Seerah #26

Adnan Rajeh


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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Allahumma Salli

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ala Nabina What have you been on Mohammed in one early he or Sahibi he as you may know bad

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today inshallah we will continue from where we left off last week in the sea, a lot of the prophets of Allah Hi, nice to have you Salam.

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Last two weeks, I talked to you about the immigration to IB, senior visual inhibition.

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we talked about why that happened and how the portfolio sizes and actually came up with the idea.

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What happened at the same time basically, is the stories that I'm going to tell you today. Meaning the time sequence that I am telling the stories in does not is not necessarily 100% accurate. Maybe some of these stories happen all at the same time. We don't know for sure. But it wasn't within the same couple of years. We're in year number seven of his prophecy. So Allah Hadees Abdul Salam again, his the time that you spent in Morocco was 13 years out of 23. So we're in year number seven prior to his into his head you know, before he went to Medina Alia. So it was

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after some of the Muslims came back from from IBC, after a rumor spread and they thought people had accepted Islam and they came we've done that wasn't the case.

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Thoughts of assassinating the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam started to, to kind of surface they started talking about actually, physically taking them out. Alia Salatu was Salam prior to this, that wasn't the case. Meaning they talked about oppression, he talks about persecution, they talked about a lot of things. They hadn't talked about killing him yet, that word hadn't really, no one has said that yet. And then suddenly, in year number seven, the frustration levels had become as high as they had ever been. And someone said that we don't know exactly who came up with the idea first, but someone started saying that. And people started talking about it. And rumor left the small group

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that discuss this issue. And it leaked out to the people of Makkah. And people in Mecca start talking about Yeah, you know, the nobles are thinking about, you know, assassination. They're thinking about execution and thinking about physically killing him Alia salatu salam, and that rumor made its way to Abu Talib 's ears. Now, Bolivar had put up with a lot so far, he had put up with a lot of pressure from defending the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is right to freely preach his faith and choose his faith. But it also underwent a lot of pressure on you from the from the nobles of Mecca, and the nobles of Quraysh those who try time and time to make him change his stance and to

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give up the Prophet alayhi salatu salam that will die they basically was getting older. And he had because he was becoming a bit more fed up with all Ireland what was going on. And when finally this, this rumor came to his ears that they were thinking of actually killing him out of your salatu salam, he took a stand. And this story is an interesting one. By the way, nine times during his lifetime, they plotted to kill him on a slot.

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So as you go through his life listening to the stories of his life, remember that this is someone that they tried to assassinate nine times. He never walked around with with bodyguards. He never walked around with security, Alia Satomi was never paranoid. But nine times in his life, they tried to kill him within the 23 years of his prophecy, it has a lot to assume. So we'll call him heard that they're thinking of doing this.

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So the he gathers a number of

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Benu high shims, youngest men,

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he calls a blind but he Hashem he looks all his relatives, his his sons, his nephews, his cousins, whoever had just dropping in Mang send them over, he put together on 2025 young guys, and he told them this we're going to do, you're all going to get a tiny piece of metal

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and you're going to hide it under your coat or whatever it is that you're wearing. And then we're gonna go we're going to play you're all gonna go with me make sure you've hidden it's not a sword. It's just a piece of metal. Hide it and follow me. So they did.

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And he told the plan is when I give you the sign when I give you the ID of the note you and you take out your piece of metal and I want you to stand in a certain way given them the fine so they knew the plan and I will tell him would go to the to the middle of Mecca at a time when delta Nendo was full when the Parliament of Mecca at the time was full and all the leaders in the nobles were sitting there and talking that will talk to him had information that they had brought that up. They had brought up the possibility

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of harming him it so it was to them to the point of death. So as they were meeting with Thalia walks in there he says he kicks the door and

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doesn't knock doesn't ask for permission kicks the door and walks in

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2530 young men walked in with him and they go in they stand behind the nobles and older sitting around the table chatting

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and behind each of them as a young man

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man standing right behind this just standing there. Now they're just standing and I will tell him stands up and he and he says

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a semirara two and coluna fijne Fe POLIN Alima. I've heard that you were saying something horrible about my about my nephew. Well after DEVAR Ilana Samii and Nicole nowait on Kotla Welcome to my ears that you have made some intention of killing him. I tend to rule number one number two behavior. You know what came to my mind when I heard that? Everyone's of course sitting there, keep silence. I thought it was one of the most respected individuals not just in Mecca but in Arabia. Like his father before him, I'm gonna call him.

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So when he asked that question, and they are looking for the answer, I will taught him gives the sign I don't know what the sign was.

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And the Shabaab of Bani Hashim take out their pieces of metal the two by four that they're carrying. And now Bucha hill with Sophia and OMA Yamanaka, they look behind them. And then this young guy carrying a piece of metal, just carrying it standing right behind him.

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And then he says, Wallahi lo que de la Mohammed, let Luneta cottolin had the first national anthem,

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said, I swear to you, that if someone touches Muhammad, then we will fight until nobody is left from both parties until everyone is gone from from us and from you. If someone touches him,

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and everyone in our network just sat there quietly.

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And it will try to shook his head. And he walked out. And then 25 young men walked out with them.

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They say

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that, that strength, the strength and the wisdom of the elderly. We like that a little bit today.

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We like the right mesh. If you understand what I what I'm saying we write we like today the right dynamic between the passion of the youth and the wisdom of the of the old. You see, in order for life to move forward properly, you need both. If you let the youth just run with their passion, however they want.

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They make mistakes that can sometimes be be costly. And if you just wait for the elderly, to give their wisdom, nothing happens, nothing changes. So you need this perfect balance of the two in order for things to work. And you'll see this perfect balance throughout his story audience thought was when he was a bit younger, and like now with authority, and later when he's a bit older, and he has some young Sahaba around him, you will see this perfect balance time and time again. Today, there's a lack of it.

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Now, what do I think is being

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marginalized I don't know. I'll leave that for you to observe and make your conclusions. But that there are problems and how this works, I will call him made have made a very, very strong statement, including for half Quraysh will let Quraysh at that day for he was was was was made fearful and was humiliated as people observable thought it was move. He calculated this move very, very carefully. He needed to make a statement, the idea Jonnie you're going to persecute him or press him harm his followers say things about him. We're I'm not saying anything but to kill him. For you guys to have the audacity to start thinking of murdering someone and speaking about it openly in a parliament of

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law. That's one step too far. Understanding. It's that wisdom to know when a stand needs to be taken.

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Today, it's hard for us to actually figure it out when we need to take a stand. It is like the recent the recent events, when the someone puts out the caricature of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam Is that is that the moment that we take a stand? Is that the moment that we decided to? Or is that not the moment? Or has the moment already happened long time ago when we missed out on it and now we're in basically damage control because we didn't stand when we needed to. When is it

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it's difficult you need you need wisdom. You need people who will have wisdom to know what it is that we take a stand and we make our voice heard and we speak up when and when we don't say well Tada didn't react when the Prophet alayhi salatu salam woke up every morning with garbage in his front lawn. When they start to strangle him in front of the Kaaba, not trying to kill him obviously at the time, or when they took garbage and put it on his head when he was making some judo and he didn't say anything. He didn't react all this is bad is wrong is unacceptable. But it didn't render the reaction. But when they openly spoke

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in a place of law, where only justice should be sought, and only righteousness should be discussed, when in that type of setting when nobles

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Go ahead and openly speak about murdering someone for an opinion. That's the moment that we're you take, you take a stand, and you pay the consequences, you accept the repercussions of it.

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You we cannot tolerate officials and leaders who speak hatred.

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Is that clear, we cannot tolerate it wherever you are, if you're in a position where you are observing a leader, whether it may be a dean of a university, a principal of a school, and a CEO of a company, or a PM, of a country, or a president, who speak hatred that cannot be tolerated, and you need to speak up against that. And you need to muster up whatever courage you have, and take a stand, I will thought I've told them not to carry swords, because if they were carrying sores, that would be a declaration of war. He is not declaring war. That's what he's trying to say. He doesn't want to start a war, he just wants to send a message very clearly, that this type of speech will not

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be tolerated. Killing people for for having a different opinion is not going to happen, not under my watch. And he made it very clear to go stand, and we have to do the same.

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Our ears and eyes have to be open. And we should not and cannot tolerate those who are in positions of leadership who will speak hatred, period. Regardless of who they're speaking hatred towards, whether it's towards us or towards other marginalized minorities in any country.

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It's an issue of principle. So that's terrible thought it did.

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And you walked out and he broke flourish. He broke them. He really humiliated them. And how do we know that?

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Because of what they do right after what they do right after this,

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we'll go on to be called the boycott of the clan of Hashem, oh, hey, follow. I need the sheriff Benny Hashem or his little shed shed of your toilet. They call it different things depending on the book of sealer that you're going to read.

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Now beniwal Hashem, which is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his grandfather. So Hashem has a number of children.

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One of them is an animal polyp.

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And there are others.

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They all lived in the same area, in Mecca, Mecca, surrounded by mountains. And basically how it works is between every two mountains, I need on both sides of the mountain. And then in the area in between the valley, a certain family or tribe would live somebody who has never had their area. The poor people would live down in the valley and the richer people who could afford to build houses on the mountain would live up there. Just like today, basically, not much of a change. And that's how America was basically distributed in terms of a population.

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So what happened was

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that the nobles of Croatia this took place and just go forward here a little bit just

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Here's just a picture of where should I buddy Hashem actually is in Mecca. You ever go you can ask about it. They can show you there's a lot of, you know, homes now and different things. But it's still the same area between these two mountains on those mountains.

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I will Johanna will happen. I mean, he showered with Sophia and Omar, you haven't heard of

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it? What do you think? Leave it on awesome. And well, all these people came together. And they decided that they were going to boycott Benu Hashem. They're going to boycott the Prophet, Allah audio systems family,

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his tribe, his clan, where he came from, because they continue to protect him. Because they continue to protect him. We're gonna boycott him.

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Now, as they were making this, this writing this agreement about him got very scared for the profit audience losses, I'm safety. So he ordered him to leave his home. And he took the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And he

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put him in the middle of where the Klan existed. And the product is on didn't live in the area where the climate but he Hashem existed, he lived closer to the Kaaba because you'd like you'd like to be close to the Kaaba, so we'll probably have moved him so you're gonna move, you're gonna come live in the middle of our neighborhood. So when Quraysh and he decided that they were going to continue with the plot of killing him anyway, even though we'll try to do what he did. They went and they found that he was no longer in his home anymore. He had left his house, so he got really mad. And he got really angry, they're already already humiliated. Now they're frustrated. The problem is not in his

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home anymore. And I will talk to him is is is is on high preparation and high security levels. They decide they're going to boycott the climate bunny Hashem. It's like I will tell you because you're going to put everyone in one place to defend him fine. We will boycott all of you. You've you've seen it isolated yourself. We will continue that isolation and the right an agreement

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and they sign on it with their own blood. And they hang it's inside the Kaaba. This is just to make it shiny. Just to give it this. This accolade just make it make it sound like it's really official

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and they will sign on it saying that we will no longer buy any goods from Bani Hashim, we will no longer sell them our goods, we will no longer allow them to marry from us, nor will you marry into them. They whoever enters the shed cannot leave. And whoever leaves the shed cannot reenter again.

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And that is what they decided they were going to do. And they signed a treaty, it was a big Sahifa. They wrote it down and they hung it in the middle of the Kaaba. Not all of the nobles were there that day. But enough of them were for this treaty to be generalized upon all the tribes of Quraysh. And then they sent out the information about this treaty to all the tribes outside of Mecca, telling all the merchants in the tribe that this is what we've made. This what we've decided the ones that are surrounding them.

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Now, they wouldn't dare tell all of Arabia, but they told enough people around to the merchants knew.

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And basically, one day, but Well, Hashem woke up in the middle of the ship.

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And they found out that they couldn't leave anymore. There were guards. They prepared an army on both sides of the clan, not allowing them to leave, you couldn't leave anymore. And people weren't allowed to enter.

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And they couldn't do business. Now we'll call him got more upset. So we asked and he ordered all the people living on the higher parts of the shadow of the ship up in the mountains to come down. Everyone come down and we're all gonna live in the same area, or live in the same neighborhood. We're gonna make a dense population so we can continue to protect Mohamed salah or use idealism.

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Now, the interesting part about this story, actually, there's a lot of interesting parts about this story. One of them I want you to keep in mind, we know when this is going to end, you will know that the ship that this boycott ends at a certain point, they didn't. They didn't know if this was ever going to end.

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Another interesting part is that inside the the sheriff inside the clan where they're living together, is not all Muslims.

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Actually, the majority of people living inside were non Muslims. Most of Bani Hashim have not accepted Islam yet. Most of them. Many generations tell us it's not just been Hashem. Hashem had a few brothers. Yeah, I didn't call him and you had no Phil had a couple of ANAB Chiemsee had a few brothers. The families that came from those brothers also joined Abu Talib. In solidarity standing was terrible thought him and the prophet is not in solidarity towards what Qureshi is trying to do the plots that he had of killing him, this became an issue of principle.

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And they will all live in this very small area, condensed a very high populated area between two mountains, everyone up in the upper parts of the mountain came down and they all lived in a very condensed area. And they would stay there. And the Prophet Alia sought to send would sleep in different places every night. And we thought it would move him to make sure that if there's spies, they can't figure out where he was. Now, the only person from these from the tribe of mineralization wasn't inside, in solidarity with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was Abu Lahab I wouldn't have actually stood out on the outskirts and told them, he rubbed it in now, do you remember? Do you

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remember years ago, well, not years ago, months ago, but years ago for them? When the Prophet Isaiah sotto, Sam gathered them for the first time in his home, and he had a big feast. And he wanted to speak before he could speak would have stood up. And he started to say things. And amongst the things he said he said, You need to hold his tongue talking about the roof at least you need to silence him before all Arabs become your enemies. And before we're at war with everybody around us and he goes on in a rant and the Prophet It is awesome ways for him to finish. Thanks people for coming and does not respond. So now we have a standing right outside telling them Did I not tell you

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so I told you people love doing that, don't they?

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Oh, it's so juicy, isn't it? It's just amazing. So tasteful when someone does something you told them not to do because of a certain consequence. And they do it in the same consequence games. You just can't wait to meet them. They'll schedule the meeting yourself. And you'll go just so you can tell them I told you and they tell you. You remember that? I told you you must remember when I told you right? Because I did tell you a couple of times. I actually have it here on text I can texted you as well. I told you and I texted you this is going to happen it did happen. So I told you I texted you and until you love it. It's so so much fun to rub things in. Don't be that person. I've

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just please don't be that person. No one likes that person. No one likes. If you give advice you give it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and someone takes it good. Doesn't take it. They make Don't Don't tell them. It's just not nice, doesn't do anything. It's self serving. It's a self serving phrase. It does not help the other party at all. They're already they made the mistake. Now they're drowning and you're standing there saying something that is just making you feel better about yourself and making them feel worse about who they are. It does nothing. I would have stood there rubbed it in well

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reminding them remember the day I told you this remember when he stood on Java software and I cursed him out because I didn't want to say these things. Now look, now look at y'all now y'all gonna starve. Now you're all gonna die here alone.

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And we'll have one went one

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step further, he would go to the merchants who wanted to sell to the people of Bani Hashim, even though they were told not to, and tell them, Don't sell them. Whatever it is, you whatever merchandise you have, you want to sell them. I'll buy it from you for twice the amount. You want to sell them some milk and eggs, don't sell it to them come to me, I'll pay you double. Just don't sell to people.

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Just one offense after the other of this guy. It's one offense. We'll see at the end, you'll see you'll see how things turn out at the end. Never, never doubt the the the justice of Allah subhanaw taala

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that's what he would do.

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And for three years, your 789

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the Muslims were trapped inside this very small area. They were trapped there.

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And no new Muslims accepted Islam. No one. You couldn't do it. How could you? How could you perform Dawa? If you can't leave.

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And it's for you to perform down to the people who are standing by you was a bit rude. A lot of the people but he Hashem at the same time, they didn't want to accept Islam. But they stood by the bubble thallium and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam anyway, these people stood by him just based on principle that they want to kill him for having an opinion that's not acceptable, will defend him.

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Even though they weren't Muslim, even though they weren't Muslim. And for years now the Muslims and non Muslims are going to live together.

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I wonder if that happened today?

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How long would the non Muslims stick with us?

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Before figuring out that this is worth isn't worth it anymore. In order for someone who doesn't care about your ideology to defend, you defend your right to your ideology, they have to see something special about you. There has to be something about your ethics about your morals, that allows them to do that. Not one person do we have on record? Left? Not one.

