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Allah, Allah, Masha Allah Allah, Allahu la sharika Allah Masha to Allah Mohammed Abu hora Solo Solo sallallahu wasallam Mahabharata he was early he was actually he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira, about
the great turn illustrious companion, Abdullah hybridomas wrote about the Ramadan rhodiola. One, one of the earliest people to accept Islam. One of the earliest people to accept the message of our profits on the low end he will send them and one of the greatest and most knowledgeable of the companions to the extent that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that indeed his shin the shin of Abdullah bin Masood is heavier in the sight of a law than the mansion have
an idea of the law one during his khilafah whenever Mr. Trudeau was living in Iraq, when people would come from his city and his town, and they would come to earlier the law one during his khilafah when he was the halifa, asking him questions. He would say to them, Why do you come to me when you have amongst you have to live with
an illustrious companion, one of the most knowledgeable of the companions, one of the most prolific narrators of Hadith. He said, it'll be a lot more on the statement of his is that Allah subhanho wa Taala when he created humankind, he looked at the hearts of his creation. And he chose the heart of the most beloved and the best of them and the purest of them, to be his prophet and messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that he would be the best of creation. No one can rival him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not in terms of his piety, not in terms of his closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Not in terms of the message that he brought Salalah he will sell them. So last looked at all
of the hearts, and he chose him so long while he was setting them to be the best of creation. And then a lot of zoologia looked at the hearts of others. And he chose the next best set of hearts, to be the hearts of his companions, or the Allahu anhu merbau. And this is obviously after the remaining prophets and messengers of Allah. So the best of hearts are the hearts of the prophets, and messengers of Allah. And at the forefront is our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then the best of hearts, or the hearts of his companions, or of the Allahu angle. And it was from the greatest blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he made us from amongst this ummah, this great
nation of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this nation that will be at the forefront of Yeoman piano, the nation that will have the most people that will enter into Jenna, the nation that will be the first to be held to account on your monthly ama. Every other nation will have to wait on that day. wait their turn after this oma the nation that will be the first to enter into Jenna, the nation that will be a witness against all other nations, because our Lika Jana comb Amata masaka nittaku Shahada Alana's we are coonara salam, aleikum. shahida. Thus, we have made you the middle path nation, so that you may be witnesses amongst all of creation, and that the Messenger of Allah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam may be a witness amongst you. When the different nations will dispute with a lot on Yeoman, Yama, the people of Eastern the people of Moosa and the people of Abraham and north and these other nations, Allah will bring us as witnesses, because of the knowledge that we received in the Quran. And the knowledge that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam endowed us with, we will be witnesses against those other nations in the sight of Allah numeral tiama.
So it is from the greatest blessings of Allah, that will be will from this nation of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even though we are from this nation, we never had the honor. We never had the privilege that we should live at the time of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we went from amongst those chosen individuals that were that the time when Islam began, the time and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received revelation, and then he began to call peace.
Towards this tower, we went there at a time when the Muslims, the early Muslims are being persecuted. We didn't have the honor and the privilege to sit with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as we're sitting here today with one another, given the privilege and honor by Allah subhanho wa Taala, that we should sit with him and talk to him, that we should eat with him and drink with him, that we should walk with Him that we should take a journey with him that we should fight alongside him or give soda when he asked for soda or pray behind him or listen to his sermons or anything else that those great and illustrious companions were able to do. We didn't have this
privilege. A larger Virgil didn't make our hearts from amongst those hearts that he chose to be the companions of His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we weren't given the privilege of hearing the Koran being revealed. By witnessing the Quran being revealed upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then listening to his recitation of it. We went there, when a lot of zildjian ordered him to make Hajj and he made Hajj we went that the Battle of butter or hot or at the bottom of the trench, or at the truth table for the bl the conquest of Mecca. And we went there, when the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam died, and he passed from this world. No did a lot of xojo
decree that we should even live at the time of his companions, that we should be able to know Abu Bakar or Amaro or ceman or Ali Baba hora, we've been Massoud would have been a bass or urban farmer. We didn't have the privilege and honor to even see them, let alone speak to them, let alone be their companions in their students. We didn't see the likes of their students, the tambourine or that barrel Tabby in we didn't even live in the times of Yuma Muhammad, or Abu hanifa, or a chef, or al Malik Rahim, whom Allah was marine. So those people who lived at a time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam, his companions, that era specifically, they were the best of people. And they had
the greatest of honor from Allah subhanho wa, taala and honor that is unrivaled by any other honor. So what about me and you? We come 1400 years later, a lot as origin decreed that we should come over 1400 years later. We didn't meet the companions, we didn't meet his students, their students, the white scholars of Islam 1400 years later,
but the from the Wrath of Allah azza wa jal from the mercy and the Justice and the beauty of this religion is that every single believer who follows the way of Allah and the path of His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they won't be prevented from the honor of meeting him in the next life. Yes, you are able to meet him in this life. But the believer does not despair from the mercy of Allah, and from the justice on the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that you can earn a meeting with him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, on your monthly ama, that you can be resurrected under his flood, that you can stand alongside him, that you can be granted his intercession that you can go to
his pond and drink from the cup, that he will serve with his own breasted hand sallallahu alayhi wasallam that you can enter Jannah with him, and there you can meet him and his companions are on the mountain. And this in itself is an incentive to follow his way to follow that path, to love him to respect him to honor and revere him, just in that hope, that Allah zildjian will bless us and He will grant us that ability and that blessing that we should be alongside him on Yeoman, Tiana May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is such a blessing.
