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In Al Hamdulillah number two who wanna study in who wanna stop
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la Rasulullah hufa. defassa was a NaVi man, Am I bad? The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was the mecca face lots of trials and tribulations.
the but those
trials and tribulations that he faced,
where he wasn't alone in it, the companions, especially the weak ones, like Bilal and how bad
they face very harsh
tests and harsh persecution from the Quraysh from the non Muslims in Mecca.
Omar mahapatra della Han who met Abaddon arroz, one day, and he asked him
he asked him one day,
kebab he asked, Omar said,
was the hardships you faced in Mecca? What kind of hardship did you face and neck at the beginning?
And so kaboom. Nora didn't even say anything.
All he did was turn around and opened his back. And then Omar macapa, when he looked at it, he said, Mara, to kill you.
He said, I've never seen anything like this.
Except for today like today.
What did he see?
He saw the back of hubbub above
and above he said
look at Oh,
okay, that's Lee enough.
was the head to ally her former aka el wedeck avari. He said they used to light a fire or they used to burn a fire. And they used to use my back to turn out that fire.
And so they would pull him
until his the sizzling in the wedeck lottery, meaning the oil, you know, the the oil or the fat or the blood and so forth that was on his back. That was what turned out to turn off the fire. So whenever they had fire, they would turn off their fire with the back of hubbub of knots. And that's why you saw these black holes and black streaks on the back of hubbub of an audit. And this is just an example of what the Muslims face during the time in Mecca.
The meccan error in the biography of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is an important time for us to reflect over and take lessons from especially for Muslims living in the West.
Why? Because the Muslims were living as a religious minority. In we in America,
and in the West, we are living as a religious minority also. And most people don't realize or don't think over and reflect
and realize that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was living as a religious minority. The Muslims in Mecca were living as a religious minority, most of the time of the Prophet sallallahu so because they spent over 13 years in Mecca,
establishing tawheed making that our and living as a religious minority being persecuted. And why do we need to study this particular period as Muslims? And why do we need to concentrate on this period? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has already said in a hadith in Sahih, Muslim from obihiro thora della Han who
who said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I said, but Islam or even was he even come out better for to buy
alborada he said Islam started very started strange, they were very strange or lonely. Islam started strange and lonely, it will revert to being strange and lonely. So give glad tidings of Paradise to the lonely strangers.
So give glad tidings of Paradise to the lonely strangers. Because when you're practicing Islam and you're holding on to Islam,
it's going to be very difficult just as it was difficult during the time of the Prophet salallahu alayhi Salaam in the meccan era when they were being persecuted, and so forth, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, but Islam, or even was a holdover, even combat, but at the same time,
this from this heading, we can take two benefits from it, we can understand and we can take two understandings from this particular idea. First, what is this particular idea mean? Whether Islam or even was a holdover even komaba. Islam started strange meaning it started little by little in the Muslims at the beginning of a very few. And it was strange to the people. And there was a lot of people who supported Islam, and there were very few people at the beginning. And this so this refers to the small number of those who and when he said that the Prophet son said, Well, that was the root of that event.
And it will return strange. What does that mean? First of all, it started small number but when we say say Oh, don't worry, when does that mean that the Muslims will decrease in number? No, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said
in a Hadith, which is authentic, he says said that the Dalai Lama committed to that accolade to Allah casati ha.
Indeed, the oma The Omen, the nation's
the nation's will go around was around you. and plunder, plunder you, we plan to do well take from you. Like it's happening right now.
Just like a group of hungry people fighting over food in one fighting over a platter of food. So you have one platter of food, everybody's hungry. Everyone wants to take a piece.
And that's what they're going to do to the, to the resources and to the Muslims and so forth. And so the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when they heard this Hadith, they said jasola I mean thinlit in Yama, even nano er rasulillah Is it because we are so few in number of messenger of Allah. And so the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we respond and he said, Well, Antonio, my Ethan Kathy or
nay on that day, you will be a little bit you will be many
what I can
say, but you will be like the foam
that you see on the side of the river or the sea in the side of the, you know, the valleys, when the river when the water runs through the valley, and it leaves the phone, you can just blow it and it goes away.
So that's how we are right now. You know, like they say, we have over 2 billion
Muslims, 2 billion strong and growing or should we say 2 billion weakened, growing.
