Channel: Adnan Rashid
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Thank you. Sir mon Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. Masha, Allah, Willa is Samir Reddy. minishift on the regime Bismillah Rahim Omar al sol Naka Laura machalilla. Allah Ameen.
Kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam la umino docam Hakuna haba la he, meanwhile he will Allah He wouldn't ask me. Oh come on call Allah a salatu salam, respected brothers and sisters, dear friends, it is an absolute privilege to be here once again, one of my favorite universities, Portsmouth due to the people who take part in running the ISOC.
The topic today is a very interesting one.
Although mostly Han was due to cover the topic,
and I'm sure he would have done a lot better than someone like me or even I could imagine to have done. His mother, unfortunately, is not well, and
I request that you make da since a pray for his mother, that May Allah give her a quick recovery from her illness. I mean, so the greatest of all time, is the topic I will be dealing with today. You know a lot a lot. A lot of the times when Muslims talk about the prophet of Islam, they talk from their own perspective. They talk from their own viewpoint. They have the love in their mind, you know, they have a view of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and they expect the other side or the others to appreciate that view immediately. But that's not very easy to do. What we need to do is we need to actually explain as to why the Prophet salallahu Salam is the greatest man who ever lived.
And before we do that, we need to understand what does this word greatest mean? What What do you mean by the greatest man who ever lived?
What makes someone great? What qualities are necessary for someone to be great? Different people have different views on this particular question. Some people think one, for one to be great, one has to be immensely rich, others think you have to be very powerful, you have to be a military general. Hence the title, Alexander the Great, yeah, he's known as the Great, but was he really great, he is considered to be great, historically speaking, because he had immense power, he conquered many lands, he was very, very young, when he started and he was very, very young, when he died within 10 to 20, within 10 to
11 years, he had conquered one of the largest chunks in
the world at the time. So, because of that, he was called the greatest
or the great. Then we have other examples in human history, where people will call Great, okay.
But Islamic view
is quite unique on this point, what makes the Prophet peace be upon him, the greatest of all people is not because of his wealth or his power, or how much land his people or he conquered, he is not considered to be great, because of that, specifically speaking.
Rather, he is known as the greatest people as one of the greatest people in humanity because of his teachings, what he taught what he did, what he thought, what he delivered to his people.
And when once we actually discuss the man himself, instead of how he is known today, throughout the world, due to the media coverage on him,
we will see a different man, we will see a very different perspective. Because, you know, someone you see on the screen can be a different person to what that person is in reality. You know, when you see actors when you see Denzel Washington or when you see Tom Cruise Yeah, when you see this guy, James Bond, what's his name? Daniel something What's his name?
Yeah, everyone knows him. Yeah, Mashallah.
So, when you know people like him, you see him on the screen and a tough guy you know, doing all those crazy things.
Impossible. He climbs on what do you call it on a jet? Yeah. And he eventually gets in a mission accomplished eventually. Likewise, James Bond double oh seven, perfect man. Nothing wrong with him. Even morally, he's highly questionable. But he comes out to be the hero. Yeah, eventually, when the movie ends, whatever he does is right.
But when you meet these people in real life, they are very, very fragile.
They are as human as you are. They are as weak as you are.
They are as
simple as you are.
So you may see one image on the screen, and the reality is something else.
And that goes for anyone in the history of humanity, anyone.
And that goes for the prophet of Islam as well so lawless, in a different way. The Prophet nowadays, in the Western world, in particular, is painted as someone
someone unpleasant, someone who was
inherently violent, someone who was a warlord, someone who committed atrocities. And unfortunately, islamophobes, or Islam haters, or anti Islam activists, are the ones who run the media.
There is not a newspaper in the Western world that has printed a positive report on the prophet of Islam,
or his religion, Islam.
At least for the last 10 years, I haven't come across anything positive about the Prophet Muhammad.
himself. If there is something, please bring it to light. And I will correct myself.
And why is that the case?
When you watch TV, when you watch movies, Muslims are painted as you know, even when you watch the Aladdin cartoon, you know, have you seen Aladdin? Yeah, I was watching it not very long ago, you know, I was traveling to Pakistan. And you know, thanks to Emirates, they have this collection of cartoons and movies. Yeah. So I watched the last time and watch this cartoon was in the 1990s. Yeah. So as Aladdin, okay, let's watch it. And I watched it again, from a very different point of view, I just want you to see how Disney or Hollywood or the producers of these cartoons portray Muslims, or the Muslim culture or the Arabian culture.
Although there is Jasmine, they're very glamorous, young looking, beautiful, Princess, and there is a prince looking guy who happens to be poor, unfortunate, you know, disadvantaged, and he rises to unimaginable heights and then gets married to this princess. But what it's showing around them is barbarity.
It's very unpleasant. injustice, tyranny. Yeah. And the ruler is a fool the fat old man who doesn't know what he's doing. And there is a thin, tall, funny looking guy running the country and the army and the police is all just crazy looking people. Only two people are normal, who fall in love with each other,
for some reason.
So this is how the culture of Islam or the the Arab world is seen from that lens, and the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, if we extend
our view on Islam, he has been seen in this light for centuries, centuries.
From the time of the crusades, even before that, the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was never truly explained, studied, represented,
on his own terms, to the Western masses, never. When I say never, I mean, never, to this day, that hasn't happened. And people who took time
and we put some effort into learning about the prophet of Islam, walked away, appreciating him
And some of those people lived in the 19th century, and I can name them. There are so many, you know, when you listen to a lecture about the prophet of Islam, usually you hear these names come up again and again. Thomas Carlyle is one of them, who wrote a book titled hero worship and he discussed a number of different personalities from humanity, and one of them was Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and he stated that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is one of the most misrepresented maligned man in human history.
