Seerah Halaqah Episode 7
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
Series: Adnan Rajeh - Seerah
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So today, the tight the actual swatch,
place where we're going to start the Halacha is towards the end of his of his preparations out of your slot Western and right before, right before he becomes a profit. So we're going to do is take a few moments and I'm gonna go through the last pieces of preparation and then kind of summarize them for you so that you have a little bit of an understanding, I think it's helpful if you if in your mind, you always know or you remember what kind of led to him either you saw through a sudden becoming the Prophet maybe what was his life like beforehand because that there's an important a certain degree of importance there will allow them.
So we talked about his marriage, how you sought to send him last week and a little bit of the week before. And we talked about his his encounter with data and how data and we talked about the story of rebuilding the Kaaba. I'm gonna go back and look at them and kind of point out some of the skill sets that you learned and why they were important.
The last two years of his life, how to use the law to withstand the last two years.
There's a few things that also occurred, kind of just getting ready for what was going to come. He started having a salatu salam, we call them visions. But they were mostly mostly during asleep so they happen as dreams, he will see something in his dream out of your Salatu was Salam. He would wake up in Utah, Khadija will tell his family members, this is what I saw. Convert that do you have to who have to Yeah, hookah fell off the sub. Meaning what happened exactly the way he described out of your slides was, I saw my dream that fallen, came and visited us and we did this and you just said is what I saw in my dream tonight. And then exactly as he told the story, it would happen later
on that day or happening at some point, it would happen quite frequently, that Khadija would ask him and people around him ask him what how, why is this happening? Why you seem to see all these, and he will say all your struggles, and later,
you have come in a new Bucha in LA Roja. Now, this left of province is just the vision of a pious person. You're just sitting within Athena, just a man in the woods. It's one of 36 pieces of prophecy. Now the reason there's three out of 36
is that he saw is that he saw it for for his for six months, only his salatu salam, which is half a year, he was a prophet for 23 years. 23 times 236 so that you get the idea. So that's, that's where the math came from. So he will see that this is something that occurs, yes, it does. And you can see here, you can have a row here.
But some people have this really weird frequency of Roya. in their lives, it seems some people seem to see a lot of ROM all the time. They have dreams that are significant every night, and they feel the need to share them every day.
Maybe you need to cut down on that a little bit. All right, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, when he when he was being prepared for prophecy, he would see it once or twice a week. So the brothers and sisters who seemed to have rodeos every night, and they have the urge to share them all and to talk about them. If you don't mind, just maybe a little bit, just skip a couple of them a week just for the mental well being of your of your family members and the people around you. So just watch out for this. And sometimes we overplay what it means there's a lot to offer them as well, in the Quran talks about their dreams, there are meaningless dreams, there are Meaningless, meaningless dreams
that we all have that are actually reflections of our psyches. And what we're going through in our brains and our fears and our hopes, and that's important as well look at it from that perspective and make sure you benefit from it will happen. Visions happen, but they're but they're far apart. And they don't really happen very often.
And it's not only something that we should spend too much time dwelling on, I just want to put that out there because Yeah, and he's just something that I and regardless of what your dream is, you feel free not to share it with me ever. You know, he's talking about okay, feel free never ever to share a dream with me. And I will be very happy if that's the case. Something else that happened a lot was Imani used to lottosend the last two years is that Sudan would had y'all was sheduled. So he would be walking down the road. And then something would give sometimes to him
a rock or a tree. And he was standing there hearing something, say Santa Monica and it would say y'all rasool Allah, and he was standing there looking to see who spoke to him. And he wouldn't find anybody. And he would say to yourself, Could it No, it can't be a tree, you can't be a rock. It can't be. And the reason these things were happening, it was like Allah subhanaw taala was easing the Prophet alayhi salatu salam into what was going to happen, easing him into what was happening to him. So just little occurrences that are unusual, and he would say it you saw some leader in need, go to hajj on Ghana, Yuki Allah yesterday, Mr. Coppola Naboo. I remember a rock that I used to walk
by and every time I walk down this road, it will say sit on my neck and I say it's impossible. I must be just very tired or haven't slept, but it used to give Saddam's to me before it before prophecy.
called our hug. Viva la Hill holla.
Those last two years he became someone who enjoy
he'd enjoyed solitude, he started to find joy and solitude. The last two years three, before he hit 40
He became someone who enjoyed solitude. Now, I don't know how much of this is going to resonate with the women. So forgive me if it doesn't for the next couple of minutes. Men don't like reaching 40 either. Men don't like reaching 40 either, and they dread it just as much as sisters do just so you know, just as much we just put on a front as if we don't. We act like it doesn't matter. But it does. That's why a midlife crisis for men is a big deal. It happens all the time, sometimes are able to get through 40 and kind of keep it down. But then when they hit 50, it just it just loses itself. And they just end up doing something really, really, they regretted most men regret their late 40s,
early 50s, almost unanimously, the probability is thought to stem towards the before he hit 14. He wasn't a midlife crisis, it was the fact that he just didn't feel fully fulfilled, I'm using that kind of funny term. He didn't feel completely fulfilled, he felt there was something missing. He lived a life that you saw before Islam that for most of us, we can't even live as Muslims. Meaning before he became a prophet, he lived a life that was better than most of what we live today. He was someone very selfless. He was someone who took care of orphans and took care of those who are in need of support and people who were poor, and people couldn't take care of themselves. And he, like
he was someone who was very had a lot higher than him. It has a lot to us. And he was very, very trustworthy, very honest, very humble way before Islam. But with all of that, even with all of that he just felt something was missing. And as he recognized himself coming towards that age that you know, that 14 That number.
