And Muhammad is His Messenger The Virtue of Prophet Muhammad & Evidence of his prophethood
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the title of the lecture for those who may not be aware, it's about Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, and the word virtue of that prophet, and some evidence pertaining to his prophethood.
And this is all more important in light, of course of the what seemingly is a repeated attacks again, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They're not only come from the West, but they come from Eastern West.
that these attacks, they do find an audience.
And they find an audience because a lot of people don't know about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And so they are primed to believe the worst, especially because of the image that they have about Muslims. That is because of the negative image that they have about Muslims, if someone attacks the prophets, Allah alayhi salam, and so sort of links, what is at fault with Muslims with the prophet that they tend to believe it?
And so our job becomes, then is to understand our profit better talk about him defend him, and especially revisit why was he so special? sallallahu alayhi wasallam? And why was he a prophet of Allah? Like, how do we know that he's a prophet of Allah? Not that we have doubts and hamdulillah but that, the more that you know, the more that you will be able to defend and the more that you will be able to believe because greater evidence brings greater belief, greater certainty. So Allah azza wa jal, let's begin with an ayah in the Quran where Allah azza wa jal says lahad men Allahu Allah al Momineen is batha fie him, Rasool Amin and fusi him. Allah had did
a great favor. So Allah did a great favor to the believers when he had sent to them a Messenger from among themselves.
Yesterday under him at he will use a key him or you Allah, Mohammed Al Kitab, or what Hikmah he recites to them, the verses of Allah, the eyes of Allah, and he purifies the believers, and he teaches them. Al Kitab, the Book and the hikma wisdom, that is the Sunnah we're in can have in common the field holiday movie in, even though before that they were in clear manifest error.
is an important idea to understand, because Allah has counted, sending Muhammad as a favor.
Right? That is, do you believe that Muhammad sallahu wa Salam
coming to you, and he did not come to you directly, but indirectly, right through the messengers of the Messenger of the prophets, Allah, do you send them right? So do you count that as a favor? Because Allah counts us as a favor upon you. So if you think about what are the favors of Allah upon you, if you think about it, you will count your health, right? You may count your family, you may count your job. You become the money that you have. But have you counted Islam as a fever?
And have you ever counted Muhammad sallahu wa salam in particular as a fever.
That is, it's the greatest fever, that Allah had sent you a prophet.
And if you want to think about it, and the more that you think about it, the more that you're actually believe that I have been really blessed with the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So let's take just few random examples. Suppose before you were to ever take any drop of alcohol into your body, and become addicted to it, and become an alcoholic,
and before a person, because of drunken driving, kill somebody, or their family member gets killed, before you become so sick because of alcohol, that you die,
before your marriage falls apart because of your addiction to alcohol before all of that. If someone were to come to you and tell you do not drink
and save you from all of that trouble. Would you not count that as a fever?
Like if you just could go back in time and say, if someone could just come to me and tell me, don't drink it will destroy your life.
Why would you not count that as a favor?
there's a problem between you and your spouse, someone could come to you talk to you and her for 30 minutes and solve it. And before that, you're heading towards divorce, would you not come that as a favor? Would you not kiss that person's hand and say, Thank you, you've saved my marriage and you saved my children? Why? If somebody could save you from gambling, if somebody could teach you how to raise your kids, so that they are good kids, telling you what to do and what not to do, if someone could teach you what to do when you feel down, like where do I go? When I feel really down and depressed? What do I say? What do I do?
And if I want something in this life, how do I know if it's good or bad for me? How do I choose? And somebody tells it tells you, you don't need to read horoscopes and you don't need to consult psychics because they know nothing. But I'll give you something to do you call on Allah in this particular way. And Allah guides you, the creator guides you. And so when you DO what He tells you, you find that certainly certain things start revealing themselves, the good presents itself to you, and evil runs away from you. Would you not consult consider that to be a favor?
Right? Like, each one of these things, is a jewel that is presented to you.
And to all of this, that if someone were to teach you how to escape hellfire
and how in detail how you can get into Jannah and if you make a mistake, how that could be forgiven? Isn't that a great knowledge? So who gave you all of this
Rasul? Allah is Allah is right. So everything good that we know, comes through him Salah it was. So it is actually the greatest name and the greatest favor because that is the name of Islam. And it comes from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam so that's why Allah says that is counted as a favor.
And if you think about it, you have to ask thank Allah for it as you when you wake up in the morning and you say it Hamdulillah that I'm healthy, you look at your family and you thank Allah for it, you get promoted, or you have a bonus and you thank Allah for it. The fact that you are a Muslim, who still believes was still practices who loves Allah, that is a greater favor than all of the worldly favors combined.
And so Allah azza wa jal says, he says that this prophet comes from you from among you. And if you think about it, that in itself is one of the proves that the pundits of Allah Allah He was a lamb is a prophet of Allah, because he's not a stranger. When he comes from Cora ish Quraysh knew him very well, right? Quraysh knew about Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam very well, because if you are a stranger coming to a strange people, you could have hid your past. And you could have said anything about your past, you could have had the fact that you've been training for this mission of claiming to be a prophet, and you were learning. And now you pretend that this is all from Allah, but Muhammad
Sallallahu, Sydenham was an open book.
Because they know exactly where he comes from, who his parents are, who took care of him, how he spent his time, to whom he got married, he they know everything about him. So to come out of that, all of a sudden, and say, I'm a prophet, and say to them things that he could not have learned from anybody else.
Right? Because to learn these things, especially from someone who was an Omi and illiterate would be impossible. If he were to sit to learn it from someone they would know who has this knowledge in Mecca.
No one has this knowledge in Mecca, high you would have to go to the people of the book. And the people of the book are not in Mecca and no one was residing there who would teach Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam all of that in addition to that Mohamed salah, you sell them with no things that the people of the Book do not know.
