Why all prophets were shepherds 2
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I shadow Allah Allah Allah Allahu Allahu la sharika wash had to Ana Mohammed Abdul Rasul Allah, about
when the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was young.
One of the things that he did was, he helped with the household of Abu Dhabi.
In Hadith in Sahih Bukhari
Abu Huraira Radi Allahu Anhu he said,
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them the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Ma'am, in Debian Illawarra I love Adam.
There has never been a prophet of the prophets of Allah that said, Ma'am, in Debian, there has never been a prophet
Illawarra as of Adam, except that he used to be a shepherd rather than him and he used to take care of flocks and sheep.
There has never been a profit that means, from the first profit to the last profit, from profit Adam either he Salah until the end, who is the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There has not been a single one except they used to be shepherds, Oliver Antalya, rasool Allah, even your messenger of Allah. Now who is saying this, these are the people of course in Medina and the youngsters, of course, they weren't alive during the time with the prophets of Allah, Allah Who so he didn't know how he was when he grew up in Mecca. Of course, when the prophets have a lot of some grew up in Mecca, he was just one of the youngsters of Mecca. And of course, he was very well known
in terms of his honesty, and his,
you know, his lineage and so forth. But what he really did
in a detailed manner, many of the companions, especially those in Medina did not know and so they said, even you or messenger of Allah, like you are Shepherd also
now, going to arriva Allah colorare the adamak he said I used to take care of I used to take care of our flock that belong to one of the people of Mecca for Allah Harare, Allah Harare, means that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did this just for
FRR it is a portion of a dinar. A dinar is what they used to use for their ham. And Ferrari. Just like, you know, sometimes you have the whole
you have the whole dollar or $100 Bill, right. And then you have the small airport, smaller ones, and you have the pennies. And to say, I love Ferrari, and it's just a few pennies, or just a few dollars. You know, so why because this is not a job that, you know, pays really high. It's not something that you know, that people grow up. As a child as a kid, I want to be a shepherd when I grow up.
I want to be a shepherd when I grew up, people want to be doctors. People want to be this and that. And you know, like, in the old days, they were probably like, I want to be a famous poet. I want to be a famous poet, I want to be a big business man. And so but nobody says I want to be a shepherd. Right? So it's, it's a humbling job. So humbling job, but every single Prophet used to do it. Why? And what are the reasons for it? Why did Allah subhanho wa Taala specifically choose this profession for all the prophets, especially when they became before they became profit or when they were Yeah. Why? Because there are some benefits that come from it.
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and his book fadhel buried in the commentary on Sahil Buhari and of course, this particular Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and so he said, Allah Allah, the scholars said, Al Hikmah
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Illa Marathi Allah formula Delica sobre la Luma so this is a word of no hazardous Fulani side. So what did he say here? To translate that he said it Hikmah feel Hamel Ambia mineralia la Adam, public Naboo the wisdom behind Allah Subhana Allah choosing this profession for the prophets before they became prophets. There's so that they get used to so they get used to by taking care of these flocks
Allama Faloona Holman preemie Amblyomma to them so that they will be able to take care of the the Ummah, their nations says there are some things that will help you take care of the of your nations, while the animal hello to the animal hello to have my jasola home and head.
Home. Why because when you are one of the one of the benefits
taking care of the flock, is that it helps you to be helps you to be patient. To be a shepherd, you have to be patient. And also, you have to also have compassion. You have to commit have compassion. And when we're chuffed. When you're taking care of a flock of sheep, it's different than taking care of a flock of a
herd of camels. Why camels are off.
Camels are rough and it's harder to take care of camels. So you have to be rough, you'll see like those who take care of camels are much more coarse and harsh and rough. Those who take care of sheep, they're much smaller. And you have to be a little bit more patient. And you also have to be you also have to have a teaches you compassion. And when you're patient with that, you know when when they scattered to different play when they're scattered. You're able to and then he says what's the unknown either several Allah Yeah, we're Jamia. But that afar Rukia filmora. You know, when the when the sheep and sheep, they scattered all over the place. Why? Because every sheep is eating from
here, every ship is eating from there. They're not all in one place. Right? And so you watch them as they roam, and you just want to make sure that they don't go too far. But then there will come a time in which you have to bring them all together. Yeah. Right, you have to unite all of them, and bring all of them together and you have different types of sheet. You have different types. Some are easier than others. Others are more stubborn, hard headed, always trying to cause problems also. So you have different types, than you have to learn how to, you know, by hanging out with them and taking care of them. You have to also learn you have to learn also to protect them. So he says he
says when you take care of them, we're not play him in muscle Hiromasa we're definitely I do we have been sad that I knew of it was it imminent casada. So you also have to be protective of your flock, protected from the wolves from the decent animals that may eat the flock and so you have to also protect them. How do you protect them? Sometimes you see, sometimes you see the oncoming danger.
Sometimes you see the oncoming danger. But the danger it sounds because the flock is so low, always eating, busy eating and they're not looking up for anything. They're just they just want to eat. And so they're not looking up and they might not be able to see the danger that's coming. But a shepherd is tall. And the shepherd is okay towards the horizon and sees more because they're higher up and they're not low. And so before the danger comes to them, they have to be more
moved. So you have to learn how to move a flock, from danger to safety without them knowing that they are in danger. Without them knowing that they're in danger. And that's how we are as, as people, people who regular people who are involved busy with the dunya. But there is an oncoming danger, there is a looming danger. When there are times in which you have to, you know, they have to leave the dunya you're eating and you're enjoying the food and somebody tells you let it go, you know, we got to go here, there's something more important because if you don't do this, you're going to be in danger. So the prophets and messengers of Allah are given information. They're given
knowledge that others are not given through revelation from Allah Subhana Allah, so they know the uncoming danger. So how do you move a group? Or how do you move people who are in danger, and take them to safety without them knowing that they are in danger? So by being a shepherd, that's what you're doing. Also, sometimes you see the oncoming danger, whether it's the weather, right, and the weather is coming, do you see the clouds, oncoming clouds, the sheep, they won't scatter, they won't run until when.
Until the railroad comes, it's too late. Right until the day the thunderstorms and so for whatever it is already coming, it's already too late. Once you hit field, it's too late. So you have to move before that. And so you learn how to you learn how to take your the flock, from from from from that to safety. Because you know you also have to protect your flock from from thieves also, and others from people who might take advantage of you. So when you when you follow the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you that gives you freedom, freedom from what? Freedom from the oppression of others. So when you stay away from Riba, for example, a loss of handle atoll is
giving you financial freedom so that you don't get tricked, and deceived by those who are taking advantage of you. So when you're not, that's why I Muslim doesn't involve doesn't involve a Muslim does not involve himself in in interest based loans and so forth. Because you don't want to shackle yourself financially and then those walls was in this dunya take advantage of you, and you end up paying and so forth. And at the same time also there are many other aspects of the society. And like for example, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to protect you from from, from some of the acts that may cause harm to you and your family, like gambling, as Muslims were not allowed to gamble. Those who
indulge in gambling and get involved in gambling, it destroys their family, it destroys their family, and it wipes away their wealth. And it breaks apart households. So Allah subhanho wa Taala protects you from that. So by following the deen of Allah subhanaw taala, Allah Subhana Allah Allah has given you the means to protect yourself. And some of those things you don't realize you don't know how harmful they are. But Allah subhanaw taala knows what's best for us that these are trials and tribulations like alcohol, how many lives how many people are who how many people's lives are destroyed by alcohol, to the point where their families are broken apart. And they are now in the
streets as a result of drugs and alcohol. And so, families are destroyed and also a person's health is deteriorates, and lives are lost. Money is wasted as a result of cigarette smoking and things like that. So the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala protects you and gives you protection from all these from all of these
entities, there's evil entities that cause harmful harm for you. And so, how do you know sometimes Hey, you know, there's, but you know, there's nothing there's so many people who are drinking, okay? There are a lot of people who are gambling, they're just having fun. Right? And there's a lot of people everyone's buying houses, how are you gonna afford a house, if you don't go and you don't have an interest based mortgage mortgage, and then they don't realize that those people are going are mentally psychologically they are, they have trapped themselves, and so they don't get the happiness of this life. And they will also not get the success in the hereafter also at the same
time. And so a shepherd,
like just like the prophets and messengers, they know that these things are bad, but a lot of people
Don't know. So how do you convince people? When they don't see the looming danger? They don't see the reasoning why, like, you know, a sheep is eating, there's like, Oh, this is good grass, why are you trying to tell me to leave? I'm trying to tell you leave because there's a wolf there. So how do you get someone who is enjoying himself in this life, how to get him to, to go from from, from, from from these traps, and from these
these things that are like, maybe if they stay there longer, there'll be, you know, the greater harm well flick them or be fall upon them. And so, a shepherd learns all of that. And, and why you move, they laugh at me I have and also a shepherd knows the different types of the sheep, the specific characteristics of the sheep, they are different. And so how do you and and also you also know that you know, that there are weaknesses and, and we should, it's a follow up, we have MALBA we have, we have Dr. Jihad LMR heredity, and we're ally for Metallica, sobre el Uma, right. And so they get used to dealing with a sheep a flock of sheep. It helps you to be patient and Tao
helps you to be patient in that way. And so, also lengthy the greenery sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Dalek Abaddon, Alamo cow, no Accra Mahal. Allah He Makana Allah him in our limiter walga. Lira be what the three he be Monetti alayhi wa ala iswan he middle Ambia also the fact that the Prophet some have mentioned this also, the fact that the prophets have a fee, they could interview somebody like Biden Ali Makoto acraman, after he knows that he is the most noble of all of the creation of Adam, the creation of the son of Adam, like of all humanity, he is the most noble of the creation, in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala even though he knows that right, he still really mentioned
he still mentioned this, and it shows his she shows his two auto shows his what his humility and his humbleness. You know, it is to mention that to the people also, and to mention that as a as a blessing
as a blessing upon him and all his also his brothers, you know all the other prophets and messengers of Allah subhanaw taala also. So also what does being being that? How does that help you, helps you to be humble and shatter
helps you teaches you humbleness, as I mentioned, it's not like the most lucrative, the most prestigious of jobs that you have. But once you start off like that, it keeps you grounded. And it keeps you also humble. And that's something that all the prophets and messengers of Allah they had.
And what the Jelena FIRA Hill wonnum As though Rafi will assess it their paper let Danny Jamal Allahu be him and Abby who Mohammed and sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and
also is another sort of alias of Allah Huntington and NSF enough to hit upon Quadra at the cusp had the Aquila accessibility of a bandana Yun kinara Miyamoto nettle. In fact, I'm Melody weoffer Allah who was our elation, Karim, Allah robbed me I mean, I know Canada yarlington theory, a theory. So here it also shows the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The messenger shows how the messenger of allah sallallahu litem was in his family, and in how and how he himself as soon as he's able to remember because his father, his uncle, you know, as a child as a toddler child, you're not able to help with the, in the household much, right? So people always take care of you. Right? You
don't worry about your bills. You don't worry about putting a roof over the head over your family's head. When you're a child. You don't worry about putting food on the table. You don't worry about much. You know like your parents, they go to work they do that for you come home, food is ready. Everything is ready. Because also when you're a child you there's not much you can do. Right? There's not much you can do go out and help
you know with the household but as soon as the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is able to help as a young boy. He goes out and helps and he's bringing in some money at least even if it's just a little bit
even if it's just a little bit he's bringing in and he's helping out
up, and it shows that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very thankful. And also he's always helpful. He's very considerate. Some people might, you know, my uncle allows me a lot spoils me, let me take advantage of it.
Right. Some people, let me take advantage, I want this, I'm gonna buy this do this. This is, you know, he loves me, he's gonna bite for it. He didn't take care of me. But no, no, I'm gonna help out. So he goes in, he works. And he's, of course, you know, like, any, like any youngsters here, when you're still young, your first job, it's not really a high paying job, right? You're either working in the mall somewhere, selling shoes, or helping, you know, like, selling, you know, like, working at a clothing shop or a shoe store, or sometimes an ice cream shop or McDonald's. Right, the first job somebody gets, it's just, you know, it's not a high paying job. It's not some job that
everybody's looking to, you know, you're not gonna have too much competition, because the pay is not really high. And it's not something that people are looking, you know, to do in life. It's just something that they want to do just to make a little bit of money to take care of themselves and take care of their family. So the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam, it shows that he was someone who was very considered well manner, always thinking about helping out, not taking advantage of other people, not just taking advantage of the fact that his uncle, and he realizes also as uncle has a lot of children, with olive has a lot of children. He has been very kind to him considerate
and helpful, in all different aspects of life and livelihood that he had. So he wanted to help out also. And so this shows the character of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam. And as a shepherd, right, it shows that being a shepherd shows the type of person that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, and in Allah azza wa jal, Allah, Allah you are Jesus, who are you? How are you any Mohammed in some Allah and he was some coolest buffer here, what you really can't say, we're good. And Allah Subhana Allah, Allah does not need that His Prophet goes after you know he can he can take care of him very easily, right? Allah subhanaw taala is able to give the messenger of allah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam all have the means to take care of himself. He doesn't have to go to work or anything like that is Allah able to do that? Allah doesn't have to force his prophet, the prophet, some of them to go and struggle as a youngster just to make a few pennies or dollars here and there to take care of his family and his household but no, well that can activate Hikmah to Allah and to and to alumina and hydro mal in Santa Monica Saba who be God he, but it is a member of the prophets of Allah, Allah Ipsum is, is an example for us. Before prophethood and after before prophethood above that evil Baghdad. Before revelation and after revelation, his sunnah is
established from the time even when he was very young before he became a prophet. His life is an example for us also, to teach us what to teach us it's the wisdom of Allah subhana to teach us that the best wealth that you can have is that what you You work hard to, to earn in Halal way you work hard to learn in a halal way with the effort that you put in. And, and we're in nippy metal inside here, female per diem holy image temporary men hydrometric Quadra taka t. So as a Muslim, what we are taught is to not depend on others. So a Muslim is not someone who takes advantage of the government, for example,
takes advantage by you know, always, yes, if you need it, you know, you need assistance and so forth. Yes. But that's not something that you should
seek to do. You understand you should always work hard, and to try to be the person who gives, not the person who's asked you had earlier failed, Amelia does have the upper hand is better than the lower hand. Be the one who gives, don't be the one who's always asking and dependent upon other people. The most blessing well, is the wealth that you yourself are and you spend, and that's why sometimes, you know, a lot a lot of times, we have, you know, we have a lot of people and a lot of families sometimes you have mothers who are dependent or you know, have children that they have to raise also. And so if they're going to work also and they don't have anyone to take care of them,
they're going to work something that's positive do all that they can, instead of just being
dependent upon, you know, social assistance from this program that program from the government and so forth. And if someone is in need, yeah, that's fine. Right. But if you are able to work, let's say, for example, you're working. If you work, you'll get this amount of money. If you don't work, you get let me just a little bit less, but you don't have to work. Which one do you do?
You go on work as a Muslim, we have to be beneficial to society, not be a not be a burden on society. That's what Islam teaches us to not be a burden on society, to be one who is able, and that's where the baraka comes in. As soon as you start asking, as soon as you start, depending on on assistance from other people, then you continue, your mindset will be that way. And you'll continue to be dependent upon dependent upon other people. At the beginning, you might not make it in fact, you might even make less Oh, I go to work, I make less than if I were just to Lion and lion, and say that this and that, and I get government assistance, but there is no about okay in it. And so you
remain poor, because there's no bulkhead, when you start working a lot, opens up even more doors, and give you more blessing
gives you more blessings. And so that's what we are taught, that the messenger that ALLAH SubhanA, Allah can easily provide for his prophet. After all, he is the messenger of Allah,
He is the message but to teach us to teach us that even if you have to take a job that you know, that's not high paying, and it's not the best, the most lucrative of jobs, but to take care of your family to work with, to, to earn the money with your sweat, and your
your time and sweat, so that you can take care of your family, there's more blessing in it, there's more blessing. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went out. And it's the teach us that we as Muslims have to be a productive member of society, to be the one that's helpful and not to be dependent on other people. So if Allah gives you the opportunity to give, you know, give.
And so sometimes some people have a lot already, right, and they see some some things that are for the poor, and they compete with the poor.
Like they compete in take from the poor also. And then you already have enough, like you already have enough, and then you're gonna go and also compete with them, and try to take from there also, from that, which they need, also know we should be the one who gives shall be the one and if you continue to give, then Allah continues to give to you, if you continue to ask, even if you don't need it, ALLAH SubhanA wa continues to destroy your wealth. And there's no Baraka in it whatsoever. And so another thing that a person who is a shepherd benefits from and prepares them is that
you know, a person who, who, who's making that one
person who is calling people to Allah subhanaw taala. That person also, you know, should it's best for that person to not dependent depend on people. Why? Because it may affect your, it may affect what you have to say concerning the truth.
Why, because let's say the community is the one that's taking care of you. So you're dependent upon the community, and then all the most, maybe the leaders of the community, or some of the people in the community, they are, they are involved in certain sins. Right. And if you speak about that, they might not be too happy about it. They might find a different Imam, for example, speak about that, and I find differently, right? So you're afraid so you don't want to say it said prevents you from saying the truth. You call it you're trying to teach people the truth. But then when you're worried about your own, you know, means and that's why if it's possible, you should always try to, as a
daddy, as someone who's calling people to Islam as a leader, should always it's best to always find means the words you're not dependent upon the community. And even if you know, whatever you take, you give back some also or you, you're not worried about that. You're not worried about speaking the truth. So you're not thinking okay, let me see, should I say this or not? Because if I say this, I might not be able to put food on the table again, then you might not say it. You might, they might prevent you from speaking the truth. And so it's teaching us also to be dependent. You have to work hard to always bring it is in a halal way, and not to be dependent upon the people all the time.
Because as a day
You need that also going out and, and you know going outside you know being out in the open and not being you know being out in the open you also appreciate the beauty of the creation of Allah subhanaw taala why because in the, you know, atheism,
atheism is very, very prevalent in which areas
which areas are more atheistic.
The cities, the cities, right, generally the cities and the cities, when you are living between four walls, most of the time concrete jungle, you look around, you don't see much all you see is just buildings, cars, you don't see the beautiful rivers, you don't see the mountains and streams and so forth. You tend to forget and you don't appreciate the greatness of the creation of Allah and the beauty of the creation of Allah. But when you're out in the open, you see that at nighttime, for example, when we look at the sky right now, what do we see?
You don't see anything.
Even if even if there are no clouds, what do you see?
You don't see anything. You go back to Somalia and the desert right? You look up. But you see,
you see all the stars so beautiful. You look up and here we go out into Eastern Washington away from the cities. You look up, masha Allah, so beautiful, they see the see the shooting stars, and you see the lights and the horizon when the sun is about to rise. And when the sun is setting, you see all that beauty. And you look at the rivers and the mountains and you appreciate the creation of Allah Subhana Allah said, brings you closer to Allah subhanho wa taala. Because you're able to appreciate that, and those in the city, they just, they don't get connected to that. So you don't appreciate that much. So that brings it helps you also to bring you closer and appreciate. appreciate the
beauty of the creation of Allah subhanho wa taala. Another thing is a shepherd has a lot of time,
time to do what to reflect, time to reflect time to think. Right. So you know, being a shepherd, yeah, you're busy. But when the flock is eating, you're just watching them.
Right and you're sitting, maybe leaning against the tree, you're just watching you have your staff, you're just looking around, and you're thinking, you know, you have a lot of time to think you have a lot of time to reflect. And so sometimes you need that time to relax, and it brings you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, when you have time for and that's why for us, we need that also, we have that in our prayer. And we will pray five times a day. And that's why if you look at the areas where we're all the atheists, those who don't believe in Allah, they're the ones that are in the city that never will go out and the farms and so forth. They believe in Allah subhanaw taala
they might not be Muslims. But he said Believe in God. Yeah, of course, we do this, who created all of this?
In the city? Okay, I made that. We did that. So So did that. They don't get to look at the mountains in the snow cap, mountain ranges and so forth. No. Right. And so it's different. So if you go out in the open, and the farmland and so forth, people believe in God. People believe in God. And they're much too much more into religion. And so that's why when you're out in the open as a shepherd,
you know, you have all of that. And you appreciate all of that also. And so, you know, don't make fun of a shepherd again, those who has ever been a shepherd, you know, Allah Subhana Allah has given them a lot. You know, this, all the prophets and messengers, they used to be shepherds also. They every single one of them, they used to be shepherds, and these are the more humble people. And as I mentioned, you know, if someone takes care, you know, I don't if you've been around camels, camels are very rough. Right? You have to
you have to be
sheep. You don't have to hit them. They're just small. You've kicked a live live ready. And so with a camera that might kick you back. And you know, a camera remembers you need to come back to you. And we have a Harvey there's so many incidences in cases. With cameras, you have to be rough with them. You know, it's harder. It's hard. Yeah, they do. Definitely they do. And that's why also the Prophet southern forbade forbade us from praying and camel stars, because he had been like to stay there. It's rough. It's near the shelter. You'd like to stay there and that's why camels are
harsh, you know, they're beautiful creatures and they're wonderful in the desert. You know in areas where there's no water, they can survive for long stretches. They are amazing amazing that Allah created them that fella young Runa either EBk for holy cuts. Do you not see how Allah created the the camel study by the camel, you'll be amazed. Oh how long they can survive without water with that sand in the desert. Allah gave them protection for their eyes, everything their eyelashes, beautiful long eyelashes ready for typing on the sand. Allah created them for the desert. He created them so they can you can ride for days and weeks in the desert, right? They're amazing creatures. But they
are not like sheep. They're not like sheep, sheep also, you know, they, there's so many aspects of being a shepherd, that helps you be a leader gives you patience gives you you know, calmness and so somebody you know, when there's chaos, you have to be calm as a leader. You have to be calm, as a leader. And so, Allah subhanho wa Taala made every single one of them shepherds, there are certain other things. There are many, many ways of how Allah subhanho wa Taala also in his young days protected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and raised the status of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. One another section that we're going to cover right now as Mab had the
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deny or to lie, in Ayatollah Hello, Allah Subhan, the care of ALLAH SubhanA wa the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were to whom inbound Valley were more than the jatiya and the Prophet, Allah protecting the Messenger of Allah from some of the evils of Jaya Helia some of the things that they used to do in Jahir Aliah will hate them when a buttermilk Daddy can these are some of the wisdom and some of the things that happen during the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he was young, so what happened? What were some of the things lapad Sharika Rasool Surah Lovato some VRI DTB NERICA, in the mother indemnitor had in indemnitor had them and
the Kaaba is in, sort of like a bowls bowl shaped area, in a bowl shaped area surrounded by mountains. And so when it rains, all the water comes into the area around the camera. So, you know, when there's when it's really light rain, it's not that heavy, the sand, the sand and the ground. Mecca usually seeps in. It's really good, right? Taking all that water. But when you have heavy rain, all the water from the mountain, flows into Mecca, flows into Mecca, and flows into the area to Canada. In fact, sometimes when it rains a lot before they had all these sewer systems, there was a lot of flooding also, I don't know if you've seen some of the older pictures of sometimes the
cabin was flooded. And there were people swimming around the cabin making dollhouse.
They're literally swimming and they're hanging on to hide your last word while they're swimming to the edge as well. And that's a time when you can kiss I did. That's my problem.
Too many people that we were going to be swimming in there, but some of the old days. That's how I was, and I've only up to recent time, even the 70s And so when that early 80s It was still when it rained very heavily. It would it would flood. And so there was there was of course,
an incident that occurred during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was someone who brought peace. And it was when the when the Kaaba after the year the flood and heavy rain. It was crumbling almost as a result of the water. It was crumbling. So they the people of Mecca decided to rebuild the kava and the Kaaba during the time of the Prophet sort of live. So when he was young, was not cubicle. Right? It was not cubical it was, like similar to this.
It's a rectangular like shape. It wasn't cubical it's like this. Right? So the shape of the catwalk. If we were to go back in time, we will see the cabling like this.
Right now it's like this, right? It's Cuba. Yeah, it's Cuba. But it wasn't like that during the time of the Prophet some little things. So now why was it like that? It was when it was during this year.
that happened. So when the Kaaba was, you know, when was affected by the flood?
They were trying to collect money.
Right? They collect money from the people to build rebuild the karma.
And so when they were collecting money, they made an announcement.
They said, everyone bring in whatever you donate,
make sure it's halal.
And again, if we generally they know, right, they knew that this is the house of Allah. This is the house of Allah, you don't bring any money. That's haram.
Any haram sources, if you cheated to try to get that money, you oppressed other people you lied about? Don't we don't need that. It's not accepted.
Because you know the image even here, of course, in Islam, we know that the Prophet someone lives and says, He said in Allaha, uban,
layup value Illa Yeva. Allah has Pierre does not accept anything, except for that which is here. So if you're going to build a masjid, it has to be done with that which is pleasing to ALLAH SubhanA
when you're going to make hides the wealth that you have, has to be worth that is halal. From Halal means, from sources that are not displeasing to Allah, we have to have something that are everything you have to try to please Allah with. You can only use that which is pleasing to Allah. Right. The means also has to be pleasing to Allah. So they knew that. And you know, when they started collecting the shells, their society, they also knew that they were doing many things that were wrong. Right. So when they were collecting money, they ran out of money. They were very wealthy. They were very, very wealthy, they had plenty of money. But they did not have a lot of Halloween
money. They knew that this was not allowed. So when they're collecting, they were only able to collect the amount that was able that they were able to build the cab up to the point where it was cubicle. So what about 1/3 of the cab?
Right, the other two, the other one, about two thirds of the cabassa. The other third, they couldn't build. They don't have money, and they don't have a lot of money. So Jackie, did they understood that Muslim sometimes we don't understand that. And there are some people who you know, when you're building masjid, like, why don't we just you know, as we need a place, we have to make the get this loan, otherwise not going to work or, you know, so it has to be Khaled. So the reason why they were not able to complete the whole cap, the way it was from the time of Prophet Ibrahim
was because they didn't have enough money.
They did not have hella money. And it shows their society. They knew that they were oppressing other people. Some of that was from different sources that were that they knew that they were unacceptable. And so they
they were only able to build and when they were about to finish what happens.
Everybody remember building the Kaaba, the people of Mecca did you have one leader? You didn't you had a power sharing
system where certain people were responsible for certain duties. There are certain tribes were in charge at certain clans were in charge
of war and peace, negotiations and so forth. Others were in charge of their religious affairs, just like Banu Hashim and others were in charge of taking care of the pilgrims, and, and so forth. And so there was a power sharing thing when it comes and so there was a lot of rivalry between the different clans and different families. Right, so there's a lot of rivalry. So everybody wanted to when you put the cap on the best, the most, the most prestigious and the most noble
part of the Kaaba is what
it's the Blackstone and had your last one, that's the Blackstone. So who will be able to put that in? Remember, because you know why, you know, when when you build when you have a new building, right? When you have a new building, and you finish that building,
right or when you start the building, what do people do?
Sometimes they they bring in someone who is elected official,
elected official who you know, there's the opening ceremony, then they have the ribbon. Who gets to cut that? Like know what they do, they just like, hey, they pick anyone to come cut it.
And like not every Joe Schmo can come into play. You got the rubber deer. Hey, you're the closest Come on. Go ahead. Got it. You got a sensor on you.
Right now, you guys
You got to sit there, you still can't cut it, who can cut it? Who can open the door? Who can you know, the opening? You know, this is this is the open this is the last thing. Right? Who is it? That gets that, that gets
the honor of doing that. It's someone who's very respected. Right, anybody. So this one, whoever gets to put that the Blackstone, the final stone on the Kava. Like, whoever that is that someone who's very respected.
And that's the clan that's very respected. Usually as the leader, the most respected, nobody's going to, you know, no one's gonna dispute and say, you know, I have more right now because you know, that this guy, he, whatever he did in the past, or whatever he is, his job is whatever it is. He's important. Right? So whoever gets to put that, that's a big thing. So now you have different we do we want to get it, we want to put it like, Well, yeah, we're gonna do that. And then we're gonna cut the ribbon, you guys have to know we reserve the right to cut the ribbon because of this. And everybody's mentioning this and that. And they're about to fight over that.
Because the honor of them of building, this is the most, this is the most respected building, or structure in all the world. This is the house of Allah.
That Allah subhanho wa Taala protected when Abraham came
right when the profit from the year the problem was born, a loss had an army of birds to destroy an arm to destroyed him.
All of Arabia knows that if you get to put this one this this black stone in that your clan is the top
your clan is a tie. You're the leader of that clan. You're number one.
And everybody's claiming that all the different clans and Maccha. And there are no we're not going to let you do it. Know who you think you are. We deserve it. Nobody's ever, and they're about to fight.
They are about to fight literally, they're about to fight.
Until finally, they decided they said okay, we have to do something, we have to decide.
We have to agree because we don't want a civil war in Mecca.
Because this could lead to Civil War where they're killing each other.
Because in Medina,
they're killing each other.
In Medina, Nina, they're killing each other awesome causes Raj the hood, even though they're killing each other over what they're living in the same city.
Same, but they're killing each other because of things like this.
And then they don't want that to happen. Also, you know, we have to be united and we can't destroy everything that we build all these years. This is the Quraysh
we have to find a way. And so what can we do? Like okay, fine.
See that alleyway? You know, remember, they didn't have a building around the cabinet, right? They said, Okay. We don't know who's going to come next through that alleyway.
But whoever comes through there, let's agree before he comes.
Let's agree. Before he comes, that the next person that walks through that alleyway that comes to the Kaaba, right through the alley, remember, they have houses around, right? So between the houses, they're added through that. So they have one particular whoever walks through there, the next person, he's going to be able to do that. He makes the decision. He's in charge.
And so of course, there's okay, we agree. So you have to agree ahead of time right now. Everyone agrees and what's everyone hoping for?
I hope it's someone from my club. Everyone's like, man, come on, come on. So and So come, right, everyone our time we'd be texting, hey, come up.
Hey, come through the alleyway right now. We need you quickly. Just come through. You make the decision you get. So of course we'll be taxable nowadays. You can't tell anyone you are right there. The decision is being made right now. You can't communicate that to anyone else. You just depend on whoever's walking through that alleyway.
Right. And who comes through that alleyway?
Who is it? But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And you know what?
When the Messenger of Allah some walks through that alleyway, everybody,
Everybody is happy.
Do you know why everyone's happy?
Because they know that he is the most trustworthy.
He will not harm anyone. He does not
Lie is the best of the people mech.
Already the best in terms of his character. There's none like him already. Everybody knows as Mohammed. That's the guy. That's the most honest guy.
The most honest guy and you know, he's, you know, like how some people you, you know, like, Hey, this guy is a party animal, right? He was the best. Yeah, he doesn't do anything wrong. He's like that perfect person.
Right? So everyone's happy.
Now the prophets, Allah could have easily said, okay, you know, you guys chose me. Let me do it. No.
Shows us wisdom. Let me do it. No,
he knows the situation looks hot. Why? How look, how why is he does? He doesn't just say, okay, okay, I have the, you know, you let me do it. You know, or I make the decisions, you know, what were the product? Well, we're bundle Hashem with the best anyways.
He is someone who is wise beyond his years, this was even before became a prophet, and messenger of God.
He said, He takes off his hat, he does, you know, the upper garment. He lays it on the ground.
He puts the cap, he puts the Blackstone
in the middle.
And he says every single one of you grab a side of it,
everyone, I want you to lift it up together all at once. So every single clan has a hand in it.
Every clan has a hand in it. And they lift it up. And he puts it in the place.
And so everyone's happy because they all are involved in it. Look at the wisdom of the Prophet some civil wars, not only civil wars averted, everybody's happy at the decision.
And him putting in it Alhamdulillah he's the best anyways. You know, so his status, of course is already raised. Everybody knows already. Allah subhana protected the prophets of Allah. And Allah raised his status, from the very beginning to the point where he is going to be your leader.
Preparing them ahead of time,
because anyone could have walked into the alleyway at that time.
Some drunk guy could have just walked in.
Crypt or anything like that. Anyway, like, All right, listen, guys. It could be some guy that comes in. Says who wants
$10,000 You get to put it. I make the decision. You get to put it. Are you those kinds of all right, we'll pay you 10,000 All right, go ahead. Right corruption. You get money. You guys get to do it. And everyone. Yeah, our clan we did it. We did it. Right. The guy go? Pocket 10,000 I go that's good for me. Right? There's so many things you could have done. Right? But the prophet sublime was wise beyond his years. Allah Subhana Allah that protected him, and civil war and Mecca was averted. And the Prophet SAW and brought peace, even in this young days, even when he was just a young man. And so the messenger of allah sallallahu wasallam, in Jaya Helia, before accepting Islam, Allah subhanho
wa Taala put him in situations where Allah has already raising his status, preparing him to be the leader, the prophet and messenger that he was going to be, and so insha Allah Who ended right there, and we ask ALLAH SubhanA, Allah to accept from us and next week, we'll be speaking about other aspects. And some of the things that happen during the time of the Prophet Salam was young.
And then the time that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, how was he when he was a youngster in Mecca? How did he grow up? What are some of the other things that he did? And then after that, we will continue, and
we'll be speaking about
some of the politics and NECA. Also, like some of the parks, some of the wars, some of the battles that they were involved in, that the Prophet sallahu wa salatu salam also participated in, did you participate in as a youngster because there's always battles and wars, in Arabia with different tribes? So how did he grow up as a youngster? How did a lot prepare him to be a prophet and messenger from other aspects when he was a young man? And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to accept from us or exactly my fellow said Allah