There are so many Muslims
but at the same time, we are so weak. And this is the prophecy that the prophets have a lot as I mentioned. So the returning was a Yoda that even the returning the reverted reverting to being strange refers to the small number of those who adhere to the true teachings of the prophets of a lot so
many people say they say that Muslims were a lot of Muslims now are just fine. It's just by name. Those who really adhere to the Sunnah of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam are very few and it will be very difficult
to hold on to the correct Islam to hold on to the Quran and Sunnah. Why? Because the prophets Allah La vida he was Salama, he said in another Hadith from SMU Malik and Laurel de la vida, the Hadith is Hassan from intimidated me from Anissa nomadic and odilo and we said Allah tala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yeah to Allah Nancy Zieman alcovy Darla de Cal COVID lol Jama.
He said there will come a time.
There will come a time
that it will be so difficult. I mean, the person that holds on adheres to this Deen is like the person holding on to burning coal.
Imagine yourself right now.
You have coal in your hands. You hold it you have power.
you let it go. And you're going to be
how long are you going to hold it?
Are you going to be holding on to it or not? You know with us.
Sometimes, you know, we're not cooking, and we're doing something immediately when we touch something very hot, instinctively our hands move away.
Imagine, you know, this is like one moment only. You're holding on to it. And you know what happens? Just because of that, just that one moment.
You feel the pain of it, that everybody runs. You either put your hand under the cold water, you look for ice, people put toothpaste, all kinds of things, tried to cool it down. Imagine you're trying to hold it, you're holding on to it and you know, you can't let it go.
That's how it's going to be. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has mentioned that and so
this was how it was. During the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Kabbalah, was put
on top of coal. Coal was burning on his back, and he had to put up the fire with that coal.
But he stood firm and stayed strong. And said La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah and persevered through all of that. And so Allah subhana wa tada opened the way for them until they were free, they were able to go to have a shot and some of them were able to later on, they went to Medina. And so, Islam also
some of the scholars have said, but Islam or even once a year, or even come up with a meaning of returning back to the time like in Mecca, Islam started strange, revert back to being strange and lonely again.
As Cindy in his commentary on this hadith in Harshad Unum.
This Huddy shows that supporting Islam, and following its commands may require
leaving one's homeland and being patient in bearing the difficulties of being a stranger. In other words, you go you leave your home, then being a stranger, it might feel you might be forced to leave to hold on to your gene.
So hold on to that Illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, just as the Muslims were forced to leave, the place that they were born, the place that they were used to, and they left their homelands and they left their countries, and they left the place that they're used to. So this later on, there might be a time in which you in order to preserve and take care of your deen to hold on to your deen, you're going to have to move and make hedgerow
just to take care of take care of your family and preserve the deen within you. And so
the time in Mecca we can have we can take many lessons from and we can learn from how how did how did the Muslim stay strong? And how are they able to stay firm? And what did a loss of handle that they revealed to them and what did you teach them? And what were the principles that they stood for and what were the what were the things that kept them? firm in the deen from them saying like Allah, Allah, Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah.
Let's start from the beginning of Revelation,
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He used to go to a cave, called the cable head off
and reflect upon the misguidance of the people and the society. And he was on the cable head, it was an area
in Java nor the mountain and that mountain during that time. If you were to stay in that, in that cave, and you overlooked and you look down, you would be able to see the Kaaba.
Of course, now you probably you can't see it from the from there anymore because of all those buildings. But before you can see people going around making dough off you can see the whole of the Mexican society from that area. And so the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to go until finally
when he was 40 years of age,
Allah subhana wa tada sent jabril
he squeezed them so hard, that he thought he was going to die. And he said
he squeezed them against a para read and the Prophet Sutherland said I do not know how to read man to be a partier. And he squeezed him again until he almost
ran out of breath and he almost died. And then gibreel said, This smear up be keleti Holla Holla insanity.
nada para para bukal a crumb. Lady I learn a bit from Allah Subhana revealed the first I was the first, first I echo this mirror of deca let the hell up, because of Accra,
it changed the whole of the Arabian Peninsula afterwards, read or in this or when it comes to the Prophet sallallahu. It is recite,
recite, because the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, so neither knew how to read nor write. And he said, We sight. And the Prophet Salam said, I do not I do not know how to recite. And so finally, you know, the squeezing and so forth. The reading here, this is stablish
the code or the principle down from the beginning?
Why was it the first because everything is based on knowledge APRA
and the Prophet sallallahu even though he didn't know how to read or write, and he didn't, he doesn't need to know how to read or write. Why doesn't the Prophet solo need to know how to read or write, because he was receiving revelation from Allah, his knowledge was coming directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
If your knowledge is coming direct from the all knowing you don't need to go reading, you don't need to go around looking for other people's books to read.