That's why he's you know, one of the times you know, when the Metcons wanted to
kind of trap the prophets, Allah Allah Salam, they would go to the people of the book in Medina, is it tell us things we can ask him? So they say ask him about the people of the cave. Okay. The people who had slept for a long time and woke up and tell him about a poor ask him about a person who had kingship in the East in the West little hardening and asked him because they said
No one knows about these things, unless he's a prophet. Like we have this knowledge, but are they sharing it?
Do they share it? No, it's hidden. It's absolutely hidden. Right? So that's why you also Abdullah Hebrew, salam, or the Allahu Anhu. He was a Jewish rabbi. So when he went to a Prophet sallallaahu Salam went with Abdullah Hebrew salaam to the other Jewish rabbi, and Abdullah had accepted Islam. And
the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, read the Torah, read the Torah. What does it say about this in that? So they said, okay, and they sat and they were reading the Torah is we're saying this, this this says, Abdullah Salam is saying a prophet of Allah, that's not what it says. Okay, let them like remove their hand and read the rest of it. So when they read the rest of it, it confirmed with the prophets are Roussillon was saying, so they would hide this knowledge, there's not a knowledge that it would they would share with people. So the fact that the Prophet sallallahu sallam was illiterate,
and then he knew about all of these things, the story of Musa and in detail, this theory of ESA and in detail, and typically also, if you believed, or if, if hypothetically, the people of the book were the teachers of Muhammad SAW Allah Azza, WA Sydenham, they would represent Him and authority, right? Like I'm learning from them. I would not contradict them, because they're my teachers. And they typically would know, I mean, as a student, your teacher would know more than you. Would you dare to contradict your teacher and say, the things you told me they were wrong and here's what's right. Typically, you don't do that. Especially when that teacher is gonna withhold knowledge from
you. And he knows more than you. Mohamed Salah Salem would correct what they believe about Musa with correct what they believe about ASA Ali, he was salam, they would correct what they believe about Ibrahim and Dawood and so on all of those things, and would share with them details that they have lost. Or they would oppose, and would stand up to them and say, This is what is right, and what you're saying is wrong. And you don't do that with someone who had taught you. Because if someone had taught you this, what do they do? They can easily expose you. Oh, what are you contradicting me? You think you're no better remember when I taught you all of these things? But that never happened?
he was an open book, as we said, mean and fusi? Come you know him very well.
And then he's teaching you
all right. What is the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam teaching? That's another sign of his prophethood?
What is he teaching? If a person is allied with the shaytaan, meaning he's a liar?
What would a person who is allied with the shaytaan teach? Versus someone who's speaking on behalf of Allah teach? So if someone is an ally of the devil?
Would he promote honesty?
Would he tell you stop or stop sinning?
Would he tell you listen to your parents and honor them? Would he tell you take care of your wife and your children? Would he? Would he tell you be gentle with the weakened society? Would he promote righteousness if someone is allied with the shaytaan?
If he was lying,
but what is Muhammad sallahu wa salam teach is the opposite. And I will focus on what He taught. But before I forget, I want to focus on his character because that tells you a lot about him. Salatu Salam, so when Mohammed Salah Salem receives his first revelation from God, and you know the story, and he comes back to Hadiya
and the prophets Allah wa Salam is trembling. Now, why was he trembling?
Why was he trembling?
Because of the,
because of the way that you see because he saw what he did not expect. It is so magnificent and so big, that he started trembling.
And that tells you that Muhammad SAW Allah Azza wa sallam Ziglar he that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam wasn't sitting expecting it.
He wasn't someone who's waiting on waiting for the angels to come. Because if that's the case, you'd come back home happy. I finally received it. I was waiting for it for six months, a year. And finally I get the call. He wasn't sitting.
Waiting to be a prophet. No. So that's why when he receives the angel talking to him, it's an out of
out of this world experience. He comes back to her deja, and he's trembling. And he says, I am afraid for myself what did
I see what is this that is happening to me. Now the statement of Khadija is important here. He said up shared for Allah He now your physique Allahu Allah. He says expect the best for indeed Allah will not abandon you or disgrace you. In Nikka lotto Sado Rahim. What does doccle Hadith water coded by for the middle Cal water, it will help. It says expect the best because you're kind to your relatives. And you always speak the truth. And you honor the guests when you host them. And you will help people with adversity. And if someone is in trouble, you assist them and you take care of them. He said, You do all of this. So Allah will not abandon you.
Now, Khadija understood something very important about Allah azza wa jal when she spoke,
what did she understand about Allah?
That when you behave like that, what does Allah do to you?
He honors you.
Right? That if you're good to people and the prophets, Allah silom later would affirm this understanding, and many ahaadeeth it hammelmann Fill out your ham commanderies be merciful Lord, people on Earth, the Merciful will be merciful with you, that is as you treat people, Allah will be to you. Does that make sense to you? So she is saying, This is how you are and live this is how you are to people with Allah azza wa jal sent any harm or allow any harm to come your way or disgrace you. This is impossible, because the habit has been that if someone is good, Allah is good to them.
You don't have to even be a Muslim, to realize that you just have to believe in a higher power, that is wise.
And if you believe in that, you know that if you live a good life and you're good to people, God will be good to you.
That makes sense. That's what Khadija on the Allahu Allah was saying. This is how you are now
at that point,
right? The way that the prophets are in sin and behaved in how she she described, did he behave like that? Because he was a prophet?
Did he behave like that? Because Allah told him specifically to behave like that. No, he was like that.
He SallAllahu Sallam he naturally was like that. He liked to help he love to help. He loved to assist. He was very generous, he was very patient. If he finds someone who's in need, he will rush to help him. That's his nature. This is how he was this is before Islam.
So what do you think about what happened to him after Islam? What happened to his character after Islam?
Perfection then. So you may think that's easy, right? But to always speak the truth and never lie until you are known as Al Amin.
Is that easy? Now we're Muslims today. And it's always good to hold these comparisons. Because you understand we're Muslims today. Can you genuinely say that people around you will say, you are always a speaker of the truth?
the born Muslim. Yet Mohamed salah is in and was in then. But he would never lie. His nature.
