just a ritual, it's not merely just a requirement that has to be fulfilled. It's not just simply some type of religious performance that we have to go through.

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But it is a profound, unbelievable, amazing and powerful, direct connection with Allah subhanaw taala with God Himself, where we can stand before God. We can spread our hands before him. We can open up our hearts and pour our hearts out

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and he will heal the wounds that we are carrying on our hearts.

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And that's something we have to understand and Elisa will Mirage as amazing as it is for the prophets a lot he said them to undergo and go through this entire beautiful, powerful, miraculous journey and experience

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that it was in the aftermath of such terrible heartache.

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And heartbreak

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that it was a remedy for that issue. That's when Alyssa will Mirage happened when the profits a lot is him personally emotionally was maybe at one of the lowest point in his life

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what was Alyssa will Mirage? What was it exactly what transpired during it. So even that is a very detailed accounts.

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Just to give you once again an idea I talked about this earlier, but some of the scholars who've written on it such as ima Allah masala he Rahim Allahu taala, in that text in a book that I was telling you about, just the narrative of exactly what happened and how it happened. And you know, all the details that occurred in that regard, he writes, no less than

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20 pages on just narrating dis fisi aka seesaw, which in Arabic means to just tell the story from beginning to end, just a sequence of events of what happened. And in what sequence that it happened in, that takes him 20 pages. Then the other 200 pages that I was telling you about is all the analysis and thought and reflection on all of it. So even the details of what exactly transpired and happened are many are plenty. But I will try to summarize it together and kind of highlight certain portions of it, of what it was, so that we can really understand and appreciate this powerful moments in the life of the prophets a lot. So number one, the prophets a lot, he suddenly was late

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at night.

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And he had Ken basically retired for the night.

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He had kind of turned in, he was laying down and just, you know, it was at the end of a very long nother difficult day. And he had just kind of laid down to just, you know, kind of quiet his mind just kind of take some time. And it was at that particular moment. That jabril alehissalaam, the angel Gabriel comes to the profits a lot somebody says we have to go on a very miraculous journey.

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And the narrations mentioned that this test of the profits a lot. So as it's mentioned, at the time of his childhood, his chest was split, and his heart was washed and cleaned. He was prepped for this journey. Kind of like how we make will do before we stand up to pray.

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When we prep ourselves,

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for that, for that miraculous interaction that we have with God, when we pray.

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And then gibreel the angel Gabriel took the profits a lot he sent them, he boarded a really miraculous animal the Prophet sallallahu Sallam describes is called albayrak. He says it was a moved, as at the speed of lights, like it's step would land as far as the eye could see.

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And he went on this animal on the journey to Jerusalem to aleksa.

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And when they arrived there, the prophets a lot easier than was met by the company of

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all the all the profits, the MBR, the russos, the prophets and messengers that were sent throughout time.

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And the prophets, a lot of these them was made to lead them in prayer, to lead them in prayer.

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which reminded the prophets a lot a sum of two things. Number one, that you're not alone.

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You might feel like your back is against the wall, you might feel very isolated. There were about 100 Muslims, which was the bulk of the Muslim community at that time. The majority of the Muslim community at that time didn't even live in Mecca. They had to flee Mecca and live as refugees in East Africa.

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The remaining Muslims that were in Mecca were of two types. There were either those who were sequestered, they weren't being tortured, but they were sequestered. They were basically under house arrest by their families. And there were those who had to keep their Islam private had to keep it hidden, had to remain undercover. Because if they came out as Muslims, they probably would be murdered.

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They'd be tortured, they'd be killed in the streets.

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And so that was a situation and in the middle of that he lost his uncle, his one of his guardians, his caretakers, his protectors,

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who still wielded some political influence and power and was able to protect him and he lost his wife,

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his partner in life.

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And so in the middle of this, at this moment delay is telling him by bringing all the gathering congregating all the prophets and messengers together, you are not alone.

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All your brothers are assembled here with you, and they all made sacrifices just like you.

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And it was very comforting to know that you belong to know that you have a family to know that you have a community

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A fraternity that you belong to, that that that can be there for you that understands what you're going through

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macoun to be the Amina crucially, that I am not an aberration as a messenger, in the colonial mursaleen that you come from a, from a family of prophets of brotherhood of prophets.

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The second thing was not only was he comforted by being there, with his family of prophets and messengers,

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but then he was made to lead the prayer.

