Aspects of the Days of Ignorance #05 – Masa-il-ul-Jahiliyyah
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given power and dominion, and they were given wealth and status, they used to see that was a sign that those people were upon the truth.
So, to make it clear again, the non Muslims will be approached by the prophets and the messengers salewa to why he was Salaam, Wali,
the prophets in the messengers would give them doubt in Allah. The non Muslims had an understanding that a sign that something is true and beneficial was the fact that the one who was coming to them or the one who they're looking at, if the person had strong understanding those groups that civilization, they were very smart, like the Egyptians, for example, built those pyramids, they will look at that and say, This is a sign indication, these pyramids, and the mysteries and the series and the mysteries and the secrets of the pyramids is a fact is a proof that those he gyptians must have been on the truth because look, what they built, shows a very smart
or if Allah subhana wa Taala gave a group of people power in the earth. They gave him he gave them the dominion and they subjugated everybody around them. This is a sign that the truth must be with them.
He also mentioned that if the people were given wealth and status, Allah bestowed upon people from his creation, a lot of wealth, a lot of status that was assigned and an indication that they want the truth. And this reality, when in most instances is the furthest thing from reality. Because if we were to look at the world today, the people were in charge of the world for the most part, all those so called superpowers like America.
But no Muslim in his right mind is going to say that the belief system of America and the way American society is no one in his right mind is going to say, that is something that is sanctioned by Allah as being the truth.
They have power. They have knowledge in the way of technology, people are going to the moon, they're doing all kinds of things. It's not a sign it's not an indication that the truth is with them.
So if you look in the Quran, and you look at the authentic sunette consistently, this was the argument of the non Muslims as you will see, they will say to the people, look, these people have a lot of knowledge. One of the stories of the Quran that dispel this myth, is what happened with Benny's Surah Al in more ways than one. And on a number of occasions. There was a man from Venezuela ill who was actually on the side of the enemy for our own. He is called qarun of the Quran. Now, Harun qarun he was from Benny surah, Al, but he was with for our own and subjugating his people as a result of being a sellout for an hour and gave him a lot of money, so much money that it took a lot
of people just to carry the treasures, the keys have his treasures, so if you put the keys of the money that he had, and he was saving, and the safe, the keys themselves weighed a lot of weight a lot. So you can imagine how much money he had
the people for many extra he looked at him and they said, Oh, look at what qarun is doing is a thoroughfare law, you're supposed to be with us. Don't be with our own surroundings. a mushrik is a varnam. He's an imam of oppression. Don't be with him.
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naam Allah en de carros that I've been given this thing because I can now manage all of this money that I have. I have knowledge and this is why I've been giving you people not qualified and competent and that's why you're in a position that you're in. He had all of that money and use that as a deals and people didn't so and saying what he said sign an indication that he thought by having the money sign is a proof that he's on the truth. And he put us people down as a result of that. The man is making a point in this particular chapter right here. It's not okay for people to think because someone has been given a certain type of knowledge and it may be a knowledge that other
people don't have some sign is indication that he's right and unfortunately, especially in the Arabic world. We have it in English we have this fitna in English but especially in the Arab world. There are certain people who are calling to Allah Islam
They're given down to Islam, and they're pretty popular.
They come to conclusions about the Quran conclusions about this sooner, and they give their own tips here and they want to be different from everyone else come with a tipsy. That's no. And they behave and exist in a way as if they're saying, I've been given some special knowledge like everybody else I like unlike everybody else as a result of that people go astray.
