Channel: Ahsan Hanif
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala optica Veronica Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ah, Marina muda.
During the course of this day we are speaking about the lives of these great and illustrious companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Those people that are large that was chosen, selected, he selected himself Subhana, Allah, to be the companions and the disciples, and the defenders of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It is difficult, as I'm sure you've already figured out from today difficult to summarize the life of decades into shutter such a short space of time.
But if we don't take anything away from this conference today, other than the fact that we realize and we come to acknowledge the role that these pioneers played within our religion, the role that the companions or the Allahu anhu played in our religion, the sacrifices that they made, the lengths that they went to the efforts that they endured, simply so that today by the permission of Allah, in places like Birmingham, in the UK, 2017, nearly 2018 2018, they would be people who would know this statement and the meaning of La ilaha illAllah.
If you don't take anything away from today, except that acknowledgement and that realization of the role that they played, and that increases you in your love for them. That's enough. It's sufficient, because to love the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is one of the greatest acts of worship. It shows that you have a connection to your history, to your tradition to your roots, it shows that you acknowledge that you are standing on the shoulders of giants, literally. And so then to learn about those giants and to learn something, even if it is a very small amount, from their lives, from what they sacrificed from what they endured. That is something it is the very
least that we owe to them.
This companion that we're going to speak about Dolly Parton, one of the Allahu Allah, the fourth of the whole life of Islam, the son in law, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his first cousin, one of the earliest Muslims, if not the first from amongst the youth from amongst the children, to accept Islam. I want us whilst we're going through this lecture, to think about the sacrifices that this one companion mean, and how that should increase us in our love for Allah subhana wa, Tada. You see, what we need to get to doing or what we need to start doing with these companions, and with these illustrious figures, is not just simply take from their stories, as if
it's something which we're going to simply pass time with. These stories are not just there to entertain us and our children. But they are there for us to take lessons from women to benefit. It's meant to improve us is meant to make us better people. It's meant to be lessons for us so that when we go through situations in life, that has parallels that we can do draw between us and them, we know what we need to do. We know how to stay the course, we know the path that we need to tread. In order to attain a large level just pleasure.
This companion or you probably allow What I want you just to think about one thing, I've taken three, four or five incidents from his life that we're going to speak about. But what I want you to concentrate on, whilst I'm speaking, is I want you to think about the character of this man, the character of this individual, for a person to do what he did, for a person to sacrifice in the way that ideal of the loved one sacrificed. It means that he realized that what he was sacrificing for was something extremely precious. It's something important. You know, many of us were second generation immigrants, maybe third generation immigrants, our parents, our grandparents, they came
to this country from far away. They left their families, they left behind the walls, they left behind their parents, they left behind their homelands. And they traveled in difficulty and they came in they lived in this country. Some of them maybe 1010 to a house live together. They'd work by day and they'd work by night, they'd share the money and they'd save it because they wanted to bring their families together. They wanted to bring them over. They wanted to provide a better future for their children. They wanted to benefit their families back home as well. That sacrifice is because it was something precious something which meant a great deal to them. So when we have companions
like earlier, the Allahu Akbar and Abu Bakr amorous man and all
Those wait companions are the Allahu anhu. Much Marian, when we have them sacrificing is because they understood that they're sacrificing for something precious. It is something important. It's something that needs to be preserved. It's something that needs to be passed on from generation to generation. And what they were preserving was La Ilaha in the law was for the ability for each and every single one of us to know our Lord and creator, to recognize him subhanho wa Taala and then to work towards worshiping him to building a connection with the loss of Hannah Montana. And it'll be a law of wine, as you know, is the son of Abu Dhabi. From the very young age from a very young age, I
had many children, and despite being a leader and a noble man, of course, he was extremely poor. didn't have much Wow. So before Islam before Prophethood, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one day went to some of his uncle's Michael Arbus, rhodiola one. And he said to them that indeed Abu Talib, my uncle, your brother, Abu Talib is a man who has many family, many children, but he doesn't have money, can't look after them can't spend on them can provide for them. So why don't we go and help him? I'll take someone one of his children into my camp to my household and you do the same. They went to a bar club and they said, We want to help you in your situation. give to us your
