A Mercy To Mankind The Prophet Muhammad

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah what Allah Allah He was a happy woman who Allah, In the name of Allah, all praises due to Allah. And I send peace and blessings upon the Prophet Mohammed, his family companions, and those who follow the guidance after them. Dear brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen, and viewers of various satellite channels Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. In May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all.

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Under the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ramadan forum comes together again in its ninth year, and for the first time in the English language under the slogan gathering to succeed. We thank our sponsors this year, our gold sponsors and nabooda group, Dubai Islamic bank and Dubai electricity and water authority baitul Hara society, the General Directorate of residency and foreign affairs debate and our bronze sponsors tamani hotel and resorts in dubai airport freezone, the maiden, barbershops Resort and Spa, three Enix group and Dubai customs is our pleasure to welcome today's speaker. Brother Abdul Rahim McCarthy.

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Abdur Rahim is of Irish American heritage, born and raised in the United States, and he accepted Islam in 1994. He started his quest to seek knowledge after he became Muslim in America, and then traveled six months later to Sudan, and then later to Saudi Arabia. He spent 10 years in Medina, studying under the scholars and as a student in the Islamic University of Medina, where he later graduated.

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During his time in Saudi, he studied and benefited from more than 100 different scholars. He has also worked with several data organizations in Sudan, and has hosted TV shows on Teva TV, peace TV, and other channels, as well as attended several international conferences in Canada and India. He currently resides in Dubai, working at working as an Islamic Studies school teacher, as well as teaching online with the sheer use of essays on chat islam.com and Islam events.com. For questions today, too, brother Abdur Rahim please text on 050940 double 097 that's 05094 double 097. And for the ladies section, please put the word ladies before your question.

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Today we will start slightly different than normal. We sometimes have people embracing Islam at the end of the lecture however today, we have seven ladies in the ladies section who would like to embrace Islam. So we invite them now to come to the microphone Bismillah R Rahman Rahim

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the sisters will repeat after me it's very easy. We'll try to say it to the best of your ability. We hear them say Angela Okay, so you will repeat after me the testimony of faith which until you into Islam after you say inshallah, say after me please, a shadow.

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Allah

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ilaha illallah

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wa shadow

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Mohammedan

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rasulillah

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Congratulations, you have now entered Islam and they know a lot about

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what you've just said obviously, that you bear witness that there's no deity worthy of worship except for a law and that Mohammed

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May the peace and blessings be upon him is his messenger. So now that you entered Islam and we want the sisters on the sister side please to sit with the sisters and to teach him some basic things about Islam and to get their numbers and continue with them any after inshallah because it's not just important that they entered Islam but now that they start to learn about Islam inshallah Tada.

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Brother Abdur Rahim has chosen for us today, the title, a mercy to mankind. And with that, I leave you with brother Abdur Rahim. Today's esteemed speaker Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen. Wolseley will sell them Allah birthright. methylene alameen Nabina Muhammad meanwhile early he was Samia Jemaine.

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First of all, I would like to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving us this opportunity to meet with our brothers and sisters in Islam, and also whoever is attending from the non Muslims to talk about what I feel is an important topic. And before we go into the topic, I also would like to thank the brothers who invited me to tonight's lecture

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And all of those who helped in organizing it. And of course, we'd like to thank the government of debate, who has organized this tent now for nine years, especially if it had been Mohammed bin Rashid. May Allah bless him and his father and the government, and all the efforts they have done to help spread the correct message of Islam. And as I was saying, in the interview, I did before the lecture, that this is an opportunity for the government of debate, to help spread the proper message of Islam and debate. Now, it's become a strategical center for people all around the world. So we have people who are living here from non Muslims and from English speaking, or not our speaking,

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Muslims as well. And we have people are coming in and out all the time. So it's a great opportunity now for the government to get the great reward of spreading the proper message of Islam, especially in the days we live in, where Islam has so many misconceptions about what is true Islam. So this is an opportunity now for them, may Allah grant them success and in spreading Islam inshallah, the topic we're going to talk about today is a mercy to mankind. And when the brothers asked me if I would be willing to attend and speak at this, this year's event, I agreed, but then they told me that it will be for Muslims, and also perhaps some non Muslims who attend. So I wanted a subject

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that I could benefit my Muslim brothers and sisters from if I talk about, and at the same time, if any non Muslim were to be here, he could benefit as well. So I saw the best thing we could talk about, is this about our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and him being a mercy to mankind, as it came in the verse will also panel what Allah said in this little MBA, which is chapter 21, verse 107, well, my daughter said NACA in naramata, Allah Allah mean, and we have not sent you except for a mercy to mankind. So and this has been our best said, it's for all the people who are the good and the bad. So for the Muslim for a non Muslim, anybody who has a mercy to

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mankind, whether somebody a good Muslim, a bad Muslim, whether somebody a Muslim or non Muslim, the problem with them is a mercy to him. So now, we want to show this in this in this lecture, inshallah, how he has a mercy to mankind. And we talked about this being beneficial, a beneficial lecture for the non Muslims, we, why is it beneficial for non Muslims? First of all, because our beloved Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, he is constantly under attack by the Western media and these days we live in. So now we want to spread the proper picture of our beloved Prophet sallallahu Sallam and what he was and what he stood for, and what his message was, I

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need salatu salam.

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And this is why I was asked at the Medical College, and is then international African University in Khartoum one time to give a talk about the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And the title of the lecture was, if they knew him, they would love him also talking about the same topic, the non Muslims who don't understand our beloved Prophet, so they send him if they really knew him, and really knew what he stood for and really knew what his message was, they would love him. And we see this Westerners who are truthful, and their research, for example, Michael Hart, when he did his famous book about the 100 Most Influential People in the history of mankind, when he came to number one, and he said,

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it was difficult for him to choose who is about to choose, because he's a Christian, and choosing somebody else than Jesus Christ was not easy for him. But he chose the most influential man to be our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So it shows you now every person knows that the reality that they weren't shallow will be, they will change the idea they have, or that has been placed in their head, other misconceptions about our beloved Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. And so panela even recently, before I started doing my master's degree, one of the topics I had put in to study and my thesis was the problems that the Western society faces, obviously me

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coming from the west, I want to study something's gonna benefit me and benefit my people inshallah, when I returned to them, so, I looked at the problems that the Western society faces, and I found that the cure for almost all of them you can find in the Quran, and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the Muslim and non Muslim they need the serum of our beloved Prophet sallallahu sallam, before I continue to the Muslims. And what we gain from this and what we benefit from it, I want to point out two key points or important points when it comes to dealing with non Muslims. A lot of non Muslims, they have ignorance about Islam, and the only thing they