I would name some of them. But it's not beneficial to name the names, but it's out there. We have a few people in English. And we have this fitna in English, where people don't want to stick to the classical interpretations of the Quran and the Sunnah. So if an individual wants to be weird and strange, who will give it interpretation of yet Jew Jamaat juge, that's not known by the self of this oma? So when people hear that interpretation, especially those from my youngsters, people who want to be liberal, people want to say what they want, believe what they want. They take those interpretations. This is a warning in the Quran. Just stick with what people know stick with what is
classical. Don't try to be different. Don't try to be weird and strange. Don't try to be unique. Spread what the self of this oma spread to the people. Ally's Magellan mentioned as it relates to this particular man, our lemmya Alamin Allah, Allah communicably he men and karole don't this man lungs doesn't this man, no, Tyrone, that Allah has destroyed many many people before carone many people Allah destroy those people before him
and he destroyed them because they were not doing the right thing. So Caron use that as a delille The man is saying this is not acceptable for people to have this where we look at people we say Look how they have reached this level because of the knowledge or because of the power the ability there are many items in the Quran where Allah mentioned for us those people who he had given as a test and a trial he gave those people money and gave them wealth like for own for their own hand money and phenomena had wealth but a lot of destroy for their own needs destroyed the wealth that he had. Wasn't assigned wasn't approved that for hours on the truth too many is the man he brought a number
of III we share some of those with you inshallah, as well.
The statement of Allahu taala will come
caballo homie Carolyn whom I shed do men who Bathsheba, how many people came before then? Who allies who just destroy them, and they were even more in strength than the people who they were impressed with. So every time you see some civilization, some group of people have a lot of a lot of power and strength doesn't mean the truth is with them. That's not a sign of the truth. America's strength in power is not a sign that America's on the right path. But at the same time, I gotta make this thing clear. being strong Islam is not against being strong. The believer who is strong is Beloved, more Beloved, more Beloved, and better to a lot than the one that was weak. It's nothing wrong with being
strong. Allah told his nebby in the Quran yah, yah, yah hoo, the Kitab the Kuma take the book yahia was strength. Don't be weak. Don't be weak. The Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did a number of things during his lifetime during his Sunnah to let the non Muslims know he was a force to be reckoned with. One of the perfect examples of that is what we do when we perform Umrah or we perform Hajj when he came to perform the aroma and the Hajj and the non Muslims were contemplating attacking the Muslims. The Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam got wind of that news. He told the companions, exposure right shoulders, put your eardrums under your arms, make your muscles come out. And we're
going to jog around the Kaaba so that when the non Muslims see us, they're going to think twice about doing anything. And sure enough, when they saw the Muslims doing that, jogging around the Kaaba and they saw the arms were exposed, they said, These people are strong. They're not weak. We're not going to bother them
are Maru radi Allahu anhu so one of the Muslims do want his key Rafa, their Muslim understood that piety being religious in pious was to walk around with his back hunched over, looking as if he was weak. Mr. Hate the man and he shoulda said don't work like that. We don't want the non Muslims to look at us and to think and perceive us as being people who are weak. So Islam is not again
Have you been in shape, being able to take care of yourself, being able to protect your family? Now, this is Heidi, this dad is not saying that it is better, as the Hadeeth said, the believer who is strong is better and more beloved to Allah than the one who was weak, because the one who was strong will be able to defend himself, defend his family, he will be able to work you'll be able to give sadaqa to other people, you'll be able to do things whereas the ones weak you can't do too many things. Slam is not against that. But the bad the chat is saying that you can't look at a person was strong and he's big muscles. It's not a sign that he's going to win. And it's not the sign that the
truth is with him. From what he brought Rahmatullah heeta Allah Allah hymns the statement of aloha subhanho wa Taala in Surah, three fudger alum Tara k for Ferrara.
irana that till he man and Letty Lam your luck mythical Hasselblad with a Moodle levena job will serve in word word for our own for around like what was mentioned already, and for our story is, is due out the Quran about his power about a strength he was doing all of those crazy things are pressing the people in Daron musen Benyus, raw IL, to do anything about it. So Allah mentioned all of these people, the people of iron, the people of the mood, he said about the people of mood that those people to this day, you can see their relics, their mood chiseled out of the mountains, their houses, that clock outside in green lane, that clock outside that they fix, the door of those houses
are taller than that clock outside, so they were giants, and they were able to make their homes by children out the mountain. It is still there today, right now, if you go in, you will see that you will say these people were powerful.