Imagine coming on Yeoman piano 1400 years, you came after him in this dunya and you come on your meal piano, not having met him not having seen him, not knowing him not being related to him. There is nothing between you and him other than this bond of Islam, that you took him and you believed in Him as your prophet of Allah, as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then you followed his way. You stuck to his Sunnah. You followed his example, you didn't deviate left or right despite what the people around you may have been doing. And so when you stood firm upon that path, then Allah azza wa jal anumana tiama will grant you such a reward.
But imagine that person that comes on your multi gamma thinking that they followed his way, thinking that they followed his path, and they come on normal piano, and they come in order to meet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and just as when they see him, and they recognize him, and they come towards him, the angel
Come and they push them back.
They are not allowed to meet him, nor are they allowed to speak to him. No other are they allowed to gather with him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is something which is mentioned in a very powerful Hadith. In Sahih al Bukhari on the authority of salidroside rhodiola. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I will be waiting for you at my home, at the pond, the pond Allah will grant His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam outside of a normal piano.
Whosoever drinks from this pond will never ever experienced test again. And whoever drinks from this pond will be served by the hand of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will wait for those people from his oma. He will wait to meet them their male lawmakers from amongst them. And so he will wait from those people and he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whosoever comes to my pond will drink from it. And whosoever drinks from my pond will never experience test again. So as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is standing there, he will see a group of people who will come,
people who will come to his pond, and as they approach he will recognize them and they will recognize Him, He will recognize them, they will recognize him, but as they come closer towards the pond, the angels will come and they will place a barrier, they will be an obstruction for them and they will push them back. So the prophets Allah, Allah, where are they He will send them will call out to them and he will say Almighty Almighty, these people are from my own. They are from my mama, they are from my nation, they are my people. And so the angels will say, you do not know what they did to religion after you in an aeration you don't know the way that they change your religion or
what they innovated in your religion. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will say, so funny, so funny man, but the lady may be distanced and removed from you those people who changed my religion. Imagine Subhanallah more or less that would be how evil such a circumstance would be. That you come on that day, eager to meet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam longing and yearning to see him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and just when you think you will be granted that opportunity, you push back. And the reason that you push back on not only are you pushed back, but then even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will free himself from distance himself, tell the angels to
remove you doesn't even want to see you doesn't want to know you. And the reason is, because of the way you changed his religion. Because of what you innovated in his religion, because of what you did that wasn't in accordance to the book of Allah and the Sunnah of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in a similar Hadith in Sahih, Muslim,
another powerful Hadith from the authority of Abu huraira, viola one, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam once entered into a graveyard, he entered into a graveyard and he read the door. He says, how you tations upon the people who had died and he has a lot to forgive them. And then he said to those companions with him, I would love that I would have been able to meet my brothers.
I would have loved to be able to to have met my brothers. So the companion said, O Messenger of Allah, are we not your brother's? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, No, you are my companions, for us for my brothers, and they are those people who will come after me. And they will believe in me without having metal see me.
Male Lars that will make us from amongst his brothers. Those people who lived with him are his companions. Yesterday, his brothers in religion, but they are his companions. And that's why we refer to them as companions and not as brothers. His brothers are those people inshallah people like me and you Who, who didn't see him who didn't meet him who went dead at the time of Revelation, but they still had enough Eman that they should believe in him that they should follow his way that they should take his Sunnah as their way of life. Those people are the brothers of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the companion said, O Messenger of Allah, how will you know them? How will you
recognize a group of people that you've never met? A normal gamma, how will you recognize these people? You have never met them. You never saw them? How will you recognize them? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, just as one of you has a horse and that horse has white streaks and white hair on it.
forehead and on its limbs on its legs. And you see it amongst a group of other horses that are either black or brown. They have no such white markings upon their body. Would you not recognize that a white horse amongst all of those black and brown horses? They said yes or messenger of Allah. So he said so long, what are they he was sending them. Likewise, I will recognize my own man from the traits of will do from the signs of will do when you make photo and you wash your face, and you wash your forearms and you wash your feet a lot zildjian will make it light for you on your multi Yama. And that's how the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam will recognize these people. They will
come with the signs of will do come with the signs of booboo and so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will recognize his brothers without ever having needed to meet them, or seen them.
And then the profits on the long run and he will sell them continued. And he said, but they will be from amongst them people who will come towards my panel, and they will be driven away, just as one of you drives away a stray camel, something that doesn't belong to you something that you don't want to know the way that you show it off and get rid of it. They said O Messenger of Allah, Who are these people, and he said something along what are they he will sell them. These are the people who change my religion after me. These are the people who change my religion after me Subhan Allah again, what a beautiful Hadith that the Prophet sallallahu where he will send them will recognize
you and that you're his brother. But there is a condition attached to this, just as it was a condition attached to the previous Hadith. And that is that you follow and maintain the Sunnah of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so whenever we come to any aspect of this religion, whenever we come to anything, whether it's prayer, fasting, whether it's a celebration, whatever it is, and the act of worship, it must be authenticated, it must be established, it must be legislated. It must have origins within the book of Allah, or the student of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. These are the two sources that Allah left for us. And these are the two sources that we
return to the book of Allah and the Sunnah of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and if no act is justified within those two sources, the no matter how beautiful it may seem, no matter how pious it may seem, no matter how righteous it may seem, no matter how many people are involved in it, then it can never be a part of this religion. nor can it ever be accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even those acts of worship, that you think are great, no sane Muslim, no Muslim would ever accept that a person come for Salah to war, and they pray five, or that the Isha prayer, we just pray now should be six Rockers, even though prayer in and of itself is a great virtuous act of worship. Who
is that that disputes that worshiping Allah placing your head on the floor in frustration to Allah is not a good deed.