Could people say about you about me? I that whenever you find someone in need of help, you will go and help them even at your own expense.
No. So what made you send them behave in such a way? And what did he wasn't? What was he getting out of it? Is his nature. He wanted to help he love to help. And so after Islam, there only was magnified? Because Allah azza wa jal commanded it Allah azza wa jal purify them Allah elevated him. And so when Allah says we're in Dhaka, Allah Allah Hello Can Alvim indeed you possess great character great manners. Allah azza wa jal is making that testimony because this is how we is sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has the best of character.
So that character again is a reflection of
prophets within the choice of prophethood. Because if someone
is lying about Allah azza wa jal, he wouldn't be that type of person.
If someone is lying about Allah,
he wouldn't be the type of person who is selfless, generous, honest all the time. Someone who's lying about Allah claiming to himself things that are not his lying about communication from God lying about you know what God wants him to do, assuming power to himself. He wouldn't be a selfless person.
He completely opposite a selfish, dishonest, self serving
charlatan who was always after money he was always but that wasn't Mohamed Salah to use and
so the question here is what is it that he got from the message of Islam? If we were to believe that Mohammed Salah Salem was in seeing the truth, what did he get out of it?
So think about it.
The prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam,
once he announced that he is a prophet of Allah, a messenger of Allah, and told Qureshi about it, that brought on him the enmity of all of Quraysh
and he was
alone. Right? He had few followers in the beginning but but most were hiding their Islam who was standing.
Mohamed salah is in him alone.
And it's interesting Subhanallah there is a Hadith
that the Prophet SAW Selim was saying,
that is saying that Allah azza wa jal told me that I'm going to give you a book
that no water can wash away. That's the Quran.
Right? And now why is it that no water can wash it away? Because Muslims memorize it?
And nothing can take Quran away because Muslims memorize it, and go to Arrange and tell them about this message. So the prophets or Islam says, Even Yes, la ora see where Tao hubs he says, if I go to Hora ish, they'll break my head, like a piece of bread.
Right? Shouldn't if you know like,
crispy bread and you break it cracks? So this exactly what he says if I go to them, and tell them all of these things, and I'm alone, what will they do? They'll break my head like a piece of bread snap. He says, No, go and
fight them. And we'll send an army with you, meaning the army of angels sent me and go with them with an army. And we'll send an army with you double triple five times the number of what you will send and combat them and we will assist you meaning that they will not win against you go.
And that is like the statement that was given to Musa alayhis salam.
When Musa and Harun and Musa had her own by the way, all right, Musa had her own and he requested her room is his wish to be he as he
helped me with Harun
make me stronger with haram. So he went with her own and even this Kalapana Inanna Hafele He says, Yeah, Allah, we're afraid of Pharaoh. Right? He will kill us. Hello, that the Hava in an email coma asthma Awara. He says, Don't be afraid. I'm with you. I'm listening. And I can see don't go. I mean, don't be afraid, go and just talk, deliver the message and feral fish around couldn't harm them.
So Pamela, and there's great lesson in this that when Allah azza wa jal asks you to do something, as long as that's what Allah is asking. Allah will take care of you. So we will have months a lot. He was sitting and he says, Well, I'm afraid he says no, do it. And he was standing alone. Salon he was. So what did he get out of this message? What wordly benefit did the Prophet sallallaahu Selim get out of this message? If someone were to say, he wasn't honest about it? So let's think about it. All of what he stands against him. They attack him personally. You're a liar. You're this you're you're a You're crazy. You're a poet. You're this and you're that there's attacks on him personally.
There are attacks on his companions. Later, they get persecuted. They get tortured, they get killed, and the prophets or SLMC is that then he gets physically attacked, he gets physically attacked in Mecca.
And he gets physically attacked in Medina. Right.
And then sorry,
Massimo, but five, yes and five. So he gets physically attacked. And there are attempts on his life to assassinate him salatu salam, multiple ones. So he's in danger. Family members get of him of his get killed
Right. When he migrates all the property that he has Lou he loses nothing of his remains goes to Medina to a new place.
People start fighting him Quraysh fights, then they collect the rest of the our tribes and they tried to lay siege to Medina. And the Muslims, they go hungry and he could see this. And he says Salatu was Salam. When he was in Medina. He says La had oft to Villa he will Maya
Have you ever had a says I was frightened, terrorized for the sake of Allah? And no one else was? Meaning I stood alone, and they terrorized me and the frightened me. And no one else was with me. Well, now you have what I had. And I remember the days when, for three days, the only thing that I could eat is whatever beloved could sneak under his, or under his arm. For three days, there's nothing I could eat. Except if Bilal could sneak something to me without someone seeing a piece of bread or a piece of that. That's when they lay siege to burn Hashem.
For three years,
and for three years, he endures. And he insists,
and the Companions around him, they insist, and they don't give up. What was he getting out of it?
What wordly benefitted, did he get out of any of this? Right?
And he Salatu was Salam
lift? Did he live as a rich man?
No, he didn't live as a rich man. Did he die? As a rich man? No, he didn't die as a rich man. He wasn't collecting money.
And he wasn't collecting glory salaries.
So he wasn't collecting money, whenever he would get money from his account or from sada card from this and that what would he do it?
Distribute it and give it away. The next patch comes distribute that and give it away to those who need it. Does he keep anything for himself? He doesn't keep anything to himself. And that's why one of the Arab one of the bed wounds. When he went and asked Mohamed salah, he said to me, he said, I want money out why don't have this and I don't have that. He says, Go to that valley. Do you see all those cattle and sheep and what have you in that valley? He says yes. He says take all of it. So he took all of it. And we went to his people and he said oh people are my people. My tribe accept Islam. Muhammad salallahu Salam gives so much he's not afraid of being poor.
He gives so much he's not afraid of being poor.
Now, there's a difference between what how Mohamed Salah resell them gave and how a king gives. If you go to a king and you ask him for money, and let's say that King is rich. Obviously kings are rich, right?