They would appear to be more powerful than was present right now in terms of just sheer strength.
But they're not here anymore. Allah destroy them. And they were punished. And Alon mentioned about those people. And another ayat of the Quran for teleca boito, how we attend bhimavaram there are their houses, their dessutom, they're empty. And they are like that, because of the oppression that they had they before. So Allah destroy them. So if it was a proof that the strength is a silent indication, and the truth was them, they will still be here, they would have inherited after their forefathers and on and on and on, they would have still been here, but a lot of wipe them off of the earth and left their dwellings there as a sign. So the bap here is don't reject the truth because
you may see people being weak and don't look at other people who may be strong and get fooled into thinking as the NA Muslims used to do that these people are the ones who are rightly guided, those are from the Messiah L of Lj Hillier that those people were upon. And there are many it when you don't have to go through all of the iron.
The second issue that the man brought Rahmatullah heeta Allah Allah He is the issue that those people used to use as an evidence to show that something wasn't the correct way, meaning the prophets and the messengers, they will determine that the Tao of the prophets and the messengers was false heard based upon the fact that only the weak people from the society followed and believed in the prophets and the messengers. In our community here, we have some people who have some money, we rely on alarm, we depend on Allah for people to give sadaqa but for the most part, if you look at the people who are right here present, we don't have that much money. Someone may say, I don't want
to be a Muslim, because the Muslims don't have a lot of money. Just look at them, they're broke. Just look at them. Whereas if you go to certain communities, I will mention those communities. Some of them have a lot of money.
They have a lot of property. They have a lot of investments. Some of these people like the Jewish community, Jewish community, especially in America here as well. They have a lot of money.
But in Islam, you won't find the Muslim community for the most part, especially those communities that make allow her arm and her arm. Allow halau and haram Haram. Now if there's a Muslim community in some of these countries where they don't care about Riba then you will find that some of those communities are wealthy. I saw some of them in America, where they invest in on care. Yeah, haram haram Hello, hello. They don't care, but in the practicing community
These Muslims are not going to engage in rebar, they are going to be things that are going to be preventing them from making a lot of money, the money is going to be my dog because they're practicing the religion. As for the person who doesn't care, like the Navy says sallallahu wasallam. there's going to come a time on the people where the person doesn't care where his money comes from, isn't halau is it Haram, he doesn't care. There are some people like that. There are some communities like that, where they brought into, hey, this is the lifestyle here, so we have to take advantage of it. But the religious community, the Imam is going to warn the people every so often
about the Tarim of river, the man is going to warn the people about the permissibility of the lottery, the Imam is going to remind the people about the concept in Islam, Allah is pure, and he only accepts that which is pure. So if a person wants to bring finances that are haram to support the masjid, the man, the people responsible for the mess, she's gonna say, nah, this is not our way we practice lamb. But there are some communities, they don't care about that they don't care about that. So some of the people used to reject the truth because the people with the prophets in the messengers, they will week, and what happened when the companions went to Ethiopia.
And the people of Quraysh followed them to bring them back. The Ethiopian King, may Allah be pleased with them. He said, Listen, let me hear what you Muslims have to say. He began to ask them a series of questions. Tell me about your profit and your messenger. Who is he? They said, he comes from the best lineage from amongst us. He's not from the people who we don't know. What else do you have to say about them? They say we always knew him as being an upright person. He was a good person. He said, who follows him who was followers who were with him. They said, the weak and the oppressed from our society are the ones who are following them. Not the rich, not the old presses, not the
ones who are running our society is the downtrodden and the ones who don't have money in the ones who are not considered. He asked him a number of questions. After he got the answers to all of those questions. He said about this fact that the weakened the oppressed. They're the ones who usually follow the prophets and the messengers. The rich and the powerful, they don't follow. Not all the time, but usually, because we find in the court on the lady they call her bill keys, not established as her name. She is the queen of Saba, the Queen of Sheba. She accepted Islam, and she had a lot of power, she had a lot of money, but she's an exception to the rule. She followed suit a man salewa to
lie, he was salam, one suit, a man and a lot of power, they are a lot of money. He obey the laws without exception to the rule. Then a joshy of eve of Ethiopia. He was a powerful man, he had a lot of money. He's an exception to the rule, he embraced this land. Some of the people said that the man of Rome, the man of Rome, I made a mistake. It wasn't the joshy that asked him that question. It was the head of Call of Rome. They hear a call of Rome was the one who was asking about prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And then when he heard all of the answers, he told us people are embracing Islam, he embraced Islam, but the people had a problem with the fact that he embraced
Islam. So some of the scholars said he hate Islam, because he said, If this man were to come right here, and wash his feet, and our kisses fi when his followers her that his subjects her that they said, Well, what are you talking about? They gave him a hard time. And then he said, I just want to test you. Some of the people said he embraced Islam, Allah who and and the point is, he seemed to be an individual, I power, my strength. And he believed in the Nabhi. And Allah knows best. The point is, those are exceptions to the rules. were usually people have money, they're not listening, they're not going to follow. So the chef said from the Messiah in mlj, Hillier that the non Muslims
were upon is this fact. And it happened with the Prophet himself. Salallahu it he was saying, what happened with the Navy and a number of occasions, some of those poor Muslims were sitting with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam bill Alibaba, Sal manel faricy they're not Arabs, Abdullah even almost road. He was poor. He was with a maribou. He said his mother and his father were killed. When they accepted Islam. They had no tribe, no one to defend them. kebab, even urate these people were sitting with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam rich people. And then Medina came. They said, Listen, honey, we would like to listen to your dowel. We want to hear your religion, but we're not
going to sit with these poor people.
If we sit with them, they're going to bother us. They're going to annoy us. We don't want to smell them. We don't want to see them.
Ask them to leave, we'll come and we'll save him. We'll listen to your doubt. Prophet Mohammed, listen to the proposition sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was hareesh he knows if these people embrace the religion of Allah Islam is going to help the whole community. They won't be against us. There'll be that many people less were enemies. So he thought about it.
Not because he thought they were better than the Muslims, but as an opportunity, they're gonna come and listen. How many times do we want people just sit down and listen to our dour? Listen in hearing?
The Prophet thought about it. And then Allahu taala revealed an ayat of the Quran, some of the scholars said to is that a similar will reveal for the same issue. Some of them said when I was revealed for this, and another eye that is similar to it instead of through calf was also revealed. But at another time, although the subject matter is the same. The statement of Allahu taala will add to the levena will add to the Lavinia the ruler of bombilla that he will achieve you redoing a watch
Malik coming he said he may say, Well, ma'am and he said because he shaved for 30 Rado home for takuna Milla Valley mean Yeah, Mohammed, do not expel those poor people who are sitting with you. Those people call on Allah during the daytime in the nighttime, praying five times a day, making dua to Allah making Earth car because that's the religions, Islam they either don't expel them from sitting with you, you have nothing to do with them. And there he said, they have nothing to do with you. And your He said, If you tell them to go away and you expel them, you're going to be from those people who are oppressive. The meaning of the IRA is clearly don't tell these people to go away so
that the rich people could come and say, these people are much better than these rich people because they believe in a lot these people don't. The point here is you have to understand number one Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not asking and he wasn't going to send the companions away to be bad to them. A similar to what happened with his companion Ibis or what Allah and Jaya will ama, when the blind man came to ask about Islam, at the same time that the non Muslims were listening to the dour, the blind man interrupted, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is a believer. And he wanted to know about his religion. And the Prophet found because the time was not
the good time, he was given doubted. And so we found in turn away, Allah revealed the idea, don't do that. Don't found that the believer and pay attention to these people, because he's better than those people. The Prophet did not find that that man thinking the non Muslims are better than him. No, he didn't want to expel those believers, because the non Muslims are better than them. It was all about the opportunity. If these people accept Islam, they're going to protect the blind man and the rest of the community. These non Muslims kept Islam, they're going to protect those poor people and the rest of the rest of the community. So in this issue, again, now Muslim Quraysh this is what
they understood. We're not going to follow your Mohammed because we see with you, those people or miskeen, those people, they are fukumura they can't do anything and we're better than them. So from what they mentioned, to Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and the prophets before them, and describing these people were minor Raka tabarka, in Medina home around the Rona, baddies, Euro wa. Lacan, Alena min further, they say we don't see anybody following you. Except those people are the low lifes, the arrival, the riffraff, the people from the society who are the poorest. Now, this is really important in one
hour here, across the street, in Morrison's sometimes we get those people who are homeless, and they're sitting there, and these people know from the Muslims, and our religion is this thing about giving sadaqa to people, if you're going to give sadaqa to any of those people, which you're allowed to do, and if you don't want to, you don't have to, but what we should never do is we should never put our noses up at those people and look down at them.