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You can go and study all the books have zero, we don't have on record that one person not even one left the ship.

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Muslim or non Muslim. No one left everybody who was in state, everybody. To me, it's amazing. The fact that they did.

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I think I think today, all it would take is for Muslims and non Muslims to enter a parking lot with their cars and the non Muslims would never ever stay with us again.

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Just the simple stuff, simple stuff, simple behavioral issues, simple demonstrations of ethics and morals and good and good conduct is something that is extremely important. Had the Muslims not been on the same level of ethics that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was on himself, these people wouldn't have stayed. Because why would they? All they had to do to get out of this boycott, to leave to eat, drink, bathe your honey work again, make their money is just to say, I don't defend him anymore.

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It's one of two things either giving them up if you can't give them up yourself and God bring them to us than leave. Just say I don't I'm not a part of this. I don't believe in him. I don't follow him. I don't want to defend him. And you're welcome to live with the rest of us. But if you stand by this man, if you defend this man, you stay inside.

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And the boycott was real. It wasn't just something on paper, it was real. Maybe the resources inside the ship of any Hashem were enough for the first month, maybe for the second. Maybe their Mooney, whatever they had put together, put away from the last year was enough for a couple of months. They didn't they drank for a few months.

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But six months into this with no buying no selling no growing crop nothing.

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Resources became scarce. And they were running out.

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And the stories that that exist in the books from that period are difficult to tell. Well, they're very difficult to tell. Unfortunately, they still happen today. There are still Muslims are going to something very similar. Just as hungry, just as boycotted, just as isolated, just as in need as as Manuel Hashem were back then, meaning this story was real back then is to but it's still here today. All you have to do is just go and look around the world. Leave this you know bubble that we live in here in the northern hemisphere of the Americas. And take a look elsewhere. And you'll see

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they will say the story is that men would walk out to the outskirts of Bani Hashim begging

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some of the merchants that under begging them for anything for food for any just you sell me anything you leave sometimes with their children, and just beg them please just talk. I just want to feed my kids. Don't give me enough for me. Just give me something to feed my kids. I'll give you ever

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I have here's all the money that I owe just give me something I can't watch Mike get started anymore.

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And the merchants would keep on going this scared twice was too powerful. They would lose you know they couldn't do it.

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Some people died

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during the boycott somebody Hashem, some of the Muslims, and the non Muslims of Bani Hashim died, children died. people starve to death.

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Until the eighth, this word is in every one of those books called a Curlew war, aka shadow. You'll find it in every book until the eight tree leaves, they got so hungry, that they would go and pick go and try and pick a maple leaf tree and see how that does.

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See how much you enjoy munching on one of those.

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But none of us actually inshallah none of us have actually come to a point of hunger. Were looking at a maple tree leaf is intriguing and looked good. hamdulillah right. Hamdulillah we didn't none of us have gone to that. They came to a point of hunger, where that's all that was available. And they were willing to eat it. Actually something that urgency that we were eating like sheep.

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And we went to the bathroom Forgive me, we you know what leftovers just was like sheep as well. The same diet of a sheep or, or a goats. And that's what same thing because there's nothing else to eat.

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That's how hungry these people became. People died. And so no one left. No one left. It was an issue of principle. That's a word that Jani has been slowly pulled out of vocabulary today. So the issue of having a principle, you believe in something is the right thing to do. It's the right thing. Yes, then I will continue to do it. Even if that means the consequences are unimaginable. Even if that means I have to pay my life for this. I will continue to do it. Why? Because it's the right thing. And I will not let someone forced me to not do what is my right to do.

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It was just an issue of integrity that I'm not going to allow someone to strong arm me to stop doing the right thing.

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It's a difficult thing to do. It's not easy, but they came to that. They came two or three years of basically nothing.

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I've always I've always thought about this

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How many of us would would do it? All you have to do just say one word.

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Just say to me, Muhammad? I am I have nothing to do with him. I care not of Him. I am not involved with him. I have nothing to do with this man. And you're good.

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You haven't had a good meal in a couple of a couple of months, maybe a few years now.

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And neither have your children. You have no more money. You haven't seen your friends yet been able to leave this very small area.

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I have to say one word and you're free. Free is a bird do what you want.

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No one did it. No one did it. I wonder how many how many of us would actually use it?

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How many of us would stand their ground? How many of us actually stick to this was very difficult. By the way, you're gonna see at the end of this people are gonna die.

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Yeah, NIA will Taalib and Khadija will die because of this boycott. They won't die during it. But I after it. He became so weak.

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The lack of food for three years can be detrimental on an elderly person. I will tell him how he's he's he's very old. He can't put up with he doesn't have the physical strength. Khadija she couldn't do it either. In her 50s At the time, but she got very sick. Khadija could leave anytime by the way. Khadija was told by Polish. It's unclear whether it was despite the Prophet alayhi salatu salam or because Khadija actually was one of Yanni Sharifah to Mecca, one of the great noble ladies of Mecca she they told her, you can stay Muslim, in you're allowed to leave you don't have to stay here. You don't have to stay there you can you can do whatever you want. Yeah, Khadija feel free to roam

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wherever you want.

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And she didn't. She stayed with the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam the whole time, she never left while the Allahu Ana Khadija Cobra, this is why she's such she is who she is, as we'll talk about her inshallah. That's why she is the great lady of Islam, Khadija. She didn't have to stay there with him. But she would never leave. He would never leave the prophet at a southwest side, and she paid for that with her life.

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After the boycott, you'll be so weak, she'll get sick, and she'll pass away, as we'll talk about. And

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so I tells us a story. I'll just I'll just share maybe one story. I want to share many of them. It's a bit of a gruesome story, but just so you understand exactly to what extent they got hungry. So it tells us that one day he's Jonnie, urinating, he's doing his business.

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And when liquid hits the store

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soil has a certain sound. But if it hits something different like a rock or a leaf, it makes a different sound.

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So he's doing his business at night and he hears his own stream hitting something different, it's not soil. So when he's done, he looks for it, what he finds he finds a piece of skin from from a candle

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that he had urinated on.

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So a piece of camo skin that he had urinated on, he takes it, he cleans it, he cooks it, and he eats it for three days.

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For three days, and for faculty to be in the hallway to be high enough. See, if the last three days I use this, grant myself some strength to continue to move on.

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This is how this how hungry they became. I know that we can't imagine this. The Hungry is to become as maybe my two hours extra between a meal. Yeah, eight or 12. And it's nine now I haven't eaten. You're hungry. Great. So yeah, is the hungry is definitely in July. That's the hungriest 17 hour mark, you're sitting there, you can't see you can't hear you can't think you can't speak you have nothing you just you just want to eat and then you imagine imagine years going on, imagine losing weight. Have you ever looked at the their pictures online you can find for war prisoners from World War Two. And from other wars around the world, people who walk out of prisons, you'll find it from

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both the prisons and the idea. In Syria, prisons and other Israel you'll you'll see, you'll see these prisons and people walk out if you you'll see them walk out and take a look at them. Skin and bone. And look at someone like that know that this person has gone through the pain, the pain of hunger, the pain of hunger. So worst type of pain, the worst type is to be so angry, that you can't sleep.

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The Sahaba will do to see we don't have to do any of this stuff. This is why we tell these stories. You don't have to go through any of this. It's not required. It's not an expectation. That's not why you're here. What we're required to do is different. You are here, your job is not to go hungry. Your job is to educate yourself. Your job is to dedicate yourself. Your job is to raise awareness, your job is to speak the truth. Your job is to spread knowledge. That's what your job is. That's your role. And history, different people have different roles. we all we all don't do the same thing everyone is going to do the same thing, when they had to put up with was physical hunger and

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physical abuse. And they have to have to go to war and they had to it was difficult. It's horrible. I know one hopes for that. But we have to do is different when you go to school, and you have to stand out as a Muslim, Muslim, young man or young Muslim young woman, because of the way you dress or the way you look or the way you speak, or the things that you do or the things that you don't do. That is your form of jihad. That is your form of perseverance. It's just like the ship is not that different. It's not. If you would like to say I would have never left I would have stood by him and he assaulted so no one hungry will prove it now.

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By what by going hungry? No, by just being a good Muslim, by continuing to practice Islam, and spread it through your conduct by educating yourself by learning by learning what you need to learn, and then taking the stances that need to be taken. That's how you do it. That's your role. That's your job. That's your That's it. That's your calling.

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Listening to the story is just to figure out just for us to appreciate so we can appreciate how different our roles are. And to be honest, and I'm sorry to say this, how easier our role is, Allah it's easier.

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You don't believe me? You think you think what you have to do is more difficult than then getting so hungry that you would eat what sad ate.

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You think that your role is more difficult than someone standing, begging someone, a merchant for food to feed his children than watching his children pass away? Because he believes in a principle that he will not give up. You cannot equalize these two things you can't you're not the same. They're just not.

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But in sha Allah Jamelia, you will be rewarded with them. There'll be close to them, because you're an extension of what they did. We're all an extension of that. We're a part of it. We belong to that way of thoughts. We're like them, we believe in what they believe. They persevered and we're gonna persevere different types of perseverance, but perseverance all the same.

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And you'll milk em you'll find yourself with Michelle, even though we didn't have to do as much. I love what Anna says. And it says that he said, I love Abu Bakr and Omar. I love the prophet Ali Assad's ism I know that I have not done in my life what they did, because I know she knows the stories. Now this wasn't here for these stories either. Unless it was a kid in Medina. He wasn't even alive for this. But he knows about these stories and he was saying I couldn't I don't know if I would have been able to do what Obama did with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam so I know I didn't do what they did. But you know what, I love them more than I love anyone.

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So I hope that my love for them, and my continuing of their legacy will allow me to be close to them. Yo, Malcolm, he told us to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and the prophets, Isaiah and Polonius.

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So we have someone who's done the job who's who's asked the question. Yeah, so I didn't have to do that. I was too young for most of the battles. It wasn't there for the shed. But I love you and I love the book. I love it. I want to be with you. Even though I didn't do what you did. Can I still do that? The provider is awesome. told him yes.

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And has served his time differently. And it's lived until he was 90 something. Some people say over 100 He had the biggest teaching circle that ever existed. Within those teaching circles. All the great scholars of Islam came. The teachers of Abu Hanifa and Mulligan Shafi all came from these circles that Ennis taught for many, many years until he couldn't speak anymore till he died. He taught until he died. That was his role. His role was to learn and teach.

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What's yours?

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What's mine? It's definitely not this. It's not pleading with merchants for the food of your children. It's not eating something that sad. Eight

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no miracles by the way, during these three years, never did Jabril bring bring Janya a nice cuisine

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and put it for the people to eat

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and let Cornish watch them eats food from Heaven Never. You would think oh yeah, that's a good time was wouldn't it be? That'd be a good time. If ever divine intervention was needed is when people are starving to death for the skies to open and food to come find coming to come down into no didn't happen didn't happen. Not once none of us will have expected it and others have asked for it because they knew they knew something that I think we don't know which we'll talk about in a moment I think we don't know it.

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I love this hadith says

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a whole lot to fill. When I a half Welcome to the to Villa Yama you welcome to Allah Yeah, Farah soon membrana yo, meanwhile Isla, WA Malley wali Bilal Brahman yaku COVID il che on you re ebuild Toby law.

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He says there was a time when I was scared and no one else was scared for their lives. There was time that I was persecuted. No one was persecuted as much as I was. There was a thing he's talking about this time here. and wallah here 30 days went by once 30 days and three nights. And nothing entered my stomach or the stomach of Bilal. Except whatever Bilal could hide under his armpits and you're like, What do you mean, beloved, because he at the time, he was a freed slave, he was allowed at free access in and out because he wasn't from the Shiva but he Hashem and Subhan Allah was racist, meaning brasier allowing him to move because he didn't think he was worth anything.

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Subhanallah how racism worked against them for that, but they were just it was just arrogance from Polish. So Buddha used that for his advantage. He refused to leave Mecca to delete the Sherman go eat. He would only eat with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam it's like if I'm going to eat the private mesquite before me so what he would do he was coming back in to enter the end that guards would work with Pat him down looking okay, once you got once you got in every time he put food somewhere they would find it. The only place he found that he could hide food that they wouldn't look for it under his armpits. They didn't look there. So he put how much can you hide under your

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armpits and because pretty skinny guy

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gave me a dealer to

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for 30 days privately his thoughts on this all he ate something that was under someone's armpit.

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And we're not petite they

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put it under your armpit. And let's see how you

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Salalah Hardy who is 2830 days, maybe two or three dates here and below this all the entered their stomachs. Mila would bring it in.

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These are difficult times, three years, three years straight. They didn't know is going to end. I told you three years here like Hamdulillah. Soon the fingers will be over and he'll move on to something new. But they didn't. As far as they were concerned, this is going to go on for a very long time.

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There's a man by the name of he had been an animal, Alana Murray.

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This is one of the nobles of Quraysh. He wasn't there for the signing of the treaty. He hated this agreement. He thought this was completely wrong. He wasn't a Muslim. And as far as we know, he never accepted Islam as far as we know law. No.

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I actually pray that he did. I remember I heard this story as a kid and they do offer this guy that had accepted I don't we don't know. This man heard about this treaty. He said I don't accept it. But the majority had already signed so we had no choice. After a couple of months, he got upset. Like this is wrong. This has to end and no one listened to him. So he would do it. He took his camel, they would walk his camel from his house to the entrance of the ship. There's like a side entrance where the guards don't stand but people can't walk only animals can take the camel and make the camel memorize this varies

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Pacific route. He would do it 10 times a day until the candle memorized it. And then in the middle of the night it would pack food on the camel and slap the camel and camel go running. And the camel would run and the route that it memorized every day for the last couple of days. And then it would enter the ship and they would have some food middle Hashem. And he would do that and he was caught. They got the camel they figured out the cat was when they were the camel came from, and they came in, they beat him up.

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The nobles are beating him up and telling him have you left your deen? Are you now a follower of Muhammad? And he was saying no.

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And yes, and then why are you doing this color? Siddhartha Rafi certainly Rahim que for now cool wherever you are own. This is an issue of rocking. There are relatives. There are distant relatives, but their relatives were all Croatia all one big family. How is it that I eat and they're starving? How is it that I live right here? And I'm home. I'm full. And they're just over there and they're starving to death. Their children are there baring their children. How is that possible? So they beat him up and tell him don't do it again. They wouldn't have an answer for him. Because it was a stupid treaty and it was

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So he Shan would wait for day you two couldn't help it. He would do it again. Send the camel in first night second, catch him again. They would beat him again.

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Don't do it again. He will say yes. Wait for a few nights and he would do it again.

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And they would catch him. And the third time they caught him. They beat him they almost killed him. And just before they did most of Yannick came in and stopped them and got in got them off him. Because Dr. Luna Raju, then your clo Rahima. Think about if you're doing you're killing someone for feeding his relatives, think about what you're doing for a moment. Sometimes hatred can become so prominent and so strong. You don't take a moment to ask yourself, What am I doing? How could I be doing this? How can I be? How can I do this?

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Think about it this hatred can be so strong sometimes it can blind you and you could do something like I would never How could I do that? How can I even think that? They're beating Hashem because this is a guy who had too much nobility. Truly a noble

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had Shaham has some level of integrity in him that would not allow him to eat and be following other stuff. He couldn't do it. He couldn't physically do it. He didn't believe in Islam didn't want to follow, but he couldn't do it.

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And they almost killed him. And it was a few and said, What are you doing? Dr. Roger Danielson Rama Rahima, you put mo je and he's he's feeding, he's feeding a hungry person. So you're gonna kill him

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to see to Allah in Kula Lapena

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he's gonna be Sofia and said, Don't ruin all of our ethics. Not all of our ethics.

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Know where we are. It's like, I'm assuming saying, Look, we're corrupt. But let's not ruin every ethic that we have. The scholar is saying

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that out of all those people, by the way,

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who were a part of this. He's the only one who eventually accepted Islam. The only one meaning the people who are involved in all that they all die non Muslim, acceptable as of yet. And the scholar says because of that word that they

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that's how scholars look at it, they say because he said that day. And that moment of truth where he admitted how corrupt they were and how he just for a moment there decided this is me, this is one step too far. Allah subhanaw taala granted him Toba before he died, and he accepted Islam.

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So this is the this is the situation that we're in.

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They're stuck in the ship, poor

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and rich, Muslims and non Muslims. The fact that they were able to exist in Hermes still surprises me till this day. The fact that non Muslims stood by the Muslims in defense of their belief, and that the Muslims didn't imagine a Muslim coming up to one of these non Muslims and says, Hey, so you're with us here in the Shabbat? You're right. Yeah, by the way, it's not gonna make a difference. You're going to join them anyways.

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Imagine this, imagine someone's saying that to them, by the way, yeah, you're not Muslim. So all your support is for nothing, you're gonna go to them anyways.

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You would have left it all, they would have all left. He would actually take them with them. Here. Take them grace to just take them what is this? Not once do we have that that happened? It's about it's about respect. It's about how you say what you say. It's about what you actually believe as Muslims today, the way we look at things is not the way we're supposed to look at things we have been. For for centuries now. We have been misled, to think certain things that aren't true about how we're supposed to view ourselves and view others. Not every non Muslim is someone that is your enemy. Obviously, we know that but some sometimes that's how the brain sometimes you're told the

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opposite, which is wrong. Not every month. Of course, our allies are everywhere Muslims and Muslim sometimes you have a Muslim who's more of who is more harmful to you is more than any

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meeting with a non Muslim, it exists, it's about principle. It's not just about what background faith you have. It's not just about what's written on your passport in terms of what, what religion you follow, it's about your principles about your ethics, your morals, all of that is much more important. And the Muslims and non Muslims they exist to define together, they respected one another, and because of that, the non Muslims did not leave, and some of them died. And they accepted that because they looked at the Muslims that you know, what, these people are worth defending their the way they live the way the who they are, their ethics, their their worth

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defending, you will stand up for them. And they did.

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And I think that's amazing. And I wonder if we would have gotten the same thing had that happened during our time today, whether we have those same methods, same ethics, whether we respect others, and treat them kindly enough to actually have them support our own causes? Whether we would have do the same for others who need support, and they're just causes? Or have we become so isolated, so self centered, that we can't think like that anymore. Which is sad. Because when you look at this example, it's a beautiful example of tolerance, and togetherness, even though not everyone agrees with you.

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What was the purpose of these three years? I asked this question when I was younger, and I heard the story like why?

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Why would this happen? How many years was his was his prophecy? I used to have to say, I'm 23. How many years did he get? They get stuck here? Three? What's the percentage there?

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What are we looking at? Maybe?

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Right? Yeah, it's pretty.

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It's a pretty, pretty good percentage. 323 is a lot.

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Yeah, trade is a pretty good number. That's why would three of these are the 23 years? Nothing? No, no Muslims, nothing. They couldn't no data was done. Maybe there's actually I'm lying. There's maybe one or two Muslims, I'll tell you about them. But for the majority of it, no one accepted Islam. If anything, Muslims are being starved and dying. The numbers we're going for the first time numbers are going backwards. And the Muslims are in three places. Now. Some living inside Mecca, the people aren't from video, Hashem, and then the Muslim somebody Hashem and with the Prophet living with the Prophet Einstein and the restaurant Habesha, so now they're scattered all over two continents in

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three different locations. They can't communicate, they can't perform data. This is a disaster. And three years, maybe six months, three years longtime

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Welaka de cuisine, but also looming public for Sabado. zebu, had utter whom the Sunnah was de la de Colima Tila wala Khadija Akemi, another ill mousseline, and indeed many prophets before you were also mistreated, the way you're being mistreated, and they persevered, as they were mistreated and hurt until we granted them our victory. And that will never change. This is my law in the universe, Allah's law.

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The law is that good things will not be obtained easily. There's always going to be difficulty you want to achieve something great. You want to you want to actually be able to stand up for righteousness is going to be hard, you're going to be put in a situation where you have to persevere. And you're going to have to show that you are capable of doing so. And

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righteousness is very, very valuable. No, it is the most valuable thing that exists in the universe. It outweighs everything. And for you to be given that opportunity to represent it, to defend it to stand for it to believe in it.

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It's a gift. You need we need all of us we need to prove that we are worthy of it and that's what we're gonna be it's gonna be difficult to be hard. That's what the Quran says.

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We're in Cana Kabbalah Aliko boom for in his Tabata and delta Yeah, never early. Oh, so lemon vistana II but to whom we will share Allah hula Gemma at home. alHuda Ferrata. Coonan lemenager Helene if the fact that they don't believe in you was bothering you then go seek a miracle if that's what they want. Go look in the earth and look in the sky try to find a miracle. You're not going to be able and even if you did, they won't listen to you. And if Allah wanted to make everyone Muslim against their will he would have so don't act in ignorance in NEMA yesterday will live in a small town those who want to listen to the ones will respond to you and those who don't want to listen

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won't and you have to accept that yeah Mohamed Salah How are you

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either stay as of Russell well one NO and NO whom are the Kuzey boo Jaya whom the Sunnah for not GM and Nisha, what are you gonna do back sooner annual Comilla mudra Nene. Don't come a moment where even the prophets will think

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Think of despair, just for a moment they'll think, have we lost all hope. They won't do it, but they'll think about it for a moment. And Allah Subhan, Allah will grant His victory. And he will say you the ones who deserve to be saved. And those who deserve punishment we punished.

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You trust in that you believe Allah subhanaw taala you just do your job. Just do what you need to do. If it's for the profit, if it was hunger, it was hunger and fear, then then then hunger and fear it will be until this works. Oh, by the way, I didn't know whether he was going to make it or not. He knew nothing. We know because the story of you have this story of you know what happened. He doesn't know that you need to put yourself in there. They don't know what's gonna happen next. They're not told this will end at some point. No, they don't know that. Which makes it even more difficult than why did they stand? Why do they keep on doing it? Why did they try and fix it,

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because you have to do what you have to do. If it's the right thing you do, it doesn't matter what the consequences are doesn't matter what they're up, it doesn't matter. It's the right thing, then you just do it, period. That's as far as you go. And the way you think. This is the Quran teaches. The reason for these three years, was to teach the Muslims of how valuable what they believe in is to teach them the value of righteousness, that they have to pay the price they have to sacrifice. There's not going to be easy to strengthen the people who were in that boycotts are the people who stood by him is thought to stem till the day he died and stood by Islam until the day they died. All

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those people all the names that that stood their ground during the break during the boycotts are the people who never ever gave up, who continue to spread Islam until they passed away. Because they learned the value of having righteousness and not giving up on it. It meant a lot.

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Let me end with a story that you'll enjoy.

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The only time the Prophet Alia started son was allowed to leave the show was what time it was one time a year.

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Anyone no one time here, they wouldn't dare touch him.

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Because all the Arabs came to

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you're going to kill someone during Hajj, what he has done, if Christ dares touched him,

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or dares hurt, but we'll have him in front of all the Arabs would come to Dominica, they would lose the reputation as spiritual leaders as religious leadership in the region. So for the 10 days of head, it was like you could take a breath the people of the ship couldn't get out. Not all of them but make made them go out to eat, they could change they could get some food, the profit is less than was allowed to go pray in front of the guy but just just for the days of hajj, he would go he would pray in from the car body

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and he will perform some Dawa

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and the story that we have is destroy the ammo bin Absa

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I would have been obviously was a merchant to come during the times of hedge to need the buy and sell. And he sees the Prophet Alia Sato said I'm praying

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and it looks different. And he's saying something that sounds different. He's intrigued he waits for him to finish his prayer. And he tells us the minute the call an enemy who are you said I'm a prophet. But ilimitado What do you call for calling? Eternal kill? Oh Thurn was solid as soon as you know.

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I call to leave idols and to strengthen relations of kinship. By Allah for men, Mark, who's with you when you do this? For Carl Rogers,

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a man and a woman and he pointed to Ali and Khadija

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for color woman and was the color one who had a free man and a sleeve and he pointed to a burqa and Bilal were talking

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for quite a bit in New Orleans in a corner Mark I want to be with you

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for Carlos rising in the

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Aqua Hemlock I can't I can't have you join me what I can do you left Olmec go back to your people what the room it Allah and call them to the word of Allah subhana wa Tada for in semi ITA and neither how to GABA followed if you hear that now I have strength and I have conquered the cabin that come back or I'm now I need the leadership and mconnais Come to me.

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I've got it I'm not gonna say we'll do that

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far off to a Nila or who? I knew that the probably one of the last times I saw him because there's gonna be a long time for this fix the whole roof Teluk to Who am Shilpa Cara. So I walked backwards. Instead of walking, turning my back to him had the woods yellow Sula.

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So I walked backwards because I wanted to stare at his face and look at him and his thought was to them for as long as I could. Because I didn't I wasn't sure if I was ever going to be able to see him again, when I'm walking backwards looking at him. So let's tell him as he smiles to me. So I couldn't see him anymore. And then I continued to my people.

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Maybe 1517 I'm not sure 18 Years go by something like that.

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And the Muslim tribes are now coming to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam for treaties and accepting Islam and whatever because now he is this supreme power in the region. So I'm over who has spent his days talking to his tribe has actually put together a good show.

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Think of his tribe. And he was bringing them to meet the bra fattiest

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I always thought this is interesting story because I'm always probably telling them I met him. I know him.

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But in his mind, he's like, Well, I only saw him for like 10 minutes. He's been you through more problems than any human being. And I doubt so remember who I am. But he's going telling them no, no, I talked to him, you know, he'll be praying for us. And everyone is coming to him because he's a representative yada, yada. When you go there introduce us to the prof It is thought to semones in his mind like

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you ever had that when you go and you're like, I'm introduce you to someone and then you go, and there's someone doesn't even remember who you are.

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It's a very embarrassing moment happens and I happened to meet once.

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I knew a very old chef. I knew him very well. Apparently, he didn't.

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He didn't feel the same way.

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So I went to introduce the student of mine to him and, and he had no idea who I was at all. And that was a very in the students looking at me, I was like, I thought you knew this guy. Like I've known this guy. I've known him for 10 years. He just he's very old.

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And he eventually remembered me I had to, I had to give him like 10 or different signs until he remembered who I was.

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So I'm always walking around with his tribe towards the profile you saw today, and you can feel how nervous he is. This is 15 1617 years later.

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And as he comes close, just as he's close enough to be made out who he was the Prophet alayhi salatu salam season it says and Tamra blobs

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they are called Amara tell. Caronia Rasul Allah you remember me? On Earth critical question. Remember you call Luna for Becca, and I'm gonna start to cry.

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How could you I? You remember me remember my name like I wouldn't be happy if we just remembered my face that you remember that? You know, I had met you at some point. We remembered his name civilize him be like Him it is so somebody comes to them. I admit I'm horrible with November names write them down take take note of who people are. Cheerful well as it is, and I'm guilty I'm so guilty of this will lie I'm horrible. And I There are brothers who I've known for years. That lie for years. Some have entered their homes and I look at them sometimes like I have no idea what this person's name is. It's a horrible habit. It's a horrible habit. And he didn't have it either. You still have to

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sit down even though he's a very busy person didn't have it. Remember, I would know people I have slept with because his heart was big and he cared and, and we're Yanni we're all a sham Allah. He's not alone obviously came and presented to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, his tribe and he was happy with that was the only person we have on record that accepted Islam within these three years. Now, I'll end here and next time next week, we'll talk about how this is going to end in sha Allah Subhan Allah be Hendrickson Allah, Allah in the interest of feel good to break also