He you ask him for money. He gives you money. But does he give you most of what he has?
Half of it? Not even 10% or 5% of it? He'll give you some but most of it stays with him. Right. That's how we remains a king. For Muhammad salallahu Salam, how much does he give?
He gives us all like it doesn't have anything back. It doesn't give anything back. That's why that Arabi when he saw this, he says what type of giving is this? Like, is he not afraid that he will not have enough to eat tomorrow? He's not afraid of being poor.
Imagine that type of giving, like if somebody comes to you.
And is again, again, I'm saying those comparisons are useful. Because we hear those stories about the prophets, Allah resettle them, but we don't relate that to our lives. So imagine somebody comes and asks you for money. You go, you look at your bank account, you write everything in it, and you give them a check and you say, Take everything.
Will you ever do that?
Tomorrow is for tomorrow, right? Tomorrow is for tomorrow. You will never do this. Because you don't know what your family will do to you. If you do this. And you know what you will do to yourself afterwards. If you say, Well, what was I crazy? Why did I give everything to that person? I have expenses. I have debts, I have this? Where will money come from the UCL start blaming yourself? Well, how will I eat tomorrow? But But Amazon isn't and wasn't like that. So he gives it all? And then the next day he would go to Asia or to have sun he say, do you have food? They say no.
They say I'm fasting
that the no food. And when it comes time for breaking his fast what does he eat? What do you have at home dates. So he just eats those dates. And so he says we would spend a month we will spend two months where there was no cooking in our homes. No cooking nothing at home. So he asked her I mean, her nephew asks her what is it that you've lived on? If you cook nothing at home? She said dates and water,
dates and water for two months.
So he didn't save any money for himself dates and water. Okay, can you live on? Let's not say dates. Can you just eat eggs for two months?
no chicken, nothing like that. Just x one
meal a day, couple of eggs and that sit for a month? Can you do that?
Or for two months? Can you do this? No,
no, Amazon will sell them right with with this. He would never say no. If you ask him for something, he would never say no to you. He would give it to you. So where did that generosity comes if a person is looking for glory.
So another incident is that somebody gifted the Prophet salallahu Salam, and you attire a job
and look nice. So one of the Sahaba when he saw the prophets Alehissalaam wearing that, he said, Oh prophet of Allah, this is beautiful. Alright, can I have it?
So the Prophet salallahu Salam said, Yes. And then he just finished the business that he was doing. And then went inside the house, and came back with that thought folded, right, and he gave it to him. And he wore whatever old stuff he had at home. So the other Sahaba they said, and he couldn't find anyone to ask, said the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, who just got that new piece now, somebody gifted it to him. He said, I didn't want to get it because I admired it. I wanted it because it touched the body of the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam, I'll use this as my Kiffin, my shroud. So when I die, I want to be wrapped in this That's why I asked for it.
But again, here the prophets Ali Salam didn't say no to him.
And if we will, and I, I got something new.
Out of so many weeks and years of not having it and somebody asked for it. What do you say? I forget about you what I just got this. Let me enjoy it a little bit. Go ask somebody else. But he never says no. So the law you send them because the dunya did not matter to him.
And so he didn't collect money. He was in need. His family was in need his daughter
Fatima Otto, the Allahu and Fawlty my, you know, uh, you know, in terms of
tribal honor. If you think about tribal honor and prestige and status. Fatima is the daughter of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
and she's from Benu Hashem. So she's a very honorable person in terms of lineage, in addition to her Islam or what have you. So Fawlty comes to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he says, housework is so hard for me, right? That it had left marks on my hand, because housework for them wasn't like housework for us today, you'd have to go fetch water. You have to carry the buckets. You have to bring it out of the well. It will leave your hands bleeding, maybe or blistered. It's not an easy thing. So she also asks the prophets a lot you send them because she had heard that he had received some people and one of them could serve as a servant.
So she said to Annie, Radi Allahu anhu, who asked the prophets Allah sent him maybe he can give us someone who could help us domestic health.
And so the prophets I seldom comes and he says, I know about what you requested, shall I tell you about something that is better to you than a servant? Before you go to bed? You say what? SubhanAllah 33 times 33 times Alhamdulillah 33 times Subhanallah hamdulillah Allahu Allahu Akbar right Subhanallah would hamdu lillah Allahu Akbar okay 34 times a say you say that that is better to you than a harder than a servant and in a given anything
when he dies salatu salam, right. And one of the things that
if you're working for yourself
you want to make sure that your family B after you is well taken care of right? So I have my right
so okay, I'm saving money for my family make sure that they inherit make sure that they have a house make sure that they have this on that so that I know that if I die there will be okay. Okay, so for the prophets of Allah Allah He was an did the family after him inherit anything from him? No.
Because he sits a lot he was alum in them. Irish International MBA, Ada Neuwirth, we prophets we don't bequeath anything after our death. We don't leave anything for inheritance. So the family of the prophets Allah Salam doesn't get anything from him and even Fawlty model, the Allahu Allah, which He did not know about the Hadith. She said to Abu Bakr, she said, How is it that everybody inherits from his father but I'm not inheriting from my father? He said, Because he said, Sal, Allahu Allahu wa salam so that no family member inherits from the prophets of Allah, any prophet, whatever they leave behind, people don't inherit from it. So none of
that goes to his family. Is this someone who was working for a family or for herself? Or who was working for an ummah and for Allah azza wa jal, because it doesn't make sense. If you were to say that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in it for himself, that he would do this to his family after, right? Or he would live like that.
Or he wouldn't try to attribute as much glory as he can to himself. He doesn't do that. Somebody was
somebody comes to praise him salon, he was alum. And he says, and to say you do now have no say Edna says, You are our master, son of our Master. He says, speak naturally. And don't exaggerate. Don't exaggerate a new speech. And he says it in a hadith sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Don't praise me and exaggerate my praise, like they did with ASA, if nobody am, but say the slave of Allah and His messenger.