That's something that the non Muslim Quraysh they used to do that. If Allah puts a person in a situation where he's lower in terms of social status thing you then praise Allah. But don't be rough with people. Don't be nasty with people don't be judgmental people, even some of them that you see they're not dressed well. They may be drunk. They may be people who aren't drugs or whatever. Don't laugh, don't ridicule. Just praise Allah that Allah has blessed you not to fall into that because throughout the Quran, the non Muslims had that thing of looking down upon those
People were socially lower than that. And Hinduism, they have that caste system, those people on the lowest level of the totem pole and the Hindu society, those people zero. Unfortunately, Muslims had this idea as well. They look at certain people from this our community Muslims, because his father for an example, his family, his forefathers, they were people may shoes. They were people were farmers, they were people, whatever people tend to look down on them, is what the Quran is telling us not to do. And this is with the people of courageous to London courage, as it relates to the dour of the prophets and the messengers. So these two chapters one is especially the both of them are
important. But especially the second chapter in terms of people being weak, lowly, as they say, it's not a sign that the prophets who were being followed by these peoples that assign that the Tao of the Prophet is not true. As a matter of fact, for the most part, the poor people, the low people, the regular people, they're the ones who are going to accept Ellis lamb. So for my experience, one thing that I saw another brothers who are reversed, I've seen this as well, because Europe and America as we mentioned, they occupy right now what I would say, the highest level in the social status, because wherever they are, they're leading the world. They are the superpowers. People of
color, no matter where they come from, they tend to be less than white people sometimes with that racism, not all of them. But this society is built on racism. They look at people of color as being low.
Now if a white person's except to slam some of the Muslims look at the white person, Sufism as if that's really a big thing. If a person of color acceptance, lamb, people are happy, but they don't look at us the same way. We say if anybody comes into Islam, we're happy. Now obviously, if someone is powerful, they got money, they come into slam, someone is famous, that makes us happier. But it's not again, something that we should allow ourselves to get carried away with that no doubt. Prophet Mohammed Salah loved one he was telling us to make dua to Allah to allow strong people like are not able to impress basted religion, because if he came into the religion, it strengthens al Islam. And
that's what the companions said. They say from the day that Omar came into the deen al Islam became strong and it continued to go from strength to strength. So if a powerful person comes to the deen Hamdulillah, but the thing that we have, because of the end the the inferiority complex that some people have, as it relates to people who are European or American, this is a bad example manifestation in terms of understanding the issue of equality in Islam, meaning the white person, black person, Arab, non Arab, no one has any virtues over anybody else except based upon the taqwa. So if a person of color is a better practicing Muslim than an Arab or a person who was white, then
that's the one who Eliza gel gives him, you know, respect. Abu huraira said that the Prophet mentioned sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Verily, Allah doesn't look at your colors, he doesn't look at your shapes, he doesn't look at your money. Allah looks at the hearts of the people and he looks at your actions. So this prayer that we just mean, Allah looks at the one who is concentrating on his prayer is impacted by the prayer. You know, he looks at that one, he doesn't look at the one who has the best hope, the one who has the most money, he doesn't look at that. Those things are not the criteria that make people better or worse. So those are the two Babs that we wanted to deal with
Those people have power is not a sign that those individuals on the truth, those people have strong understanding. It's not a sign as it relates to
atheists. I used to think and I used to believe, because I never really dealt with Dawa, to atheist. That was not my forte, I lose some brothers from IRA. And they put on a program to learn about the different arguments to use against the atheists. I was shocked and surprised that the atheist people, they're Hajaj in their points are very weak. They're not strong at all. But some of us or they think, because they talk a lot of nonsense in technical terms and try to tie people up and mix people up. That's a sign that atheism as a dow is strong, strong, and it's not the truth.