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know is what they hear in the media. So if they have a misconception about our beloved Prophet, Muhammad Sallallahu, wasallam, or anything about Islam, it might not it might not be something on purpose or something, you know, because they hate Islam, but this is what they had been fed. And this is what they have been taught. So they know nothing better. As the panel up. I remember recently, I was at Islamic Center in Khartoum, and they said they called me and they said, We have

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To French students or medical students who have come to visit Sudan, and they want to know more about Islam, and we want you to be there at this sitting. It was a young man and young woman. So when we sat with him, so panela, the misconceptions they have about Islam. And it was like, you know, when we study about in this, it's not me University, about the secular different states and their beliefs. It was like they were reading from the book that we had studied in the university. So I kept laughing, because the same shubho had the same doubts they had. It was like they had been spoon fed this. So they're telling me the same thing. And I remember we came to the issue about the

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niqab and about the hijab. So the woman told me that they have the right now in France to bend the niqab, because it's not from their culture. So when I said to her, I said, Now you let these people come to your country, 15% of your country, now they're from the Muslims. And I asked her a question. I said, when you came to the airport in Khartoum, now, so that is Islamic State. I said, when we came when you came to the airport, did you have on hijab because she wasn't wearing Hijab when she was sitting with us? She said, No, I didn't. I said, Did anybody in the airport tell you have to put on hijab to come into into the country? She said, No, they didn't. I said, as anybody in the streets

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on the University have gone to said, you have to put on a hijab if you want to walk down our streets and a Muslim country. She said, No, I said so Pinilla. So that means we have more human rights and the Muslim country than you have in your country. So she didn't know how to answer. So finally, but now, she has Myskina she didn't know because she had been spoon fed this from our media. And she was raised like this, that this was the proper outlook about life. So they don't know. So we have to realize this when we're dealing with non Muslims is they don't know. We don't want to be harsh with them. If they have something negative to say about us or about Islam, because they don't know. And

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the second point is, a lot of the negativity that they have is from us. It's our fault. Because we do not implement Islam in our lives. We say we have the truth is the true religion. We have Islam, we have the best we have what is mercy to mankind and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but we don't implement it and act upon it in our lives. And unfortunately, so a lot of the Helen love the mistakes it comes from us before it comes from them.

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Why this topic is beneficial for the Muslims, obviously, because the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he is the role model for all of mankind, and he is the one we should be following. So when we study a Sierra, we're gonna study from his biography tonight, one thing, the fact that he was mercifully salatu salam. So we need to always make his Sierra his biography that guide the light of guidance for us in all the aspects of our life. If we look into his Sera, Lisa to Salaam, we see how to deal with every aspect. So Pamela, we had a meeting the other day in the school where I work yesterday, yesterday. So they were saying now about the motto or the message of the school. And all of the

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things they were bringing, I was saying we have this in the Quran and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet, so they sell him. So the the people from the British curriculum, there may be a little surprised we have all this, do you think it sounds nice to these new words that are bringing I see him that we have it all in the Sunnah of our Prophet sallallahu sallam, for example, we were talking about respecting others. And I told them the importance of linking these,

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these statements with the Quran with the pseudonym, because all of our students are Muslims. So I said now, for example, when it comes to respecting elderly people in Islam, and respecting the younger people, the province of a sentiment said that whoever doesn't respect the elder from us, or does not have any love for it for the younger ones, then he's not from us less. I mean, it's not easy. It is a very harsh idea, but it shows you the importance of respecting others. So so we need to teach the Muslims now that the importance of following the prophet SAW Selim, and these all of these aspects,

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if we were to look at the spirit of the prophet SAW Selim and how it can affect how we live in our lives, one of the main misconceptions we see about Islam today is that Islam is a religion of violence, or extremism. And they also talk about a beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he was an extremist. And he was this in that mailer. And He forgive them and God that people were saying this, but we were looking to his serum, any Muslim who follows the sunat of our beloved Prophet sallallahu sallam, and they live in his Syrah. They read his Sierra, and they make his Syrah part of their life. Let's look into his car. And what he used to do example, the province I sent him

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How did you used to deal with non Muslims in the province I sell him he would tell his family when they were cooking stuff, do not forget arduous neighbor Subhanallah lessons are generally who they would say do not forget our Jewish neighbor. So the problem was, then when he dealt with non Muslims, he dealt with them in a very nice way. Also, when it comes to the thing they talk about now, Islam will cause to kill innocent people. This is one of the misconceptions they try to spread about Islam. Now, let's look at the prophet of Islam. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what he said about killing somebody who was innocent. He said about them was the person who has the

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permission to be in a Muslim country, that whoever kills him. He will not find or he will not smell the fragrance of gin. The fragrance of her

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Do not smell it. And it's something you can smell from over 40 years distance. That's how strong the smell of the fragrance of the Paradise is. Whoever kills this this innocent person, then he would not smell this fragrance. And this is in my body and I would I would assume it'd be the old process cinnamon said, and then an aeration for him. However I'm Allahu Allah, that Allah has made for him the paradise harem.

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Also, in another Hadith, the prophet SAW, Selim mentioned that whoever kills the innocent person who has any who has put in trust into them into the person, whether they're Muslim or non Muslim, that he is buddy from him to whoever kills an innocent person he's in and a buddy from him as it came in as soon as the amendment is say. So we see, the point I want to make is that when we look at the student of the province, I send him in his serum, we find that all the misconceptions that come about Islam, if we always study it, and always learn about it, we'll be able to refute this and to represent Islam. Also one of the things we gain and we benefit when we study the Sierra and we live

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in the serum of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that we remind ourselves that Allah has blessed this to be from cradle human from the best of nations, when laws upon what Allah said, and sort of earlier on quantum ferromet, and acquisitiveness, you were the best of nations, the last man that sent to the people? What did they used to do? That one on a big mouth with no, no? Okay.