It's from Allah Subhana Allah directly. And of course, there are other reasons, but this mirror because he held up afterwards, the Prophet sallallahu
urge the companions to learn, learn how to read. And so knowledge
is a is a foundation that we have to establish. When we want to keep ourselves firm.
We want to keep the dot one strong, we want to keep our families strong. We have to have knowledge, everything starts from knowledge, if this mirrabooka lady Halak, and so that's why
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after receiving this revelation, started teaching the companions and the companions
started to learn how to read it even in, you know, during the battle,
when the Muslims captured
the prisoners of war, the captors, they could they could free themselves if they were able to teach 10 Muslims. In other words, if they could teach 10 Muslims, they will be free. That was the ransom money if they couldn't afford the ransom money.
And so the Meccans Of course, because they were more they were traitors and the Medina ins they didn't know how to you know, they were farmers more More, more so. So a lot of them did not know how to read, but the prophets of aloha they also made it shows the significance of learning, reading, writing and knowledge. And so from the very beginning, you have to establish this mirror because Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed in Surah Taha in the meccan surah, also in Mecca. Allah subhanho wa Taala says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will pull up visit ni, O and say, oh, Mohammed, this is the only thing that Allah subhanho wa Taala told the Prophet some to ask for
we'll call Robbie Sydney. Oh my lord, increase me in knowledge.
Allah Do not tell them to ask for more wealth, more a more of anything except for the knowledge, surfer knowledge. And he said, we'll call her up visit Nina. And oh, my Lord, increased me and knowledge and for us. We need to we need it even more. And, and knowledge in terms of fitness, in terms of trials and tribulations is very important in times of hardship. It's very important, it will keep us straight. Because in times of trials and tribulations, sometimes it's very difficult to distinguish right from wrong.
People are running after this and running after that. You remember after 911 you have so many people, right? Everybody, maybe, you know, you can't tell who's good, the good from the bad, you know, the good Muslims when the true Muslim and the true Muslims from the Muslims just by name. And just sometimes some of the things happen. You see woman taken off their hijab, men shaving some Muslims, shaving their beards, and so forth. And so sometimes you have different photographers coming out about this and about that. And so if you're not farming, knowledge, everything, it's a chaos. It's very chaotic, in terms of trials and tribulations, in terms of hardship, you don't even
know who to follow. And so knowledge keeps you firm in terms of trials and tribulations and know that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, lay at the ally comes a man in the living room Minho. There will not come a time, except that which is after it is worse than it. In other words this year, you think
It's bad next year, it's going to be worse.
This year and next year, you think you're gonna think it's getting worse, it's going to be worse than that. And these are some of the prophecies of the prophecy a lot. So, but at the same time,
don't go around blaming the times that you're living in.
You know, we're always saying, oh, we're living in this time. And that time, we always blame the time. Now, he was a man and I when I,
when I said, He's a man, you know,
we always blame the times that we're living in. There's nothing wrong with the times we're living in. The only thing that's wrong with the time that we're living we're living in is us.
That's the only thing that's
nothing wrong with the times we're living in. So even though we're living hard times, and there's hardship, there's lots of difficulties not so challenges facing Muslims, in America.
And everywhere in the world, we have to be strong, and we have to correct ourselves one at a time, one person at a time. And the only way to do that is through sound knowledge and correct knowledge. And that's why Rahim Allah He said, in the habit of Nasional, folk Baku the Hajj. He said the need of the people for knowledge, the need for knowledge is above our needs, people's need, people's need for knowledge of the above our needs. And he said,
and NASA Marta junuh, Elon, toddlerhood xeoma.
They are in need of knowledge before they are in need of bread and water.
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he said because the reason being is that a person is in need of knowledge all of the time, what his need for bread and water is once or twice a day only.
But your need for knowledge is consistent all the time. That's why you are in more in need of knowledge, then you are in need of your daily bread, bread and water that you have. And then during the time of the Prophet sallallahu Epsom in Mecca, he established the meeting place the place where they learn the Quran, the place where they met to discuss matters, the place where they taught each other and they let you know they gathered together in
the house of Allah
to learn and teach the deen and that's what they used to gather the Muslims, those who are hiding and those who are not hiding, they used to gather in that house. And so you have to
strengthen your knowledge. And so ekra this smear of the color the hallak. So these times to keep firm, read and learn about your deen and stay and consult be in consultation with those who have knowledge all the time. Because when there's chaos when it becomes chaotic, when there's trials and tribulations that's what was saved that that's that's what what will keep you strong. And because you will know right from wrong.
The second thing
that we can take lessons from
some of the principles that were being established in Mecca.
First is right after Allah Subhana revealed ikura this mirrabooka let the hell up just the third surah afterwards, some of the scholars and well it's one of the first five sources, Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed surah Tomas de Mille Allah subhanho wa Taala says
boom in La La La Nina nesbo.
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de la? Yeah, you have Muzammil oh you He is folded up in like government.
When the Prophet Simon came back, he's folded in and got him this garment he's scared. doesn't know what happened when the iron was revealed.
He thought it was maybe it was a gin. And this is also a reason why he was squeezed were very hard. Why? It was physical. And there was how there was actually pain in that pain is to make him realize that this is not something that is mental. Only. You're not just seeing this, you know, in your head. It's physical. This is something that happened
last summer, and he was scared. So last week, I said yeah, you had a Muslim male. Oh, yeah. Who's folded in the garment. Woman Laila in paralela stand up all night, except a small portion of it.
immediately Subhan Allah Allah Subhana Allah orders, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after knowledge if this mirror because Allah
amin Laila in Stand Up All Night except a small portion of it for prayer
and this is what strengthens us is the tahajjud prayer is the prayers, the Sunnah prayers, increase in your ibadah
and strengthen your connection between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala because you're going to need it.
You're going to need it. When those go for all around you. You have to strengthen your email by increasing your ibadah nesbo postman who carniola half of it or curtailed the half the half a little mean half of it or a little bit less than that. How was it not a new add on to
Tila? What else do you do to keep your strong stand up prayer and recite the Quran and add to it and recite the Quran in a slow pleasant tone and style.
Or a tearjerker? Anna Tara Tila, why in Santa Monica Hola.
Tila soon Shall we send down to the way the message
because Islam you have to take Islam seriously.
salami serious. It's not just play?
Well, my who have been has,
indeed it is not something that's play. It's serious because your life in your happiness in this life and in the Hereafter
is dependent upon it. You don't have Islam, you don't just lose your car, you don't just lose your house.
You lose yourself.
Ma'am, and my yz you know, for old
lady nakasu fusa home. And as for those whose scale of deed is light, they will lose their selves,
their souls and ourselves.
It's not your house and your money that you have in the bank. No, it's you everything. It's you know, just what you possess you what you possess and everything else. And so, take it seriously you have to take Islam seriously. It isn't just something that you that you do on Friday or certain days and that but it's a life. It's a way of life from the morning until night from night until morning. from year to year, all around until the day that you die. You worship Allah subhanho wa Taala until the day they put you in the grave. And so you have to increase in your ibadah and one of the things to increase of course besides Salud.
You know tahajjud the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Hadith in Sahih Muslim and so last night, Mensa left Natasha taraka yo meanwhile ala Mooney Allah who will be hidden verbatim verbatim filiana.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, one of the things that we should always try to practice the salata robots, the prayers, the Sunnah prayers, especially the 12 block as the prophets of the love said, Whoever prays 12 o'clock in the day in the night, I love a bill from a house in paradise. And another another narration he said when I left Natasha taraka philleo me with Layla, the halogen he said whoever is consistent favara so you have to be patient in the obedience of Allah and be consistent. Man whoever is consistent in the in 12 block as in the day and a night who will enter Paradise. What are these 12 block as outlined for rock as before the hard work I say Nevada into
rock as after the hook
into rock as after Maghrib
Alicia and to rock as after Asia or attain a public ledger and to rock as before for Japan in these are the 12 rock as the viewer to be patient. Consistent with this shoulder you have paradise and this is something to strengthen us you know and keep our image strong. And consistency is very important. Consistency
is a way that we can you know keep our mind strong. So try the pig pig deeds. Look first of all look for these that that went to enter your paradise. Look for a hadith that says if you do this you enter Paradise like for example playing after every we'll do playing to at least two records after after making will do or you know doing helping the orphans and so forth. Some anything that
entry into paradise. Try to be patient with that
and try to be consistent with it, because that's very important. And consistency is more important than the great deed and then stopping altogether. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Hadith in Sahih, Bukhari said from this is narrated from narrated by Ayesha rhodiola. And she said, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said,
when the when she asked him, what's the best of deeds? He said, Man at one Mujawar in Allah, He said the best deeds are that which is consistent, even if it's just a little, even just a few. So
read knowledge on common Laila in particular stand up and pray increase in your ibadah these are the pillars of surviving in a society. And then another one The last thing after that immediately, what did Allah subhana wa tada say? What did he reveal to the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah set up
backup backup deal with the backup here, we're Rogers, you're
stuck, while he Rob Baek fosse, dear
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, oh, ye, oh, yeah, you helped with the
Oda who is wrapped up.
Come for an idea. Arise, stand up and arise and deliver the warning
confirms that we're up the kosaka and magnify or glorify and magnify your Lord.
Stand up and make Dawa. Stand up and warn the people stand up and tell the people
and tell them
and when you're doing that, know that Allah has the greatest. So when you go out, no matter what happens, just realize and put that in your heart as this is this being the greatest put the here after a loss of a handle at the beyond all above and beyond all others?
Well, what about the Catholic appeal, what the back of the head and like garments keep free from stain. And some of the scholars said this means in your heart and the garment and everything that you have your character,
keep your character clean, keep away from you know, the good Muslims show that you show who the true Muslims are.
Now, there are a lot of people, some people you know, I know brother, he accepted Islam hamdulillah lots of hands are guided to guide him to Islam. And he studied on his own. And he told me later on he said, You know what, after after being around with Muslims
Alhamdulillah that Allah subhanho wa Taala guided me to Islam, before he guided me to the Muslims
is that if I knew the Muslims, before Islam, something I don't I don't I don't know if I would have accepted Islam seeing the character. But he knew Islam came into my by studying and learning about Islam before I even met any Muslim.
And when he met the Muslims, he was already convinced before he met the Muslims of La la la Muhammad Rasul Allah already. And so sometimes, like, for example, we have places like this, that we rent out for events. I remember when I was in Florida one time, and I went into the that went to the bathroom after giving a lecture, I went to the bathroom, and the janitor was cleaning the bathroom. And he said, I hate Muslims. Like straight in my face. I hate Muslims. It's like, What? Why? So why do you hate Muslims? Says because you guys are so dirty.
He says no, he says it's true. Like he was like really frustrated because the bathroom, you had bottled water bottles all over next to the toilets, and you have like water everywhere. And there's paper on the ground. He said, you know, everyone else rents this place. And I have no problem with it. Everything remains clean. But when you guys read this place, I don't know what happens like this is look at this.
And so I started speaking, I said, Look,
I said Islam teaches us cleanliness and purity, don't judge Islam by what the Muslims do. In fact, Islam teaches us cleanliness, so much to the point that one drop of urine. If it were to get on our clothing, we would not be able to leave it on there. We have to clean it off, because our prayers would not be accepted. That's how clean we have to be.
We have to keep our clothing clean the place clean. We don't want other people stepping on the area where the urine and then they walk. We're not allowed to do that. So go learn about Islam. And then you'll see and so he said really, why is this so nice? Well I like I said learn about Islam
and you know
And he was surprised, surprised by it. But you see that Muslims, sometimes, you know, we don't give a good impression about Islam, and people are still becoming Muslims.
So imagine, imagine if we were really, you know, applying Islam in our daily lives and everything that we do. Imagine how many more people would accept Islam? So what about
Yabba? Lee, your character, your close everything? What would you do with it, which is a failure and stay away from abominations. You stay away from sheer luck, stay away from the things that people will look down on when you do things, you know, say we stay stay away from bad bad things well,
and don't, when you go out to McDonald's, don't think, don't go out for the money or anything like that. Don't think you're gonna, you're gonna have an increase in Well, don't do that alone. Don't do it for that sake, Allah will give it to you anyways.
You know, but do it for the sake of Allah. And while you rock because there and when you go out, you got to be patient. So in order to be firm, to be strong, you have to make that work, you have to when I say make that way doesn't mean to go out, you know, for such and such days and so forth on you know, even in your family, keep your family strong. And your the people who are around you, in your your classmates, you know, sometimes some Muslims are embarrassed to like talk to the non Muslims about Islam, but speak to them
about Islam. When you see somebody speak to them and give them the message and speak to your co workers, and just invite edify embody Islam in all your actions and do everything that you the best that you can. And so that's why Allah subhana wa tada says,
30 Delica was stuck in come out or milk while at home. He said, finally talica Now then, for that reason, further, call them nethers, call it make dollar, what's stuck in and be upright. So make that one and be upright, come out, like you have been ordered to Well, let's go home and do not follow their desires did not follow their desires. And so Allah Subhana, Allah orders us to make Tao because if we don't make Dawa, they're gonna make that what to us.
mean, every single day there every single time we go out, we're being preached to
every single day, over 3000 times a day.