And people like Jordan
Not by George Bernard Shaw. Then we have Reverend both, both with Smith. We have Gandhi talking about the prophets Allah Salaam in a very, in very positive terms, even though some of these people didn't follow the prophet of Islam, there were others who did. There were other European thinkers, philosophers, writers, literature's they did choose to follow Islam. One of them was Mamadou pick tall, you know, became a Muslim, Muhammad Asad Leopold ways, who was known as previously he was a Jewish man from Austria, if I'm not mistaken. He was a journalist, and he had become Muslim and he not only became a Muslim, he became an active Muslim. He defended Islam until the day he died, he
translated the Quran, one of the best translation is by Muhammad Asad. You know, who was Jewish, originally European Jews.
And there are many more examples like that.
So anyone who studied the prophet SAW them on his own terms, to walk to a appreciating him
But then there is another side to the coin. There's another side to the to this whole story about the prophet of Islam. throughout the Middle Ages, the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was maligned deliberately misrepresented by the church
to keep Christians Christian,
other times to justify atrocities and wars against Muslims. For example, in Spain, in the ninth century, 1000s of Christians started to convert to Islam, not because they were forced. I'm sure you heard a lecture about Al Andalus. by Steve Curtis. Is that what his name is? carries? Sorry, carries. Right. So did you talk about these conversions?
Do you talk about a movement called the martyrs movement? The martyrs of Cordova now, okay, let me tell you about something, something about this particular movement in the ninth century in the mid 19th century 858 50s, a man called Paul Alvarez was writing in Cordoba in Cordoba. And he writes that Christian youngsters read Muslim books,
at the expense of Christian writings, for example, they don't read Latin commentaries anymore. They don't like to read the Gospels, and the writings of people like Jerome and Augustine and those people.
Instead, they read Muslim works Muslim philosophical writings, and they Arabic
has become better than the Arabs themselves. They can put together Arabic poetry better than the Arabs themselves. So he bemoans the situation.
He's actually quite concerned about Christian youngsters being attracted to
the Muslim way. Because they start to read the philosophies, their works, and then they eventually end up
So this was quite concerning for the Christian clergy in Spain at the time. So what they would do at the time
they started, they started to think about stopping this Process of Conversion somehow.
And the only way they could come up with was starting a movement. And it was called the movement of martyrs or martyrs of Cordova. What they used to do was,
they would go in front of the Muslim called the the Muslim judge, because Cordova was governed by Islamic law. And in Cordoba in medieval Cordoba, every one was free to do what they liked. religiously speaking, Christians had their own churches, use had their own quarters, Muslims lived peacefully, all of these three communities lived peacefully, side by side, no issues were there, Sharia law was fully implemented Maliki fichte dominated at the time, and the cadet the judges governed, you know, the Muslim societies through the Muslim law. And because it was a it was an Islamic country, it was Islamic land governed by Islamic law, it was absolutely illegal to to, to
insult Allah and His Prophet, and any of the prophets for that matter.
So the only weakness they could find was to insult the prophet and get killed in the process because insulting the Prophet at the time in Cordoba, carried death penalty according to the Islamic law, as Islamic law is very clear on that point, wherever Islam governs our society there insulting Prophet, Muhammad, Prophet Moses, Prophet Jesus, any profit for that matter.
is a capital crime
to preserve the sanctity of these religions. So, these people, what they did was they would come to the judge, and in front of the judge, they would insult the Prophet, and the judge would ask them to stop, stop, or retract. Otherwise, you will be convicted.
And they wouldn't stop 50 people were killed in the process.
And they did this to gain sympathy from the Christian masses. And many Christian educated people came forward and said, No, we have nothing to do with these people. They are crazy, not as what they're doing is not what we believe in. We don't want to do this what they're doing. So we have nothing to do with these people. So this martyrs movement only carried on for about 10 years. And after that, it kind of faded away.
So this is one example of how
the church or some Christian clergy found
a way out.
For stopping Christian conversion to Islam, or Christians converting to Islam, they started to insult the prophet of Islam. In other cases, things were far more nuanced. They were Christian scholars who were writing works on Islam, and they were criticizing the prophet and sometimes they attributed lies to the promises of for very long time in Europe, people thought the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had a dove sitting on his shoulder, and he had corn in his air. So the dove would take that corn from his ear. And he would say, Oh, this is Angel Gabriel, giving me the revelation.
And there was no such thing.
Historically speaking, this never happened. It doesn't exist in Islamic literature or anything like that. But Europeans, actually educated Europeans believed in this throughout the Middle Ages.
And there were times in Europe when
the church during the time the the crusading period when the Crusades were taking place. You know, when Pope Urban the second in 1095, delivered a speech in a place called Clermont, in France, and he
told the European Knights to stop fighting each other over petty things and go to the Holy Land and liberate your brothers and sisters, and liberate the tomb of Christ. Because those Saracens, the Barbary, I mean, this is what he called them, although Muslim world was the most civilized part of the world at the time. So he told these Christian Knights to forget internal fighting and go and fight the enemy, who is the Sarris and the Muslims who are persecuting Christians, and this was a pack of lies. Because Christians living in the Middle East at the time, they were the ones to fight the Crusaders first.
Some of the Christians fought the Crusaders before the Muslims did, because they didn't want these barbarians from the north, coming from the jungles to come and disturb the peace.
And this is what the Crusaders were barbarian holed. According to Steven Runciman, who
was an authority on the history of crusades. So
at that time, the church had to write works to demonize the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in order to justify the Crusades. So they wrote all kinds of erroneous things about Muslims and the prophet of Islam Salalah Salaam, and amazingly, the peasants or the masses had no access to education, they didn't have any access to Muslim books, didn't even have didn't even have access to the Quran. For the Quran was translated into Latin for the first time in the 12th century by a man called Robert of Catan.
And it was translated into Latin for the first time, and only the clergy had access to clergy had monopoly over education. They were the only people who knew how to read and write. They were the ones who kept records. They were the ones who kept the Exchequer, they were the ones who were writing books, and reading books, even kings in Europe didn't know how to read and write.
So they were at the mercy of the clergy.
And whatever they received from the clergy about the prophet of Islam was completely distorted, and a pack of lies.
So the European masses couldn't really actually get a true picture about the prophet of Islam, Salalah Salah, and when
the Byzantine emperor challenged
some of the conceptions deliberately pumped by the church in the West. He was threatened with excommunication by the Pope.
One of the Byzantine emperors I think he was comnenus when he alexius comnenus when he challenged some of the views pumped by the church. He said these things you think
About Muhammad the Prophet Ally's because he was more educated than a lot of these people that told him we will excommunicate will make the Quran, you know, we'll just get rid of you you will you're no longer a Christian, you challenge our view.
And amazingly even Crusaders, some of whom had visited the Holy Land. When misrepresenting Muslims. One of them was full of charts who is known to have visited
Palestine and he stated that Muslims worship an idol called Mohammed in the Dome of the Rock and no such thing existed. Obviously, of course, no such thing existed, but he wrote it and he had been to Palestine.
So nothing has changed.
Today, demonisation has reached an unprecedented scale. Today is not the Catholic Church doing the demonization or misrepresentation, it is well informed Western media, newspapers, journalists, TV channels, deliberately misrepresent the prophet of Islam, for political ends,
to keep the western masses away from Islam.
Because Islam is an absolutely beautiful faith, it is a very attractive and it is still the largest, or the fastest growing religion in the world, throughout the world, start from South America, going as far as China Islam is the fastest growing religion in these countries. Hence the demonization and active propaganda, misleading propaganda against Islam and Muslims and the prophet of Islam Prophet Mohammed salatu salam.
This is why it is even more important now for us to learn about the prophet of Islam the man and teach the masses, because a lot of people don't actually know. Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, the man, the no Mohammed, the Conqueror, Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, they know Muhammad, the ruler of Arabia, they don't know Muhammad, the man salam wa sallam, as a father, as a son, as a husband,
as an administrator, as a ruler. All of these qualities put together as a friend,
as a leader,
as a teacher,
as an Imam,
as a servant of his own people.
They don't know this man in these terms.
And anyone who studied the prophet of Islam carefully,
on his own terms,
would have nothing but a sense of appreciation for him.
Let's talk about the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam the man
Michael Hart wrote a book and many people know about it, most influential men 100 most influential men in the history of humanity. And number one, according to him was Muhammad Salallahu salam, according to his criteria, his standard whatever he thought, were the standards or criteria to
to succeed or to be successful. He put Mohammed Salalah Islam number one in humanity as the most successful human being as the greatest of men.
And this is his view.
And then even Jesus and Moses come far after Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in the list.
Why was that? Why did he find Muhammad so attractive? solo Wallace Allah, when you read about the man, you come to realize that he was some of the some of the most simplest of men.
He had no desire for power,
for glory, for money, for wealth, or for any luxury.
Because he had the chance he had the opportunities to enjoy all these things. When he became the sole ruler of the Arabian Peninsula, his companions would die on one gesture.
Some of them died protecting him in the battlefield.
One of the companions put his back in front of arrows to protect his face a lot. So another one died in his feet with his cheek on top of the foot of the Prophet Mohammed salatu salam
because he wanted to protect the province of allies alone from harm
when he was attacked in the Battle of
They surrounded him.
They surrounded him from what?
against what? against a shower of arrows, stones and spears. They didn't care. They didn't care.
They gave their lives willingly to protect this man. Imagine if he was to tell his companions, over 100,000 of them before he died, build me a palace.
Bring me a Jacuzzi and Ferrari and put a swimming pool in my house and, and put 10 guards outside my house panela none of that. None of that. One of his cousins of suburban awam who stood outside his door to protect him, he sent him away. He said, Allah is my protector. Allah has told me a love and protect me, I don't need you anymore. Just go. I don't need you to protect me so lawless Allah.
And when the Qureshi came to him, when he started to preach Islam at the age of 40, when they said to him,
enough is enough.
You need to stop now you're causing division in the city. So if you want money will make you the richest man in Arabia. If you want women who will give you 10 most beautiful women form the tribe of courage.
If you want power, we will give you the keys to the Kaaba.
That would mean effectively you become the most powerful man in Arabia, because GABA was one of the most respected sanctuaries in the Arabian Peninsula.
And according to some weak reports,
we are told that the prophets Allah Salaam responded, saying, put the sign in my right hand, put the moon in my left, I will never give up this message which is from God, it is not my choice.
So it deliberately welcomed trouble.
You know, when you reach the age of 40 you know, you want to relax seriously. You really want to live your life peacefully. You just want to relax, retire. Yeah. And you want to go and chill. As I say, you want to go on a holiday somewhere in the Caribbean? The halaal part? Yeah. Yeah, and you want to relax.