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So after they the quarter, that was good, they forbid that which is evil, and they believe in Allah subhanaw taala. So what if the Muslims This reminds them to be proud of who they are? as Muslims, and Hamdulillah, we talk about being proud as Muslims, that even though in Muslim societies today, we have a lot of shortcomings, and we have a long way to go in our societies, we still have hamdulillah have better than all the other societies, and a lot of a lot of aspects when it comes to dealing with that, which is that which is displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala, we still have hamdulillah good and that aspect, in our religion. We're reading recently, that in my country in

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America, that, and this is about two years ago, it's probably more now that 39% of the people in America are born out of wedlock, and they're born from Xena, from fornication, may Allah protect us from that. So we can say that we're proud as Muslims, even though we might have people who fall into the harem, but we don't have things like this in our country, and hamdulillah all different things, you look at it. And then within the Western societies, or in the non Muslim societies, when they have these problems, the issue of rape, the issue of homosexuality, all of these issues subpanel we see him that we don't have these in our societies. So with the shortcomings we do have in our

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societies, we still have a lot of good. It's important that we are proud of this, and we build on this as Muslims.

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In tonight's lecture, we get examples of how the prophets I send them was merciful to mankind.

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We want to first start with talking about his mercy Elisa to Sallam with his enemies, the people who are the enemies of Islam, and how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was merciful with them, came in Sahih Muslim, that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was asked to make dua to supplicate on the machine, the polytheist said from Khalid Abu huraira Nabila Han elementary keen to make dua upon them. And I want to remind you at the beginning of this Hadith, these mushrikeen, during the time in Mecca, they were the ones who who tried to harm the process in him. They called him after these two column for Islam methodical, I mean, the truth and the trustworthy, they start to call him a liar,

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instead to call him a magician, and start this say this and this about him. So So Pamela, they harm the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they used to torture his companions, they will put them on their backs in the hot sun, and put the hot and put the the big rock on their chest, to make them leave Islam. And they killed from his companions as well. Next to me, and yes, it will be a lohana. So now, he taught, they tortured his companions and they harmed him. What did the prophets I said when they said make do upon them, and if brochures are made out upon them, for them to be harmed in any way, Allah subhanaw taala would have accepted it. The process that I'm said in Neelam about land and

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when I'm at work to Rama, I was not sent as somebody who curses other people, barely I was sent as as Rama as a mercies. So so although I do sell them, so you see now the process when it came to dealing with his enemies, His goal was not to harm them or what bad for them because the only one is good for them. He was Rockman. For them, he was mercy for them. And he wanted this Rama, this mercy for them and he wanted them to enter Islam and to find the sweetness of faith and to worship Allah and not to join any partners with him. And another Heidi had eaten a Chateau de la Anna.

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When she asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Did you find a day more difficult upon you than the day of

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the battle when they had established himself in Medina. And let me remind you to imagine why I showed up below. Right now she's asking this because during this

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This day, first of all, they tried to kill the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They tried their best, they kept sending their soldiers to kill the process and him during the battle.

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His tooth was broken, that is not to slam, his face was cut.

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And the rumors spread that he had been killed. And this had a big negative effect on the Muslims when they heard that the province of cinema had been killed. So now,

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this was a very, very difficult and a very rough day. And that's why I showed all the love when she asked him Did you find a day more difficult than the day of words? So he said to her, Isaiah, he said, I found from your phone from your people.

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More and more than that more difficult that on the day of the ACA, the day of the ACA, when he went out he slept with Sam to a pif to spread the message of Islam. When his people in Mecca were not except from him the message of Islam, he decided to go to pipe which is to the south of Mecca. Those of you who have traveled by car, perhaps you know where it is. It's the south america he went there it sought to Salaam to spread the message of Islam. How do the people of five

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greet him? Did? How do they treat him when they came to him. They sent to him from the super the ignorant people and they sent him the young boys to curse him to throw rocks at him It stood out to him. So they cursed him, they threw rocks at him until the blood filled his sand nos la salatu salam, he started bleeding from being hit so many times by the rocks, that the blood had filled his sandals. And he walked away and he said to slam

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into a very far distance to another place. And also Panama Tyler sent to him and the angels of the mountains and asked him if you wish, Allah subhana wa tada will close upon them, the mountains around them, and five, and he will crush all of them and kill all of them. I want you to imagine this. Now, if we were to walk out of this tent right now. And somebody were to come to us and to throw rocks at us to curse us until we were filled with blood. And then they came to us and said if you want, we'll take them out, we'll beat them up. We'll kill them, we'll do it everyone to do them. If the authorities said this to you, what would you say? Honestly, I want everybody to ask himself

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now what would you say if you were in this position, almost all of us will say Bismillah to Kerala don't don't even have any second thought about it, take them out, beat them badly and then kill them because what they have done to us because you want to seek revenge for ourselves. But as it came in and the Hadith of the Prophet SAW sent him that let me interrupt them enough. So he got the he never sought revenge for himself, at least to a seller. And he would only become angry if something that was hot um, and displeasing to Allah Smith, I was done in front of him. So he never sought revenge for himself and he set out to sell them.

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So what did he say to him? He said, No, perhaps somebody will come from their offspring. Yeah, Buddha Lalo should be here, somebody will come from their offspring, who will worship Allah is one and not joining any partners with him. So this is the abode of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he was sent as a Rama to mankind, he was sent as a mercy to mankind. He wasn't somebody who wanted to seek revenge for himself to be the king and everybody under he wanted the people to worship alone not to join any partners with him. And we see this, if you go to the eighth year of digital

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when Islam came superior, and the Arabian Peninsula, and Islam took over the Arabian Peninsula, after the conquering of Mecca, when the Muslims conquer Mecca, and they went and they surrounded by

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they surrounded the five for the people to enter Islam. Now, I want you to imagine this, that what must have been going through the prophet SAW his mind during this time, because even though he is a prophet, he's still human. You think he didn't remember the day before he migrated to Medina, when they threw the rocks at him, and they slandered him, and the blood had filled his body and his sandals, do you think you don't remember this day? He remembered it. And now he has the ability, he has more than 10,000 soldiers with him or more than 12,000 at that time, to what be able to go and to kill the people five very easily. Also, during this time, he said that he left them and he went

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back to Medina and the people of five they came later in the ninth year of hit Europe and they accepted Islam. So Panama, so process him didn't use it as a mercy to mankind he didn't kill his enemies even though he had the ability to do so. Also the fact that he left them and went back to Medina and they came to Medina and accepted Islam. This also is a refutation on another misconception of Islam, that Islam was spread by what

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throw away the sword is what they say. So now so Pinilla we see as an example here, that the people accepted Islam by by none other than the sword is very clear in life also in the conquer Mecca other than the sword.

