Channel: Abdur-Raheem McCarthy
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Allah, Allah Allah me Nabina Muhammad while early he was on the edge marine Hobart
and tonight's lecture, we're going to start off with a story
of a man by the name of Naeem. Even Mr. root. Now he may be mister. How many of you have ever heard of this man?
Nobody's ever heard of not even listen to the night and shall you hear about him Angela
came to the Prophet sallallahu alley he was selling them
at a very difficult time.
The time when el Medina has been surrounded
by the Kufa Quraysh along with some other tribes of the atom,
to attack el Medina, and to kill the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and as much of the companions as possible to stop the spread of Islam. Because Islam had to became superior during that time, the Muslim had been victorious in several battles, and Islam was spreading like wildfire wildfire through the the Arabian Peninsula. So koresh and some other allies that we have to stop the spread of Islam.
As they were coming to Medina,
with this large army, the Sahaba were a bit concerns. One of them. He has said man in fantasy, probably Aloha and gave an idea to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that they do want to protect the Medina
He built a trench because on two sides of Medina, you had a very rocky terrain, where the camels and the hoses and army couldn't pass that. So they will protect it from two sides. And behind them, they had the Jews and of course the Jews. They don't break their their promises in the treaties that they have, right. So they were in the back. And the only thing they had the problem was from the front so they built the trench and to the mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada, they were protected.
But obviously, we have a large army in front of you. And they're trying to find ways because at the end of the day, they're not stupid. They're going to try to find a way to get over that trench, even though they haven't found a way yet.
So it's a very unless Masada described it in detail for us in the Koran, a very difficult time for the Muslims.
Not even Masood, he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during this time, and he was a cafe.
The professor said I was making dua to Allah, raising his hands that a low panel outsider would make the home of the Muslims victorious. during this difficult time he came to the prophet SAW Islam and you can imagine
no one's talking about Yeah, what are you doing here? You know, it's not really but the process tell him because he was sent as Rahman Al amin, a source of mercy to mankind. He said, Yes, name, what do you want.
And he said to him, immediately, a shadow Allah, Allah, Allah, or shadow Naka, Rasulullah, saw by witnesses, no deity worthy of worship, so Almighty Allah, and that you are the Messenger of Allah, and to introduce them this difficult time. And then he said, immediately, I want to do something for Israel. He said, I want you to give me permission to say some bad things about you and about the Muslims. And try to help you solve this problem.
Try to cause it or something between the two sides, because now what happened is, the Jews had broke the treaty. And they went to Croatia. And they said to them, that we have got your back, you guys just get across the trench. And as soon as you do, we're going to attack the Muslims from the back. So now the Sahaba and frozen, they worried because they had left their children and their wives in their homes with no protection. Don't know, they thought they only had to protect the front side. So now the Jews were to come from the back and they want to come from the front. So the promises I sent him, he told him, it's permissible during the time of war to do this type of thing, no problem. So
they went back. And he went, first of all, he went to the Jews. And he was like this, Mohamed, you know, it's like, causing us problems all of us all the time, you know? And he said, But look, he said, You guys know who he is? Yeah, we know that me or somebody trust me, we trust you. He said, Look, I just want to give you guys some advice, if you want to take it and hamdulillah it's up to you say, but I have heard that Quraysh and the tribes with him that they're gonna roll out the leaving, and they're going to leave you to Mohammed his companion. So good luck, because they're about to leave because they haven't been able to get across the trench. So they're about to give up
and they're about to, you know, roll out and go back to Mecca. So for them that's scary because then they know they can't be the problem. homicides, animal companions, they have to strengthen Medina, they're weak in Medina, the Jews. So they became very scared. He said, If I were you, if I was in your situation, what I would do he's out
Request 70 of their leaders
give the 70 of their leaders. And if you have them, it's like an insurance policy, that you keep them with you until the war is over. Once the war is over, you return them to them. This is a form of insurance so they don't roll out and leave their leaders behind. But he has a good idea. He left he planted the seed with it with the Jews. He went quickly to other leaders of the other tribes, and said to them, You guys know who I am and say your name, you're trustworthy, we know you. He said, I've heard something, if it's true or not, so you can take it for what it's worth. But I'm going to tell you guys as a former vice. So what's that said, I heard that the Jews wouldn't apologize to the
When apologize to him. And they were, they made a mistake by breaking the treaty, and that they're going to come to you and request 70 of your leaders and order to turn them over to the Prophet Mohammed to kill them all.
They said, I don't know if it's true or not, but is what I've heard. So let you guys know before they come to you, sure enough, you're coming to Jews. sit down with them, they say, look, we want 70 of your leaders as a form of insurance insurance policy for us to know whether we're safe. So they made a weird name told us was true. The Jews, they went back the Prophet Mohammed as they said, and they want to kill our leaders, they refused to give them the Jews said, hey, look what now you said they're gonna refuse. So they both have doubts about each other. Now, the point is that we want to gain tonight from the story. There's a lot we can gain from it. But the main thing we're gonna talk
about is that this man, immediately after he became Muslim, he wanted to do something for his Deen
immediately risked his life for his Deen. Because if they had some I had seen him because they have spies. They have intelligence agencies working for them. If they say no, no, no, that guy was just with Mohammed. He carefully he could be lying to you guys. They might have grabbed them. So to torture him get information from him, could have been killed could have been caught. He risked his life for Islam. And he's only been a Muslim for about a few hours, a few minutes and he's our he's already risking his life for Islam. So all of us need to ask ourselves
what have we done for our Deen?
How many years have you been Muslim?
What have you done for Allah? Allah, Allah Muhammad Rasulullah.
Many of us now when we come, we make excuses. What are the main excuse me Kabuto they shoved our giving down to Islam. Whether it's to the Muslim do to the non Muslims. What's our main excuse that we don't give our?
Too busy? Okay, that's one excuse. What else?
The excuses are everywhere you go every Monday you go to the same excuses. Don't worry.
What are they?
No, no, that's one of the main ones. No knowledge What else?
All right, good. What else? People don't listen. People don't listen. Good.
Another one very famous one.
Very good, that we don't practice. Who are we? Islam is pure Islam is beautiful. Islam is great. Who am I?
to go and spread this out because I'm a dirty Muslim and a good Muslim. I got my issues. So once I cleanse myself later, later, we're always gonna cleanse ourselves later. Once I finally cleanse myself, then I'll start giving Dawa. Later later later Later this and then you have a beard becomes gray. And then it starts to fall out. And then then you fall out. And you never give down.
This This is the main excuses when it comes to you about being busy. While it is true, you're too busy. To give down. Also the same excuse when it comes to learning your deen. Why don't you learn the deen? I'm too busy. Why don't you read the Quran every day? I'm too busy. Why don't you memorize some of the Quran? Why don't you learn about you? They want you to busy, busy, busy, busy. And it's true.
You're you're busy, you're too busy. But what are you busy with? That's the question.
Are you busy with that which is beneficial to you and your dean are busy with something else? Facebook, Twitter, TV, internet, this has become what we're busy with. It's more important than learning ardene unfortunately, is the reality. If we're to be honest with ourselves,
do one week, count your time? How much time you spend at work? How much time do you spend sleeping with the kids and look how much free time you have. And then look what you do with that free time and you're gonna find that you wasted and that's why you're busy. You don't have any time because you waste your time.
So that's excuse we're not going to accept that excuse. The second excuse is I don't have any knowledge.
When we look at the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu
when they entered into Islam
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how many people became
Muslim from the early Muslims through his dour?
At the beginning of Islam?
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Is this for you guys? Not for me?
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our book your
Earth man and this is easy. If you ever get asked this question you have four you have 40% now and in the British system 40% is passing
if you go to the Middle East and 50% if you go to America 65 so you have to be careful. The UK you guys passed on?
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Sad inside somebody said somebody said sad, sad. Sad people always forget to say there's another one you guys didn't mention the drama you mentioned
above at the very good. These are the 10 who promised paradise. How many of them became Muslim through Alba Casa de casa de la.
A good a good portion of them five, six, for example.
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under I mentioned of drama or drama and Zubair, so about five or six of them became Muslim through the DAO workers of Nicola Han, and the beginning of Islam. How much knowledge that robot could have about Islam as a new Muslim Do you have a lot of knowledge how much and how much knowledge but immediately he started getting down to his name and it was the hop that was enough for him. He said this is the truth so he called the people to he looked at people who had good qualities because it was it was secret at the beginning couldn't go to everybody he said no these are good guys. We know them from everyday life went to them gave them down with them they accepted Islam there was another
man by the name of Otto fail even amor
up to fail. How many people have heard of him?
The logo in the back Mashallah. Nobody else heard about the failed Malmo. Okay, a few of you Mashallah have to fail. He was somebody well known he was from which country who knows?
Where was he from? Yemen, from the tribe of a DOS and they used to always come to Mecca. Mecca was the headquarters for the Arabs they would come for for Hajj and phenomenon visits, and to Georgia and business and what have you. So he came into Mecca one time. And one of the main things that the Mexicans used to fight the spread of Islam was the same tool that they use today.
What's the What is it?
The media, the same thing. They didn't have televisions and Twitter and Facebook, but they had their own style of media, getting the word out there. The propaganda, the lies, the Islamophobia, it was there. The same exact thing. As soon as he came back, they said, it is important. They send out some of their soldiers of the shale theme to him immediately before the Prophet Mohammed says Solomon is having its own set of hair. You're a boy we know you know us. Yeah. So look, we've been we've had a good relationship, your tribe, our tribe, we have some information for you, bro. Listen,
said we got this crazy guy mash.
Mohammed. Mohammed is he's well known. He's a thought that I mean, you guys go No, no, no. That was old school got changed. Now. It's got this this book. It's a magic book. Because of the Quran. He said, If you listen to like a spell cast on you, you'll change the original view of your forefathers. It's crazy. Just to stay away from Be careful.
staying out terrorists, terrorists, you know, same thing. Crazy guy, you know, spells magic. So what does he do? He takes it another he goes puts cotton in his ears. So he can't hear the plants over there. He's making 12 and he sees homicides enemies. They try to stay away from him. But he doesn't approach them try to talk to him. He said I know you as being a good person and you want someone who wants to listen. Someone who respects others. He said listen to what I have to say. He was a little scared because he knows he's being spied on. He said okay, but in a secret place where nobody can see it. So they go outside of the cabin area and the process and resume the Quran. As soon as you
hear that. He says, I shall do it later. Hello. shodhana karasuma he takes shadow right away. What's the first thing he tells the promises and he learns a few things about them. He says out of Sydney LFO me send me to my people right away.
Didn't take the molana course
and then say send me back.
said send me to my people. How much did he
about Islam at this time he may learn the basics he may have hung out for a few days and come learn the basic of Islam or some of the Quran perhaps it's not mentioned in his story but you will assume maybe that's what he did nonetheless he wasn't there took a big course got a certificate molana available amor his official molana is this is and went back to this people say look I'm the Milan you have to accept from me No, it wasn't like that. You know a few things about Islam and when admitted to these people gave our
image they gave to our the rich people except in the beginning.
They rejected it came back again the process into the philosophy he said make our point that alone will destroy all of them. They refuse to accept the hock
it's like us now. We give down one time ago to some street. The cover refused to accept it and you say hello. May Allah destroy you and your family and all of your offspring and send you off to the hellfire. You refuse this is the truth. I'm showing you evidence and your refusal to accept it. I took the go rap course and I know what I'm talking about. I'm rapping man, and you're refusing to accept the Huck. You're going to the Hellfire metal, I'll take you and put you deep in it. That's how we are today what the problem is that I mean, members of the minority say he raised his hands, but not like us, said Allahu mathey dosen ytb O Allah guide dose and bring them and hamdulillah the
whole entire tribe accepted Islam and from them as Who?
From the tribe. Somebody you guys owe a lot to all of us. We owe a lot to Abu huraira rhodiola Juan, from that trap, and from the Tao of a de Valle de la one.
When the prophet SAW Selim wanted to establish Medina, for the Muslims,
when they look at the CVS, of all of the Muslims during that time,
the most, or the best man for the job was to be the first ambassador of Islam.
He didn't choose our worker
didn't choose it. He could have chose him he chose somebody he thought was the best fit for that job. That doesn't mean he's the more knowledgeable one or the better one, but for that job, he was the man.
Musab numero De La Hoya.
He chose Musab because Musab has sharp intellect. He knew what he was doing. He was he was clever with the Quran. He had a good citation of the Quran. He had good knowledge of Islam, sharp intellect, handsome man. All of these things he had going for him, he said it would have a good effect he chose him sent him to Medina. And the Dow started to spread hostile people enter into Islam, Islam spread like crazy.
who was the the chief of his tribe, didn't like the fact that he was in his area in his hood. Giving down so this guy's in mind, this is my hood. You coming here and spreading your man, it's not gonna work. He was very upset. So he sent his right hand man, which is who say them or they sent him to take care of this guy send him on his way. So he took a message with him. When he came up to him, the message was clear before he said a word. Because as soon as he got off his horse, he took his sword out of the case
and put it on the side, walked over to Musab. He said you not want to hear what you're saying here. We don't want to get on your way. You want to go somewhere else's neighborhood? Do it within our area, in our welcome, get lost. What it was I'm saying I'm sorry. He was chose for the job.
He said to him, correct. He said, no problem.
Because every man has his time. Imagine if it was Omar, who was chosen for the job. I would have been on
a different story Musab? He said to me, he said
okay, he said just listen to what I have to say. If you listen if you like it, you don't like and I'm on my way. It's a fair offer, right? Yes. Okay. Listen, as soon as he heard the Pura without hesitation I showed it to him lotion
clear clear it doesn't mean that he knows right away. That's not from a human source.
He immediately what did he do? He said if
our leader accepts Islam the whole tribal acceptance now we have to get him in into a snap. He says we're going to set him up. He's only we can do is get him to come in. So because we're not gonna we're gonna take you to him. So it goes decided to look, he said, I tried my best you have to handle yourself. He didn't say I became Muslim. You have to go handle yourself because he wants him to hear from us.
And massage when he sees side coming sides. And
this is my area. I'm the I'm the man. I'm the one show and my order is is disobeyed. It's a no no, no. This guy's dead. You know? I'm taking them out myself. So he goes and he comes in he sees people sitting around normal talk around Musab is something's not right. Because you know if there's something that was happening to fit in between them, you know, he would feel it. They seem everything was calm and natural. So he felt he was being set up. But he said to me go see what's happening. Same thing. Get on your way.
Listen, we'll have to say, Listen to the Quran and became Muslim right away or their loved one went to his people right away. Didn't say let me go take the course
teaches the course and then we'll go good. I mean, he knows the truth. What those people told him if you don't accept the truth, that I'm free from you and you're free from me and hamdulillah they accepted Islam and Islam from the laughter that entered every house in Medina hamdulillah.
So the excuse that we don't have enough, enough knowledge more accepted in the Sahaba didn't accept it. True. It's haram for you to talk about Islam with that you don't know. But under law, all of us know the basics of Islam.
And the province of Islam told us Bella Watney wire, relay the message, innovation is one verse, relay the message so we know about Islam, we have to relay it, we have to teach the others whether it be the Muslims that we teach or the non Muslims, we have to relay the message. It's wajib upon us, compulsory upon us, especially in a society like this, to relay the message to the people. Now the other thing about the purity
now that we have is we have a course inshallah on Sunday about purification of the soul. So that's it. It's a good topic. We're talking about the ones who say we're not pure, we have issues with our heart. How can we call to something as pure? I'm gonna tell you another story about another man
by the name of I will mention
anybody ever heard him? The history of course, the name I shall I give you all these names, never heard of.
He was famous for two things. Unfortunately, one of them more than the other.
One was an alcoholic, a drunk.
And he was a Sahabi.
He was a Sahabi who used to get drunk all the time. He knows he's wrong. And they will take him from the province and sell him and he will get whipped at the time also how he will get whipped,
kept getting drunk. They give him advice, give me advice he knows but he she found out the best and this is weak point.
But he was also a lion on the battlefield. In the frontlines when it came to the fitness Nam.
He was one of the best that Muslims had. He was fearless on the battlefield, no fear.
And so one time, a life changing experience happened to him during the time of the battle a battle called the CEO when the leader of the army was citing medical costs for the loved one
and they brought him the night before the battle to battle against the coup for different lands. It's a serious thing for the Muslims. It's not easy here they come with this guy drunk again.
What is wrong with him and we're about to go to battle we need good deeds. We need to make NPM lane don't so far you come and drunk he said tomorrow you won't take part in the battle
anything with that? He said Lennon Lakshmi, Lakshmi Lakshmi and I'll go sleep it off and I have to be on the front lines. Nope. So I'm not gonna let you're in the in the land of the enemies. He said you won't pass the boundaries now. We'll do we'll get back to and Medina.
So for him, you know, this just can't miss out on defending a snap, you know, being on the front lines. He locked him up, tied him up.
As the battle starts and you hear the swords,
didn't give him the horses running and the battles like he's going crazy. I got to get out there. So he talks to his wife who was in the tent. He calls her out and he says, just give me this opportunity to be able to help me with the brothers.
Give me the opportunity. Let me go and I'll come back if I live. I'm done. I'll come back tie myself up. But that was a shot. I'm gonna have to be out there. So she was convinced me so I'm gonna make Toba after this is it for me this is this is the I never gonna do it again. Never drink again.
She let him go.
He takes out his horse
and his sword and goes on the battlefield. Sadly, he's checking out things from the command post. He's like, this guy. guys take care of business. He said if it wasn't our marriage, and who was it who was locked up? I would say that was him even looks like my horse.
He was he's taking care of business him that goes back locks himself up again. And then I'm done a job after that. And never drink again at hamdulillah The point is, is that this man who used to be a drunk
but when it came time to defend Islam is there for us now he was in the front lines. So hamdulillah I think all of us here tonight on Thursday night. Hopefully none of us are drunks inshallah.
So the issues you have are less than that inshallah. So don't let shaytaan for you with that excuse either, that you can't keep down because of this and that because you don't have the time because you don't have the knowledge because you don't. Who are you Who am I to give down to this beautiful religion. It's not true.
Bella one neola relay the message of Islam. You
one verse. And as we come together as an oma,
as a community, we need to realize everybody has certain potentials, certain things you can do for the masjid. There are certain things you can do for the community. All of us need to do this verse for verse lab. And one of the things I've learned myself when traveling and working out, you have to have a team. Not one man can do it.
Not two people can do it. It can't be the Imam if he doesn't have a strong committee with who's helping him. If the committee doesn't have soldiers in the masjid, who helped them as well, it's not gonna work. If you have one brother Mashallah he's a doctor. He's a busy man he's paying money to thing and he's still he has to come and clean the mess at the same time. How's he going to work and pay money? It doesn't work everybody takes it take part have some more free time? I'm gonna I'm gonna be part of the cleaning committee. I'll show you guys got like getting seven vacuums in the back alone bottom. Good luck, everybody.
Shallow work it looks good that much is clean.
So show as much as take part do something for the dean on the on the on the table.
See McDonald him on the city teach the people about Islam Do what you can do what you can for Islam.
All I was going to be asked yo piano when we come? Because we're here in a non Muslim society. If you're in your own country, you're in Pakistan, it's not the same. Because there everybody's Muslim around you, right? But here No, you representing us now. So if you do something negative, and gives a negative impression about the Muslims, about Islam, they're gonna say, Oh, the Mohammed he's a bad guy. So those Muslims really will label all of us because of you. You have to pay attention to that any of us do anything negative that comes back on all of us as a community. So we need to represent in a positive light all the time if we were just to implement it
properly and correctly, how much effect would it have on the community around us?
and Indonesia, the largest Muslim population in the world? How they become Muslims
to the sword right? It's now spread to the sword the correct so they say
through the mama, the treatment of the businessman who's to go there and trade with and they saw Islam the effect this level had on them, all of the mentor to Islam and they saw the beauty of Islam. But nowadays,
we want to represent Islam. We want to get down to Islam and they look at the Muslims. They say if Islam was good, it would have affected you first.
It hasn't helped us I was gonna help me. They might read about Islam See, Mashallah. But this what I'm looking for, is Ronnie.
If it worked, it would work with those guys who are lost. It's true. Unfortunately. It is. It's a sad truth.
So we need to realize and ask ourselves because it what what have we done for our Deen? A lot of the brothers are like when they say you have to be careful how you act especially when you wear this and this because even worse then
and here maybe in this area Mashallah was alone with some population. Even if you if you if you don't have the Muslim gear on, they know you're Muslim, the brown skinned guys here are Muslims, big Muslim community Mashallah. So they know so you really have to represent your dean.
And remember that you'll note the mo you're going to be asked about that. And it doesn't it doesn't matter how big or small it is, do something for your dean Yamanaka when you stand in front of lots of panels at home, Dad tried, I do what I could. I represented stamina in a positive way.
We need to come together as a community to get strong as a community as brothers and then reach out and shout out to the rest of the community even to the non Muslims in Shama, and this is a quick reminder, inshallah, I want to remind myself and my brothers with