The province analyzer when you reach the age of 40. Allah put the most difficult responsibility on his shoulders. Now when he reached the age of 40, he has children. He has four daughters, with a woman in Croatia, who was a very prosperous woman.
He was one of the richest women of Mecca. She didn't need trouble. He didn't need trouble. And amazingly, suddenly the cage where he was contemplating, he used to withdraw himself from the city of Mecca, and he would go and sit in this cave and contemplate meditate, if you want to use the right term. And suddenly the angel appeared to him. As the story goes inside al Bukhari, inauthentic sources of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was in this cave of Hara, in the outskirts of the city of Mecca. And the angel appears to him
and human form jabrai Gabriel
and he asks him to read, simply tells him to read and shows him a piece of writing.
And he sees it and he says ma Bihari in I am not learned, I cannot read three times the angel repeats this. And then lets him go and gives him the first five verses of the Quran Chapter 96 worse, verse one, to five.
And amazingly, he had no idea what this was. He had no idea what this meant. He runs to his wife thinking that he has lost his mind. Maybe something is wrong with him. Why does this happen to me in the cave where I'm sitting alone on my own, so he runs back to his wife Khadija. He tells her
some Maloney zombie Looney locka Takashi to Allah nuptse Cover me, cover me, I feel for my life. I don't know what's going to happen to me. This was very strange what happened to me in the cave? His wife being a wise woman, being a loving woman, she comforts him instead of troubling him. He doesn't tell him Get lost. You've lost your mind. What's wrong with you just go and wash your face, have a shower and go and lie in your bed? No, none of that. She doesn't do that. like normal. any ordinary woman would do. Right? She comforts him. Relax, calm down.
will lie. color will lie your physique Allahu Avada. By Allah Allah will never harm you. These people actually believed in God. Even before Islam, there was a concept of God in these people.
So she said, Allah God will never harm you. Why?
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what taxable madama what? color? What are a no Alanna ya bill Huck, you are one of the best people in the city you support the poor and the needy. You honor your guests, and you stand by the truth wherever it is. Why would Allah harm you? You have these qualities.
And then she takes him to her cousin, an old man who was a man of scriptures. What a carbon nofal
Wanaka here's the story from Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. And having heard the story, warns him tells him how the Namu alladhina sal Allahu Allah Moosa. This is the same spirit that came to Moses. Be warned, be warned.
ya la Tani an akuna Haiyan rejuva co muka. I wish I will be alive on the day when these people your people will drive you out. He was shocked. He was a nicest person in the city of MCI. He wouldn't pass anyone except by smiling at the person. He was thinking. And he was the person unanimously chosen by the Meccans to put the stone on the wall of the Kaaba not very long ago. They couldn't you unite on any person in the city of Makati united or Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam This is a popular this man was in the city. He was shocked to hear that
they will drive me out Why? What have I done? And he tells him any one who came with this message or to anyone the Spirit came, that person was driven out by his people because he was to preach the truth to his people. And be warned you are that person. And he dies soon after Baraka dies soon after. So what occurred became a Muslim even before the prophet of Islam preached Islam to anyone. He embraced Islam before he preached Islam to anyone, even himself the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam doesn't know that he has been chosen to be the prophet of God. And then at the age of 40, he received the second revelation. Yeah, are you hell modesta
for under warom, Baka Kabir was the bhagavato arahato Rue de jure wala
so Allah warns him, telling him that oh Muhammad, be warned,
that you will have to be patient, first of all, come for under rise and warn, warn about what
rise the rise and warn them about the greatness of your Lord. Well, you rob big of us bear and then be patient consequently, confer under warra baka baka beerwah Thea bhagavato or cleric. purify your clothes, clean yourself and be patient. Because when you will rise and warn your people about the greatness of your Lord Allah God, then be patient consequently, because they will come and strike you. They will torture you, they will persecute you Be strong. So Allah is telling a 40 years old man, that the rest of your life will be in turmoil, because you're a prophet of God.
And, indeed, the next 10 years of his life, were full of turmoil. He was tortured. He was bad at he was thrown around, he was pushed around he was strangled. He was boycotted for three years thrown out of the city of MCI in the year seven of his preaching, and for three years, he was living in the desert eating dead meat, sometimes boiling leather from his shoes, and eating leaf from tree and his wife died because of this boycott. She died in the desert or because of that illness. she contracted in the desert and she died.
And the year she died, is known as the year of sadness. armoloy
and at the same time, his uncle died, the one who protected him for almost 42 long years, about Bardot.
So now the Prophet is left alone, so his life is full of thought. Why would a man put his wife through that? Why would a man put his children through that? You know, you can never understand that. Brothers and sisters until you have children? Most of you don't have children? I do. I have children. I would do anything in my power. Anything possible to protect my children from harm?
What makes you the weakest is your children. Your children are the biggest weakness in your life. They can put you through anything.
Why would a man 40 years old with
four daughters, some of them, two of them were immediately divorced. As soon as he preached Islam in the city of Mecca, two of them were married to the sons of a man called Abu lahab. They were immediately divorced, sent home imagine.
And one of his daughters, when she was leaving the city of Makkah, she was poked by a man and she fell off the camel.
So these are the things he had to go through, is that an imposter?
Is that someone who wants to live his life, you know, at this age, he wants to compromise. He wants to accept things from them. But he was told by God not to compromise on anything you have been chosen as the prophet of God as a messenger of God. And he was also given the glad tidings, you will see success before you die.