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Another example of a beautiful example from the from the son of the prophets. I seldom is that the Prophet I sent him he sent a military patrol to the area of niched to see what was going on he sent his son Muslim soldiers in this area. During this time they found a famous man who was from the head of the mama of your mom area, and from his tribe name as his name was to mama even without

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Ma'am, I thought it was that he was one of the leaders of the of this area and your mama. And

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they've captured him as a prisoner of war. The Companions, they brought him back to the province of Salem and want to point out that to mama. He was not just a non Muslim, he was an enemy of Islam. He was somebody who strove to harm the prophesized element to harm the Muslims. So he was caught as a prisoner of war. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ordered that he'd be tied up as a prisoner, but were in the jail. He was already a tie him up in the masjid.

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They tied him up in the masjid. And the goal from this was for him to see, because of course, I knew he was the enemy of Islam, for him to see how the professor's have educated his companions, to hear the Koran, to see how the Muslims would pray and their acts of worship. He wanted him to see Muslims what they really were, like this tent tonight, if a non Muslim were to come to the 10th tonight, and he has misconceptions about Islam, he sees the Muslims, the big beards, and these are the people you see on the TV screens, Allahu Akbar, this. Now they see him that when you sit with the Muslims, they see something different. And this is important now that we always take advantage of these

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opportunities to show the non Muslims what Islam really is and what it stands for. So is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, the first day he went to him. And he said no to the mama, and he asked him what he thought what he thought he should do. So he said to him three things to mama, obviously, he's a prisoner of war. And he's thinking in his mind, what's going to happen to him, he's going to be executed, because he's been fighting Islam for so long. So he said three things to the promised asylum. Even though he was a prisoner of war, he was in a weak state, what he said was very strong. He showed him at the same time that he said in tough Tony, tough to them, if

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you kill me, you're killing somebody whose blood is important meaning is my tribe is not gonna let it slide. So you kill me, there's gonna be a bigger problem. He's letting him know this. He knows he's an important person. And then he tells him after this when to name to name Allah Shakira, if you were to be nice to didn't mean to let me go, that I will be grateful for that. And he said, if it's money, do you want to ask them anyway, because a very rich man, and he's a very important man in his tribe. So whatever you want from the money with, I will give to you three things, so you can kill me. And it can cause more of a problem, or that's what he's saying, because he wants to make

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sure he doesn't wanna get killed. So he's trying to let him know. And then he said, if you want to let me go, I'll be grateful. And if you want money, I'll give you money. So the process I sent him, let him go and this had the Zimbabwean Muslim. Another narration which came outside of boycotting the Muslim, it said that the process and he ordered his companions to be good to him to treat him nicely. During this time. He came to him the second day. And he asked him the same question. And he answered the same three things to mama. And he came to on the third day, and asked the same question thinking maybe he will change his stance, and he said the same thing, the same three things to the

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province of Salem.

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After this, what are the provinces? Some do?

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Who knows the answer?

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Okay, in the back.

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Okay. Because he said,

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he said, up look with him, he's let him go. Free him. Now, I want you to imagine the stance now. The enemy is now not just somebody was an enemy of Islam, a true enemy of Islam, before Islam night and day.

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Now he has the opportunity to kill him.

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He has the opportunity for this is for revenge 40 did it against this lab, or he can what free him perhaps any, this will be a way to any effect him and his tribe also get paid for it. How much money could he get paid? And the most there is they needed money during this time. He could have had a lot of money for let him go. The process of chose to free him. He said let's let him go. The Sahaba were shocked. You know, let him go. Obviously they have to follow the order of the prophecies. But they were surprised. So they let him go. What happened when they let him go? He went to Afghanistan to a garden not too far away from the province mosque Elisa to Salaam and he made a puzzle and he came

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back and he said a shadow Allah Allah Allah wa shadow Anika rasulillah that I bear witness that you that there's no deity worthy of worship except for law, and that you are the Messenger of Allah. And then he said, three beautiful things to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said what law in all three statements he swore by law so panel with Allah saying, well at the beginning, he said there was nobody on the face of the earth, no face on the face of the earth. More hate it to me than your face. He told the province I sent him. He said but now your face has become the most beloved face to me. It's upon Allah. Okay, the Islam changes the person. And he said that there was no

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religion, that I hate it more than their religion than your religion. And now it's become the most beloved religion to me. And look at the hatred in this man's heart before Islam. Pay attention the third point, he said and there was no place or land.

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More hate it to me than the place you live in meaning Medina Why did he Medina because it was the land of Islam, because the people of Medina are the ones who open their hearts and their and their and their country and their land to the province and send them to spread Islam.

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So he hated Islam so much even hated the place of Islam in Medina. And he said, now it's become the most beloved land to Mr. Padilla. So you see now the process, tell him how he was with his enemies. And before we go on to the next point, I want to point out two quick things. And we've benefited from the story of tomorrow and several things, but two very important things. First of all, the permission for non Muslims to enter the masjid to learn about Islam, because they didn't put him outside of the ministry. They put him inside them as soon as you mentioned, the goal was for him to learn about Islam. A lot of brothers now we have tours inside the massage it How can you bring a non

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Muslim into them into the Mr. Candela, let them come let them benefit. And also the second point is them attending our events, like these events. Now, it's important for them to attend, so they can really see Islam and the Muslims what they really are. So finally, when we mix with non Muslims, they learn about Islam when it really is. When I met my father and Canada, after 15 years, I hadn't seen my father. When I went there.

