Seerah Halaqah Episode 15.

Adnan Rajeh


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I saw to Islam. And these these sessions next two or three will be focused on the time or the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was going through persecution. And it wasn't just him it was the sahaba. But I'm going to talk tell the stories in clumps. I'm going to talk about the persecution that he went through how to use AutoSum personally, and then I'll move on to the Sahaba because this is not sequential unnecessarily. But it's all happened within the same span of the six to seven years. From year basically three, until roughly the the time he left, he left the Makati his thought was salam, we have a little bit of a little bit better information in terms of sequence of events after your 10

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a little bit, but still, when it comes to the persecution, because it was ongoing. Sometimes they when the stories are told they don't tell us exactly when this happened. Was it before the hedge of your 10? Was it before?

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I saw the shed was it before when exactly did it occur? So we don't know we just know that all these these forms of persecution happened it was hard for me to you know, break it down. So if you're listening to a story from someone else at some point, and there's a difference in sequence in terms of some of these

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events or or encounters that I'm narrating for you just understand that we don't really know for sure what the day or the hour that happened just know that this happened within this phase of his life out of his thoughts and I'm which is in my opinion, more than enough to really all you need to know. You know, there's no value in knowing the detailed dates really your timings. So when I talked about last time is the I went through through a number of stories regarding the persecution and the oppression the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam injured on a personal level. I talked a little bit about about the character assassination, going after his reputation or reputation going after his

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family, verbally assaulting him out of his salatu salam and mocking him. And I talked a little bit even about the little bit about physical abuse. But today we're gonna go through that into that little a little bit more detail. I will tell you the story or the stories about him and he might or might

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not Oprah, was by far as as far as more as most scholars of care concerned. The individual who probably mistreated the prophet Isaiah slaughter was some of the most during his time in Mecca. Yanni he out did a Buddha have an Abu Jahan combined, he was extremely aggressive. He's extremely disrespectful. And the stories are many. And I'll just narrate maybe a couple of them for you to understand the degree that we're talking about here, where the Prophet alayhi salatu salam would be would be praying in front of the Kaaba and aqua would come and you know, the, the hotel with the the hutzpah that the Allah put on their heads, it was a part of a culture back then as well. Not

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everyone used it. But they but it was still something that some of them would use. If not made into a meme or something, they put it on top of your email or under it. So he took his and he and he made it a little bit he thickened it up and he put it around the Prophet alayhi salatu salam snacky came from behind, he twisted it. And he held it that way until the Prophet alayhi salatu salam couldn't stand and he fell to his knees and he couldn't breathe anymore. And until one of the Sahaba or one of the people who saw this happening came in removed by your foods out of his throat to us and I'm doing engaging in a brawl with him in a fight but but he basically brought the profit out of your

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saw to his rams to them to his knees.

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Another incident he was praying out of your slot to sit down from the cabin he was he was making sujood and Akbar had slaughtered a camel during the day. So he brought as the eyes narrations tells us by ajar and he said I just saw and he said that is basically the the intestines of an animal. Now it is used for food back home. If you know how to cook it correctly. It's actually pretty good. But it's also extremely filthy at the beginning of after you slaughter an animal. It's just filled up filled with filth. So he brought it all he carried it and the Prophet Allah is on what he makes to God put it right on his head. And other prophet Ali assassin couldn't move. Because if he if he

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comes up, it's going to break and then you'll be covered with with basically the the feelings of the intestines of an animal which you can imagine what it is if so he stayed like that. He said it's a human until and he said it's a there's a number say the fall team or the Allah who I'm who I'm whom I came to the Prophet Allah so something they removed it from from off him. And one of the narrations that we have is that his daughter would remove the filth off his head out of his thoughts. I mean, she'd be named sobbing. He's very upset because this was these actions are extremely de dignifying. They're very disrespectful. Someone like the Prophet alayhi salatu salam

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who lived all his life. You never never mistreated a soul never put himself in a position where he

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subjected himself to, to being mistreated or call the name or something sometimes some people are aggressive. And those speak in a way that will invite someone to speak to them in a bad way to so they have thicker skin when it comes to that type of behavior. I just thought there was somebody an extremely polite human being never spoke to people in a way that provoked or allowed them to speak to him in a way that was disrespectful ever. So when it happened to him, I just saw this and we know for a fact that this was the most

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The painful aspects of the oppression it wasn't really wasn't really the physical or the or the financial or the it was just the the dignity piece, his integrity, his reputation who he was as a person being subjected to this type of of savagery and brutality and and just lowness in terms of behaviors. So she was crying because she could see the profit it was very painful but that that became fading Allah has now said when Becky went oh by the hand, don't cry Allah subhanaw taala will grant your father success even if it takes time even that was his optimism it assaults him that was his confidence and inshallah this will work out eventually, even if doesn't work out immediately

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right now when you see me to be weak and be mistreated by these people but it's alright.

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About what would commonly when the prophet Ali Asad was speaking to people fill his hand with with with dirt or soil and come in and throw it in the Prophet alayhi salatu salam space, multiple times. This is a real reoccurring event that Akbar would do. He was extremely, extremely brutal and very disrespectful to the Prophet alayhi salaatu WA, let me never, I guess also never responded disrespectfully ever. And don't feel bad about these stories. Don't feel too bad. Because if you love him, I just thought was that I mean, this is something that bothers you, you will have the opportunity to stand by him even though you didn't live at that moment. And you couldn't go in and

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intervene yourself. Because it's just an issue of, of carrying the legacy or continuing the legacy that he brought. That's what he's interested in. That's what he considers his salatu salam to be a defense and to be spreading of the message and to be standing by him. That's how it was. That's what he considers you consider as he considers your, your continuing his legacy Alia salatu salam and following of his sunnah and teaching of the message that he brought.

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Now interestingly enough, interestingly enough, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was able to one to win Akbar over.