He started looking forward to solitude, not because he didn't want to be around people, but because he would, he would go into a state of deep reflection of just really contemplating life, and the purpose of being alive. And what other possibilities there could be, and why was he there? And why was the world the way it was? And how is the world okay being like that. And he says, you know, the Earth was calling for a Muslim for a reformist. It's as if the earth was looking for someone to bring reform to it. And the Prophet Allah, you saw through some felt that there was this need, there was this gap, this was this emptiness, something needed to change, there was something he just he
felt that there
needed to be fixed, something needs to be fixed, something had to change. And he just didn't know what it was though. So he wouldn't go out of your slot to seven he would look for, but the thing is, he was well known. So he couldn't just reflect at home with with it with the only seven or eight children that lived at home. And that's the number he had six altogether, with Yanni. As you know, he had four daughters and Abdullah and it'll cost him from Hudy Gen. Ibrahim later on in his life, and she had three children, and he had to leave maybe five in the house. And sometimes Jaffa would also be there. The house was always packed with children and people.
So if he wanted to do some reflection in the house was not going to be an option. And if he was out the house, he was always going to be pulled in one direction or the other by friends or people that he helped. So he wanted his own. He needed his own space, his own time to think. So he went and he looked, he looked for a cave. He looked for a cave. I don't know if you've gone to Mecca and tried this journey. But it's it's a long it's a long walk to get our head up. And I'm the Mountain of Light on the mountain of nor for you to get the vodka actually takes quite a bit of it's a it's a long walk. It's over an hour and a half. But I was taken there when I was younger. When I lived in
Mecca, we went there once or twice.
And it's actually you get really tired by the time he gets up. He would go there out of your sauce. I'm trying to get away, Joe so he wouldn't be bothered to know where to find him. They would go color, but kinda you have to have nothing like early the Word Ladder is the wording that you find in the books. You would go and do 200 Daniels is when you're you're just in a state of meditation or worship or focus he would do it a couple of nights in a row. He would go for a few nights in a row he wouldn't go for for a couple of hours to come back. He was spent a couple of nights in a row it is thought to us
it's beyond me how he just supported him in this I have no unders I don't understand her are the Allahu Allah Allah Allah has said I don't understand her how she supported him doing this is just one of those is just honey. It's an enigma. It will always be a void in my comprehension of the Sierra of why how it is that she thought that was that was okay. That this did not become the reason they got divorced. I don't understand it. She has four of her own children at home at the time four daughters it is the Allah one. Why do you still and you can say that about her. She's She's his wife and two children had died already and you I live in the house all times and you had her three
children or at least two of them to the house was at least six at least six children at all times in the house.
And he says I'm going to go to a mountain. First of all what woman would believe that to begin with? Like what woman
unbeliever husband, I'm going to spend a couple of nights alone in a mountain.
But she did. This is why this is why their story is very unique. It's why it's why it's unique. Because she, because he actually did that. If I tell my wife, I'm going to a mountain for a couple
that it's not going to work. My phone has like a tracking app of where I am. So she knows I'm here. So it doesn't work any for me to say and
for him to say that do it. And for Khadija to actually believe it. And to be okay with it. No, no, she went beyond that. She supported it. She would take him to food. She would take him food. He would tell her I want to stay there for three, four nights, she would say Okay, stay, don't come back, I'll come to you. She would go. And she would take him food. And she would sit and she would do with him, whatever it is he was doing.
Whatever he was doing, that would seem insane to anyone at the time, cuz he would just go and contemplate. And he in order if you've been to a lot about before, but if you go, I know it's there's a lot, it's now that it's paved, and it's all these it's a whole thing, forget about that just stand anywhere in the mountain, and just get an idea of what angle he had Ali usato, somebody sat there, he sat in a place where you could see open land where you can see the sky and you can see the Kaaba, like where he is on. And so he chose that spot where you could see everything, and he just sat there. And he would just contemplate and just stare and think, what is it that I'm here to
do? What purpose can my life serve? And why is why are we? Why are people behaving the way they behave? Why are these laws The laws of the land? And and what do they need to change to? And what was it that Abraham Allison actually taught him? Just just these questions about existence that we all have, that you shouldn't have anymore? You shouldn't have anymore because he did it. And then the whole thing was answered. So you don't need to go on solitude trips, you don't need to go to go out and spend two years you don't need it because that was already taken care of. That's why most of us did it. This was not a there was not like a rite of passage or a passage or anything. It's not
like after he became the Prophet, the Sahaba went and did that for a couple of months. And they came to him. No, not one of them. No one of them went into solitude. Now, that doesn't mean that you don't have time to reflect and contemplate, of course you do. We're going to talk about that. And I mean, I may wish to stop helping just going through that. But the concept of just needing to what because he was in a state of wondering, what is this? What am I here to do? She Radi Allahu Anhu out ASAP, she saw that in his eyes. She saw that she was a good was married to a good man.
Someone who saw value in service of others, someone who wanted their lives to have a meaning to it to actually serve a purpose bigger than themselves. And she saw he was struggling with that. And she saw that he needed some he needed some space to think. So she granted him that. And not only did she grant him that she she's participated in it with them. She would go and take them to food and she would sit there with him and contemplate and meditate with him and then leave him and go back and take care of her family and allow him to do this. So Allahu Allahu wa salam Murali Allah Juana for first for over six months this occurred.
It wasn't a an issue, it's like a week or two for six months or over 180 days, back and forth. He would come for a couple of days and go back and come for a couple of days and go back and she was okay with it. That's why when when she came the end of her life when she came to pass away,
you breed would come in until the Prophet either you saw some give her stems from Allah Himself and tell her that Allah subhanaw taala promises her a house in Jana a custom agenda Cow Palace agenda, la Kasab matassa. Khasab is Kasab is a type of jewel that is empty on the inside. Like it's hollow. It's hollow, just like a cave is it's hollow Lau Sahaba. Fi he was an awesome there is no there is no screaming there is no noise and there is no fatigue or tiredness there because they say they've just done and Jensen Ahmed, whatever it is you do, you will be rewarded rewarded from the nature of what you did. So with her pilots will be made a fuss of a certain type of jewel that is hollow on
the inside, like the cave she went to. And she won't find any loud noises like she left at home, nor will she find any tiredness which is what she had to going back and forth on the Allahu Allah.
Because she supported him doing this other you saw to Islam, and he would contemplate and even contemplate.
It's through contemplation that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam fulfilled the last piece of his preparation
is through contemplation that he fulfilled his last piece of preparation.
We don't do this anymore.
When we say the word reflection and contemplation, we don't do this anymore. This is not a practice that people do anymore. It's fell off the grid some point a couple of decades ago or maybe a couple of centuries even ago. Don't perform this anymore, where you sit and you dive deep in thought about something that is important to you. And you take time to think about that one issue looking
at all the different scenarios that can that surrounded all of the different outcomes, all of the different responses you can put into it and allow yourself that time to process it and develop a narrative. A sentence that your psyche or your self is capable of accepting or
or investing in. This is very important. You can't you can't think important things through on the run. You can't it doesn't work that way. You have to offer yourself the space to contemplate. If you're in a filthy, he would say to * blue satin hyaluron min PME shadow to think just to contemplate for an hour is better than doing pmla for a month. The Hustle and bustle He will say to felt closer to me center is better than than doing pm for you only for a year. I'm going to be faced with a nose job you ain't been lucky to either the love See, he means Sahaba I met many of the Sahaba Coloma Pulu nearly all of them told me in the neuron email is difficult. The enlightenment of
faith is contemplation is difficult. It's all throughout the Quran. They call me a different karoun our meta Fatcow the concept is just all throughout the Quran if you just follow along it's everywhere it's everywhere. All right Isha and the Hadith Amina Muhammad was asked, Are you
SHINee rasool Allah He can I Jabba? What aspect of his personality was just a jeep? I jump is something that is worthy of all something that is just really out of the norm something you just you'd never say anything like, they'll call it what are you *ting me he lemmya kunafa and what about him wasn't sort of low. I wish my but I'm Layton but there was one night and I'll say in English because I was able to forever he came into the house out of your straw to a semi lay down on the bed for a long day. But Hotamisligil the jilda and we were in actual physical contact. We were touching hands
for Cara Lee so he looked at me for Carla. And then iannelli and Acoma for energy Robbie Will you allow me to go and perform my pm tonight Bacala to Allah He in the lateral head goofier off like I don't like you to leave our bed what I can eat oh haha, but I love what you love.
So he got up, he made his will do it in salatu salam and he prayed
the whole fabrica
theater, and he cried that night until his until he was in his tears were dropping from his beard. But Tabitha Allah subhanho below came to wake him up for a photo which is all your eggs a week so when he came in he saw him in this in this state for color yellow suit Allah Manuel Keke Why are you crying Oh prophet of Allah. But God Allah your salatu salam okay for the African how is it that I won't work on Amazon Allahu Allah, Allah subhanaw taala has
descended upon me in the holiday summer word he will already work de la vie lady when a hurry. Yeah, it legally Al Bab Alladhina Yes, Quran Allah Allah Ya.
Allah you newbie him wherever Karuna for your holiday summer, it will all be Robina Martha lokta heard about Allah subhana can subpoena Agha now indeed, in the creation of the cosmos in the earth, and the differences between day and night, there are Signs for those who contemplate for those who have minds that are functional, those who invocate their Lord, whether they are standing, sitting or lying down on their sides, and they contemplate and reflect
on the creation of the cosmos in the earth, coming to the conclusion where they say Oh our Lord, You did not create this in vain. You're exalted, so protect us from the Hellfire he would say it is thought to us and I'm waiting for my weight on my weighed on female Tara wallum Yet at the Baja Odessa coffee. I warn of severe punishment those who recite this and will not and don't contemplate it and don't reflect upon it and think about it. It's a big part of our deen. It's a big part of our pull in nominees in this unsorted sub pool in nama are evil calm, be Wahida say, I offer you exclusively just one piece of advice and Topo mooloolah He must never for order for you to fulfill
the covenant and the order of your Lord in groups are eyes ended with individuals from teta Fatcow. And then you contemplate when you reflect. You take time to think and think things through in depth. This is an important part of being a Muslim. It's what allowed him either in salatu salam to come to this point where he because if you look at these trips, these preparations this was the cherry on the top. This was the last one. It was actually during this one that he would be granted his prophecy audience. I mean, granted that final message, but without it I don't think it would be possible.
It was it was a meaningful act in the past and it's meaningful today. We just don't do it anymore.
Because we have phones.
They think for us
Because honestly, we just have too much distraction. Not even, not even on the toilet anymore. People used to contemplate on the toilet a lot. And it was a great time to reflect on your life, that nothing else to do.
Now not even then, because now you just take your phone in with you. So you don't have to do that then. So we've lost the only time of contemplation that we had left.
This is a this is a real problem. You know how I why I'm talking about this? Because of the nature of the questions I get asked.
No thought at all. No thought at all put any question. You can see, there's no thought put into this. There was no reflection, no contemplation? No, they didn't take time to think about it. It's just what comes to mind comes to comes at no, it's not what comes to mind comes out you have to take time. Before you say you think and you contemplate you run a couple of scenarios.
And you look things up and you contemplate it again, as you can tell, I'm complaining I've got questions. But that's not the point of what I'm trying to teach or point out for you here. It's the importance of performing this is taking time and reflecting and contemplating thinking about things in depth. It's a very, very strong tool. Those who have it will take them a long way. And those who don't know how to do it, they will run into a lot of trouble. It's just a matter of time you run into a lot of trouble. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam, he enjoyed solitude because he needed to think
he needed to come to conclusions. He had to figure out what it was that his life was going to mean. You see men who come to run through life, middle life crisis, the crises have the same problem. They come to that age and they start wondering what was my life about it? You didn't have to your life is what your life is about his clear, he explained to you Subhana wa Tada Khalifa your abs, you put them together, you understand what it is, you're a steward, you're responsible for your caregiver, you're responsible for the well being of those around you and you do it as an act of service to Allah subhana wa Tada. So in the bigger picture of your nation, and which is which is the Earth, the
nation of the Prophet it is Saltos time is everyone on Earth.
Home hood are the people who responded to him are the people that he was sent to
send to who is the prophet it is sorted and sent to
his Alma is those everybody Everyone has his own mightiest everyone alive today is almost some of them responded, some of them didn't. Within the bigger picture of that, you're a steward, you're a caregiver, and you're a servant. That's it, you don't need, you don't need to have a crisis to figure out what your life is about. Whatever it is that whatever profession you have, wherever you are in your life, whatever status you have, or Wells, you look, all of it, you figure out, how can I use it to the best of my ability to serve and to move the needle and to push things forward and to actually, that's it. That's the That's the purpose of life. You don't need to know Don't, don't lose
it, it's clear. He he took the time to reflect and contemplate all of your thoughts about that specific piece so that we wouldn't have to.
So that I knew would know exactly what it is that I'm here to do. Maybe your calling isn't clear yet, maybe that I'll give you that. Maybe you don't if you're young, you don't know exactly how you're going to do it. But if you know what it is you're here to do, then you're fine. If you know what your job is, in general, then you're okay. You'll be you'll fit you'll you'll you'll run into it, you'll stumble at one point into the thing that you're good at, or the thing that you enjoy in terms of the service in terms of the caregiving and the and the stewardship that you carry, as a Muslim.
So let's pause just, you know, before that,
before that dark, but also enlightened night of the 25th sixth or 27th of Ramadan.
Right, just before just around his 40th birthday, Allah has a lot to us. He says pause just before that night. Just zoom out for a moment and remember a few things.
You have three deaths in his early childhood, he was orphaned three times he lost his father, his mother and his grandfather taught him that life
is fragile. And mortality is real. I mean, it's not worth holding on to anything. It all goes away. You can you can lose it all in a split second, whatever it is that you thought was there, it can just go. So it's not worth holding on to too much of dunya he wasn't fooled by it. He understood dunya from childhood that it was very, it was just an illusion. It wasn't wasn't something worth your time or worth your dedication.
He looking five houses in first eight years of his life, he moved around in five different homes. It taught him to be flexible. It taught him to be able to fit in with people in situations where he wasn't always comfortable. It taught him to carry his the responsibility of himself and to be independent and not to throw his problems or his or his needs upon other people and add it to their burdens. They it's their problem. His problems were his own. He took care of them himself.
He grew up in the in the suburbs in the open valleys. So he grew up on a saw
have a Son physically he was well, he spoke the dialect the language perfectly made no mistakes at all on a softer side because he learned the language appropriately.
He learned from his mother, the importance of loyalty within a marriage was his first lesson on it, you'll still have to assume from her and probably most important, he spent time with his grandfather, he saw what it meant to be someone who had wisdom, who had knowledge, who shared it with others, understood the importance of, of learning, of listening, of sharing of dealing with people from different backgrounds and offering them understanding the, the, the status of the land that he's living in, in the and how to deal with people have have, have backgrounds that are that are significant. He watched how his grandfather dealt with people coming from all over.
He worked at the shepherd Allahu Salatu was semi learn how to be merciful, compassionate, and pathetic. To deal with animals. You have to be there to learn that you can't you can't be harsh, they won't respond to you, you won't they won't stick around with you, the people will own them will take them back because you're not treating them well. had to learn how to how to gather people gather his mentality from that he had to be to bring them together because in order for you to be a proper Shepherd, you have to you have to the togetherness and the gathering has to be there. So he took that into his own life and implemented it Allah Himself to someone didn't divide someone who
saw those who wandered and
it's a beautiful it's a beautiful piece. In his in his Hadith Allah you saw to sound both them
where he talks about the example of himself and the example of the people around him tells them the example is like like a fire and all these butterflies are falling into the fire that he's trying. This person is trying to get the butterflies away because they don't they think the fire is they think it's helpful they don't they find a way to die. Ever since they don't know they can't they can't differentiate that this is actually gonna kill them. So he's trying and he will say well, don't be fooled Jersey come on in now and I'm holding you from the belts back from the Hellfire want them to flee to them in your day. And every once in a while one of you slips through and I can't I
can't hold it hold them down.
Concept of just keeping
he would work as a merchant or you still have to set up a businessman. He would learn what honesty really meant. What it really meant to be honest, forget about the superficial use was actually honest with what it meant to make Matt Hallel how to read people and kind of figure out the person in front of you whether they were honest or not. And he got a you got ripped off by enough times you learn you know how to read people when you deal with them. He learned that he attended a war he learned the art of warfare, understood what it meant to be to fight, to defend, to organize, to follow command to be in command. What war did to people, he saw that Allah you saw some he attended
one of the most important treaties of Mecca has been following understood how to orchestrate a treaty, the art of peace, the art of bringing people together and having them sign something that's in the best interest of everyone else.
he learned what it meant to take care of children that aren't his own.
He took care of Khadija kids and Zaid,
he got married. He learned how to share his life. You see, if you don't get married, there was something missing. In your life experience. There really is.
There's 100% something missing in your life experience without. It's important. It's something there because sharing your life with someone else is not an easy task. It takes a lot of discipline. It takes a certain degree of compassion. It takes a certain degree of perseverance, patience, of tenderness of kindness.
Not marriage peace is important for him out of his thoughts and of course the person as we'll talk in a few more numbers, almost significance. He got the testimony of the people of Makkah regarding his ethics regarding his ability, his abilities on his saw to someone when they built the Kaaba. He also proved his ability to de escalate situations and to fix a problem during crisis and to show smallies of leadership how to use salatu salam during that time because because because the whole thing ended there. people's hands were in blood, they're ready for war. He ended up I used to love to swim.
And then he contemplated
and he dove into deep thought for at least at least six months of his life.
Those were the preparations that he went through to hit the lotto.
You can go back some of them and say that was harsh. Losing your your mother and burying her was harsh having to work as a kid.
It was going to point out certain things you lost a child or that you saw as it was hard you can say these things were harsh.
But it's the harsh thing that happened to you that make you who you are. You're not gonna suck
be the same person. If we remove one of the things that happened in your past, if you go back and say I want to take that one, I want that one thing in my past not to have happened, then you wouldn't be you. You'd be someone else. You'd be someone else. I am whom I am the person who went through my past. That's who I am. It doesn't own me. It doesn't define me. But for sure, it's something that allowed me to be who I am. And I, that's that's how you're supposed to look at it, you learn from it. These experiences that he took out of your source of the first 40 years of his life, allowed him to become Rasul Allah. So Allah, Allah, Muhammad says, I wish mine so they're
important. My advice to you.
Take it or leave it. Don't hate on your past. Don't hate on your past. Yes, you've probably been through moments in your past that were painful, that were not good, that had evil in them, maybe. But don't hate on something that's gone and experience that you now have the ability to reflect upon and learn from and grow from, and it offers you something in your life that's unique to your story and to who you are, and what you can do with your life. It's because he was orphaned, that he cared for orphans, all of his life out of you saw to us that I'm 18 and total lived in his home it throughout his life.
It's because he went through that because of that pain. He was able to, he was able to relate and he was able to practice it within his own life and then encourage others to do the same. So don't hate on your past. Learn from it, grow from it. Allow it to move you forward with with the agony that existed with the suffering that occurred within it, because that that's there, you'll never go away. But don't let it break you and don't let it define you
in a negative way.
Those are his preparations out of your salatu salam.
On the 27th night of Ramadan.
Just before his 40th birthday, we're just after his 40th birthday.
I just thought the Westerdam would be in the water Hara.
And he's doing his hundreds he's doing his contemplation as he would always do.
it creature an extra terrestrial terrestrial creature would enter upon him it his thought was
let's take a look at the details of this. It was at the middle of the night.
Towards the end of every lunar month, moon or no moon.
No moon, right? There's no moon. It's always a small crescent. You can't there's no light. So back then they didn't have candles didn't eat it didn't have any of that is awesome. So it was a middle of the night. It was dark, because there was no moon that night.
Do you believe did not come announcing himself.
He didn't make that up. Now, as they say you didn't kind of make a noise before he entered, didn't knock on the door. Didn't call him from outside the cave. None of that. He entered immediately. Or they he said um to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam didn't come to him and inform the Prophet. If you study a normal Quran, you will study the different forms of Revelation. Well, he comes in different ways. Not all of it is actually almost none of it is you bill coming in his actual form. He actually only came in his actual in Israel forum twice this night. And then the night of Mirage, that's it. He never saw him the way Allah created himself twice on Ian salatu salam, every other time was some
other form. As a person as a dream, salsa too jealous. All these different sounds would come to him in different ways. And this was explained to him. But that night it didn't come in any of those firms. He came to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam the way Allah created him. Guru Fattah Gibreel
al hilchot ility halacha Allahu Allah Yara the way Allah created him, the who said to me agenda with 600 of his wings yearn for the one Halia who will look look pearls and gems are fought flying from his from his
from his wings. Yes, sir. Dolo folk, he closed the horizon.
That's why I'm saying if you go to about Hara, you'll see that he chose a very strategic spot where you could see that a great view is a great view, amazing view. This allows the brain to kind of just relax and focus Gibreel came close the horizon. Wherever he looked, it was Gibreel. attorney
for the money, he came, and he took me and he hugged
and he hugged
the dog is important. The hug has a symbolic meaning to it.
First meaning is that it's not a dream.
Ever hear ever heard the pinch me? Yeah. It's not a dream. This is not just something you said no, this is real. This is real. Here. Feel it. Feel it.
It was a heavy hug. He was say Alia starts off Allah
money at the bellava manual.
He hugged me until I couldn't breathe anymore. I couldn't breathe anymore. So it was heavy. Telling him this is not a joke. Whatever you think this is not a joke. This is real.
But it's a hug.
At the end is a hug in the hug is the universal sign of love and peace.
That's what the hug is. The hug is universal. The universal thing is how you show love when you show peace, hug
your stand the beauty of it.
This this hug, it's extremely important hug
that explained to him, you're awake.
you're loved. This is peaceful.
But it's real.
This is serious stuff. But Bella Manuel Giotto, Marcela, neither he then let me go for Cara Lee, Accra.
So let me read
a call to manorbier clutter. I don't know how.
You see when he said that you believe the Prophet Allah you saw this and thought that he meant to read the written text. Right? In Arabic words can have different meanings can have a plethora of meanings like many of them. It is an interesting word. Very interesting word. And it had it had this has different meanings. One of the meanings is to recite, or to read written text. That's one of the meanings that it has. And that's the most common usage of the word to be honest that's what you use mostly. So they don't America is that I don't know how because he didn't mind I because I don't see what the reason I don't know how to read anyway. So Paula fell on money. Hut, Bella, I mean, Elijah
had had a call to go mode. Then he hugged me again, until I couldn't breathe until I thought this must be death. We all at some point wonder what death will be like, in his mind like this must be what death is by tomorrow. 74 Coralie ekra
Call to Ma Ma no because I don't know how
qualified are many theories and they took me the third time
mursaleen let me go for caller he called up
for call tomorrow Accra all right to stop this hugging business. What do I read? I don't know how to read but just show me what it is you want me to read because I can't You can't do this again like this is becoming to your iterations. He felt that his bones were starting to break because it was getting too heavy. So he's like, I don't want this no more. None of this just what do I read show me I'll read whatever you want or read you know, kind of give up or read whatever it is you want.
To smell a bagel or the Holla Holla call insert I mean other
word Rob Bukal a Quran Allah De Lima Bill column allemaal in nama la mia, Allah.
He was gone.
the Prophet Allah you started with Simon standing there
are your thoughts on this is a very, very awkward experience.
This person, this thing did not introduce itself, as the norm of the Arabs would be that you would say who you were,
and why you're there. I have very specific customs, because they were a people who didn't have political law. They had a lot of customs. That's why if you go to the Arabic world tilde today, there's a lot of out off into collied might be going back
this is your billion dollar by the way, that's the amount of ignored
that's where his his a lot of was it used to watch
some of my songs my I for sure if you're young, you go to the camera, I for sure recommend you going inside, it looks different now because people have abused the area. It's like a lucky thing. But it's still worth going there and just getting a sense. You're standing there to see oh, now I understand why he chose to spot. It's just a system. It's a majestic view. It's just amazing. For us, it's just something worth going and kind of just seeing and then taking a moment maybe and just contemplating for a second as he did on it. His thought was I'm just gonna say you can do something that he did.
Yeah, this would be the final time
that the earth in the sky would have a conversation
with 600 years since God had come up it had not come to earth for a long time since he spoke to a Saudi Salam. And since then Gibreel had no job. Allah subhanaw taala told him nothing.
Why? Because the final revelation is coming in that will be the final time. So Gibreel knew that this was the last time this was the last set of events this next 23 years will be the last time he said you'll never come back with a mission similar to this ever again. This will be the last time the sky speaks to the earth and explains to it what it needs to do. So if you don't get it right this time, then that's it. That's it. That's the end of it. No more
Eastern MGB was very busy throughout history, very busy, spoke to many prophets. He brought many messages, revealed many books. He had to deal with many different groups of people and nations. And he was told this is the final one. So Allah Allah Muhammad.
So your brain made sure it counted.
You know, he came in with a Yachty you know what they say? You know how to kind of make make an entrance. Now he made an entrance. He made an entrance I think he stood on for sure. Because this was the last time he needed who he's speaking to, to to really know what what needs to be done. So the problem is understanding that has no idea what this was. This creature did not tell him what it he has no idea who this creature was. He doesn't really understand what these words that were set he hadn't taken.
He was scared. fine to say he was scared. He was frightened by what just happened middle of the night, completely alone in a mountain just witnessing something that probably no one's gonna believe him. It was real because his his his bones are aching on his stem from the hugs the continuous hugs. He was so afraid that he was shivering.
Have you ever been in a state like that? Where you get so emotionally worked up that will start to shake
and you get cold? These are just normal physiological responses. By the way, anyone who studies medicine or biology learns that they're the frightened flight type of response that we get in our bodies. And it's just it's how we it's how we protect ourselves. So he was she was cold. He was shaking. And he runs down the mountain out of here so
he just runs
now I can't imagine how he ran down the mountain obviously twisted and because it's a long walk, I want you to when you go to do a home run you walk up to imagine him going up there and what am I just Khadija going up taking him food, especially if you're a sister, and see how you feel about that regarding if your husband decided to take some solitude time. And then when you come down? Imagine the point of it is I'm running down that mountain.
He runs down he gets home. You would think it'd be sweating at the end of it because it's a long run. He was freezing, shivering and shaking out your slot was I'm saying Sammy Rooney. The Filoni is a millennial it is new with DSR is what you would cover your body with is a mother who meaning he covered him doesn't mean you have to throw him bring Bring blankets, Bring blankets, bring clothing Cover me, I'm freezing, I'm freezing. So he would bring the blankets and she would cover him.
And she would ask him
Let me go beyond that.
Let's focus on her for a little bit. Because
How many many here would have told the story to their wives.
If this happened when you when you tell the story.
You dare tell the story. Explain to her Yes.
Something from the sky came and hugged me three times. Now you say hug me and she's already upset.
You say hug me She's not listening to what it did was. She's already upset, hugged me three times. And told me these things. He tells her the story. This is why I love this. Their story is the amount of trust they had. I love it. The amount of trust they had amongst each other. The way they trusted one another. The way they spoke to each other. The way they were open. The way they respected. The respect and the trust is just beautiful amongst them. Some of us may not he has said I'm Canadian. And Cobra just she just he didn't hesitate. He told her the story exactly as it happened. And she listened to it till the end. She didn't interrupt once. She had nothing negative to say.
Actually, she went beyond that. Because I'm imagining if you do
this is what we get from you and your mountains. You and your mountains i This is for six months of your mountain. Now you come to me and you're shivering and you're telling me some alien spoke to you and I have what now what do I do? None of that. She listens. And then he's and she tells him Why are you frightened? Okay, that happened to you. Why are you afraid? So the Prophet alayhi salam was saying
Tip two and you're gonna have Baba, I was scared that this was anger of Allah. This is because they believed in God, as we've talked about this at the beginning of the Salah, but they believed in God they knew Allah. When the inside of the home and halacha home Leopoldo Nila were inside the home and holacracy Marathi will lay upon Allah. If you ask them who created you okay, the cosmos the Earth. They'll say Allah, but they just need to call them and do any Olia Leo carbona It Allah he's OLFA. They just took demigods let's let's call them that. Something that will make it easier for them not to follow all the rules, something that gives them a little bit of leverage over the concept of God
because you can move your god around and if you can take them put them up or put them down and take them with you. Then he gives you a bit of control. People like to have that that's the problem with our human mind. The human human mind doesn't like the idea of a deity
doesn't like the idea of the Divine One. We don't like it, because it makes us feel so weak when it's supposed to make us feel so supported that he's a summit subhanaw taala. This is supposed to the opposite, but the human mind doesn't like it. So either we try to make God similar to us, or we try to make ourselves similar to God and neither approaches work. So they believed in God, they just didn't have the clarity of what he wanted from them. His midlife crisis, if you're going to call it that was just him trying to figure out what am I supposed to do? So as I know, there's Allah, what am I here for? What do you want from me? Is there a story here? Is there a purpose? Am I just here?
What is it? So he had that question?
So he, he, when Jabril came, he thought this was wrath. This was God's wrath coming. So he was scared that he had done something that has angered the Almighty and this was his punishment. So I told her I'm, I was afraid this was punishment. So listen to Khadija.
Listen to what Khadija said.
I I will always be in awe of her response. And this is one of the most powerful responses that you could ever get in a situation like this called Kola Wallah. He said no never punishment no never wala hayleigh Zeke Allahu Akbar Allah would never punish you would never put you would never humiliate you or do like that in Mecca. Let us say no Rahim.
What does it mean will kill? What took Sybil Mara doom? What to lethal mal hoof? What to Aino Allah and Allah, it will help.
He said, No, you
dusted a Russian, you bring your family together. You are someone who works on their relationships with their family members, and keeps family close, and doesn't allow family to get lost from one another drift away and stop talking and hate each other. You you do search for him, you connect family.
Relationships tested over him. What a miracle. And you carry the person that can't seem to take care of themselves. It will tell whether we're counting on Allah, Allah Who Am I? who lie to you? It's the Sufi is the person who is not that they're intellectually challenged, they just can't seem to get it right.
Some people just can't seem to get it right. They're just going through a rough patch. Every time they do something, it just fails. And they're just going through a hard time and there's definitely no who does middle me you carry them figuratively speaking, someone who definitely will can wait to see what am I doing? And the person who is broke, you don't give them money. You give them a way to make money. Not only do you give them money, not only to make sure that you they're taken care of financially, but you help them make a living. What do we sort of aloof? And you're the person who takes care of the of the individual who's in crisis? What do I you know, I don't know. It will help
me you stand by people as they go through their calamities and difficulties. That's what she said, What are the other one?
Aside from the fact that that's what she saw of him out of his salatu salam, which tells you something, every man in this room, you want to know who you are. Ask your wife. And she'll tell you
I don't I don't recommend it, by the way.
Just try to be but if you want to know ask her and she'll tell you but she thinks she knows she's there every day. She knows who the real you she knows the real you. Khadija knew the real Muhammad Salah Muhammad Oh, sorry. There's many. And this is what she told him. She knew the real prophets. And this is what she said, This is what you do. You would never be punished he he didn't say no you pray you contemplate you fast you know, none of that. None of that. That's not why that's not fun out. You're on my roof 13 Masada a soup. The good deeds you do in your life that in service of others is what's going to save you from Ugly ending. So she knew even Hadith of the low iron had
before Islam she knew that someone like that would never have an ugly ending. Someone like you, someone who has dedicated his life to take care of the people around him, who is always thinking about who needs to be carried, who needs to be supported, who needs to be stood by who needs to be given money, who needs who is in crisis, the person who is thinking thinking and looking for them trying to do the right thing for them. That person will not have an ugly end. Impossible, impossible. Punishment you would never be punished it's impossible you can't be she had enough wisdom to know to say that. God ever heard that and maybe you automatically said Allah Allah
Muhammad was like me, and he calmed down and his heart rate went back to normal and
because she she knew she knew. You want to have a good hearty man in your life, you won't have a good ending. Take those words she used or the Allahu Ana in describing him to his face. I like to take those words. In Nicola Tassilo Rahim what Damilola can, what took Sybil my doom are two lethal male hoof but to Aino Allah and Allah it will help this generations have two or three more of them but I just like these fights because they're simple. All of them are acts of service.
All of them show a certain degree of selflessness. She knew her husband wasn't gonna be like that. And that was her opinion of her husband or the Allah who I know what advice, look at this, look at this relationship, you understand what I'm talking about? You want a love story. There's a love story for you. I'll end with that Inshallah, because we're running out of time, they're starting to give me the dirty. So we'll end with that and show what's actually will do is this so I can go 745 Is the camera right? So what we'll do is we'll stop for Kahoot, like 10 minutes before 745 And then we'll make a then just before the comment, we'll just do it that way. That way, we don't have to
have a breakdown. So maybe give me another 10 six or seven minutes.
Yes. And again, just before I forget to next week, 645 sharp we begin. Right so econo is 745. I start 645. And run right until 745. I then make a comment we pray. And then is actually 630. So we'll even happen before we start the HELOC altogether. So next week, and I'll do it for two weeks in a row, even two weeks in a row, I sit at 645 and the place is empty. I switch it after Isha. Alright, so I'll give it one week, I'll give it two weeks and 645 it starts the place is empty. I go after Asia. And then and then you know, one should be upset because I'll see anybody gave it a shot, because we're gonna because every year I do after Asia, but just to make it easier for children.
We're gonna do an hour before so 645 tried to be here then. So you can actually start this and you can move forward and show. So the law why not that point. I'll give it just gonna end before we do the Kahoot
the profit How to Get Started Sam was all and we'll come back to the verses in a moment. Not today. Next week. Could African livestock with versus the really important obviously.
For color minus now what do I do? What was that? Makana duck? What was the thing that I saw? The pilots? Tyler this tissue? How about I take you and we'd consult. I'm gonna take you to someone who we could consult to we can ask
not only did she but this is this is the piece that you have to you have to stop at this piece. Well, like you can't you can't go through the story because you know the story. But if you don't take a moment and appreciate what just happened here, he told her a bizarre story. He came down running from a mound in the middle of the night, shivering and shaking, saying things that don't make don't aren't really coherent at the time. So she accepts it. She supports him. She calms him. She contemplates she complements his character. And then she tells him I'm going to take you to someone who can answer your question someone who can tell you what's happened and helped you out.
Without Khadija the story would have not been the same. Put anyone else in his house on the hill salatu salam, you would not have the same story would have a very different one. It wouldn't have come out the same way. Because without her without what she didn't know the Allah Allah this wouldn't have gone in that direction. So she would take him by the hand or the Allah Juana and she would go to the house of her cousin, a man in his late 80s some sandwiches in his late 90s His name was water club and no fun. The only Christian that exists in all of Mecca, and he was a Moorhead he wasn't a he didn't believe in the Trinity. He believed in the Oneness of Allah subhanaw taala, one
of the few people left Old, old many. He had read the scripture of Jesus of a Saudi saying read the Bible. And he had read the Torah he had knowledge. But at that time, in Arabia, having that type of knowledge was frowned upon. No one cared. He didn't have a voice, no one was willing to listen to him.
Or the Allahu Anhu. You can say that about him. You can say that about him no problem.
So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam would go to him
and Khadija would see
precisely him. Let him know via Bacala Waratah a smear any Abernathy? Let me hear my nephew is out of his uses with these terms. Let me hear. So the Prophet it is salatu salam would explain the story to him exactly. As he explained it to her Deja. What I thought will offer him the single most peace, most important piece of advice that he would ever get throughout his life to his salatu salam, by far and I don't want to ruin talking about it by cutting it in the middle of it because we're running out of time. We'll do it in sha Allah Tada. Next week, but if you know what it is and you can look it up, look it up and think about it a little bit and just see what it is that he heard
from what occurred and up till this moment. He does not know he is not suitable. He is Rasul Allah at this moment. So Allah doesn't he doesn't know it yet, though. He doesn't know it yet. Khadija knew who he was before he did.
Khadija had figured out who he was going to be before he even did. She knew what the Allahu Allah which is why she knew exactly where to take him. And she knew exactly who to present him to. Because she knew what he was going to say.
This is the beauty of the story is why the story is so it's worthy of contemplation. This is what you need. You need a generation of people who end up deciding that they're going to be the men are going to be similar to Mohamed Salah and I'm humble so judgment as possible and the women will be as similar to Khadija as possible
But and then you have one generation like that not just enough people in one generation doing that. And then this whole story that we are living today will be different. The story that we live today as Muslims will be different, the world will look differently will function differently just need to do enough people were inspired by these individuals by who they were and what they didn't how they lived, willing to take that and implement it in their own lives and this will be a completely different situation. And our and our status as an ummah will change it for sure it will change you just need people like that. You just need families that function like that people who trust each
other like that who respect each other like that, who understand what they're here to do like that who believe in one another like that.
And maybe we don't have to.
Maybe we don't have to sit around and count count dead babies. Maybe on with that and she also backlog Hyundai Shinola Illa Hill and just off Route to break wasn't Allahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad has always been shown to be the goats and they will have selected a shot and sold it after you look at it thank you for coming soon I want to complete auto bucket
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question number one
the house of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had a minimum of blank children at all times
Yep, it was six
so leaderboard we got obey in first Amarrian second and blitz bro 1234 in number three so we'll go to question two
by DJ I didn't like how the Prophet SAW Salem were costly go to the mountain
is that true or false
it's false. Like Shannon said she supported him throughout the entire Tyrwhitt can we got a minute first now but are in second and Ahmad N third Masha Allah
question number three
so deja was promised a palace in Jana made of what? What material was what she promised.
Was a gold. A hollow jewel, diamond or glowing juice
So hollow jewels like Chevron unexplained
okay we got Amen So on first but also second Amara still on third and we got lathe back up move up in the scoreboard to number four masala
Okay this one's multi select so you can select multiple answers that may be correct
so the purpose of solitude for the Prophet SAW I send them was
yep so testing to reflect the gods were true the chill was as incorrect
Oh we got a big
okay yeah so Denali are in first Stormer masala has been on the leaderboard for a while and had the insolate in third mashallah
okay now question five the first lesson of the Prophet SAW Salem learned from his mother was you ought to be paying attention to know this one
was it the importance of sharing points of listening importance of loyalty or the importance of learning
loyalty is correct
Yeah, Omar is in first mashallah we've got s and third had the in solids in second
question six also multi select
it was also mentioned the Prophet worked as
which of these apply?
Yes, merchants in Shepherd are correct. Blacksmith a carpenter? Incorrect. All.
Salatin had the move down to third set S in second Mashallah. Okay, next question.
Question number seven
Jibreel came at the ortho Jabra newer Jabra heard or Laura Hara
got a head is correct
okay, we got a big switch up in the leaderboard. We've got Youssef now in first Zainab in a second and thought up in third
question number eight
oh, I think I made a mistake and this one should be multi select.
But I think two are correct. But one
I think this is the correct one. Sorry is my mistake is supposed to be blue and yellow. So if you haven't chosen choose yellow
Oh, nevermind. Nevermind everyone everyone. Nevermind everyone went bye bye.
My bad my bad.
Okay, we're good. We're good. We're good. No mistake, no mistake. I didn't know it was multiselect.
question number nine. The first word said to the Prophet SAW Selim by Jibreel was English translation
I think everybody here should get this one correct
okay, leaderboard continues to stay constant. And we're gonna move on to the last question I believe.
Question number 10 How many times did you breeze say Accra before revealing the next area and the surah so he said
the Prophet said I can read
that how many times did that occur
it's kind of difficult
Yes, three is correct. Mashallah. Okay.
The leaderboard we have lathe in third place.
Zainab in second
and first place
we have use of Masha Allah. Okay, so if you want you can come grab your gift cards. Zack will offer to everybody for attending and playing I hope you guys had fun and enjoyed it. We'll see everybody next week inshallah sorry
I'm going to sorry before we do the Advan. I'm going to ask the parents and the students to recite to repeat after the event as possible as much as possible. So we take the Sunnah and we repeat after the event, we get the reward of the event