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He had some misconceptions, misconceptions, obviously about Islam about me in general. And he sees me now with a big beard and is living overseas, not back not coming back to America. So maybe he might have some ideas. Maybe it could be it could be this or that. So when he sat with me hamdulillah It was a great opportunity that these misconceptions went away from him. Also, I remember when I was teaching the school, and so then I was outside. And I always were like this home that even when I teach this is the clothes I wear all the time. hamdulillah so when I'm sitting outside, I was reading the Quran, in the yard outside the school during a break. So the Christian

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lady, she came in, she was a Coptic Christian from Sudan. She came into

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the school and she needed somebody to do something for a workshop. Somebody was a native speaker in English. So she saw me how it looks, you obviously knew that it wasn't Sudanese. So it had to be somebody was a native speaker. So she went inside to the principal and said, Can I talk to him? And she saw I looked, he was kind of scared, you know, can I talk to him say listen, he's a very open minded guy don't think this. So she's able to sit with me and to see that I'm not somebody who was a terrorist or extremist or something like this just because I follow the Sunnah of the Prophet so I sent him and how I look at how I dress or I tried to anyways, so so finally now, this is very

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important that the non Muslims get the correct picture of Islam and these events we benefit from them and spreading Islam and the proper way inshallah Tada, the next point that shows the rockmount of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the mercy of the province of Salem, with his oma with his nation. It came in the Hadith that every prophet was given a dowa That's Mr. Jabba do either will be accepted from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So all of them took this vow and they used it for their oma during their lives. Because all of them obviously went the prayer for the oma, the prophets. I sent him he thought, for something more important in the future. He said, As for me, I have taken my dog

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for the hereafter for yomo pm on the Day of Judgment for the shift the intercession for my oma and he mentioned is that to Salaam, this will be for my alma mater, and Amati Laotian Malaysia, it will be for the people who have died from my oma, they worship Allah is one and they're not joining any partners with him. And we see from this howdy the how the process and I'm strove for his oma and how he was merciful with his oma because he left what was more important than what should be on the Day of Judgment for the ship and intercession, also we benefit from this Hadeeth the importance of to eat, of implementing, to heed having proper belief in the loss of data and proper worship to Allah

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subhanaw taala because the only person who will get this shift, this intercession of their judgment will be who the people who have implemented the to heat in their lives. So there's an importance of tawheed who must focus on learning to heed and implement it in our lives. The second point that shows the right amount of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with his own map. When she came in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala said to the prophets, I sell them and sold them on which is chapter three, verse 159. When he said phobia mount, I met him and Allah He lived alone, that by the mercy of last Mattila, as you were lenient with him, will open the oven.

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And if you were rude and harsh in your heart, they would have all left you. So now we benefit from this, the purpose of them how he was he was a person of Rama, and we benefit as Muslims as well, when it comes to dealing, whether we're dealing with Muslims who have gone astray and drifted away from Islam, or we're dealing with non Muslims. This how we must be must be merciful people who must be like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who wanted the good and wanted to hear for all of mankind. Another example,

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is the Bedouin, who came from the desert. He wants to learn about Islam, but he came and he had to use really himself when he entered the masjid, into the mosque, and had to redeem himself and use somebody ignorant someone who lives in the desert so he didn't know so he went to the corner of the masjid and similarly themselves that want you to picture this now. We're here to Mashallah, this a nice 10 beautiful tip. You seen nice carpets. Imagine if somebody were to come in and to racist Oh Bismillah in the corner. We're not even a place of worship. We're in a tent only in a tent. What we're most of us want to do.

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Hello, sir and have a seat. I mostly want to take him outside and teach him a lesson. And that's what this hub wanted to do. So don't think you're wrong. He's in a place of worship and they miss you. They want to know what to do with him in a way he should have been dealt with. And actually, he deserved it. But the problem is I sent him because he was so merciful. And he said to a celeb, he had a bigger picture. And he said to him, he said them, though, leave him because he knew First of all, he could be harmed. If they were to harm him as he was leaving himself, it could harm him.

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Physically, also, if you were to run away, the ninjetta, the impure impurity, it's going to spread throughout them as also this person is coming to ask about Islam. This will make him run away from Islam, I come to us about Islam, they beat me down outside of the machine, they beat me down and drag me out of the mud and beat me out again. Obviously, he's gonna he's not gonna want to become Muslim. So then we sat with him, he explained to me there's a place of worship, and this is not something you do inside the masjid. He was very impressed and he became a Muslim. And then he made the do it to a loss of final data. He said, Allahumma How many? Well, Mohammed No matter how much

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that he said, Allah who have mercy upon me and upon Muhammad, and do not have mercy upon anybody else with us. Why? Because he saw what the other people want to do it to him. So he said, the process happened to us, Hey, did you have what else was wrong? So there's so much that happened, we don't need to just for me and us enough for everybody inshallah, after this, and we see the effect the important thing we gain and benefit and we're merciful with people the effect it has upon them.

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ls example will show about we have two more about the example of how he was Rahim Elisa to cinema is mercy with his own mom, when while able to help them a tsunami and he was somebody who's new to Islam, when he came to the fray with this Ahava and the prophet SAW Selim, and somebody in the salon, he sneezed. And he said Alhamdulillah and it says, as a show, Kenny mentioned in a low bar, that this person said Alhamdulillah, the process did not say anything to him, there's a benefit in fifth. So even if you sneeze and select, you can say Alhamdulillah but you're not allowed to say your humble cola to the person to the person who sneezed. He didn't know this and then before and

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Islam the beginning you could talk during slot so he knew it before you could talk. So he said your hammock Allah He said all of them start to stare at me. And then he's a he starts talking more What's wrong? What have I done? So they start to like clap on their on their thighs, let him know you cannot talk and slot. After slide he mentioned, how merciful and how beautiful. The dealing of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was with him. He said, I have not seen him while I'm a teacher, better than him before or after malissa to Salem. And he said he did not. He was not harsh with me. He did not hit me. He did not curse me. And he told him that very early this salad this prayer is not for

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this for speaking it's for the tisby for exalting lovano tala, if you're making the tech beer, of loss of panatela, and reading the Quran.

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Another example is how the problem dealt with those who have gone astray on Islam, those who have drifted the Assad, those who are the centers, and the people who have done evil things in Islam, the Sahaba, who came to him and asked him to give him permission to commit sin at the foreigner gate. Now imagine this, he said, and I believe is in a give me permission to commit Zina to fornication. What did the Prophet sallallaahu Selim say to him?

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The problem asked him in a very common way, he didn't say, you know, if you're a lot tequila smack him, most of us will do this. You're a Muslim. How can you say something like that? Oh, double A tequila process and said to him, would you let like somebody to do it for your mother? Would you like the same for your mother? He said, No, I wouldn't. He said, for your sister, for your aunt for this for that. He obviously said no, no, no, at the end, he says so just as you don't like it for your relatives, your female relatives, other people don't like it for their women as well. So this happens when he was convinced that to this, by this merciful way, the process I'm dealt with him,

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and he left this hamdulillah and never committed Zina or want to commit sin after that. The third point is His mercy Allah salatu salam made the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him with women. And this also is another hot topic when it comes to dealing with Islam and the modern life we live in, that women are oppressed. So if you look at how the women were before Islam and Arab culture, they had no rights whatsoever, even to the extent sometimes they were buried alive because some people look at it as being ashamed to have a daughter so Pinilla and she didn't inherit anything, she had no rights. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he came and I'll point out something very

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important and historical fact that in France, which now Mashallah is striving for human rights and to ban the niqab and what have you that they had any they set in the government during that time to debate whether the woman she was from a human nature, or from another nature? Well, she like a shape on a Satan. Does she have a soul this type of thing to do debating? And what do they come with? A woman's right that she should uncover her face, they came with what she's not from human nature. So it's the same time the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was sent to and this is this is going to confirm and the books of history.

