Channel: Abdulbary Yahya
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forever 1400 years, the world has never witnessed an ideal character like that of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Throughout history, no one can compare themselves to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
in terms of living for 63 years, and being known as a mean, the truthful having enemies that actually admit to his truthfulness, and to have never told a lie.
A man that has fought 23 battles during his life and
Yet somehow can compose of a book that is elegant in speech, inimitable and unique. The Holy Quran,
a man who did not have the luxurious opportunities of education, but somehow became a leader to his people.
Man only being able to yield a sword and skilled in a bit of archery can somehow become a military general for his army.
Left so much legacy, and so much history and legend, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says about him
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indeed in the Messenger of Allah azza wa jal, you have a good example to follow. For him who hopes for the meeting with a law and the last day and remembers Allah much.
Therefore, it is a duty upon every Muslim to learn about the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and apply the lessons into their lives.
You have to realize that you're not going through a bedtime story, but you are going through the life of the greatest man to have ever lived. A man that received revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala, a man that is alive in his grave,
a man that will grant intercession for millions of Muslims on yo malatya Allah, man that one third of his alma will be the inhabitants of Jenna. Yes, we are talking about the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Sierra, the path of Muhammad Ali he was allowed to a Salaam,
a Sierra, that we can apply the examples in every century, including this 21st century,
that we can derive the lessons from this era and apply it in this day and age.
The important role of the mother and father towards their children, the role of the husband towards his wives, the equal opportunities of men and women, the need for education in both religious and secular spheres, the call of tawheed and spreading the religion far and wide, conversing with Christians, Jews, and idolaters in the masajid, and on the streets, defending our honor, dignity and land, opening up new opportunities to make the religion flourish, helping free our Muslim prisoners upholding human and animal rights abiding and honoring treaties, and keeping to the agreements, solutions for economy and poverty. All of this has happened in the era of the Prophet Muhammad,
sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam long.
All of these delicate areas of our communal lives have found within this CLR a Syrah that has all the solutions to mankind's problems, a Sierra that enables mankind to worship their Lord in the best possible way.
Sierra, in itself is a miracle of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, as it been hasm and the Lucy once said, If Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was only given the miracle of the CNR then he would not need to be given anything else, except that to prove to everyone that he is a messenger from a loss of anoeta Allah
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he narrated for many companions, such as enough it'd be Malik, Jabir ibn Abdullah and many others. So he was an arranger of a hadith. And zaharie Rahim Allah once said, that the Sierra is knowledge about this world and about the US
Meaning that when we study the Syrah, it teaches us what we need to know in order to be successful in this world and be successful in the next. This is what we learn from the CLR.
And Ali bin Hussein, even Ali ibn Abu Talib Allahu anhu. So he is the grandson of Ali ibn Abu Talib radiallahu anhu. And he is known for as, as Zayn Allah RBD, which means the best of worshippers.
And Ali bin Hussein used to say, we used to be taught about the battles, the mallozzi, the battles of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, and his Syrah just as we used to be taught a surah from Koran.
So this is how much emphasis that their fathers and grandfathers of the early Muslims would place on understanding the Syrah and learning from it. And so today, we would like to bring you a lecture by our staff, Chef Abdul bari yahia, who will be deriving some examples from the CLR and advising us to implement them into the 21st century.
Born in Vietnam, during the Vietnam War, Chef Abdul Bari immigrated to the US with his family. He grew up in Seattle, and began his studies at the Islamic University of Medina.
After graduating from the Islamic University of Medina, his college of Sharia, the chef returned back to Vietnam and Cambodia and became a teacher and director of an aura charity organization in Vietnam.
He is currently the Imam of Masjid Jeremy all Muslim men in Seattle. He also holds the positions of President of the Cham refugee community and vice president of the Islamic center of Washington. So without further ado, I give you shift up the body Yeah, yeah.
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As you probably heard from the introduction, I grew up in Seattle, Washington.
when I was in elementary school there,
one of my teachers
got me interested in this lab meeting got me really interested in being serious and studying about Islam. And so I was only
I think, 11 or 12 years old, but at that time, I had already made my decision that after high school, I was going to study
the dean, but it's about Islam. It didn't matter.
Who or what, what anybody wanted me to do, and so forth. I wanted to study Islam. And it was because of a non Muslim actually. It was a non Muslim teacher, it was my sixth grade teacher.
During the early 80s, there were not too many Muslims in Seattle at that time.
And every class that I had, the teacher used to always say,
you know, you're the first Muslim Student I've ever had. Maybe there were other students. Maybe there were other Muslim students, but maybe they weren't. So
maybe they were so influential. Then those days I remember it was on Christmas, you know, before the Christmas break. They had
their Christmas parties. And so when he came, I told my teacher I said, you know, it's not it's really not fair.
That you guys, that in our class, we have Christmas, Christmas party.
I'm not a Christian, I don't celebrate Christmas, and you make me stay in the class and eat the cake, whatever it is together also.
Next week is eat for me.
And so I think it'd be only fair if we also have an IID party in class.
And I was the only Of course, I was the only Muslim Student, and have the teacher agreed.
The teacher agreed. And he was very interested in this lab. He was always asking me questions about Islam, he would take me out of class, during exam times. And he would ask me questions, he would one of the questions, I still remember one of the questions that he asked me, he took me out of class, and he said, What's the Islamic ruling on suicide bombing?
And I looked at him, I said, What?
And there are very questions that he used to ask me. And of course, I didn't know the answers to most of the questions. And I would tell him, I you know, that let me go ask the Imam or, or my Sunday school teacher. And so I would ask my teachers, and if they had an answer, I would I would come back and would tell him,
but it got me interested to the point where I would always buy books, buy books about Islam. And my father came to me, Allah subhanho wa Taala have mercy upon him.
He didn't care how many books I bought.
And I remember spending a lot of money. And during those days, there were not, it wasn't like,
it isn't not in in our time, right now, with the internet, where you get information very easily there. In those days, there is no such thing as the internet. And if you want to know something, you would have to go to the library. Or you would you you have to buy a book
to read on that particular topic. And Islamic books were very expensive and very poorly translated.
A lot of the books are translated, and you have this, like, terrible English, like in the front from these books. But you know, my father didn't care how much I spent on those books, I remember spending hundreds of dollars in fact, even 1000s of dollars. And the book can tell I have I have a very large library of Islamic books,
Islam in the English language, but Hamdulillah, I
read most of the books, and right now, it's in my sister's house right now, I used to have all the Arabic books instead. So I don't read too many of the English books anymore. And but when it came to like video games and things like that, I still remember to this day, I never got the video game system that I wanted. Actually, the video game system that I wanted was the Atari 2600. I don't know, I'm pretty sure you guys probably don't know, what the Atari 2600 is, it's a classic, right? It has like, these two bars going up and down, up and down. And this little ball goes back and forth. And then they call that hockey, soccer, and tennis or something all together all in one. But
that was how it was I remember making the URL for that also. And actually, I never got the Atari 2600 until a couple of months ago, one of the Brotherhood we telling this story, and he went, he bought the Atari 2600. For me, but anyways, the My father used to spend a lot of money, he didn't care if I spent, you know, it was only it was less than $100 I think for some, somewhere close to 100. But if I if I ordered books, if it was over 120 or 3300, whatever it is, he would be okay with it. And then the books would come. But he got me interested. But the thing is, the thing is, Islam during that time wasn't so prominent
in the sense that it wasn't at the forefront, that people didn't know too much about Islam.
And so that's why my teacher was asking me all these questions, but now Islam has come to the forefront. And we are living in a different time period and the time period where Islam has come to the forefront but at the same time.
There are a lot of challenges
for the Muslims living for us Muslims
living in this time. And so how can we deal with some of these challenges? Some of the things that are happening now in the 21st century, on TV, on the internet now has changed in terms of like the, the method of how we can
how we can promote Islam and convey Islam
So much, in fact, so much easier. But at the same time, the challenges are also there because there are so many people speaking or bashing Islam. And the media is speaking badly about Islam and so forth. So how can we do a deal with some of these things? And what can we extract from the car of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so that we can live in this time period of great challenges, according to the way of the Quran, and the Sunnah of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So let's try our very best inshallah, to extract some of the lessons that we can take from the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the first thing we have to
realize is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Vidal, Islam or even
will say Yoruba even come out better.
For to ballyhoura Islam started strange,
and it will return back to being strange. So give glad tidings to the strangers.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Islam started strange.
when Islam came in was the revolution.
And so what we get, it will again return to being strange, but that does that mean that there will be just a few Muslims?
There will just be a few Muslims like it was during the time of the Prophet sallallahu. So at the beginning of Islam, No, not necessarily. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he asked about some of the challenges and some of the things that are going to happen, as well, Ethan was the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to that said that the Dalai Lama, indeed the the the nations will come calling each other
against you committed and accurate data is it just like a group of hungry men
coming together fighting over a platter of food. So you have a platter of food. And everybody wants a piece of it. And when we look at the omega and now at this time, this is what we see. We see that the resources that the Muslims are very great in terms of the treasures and the blessings that Allah subhana wa, tada has given to this oma, if you look at the Muslim countries, right now, there's so much power in their hands, that just one announcement from some of the roof from one of our rulers
would cause chaos, politically and economically.
Like they would be so much, there's so much power, that's
airplanes would stop flying and cars would stop moving.
If there was, if there was just one, there was a if there is an announcement in a concerning, or anything related to the stopping of selling of oil or whatever it is related to petroleum. And so there's a lot of that a lot of strength in the Muslims, but everybody wants a piece of the pie. But the Muslims, the word the Muslims, when the companions heard this,
they were used to being they were used to having small numbers. But you know, they were strong. And so they were wondering, maybe the reason is because we are so few and so they said I mean ability nationally or even Yasuda law, is it because we are so few a number of messenger of Allah, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, but to be amazing, she's here. Now you will be in abundance, you'll be a lot. Well, I cannot come back, I was sad. But you will be just like the form and the side of the river or the form and the side of the water. When the rains and floods, the valley floods and you have all this junk and gunk on the side of the river,
you just blow and it's gotten that foam.
So we're going to be in large numbers. In fact, there are over a billion Muslims, but
we will be weak.
So who are the robot,
the robot or the few who hold on to the dean who hold on to this religion. And so
the numbers will be different. But in terms of those who hold on to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, they will be few. So those who truly follow sadhana they will be few. But the quality in sha Allah well in Islam, what we're looking for, not in quantity, but in pretty much in quality, our strength
is in the quality quality of of, of the oma the Muslims have and the people in the oma
and so during the time of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
There were a lot a lot of things that were happening.
That bothered the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And this was before revelation.
And so the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go on to the mountain of no Jabba nor in the cave of Iraq.
And in the cave of Hira from that location, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could see
everything that was going on in Mecca.
And during those days, from that era, you can see everything, of course, nowadays, with other buildings and so forth, especially
up to recent time. The just just recently,
you can you can see the cabin and so forth anymore because of all the buildings that are going up. And by the way, that's one of the signs of the Day of Judgment as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, either Birgit Mecca, when Mecca is tunneled up robola banyana habel Cubase fathom and lm rocket algonac. He said when Mecca is titled up, you see Mecca with any anyone who's gone to Mecca know that knows that there are many tunnels there. And you see the buildings raising to the level of biblical base, which was that when the highest peak in Mecca, and right now, it has passed that peak before it wasn't passed that peak. Why? Because they had a building,
building height restriction,
building height restriction, and until recently, of course, you know, you know, the new clock tower that came up, right. That's one of the signs of the judgement, by the way, when you see the buildings, reaching the level or passing the passing local base, they know that it's almost the day that No, no, that's almost the Day of Judgment. And so, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was able to see
everything that was going on.
The oppression are the evils that were going on, and he wanted to do something about it, he wanted to change, but what can he What can he do as one person? What could he do but he did want to change? He wants to help out. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed
in the mount in that cave,
in the month of Ramadan, and one of the last 10 days within the last 10 odd days of Ramadan. Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam gibreel came to him and said ekra recite, recite all Mohammed, Arabic Allah, Allah, a para recite
in the name of your Lord who created so the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received the first revelation. But he didn't realize he did not know that this was a revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he was terrified. And how could why wouldn't you be? When you're all alone, all of a sudden somebody squeezes you from the back squeezes you really hard to the point where you think you're going to die until you almost died develop a menial job, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said until it was I almost lost my breath, meaning until I almost died. And then he released me and he said, this mirrabooka the holla he said ekra recite, Mohammed many
said kravice Mira, because the Holla Holla can incite them in Allah Cora bukal Ekrem. I lead the LM eBill column. And so from this verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala, revealed to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the first few verses of surah Allah Allah, in which Allah Subhana ordered the Messenger of Allah some to recite. And so the first verse was revealed, and as a result of it, it changed all of Arabia, to the point where now they have raped that the Arabs, the Bedouin, Arabs who are illiterate.
After this revelation, or after the coming of Islam, they became the leaders of the world. They became the scholars. They became the scholars of the world, so much so that people of Europe used to come and learn from the Muslims. And they would return to Europe. When they would speak English or whatever language they were speaking, they would put in Arabic words, because if you knew Arabic, it was a sign that you are educated. Just like how many Muslims nowadays come to the west to learn. It was the opposite it was the other way around during those days. Why as a result of this new era because the hell up and it shows the importance of education in Islam.
So in times of difficulties in times of hardship and times in which there are a lot of challenges, we have to educate ourselves and first and foremost educate ourselves concerning the deen and that's why the first few verses that were revealed after this was if carabus Mira because the Holla Holla can insert them in Allah and then afterwards Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the verses that you heard recited at the beginning yeah you had a Muslim min Oh, ye who is covered up because the Prophet Salam went back and covered up covered himself up Oh, he was covered up. Yeah, you have Muslim men whom Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah this far who I went postman who pallida because
during times of difficulties, when you're few and you need when I say when we were few mean, the few who hold on to the deen, who, who are going to practice this religion properly and hold on to Islam and the sudden that the Quran and the Sunnah, those are the people, they will be the few, but they will be upon the truth. And if you want to be strong, then you have to strengthen your connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala which means you have to stand up. Yeah, you have Muslim men stand up and
at nighttime and pray and strengthen your connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala because you're going to need it. Why are you going to need it, because you're going to get that connection between you and Allah, or Athena, or an authority Lila and recite the Quran with the proper recitation, meaning you're going to have to recite the Quran and learn the Quran and learn the the teachings of the Quran. Because that is what will help you determine good and bad right and wrong. And a time in which wrong becomes right and right becomes wrong, good becomes bad and bad is good, you will not be able to differentiate and know what is acceptable and not and unacceptable. Unless you hold on to
the Quran. Unless you stick to the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala and strengthen your connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala in that matter, because during our time right now, for example, right now, there's a it's very prevalent now.
When, you know, when we're speaking about certain trends and so forth, you know, just a few years ago, just a few years ago, it wasn't, you know, it wasn't okay, right, for someone to come out of the closet. Right? nowadays. Nowadays, if anybody says it's not acceptable, that's not something that's good, you know, homosexuality and so forth. It's not something that's acceptable. That person is deemed as a racist.
Right? To the point where,
where any politician, any politician that raises his voice and says something against or just close to being against them, or politically incorrect statements, you might say, they were there, their their political career would be, would go would go by the wayside, it would be gone, they would, it would, it would destroy their political career. Right. But you know, before, that wasn't something that was acceptable. That wasn't something that was acceptable. But now, it's not acceptable to not, it's not acceptable to say that you are against, for example, that you feel that that's, that's incorrect, and that's not homosexuality and so forth is not acceptable. And if you feel that way,
then they think that you are, that you are backward, and in fact that sometimes now worse than then being than then then being racist, right?
And so how do we know what's right, and what's wrong, what's acceptable and what's not acceptable? The thing is, you have to stick to the Quran and the Sunnah. And by the way, you know, if somebody is, if somebody,
you know, is speaking about homosexuality and so forth, I mean, the person is somebody who's living in America, or living in the western, in in England, and so forth. And if somebody
is homosexual, they have the right to do so. I mean, they have the right to, to have to believe whatever they believe, according to, you know, the, their, you know, their own their own desires, as long as they're not harming anybody. Right. So the thing is, we are also we as Muslims, and Christians and other religions also, we also have a right to express their own opinions, to express their own opinions. And so when we're when we are saying that we do not feel that homosexuality is acceptable in our religion, we're practicing our religion also, just as they're practicing their their rights, but we're also practicing our rights to, to say that that's something that's not
acceptable. And so, but, you know, we're not like haters or anything like that. We're not saying that, you know, just because somebody so and so that we're going to do this and
And that, you know, if they if they want to do something, if they want to believe a certain way, and say that this is acceptable or not acceptable, then that's up to them. But at the same time we as Muslims, we have, we have foundations, we have principles that are laid down upon this lay down to us, to us and given to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And, you know, when people are sometimes setting, mentioning what's acceptable and what's not acceptable, they don't really have any principles. And so things that are acceptable before that were acceptable before might not be acceptable right now, and maybe later on something that's acceptable now, might not be acceptable
later on. And you know, where does it stop, though? It just continues, like, for example, if somebody tells you, no, you have to say that this is the you have to say that this is acceptable, and it's correct, and so forth. Well, where does it stop, though? Maybe five years from now, 10 years from now,
it might come to a point where you say, okay, it's permissible for a person to marry an animal also, like, where does it stop? They understand. Like,
first of all, if you're using logic and reasoning, you can't win because everyone has their own logic and own reasoning. Any argument in any debate, you have to have foundations and our foundation in the Quran, is based on a foundation in Islam is based on the Quran. And based on the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so, in this time, in this time and age, there are going to be a lot of challenges. And so in order for us to stick to the truth and hold on to the truth, we have to hold on to the Quran and the Sunnah and learn the Quran and the Sunnah also, but at the same time, Allah subhana wa says, Yeah, you had medacta.
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boom for Angela, stand up and warn the people. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala is ordering the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah who has to deliver this message. And instead of just, you know, being
inactive, to stand up, and be proactive, to go forward and deliver the message. Why? Because in a society that's influencing you every day, you have to influence others. And that's why that's why an a normal day, I don't know,
it's probably the same here in England. But in the United States, every single day, an average american sees 3000 3000 adverts and 3000 ads a day.
That means 3000 times, they're telling you to believe this way. And to say that this is acceptable, and this is not acceptable. And in a society, if you are living in this society,
if you do not influence others, then you're going to be influenced, give me a shot.
And so what are they doing? What are they trying to tell? What did they tell us to do? Every day on TV, and the radio and the media all over the place? billboards. Everyday, they're telling you to buy things you don't need.
With money you don't have At A Price You Can Afford to impress people you don't even like
like every single day 3000 times a day.
And that is why you end up buying
iPhone fives, sixes even though your iPhone three is still working properly. It's no problem, but you got to get the next the latest and greatest gadgets all the time.
Even though your TV is okay, but you got to get 3d TV because, you know, Mohammed Khan has 3d TV. Right? So you got to keep keep up with the hands now.
Just because they have it. And you know, for
almost 10 years, over 10 years, nobody complained about dial up internet.
People are okay with the internet, right? And now
it's not a DSL, 3g is not enough. You have 4g, then you got cable, you know, cable, internet, all kinds of things. And so they're all every single day they're telling you to buy this and buy that. And so the society is is influencing people and as Muslims and even in the society before
you know before
People didn't buy things they didn't need. If you don't need it, you don't buy it. But now why do we feel such an urge to buy things? We don't need the reasons because we're being influenced, and also buying things we don't need with money we don't have. And so that's why people are always in debt. You know, the credit card debt, the average,
I know in America, it's over 10,000. Now, the average American has over $10,000 in credit card debts. So they're buying things they don't need, right with money, they don't have. But as Muslims, we know that we don't borrow people's money. And we don't borrow anyone and we don't borrow unless it's an emergency. And that's why did you know that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when somebody would have passed away, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not pray for that person. He did not pray janessa, he would not pray the janazah for that person, if that person had a debt, to show the seriousness of the matter. Imagine the profits of the law firm
did not pray for him, just because he had a debt. And he would ask the companions
who had asked to get paid, does this person have a debt? And if somebody said yes, then he would say, Okay, you guys pray, you guys pray for him. I'm not going to do so. And this is an indication of how serious the matter is. And that's why in our time, you should also when somebody passes away, you ask this person to have a debt. And if he has a debt, then the mom should not pray for him. And the leader, the people who have respect in the community, should not pray for him and let just anyone, just the regular people pray for him. It shows how serious it is. You don't borrow people, you don't borrow money if you don't need it. Only in times of emergency, do you borrow money, but
during our time, it's like, Hey, you know what, I don't have enough. But you know, I can always, you know, put it on the card, right? or pay installments and so forth and then go into debt. And that's that that's something that's in Islam. We are,
we are recommended, it's not recommended for us to do such things. And so living in this society, you have a lot of influences. And so if you can't influence others, you're going to be influenced. And that's why Allah subhana wa tada says, Yeah, you have more depth, and we'll find that what about Africa? So you have to realize the magnify Allah subhanho wa Taala with the abacha diet, what is what the avocado means, means the new clothes clean, it means your character the scholars have said into in this society, and when there's a lot of corruption and evils you don't join the people in their corruption. You don't join the people you just because everyone else is lying. You don't lie.
Just because they say it's okay. You know, it's okay for Robin Hood to steal from the rich and give to the poor. No, we Muslims don't steal at all. Right? You guys in Robin Hood countries I mentioned that whether
No, it doesn't matter what the society says. We have principles in Islam. And we don't follow in a society that goes against the principles that Allah Subhana has, has taught us. And that is why they're you know, in a society where there's a lot of corruption and there's a lot of
there's a lot of evils and so forth, you don't join them and you have to clear you have to purify yourselves and perfect your character. And that's something that is very, very important in this society. Why we have to practice si si means excellence doing doing everything x sn between you and Allah and SM between you and the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala also, those are the two types of SN and SM between us and the creation means that we have to be honest with the people and we have to be the best the best of the people we have to be the most helpful of the people. We have to be so helpful like foraging for example, during the time of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, he was very kind In fact, when a person, even a Jewish boy, when he was sick, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to visit him. He went, he went to visit him. And then he said, he said, he told him the c'est la ilaha illAllah. The boy looked at his father, as if to say, what should I do Father, and the Father looked at him also. And he said, Father, he said, Son of the other person, he said, Son, obey Abu Qasim, just tell say whatever he tells you to say, do whatever he tells you to do. And so the boy said later, hello, Muhammad Rasulullah he died as a Muslim. But the point here is that that the Messenger of Allah, Allah Islam, visited him and then the character
of the prophet SAW the light if someone was very, very well known, he was honest. He never lied, and that's why when he got up on Safa, there, what did they say when he asked him and when he told them about the Calvary that that might come from the from the
Back of the mountains or behind that mountain, he said, If I told you there was a cavalry there, would you believe me? And what did they say? They said, We have never experienced a life from you ever before. And so in this society, we as Muslims, we have to be the best examples, and honesty and trustworthiness and kindness and being helpful to the point where people come to you and that's why prophet you prophet Yusuf alayhi salam, when the people in prison, the people in prison, when they had that dream, they came to him and what did they say in Iraq? I mean, and was seen in Surely, we saw you amongst the mazzini, meaning we saw you amongst those who do good. And so he stood out he
wasn't like them. He'll he wasn't like the other people to the point where they're, they knew that he was different. And why was he different when they came to him? Then he took the opportunity to call them to La ilaha illAllah. And he said, You know why I'm different than you. When they came to him. He tells them that their early commitment Alemany Robbie, he said, Indeed, that what you have asked me about concerning the dreams is what my lord has taught me. Did not then he then he called them to Islam. And he told them what? Who Allah subhanho wa Taala was and why he was different. In the turret to Milan Camila, you mean una bella. Bella Hiroshi home, Catherine, Indira left the
people who don't believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala the people in Egypt did not believe in did not worship Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. And that's why he said I left the people who did not believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. I mean, he, he's not like them. So he's different. Why is he different? What does he follow? what's about to militar? He, I follow the the religion of my, my forefathers, Ibrahim, is how, and, and yeah, and so he's mentioning them, he's calling him to to Islam, it's calling to the belief in the hereafter right away. But why? How did you get the opportunity to call them to Islam?
It was because of his excellent character. And that's why we as Muslims living in the West, we have to be the best neighbors we can be. We have to be the best co workers we can be, we have to be the best students that we can be so that others will come to us the best. And so
to the point where we're so helpful that people come to us and say, Why are you so helpful? Like you, you mow your lawn and you clean your area? And you ask your main neighbor? Can I clean your area? Also? You know, can I clean your lawn? Also, can I mow your lawn? Also? I'm cleaning right now. And they're wondering, Why Why are you Why are you doing this? Tell them that because as a Muslim, we are ordered to be the best neighbors that we can be.
And so then do you want to know more about Islam, and so helpful to them, they weren't there are a lot more, where they're going to be very willing to listen more willing to listen to you. And so now you have an opportunity. And that's why living in this society, we should not be known as people who cheat the government and cheat this and cheat that and make any excuses and justify our actions. Now, we should be known as people who are trustworthy, we should be known as the people who are the best people, the kind the most kind of people, the most helpful people. And we if we do this, if we do this, then it will not matter. It will not matter what CBC CBC or BCC, or CNN or Fox or whatever,
whatever, you know, channel or the media says why the media can say anything about Islam and the Muslims. But if the Muslims behave properly, if the Muslims are the best people, excellent in terms of their character, then your neighbor will know and he will say, you know, I know I'm Muslim. And you know that the media saying about Islam is not true. The Muslim I've never had a neighbor like the Muslim. I know a co worker, he's a Muslim. I've never had, I've never had a co worker, so helpful as this person. I know, a classmate. I've never had a classmate like that classmate that I had, that was a Muslim. I know these guys are lying. Why? Because of your character. Because your
actions will speak so loud, that it will not matter what the media was, Hey, you know, like they say your actions speak so loud, I can't hear what you're saying.
And so we have to apply Islam in our daily lives. And we have to practice the teachings, the beautiful teachings of Islam. And then in that we will not matter what the media says. And during this time during these days also
during these days, you will see people like they will be attacked, they will attack Islam.
They will attack Islam, and they will say things that way that might hurt you. And they might say stuff about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they might make fun of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu
Allah He was Saddam was made fun of during his time also. But how did he deal with it? from this era of the Prophet? sallallahu alayhi wasallam?
I apologize. My biological clock, I think it's not here yet. It's not, it hasn't switched over yet. And so it's,
it's like, I don't know what time 344 or five o'clock in the morning, over there, I'm not used to giving talks at four or five o'clock in the morning
before 5g or so.
So, during the time of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam they used to make fun of him also. So like right now you might hear and you might see people making fun of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. How do we deal with it? You know, how do we deal with such things? First of all, we love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we try to defend him in the best possible way.
And if we love if we want to defend somebody, we need to learn about the prophets of Allah, Allah who said, You can't defend somebody you don't know about. And so you have to know as much as you can about the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, in the life of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to defend them. And when they made fun of the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam,
we should use that as an opportunity to make our
will, because they will come to the forefront. And there will be people who will say, you know, we're gonna burn the Koran, we're going to do this, and we're going to do that, and it will backfire upon them. It will backfire. Just like it did, you know, in Florida, remember the
I think it was Terry Jones,
who wanted to burn the Koran.
And if something like that happens, and it probably will happen against some something similar, if not the same thing, something similar? What should we do? Now, if the Quran comes to the forefront? What should we do, what we should do is we should collect money to buy brands, because now it's coming to the forest that has come to the forefront. And then we should pass out, pass it out to that to to the Muslims, to the Muslims, and tell the Muslims to give to the neighbors, to the Muslims to give to their classmates. And why because if it's in the it's in the forefront right now, and people are talking about it, people are going to be curious, and you don't want to just give it
to everyone, anyone you know, they don't know what they're going to do do with it, the best thing to do is give two people the Muslims, and each Muslim gives to someone they know. Because if you give it to someone and they you know, they're more likely to read it than to give to someone and no stranger that might just look at a zipper and he's just gonna toss it. But if he's your friend, he's your classmate, if he's your, your co worker, he's your neighbor, it's more likely he's going to read it. Right And so, you should collect and take advantage of that opportunity when it comes to the forefront, too. Because during the time of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam they did,
they did used to make fun of the prophets of the lion. So, but the Messenger of Allah sallallahu continued, continue to recite the Quran to the people, and he continued and Allah and Allah subhana wa protect in a row that doesn't matter what happens or what they say, Allah Subhana Allah Allah will make this religion make this Dean prevailed Well, okay, the healthcare field. And so one time the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when
when the verses of deputy da Vila heavy went up the of Surah lahab when it was revealed on Jamil and of course, he was also mentioned in in that sort of one brought to Hamlet and hubbub, and she and his wife and his wife, she will be the carrier of the fuel for that fire.
And so, she came around, and she started calling the Prophet sallallaahu some names, and she's he will she was walking the streets of Mecca, with rocks and pebbles and rocks in her hands. And she came to the message of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, while the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam was with Abu Bakar. And then he said, Where's your companion? Where is your Where's your companion? And so Abu Bakar was wondering why she asked him because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was next to him. But she didn't see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so he said, What do you want to do with him? What do you want? Why do you want him? He said he was she said, I
want to put these these rocks in his mouth, and others put these rocks in his mouth to shut them up. Because as she goes around in the streets, saying, Mohammed Ma, Madame, move them with them and avena will Emma who Elena Medina who palena she kept them going she kept them going around the city, saying with them, without Madame means, the despised one.
Madame means the despised one Madame anabaena
Madame will refuse and his orders we, this obey will Ambroise ya know, what Dina who palena we hate, we dislike his religion, we hate his religion. And so she keeps on repeating these things. She says, you know, Mohammed has his poet or, you know, his his, his sayings also well, you know, I got my own poetry also, when she goes around saying that, and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam hears that Abu Bakar turns around, because turns to him, he said, Did she not see you? And then the Prophet said, No, Allah Subhana, Allah protected, protected me from her, and she didn't see the prophets of Allah. But then the Prophet sallallahu turnto Booba Kearney said, Do you see aboubaker?
how merciful Allah is.
Do you see how merciful Allah is?
Allah has diverted the curses
to somebody named mme.
I am Mohammed. Poor guy who's mme guy.
This year, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu. He looked at it, like they can call names and so forth, they can say but you take that opportunity, you know, if it comes out to the forefront now she's speaking about the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she doesn't realize she doesn't realize she's bringing more attention to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam. And people are going to come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and so
and so even in in the, when the verses were revealed, well, the highway lady, the serger, when last summer revealed this mirror, because there was a period of cessation and revelation and the people.
One woman came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and said, Obama, did they did your shaitan did your Satan abandon you? Did your Satan abandoned you? The visa and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very saddened by these statements. He was very sad and he did not know because Allah didn't reveal anything. Yeah. And then Allah subhana wa Taala revealed to her well either.
And then the loss of Hannah what Allah says, know what the acara bucola Allah, the your Lord has neither forsaken you notice he dislike you. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala, reminded the Messenger of Allah sallallahu some of these favors upon him, of the greatness of Islam, in others to continue to call one might be now mature, because at the end of the surah, Allah says and asked for the blessing of your Lord, they proclaim it and what is the greatest blessing. It's the blessing of Islam. And if you're thankful for any blessing that Allah Subhana Allah has bestowed upon you, then you have to, you have to use those blessings in the obedience of Allah. That means if you're
thankful for the man that you have the guidance that you have, then you have to proclaim it and you have to call people to this religion. And when somebody attacks, the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, or any profits, for that matter,
any profits for that matter? We should defend the prophets and messengers, not only the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But if somebody speaks badly about a silencer of Jesus, we should stand up also because he was a prophet of Allah, and the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala also. And so, if somebody makes fun of Prophet Musa alayhis salam, then we stand up also the same way.
And we should defend the prophets and messengers before before because they were all prophets of God.
And that's why the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he heard that the Jews when they were fasting, and he asked them, Why are you fasting today? And he said, this is the day that Allah free. This is the day the law saved,
when he Israel, and Moosa from around Yama Ashura, the day of Ashura, and what did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam say, then the outlet ally be Muslim income, we have more right of over upon right and certainly Moosa than you guys do. In other words, we follow him more than you guys follow him. And so that's why we should also defend the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the other prophets before prophet. He said, Jesus and Prophet Musa alayhis salam also the same way when others do that. And as I mentioned, take the opportunity. Anytime, when Islam comes to the forefront, when somebody speak when when when the Quran comes to the forefront, take
the opportunity to distribute Islam. And
also take the opportunity to teach people about the lessons of the COO of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when it comes to, you know how you know how we treat others and so forth. In modern times, especially in the news, when something happens, try to learn the Islamic viewpoint on it. Like for example, when you hear about prisoners being tortured and you hear
we hear about like, the American government or any other government, torturing prisoners, waterboarding prisoners and so forth. What's our Islamic prayer? What's our viewpoint on it? And then when you give them the Islamic viewpoint, it's very beautiful. During the time of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, during the Battle of bud, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent a couple of companions, amongst them aside of Nebula bus, and Oliver Vitali to, to check the well, the world of butter. And when they arrived at the well, they found two people, two young men, two young men from the kurush. They were bringing they were, they were
collecting and getting water. And so the companions Oliver bizarrely, and his, and the people are with him, they captured these two young men.
And of course, the Muslims wanted
They wanted to,
they wanted the caravan.
When they left Medina, they did not want to fight the Muslim, the Mexican army. They were not looking forward to fighting the Mexican army. They still wanted to fight, they still wanted the care of that. And so when they brought the two prisoners to the Muslim camp,
when they brought the two, by the way, if my time is running out, let me know I have a bad reputation. In Seattle, they say never give a woman a telephone or startups or body a microphone. And so they say, I don't want that reputation to follow me here.
when they brought the two people to,
to the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at that time, was praying us
and allegedly beaten him.
He, he said, Where are you guys from?
And the two prisoners, they said, We're from the Muslim army. And I'm not sorry, we're from the Mexican army. We're from the Mexican army, meaning that army that that was coming from Mecca.
And so Ali Bibi thought he beat them.
And he said, No,
you are from
the caravan of Abu sufian, right? And they said, No, we're from the Mexican army. So he beat them again. He said, No, you're from the caravan. I said, No, we're from the Mexican army. So I beat them again. And then they said, Okay, okay. We're from the mecca from the caravan I was of young.
Were from the caravan. Why? Because they wanted them to be from the caravan. They were hoping that these two are from the caravan. They did not want to meet the the Mexican army but the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at that time, he was praying. He was praying. And so when he finished, he scolded the companions. He scolded Elizabethan liberal theologian and sodomy workers. And he said, Why did you beat them?
When they were telling you the truth? And then you start when they lie to you?
Why did you do that? And he told them not to do so. And he taught them how to do it. Why because you do not Intel you prisoners. You do not, you know, treat prisoners that way. You do not torture prisoners. Because if you torture prisoners, they will only give you information.
And they will give you whatever you want to hear because they want you to stop torturing them.
And so they will not give you the truth. Whatever you want to hear. They're going to tell to tell it to you, but it's not going to be the truth. So that's not how you deal with it. That's not how you do things. So what did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam do?
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He said he wanted to know how large the army was. And of course, sometimes, you know, sometimes prisoners are not, you know, if they're your enemy. They're not going to be too cooperative, right?
They won't cooperate.
And so what did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam do? He said,
What do you guys do?
Well, what do you do in the army? What's your job? And so they told him, they knew what they they told him that they were and Waterbury they're in charge of bringing the water cooking and things like that, right? Take care of the army. So he said, How many are you guys? How many are you guys? Like how many? How large is the army coming from Mecca?
Is the bureau they didn't tell the
profit center. They probably knew, I'm pretty sure they knew, but they didn't want to tell the profit center. So the profits of them said, Okay, you guys, since you guys are walking, you know, take care of the food and so forth. You must know how many how many camels you slaughter. Right? And so so yeah, we slaughter 10 camels a day. Every day, we slaughter 10 cameras, and he said, Thank you.
He turned out and he turned around to the companions, he said,
the mechanism is about 1000.
Why? Because every camel will feed about 100 people. So there's a lot of 10 cameras, it's 1000. Even though these guys they want to tell, you know, if you know how to ask the questions correctly, they're going to tell it to you, and people can't cover up the people are not smart enough. People are not smart enough, a normal person is not smart enough to cover up all their lies. If you ask them enough questions, they'll contradict themselves, and you'll get the truth. And so if you know that that's where criminology comes in, so forth. And so their methods and torturing is not one of them. You know, and so you teach them what Islam teaches, and so forth. And then you'll see that you
will see that, you know, this is, you know, when things like when things like that come forth in the news, and you take the lessons from the seal of the prophets of the law, it's also a form of doubt. And during the time of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the message the prisoners would treat in the best possible way to the point where they were given the best food, they were given the best food, and they were put in the masjid. They are put in the masjid so that the people could see the Muslims, they could see that brotherhood of the Muslims. And they could see and hear the Quran, they could see and hear that hear the Quran. And they were very kind to the, to the
prisoners, to the point where the prisoners were astonished where they were giving the good, you know, when the prophet SAW them ordered the prisoners to bring forth the best food to them.
And so this is a form of Dawa, also in kind treatment. And so we as Muslims, as I mentioned, we should be proactive when it comes to being kind to people. So instead of waiting for something to happen, we should be the first people when there's a disaster, we should be the first people to help out. We also as Muslims, we should be there helping the homeless, we should also be there helping the battered woman so that when something happens, then the Muslims the non Muslims will realize No, you know that, hey, you know, the what the media is saying about Islam is not true. I know that Muslims and in fact, some of these things that you can some of the, some of
the actions, if you stand out,
and you excellent, we're the best in the things that you do an extra kind, giving that extra, you know, extra effort and trying to be kind. People will remember that. Why because even that the people forget, you have to realize even if people forget what you said to them, but even if people forget what you did for them, they will not forget how you made how you made them feel. And they'll always remember that they will associate that with the Muslims. And so that's why we should always you know, as I try to imitate the actions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam even in his demeanor. Now the man, you know, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would always
To the point where I would have lost radi Allahu anhu.
Why am I saying this? The reason I'm saying this is because a couple of weeks ago, we received an email, an email from a neighbor of the masjid.
This lady, she said, You know, I've been in this area for 10 years, meaning she lived next to that mustard for 10 years. And I tried to be very kind, that the Muslims, I tried to be very kind to the Muslims, and every time they you know, they come by me or they, they, you know, they park their cars and they go to the mosque. I always say hi, or good morning. But sometimes I go towards them, they always run away from me.
And I thought that maybe the men are like that. But then I tried it with the with the with the sit with the woman also. And they were worse.
Then, you know, I just wanted to say hi to them. I didn't want to say good morning to them. And she wrote a very, very long letter. And what we don't realize is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. You know, he always he always had a smile on his face. And some people they think that the face of piety and righteousness is the serious face of the uncle that walks to the mosque. The You know, when the kids see him, they run off good brothers. Get out. Come on, guys, the uncles coming know the Messenger of Allah Allahu Allah has always had this glowing and beautiful smile. To the point where everyone who looked at him felt when he smiled at them, they felt special. That's
why I would have lost the love
Lisa, Amber glass wrote the love language. He said to the tee said, Every time the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked at me, he smiled. So much so
I thought that I was, you know the best that was his favorite to the point where he came, he approached the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam one day and he said, O Messenger of Allah.
Is Abu Bakar better than me, or am I better than Abu Bakr?
He thought that he was better than abubaker seriously, you know?
And the prophets of Allah has looked at him and said, No bucket is better than you. Why did he think that he was better than Baba? Because he felt so special that smiles that glowing smile was so special, it made you feel special.
So loving, so kind, so compassionate. So beautiful, that beautiful smile made it felt so special. And so he didn't stop there.
Okay, abubaker we know that position. Is that as a bucket, right, though obama does. He gave it another try. You know that? He said, O Messenger of Allah. Is Abu Omar better than me or my better than Omar.
