Channel: Abdur-Raheem McCarthy
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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim
al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
wa sallahu wa sell them and remember with rock metal in alameen Nabina Muhammad in while early, he was a big main
the legacy of the prophets I even set up.
If any of you have ever attended or heard in my lectures, you know that perhaps when I lecture, I don't lecture for free.
So you need to know from the get go, it's not free.
But what I asked for, you know, I'm not gonna get my head around, so you know, put some money in it, if you want to, I'm not gonna say no, though. All right. But what I'm going to ask is that you with me in the lecture, I'm asked some questions and everybody takes button next to me because what happens
if I don't ask questions? What's going to happen you guys and it's gonna be like this the whole time? And I'm gonna start doing like this and then all of a sudden all of it's gonna be like this.
So we need inshallah wanna have an interactive
sitting together inshallah and I'm ask general questions, which I'm not gonna point people out, because that's what she expected. What they mean used to do Rahim Allah, He will say, brother, good answer. The question was why I will go to his lessons, I make sure I get behind the behind the pillar, so you can see me promise I'm big. So you might see one of my arms might start to try to sit like this, you know, so he couldn't see me? Because he would single you out, you know? And he will expect you as a student of knowledge to know the answer.
And that's one of the things that we gain from our scholars having respect for our scholars, and we take from them. I have many great stories with the chef and benefited a lot from him. May Allah have mercy upon him?
Why are we here today? Is the first question we're here to study the Legacy The problem all of us know that. But what do we gain? What do you hope to gain by studying the legacy of the prophets
to implement something very good to implement their actions in our lives? Excellent. What else?
Why do we study the stories of the prophets the lives of the prophets? Why did Allah subhana wa tada himself so much in the Quran? mentioned their stories.
To be role models, lessons, which was written I hear most of the answer you guys didn't pay attention. Sometimes I do that this smart students they say when I teach him, sir, the answer to this question is in the exam, I see it but you nobody pays attention to it sometimes. I know. I know it's in there. And here's the answer right there the key thing, so it can be lessons for the men of understanding to reflect on them. So they can be role models. So we can reflect on their lives. Because when Allah subhana wa tada sent the messages to the messengers, one of the reasons that Hickman is the wisdom is behind, choosing to send it through mankind, not sending it through an
angel, send it through another human being, in order to see the implementation of that reseller of that message and the actions of the prophets.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the perfect example of the Quran. A walking talking Quran sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's why I shadowed the Allahu taala on her. She said when she's talking about the manners of the prophets, that Allahu Allah He was setting them. She said, what kind of holo qu Al Quran that is manners with that of the Quran. Any good. You would see in the Quran, you would see in the manners of the prophets, I send them any evil manners that were supposed to stay away from as Muslims, you would see the prophets of the law while he was setting the farthest from them.
He implemented everything that was sent to him from Allah subhana wa Tada.
This is one of the main goals.
They came to teach their people to take them from the darkness to the light.
What was the main foundation of the Tao of the prophets? What's the main thing that they call to
tell to heat the oneness of Allah?
Allah subhanho wa Taala told us well up at bat nephew kulu mitten Rasulullah Ania Buddha law was a clear message. We have sent to every nation, a messenger to worship a law and to stay away from above
and pay attention to the Quranic wording.
Well, the last is a thought.
Why do we use the word Tabu? Because sometimes you go to the translations and say we have sent to every nation a messenger to worship Allah is one and to stay away from a boat. Sounds a good translation help does that a lot?
No footnote nothing Mashallah. So what does it mean?
Good, any other wording we could use
any of those other than also pen without anything falsely worshiped other than a law as a bolt.
not just visual clear shirt, even something if somebody were to make laws other than the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we were to follow them, it's considered a boat.
And that is when the ayah came down. An example of that is when the ayah came down. It talks about Omar Oban whom are Baba minilab that they took their priests and their monks as Lords other than a law. I'd even heard him mention the people that book before he says he was his hobby.
He said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam macoun nabooda whom we didn't use to worship them.
He's surprised that we took a moment of priestess as long as we can take them as lords. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, did they not make Hillel for you? That would allow me to haram
did not make how long for you that would allow me to hell? And he said Bella yes they did.
And he said Didn't you follow him as we did? To get about the time he said this is their worship. you following this?
Another form of sugar form of thought.
When you look into the message of to heat, the main message no doubt is important. So won't stop and reflect a little bit on the issue of to heat the oneness of alosa pilots on it and calling to the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala
It is our job
as Muslims to relay the message of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam the Prophet Mohammed was the last messenger sallallahu Sallam said all of mankind caught them and to be
no prophet will come after him
who relayed the message to you guys? Most you guys were from Pakistan right because he's so in the beginning of the opening quote from Pakistan, huh?
How did the message come to you in Pakistan? How did reach you?
Where to come from? Follow this guy.
Islam Oh, Mashallah. Bismillah Muslims,
the Sahaba and then followers and those who follow me to reach their hamdulillah and that is a great blessing. You need to go home tonight and think about every night. Every day you wake up in the morning. Think Allah subhanho wa Taala
because your neighbors
800 million of them will sing our brothers 200 million that made it will save
800 million of them What are they doing? worshipping cows, you could have been like them.
Allah subhanaw taala saved you and guiding you to Islam. You have to be thankful. And you have to relay the message.
The Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem COVID so he the mecca everybody knows this. But there's a misconception that he stopped calling to tour he or not and he stopped but it's no need for us to do it today because colossal Muslims now. He will say we're already Muslims, all of us Allah, Allah, Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, so why why focus on so he is focused on the bigger issues. Let's focus on the issues of khilafah. And this is the graph important. No doubt it is. But is it more important than to read? More important? No, what's more important, the province that Allahu alayhi wa sallam, when he went to Medina, the tour he was strong, it was firm in the hearts of the believers. So he
started to talk to them or to the other ayat came to teach them about the different laws that came in the Quran, from his students to teach the Muslims and they start to learn more and Islam started to spread after the tour. He was strong, but did the downloaded tour he didn't stop there.
didn't stop it didn't stop.
And I'm gonna show you how it didn't stop and salted Bukhara as soon as you open up the Quran, the first order that pops out to you the first command
What is it so the bucket opened up now. First Page in the left open up again. second page third page is sort of the buffer the fourth page of the code on the first command the first armor the first order that pops out to you as a Muslim as you read no Quran
What is it?
Yeah, are you a nurse or Buddha? robocon all mankind, worship your Lord, the order of to read the first verse right after that comes right after that. The first thing that we're forbidden to do as Muslims, what is it
falletta jello nilay and they're the ones who do not make the law equals while you know,
forbidding us from ship
La ilaha illa Allah That's the meaning right there and those two verses, when distorter bacara come down to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
So the Tao tutorial continued even when they didn't stop
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he's on his deathbed.
And I want you to think about this, some of the legacy of the prophets.
When you're on your deathbed, and your children come to you,
or those close to you come to you, you want to advise them.
What the most important thing, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the wisdoms, as we mentioned the beginning about the stories of the Quran, and the prophets being mentioned in the Quran. It wasn't just for us, for the followers to benefit from their way. It was also for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as the scholars mentioned, because as he was chosen as the last of all the prophets to mankind, it's a heavy responsibility. The ye the revelation from Allah subhana wa Tada, how did the law describe it? And certain Muslim men
when he said we're gonna send down to you, what do you say
in so no p olika. Colon killer, when I sit down a heavy statement to you, the Why is heavy, is difficult for the prophet to take. Think about the fact that he's not just a prophet just sent to the ATO or just sent to a certain people like the prophets before him. That's a great responsibility. He is the last prophet, the last one that will bring the last and final revelation to all of mankind. That's a heavy responsibility.
So the Prophet celluloid, celluloid is similar in itself when he saw the stories of his brothers before him the profits,
he saw their legacy. It helped keep him strong, help give him assurance, and he's allowed to sell him,
helped him relax when he saw what his brothers went through as well.
When he saw Abraham and his Scylla
dealing with the same situation he was dealing with, the main problem was what
shirk worshipping us not worshipping idols. Also, the people preach the same thing, nor the same type of Dawa.
What do they do to Abraham?
Did they accept from him?
What happened to him?
They put him to Hilton for a few days. Right? They put him in the fire to kill him.
They didn't think he was gonna come and get buried and cold for him. So you could hang out there and the fire didn't think was gonna be like that. They're trying to kill him.
The Prophet himself la salatu salam
didn't realize the difficulty of the beginning. I didn't think didn't know what's gonna happen. He seems to have those profits. He was told from the beginning was going to happen though, from Who told you from the beginning.
Before that, I sort of come down to
the cousin cookies, you know, right away. First of all, he's scared that he start to slums angel comes to him and tells him read. He says, I can't read, you know, it's normal. I can't read it, you know, read. angel comes to it's not something that's abnormal, something human that that's why I said you realize that I'm didn't come to the people and they wouldn't see him and his full creation, it was too much for the human to be able to take.
He goes to the cousin of Khadija work of an ova nofal. And he says to him, and he tells him what he saw. He said, this is the same angel that came to who before you moves and all of the profits, the same legacy that they had even have the same legacy now. And he said, I wish I was with you.
your people force you out.
This from day one, day one down to the prophesize lm what you're going to face as a prophet.
the Prophet Mohammed Allahu Allah, he was sending them, who was he to his people? What was his nickname before Islam?
saw that, and I mean, the truth one, the trustworthy one. Everybody loved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
all of Mecca all the different brands of products dilemma. Amazon is in
the process of sandwich shop, he said to my people on the side of the aisle, I mean, everybody loves me, they're gonna kick me out. He told him nobody comes with what you come with except for their harms.
The legacy of the profits right there. You're gonna you're gonna follow their way you're gonna face difficulty. How does this this affect us today as Muslims,
if you want to be a practicing Muslim,
anywhere in the world.
Is it easy?
It's not easy
when you're affecting the legacy of the profits before
helps you relax, just that they went through difficulty we're going to go through difficulty.
The difficulty we go through is it as difficult as what they went through. Not even close. Also, while I was merciful, that's because our mind is not that strong.
They came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, they said to him,
and when embrace the torment, the torture start to get too bad, too difficult.
They said, Make dua to Allah to us to heal this problem from us to find a solution for us. It's too much, we can't handle it anymore.
He said to them, at least salatu salam, he said, the people before us, they would come to them,
with the soul on top of them, to saw them in a hat
in order for them to relieve their religion, and that wouldn't turn them back from the religion, they would stay firm.
They prefer to be sold and having to leave their religion.
And what is it for us if we practice our religion?
He might might get stopped in the airport, he might get this monkey. No big deal.
Part of following his legacy from the law.
Just as the prophets had to go through, we're gonna have to go through
a syntax you have to pay for Gen ninjalah. To follow that legacy. I'm gonna go to difficulties. Allah is gonna test you. Allah subhanaw taala the process I'm told us that Allah has sent the angels to look at the agenda and the hellfire.
So tell me what you think. They said, nobody's gonna hear about it, except we're going to strive for it. And it wasn't about the health, I said, we're gonna stay away from it. And nobody is going to go to hellfire. And everybody's going to be an agenda. That's what's gonna be Allah subhanaw taala sent them back again. And before doing so he's surrounded
the agenda with difficulties
and surrounded the Hellfire with less than desires.
And he said now go back and see danger back. And so they came back they said, we're afraid that nobody went into the agenda. Everybody went into the hellfire.
You think about that it's difficult to test.
As soon as you wake up in the morning, the test starts.
When you hear a lojack bar hear these
events, or these alarm clocks that we have that we have, they're done on our phones now we use those instead of these annoying alarm clocks.
You hear that log or log in in the morning and you turn it off quickly so you can snooze or whatever.
This one the battle starts with shavonne
What does one tell you to do?
You still have a lot of time to budget a long day. You have to be productive Muslim cachito is not gonna come to pick up the slack man.
He's not gonna so that's important. The main pillar after the shadow, you know, but you have to be productive Muslim. It's not really compulsory to go to the mozia. Come on, you know the difference of opinion. Don't forget what the scholar said. That's gonna stop bringing it down to you like, Oh, yeah.
Yeah, that's right. I forgot I heard that one. Yeah. Like, thanks, man. He's like, well know what you need to do. So you can be more productive and get a little more sleep. And they'll say you know, sleep until before the shuttle 2030 minutes and you go to teach you love it. No, no, I got you man. I got you back. I'm here with you, man. I'm your boy. And I okay, man. Thanks, man. Go back to sleep. And then the sunshine is it comes through your window wakes you up. The battle starts right then the last in the desires.
When you look at the legacy of the prophets, the difficulties they went through use of it celeb who showed us the beautiful example of what what are the main things we gained from the story of usage from reading?
Patience, all kinds of patience.
I want you to imagine
you're at work working hard.
And there's a fitna for you at work and you hope that you've been doing good you've been controlling, lowering your gaze, but your boss She's beautiful.
fitnah Chandra, if you want to
know when your gaze is pulling back, it's like a magnet but I'm not gonna look
as you're sitting there, nobody, you're working overtime, trying to make a little extra money for your family. Trying to perfect your job as a Muslim should do. The professor said him he told you that Allah loves for one of you. If he does something, he perfects it. That's how you are at work. You perfect him.
So when you hit the door, locks
there's a beautiful boss or the owner's wife
and she starts to undress in front of you straight up. She's like, here I am. Hey telnet come here for you just mean you know battles here.
And she tells you look
you have two options.
You have to do what I want you to do.
And then deep down because you're a man so you want to do that any man in that situation wants to do what she thought was gonna come to and that's a natural for men in general to want to do that, right? It's not naturally we have some issues. I don't know, man, I mean, naturally inside the that's what's gonna be right. So that's the natural inclination.
So that's what you're gonna do, or you're gonna get fired
on the call the police and tell me did you lock the door? And then she tried to do this and this and this to me. Tried to assault me.
problem right there. So what do you do? got no choice, man. Stop for a lot less before I even I was in
my get a raise to
start with a shaytani was working right. And it's the enemy. This is a sensitive moment.
What do you remember? Right there? Remember the legacies and
use it? What did he say? And he said him. He said that the prison is more beloved to me than what they call me to call the police use my phone.
The Legacy pops out to you. You see how they, how they struggled, what they went through
the difficulties they went through. Because the last time he tested the profits, he put them through difficulties. So their followers can see the same thing. How many of the scholars of Islam
have been to prison
just because they call it Islam not doing anything else unlawfully charged.
I was reading the other day in about here from Bangladesh.
They the number of scholars now in prison in Bangladesh. Situation there's getting bad
I don't know the whole details. But I'm reading some things here and there.
And this happens all throughout history. Those who are calling to the truth they're gonna get harmed. When they see the ones before it's the legacy of those Well, that's how they will not be the
the brothers in Egypt before so that was normal. So if you weren't put in prison, we think you something wrong with you, because everybody went to jail back in the day. So none of us didn't go to jail. Now things are different, right? I'm the law.
Upon this legacy, when you reflect on this decembre
the lessons for the men of understanding
it paves the way for you and shows you how you need to be as a Muslim.
Use him when he forgave his brothers. What do we gain from this? The hold the grudge, our beloved prophet alayhi salatu salam when he came into mecca
for the conqueror of Mecca, the same people
who had tried to kill him before he left forced them out of the most beloved place to a mecca. He turned around he looked him up to when he left. He said very the most beloved place to me. And if it wasn't for your people pushing me out, I wouldn't have left love this homeland.
Everybody loves their home man right?
You guys don't even have the fan for your home man. I wish not to remind you Mashallah. The love of the natural. Hello. They kicked him out of his homeland.
They tried to kill him. They tortured his companions, the province I sent him Do you know how much he loved his companions? Look at this word Musab when he died.
Look how emotional the prophet SAW sent him got eyes full of tears when he saw how Musab they couldn't even cover his entire body. How used to be and how used he strove for Islam of the Longhorn process and loved his companions. The same people who sent the army to Medina and killed his beloved cousin Hamza will be alone.
Even why she wouldn't hit the killer when he became Muslim he couldn't look at him because he loved his cousin so much these same people
who did all this What did the Prophet said a lot while he was setting them
do to do to them in Mecca when they surrounded he could have took him out execute them one by one if he wanted to.
He said ultimate polka free
use of this brothers forgave us
He forgave his brothers right away. Because he knows what he gets from Allah is more to be forgiving. you reflect on this when we deal with our family members hold grudges for years we don't give Salaam to our family members because they disrespected us they looked at us funny.
Some silly thing city custom and we cut off our family ties.
did they have different messages of the same message
and general the same message
those a little bit of differences in what?
The Sharia the legislation. But in the Basic Law, basic religion all of was the same. All of the religions of Islam. All of the regions of the province was Islam, meaning submission to all
all of them the Quran if you go home, he looked at it and started to shoot.
Start looking for verse 100. And down when you come to the story of Noah, when he's talking to his people, and then the story of who the story of sila and the story of law, and the story of shape, all of them say the same thing at the end.
But to hollow out the fear of law and obey me, the message of all of the message, fear along with the fear of Allah subhanaw taala by doing what he told you to do, stay away from what he told you not to do and obey me. The implementation of the message of Allah subhanaw taala and action follow my way.
Allah subhanho wa Taala made the love of the promises Selim
made a condition to love a law, Boolean quantum do a balaclava. tibshirani you have people come a long way up for locums and see if you really love me.
Or you really love a lot and follow me and follow the prophets of Allah will love you and will forgive you for your sins.
follow the way of the prophets well to your own and obey me.
The prophets of Allah while he was selling them.
He mentioned something
in the Sahaba when they heard it, they were shocked.
He said, Man, oh, Bonnie, the
woman. He said.
He said kulu kulu kulu materialcotton agenda, eliminate
all of my oma will enter into the agenda, except for he who refuses
all of my oma watching the agenda, except for he who refuses.
The Sahaba were shocked. And I always tell my students this has been India, by the way when I teach them. So I teach them all of you will pass except for he who refuses to refuse the best. A lot of you. Unfortunately.
Since I was shocked, he said who will refuse.
He said my la political agenda, woman asani Takata. whoever obeys me he went to an agenda. Whoever disobeys me that he has refused. Simple. It's like one plus one equals two is that simple. You obey the Prophet
tecoma wealthier on feola and obey me the message of the prophets. The prophets I name is Salaam.
They came as Warner's to warn their people and as people to give glad tidings as we read every Friday, but perhaps we don't reflect on it.
We're in a hurry.
When a race to finish, which sort of the read every Friday
was a calf was the wisdom behind it.
It's 110 verses so it's long keeps you busy when he mom stops a little bit late for the football comes a little bit late. So you have some extra things to read. There's wisdom behind the process and I'm prescribing this every tomorrow, so much in from the wisdom
is in the middle.
And verse 56 when Allah subhanho wa Taala says to us, why am I not seeing any more Selena Illa over sharena commentary, we do not send the messengers, except for as
those who give glad tidings and winners. The prophets Allium is Salaam came to fix the problems that they found in their society. We're looking to the legacy that was focused on to heat on solely worshipping Allah subhana wa tada filling our hearts with the love and the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and obeying Him and obeying and following the messenger
and but they also because the the legacy. They're the ones who we follow in their footsteps. They focused on fixing the corruption the problems in their society. Want to get the story of
what would they Abraham and no excuse me, who were the what were they focused on the main thing and the dour? The main problem they had with the people we mentioned the beginning the worship of idols, were looking to download.
His people had an issue. What was it?
That they were too proud to arrogant? So we had to try to cure this problem. Sorry.
What was the problem of these people
that they used to corrupt upon the earth and follow those who are corrupting upon the earth. He came to cure this
His people used to cheat to people when they were way and sell and buy with them. They would cheat them.
No Muslims do that the
Muslims don't cheat anybody right.
And the thing for the Muslims upon law, we look at the legacy and one of the main things after
Worship Allah Shuaib. He came as a as a guidance to us as well, not just his people about the dangers of cheating people, but the danger of lying when we deal with people.
And on top of that, our beloved prophet alayhi salatu salam
when he went to the marketplace to show how the true ruler should be, when he was going on himself, when he put his hand into the greens and found the bottom of it was moist. He said, my head yes, I have a palm. So what is this? He said, The rain fell on and I didn't want to put on the top. Somebody wouldn't buy it. It looked like it was ruined. And he told him very clearly very straightforward. Mandela, Shanna felice, Amina, whoever Chief, this is not from us, not from us. This is a bad Muslim, not from us, that serious man, Muslim who cheats needs to think about that? Sure. He is based on this. The main thing he's focusing on process, Adam said, You're not from us if
you cheat. It's dangerous.
loot and Acela
had to go through something so panela, never before Masako. Nobody in the history of mankind has done what you guys have done. What is wrong with you people?
You leave the women and go to the gym. This is not normal. Nobody in the history of mankind has done this is trying to solve this problem.
Did they obey Him?
No, and insulin. How many years? Was he calling to 250?
Did they obey him at the end? his own wife and his own son rejected his doubt.
And all of this shows us that we must follow the legacy you must call to what they call to. And it's not upon us whether people answer not.
So many people say we want to give Dawa but people don't answer us, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's the best person to ever walk the face of the earth. And most of the panelists said in the molecule below, it's upon you to relay the message. He told him in the other verse, When the most beloved person to him,
his uncle, I will refuse to accept the message. She just said he knows what the truth, by the way will pile up. He has poetry in Arabic, which talks about the oneness of Allah, which talks about the truthfulness of the message of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he knew it was the truth. He followed you protect the promises and was willing to die for the problem homicide did more of a prophet Mohamed slurs at him than any of us probably will ever do.
But he wouldn't say that we're he wouldn't say the shadow.
The weakness he had what people were gonna say like us today. He was he was why do you leave Islam? Say because he was scared.
He refused to accept
Allah so part of what Allah told him in the letter the letter demon, Allah can Allaha de Masha in Nicoletta Mohammed, Mohammed you do not guide who you choose, but very long guys who I messaged all of the people all of the fighters who according to that message, you must relay the message, it's your duty, but if people accept it or not, that's not up to you.
There's only so much we can cover and only so much we can remind ourselves if we were to sit here until fudger and then continue and continue and continue these days. We will never cover all of the legacy of the prophets. The main goal of this inshallah is a quick outline a quick reminder about some of the legacy of the prophets. And that the goal of setting this as it says here for us to reflect on the lessons that we gained, so becomes part of our life and so we can follow in their footsteps. And I shall turn over the mic now to my brother, ship awesome Hakeem inshallah. Tada.