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Also in Islam, we talk about the blessing of women. We talked the other day with some brothers that were in the Quran Can you find the source of a chapter called a region about men

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Can we have to have it sort of regional

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headed home that we have sort of denisa, the sort of, of the women, it shows Islam focused on the importance of women. And I like the story of Yvonne Ridley, when she became Muslim, when she was in Afghanistan, the British reporter, and obviously, she had a lot of misconceptions about Islam. And when she was caught as a prisoner of war at the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, when the Taliban put her into jail, she's thinking obviously, the worst, he's got these big beers than this. So at the end, they said, we're going to let you go, we're gonna let you go under one condition.

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And she said, What is this that you read? They said, you read the Quran.

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And because what they what they looked into, they found she wasn't aspiring that he was a regular reporter. So we'll let you go. What's the conditions you read the Quran, so she said, so pantalon when she came back to England, and she said, I've always been a person of my word. So I'm going to read the Koran as I promised them. And she's the first thing she said I want to read was about women's rights, she goes to the index, the woman that she's to be kept into a dungeon, she's supposed to be chained into her house, she's supposed to walk five steps behind her husband is what she's thinking she's gonna find these type of things. So she found the contrary, and she found how

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stem focused on the woman, and it changed her view. That's what guided her to Islam. SubhanAllah

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if you look at the rights of women in Islam,

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you'll see that the rights of the mother and that will start with a mother and her rights in Islam, how the how the prophets are still him, how he was so mersive when he focused on the importance of the mother, country in general, the parents have rights in Islam is so much and the Quran and the Sunnah, you can't even say to them off, which is this the slightest amount of disrespect, you cannot say it to your parents, when it comes to the mother, her right is much more great than the right of the Father. Now the person who is asked, and who has the most right upon me, and he said, What? Your mother, then who? Then your mother again, then who? Then your mother again three times, then who

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then your father. Do you see the importance of the mother has lamb shows the respect because all women are more majority women they become mothers. Also, the President said that the agenda is tech

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that the agenda Paradise is under the feet of the mothers and you having respect and being good to your mother's This is one of the easiest ways to paradise also

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as a wife, at the mercy of Islam to the wife, as you'll see in the farewell pilgrimage. Hagit, Rhoda in the process, tell him he knew he knew he was about to die.

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And this is where when you go back to the Pepsi of soda

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and muscle, you'll see that this he knew that his action was carried he knew that he was gonna die soon to the farewell pilgrimage, he knows that this is might be the last time he will be with his oma. That's why he said any that you wanna see me in Kabul, you will not see me from the next year. So he knew that this was the last probably the last time he will be with this oma. And he has more than 100,000, not just from Medina, for the Muslims who came from all around the Arabian Peninsula to make Hajj with him. She has a big group in front of him. So he wants to focus on the key points that the woman needs. So one of the things he focused on was the importance of the women and having

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respect for the women in Islam. And they're in the rights of women, Islam. So this shows you that he can only focus on he couldn't focus on everything during a short amount of time. And in his farewell speech to his oma, but he focused on the things he focused on was the rights of women in Islam. Also in Islam, we looking at Sierra, we see that he was the role model of all husbands kind of a hidden material he, he was in the service of his wife's. And then they said if the that was called for a lot, it was as if he didn't know us, he would get up to what to go to pray. When he's in his house. He was not somebody who would say, do this do that he was also help out around the house. And the

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brothers get mad when we bring this up all the time, because they get reminded when they go home, or what they're supposed to be doing. So anyways, and hamdulillah The point is that he was the role model as a husband as well. And also the woman Islam is spoiled. Now we say we don't give women their rights will lie. You cannot find women anywhere in the world who are more spoiled than Muslim women. Because Muslim women in Islam, they don't have to work.

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They don't have to work. I'm not saying they can't work if they want to work in agreement with the husband and wife, that's something else. But they do not have to work. And if she works, the husband has no right to her money. No right whatsoever. Not even a percentage of it. So now if she works, for example, if she's a doctor, and he's an engineer, for example, and she makes $50,000 a month, and he makes 10,000 dirhams, he cannot have one that have her money, not even the 25 feels the smallest one here. He can't even have that. Unless she gives it to him. She gives us something else. But he has no right to any of her money. On top of that he has to pay the rent, pay the bills,

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forget the food, all of that. And she has 50,000 her bank account each month to do what she wants to do with it. So women are supporting Islam she's taking care of as the young daughter. She's taking care of as a wife. She's taking care of as a mother later. So So Pamela you see now Islam actually spoils the women, and you see that they get their rights in Islam hamdulillah

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also as a doctor, you'll see the process in him he came to a society. Women were looked down upon and they had a daughter that they would their face would be black in this last month. I said because they were frozen.

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said when they when they told me I had a daughter to the process and he encouraged his companions to his ID, and whoever has the daughter, and he is good to them, he is good to his daughter that it will be a citizen, it will be something to be between him and the Hellfire on the Day of Judgment. And another idea that's Heidi there's a quality and the other had even say a Muslim, that whoever has two daughters or more obviously, that and he raises them properly and treats them well, that he will, on the day of judgment, he will be with the process and he put within his fingers like this, they will be with the process and that close to him on the Day of Judgment.

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The next point of His mercy, and

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is the mercy of the prophets that Allahu alayhi wa sallam with children that want you to focus on this next Hadith. It's a very beautiful Hadith, which came in Sahih Muslim from the hadith of Jabari, even someone rhodiola han when he said he prayed with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the process and went out to go to do to his houses to do this, Tammy, she said, I went out with him. And then the children of Medina, they came to their province I sent him I want you to focus now because I'm not talking about just any person. We're talking about the prophets. We're talking about the Imam of the masjid. We're talking about the leader of the society, the the

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governor, the leader of the army, the head judge, he was everything there's time. He's a very important person. So the young children now they start to run to him. So to come around to Melissa to sell him to as Jabari when someone has said, well, the law and he said that Subhanallah he said there was not one

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of the children except for the person stood with him. And he wiped on both of his cheeks and as a sign of affection and mercy to these young children. He took and took from his time to show how an immersive or how much he cared for these young Muslim children Elisa to Salem. So imagine this now, and a person that important he would take the time to work to rub on their cheeks, and jab him someone at the end of the Hadith. He said he looked over to me and then he did the same to me, Elisa to Salaam that he went, he started to rub on his cheek. And he said as a sign of Rama and mercy to him as well. And he said I didn't find a hand more soft in the hands of the Prophet. So I sent him

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and it will smell as it as it came out of the bag. And the person who says that otoro the perfume and is salatu salam.

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The next thing is the Hadith the famous hadith of Accra inhabits another example, who was from the Tamim tribe, when he came to the prophet SAW him and it hasn't even really came to the prophet SAW Selim and he used to carry him during the slot. And he started to what he kissed and hasn't pulled the other one. So this person who was a bird when he was surprised to see a man, kiss his children. So he said to him, I have 10 children, I've never kissed one of them. So the process lm, Nevada LA, he looked at him, he was surprised to hear this. He said mela, Manila, your hum layer, hum, whoever doesn't have mercy, then the last month I want to have mercy with him as well. Another example of

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His mercy with the children. When he shorten his prayer, you will hear the cry of the baby. First of all, obviously with the mother herself and mercy with a child who was in need of his mother the process and who still prolong his prayers not like us today, we pray very fast. his prayers were very long. So he used to what shorten his prayers when you hear the cry of a baby. And the last point I want to point out at the end of this lecture, inshallah Tada. Before we answer, the for how many questions we have

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is His mercy Elisa to Islam. And we don't have enough time honestly to talk about how merciful he was Elisa to Him and His mercy to mankind. And these are just quick examples of His mercy to all of mankind. But I want to point out something now, His mercy to animals.

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And this is important because when you look at the name of some societies, they have animals rights now,

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we can say as Muslims, we had animal rights 431 years ago and I'm there with our Prophet alayhi salatu salam, the process lm as it came that Hadith in Sahih, Muslim

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assuming saleable quality or sustainable honey a Muslim that he Sham even said he said he was with NSF Malik, they're going to visit al hakam. Even you. So they saw young boys when they entered, they had taken a chicken alive chicken as a target shooting at them at this target. So he mentioned that the process tell them

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to squirrel behind him there the problem here it's forbidden for animals to be targets. So in the mercy of what we eat with animals at the mercy of with animals that eat the process of forbid animals to be taken as targets. Also, you mentioned the woman who entered the Hellfire because of a cat, because she tied the cat up or put it in a place where it couldn't go out to eat or to drink. So eventually the cat died. So he said that this woman went to the Hellfire because she ended up torturing this cat. And he mentioned another Hadith about prostitutes. And you look at a prostitute. Is there any any good in a prostitute? You say? No. So Pamela, this prostitute, she saw a thirsty

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dog who was going to die of thirst. So she gave this dog water and Allah subhana wa tada made from this he forgave her from our sins, and then she entered paradise because of his action. Also the process and when it came to slaughtering animals, he answered there must slaughter them properly, have a sharp knife so they will not go to any pain.

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When being slaughtered, and other examples it shows you even the mercy they had NASL to Salaam, with animals as well.

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At the end of this lecture, I want to call all of us as Muslims to benefit from the syrup and from the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet sallallahu wasallam, not something we read for Baraka but something we implement in our lives. And this now we see that Muslims are offended by the fact that

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a lot of people have been in Denmark, what have you when they offend our province? Or send them the cartoons or the things they say about our Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the news? The best way to defend the province or sell them it's not to go out and hold up signs and to burn cheese and milk and what have you. The best way to do it is to implement as soon in your life. This is the best way to defend the province lm is to implement it sooner to be like the Prophet sallallahu addition is what we have to do. Unfortunately, most of us don't do it. But we're older too as Muslims, we have to be like the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He's no fool Hasina. he's a he's a role model for all of

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us, for all of us as Muslims. So now we must strive to implement this in our lives. And for our non Muslim friends, whether they're here or they hear this lecture or not, we want to invite them, it's an invitation for them to read the biography of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not any to read with an open mind open hearts, and to see what they'll benefit. And I'm going to read at the end of this lecture, some of the things that gathered that non Muslims have said, after they read the biography of our beloved Prophet sallallahu, wasallam. We mentioned the example for Michael Hart, who chose him as the most of the most influential men in the history of mankind. And also,

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Gandhi, I'm not gonna break everything he said, but I'm really into what he said. And then you can go back and look for it on the internet and financially. He said, when I close the second volume, of the profits, biography, I was sorry, there was no more for me to read, have a great life. And George Bernard Shaw, he said, that he must be called the savior of humanity, the attention is the Savior of humanity. I believe that a man like him, if he were to assume that dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems, and in a way that would bring it much needed peace and happiness, and any

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decent I guess it's pronounced, and she said, it is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught, and how he lived to feel anything but reverence for the mighty prophet. One of the great messengers of the Supreme la Salatu was Salam. And he said, Unless Thomas Carlyle, who said,

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who are excuse me how one man single handedly could weld, warning tribes, and wandering Bedouins into the most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades. So these non Muslims, who reached this conclusion about our beloved prophet SAW Selim, they only reached after they read the biography of our beloved prophet SAW Selim. So I invite all of the non Muslims who are here tonight over here this lecture that they benefit inshallah, from the from the seat of their promises, and they don't believe what they hear, go back to his biography hamdulillah and read what has been written about him at least up to Salaam with the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. And this

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brings me to the conclusion of tonight's lecture. I hope it was beneficial inshallah to everybody as it was beneficial to me and shall if there's anything and it was correct, it's from Allah subhanaw taala if there was any mistakes, it's from me and from a shavon and Allah knows best will no longer send him a bottle of vino

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nail Allah reward the share with a great reward. We'll go to the questions starting with the ladies. And the first question from the ladies section is can Zika money be used to open iftaar for the poor and can istart be held at a place where non Muslims work Bismillah R Rahman Rahim

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you can use inshallah for this I mean there's there's certain things you can use it as God for i would i would rather use it for this and sadaqa is the best to use for this type of thing so they've thought not not as a cut but having this the and then we're not Muslims work the second part of the question yeah, can you use us Southern Karnataka for this for the for the for the feeding of the thought

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but the having the thought with the non Muslims are

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this actually I believe it's a good thing. I recommend it because it opens the door for Tao and it shows them now and I remember in Qatar the brothers are doing sometimes and one of the darwinians there that they had the date fast that day with something like this I don't know the slogan of it but fast that day with the Muslims so they're bringing non Muslims they're actually fast from dawn to dusk

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with the with the Muslims and they will come and break their fast so it's a good opportunity for them to understand more about Islam to having it there and shall as long as there's Muslims there obviously to break their fast which has no problem with inshallah

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Allah

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The second question from the ladies section is, could you explain to us from the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam how a stepfather should be to his stepchildren and what each party should accept from each other. So what should the stepfather expect from the stepchildren and what should the stepchildren expect from the stepfather?

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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, they should be inshallah. The stepfather should be as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, because it came the idea of home selama arugula now that she asked, When the process I want to marry her, she told him

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three things. She said, you don't want to marry me because of three things. She said. The first of this is that she has reached an old age. And then she said also that no, she has a child. And that also she becomes very angry quickly. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said, As for the first thing you said about reaching old age average the old ages as you have. That's not a problem is it as for your child, he's my child. And this is the point. And then he asked the last Matata to make the human any take away from her the quick anger that she became. But the point is, is that he said at for your child is my child to the stepfather. He must raise the child since he has accepted to

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marry this sister who has children, he must take on the responsibility to treat them just like his child, and for the stepchild himself, he must respect the stepfather as his own father, because this is the now the husband of his mother, and he must respect him and treat him as his own father and allow them to sokola the first question from the main tent is I am a revert. And I have tattoos on my body. What is the fatwa regarding prayer? Do I need to have them removed? Or will Allah accept my Salah

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Bismillah R Rahman, okay, this is a should become

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a major problem. And I always think Allah subhanho wa Taala when I became Muslim, in 1994, the tattoos were not popular during that time. And even the time that all my friends, and the group I was in all of them got a tattoo. I wasn't there that day. So I didn't have to go through this. And I know it's difficult for a lot of brothers, because the tattoos now they're very widely spread. And as you know that having a tattoo as a Muslim, and they have been cursed the people who have tattoos, obviously, the person who's a Muslim who does it, and they're not a Muslim Alhamdulillah you know, any, it's not a sin to have them, your slot will be accepted in Shell, obviously. But if there's

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faces on it, and demons and all this stuff coming out of the arms, you need to cover this, obviously, when you pray.

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I don't know, medically how easy it is. I know it's expensive to get them taken off. But I don't know how easy it is now to get them removed. But I'm assuming now it's easier than what it used to be. So if you can get them removed, do it. Obviously you might not you might not be able to do it all at once. So what you can do look on the most evil tattoos you have, whether it's what it says, or

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what it has the picture on it, you know, you have the people get the demons in the skeletons and coming out and picture of shape on so that worse once you get it done. If you can't do that, one of my friends, when I met him, he was from the Hells Angels, if you know who they are, those who are from America and Canada, obviously, you know, the Hells Angels, their motorcycle gang in America, a bunch of long haired big beard white guys with a lot of tattoos and big beer bellies to drive around America causing problems. So now he was one of them. And last month, a guy named Islam and that became a very good Muslim, but he had a lot of tattoos, he's got scorpions, he's got [???] on and

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bones coming out of his body. So he's just he was very difficult for him to take it all off. Very expensive, very long procedure. So he said what he did is he took off all the faces to start with, but all the faces all the tattoos and remove the faces, and it's left scars, obviously, but he removed that, and then he's gonna see in the future about removing the rest. So that could be the least thing you could do, but inshallah, to do it, just make sure it's covered when you prayed the pictures, at least inshallah, and your prayer will be accepted and the law knows best. He's not gonna laugh at you. The final question for this evening is I have limited knowledge, so can't defend

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most of the questions from my new non Muslim friends, such as, what is the basis of Marian for men and other controversial issues? What is your advice? Well, how should I respond to these kinds of queries?

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smilla Rahmanir Rahim, the Prophet sallallaahu. Selim, he told us below one new ally that you should.

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And he relayed the message of Islam even with this one verse. But we don't misunderstand this and talk about Islam without knowledge. It's hard obviously, to talk about Islam without knowledge and it's what the process and him said, When could devalue Mohammed and Mercado manana. Whoever says something about me that is not true, then he should reserve his seat in the hellfire. So talking about Islam with with ignorance, it causes more harm than good. And we find time and time again. A lot of the misconceptions and problems caused by Islam it's because of the people talking with through ignorance about Islam. So in this case, what I recommend you do

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Is that you tell them if you don't know anything, you tell them

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to go to an Islamic Center, or to go to an Islamic website. And I'll give you an example now of something that I do myself if somebody tells me they want to learn more about Islam and Muslims, I have here in my wallet, a business card.

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It's very, very good website that our brothers have established. It's called Islam, religion, calm and Islam religion calm, and you'll see on the back, it has different six different languages, English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, and Russian. Now the brothers, it has very good information, anything you can find about whether it's about the four wives or extremism, all these misconceptions, you'll find the reputation very good reputations there, whether it's written also video clips, they have from the dugout, and the machine, will refute these misconceptions also breaks down the basic of Islam. Anything you won't know about Islam you'll find on this website.

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Another good thing about this website is that they have chat 24 hours a day, the brothers Mashallah they're posted up there 24 hours a day, wherever they are in the world. And any people have questions about Islam, they go to the site. It says here on the on the card there for people become Muslim daily on this website, the brothers told me now at six, the average day now is six people will become Muslim every day from this website. So it's very easy, you can give them a book and then you can say, I don't know, Jama Muslim hamdulillah. But I'm not that knowledgeable, to be able to represent Islam in that aspect. So you can take him to an Islamic Center. There's brothers here

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hamdulillah there's just not make sense here. You can take them also give them the business card or book. And that's the best way but make sure you do not talk about Islam with anything about ignorance because you will cause more harm than good. And you will get more sin than you'll get reward and the law knows best. We'll

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head to the chef for answering all the questions. We'd like to thank him again for his inspiring lecture, and for being our guest here and attending the ninth Ramadan forum. We'd also like to remind you all of tomorrow's lecture titled highest aspirations by chef Seder again, same time, same place, and also please remain seated for the next few minutes as we will be announcing the winners of the prize draw