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And this part of the story I always like to take a moment and just point out before he tell you the rest of it because the rest of it isn't as great. But this initial piece I thought is always interesting. He was he was able to win this man over this man who was physically abusing him and doing disgusting things to try and silence him and to humiliate him in front of people. His patients out of his salon twisted on his ongoing perseverance and kindness and his ignoring of these these low behaviors he keeps on coming back trying to offer him Islam. He went over and started to listen or start to listen with in depth and start to attend sessions with the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa

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salaam actually contemplating to the point where the people in Mecca start to say Saba Akbar. Akbar has Yanni has left his faith. He hadn't yet but he was really he was coming very close to doing that.

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And then his best friend came back from travel. He was on a journey.

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And it would be better if he didn't come back from the journey but he did. And his best friend his very close friend was a man by the name of a cameraman he sham Abu Abu Jamal

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several years ago Nisha would come from from a long journey. A couple of weeks he was away. And before he was able to actually go into his house and have a shower and get some food and people were knocking on his door. So he came to the door and they told him it looks like a buck and he go go find go see if you can salvage your friend. You may or may not make it you may not be able to save him like a silver automatically here what was happening Is he sick the Canada, Saba and Mohammed. He is he's leaving his faith he's Mohammed which I got very upset. So we go immediately the house of aqua be my might knock on his door. Naropa would come out and we would say one thing you will say

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what do you hear and what jika haram

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what can I mean Cara Amica haram I tend to have a photography wedgie. Mohammed I will not speak to you. I will not I will never look at you again. We are no longer friends. I don't know who you are until you go and you spit and Muhammad SAW someone's face so Allah Allah Islam you sent him

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so well by now is stuck between his best friend and something that he's starting to see the light in.

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Yeah, I didn't make the right choice.

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It didn't make the right choice. Well, my audible volume Isla de

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la 22 ma Rasul Lisa Vela Yahweh later, later Neelam Phoolan and Holly Isla, Nakata, abalone and his decree. The other is journey, what kind of shape on inside and Lulu waka Lika Allah Nikolina vegan I do one minute moody mean Walker, Fabiola Baker, her the young one Osceola. These verses were revealed after this incidents, you understand what I mean? He made the wrong choice without going into details of what he had to endure. So Allah Allah CIBJO said, I'm gonna have respect for him. But that's what happened off but didn't make the right choice. He wanted the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, but he didn't sit down and listen. He did the latter. The other choice and these verses were

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revealed in the day way oh my god, and the day will come

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Are the oppression over a presser will bite down on his hand on his knuckles in regret and remorse. This is I found out because I have to look into this a little bit, that it's not just a culture thing, it's actually a little bit more widespread as an act of remorse where you they say biting down on your, on your knuckles or biting down in your fingers. It's as if people someone is so upset from themselves from making a poor choice that they have, the only way they can get out their anger is they harm themselves, if they bite down on their own own knuckles, just to harm themselves is not a good thing. Never do it. But I'm just saying that it's an expression of someone being in a

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position of such remorse and regret of the poor choices that they made in their lives, looking at it and saying, Why would I ever do that? What was I thinking? How could I have made this? How can I? How is it that my judgment? How can i How could my judgment been been so bad? Right?

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We all go through moments like that, like if you look back at your if you're able to to contemplate a little bit about your life in terms of your past and your maybe early, early teenage years and maybe early 20s as well. Even beyond that, honestly, it's not it's not that uncommon. You'll look back at moments and just wondering what was I thinking? Where was my brain? Was I not? What was I doing? How could i How can I even contemplate doing something like this? So this one is saying, Oh man, I'm the volume of your day he bites down on his knuckles. You're already saying, Yeah, I need to I need to I was truly Sabina i wish i i wish i took that study that path that opened for me with

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the prophets. See a path had opened for him. He didn't feel towards the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, the way he felt at the beginning. He started to see the light made sense to him. He had a path and an opening. He had an opportunity, you could pick it you could have picked it up, you would have been able to you could have used you could have said that oh the Allahu Anhu at the end of his name. Like I could have told you different stories about him. You could have celebrated his legacy. His children would have been proud of what he what the choices he made. But he didn't.

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Yeah, well, he doesn't end there. This is why I'm telling you this first because it doesn't he doesn't stop there. His his narrative goes on. Yeah, well, you mean what bad news this is for me, late 2013 Fula and kalila. I wish I didn't take full on meaning a

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specific person. Allah subhanaw taala did not want to dignify Bucha hell by putting his name in the Quran. So he said Poulin and Halina as my best friend.

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Whether you are seven or seven D

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your friends will define you.

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Whether you're a seven or seven D makes no difference at all. Who you surround yourself with will dictate a lot about your life. Whether you like it or not, whether you believe me or not, you can take this with face value. read these verses just take it the Prophet alayhi salatu salam would tell us to Yanni and Maru Allah Dini Holly Lee for young war hadoo comb, and Johan in the human being will follow the path live the lifestyle, or will take the religion of his best friend. So may each and every one of you take a good long, hard look at the people that they choose to make their best friends. You're gonna know yo melty, and

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the person you'll know Pm is going to be brought on the Day of Judgment with the people whom they love most. And love is not just an emotion, love is also an action, there's more to it than just the feeling. So people who you spent the most time with those who influenced you the most those who you looked up to those who you inherited their characteristics and their traits.

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And there's no way around this and every culture across the world. This is something that is talked about with religion without religion makes no difference. This is something that is a piece of human wisdom, that obviously the Prophet alayhi salatu salam taught us well, here's why he called the people who followed him. They weren't called to ba. Right? When you think about this, I'm not sure he ever thought about this. The people who lived with him out of his throat, whatever, follow them, right to the, to the beat, they weren't called at the bar. And then whatever you own that people follow, they were called us have a Sahaba, the friends, the Companions, because the concept of

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companionship in his band was extremely powerful, and very important. That's why they were called that Sahaba. Because the concept of companionship, a friendship. If you don't, I tend to I tell people, like don't be picky about the wrong things. Don't be picky about the wrong things. They'll be picky about possessions, issues of materialistic things in your car or your hosts are. Don't be picky about this stuff. Because it doesn't matter. No one cares. No one's gonna remember you buy these things. And whatever joy you get out of this will be soon forgotten and just be picky about who you spend your time with. That's what you'd be picky about. Be picky who you're going to open

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you up up to who you're going to allow into your life because the people you allow into your life will influence you and you will influence them. 100 110% There is no there's no exception to this rule at all. There's no it's just impossible. It's impossible.