Because they can talk scientifically and use those big words and concepts about science. It's not a sign when they start talking about the Big Bang Theory is not a delille. That is true. The religion of Islam
Quran was revealed. And although the Quran has a lot of mysteries, and some complicated and complex ideas for those who can understand it, Quran was revealed with basic simple knowledge that people can understand and is the truth in and it's not a sign that it's not true. And similarly, in contrast, the other people come with a lot of complications stick to what is basic and simple and inshallah as your job, the truth will prevail. Okay, when we're going to close this out right now we got to meet it with the brother. Last week, we had a lot of people asking me questions on the way out. If you brothers don't ask the questions during the class, you have to let us go because so many
things are happening. So if you have any questions you could put your question for right now about these two, Babs my little man right here.
yeah, the brothers asking about the issue of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu. It was sending them very Alize pure and Allah only accepts that which is pure. So if someone were to give money, and the money came from a source, that was not correct, the person happens to own a store. And in that store, he sells what is haraam? He sells cigarettes for an example. He sells cover for an example. He takes that money and he gets Zakat and sadaqah to the masjid. And the masjid doesn't know about that. Was the ruling in that. The Masjid is not responsible for that. The Masjid takes the money, someone gives you money. You don't even ask the people where did that come from? That's
not your business. If they gave it to you, you take it with good cheer. And that's between you and Allah. As for the person who gave it, then he's the one who was sending. It's not upon the masjid. to even think about that people to think about that. It's the responsibility of the one who's given it to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala? That's a good question. Now, if there is a reason that will cause a person to have some concern, he knows that that individual has stolen that money, but he's not sure he knows that man is there's some issues about his money. Then in that case, and certain very tight issues and may be permissible for the masjid and may be permissible for you to ask, Where
did that money come from? aboubaker came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He told the newbie of an incident that transpired with him.
There was a man who had owed him some money.
A man paid Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu and food
and obok ate their food. And he remember that that man was a dubious character. He said to the man Where did you get that money from the the food that I ate when? He said I got there from a Caribbean a soothsayer. I went to a soothsayer. I did that soothsayer and I got that phone. I gave it to him, Abubakar Rob do I know put his finger in his mouth, and he vomited and made the fool come up. He didn't want any of that kind of haraam food inside of him. But that's not what you do with everybody. We mentioned this a number of times. someone invites you to eat in his house. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam if the Muslim invites you to eat his food, don't ask him where did the
food come from? If he gives you from his drink, don't ask him where the drink come from. Don't ask them was that meat slaughtered? Hello? Is it correctly slaughtered? How did you get it from Morrison's don't ask that question. Just eat it. If it came from Morrison's if it wasn't Hello, if it was me that was dead something that you shouldn't be eating is on the one who gave it to you. Now on the issue of your health as different issue. But you're not supposed to ask people because that will open up the door for fitna and drama good question little man. Any more questions according
take my usuba for the happy.
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with a smile