children will look after them for you or provide for them for you. Just like some of us when our parents came to this country, their nephews came with them. Their nieces came with them a cousin came with them helping out your family. Abu Talib said my son Artie, one of my eldest children, leave him with me I need him. But the rest you can take whoever you wish to look after you can take. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took early robiola one and then a bass to Java and others took others. So the prophets Allah Allah Allah He will send them to galliera viola, one from a young age before Islam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, by his character by virtue of his
attributes, by virtue of his mannerisms, by virtue of his piety, even before Islam, the character that he was upon earlier of the Allahu and is watching this role model. He's learning he's benefiting, is extremely close. He's living in the household of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And that's something which shows you that if you really want these lives of the companions, to impact upon our children, we need to start taking some of those attributes and applying them as well. Don't just read the story to your child or to yourself or to your family and think that that's it tomorrow, everyone's going to be Abubakar, ominous man. It takes time it takes effort takes a
willingness to change. And the loved one when the prophethood came, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received revelation, as soon as he heard, as soon as he heard, he said La ilaha illAllah. He didn't say your messenger of Allah. Oh, Mohammed, oh, my cousin. Let me go and speak to my father Abu Talib and seek permission. Let me go and consult my family. Let me go and see what their opinion is. He understood. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is an amazing man doesn't lie. He's not a man who comes as an imposter. He's not a fake. By virtue of his character, he knew his truthfulness. La Ilaha Illa. Allah, the scholars of Islam of the past, if you go through the
books of history, they often differ as to who was the first Muslim. And they some of them said that earlier of the Allahu Allah was the first one to accept Islam. And the way the scholars reconcile between all of these statements was that they said Abu Bakar was the first man Khadija, the first woman, an admirer of the Allahu, and the first child, the first form amongst the young people to accept Islam. And the rhodiola run is from the forefront of people who accept Islam. And Anurag. The Allah one is young in age. Some narration say that he was 15 years younger than the proper system. Some say more, some say less. He was young at this time he was a man within his youth in the prime
of his youth. Yet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew that he would become a great leader. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it rhodiola doesn't fear the oppression of brush, as a young man doesn't fear the harm doesn't fear that torture, because he has now that connection to Allah subhana wa Tada. And if there's a single lesson from all of the lives of the companions, collectively, that we can really take and we need to apply in our time. It's how to make that connection with Allah. When these companions had a strong connection with Allah, a single one of them was like a mountain. The whole community would come and stand against him. The whole society
would stand against him and oppose him, but a single one of them would have the strength of a mountain because they had that link to Allah subhana wa Tada. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the beginning of Islam is cultivating that religion.
Ship within the companions. Fast forward a few years. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wants to migrate. He wants to go from Mecca to Medina and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is allowing the companions to leave in groups and as individuals, with families in pairs in threes and fours, everyone's leaving, but earlier of the law, one is staying behind. And the rhodiola one no longer has the protection of his father. A baton was passed away. He no longer has the protection of his family, because they have become weak on the onslaught of Quraysh. Even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not going to migrate. But as the prophet SAW Selim is going to leave the vast
majority of Muslims have already left. Abubakar will go with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who's left behind, who does he choose to take his place in his home in his bed and leave him in the middle of a trap of enemies? That's a situation where you're thinking I'm going to die in the process, Selim is leaving. He's leaving the Abubakar, everyone's left Earth man, all of those great companions they've already left. There is no one except enemies that are around the house surrounding the house with their doctors and their knives ready to commit murder. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said early you take my place you sleep in my bed. Earlier of your loved
ones, Amina wattana. Look at the character of this individual. Imagine the sacrifice imagine the mindset to be willing to go into that situation. Earlier rhodiola one was known for his bravery and his courage. If there's one attribute that you often hear the scholar speaking about with regards to it, it's his courage wasn't scared when it came to Islam, trusted in Allah had certainty in a large religion. He said, No problem will messenger of Allah I will stain your bed. But early when I leave, and you come out in the morning, it's not just an issue of you staying in the bed, or all of the Trust's and loans that I took from the people, you must repay them as well. Go and fulfill my
chores, my tasks, and then come towards Medina, the prophets, Allah Allah while he was sent me left, when those people realized that he had left they came into the house, who did they find the sleep in his bed, earlier of the Allahu Akbar? Now some of the sources of history tell us that they became so angry with Allah, that they had been duped, they'd been tricked. When they said where's the Prophet of Allah? Where's Mohammed? He said, I don't know. I don't know where he is. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had left. I don't know where he is. Some of the sources of history say they became so angry that they beat him severely beat him, because he was the one who was within their grasp.
But they didn't kill him. Earlier of the long run, went and he repaid the loans and trusts of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he left and he went towards Medina alone. It is said that because of the heat of the desert, he would sleep during the day, and he would walk at night, at night in pure darkness, not knowing the way not knowing where he is going, he would walk by himself until he arrived in Medina. This is the character of this great individual idea of the law one and that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married him the closest of people to him, Fatima rhodiola Juana Fatima will be the leader of the women of gender. She was the closest of
the family of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam from his children. She was the only one that survived him from his children. salallahu alayhi wasallam and she will be the first one from his family to meet him after his death. When it came to her marriage, either of your loved one came to the house one day, and he was extremely shy, embarrassed in front of the Prophet sallallahu it will send them shy. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said What's wrong with it? And it is quiet. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knows, and he said perhaps you came to seek Fatima's hand in marriage? He said yes. So messenger of Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam said, What do you have for her dowry? What can you give me for her dowry? He said, I have nothing or messenger of Allah. I don't own anything. No one, no money, no income, no property, no possessions. I have nothing.
So the profits on a low while he will sell them said to him, don't you have a shield that I stole from you some time ago? You're carrying a shield? Don't you have a shield in your possession?
Either of your loved one is thinking this is the daughter of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It's a dowry that I will give to our marriage. He's not thinking of some old armor or shield that he has in his possession as well. That is befitting the daughter of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So he says so messenger of Allah, I have the old shield. He says, Give the shield to Fatima and you can marry her. That's a dowry. The Prophet son alone while he was seldom used to love God, Allah one used to love him and that's why you have so many cases.
So many a Hadith, when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam would go to the house of Fatima and he would give them advice, because they will pour, they will heart up, they will needy, they weren't rich, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would come and he would say to them, instead of wealth, instead of servants, say Subhana, Allah 33 times Alhamdulillah 33 times Allahu Akbar 33 times, you have to understand the character of a man of a person that they can take the type of advice. If your wife, your husband comes to you, and they say, there's a problem, you don't have enough money, we need to go shopping. You say to them, say Subhan, Allah says it is three times what
response will you get? Don't worry go and fast tomorrow. Instead, it is the statement, it is a measure of the character value of the loved one, that when he would need things in his life for his family to provide for his children, the process of setting would say remember Allah instead of only will remember Allah, the process of selling came to him on one occasion and he said, Oh Ali, if only you and my daughter Fatima, you stood and might in prayer, pray to Malaysia, the prophet, Allah rhodiola, one replied, he said, O Messenger of Allah, we sleep at night, if Allah wills we wake up, and if Allah doesn't, we will steep into
the profits on a long while he will send them left and he said to him, what can an insert an extra she enjoyed Allah, mankind is always argumentative, meaning I'm giving you good advice. And in return, you're making an excuse. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would always advise earlier of the law one, when it came to the day of bother. And the orange came with all of the army, with all of their power, with all of MCI behind them. And they came and they wanted to do between some of the people of boorish the nobility of orange, and some of the Muslims, three of them sort of stood up and they said, We will have this deal with you. The chorus said, No, we have no quorum. We have
no issue with you sent to us, our people, the people of Mecca. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam chose Adi rhodiola. One is one of the three along with Aveda and Hamza Ali, who's one of the youngest compartment of the younger companions are the rhodiola. One, Stan and go and fish these people. Because God alone one was a man of character. He was a man that the Prophet son alone It was me when you look generally at the Sierra appointments of the prophets of Salaam are the people that the professor send them gave to them such elevation in status, he gave to them such status amongst the companions. It is because of their character because of the man because the profits are low
while he was sent him could depend upon them after a large silver gel in each and every situation on the day of the day of the trench. The day that the Muslims were surrounded by the Confederate Arab armies, and the Muslims were in a state of fear was difficult. They dug a trench between them and the oration, the Confederate armies. But some of those parts of the trench were very narrow, that if someone was a very experienced horseman, he could leave with his horse over the trench and come into the city of Medina. One such man did this, a man by the name of the word, who was known as a knight amongst polish, one of the kurush, who was known to be an extremely, very good night, an amazing