The why if you have all the power, not attribute, glory to yourself, right?
Why not say, you know, I am this and I am that and in? And I've decided this and I decide that
Why Why say, Indiana and Ocasio Walla, who your two aces, I only divide and Allah is the One who gives, why not attribute this to yourself and say, I'm giving you money. I'm deciding what to give you and what not to give you. Why say Allah decides I'm only following orders from Allah xojo want to attribute that to yourself?
in NAMA, and this will come at this will update coloca Maya Quran, this is our Muslim like a slave. I sit like a slave sits and they eat like a slave eats wine be not, why not be like a king?
Why not be like a king and demand respect? Right? When they came to the Prophet sallahu wa salam and they say, oh prophets of Allah in a sham, the price straight to their priests, shall we not frustrate to you that when we I want to greet you, you know how they do with kings and what have you? What do they do? They bow to them. And to some they actually got fall on the floor, fall on the ground.
So he asked, shall we not do this to you? He says no.
Why not demand more? On the time when there was an eclipse and it coincided that Ibrahim the son of Muhammad Ali Salam, and he the son of the Prophet salallahu Salam Ibrahim just died. And he died when there was an eclipse. People started saying what?
The eclipses because his son died.
It's a big thing. Right? that Eclipse is because his because his son died.
If he wanted glory, He could have just was said what? Yes. Or at least say nothing. What is he say? Salatu Salam, he say an eclipse does not happen because somebody had lived or died. This is an idea from Allah zoton. So he removes any exaggeration,
right? No, Ibrahim died, yes, but the eclipse is not related to this at all.
And he says about his project, he afterwards he says, You cannot take any sadaqa
you cannot take sadaqa from people
again, limiting their financial dependence on people you cannot take any money from people. So think about it. What did he gets a lot he was in a what do what worldly glory did he get from it? If he was to pretending to be a prophet of Allah azza wa jal
his, he was attacked, as we said, people tried to kill him, loved ones were killed. And
he saw Muslims being persecuted. And he didn't know at that moment would he live to see the success of Islam or not?
All that he knew was Allah azza wa jal told me to do this and that, and I did it.
And something also to think about when thinking about the prophets of Allah, Allah who it was sent him and what he said,
says something Allah as though dimension is the homeland. Well, my uncle Anil Hawa,
he doesn't speak out of his house, out of his desire.
What does that mean? It means that whatever he says, he says, Because
Allah tells them it's why Allah tells him exactly to say this. And again, it goes back to the issue of why not assume that you know, why refer everything back to Allah as noted on multiple occasions. So in one Hadith, he says that hadith he says there's that particular Hadith he says there would be a
a member of my ummah, he will intercede for so many people, they will be like the tribe of Rebecca, and mother.
So one of the people listening he says, Oh prophet of Allah is entropy at the son of mother because the statement of the Prophet made the RBI equivalent to Buddha. He says, Oh prophets of Allah isn't Robbie AGIS, the son of Buddha, he says in them a Hooroo. Cannot will pull well, he says I'm saying as I was told to say,
meaning I'm not saying this of my own. I'm saying as I'm told to say, and then the scholars are saying he says no b is as the Prophet salallahu Salam is saying is the son of Mudra is the brother of mother, not his son, as that man said. But the response of the Prophet was I say, as I'm being told to say, some at some one point they asked the prophets, Allah wa salam says something. He says, I do not know until I ask Djibouti.
And then he asked, and he said, he said this. Or in another occasion, he says, gives the answer and he says, I did not know this, until Gibreel told me.
This tells you that when the prophets Allah was Adams spoke, he wouldn't say anything unless it's from Allah azza wa jal, otherwise, he does doesn't venture a guess. Doesn't speculate. And again, if you know if you want to know how hard that is, just ask yourself. How many times have we speculated on thing Islamic?
When somebody asks us, what do you think this is halal, or haram?
How many times do we speculated say, I think it's hella? I think it's haram? I think it should be this, that we How many times would we speak without having firm knowledge? Right. But we did. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam never did. I just want you to understand how difficult that is. And it's not easy, especially when people come seeking answers from you.
After that, to say, I don't know.
And what will they say that think of me when I say I don't know. You understand the pressure of just saying I don't know.
Like, like, I have no answer.
To be humble enough, but pious enough to say, until Allah tells me I have no clue what that means. Whereas for a lot of us, I'll tell you, anything you want to know. I'll give you a fatwa and anything you want to know, just to hold back is difficult. So when Allah says, Well, my auntie for Anila he doesn't speak of his own desire, his phrasing hematol allottee was no he doesn't add anything. If the Quran exactly the Quran, is the Sunnah. It's exactly the Sunnah. Nothing that he says SallAllahu wasallam comes from him. That's why you can trust him. That's why there was a Sahaba sahabi, who was writing with the prophets, Allah Islam is saying, then some of the Sahaba or some of
people of Qureshi, they come and they say, Listen, you're documenting everything that the Prophet is saying, and he's a human being. He sometimes could be angry, he sometimes could do this. So why do you write everything that he's saying? So he asked the prophets of Allah hottie was Allah. And the Prophet says, he says, right? By Allah, everything that I'm saying is true.
Everything that I'm saying is true.
So that means that he doesn't speak out of order, he doesn't speak without knowledge. SallAllahu wasallam. That's why he could be trusted.
Now, look at now with the message, we said, we're going to focus on the message
to understand is this from Allah? Or is it from someone else? So you look at the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam? And was it it? What is it that he's asking people to do?
He tells them Be humble.
And don't be arrogant. And take care of the weak in society, the orphan, those who have no one to defend, right, the orphans and the widows and the poor, you take care of them. And you honor your parents, and you listen to them. As long as what they're saying is pleasing to Allah and is not upsetting to Allah, you listen to them, and you take care of your wife. And a time where they didn't really do that.
And the prophets Allah, Allah you were sending them right he said the best of you is the best to his wife. And I am the best to my wife at a time when they did not give much weight to them. That again is why why why champion the week for what? Right? What do you get from it?