You know, this is why should I use of Ceuta 12 was revealed in the year 10 of his sadness, you know, the year 10 year 10 year of sadness and his wife died when his uncle died, how did Allah comfort him? Allah comfort him through a straw wall Mirage, you know, the journey when he was taken to the seventh heavens, okay, we know about this journey was a miraculous journey. Okay. And the second point was the revelation of Surah 12, Chapter 12 of the Quran was very, very significant, very, very powerful gesture from Allah subhanaw taala, he revealed this sutra upon him to comfort him. Yes, you are sad, yes, you are tormented. Yes, you are in a state of despair. But look at this child, this
boy, this beautiful young man called Yusuf, whose brothers threw him in the well, he was sold into slavery, then sent to prison because a woman fell in love with him. And she couldn't have him. So he was sent to prison. And then he
suffered in that prison for six years. And then he was taken out. And he became the second most powerful man in Egypt.
And then he brought his family into Egypt, his father and his brothers and all of those brothers, they apologize to him and his dream. The chapter actually begins with this dream, the use of was shown this dream that, that the moon and the sun are bowing to him with 11 stars.
And this was the fulfillment of that dream, when he invited his family back into it. So the purpose of this revelation was to tell the Prophet you have suffered immensely. You've lost your wife, you lost your uncle, you've been stoned in the city of five already. Right? And you are in a state of weakness. But be strong, because this is what's coming your way. Look at this child use of this boy who became a very powerful man, Allah gave him success because he was steadfast and he stood by the way of Allah subhanaw taala. So this man was given this responsibility at a very old age, he did not compromise he actually suffered his families have.
Why would he do that?
And did this difficulty affect his character? How was he, as a husband?
I've already told you what his wife Khadija thought of him, when he came running back to her from the cave, she told him you are so and so and so, you do such and such and such, you will never be wronged by God. This is a wife acknowledging these qualities, these characteristics in her husband. When she dies, he remembers her. Then I showed the Allahu on her. She states about her husband that he was the walking Koran. He was not a hypocrite. He was not one thing in public and another in private. He was not that. In fact, we have 25% of Islam coming from Wonder Woman. Ayesha, are you getting bored?
Are you getting bored? Are you sure?
Are you sure? You're not responding? So you're not sure? Are you sure?
Brother stand up, please. The brothers stand up.
slap the guy right next to you. No, no, no, no, that was a joke. Hug him. Hug him tight. Hug your brother tight and tell him you love him.
I hope you work. You are fully awake now. Yes.
I could do that with sisters as well. But it takes about five minutes for them to get back in order into order here.
So how was he as a husband? as a husband? I shall allow his wife. You know who knows?
No one can know you more than your wife. Your wives know you more than anyone else.
She knows you as a private person inside the house, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he would pray more in his house and he would pray publicly. He would come back from the masjid, you know, in the house, you can you can relax again. Okay? She's only my wife, you know? She's she belongs to be anywhere. What are you gonna do? He's not gonna do anything. Let's relax, chill, you know, have your cup of tea and have your dinner. And no, no, no, no, he would wake up at night. He would pray for loud long hours and cry, shed tears. This is not him telling us. This is Ayesha. His wife telling us when he has died. After he has died, she's telling 1000s of his companions. This was your prophet
inside his house. And his house was so small when he would stand at night to pray. There would be no space or not enough space for him to prostrate. So I chose legs would be in his way.
And then he would when he would go in prostration he would touch tap her leg, she would move her legs, he would prostrate and he would come back up again, in the stand standing posture. This is Ayesha telling us after he has died.
And never did he lay his finger or his hand upon his wife. The only incident we know in the entire these literature 1000s of reports from him about him.
We are one incident way he pushed one of his wives and that was Ayesha, because she said something very disturbing to him.
And all he had to do was to press his hand against her chest falada the words in the Addison falada to press to burden that's all he had to do. Solo longer solo.
So, according to his wives, he was an absolutely an absolutely amazing man. And he was a gentleman. He would go to every single of his wives every single day, asking them if they need something if he could do something for them.
How was he as a father,
as a father, he loved his daughter father more than anyone else. In fact, I shadowed your level and
his wife, she asked him one day who do you love the most and he said Fatima, my daughter. And they were there are a number of reasons for that for tomorrow, the Allahu Allah was the most like her mother. Khadija, because Khadija was so beloved to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, due to her qualities. Fatima was very much like her mother.
And for one, and for that reason, he loved her the most.
And apart from that Fatima was more beloved to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, because she was the most
humble in character, the most shy in character.
When she got married to Alabama, muttalib rhodiola Juan, he went to his house and there was nothing in the house. The Prophet salallahu salam, you know,
he could get his daughter married to a prince, literally, you know, or to the richest man in Arabia. There were many, plenty of them, among his companions, many rich men,
and this is the daughter he loves the most.
So when Ali comes to ask for her, he asked him, Have you got anything in dowry as a wedding present for my daughter? He said, Nothing yada.
yada Salalah nothing.
He said, not even a ring. He said nothing.
And then he asked him, What about that armor? You have put as guarantee with a Jewish man.
He said, Okay, give that to her. So Pamela, what is a woman going to do with an armor? It was just a gesture. Right? So he sent her to Ali's house, what was there? What was there? There was one mat, literally one mat made of palm leaf, a pillow stuffed with grass, and a port for water. That's all. Nothing more, nothing less.
He could easily imagine if someone comes to your house asking for your daughter's hand. You know, imagine saponify imagine? Imagine if someone like if you were in Pakistan, the Prime Minister's son, he asks for your daughter's hand. Or the president or King Solomon. You know, he has plenty of sons, I'm sure. Yeah. If you send one of your sons, his sons says, Okay, go and get this. So and So girl from the UK. The father will have a party. Yeah.
In most cases, of course, in most cases, yeah. People Oh, yeah. My daughter is going to a palace. Yeah, no problem.
By all means, yes, generally speaking.
We have examples like you know, say Ben Messiah, one of the, one of the, the followers of the companions of the Prophet, one of the students of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Saeed bin Messiah. You know, he had a very beautiful daughter, and she was known for her character and her beauty in the city of Medina and Walid bin
Abdul Malik bin Marwan, the ruler of the Muslim world, the cave, he heard about this girl, and sideburn Messiah was a very poor man. So he heard about this girl he insulted came to say, he said, I want your daughter for my son will lead. Well, you will add the man who will be Caleb after me the most powerful man in the world. Check this out. This was the most powerful, you know, in the time of who has really been AbdelMalek before I tell you about five minutes, who is really a bit of drama like it was in the time of Walid when Tarik bin Zayed landed in Spain when Mohammed Al Qasim landed in sin. When koterba when Muslim landed in China it was when each time
it was the period when when he was governing, and his brother Feldman.
Also a man when Abdulmalik succeeded him and he got rid of all the good work he had done.
This was bullied we are talking about. It wasn't someone like we have today. You know these people they had some taqwa some fear of Allah. They served Islam. But even someone like him, so he'd been Masaya. He didn't want to put his daughter into a palace. He didn't want to put his daughter in fitna as he saw it. So immediately, he goes to a poor man of Medina, who used to come to all the only quality this man had was that he would pray every single Salah in the masjid with Jamal, saved Muslim knew him. And he was a poor man, he took his dog, he went to his daughter's trip, he basically asked a man would you marry my daughter? So behind Allah, amazing? Can I refuse your
daughter is that possible? So he went to his doctor and says unicoi is done. She said Allah Hawker no prob hamdulillah YouTube chosen man for me, you must have made the best choice.
So to protect his daughter from religion of the Malik, he married off his daughter to a poor man of Medina, who is to pray five times a day in Jamaica.
So he was following the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in this for profit could have married Fatima to any rich man. He sent her to Ali.
And what did she get in this house? She used to grind corn with her own hands. They would be blister in her hands. Completely.
Okay. So she would grind corn with her own hands. And he would carry water on her neck and she had marks This is the Princess of Islam, Princess of Islam. So Ali, he said to Fatima, go to your Father who is a prophet of Allah, who has immense power, who has a state in Medina by now He rules the Arabian Peninsula, going asking for a servant. This asking for a servant and your life will become easy. She doesn't want to do it. But she listens to her husband. And she goes. And then she sees many people around the Prophet of Allah. And she turns around because he's shy woman, she goes back home. The prophet SAW her, he goes back to her house. What was it my daughter?
She doesn't speak. Ali speaks on her behalf that she does this work. And she needs a servant.
And instead of sending 10 or five sevens to her house, which he easily could do, he tells her my daughter federal law, your family is not a family that
lives like kings. So read Allahu Akbar 33 times, so panelo 33 times and Alhamdulillah 33 times and this will surprise you. So he gives her a car instead of giving her a servant or two sevens. He tells us to him to tell her to remember Allah and Allah will get rid of your difficulties. And she says a line His Messenger suffices me Hello. He was happy with that. This was the Prophet with his family. So what about his behavior with his grandchildren? Once he was kissing one of his grandchildren? You know, well, whether it was Hassan Hossein, and these are, by the way, authentic reports. This is not the gospel truth as they say, Okay. Yeah, you know, as I say, God, there's
oxymoronic or paradoxical than the term gospel truth. Okay, because gospels, as we know, today, the Christian doctrine documents are highly untrustworthy. Okay. So this is not the gospel truth. This is the Islamic truth. And our reports are 100% authentic, we have no doubt that this actually happened. This is these are not stories attributed to these people. This actually did take
Place. And this is another discussion in itself. So he was kissing one of his grandchildren. One of the bedrooms, his companions comes along. And he says to him, Do you kiss your children? Are you? You know, the reason for the question was he was like surprised he was shocked that how can a man an Arab Arabian man kisses you? Because these people were very harsh. They were known for the harshness, the Arabs, especially the desert Arabs.
So the person said, Yes, I kiss my children, because I love them. And he said, I have 10 children, I don't kiss any of them.
And he was telling this, as if he was proud of it. And the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he uttered a historic statement at this point. He said, Malala you're a ham law, you're the one who does not show mercy will never be shown mercy Allahu Akbar. And this was uttered about his children.
He was so humble, so loving to his children, that once he was leading the print, he was the mom and hundreds of people praying behind him, you know, and he went into prostration and didn't rise. He didn't rise for a long time, the companion started to think he has passed away because he can't do can't possibly be in prostration for so long. And few of them rise to look whether the profit is okay. And what do they see? They see one of his grandchildren, either Hassan O's and climbing on his back. He doesn't rise so that the child is not disturbed Allahu Akbar. He keeps everyone in the prostration either Okay, no problem. My child is on my back. I'm not going to disturb your Imagine
if you're happened to me, my son, you know, little Hamza, he would, you know, sometimes I'm praying at home, he would come and climb on my back. And sometimes when I was tired and angry and fatigued, I just grabbed him and put him on the side and come back. Subhan Allah, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, his patience, and his love for his children is unprecedented.