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told that you spend time with someone and they don't. And they don't affect your influence your behavior, it's not possible. You spend time with someone, you spend enough time they will rub off on you and you and them. And that's just the reality of life. So if you don't choose your friends wisely, you spend time with, with the wrong group. There's nothing I can do for you. And when I say 90% of my counseling time, which I which I hate doing, by the way, here is not what I do, but 90% of counseling, it could be fixed with just better friends. Like we're just better friends with 90% of the problems that come to me just choose better people to hang out with your shifts and then you

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will be better. You won't have to ask me this question just you're hanging out with the wrong crew. You didn't You didn't choose the people around you wisely. This is a skill Allah you haven't learned yet. This is a skill learn to learn this skill is what I'm taught asking you or telling you to do is not to burn bridges with individuals when I'm asking you to do is learn how to take steps away and steps towards lit figuratively speaking, learn how to move away and move towards people in your life. Well done. When I'm with this person. We don't I don't know what it is. We just whenever we're together, we do we walk away and and we've done bad things. You said bad things, we've come up with

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bad ideas, not take his tip away. Don't make them your enemy. That's not That's not. That's not what I'm suggesting here. But take a step away, be less available, be less available, spend less time in a courteous manner. People take a hint after a while. They look for people who will bring it closer to Allah and take a step towards them. They may not always be the coolest by the way, or the wealthiest or them, but they will. You have to figure out what your priorities are. And I say this and I always used to talk only when I did this bit within the Ceylon always which is focused on the younger people. But well, it doesn't matter how old you are.

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It doesn't matter 20 3040 5060 It doesn't matter how old you are. This law Subhanallah applies to everyone.

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So figure it out. And if you are lucky enough, if you are fortunate enough. If Allah subhanaw taala blesses you heavily enough, with someone pious and loving in your life, someone who's good to brings you closer to Allah subhanaw taala their true friend, you will hold on to this person. Yeah, honey, would you hold on to them with all your mind, because they're very rare in the spread out. It's not easy, sporadic it doesn't happen. So if you're running, if you run into a group that is pious and is good, they remind you of good things. They encourage you, they empower you. They listen to you, they strengthen you, they they support you and they remind you of Allah subhanaw taala You better not let

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go of that you don't understand the value of that. Well, I when it comes to moving, you should consider that as a factor.

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People don't think of what do they say in Arabic, Arabic proverb, John Doerr, right, your neighbor before your house, you go look who's going to be living beside you. Who are you going to see every day? Who's the person you're going to wake up every morning said I'm still that's way more important. There's a funny story here.

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where a man

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was selling his house. He was living right close right next to Abu Hanifa. Norman, it'd be the third or the Allahu Anhu. Remember the album? So he's living, he's living right beside him. So he's selling his house. So the guy wealthy gentleman came and said, Yes, I'll buy the house. We'll bring someone to assess. And what did they call it, give give it a value, whatever that's called.

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So they came game and did it. The guy was given a value. It was around, I need 10,000 dyrham.

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So the man said,

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I sold the house, I listened to the need to the estimate, and I'm gonna sell it for 40,000. So the man said, No, he was estimated at 10. So yeah, 10 is for the house and 3000 is for those you out of Abu Hanifa Norman, is for being the neighbor of Abu Hanifa you got to be the mirror of this guy.

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To have the value of this house is way higher just based on the fact that this guy is your neighbor. And I've lived by him for years and you by you by being a neighbor to this person. Well the Allah who I knew I because of the ethics and because of the value of that it wasn't about his fame by the way at all.

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continues the Quran continues talking about this law called the Allah Lani and his victory. The other is journey. Indeed, my friend has led me astray from the remembrance of Allah Bada is a journey but after it came and fell right into my lap, he said how he led me away from something that came to me it was right there. I just had to pick it up. i He led me astray.

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What kind of shape finally in Sarnia shaytaan has always disappointed in let the human being down chip aisle insisting upon Elgin both Shayateen both doesn't matter. shapefiles Jin Wei less difficult to deal with

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a quick are with him in a shaytani R rajim. In Libya he's gone. But che Thornhill ins doesn't go away. Try it. When I say Thun ins comes from the human being comes and tries to get you do something wrong. Say I was with him in a ship finally you see

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they leave, they don't leave, they stay there. Keep on saying no, you can't do it. No, come on, let's go, no big deal. Nothing's gonna happen, what's gonna happen, you never have fun, that's how fun it works. And then you do something that you would never do, you would never do.

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Learn from the story of Obama, because these verses in the Quran were revealed right after, choose your friends wisely be picky about the right stuff, not about the wrong stuff, or the things that don't matter. Be picky about this. But who you get to spend your time with, if you're young, you're young, it's a big deal you got you're going to go through a lot of set of friends, if you're young, so Okay, get used to it. If you're, you know, 10 or 15, or even 20 years old, and you're surrounded by a group of people, it's very rare that by the time you're my age, you're still going to have them as friends very, very rare.

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If you do, then you must have really put a lot of effort to hold on to them for a good reason. Maybe the reason that I gave you, of them being of a certain degree of piety and good character. Otherwise, life just doesn't just keeps on moving people around. So people come into your life and leave your life all the time. So be just be big, and be selective and chose the people who will allow you to be closer to Allah subhanaw taala, who you can strengthening will strengthen you back, not the opposite, because

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because of a poor choice of friendship went from being a candidate of an early until the Allahu Anhu to one of the most.

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One of the worst, or the worst of the worst. It's a name that what comes up is just a bad name to whenever you hear the name, you just think of the bad stuff. It's think of all the negativity that he brought into the story of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam ZWave.

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All right. In the midst of all of this, in the midst of all of this, over the Prophet, it is sometimes going through, I have to point out this sooner because this is when the surah was revealed. I want you to imagine all that I've told you about what's happening to him out of here. Salatu was Salam. As he's trying to convey this message of ongoing persecution and oppression and mistreatment and disrespect, where he's being abused physically and verbally and socially, financially, he's losing his reputation if you're talking about him in ways that things he's never done. And He's enduring all of this pain out of your thoughts. I'm in the midst of all this. Soon,

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it either says revealed, and I have to point this out to you, because it's it's jaw dropping, in my opinion, if you understand exactly what the context of this story is, he's standing there, Alia Salatu was Ronnie speaking, this is gonna give you the background to understand what's what Davos is doing. He's standing there, and he's speaking to the some of the leaders of Quraysh. He's having a very intense and meaningful discussion. Like the debate is quite. It's peeking. He's making points. He's actually people are listening. He's making he's making progress on his thoughts and with the people whom if they he's able to sway it, or guide a couple of them towards Islam, then suddenly,

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the whole story of him his time in Mecca will change. You see, you know, most of Yun and it will either middle Malaya and Ultra, Emile Robbie and che Weber Robbia. These people accepted Islam, this story would have been a different story to tell, but they didn't. So the Prophet Allah you saw some had to leave and go somewhere else. Now, obviously, there's wisdom in that. But he's trying to get the leaders to listen to him. So he was doing it. It's very hard to talk to people who don't want to listen to you. This is easy. I love to give because you want to hear about him out of his slot. Do you want to hear the stories? You're enjoying it? You're not? You're not debating everything? I tell

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you not objecting to everything I say. It's hard. It's very difficult, very tiring, for a public speaker to speak to a group where they don't agree with anything he's saying. And they think everything is wrong. It's very hard. I've been in those positions before. It's very, it's exhausting mentally and intellectually, and it's exhausting. But he would go for it out of his thoughts he will choose, he will choose a different more difficult job always. When it came to the effort he was putting in, he wouldn't go for the easier aspect he wouldn't go and speak. He wouldn't preach to his choir on his thoughts. And I'm only know he would go out and speak to the people who are going to

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say no, because if he can get them that he's doing the more noble the more difficult task. He's doing that. And Abdullah bin Omar Maktoum

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was a blind gentleman who accepted Islam early on is coming from afar now I believe and I'm gonna don't can't see it. So he just knows because someone told him to the Prophet Allah you saw just as someone over it's somewhere over there. He doesn't know exactly where. So he starts calling on Yoda suit Allah.

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Ya rasool Allah I Lemony aloeswood Allah, Oh prophets of Allah. I have a question. I want you to teach me. Yeah rasool Allah. So the Prophet Allah, he thought there was an understanding there. He looks back. He realizes that now he has to go and speak to him because the etiquette of prophecy is that if someone comes to you asking for knowledge, you have to offer it to them, and leave whatever else you're doing whatever else you're doing, you have to leave it you have to honor his AutoSum. So he looked back and he knew that immediately he was going to have to go to have to live in Maktoum and stop this very intense discussion or debate where he feels he's making progress.

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So he went like this.

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And he ended it and he told them I have to leave. That's it. Just looked at it. He just looked into

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understood what you have to do. Now,

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I have to say I can't continue even though there's much more difficult there's much more easier he wants to learn. He goes to him. You'll tell him you'll say how do we also Rolla I'm gonna like yellow suit Allah, Allah cetostearyl Whatever you want to do. It's easier. It's way easier to talk to someone who doesn't talk back.

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Forgive me it's it's a silly, disingenuous, it's an easier thing to do to get to preach to someone who's going to who's listening. It just gets easier.

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But he for a moment there He frowned.

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Yes to leave. So apologize to the people. When he goes to the doctor. He answers his questions, he goes home. He goes on and up comes with the Quran. Now as usual. I want you to imagine Valley salt was

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sitting there waiting for Gibreel to recite the Quran upon him. He's been up side the house from the morning. People have thrown dirt in his face have called him names.

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I've ruined his reputation. Some of them push him around. He goes to the leaders. He speaks to them. They argue back in the worst way possible. He tries his best. And then he ends the day by speaking tabloid enough to offering some answering questions to someone. And then he goes home. He says if I if you bring it up to come and say hello,

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Jean Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim the Prophet alayhi salam was ready to recite after him. I saw what

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you did ecollar Allah who is Jack? Oh, yes, that Guru fidanza who did an easterner Fonterra who does? What Malaika Elias Zakka one, ma'am. And Jack is our hallway. Yaksha and Dan Butera, Herc Allah,

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and he's sitting there I'll use the AutoSum Quran. I mean, you could have just told me just telling me I shouldn't just tell me that i What did you do really? Like I spent a while so what exactly did he do? What was the problem? He found?

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Yeah, but he's

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blind he can't see. A frown only harms the person who can see it. Like if you came to me in a frown at you, it will harm you because you can see the frowning but if you can't see me Oh, Abdullah had been on Maktoum, you didn't know the profit either. You saw to some frowned. He found out but he's the Prophet read the ibis and Aisha that night.

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He had no idea how will he know we didn't see him. And he didn't do anything. So he just found it wasn't even at him. It was just Friday that I can't continue this. I gotta continue this more difficult task. For the sake of Allah. It's a normal thing. I can't continue the more difficult task for the sake of Allah had to go to the easier task, but I wanted the more difficult task. All right. All right.

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I will say whatever

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you found in turn, you shouldn't have even went to them and said, this is over. You shouldn't have gone to them and apologize, you should have immediately went to Mexico. How did he know that the problem? How would he know the Prophet alayhi salam said, Okay, well, thank you for the time I have to leave. I have another commitment. No, don't even do that. The way they they they're not willing. They Don't Want You don't even listen to you. Someone wants you to immediately go and don't frown again. So Allah Allah you I'll use IBM, this is this is his code of conduct. This is the bar for his ethics out of his salatu salam. This is the bar. Don't, Don't frown. But he couldn't see it doesn't

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matter. But I didn't do it because I didn't want to talk to him. It was more because I want to continue the board doesn't matter. I wanted to serve you more. It doesn't matter. You don't frown. Who taught you to frown? You don't frown and don't turn Ibis or whatever? La sala La Jolla, you CIBJO Center. This is one of the evidence of prophecy this surah what are the Why would he recite this to people?

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In the midst of persecution and oppression, and abuse in the midst of all of this, he has to recite to people, I must say whatever let's just do what other begins it was one of the only two sources that are the name of the suit is a verb.

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All the other students the name of the suit as a noun, only two of them will say that and foster that can be seen as a noun as well, because it'd be seen as a as a super mo chatbot that you don't care about that. So I won't bore you with it. But this is the only one that the true verb, the only thing that is called a true verb. He from the zoo is called he found that's what it's called. I don't know what they call it in the translations of the Quran, whatever they call it, they call it the frown. It's wrong. The name of the surah is He frowned. That's what it's called Ibis who I better than the file the the the subject is is is deleted is understood by context. And Mo and when

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the blind man came to him, just to make sure that you that you understood that he was blind, because if it wasn't in the Quran, you can say, Well, maybe he wasn't blind. No, he was mine. The Quran says it. Well. Now you did ICA I know exactly what do you know, maybe this person that is blind will be way better than all of them put together and he was

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maybe he will have more influence and impact and all of these other people put together?

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Oh, yes. But then find out who they could or maybe they just get better than them. He just he just learned something new. And that whatever you teach them or reminding him of will benefit him. It's more than enough.

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It's more than enough from this we learn by the way from this scholars learn that if you spend all of your life trying to spread a spread Islam and it just one soul, you speak to a Ganja 101 soul benefits from you then then then you did something good. If one soul benefits from you, or one moment that you've done something good, and that's fine, you keep you if you're trying to know if one person if you can help one person. Oh, yes, that's good. But then finally declare the blind. How much? How much can he offer? Radi Allahu Anhu to the Prophet Allah you saw to a certain story at this time, where they are weak and they are poor. I met a blind man who is who has no money.

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Look when I came in, said, No, you turn you don't do that. Again. Others don't frown.

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sallallahu alayhi wa salam use? I can't understand this. This story. I don't understand.

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I don't I've tried and I fail to comprehend it. I don't. I think the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, when he frowned, in my opinion, my book. That was something amazing. He wanted to do the more difficult thing. But what do I know? Allah subhanaw taala says, no, no, no, don't run, don't run. He got to see it. It was for a good reason I don't care doesn't matter. Doesn't matter. Go to him immediately. Next time immediately. You leave those who reject you and you go to him immediately. Do not frown again. sallallahu alayhi salatu salam in the midst of persecution, understanding all of these

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circumstances, if you're on top and you make a mistake, and we correct you is fine. But if you're, if you're struggling, you're at like a low time in your life. And we raised the ethical bar to that level. I mean, it's almost that's my opinion, I'm wrong. That is my opinion. My opinion is a person. I'm like, cut them some slack. That's my opinion. She's awesome. Eileen says I'm very noble. Yeah, that's not Allah subhanaw taala

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Are you understanding? I think highly of this story. No, do not do it. To put me and everyone like me in their place.

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To put me and everyone like me in my in our places that you don't understand the ethical code. This is the ethical code. You do not frowned at a person who can't see you for a noble reason. You're not allowed to do that. Because frowning at people is just not acceptable. But you can see it but it really doesn't matter.

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I'm not here to eat Allah Allah who uses that killed over 10,000 Who is Decra a nominee Silva now as for the people who reject you and don't want anything to do with you, but in Telugu till Sunday, you turn back to them again.

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Well, now I need a second what will harm you have been ever listened to anything you say? Well, I'm I'm and Jack I saw but the person who came towards you well, Hawaii, aka Annie had had reverence in his heart of Allah subhanho wa taala. For and Dan, who did you were you were distracted from him for a moment. No, Canada, never again.

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So Allah Allah, he heard the verses. I can't imagine what his how he heard those verses from from God, I always think about this how,

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what went through his mind listening to those yet.

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And then going that night and reciting them and in the prayer so people could could hear I found shouldn't have found.

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Salah Chanukkah wa salam. So you do this with Allah.

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But this is code of conduct. This is this is the ethical code that he this is the ethical code, he lived by Alia Saltos. And this is the standard ALLAH SubhanA held him to think about that, because I know for a fact that we held hold ourselves to much lower ethical standards like way lower like astronomically different in terms of what he held himself with the word Allah subhana held him to ALLAH SubhanA held the Prophet alayhi salam to that standard of ethics of character. And we have to hold ourselves to something similar. And you know, peep, don't cut yourself slack when it comes to ethics and character. Don't. Don't give yourself excuses, excuses. Don't pat yourself on the back

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and, you know, make a invalidate and rationalize why it's okay. For me to say like this at this moment, or why not to act, it might not to be at my best behavior. And this sec, no, don't do that. Because of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam in this context, in this context was not allowed. This one thing just this one detail wasn't allowed to slide. I can't imagine what can slide if that can't slide. If that detail can't slide some Allah Allah He was, he was, that's the prophets code of conduct in the midst of the years of persecution. So think about that. Let's go a little bit and talk about the Sahaba or the Allahu Anhu. Because of the Allahu Anhu they had to persevere, as well.

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This part of the CLR Hello, Tom, I selectively choose the stories so there's a lot of stories I will not share with you. Because a lot of our a lot of my audience are younger people and some of the stories are extremely brutal. So when so as I share with you some of these stories, and if you find them to be brutal, and find them to be a little bit difficult to hear, understand

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Behind them are stories that are way worse. And I'm selectively giving you these ones because I think hopefully people can can stomach listening to them. But there are stories behind these ones that are much more difficult to tell that you can go back to the books of Sierra to listen to, because the Prophet alayhi salatu salam because of his status. And because he was the leader was the profit. And because of Multilib, they only went so far, we'll talk about it very soon, the only way so far in terms of how much they persecuted and oppressed and abused. But some of the Sahaba did not have that. Some of the Sahaba liked that person who was defending them. So you want to see the true

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colors of the people of kurush showed with the way they treated the sahaba. I think we'll get through maybe two or three stories today. So let's start with the one I love the most the story of Allah had been missing. This is one of my favorite stories. I beloved Massoud

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an earliest Wahhabi, one of the early early people the Prophet audience wasn't spoke to him and he for any met him on a journey with elbow

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to speak good. They were going somewhere. I don't know exactly where. But they would come by a small a young, a young man or it was a teenager at the time during these stories, who was a shepherd. And this and he was a small kid like you, as they say in Arabic or those lady. He was a smart he wasn't sure he was a short gentleman. He was not. He was not a big guy. He was not the short guy.

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And they would ask him, Can we give us a subpoena? I need a bend and give us something to drink. So he refused. He said this is these aren't mine. I don't have permission, so I can't. So the provider you saw him was impressed. So he pushed a little bit more to see if the kid would cave and he didn't you offered the money wouldn't do it. So let me if there is any of these of these sheep, the female sheep not producing milk. She said yes, these are Is it okay, if I if I whatever milk I get out of this, the ones that aren't producing milk to drink and he said sure, because they're not the there's no accountability there. So the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam went, well, Quran and he and he and

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the sheep produced milk and they and they drank, you know? So I'm delighted Mr. Wood watched. So we asked to mentor Cohen, who exactly are you? You could see something Whoa, exactly. baccardo But go, who rasool Allah said Allah is I wish my users with Allah.

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So we ask them a few more questions and accepted Islam within the sixth or seventh day of, of Islam. Within the sixth or seventh day of Islam and who accepted it be sitting with a prophet today? He was with the Prophet Allah. Yes, awesome all throughout his life. One of the great about

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one of the great leaders of of Islamic knowledge, and some of them that have actually

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originated in the teaching teachings that he offered. He's sitting with the Prophet it has sought to assemble amongst the sahaba. And because of the degree of persecution, they were very, their morale was low, just low morale in general, because the number of Muslims was not increasing at the same level when the persecution began. And they were so upset with how the prophet Isaiah sauce was being treated and how some of them were being treated. So one day I just thought to say that he wanted to boost the morale of it. *a Bye, the unclutter I am sort of ramen. And there's some discrepancy on this narration in terms of the Sunnah, so if you find in another book it's a different sorta don't

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panic. It's just a discrepancy in terms of which sorter we're talking about this is this is the narration that I choose or I find to be most likely mean Allah subhanaw taala and AI and it reveals with a blind man and so you recited the earliest Salatu was Salam al Rahman al Rahim Al Quran, Allah Khan INSA and Allah Muhammad a Shem su will come out with your husband, when Nigeria was sheduled who your student was

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over the army is on top of all filmi is a theme always nebula basically when he talks you will MISA and beautiful vs. Sutra right now this is a beautiful one to listen to, regardless of the voice that you're hearing it through. So the Sahaba loved it for God and there's a few days before. So one day he's sitting on the Sahaba they're sitting around the Kaaba

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and he said my name is Samira, whom will Khurana Liam who will make them hear the Quran today?

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Who's going to force people to hear a little bit of the new Quran or call up the Messiah soul analysis? Well I'll do it that's it you know you're you can you can you can you can sit this one out and you don't you can all bench you for this one someone else? Because Mr. Wood was very short and thin. So very, very small gentleman. so small that later on in Medina. Yeah. And the valley, your son will be sitting under a palm tree or a d tree. And he will say Can someone give us some days? I'm gonna say okay, I'll do it. So it goes up. It goes up the tree. And of course if you know how the rain as well are concerned. So the person who goes up the G pulls up the community and he ties

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ever seen so do kids play soccer. I did this all my life as a kid. So he pulled them up and he and he goes up to the so now you can see his legs. So they were looking at his legs, and his legs were like really thin. So the Sahaba looked up and they weren't Sahabi poke the other way. Take a look to the look up and they see the legs and they start giggling because they're just just so small, so proud of yourselves. I know. Many men do this to each one another it's not a big deal. But the Prophet alayhi salatu salam he got upset. Yeah. As he as he rightfully would, because sometimes you're not sure if this person's gonna be okay with the joke or not you

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Just got upset for Katakolon Wallah in was Khademi here and Allah He likes

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you loving how small his legs are each one of them is heavier than jumbo herd in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala and the reason that this story exists is because I believe that the reason he said that I don't use Serato is that because of this? Because if Mr. Wood he said I'll do it and then the Prophet benched him. He asked again, man, you smear him on Yom no one wants to do that because you go there and read the Quran openly. You're going to run into people we're going to to ask again and he asked again, and no one really volunteered except him and Massoud. So the bravado you saw those are fine go for the Odin was born Eastern in front of the Kaaba

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Rockman LML Quran halacha insha Allah all began they all gather up and they they beat the daylights out of them. Until the Ibis I mean I've been Multani pulls them out, they pull him out he's unconsciously they take him they take care of them the next day. They're sitting, same thing to Delta Sethi and David the Prophet Allah you saw those and many smear him on Quora and Yahoo had them at least hear the Quran today. And Michelle would all bandaged up I'll do it privately. It's awesome. No, you're fine. Like you shouldn't have done it the first time you get this, but he insisted he kept the No I'll do it. I'll do it. So he goes again. Same thing I'll Rossmann LML Quran

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Allah Collinson, they all gather and they start beating him up, hitting him on his face and he falls unconscious Ibis in Abu Dhabi, they pull they pull, they pull them out, and they take care of him the third day he's sitting there he can barely recognize who he is. Who will make a smear I will put on him

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in misogyny just hands up call you can imagine never again. You will never do this again. Theory is not and science is not optional anymore. No, you're benched. You're not doing this for Karla boomers. ojala Sula, Danny from Allah He Mahayana Allah Yakima Honolulu, let me I have no fear of them anymore. I have no I've never been less fearful of them as I am today. Sometimes you have to. It's an issue of it's just psychological issue. Whenever you're afraid of something, you're afraid of it until it happens. Then after it happens and you have to deal with it. You're not afraid of it anymore. Okay, because it's happened right? Whatever I was fearing the the actual pain, the

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consequences, the aftermath. All of that happened. I dealt with it. I don't I'm not scared of them anymore. They can beat as much as they want. He still wasn't able to do it. But I always loved that word. My hand No, I know you come 100 Yo, I've never been less afraid of them as much as I am today. I just don't care. They can rely on me as much as they want. Oh the Allahu Allahu Allah.

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wants the Prophet Allah salatu salam was standing in front of the Kaaba. And,

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and this is an issue. This is actually a story of his persecution. But I tell it here because I somewhere in the middle.

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He finished his prayer. And he's standing there for the Gobi, just looking at it, and seven to eight young men from police come and they start, you've seen bullies before a bunch of bullies. So they came and they kind of walked by him and, you know, maybe gave him a couple of shoulders here and there. And kind of shouldering him from the back shoulder on the side. I know you saw this I'm Stan doesn't say a word.

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They surround him. They start pushing them around. Allah has salatu salam, and he's talking to them Yanni. This is not appropriate. You're all and they're doing this. And he's trying he doesn't want to get this. He does. He refuses to be physical on his cell phone with them, but they're pushing them around. They're saying things and they're gathering around just trying to physically make it a little bit worse.

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You know, tells us a story.

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Anyone who tells us the story, Lima Maddie Yamato, he tells us a story. He's the one who told us his story, you know from him. You know why we know this story?

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Because his son asked him one day,

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man as John Nursey Yeah, Betty who is the most brave of people. So immediately, he asked us called Abu Bakr

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Well, the Allah you guys, he has a lot of beautiful traits. So the Allah I know, that's not the first one that comes to my mind. Like when I talk about oboe, and he's beautiful to talk about him. And he has a lot of beautiful attributes. It's not the first one that comes to my mind. It isn't, but I leave it alone who's asked the question. Now his son was hoping that he would say me. Right? Hassan is asking his father hoping his father would say Oh Miss myself, because the Allah Ali was known for his was known for his bravery. He is known for his courage. He said, I'm for sure. So he he answers immediately. Bacala Keith, how? Explain. I've never heard that before. So he tells the

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story. Because he was young. He was 10 years old, or 11 years old at this time or 13. He was a kid. So he watched the Prophet Allah is thought to Islamic men. They want to get up and the Prophet alayhi salam said no, don't move your it's not your thing. You're pushing him around. He's standing in a bucket by coincidence coming by he sees this. He loses it. So he comes and he starts pushing them around. He's saying Dr. Luna Raja and Robbie Allah He uses diverse from students roster that was revealed recently, I talked to Luna Raju then

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the hola waka DJ icon will be here to rob become just reciting the verse to them. You're going to

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harm and kill and mistreat a person because he is saying, the Allah my Lord is Allah and he's bringing you the clarification from your Lord, that oh, your condemnation let him say what he's not harming you. So they

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move there. That's bullies. So bullies are, they moved their interest from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam to Abu Bakr. When they start beating him, the prophet Allah is on tries to pull them out and they push him out and it becomes a big kerfuffle and people get involved. They beat Abu Bakr to the point where the narration that said now he tells us Carla helped us Stella hadoo hula info

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until his cheek and his nose were at the same level.

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He was so damages so bruised, that his nose and his face are all the same level. This is just the big a big puff. And they pulled him out unconscious. And they took him to the house of his of his of his daughter and his mother to be taken care of.

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And the Prophet alayhi salatu was someone with him and they left him for the night and went home. I will look at what Allah who I knew would wake up in the middle of the night. He would wake up from his probably had a concussion or do I know that night woke up after being out of it for a bit? He wakes up his family are happy. Everyone is glad that he's awake. He wakes up but for AW Rasulullah sallallahu it's actually them what happened to the Prophet Picard who will be saying he's fine. Well, that could end but if you and they said you know the word the dog, the daughter and the mother started saying but what did you do? Look at your face and look at your hands and look at your feet

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and look at your legs and look at your fellow man. So

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you'll say well, Allah He Mala Ji Soo McCarney had a Rahu behind me. I will not stay here until I see him with my own eyes sort of license. Right? He was scared that maybe they were telling him he's fine. Just to calm him down because he was injured. We'll call it Oh ALLAH he had dahabiya money to pay for for antibiotics, Delta euro and TOCOM. How and you can't get up. You can't move in. He couldn't move for call me Danny. The two of you will carry me speaking to his to his mother and his daughter. You will carry me and your one hand on one shoulder and the other on the other. And that's what they did. Call for Hamada who Muhammad atta who Rasulullah alayhi salatu salam they will take

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him to the Prophet Allah and they're not going to do it right. My son will open the door

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guess to me is their friendship. And that's the piece I can never get over. It's the friendship is just when you study it a little bit and you really understand it. It's just this friendship. Friendship to me is beautiful. I don't know what I love. I love it. I love the friendship that they had. They just loved each other. Like both of them. He sought him out a lot to astronomy breaks down in tears. He hugs obika polymyalgia A bit. Why are you here? Hi to aka big yellow sudo I need to see that you are okay. For cod I will see come as EAC and you have all this for kinda maybe ilish even if you are just a couple of things in my face. He couldn't see his face. There was no audience,

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there was nothing you couldn't see. It was all sort of Allah Hadees I was telling him. They loved him that way. That's how they loved him. She this is the point of the story. This is why I tell you this story is because that's how they loved him. Now, you can't love someone like that. You can't you can't observe people loving someone like that, and not at least be a little bit interested to ask, Well, why? Why would they love him like that? What did he do? Exactly? Did he What do you do? It cast a spell? What do you do to them? Like how what did you do that would deserve this degree of devotion. When you think about he wasn't wealthy out of his Serratos. I mean, like you didn't give

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them money wasn't bribery. It wasn't a promise of status. It was just, it was just something about his character Alia. So it's just an issue of genuineness. Like, some people will suck up to great army generals, and political leaders and kings and stuff like that. But I used to love to sell was being persecuted just as hard as they were. He didn't have any of these things. Why they loved him like that he just thought to us that I'm is is it's not beyond us. But it's important to think about, like if you if you understand it, then you're able to appreciate a little bit more about who he was and his character. It has a lot to it. I mean, that piece if you can appreciate that piece,

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you can understand why it was that they loved him and you can find a certain aspect of that in your own heart. It's a light it's a it's a deal breaker. It's a it's a deal changer. It's a life changer. Honestly, it is like it can it can shift the needle for you and your life. If you learn to love him it salatu salam and those around him, his wife and his children and the people who follow them if you can learn to do that He's genuinely like, actually love them. It actually will. It will it will. It does things for people. It really does. Because love is so powerful. It's just very, very powerful. In this whole story, there's nothing more powerful than love. This story that I'm telling

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you is a story of love of someone who learned about Allah and loved Allah subhanho wa Taala and because he loved Allah and loved the word of Allah and love the way of life. He's tried to, he's taught that to people who followed Him who loved him for it and loved Allah subhanaw taala for love each other for it, and they love it. As Muslims we have pieces of that still left. You know, if you look at it, whenever a new a new person accepts Islam, right, though, the whole community gathers and people are

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supremely happy and they're tearful. Because because we all even though we're not following it, amazingly, even though we are not adhering to this perfectly, we know that it's beautiful and that it's amazing and that it's profound and it is real. And if someone can see the beauty in it and accept it, it's just a beautiful it's a joyful moment for all of us. Where is joy does that someone else got to see the lights? hamdulillah Yeah, I'm not doing very well with the light. But but someone else got to see. And because we love it, we still have asked him to that left it as in, it's not dead yet. But it's far from where it even needs to be as far as remotely is not even even close

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to where it needs to be. Because that's how we have loved the Prophet Allah yourself. And that's also how that's how we've missed Oh, love the Prophet alayhi salatu was and they were willing, they're willing to give their lives because they believed in domestic they believed in the narrative. They believed in this way. This way they could see the

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the reality of it.

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I think after one more

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nobilo story, don't you?

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Who doesn't?

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Who doesn't know the story of Billa looking at Alibaba Habashi, beautiful, beautiful man

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taken from his home, and I'd be seeing inhibition, stolen with his brother from his parents. His mother was fighting her way across the Red Sea and reunite with him and his brother later on. These are aspects of the story that maybe you don't know. His brother Khalid was younger than him. He carried his brother all his life Mita everything you see him doing in the background, he's taking care of his mother, and he's taking care of his younger brother. And some generations points out his sister in the story, but I could never validate that view. So I don't know.

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I'll get low on the web. As a slave as an enslaved gentleman, he would accept Islam, the prophet Isaiah Solomon offer it and obika would offer it to him through Android, I would ask God to speak to him, because of certain qualities the Prophet Allah use wants to appreciated in the Bilal early on. So be that would be one of the earliest Muslims that we know of one of the earliest Muslims that we know of.

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And he was a he was a slave by a man named Omiya Adam Calif. Romania pneumonia was one of the great leaders of what he one of the people the prophet Isaiah started saying the story of Abba was probably talking to that day. And omae could not fathom or expect except that one of his slaves was was following the proc It is thought to us so we unleashed all of this hate, and all this all the savagery upon this young gentleman.

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And they would, they would take him to the out into the, into the outside of Mecca to a place where it was where there was no trees and nothing, nothing to stop the scorching sun, and they would tie him down, and they would bring a boulder and they put it, they would just put it on his chest, so it'd be hard for him to breeze. So he would be lying there just trying to the best of his ability just to take breaths, so he doesn't die. Because you only you can only breathe if you if you have the capacity to move your your chest in and out. So with a large rock, it's impossible. So we would do that. And then they would they would lash him and they would, and they would say on Google

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Northridge. Just say the word Hogan, and we let you go. Because he was he was what he was saying. The Sandy Lake scene. Oh, my tongue can't say it. I am not from this land. Sea. Bilal was from every scene. Yeah. So he learned Arabic as a second language. So he would he would mock them and say, I'm sorry, I have an accent. I can't say the word. But I can't say another word. How about I don't know. How does that work for you? I can say that when I know what I say that when I don't know how it became an anthem. It became the anthem. Unity he coined it. He coined it as a phrase if it was on a banner during the Bible's on the banner of the Battle of Belial I don't know why because Billa said

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it under the rock because under the rock beat and screamed it out and would riffin refuse to say who but even though the Prophet either you saw him told him say whatever they want you to say. Say what? It doesn't matter because you don't mean it say it. You can see it the rows in the Quran.

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And the rocks when you're being an 1111. Korea were called Boom Otama enum Bill Eman except those who AB Allah will punish those who say things that are the that are obscene or except those who are forced, coerced, and their hearts are filled with email and they have an exception. He refused to take the exception. He did not want to be exempted from this. So we say Cobell, we are totally certain you know who that can really serve us. You know, I don't know what I can say. I don't know how I don't know how to say this other words that you're telling me about. I don't know how they hated the word. And he couldn't. And he was under the rock. Right? People surrounded surrounding

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him, but he was stronger. See, this is the piece that you have to learn from the story. Yes, they outnumbered him and yes, they persecuted him yesterday tortured him, but he was stronger, because he believed in what he was saying. And he stood by what he believed and he was not in that strength.

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And he had the upper hand or EULA who I knew at the time. They didn't they didn't know it, but but he did. Do I have time? I don't have time. Okay. So okay, so next time

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I'll continue the story a bit because a few more pieces that I want to share with you in short, and I hope that was a benefit to you. Tomorrow, every son I forget I'm sure I'm forgetting to say this. Every Sunday morning we have a

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breakfast. It is community based. So you need to bring some food with you so that we can eat. We give a short Delta after selected for sure. And then we all have breakfast together men in this side and the ladies on that side. It's very nice actually. It's picked up quite quite nicely. So I invite everyone to come and join us get started the video on fun Sunday. Please don't come empty handed bring something with you. Preferably something you made at home. So we can people can enjoy the different dishes and it becomes more of a kingdom you feel so welcome. Okay, so go ahead and stop