Pivotal Moments in Islamic History #6 The Battle of the Trench
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala sail overlay will Arkadin Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi about a call center.
All praise are due 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 his family as companions, all those who call to his way and establish his sunnah to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows my beloved brothers and sisters, to our friends Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah Allah has afforded us another opportunity to reflect upon pivotal moments in Islamic history. And these moments
did not happen. Only for jest. It did not happen. Jeff
To be put in a dry book, and to give us some dates, but these were living experiences,
living experiences that are connected to the revelation.
And especially those incidents that happen in the life of Prophet Muhammad's on Southern, and his companions, because they were the best of people. And they were the generation that the Quran was revealed with. And so through that 23 year period, the experiences that they had
matched with the revelation. And so it the revelation not only answered their questions, or discussed what was happening to them on the ground, but also it left us a type of blueprint, a template for the future, how we can look at things that are happening around us, and how we can respond. And this is of critical importance today. As we enter into a very strange period of time, a unique, strange period of time.
This has happened before in Islamic history, where there have been horrendous situations where many people have lost their lives. We have fear struck the Muslim nation, but yet through patience and through tenacity and holding on to the rope of Allah, the believers were able to overcome what they went through, and Alhamdulillah we are still growing today. Despite all that was done against us. We are still growing. i One of the great scholars of this century, Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi Rahim Allah, he was travelling in South Africa at a time when I was living in Cape Town. And they asked him,
How is the Muslim world? And he said ALMA to Islamia be fair, that the Muslim world is in a good shape. And they said, How can you say that? When you look at the level of destruction going on our leaders and whatnot, he said, if you look at history, if you have the whole picture, then you realize that there was tremendous opposition, right in the time of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him just after his time.
And throughout history,
even just after he passed away, there were apostates people who actually left the religion who who refuse to pay zakat. But yet the Muslims with the lead of Satan Abu Bakr rhodiola, one they were able to hold.
Following this, they were Leia prophets. They were people who actually claimed to be messengers of Allah, not now, not 100 years before, but in just after, and in the time of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon
following that there was a great fitna a trial, a tribulation that happened amongst the companions. But Islam continued, it continued to grow. And then there were waves of opposition. There were crusaders that came in waves from Europe to destroy the Muslim world. The Mongols came, and sack Baghdad, over 3 million people died during this attack just on one city and province itself. But Muslims continue
the colonial period, our countries were captured and controlled for the most part, by foreign powerless, but yet Islam continued to grow. And now today we see Muslims are suffering and going through tremendous pain, especially in Palestine, in Gaza. And we have seen what happens in Afghanistan, the trials in Kashmir, in the Central African Republic, we see in many parts of the world, what Muslims are going through, yet, we are still thriving, we are still coming back. And that is based upon our faith. And it's also based upon our understanding of what happened in the past, because our leaders, those who are giving us direction, are directly connected to the
revelation had connected to what happened to Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem and his companions. And so this series is to try to bring illumination to bring a type of light from the life of the prophet peace be upon him and then his followers
The next generation and at certain points in Islamic history so that we can benefit from this. And we can be able to understand, or at least comprehend, or handle what is happening in front of us.
Because it's hard to believe that human beings would stoop to the level of where they are killing 1000s of children and justifying what they are doing. Terrorizing a puppy population for years, and calling those victims terrorists. And so, we need to have a foundation in this can in go into the life of the prophet Sal seldom, we have looked at the Battle of better and that is when the believers after having migrated from Mecca, to Medina,
founded Abu Sufian, the leader of the Kodesh, had stolen their goods, and he was taking it north to Syria. So the Prophet Solomon his companions went out, and they met the Quraysh, Abu Sufian had escaped, but an army of 1000 men came in front of them. 300 horseman, with Ahmed with weapons the Muslims only had a couple of horses 313 But they held their ground and Allah azza wa jal gave them victory, clear victory.
And this your ml for con, this day of separation of truth from falsehood was a critical point.