Do you know that the average person sees 3000 ads a day.
So you're looking at an ad you're actually being preached to you, they're telling you to do this, to buy this to believe in this to say that this is, you know, this is beautiful, this is beauty, this is good, this is bad. And this and this, this is that they're always everybody's trying to sell you something over 3000 a day that they're trying to change your mind change your idea is trying to make you do things. So unless you go out and make doubt they're gonna if you don't change them, they will change you. And so, you have to you have to go and give the message. And the basis of this data
should be to call to La ilaha illAllah alone. It should not be you know, that's not based on tribalism, racism, or nationalism or anything like that.
And the loss of Hannah Montana took care of that even during the time of the Prophet some a lot ism, so that people would not think it is related to anything tribal.
You know, Abu Talib, Abu Talib, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after he passed away, he was pretty much the most noble of the Quran. He was the most respected
of the courage. He was pretty much the leader of the parish, and Abu Talib
died as a non Muslim. He helped Islam. He helped Islam a lot. But Allah subhanho wa Taala did not guide him and why you might ask why the Prophet salallahu Salam loved Abu Dhabi, in one guidance for him more than anybody else.
There was not a single person in Mecca that he wanted to be guided more more than his uncle Abu Qatada because he was helping him so much, but still he died as a non Muslim. Why is this the case? Some of the scholars they've said it is to show to cut off to sit to let the people know that this is not a tribal thing.
If Abu Talib would have accepted Islam, he is a noble koresh. He accepts Islam, while Mohammed is just calling continuing that think that that that
seeking of respect and nobility and position in his tribe and clan is just that continuation
But they can't say that, once Look, I thought he was his own home people, he was his own uncle. Oh, and he didn't accept Islam. So it's not based on tribal tribalism or anything like that. And as Muslims are living in a society like this, we need to hold hands, we need to get together, we need to be together more than anything else.
Because, you know, we, we have enemies already attacking us from outside, we don't need to split, we need to hold him we need to be together more than ever. And so that's why
it's very, it's very difficult. But at the same time,
you know, we have to be strong, and we cannot have, you know, massage, it's just, for example, massages for this massages for these people. And that people, those people, this is a DC method, this is an error message, this is this and that, they were just following the footsteps of the NASA, NASA, the
mechanic publikum, you will follow the ways of the people before,
you know, hand span by hand span width by width, inch by inch, you're gonna follow them. And you know, what, this is what we're doing, you know, we have what do they have the Christians that have like, Chinese Baptist Church, right, or, you know, this is a Puerto Rican church, and this is a this church, this is, you know, a Japanese, and then you have all kinds,
you know, all kinds this were blacks, and this is for this and that, they took that path, you know, we're following that same path.
Also following that same path. But you know, in Islam,
it cut that off, even from the from the beginning. And when you read the seal of the prophets of the law, there are some there are many examples of this.
Another thing that we also have to learn
the non Muslims will continue to attack Islam, and you know, what they will do in society like this, they will test the waters, how do they test the waters, you know, you know, the, the incident with the cartoon, and so forth. You know, they're just testing the waters to see what the Muslims do.
And if we don't say anything, we don't do anything to defend the honor of the Prophet celebration, they will do worse.
And then they will take it another step. And you know, sometimes you know what they do. They close down foundations, and they put Muslims in jail for no reason. You know why? They start off with certain people, just to test the waters just to see if the Muslims will do anything about it. See if they will say anything, if anybody raise a finger, raise the voice. And if nobody does it, then they'll go to the next person. Okay, we can go on to the next next level now. And they're going to keep on testing the waters like this. And this is what the Quran did, with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But you know, when the prophets Allah when they when this happened during the time
when the prophets of Allah isn't one time.
opa, if not be my is one of the most staunch enemies of Islam. A Buddha has a gentleman who would like to, you know, I'm tired of this person. He was he was in the Kaaba next to the Prophet Saddam was in the next to the cat but pray, said, Who dares to just go there and just take care of the Mohammed for me? And so I've never met, I'd be married. He says, You know what, I'm gonna do it.
He runs to he goes to the Prophet Solomon. So he starts choking him.
He's choking the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakar comes by, and he pushes him away and he pushes all the other people away. And he says, I tapped to lunar module and I Yakuza robiola.
Are you going to kill a person who just says that my lord is alone?
Are you going to do that? Abu Bakr radi Allahu I know comes, pushes everybody away, he's not gonna let that happen.
And they know that when something like that happens, the Muslims will come abubaker even all the non Muslims around him, he doesn't care.
He will come and protect. And that's why when you see something happen, you know, sometimes you see this person being in prison and we know for false charges, or nothing.
They haven't done anything. But if the Muslims are quiet, they're gonna go to the next person. The next level, the next thing you know, if your name is Mohammed, you're in trouble.
That's all next year, it doesn't matter if you pray five times a day, I don't care Your name is when I met. Okay? You were on charges of this, this, this, this and that. And don't make up stuff. Why? Because nobody says anything. When something happens, nobody stands up to defend Islam. Nobody stands up and defend the scholars and all the prophets and messengers. From the time of Moses and time they had people who defended them.
People who, you know defended even the time of Moosa
In a salon,
you know, this is this this this is revealed concerning the time of Masada so that when he came, he came forward and you know, came forward to fit around. And that was the time that some of the scholars said that, you know, musala Islam was able to escape from film. Because the man, the believer that came up and he, he immediately, he was brave enough to speak out
at that time, when he was in front of him, and so defend the scholars, because the non Muslims will test the water. And the Muslims are quiet and they will do more and more and more. So this is another lesson that we have to learn also, another lesson, you know, what we learned also in the seal of the prophets of Allah Islam is Islam is just, and
if the most there are Muslims, or non Muslims who are very nice, and who will hold who uphold the cause of justice, who will help Muslims in fact, but they're not Muslims. And we don't realize we fail to realize, you know, during the time when the prophet SAW Allah, Islam and the Muslims were in the, you know, in the mountain pass, when the non Muslims set the embargo against the Muslims, you know, when they stopped selling and buying things to you know, the Muslims, and don't think that this, this cannot happen here. You know, there might come a time that you know, what your Muslim not gonna sell anything to you.
I'm not gonna buy a we're not gonna buy from you, we're gonna make your business go down. You know, there might be might come a time might come that time. And so this happened during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know that there are some, there are some non Muslims who were,
you know, on the side of the Muslims. There are some non Muslims who are on the side of the Muslims, and the Prophet, some of them treated them accordingly. You know, he didn't tell them to hate them or didn't tell them to do this and that against them. No, speak to them badly or anything like that. In fact, some of the people who suffered together were not Muslims. You know, the family of the tribe, the clan of Abu Dhabi became a bunny Hashem, there was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. There was the prophets of Muslims and non Muslims, they started together.
We don't have any narrations that the Prophet told the Muslims, you know what, you know, when he's if he's not Muslim, you know, if we have food don't give him
we should be the only ones that know. They stood together and the prophets I'm also recognized, if they did good foot towards the Muslims, like
Abraham, I will back that up Nishan he was the one that actually one of the people who
took down the embargo, or took down the ASR or the sanction against the Muslims, and the prophets of Allah who won the battle in the battle,
the battle, but the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to the companions, he said, Man, Lucky bastard evening, he
said, If you meet a sham, like this is a more evil, don't kill him. You know why? Because he was good to the Muslims. And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he was coming back from pif, and this was the harshest time for him very difficult time. And we he was coming back in the non Muslims were trying the correct we're trying to kill them already. They were trying to kill them.
You know, who who was it that protected the Prophet sallallahu. So,
who was it that the particular prophet someone lives? It was a long time in it albertan and it was a non Muslim.
But he took, he told he told his his children took out their armor and the sword stayed in each corner of the Kaaba and the other children to surround the Prophet Solomon with armor. He said, Bring the Prophet Salaam into Mecca, and he announced to the people in Mecca that he was under the Prophet sallallahu was under the protection of almost a military ID.
So he protected the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah Allah so then he helped the messenger he's a non Muslim, and he helped the Messenger of Allah Allah Allah says, You know what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said after the battle, but
the Muslims captured 7070 captors after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said low can and must remember it. Hi, Ian McCullough Menifee. How will I eat nuts? Now let's talk to him loud, loud.
He said if he was still alive, and he had passed away already, at that time, if he was still alive, and he spoke to me concerning these foul smelling people, you know, nuts and
mushy Kuhn and others not Muslims. I would have let them go.
I would have an Armenian mean letting go for free. If you have an ID, we would just come and say if he was still alive, said oh Mohammed, would you let these people free? He would let them free.
This is a non Muslim. It shows that not all non Muslims are always you know they
are going to you know, have this hatred towards you. Therefore, if they're with you, if they're within then of course, they treat you nicely. You know, then of course
We also at the same time, treat them nicely. But at the same time, we also have to realize that even though the, you know, they treat us nicely and they might have, they might, they might be standing for the truth and so forth, they are still committing the greatest sin in the sight of Allah which is shared, and that's detested in the sight of Allah. And this, we hate them for them, you know, we dislike them for that, for that, that ship that they have in them, because that's the most detested sin in the sight of Allah Subhana Allah and they are committing it. And thus every Muslim who doesn't commit. We love those Muslims more than the non Muslims because they have not committed that
greatly detested sin. And so, as Muslims
during this time, we also have to realize that sometimes when we're living in a society that most staunch enemies,
to us, might be our family members.
Just might be your family the most, the worst, you know, it might be it might even be your parents. Sometimes, you know, you want to be good, you want to study and you want to do that. But you know, your parents don't want it.
And they don't like it. And maybe it might be your uncle, it might be your cousin might be your family members. And so, and that's why, and that's why when you're working for this Dean, you have to realize that one of the lessons that you can learn is that your your closest enemies, they might be your closest relatives also. And that's the that's what happened in a time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam with Abu lahab, Abu lahab, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the message when Allah Subhana, Allah revealed the
Robin, and when they close relatives, he went up to Safa, and he yelled out, yes, about Hi, yah, Sabah.
And he said, this is this is these are like the word hirens. You know, when you're when you're yelling out, when you're calling this, this means that there's an attack or something great is happening. And if somebody hears this, if anyone hears this, everybody sends somebody to listen or they go themselves. And so the people in the mid in, in mid, you know, in the middle of the working time, you know, they're like, they hear this from the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, If I were to tell you that there is an army that's going to attack you from behind this mountain, would you believe me? And they all said,
You know what, we never have experienced any life from you whatsoever. You've never lied before. Why shouldn't we believe you? And so he said, and then afterwards, he said, he said to them, you know, he said, Oh,
yeah, bunny, bunny, cotton noodle a, he said, Oh,
the clan of captive nullah a. And then he said, Oh, and he kept them going. Yeah, yeah, but yet many of them and if you have any other Yes, Sophie frpm, and so forth. Individually, he mentioned name by name, name by name. And he said, I warned you of a grievious form of grievous punishment that is looming. I warn you of a looming punishment. If you don't believe if you don't say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah.
And so after that, his uncle his own uncle, Abu lahab, he says that but like I said,
destroy or he said perish, may you be Oh Mohammed, this rest the rest of the day of this day of yours.
And so Allah Subhana Allah revealed the I tub Bhatia Abdullah hobby with a parish, be the hands of Abu lahab with a novena and whom Allahu wa Makka sub his wealth you don't like he's because he's saying what is this what you can't you brought us here for, you know, we're like, we're busy buying and selling, trying to make money you come in, you come in
his wealth and whatever he acquires, will not avail him or not help him any whatsoever. And so, sometimes the staunchest enemies have to, they come from your closest relatives. And so one one more important thing. When you're in this particular situation that we were living during the time in Mecca, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was ordered to stay away from stay away from retaliating and fighting, retaliating and fighting and lots of answers, Khufu idea Kumar, kamisato attosecond and can't hold back your hands and established a prayer and give this account. So this is not a time for violence. This is peaceful, peaceful.
You're living as minorities peaceful die or giving that with the non Muslims peacefully showing them what what true Islam is. And this is what the Muslims were ordered to do in Mecca. And so there are many lessons. There's so many more lessons that we can learn from the from the time in Mecca and it's very important to learn them and especially for us to read these stories, because we can relate to some of the some of the things that are happening and some of the things that
Will Happen also, because the practice of law isn't said but Islam of everyone wants to do but even come up better and how should we behave and act to name those situations, read the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu
and especially focused on the meccan period meccan period and see how the Muslims treated the non Muslims he had the Muslims with the non Muslims and see what was established and what principles were established during that time. Because we need those principles we need those those more than anybody or any any more anyone else, and we need to learn from that and so go back open the seal of study of the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and learn about and take lessons from that and apply them and with that, inshallah
I know this is a break right now. So we're going to take a break, which is Aquila federal sallallahu, ala nabina, Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam