Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
The life story of Salman al-Farisi, may Allah be pleased with him, and his extraordinary journey to Islam.
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wa shadow Ana Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam
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All praise belongs to Allah, the Most High, the Most Merciful, we thank him, and we seek His help and aid and ask Him to forgive us. And we seek His protection from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, who serve Allah guides, no one can lead astray and whomsoever Allah leads astray, no one can guide and I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And then Mohammed Salalah alayhi wa sallam is a servant and Messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Mohammed Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and the words of religious matters are those that are innovative. And every religious
innovation is with every bit as misguidance and every misguidance will be in Hellfire
will Sahaba the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
are truly the best of humanity after the prophets of Allah.
Allah selected them
selected them because of the purity of their heart
to be the helpers
of his prophet, and those who will spread this faith.
So when we recognize their excellence, when we understand their sacrifice,
it comes easier for them to take them as models and to follow their footsteps and to try to reproduce some of the great things that they have done.
And today inshallah we want to spend some time with one of those companions, and his epic story into Islam.
what it took for him to find the truth and to find the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And this story is the story of Solomon and Pharisees.
as he tells about himself,
in an authentic hadith, that Allah subhanho wa Taala, when hamdulillah had preserved, so we can learn from it.
He says about himself, he says, I was born near us,
is in modern day Iran, in a small village.
And he says that he comes from a wealthy family. His father was the head of that village. And he owned buildings and property and land. So he comes from a rich background.
And he says, I was the most beloved, to my father, he loved me the most.
So much so that he would not even let me leave the house.
But he kept me inside the home, as a sheltered female, wouldn't let me go out often.
So he was loved very much by his father
lived a rich life.
And also added to this. He says it was too hard to see.
His father was a Zoroastrian and the head of the village and he wanted him to serve, and to take care of that religion. So he says, I was so dedicated in Zoroastrianism, fire worship, until I became the caretaker of the fire, meaning I had to keep it kindled all the time, and it should never die. So is always there
in terms of knowledge about that religion, and in terms of practice, he says, I excelled and reach a maximum.
He said, But sapan Allah, this is Allah.
Allah is destiny and how we want it to guide this very young man. This happened to him a lot. And when he was in his early teens, or at least in his teens,
he says My father was occupied with wasn't one of his buildings.
So he told me go to my land, inspect it, make sure everything is fine over there. And he usually doesn't ask me to do this very sheltered, always in the home or in the temple. That's what he does. So he sends me on that trip.
He says on my way, I pass by Christians in the church is I've never seen that in my life.
I don't know what's on the outside world because of my upbringing. But I've listened to how they were praying and saw how they were praying and a buyer did and he stayed with them till sunset, all this is in the headin. I stayed with them till sunset, I didn't go to what my father asked me to go to my land or to take care of it. I stayed till sunset. Then I came back and I found my father was alarmed. He sent people after me. He was asking, Where were you? What were you doing?
And he told him, I passed by this church, and they were Christians praying in it, and I admired what they were doing. He says, well, la isla de novo Medina, their religion is better than our religion.
Right? This is before the prophets a lot It was send them right was sent as a prophet is their religion is better than our religion. His father told him no. Your religion and my religion, the religion of our parents is better than their religion. He says, No, their religion is better than our religion.
And he was afraid.
So what he did is that he kept him at home, and he tied it,
to change around his leg, to keep them at home and prevent him from running away.
But still subpanel that kid was resourceful, and man who was resourceful. He found a man to be able to communicate with that church and he asked him, Where can I find that religion? Where was it established? They said in a sham, modern day Syria. He's in Iran,
modern day Iran.
He says it's over there. He says, tell me if there are merchants coming our way to our land, let me know.
So they sent him a messenger. They said yes, we have merchants coming from the show. He says one day want to head back, let me know. Tell him now we're gonna be heading back. So we let God loose,
freed himself and run away. He joined them. And he traveled with them all the way to a shaman. When he arrived. He said, Tell me about the best person
among you, Christian, the best Christian among you.
So see, first of all, now he ran away for what
the sake of Allah subhanaw taala left a loving father, a rich father, a comfortable living property that he will inherit all of that. He left it for a loss of Hannah, what's.
So when he arrives, he says, tell me about your best. He says a priest Oh, and so in the church, so and so. So we came to them and he said, I am interested in this religion. I want to be with you. I want to serve I want to work I want to worship with you. What do you accept me? He says yes.
And here is an obstacle.
And we have to learn here that will sacrifice even though you sacrifice for Allah subhanho wa Taala there will be an obstacle, the only one in his life and only one, several.
But you need and we need to overcome these obstacles to reach the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What was this obstacle?
He was an Eagle Man.
Though he's supposed to be a warship or a priest, a religious man. He was an evil man. How was he evil?
He would exhort people, ask them recommend donate, donate for the poor donate for Allah. But when he receives that golden silver, instead of spending it as he promised he would keep it to himself.
He would fill it in jars. And then he will take these big jars and he would bury them under ground. And he says I hated him.
So when he passed away, people came buried him or wanted to bury him
and offer their respects he says don't. He's an evil man. You know, all the money that you donated to him, he kept it to himself is how do you know, this is I'll show you where he buried all of it. So he went and he showed all of that to him. And again, see subpanel he still loved a lot of what's out. There was a bad example.
Though this model was terrible. But he did not let that turn him off or dissuade him from pursuing the truth. And sometimes as a person as a human being, the model in front of you who may claim that they are close to Allah may not be a good model. That should never stop you because it never stops and memorably alone, he recognized the difference between the person and the religion, between the model between what he says and what he does.
So we they unearth all of that all of that.
And he's saved by Allah will never bury him. So they exceed the body.
And they crucified Him, and they stone him with rocks.
And then they appointed another person in his place, still is still in a sham in Syria.
And he says about this person.
He says, I did not find someone who did not pray the five daily prayers, he's comparing him to what is going to come after, I did not find someone who did not pray the five daily prayers, who is better and more disinclined towards adunni and more inclined towards that.
And about a worshipper of Allah subhana wa, tada day and night and I loved him, like no one else. And I stayed with him until he died. But before his death, I asked him
who can I join after you? Who is there for me to learn from to worship with after you?
And he said, Hello, appreciate the scarcity. How difficult it was to find the truth. It was at that time, he says,
He says people are gone, the righteous are gone. And the left the people are left behind. They've changed the religion. I don't know of anyone on this earth, who was upon the same thing that I am on except a another person in a Muslim. Muslim is modern day Iraq.
So he says after he passed away, I traveled all the way from the Shangri La. I stayed, and I met him. And he was upon the path upon the same dedication that the second person was I invited him to, and he stayed with him till his death. Same thing before his death. He asked him, Who can I follow? Who can I join after you? He said the same thing. I don't know anyone who's upon this, this truth that I'm on. Except another person in Mississippi, Mississippi, you would have to travel to Turkey, the border of Turkey and Iraq. There is that area. He says he's there go and seek Him. So I went and I saw him.
And I worshiped a lot with him. And he also passed away and before his passage, I asked him the same question.
guide me to another person he says, I don't know if anyone else except another in Cambodia, this you'd have to go deeper into Turkey into Western Turkey, the middle of Turkey, so he travels all the way there. And he worships a lot with him.
Before his passage, now the chain is gonna end.
Before his passage.
He asked him who else he says, I don't know if anyone else upon the truth, I don't know anyone else. The religion has been changed completely but
but there's a prophet who's about soon to appear. And his area is good like that. It has the trees, it has black rocks in it, he described it for him when
he says he accepts and eats a gift, but does not eat from a charity. And you will find the seal of prophethood on his back between his shoulders. And he passed away. So he said I stayed in that area for a while. And then I found people were traveling from there into Arabia. I told them, I'll give you all of my money. Just take me with you to Arabia.
So now he's gonna embark on a different journey into a different plan. He doesn't know anything about it. It's another language.
So embarks on that trip.
He says, but unfortunately, what happened to him or fortunately.
And that's also another setback you can think about it. Or another way that Allah subhanho wa Taala was bringing into the truth and the way that Allah brings you to the truth sometimes, is in ways that you don't comprehend and understand.
Allah subhana wa Taala has outmost wisdom in whatever he does, he still is seeking the truth. And now he's seeking Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. But he doesn't know who he is, doesn't know the area only knows him by what some features.
It says when they were taking me they betrayed me.
And they sold me to slavery.
And they sold me to a Jewish man.
And he took me to a an area, a city. And I thought at first that it that was the city that that pious man before had described where the profit is going to appear, then that Jewish man sold me to another Jewish man who took me to Medina.
When I saw it, I recognize that that's the city that that pious man was talking about, what I will find the prophet to come is that you continue to labor in slavery. And he says, one of those days, I was on top of a tree.
And then subpanel, alright, someone came from the Jewish tribe, to his Jewish master. And he said, these are some
miserable people, they are they are gathered around this person that they call a prophet. And he said, I heard that, and I was shaking when I when I heard it. So I climbed down and said, What are you saying, Can you repeat it?
And my owner punched me and he says, Why are you concerned with this? Why are you talking about this, continue with your work?
Continue with your work.
And he said, I kept trying my best to get information about him. So a low audio signal, and I was able to gather some money
from his work, whose labor from his profession as a slave. So he said, I have collected some money and he's now going to test
is this the profitable or not?
So he takes this money brings it to the profits of a lot he was sent me he said, I know that you're a stranger and you have strangers with you. You've just traveled this to
eat from it. So the prophets a lot he was sent him told his companions eat and he didn't eat. Since this, how the he wider. This is one. That first confirmation.
He gathered more money came the next time he said, this is Heidi, this is gift.
He saw him eating from it. He says, This is the second after he did this. He went and he was trying to look behind the back of the profits of the law it was set up to see is that final saying there are no when the profit notice. He's trying to verify what are the hearts and the seal is there or not? he lowered his garment for him so he can see it. And when he saw that he had the profits on the lower end he was
he had them because finally he saw finally he caught the profit of a loss a lot. He was the one who now has the guidance. Now he doesn't have to seek and wonder anymore. Where is it? Where can I find it? So we have the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the Prophet brought in, you know, and he said, Tell me, what is your story? And he told him this incredible story and the companions are listening to
But now he's asleep.
So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam told him after a while I told him the Prophet Cathy, meaning by your feet.
Because you can do that, you can go and you say, I'll pay you, and you can free me. So the Hayes owner said, I will free you in return for 300 day trees,
and 14 to go. So Pamela, massive amount, a massive amount. So the prophets have a lot he was in until the Muslims help your brother.
So each one of them might help whoever they can. One would give him 10 small dates and other will give him 15 whatever they could gather, until he had 300, small dates, trees, baby trees, the profits of a lot, he was an adult him, don't plant them, until you let me know.
So when he had 300, he called the profits of the law to sell them he dug the holes with a tree, the prophet himself would take that small tree and he plant it into place, and the next one, and the next one, he planted 300 He says, by a lot. Not even one of them died.
He planted 300 then all 300 lift.
So that's a portion of the debt he paid to that owner. Now he had what to pay the gold. Now from going to the battles of prophets of Allah how to send them how to gold, the weight of an egg, he gave this to send man and he said pay your debts or major of the debt from this. He says a prophet of Allah. This is so little, how will this be enough for 40? Okay, yeah, he says Allah will help you.
Allah will help you.
So he says, I took it and I waited. And I kept taking it and weighing it taken from it and weighing it and by Allah I paid everything off from that small goal that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had given to me.
He said, I missed better. I know. I couldn't because of my slavery. But when I was freed, I attended the Battle of the trenches. And from that I've never missed a battle with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And it is said in the sea or in the Mojave, that in the Battle of the trenches, who's the one who suggested to the prophets a lot he said to dig the trench. It is said that was a manual fallacy at all the low angle who helped the Muslim, fortify and Medina for the allowable onset man one sec.
Wa salli wa sallim. wa salim Ahmed, Saleh Ali, he, he was a he was a son of the Allahu anhu was known for his knowledge he was known for his stuff, he was known for his and we can say so much about him all the low angle, as far as his knowledge is concerned, the prophets a lot he was tested testified to his knowledge, because one of those times the product Selma visited
and was very dedicated in worship to the extent that he overdid it. Or to the extent that he neglected his family neglected his wife once said, Men will the last one who saw that he moderated the attitude of other dub dub dub that told him Okay, you're my guest now eat but I'm fasting. He says, No, you will have to eat with me. At night, he said, I'm gonna pray the entire night. He says, no
sleep and then pray.
And then after that, he told me
he says, You're
your Creator, has rights upon you. And your self has rights upon you and your family has rights upon you. So be get each his rights and their rights. So but that that goes to the profits of the law, he was at home and he tells them all of this in the profits that's sort of similar to spoken the truth. segmen was
the law I know before his death, he says who to take
knowledge from for and he named Sandman
was one of the people that you take knowledge from, because not only does he know about Islam, he knows about Christianity and Islam as well. To his as was described he was filled with knowledge really alone, and also he was
disinclined towards dystonia. It is said about him.
That in the beginning, he didn't have a house, he would just follow the shape and he would just
Take comfort, they're gonna have no house for himself. And then some people asked, should we not build a house for you? And he said, Fine, build it. And then he called him back and he says, what type of house are you gonna build? Because he needs to approve it, what type of house are you building, he says the type of house that when you stand, the ceiling will touch your head, and when you sleep, no one will touch your legs.
when he offered his guests, he received guests one point
and what he brought them
was mainly bread and salt, this is what he read in salt.
And he says
that the prophets a lot of them have forbidden us to overburden ourselves for that guest I will do that, I will do more than this. But he asked us to what cable we have. So, we have I have this. So one of the guests has said we wish that there was something else with the salt like fine.
So, he are the one who did what he took his will do you will do container went and pond and with the money bought some time, and he brought it
and they started eating. And interestingly, you know the man after he finished the season, that he cannot imagine
that they have made us satisfied with what we have to sell man. All the law says if you are satisfied with what you have, my container would not be pondered this moment, right. So the power law they had very little, but they were very thankful.
And said man also had the sense to recognize what is important and what is not. And this comes from a person who travel. A person who also panelo is dispossessed, a person who has nothing else to rely on to be proud of, except
once there was this argument between him and another Sahabi virtual Sahabi so that's how being in the heat of the moment he said, I am so and so set up so and so said so and so Who are you? Who are your parents?
said man are the Allahu anhu he says I am Sandman, son of Islam.
I have nothing else to be proud of except Islam. That exchange reached. Who was the moment we brought that?
They said interesting.
Tell me why your parents, it says
meaning, you know, please don't let me do that. He says, tell me what are your parents, so on so so and so son, son, son of so and so? Don't you know that these parents are disbelievers? Who are in Hellfire? Don't you know that a person will continue to take pride in parents are in Hellfire until he joins them.
And this tells you some kind of love that you don't take pride in anything except what is beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala not a tribe. Not an affiliation, not a color, not parents, but who are you in Islam? That's your point of pride. Not who gave birth to you but who What are you doing? Not your tribe, but what are you doing?
And the person that you can be literally looking down at some man when he spoke he had an accent.
So man, when he spoke he had an accent but he was more eloquent than a lot of people.
So it doesn't matter where you come from, but it matters what are you doing and how close you are to a loss of power without a virtuous you
and the person that you're putting down? Could be better than you.
once asked a man he said Hello.
This is a person who understands how to
come to the sacred, pure purifying land, land of a sham. Some man will the Allahu anhu said something.
He said in the last
He says land does not purify anyone. What purifies you is your deeds, what purifies your your deeds and who you are. So it doesn't again does not matter what lands you come from and what land you're living in.
Are you pure or not one of the wisdom that said man and Pharisees and then a couple of challenges one another Hadith and we're done in sha Allah. Another wisdom that was amended fallacy reports. He once was looking for a clean place to pray.
A woman told him not
looking for a place of pure place to pray, elemental to purify your heart and then pray wherever you want to pray
then yeah, you're looking for a pure place. But however the purity of your heart
that take care of that first and then it doesn't harm you where you live.
It doesn't harm you where you pray.
But take care of that first and the last thing we mentioned about some novelty low when he was passing away.
Now sister to pass away and around the world some of the Sahaba of the prophets like saga saga hospital the Alo said man was crying. And he said, Why are you crying? Hello, and he said, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, la la
la mina dunia Casa de Vaca Kumar Ani la Briana. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had entrusted us that it is sufficient for us to have for this dunya like the provision of the traveler, that whatever you need from this dunya you want to follow the Prophet you want to reach the prophets of Allah to send them whatever you need from this dunya is like a rocket, what is the traveler take with him just to sustain him so that he reached his destination and gold is only keep that with you.
And he says, I only see that we have actually neglected that command. When he passes away, or the Allahu anhu. They count what they have with him. It was 23 I think about $23.
And that's what he had with him.
But that tells you about the level of their dedication and the level of their Eman and how close they were to Allah subhana wa Tada. And then the journey that they went through, to give you Islam and to give me Islam. So ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to have his law firm and upon the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to make them models for ourselves and our children's and for all Muslims me and make us a mean of those who follow their example. And those who are joining with them on the Day of Judgment Dr. Hammer I mean, gala, we asked you for all the best and best in this life and in the next year. We asked you for all the best in this life and the next and
we seek your protection from all evil in this line in the next yalova y'all help us to see the truth as the truth and to follow and to see falsehood as falsehood and to avoid it. You know a lot increase the amount in our hearts
we asked you for our forgiveness for ourselves and our families and all the Muslims yada but I mean, like read this piece in the slide in the next alamat in academia escena de hacer una joaquina
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