Channel: Bilal Assad
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. Brothers and sisters. Today is lesson number four on the story and the lives of the Four Rightly Guided caliphs. We've already spoken a lot. And we've gone past the beginning of the life of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu. And how he led his life in his adult hood, spoke a lot of good stories in his time and learned from them last week. Today in sha Allah, we continue the life of Abu Bakr Al Delano and we try to reap some benefits from his life and understand this glorious and beautiful Companion of the Prophet peace be upon him. And this remarkable history of the Prophet peace be upon you. So
for those of you who have been here,
you're still following in sha Allah.
You will know a lot of what I'm talking about today. Those of you haven't you can look back and look at the Preston mosque website insha Allah all the videos and the talks are there in sha Allah to catch up.
So the next thing about Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu wa now we've reached the point where he is a Muslim, a companion of the Prophet he has migrated with the prophet has gone from Mecca to Medina, we've seen how closely close relationship between him and him and the Prophet peace be upon him how much he loved him, and how and how close he was and how much the Prophet peace be upon him loved Abu Bakr the hola Juan
and the worker is really the epitome of the great lesson of what it means to love the messenger of Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah says in the Quran, pull into full ink quantum to hipbone Allah, say if you truly love Allah, if you claim to love Allah, for to be Rooney, and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam tell them if you truly love Allah, then follow me. For Toby Rooney, you did come Allah, your Lord will love you back way up, back home, and you'll forgive all your sins. If you love Allah, and you want Allah to love you back this area of the Quran is clear. It's telling you the road to the love between you and Allah
is to follow the messenger of Allah. Is there a better guide than the Messenger of Allah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So the closer we follow Him, the more the love that we feel with Allah.
The next phase of the life of Allah who is this?
He I'll just say this one quickly.
Alon who participate in every single battle, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in surely when he loves him, he's going to be with Him in every battle. And he was making sure that the Prophet peace be upon Him will not be attacked, he will defend him protect him with his life with his body more than anyone else, Abu Bakr them on who was that man.
And in the Battle of butter, which is the first greatest battle, I advise my brothers and sisters to learn from the Sierra, we had a long series that we did hear about the Battle of butter and its significance and amazing turn for the entire history of the world, the Battle of murder, we're not gonna go into that, but I want to talk about Abubaker the Allahu Anhu in that particular incident.
And in the beginning, the Muslims were failing a little bit that we'll get into a week they were only about 314 people against 1000 enemies 1000 well equipped soldiers, which shows you that the small amount is not going to the small amount is not the most important thing. But it is your planning and your reliance upon Allah and your your oneness and your unity upon one word and one vision on one goal. These Muslims were like that. And also I said, I'm standing on the hill and he was lifting his arms up to Allah calling y'all if you're slaves Your servants now are going to lose in this battle and fall no one will see your Deen in this land ever again. Then we'll go. That was
the decisive battle. And Abu Bakr the Allah Juan, who was standing right next to the Prophet peace be upon him. And he's really with him. He's crying with him. He's sweating with him. And then the pros la San Antonio Abu Bakr de la jolla Abubaker good news. Listen, I can see the angel Jibreel and his with him or 1000 angels descending from the heavens, I can see them with their wings and on their horses. And Abu Bakr Allah one was the first one to hear this I was also I said I'd love to give good news to Abu Bakr before anyone else. And if he wanted to give good news to anyone else, almost 100%
At the time, Abu Bakr was there next to him to hear it, which is an indication of how close he was to him, and how much the Prophet loved him.
the Abubaker is to tell the prophets Allah sent him to take it easy on his help with the DA, and tried to calm him down. He was always there to look the Allah one who wanted he would sacrifice his life for him. And he would want the Prophet peace be upon him not to get into too much hardship upon himself. It's like more than a mother to a child more than a mother to a child in that particular battle, listen to this, this is very interesting.
Abu Bakr son of workers, son,
Abdullah, he had converted or was the man he converted to Islam later on. After this battle in this battle, he was he was with the enemies.
And he was fighting against the Muslims.
And after the battle was over
his son later on converted to Islam. And he said to my father, do you remember the Battle of butter?
says yes, it says every time I saw you, I would go somewhere else so that I don't face you
and have to fight you.
Allah to reply to him saying,
had you gotten in my swords reach? Only once? I would not have spared you.
I would have killed you.
What do you think? A father saying that? What was the love?
That doesn't Islam supposed to teach you love? He's telling him in the Battle of better if you just were in front of my sword, I wouldn't have spared you.
My brothers and sisters understand this.
Family is given by who?
Allah? Who does aboubaker belong to and who does his son belong to? Allah Who do you belong to? Allah first and foremost we all belong to Allah, the reason you are born because Allah willed for you to be born.
And we are all returning back to who? Allah so number one understand this, we belong to Allah. Therefore, he comes first and he owns us.
the connection between the believer
and the disbeliever, even if they were family, is actually weaker than the connection between a believer and another believer. Why the connection between you and your blood relative in this world. It's strong, and Allah tells you to love them, love them in the hereafter. However, if they die disbelievers, they'll be separated.
So love between Muslims is eternal love between blood
is in this world. That's number two. Number three,
that particular battle
was against the messenger SallAllahu wasallam. And the entire Muslims were only a few had this battle fallen and the Muslims failed. The religion of Allah would have died. That's what the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam said,
and those enemies were oppressing the Muslims. They had thrown them out of their homes, taken their properties, tortured them, imprison them. Just because a man said God, Allah is my Lord.
He went and joined that army against the messenger of God, that means his son is fighting who
is fighting Allah.
The God that earns him lands his father's this entire universe.
So the son is thinking worldly. The father is thinking this battle is not worldly. This is the ultimate decisive battle, defending the religion of God, fighting for Allah, that this religion will continue. This is for the hereafter. This is to guide people out of hellfire into Paradise, and new my son or stopping this from anybody being saved from the fire.
So the messenger of God comes before the family and Allah and His deen is stronger and comes before our blood relationships because who made the blood relationships who Allah made the blood relationships when it comes to Allah and His messenger? No one comes first, on the Day of Judgment. Do you know the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him what he said when he went to the graves in the cochlea before he died by three months? He lifted his arms up to Allah. And he said, Oh ALLAH forgive these people have
Mercy upon his people. And then he cried. And he said, The only thing I will miss is that I would have seen my brother runs. And Abu Hurayrah said to him, yeah rasool Allah how are we not your brothers? Here we are. Meaning our Miss meaning I didn't get to see them. It said no, my brother is I'm talking about haven't come yet. They're not born yet. They are the ones who believed in me but never saw me. I will be waiting for them on the Day of Judgment at the fountain. And I will call out oh my lord after a long search to save my ummah, save my own money, save my believing community, save my believing community. Every father and every mother and every family member will run away
from you and you will run away from them because on that day, no one can help anyone in fact, your parents are going to be afraid of you and you afraid of them if just at the beginning, because they're afraid you are going to complain to Allah about shortcomings they had, and they're going to complain to Allah about shortcomings you had towards them, and Allah is fair, except Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will say, My Lord, save my ummah. Sola, sola Salam is mercy to all mankind in this world, and in the Hereafter, and his son is coming to kill the messenger of God. No one comes before him even his own life or welcome even his own son.
So in the battlefields a different story like this, but after it, of course, will defend his son and his son converted to Islam, and he became a strong companion believer of Allah Subhana Allah and His messenger. Hard to digest that. But in sha Allah, if you think about it more, study it more. You'll understand in sha Allah who died.
My dear brothers and sisters,
after that, a very small incident happened I'll just mention it anyway. The Battle of better had captives that were taken by the Muslims, and those captives were among them were relatives. Among them were friends among them were family. Some of them were fathers. Some of them were uncle's. Some of them were sons and nephews, to the Muslims. Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu got up in his and Russell's eyes and said, What should we do with these captives after they were talking 1314 years later? And Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu said the rasool Allah,
Ya rasool Allah, they are family. They are relatives.
Let's keep them alive.
And if their families come to, to ask for them to be released, they have to ransom them, pay something in return, and we'll use this wealth for the Muslims and helping the poor, the needy, the orphans, and to build our community.
The Prophet peace be upon him agreed with him. But Omar, Radi Allahu Anhu stood up and said the lie rasool Allah, you have to slaughter them all.
The problem is we burn Abubaker disagreed with him and said, No, have mercy on what he said, Yeah, rasool Allah, I do have mercy. But these guys, they've been fighting us for 14 years. If you release them, they're going to go and regroup with all the other Arabs that are now standing and ready to fight us. They're going to go away. They know more about us now they're going to come back and Mexico while we and our women and our children are only a few we can barely protect ourselves. And they have a long history of Rasul Allah. But they still agreed disagreed with him.
Then he went and came back and then when Omar came back and saw Abu Bakr and Omar he found them crying and scared. They said, What are you crying about? So I can cry with you? That's how Omar was, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
you were right. Omar, Allah's punishment was very close today to us.
For the verse has been revealed, it is not for the Prophet to take prisoners from among the idolaters until he has firmly established his state in the land. You Oh believers want worldly gain from this, but Allah wants for you the hereafter and ALLAH is self sufficient, all wise.
If your word was given before, if our word was given beforehand and you did this, a great punishment would have befallen you, but it's okay. You may take what you gain from this battle but fear a lot always indeed Allah is always forgiving, always merciful. Do you know what these verses are saying? They're saying that because Allah hadn't told the prophet peace be upon him that he's not allowed to take captives right there and then the Prophet made that decision and the absence of the verse, Allah says, had I told you this before and then you oppose it, you would have seen a punishment from me. Why did Allah say what Omar said? Because the Muslims were very vulnerable. It was true. Those
captives were going to go back and come back. And you know what happened? When a ransom those captors and they were released? Guess what happened? The next battle came the Battle of Ohio and they massacred the Muslims.
And then they didn't stop there, they went to the Battle of hunt duck. And it was one of the worst where the Muslims almost were wiped away. So Omar was right. This is a strategic strategic thing. It's got nothing to do with
enmity and wanting to kill people. So you got to put yourself in that situation. But the point that I mentioned this here is this. How close was Abu Bakr the man who was thought to the prophets thought and how Omar always opposed them. And at times he was writing a laws versus supported on model the Allah Juan. Why am I saying this? See Allah subhanaw taala puts things into motion in this world, brothers and sisters, when there are leaders to lead in the way of Allah, Allah Subhana. Allah chooses them. Allah Subhana Allah chooses them, and he puts them in order and we based leadership on this honesty, integrity, closest to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Love of
Allah and His messenger.
My brothers and sisters,
then came a time
when the American people, the kuffaar, the disbelievers of Makkah, after a long time, after about 910 years, the disbelievers had seen the Muslims grow in number.
And the Islam was growing fast and wide.
But it was still restricted within the area.
And the back and the kuffar, were getting weaker, they sitting Muslims getting stronger.
So they decided to meet with the Muslims and make a peace treaty. What's a peace treaty?
Let's lay down our swords, no one fight anyone. Let's come to an agreement,
which shows you that our Muslim and believers should always seek strength, not just in the gym,
or in exercise six strings in all resources, education, language,
togetherness, skills, weaponry, wealth, food,
building societies, innovating, developing all of our brothers and sisters, all of this is strengthen properties, we find them said, the strong believer is more beneficial than the weak believer, and both of them have good in them. The strong believer is more beneficial. The weak believer needs the community in a society to look after him or her.
I read a post once about wealth and poverty and people got the wrong message. They thought it's good to be poor. No, it's not good to be poor. It's good for a Muslim to be strong and wealthy and use it in the good to help. Because if you're poor, you're gonna need others to donate to you.
So it's actually worthy of a good believer to be wealthy and strong.
Did you know that?
They say to me, the Prophet was poor. No Muhammad salallahu Salam was not poor. There were times he got poor, and there were times he got wealthy. But the thing is, he never lifted to himself. Do you understand the difference? He always circulated again and again, never was afraid that he's gonna get into poverty. My brothers and sisters, this mindset is wrong. And Muslim must be strong and unite and prepare and develop.
Anyway, this peace treaty they got together and there was a man named Suhail. He later on became a Muslim and he was the delegate from Mecca. So listen to this beautiful story. They met with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam halfway and they were going for Umrah but they said they were going from for ombre and they had brought the OTS with them. They want to do quarterback.
So it wasn't here for it. They had quarterback so they wanted to slaughter their sheep. And when I got there, the disbelievers of maca did not let them in. They met with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said we want to agree on something first. So Muhammad Sallallahu sallam said, and he told The Hollywood the Allahu Anhu to write the agreement. And he had with him Abu Bakr and Omar and all the other companions. And they had their swords with them, but their swords and shields were covered. So they didn't want to fight. But they had them just in case.
So hailed the delegate of Makkah, he comes in and starts making a treaty with the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And it was a very unfair agreement. Like the there was lots of leverage there that the disbelievers had great advantages over the Muslims in this agreement. For example, He said, If any disbelieve if any person from among us converts to Islam, you're not allowed to take him he has to stay with us. And if any of you guys apostate leave Islam, you have to send them back to us, but we're not going to send you your voice. He said all right. And the Muslims weren't happy with this. Another thing he said you can't do hombre this year. You have to return nobody's ever been rejected
at that time and they said that's not fair. And many other dealings many other agreements. And then he said, but we will agree on the tin
Year peace treaty between us. The prophets, Allah Salam agreed to all the unfair ones just for the 10 years of peace. Because tell me brothers sisters, how does Islam spread? Do you know when the most effective times when Islam spread when it was? Do you think it was war and battles and solids and killing? No, they were the times when Muslims were waiting for the time so they don't have to fight anymore.
Jonnie jihad is good to fight to protect Islam and Muslims, but they don't want to fight they want Islam to spread and people to live in peace and harmony. And for the for the for all these years they've been in war and battles, and not many people are converting to Islam because there are so many boundaries, no one's getting to hear Islam. Professor Salem welcome these 10 years because Islam is the most strongest and effective when you speak when you people are able to interact with you, when you're able to show it when you're able people are able to live among you and see what Islam is so people can be in peace, to learn and educate themselves not been distracted that their
lives are at stake.
And so the 10 year peace treaty was made. Now in that peace treaty when they were doing it obviously only two years it lasted for two years the disbelievers broke it. But in that peace treaty, Abu Bakr was sitting there Abu Bakr was sitting there
and he sees this man so Hain just touching the prophet to be and
he says, Yeah, Mohammed, you know, it's like his, like an uncle to him, you know, my son. Just agree. And then he touched it a second time. Just agree and enter the third coin. Come on, son aboubaker got annoyed of that.
So he takes out his sword.
He taps his hand, so his hand put it down. He says to him, if that hand
touches the profits, be it one more time. You are not going to get it back.
You're not getting your hand back.
Why? The honor of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam even his beard
now you're gonna understand something this is really at that point, this was the best thing to do. So he looks at him and he goes
all right, you Muhammad. You think these guys they're gonna stand by you?
When the going gets tough you watch him run away. They're just faking it. And that's what a person who knows the strength of another person they can't be as strong. What they do is they start bullying they manipulate they what we call new word today gaslight they tell you a lie, but it's not true. Abu Bakr turns around and gets even more angry. And he says something to him that I can't say in this Masjid
said something quite
offensive team but he deserved
and so Hain looks back and goes Abu Bakr, the soft, kind, sweet person, since when did you become so tough and rough and stone she liked that.
He said since the day that you turned enmity against the Messenger of Allah my beloved, we do not step down to allow you to have even one of his hair
such was the problem obviously in this situation, it's good because now there is there is a war between them. There's a war between them. And it's a strategy but you don't go around telling every non Muslim that you see these words brothers and sisters. I see some young people they hear one incident from the Sierra and they go on apply in general Abu Bakr they never spoke like that in general it was just in this situation if you are in that situation all right. You don't go up to your neighbor mistreat them they don't go up to your friend that curfew and this that you don't even need to say all these words brothers sisters.
Allah says in the Quran, Allah Serbian Arabic I've been Hekmati well Mourinho till Hassan call to the path of your LORD with Wisdom.
And with good advice, which I didn't have been led to here are some debate them on that which is best. That's how Muslim is, especially here in Australia. A lot of Aussies. non Muslims. They don't like people who talk too much. They like actions. They like what you do they like to see you act what you say. Not just talk, all of us can talk. We can also how great Islam was in the glory in Abu Bakr in 1400 years we will Glory Who were you know,
where are your actions? Are you a good neighbor?
Are you honest in your trade? Are you trustworthy to your contracts?
When you sign a contract, are you good to your wife to your husband? Are you good to your children? Are you good in the family? Are you fear
is that right?
This is how we affect people.
Indonesia. Anyone from Indonesia
come on really first time ever. Indonesia at the back hamdulillah
Indonesia is the last largest Muslim populated country in the world. Before that it wasn't Muslim who did that?
In the 17th century, the Muslim tradesmen who came from the land, obviously were Muslims were mostly mostly in the Middle Eastern that they went there and they were honest, truthful and trustworthy traders. And through that the people converted to Islam.
My brothers and sisters, we move on.
Do you remember when I told you that Abu Bakr Delano had a father and his father Abu Hanifa he was not Muslim yet. And he had grown old. And he told off Abu Bakr for buying and freeing slaves and doing all this good work and he wanted to him to free rich people so that he can grow and all that stuff. So his father was a bit of a tough man and he was blind.
He was 96 or 97 years old.
And when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam entered into Mecca again and they opened Mecca and Muslims returned to Makkah, you know the story. His father wanted to go to the Prophet peace be upon him. He wanted to convert to Islam.
Tell us he had made up his mind. So we're working with Ilan who came up to him and said, Father, I will take you to the Messenger of God. So we took him all the way. The one who tells us this story is as smart as smart, the daughter of Abu Bakr, Delano, she said, the Prophet peace be upon him, the Abu Bakr entered.
A smart is the daughter of Abu Bakr, Abu Bakr entered the mysteries of the Prophet and with him was his father, Abu Kochava. His father, he all of his hair was why to snow,
he could barely walk. And then he sat with the Prophet peace be upon him. And the Prophet looked at Abu Bakr and said, Oh, boubakeur, why would you have to bring this you know, his this elderly man to us? We could have gone up and walk to him. Why did you trouble him here? You can see the mercy. And Abubaker replied, ya rasool Allah,
you are more worthy for my father to walk to you than you walking to him. This is the status he put in. You understand the status of the prophets, Allah, so Allah,
the Prophet didn't say anything. And then he put his hand on Abaco, harvest chest, his father's chest, and he said, a slim to Islam. submit to Allah. And you will be given peace, peace inside peace on the outside in this world and in the next.
And he said the shahada and converted to Islam right there and then Then the Prophet put his hand down and said, Do you want to put it put his hand up meaning all the Muslims who believe in prophecy has ever had to pledge allegiance to him, that they will not commit adultery that they will not steal that they will. So there were certain rules for people who entered Islam.
And when he put his hand out and shook it,
Abu Bakr the Allahu Anhu started to cry heavily.
The Prophet looked at him and said, Now you kick a worker, what are you crying about?
And a worker the Allahu Anhu said,
Learn to coordinate your Diwan Myka McKenna yesterday he was a slum while your Corolla who is a hot boy em in your corner Hua
Allah, Hadith even harsher said that it is sahih he said
he would be more beloved to me.
To see you a messenger of God, be filled with happiness
for your uncle Abu Talib, who passed away a disbeliever to have seen his hand in your hand, converting to Islam and being at peace then my own father's hand in your hand. Do you understand?
The prophets unkillable totally the Prophet loved him so much?
And it hurt him deeply when his uncle died and did not say the shahada, the Prophet came to him and whispered on me, please say the shahada give me a reason. So on the Day of Judgment, I will witness that you converted to Islam you'll be safe. And he said no. On the religion of my forefathers, yes, yeah, Muhammad.
Abu Bakr knew this, he could remember remember the pain that the Prophet SAW Selim went through knowing that on the Day of Judgment, his uncle did not receive it.
And that day when Abu Bakr his father converted the process, and his face was full of light, he was so happy and I cried, saying these words for your uncle's hand to be in your hand and being safe then my own father's hand the Rasul Allah would make me happier. So that's how it was, a worker was to him. This hadith is authentic and the prophets Allah said and then turned and said, someone die this old man's hair diet. Don't leave it all white.
But avoid, you know, avoid
The Scholars say that this is disliked not haram. Allahu Allah what the wisdom is. And
we know that it is sunnah to dye your hair
if it goes white
Did you know that sunnah to dye your hair and this hadith in Sahih Bukhari?
My brothers and sisters,
then there comes the story of Abu Bakr after that were a battle called Jason Austro. It was the battle between the Muslims and the Romans, the Byzantines, the second superpower of that time.
And the Muslims were in so much strife, they suffered a lot in this journey.
But before they went on, they knew they were facing a superpower. And they needed so much help. They needed horse weaponry, they need food, they need protect, they need a lot. And the Muslims are suffering financially. So the Prophet peace be upon him stood up in the masjid, and Amara, the Allahu Anhu writes this hadith he says, the Prophet stood up and he said, donate, give what you can to prepare this army otherwise, you know, the Romans are coming.
Ahmed Allah Noah says, I thought to myself that day, this will be the first this will be the day that I will beat Abu Bakr in good work.
If there is any day he said, if there is any day this is the day where I will beat overcoating Good work. You know why? Because up to this point, Amara, the Allahu Anhu was competing with who with the best, that's what we should be doing. compete with the best in what not in money. Not in wealth, not in cars, or clothing or status or beauty or hairstyles or muscles of a lot. Sorry, I have to say that to live in these things below. Because I don't want to sway I said the Lord and I don't swear by the way
he could. I have never been able to beat him in any good way that is pleasing to Allah. Every time I tried Abu Bakr was always before me. This is the day so Homer, the Alonzo goes and he summons all his might and goes and he says I got half of everything I own in my life, half of it all half of my wealth. And I came and gave it to the Prophet sallallahu sallam. It was a big bag that he was carrying. And I suppose Allah Selim said, Yeah, Omar, what did you leave for your family? He said, I left them. The other half year Rasul Allah, don't worry about my family, but I thought he had done something amazing, which he did.
He said, Good. Then Abu Bakr comes along with a small bag. Ahmed says, I'd beaten him. Look how big my bag is. The prophets of Allah Salam said, Yeah, Abubaker What did you leave for your family? He said the Rasul Allah I left for them, Allah and His messenger. left for them, Allah and His messenger,
And then, Amara, the Allah Juan who cried.
I knew that day that I will never be able to beat him in even after his death, when Omar became the Khalifa.
He suffered trying to still be a worker. I used to say look atop dementia about the KEA Abubakar you have truly exhausted all those who came after you. I wish I could he could never be in another notion. I'm not sure how true it is. He said I wish I was a hair on his chest. But I'm not sure if that is correct. Now you might be asking, don't you aren't you supposed to leave something for his family is not a bad thing that I will buckle came and gave his wealth and didn't leave anything was feminine. The Prophet liked it. Yes. It is better for him to leave for his family, except in this particular situation.
Doing that was the reason why their family was going to be protected. It was a very exceptional situation. We went there but it was in a dire need.
The Muslims were always vulnerable to be completely wiped out. And Abu Bakr had he known that his family will be in strife. He wouldn't do it anyway. But he did. And that shows you what they thought about wealth. They loved to bring it, they love to have it but only to give it
and that's why the prophets Allah wa sallam said you should not be jealous or envious, envious of people except for three matters. Someone who's got knowledge from which he uses or she uses to benefit others with you wish you had so you can benefit others with number two, somebody who is wealthy
and uses their wealth to benefit others who wish you can have that wealth to give sadaqa and benefit others.
And number three, I forgot what was number three? Anyone remember?
No, not children. Anyway, I think these two will be enough for us. Let's move on.
My brothers and sisters
and such was the light the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him and we will even come to talk about Homer, North man and highly about
their donations and their charity.
My brothers and sisters, you know, I went to a few
conferences internationally. And as you know, Al Hamdulillah, when you become a public speaker and that you meet a lot of people, you meet wealthy people, you meet entrepreneurs, you meet very successful people, they come to speak to you, they like to talk to you. And a lot of them even non Muslims.
You know, I used to ask them, give us some tips about how we can make wealth.
No, I know what I why I'm asking you that question. And I remember there was a common thing between them Muslim and non Muslims, they say, this strategy and that strategy and that strategy, but then all of them say one thing, they said and we do something every all of our wealth, we give about 10% of it or so to charity, any organ or any charity. And we I said why? And they said we don't know why. But we know that when we give charity, wealth increases
I'm not quoting a hadith or an area I'm telling you what these wealthy people did.
They actually give they actually help because they say there's something in it.
So if you can do that as a Muslim,
you'll get this and the hereafter inshallah.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam.
Then time passes.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
made Abu Bakr in that last battle, the flag bearer, and everybody knew that he was an exceptional person, a universally respected man, Abu Bakr, why? It looks like Allah is setting him up to lead the Muslims.
On the first half
that the Muslims did the Prophet peace be upon him hadn't done his Hajj yet. So he sent the Muslims first he didn't go to Hajj yet. He didn't go before the Muslims. He sent the other companions first. Why didn't he go?
Because I'll tell you something. Did you know that before Mohammed Salah Salem came before that time, the tradition was that whoever could not afford the Haram you know, the tells that you were
you couldn't and there was a specific clothing that the people of Quraysh they had to sell you you're not allowed to do a walk around the Kaaba without that clothing that they sold you if you can't afford it, you had to do though half naked, without clothes. And people used to do throw F around the Kaaba all those times for hundreds of years naked, half clothing, half naked men and women.
For rasool Allah Allah said Mr. Avoid those times when people going around naked in a day of Haji didn't go because people were still naked. So we sent a bucket of the Allahu Anhu
and he sent with him earlier the Allah one or a few Muslims and he said the earlier the Allah Allah to recite the new verses of the hyena. And he told Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu to lead the first ever Hajj to Mecca. And he delivered the sermon there another indication that Allah is choosing Abu Bakr the Allah Han.
And when he told them and all of that had stopped, no more naked people came along Rasul sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to Hajj the following year.
When he went to Hajj the following year, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he gave his last sermon.
And when he came back, he felt sick and ill.
As a result, he felt sick and ill after actually the Battle of hybrid which was shortly after the hush.
he realized Salam had not come to the Prophet peace be upon him that year.
And he knew that his time of death had come very soon. The prophets Allah, Allah, Allah, he had seen some signs about it.
And he was in Medina.
And in Medina, only the prophets Allah Salam ever lived the pray,
you know, the Prophet peace be upon him. He was the only one who ever led the prayer. No one is allowed to lead the prayer in the presence of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
And during his illness, however, the Prophet peace be upon him couldn't go to lead the Muslims in pray. So who did he order to lead the Muslims in prayer in his place? None other than Abu Bakr, the Aloha.
Aisha, his daughter said Ya rasool Allah, the Prophets wife, Abu Bakr has a very low voice if he prays Imam people won't be able to hear him.
So she said he said to her, ya Isha.
Command Abu Bakr to pray Imam. She said the rasool Allah get Amara instead
His voice is bigger and louder
it's and she said it's only that I don't want people to feel down by having a low voice standing the position of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says he's trying hard.
And the prophets Allah Selim kept responding command Abu Bakr to pray Imam three times. And then he said contentedness to use of you are acting like the women with use of the proper use of command Abu Bakr to pray Imam and stop
and he don't argue with me anymore.
he said the following words Allah and the Muslims refuse, except for Abu Bakr to lead the salah.
Yeah, Allahu wa Sula, well, not many In another Hadith and the believers refuse except for Abu Bakr the hola Juan.
So he prayed the Imam and every prayer after that will work it was praying mm and the promise is that I was sick. One day Abu Bakr was absent
on a duty a lot of time.
So the Companions got together to pray Lord, they're waiting for Abu Bakr is not coming.
So there was a man standing there named Abu Samhain. He turns to Ramallah, the Allahu Anhu. And he says to him, you lead.
Sama looks around, he goes forward, and he leads the Lord pray. As soon as soon as Amara Delano said, Allahu Akbar, his voice was very loud. You could hear it from a distance. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam His house is next to the masjid he can hear everything stuck to the masjid. He heard Omar's voice and he became angry but also SallAllahu wasallam. And then he said from inside, where is Abu Bakr, Allah and the Muslims refuse this Allah and the Muslims refused this.
So he sent to get a bucket of the Allah one. When he came after the prayer had finished, the prayer was repeated, and aboubaker led the solat
the hadith is sahih al Bernie said also has authenticated and many others saw his books. After that, Alana looks at Osama
and he whispered
look at the situation you put me in
Wallahi I thought you only told me to pray Imam because the Prophet had told you to tell me to do that.
Why don't you go and tell me now the prophets upset with me.
I was um I looked back. He goes
he did not telling me. But I judged that in the absence of Abu Bakr, the best next person would be you Subhan Allah
who was the next Khalifa after Abu Bakr? Omar, that's how the Muslims felt about both of them. Subhan Allah.
One morning, the Prophet sallahu wa salam felt okay. So he gets up at Fisher time, and there was a curtain he moved it.
Abu Bakr saw him and the Muslim started to smile, or Booker was about to stop this prayer. So Booker starts to move backwards for the Prophet to come and pray. But the prophet couldn't really walk. So he told him, No, you pray, and the Prophet went and prayed inside.
Another time, but also as Ellen came out, and Obachan was about to move back. Then the Prophet said, Stay where you are. And the Prophet was brought by his cousins of the love now besotted with Alana, and he was seated on a chair next to Abu Bakr
and the prophets, Allah sallam said, Abu Bakr, you lead the Muslims and I will lead you. So the Prophet would say, Allahu Akbar while seated and we're gonna be standing and after the prophet, He would say Allahu Akbar, and then the Muslims who say Allahu Akbar, after Abu Bakr, and all of this was an indication of the status of Abu Bakr, the Allah Juan.
And also the Prophet was sitting down so not everybody can sit down if the Imam is sitting, you got to sit right. So we'll look at a lead and the Prophet sat next to him. In the last morning of pleasure before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his death,
he felt a little bit stronger.
And he got up and the Muslims were happy and the Prophet didn't enter and told aboubaker finally in the last prayer ever, for the worker to pray, while the prophet was still alive, you pray.
And so that noon, at about eight or 9am, or something like that, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away
a what are the Allah one who returns running? And he uncovers the prophets Allah celebs face and he says to him, flip the Hey and wanna yet and ya rasool Allah Oh hello pure and beautiful, you are alive and dead.
The Muslims are
of the hole of Medina and everywhere in Makkah, it looked it sounded then it felt like an earthquake of people crying.
Some of them were wailing. People had fell to the floor if you had walked in the city, everybody had stops, stop the merchants, the people who were eating the kids who are playing, everybody was on the floor crying to the death of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Quran had stopped coming down Gibreel was never coming down anymore. The Messenger of God had gone and the Muslims were in turmoil mentally disturbed. If some of them thought after the Prophet, there is no hope for the Muslims. Another one. Oliver the Alana was said to be unable to talk. He couldn't talk. It was said that matter the Allahu Anhu fell to the ground he couldn't get up.
He was said another man said oh Allah if it's true blind to me, so I don't see anyone after the Prophet sallahu wa salam.
O Ma, he stood up with a sword.
See people they deal with their grief in different ways. Some of them deal with it with anger. Omar doesn't cry in these situations. He wants to show his anger. But he really meant it actually. Because yeah, I'll tell you why later, almost stands up and goes Wallahi the Prophet did not die.
He only went to his Lord the way Moses went to his Lord for 40 days and came back. It's almost hysterical. Anyone who says he died or will chop his neck off.
No one dared to say anything in front of Omar. And he's raging.
Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu came out.
He called the Muslims and stood up in the masjid and he said to everybody
first he looked at Omar said Omar
Ahmad would not respect anyone but Abu Bakr remember what he said I'll chop your neck off. No one did except Abu Bakr he grabbed him by shawl and said sit down and be quiet.
And Homer set
and he recited verses to Omar, he said to him, Did you not hear the words of Allah? Wa Muhammad, Allah rasool Allah God Hanuman, Cobley heroes Saudi, Mohammed is none nothing more than a messenger who messengers before him passed away.
After him murder or put a long collect Tamala call become if he were to die or was killed. You will give up on yourselves and leave all your duty and responsibilities and everything. Warming uncanny valley October he fell in your door Allah Hashem whoever turns like that will not harm Allah will say, Allah Who shake it in Allah will reward those who are grateful. Then Abu Bakr stood up and Omar sat down crying
of the situation what he did. Nobody stood up and said to everybody, oh people Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah
mankind Aya Abu Mohammed unfair in Namo, Hamadan kg met,
whoever have you used to worship Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the know that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has died?
Woman kurnia Abu luffa in Allah How are you liable? But whoever have you used to worship Allah? Allah is living and will never die? Which one do you want? And everybody started crying more but this time out of relief and out of inspiration and out of faith. Oh my god, the last one was still crying out of regret
until he calmed down. Later on. When Amara, the Alana became the Khalifa. He brought his son and he said Abdullah Camilla.
Do you know why that day? I did what I did. He said Why dad because he knows his son's looking up to him. He said, I only remembered the first part of that verse that I wish I could recite it. I didn't remember the second part. The first part was Mr. Mohammed, Allah rasool Allah let me clear also Mohammed is nothing is none other than a messenger. The messenger is before him died. I assumed that all the messengers before him die, but he will live eternally He will never leave us until the last hour. That's how I interpreted it. But when I wish I could have told me this. I saw how much his knowledge is more than mine. And how his understanding is forgot of the deen is more than mine.
my dear brothers and sisters,
what is the time now? Is that a shirt
20 minutes 2015 tell you
also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was was left in his spot where he died in the backyard of his house on his bed
for three days until all the people were able to pray the janazah for him coming from from overseas and everything. And it was another reason why they kept the province Allah salams body there for a little while.
there was a fitna that was about to break out
fitna Muslim mischief mussels are going to be disunited
when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam died
some of the Muslims
were thinking who should take over as the be the successor of bomb haha masala salaam to keep the Muslims going before it falls apart.
And they were members of Medina. These were people who used to live in Medina. They called the unsought
they're the ones the victors when Prophet came in, they were the victors they they helped him and they supported him. And remember when I told you last week they were the Maharaja on the migrants who came from Mecca with the prophets, Allah salam to Medina and establish their homes there.
These are the best people on earth Maharaja don't and unsought remember them.
The Assad who were in Medina had gathered together around
a man who was their chief, his name was Saudi Arabia or burdah, or the Allahu Anhu and he was very sick.
And the medina people had gathered around him and said, You will be our chief, sorry, you will be our Khalifa you will be the successor of the Prophet peace be upon him.
Abu Bakr, the Alon Omar, heard about the turmoil that was going on and knew that things were going to erupt.
Between people because the medina people there were two tribes, they used to fight each other.
And the other tribes started standing up and they wanted to fight.
Because leadership was a big thing. They knew something was going to erupt after the death of the prompter lesson. So we'll go
and buy the new genre ran to this place where the on side of the medina people were.
And when I found Southern Nevada, very sick.
Assad said gently, it should be from among us the unsought
and he made some good points.
And many of them second him they said, Yeah, it should be from the unsought. We protected the profit. We looked after him. He came in he made our place his home, he chose us instead of his hometown in Makkah,
then Abu Bakr and Omar did not agree that it should be restricted to the unsavoury a dispute happened.
Then one person said how about we choose one Khalifa from the US and one Khalifa from you? two leaders
will obey that Nigel Ross said no, that won't work.
And then he quoted the Hadith of the Prophet peace be upon him. If two leaders rise to be the Khalifa has killed one of them.
Meaning if they dispute over leadership, because Islam is not to be used like that.
So they didn't work with that. Then he said,
Abu Bakr the Alon who said Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. Both the Maharaja deen and the unsought have done great services for Islam. But the more has your own were the earliest and first to Islam. They were always very close to the Messenger of Allah. So Oh, I'm sorry. Let the Khalifa be from among them or has your own Omar extend your hand so I can give you allegiance? The Mohammed you don't we're always with the Prophet, they sacrifice their lives while they were with him and they migrated with the Prophet peace be upon him. When he said to Ahmed put your hand down so I can shake it. Oh my god refused. Then a dispute happened again. Suddenly an unsightly man stood
up his name was Bashir in Mossad and he said, Oh my people that unsought if we did anything for Islam, we did it to please Allah and His messenger. It was not done by force or pressure against anyone. This should be made a plea to should not be made a plea to win office. Listen, the Prophet of Allah belong to Quraysh tribe, the Quraysh have a greater right to fill his place by Allah. I do not think it's right to quarrel with them over this matter, fear Allah and do not oppose them. Since the unsightly chief said that they all agreed suddenly
Abu Bakr Delano said friends, then I think Omar or Abu Zubaydah should be the Khalifa
choose one of these two men. Both of them refused and insisted that it be Abu Bakr
and I made excellent points.
What's the first thing you are realizing brothers and sisters from this?
What does this mean?
mean to us?
No one chose themselves. That's the first thing.
And the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, If someone asks for the leadership do not give it to him.
Do you understand?
Position and leadership
is a responsibility and a trust.
It is not for personal gain, or for privilege for oneself privilege and self pride.
And this is the state of people all the time. They fight over leadership and power.
He has to be sincere to lead the Muslims, like a mother leading her children and a father.
And that's why he said whoever asked for it do not give it to him.
Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu refused.
And then they all said with one word, you are the Sabir, you are the one who believed in the prophet before anyone else. The earliest Muslim among us, you're the first man to convert. The closest friend of the Prophet. With him is the thought of cave you're with him in the thought of cave and Allah mentioned you in the Quran, you are the most important you lead the prayers in the prophets placed by his command.
And the prayer is the foremost thing in Islam, you are the most qualified, put your hand out so we can pledge loyalty to you. But Abu Bakr did not put his hand down.
Omar then forced his hand and shook it took her off and shook it and said the following words
who did is to lead the praise from here on in place of Abu Bakr, when the Prophet accepted none other to lead the prayer whilst he was alive even
think about it.
When the Prophet refused for anyone to lead the salah except Abu Bakr in his living time, and now he's dead.
Only the Khalifa only the leader of mussels, Allah is allowed to lead the prayer. Anyone else who becomes the leader has to lead the prayer as well. But listen to what the Prophet said nobody except overworking leads the prayer or Omar made that point he goes who have you dares to be the Khalifa and then we'll have to lead the prayer. When you know what the Prophet said angrily No one leaves the prayer but Abu Bakr
who there and they all then that silence them complete? They said we don't do we don't do
that broke everyone's back, and was the final straw. So all of them pledged and elected Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu as the Khalifa of the Prophet now you might be thinking, Where are the rest of the Muslims? Shouldn't it be everybody voting? No.
the most important chiefs and people who the Muslims love and respect and honor and listen to they can get together and elect afenifere Number two, in that time the muscles are in turmoil they had to meet and maybe made an immediate decision. This was a very special case. And so he was elected by the best of the best among them.
A bucket however, he went to the people the next day and he went to the prophets member in the masjid and said the following words oh people, I have been elected your leader. Although I am not better than anyone from among you.
Do you understand what that means? Brothers Sisters, I am your leader elected but I'm not the best one for better than anyone among you. A leader has to be humble.
If I do any good, give me your support. If I go wrong, set me straight.
Listen, truth is honesty. an untruth is dishonesty. The Wake among you? A powerful in my eyes, as long as I do not get them the Jew. Allah willing meaning if a if a if a weak person comes to me telling me someone else has oppressed me and taken my belongings and wealth. I will consider that weak person more powerful than anyone else until I have returned their rights. I won't look at the weekend say go away. Then he said
the powerful among you are weak in My eyes as long as I do not take away from them what is due to others Allah willing a powerful person comes to me and they owe someone something you are weak in my eyes I'm not going to give you special privilege until you give the person their right back. Do you understand meaning there's no favoritism with Abu Bakr the Allah why not? That's what makes a great leader. Listen, if people give up striving for the cause of Allah, Allah sends down disgrace on them. If people become evil doers, Allah sends down calamities on them. Listen, you must obey me as long as I obey Allah and His messenger. You must obey me as long as I obey Allah and His messenger.
If I disobey Allah and His messenger, you are free to disobey me
I will go through the Elana before he made that address. He came out into the center of the city and the people surrounded him, and he asked them if they accepted him as a Khalifa as he has been elected. They all said yes, and many rushed from all sides to pledge allegiance with the first Khalifa Abu Bakr
one two people did not attend
to pledge allegiance
before I fall down in his chair
they were earlier the hola Juan
and his wife the daughter of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Fatima to Zara or the Allahu Allah.
I'm going to leave this till next week we'll talk about why I leave the Allah one normal and Fatima did not attend that time. And what happened after that in sha Allah will talk about the now the endeavors of a worker in his time what happened? How did the people become what things yet challenges he had to face. We're going to learn a lot about the Muslim community and what we can do with it in our time as well. We're going to talk about how the Quran was compiled and how he was almost about all the memories of the Quran were going to be massacred and lost. And we're going to talk about how the first copy of the Quran was compiled at the time of Abu Bakr the Allah one. Our
brothers and sisters, thank you for listening today. I hope you're enjoying this as history a bit and we can learn from it. I think it's essential that every Muslim in the least learns the lives of the prophets, the setter of the prophets, Allah salah and the whole of Russia during the Companions a little bit about the history of Islam, because history tends to turn over every rock and we learned from it insha Allah who died or SallAllahu Obinna Muhammad while earlier socket as mine has anyone got any questions today? It doesn't have to be related to this topic. You can ask any questions of Islam and God willing if I know the answer insha Allah and I can help you we can try
and share knowledge together.
We got five minutes before the solid if anyone has any questions or any comments or anything that would like to learn today other than what is this? Which one? You got like 20
so the question is Can women during the menstrual cycle sit in the masjid to attend the Halacha or lecture?
I don't know.
I don't know. I have to research I do know
you know the standard answer would be no standard answer, but I don't like to give you a standard answer. I would like to go and research and see what the schools of thought talked about it.
Do know that the prophets Allah Selim his wife, Aisha, she went into the masjid while in her menstrual cycle to grab a
piece of material a piece of cloth it was red blanket from the masjid and she said to him Yeah, Rasul Allah, I'm during this time and he said it is not in your hand. And that has two meanings. Meaning what you're touching has nothing to do with your situation. And secondly, it is not in your hand it's not your fault. You know, not going to carry this upon you you can't enter the masjid because of that. So I want to look at this a little bit carefully and see the deficit around it because she entered and came back out she didn't actually sit in the masjid. But I would like to look further into this. Okay, because this isn't this is I'm
I gotta weigh it out. I'm not I'm not very sure insha Allah who died? So forgive me sisters. Yeah. I thought about that too. I did I did one my brother Gemelli here is bring to me this attention that to save us from any delta controversy. It is it is a social construct among us and in our community. We know that the bottom floor of the masjid here. This is the main masjid and upstairs is an extension. So you made a good point. Okay.
All right. Okay, so the masjid was built with that intention. And the community knows this. That solves it then. Yes, that's true. The Masjid was built with the intention that the bottom floor is the main message. And the top is for recreational things and other matters. Only in a time of Joomla if it's full here then you can extend to the top and then that becomes the masjid as well. That's a very good point A fisherman therefore sisters, if you are upstairs, that's not considered part of the main masjid and that should be fine insha Allah. The question is now I mean, the question is about the masjid. And if it's so what's considered Mr. Downstairs? Yeah as an alternative and his
Some of the sisters I know. So if you're upstairs it should be fine Insha Allah, but inshallah we'll still try and research it for you next for next week to find out about other Masjid who don't have the extension as we have today. Reverend citizen are giving the full answer today. Any other questions from the brothers or yes brother at the back. Now, while they come sit down to LA
Autopia rokeya De Luca Shariah rokeya is a spiritual treatment or spiritual healing known from the Sunnah where a person reads certain passages of the Quran on a person who is suffering from
emotions and illnesses
and the brother is asking Can the Rukia be done by
cannot be done by any person or it has to be shared now that okay it can be done by any person who has experienced in it is well versed and knowledgeable in it and fears Allah subhanaw taala doesn't have to be a shed as long as you do it right
yes, just like hello. No more questions yes
the brother is asking you if you work in a business that deals in interest but you don't deal in interest is it haram give me an example.
That depends now.
Give me an example. Okay, so you know listen,
it just makes the answer quicker that's
okay. Brother is asking if you were being a security guard at a bank No, it wouldn't be hard on
our little however if you dealt with working with the interest transactions then it will be huddled
but if you're a security for a nightclub different story
let's leave this question to another time you know when I like to ask to answer these questions when it's not the season for it
yeah, but you know what I want ask the question Brother is asking a very important question. I agree.
But there are some questions it's my notes Oh yeah. For my the emotions of hierarchy. So what happens is some questions I get
and something is happening is the season for it
among the Muslims and I don't like to answer it right there and then because the emotions are high, and I fear that some people may get angry and get sins for saying things that shouldn't be said So brothers asking good question, may Allah reward you, but I would like to wait a week or two and then we'll talk about it inshallah. So, anyway, brothers and sisters
no more questions before we start the solid or
is it time? It's time. Hollis elf was salam ala Nabina Muhammad