So take care of your kids and this is how you raise them, and especially daughters, especially
daughters not only don't bury them, but no but if you take care of three daughters or two daughters or three sisters or two sisters if you take care of them financially and you protect them that will shield you from Jahannam and get get you into Jana.
And when you get money,
there is a portion of Zika that goes to the poor, you responsible for them. And sadaqa erases your sins and takes you to Jana. And he tells them about Hajj and tells them about Omura and tells them about sada and tells them about dua, and most importantly tells them about Allah as Odin who Allah is and that Allah is Forgiving and just and wise, and that Allah is perfect and complete. And he tells them about Allah in ways that is not available to the people of the Book.
For the people of the book, Allah is imperfect. He could he could get he could be regretful. Right. He could create and be no wisdom in his creation. He could create and not forgive, or his anger could precede His forgiveness. But from him muscle Allah Azza wa sallam he is saying that Allah is Most Merciful, and His mercy precedes his anger. And in fact, it's out of the Mercy of Allah azza wa jal that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the merciful Prophet, like the final prophet of Allah. The one who has the final message was not a vengeful prophet was not a harsh prophet was what
a merciful Prophet and it was a prophet who was looking after the Ummah, worried about the ummah. So much so that he said so Allah Azza wa sallam, he says, Every prophet had an accepted to,
like one guaranteed accepted DUA and I've saved mine, as intercession for my ummah, on the day of judgment means that every other prophet uses dua.
And again, relate this to yourself. If Allah were to give you one time, where you could ask him anything, and that guaranteed, the acceptance is guaranteed. Would you have used it or not?
Yes or no? Absolutely. Not only once, how many times would you have used it? If you had the opportunity? 10 times 20. Every time you find yourself in trouble, you'd say I'll use this one for now. Alright, and if not, the next time you find yourself, okay, I'll use it now at least I mean, if we had it, not only one, if we had 2030 would be done with them. Because every time we're in trouble with use it, and the prophets of Allah, who are the most patient of all the prophets, each one of them used his and this is does not diminish them. I mean, there were reasons what they use them. But the excellence of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, is that despite everything he went through, he kept
He doesn't use it. He didn't use it. He didn't use it. Why was he? Why was he keeping it? It says at a time when we really need it and not for himself. So I'm gonna give it to my ummah. So I'll intercede on their behalf. And he and again, if you want to know the favor of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam that not only will you witness, but rest of humanity will witness is that on the Day of Judgment,
people will be waiting for Allah to come and judge
Nobody's sitting right, standing in the heat.
And Allah doesn't come to judge. And Allah doesn't come to judge and Allah doesn't come and it's a very long time. And it's an ordeal to aid in that heat. And so what people and you know, the Hadith, people will gather and they say, We need to ask someone to intercede so that Allah who is really angry on that day, would come and judge between people so that this day could end. Who should we ask and they go to, you know, they go to add them, they go to North, they go to Ibrahim, they go to moose. They go to Isa, who's the only one who intercedes Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
That's when you all of humanity sees the virtue of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because that's when Allah comes to judge otherwise he's not coming. He's so angry with people. He's not going to judge between them until Muhammad asks him and then Allah azza wa jal comes and he starts, right. You know, questioning and judging and sending people to gymnasts sending people to jahannam and so on. And in addition to other intercessions, the intercession of opening Jana who is the first person who knocks on the door of Jana, that's Mohammed salah. And the gatekeeper of Janay says, who is this who and tells him Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he says I was asked commanded not to open Jana until you
Then he opens Jenna and Mohammed Salah Salem is
is the one who opens it. And then He intercedes sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for people to get out of jahannam. So multiple intercessions for him, salatu salam. And you see that honor happening on that day of judgment. So they will see that. But we also need to see his honor in this life before the day of judgment because we need to believe in Him and to honor him salatu salam now.
So the more that you know of his message, the nor the more that you know, of that nobility of his message that he didn't call for the glorification of a tribe.
Not for the glorification of of himself. Okay, but for Allah azza wa jal, and he was worried about you, you know, so the one one of the incidents where the prophets Allah was sending them was
praying at night. And he got to Christ so much, by that he wet his beard, and he wet his clothes and he worked, you know, the, the ground underneath him. And so Allah sends Gibreel to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he says, Ask him and ALLAH knows and he says, Ask him, what is making you cry?
So Jabril asked Muhammad, what is making you cry, he says, I'm worried about my ummah, what will happen to them?
And if you want to think about it, think about your children.
How you would be worried about your children so much that that could keep you up? What will happen to you to them after I die? Will they be okay? Will they have enough food will they have this and that the prophets Allah sent them, as he said, in a hadith, it's not poverty that I worried about when it comes to my ummah, is having too much duniya
it's it corrupting them, taking them away from ALLAH. So he was so worried he was crying so much Jabril as received the answer from the Prophet, will goes to Allah. And then Allah says, go back to Muhammad and tell him for international liquid fuel medica woodenness Who will satisfy you and please you when it comes to your Amma and not upset you.
So look at that beautiful relationship between Allah azza wa jal and his beloved sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he sees him crying, his why is it that your crying says I'm worried about my ummah, he said, we're not going to displease you, when it comes to your OMA will take care of them because of you.
So that is the prophets of Allah, Allah He while he was in them, and that again, the nobility of the message,
testifies the fact that it is from Allah as origin. Because as we said, if it were to come from the Shavon, it would look very different.
The shaytaan would not command any of that. And something also to keep in mind as another testimony that the prophets a lot he was sent him is a prophet of Allah. So if you believe that there is God, okay, so we're talking to someone who believes in God,
and someone rises, and he says, I'm speaking on behalf of God. And God told me to do this, and this and this, and not to do this, and this and that.
And he spreads this message. And you see this person winning, not losing, gaining followers, not losing them, gaining grounds, not losing them. And Allah moves them from one victory to the other, or from one victory to the other, until he establishes control on this earth. And then when he dies,
his followers spread his message, and carry the same message that he held live like He lived. And they expand east and they expand West.
And they go from one success to the other.
Can you claim or can you believe that a wise God who sees someone on Earth, speaking on his behalf and saying, God told me to do this and not not bad, which support a liar like this? And let him win? And give him support?
Or would he disgrace him?
He would disgrace him because if Allah is wise, and Allah is if God is wise, and God is, Would He let somebody lie about him and not punish him?
Like, okay, are you going to be wiser than Allah? zodion Impossible? If you see someone lying about you, and using your name, to do people and trick them, what would you do? If you are a good person? What would you do? You'd expose them?
You're with me? You wouldn't let that happen that somebody is tricking people swindling people stealing their money in your name.
Would you let that happen? How could you let that tragedy continue? You would go you would stop him. You would make sure that he
does not speak on your behalf. And if you can have him arrested, you'll have him arrested. Because you will not allow that crime to continue. Because it goes against your good nature, to let somebody use your name like that slap
you, Allah as though did would let someone lie about him use his name and not punish him.
In fact, supporting that's why a way that you would know a profits from a nonprofit is how they live, and how the end and what happens to their message. If they are lying about Allah, they will be disgraced before they die.
And Allah does not support them, and they will not get victory on this earth and good mention on this earth. And the content of the message itself exposes its contradictions.
Whereas when it comes from Allah xojo As it happened with whom, you know how he said, Um, no, he was alone. Did he win or not? He won. Allah sent a flood and he won. Ibrahim alayhis. Salam, he stood up and he told them that your idols are false. They throw him in the fire. Did he burn? No. He won. Musa alayhis salam Did he win or not? Alone against Pharaoh, they had no physical power to defeat Pharaoh, did he win or not? He won. A Salah is Salam they plotted against him, they couldn't kill him.
All of these things they'll do that if a person is a prophet of Allah, there is no way to get to him. Especially when that message is a message with a book.
A book that is supposed to persist and teach. There is no way to him and Allah will support him. Whereas think of the imposters that came after the prophets of Allah, Allah sent them like Musa Dima will say lemma was what he claimed, I believe in Mohammed salatu. Salam, right. He says, I believe in Mohammed salatu salam, but I'm also a prophet what happened to him? He was killed.
And then the content of his message was ridiculous. Right, that it was clear to people that what he was saying is false. But those who followed him followed him because of tribal allegiance. He's from the tribe.
So he's, he's one of them. So okay, we'll we'll we'll be with you. But he got when he was exposed. That's it, you got abandoned, and he got killed. That's the end of a pasture and it wasn't just one, there were a couple of others. And they got defeated as well either killed and defeated or defeated.
That's the sign of a person who's lying about Allah xojo. And if you just look at the history of
the so called Modern cults 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago of those who claims a person rises, very charismatic.
believes, okay, I'm receiving messages from God, the S followers and they go into a compound or they go into
remote land and see what happens at the end, how they commit suicide or something terrible, terribly discovered about them and they get exposed and disgraced. It can be that you claim to speak on behalf of Allah, and Allah will let that happen. You must be exposed.
So prophets, Allah, Allah was sitting and went from success to success. And what by the time he died a lot he was a lamb all of Arabia was Muslim.
And then, also a testament that he was a prophet teaching, having teachings from Allah is how his companions lived, which is a reflection of what He taught. How did Abu Bakr live like He lived salatu salam, he shunned the dunya and lift for the hill, and Islam expanded How did Omar live again, shun the dunya lift with the Accra Islam continue to expand with man pretty much the same. I leave no ABI Taalib the same. Even when we come to the new Omiya who did not live exactly like the prophets, a lot of you said no, but you had enough Debbie ain, and tabulator between that Islam continue to expand and even when you go to the basket with all our mistakes, still Islam continued
to expand. So where did that come from? That's an extension of that dose of Iman and Baraka that comes from Muhammad Salatu was Salam that lasted till that time.
And probably Inshallah, the last thing I will mention, and then you can ask your questions with Allah azza wa jal, just that this hadith
where he sits a lot he was telling me she has a my example in the example of the prophets is like an example of a one who built a house
and people would go and take a tour of that house and they will say what a beautiful house
This is except that there is a missing piece.
They say it's beautiful, except for this missing piece. It's incomplete. And he says I am that missing piece that missing brick.
What he means by that Salalah audio system is that the messages of all the prophets before him from Adam to Ibrahim to Musa to Asa rd hemos Salatu was Salam ala Jemaine that is the beautiful house.
So if someone looks at the message of Ibrahim is my aid and all of that, what is he see beauty? Right? Beauty in terms of manners, beauty in terms of Shetty and beauty in terms of worship, beauty in terms of family life in terms of financial life beauty, but then he will say also, but there's something missing.
There's something missing, because all of that Shetty out wasn't meant to be lasting. It's for a specific people
to a specific time. So there's something in it that is missing, you say, beautiful, but there is that piece that's missing piece that is missing. So Muhammad Ali Salam says, I brought the fulfillment and the completion of that house.
So it doesn't mean of course, that that house was there. When the Prophet alayhi salam came? No, actually it was forgotten. The messages of the prophets were forgotten, right.
But the prophet renewed it, he says this is what the all of them have said. That's the beauty and I'm completing it now. Now this message can last. Now this message is complete and perfect, if you will just apply it. So the message that Mohammed Salado send them why is it supersede cancel the previous messages meaning in terms of the Sharia, otherwise, the basics are all the same? The basics are all the same. But why does it supersede because it is lasting. And it's suitable for everybody till the end of time. Whereas the other messages have things in them that worry. So some of the previous messages, there's more hardship in them.
There's more punitive measures in them. But the message of Mohamed Salah Salem was a merciful message was an easy message, honey phiaton, somehow easygoing, easy to follow. So that's the excellence of what the prophets of Allah Salam brought them that is his message. And in signaling that I'm completing this message is to say also, that when you examine what I'm what I said, and what I taught, and how I lived, what I'm calling to, and you examine the prophets of Allah, you will find that we're all the same.
As if you were to believe in Musa alayhis salam, and examine Muhammad sallahu wa salam, you find that they're the same. There's no contradiction between them in what they've said. You examine Isa allihies Salah, the true message of Isa and Mohamed salah, isn't it? They're the same. They're all saying the same thing called makan to be the Amina Rasul Allah it's not an I'm not an unusual prophet. I'm actually a prophet like the other prophets before me. And that confirms it so that if you believe in Musa alayhis salam you got to believe in Muhammad Salah is
because the reasons to believe in Mohammed Salah syndrome are greater and stronger than those for Musa.
And if you believe in Isa allihies Salaam, you have to believe in Muhammad sallahu sin because the reasons to believe in Him are stronger than Issa.
And so he is Solari was the culmination, and the end of all prophets, and there is no other prophet behind him. As for their accusations about the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam, these are accusations that are out of context.
Because if you were to say about him, salatu salam, that he is violent, you wouldn't know anything about him.
And if you were to say that prophets, Allah Sydenham is violent, you will not have studied his legacy and his life. And let's just address that in sha Allah and then allow just time to to for your questions. The prophets, Allah, you send them lift, how many years in Mecca?
13 did they fight anybody?
That they, you know, carry arms? No, they were being persecuted, tortured, and in fact, Muslims would come to the Prophet alayhi salam, and they would say, shall we not carry arms? What would he say? He says, I wasn't commanded to do this. That's not for us. For 13 years. They did nothing except Be patient. And if they had to migrate, they migrated to Africa. Some, the rest stayed in Mecca. They didn't do anything. When they go to
Was it really characterized by conflict? If you think about it, how many times did he fight polish like actual physical fighting with Polish? The main ones is better an Ohio
hazard the ditch, right? There was no fighting. They just laid siege to Medina and they stop. Afterwards there was no fighting with Kurdish the opening of Mecca was peaceful.
Where is the killing that the Prophet salallahu Salam did is mostly he was salam ala wa salam he was responding to their attacks. They would go after they would want to harm and he had to repel their harm. So a lot he was. So where is that history of violence? And when people accepted Islam, first at the time of the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim, most people when they accepted Islam, did they accept Islam, because of conflict, or at peace time,
is a peacetime
because that's what the Sahaba said, when there was treaty between them and the Makins. And there was cessation of hostilities, meaning no one is going to fight. That's it a peace treaty. A says at that time, people had an opportunity to talk to each other, and listen to the message. And most people came in droves to Islam at that time, no conflict. But what needed to happen is what Muslims had to be a power to be contended with. And when you're powerful, you don't have to punish, you don't have to compel. But when you're powerful people take note of you. Right.
And when they do that, okay, I'm willing to listen. So they weren't compelled to so most of people who came to Islam, not most all of them who came to Islam, they came without being compelled. And most of them came after that peace treaty. And later on, during the time of Abu Bakr, Omar, Osman Ali, and so on. Historically, people, okay, who their clients were conquered, were never compelled to accept Islam, I actually historically, because some academics, they would know that, that when you look at how long it took to convert some populations, they say it took a while for the population to convert
to become Muslim. It's as if they were compelled, they would all be Muslim immediately or within a generation. But it took for some populations, a time for them to accept Islam, meaning that they were left. This is what you believe this is what you believe.
And then they came to accept Islam when they understood it.
violence to the prophets of Allah, Selim or Muslims is a historical and it's not historically accurate. So Allah let me let me stop here because I know that I've probably taken more time than I should. But let me see in sha Allah if you have just a couple of quick questions in sha Allah nom cramping up to five minutes or so but shall if there's anything you want to ask, let me know in sha Allah
let me say
didn't know he's right.
But it's true, right? Yes.
Yes. Millions of people throughout history
being the same way as that obviously, yes.
Yes, so of course, I mean, the people in Metka they believe that Allah zodat but there were flaws in their belief. So some people had a right belief. So they knew about Allah azza wa jal, and you knew about his wisdom and mercy and all of that. But they could be missing some important points about
attributes of Allah about the day of judgment about this and that. So some had more accurate beliefs. Other people had more flood beliefs about Allah azza wa jal. So obviously, they didn't receive a message for so long. So the beliefs are not going to all be the same, and they're not all going to be accurate in all aspects. But yes, Khadija, or the Allahu anha and others also knew enough about Allah azza wa jal to know certain things about him that were absolutely accurate, as we mentioned, and as you've mentioned, that how Allah treats you is based on how you treat people.
The fifth, fifth Allah was there that part wasn't corrupted. Now.
So we talked about the profit and my understanding is that we, we take an example we look at the life
Okay, so the your question is that we are supposed to consider the Prophet our model and live our life based on his example. In this modern world, how do we know that we have done enough? Right of the prophets Allah who seldom will we say insha Allah I mean I know that some certain points could be confusing. And for those certain points, you would need to ask explicitly about them. So the Prophet did this, do I do this are not. So these points need to be addressed specifically. But in general, we say that we imitate the prophets of Allah we send them or we treat try to be as as much as we can.
to approximate his example, salam, Salam to the best of our ability, there are certain things that will not be able to do ever, his piety, his righteousness to Allah azza wa jal, but they always remain as a source of inspiration that you could push yourself even more and more, but in certain points where we are not sure of what to do and how to do it, then we would need more explicit guidance so do I fast exactly like he facets a lot. He was hitting them in certain ways. Yes. In other minor ways. He used to do things that are extra that will be beyond ours, physically. So we need to discuss those in detail shall allow for that to be clear. Shall
so if there's anything No, I think we're good, right? Please Zuckerman law Hey, and I hope that that was beneficial. And if you have any questions or concerns or comments inshallah you could share that with me later. Subhanak and all over him take a shadow and Leila and just Africa to where they could have the law.