night, he managed to take his horse and jump over the trench. The profits on a long while he was seldom heard. And they heard that he arrived into the sight of the Muslims into Medina. And he's there calling people to come and challenge him who from amongst Muslims will stand up and come and fight me. Because he's known this man is no joke. You don't just go and fight this man. He's known he's renowned for his skill and his swordsmanship the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam hears this idea of the loved one is by him and he says, oh, messenger of Allah, allow me to go, I will go. Let me go and face him. He said, You don't know who this is. This is a blue Abdi will go. But again, the
man is there is his brains and his shouting is boasting. None of the Muslims can come and face me, Ali rhodiola, who answers a second time on messenger of Allah, let me go. He says already, don't go you don't know who this man is? A third time again. This man shouts and he asked for people to come and deal with him. So Allah rhodiola who answers the Messenger of Allah, let me go. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said go, and he went and he fought him. And he beat him up the Allahu Allahu Akbar, an illustrious man. If you were to take just snippets from his life, Abubakar when he was halifa, Rama when he was horiba, as man when he was caught, he borrowed the Allahu anhu. When
they used to want to depend on someone, it was earlier the Allahu Allah, when the Prophet son alone while he will send them a go to battle, and they would have a flag or a flag that they would give the standard bearer.
For the army, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would often choose either of the Allahu Akbar, in one battle in the Battle of labor. He said, tomorrow I will give this standard to someone that loves a lion, his messenger and Allah and His Messenger love him. Imagine he loves a lion, His Messenger, but what's more important is Allah and His Messenger love him.
Everyone sleeps at night thinking who's it going to be? Which one of us will be that person chosen? The next day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Where is it? Where is Ali? Ali is ill he has some element in his eyes. They bring Alia rhodiola Huang, the process of settling Spitz in his eyes, and he's cured, and it gives him the standard. On another occasion in the Battle of taboo, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is gathering this massive army to go and fight the poorest to fight the Roman Empire. The Byzantine Romans amazing army that has been gathered the army that no army before it from amongst the Muslims rivaled it in terms of numbers, a great horde of companions.
But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to actually stay behind, you are the governor of Medina. You are my Amir over Medina. Stay behind julio de la horns upset. He's a leader. He's a warrior. He's a skilled horseman is one of the bravest of the companions or messenger of Allah, why are you leaving me behind? You need me Take me with you. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, Are you not happy that you should be to me the way how a woman wants to musalla himself when Mousavi to speak to a large soldier who did he leave behind in his place? how wrong it wasn't something to belittle her own. Alison M is a prophet of Allah. It is an honor to be appointed by the
prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, stay behind the value and are these things behind? Perhaps from amongst on the show, I will conclude with this, perhaps from amongst the greatest statements to the character of the prophets to the character of God Allah one is that when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam died, and the companions had to decide who would wash the body of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who would shroud the body of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who would get down into the grave to bury the body of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from amongst the two or three people that were chosen was the idea of the left one. It is a testament to
this man and his character. When we look at earlier of the alarm when we take from him, his strong connection to Allah subhana wa Tada. We take from him the character that he had, that he would willingly sacrifice himself for Allah, and for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is a life that we need to not only read, but it's something that we need to bring within ourselves ingrained within our hearts and minds, is something that we need to teach our children. These need to be our role models, people like either of your loved one, or people that we should know their lives inside out. There. When we say our God, Allahu Allah is not just that he's the cousin or the
son in law, but we know his life from A to Zed. Because of how great and illustrious his life is. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala, that a large soldier shows His mercy upon Allah rhodiola one, and all of the companions of our Prophet sallallahu it will send them that a large soldier raises their ranks, to the highest of ranks in in the next life and in gender. And that Alliance gives us the ability to follow in their footsteps, and to make us from amongst those people who love his companions, or your loved one to match marine and through that love that a large social one says also a high station in the in the ranks of paradise. May Allah subhanho wa Taala shower his blessings upon all of us a male
larger which will keep us firm and steadfast upon this religion. So how not applicable is that the phone was Allah when Allah mousseline when hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen