Virtues & Blessings – The Three Sacred Mosques – Al Masjid Al Aqsa
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Believe it hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah who have you seen him similar to Russia do Hola Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola Chica shadow under Mohammed Abdullah rasuluh salatu salam ala. So we're concluding a series called virtues and blessings. Speaking about the three holy places in Islam. We began three weeks ago or two weeks ago with Chef with either the Sunni on a Masjid
Al haram in Mecca,
or the Haram of Mecca. And then last week, Chef Kamal continued with a mercy the number we are the Holloman Medina, and this week inshallah we'll be continuing with an MSc that Aqua in Jerusalem, speaking about the virtues and blessings of these places now beginning to speak about an MST that upset people are aware that it's the third holiest site in Islam. And many people are aware of the famous Hadith that's reported by Al Bukhari and Muslim in which will Zulu loss of Allah Hardy who is sending them he says, As reported by will say the hoodie, law to shut down the hollow Illa Illa ferocity masajid the prophets Allah Allah Allah has sent them said that journeys religious journeys
are not undertaken except to three places msgid hala, which is in Mecca, where Masjid the Heather and my Masjid meaning going in Medina, while Masjid Al Aqsa and Al Masjid the upside which is in Jerusalem. And so what this hadith did is it restricted the undertaking of religious journeys or pilgrimages or seeking reward from Allah subhanaw taala for the visitation itself of any particular message on this earth except for these three and it is the three that we know and mercy that haram in Mecca and mercy the newbie in Medina and mercy de la casa. Now, I wanted to share a number of qualities about LSD than absorbing before I did that I found it appropriate that you have to zoom
out because one of the things that makes it miss you that upside unique is that it is placed in a general region that is blessing and that region is the region of a sham. And so before talking about the blessings of and ministry that upset in particular, I wanted to speak about the blessings of a sham as a region. Allah subhanaw taala he says Subhan Allah the SRB Abdi Leila minute Masjid Al haram in MSG, the officer levy Baba Tina, hola. The first verse in Surah Al Islam, Allah says, exalted as he is the one who took his slave on a nice journey from invested in Haram in Makkah to administer the Aqsa to administer the opposite the one that we blessed its surrounding areas. And so
here you notice that Allah subhanaw taala doesn't just call the message itself, bless it, but Allah calls the surrounding area of MSG than OXA bless it, that is the area of a sham. Now what is a sham? A Sham is the area that covers for modern day countries, and that is Syria, and Lebanon, and Jordan, and Palestine. And the sham is a blessing and sacred land that Allah subhanaw taala destined to be the place of revelations, the birthplace of prophets, and the refuge of godly men
of the virtues that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada mentions of a sham and the fact that its blessing as mentioned in many verses of the Quran of them is so totally solid. The first verse that I just mentioned also, in sort of the MBR verse 71, Allah subhana data says with a J now who a lot and a lot of the metabolic Nafi Hydrolat Amin, Allah says, and we saved him meaning Ibrahim and loot to the land that we blessed for the entire world or for the world's and Ibrahim Ibn Taymiyyah Rahim Allah he says it is known that Allah subhanho wa Taala removed and saved Ibrahim and loot from the Arabian Peninsula and from the land of Iraq to the land of Hashem and even with Musa Allah subhanaw
taala says Whoa what is going on Lizzie Anna can you steal the iPhone in my shot it but the other day oh my god, he but I let the ball like mafia. Allah says and we cause the people who had been oppressed to inherit the eastern regions of the land and
In the Western ones which we had blessed and sought out a lot of verse 137. And so it has an adversity and Fatah that they both said that this land that's blessings that Allah is talking about, is a sham. And Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says about Musa himself that he says in Surah 10 made the verse 21, when Musa had been part of the Exodus, where he had led the Exodus, rather, and they had left Egypt, and they had approached the city of Jerusalem and Allah subhanaw taala commanded them to go enter, and if they were to fight, they would be victorious. And so Musa A tsunami says, Yeah, palm and hold all of them. But the seletti Khattab Allahu Allah can do either at the battery comfort
of caribou caecilian, Allah subhanaw taala, or moose is the name he says, Oh, my people enter into a lot of them ADESA enter into the holy land. Now,
something interesting about this concept and this one of the main meanings of this is an Mobarak. And so we see that it is something that's consistent and this is appropriate. Why? Because one of the names of Allah subhanaw taala is produce, and it's translated as the holy and that's great, but how do you access that name? How do you access the name and could do so one of the main manifestations or one of the main aspects of this name is that he is the one who blesses and so ALLAH SubhanA data is the one who blesses certain times we heard the ultimate today about the edge of the 10 days of the edge or was the one who decreased times to be blessing whether it's the last
10 nights of Ramadan, Allah subhanaw taala is the one who decreased places to be blessed like Mecca and Medina and Hashem. Allah subhanho data is the one who blesses certain people and blesses their time and blesses their actions. And so when a person is seeking blessing, one of the beautiful names to access and to ask Allah by is his name a produce, you need your time to be blessed. You need your wealth to be blessed. You need your health to be blessed that you ask ALLAH SubhanA data by his name and produce nonetheless. So when we hear that a lot of them so we know now that one of the meanings of a lot of them, or even the name of the city itself is blessing. It is a place that is incredibly
fruit fruit bearing. It is a place that Allah subhanaw taala has blessed with Revelation and with prophets. And even after the death of the prophets. It's amazing when you think of and you reflect on how many of the great scholars of Islam, people whose names are pronounced on the tongues of every Muslim, whether it's imam or Novi, or even Tae me or the have your Eben cathedra, or many many, many famous scholars in the past and the present even hydroton Escalante. They were all from this region of a sham.
Nonetheless, suit a man's kingdom as well was in a sham.
Allah subhanaw taala says about suit a man who is today a man every house if I can teach you to be able to heal all the metabolic mafia. Why couldn't I be cliche in Ireland and to Solomon We subjected the wind blowing forcefully preceding by His Command towards the land which we had blessed it and we are ever of all things knowing and sort of an MBR Verse 81 And Allah subhanaw taala mentions about Saba that thy Allah subhanho data had placed between them and the cities which we had blessed many visible cities which hadn't been to whom obeying a correlative Balak Nephi have Quran Wa Hilton, Qaddafi has said, Allah subhana Tada speaks about the cities that he has blessed. And
those cities that he's talking about our cities in a shop, and so many, many, many different verses are talking about this land being a land that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has blessed, but not just that, if you look at the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, you'll find that he many times spoke about the blessings of a Shem spoke about the blessings of this region. And I want to preface this when we hear about the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim and all of these Hadith and I'm going to list them probably going to miss lists six or seven of them. I want you to remember that when the prophets of Allah do send them was alive, Hashem was not Muslim.
When he was alive, there was no Islam in a shop. So he was talking about a place that up until that time, no Muslims had approach no Muslim or there was no Muslim presence in a shop. And yet He is praising a sham and talking about a sham being this incredibly special place, this inspector incredibly blessed place, this place that is going to be such a, a pillar for the OMA of Islam and that is part of his prophecy, some Allah it is in them. So the first hadith is Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam has narrated by Zedi Minitab it he says, Kula Cananda rasool Allah is Allah Allah Allah has sent them not only for Quran mineralia car, he says we were with Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam
collecting the Quran on pieces of cloth. And then Rasulullah sallallahu sent them he says to buy the sham,
glad tidings to a shop.
Great news, fresh I'm glad tidings and they said you answered Allah what for? Why is that? And he said no Mala Ekata Rahman boss, ha ha ha ha ha. He says because the angels of man are spreading their wings over it. And so this is an activity and so
What are the law on whom their world is between Mecca and Medina and the Arabian Peninsula and the province of Elijah send them is telling them that the angels of Ramadan are spreading their wings over this area of a shot. Secondly, are the second Hadith, the province on the lightest and and tells us that a sham is the chosen land of Allah subhanho data, even how Allah he says that rasool Allah Allah Allah they send them he says, slay a sealed Unruh Isla and Hakuna Junu them with Canada June to bisha June Bill Yemen, Iraq, he said that there will come a time when you will be armed troops. One group of troops will be in a tion and another group of troops will be in an airlock and
another group of troops will be in Yemen. And so even however they said You also will Allah if I live to see that time when the Muslims will be in these groups. Choose for me which one should I go to? Which one should I go to and so the province Allah Allah is sent him he told him he said go to a sham. He said go to a sham for it is Allah has chosen land, I think can be sham for interfere to Allah him in our day. It is Allah has chosen land to which his best servants will be gathered. And the Hadith continues. And this isn't a Buddhahood authenticated by Sheffield, Barney, third Hadith here. The Prophet sallallahu is in the mentions that the pillar of the book was placed in a sham.
What does that mean? From Abdullah? And how Allah he says, Thou Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, are a two layer letter, goosey they be removed and abiotic and Hulu and the middle America. He says I saw on the night that I was taken on the night's journey, a pillar that was white gutting the Hulu as if it is made of pearl. It was being carried by the angels. And
I asked him and I said What are you carrying? And they said to him, we are carrying the pillar of Islam. We are carrying the pillar of Islam and we were commanded to place it in a shot.
And the prophets of Allah it was said to them he says Well being a minor or a to a Moodle keytab if teleSUR mentality ROTC
for the man to Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Amin and in earth
first back to who passare are either who ON HOLD ON slaughter and beignet. They will the IB shun the prophets of Allah Allah, as the name says, and I saw a pillar that was being taken almost as if it was from beneath my pillow.
And I thought that maybe Allah subhanaw taala had left the people of Earth, like there was no more revelation or anything coming anymore to the people of Earth.
they said to him, the angels they said to him that this is the pillar or he says, I followed it with my eyes. And I saw that it was something that was being carried to and placed in a sham I Moodle keytab. And is it not that Salam he says that this Moodle Kitab what the province has enemies describing this pillar that is being placed in a sham is Iman, it's faith, that faith is present in a sham.
And it is amazing when you think of
Rasulullah sallallahu as and I'm talking to this Harbottle de la whom about a shaman, this was a place that they had not even approached yet. But he was informing them and letting them know that a sham would become Muslim. And then Iraq would become Muslim and Yemen would become Muslim. And an authentic hadith he told them and he said, because there's also a debate with regards to you hear all of these a hadith about a sham which one is better to live in? Is it better to live in a sham then is it better to live in these places? Or is it better to live even in a place as beautiful as Medina and so the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says in an authentic hadith he says that you will
conquer an airlock and people will travel to it. And Medina is better for them if they knew and you will conquer
Yemen and people will travel to it. People are going to want to move there.
And Medina is better for them if they knew and you will conquer a sham and people will travel there and they'll relocate there and they'll resell it there and he says and Medina when Medina Tyrone down low can we add him on and Medina is better for them if they only knew. But nonetheless, the virtues of a sham are undeniable the prophets of Allah they're sending them. In our fourth Heidi is here he prayed for it to be blessed. If no model the Alon who he reports and this hadith is in Makati, that the Rasulullah sallallahu they send them says Allahumma Battilana if he shall Amina Allahumma Bodek Lana femenina the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Oh Allah bless our sham and bless
our Yemen. We'll call you or they said God who will finance dinner and the Prime Minister Lolita isn't himself alone robotic and NFE SHA, Allah Mubarak Lana, if you have any not so the province of Allah de Sena missing Oh Allah bless our shaman bless Are you
And then and then the people who are with me said, What about Nigeria
and Niger is an area that's considered to add up. And so the problem is the law isn't and didn't respond and he just continued saying Allahu Allah wa even after he shot me, nobody can interfere me, Nina. And then they said, What about Nigeria and Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he says
punakha Zilla as it will fit and will be held. Yet, according to shape on. He said he comment to them about Nigeria and he said there that is where the earthquakes are. And that is where the Phaeton are. And from there emerges the head of Satan
are fifth Hadith and so the prophets Allah Allah Allah is sitting in prayed for a sham and Yemen both to be blessed. But not only that, interestingly, and amazingly, a sham is a yardstick for the righteousness of the ummah. A Sham is a yardstick for the righteousness of the house. So rasool Allah, Allah Allah Allah Islam says in Hadith reported by Timothy, who graded it as he hasn't said Hadith, and Quran, and maybe he'll call Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam either first or the Arusha fella.
He says, When the inhabitants of a sham become corrupt, then there is no good in you. There is no good and in all, when the people of a sham, the people of these regions become corrupt, when their morality has become corrupted when their religiosity when their religion is become corrupted. And so the people of a sham are a yardstick and you'll be amazed to see that truly.
Allah subhanaw taala continues to test them and test them and test them in every time in place, right that particular region, you know, people, they look at the Middle East, and they say, Man, that place is full of conflict, and it's been conflict for 1000s of years. And you know, yes, and no, right? The answer is yes and no.
No, there are many times of peace there. But yes, there has also been many times of conflict. And it is indicative of Allah subhanaw taala testing them and bringing them back that particular region to their Lord and to their religion and to his religion.
And this hadith that I mentioned is reported by Timothy who graded it as a hessenthaler. Hadith. Our six hadith is that there will always be a host of people from this ummah who are upon the truth. They are not afflicted by those who forsake them. Those people who surrender them, those people who go against them, the prophets Allah, Allah do send them he says, as the hadith of Romilda behind he says, I heard from Alia even Abby Soufiane that more Alia said I heard Rasul Allah says Allah they are sending them say Lai Azhar aluminium Matthew on metal MMB amarilla Lai Allah Roman hada, whom Madame and high level whom had the idea
that there will continue to be from my ummah and OMA, a group of people who are upon
the Command of Allah, they will not be harmed by those who forsake them or those who will go against them until the Command of Allah comes while they're on that state. If everybody changes their religion, they're not going to change their religion. If everybody lets go of the rope of Allah, they're going to hold on, they're not going to change. And yet, while you may be Soufiane was told that more eyes even ejabberd, the great companion from the onslaught more or even the devil said, those people are in a sham, those people are in a sham. And the reality is with this particular Hadith,
this particular Hadith that's talking about a group of my ummah will always be upon the truth, you will find that different people said different things. So Imam Al Bukhari and the scholars of Hadith they said about this particular group of people because it's incredible brazen praise from Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi. Salam, they said that it this is talking about 100 Hadith, that this hadith is talking about the people of Hadith, that they're the ones who are holding on to the truth, and they're the ones who are not changing, they're the ones and the way to resolve that or a way to resolve it is that this group can be different people at different times and different places in the
domain. So my IT manager, but he said that this is talking about the people of the of a shop, and that is true. And he said it is talking about the people of Hadith and in reality during the mamas bodies time that people of Hadith, they served Islam in a way that was required at their time. Different times people didn't necessarily need Hadith to be served in the way that the great collectors of Hadith served during their lifetimes, right and during that period of Islam and so Islam as it continues to evolve and as the Muslim ummah continues to evolve, you're going to need people to serve the OMA in different capacities in different ways. Nonetheless, that is the hadith
group of people amongst my ummah, the seven Hadith here, in the province of Allah to send them tells us that a sham is a land of many martyrs. It's a land of many Shahada. He says a tiny Gibreel Gibreel came to me with fever what Barun he came to me with fever and with the plague, and so the fever was sent to and Medina and Athar all was sent to a sham.
plake was sent to a sham for Tharun shahada to lumati Warahmatullah home which soon added caffeine. And this hadith is reported by Muhammad. He says Jabril came to me carrying fever and plague fever was kept in Medina and plague was sent to a sham and plague is a martyrdom for my ummah and mercy and wrath upon the disbelievers. And so plague
has touched the region of a shot many times over from the dawn of Islam as early as the army have obeyed them to Jarrah or the Allah Allahu Allah. Allah is one of the I shall remember she didn't me Jana is one of the 10 was promised paradise and his army in Syria was affected by plague in the year 638 to 639, after the hitch Allah and I'm leaving the hospital, the law and who because he loved obey, there's so much when he heard of the plague, he wrote a letter to obey. Then he told him, he said, come back, I need you for something urgent immediately in Medina.
And what everybody needed was for Agra VEDA to live.
So whenever they they heard of received the letter from a middle minute, he wrote him a letter back. And he said, I would like to stay with my, my, my troops, and 25,000 Muslims died in that plague, in a sham and 638 to 639 great companions passed away, like obey them to Jehovah himself. Like more I didn't have the Allah Allah
and His Son, Abdullah Hamid, they both died, died in that plague in a shot. But not only that, when you fast forward and you look at the you know, the plague of the Middle Ages, the Black Death, it touched a sham as well. And it was said that in the year 1348, between April 10 and may 10th 10,000 people died in Gaza, from that plague from the plagues affected in the year since then
Or I think that's seven hadith is enough for a sham. I want to spend some time also speaking specifically about the beta and McAleese and mostly the lochsa. And so as for admission to the upside of the virtues of MST that OXA is that it was the second message ever built.
Without the Allah on who he asked us who lost them, Elijah send them and this hadith is authentic. It's in Makati and Muslim. He says
which Masjid was built first Rasul Allah, Allah Allah they are sending them says unless you are haram, that was the message that was built first. And then he said, which one is built after that he says and messenger axon and then he said, Well, how much time was in between them? How much time was in between their two buildings? He said 40 years. And then the province of Elijah said I'm told Abu Dhabi he says and wherever you find your the time for prayer pray because it is all a masjid for you wherever you are.
This brought up the debate
of who built an Masjid Al haram and who built in Mr. de la casa
because generally fewer did a you know common knowledge is that the measure that held up and Cabo was built by Ibrahim and he said I met and mercy the opposite was built by Sudan man.
But this hadith here
causes a person to question that narrative. Why? Because the province of Elijah is Allah Martha authentically says that there's 40 years in between and Masjid Al haram and Masjid Al Aqsa. And there are over 1000 years between Ibrahim I didn't sit up and say, Man, I didn't sit up. And so how do we resolve this? How do we resolve this? The first
opinion is that Adam built the Kaaba, and then his children built an axon. And so when you have the building of Ibrahim that would come later and the building of shoot a man it is simply rebuilding, right. These are these are foundations that are there. These are houses of worship that had been built, and then they were simply rebuilt by their children who came after. So Adam built kava, and then his children built an aqua, another opinion and these are all mentioned by even hydrogen fadhel body. Another opinion is that Ibrahim biltwell kava, and then he built an axon. And so Ibrahim built both that he built both massages, and between the time between them was 40 years. A third opinion is
that Ibrahim built the Kaaba and yopu his grandson built at AXA and Sulaiman rebuilt that upside. And so Ibrahim built a cabin then yeah, he built an officer, and there are more opinions that the angels built them and, and others as well.
it was the second message ever built for Allah Subhana Allah on earth. And our second virtue of AXA, is that it is where the pride
If it's intended and migrated to, it is the place where they migrated to. It is where Ibrahim and looked at him as salam they migrated to. It is where Musa alayhis salam intended to take Benny slightly. In fact of the prophets of Allah Allah has sent them in Makati. He tells us that Musa it is set up when the angel of death came to approach Musa
when the angel of death came to approach Musa Musa didn't recognize the angel of death, and he slapped him a slap that blackened his eye
or defiled his eye.
And so the Angel of Death returned to Allah and told him he said, You're you have sent me to a servant who does not want to die.
Imagine that Musa de cerami punches the angel of death or he slaps the angel of death. But it was said that the Angel of Death came in human form. Because the angels many times they come in human form and so Musa all he knows is this guy approaching him and he doesn't know who he is. And so he slapped him and then you know, people ask the question, Well, how did how does Musa slap an angel? Like, how does that even work? The scholars they answered that by saying Allah subhana Tada allowed it. That's how it works. Allah allowed for Musa to slap this angel. Nonetheless, Allah subhanaw taala told him, he told the angel of death. And he said, return to Him, and tell him to put his hand
on the back of an ox. And for every hair that he will, that will come under it, he will be granted one year of life. So tell Musa to grab the the hairs from the ox, and whatever he can pull out, however many hairs will end up being in his hand. That's how many years of life he will have. And then Musa he said, Oh, Lord, what will happen after that? And Allah subhanaw taala said to him, then death. Musa said, if that's the case, then let it come now. And then Moses then requested Allah to let him die close to the sacred land, so much so that he would be at a distance of a stone's throw away from it. Let me come close to outputs. Let me be just a stone's throw away from a mystery that
Oxon, he never he never got there, he never got the chance to actually enter it. Because Benny as long as they rejected his offer, when he told them to go in and fight and you will be of the victorious they said, Oh, Musa, you and your Lord, go fight. You know, there's a tyrannical people in the city. So you and your Lord, go fight, and we are here.
We're going to simply be sitting here. And so what ended up happening was they then had to wander in the desert for many, many years because of that. Musa it set up at the conclusion of his life, and he never entered into the holy land. He says, oh, Allah, let me then just be a stone's throw away from it. And Musa Instagram passed away a stone's throw away from it. And Abu Huraira says that also loss of Elijah sent him said, If I were there, I would show you his grave, below the red sand hill, on the side of the road.
So the prophets of Allah they send them knows where Musa is grievous.
Interestingly, another virtue of this place is that it experienced a miracle that no human being ever experienced ever before. And that was that the sun stood still. The sun stood still in its heavenly course, for the conquest of Jerusalem. The prophets of Allah they have said them he told us, that a Prophet from amongst the prophets carried out a holy military expedition. And this man this prophet is you shall be known, you shall be known, was the the young man who was the assistance of Moses in Surah 10 calf, when Musa is talking on Allah subhana, ALLAH is talking about the fact that the young man that's with Moses, on his journey to visit, this man you shall be known,
would grow up to be a prophet, and after Moses, passing away, you shall be known would lead his community, the children of Israel, to capturing or conquering the city of Jerusalem. How did that happen? The prophets Allah Allah has sent him he says Gaza and Abune millet and BIA, one prophet from amongst the prophets, was in a lesson in a military campaign. And he said to his people lie at biological Melaka. Bilbo, Emirati, well who are you really do a Yemeni Bihar. Well, I'm Yemeni Bihar. He said Let no man follow me. He's addressing his his army now. And he says Let no man follow me. Who has gotten married to a woman like you've done the contract, but you haven't actually lived
with her yet?
Like if you have something that you're waiting for, then don't come with me. And let no man follow me who has built a house and he hasn't completed the roof over it.
At Let no man follow me. And he says and let no man follow me who has sheep or sheep camels and he's waiting for the birth of their young ones. So you shall be known as basically saying if you have
Anything that you're waiting for in this world, there's anything that you're looking forward to something that you want to come back for then don't stay home. Don't come with me. He's not looking for numbers. He's looking for sincerity. He's looking for a class. And so the Prophet sallallaahu send them says that this prophet carried out the expedition. And when he reached that town, or the time or nearly at the time of the apostle prayer, he said to the sun, the sun was its time of vessel, and the sun is about to set. He said, Oh, son, you are under Allah's order. And I am under Allah's order, oh Allah stop the sun from setting
and the sun stopped, and this is an inquiry. And so this man
said to the sun, you are
under Allah's control and am I under Allah's control because he didn't want the Sabbath to Congress, the Sabbath came then everything would be halted. And so he commanded or he asked Allah to make the sun stop in its course. And the prophets of Allah it was setting up the Hadith itself and body doesn't mention you shall be known. So how do we know that it's you shall be known because of Hadith reported by Ahmed Abu Laila says that Rasul Allah Allah idea of setting up says, Mojave such a Shem su Allah Basha, caught Illa Allah you shall be known lady Salah innovative practice, he says that the sun never stood still for anybody ever, except for you shall be known when he was campaigning,
to conquer beta and muck the score Jerusalem and so beta and MK This is the abode of the prophets, the abode of Yaqoob, the prayer place of doubt, the prayer place of Mary, and the abode of Sudan Solomon and Zachariah and John the Baptist and Jesus, all of these prophets walk through that land. All of them lived there.
Either migrated there were born there or died there. It's an incredibly blessed place. What then when a person goes Tibetan monk this when you go and you pray there, what's the what's the reward? What do you get? The Prophet peace be upon him he told us Salallahu Alaihe Salam of the prayer of Sudan man and so whoever built the beach would make this the first time
since a man rebuilt it that would began rebuilding it but Sudan man is the one who completed rebuilding it. And when should a man built based on this he prayed for three things. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam tells us as reported by even imagine that Sudan man prayed for three things. Number one, he prayed for judgment that would be in harmony with God's judgment. He wanted his ruling to be in accordance with God's ruling.
And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said he was given that
and then he asked for a Dominion the likes that no one would ever have other than Him. And the prophets of Allah they said themselves and he was given that as for the first the third thing, Allah yet he hasn't missed it. I hadn't lie you really do in LA salata fi in LA Haldeman's Ruby Kaoma. When
that nobody comes to this masjid, not desiring to do anything in it except to pray
except that they leave that Masjid having their sins forgiven, like the day their mother gave birth to them, the province the lowlights and have them commented and he says, a myth Nutan *a Dorothea, Houma. Where are you and your calling occurred all TSR. He says, As for the first two he was given,
and I hope that he was given the third. And so a person goes in they pray in better Michael this hoping that when they leave that prayer, that their sins are forgiven.
of the virtues of beta mock this is that it is the first Qibla the Prophet sallallahu sallam. When he was in Makkah, he was directed to pray towards Jerusalem, even though he was in Makkah and even though the Kaaba was right there, his Qibla his direction of prayer was north towards Jerusalem. And even when he migrated to Medina,
he entered the early Muslim community while they were in Medina and Mecca was south of them. For the first 16 months they would pray north towards Jerusalem, until the verses were revealed in Surah, Al Baqarah,
but not Otto Calabogie Kofi sama a fella Napoleon Naka, Tibetan Thoreau Baja Allah subhanho wa Taala then changed the direction of the Qibla to be from north to towards Jerusalem towards south towards Mecca. But it was the first Qibla and originally the Qibla was the dome of the rock itself.
Interestingly enough, it was the dome of the rock itself and when the Muslim army entered into Jerusalem Do you know the story the they surrendered the city in Jerusalem but they surrendered it they said we want to surrender it to the person that we find in our books. And so when the Muslim army
was told of the description, they said we know who that man is but he's in Medina it was Ramadan know how
bought and sold Omar when he received not that the city wants to surrender, and they're requesting your presence to surrender, Rama took the journey to Jerusalem. And when he took the journey, he approached beta macness. And when he saw that he saw beta on market this, and by the way, what is beta of this beta and Mark, this
is not the Dome of the Rock. That's number one. It's not the Dome of the Rock many times I wish we could have a picture, but unfortunately, we can't. But the that famous dome is not based on luck, this beta mock This is actually a compound. It's a compound and it's a fenced compound. It's a very large fenced compound, included it is a number of places. And so of the places is the Dome of the Rock. And that's the famous image that most people associate with beta receptors. But that's not the message itself. That's just the Dome of the Rock. And the Dome of the Rock didn't exist during the time of the prophet or Omar or a bullock laureth man or the when
it came later.
When did they come? I'll share in a second. Oh my God the Lord. When he came, he came and he said this is the prayer place. That the prophets Allah, Allah, Allah, you send them this is the place that was built by that would that the Prophet sallallahu sallam was taken to on the nights journey. And then he consulted his companions. He asked God about and he said to him, God was a Jewish convert to Islam. He said to him,
do you know where the sucker is? Do you know where the rock itself is? And he told him, yes. And he directed him to where it was. And at that time, it had it was a it was a it was a it was a dump basically, it was filled with trash and waste and so I'm gonna hide it cleaned. And then they excavated or they they brought out the place the rock.
And then Omar suggested and he asked them, well, where should we How should we make the table? Or where should we place the masjid? And so God suggestion was, place it behind the Dome of the Rock. And so when the people are praying, they are praying to the to clipless they're praying to you know, they're the Dome of the Rock is in front of them. And they're still praying towards Mecca, and Ahmad Allah and who rejected that idea forcefully? And he said, No, absolutely not. We are going to pray. Because aroma is so sensitive, right? He's so sensitive to any sort of innovations coming into the religion. Oh, man, I was always like that. Well, the Alana and that's the way the Sahaba were. They
were they were trying to protect the religion from any sort of deviance from the religion of the province, the lesson and the Dome of the Rock in and of itself has no significance for us in any sense of, of, of any virtue. There's no virtue there. You don't go when you go to Luxor, you don't touch the Dome of the Rock, you don't make the offer on the Dome of the Rock, you don't do anything. Rather, Rama will be law who made it a point to have the mischief in front of the Dome of the Rock so actually, it's the Dome of the Rock is not in your line of vision when it comes to the Qibla at all. Right? It's the Mecca is uninterrupted why so that people there's a clear distinction between
where we pray and art they blur versus the previously blur and it being a previous Qibla does not bring it any sort of you know extra virtue now because
you know, as Islamic Lee told me, he mentioned just like, you know, the Saturday was the holiday during the law of Moses and Friday became the holiday during the law of miscellaneous Andaman, so a person doesn't single out Saturday or Sunday with any sort of act of worship or any sort of ritual, because these are days that are abrogated. It is Friday, that is our holiday. Similarly, it being the first slave law is not anything that a particular person or it's not anything that becomes, you know, virtuous for us. When did when did the dome get its dome? It was built during the time of abdomen it could be more one and I've done many many more lines so you have a number of qualified
that happened and the rock itself was uncovered you have a walker and I'm not an Earth man and it the rock is uncovered. You have my eye and every Sophia and you have yours even your mouth here you have more one. All of these guys, the Dome of the Rock is uncovered. I've done many giving the old one takes over a shop and all of a sudden now he's creating this dome. Why was he creating the Nope, he created it for political reason not for religious reason. The political reason was that I've done medical number one had a can't a can a contender for the Khilafah. And that contender was in Mecca, and that's the son of his very minute I want the great companion himself to live in his bed. And so
people would go to Hajj in Mecca, of course, and they would meet with the liveness a bit and this guy is this guy is contesting him for the alpha. And so this fitna that happened between us the likeness of Ed and I've done medical marijuana, one to one. So I've done medical no one
wants to divert people away from going to college.
So what does he do? He builds this dome over better magnets because what does a sham have a sham has been to mock this and so he wants people to come towards beta and mock this so he needs a little bit more tourism or religious pilgrimage to beta mock this and so he invests in beta mock this and he invests in the dome and he used to cloth it in the summer and in the wintertime, and so it was done for political reasons, but nonetheless it stayed ever since then. So it's the first Dibbler
Another virtue of bait and muck This is it time for the adacia Would you like to know yet five minutes okay. Another virtue of bait and muck this was that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was taken on his Islam there. The province of Santa was taken on the Knights journey there. The question that the scholars asked is why bait and muck this? Why didn't the prophesy said I'm just go on the Mirage straight? What's the purpose of Ali Salam? Why from Mecca to Jerusalem in a single night, the sloth is the famous night's Journey and Ascension of the prophets of Allah said him that he experienced in the 10th year of his prophethood that he was taken at night to Jerusalem, body and
soul, right, because that's how it's miraculous that he was taken in his body as well. And he was then ascended to the heavens.
Why Jerusalem, the scholars mentioned a number of reasons. Number one,
is by him going to Jerusalem, it creates a proof against the polytheists and those who doubted him. Because if the Prophet sallallahu Sallam simply the next morning told them, I ascended to the heavens, there would have been no mechanism for which the Mushrikeen or the polity is to test him. Because they don't know anything about the heavens. They've never journey to the heavens. No one's ever journey to the heavens, what questions are you going to ask about the evidence. But when he says to them, I've traveled to Jerusalem tonight. And I came back last night. Well, then the machine again, they've traveled to Jerusalem to and they know Jerusalem because of their trade and because
of their travel, and so they can ask him and quizzed him about veteran muchness. And they know that he's never been there, and he's never seen it so they can ask him about it and mark this and they did. So they quiz the prophets of Allah, they send them where they tested him about veteran matters and the prophets of Allah, they said them, he says, When they asked me about it, remember this, I became scared, or I became very apprehensive because he was worried that he wasn't going to remember. And then he said, GBD, right, he said, I placed an image of beta mock this in front of my eyes. And I began describing an incredible detail everything there. And so this became a proof
against the machine to get another
reason why the Scholars mentioned that he had went to beta mock This was because of honoring Rasulullah sallallahu. They said no, because of everything that we've mentioned, it is the first step learn is the second house of Allah to ever be established on Earth. And it is the
you know, place that was intended and migrated to buy all of the profits and sold or sold the loss of ally there's no mistaking there to pray there.
Another virtue of beta muchness is that it is a place in which prayers are multiplied. Prayers are multiplied in beta methods.
You will read a lot of different narrations as to how many times the prayers are multiplied. And so it will call according to the narrations, you'll see as high as 50,000 20,000 1500.
authentically, it's reported that in MSG, that haram in Mecca, it's 100,000. When you pray one prayer there, it's the equivalent of 100,000. When you pray in the masjid of the prophets of Allah, they send them it's 1000. The prophets of Allah they said them was asked by Abu Dhabi, and this is a Hadith that's reported by Al Hakim and it's the most authentic hadith in this regard. He asked Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihe Salam, which place is better is a messy the never we better or is and messy, the oxide better? And so the prophets Allah Allah Allah has sent them praying in which one which praying in which one is better. And so also the La sala de salaam says that praying in my
Masjid equals four prayers in the midst of that officer
Salah to famous GOD OF GOD woman alibi Salah Tim fee will determine Salah who he says it is equal to four so how many prayers is that?
250 And he says in what an excellent prayer places that what an excellent prayer prayer says that so 250 is the most authentic and Allah Subhana Allah knows best and then he says and there will come a time when a person will have told them actually yes inshallah Tada
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so where to now this is a place where prayers are multiplied and the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam he continued to comment and he says Salah in my message is more than four times the reward and what an excellent prayer places beta muck this what do you she can be in your corner Roger Mr. Chutney Ferrazzi Mithila sharply Pharisee he mean a lot of the high three or I mean who bathe and mark this higher en la mina dunya Jamia Carlo Kala, Hiram la Homina dunya mafia, the private cellulitis and themselves and there may come a time when a person having the size of a rope of land from which they can see bait and McCullough's is more beloved to them than the world and everything
in it. Or he said, than the entire world, that there may come a time when if a person just has a little piece of land,
oh, no tiny one room, or
anything from which they can access at least be able to see beta mock, this is more beloved to them than the world and everything in it. And this, you know, the scholars commented on this. And they said, it's as if the prophesy centum is talking about this time. And scholars found Allah who commented on this hadith and the ad said that if there's if the prophets have said to miss talking about this time, but basically there's, there's this conflict, right. And there will be times when people will not have access to beta McCullers. And they would wish that they could be able to just see beta martyrs they wish they'd be able to just pray in beta mock this. But this also alludes
to something else, and that is that
beta and mock this.
And the region of a sham in general, is especially virtuous and incredibly present when it comes to the conversation about the end of days. And so not just with regard to water supply system as described, and not just what's happened in the past and not just what's even present. But at the end of days, you'll see that it'll sort of Lhasa Sinha mentions many different events that happened, and they all take place in a shop, whether it is the return of Jesus Christ or province of Elias and he mentions that he will descend
by the minarets of the masjid in Damascus
or it is the Antichrist and the battle against the Antichrist and the killing of the Antichrist which happens in Palestine or whether it is yeah, Julian juge and they run roughshod over the earth, Gog and Magog and Isa it is set up and the believers Jesus Christ in the believers returned back
a sham or they're in a sham and they ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to remove yeah Jews and Jews from this earth. All of this is taking place in a sham and so a sham is this place of, of, of faith and and testing until the end of days. And maybe that is why they are as Allah or the province of the lightest says in a sham resides. Allah has chosen is once from his
there are a few things that I wanted to conclude with and these are questions that come up a lot with regards to the admissions officer. Number one is what is admission officer and we said that it's not just the Dome of the Rock. It's not just the Dome of the Rock. And it's not just the message itself but it's the entire prayer place. It's the entire complex the entire complex and that is what is mentioned as admitted and officer in the past and the present. The second thing is a lot of people make a mistake of calling it a haram
haram and could see or what have you, or the third haram and Masjid Al Aqsa is not a haram. It's not a haram. There's only two holdups. There's one haram that's agreed upon by unanimous consensus, and that is an MSc that haram in Makkah. And there is an meshi, the nibbly which is a haram according to the majority of the scholars it was hailed as a haram by magic and a chef and you might Muhammad
and so that's called a hat on to an MSc the Naboo asked for admission, the Lochside it's not a haram. Why is it called not a call the Haram it's because of how M has particular rulings. A Haram is called the Haram because it's a sanctuary there are things that you are not allowed to do in a harem, such as hunting, it's
animals such as plucking from its trees or cutting down its trees. There are rules with regards to Hollom. And none of that is found with regards to admit you the officer
is there anything special that's done in the midst of the onslaught there's nothing that's special that's done in imagery that officer like you wouldn't do in any other messages. It's not like admitted. It's like a mystery the number we in that sense and that there's no actual unique acts of worship that are done in in mystery that officer whereas in Aqaba, of course are in the midst of the Haram there's so many different unique acts of worship that are done there. But in especially the lochsa it's it's what you would do in any other masjid.
And is there
a hadith the last thing that I want to mention is there's a hadith it's a beautiful Hadith although it's weak, it's controversial. Some scholars consider it to be weak and some scholars considered it to be authentic. And that is the hadith of Maimunah who said that she asked Rasulullah sallallahu sentiments reported about Buddhahood and Nakata jostle Allah FTN if he baited mark this
parlor, too. He said, Go Go to it. She said, tell us about Betamax. Or tell us what we should do about it and mark this he said go to BT and mark this for so Luffy go and pray in it. And she says what kind of tele biller do is that harbor? He said during that time that it was all war in that area. But she's asking him and then the Prophet sallallaahu Selim says for in number two who was on Luffy Ferber it will be Satan use Raju fee can ideally he says if you can't go and pray in bed and muck this, then send some oil to be used in its lamps send some oil to be used in his lamps. So this hadith is reported by Abu Dawood. It was authenticated by half of the metadata it was authenticated
by a bow he was authenticated by a notary it was authenticated by Shacklewell binding at one point and then he held it to be weak at another point at a later point. And so some scholars consider it to be authentic, and some scholars call it to be weak. But nonetheless,
this hadith is encouraging us that even if you can't pray in messy the lochsa, and at the time of Maimunah, it was a time of war, that you can still serve messy the lochsa. And so the province the Lola de Selim encouraged us to send oil to light it's it's lamps. And there's much that can be done to serve Mr. Than OXA. Now, and one of the
greatest ways or if not the greatest way is there.
But the question that we have to ask ourselves is do I even make dua for me to mock this or the people who create a mock this we just prayed mother?
Did it have any share of my dua insalata Muslim? Do I ever make dua for them? Right, and this is drought is effective, and we believe in the power of drought. And so number one is that there's much also that can be done. Number two is spreading awareness about beta blockers. You know, something interesting that morphine they say about the early market refeed, the early scholars of history, that when they would talk about the undos they would say add the Hala, who Elena, the early scholars of Honduras whenever they would mention an underdose they would say May Allah subhanaw taala return it to us after they had lost an endless the Muslims had lost the scholars after they would always
historian they would always say May Allah return it under the Salisbury law return and under Swiss. But over time, that phrase began being erased from the pen of those scholars or those not that particular generation but generations past. And so after a while it becomes something where it just becomes you're not even asking for it anymore. And I just witnessed the weakest of people and the most in case
pool of people are the people who are incapable of making dua. So number one is da number two is to actually enliven the discussion about that OXA and talking about Alexa and encouraging people. Number three is if a person actually has the opportunity to go to Alexa then to go to Alexa, and to undertake that journey and to see an upside and to see the message because these things, these journeys, they tie a person to those places for a lifetime. I love so for people who haven't gone it's a picture and its virtues but for the person who has actually gone it becomes an experience and it becomes emotion and it becomes
So we'll end here in sha Allah Tada or Samba lights and the camera died. It was time to send him to see McCarthyite Zachman Salaam Alaikum