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If one sought to summarize the life of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in just one word, what would it be? My proposition is that the one word that encapsulates his life best is Tibet, which translates to immovability, or steadfastness.
You see, it's not just the number of tests that he labored against, which is amazing, but the sheer diversity of these tests as well. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam faced trials and tests in the political, physical, financial, familial, moral and ideological spheres. Yet in the face of each tribulation, his position was the same immoveable that
he was hounded by torture, the initial reaction of the Mexican pagan community towards the newly born mission of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was persecution. This hostility was even found among his own family members as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam suffered at the hands of his uncle and neighbor Abu Lahab Furthermore, occupied below me more i smothered the neck and back of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam as he prostrated to his Lord with the intestines of a camel rendering him motionless on the ground. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would have remained in the state had it not been for his daughter, Fatima, who rushed to remove the filth from him.
Meanwhile, the pagans watched on hysterically laughing at him. On another occasion walkabout choked the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from behind during his prayer others would mock his claims of there being a resurrection by blowing depleted bones into his blessed face and loudly asking Allah will revive this a summary however, of his stance during this phase of persecution can be captured by one word and that word throwbacks. He was also hounded by family after physical pressure proved ineffective and breaking the resolve of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the pagans employed a new pressuring technique lobbying members of his family against him. They
approached the prophets uncle Abu Talib, who, despite being a pagan, was a staunch supporter of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They wanted Abu Talib to exert pressure on his nephew, I put an end to his mission. On one occasion it seemed that I will tie lips resolve had weakened and there were indications that he may intend to abandon his nephew and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam sense this potential isolation despite being all alone, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave a stunning response which would be eternalized in the books of history. He said to his uncle, Oh, Uncle, I swear that if they were to place the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand in
return for me to walk away from my mission, I will not do so I will persist till this religion prevails or I die in the process and he then wept this second phase of tribulation can be once again captured by one word immovable through that. He was also hounded by worldly incentives after failing in their second approach, the pagans considered yet a third technique, one that continues to bring the most principled of people to their knees. It is none other than the offering of worldly temptations. All positions of authority were offered to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam including kingship, unlimited amounts of wealth and the finest of women from corruption. All that
was sought in return was for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to end his mission. During one such negotiation. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not interrupt the ambassador of Mecca. The Prophet waited for the ambassador to completely finish his pitch and then politely asked, have you finished altogether and said yes, and at this point, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, so listen to me now, and he merely recited verses from the Quran, all of which were from Surah facilite to he reached the following verse where Allah said that in order
to consign them with Lhasa, T It was a mode where if they turn away, then say to them, I have warned you of a thunderbolt like the Thunderbolt that struck a chord and the mood and it was as if an actual Thunderbolt had struck the ambassador's heart as he heard this he pleaded with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to stop reciting and he swiftly returned to his community, urging them to let the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continue upon his mission what word would best summarize this phase of trials in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his life undoubtedly it would be about yet again. He was also hounded by religious pressure, the pagans decided to present
yet another offer to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they would embrace Islam on the condition that he worship their idols for a year and they would worship Allah for the following year. But in response to this, Allah revealed Surah to care for your own Kalia you will care for your own law Abu Mata Budo which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited publicly to the pagans. This caused them to realize that this option would be rejected as well. They then insinuated that they would believe should he create a special exclusive gathering for them to the direct exclusion of the poor people of Mecca.
Again kita rejected this request in compliance with Allah's instruction will allow todo de la de Nya, don't own the home below that it will actually you read on ours you have to not send away those who call upon the Lord in the morning afternoon seeking his face. So what single word can be used to describe this phase in the Prophet's life? Undoubtedly that word is for Tibet. He was also hounded by defamation. Next in their arsenal was mockery, where they would use dismissive labels against the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam they called him a liar, magician, madmen soothsayer, a poet. They played with the letters of his name changing it from Mohamed, meaning the priest one to more than
men, meaning the reviled one they altered the greeting of peace from a Salam o alaikum. Peace be upon you to Assam or had a code meaning death be upon you, nothing can be more demoralizing than satire and belittlement. Yet, despite all of this, a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remained unfazed, and his hallmark during this phase was yet again that he was also hounded by the rage of war. Following his migration to Medina, Allah gave permission to the believers to partake in jihad in defense of their lives. But the theme of Tibet in the Prophet's life simply did not change. Think about his behavior. During the Battle of the Year, I Lee gave the following vivid testimony he said,
I remember how we were on the day of Bezier Elisa, drawing near to the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah and he was telling them and he was the closest one to the lines of the enemies and he was the bravest warrior on that day. His political life therefore, again, is best abridged in one encompassing word, and that is the bat. He was also hounded by death. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam witnessed numerous tragedies throughout his life, he buried his wife Khadija, his first and greatest love. Likewise, his eyes fell on the mutilated corpse of his uncle Hamza, following a devastating loss in the battlefield. Furthermore, he had to witness the death of almost every one of
his children, and he bore the stress of seeing the corpses of his loyal companions scattered across the battlefield in defense of his own blessed life.
How much trauma can one bear Nevertheless, he weathered it all in a breathtaking display off the bat.
Now, how does all of this relate to us? Unbeknown to most, the test for Sadat, steadfastness in the life of a Muslim is a daily occurrence. In fact, you might be subjected to attest regarding it during every hour of your life. Regardless of whether you are at home or behind the desk in the public sphere or private quarters. The test is active in the eyes of Allah that divine are on you. You may find yourself being called to prayer for the fifth time during the day and you feel that your body or your soul or both are on the verge of letting you down, but you pull yourself together in the display of mighty Tibet before Allah. When your carnal desires peak your hormones range and
sinful opportunities for relief or better click away, you still are able to maintain control over yourself and you realize that I am at the heart of a burning test one that Allah will help me extinguish with the bad steadfastness you may come across a damaging but popular Shubha doubt which seeks to undermine the fundamental of the religion or the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam this dangerous illusion may cause people to drop like flies all around you, but you however, remain braced and you cling on to your faith you realize that this is yet another test as you exhibit impressive that when a distressing ordeal befalls you can separate you from something
that you love. You veer away from the dark paths of despair. Despite the tears and anguish you may experience at the end of the day you find your way in a path of Tibet. When those around you abdicate their Islamic dress and descend from their lofty throne of hijab and higher modesty. You on the other hand, see it as an opportunity to represent the prophetic way during these times of estrangement, you realize that the reward is now aggrandized and therefore, you hold on to your hijab with unconquerable
when it is the time to plan your wedding and family pressure for a concert light setting begins to mount you display what no man could ever scale you firmly manifest for bat like a mountain and you act upon what you know will serve you best in the hereafter during that happy occasion of your marriage. It is easy to put a case forth about abstract terms but living by it is another tale thankfully Alhamdulillah the stores of that are available for its seekers and I offer three bits of advice. Number one for those who wish to foster their Tibet a conscious and intentional retreat to the Quran is required if approached with understanding contemplation and application this method of
fostering Tibet is unmatched. In fact, according to Allah, this is one of the primary purposes of the Quran is revelation. Allah said colinas Salah who wrote Hello kudos in Arabic I will say the Holy Spirit God has brought down the Quran from your Lord we
The truth Leos have beaten neck to strengthen their believers to give their back well, Hoda and as a guide well Bouchard in Muslimeen and good news for the Muslims. Number two, the remembrance of Allah it is amazing that the verse which orders us to have third art on the battlefield also instructs us to remember Allah abundantly Are you here Lavina ermine, Oh you who believe either lucky Tom fear when you face an enemy, fifth boo to have that stand firm. And then Allah said with kotula Cathy here on Nanda. And remember Allah much so that you may try him. So if the remembrance of Allah helps a person during the rage of war will then have its effects on our day to day battles that are far
less intense. In order to activate the source of Tibet, I suggest the following routine. Start by setting a reoccurring alarm for the morning and evening remembrances and then print out a comprehensive list of post prayer remembrance is implementing just these to effectively set you up nicely for more. And finally, number three, you get what you asked for one thing that all Muslims have exemplary for that have in common is that they ask Allah Almighty for this faculty, the army of Prophet Dawood, which defeated Jalota and his men they appealed to Allah for Sebat just before war, and they said our banner after Carlina Sadara our Lord pour upon his patients with a bit akhdam Anna
and brace our feet, give the bat to our feet, one sort of now called mill caryophyllene and grant us victory over the disbelieving people and against all odds. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave the victory and their prayers were answered.
And as a further suggestion, I recommend that you memorize the dua of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who would appeal to his Lord by saying Lahoma in the US and Luca thedata, Phil Emery Wallasey, meta Allah, Rosh de O Allah, I asked you for Sadat in all my affairs and determination in following the right path. In short, there are two bridges that every Muslim must cross over an earthly bridge that is the bridge of Islam and an unearthly one, and that is the Sirat the bridge of the Hereafter.
And a person's Tibet on the former will determine his Tibet on the latter. And therefore the mindset of a Muslim is an unconquerable one, and his identity is always impregnable. And should a single word define him or her that word would be