But when it goes outside the confines of the Sharia, when it's done in a way that isn't legislated by the prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then even that virtuous act becomes rejected, and becomes an apparent an evil act, there is an innovation in the religion, and instead of being rewarded for it, a person is punished for it. That's why during the time of the companions, it'll be a long one. Shortly after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Abu Musab Saudi Arabia one, a great, illustrious companion. He came to Abdullah, that same Abdullah bin Massoud that we mentioned at the beginning of this lecture, that great scholar of Islam, a great companion, he
came to him and he was perturbed. He was, he was unsure of something that he had just witnessed in the masjid, not knowing how to deal with this issue. So he said to him, and he said, Oh, Abdul Rahman. Indeed, I have seen a group of people sitting in the masjid, doing something which I think on the outside looks good. But by a lie, I have never seen that before in my life. Something which I saw, the prophet SAW some doing some things I saw Abu Bakar or a murderous man while he was the companions being involved in but on the outside, it looks like a good act of worship. So I thought I would come to you
to make sure that I was doing the right thing, so that you could correct me you could guide me. sabian Massoud said to him what is it that you saw? He said that I saw people in the masjid sitting in circles. They would sit in a circle, each person would have pebbles in his hand. So the person at the head of the circle would say praise Allah 100 times. And so they will throw these stones and these pebbles that they would count 100 times and they would praise Allah similar
Come to the lab. And then when they finished, you would say make beer 100 times. So they would count with these pebbles in a low bar 100 times, then you'd say glorify Allah 100 times. So they would count with these pebbles, things to panela 100 times. This is what I saw
an act of worship, what are they doing? They're remembering Allah, making Vicar of Allah. Who in Islam says that same Subhana Allah hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar is not a righteous deed. But the problem wasn't with the deed, it was in the way that they did it. So I'm doing live in Massoud became angry. And he said to Abu Musa, why didn't you stop them? Abu Musa said I was unsure. So I live in Massoud got up and he went to the masjid. And he saw that they were still doing this. So he said to them, what is it that you're doing? So they said, Oh, even Massoud were remembering Allah. We're praising Allah, we're glorifying Allah, we're saying that Allah is the Greatest.
And so I'm delighted that Massoud said,
these are the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam still living amongst you. And these are the clothes of the profits are seldom that have not yet distinct equated. And he's always utensils that have not yet broken. And by Allah you have bought something either. It is better than the religion that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought, or is something which is an innovation. Either it's a religion that is better than the religion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Why? Because the prophets of Salaam never did this, nor did he sanction. nodige legislated nor is it mentioned in the Hadith. So either you bought something that is better than that religion,
around citizen innovation. And so they said to him, the right man above the rock man, or Abdullah bin Massoud, all we wanted was good. All he wanted to do was come closer to Allah was to praise Allah was to make Vicar of Allah. And so he said to them, how many people who want God never attained the good? How many people have the intention of doing good, never attain that good. your intention may have been good, but you have gone against the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And that's why it's an established principle in this religion, by the consensus of the scholars that any act of worship must be legislated by the origin of the sooner. You can't just make
up the religion as you go along. You can't just come and start meditating in the masjid, will start singing hymns in the masjid will start doing other acts of worship simply because you think that it is more spiritual will bring you closer to Allah says in the way that the religion of a low works. The religion of Allah is sanctioned by the Koran, under the sanction by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so this issue that we have before us today,
this issue of the moment of celebrating the birthday of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and people use it as an act of worship, to come closer to Allah, to praise Allah to come closer to a large increase in reward, and so on and so forth. And worship. There are a number of basic questions that you can ask. And I don't even think that we need to go into the the justifications that they bring, or the doubts that they bring, and how to respond to them and so on. I think it's simple enough just to look at these two or three or four questions. Number one, was it an act of worship, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was aware of? Was he himself sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, the one that the religion of Allah was revealed to the one that the Quran came down upon? The one that legislated this religion? Was he himself aware of this act of worship or not?
He wasn't even aware, let alone anything else. If he wasn't even aware of this act of worship, then what are we doing?
Is there an act of worship that the prophets of Salaam wouldn't be aware of? Is there a way of coming closer to Allah that the prophet SAW Selim didn't mention to us something that he hit something that he consumed, while it remains to be loved?
So was he aware of it? If the answer to that question is yes, then the second question is, did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam convey that if he wasn't aware of it, did he teach that? Did he convey that either in Hades by word or by action or by seeing someone else performing that action and approving that action? Did he convey this message as a large village and mentions in the Quran? Yeah, you heard rasuluh Bella sera la cama Robic, when mtef Alpha mobile lottery salata a messenger of Allah, convey that which Allah has revealed to you from your religion, and if you don't do so, then you have
conveyed the message, then the profits on the lower and he will sell them at the final farewell health stand amongst the people in our offer and say to them, Allah help a loved have not conveyed the religion, meaning completely in its totality. I didn't the people, the companions respond, yes or messenger of Allah and a lot of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam raised his finger to the heavens and said Aloma fish had a will allow bear witness to what they're seeing that I have conveyed this message. So that's the second question. First, was he aware? Number two, when did he convey this? If the answer is yes, then number three is that he obviously conveyed this to his
companions, so that those companions then conveyed down, did they pass this message along? these hearts that Allah azza wa jal chose to accompany the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best, most righteous, most pious hearts after the prophets and messengers of Allah, did they continue to convey this message? Or did they conceal and withhold certain parts? So if the answer to the third question is that, yes, they conveyed it as well. Then the fourth and final question is, where is it? Where is the narration, that authentic narration that goes back to the Prophet sallallahu, he will tell them that he said this, or he did this, or he approve this, whether it happened during his
lifetime, that it was a gathering that took place, whatever the Hadith is, very authentic narration. And these four questions you can ask about any act of worship, not just this issue that we have before us any act of worship? So these are the four questions that we need to ask, was the prophets of Salaam aware? If yes, then did he convey it? If yes, then did his companions conveyed? And If yes, then where is it? And if the answer to any of these questions is no, then where is why are we performing this act of worship? Why are we even engaging in this so called celebration? If allows Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wasn't even aware that it existed? Then how can we be aware of
something that the prophet SAW Selim wasn't aware of? And if he was aware, but he didn't convey it, then we're saying that the original Allah isn't complete, and we're still that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was deceitful, and he cheated us? Well, it has to be law,
that he didn't convey his message? And if the answer to that is yes, but then the companions didn't convey this message, then we're saying that those companions were deceitful, those same companions, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said that a lot of xojo is pleased with them, and alum mentioned in the Koran rhodiola peraduan. Allah is pleased with them, they are pleased with him. So those companions then must be deceitful while he has to be loved. And if the answer to that is yes, they conveyed it, then where is it? And if he can't even be found, can't even be found? Then why is it that we're performing something that isn't mentioned in the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala?
The answer to those questions with regards to this issue of the celebration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is no No, no, no.
No, no, no, no, no, the prophets of Salaam wasn't aware of this. No, the prophet SAW Selim didn't convey this. Now, the companions are the one who didn't convey this, and it's nowhere to be found. No authentic narration can be found or even a week duration can be found supporting this. It wasn't known to the people of that time. It was unknown to Abubakar or Mr. Horace Mann or it was unknown to the other companions, was unknown to the tablet in the generation who came after them was unknown to their students. The generation came after them. It wasn't even known at the time of the four ima at the time of Abu hanifa and Malik and the Shafi and Rahim Allah wasn't even conceived by that time.
For 250 odd years, it wasn't even anywhere in the Islamic world. None in the Muslim world. No one performed such a celebration. The earliest source that we have, in speaking about the history of this celebration, is what we get from the fatimid dynasty. The fatimids were a group of people who the origin, the Shia, they are off to the Shia, extreme Shia, people who believe that Allah
gave precedence to certain people over others, and that the Imams know the unseen and so on and so forth, extreme Shiites, and these people at the time of the Basset dynasty, around the year 297, nearly 300 years after the hijra of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam This is when they became apparent
they rebelled against a basket dynasty. And they took control of Egypt and parts of Syria. At some points within their dynasty, they even control other parts of North Africa, places like Libya, and Morocco and so on. And their rule lasted from the year 300, approximately until 567. For about 250 years, they rule this area, primarily Egypt, and primarily Syria. And Cairo goes back to that time, Cairo was a city that they established during their dynasty, the famous Cairo that is now on the news more or less every day, the capital of Egypt. That is the same city that they began with. And it was during this time that when they took over Egypt, and they rebelled against the best dynasty,
and they were people who, as I said, they were extreme Shia, when they took over, the people at that time, didn't agree with them. Because the vast majority of people want to share, they will Sunni, and they didn't like that they be ruled by these people. So what they did, just as the Christians did, as well before them, what they did was that they had to make a way for the people to accept them. So just as the Christians began to have Christmas, even though the 25th of December isn't the birthday of Jesus, even according to Christian sources, but it was a pagan festival that they adopted, and they made into Christmas, to appease the people that were pagan, so that they would
become Christian. So likewise, the demons had this issue that the people didn't even accept their rule. So in order to appease him, they began to make these celebrations. They made the celebration of the birthday of the profits on the long run, he was silom. And they made the celebration of the birthday of Fatima and the birthday Valley, and the birthday of Hasson and the rest of her scene. And then they made so many celebrations, some of the accounts number over 30, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, that celebrations for the beginning of Ramadan, the middle of Ramadan, Laila to the end of Ramadan, the whole year was just full of celebrations. But this celebration is mentioned from
that time, that time of the ultimate dynasty, on the first person who mentioned this actually wrote a book
around the 550. Around the era, he was a historian by the name of God in a blue moon, he is the first person to even mention this 550 years after the beginning of Islam. This is the first time that we even have mentioned of such an event. And it was shortly after this at this Fatima dynasty collapsed. And the ayyubid dynasty came over. So Allah had Deena up, he was the one who was one of the people who collapsed this dynasty of the demons in Egypt, and he took control of Egypt. And everyone knows the famous story of Salahuddin and the crusades, and so on. So it was at that time that that issue began, at the time of the fatimid dynasty. And even in the 250 year gap, that 250
year range that we have of the fatimid dynasty, we don't know when it exactly began, we don't know who exactly started it. There is no authentic historical source to say that it began in this year or at this place. But we know that it began during that time, because their historians are the first people to report this. So before this, for 250 300 years, is not even known by the Muslim world. And then even for the next two centuries, until the year 550 ish, approximately, is only known in this dynasty in Egypt and Syria. The rest of the Muslim world still isn't aware. And then it spreads out after the collapse of the fatimid dynasty. There is another report of a man by the name of Mullah
Omar, not the one in Afghanistan. This is a different one Mullah Omar, who was in Syria at that time. And in Syria. He also used to perform this celebration over 500 to 600 years after the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And it was at this time that he began to spread in his area in a small area of Syria.
But because it was such a small area, it didn't gain much prominence, until he went once to a man in Iraq, who was the leader of a city in Iraq. He was the king or the prince of that city, a man by the name of Morocco Dean kookaburra, he was the man who then adopted the celebration of Riedel Milan, and he was the one who began to spend lavish money and to begin to propagate to propagate this in the Sunni world. Before this, he was amongst only the fatimids fushia. The Sudanese didn't even know about this. And it was only after their collapse that this man Mullah Omar, all of a sudden falls from somewhere. He also had this celebration either from them or from somewhere else. And then he
spread it to this leader, and the leader adopted it. And because he had money to spend, it became a lavish festival. And then it began to spread and spread and spread until today. It is
rampant amongst the Muslim world. This is the history of mila nebby. You can't bring a single authentic narration from the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, nor anything from his companions, nor anything from the Barbarian, or that pero tambien or anyone else that explicitly talks about this festival, the celebration that explicitly talks about the celebration, and will mention some of the debts that people use, but nothing explicit about this celebration. So if the professor Sonam didn't know, if the companions didn't know, if the great scholars of Islam didn't write this festival, the celebration, this act of worship in the books of Hadith, and then where is it from?
Why are we even practicing this? Why are we even endorsing it?
If it is an act of worship, then it must be legislated. And the scholars of Islam must have explained it, just as they explained to us how to pray and had to fast and how to give xhaka and how to perform hajj and all of those other issues of Islam. So where is that same history of knowledge when it comes to the celebration? Not only that, but the date itself is one of disputes amongst historians and scholars of Islam. It is something which is fiercely disputed amongst the scholars of Islam. The scholars agree that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born in on a Monday. This is the only source of agreement and the only reason that's so weird is because the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned it himself. In the famous Hadith when he was asked about why He fasted on a Monday, he said, it is the day that I was born. And the day that revelation came to me. That's the only thing that the scholars and historians of Islam agree upon. They don't even agree upon the man. Although the majority of historian say that it is rubbish, oh, well, there are other historians that say it is the month of Ramadan, that it was the month of Ramadan that he was born in. So even this is a source of difference of opinion, but many and the majority say it is rubbish. But then within Robbie oh well to define a date is something which is a great source of
difference of opinion. Abdullah Abdullah Baro Rahim Allah one of the greatest scholars of Islam, the famous Maliki jurist, he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born on the second, not the 12th, the second of rooby Roo well, Abraham andalusi, one of the great scholars of Islam, Rahim Allah, he said, Rahim Allah that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born on the eighth. Another scholar, by the name of even sang a very famous historian. He said that he was born on the 10th and used to opinions the eighth and the 10th hour the majority of historians and scholars say the majority say either the eighth or the 10th. Even even Abdullah Barrow, who says
that he was born on the second agrees that the majority said either eight or 10, even himself, even though he disagrees with me says this is the majority opinion,
even though it's how, who was also a famous Muslim historian, he was the one who said, that is the 12th of robiola one. And then there are other opinions, the 17th the 22nd. And as I said, some even said, the month of Ramadan 678 different opinions concerning this one issue. There is no authentic narration from the prophets on Sunday mornings companions that he was born on any day, let alone the 12th of robiola one. But the vast majority of scholars agree that the 12th was the date of his death, Sal, Allahu Allah usin. But when it comes to his birth, they all disagree. No one has a definitive answer. So not only are we establishing an act of worship, that has no basis in the
religion, it's an act of worship, which is based on a difference of opinion. And inaccuracy is no one has a complete knowledge of when he was born, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the scholars of Islam differ. And the opinion of the 12th even though it is the most famous now is actually the opinion that is one of the weakest in the sense that the fewest of the historians and scholars hold that opinion of the 12. The majority, say eight or 1012 is actually less. And if you go on websites, and so on and some of these contemporary research, they say that even if you were to astronomically go back to that time, and look at what days Monday fallen because we know that the Monday was the
day that the professor syndrome was born in Ruby on Oh, well, what day Monday would fall on what dates they would fall on. None of them meet the 12th. You have the 13th I think you have the seventh, you have other dates, you don't have the 12th. The 12th is not one of those days, even according to astronomical calculations. So whether it is or it isn't, even for the sake of argument, even if everyone agreed that it was the Trump, then still, that doesn't give us spaces to celebrate this day.
It shows that there is a difference of opinion, even according to this.
So those people who celebrate the state, what do they Why? How do they justify this? People who say that this day, they celebrate the birthday of the profits on a long run, he will sell them? How do they justify this, and I will mention some of them and I know that the weather is quite bad. So I'm going to keep this inshallah short and concise as I can. I'm not going into so much of the academic discussions concerning this. But for those people who want to know more, there are so many articles online, and so many other sources of information that you can go back to. And if someone has an open mind, that actually wants to study this from an academic point of view, so that our normal piano
they will come and whatever they do, they will have a proof in the front of Allah subhana wa Taala a reason as to why they did or didn't do something. If someone has that approach, then inshallah Allah will guide them to the truth, Allah will guide them to the truth. And before I go into this, I want to mention another important point, that just because I'm speaking about how we don't celebrate this day, in no way, shape or form, does that decrease from the love and the honor that we have fought to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in no way shape or form, decrease from the right study has upon us from the way that we let him sell alone, while he will sell them the way that we love him
the way that we honor Him, the way that we study his spirit and learn from his life and the way that we apply his sooner. And often when people hear that certain people don't celebrate this day, they go to the other extreme, thinking that the people that don't love the professor salon, they don't have anything good to say about him. And both of these issues are extremes. So when you have an open mind and you sit and you discuss this issue, and you do it with a frame of mind that are normally ama when you come you want to be afforded that opportunity to sit and meet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to drink from his pond to accompany him in Paradise, then inshallah Allah will
guide you to the truth. So what are some of the justifications that people bring? There are a number of things, some of them are just really opinions, people think that it should be done. Nothing that has any basis in the Quran or the Sunnah, or from any scholarly source. And so I'm going to miss all of that. people's emotions aside, whether people are emotional or not, doesn't guide you to the truth. And as is often said, that the truth is not judged by men, but men are judged by the truth, emotions have no place when discussing such an issue.
The first and probably the most famous issue that we resolve is bought as a justification for the celebration of this day is a number of dreams. A number of dreams. One of them is mentioned in sidehill Buhari more Allah is not a Hadith, but it's something which Buhari just brings, as a side note, and others are mentioned in other sources of Hadith dreams that are mentioned by certain people. One of them is erweitert Musab Al Rahim Allahu taala, one of the scholars of the tambourine who said that when Abu lahab died, when Abu lahab dunkel of the prophets of Salaam, the enemy of Islam, the enemy of Islam, who died as a non Muslim, when he died, some of the members of his family
saw him in a dream. And when they saw him in a dream, they asked him what is a lot done with you after your death? And so he replied, that I am in severe punishment, perpetual punishment from Allah, except that Allah has given me something to drink from under my thumb, and this is as a result of my emancipation of labor. So labor was his slave go. And as the historical sources mentioned, that when he heard of the birth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he set her free air of happiness. And the scholars of Islam even differ over this incident. Is it authentic? Or is it not many of the scholars of history and biography they say that the labor was only emancipated
many, many years later, towards the Battle of Buddle? She wasn't even emancipated before this time. But according to this narration, this was done at the time of the birth of the prophets of Salaam. So this narration which is in a Buhari is not a hadith is not a hadith there is a Seidman and our Buhari Rahim Allah when he brings his side notes, he doesn't make it a condition upon himself that they be authentic. He just brings them a side notes. And he brings a side note to show the day of Monday being a day in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam faster, as we mentioned the famous Hadith, this is the day that I was born on. It is the day that I received revelation.
Emmanuel Buhari brings this and in this narration, it doesn't even mention the day Monday, his dream that he saw this dream that Abu Zubaydah saw doesn't even mention that a Monday, let alone the day of the 12th of robiola. Well, it's just a dream that was filled. And it was weak in the sense that Mr. Baier didn't live at the time of the prophet SAW Selim. Nor did he meet the family.
of Abu lahab. And those people who live at that time, wasn't even there at that time. It is a morsel narration that is someone missing in the chain of narration. So it is weak even from that standpoint. But even if it was authentic for the sake of argument, nothing mentioned about Monday, nothing mentioned about the 12th or below one, and nothing mentioned about a celebration. Even if the 12th level of Bureau was mentioned, how this can be connected to celebrating the birthday of the prophets of Salaam is a stretch of the imagination. This is one dream. The other dream is a dream which is similar. And so reporting a Buhari but in other books of Hadith that are a basketball
Abdulmutallab, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he saw the stream of Abu lahab, in which he had the same conversation. And in this in, he mentions the day Monday, not the 12th or below. Well, on the day of Monday the prophets of Salaam was born. So I freed this woman. And for this reason, Allah lightens the punishment on me on a Monday. And again, it is weakened his chain of narration. But even if it was authentic, in no way can it be connected to celebrating the birthday of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam nor is our religion based upon dreams, when in any of the Sharia law is our religion based upon beings. The only person that our dream is revelation for is
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam small revelation for me or you, or Abu Bakr, ROM or anyone else. Revelation isn't something that can be taken from dreams that we have. So how can we base the religion upon dreams, and there is a lot that can be said just about the single issue, but time doesn't permit. So that's one. Number two is this Hadith, third is authentic about Monday, that Monday is the day that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born. And it is the day that we receive revelation on and for that reason the prophets of Salaam would fast on this day. So they use this narration to establish the best day of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even though the
narration doesn't mention Robin on a wall, or the trunk, and often rugby rollover doesn't fall on the Monday. So even this is a stretch of imagination. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he mentioned this, he mentioned two points, mentioned two points number one that he was born on this day. Number two, that we receive revelation on this day. When did the prophet SAW Selim receive revelation? In which month
in the month of Ramadan, not in the month of Ramadan? And so had the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to establish this as a means of celebration that he wouldn't have mentioned two contradictory dates, by definition that contradictory the day that he was born in? Is there a bit Oh, well, according to the majority, and the monetary received revelation is Laila to Adam and Rama bond by each man, as a larger will says in the answer now feel a little louder. you reveal this revelation This was revealed a Laila to mother. This is when the professor seldom first received revelation. So therefore, again, it can't be connected to this. And even if it can, nothing is
mentioned about celebrating the birthday of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But rather, Monday is a day in which we fast Monday is the day that we fasted. It's not a day that we celebrate in any other way. On this day, you don't see people praying extra no Monday, you don't see them giving extra supper. The only thing that is legislated on a Monday is that you fast enough and fast, not even obligatory. If you don't want to fast on a Monday by each map by consensus of the Muslims, you don't even have to fast. And so again, there is no connection between the two. One of the other issues that is often quoted here is a statement of Ramadan or hottub rhodiola. One, that in this
religion, there is something called a bit on Hashanah, a goodly innovation, and innovation, which is good. And there is a lecture that will be given on this in two weeks time. So I'm not going to go into much detail. But again, there is a difference in the way that this incident is connected to the mullet. Because this incident about the goodly innovation is that during the time of harmonica hapa became into the machine that he saw in the month of Ramadan for Torah where people were praying distinctively people praying on their own or in small jars. So he got them together behind one Imam will be able to carve rhodiola one and then he made him the email I made people pray in congregation
and then he said Indeed, this is a good innovation. But this is meant in a linguistic term, meaning there is something which has been revived which is good, not in the technical way, which is a bit in the religion, which is haraam and innovation, which is the misguidance and every misguidance leads to the fire. And what shows us this is that this act was established by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as is authentically reported that the prophets Allah
Louder He will send them pray the night prayer and Ramadan. And the Muslims gathered behind him on the first night. And then he did it on the second night, and then on the third night, but on the fourth night when the Muslims came to pray behind him, he didn't come out to meet them. So they asked him a messenger of Allah, we were waiting to pray, why didn't you come? He said out of fear that if we continue to do this, Allah would make it obligatory. The Torah which prayer that Allah would make it obligatory. So out of Rama and mercy for his oma, he stopped praying in congregation, but it was established and has an authentic basis in this religion for three nights. The prophets of
Salaam did it. The only reason he stopped was our fear that it would become an obligation after the death of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam that threat is no longer they're no longer are we in danger of it becoming an obligation. So during the time of Ramadi alone, when he gathered the Muslims again, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, and then he told them to pray behind a single Imam. So again, there can be no connection between this and the moment. The final thing that I'll mention to you is something which is often attributed to scheffel Islam. Tamia, Rahim, Allah who Tyler steam statement that is mentioned in his book concerning this issue of celebrating
the birthday of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and everyone knows the shepherd standard. Tamia was a great and illustrious scholar, he has a high position in this religion, and he has many, many works that have benefited the Muslims. But scheffel Islam, even a Tamia like any other person is human. He is correct, and he makes mistakes. And that's why our religion is and based upon what even Tamia said, or one action said, or what someone else said, it's based upon what Allah said, What is profits on the long run, he will seldom said. So even if some scholars of Islam have even agreed with this opinion, and must show that even he actually doesn't agree with the opinion. But
even for the sake of argument, even if they did, then even that is proof because our religion is and based upon just what anyone says, even the scholars must have the opinions referring to the Quran and the Sunnah. And that's why the scholars of Islam, Abu hanifa, and others would often say that if you find my opinion contradicts the opinion of the Quran and the Sunnah, then throw my opinion away. How can you equate the opinion of any man when it comes to the opinion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so the statement that is often referred to even taymiyah Rahim Allah is something which he mentioned concerning the molad, the celebration of the best of the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he spoke about it in the sense that it was an innovation, something which isn't established. But then he mentions along the alongside this, that some of those people who perform this act, who perform this act of Milan, maybe they will be rewarded for the intention. But even though something may be done by a group of people that people consider to be good, if it has no basis in the Sharia, it is actually evil. This is what you've been telling me and says, He says that it is not an act sanction in Islam, but maybe some of those people who do it will be rewarded for the intention. If that person didn't have knowledge, didn't know any better. And all
they wanted to do was come closer to Allah by displaying the level of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when perhaps maybe Allah will reward them for the intention. And only a large region will judge people according to their intention where a person believed and what he thought when he was doing that action, the intention that they had. And there are many examples of this in the Sharia. For example, when ilusory bruiser Brody Allahu anhu made the famous companion when he went in a battle and he killed that disbeliever and just before he killed him, the man said I should do a la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, and then Osama killed him. When the Prophet sallallahu wyrley
He will send them heard this, he said, Did you kill him after he said the Shahada. Osama said O Messenger of Allah, He only said it out of fear of my blade, out of fear of the sword, he knew I was going to kill him. So he tried to save himself. So the prophet SAW Selim said if he had only opened his heart,
and so the proposal seldom disagreed with his action. Even though his intention was good. His intention was to help Islam Osama wasn't a bad person. He wasn't a hypocrite. He was one of the greatest companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. His intention was good, but his act was something which wasn't sanction Islam. So sometimes a person may have a good intention. And because of that good intention, the prophet SAW Selim didn't say that Osama had to pay blood money, whether they actually do anything else. But at the same time, that action isn't something which we saw in Islam. And there are many examples of this in the Sharia. So likewise, this is what a blue
Tamia is saying, Rahim Allah, perhaps some people who do this out of ignorance not knowing any better. This is all that they've heard. This is all that they
bought up upon, maybe some of those people will be rewarded for the intention, but not for the action itself. And that in no way justifies or legislates the action, no doesn't mean that even taymiyah condone the action. But if you read it in context, and you read the whole of his in the whole of his passage, you will know that he disagreed with this issue. But he mentioned it as a way of saying that maybe perhaps someone who has that intention will be rewarded for their intention. So these are just some of the proofs that they bring under others as well. But time doesn't allow that we go into them pricing, these are probably the biggest and the most, the major justifications that
people bring. But again, I would like to conclude with the way that I began, that our religion is based upon only two things Allah Allah and Allah Rasul that which Allah said, that which is Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, anything, which doesn't have a basis in this religion, anything which doesn't have a basis in this religion, then it's not allowed for me and you to go and to perform it, and at the very least, it is a doubtful matter. At the very least, it is a doubtful matter. And as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, in the halabi, Rama beam, that which is halaal is clear, that which is haram is clear, everything else is doubtful. So whoever stays away
from the doubtful matters will protect the religion will protect the honor. So therefore, we stay away from any doubt for matter later on something which is so clear as not being established during the first few centuries of Islam, let alone by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, or by a verse of the Quran, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that he guides us all to that which he loves and is pleased with, and that he gives us the ability to see the truth and to follow it and to see evil and to stay away from it and falsehood and to stay away from that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala directors in the company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May he gives us the ability to follow his
Sunnah in the way that we should I mean, a large visual point of stability to meet him at is held for a long while he will send them what sort of loads are gonna be the moment we're on early he will start
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double tasking that there are many people who celebrate this day, what is the best way to advise them. And I think the best way to advise them is basically to go through the steps of this lecture number one to establish the level of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in an authentic way, the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself legislated. And so you mentioned those ahaadeeth that I mentioned, all of them speak about, that love being defined by the son of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam in terms of the way that we show that love the way that we enact that love, that's of worship that we do to show that love and so on. And so when he will start once
you've established that another way, is to look at the history of the actual thing. And anyone that sensible anyone that's rational, anyone that is balanced in their, in their in their thinking and in their outlook. All they have to do is actually go back to historical sources.
They don't want to trust you or me. They can go and research themselves. It's not something which is hidden, but something which I just concocted. It is something which is open, something which you can go and find. And all they have to do in response is answer those four questions. Was the process of self aware? Did he conveyed did his companions conveyed? Where is it, just bring them eration one verse of the Quran, one Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim that explicitly talks about it. And so these are ways that we can speak to people inshallah hopefully a larger which will will guide them and we make dua for all of our brothers and sisters that a large social crisis under
in terms of what some people said that the professor seldom is new and that he is special. That is light and is human, if they mean by lighter is the light of guidance, and this is true. The large soldier mentions it himself in the Quran. Yeah, even the bu inalsa Natasha hidden Momo Bashir when Avira medallion Illa he even he will see Roger Munira. The prophet SAW Selim has been sent as a give up like tidings and as a warning that has been sent as a color to Allah by his realtor, Panda Tiana and there is a shining light shining lamp. And so if it is a light of guidance, and this is a light that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam has just as the Quran is the light and as soon as the
light but if it means that he is a light from Allah meaning a physical light that Allah gave or light from Allah, or a part of Allah or light and this is something which is in contradiction to all of the different sources of the Quran and the Sunnah. A large soldier says in the end of sort through kind of Paulina Anna Bashar mythical, say that I am human like you and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I am human. I remember and I forget just as you remember and forget, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned his community against coming to people with the dispute one of the more eloquent than the other, and because of his eloquence, he is able to
overcome the other because of his eloquence, not because he is rightful. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever does so he takes the right and just the of his brother because of his eloquence, and Allah will punish him with the seven Earths on normal piano. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was human, he forgot, he remembered, he ate, he drank, he did everything that other humans do. And from that is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam died as well. And this is what the authentic proofs and evidences show in terms of green and the green flags and stuff, I don't know what the corrections
in terms of committing the act of Milan Nabhi is not disbelief. It's not disbelief. But it is an act of innovation in terms of the person that commits that act, and it will depend upon that person. So it depends on a case by case by case basis. If someone, for example, has no knowledge, they haven't studied, they don't know the current with the current, right. This is the site that they were bought up and bought up in and so on and so forth, then perhaps those people will be excused by Allah. Maybe because they have an excuse of ignorance, they don't know any better. But someone that has the ability to research someone and knows that or is wrong, someone that goes and finds out is wrong,
and then they continue to perform it, then that is an innovation. And such a person is sinful.
Like any person that sinful in Islam, any person that is sinful Islam, you advise them, you ask a las panatela to guide them, you speak to them, you give them the evidences and you hope that Allah will guide them as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do not be a help for shaitan over your fellow brother, to the point isn't by this that you ridicule people, you humiliate them, you degrade them. The point is that we want good for ourselves and for our brothers. So we want to guide them just as we want guidance. So someone has the truth that I don't have, they should come and tell me they have a hadith concerning this issue or any other issue. And if I have the truth, and it's my
duty to tell them as well.