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To again, remind him, because sometimes when somebody feels really, maybe down or feels overwhelmed, to remind that person that not only are you going to be okay, but everyone else is waiting for you to be okay.

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Because we're following you.

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You have to lead the way.

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And that was a reminder to the prophets a lot. He said.

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After that experience, the prophets allowed him was then

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he then ascended the heavens.

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And this is the part that's very, very powerful and beautiful.

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Where Jubilee rally is Salam accompany the Prophet alayhi salam, and when they arrived at the first heaven,

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and gibril Ali Salam essentially sought permission to come through at the gate of the first heaven.

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Almost, if you want to call it like knock the gate, knocked on the door.

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the response from the other side was that you know,

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who's there and who's with you. And gibreel alehissalaam said that this is gibreel and with me is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And the question was, is it time? Has that time finally come?

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And gibreel Allison said, Yes, this is that moment. And the gate was open, and there was an entire

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welcome that was established angels lined up by the 10s of 1000s. by the millions.

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welcoming the prophets a lot. It's a matter haven't been the BIA salia Welcome, welcome. We've been waiting for you for a very long time.

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That this was a day, that was a day that was told to the inhabitants of the heavens, that that day will come when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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of still earthly worldly being

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will visit the heavens.

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And it was such,

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it was such an honor.

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And it was such a huge moment for the inhabitants of the heavens that they had a way to this day, for only Allah knows how long and they had waited on pins and needles for this day to come.

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And when the prophets a lot of them arrive, they all you know, as we say, they rolled out the red carpet they welcomed

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and the profits a lot of them entered through.

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And he was welcomed and congratulated and made do all four

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and then the profits allottee some different profits and in the same manner in this up and that every single stage of the heavens at the second, the third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, the seventh. And this was to demonstrate

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for to put it into very simple, plain terms

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to show the profits a lot easier that you are a big deal

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that you mattered that you're important.

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They, they're you know there are aside from the people on the earth, there are the inhabitants of the heavens that dearly love you and respect you.

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Think about how power how empowering and comforting that must have been for the prophets a lot ism at that moment.

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And then the prophets Allah ism was greeted by he was met by different prophets at different stages of the heavens, like Ibrahim like Adam alayhis salam,

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and Isa in yahia masala

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and Idris Ali salah and musante, salmon, Haruna Lega, Salah, and Yusuf Ali Hassan with Ibrahim Ali Hassan finally at the seventh heaven.

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And there he is, he had conversations with all these prophets. Talk to them about their experiences about his experiences. And each of them congratulated him made to offer him and gave him words of support and encouragement and strength.

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That you'll be okay and everything else will work out. Hang in there stay strong,

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until finally the profits allowed him after crossing paths seventh heaven

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He reached a particular point similar to Manta ha big beautiful tree, unlike anything that his world contains, and they reach that point.

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And gibreel alehissalaam told the prophets, a lot of them that this is as far as I go.

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From here on out, it's just you.

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From here, it's just you,

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you have to go the rest of the way, and you're going somewhere where no other creation has ever gone before.

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And that is to be in the audience of Allah subhanaw taala.

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And the prophets a lot easier than went before Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And he talks about how he fell down in sajida.

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And there, Allah subhanaw taala gave the prophets a lot of the gift of Salah,

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which is what the expression alludes to when it says a Salatu Mirage will not mean

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that prayer is the ascension of the believer.

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Prayer is every single believers opportunity to be able to talk to a lot to be able to meet a lot to be able to converse with a lion connect with them.

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And that was the gift that was brought back to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And the prophets a lot, he said, and then, of course, it's there's one specific thing that I'll mention, because I have the time to do it. So one thing I specifically wanted to mention was this,

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that we understand how much the prophets a lot of the time had gone through in recent days. He lost his uncle, the man who raised him, he lost his wife.

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He was continuing to deal with brutal treatment and torture and persecution in Makkah, at the hands of the kurush.

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But in the midst of all of that, he never lost his mercy and His compassion.

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He still had the ability to think of somebody else

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and to put other people before himself.

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When he goes on this journey of sorrow and Mirage, and he's in he's gone. Think about make this journey to Jerusalem by night gone through the seven heavens gone beyond that to a place where no, you know, creation has ever gone before. where he's directly in the audience of Allah subhanaw taala. And he's received the gift of the salon the prayer.

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But the gift of the salon the prayer was 50 prayers

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50 prayers

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and the prophets a lot. He said him as he's coming back with those 50 prayers. He meets with Musa alayhis salam at the sixth heaven.

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And Musa alayhis salam says What are you coming back with and he says 15 prayers, Mashallah Sam says your people won't be able to handle 50 prayers.

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My people who maybe were a little bit tougher than yours were

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right, they had think about what Vanessa had gone through. They were a little bit tougher

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than yours were just physically

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and they had two prayers in a day and they couldn't keep up with it. So something to think about some food for thought.

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And so the prophets a lot he said um, goes back before Allah subhanaw taala think about going back. You've gotten a gift

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a gift like any unlike any other and then you go back and at that time, you're going back and it's like, okay, yes.

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And that's when

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the prophets Allah bless him says, oh, Allah, Hafiz Almighty, Allah please lighten the burden of my own my my followers, make it a little bit easier for them find the home live, live thing that I like to do with Alec because they might not be able to endure and handle it.

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And so Allah subhanaw taala removed five prayers 45 in a day.

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And the prophets Allah, DCM comes back and Musa alayhis salam says, okay, what's the deal now? And he says, 45 and he goes,

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they can't

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they won't be able to.

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This is okay. So it goes back.

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Once again, falls down in such that that place of civilization moonta

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talks to Allah subhanaw taala half an Almighty Allah be fine holla to deal with Alec. Please make it a little bit easier for them. They won't be able to bear they can handle it. Five more discounted 40 goes back musala what what's the diona 46 Okay, he goes back repeatedly.

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35 comes back goes back 30 times.

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Back 2520 1510 and then goes back once more. And that's when it's five.

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And he comes back and musante salaam says, What's the deal? Now? He says five he says, and the process of Nope, not doing it anymore.

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I think going back, that's it, we're done. Five it is. And an announcement was made. At that moment in announcement was made through the heavens that echoed that rung throughout the heavens, were a proclamation was issued by God by Allah himself that said that these are five prayers that are obligated mandated upon humanity. And whoever will offer these five will get the reward of 50.

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Whoever will offer these five will get the reward of 50, because you were meant to pray 50 I only discounted the first 45 because of the love that I have for your messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the love that He has for you.

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The love that God has for his beloved messenger, and then the love that that messenger that noble kind messenger had for us has for us. That's why you've been discounted these 45 prayers. Unbelievable. And in that in that little nuances, one other question, some scholars have asked a son, he and many others have explored this question, that it's kind of interesting that it's five and five. And of course, we know, God's knowledge is all encompassing, right? And so Allah subhanaw taala, of course,

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the plan all along was that was going to be five daily prayers. This was his entire process. And of course, what we learned from it is how much the Protestantism cares about us, that he would keep putting himself in that position over and over and over again, asking repeatedly, just because of how much he cared about us.

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But the question is that, why this entire exercise of only five at a time and where it had to happen so many times?

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That that is also part of the plan of Allah subhanaw taala because number one, when you love someone, then you enjoy talking to them.

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And you enjoy talking to them repeatedly.

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And so Allah subhanaw taala

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the prophets a lot of Islam is the Habib is the beloved of God.

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So his audience with Allah, multiple times repeatedly was welcomed by God, that shows you the profound love that Allah has for His Messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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suddenly, really, really think about as believers, the significance, the place of the prophets and lobbyism in our religion.

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And it's not just an emotional place, and a spiritual place. It has a profound intellectual place in our religion as well. And that's what the study of the CETA that's what the study of the Sunnah is about that's, that's what that's where we delve into that. But nevertheless, that's one thing. And secondly, Allah subhanaw taala made events unfold in this particular manner and fashion, because think about how much we benefit from it, where we see our messenger, Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.

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Going to bat for us, Time after time after time, repeatedly going to bat for us.

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And the next time, the next time, he asks you to do something a certain way. Think twice before you scoff at it. Think twice before you brush it off.

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Where he would go back in front of God multiple times

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just for our sake

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and we so easily would brush him off.

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It's something to really think about

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the profits a lot is him after all this happens of course he comes back

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to the city of Mecca. And all of this occurs and transpires within that same night.

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And of course, there's a lot of details about the journey. But like I said, in sha Allah, there's, that's another conversation for another day. We also, you know, have the seat up podcast online, and if any of y'all are familiar with it or not, but it's our humble effort to try to share the life of the prophet to lobby some with as many folks as possible. So if you go to our website, the column website, or there's a direct link setup podcast, with to EC ra If you go there, there's a lot of details. So I'm Elisa Mirage, I believe there's like seven or eight sessions.

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And so inshallah you can go through a lot more detail there. But I wanted to talk about these particular lessons. The last, the third and the final thing that I wanted to mention here as a lesson from this particular event, an incident from the life of the Prophet

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A lot SLM is what happened afterwards. So the profits, a lot of them gets back.

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In the morning he rushes off. Right? He's just overflowing with excitement.

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I mean, think about what he's been through.

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People need to know. He's brought a message back.

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So he's overflowing with this excitement, rushes out of the home, goes towards the machine,

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runs into a few people.

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They're like, What's wrong, what's going on? and tells them something miraculous. Unbelievable happened last night, I have to talk to folks, I got to share this with you. We got to talk. And he starts kind of sharing some of the details with people, some other folks he started talking amongst one another. He goes into the masjid gathers together as many people as you can find out and he starts talking in the meantime Abuja Hall. Now Abuja is basically he was one of the

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political figures in Mecca. He was one of the authority figures in Mecca.

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And he was an extremely problematic person to say the least, very problematic.

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And he had constantly, you know, been torturing Muslims been targeting the Prophet salallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, ruthlessly, he finds out that this is what the prophets a lot of time is talking about. He runs into the Kaaba, the harem, where the process of is sitting and starting to talk to folks. And he says, whoa, stop, stop, pause, please, please. This is amazing.

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More people need to hear about this. And of course, he's being facetious. He's being sarcastic. Right? And so he says, Give me a moment.

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And he runs outside and starts corralling people from the streets. And again, because he's a prominent figure in Macau people listen. So he starts kind of rounding people up, corralling people together, bringing them into the machine. Starts sitting up, down. Come on here. Listen, listen, wait, wait, wait, let me go get more people.

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Any one of the people that he runs into out there on the street is Abu Bakar. The third person I told you about the best friend of the prophets a lot. So

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he runs into him.

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He says hell, it's double Welcome. Hello. Just the guy was looking for. Have you heard what your buddy's talking about this morning? This is this is great.

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your buddy's gone. Taking it taking the conversation to a whole nother level. You won't believe what he's talking about now.

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And he's been just starting to mock and he's starting to be very ignorance and arrogance and insolent. And the Prophet Abubakar the Allahu anhu, Abubakar, he says,

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timer. Take it easy, take a deep breath. And then he says, Listen,

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as far as what you think that he's saying, I really don't I'd rather not get any information from you at all.

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Because I don't trust you or like you.

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But allow me to say this much.

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Whatever it is that he has said, I have zero doubts that it's absolutely true.

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Whatever it is that he said, I don't know about you and what you're claiming that he's saying. But whatever he has actually said is absolutely true. I've stamped it with my name right now. I'd signed. You know my name on the paper right now without even thinking twice. That's why the profits are lobbyism. A decade later in Medina towards the end of his life one time, just sitting there. He actually said, he said, You know, when I brought my message to all y'all,

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everybody kind of took some time. Everyone said let me think about it. Everyone said I need to sleep on it. Everyone said I need to chew on it. Everyone had some follow up questions needed to go talk to somebody which is all fine. That's fine. But it's the fact it's a reality. Everybody kind of needed some reassurance, some, you know, whatever it might be council confirmation, whatever it was, but he said that Abu Bakar was the one guy who didn't need anything.

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Abu Bakar I told him, this is the message he said, okay, where do we get started?

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When do we get started? Let's go

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under. That's who Abu Bakar was.

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So Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu now comes into the masjid.

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There's huge crowds assembled there because of Abu jihad.

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And the Prophet somebody starts talking

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and telling the story, and you know, Abuja and some of his cronies, they start to kind of, you know, Heckle and say things

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Abu Bakar radi Allahu taala. And who

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starts saying out loud, every single time the prophets a lot of them mentioned one detail, and then this happened. Abu Bakr says, Sadat

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And then he says, and then that happened and again, Abubakar loudly says so true.

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And then this happened so that that's also true.

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And then this happens so that that's also true.

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And he keeps on doing this.

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Until finally the prophets a lot they sell them so overwhelmed by again, just that support that confirmation that aboubaker is lending him. he appreciated so deeply. The prophets allottee some stops, he pauses, he looks at Abu Bakr and he says antacid dear. You are the truthful.

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You keep vouching for my truthfulness which is appreciate but you are the truthful one. God says that you are truthful man.

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That was that belief that love that conviction, that confirmation that aboubaker embodied and this is exactly why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that my best best friend

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if the heart to rugby Halima

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Lola tahith Robbie Halina letta to Ababa Quran Halima, he said that if God was not my best friend, then Abu Bakar is next in line.

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This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said

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ineligibility samanya to enter to nadelman coolibah. This is why he said paradise has eight gates and Abu Bakar Your name will be called out from all eight gates of paradise.

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That's what boubakeur is.

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This is why the prophets of autism is on his deathbed.

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He's on his deathbed. He it's the last few days of his life. He's leaving departing from this world.

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And he's not able to go and lead the prayer.

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He tells his wife, the mother of the believers who's the daughter of Abu Bakar, Arusha. He tells her, go tell your father to lead to prayer for me. And she says no, no, my dad, he can do it.

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Please don't.

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He won't be able to handle it. If you if he finds out. You're telling him to lead prayer in his in your place, which means you can't lead to prayer anymore, which means your condition is deteriorating, it's getting worse.

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You're on your way out.

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And that reality hits him. He loves you so much. You mean so much to him. He won't be able to stand he'll cry so much. Nobody will understand what he's saying what he's resigning. Don't do that. Please, I know him. He's my dad.

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And the prophets. A lot of them said Abu Bakar must lead the prayer.

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During that time, prayer time came.

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They call the event

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never happened before were the prophets a lot isms out there to lead the prayer. So the narration actually mentions after a few after a little while of not seeing the process and Bilaal not knowing what to do, he just called the event again.

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You know, you just

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just try to start it again. Like just I mean, I not to joke about it, but think about how bewildering

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how confusing that moment must have been that but the prophets a lot he sums it here.

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So he calls us out again. And at this point in time.

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Some of the Sahaba say that Okay, I think what's supposed to happen in this situation is somebody else's supposed to lead to prayer.

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And our ishara the Allahu taala and her communicates to someone in the masjid that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said Abubakar should lead the prayer, they look around and Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu was not immediately there. It was like outside or something so they didn't see him. So they see Alma Amara, the Allahu taala and says, Hey, Yama, you go leave the prayer.

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And the Allahu jolanda very reluctantly says okay, it goes up there. They call the karma. And Amara, the Allahu taala who starts telling people okay, straighten the rows, straighten the lines, etc.

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and the prophets a lot easier because it's like home was right next to the masjid.

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He hears his voice and he says land out for you suddenly be him. Even though a bee hahaha. No, no Abu Bakr must lead the prayer.

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You wait for Abu Bakar if you have to, but Abu Bakar will lead the prayer and immediately shadow the Allahu taala Anna came out and said

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Pause, stop. Listen to what he's saying. No matter the language, Alana went there. And the process of them said no aboubaker mostly dupray and Amara, the Allahu taala. No, say Yes, right. That's not me.

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that's why Abu Bakar was that person.

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That's why he was the one that the day the prophets, a lot of them did pass away.

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Where he left this world

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where Abdullah bin Massoud said that was the darkest day in the history of this world. It's like the light was just sucked out of this world.

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We didn't know if there was going to be a tomorrow.

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He says that Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala, and who the first moment the first glimpse of hope that we had for a life after the prophets a lot so that it was possible when Abu Bakar went and stood on top of that member, called everyone together and said, we're gonna be okay. We're gonna do this together.

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And that was the first time we actually thought for even a moment that everything will be okay.

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That was the belief that was the conviction of Abu Bakar.

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That's the lesson from the sealer. That's the lesson from Melissa our marriage is I have that conviction to have that strength of faith, to be empowered by what you believe, by the love that God has for you and that the prophets allow these are mastery.

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To know that we can do not only what we need to do, but we can do things that maybe we didn't even think were possible. We can do what's right.

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We can actually live a more dignified life. We can make other people's lives better, we can make this world a better place.

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But it's being empowered by that faith and that belief. And that faith and belief is rooted within that fact. That guess Allah loves you.

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Even when you don't realize it, that the prophets a lot of them prayed for you and cared for you.

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Even though you don't remember it, or you never saw it.

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But that's the truth and the reality. That's what our Deen is built upon. That's what our emaan our faith is based upon.

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So, design law head on. Thank you very much, everybody for coming out.