You could say it was a pivotal point, because it actually changed the art community from Mr. daffin, in a sense that we are weak people in the land. We're not organized to defend ourselves. But now, with this victory, we recognized that we can have the ability to stand up. And if we don't have the numbers, then Allah subhanaw taala has promised us either to enter Paradise, or to gain victory in this life. And so after the Battle of better,
a number of things started to happen. It's like the fallout of this terrible loss that Quraysh happened back in Mecca itself, the ruling class were shaken up. And a number of things were actually happening we find that one of the biggest enemies of Islam, Abu Lahab, father of the flames who is known to be one of the worst opponents against Islam, that when he heard about the loss, and the death of the leadership, he flew in a rage and he started to assault. This Muslim brother
whose is name
was Abu raffia.
He was assaulting of a Rafa raffia had accepted Islam, but he was weak. He wasn't able to make the migration to Medina. And but he's still recognized himself as a Muslim, Abdullah was just punishing this person.
And it reached the point where a Muslim woman a woman named on fuddle
she couldn't take it anymore. And she grabbed a log and hit Abu Lahab in his head.
And because of this blow that a woman gave to him, he died about a week later, from a terrible abscess in his head. This is one of the enemies of Islam and his own children couldn't take you know, his body.
They found a ditch through his body in the ditch and just threw stones on top of him. And he died in disgrace. And following this, the people of Quraysh the leadership, they wanted to do something they wanted to somehow respond and to come back to gain face after this loss. And so a number of things happen. One was that two of the notable people were mayor Eben Wahab, Al Juma he
and soft one, Ibn omega. So that's all Mayer and Safwan.
They came together and made a plot to assassinate the prophet. Now, you can look at what's happening in the Muslim world today and you'll see that many of our leaders get assassinated. So assassination is one of the ways of trying to stop Islam. You you find what they consider to be the head and then you take it off and you think that you are defeating the
It never really works. But they made this plan. And it was based upon the fact that
the mayor who wanted to be the assassin, he had a number of deaths he had some financial problems. And so Safwan said, I will take care of you. I will take you eat this is Ibn omega, omega, right? And remember what may have been cut off. This is the one that was the slave master of Bilbao. Okay, so this is the sun
and they wanted to get revenge. And so they made the plot. And so, omega then
went to Medina, because in those days, there was no physical difference, major physical difference between Muslims and non Muslims from the whorish. The men had beards, they were long clothes, they had turbans on and whatnot. And the hostility wasn't to the level where a person couldn't come from Mecca to Medina to do business or to visit relatives. It was possible. And so
he took his sword and dipped it in poison.
And went out to assassinate the Prophet SAW Salem, when he came to Medina and he went to the to the to the masjid.
He found the province of Solomon, you know, in the corner there and Omar imbricata. Already Allah one, he was in the vicinity. Omar having a security mind, he immediately sensed that,
that's that that software that was there was up to no good. Those would security can tell the body language of a press. And so he turned to the province of Salem, let me deal with this person. The Prophet said, No, let him come.
So omega sat in front of the Prophet so seldom the Prophet asked him, What are you doing here? And he said, In words, I've come to do business and visit my relatives. And then the profit PC product, we know what are you really doing here?
And, you know, he was dumbfounded. And then the profit informed him of his plot
that is plot was to was to kill the Prophet himself. And this was shocking. Because only a messenger of Allah could have known this, it was secret. How could he get the information about this assassination plot. And at that point, Allah opened up his heart, and he completely transformed.
And he dedicated himself he took shahada. He became a Muslim on the spot. And he took shahada and said, I will dedicate my life to Islam.
And it is reported that he returned to Mecca. And he was actually doing Dawa. He was actually calling people to Islam. And a number of people embraced Islam on incense. Following this, there is a discussion you will see around one of the Jewish tribes called benoquin Acha. Now, we recognize that yesterday, which became Medina, was populated by the Arab tribes who came from the south from Yemen, our sun coverage, and also Jewish tribes. And of those tribes was the benoquin, aka, and they were known for their ability with metals. They were good, Goldsmith's, they were good blacksmiths. And they boasted that they had the best armor.
They had 700 soldiers. Amongst them. They were very arrogant.
And they hated the message. They made the treaty, because all Muslims were an authority. And there was a treaty for the people of the book. You don't have to become Muslim. We don't force people into Islam. But you as a person of the book, your group, you need to take your place in Medina, and you need to live up to the treaty.
And so, the bento Cana car, then plotted and planned and they started to spread lies, you know about Rasul Allah so seldom, they started making confusion amongst the people. And this reached a climax point
where a Muslim woman was shopping in the marketplace. Now think about a marketplace where people are going to stalls and you go to the store and you buy your goods. And so, these two people from the hood
the Muslim sister came to the to their their stall and she was wearing
A long piece of cloth. In those days, the hijab was one piece of material that flows down right to the ground, and they could wear it here showing their face, or they could do what I or they could cover their face. So they have the option. So the thing is the concept of a niqab or showing your face, the early Muslim women, they had the option, they were not stuck on one or another. But when the right time came, they would take their options.
The challenge they faced, however, was poverty. And so generally speaking underneath that piece of material, and that is similar to what the Iranians call chador
and Mauritanians, West Africans,
Libyans, West African, especially have that same piece of material still using that one piece
right over there other clothing now, they were so poor that underneath that they didn't have a lot of clothes. So they would generally just have maybe just a short skirt, or a very small t shirt, like a commis type of thing. underneath. And you know, this material, covered everything of the outer.
And so the Yahoo these
took while she was doing her business looking, they pin down the back of her hijab.
So that when she walked off, all of it came off,
and her private pots was exposed. Now you can imagine how she felt. And she cried out about this, across the way was a Muslim.
This is the Muslims of the old times. And when he saw what this benoquin Acharya, who these had done to this Muslim woman, he then jumped over and killed the holies on the spot. This is how serious they were.
And when that happened, the other Yahudi businessmen of benzocaine aka they then killed the Muslim brother.
And they fled into their foot. And so this was the limit. And the Prophet SAW Selim and his companions, then
laid siege to benoquin, aka. And the siege lasted for 15 days. And finally, a lot of put fear in their hearts. And they were allowed to leave. So they were allowed to take whatever they could control of their goods, whatever it is, and they were expelled from Medina. Okay, so it's not murdering people and killing them and taking hostages. No, they had done this terrible crime. And as a group, they were plotting and planning.
They were still allowed to leave. And so they were literally expelled
from the city.
And following this, a number of
plots and plans started to happen. They were different, evil campaigns against the Muslims, and that were going on. And even Abu Sufyan himself, he raided, he raided the outskirts of Medina. So this is hostilities that are going on after the Battle of Beda. And finally, the Kodesh came together. And they
wanted revenge for better they had lost their notable people. And so they aroused the tribes. They aroused their people, and they put together an army of about 3000 warriors. And they made their way toward Medina.
And the Prophet SAW Salem took consultation with his companions. And they decided they would instead of letting them come to the city, they will go out to hurt to a mountain called or hurt, put the mountain to their back, and then defend the city before they could reach the people. And so they had about 1000 warriors and on their way the hypocrites now remember one of their worst enemies was insight. And this is a problem for Muslims up until today. Some of the greatest opposition we have is amongst our own people. Look at the Muslim world today. The Muslim masses of the people they want to move. They want to open up literally Palestine and to end this situation bring justice but the
government's and the hypocrites controlling them are the ones you know that are holding them back in this
case the hypocrites 300 of them 1/3 of the army then turned around and left them
to face 3000 warriors, but this to the province and solemn was actually a blessing. Because then you know, those who don't really believe, you know, it's like a weight taken off your back and bad luck or do something that we need to read in details, again is it is an outcome of the battle of better and the Muslims then
set up in rows. Okay, they had two rows, the defensive position of a hood, and on the side was a mountain, a small hill that would defend them from anybody sneaking into their back if they went forward. And they put arches on the hill
and up about the Janna. Rhodiola one great Sahabi
was given the sort of the prophets of salami went forward, great heroism was shown.
And the the, the tide of the battle started to change, and you find us to be able awam Alia, but I'll be taller brother lawan, Musa ibn omega, where the LA Talhah many, you know showed great heroism, and the correlation was actually running away.
And as they retreated, the arches were on the Hill, who was supposed to hold their position, saw that Muslims were winning, and they left their posts for the most part.
The prophet had told them do not leave your position. And holiday Bill Waleed, what that time was amongst the polytheists then came would allow me in you know, in back of them,
Muslims are in a sandwich from both sides. And it was a terrible slaughter for them.
Hamza Read the last one, the uncle of the Prophet he was killed
by washy the spear throw up.
The Muslims were surrounded, they even claimed that they killed the Prophet SAW seldom. But he let them know this is not true, but the Prophet was wounded. And so they took him up into like a cliff type of thing to protect him, and some of the notable companions had to defend him with their bodies, and the Quraysh rushed him. And amongst those notables was nusseibeh read the law what is a Muslim woman who is actually defending the Prophet SAW seldom? And you know, it's an important point to recognize that you know, when the battle got hot, and many of the men were running away, no saber said, Let me have your sword. Let me have your spear. And she defended the province of Solomon got
over 12 wounds, you know in her back and defended the Prophet Sal serves them as the best of the Sahaba may Allah be pleased with her.
Finally, the Kodesh realized they were not able to kill the Prophet so they retreated. But they stopped mutilating the bodies. So they mutilated the body of Hamza read the law while Musab Ibnu mayor who had was Shaheed and they made their retreat, and they returned. So this was in a sense, a loss. But in another sense, it's a lesson. And we have to recognize that sometimes in losing, you gain wisdom.
And so the Muslims gain wisdom of patience, and following
your leaders, not making decisions not going against what the Prophet SAW seldom had told them. Overall 70 Muslims died 22 of the polytheist Mushrikeen were killed in this battle.
And there were certain truces that were made,
the Kurdish then appear to to return to re to go back. But the the yahood those who amongst them, who had hatred in their hearts and the hypocrites, they started to mock the believers, and then the word came out that the Quraysh was going to come back again. And this is at a place called hamara, an asset that they were going to return from this place with a huge army. And when this happened, has a quote and tells us and so Ali Imran that they were told, a big army is waiting for you. But this only increased the believers faith. And they said hesper Allah, when the Atmel McKeel that Allah is sufficient for us.
He will protect us. And so Allah put fear in the hearts of the enemies, and they retreated. And so this is the outcome,
a series of small campaigns happen, the Prophet SAW, Selim then took the offensive. And then whenever anybody was starting to move against the Muslims, he said believers to deal with them now. So we were no longer people weak people could only just defend, they went on the offense. And because of this, a state of peace or semi PEACE OUT was there for about a year.
But he couldn't take this, the evil tribes, so those amongst the yahood, not all of them, but those who had hatred in their hearts, they conspired together.
And they formed a major opposition. So this is your pivotal moment now that we are looking at. It's not just a minor effect, but it is a major pivot and change. And that is that the Quraysh decided for the final solution.
This is the final solution.
And they gathered together with a tribe called gotta find.
And this tribe was more over to the area of Nigeria, which is like Central Arabia, now, Riyadh, and this area. And it was a huge tribe powerful. So they made an alliance with the Kurdish and with certain aspects from the hood, especially the ones who had been expelled, came together, and they put together an army of 10,000 fighters. Now, think about these numbers. Now.
Think about the situation today, in Huzar.
Think about what happened to the people in Afghanistan, who were totally outnumbered. Think about what happened in many parts of the Muslim world.
And look at what happened to the best of creation
10,000 warriors were put together this is more than the whole population of Medina
men women children
did not reach 10,000.
the Quraysh which are recognized in the Quran is El aza.
And there is a chapter in the Quran, which is called Sarita Lhasa, okay. And it is in this chapter, that you will see descriptions of this battle and what the believers went through.
Very important to read this and to try to understand what the Muslims went through. Now 10,000 The word came to the believers 10,000 warriors are coming. What do you do with 10,000 warriors? When you don't even have 10,000 people.
The Prophet SAW Salem took Shura consultation, to see amongst his companions, if there was anybody who had strategies, use your strategies. And so, when he took consultation,
they thought about Medina itself or Yathrib what is the constitution of the city this is a basic map given you like the terrain
in Yathrib itself, and you can see that the brown color here, this is what is called Hydra. And Hara is lava. The area of Medina is a volcanic region. And so the volcanoes then spew out the lava after a while the lava cools, and it becomes really sharp. So horses and camels cannot ride over. This area of the lobby breaks their legs, it puts, you know, holes, you know in their disperse and whatnot that they can't make it around. So you can see that, you know, on the eastern side right around two parts of the South. You can see the Hydra. Today they call hydrophobia, the western side and Hydra Sharpie on the eastern side. If you go to Medina, that's the two sections. I actually
lived in the hara garba
and so on the left side is the Hara. In the south of the city, part of it is the lava. But then you can see there's no
And that opening there is a lot of trees that are covering the area and the hood had forts, this is where they had their, their gardens. And, of course, they had the suburbs, they had the best land, because, you know, they, they're good in business. And so, they had, you know, that the good area where the water was, and so, the treaty was made, that the the tribes of the yahood would protect that area
and with the forts that are there and with the equipment that they had, they will be able to hold off to college for a period of time. So, you could say that, the the east west and the south is covered, but the northern part, the northern part is wide open. And so if you look at the legend, here, you will see the two tracks. That is the place where Sal Manuel Pharisee, wrote Rhodiola one, this is a Persian sahabi, Julio, follower of the Prophet SAW, seldom had embraced Islam. He was a Persian man travelled around the world, became a great scholar. He raised his hand. Now, this is a person who is not an original Arabic speaking person. He learned to speak Arabic. His mother tongue
He was originally an idol worshiper, then he became a Christian.
And he accepted Islam. So is not an Arab is not Qureshi. But yet the Prophet saw them listen to him, that's what shorter is in Islam. And when Muslims have Shura, when we take consultation, then we turn from being tribes, ethnic groups, to the Ummah,
I a nation. And that is what needs to happen today. This is one of the lessons now that this issue of Philistine or Afghanistan or wherever it is, it's not just the issue of a tribe, it is the issue of the homeless.
And if that happens, our situation is going to change.
And so some man basically said that we encourage them. When a larger enemy comes to attack us, we build 100 Duck, a trench moat. In Europe, they call it a moat, which is around your castle, we build a trench, so the large army cannot penetrate the trench. So you can have 1000s of warriors, horses, hundreds of horses, but the trenches then has to be wide enough that a horse cannot jump over it. It's got to go down into the trench, and you can easily defend it from the other side. And so he gave him that idea. And they agreed,
let us build the trench. And so they had to dig. And they had to dig at least two weeks, they had to dig. And the Prophet SAW Salem
put them into groups of 10. And they had to deal with say 20 yards each. They went to bento Cordova, who was one of the tribes of the hood, and they borrowed and were alone tools. Muslims were in poverty at that time. But they got tools and pick axes and anything they could have. And they started to dig. So they had to dig into the ground. And you can see the area there on your legend where the two lines go. So that's the north there. And also another section going south just to protect in case somebody did get into that bottom area there just to protect that area there. So they wouldn't be flanked, if people snuck in through the trees. Okay, so that this would give them a
there to be protected in Medina.
And so, so many miracles happened. During this time, so many important issues came. One of them was and we need to reflect on this, especially today. When we are suffering as a Muslim world. Our brothers and sisters in Palestine really suffering people around the Muslim world, our hearts are suffering, feeling like we you know, we can't do anything because of this paralysis. That is there.
The Prophet peace be upon him had the greater picture of things. And so as they're digging the trench,
the Prophet SAW Salem came along. They found a big stone. And so they turn to Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam, he took the axe and he hid it.
And it sparked and he said, I see the Romans open
I have the keys of Rome.
In other words, they would defeat the Roman Empire. Hit it again, we will defeat the Persian Empire. He hit it again, we will defeat Yemen.
And so the companions were dumbfounded, how can he be saying this? At a time when we're surrounded with an enemy like this greater picture of things. This is why we have to study the signs of the last days, we have to study what is about to happen in the Muslim world, to consolidate our hearts, in this terrible time.
And so, the Prophet SAW seldom
gave hope to his companions. He had optimism in the most difficult times. That is there.
A Zab reached.
And when the warriors came to The Trench, Abu Sufian, who thought he was gonna walk into the city, and then slaughter, all of the men captured the women.
Total destruction of the city, kill the profit? Well, yeah, we'll be left.
There was a trench. And Abu Sufian said in words, this is not the way of the Arabs
to somebody else inside of them. You see, he's recognizing this is not nationalism now, right? This is not Mecca versus Medina, or one tribe versus another. This is an international group, because this is a Persian tactic.
And he recognized this. And
they were stuck at the trench. They tried to go down at certain places. But Alia, better be taller Carambola, watch her. And the believers would stop them. They were not able to penetrate the trench. But still, it was a difficult situation, just imagine this, beyond the trench. You can like hear them.
You can you're close to them. And these people are insane. These people want to murder you and slaughter you. And when you see
you know what happened, you know, at this time, you know, the Quran is describing, you know the situation, that the hearts of the believers were literally in their throat. Fear was amongst them. It was like death in front of them. This is the best people who ever lived. But they were in this terrible situation of fear. At this point,
it seemed like it was over. And they needed some way to stall the Quraysh they needed some tactic, something had to happen.
And Allah subhanaw taala brought a pivotal move. Now, this is a pivot in a pivot. And you won't read this in many of the books when you are reading about the trench itself. But this is a very important pivotal move for us to understand that even common people, people who are not the best scholars, but have their own skills, we can do something to help.
One of the hot fan people his name was no aim Ibn must route.
He was from a lotta fun.
And he was known as a business person. He had a really nice personality and he used to business with Dakota ish. He would then go up north and do business with the hood. And with the house on has Raj, you have to remember that the area of Nacht that was the area where the grains were much of the supplies that fed the people of hijas of Mecca, Medina was coming from Nacht So, these are rich business people. And no aim was one of those kinds of personality person. And so he was even sent the quote he even told him go up, go up to the medina area. Go there and talk to Muhammad tried to convince him, you know, to give up his his mission
and new aim went up. And Allah subhanaw taala opened up his heart.
And it was right around the time when the ASVAB had come in and new aim penetrated. Medina, of course the people knew him as a business person, they allowed him in and he went to the Prophet SAW Selim.
And he said, I have embraced Islam. I want to do
something, okay, so this is a person is not a Sahaba, he's not Mohabbatein is not unsought, he's a business person was a mushrik. But now he had embraced Islam, I want to do something. And the Prophet SAW Selim said, do whatever you can use your skills, and herb Qaeda war is deception. Okay, war is deception.
And so no aim then went into action.
And he went down to the hood.
As a non Muslim, they didn't know he had embraced Islam. So he went down to the benaco Razor, which is the main tribe that was left. And he told them basically,
that you can't trust these asapp because the bento Khaleda was about to make an agreement and alliances with the ASVAB. And to allow them to penetrate from the south. This is treachery on the highest level, every man woman and child would might be killed. They were about to do this. And new aim went to them and said, Don't trust these people.
Because if you agree on this, and the Quraysh, and the azab, are not able to defeat Muhammad,
you're finished, they will leave you and your treachery will be known. So don't trust them. I'll give you a strategy. I'm saying this and our words, the strategy is
tell the Quraysh that we agree with you, but you must give us from your leaders. hostages, give us people that will be with us. So that if the battle is over, or if things are going against you, you're not going to turn on us. You got to protect us, because we have some of your leaders.
And then he went
to the other side to the ASVAB.
And he said to the ASVAB remember wars deception.
He said, You know me, I am who I am? And they said yes, y'all gotta find because it got found, remember, and look at your legend near you see, it says Ben who had fun. You see the tribal area that the tents have had fun. He's one of them.
And so he went to the quotation leaders. And he said, You better watch out for these yahoodi tribes. Don't trust them.
Because they will turn on you. And they want to have some way to get closer to the Prophet to prove their allegiance to. And so if you try to make an alliance, they will ask for hostages.
If they asked for hostages don't agree, because they will take your hostages your leaders, and they will turn them over to the Muslims. Kobe said, sounds true. Y'all got fun.
And so when the negotiations went on between the hijab and benaco data.
Sure enough, the Federal Court either asked for hostages, Azhar refused, so they couldn't make an alliance. And so time went by, days went by.
And so it was stalled. They felt in a state of confusion.
And then Allah subhanaw taala opened up. And Allah sent wind, strong winds to come. Also angels Mala Iike. They were literally power forces
attacking the Kurdish. Their camp was in a state of confusion. And it reached the point where they couldn't continue. And they decided we will retreat.
And so they broke their camp. And they and they retreated. And this is with very few people, only a few were killed or wounded. When the skirmishes happened, it was a major victory for the Muslims. And it turned the tide, because this was the final solution. And after this, the coalition could not gather a larger army than this. If they could not defeat them. This is a pivot. The pendulum is now changing over for the believers. And as certain Zab go to chapter 33, especially between verses nine to 11
and you will see that Allah subhanaw taala is telling the believers are you who believe remember, the Niyama who's Kudo net not Allah here they can remember the blessings of Allah on you
that he sent angels upon you, he said power upon you. And you when when everything seemed like you were things were turning against you when your hearts were in your throats. And as verse 11 says, who now Lekha told me Noah was Zelos zahlen Shalida. And in this case, the believers were tried and tested, and they Zozi Lu earthquake, they were shaken like an earthquake, terrible situation that they were.
But Allah subhanaw taala saved the believers. This is the point where you hear metta Nasrullah,
they will even shout out when is the help of Allah,
even the best of the believers, and Allah told them, Allah in the nostril, Allah He creep, that Verily the help of ALLAH is near. And so this is the test that Muslims have been under, throughout our history.
And this is the blueprint that is set down by the companions. And this is the template for what has happened to our Islamic history and is going on right in front of our eyes today.
This is the Battle of the Trench, which ultimately turned from a terrible possible defeat to a great victory for the believers.
I want to open up the floor for any questions that anybody may have concerning the Battle of the Trench.
And the impact that this had upon the believers and upon the Quraysh The floor is open for any general questions.
Is anything online? Anybody has?
So looking back
nowadays, there's not the same clear chat so what can we do in this type of times? It's happening
you know, what's happening in the Muslim world
is apparently confusing. Because there are hypocrites there are you know, people who are disobedient Muslims that are around, but there are certain points, there are certain times when it is clear
There is the disbelievers or presses on one side and there are the believers on the other. And if you look at Raza today, and the innocent weak people, it is one of these cases where it is clear.
And so it is one of those points where those people who die in the situation, we will consider them to be Shaheed and with all rulings of scholars, they will be Shaheed women who die in childbirth. Children who die people whose houses are put down on people who drowned people who die fighting, all of them, who enter Jannah enter Paradise, the highest part of paradise, the help of Allah subhanaw taala is near,
when it comes is up to Allah.
We cannot decide this. Whatever is going to happen, has to take its course, it must take its course, as Allah has said inserta talaaq in Allaha ballyhoo Omri, Caja Allah, Allah, Allah equally che in kodra, Allah will reach his purpose, and he has made a limit for everything.
But Allah will reach his purpose.
And so whatever it is, it's beyond that thinking.
But there's a major pendulum shift happening in this world. Minds are opening up situation is about to change. And this is coming about with the sacrifice of the innocent people of strong believers who will take a stand. So yes, the Muslim world in general is in confusion, but there are certain pockets of resistance that we would consider to be the pure struggle of truth versus falsehood.
floor was open for any other general questions if anybody has no
in the class, any questions anybody has? Okay, online floors open.
You mentioned that the angels Velocita angels to help during the vows
to angels or kimonos now.
Yes melodica The angels are the same angels are here, as there was in the past.
All of us have angels kahraman Kathy beam, we have angels on our right and left shoulder is writing all our deeds. Angel Jibreel alayhi salam is still there.
All the angels, the Angel of Death is there.
The angel of you know, if I feel is right yield to blow the horn, he's waiting to blow the horn for judgment.
Angels are still here.
But the believers now do we reach the level where they will respond to us.
Okay, if it's somebody who's a hypocrite, Muslim one day and something else the other day, they're not necessarily going to respond. We will have to go through suffering until it reaches that point. And Allah knows best those who are going through a suffering and it is said and Hadith that when the person makes the transition to the other side,
if you know that the name the pleasure that they will find world that they will find. And after a short period of time, you will be asked to the Shaheed What do you want more than anything else, and he or she will say, I want to go back to the earth, so I can die again
to get this. And so we have to believe in this. And we have to believe that all of the oppresses. They're all going to pass away in a short period of time, like all human beings, and we will see what will happen to those who are turning against Allah subhanaw taala.
Now the floor is open for any other general questions that anybody has.
So people have come any any people identified where they've come from? They're
from Thailand, from Thailand, Mashallah.
Yes, so to all of our brothers and sisters in different parts of the world, you know, who are watching on we will continue our series, our time is a little bit strange, because what they call daylight savings time. And so right now we are making Isha Prayer around seven. So our class will be coming in, you know, more around 727 30 is really getting going
every week and shout out to on Tuesdays, we're still on as much as we possibly can. And on Friday nights, there's also a new Muslim corner, which will be in the evening, as well. So stay tuned. We're trying to understand what is happening around us with history as a background and pivotal moments. And you see here a pivotal change in the Battle of the Trench and a pivot within the pivot.
Where a common Muslim, who was not one of the high ranking believers, using his skill was able to make a decisive move, that had a great impact upon the believers on the ground. So don't think that what you're doing is useless. It is not, you're demonstrating your DUA, your boy boycotting of goods, whatever you can do, to help the believers to bring about change to protect innocent children, whatever you can do, Inshallah, all of it will have an impact. We pray that Allah would make it easy on those who are suffering.
A question here before we are close, so
my friend was non Muslim has told me that he has been watching videos about
it, and most of it, but he's telling me he doesn't want to commit can I give him
yes, there is a person who is watching the videos and he doesn't want to commit, you have to leave the commitment to Allah subhanaw taala. Because hedaya guidance is in the hands of Allah. You cannot guide anybody or force anybody to accept Islam.
Be the best example. Give the information stay positive, stay open and pray for the guidance of that person from Allah subhanaw taala. And in sha Allah, May Allah guide that person to the truth and to the path of Islam. And so with this, we close our class and we have a safe journey home. May Allah azza wa jal may make it easy for the believers in Philistine and all throughout the world. I leave you with these thoughts. And I asked a lot of mercy on me and you will answer that one and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh