Virtues of Masjid Al-Aqsa and Al-Shaam
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hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah adios. Sent him sim to Russia do Hola Hola Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola Chica Hill eyeshadow. anna Muhammad Abdul 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 Kumar have continued with and mercy the Navy or the Holloman Medina, and this week in sha Allah will be continuing with an MSc that acusa 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 alcohol and Muslim in which will show the loss of Allah Hardy who has said to them he says, as is reported by will say the holy law to shut down the hollow Illa Illa ferocity massage it the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that journeys religious journeys
are not undertaken except to three places at the Masjid Al haram, 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 is either haram and McCann and mercy the Navy in Medina and especially the oxide. Now, I wanted to share a number of qualities about LSD that upset me 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 bless it. 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 et al Masjid of Celebi, 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 an Masjid Al haram in Makkah to administer the Aqsa to administer the oxide, 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 Allah mentions of a sham and the fact that its blessing as mentioned in many verses of the Quran of them is so tell us about the first verse that I just mentioned also, in sort of the MBR verse 71, Allah subhana data says when AJ now who will often Ill have the metabolic Nafi hide in either mean, Allah says and we saved him meaning Ibrahim and loot to the land that we blessed for the entire world or for the worlds 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 SubhanA
wa Tada says, whoa, what is Nicoma Lizzy Anna, can you steal the iPhone Emma shot at the other day? Oh my god, he bahala T Ebola mafia. Allah says and we cause the people who had been oppressed to inherit the eastern regions of the land and the Western ones which we
had blessed and sawed off 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, my the verse 21, when Musa had been part of the Exodus, or he had led the Exodus, rather, and they had left Egypt, and they had approached the city of Jerusalem and Allah Subhana Allah commanded them to go enter, and if they were to fight, they would be victorious. And so Musa they tsunami says, Yeah, pull money out of them God the son of Allah who doesn't do either at the body confirm Kalibo caecilian. Allah subhanaw taala or moose is
anime, 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 produce? Well, 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 on who blesses certain times we heard the hope but today about the 10 days of the ritual 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 subhanaw taala 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 of them, so 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 tion.
Allah Subhana Allah says about suit a man who is today a man every house if I can tell you to be able to heal all the metabolic mafia, what could not be cliche in it mean? And to Solomon We subjected the wind blowing forcefully proceeding 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 they Allah subhanho data had placed between them and the cities which we had blessed many visible cities, which hadn't been home obeying quality Balak Nephi have Quran Wa Hilton, he has said, Allah subhanaw taala 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 alayhi wa 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, a sham was not Muslim.
When he was alive, there was no Islam in a shot. So he was talking about a place that up until that time, no Muslims had approach no Muslim. 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 Allah send them so the first hadith is Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam as narrated by Zeytinburnu Thabeet, he says, Kula Cananda rasool Allah is Allah Allah Allah sent them not only for Quran mineralia car, he says, We were with Rasulullah sallallahu
Sallam collecting the Quran on pieces of cloth and that will suit Allah. So Allah Allah, Allah is sending me he says, to buy this shirt, I'm
glad tidings to a shout.
Great news, fresh I'm glad tidings. And they said you also have Allah what for? Why is that? And he said no Mala Ekata Rahman Basutoland. He had to Ha ha ha. He says because the angels of man are spreading their wings over it. And so this is in a theater meeting. And so those however, are the law and home
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 have a shot. Secondly, we're the second Hadith, the province from Eliassen and tells us that a sham is the chosen land of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Even however he says that Rasulullah sallallahu they send them he says, slay acetyl Omro ILA and Hakuna julu them with Canada, June to bisha June two mil Yemen, Iraq, he said that there will come a time when you will be armed troops, one group of troops will be in a sham and another group of troops will be in Iraq, 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 They can be sham for interfere 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 Chef a little Barney, third Hadith here. The Prophet SAW Allah Allah is Allah mentions that the pillar of the book was placed in a sham. What does that mean? From Abdullah?
And how Allah he says that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, are a two letter Oosten a be a mood and a built
in 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 them 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 will be in a manner or at a Moodle keytab. If teleSUR mentality ROTC
for the man to Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Amin and in earth
first back to Hooper sorry, are either who ON HOLD ON slaughter and beignet. They will the IV shun the Prophet sallallahu. s&m 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 moved in kitab. And it didn't have that Salam. He says that this I moved and Kitab what the province had sent him is describing this pillar that is being placed in a sham is Iman, it's faith, that faith is present in a shop.
And it is amazing when you think of
Rasulullah sallallahu is 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 know, you hear all of these are 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
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 below 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 Elijah is sending them in our fourth Heidi is here he prayed for it to be blessed. If no model the Allah on who he reports and this hadith is in Marathi, that's the Rasulullah sallallahu they send them says Allah Who mabati Kalenna Aficio Amina Allahumma biotic Lana fee Yemen Nina, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said oh Allah bless our sham and
bless our Yemen. We'll call you or they said God who was the image Deena and the private cellulitis then there's an alarm robotic and NFE Shah Amina alarm robotic.
So the province of Allah de Sena missing Oh Allah bless our shaman bless our Yemen
And then the people who are with me said, What about Nigeria,
and Niger is an area that's considered to add up. So the problem is the law is said and didn't respond. And he just continues saying Aloha. Nobody can actually show me nobody can hear me, Nina. And then they said, What about Nigeria and Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he says
punakha zazzy will fit and will be hired jaquar 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,
our fifth Hadith, and so the Prophet sallallahu de Sydenham 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 Allah kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa 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 they're religiosity, when their religion is become corrupted. And so the people have a sham or a yardstick, and you'll be amazed to see that truly.
Allah Subhana Allah 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's 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 as a hessenthaler Hadith. Our sixth 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 Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, as the hadith of omitted behind he says, I heard from Allah even Abby Soufiane that more Alia said I heard or saw the loss of Allah they are sending them say, ly as aluminium metal or metal image can be amarilla liable, Roman Hodeida homearama and high level whom, to whom? To whom Allah Hamada 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 are 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 it may be Soufiane was told that more eyes in Egypt is the great companion from the onslaught more ardebili gerbil 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 send them, they said that it this is talking about 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
moment. So it means Yeah, 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 Mohammed bodies time the 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
of a group of people amongst my own
On the seventh Hadith here, is the province of Allah to send them tells us that Hashem is a land of many martyrs. It's a land of many Shahada. He says a tiny Gibreel Jabril 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.
Plague was sent to a sham for our own shahada to lumati Ramadan, the 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 of obey them to July about the Allah Allahu Allah. Allah is one of the I should remember she didn't me Jana is one of the 10 words promised paradise and his army in Syria was affected by a 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 this 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 obey the herd have received the letter from a middle man, he, 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, Abdul Rahman, they both died or 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 10 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 mercy the lochsa. And so as for admitted the upside of the virtues of unmistakable oxide is that it was the second message ever built.
Without the Allah on who he asked Rasulullah sallallahu they send them and this hadith is authentic. It's in Makati. And most of them he says
which Masjid was built first Rasul Allah so Allah Allah they are sending them says and messenger 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 prophets of Allah they said untold 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 Hala Cabo was built by Ibrahim is that 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 send them 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 set up. And so how do we resolve this? How do we resolve this? The first
opinion is that Adam built the GABA and then his children built an axon. And so when you have the building of Ibrahim that would come later and the building of Sulaiman 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 hedgehog and fadhel body. Another opinion is that Ibrahim built Al Kaba and then he built an axon. And so Ebrahim 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 Yeah, his grandson built at AXA and Sulaiman rebuilt that officer. 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 subhanaw taala on Earth. And our second virtue of AXA, is that it is where the prophets intended and
migrated to it is the place where they migrated to. It is where Ibrahim and looked at him as salaam they migrated to. It is where Musa I didn't he said I'm intended to take Benny slightly. In fact of the prophets of Allah. I did send them in Makati. He tells us that Musa I didn't 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 SubhanA, Allah, Allah 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 wilcots. 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 alayhis salaam passed away a stone's throw away from it. And Abu Huraira says that also la sala Leidos, and 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 province of Elijah said to him, he told us that a profit 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 when Allah subhanaw taala 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 province Allah Allah has sent him he says, Gaza and Nabil millet Ambia. One prophet from amongst the prophets was in a Muslim in a military campaign. And he said to his people lie, it's biological Melaka Bilbo Emirati, well who are you really do and 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 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 that 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 sallallahu 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 apostle 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 province of Allah it was setting up the Hadith itself in body it 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 Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, my hope is a sham su Allah by sharing caught Illa Allah you shall be known Layali Salah intubating Makayla, this he says that the sun never stood still for anybody ever, except for you shot been known when he was
campaigning, to conquer beta and mock this or 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 suit a man 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 to bid and muck 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. And so whoever built the beach would make this the first time
so 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 Nehemiah, 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 sallam 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 set themselves and he was given that as for the first the third thing, Allah yet he hasn't messed it. A hurdle law you read in LA Salafi in LA Haldeman, Ruby Kaoma when
that nobody comes to this message, 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, I'm with Netta Faqad or Thea Huma, well, aren't you and your co author, 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 beta and Michael is hoping that when they leave that prayer, that their sins are forgiven.
of the virtues of beta monk 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 auto Calabogie Kofi sama a fella New Orlean Naka, Tibetan Thoreau Baja Allah subhanaw taala then changed the direction of the Qibla to be from north to towards Jerusalem towards south towards Mecca. But it was the first Dibbler 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, 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, a Hapa and so on.
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 bait and muck this and when he saw that he saw based on market this, and by the way, what is based on off this bait and map 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 of 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 better map this 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 a mod or a walk or a 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 Dawood, that the Prophet sallallahu sallam was taken to on the Knights journey. And then he consulted his companions. He asked him 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 Emma had it cleaned and then the extroverted 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 quibblers 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, Amara was always like that. Well, the Alana 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 a 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, no matter what the 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 previously blocked. does not bring it any sort of you know, extra virtue now because
you know, as Islamic Lee told me, he mentioned is 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 sleep 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 Amarnath mine and it the rock is uncovered. You have my baby 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 been medicating the older one takes over a sham. And all of a sudden now he's creating this dome. Why was he creating the dope? He created it for political reason, not for religious reason. The political reason was that I've done medical marijuana had a can't I can a contender for the philosopher. And that contender was in Makkah, and that's the son of his very minute, I want the great companion himself to live in his
Tibet. And so people would go to Hajj in Mecca, of course, and they would meet with the liveness of it. And this guy is this guy is contesting him for the alpha. And so this fitna that happened within the likeness of Ed and I've done medical marijuana, one on one. So how did Medicare no one
wants to divert people away from going to college? And so what does he do?
He builds this dome over veteran mock this because what does a sham have a sham has been to mock this and so he wants people to come towards beta 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 use the 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 better luck this is it time for the adacia Would you like to know yet five minutes okay. Another virtue of bait and mock this was that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was taken on his slot there, the promises that I was taking on the Knights journey there. The question that the scholars asked is, why beta mock this? Why didn't the prophesy centum just go on? The Mirage straight? What's the purpose of electron? Why from Mecca to Jerusalem in a single night, the slide is the famous night's Journey and Ascension of the province that nobody 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 quiz 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 beta blockers. 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 send 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 by all of the prophets and solar so the loss of ally there's no mistaking there to pray there.
Another virtue of beta and MK this is that it is a place in which prayers are multiplied. Prayers are multiplied and beaten up this.
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 mysteries 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 sallallahu alayhi salam, which place is better? Is a messy the never we better or is a mess than Aqua better. And so the prophets Allah, Allah, Allah has sent them praying in which one we're praying in which one is better? And so Allah Allah Allah Allah SLM says, that praying in
my Masjid equals four prayers in the Masjid Al Aqsa
Salah to famous GOD OF GOD woman arbery Salah Tim fee. Well, I didn't remember 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, Charlottesville
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so they do not this is a place where prayers are multiplied and the prophets of Allah Allah who said Lim 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 Michelle is sharply Pharisee he made a lot of behavior I mean who bathe and muck this higher en la mina dunya Jamia Carlo Carlo, 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, then the entire world, that there may come a time when if a person just has a little piece of land,
oh, 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 this if the Prophet SAW said it was 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 not as they wish, they'd be able to just pray in beta mock this. But this also alludes
to something else, and that is that
between mark 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, so Lhasa syndrome is 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 syndrome mentions many different events that happen, and they all take place in a shop whether it is the return of Jesus Christ. The province of ally, Sedna 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 Matt juge and they run roughshod over the earth, Gog and Magog, and Isa it has set up and the believers Jesus Christ in the believers returned back
a sham or they're in a shaman, they ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to remove 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 abiertas M says in a sham resides. Allah has chosen is once from his people.
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 haram there's only two humps. There's one item that's agreed upon by unanimous consensus, and that is a message that Hello I'm in Mecca. And there is an issue that 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 a messy the lucky side it's not a haram. Why is it called not a call to haram? It's because a Haram 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 its
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 method. It's not like admitted it's like a mystery that never 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 Harlem there's so many different unique acts of worship that are done there. But in a messy the lochsa. It's it's what you would do in any other message.
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
color to 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 some Luffy go and pray in it. And she says what kind of tele biller do is that harbor? She 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 also Luffy Ferber it will be Satan use Raju fee can ideally he says if you can't go and pray in beige and muck this, then send some oil to be used in its lamps send some oil to be used in its lamps. So this hadith is reported by Buddha wood. It was authenticated by half of the metadata. It was
authenticated by a Mojave it 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 of allied SLM encouraged us to send oil to light it's it's lamps. And there's much that can be done to serve Mr. The officer 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 insalata Maghrib? 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 bait and muck this you know something interesting that everything they say about the early
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 it Andreas they would say May Allah subhanaw taala return it to us after they had lost than endogenous the Muslims had lost the scholars after they would always historian they would always say May Allah return it under the Salisbury law return to the 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 incapable of people
Are the people who are incapable of making dua. So number one is drought. Number two is to actually enliven the discussion about that oxide and talking about it oxide and encouraging people. Number three is if a person actually has the opportunity to go to an axon than to go to an axon, and to undertake that journey and to see an upside and to see the messages because these things, these journeys, they tie a person to those places for a lifetime, a lot. 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 light isn't 100 wide it was it was enough to see McCarthy it was like more cinematic