He does himself better than Omar, because he felt so special. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said no Omar is better than you. But then he realized, he said after that I realized that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was like this to everyone.
This is how he was he always had this glowing smile that made you feel special. And so a lot of times when we deal with non Muslims, like that, we're always wise as non Muslims, you know, the ledges and so forth. Now you It's okay, it's okay to smile to them. Right? So okay, they if they, you know, they say hi to you say hi to them. And it's okay. They say hi to them also, you know, you have to, to be kind to them. And by the way, it's also you know, if somebody is close to you, somebody's nice to you. It's okay to love them to love now you might own and Muslims, what do you say? You know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salat non Muslims also, he loved the non Muslim that
was very bitter, somebody that was very beloved to him. And Allah Subhana even said, So, Allah Subhana even said, so who was it? It was his uncle, his uncle Abu Talib. And so not all non Muslims are the same. There are some non Muslims who are going to be very kind to you, they're going to be very nice to you. And in fact, they will, he will support you and support your cause. And so there are people who are different in every you know, in Mecca, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had other people also Alma de, who was very supportive of the Muslims, to the point where he when when the prisoners of budget
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, if he were alive today, and he would have talked to me about these prisoners, I would have released all of them. If he asked me to do so I would have released all of them. If not, I'm have debo just just one word for me, I would have released all of them. Why? Because he was very kind to the Muslims. And so you don't treat
non Muslims the same. There are some who are very nice to you, and it's okay. That's why the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he loves his uncle. This is of course, it's a natural level. It's a natural level. And that's why the Prophet Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in nicoleta, demon, but you cannot guide whom you love. But Allah subhanho wa Taala guides whomever He wills. And so Allah even affirms that so not everyone, so like, and then a non Muslim, I have a parent, a father or a mother, who's non Muslim.
And it's okay, you know, it's okay for them to love God and unnaturally love their parents, even if their parents are not Muslims. And of course, they tell you to do something that's contradictory to the teachings and principles of Islam. You don't follow it. But at the same time, you should be kind to them be nice to the muscle, especially, you know, in you know, if they are nice to you, and they're supportive of you, and so on when it comes to the leadership skills of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Essam, in the, in the theater of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, in the life of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam and the character of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi
The character his character itself was proof of his prophet and messenger ship.
We Muslims, of course, love the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, etc, and we praise Him. But did you did you know that non Muslims also praise the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
whether they like it or not, they praise the Messenger of Allah sallallahu. So indirectly, he is Mohammed praised by the Muslims and he's Mohammed the praised one. praised by the non Muslims and every
culture. Do you know why? Because when you look at society,
the characteristics and attributes that were found in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam were characteristics and attributes that are praiseworthy in all cultures.
Like being honest, being kind to the Muslim by being kind to the orphans, and helping, you know, being kind teaching the teaching others, you have to be kind to the woman in their family to their mothers. In fact, like, you know, nowadays, a lot of people don't realize, but
even though they say that Muslim women are oppressed, and so forth, did you know that the majority of those who accept Islam are not men?
The woman are the ones who are accepting Islam, a woman or accepting Islam more than the men? And that is why
why is this? Why is this the case?
What when people speak about certain things, you know, when they bash
Islam, and they speak badly about Islam? In the end, in the end, people will be curious. And when they are curious, you know, they'll start looking for it, looking for the information they find out, you know, what people are saying is not is not correct. And so they start finding the truth, and then it brings them to Islam. And that's why in Islam, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ordered us in I like the profits on the line, so ordered us to be kind to the woman and her family. And he said, hydrocodone, hydrocodone si, kumana, hydrocone, say, the best of your the best soldier, woman and the best stores my woman, and the Messenger of Allah Salaam, said this at a time
in which in Europe, people, the priests, and the, the church, and so forth, they were discussing the point they were discussing on whether women are actually humans or not.
They were discussing these matters, they didn't have any rights whatsoever. And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is already, you know, giving them you know, speaking about woman in such a way to the point where a companion came and said, O Messenger of Allah, who has more rights, for my good companionship and meaning, who has more right for me to be kind to envied and be nice to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam then said your mother.
And then he asked again, who who next? And he said, Your mother, then he asked again, who next? They said your mother again. And after that the fourth time, he said, then your father, did you know that if this were an Olympic race, now you guys just had the Olympics recently, right? If this were an Olympic race, did you know the father would and the mother would have gotten the gold, the silver and the bronze medal, I mean, the whole podium would have been heard, and the father would have gone home crying.
Fourth place is the worst place.
But anyways, that's the position that's the status of woman in this lamp.
And so he was also the best husband. When he came home, I shadowed the law. And he said, he used to be at the service of his wives, in other words used to help them out. And so all of these characteristics are praiseworthy characteristics and in every culture now, and this was over 1400 years ago. And so if you, if you
praise these characteristics, and these attributes, then you have indirectly praised the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because all of these characteristics that you are praising are found in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam also. And so that's why it's very important for us in this time and age, to learn about to learn about the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it's a it's our responsibility to defend the honor of Islam,
in the honor of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam in the only way we can do so is to seek knowledge. And we also have to realize that in order for us to make this a successful, we have to let people know and teach and convince people that this religion is applicable, even in the 21st century. And so you have to learn the economics and so forth, the social aspects of Islam, and all of these matters. And so,
and hamdulillah we have a class about the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam starting tomorrow, so if you haven't signed up, inshallah, we'll cover these points, and many other points also in more detail, so that we can learn to defend the honor of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I know some of you might have excuses and saying, saying this and saying that
in saying that you don't have time when you say you don't have time for something, you know, you're actually just saying that it's not important enough for you to make time for it. Because it was really important for important enough for you, then you would make time for it. And this is something that's very important to come together and learn together to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood, in our community and amongst ourselves, especially, especially in the difficult times that we are living in right now. And so, we ask Allah Subhana Allah just as he has gathered us here tonight to also get to also gather us in the highest level of Paradise with the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam