Practical Lessons From Seerah For Modern Age Peace Conference 2009
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What is this Jihad?
Is this fighting No.
This ayah is in Surah four, you know where surah four point Khan was revealed, it was revealed in Mecca, in which fighting was not permissible. And so the Jihad here
what the proofs in the Quran. And so these are just some of the lessons that we can extract and use for the modern age.
And this is the COO of the Prophet sallallahu. This is a miracle in itself.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. He was happy as the speaker of this session will be another Abdul bari yahia. And he will be addressing the topic of practical lessons from the theater
for the modern age, a bit of a background about our brother up till about a year. He was born in Vietnam during the Vietnam War,
and later immigrated to the USA with his family. After completing his primary and secondary education there. He began his studies at the Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia. Upon graduating from the Islamic University of Medina, his college of Shri Abdul Bari Fei returned to Vietnam and Cambodia and became a teacher and director of the revival of Islamic heritage society in Cambodia, and the Oman Qatar charity organization in Vietnam. He currently resides in Seattle, USA, along with his family, and is an instructor with the Alma Institute, an organization that provides trademark double weekend seminars, leading students towards a bachelor's degree in Islamic Studies,
is also currently the Imam of Masjid jermy on Muslim mean, in Seattle.
So I would like to invite to the stage
our beloved brother, I'm here to address the topic of practical lessons from this era for the modern age, brother up until about a year here in Alhamdulillah.
wanneroo billahi min asurion. fusina.
Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah.
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wa Taala. Hello,
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alive, Allah subhanho wa Taala
says in Surah,
the first ayah the first verse
Medina. Indeed, we have given you
the clear victory.
We have given you the clear victory. What victory was this? That happened during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
The Companions defeat an army.
How many soldiers did they captured? What country or what? city that they conquer?
Allah subhanho wa Taala says this is a clear victory. What is this clear victory
when we look at the ASVAB and knows all the reasons for the revelation of this ayah
this victory is
Victory of peace.
that Allah subhanho wa Taala calls has been a clear victory came after the Treaty of who they be here in the Treaty of who day via the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam agreed with the Mexicans and Porush to have an armistice. In other words, peace, and no fighting, they had been fighting before this, in the battle budget, in the barrel.
And also, in the following barrels that came, and then piece occurred.
This piece was called fat hammer.
That's why in Islam,
the true victory, the clear victory is the victory of peace, in which you avoid confrontation and avoid fight. And this was very beneficial for the Muslims.
Because after this, after this agreement, or this pact and treaty,
there was peace in the Arabian Peninsula.
Anyone who wanted to join the Muslims, they can i ally themselves with the Muslims, anyone who did not want to join the Muslims, they could ally themselves with the Mexicans.
But anyone who allied with one or the other, they had to respect this peace treaty. And because of that, oh 1400 people went to Mecca to perform Umrah. And this was when the Treaty of Hodeidah occurred because they could not go into Mecca. The Meccans prevented them from going in. But they gave them provisions to go next year. But during that trip,
there were 1400 people, Muslims who joined the Prophet sallallahu sallam, in less than two years later,
the next trip that they went after that, the following year, the next trip, the major trip that they went, they had over 10,000 Muslims, who went back to Mecca, just in less than two years. Why? Because so many people accepted Islam.
What is this show? This incident shows that Islam prospers in peace and not in war.
Islam prospers in peace. Why? because more people accepted Islam.
During the few months after the treaty, then over 19 years of Dawa in Mecca enmity
when there was peace, Islam spread.
And this is just one of the lessons that we can take from the theater or the biography of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. During this occasion, also,
during the time in which the treaty was being agreed upon, in the meeting with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, wasallam and suhaila nama representing the coloration Mecca. During this time before right before this, when the prophets Allah was prevented from going to Mecca. And first of all, they were not supposed to prevent the Muslims. This was an inalienable right of anyone who wanted to come into Mecca peacefully, to make own rather lesser pilgrimage. They were supposed to be allowed to go in freely, but the Meccans they went against their own tradition and prevented the Muslims from going in.
So, during this time, the one of the reasons why the Mexicans wanted peace also was because of war. Their economy was in shambles, the trade routes from Mecca to a sham,
but they were being impeded
because there was no peace, and that's why they also wanted peace. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, the Meccans
the operation Mecca, if only they would have allowed me to freely call people
Islam, they would have stood to gain, they would have gained in position and everything else. But they tried to prevent the prophets of Allah from doing so. And they expelled the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam. And because of the war and so forth, their economy was in shambles. It reminds us of the time that we are living in right now.
In just the few years of the incident of the attacks in Iraq, and so forth, the United States of America,
they have spent billions and billions of dollars
into this war.
I read an article,
and they were calculating
the amount of money in what you could have done with that money, instead of making bombs and guns and taking care of the troops and so forth. If they were to use that money,
to spread peace instead of war, you know, what they could have done, you know, what America can have in
America could have alleviated poverty from the face of this earth.
Not a single poor person, on the face of this earth, instead of using it for war, if they used it for peace. Imagine no poor person on the face of this earth, and everybody has enough to eat.
They could have alleviated poverty, from the face of this earth, with that same amount of money.
And that this is what also happened to the price because of the war. And so, in the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
There are lessons
is the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is a final religion revealed to mankind, there will not be another prophet who will be sent to us until the day of judgment, with the exception of Prophet alayhi salam, who will come back and rule by the Sharia of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam except for Jesus has returned. But the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu, lessen the legislation will be used, and will be ongoing until the day of judgment. And so the lessons in this era and in the Quran, are applicable,
even in our times. Now, what are some of the other lessons that we can extract from the COO of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Let's start from the beginning of Revelation.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was in Mecca. in Mecca, there was great oppression, the rich and wealthy the aristocrats in Mecca, they took advantage of the poor.
There was widespread oppression, widespread lewdness,
so much so that they even use to make the walk circumambulate around the cat bar, naked, not a single clothing on them.
Their morals were extraordinary.
be because of all the oppression
because of all the evils, especially the ship, the worshipping of idols and so forth in Mecca,
a person who is of the fitrah In other words, a person who is in his natural state towards good, like the Messenger of Allah, some of our lesson was, he saw people being oppressed, he saw people being harmed, he saw the rich taking advantage of the poor, and he saw
the way the society was,
when he was near around the age of 4040 years of age, he started to seclude himself. Why? To reflect upon this society because he wanted to change and do something about
you naturally, somebody who is of good heart. When they see evil, they naturally want to change. But how. So when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was at the age of 40.
Living in this society.
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed to him the first verses of the first Torah that was revealed
Tony rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem,
this Mira Deacon lady, holla, holla,
These were the first verses revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The first word in the Qur'an that was revealed was
this miracle that the holla read and recite in the name of your Lord who create this word caused a revolution in the Arabian Peninsula.
The Bedouin Arabs, who were looked down upon as second class people.
They rose from the desert, and they became the scholars of the world.
Because of this Mirabella, the hallak read and recite education
is of utmost importance. In Islam, read and write in they were in illiterate nation. Education
is so important to learn how to read and write that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the Muslims captured 70 of the prisoners after the Battle of Belgium, when they captured 70 of the prisoners, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam allowed them to ransom themselves, their families could pay for it, but there were some people who could not afford to pay the ransom to be free after their capture. So what happened? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said,
if you teach 10 people from the children of Medina or from the Muslims tend to learn how to read and write proficiently to learn how to read, then they would be free.
The people in Medina, they were farmers, many of them did not know how to read the napkins, they were merchants and businessmen. So most of them knew how to read. But after this, after this, because you know, if you are captured, if you get to teach 10 people, and they know how to read correctly, properly, you get freed you want them to learn as quickly as possible. You're going to be the best teacher you can be so that this guy will learn quickly, you get 10 people and you get to go home. So that shows also the importance of reading and writing and education, especially at a time that we're living in when there's trials and tribulations. There are evils in the society,
degradation of the society and so forth. You see what happens. Education is very, very important. And that's why the first if that was revealed was Acropolis in Europe, the calorie holla
and then, what is the next surah that was revealed after that?
Allah Subhana Allah after you learn how to read, you're right you educate yourself.
What do we do a loss of Mahatma Allah revealed to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam
in Surah, Al metafit
the first few is of that surah Yeah.
was the back end here.
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Oh ye who is covered up in your blanket. Now it's time to sleep is over, get up and warn, get up and deliver the message.
You have to get up and deliver the message. The prophet SAW by him said badly what I need to
convey what you have from me, even if it's one verse only. So the next step in society, especially in a non Muslim society, most people fail to understand they don't realize that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
For the first 13 years of the dour, the first 13 years after revelation, he was living in a non Muslim society, he was living in a non Muslim society. So the lessons that you can extract from that period, they are invaluable. They are precious. This is something that we, as Muslims, especially those living in India, in the West, in Europe, in Australia, or anywhere else, where you are a minority, extract the lessons from there, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Muslims, they were living as minorities in a non Muslim society. So we as Muslims, if we are living in such a society, we have to convey the message of a lot of others in America,
in America, I don't know how it is, if it's similar, probably here in America, the average
sees over 3000 ads or adverts
somebody's trying to tell you that you need this. And you need that. You have to think this way and that way. So you end up
buying things you do not need.
With money you don't have, just like the previous speaker spoke about to impress people you don't even like, that's what they want you to do. But you know, as Muslims, we don't go into debt. We don't borrow money unless it's an emergency. Unless we really need it. We don't borrow to get things we don't even need to raise our lifestyle. No, you borrow when it's an emergency, borrowing or being in depth
is so send in Islam, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before preying on anyone praying for anyone after they have passed away. If you bring a janessa somebody who has just passed away, and you put that in front of the Prophet sallallahu was, you know what he asks this person have an x? Did he ask? Or did this person used to drink alcohol?
This person used to commit this sin and that sin? No. What did he used to ask that this person have a debt.
And you know what he would do? If that person did have it that he would say, go ahead, you guys pray for him, I'm not going to do it.
That's how serious it is.
And that's why we as Muslims, if you practice Islam correctly, you wouldn't be worrying about this economy and the economy would not be the way it is.
in a non Muslim society, just like during the time of the Prophet sallallahu, wasallam,
in the time, and Mecca during that time, where the majority were non Muslims, and they were against the Muslims, they were actually torturing Muslims, even during those days. One of the most important thing that you do is make Tao. You have to convey the message that you have, if you do not convey what you have.
You don't convey Islam to others, then they will change you. You don't make that one, they'll make that one to you. Because every single day, when you're driving out there, you see billboards, after billboards, after billboards, on the TV, even on people's shirts, they're trying to make you think, the way that they want you to think
trying to change your ideas, trying to change your morals on TV every single day.
And other places also. And so as Muslims,
you have to own for under stand up and mourn. What's the next order that was revealed?
What's the next one? Because this will form the basis of how to survive in such a society.
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed after that.
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Oh ye who is covered up, and your blankets, it's time to get up. Yeah, you
stand up at night, except for a few parts of it. In other words, you should be standing up. For most of the nights. Standing up doing what's behind the law, the program has just been revealed. The first few swallows, Allah is telling you to do what already stand up at nighttime to pray the Hydra
already. Yeah, you have Muslim de la, la, la, la, la,
la, la, la,
de la ILA or increase more than half of the night and recite the Quran with the proper recitation and reflection.
Why? Because you're going to need it,
on stand up and deliver the message. And then when you've done all of that, at nighttime, when everybody is asleep,
you come home and rest, you rest a little bit, stand up again, and strengthen your connection with a law
because you're going to need it.
In a society like this,
you're going to need to strengthen this connection with a law pumila illa kalila. This photo, I went postman Coachella, I was in LA, he worked for an authority in
Indeed, we're going to reveal to you a heavy word. This message is a serious message.
Your life is at stake this world and to hear after it's the heavy message. It's not a joke. Go forward and deliver this message. So remember this
extra recite, read education.
And the most important
type of education that you're going to need is you're going to need to educate yourself with what's with the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu.
And you need to deliver the message. If you don't take this responsibility, you will see your Eman coming down and down.
in strengthen your connection with a loss of a hand like that, in this society also
during the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. The Muslims were being tortured greatly.
Some of them
when he was asked by Omar,
what was the worst that you faced in Mac? Because he was one of the early Muslims? And so he said, What's the worst that you face?
In terms of torture? From the Meccans when you were Muslim?
He just said just look at this. Yeah. miramont meaning he opened his back. He said look at that. Omar, look above he looked at me said What is this? I've never seen something like this before.
I've never seen anything like this before. What is this?
He said the Meccans because he accepted Islam. Because he said La ilaha illAllah.
They used to put out there fires with his back burning coal. putting his back on it. You know when you need to turn off the fire. What do you do? You go get water, right? So you can turn off the fire. You can put out the fire. But you know what they used to do? They used to use his back
until he could hear the sizzling of the burning from that from the coal. And this is what they face in Mecca.
The Muslims, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam even said yet era comes a man. There will come a time.
The person who holds on to Islam to hold on
his religion will be like a person who holds on to burning coal.
Let me give you some burning coal and see how long you can hold on to it.
But that's what the Muslims faced in those days.
And the Muslims, were being tortured in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
In front of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.
They were being tortured. sumiya
And yes, yes.
And Amar, mother, father, child, or three,
both of amongst parents who may. And yes, they were both killed sumiya she was killed
by a spear that was put
in a private Park. That's how they killed her. They killed the acid, they ripped him apart. While they were torturing while they were torturing
this family, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam walked by them. What do you think he did?
He loved them very much.
The Muslims were weak.
Do you think he went and he beat those people up?
He didn't resort to violence. He says
for in either
the patient or family of the asset. Because your position is in paradise. You have a place in paradise.
You have a promise placed in paradise.
What did we learn from this, we can extract from this is that sometimes as Muslims, especially in times of weakness, especially when you're a minority, when you don't have the strength, you want to change things. And you might see Muslims being tortured, but it's out of your hands. And you can't do anything about it. Muslims being tortured by the 1000s. In the Middle East, every day,
we hear the news we hear so often, we have become desensitized, we don't even feel any sense of mercy compassion towards them anymore. Because we hear so much.
That's what has happened.
So we hear this and we see things being done to the Muslims. What do we do? Sometimes, if you can help them, then help them with all that you can. But sometimes the only thing that you have is God.
But what do we learn from here, we learn that when you see certain things happen, don't act with your emotions.
Don't let your emotions take over. And then by you being violent, and doing things that are irrational, you cause more problems for the Muslims, and the massages will be closed, and the most Islamic schools will be closed. And conventions like this to remind us of the law will not happen.
Because of a few people who are not using their mind, they don't go back to the scholars, they're acting on emotions alone. The Prophet did not love this family.
He loved them very much.
And he had more compassion than any one of us will ever have in our hearts for the Muslims.
But he didn't make him act irrational. And that's another lesson that we can learn in modern times, from the seer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
that we learn.
Also, I remember I spoke about the prisoners.
I want you to compare the treatment of prisoners, by Muslims. And then I want you to read and watch documentaries on Guantanamo Bay and on secret places that how the prisoners are being treated, and so forth. During the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When people were captured, the prisoners were put in the masjid.
And in fact, some of them became teachers, as I mentioned earlier, teaching the children these are prisoners, but you know what else they got?
They got the best treatment.
the people of Medina were encouraged to bring food from home to feed the prisoners.
And you know what, if you're gonna bring food from home to feed the prisoners, what are you gonna bring? Are you gonna bring leftovers? For us? We might think like, yeah, I'll just bring leftovers. Okay. Let me give him something. Yo, you know what they did? They gave them the best portions.
If something was burned, they would keep it at home. Let's eat this ourselves. It's give the prisoners the good part.
That's how the Muslims were.
And that's why lots of have revealed also,
concerning the treatment of prisoners, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well, you're gonna
be miski no Lady Mo Senora.
Well, you're calling Mona.
And they feed, they give food to
the poor. You're you're claiming upon Allah. Be because for the sake of Allah for the love of Allah alone,
the poor Myskina way achievement, and orphans was the euro and the prisoners of war.
Imagine you know what that's equivalent.
That's how the presidents were treated during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And that's why the majority of them,
they said La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah
afterwards, because it affected them so much of the treatment of the Muslims towards them.
we are ordered to be kind.
And we are ordered to the good to the orphans and the needy, and we are also ordered to be kind and treat even the prisoners of war Who are these people, they just tried to kill you just few days ago. Now you're going to give them the best food.
That that's how we have been taught by the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Islam prospers in peace.
Another lesson that we can take and learn from the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.
And there are many, many lessons that we can take and learn. But
when it comes to that, one, propagating this message of Islam, to others,
sometimes you find opposition, you find certain things happening. There are lessons and how to behave and so forth when some of these things happen. One such incident occurred
in the month of Rajab,
which was a holy month, sacred month, in which fighting was forbidden.
And the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, sent a group of Muslims on a very important expedition. They were at war with the Pradesh.
So he sent Abdullah Josh, in a group of eight men. This
was so important and so secretive, that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. sealed, sealed up
the instructions and the whereabouts they were to go. And he said, he took delight in a Josh, he said, Take this with your men and travel for two days. Just travel for two days, after two days, open up and you'll find instructions in there.
If somebody came and asked, asked the dilemma, Josh, where are they going? They wouldn't even know themselves. Well, we don't know where we're going. Well, what were you going for? We don't know. They wouldn't know until two more days until they could open up the instructions. So they went for two days. When he opened up that just open up the instructions. He said the Prophet solo hodkinson has told us to go to the backyard of Mecca.
For information gathering, he didn't tell him to fight he didn't tell him to he said just make just look and track the caravan routes. I just, this is for information gathering only. Go there with your men, and keep an eye on the caravan route separate. And this was the end of the mental Roger.
And so nobody knew just he arrived at nephila there, they found a caravan.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had tried previously to impede the caravan route, but he was not successful. And so this time ability just when he saw the caravan, American caravan, got a couple of people taking care of it. They started to look at each other and they said you know what? This is a perfect opportunity we can regain our wealth.
and so forth, because the methods have taken a lot of work on the Muslims expelled them. And so this is a perfect opportunity for us to go in
and overtake this caravan.
So they decided to go and this was the last day, the last day of Raja, which was the sacred month according to Arab tradition, there was no fighting in the month of
Muharram and Raja, these months you don't fight. These were the peaceful months. Traditionally, you're not allowed to fight. And so they decided to do it anyway. Because it was the last day they said, if we don't overtake the caravan today, they will go into Mecca tomorrow and we will not be able to. So they decided to overtake the caravan. They captured two people.
amongst the people in the caravan I come up new case and he was captured. Later on, he accepted Islam. And the other person that was captured would have might have not dilla and one of them nofo. He escaped. And there was one person who was hit by struck by an arrow. And he was killed amongst the people in the caravan. His name is Robbie. You Imran when he was killed.
So no foul, he returned back to Mecca. And he told them of what this expedition these Muslims had just done. When Abdullah Jackson has been returned to Medina, the prophet salam, when he heard about what they did, he was very angry.
He was very angry at them because they were not supposed to do that.
And then at this moment, in Mecca, they were spreading propaganda. The Muslims, there they are blood hungry, they don't respect our way of life.
They don't respect our traditions, because they have killed during the sacred months.
They have no respect for our traditions. They don't respect their way of life.
And so, the most the profit from them, of course, was very angry. Pretty much they were calling these people the Muslims are calling in modern terms terrorists. The Muslims are terrorists, and propaganda was going around in the Arabian Peninsula.
A Qureshi was killed by the Muslims in the month of Roger,
And you know, sometimes amongst Muslims, we have some Muslims who are ignorant, or they do something that they're not supposed to do. And they are causing problems for us. And now they get all the media is just picking it up, and it's all over the news. What are Muslims supposed to do?
What can we say? How do we respond?
What do you think?
How do we respond? Listen to Allah Subhana. Allah says, The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not even take the prisoners. He didn't take the booty or the spoils that came from the caravan, the goods he didn't take it. He didn't order them to do that. He didn't take it. He was very angry at them. This was a mistake that they made that they shouldn't have done. But it was mistake.
But non Muslims are making it are growing bigger and magnifying it and spreading propaganda all over about that. So what did the last summer reveal? In Soto Bukhara? Allah Subhana revealed
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was well, it's never too I mean,
they asked you concerning the sacred months, the holy month.
And fighting they're in. They asked you about that.
PETA v Kabir indeed fighting in it. In other words, killing it. What you have this is a grave offense. This is wrong.
A Grave offense. Remember the Mexicans were trying to spread all this thing? What?
What if Roger,
sought me preventing people
say fighting is a grave of
fence, butt kicking and expelling people from it.
causing, trying to prevent people from the way of a law is even greater. What does that mean? the Meccans what they were doing before
in torturing Muslims, that was against their principles already.
Also, what the Meccans were doing
by preventing or kicking, expelling people from Mecca, the holy sacred site, its own people, that was worse. What they were doing was worse.
It's worse. And so what's the lesson that we can take from here? There are some people, maybe have some ignorant Muslims, they go out, and they bomb this and do this and do that.
But God give them permission
to go and bomb and kill over a million people
1000s and 1000s of people, children, men, women, innocent people.
Look at the greater picture of muscle mass, looking at the greater picture, who's doing worse? This was a mistake that was done. But it doesn't give you justification,
justification to go around and killing innocent people. And so why is this happening? Why is this happening?
Because the Muslims don't have any control of the media.
And the media is controlled by people who don't like Islam,
who don't like the Muslims.
You know, during the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. What was the media? What was the media, the media during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was poetry
poetry was widespread in the Arabian Peninsula. Somebody was a good poet.
And he came up with some beautiful lines. It might not even be the truth. But it sounds good. You know, when it sounds good, people will say it must be morally correct. So, poetry was what changed people's ideas. And that was the media during the time of the prophets.
And you know, the prophets of Allah. Like during our time, you have CNN,
you have things like that, CBC, you have BCC, all of these networks and so forth. The prophets of modernism also had a CNN,
his name was Hassan, the poet of the prophets of Allah,
he would tell him
he said, go and attack them with your poetry and then go attack them and gibreel is with you.
He is with you, that was the media at the time of the prophets of Allah. So, as Muslims, we have to take advantage and try to also be strong and immediate and have our own influence, this time,
that he had
also for us, is trying to spread this message. And one of the best means and methods to do so is through the medium.
And a loss of a handler cause spreading this message by spreading the word of Allah causes jihad. Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
and do not obey the disbelievers. And struggle in Jihad watch I hit home. B he was
a major big jihad. What is this Jihad? Is this fighting? No, this idea is in Surah four
Do you know where Soto for Khan was revealed? It was revealed in Mecca.
In which the principal at that time was that the Khufu idea komati Masada fighting was not permissible. Fighting was not permissible. And so the Jihad here was I had to be what the Quran what the proofs in the Quran was Islam, which I hit home because he hadn't appeared.
And so these are just some of the lessons that we can extract and use for the modern age. And this is the
Zero the prophets Allah lives is a miracle in itself. And we can take one after the other. And this can be a very long topic, but from the beginning of the Sierra until the end, amongst the things that makes the Sierra miracle is that it is practical. And there are so many lessons that we can use, even during in the internet age, the age of iPhones, and www,
and laptops can still be used, and the lessons are eternal until the Day of Judgment until lots of hanway pad inherits this earth and whatever is in it, which is that Kumamoto Clayton was on Long Island Amina Mohammed.
about a year I think, indeed, he gave a talk that did justice to the topic and brought us many valuable lessons. inshallah, we will now have the question and answer session for 25 minutes. It'll be the same format as before. So I will start with the first question from the mic in front. And hamdulillah salat wa salam, O Allah Rasool Allah Subhana. Allah it just felt like a mini version of Shepherd spot is a collection of the area here.
Indeed, one of the Sahaba said, I have never seen a person more smiling. 10 Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam. My question is in this time and stress and worry, how would you suggest as Indians to follow the Sunnah of the prophet and smile, you know, smiling, of course, this is one of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the prophets of Allah. And also he mentioned a lot of people, they think that a person who is righteous and pious, he has this serious look.
So walking in here to the west, this is the uncle that's going through the motions pious was like this, but you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Iran Amina roofie, shaiya wala haka be watching.
He said, Do not be little, a good deed, even if you were to meet your brother is the smile on his face. So the smile on your face. It teaches us mercy and compassion and that smile that a person has, you know, that smile
that you have on your face when you smile. This builds an automatic connection in bonds between Muslims and as Muslims. We are people who
loving people, people have mercy. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to even kiss
the heads of orphans and the children and he used to play with him. In fact, one day, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, Erikson was praying.
And he was licking sujood. He was in prostration.
And his grandson,
they were climbing on his back while he was prostrating. So they were kid, they were babies and kids. So they came and they started playing on his back. And you know, when he finished prayer, you know what he said? He told the companions that he prolonged his to good so that he wouldn't bother them in their play.
So hon Allah, look at the mercy of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu lives and towards the children. And this is something that we also have to have, and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it humble man, fill all your hamaca Montezuma, have mercy upon those on earth. And the one who is in the heavens will have mercy upon you also. So this smile is a part of mercy as a part of Islam and the loss of a handle Allah sent the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a mercy to mankind. And we ourselves, we have to learn, if you don't smile a lot, learn how to smile, and smile towards your brother because you are getting a good deed. And so this is something that we
must revive and desirable effect for asking the question and reminding us of it
is the next question. Just before we do have the next question, just a reminder of the format of the question. That's the session. Please keep what you do ask limited to a question as opposed to comments and try to keep what you say very concise, and shorts. So we'll have the next question from the remind Islam Welcome. My name is Buddha milkshake, and I'm a management student. So my question is, what lessons do we learn from the era to break the vicious circle of poverty in the business perspective when it comes to how to break this vicious circle of poverty? In Islam, of course we have. We have what's called a cut. The cut is the rich will. They have
Money, a threshold limit, which is called the nisab, then they're obligated to give. And as Muslims, we are always ordered to always give. In fact, one of the characteristics of the people Paradise is that they are not greedy, and they are generous. So if you want to enter Paradise, we take care of each other, and we help each other. And by doing so, you do not just help a person, because, you know, like they say, if you just give the person that fish and so forth, then you're only gonna feed them for one day. He needed to teach that person to go fish himself, so that he can make a living. So in Islam, during the time of the prophets of Allah,
when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam, went from Mecca to Medina, and the companions in Mecca, left to Medina, most of them did not have anything with them, they left everything that they had.
So when they arrived in Medina, they had nothing. So what did the Prophet sallallahu wasallam do? He is institutionalized, or he organized what was called
a brotherhood, where he paired the Muslims amongst each other. And you know, the people of Medina, they were very generous, you know what they said?
They said, okay, we will take care of the people here. We will take care of the people who are coming from Mecca, we will go to work at the beginning. They said, we'll give them half we'll give half of the land. And then they work on the other half. They're very generous. And so the prophets of Salaam said No, don't do that. Because why? Because the people in Mecca, they weren't farmers. So you give them a couple of acres of land. You know, if you're used to living in Mumbai, and somebody gives you some farmland, what do you do? You probably sell it right? You don't know how to take care of it. You don't know how to farm. You're a city guy. So the people in Mecca, they were like the
urban people. The urbanites in those days, they didn't know how to farm you get over half a parcel of land, they can't do anything with it. Because of the generosity of the people of Medina, they gave them half. But the prophet Sam said, No, don't do that. He
said, You know what he said, he said, instead, you work on the land, and you teach him. And then when it comes to profit, then you share. And many of the companions, they did not take advantage of this even there are many incidents and cases and so forth. But and as Muslims, we are not allowed to allow our neighbors to starve. And we want for our neighbors and our brothers what we want for ourselves also. And so we're supposed to help each other but not only are we supposed to help each other also, we are supposed to help each other not just by giving, owning, but by helping so that they can learn themselves and make a living for themselves also, and this is where the bottle cap
will come in. This is where the blessing will come in. There are so many things in Islam that institutionalize that this is just one example of how Muslims are supposed to help each other when it comes to alleviating poverty. And you know, if everybody gives the cat properly, you wouldn't have a single poor Muslim in the world at all whatsoever. But it's just the people are supposed to give the cat they are not giving
The next question from the system Assalamualaikum brother, shake Can you suggest some books on seed of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, there are a lot of books but at the same time, there are certain You know, when it comes to the seal of the Prophet, some of
you have a lot of books in terms of English, one of the simple books doesn't go to a lot of detail, but it's enough detail is the book called sealed in translates in English, and also there's another one by Mizzou, I think that's the author. It's called the biography of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, according to the early sources, analytical sources, but they're both from darussalam I think you have books in English from Dallas around here also but generally, these are some of the books that you can read along with others also, but these are the two in English that I know of. But at the same time, you know some of the stories like if you have the classical
sources like Indonesia, next hop, you can also read through that but just like with many of the older books, you have to verify maybe certain stories and ask but some of them aren't like the Mecca and whatnot and this is one of the better books and most of the information there is sound and authentic inshallah Muslim.
So have the next question from the next
I'm Dr. Siraj. You said in your speech that in the modern period of 13 years, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihe salam did Tao only
and Tao is the only mean of spreading Islam. But in today's scenario, we'll see that we have more than 1.2 billion Muslims in the world, but they themselves majority of them
themselves, they are not practicing Islam, like three out of five pillars of Islam. And if you see the mosques, only 5%
people will be there offering the Salah similarly for the other pillar, Zakat and Hajj and the song. So when we are not practicing, and only if we are preaching and more preaching, and inviting others to the Islam, and when majority of our people are not practicing. So whether Islam will spread more by preaching, or by practicing.
When we say preaching and teaching, it encompasses reminding each other, not only just, you know, preaching to non Muslims only, but also to Muslims. And you know, if you look at the time of the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam. And the times that we are living right now, you see, there's one difference during the time of the Prophet, a lot a Muslim, the Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala, some would get up and teach the people. And he would be on the mimbar to remind the people, but he didn't go after that. The leader, the prophet SAW them during that time, he joined the Muslims, and he put it to practice. And he was with them when they were eating when walking, and
drinking and traveling together. And so it was, it wasn't just the theoretical part was also theory into practice. So we as Muslims, nowadays, you have a lot of moms and leaders and so forth, they preach. But then after that, there's no interaction and access and things like that. But it really put into practice. And as you mentioned, that
when we as Muslims, you know, we're very weak right now. And then one of the reasons is because we're not reminding ourselves also, we also have to remind ourselves, and that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed will ask the surah while also by the time in Melanson, Allah Fie hustle. Indeed all of mankind is in loss in the livina mo, except for those who believe, well, I'm in a solid heart, and they do righteous deed, do righteous deeds, what the law so we'll have tea, and they also
invite each other or they enjoying in that which is good, remind each other to do that, which is good. So this is part of the Dawa, for Muslims and non Muslims and reminding each other. So we have to do that, what the last Oh, and after that, after that, then you have to be patient also, after reminding each other the truth that you have to be patient. So because you're going to face opposition. And so as Muslims, the doorway is not just for non Muslims, you have to also begin with the family. So a lot of the times, most of the time, most of us, we live in our times, and we're always blaming this and that, but we have to start within ourselves also. And instead of just
putting in a theoretical aspect of Islam and spreading it, we have to start acting upon it also. And instead of blaming other people or blaming the times that we're living in, we have to start changing from the inside out from each family, each individual. And that's why there's a poem that says, Now he was a man and I was able to finish what I said is amazing. I even see why now, we always blame the times that we're living in. But there's nothing wrong with the times we're living in. The only thing that's wrong with the times are really living in is us.
That's the only thing wrong quit blaming other people in the time, but you have to start blaming yourself. And if everybody starts to take that initiative in Bahasa or taking care of themselves, inshallah we will start, you know, reminding each other from the inside, every individually, every family and then every community and so forth. And
the next question from the system Assalamu alaikum.
I'm a student and I'm majoring in English literature and psychology. My question is, are there any guidelines in the Sierra with regards to relationship with non Muslims around
concerning the the guidelines with the with non Muslims? You know, not every non Muslim is the same. There are some people who are very harsh towards the Muslims and
There are some people who are very compassionate and also very good towards the Muslims. And we see in the seal of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, a couple of circumstances, a couple of incidents when occurred during the time
in which the Muslims were
being sanctioned against. And this was eighth, ninth and 10th year of the
revelation after revelation. During this time, they were non Muslims to join the Muslims in what was known as a B folic. This was a mountain pass that the Muslims went to live in order to protect the profits at the order of Abu Talib, who was a non Muslim, and the non Muslims amongst Banu Hashim, they also lived with the Muslims. And during these times, we see that they were helping each other. So as long as there are non Muslims who are helping, or they're treating the Muslims kindly from this incident, then we also should treat them kindly. And in fact, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam returned from
when he returned from five, he could not interact that he was not allowed to enter Mecca, unless he sought the protection and you know, who protected him, the person who protected him who offered to protect the profits a little behind him to come to Mecca, was a non Muslim, I look him up no ID.
Id, he sent his children to bring with in full armor to bring the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam, back to Mecca. And he told him to make the love, even with his children on each corner of the Kaaba, protecting the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And so there were some non Muslims who were very
compassionate, or they felt
they were with the Muslims in terms of in helping the Muslims, and they were not, they didn't have this enmity like many of the others did. So how did the prophet SAW treat, for example,
he didn't treat them the same way as the other people. And that's why during the battle or bug afterwards, you know, what he said, when the prisoners were in front of him, he said loca and
he said, if he was still alive, so mica lemon, if he had a netrunner, that he spoke to me, concerning these prisoners, you know, these people, I would have freed them all. In other words, one word from God, he would have let all the prisoners go, all of them are the Meccans would have gone free, but he had already passed away during that time. So this shows that if they are kind to us, than we are kind to them, and, and so forth. And so we don't just, you know, paint all non Muslims, with one with one brush, but at the same time, as Muslims, if somebody says La Ilaha, Illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah, that Muslim
is a person who does not commit here, who worships along, we should love that Muslim more than any other non Muslims. The reason being, of course, we we dislike him for the sins and the acts that are bad acts, but still, he has not committed ship, which is worshiping others, besides a lot were associated with a lot in worship anything. And so this is the greatest sin is worshiping others besides Allah Subhana when he has created us, and that's why, if a person does good, you know, we treat them well. But at the same time, we always should have this extra respect because the Muslim is beloved in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he has not committed the major sin, which is
should, because of a person commit ship, it's like this. If somebody commits ship, this is something that somebody has done. It is the most dislikes of whatever he does, after that,
that great sin of sheer, outweighs ways in turn the sight of Allah Subhana Allah, it's like your mother, okay? If the mother has a child, the mother has a son or daughter, this son or daughter, maybe not very obedient, right? Not very obedient, maybe a little bit, you know, this and that. But still, when he speaks to his mother, I mean, he's not maybe not really good. He doesn't have some traits, qualities, maybe he's maybe mean to his friends or he does this and that, but when he speaks his mother, he's very nice to his mother. He speaks to his mother. He's very nice to his mother. That man has another brother. That brother is very kind, very nice to all his friends, all of his
friends love him. But then when he comes home, he screamed and yelled at his mother. He hits his mother, sometimes even he gets very angry. Now, the trait that that person has, that he's very kind to all his other friends and so forth, is that praiseworthy?
Which one is better?
The one who, even though he looks he's good, but when it comes to his mother who's just,
you know, he treats his mother like nothing. He puts her down, even though he's kind to his friend is that praiseworthy?
Is that praiseworthy, you say which which are the two sons is better? You say No way, this guy here, how can somebody in the right mind treat their mother like that? I don't care how you treat your other friends. But you do not treat your mother like this. this other person might not have the same qualities with his friends, but with his mother who's really good. Who do you think which one is
the one who treats his mother knows at least you know what, I might not have? Very nice to my other friends. But you know, my mother's my mother,
the next question
I'm not away
person but I understand from Surah Baqarah and last sermon of Salaam that Riba is prohibited. But today, I see including my business, that all business funds are involved with interest with banking and all of my question is that, is there any scheme that I'm thinking to collect the compulsory fees from the chain of paper and do interest free deposits for a limited time to small tradesmen and make their business rebar free for and so the chain will go on collecting the funds and ultimately, it will be a rebar free business because today including my business, we are involved in all interest. So how to come out of it. If you are honored with your good knowledge can throw light will be very
good for Islam. Thank you.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said yes.
river will be widespread to the point where either lemmya yusaku Minh Bukhari and another narration.
He said there will come a time when Riba will be widespread, so widespread that even if you do not deal with Riba you will be faced with you will be hit by the smoke, or the steam of it. And others will you try your best you have by the steam of it. So the thing is, when we as Muslims, you have to understand that there is there is comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, there is your provision, and it's already been written for you, what you get, and what you will not get. And so we as Muslims, we have to purify the wealth that we have, we can't take something and throw her on to throw her on means. Because if you don't have blessing in your wealth, then the effects of it,
continue to affect your children. And it will affect you in the hereafter because you're at war with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But as Muslims, you try to do the best that you can, that we know that Riba is forbidden. And when you're living in society where it's so hard to stay away from, you just follow the principle and the last one says photopolymers, those are configurable as much as you can. But with each individual issues, you should try to consult with the scholars, then whether and if you can avoid it at all costs, then try to avoid it as much as you can. And there are a lot of people who use sometimes use Riba you know, the interest to try to even do good with it. They said,
oh, we're trying to get money, but I'm going to use that money for you know, good anyways, like for the masjid and things like that. No, Allah Subhana will not accept that from you. Allah will not accept what that is not here. And so as Muslims, of course, this is the next step that we have to we as Muslims have to come together and try to help each other, in supporting each other with halaal businesses, even if you are going to profit less, even if you're going to profit, less, less profit that has Baraka is better than a lot of profit without Baraka because Well, that doesn't have Baraka you might have, you know, your child might become sick, then you get into this accident in that
accident, and you don't realize why it's where it's coming from. Maybe it's coming from the Haram sources that you have. So you try your very best that you can and try to help each other and most Muslims, we should always support other Muslims, especially in business. If you have a choice of buying from Muslims and non Muslims, you should always buy from Muslims and help the community and by doing so, inshallah
With that intention, Allah will bless what you have bought also. And so as Muslims, we should always try to support other Muslim businesses all the time and strengthen ourselves.
The next question Salaam Alaikum.
name is Muhammad Bashir man, I have come all the way from America to learn about Islamic teachings from
the speakers. Now my question is, first of all, I congratulate you, directing us about the need of learning and educating the triplets, which is most important that at this time, I have seen many people, mostly our community, that is Muslims, who are not learned, not educated and lacking.
Now, at this juncture, as we pay zakat, why not we spend a similar amount to educate poor people in our community, which helps in turn to come forward and marched towards our goal.
Now, my question for our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam was illiterate, he learned
through superjail Allah salam, at the age of 30 years that you have
in farm to everyone here, and most of the people right
now my cousin, Brother 11, entire things, not only chronic things, and other things also, after
which I want to know from you.
First of all, when you mentioned that the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was illiterate, and he didn't know how to read or write. And so some people would, they might think, they might say, Well, you know what, this is something that if he didn't know how to read or write, I'm gonna follow the sun. I'm not gonna know how to read right? No, that's not the sooner you have to learn how to read and write the Sunnah is to learn how to read and write, then why not know how to read or write the reason why the Messenger of Allah Salam did not know how to read or write, because this is a miracle in itself. Why so that people will not say that he got this from reading this and reading that, and
if you know, if you are receiving your information, your knowledge from the one who knows all you do not need to go reading this book. In that book, you have direct source to the one who knows everything already. So you don't need to learn how to read or write. So to him it in the Arabic language has two connotations. It means to read and or to recite, to the Prophet cellulitis it means to recite, to recite, he did not know how to read, nor did he know how to write. And as for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knowing about the other sciences, things like that, of course, the knowledge the Prophet Solomon is coming directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala
himself. So any mistake that the prophet SAW a lot is a made a loss of I would correct them, especially when it comes to this Deen. But you know, when it comes to like farming or some other types of knowledge, whatever knowledge that you have, one of the two is that we as Muslims have to always make, we have to distinguish, we also have to realize there is knowledge that will benefit you, and there's knowledge that will not benefit you. And we always should ask Allah for knowledge that benefits us, because some people, they spend their whole lifetime learning about one species of fish, and they will know everything about that type of fish in that area. And then they won't spend
time learning about their Deen when you go in the grave, Allah will not ask you if this thing has this certain type of I, what do you call it? But who asked Who is your Lord? What is your deed? And who is this man? The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the Prophet sallallahu also in one occasion, the message of an awesome lesson was watching a companion. And this was a date farmer, and he was pollinating his dates, you know, you need to pollinate so you more dates will come out. So the Prophet son of them asked him, he said, What are you doing?
What are you doing because he's not a farmer. He's in Mecca, Mecca, their merchants. So he doesn't know this and says he asked you, so what are you doing? So this companion understood, understood it to mean that this was a rhetorical question, meaning what are you doing? You should put your trust in a law you don't need to do that. You will get your dates anyway, that's how he understood it. So he stopped doing it.
He stopped pollinating his his date garden. So when it was time for harvest, the dates didn't come out. The dates didn't come out like the other farmers. And so he went to the profits on the line and complained to him
And then the prophets have clarified it to him. He said unto Allah mobio Mauritania come, he said, You know more about the affairs of this dunya than me. So this is when it comes to farming and things like that. Yes, you know, but when it comes to whatever the prophets have needs to know, to propagate this religion, whatever the Muslims need, in terms of all that's beneficial, all that's good for them in this life, and they are after the Prophet, some of them has taught it to us already. Anything that's bad, anything that's hard on the Prophet, some has taught everything that we need already. When it comes to the s for the other, other issues and pertaining to the worldly
affairs. All of that is halau for you unless you can prove this wrong. There is a principle in Islam. When it comes to worldly matters. Everything is valid, unless you can prove it wrong. So if somebody comes and he drives in a car, he's in the car and he pulls up in the masjid, somebody might come, Hey, what are you doing? That's the Prophet never rode in the car, go look for a camera or walk to the mosque. Give me proof that the Prophet son got in the car. What do you do? You don't need to bring proof because everything in this dunya is halaal for you.
Unless you have proof that's Haram. But when it comes to a vida, when it comes to worship, the default ruling is this haraam unless you have proof, it's hella. It's like for example, you say a law like this.
And then somebody comes and what are you doing that will give me proof? No, no, you give me proof because this is worship you need to live. When it comes to worldly affairs, I don't need to bring proof for you. You bring me proof that's how I'm then I will start.
So when it comes to worldly dunya matters, like learning about this world, we are always ordered to to seek knowledge and Prophet sallallahu wasallam whatever knowledge that he had, that the Muslims need, he gave, and everything else in this world, it matters a lot for us, you and you need this, this knowledge when it comes to studies and so forth to make a living
The next question from the sister.
My name is Alia Khan and I'm a student of psychology. Shake you said during your talk that acts of violence cannot be justified no matter what their cause? Should what should victims of injustice do? If nothing is being done? To give them justice? What could we take from the sea about this situation of this? I didn't say acts of violence cannot be justified. It's just that if you're in a position of weakness and so forth, you have to be wise. But as Muslims, when a person is transgressing.
When a person is transgressing, somebody has to stop. And as Muslims, we stand for justice. In this religion, this Deen is built upon justice. And the only way to achieve peace is through justice. When there's justice, then there's peace. And so in Islam, when somebody transgresses or, you know, when you have somebody stealing, and doing things that are wrong, or spreading mischief, there are punishments. And there are means that we take care of that, and there is Jihad and Jihad will remain until the day of judgment. But there are certain circumstances and times in which that is appropriate. And in the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, even though we said that
Islam prospers and peace, but at the same time when people are not respecting, they are the ones that are causing problems, then the halifa, when he orders people to take care of certain situations, and take care of things, that is permissible. And that's this is all part of the politics initially of the Islam. When you have proper Islamic government, then, of course, this can be taken care of. And that doesn't mean that no Jihad and violence cannot be justified as long as
you have to understand that there are means and methods and there are principles and so forth, that we must make sure we take care of when we're doing so he's just like, even if there's war,
you have rules. And we have prisoners, as I mentioned, there are rules. And so we're not allowed to kill women, or the men, the churches, the rabbis or the priest and so forth. And you're not allowed to just burn trees and houses and things like that, and cause problems and mischief and all that. And so there are guidelines for that.
Just come off. Okay, that that is all the time that we have for the question and answer session. So I'd like to give a very big thank you. May Allah reward him immensely throughout the year brother chef. Yeah.