In the Times of Fitnah
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala say that are willing will Arkadin Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa min dA b Dawa to he was tender be so naughty Illa Yama Dean was salam to Sleeman Kathira Amma bad, all praises to do to Allah Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be constantly showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and upon those who call to his way,
establish his sunnah, his family and his companions forever. I begin with the greeting words of the righteous as salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah, Allah subhanaw taala has enabled us to reach this last part in the month of Ramadan.
And this is the time of striving to gain the pleasure of Allah to gain the Mercy of Allah. And also to establish something that will stay with us after the month of Ramadan.
And I say this because it is so important for us not to look at Ramadan as an end in itself. But really, it is, in a sense, a training session, a session for us, to train us to enable us to be prepared for the rest of the year. It is a chance for us to
connect with the Creator of the heavens in the earth, to change our personalities, to change our lifestyle, that maybe in sha Allah, Allah would give us authority in the land. And with the great cries and the great prayers that are happening around
the Muslim world. Those calling for political change, economic change, social change, we recognize that Allah subhanaw taala has clearly told us in Serato rad in Hola Hola, yo V Roma be Coleman had tell you how you do mobian foresee him, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themself.
And so internal change is really the essence of the beginning of the new chapter
Alhamdulillah Muslims in many parts of the world have recognized that need to make a change within themselves. And Ramadan is the best time because this is the time when Allah subhanaw taala increases Taqwa increases the fear and the hope and the consciousness increases that ability within us to guard against evil things. And for many people who have embraced Islam and many young Muslims,
for those who have woken up with their Islam,
because to come into Islam, a new is not something that is only experienced by new Muslims. It's also experienced by people who were born in Muslim families. But at some point in their life in their life,
the light turned on. Now the words in a sense, they took shahada over again,
they start practicing Islam.
And so with that feeling, and that enthusiasm, and that optimism, and then we look at the Muslim world, we read many of the texts, and we read Syrah. We read so much about the contributions made Muslims made to the Golden Age, so many positive things and then we look in the world. And we see some negative things. We see Muslims in crisis.
And so it's hard to put it together.
But this is where a complete knowledge of the traditions is important. And this is where knowing not only the good parts of the tradition, but also to know the dangerous spots where this is extremely important for us in order to make our way on Serato. Masdar clean, because the world is like a jungle, right? We're literally in a jungle.
And when you're in the jungle that looks so beautiful. And if you're in the tropics and everything is green, and
Beautiful flowers, but underneath that flower could be a snake. So you have to understand about the snake too. You can't just be an expert on flowers, and you're looking only for flowers, because you could be eaten alive in the jungle.
And so in that light
the Prophet SAW Selim reported an authentic tradition which was Narrated by Abu Dawood. And in this the Prophet SAW Selim informed us on multi heavy on my tone Mahoma
Lisa la ha Gaben Phil akhira. The Abu Hanifa dunya Alphington was Allah azza wa jal putter.
So the Prophet peace be upon him said this, my nation
is a nation that has mercy on it.
It's punishment is not in the next life.
But the punishment is in this world.
And it will be trials and tribulations
and it will be murder being killed.
So this tradition now, it is one that
is hard to swallow. But it is a reality that we have to face.
Just like a woman has to face
the pain of childbirth.
The beauty of the child is so lovely having that sweet baby. But she has to go through this pain.
And by going through the pain, a relationship is developed between the mother and the child. That is not like the father
does not like anybody else. There's a reason for pain.
In the same way when we are wounded when a person now falls down and as a gash a big cut on their hand.
The pain in healing, in most cases is worse than when you actually got it.
It's the healing process where the pain is. And so the Mercy here on our nation, which is the nation the followers of the Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem, which will be the largest nation of the NBR on the Day of Resurrection. The mercy that Allah gives us is that the punishment for this nation is not in the next life. Because if we hold on to tau heat, if we hold on to our beliefs in the One God
then inshallah we are promised,
we are promised to go to gender, even those who may be punished for a period of time, because of their deeds, that toe heat is there inside the individual, then eventually, they will be released. And if we compare this world to the hereafter,
there is no comparison. Because if if a man were to live a woman were to live 100 years, think about this. 100 years old, that's a long life. Right? Compare that to the next life.
Right where Allah told us, Kali Dena, fie Ha, Abaddon.
They will live in the next life forever. So if you take for instance, trillion, or quintillion, or some high number
100,000 quintillion. And that's the next life. That's not even really hit. But say let's take this number and divide it by 100.
What is the answer those mathematicians
when you round off the number, what does it come to?
00 So even a mathematician would know Malhotra dunya Illa. Matar al Hurrah. As Allah told us, the life of this world is nothing but material deception.
It's a deception.
And it's nothing compared. So therefore now you can see it. If you're going to be punished here or there. It's better that you get it now, right? Because because that's the 100 years. That's not the 100,000 quintillion, right? So it's better to get it now, what would be our punishment?
It's like a wake up call. It's like a parent whose child is totally out of control, control, and now needs a wake up.
Right a human being who needs a wake up in order to realize no, I'm making a mistake
fitten Sollozzo. Kata
fits in is the plural of fitna.
And we will come back to that term later. Sollozzo is earthquakes. And some Allah ma say this could also refer to natural catastrophes
that would strike this Oma. And many earthquakes, many natural floods. Many things are striking our nation, especially within the past 30 years. And the last is to be killed, genocide. And that is happening to us. And sometimes in large numbers while he hasn't been.
But this is happening to us not by coincidence, it's by design.
It's for a reason.
And the first term that we want to look at is the term of fitna
and this term comes in many traditions
and a fitna can be a trial, a test, it can be a punishment.
It can be like temptation.
It can be like a confusion.
And we are living in I am ill fitting the days of the Great temptations and trials and tribulations and we see it around us.
where society is changing into strange forms, where people are doing things that are so strange today, that animals birds must be looking down on us and saying like, Whoa, this is human beings like what are they doing now?
What are we doing not animals will be disgraced that us as some of the things that we're actually carrying out on this world today so fitna,
it is a reality.
And in order to study this, we want to look at one of the great companions of the Prophet Muhammad Sal Southern, we've been looking at the companions in this series, to try to gain the wisdom of certain areas, through the eyes of the companions, to what they saw and what they brought to us from the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. And this companions Sahabi Jaleel was Hodeidah, EBIT, Alia man radula one and who they found was a special Companion of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. He was one of those people who was actually
he was a Muslim.
He was actually raised as a Muslim.
And he was a Muslim before the Prophet SAW Selim came
to Medina, he was part of the people of Medina. His father actually had was from Mecca.
But he had been involved in an incident and he killed somebody. And so he had to flee Mecca, fearing for his life, and he went to Medina. So he was not one of the house and the cars Raj, because the two main tribes in Medina of the Arabs was the house and the cousins, he was neither of the two. He was Mechi but considered to be part of the people of Medina.
And he accepted Islam with the Dawa, of Musab Rumia radula, one who had come early before the Hijra. He embraced Islam, the father embraced Islam, the son, then came into this. And when the Prophet SAW Selim actually came
to Medina, they became part of the very important companions of the Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem, in this early time,
and it was really
during this period, and it was in the Battle of boyhood, really where Hodeidah now starts to take a very important role.
And that is because with the confusion that went on in the Battle of
a massive confusion, where the Quraysh who were initially being defeated by the Muslims, as we recall, they're back at their back was hurt. And they were defeating the wizard again,
because it eventually took the polytheistic forces and came in back of them. And the Muslims were in a sandwich.
And it was confusion. People were running this way or that way. One person even said, I killed Muhammad, but yeah, to be left. So it was confusion, right. And a lot of strange things will happen and it was during this time period, that
the father of who they
he had a Mexican body language
you know you can sometimes tell where a person comes from,
by the way they walk and talk and their body language. So he had a Mexican body like he did not have a Medina body language. And, and he was not
he could easily be confused because sometimes we think, you know that we were sunnah and we wear our clothes and we say I'm in the Sunda right? But you have to realize that Abuja Hall
and these people, they would dress and sunnah to, but somebody will call the Sunnah. Right? Because he got a long toe Bong. Right? And he's got something over his his head, he got a beard, right? So you look and say, Wow, that brothers sooner, right? This is the enemy of Allah.
So they even had to distinguish themselves. In the process, Selim even said, Okay, we're a cap with your mama.
Right? In men where your Tobs, you know, you'll go above your ankles, like call us, we'll call him
Alia, who would want us or be different than them?
Okay, so they had to distinguish themselves. So the father, the point is,
in the battle, and the confusion, the Muslims, they killed his father.
It was by mistake.
So after the battle was over, and then he found out about this, of course, he was really, you know, upset that it happened. And the province of Salem allowed him if he wanted to, he could actually get blood money. Because if you kill a Muslim by mistake, then you can pay, you know, a deer of blood money, you know, for this, but he said, No, these are my brothers, you know, give this in South Africa. And the Prophet peace be upon him was very impressed with who they felt very impressed by his patience and his love. And he started to realize certain qualities about who they felt. And three things in particular stand out about who they are. And again, these qualities are what we want
to strive for, and inculcate them into our young people. Number one, he had
he had a unique intelligence,
in difficult situations,
right, his intelligence will come to the surface. In difficulty, most people's intelligence comes to the surface when it's easy. So if you're studying in school, most people, they will do well before the examination. When the exam comes, many people, they get nervous, and they'll fail. Or they won't do as well because they're nervous, right. But there's some people when the test is on, that's when they're good. See this kind of personality.
So he has a unique abilities, his abilities come out in difficulty. Secondly,
he had a spontaneous call to action.
So if you needed somebody to do something, and you're asking for volunteers, he would raise his hand first.
Spontaneous immediately, he would call to action. And the third part, which is this is what he's known for. He had a unique ability to keep secrets.
Because most people cannot keep secrets. And if if you tell most people a secret, you say, you know, what I saw they doing? You know what happened with it?
And he said, but listen, this is a secret.
I'm telling you a secret, don't tell anybody. So what many people do is that, you know, that secret is like, bubbling inside them, right? And then they see another friend of theirs. And they say, Okay, I'm gonna tell you a secret. But don't tell anybody.
You ever seen that before. And then the next one sees his friend. And he says, I'll tell you a secret. Don't tell anybody. And suddenly, it's out. So if Sade got into an argument with Ali, on the western side of the city, by the time the secret reaches the eastern side, he killed ally.
Because these things get bigger and bigger and bigger as they go. But there's some people who when you give them the secret, it's locked down.
They will tell nobody.
And so the Prophet SAW Salem,
saw this in him and needed somebody to confide in with certain strategic secrets.
And so he gave them to her data. So he was called, he was the keeper of the sick secrets. And the chief secret that he was the keeper of was the names of the hypocrites. He knew the name of the monarchy
And the manava tiene, of course, are the people who say that they're Muslim, but they hate Islam on the inside, right? They hate Islam. And they're the most dangerous people that there is. And so who they are knew who they were.
And people even approached him. Even one day Omar Abu Qatada DE LA and San Jose for tell me the name Smith. And who they first said no, but then Omar out of humility, said to Jose for MI one of them, the obviously he wasn't, but who they for said, No, you're not one of them.
But they used to watch who they follow very closely. When Janaza came, they would see is where they fit in the janazah. Right, because he if he's not there, right?
Like the unit say, wait a minute, man, like because Medina was really small, right? Everybody comes. So they watch him for who they find.
And so he was the keeper of the secrets. And so he would get these type of special missions. And one of them, for example, in the Battle of the front duck, in the Battle of the Trench, when the Muslims had built a trench to protect the northern side of the city.
And the police had come with 10,000 warriors, the final solution to destroy everything, they wanted to kill every man, woman and child, everybody who has a final solution.
And but Allah put the trench held the army at bay. And then it got cold and Allah sent wind.
And it was really difficult. And but it was so dangerous. The word had got out, that the southern part of the city was opened and the Qureshi was gonna get in. And the Koran even describes it, that the Muslims, it was so frightening that their hearts was in their throat.
Like your heart's beating so hard, it's up inside your throat, you know how scared you are.
So that was the situation. So in that case, they needed to know strategically what was going to happen. And some word drew a spy came through the trench that Abu Sufian was having a major meeting with the leaders to decide whether they're going to leave or stay, because the winds blowing now, right.
So they got in a circle. The Prophet SAW Selim said to her data, penetrate, go down in the trench, and penetrate Kodesh and sit in a circle. That's the secret mission, right? Because if they knew if they knew that it was one of the Muslims, they were so frustrated, they chop them into pieces. You look like mincemeat
they were so frustrated and the circle was there. And now just picture the scene. The wind is blowing, it's dark outside, the Arabs naturally when the wind comes in, they take their mama right. And they put it over their face, right? So everybody's covering their face. And the wind is blowing. But Abu Sufian said this is a sensitive meeting. Before I discuss it I want to know each person look in your right and ask him who he is. Look at him identify him right
now what would happen to you in that case? This is difficult who they face they're in the circle right? This is where his mind kicks in right? So they presented a man on his right who are you?
And he said I'm dealing with to the man has left who are you? Right so he asked both sides right?
You see so that nobody could ask him right?
So he's there he's safe, right? That's how his mind kicks in. Right? And then Abu Sufyan after the discussion said we're going to break camp we're going we're leaving
and who they forgot the Prophet said Do not take his life do not touch Abu Sofia even if you come right next door I know you want to but do not and who they've a pass right by him you can't tell because you could look like they all Arabs dress in the same right so no right.
But just really retire turban. If you got a cap and a mama, then put the cap on your pocket or something just tie it different.
Okay, so then he escapes and comes back to the Muslims. So they fought constantly lived in fear of evil things and corruption and deception. And this is what Jose for is famous for. And if you are going along in the Hadith and you reach the Hadith hadith of Hodeidah, any Hadith, he reports it stop.
Because mostly, he's dealing with hadith of fitna
and that's what we're in right now.
And who they refer, he became a distinguished leader of the Muslims.
In the Battle of Hamadan and array, and Dana and hawan, against the Persian Empire, he was was second in command. And it was five to one against the Muslims. And they defeated a Persian army of 150,000. He became the governor of El Medina. And this was a city near in Iraq.
And so, today for Rhodiola one, we want to end our series with the hadith of Hodeidah, because this is a very, this is how like a hadith jamea one that brings in a lot of different issues in terms of fitna itself. And the Hadith goes as follows. It's a long tradition and we'll go through it and you know, there's a lot of discussion that can go around it. So who they for reports can And so yes, Aluna Rasulillah Salam under the Fair will come to as Allahu Allah shout, Maha Fatah and you directly. Okay, so he said, the people used to ask the Prophet peace be upon him about good things. And I used to ask about evil things, for fear of it. Hitting reaching me, because he has mentality,
every cent tell me about gender. Tell me about this. No, no, he wants to know about jahannam.
He wants to know about evil, right? Because he doesn't want to fall in it. Right. That's a good mentality though. And now today, we need to know what the evil is around us, right? That's the fitna. So then he said for call to hear Rasul Allah, in Hakuna fie fija Heliot and Mushara for Jaya and Allah will be held here for held by the huddle Herrmann Shara kala Nam for CALL TO HELL bow the Delica Charmin hair color Nam wifey he doesn't.
Okay, so now the Hadith starts to go on.
So to complete this, then he continues on because he was like a lawyer, right?
You got to see he asked the personnel on one question, and then most people will end and then he continues on.
So then he asked the Prophet peace be upon him. He said, O Messenger of Allah. We were living in ignorance and evil. And then Allah brought this good to us, which means the Prophet says,
Will there be any evil after the good?
See, how is he speaking? After this good when you're gone? Is it going to be evil? The Prophet said yes.
And then I asked, will they be any good? After the evil?
See, he's like a lawyer, right? Because he wants to know everything. And then the province or someone some Yes, there will be good, but it will be tainted fee done.
There's something wrong with it. So you got good.
The prophetic period you got some evil going to happen. Then you got good. It's tainted. So then pull to what Madonna who? Carla Coleman yesterday noona be highly so naughty. While you're doing that we really had G tardy for men whom what twin care? So then the Prophet SAW salem said
and he's talking about the good that's tainted, right. He set up people who guide others to other than my Sundar,
you will approve of some of their deeds and disapprove of others. Okay, so these people are Muslims, right? There's some good in them right. But they are guiding you to something other than the Sunnah. So beware of people who say we're only going to follow the Quran
even have Jamaats Karani Jean
one I think in Pakistan discarding and prevents
anybody from Pakistan might have no the previous movement. There's some people now you can tell right away well, it's only in the crowd that's all I'm gonna listen to.
Right? This is the taint there's something wrong that's inside of this holiday for then he doesn't stop most people would end and say you know mashallah, you know what he said? For Cotto, go to for help bada deli confirm in sha called a knob. Do I turn the other a Bobby jahannam? Man, a jabber home la ha cut off whoo hoo fee ha.
Then the Prophet SAW Salam said,
Oh, who they first said, will there be after that good. Which is tainted? Is it going to be any evil after that?
And the Prophet said, Do I turn Allah Allah Bucha handle?
There will be colors at the gates of health.
Whoever responds to their call,
they will throw him into
that think about this, call us they're calling people and they're on the gates of hell
right now look what who they for set
for call to Yara Salalah Sif whom Lana caller Nam Coleman Minh jilda Tina. We're here to kill the Munna be Alsina. Tila, this dangerous. The Prophet den said they will be from our people.
And they will speak our languages. Right? Now think about this. These are people on the doors of hell.
Whoever answers them is going to be thrown in hell, they're going to be from our people.
And they're going to speak our languages.
Now most people would end with Dave has not done yet.
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who they felt was not done.
He found out who these people are going to be. They're going to be Muslim look like us come from our families speaking our languages. And if you follow their call, they're gonna throw you into hell fire.
Then who they for said
so what do you order me to do?
If that reaches me? This is an excellent question. If that reaches me now, what should I do? Then the Prophet SAW Selim said stick to the united body of Muslims and their leader.
Okay stick to the united body of Muslims.
Right? Go to the Jamar what you my mom?
Most people would walk away with a father then said
Then what should I do?
What else should I do?
He then said, what if they have neither a united bought body nor a leader?
What if I come to the time when there is no GEMA
there is no united body of Muslims.
And there is no Imam. There is no leader. Now what should I do? That the Prophet SAW seldom said then keep away from all of these groups. Even if you have to bite onto the roots of a tree until death reaches you. And you are in that state.
This is Hadith Jamia, this has taken us all the way
with APHIS looking at all the situations possible that if there is no there's trouble, we got people from our nation. They look like Muslims speak our language and they never send us to hell.
Right? Think about today, right? Think about it. Think about some of the Jamaats and what they're calling to
people worshipping graves, people, you know, slaughter and other Muslims people doing all kinds of things in the so called name of Islam, right.
And many of us getting caught up in this caught up in this confusion.
Right? So the Prophet Salam gives the perfect answer. If you're in the situation, go to the Jamaat stick to the united body of Messiah, Danny said, what happens? If there's no Jama
and there's no email. In other words, Muslims are completely divided.
There's no Imam to follow. Now what am I supposed to do?
Then the province of Salem tells him
bite onto the roots of a tree
and stay in that condition until death reaches you. And that doesn't obviously mean you grab a tree and you bite it right? You like hanging on a tree? It's saying hang on to the foundations of your religion. The Allah ma showed us what this mean? Hang on to your foundations. Get involved in some Islamic work.
Get involved in it. Hang on to your deen
and stay in that condition
until you die.
Even if there's no more Jamaats no more nothing
everybody in a total state of confusion.
Right? And some people might even consider that to be now, right?
If you look at Imam as a Khalifa, as a real leader, right? Not false people, but a real leader of Islam.
Right, some might even consider it now.
That at least find a masjid or Jamaah. Find an Islamic activity.
Something that you can do, get into it.
You know, stay onto the roots and foundation of your deen
and stay in this condition until Allah takes your life.
Right? So this is a complete answer for all times, for the most difficult situation that Muslims may find themselves in.
And so the Prophet SAW Salem gave us the guidance, right into the Day of Resurrection, and especially in the time of fitna that we find ourselves in today. And we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would have mercy on us and guide us in these days of fitna, we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would accept our fasting and I pray as we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would bless all those Muslims those who have died. We have some who died in Istanbul, may Allah accept them as shahada all those who are dying those in Philistine and Marshall axon. Now, there are Muslims locked inside the masjid what he as a biller, may Allah give them strength in martial OXA and all around the lens of
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