So whenever you study his life, What was he like as a son, he lost his father, before he was born. His mother was lost when he was six. And when he grew up, he became a prophet. He was traveling from Medina to Makkah, at one point, he stops and he starts to cry, he stops, and he starts to shed tears cry, cries, the companions of the woman see what's wrong. And Omar, when he sees the Prophet sallallahu Sallam cry like that, he starts to cry, you honestly don't know what happened is that almost This is my mother's grave.
This is my mother's grave.
And he was so saddened by that experience, he sat next to the grave of his mother. And he was crying for a long time, you know, remembering his mother, who wished that his mother was there for longer time with him, hence, his emphasis on the rights of parents in Islam, you know, the amount of statements from the prophets of Allah Salaam, about the rights of him, because he really appreciated the fact that one can, how can one have parents or not serve them? That's why he made statements like agenda to talk to my heart, the Paradise is under the feet of your mothers, you know, this particular wording is, you know, weak from a weak report, but he had said that your agenda is there.
He pointed to the feet of a companion and he said, yo, Jana is there in your mother's feet. So Pamela, and feet when you start standing upright, you know, your feet are the lowest part of your body, and he's saying your gender, your Paradise is under the feet of your mother's not literally easily. This is where you, you know, why wouldn't you serve your mothers? Why wouldn't you be kind to them? If your profit is telling you Salalah solemn? That that's for your paradises.
So all these things put together, even the rights for non Muslims. You know, when we talk about the progress of Islam, we talk about Geneva Convention, we talk about Magna Carta, Bill of Rights, and this and that, and Declaration of Independence. And all everyone knows about them. No one knows about the rules of engagement in Islam. No one knows about them. Why? Because this is a good side to Islam. People don't want to bring that out. I recently had a debate on a radio station here and people were bringing out things, you know, they pick things from the profits, battles, that the progress of the lawsuit, and he did this, he did that. And then I brought out the bigger picture,
evidence, you know, that kind of destroyed the arguments, and they had nothing to say. I said, this is the same prophet who said all of this
Geneva Convention only came about how over a century ago or close to a century ago. Yes, right. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam What did you teach his companions? Mata Imam Malik, one of the oldest collections of prophetic tradition in Islam.
It has a book called kuttabul jihad, the book of
struggle or engagement with the enemy right?
And there are 10 rules he commanded his companions
not to break. And this report is from a worker, the first Caliph of Islam, the first successor of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said 10 rules. When you go to war, do not cut trees, do not destroy buildings. Do not kill animals, unless you're going to eat them. Do not kill monks do not demolish monasteries do not destroy crops, do not scatter beehives.
Subhan Allah, what do you do then?
What do you do? These are the rules of engagement in Islam. And about non Muslims. He said, anyone who hurts or non Muslim, protected by the Muslims living in the Muslim lands, and you want to harm them will never smell the fragrance of paradise.
So how can people attribute so many lies to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, or Charlie Hebdo, the caricature version of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam or what Daily Mail and daily fail and daily sun and daily moon. All these newspapers are doing to Islam and Muslims and the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they have nothing to do with the facts. The reality is if you really want to know about Mohammed Salatu, salam, you want to really appreciate the fact that he was one of the greatest people who ever lived in history, human history, among other prophets, then go and study him on his own terms we've always taught to read him in daily mail and daily sun.
Yeah, or Daily Star for that matter. These disgusting newspapers, yeah. Lies, full of lies. Amazing. The amazing fact is that in the 21st century, they are lying on people's faces as if we live in the 12th century or something.
But because they have this power, they have this reach this influence, the taking full advantage of it, and what stops the Muslims from doing the same. Not that we should lie, we shouldn't lie. But what stops you from doing the right thing? It is your own weakness. Educate yourself, number one primarily. And then go out and find the resources to deliver that education. Invest in media, invest in yourself, educate yourself, go and learn the art of social media. I know many of you martial law for self promotion, everyone has a Facebook account. You know, everyone knows how to use Twitter and Instagram and all that right for self promotion. But very few people are actually doing it for
clarifying the picture of Islam or teaching people about the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. You know, one of the most powerful ways to educate people about the progress of the Muslim is not by abusing them online. Someone says something about the property you distribute the data and before you realize Muslims all over the world are on that Facebook page, and everyone is cursing and abusing Subhan Allah, the best response to islamophobes the best response to anti Islam activists is to paste a hadith from the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
just paste a report from the Prophet salallahu Salam about the rights of animals about the rights of women about the rights of children about the rights of parents, but the rights of humans about the rights of neighbors. Start pasting the Hadith of the Prophet salla salaam Hadees likes when the prophets Allah Salim said that you will not believe until you love for yourself what you love for your brothers upon Allah. You can't be hypocrites.
The province also said the one who does not show mercy will not be shown mercy. The progression of loss of limb said that anyone who feeds an orphan or anyone who protects an orphan and our Kafeel and your team, Phil Janaka Artane, I am the one who supports an orphan who is an orphan, you know how many orphans we have in the world? Wait a second, check this up. My time is running out. Sorry. But I will make this point and end and q&a.
We have half a million children in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Did you know that?
Did you know that? You know, half a million children in one city in Brazil, and a lot of these children prostitute themselves to feed their stomachs. A lot of these children are on drugs. They sniff glue, you know glue. You know, it's like a like a wave of intoxication. They sniff glue. A lot of them are beggars. A lot of them are doing wrong things to do crime, because no one is taking care of them. And why did the prophet of Islam sallallahu Sallam say I am the one who protects an orphan or takes care of an orphan will be in paradise like this For this reason, because these children, they will take the revenge on the society. When they grow up, they will take the revenge. They will
And they will become warlords and they will become drug dealers and they will become killers, because you didn't take care of them and they were a child. In Afghanistan, there are 2 million orphans on the streets of Afghanistan. And I don't want to give, I don't want to give you the grim details of what they go through. Because I have worked with charities and I know some of the facts
so these are two examples and we're The world is full of orphans that go to Africa you find out
and your paradise isn't that orphan. You know, when you see an orphan don't see a downtrodden, destroyed child, see your paradise in that child. That child is your paradise. That's what the prophets Allah told you. And then he said, the one who supports a widow
Si, LL Armada, como je de feasibility, La, Si, Allah, Allah, Allah will miskeen cambogia is anyone who struggles to support a widow or a poor person is like the one who struggled in the path of Allah subhanaw taala such as the prophet of Islam and his teachings. And for these reasons, he is the greatest of all men who ever lived in human history among many other prophets of Allah subhanaw taala thank you so much for listening are Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
Think we have few minutes for q&a.
We're running out of time pretty quickly, who does have any questions related to the topic?
Okay, first of all, thank you for that question. Yeah. The sister asked, When someone asks, Why did the prophet SAW Islam had multiple wives, he actually had nine wise when he died,
or not 11. But some people some scholars say that there were others he divorced, as well. So why did he marry so many women? First of all, you know, when he was the youngest, he didn't marry all these women. He only married them when he moved to Medina, and fought to form political alliance alliances. He married for example, most of his wives, actually, all of them except Ayesha, were either widows, or divorces. Right? So he didn't definitely marry them for lust, lust for purposes. What he did was he was forming alliances with different tribes
to have harmony in the Arabian Peninsula. For that reason, he was allowed to marry and this was something specific to the Prophet. And he was not the first person to do that in humanity. This was a well accepted tradition at the time. For example, we know soleimani lays alarm, you know, he is known to have over 100 wives, according to the biblical tradition, and even Islamic tradition, testifies to the fact that he had a number of wives Ibrahim al Islam had multiple wives. So this was something
not looked down upon as late as the 20th century when liberal secularism came to rise. You know, everything changed. Women used to get married, you know, back in the day, when they were like 1213 years old, and they were women, they were considered to be women. Now, that's a girl who should play with dolls, right? Yeah. But back in the day, there used to be, you know, a lot of responsibility to irresponsive responsibility was put upon the shoulders, and they would become women literally, you know, in every sense, by the time they reach the age of 12. Okay, things have changed. Now, I understand the world has changed, it's become a global village. And a lot of people wouldn't do
things that way, right. But at that time, certain things were perfectly fine, there was no issue there, you know, and as late as the 19th century, I would say the yet j 1900. The year 1900 is when certain things started to change, no one criticized the Prophet sallallahu sallam, you know, on his marriages, you know, so many people I have I have collected works on the progress of a solemn coming I have a biography of the Prophet written in London, published in 1698. And it is called the reality of imposture, because obviously, the writer is a Christian, and he accuses the progress of a slow moving posture, and people were writing many hostile works against the Prophet sallallahu sallam,
but hardly any of them criticize them for multiple wives, or whatever he did in his private life. Okay. The main issue was with other things, right? This is only a 20th century or 21st century phenomenon. We become anachronistic, you know why not? colorism is anachronism. anachronism is, is something when you apply a standard from the 21st century to Georgia character from the 10th century, or from the seventh century. This is what you call anachronism. It doesn't apply historically speaking, it's not a fair thing to do. I hope that answers your question. Okay. Go on here, white text, what book or reference would you recommend to learn about the license? Thank you
very much for that question.
I completely forgot about that. That's very important. One of the best sources I refer to or I recommend is
sealed the sealed nectar is called Allah hickel. Mattoon. It is a book titled tree written by sulfuric man Mubarak fully is a scholar from India I passed away.
It is available in Arabic It is available in English it is also available in Urdu. Okay, I'm possible. I'm very sure it's available in other languages as well. Okay, it's one of the best sources to begin with. To start with it is not a very huge extensive biography of the prophet SAW somebody is reasonably good enough. Okay. So start with that. In English. We have Martin Ling's, another one for new Muslims or converts or for non Muslims. It is Martin Lynx. And if you really want to read a non Muslim woman's perspective, then Karen Armstrong has written a biography of the Prophet Mohammed Salatu. Salam as well. Yeah. With regards to Moses is available in the prayer and
you can get an online PDF version. What would you say to someone who says everything The Prophet said, was just something he made up? Well,
if you if you are saying that he, what he taught in the Quran is all made up, then you will have to show us how it is all made up. This is why some of the scholars who have actually studied the Quran in depth, its text, its history, its references, references to foreign cultures and for foreign historical realities. They have come to realize that Mohammed Salah Salaam alone could not have been possibly responsible for the Quran. One of those people is montgomery wat who was from the University of the University of Edinburgh, he actually stated that we simply cannot accuse Mohammed of imposture, it is not possible for us to substantiate that claim. So, Quran is far more complex as
a text to have come from a simple mind from the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh century.
To put it in a nutshell, is there any more from the floor who we wrap up?
Okay, with that will conclude I was gonna be locked in here. Also just want to thank everybody who turned up and was part of this week. And also I'll give a shout out to my wonderful committee, a wonderful group of individuals very hardworking, very, very passionate, and it wouldn't be this successful week without
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