Channel: Abdullah Hakim Quick
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah Azza Milan vi will mousseline say Eden Mohammed Ali he was our big mind were bad. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah Alhamdulillah. It is again, a great privilege and a blessing to be able to travel with you to the life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.
And within this life, there are great lessons for us, and lessons for all people.
And especially as Muslims, we look to the Sunnah of the Prophet peace be upon him, to give us answers to all of the problems that we are facing. And in all of the issues that we are facing throughout our lives. And there is a tendency for people when they look at religious people, and especially the prophets, that they would look to them only for religious affairs, those things that connect them to prayer, or to the masjid. But in the life of rasulillah salam, we have a bruh we have lessons for everything, every part of our existence, even teenage life, and marriage,
interpersonal relationships, and these are some of the very crucial areas that Muslims are facing today, especially living within
a corrupt Western society, and not fully understanding our faith. So that the Sierra, the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam gives us then a living example. It is not just a saying, but it is a living example showing you how a person it is humanity went through changes similar to the changes that we are going through today.
And so Hamdulillah, we have reached the teenage life of the prophets, Allah Solomon, we find that the historians and the scholars of Sierra did not have that much to say concerning this time period. So you'll generally find that within the texts, there's not much written during this time, because the Prophet peace be upon him was not, did not know that he was a messenger of Allah. And also, it was an oral culture. So therefore, that which was left, and that is solid information was not as much as the time when it was it was known that he was rasulillah salam. And people began to write down those things that they heard, or they began to memorize those things that they hurt and pass it
on to their future generations. And so we find ourselves at how to build the job. And this is the SEC religious war. And it is a war that was fought in Mecca, part of the power struggle of Mecca, between benaki Nana and Ben will pace. And these are two major tribes fighting for power in Mecca. And the reason why it is called fiyaz, or a sec religious war, is because of the fact that it was held or fought during the sacred months. And it's important for us to recognize the fact that some of the traditions that were carried into Islam, were actually practiced by the Arabs, before the time of the prophets, Allah salam, Allah subhanaw taala, then, using this culture, as a neutral base
culture, used many of the traditions of the Arabs in order to show the revelation. And so the sacred months for the Arabs who were coming into Mecca, and its vicinity, for their pilgrimage. And we remember the trading that was going along the coastlines, and the importance of Mecca, in terms of its economy, and the fact that it was like a political center for the whole of the Arabian Peninsula. And these months will locata they'll hit Jaya Muharram and Raj up. And so it is during these months, that it was not permitted. For the pagan Arabs to be involved in fighting each other and involved in confusion. They considered these times to be sacred. Of course, their reason for the
sacredness was to protect their business and to protect the trade that was going on. Because in the major marketplaces like Sukkot, a cause to cause soup was the largest marketplace and that was between tarrif and Mecca.
The soup of magenta and doula jazz. This was near out of fat. And so these were the largest and most famous marketplaces, the people would come to the marketplaces and they would gather together bringing their goods
from all parts of the Arabian Peninsula, we find within these gatherings they would be debates. Also the poets would read their poetry and we find Alma Lockhart, the, the poetry of untouch.
Available case number of the great poets of Jackie Leah, were made famous in these marketplaces, and during this gathering of the people of the Arabian Peninsula, and so it was during the sacred months, when people were not supposed to be fighting each other, not supposed to be killing each other's blood. When Alba rod Ebony pace alakina Annie killed Ottawa, or Rahal, el Hawa z, Beto, hahaha. And so when this happened,
the house and tribe then made the oath that they would take back, they would take revenge for bedroom banana. And this is, of course, coming right out of college itself. And so the war went on. And this war lasted amongst them for four years, four consecutive years, they would fight at intervals, until finally a peace treaty was resolved between the warring tribes. What is important about this battle,
or the the set of battles is the fact that it established again, the power struggle going on in Mecca. And also the prophet SAW Selim himself as a young man participated in the battle itself. And most of the of the reporters say that what he did was he picked up arrows that were on the ground and gave it to his uncles, and his uncles then would shoot the arrows. And that is really the most that they say he participated. And
the the the the most authentic reports say he was between the age of 15 years old to 20 years old. There's no unanimous position on this, but it's somewhere between 15 to 20 years old. When this came about. Finally, there was a peace treaty, and peace was established in Mecca. And then Hill fell for dual. the Confederacy was formed. This confederacy was made between Ben who Hashem benu Alma Talib, Beto Asad, even Abdullah za, Beto keylab, and Ben omura. And if you look at the different your genealogical charts, you'll see some of the names of keylab and motorolla. And Abdullah czar, you see the names there. And so these these groups, this section of kadesh, came together and formed
this Confederacy. So they would be able to ensure justice and peace in Mecca, and that a war like horrible fija would not take place again.
After this, in these teenage years of the profits of the salon, we don't have much information. But basically, he was known to be a herdsmen, a shepherd. And he spent most of his time working for Ben Assad and other tribes. And he was basically tending to animals. And he spent this time outside used to love to be outside in the open areas. And the historians recognize the fact that his continuation in this rough climate also shaped his personality. In that, being outside in the desert.
Those of you who have been inside of deserts recognize the fact that in the evening, at night, the stars are very bright, the deserts are usually not cloudy. And so the stars are bright. There's not a lot of buildings, there's not even trees that many trees around and so there's nothing much to reflect upon, except yourself and the Creator. And so, it is in this type of atmosphere, that the prophets are seldom used to contemplate and use to ponder on his relationship with the Creator of the heavens and the earth. And so the formation of the personality and the mind of a mighty messenger is developing now, in this atmosphere, and in the broad expanse of the desert. Also in the
desert, there's not much food. So a person who spends his time in the desert also is a person who has great control over is hunger. And the province of Salam used to say Nah, no como la kulu Hata. The job
was either a Cal La La Dasha, we are a people who do not eat until we get hungry. And when we eat, we don't completely satisfy ourselves. And so it is that type of approach to life.
That gave the Hardy physique and mentality of the
messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam, and from the personality that would one day undergo great hardship in the path of Allah.
And so it was during this time that the name of the Prophet started to spread, people recognized him as an honest herdsmen. As a good person, as a trustworthy person, he got this name from an early age. And a woman by the name of Khadija bit hoilett wrote the law on her. She had been married twice, and at that point, did not have a husband.
And she was a noble woman from kadesh. She was extremely wealthy. And so the wealth of Croatia was basically in caravans. And it wasn't the practice of the women to be traveling on the caravans. So therefore, she needed somebody to to lead her caravan up to Syria in that journey, during the summer period. And she heard about the reputation of the province of asylum. And she, she approached him and she hired him to take her goods to Syria. Her servant, may Sarah, accompany the Prophet peace be upon him. And as it is hot rahima, who law reports to us and other historians have a CSR report to us. It is said that Mesa started to notice some strange things going on. He started to notice that
during the noon hours, when the desert sun was scorching, and beating down upon them, he noticed two angels he described them as angels or two forces, like that were shading the Prophet peace be upon him and would keep the direct sunlight from off of his head. And as they were going along the road, and they were coming into Syria, they stopped under the shade of a tree. Next to that tree, was a hut. And in it was a Christian monk, who was described by some as being called nest Stora, which is also the name of the story and Christians. So nest store could also refer refer to the type of Christianity that he was practicing. And so as they stopped, the provenance of them stopped and he
sat under the shade of that tree
nesto store went to Mesa immediately and said, Who is this man? Mesa replied he is from kodesh, the guardians of the house and Mecca. And Mesa said
Mandela Tata, how the shedule rocket Ilana beach, nobody, but a prophet ever sat underneath this tree. Now, this is one of the people who knew the signs of new Buddha. And he literally planted himself next to the tree, waiting for somebody to come along and to sit under this particular tree. And he said to me, he said, he asked him about him and Mesa describe to angels shielding him in the heat of the new day. And so he said, It is reported by Ebony as Hawk, who are the billion were who are accurate, and Br. He is a prophet, and he is the final prophet that will be sent to people do not leave him. Don't leave this man, because he is a prophet. And so when they reached Syria, and
they did their business, macer also noticed that the business was good, it was better than he had ever seen before. And by the time they reached back to Mecca, and the goods came to Khadija she recognized that her goods had doubled or tripled. And there were great blessings coming from this man, Mohammed, peace and blessings be upon him. She sat with Mesa to get the report of the journey. And then he began to report to her what had happened. He told her about the angels. He told her about the story. He told her about the blessings and the character of this man, how kind he was, how honest he was, how tolerant he was. He didn't he wasn't involved in argumentation and cursing and
swearing on the gods and, and so when Khadija heard this, she was very impressed, and her strong impression quickly turned into love.
And so it is reported that she went to one of her friends and most of the story and say the FISA bit money or something of this effect, she went to her friend and asked her friend to approached the man Muhammad peace be upon him about marriage. So the FISA came to him and said what prevents you from being married? And he said, I don't have the wealth to get married. Then the FISA said what happens if you were excused of the wealth that a woman of noble lineage
A wealthy woman wanted to marry you, then what would you do? Of course, he said he would consider this. But But he asked, Who could that be? And then the FISA said this is Khadija been kohelet