The Rightly Guided Caliphs #8 Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (RA) Part 2
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Medina, the greater future.
And every Muslim that migrated there would migrate in secret they wouldn't let anyone know because the Moroccan leaders, the non Muslims had put, had made a threat that anybody who leaves Makkah and is caught will be imprisoned. And some people are converted to Islam and secret. They didn't dare to say that they were muslims because they will be persecuted. So everyone used to go out in secret the Prophet peace be upon him have given them that permission. All except to accept Omar, as I told you, he does not care. He stood at the exit door of Makkah, there was an exit door where you go out of Makkah city and there was a little valley that in between them, you have to cross the valley and
you've gone into the desert. He stood up and he called everyone he said with his loud voice, everyone. I am now migrating from Makkah because I'm a Muslim and going to join the Muslims in Medina. Whoever of you men wants his wife to be widowed or his children to be orphaned. Meet me at the other side of this valley and I will show you
Subhan Allah and no one dare to follow him.
Oh my god Allah one who went and nobody there to follow him and he joined with the Muslims in Medina later on Rasul, Salah Salem arrives with Abu Bakr the hola Juan.
Now there Omar is to always give the prophets Allah Salam advice and Abu Bakr is to give him advice and most often Abu Bakr and the Prophet Salah Salem would have the same opinion and Omar would often oppose them in opinions, not in religious opinions in worldly affairs. And many times you would find that Omar was right and sometimes I will
look at the amount of was wrong and the Muhammad Salah Salah Mr. Say, if you ever agreed on anything, you and all if you ever agreed on anything, don't even ask me it has to be right. And I'm going to the Allahu Anhu because he was so sharp and talented, he was very observant. He would notice things not many other people didn't notice. Many verses of the Quran was sent down because of him because of what he said. So for example, in Makkah, when you do your house or your ombre, there is something called the MACOM of Ibrahim MACOM. Ibrahim is the station with the footsteps of Ibrahim alayhis salam still there in the soft rock if you've ever seen it's in a brass container. It's a
little bit of a distance from the garden. And Omar noticed that McCollum and he wanted to honor it he says do rasool Allah if only if only we can make that a station where we offer a couple of records of pray after we do our power. Suddenly in a few days, the verse of the Quran came down what does he do remember corny Ibrahima masala
take at the station of Ibrahim A place to pray. And that was the two records because of Amara, the Allah one hijab of the women the the veil came the way to dress the veil the way to vote yourself properly because women women always wore the veil My dear brothers and sisters, this was this is not a new thing to only Muslims. This was ever since humans came into this world. This was the thing with men and women and men were men in the way men and women were women, the way women were each one practice and was the way Allah created them. And they took pride in the gender the women were feminine I love the femininity and men are masculine, they love the masculinity, but there was
respect between them and they work together as the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, and Risa or a ship call or region. Women are the peers of men, we cannot work and survive and build without them and then without us so until we understand that button Sisters, we will not appreciate our relationship with them and appreciate how agenda which Allah created us with. They always were the very, except that there came a time where the women were loosening up their veils, so their necks were showing, for example, and Allah spent an ombre Delana pointed that out. And Allah subhanaw taala sent the verses of how to dress properly there is no such word as hijab, in the Quran, and
there's no such word as
cover sitter. For the women. There is the word sister in APA for other medicine is word hijab for other matters, but not in the mirror of the women's dress code or the men's dress code. In fact, the Quran in surah a note and Surah Lanza. It talks about how men and women should look at each other and how they should interact and how women should dress and what they should do with the cloth that's on their head to cover their neck area, the chest area, and also how to dress from, from shoulder to their knees.
You know, to their feet, which is called digital data. So there are different wordings of the Quran use but anyway, some of these verses were sent down because of Amara or the Allahu Allah. This is how special he was. So much so that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to say Lokeren and EBM embody Allah Colonel OMA, if there was a prophet to come after me it would have been a hallmark of the hola Juan.
And this is an authentic hadith no doubt about it. Nobody ever had any controversies about its authenticity. If there was a prophet after you would have been Amara, the Allah Allah and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to liken Omar to who he used to liken him to Prophet Musa and annoy Allah, His salah, he's to say you are like the prophets no and Musa how he was patient and resilient. If you left him night and day, with a duty, he will keep going until he either drops dead or he can no longer function. No Hello, you salah. He kept calling for 950 years. So he had the perseverance of Nora and Musa Ali Salam had strength and toughness, he was also a tough man. And he
said, You're like yourself, you see something wrong, he will not be quiet. He was the type. You know, he let's say like a metaphor. You know, if I get an A you get hurt, I let you go. But he was the type that will jab, jab you again and another place, that he will not give up until you you know, you say hello, I'm done. And that's how the Allahu Anhu was. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam. There was an incident in the Battle of better where Amara, the Allahu Anhu participated in every battle, of course with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and one of them was the Battle of better in which there were prisoners from the Companions from the Kufa and one of the companions of the
process and was a Muslim. His father was killed in the Battle of butter, and oh my god, Allahu Allah.
He knew that this man thought that he had killed his father in the battle, disbelieving father, he was the father was fighting against the populace.
And the man kept looking in a grungy way armor. So Omar went up to him and said, I see you're looking at my face as if you have a grudge against me. Maybe you think that I killed your father in that battle? And he said, maybe, and he said, Listen,
if I did kill your father in that battle Wallahi I will not apologize to you.
I don't care what you think. But I didn't actually kill him anyway. And I even my uncle faced me in their battle, and I killed him in the battle. And I have no remorse. Why? It's not about relationship here. When it comes to battle with the prophets, allah sallallahu was about the religion of Allah. And so the deen and the brotherhood and sisterhood based on religion was an is the highest before any kind of relationship in Islam. We don't love each other because of wealth, but because of status. Yes, you have love of blood relationship, and that's very high in Islam. And kinship is important. It's extremely important. But there is something even higher than that, which
is the relationship of religion of Deen. Okay, because this one is in this world and in the hereafter that needs a topic on its own. But this is what I want to do. Aloha and the Companions saw the religion and you know, the disbelievers who used to fight them, they knew this about them. They knew that these people, they have a strong faith that cannot be moved to the point where Allah Subhana Allah said in the Quran
Allah, Allah highly minimum Kavarna women whom may
the praises these men who said they were true men.
They were honest and truthful to the promise they gave their Lord and Lady never changed or moved as single beat off their promise. They were true to their word.
Some of them have passed and some of them still await and you will find them nothing will change them off the truth.
Men have discipline and women have discipline people, men and women who when they go their covenant to Allah, they stuck to it till death. These were the Companions men. I mean, there's no one liked them. Subhanallah we can only emulate what we can have what they used to be.
Amara, the Allahu Anhu in the battle. He says when I saw the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam in the state that he was in, when his beloved uncle Hamza was martyred and he was mutilated and his body opened, and his face mutilated. What the He said the way I saw the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that day was the most heartbreaking to me that I've ever had in my life. I could not look at the prophets face
And I said, it was the only time I wished I did not look at the prophets face for the sight of his anguish and pain had ripped me to pieces and I could not do anything about it.
They loved the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam truly, more than anything. And when I described their love for him
Subhan Allah, I don't think any words can ever do justice. In fact, I'll tell you just this quick story about one of the companions
I think it was Bourbon and obey the Allahu anhu, who was captured by one of the leaders of the kuffaar of Quraysh, who was holed up in Sofia and Abu Sufyan before he converted to Islam. And he tied him up to a tree.
And the people were watching, and he had a sword with him.
And he would say to this companion,
this believe in Muhammad, and I will spare your life.
And he would say, I do not wish for a single prick to hurt the Messenger of Allah.
And he'd chopped off his hand, then his other hand, then his foot, then his other foot. And each time he would say to him, don't disbelieve, just say one bad thing about him, just one, and I will let you go. He says one law he, I would not even want a needle to hurt him or to hurt him, while he chopped up and he killed him.
While he's saying those words, he could have said, but in that particular situation, this was a revolution or deformation. This has been a huge statement that liberated the Muslims, and meant how much Mohammed Salah was really meant to them.
Otherwise, you can lie you can say all those words. In fact, I can say, Cofer if you want to spare your life, but this was not only about this companion, this was bigger. This was about the Ummah but the nation. So in this situation, he didn't want to say those words, and Abu Sofia, and when he killed him, he said,
I have never seen in my life, people who love someone else so much as much as these companions love the Prophet. And this was how the Ummah spread and was so feared and respected at the same time. And when many people converted to Islam and Islam spread, Muslims spread throughout the world. You know, brothers and sisters and their loved one in his time was the greatest achievement of conquest and the Muslim spread until they conquered and took over the superpower of the world that time they were the Persians. Ferris now we don't understand how they were because we weren't living in that time. But you can imagine the superpowers of the world today united. And imagine that they came to
demolish and exterminate the Muslims and the Muslims stood up against them, and they vanquish them. This is what I'm gonna get Allah was and his companions around him. So we're going to talk a little bit about that.
There was a time when the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam wanted a peace treaty, peace treaty with the disbelievers of Quraysh there's too many wars too many battles. And the Prophet salallahu Salam just wanted a peace treaty for the devil where to go to keep going. So this there was a time when when something called simple coup de via the whole day be a treaty happening. And the Muslims were going to do the hajj and umrah and they went wearing the firearms and they brought with them they shape to give the oath here.
And they didn't have any weapons on them.
And actually, they they did have weapons, but they covered them. They went going there to fight.
And they sent a delegation they sent two representative notes. So I'm gonna we talked about this at the time of when we talked about Abubaker, the Allah Juan, and they made a treaty that was so unfair. They said, if any of you
apostate leave Islam, you have to return them back to us and any of our people who convert to Islam, we keep them and you're not allowed to make hush this year, you can come next year.
And they made all these unfair deals, but they said we will have 10 years of peace treaty with you. Anybody who breaks the treaty has a right to invade the other. The prophets Allah Selim agreed to that treaty. And the Muslims felt really bad about that they didn't want this treaty.
Right to the point where the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Look, we'll go back and you do your oath here and nobody wanted to do the oath here. Nobody wants to do the heavy Sorry. It's called a hadith different author here and prophesy Salah Morningside and one of the one of them who stood against all this was Omar Viola, and he said I was never I never received doubt
felt in my heart
that we are the honorable
as Muslims until that day, how could we give in to such humility?
And the prophets thought that his the Muslims, Allah was gonna give them a punishment because he said to them Do your OTO and they didn't obey the messenger of ALLAH. So he went inside worried and his wife almost selama or the Allahu Anhu gave him a suggestion. She said, Oh Rasul Allah, don't worry, you go out and you do your sacrifice, and I'm sure they will follow you. So he took her advice. He went out and did the sacrifice and all the Muslims followed him, they felt really bad, which also shows us the relationship of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with his wife, and that he respected her opinion. And he would seek his wife's counsel. He would ask them, he wouldn't put them
down. He wouldn't denigrate their intelligence, he respected their intelligence, and sometimes he would go by what they said, if he thought they had a point. And this was one of those moments. Oh my god, the Allahu Anhu kept on saying, I can't accept this. I can't accept this. Until Abacha told him to be quiet. He in fact, told him to shut up. That's how you spoke to him. And Omar he goes later on after I saw how this peace treaty worked for the Muslims because the disbelievers broke the treaty after two years and the Muslims as a result, in that two years,
it increased to about 10 1000s of people who converted to Islam among them was harder than than Willian. And they went and took over Makkah. It was then when Omar realized how the peace treaty was perfect. And he did not regret doubting anything from Salah Salem did then that they as a result Omar says that was my biggest regret and as a result to to repent to Allah subhanaw taala he would constantly buy slaves and free slaves by slaves and free slaves to atone for what he did. So I'm gonna be Alana was a man who was harsher on himself than anyone else.
When a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam died. We all know the story of Omar he stood up and said, If anyone says he died, I will kill him. And he held his sword up. Why did he say that? There is a narration and there is some weakness in this narration, but I'll still say it anyway because there's some truth to it. He said to Abdullah ibn at best, the prophets uncle he was he was still the young man and he said, Yeah, Omar, why did you stand up that day and take out your sword and say, I'll kill anyone who says Mohamed Salah Salem is dead. What happened to you? It said to him I lost myself that they had been our best because I misinterpreted a verse in the Quran. The verse of the Quran
what Cadet Lika Merton was certainly the porno shahada, Allah unless you were cool. Rasulullah alaykum Shahida and thus, we made you a balanced nation so that you may be witness for other nations and we made your messenger a witness over you. On what are the Allahu Allah thought that that verse meant that the Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem was going to live to the end of this world because he was going to be a witness to all the Ummah, but he misinterpreted that verse, and he says, This is why I carried the sword and said, Don't you dare say he died because you're going against the Quran. As I told you, the narration is a bit weak. We don't know if it's authentic or not. But if there's
any truth to it, it will explain why Omar stood the way you stood. My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, when Amara, the Allahu Anhu became the Khalifa.
He stood up and he said, Oh Allah, I am harsh, so make me lenient, I am weak, so strengthen me I am greedy. So making me generous Allah has put me in a trial upon you and you as a trial upon me, after the companion Abu Bakr, he made a long sermon of true justice and equality and humbleness. And then he turned to the people on what are the Allah one and he saw among them a man named Abu Zubaydah.
Have you ever heard of Aw, Jura, he was one of the 10 promised paradise, amazing component one of the high companions and almost had had a really nice relationship with Him with him and I will obey that there was like best friends and he respected him a lot of obey the law and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him that the the Ummah he is one or more of himself of this whole OMA
Amino head the Illuma he is the trustworthy one of this Alma Alma Delano saw him and then he decided to say the following phrase, Ahmad decided to say the following phrase, he said, oh people, what would you do to me? If I were to order, injustice or disobedience of Allah?
All during my leadership, what would you do if I started calling people to disobey God and I will obey the from all the crowd was the only one daring enough to do the following thing. He looked a straight, he looked almost straight in the eyes and he did this
will kill you.
And almost smile when he said Alhamdulillah who has made me a leader over a people who when they see injustice will stand to protect justice and set the leader straight.
This is what I will obey the said to him. He was glad about that he was leading and people have righteousness because what is the nation of the Ummah, the community of Muslims, what makes us the best when Allah says in the Quran, condom hygrometer leanness, you are the best of all communities sent to people, a lot of us Muslim sit and we read just that part and we think yeah, we're the best man because we're Muslims. Look, Amara know, Allah continues the verse by saying
Maru and I've been Maha roofie within how not until monkey were taught me know when
you are the best of nation because
you enjoin and command that which is right, and just and you forbid, and advise against that which is wrong, and any just, and you believe in Allah. So tell me brothers and sisters, what good is a community who merely says, I believe in God on a poor earn? Yeah, and we're the best when they don't do any of that stuff. They're not people who voice and work together on that which is right and justice, and they don't work together and advise on injustice Subhanallah so my brothers and sisters, and OMA is one who tries their best to do that, of course, within wisdom, within wisdom and within intelligence, whether it's by the pen, or by the tongue, or by physical, whatever works and
brings about good and eradicate the bad and sha Allah muslim tries to stand up for
my brothers and sisters in Islam.
The first thing Amara, the Allahu Anhu did when he became the Khalifa is that he told harlot at Mindvalley when it used to be the commander of the Muslims, the commander, and because of him so many battles were won. I remember we talked about him. And armor they were the first thing he did was he took
the position of being the commander.
And that was like, that killed that was detrimental to the Muslims, they they said, why? He's advancing, he had reached Iraq. So all the way from Macedonia to Iraq, the Muslims had taken back all those lands from the enemies.
And he suddenly said, You're off the command post, you're no longer the general.
You know, they were they were halfway through fighting the Persians and that decreased the morale of the Muslims. And Omar assigned another component of our Beta Kappa fee.
he did not argue, did not say a word he obeyed Ahmad hakab The hola Juan even though it was not the right decision, according to him, but he doesn't want to divide the omegas want to divide the Muslims. So he obeyed.
And the reason I wanted the one who did that was because he was started to see that the Muslims were putting too much faith in Him and relying on him as the commander. And he remembers being in the battles with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in the Battle of Ohio, and in the Battle of quinine, where the Muslims are a large number. And they started to rely on their number and strength rather than Allah anymore. And they lost those two battles. And Homer didn't want that to happen again. He wanted them to rely on Allah and to summon the man rather than attach themselves to a man. Do you understand? Remember, we talked about it last time, I must have never attaches themselves to a
figure or a person except Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
and Allah subhanaw taala is the only one living everlasting. We attach ourselves to Him. So my brothers sisters, this is why he did that. But later on, he realized that it was a wrong decision. And after a few battles and a lots of losses from Muslims, honorable kebab cried and reinstated hunted in in 2008. But there was a benefit from it. The Muslims did get back to work going to relying on our last panel.
Now there are many battles that happened I'm not going to go through them all because I don't want to drain you. The first battle was called the Battle of the britches and that was the among the first battles with the Persians
where they brought elephants, and these elephants of the Persians were known to be destructive. Nobody knew how to deal with elephants.
And they put 10 soldiers on an elephant that would trample all over the Muslims. And in that battle,
so many Muslims were killed and massacred over 10,000 20,000 and Omar would have been back at home. He would sit when he got the news and he would cry all night. For the soldiers that were killed in his leadership. He did a permenant
And Alhamdulillah, Allah subhanaw taala then gave them victory. There's a long story to it about the Persians, but I want to share with you something.
They did defeat the Persians.
And what happened with these elephants was that the Muslims started to sacrifice their lives, they would go under the elephants and cut the ropes to make the soldiers fall. And the elephants will stampede and kill the Muslims. But they still lost that first battle. And then the final battle was undecided and Obi Wan cos are the Allahu ohana.
But before I say that, I want to talk about a little something. The Persians had instated a new
ruler, the ruler had died. And they instated a woman,
a woman by the name of paraan.
And she said to them, a guy named rooster, Gustavo.
And what happened was that he was scared of them. He was scared of the Muslims.
So for a little while, they sent out a letter called they're scared of the Muslims. But then they took part in battle, and they, they lost it anyway.
And when they lost that battle, they thought the woman commander or the ruler wasn't doing any good. So they instated another one, a young boy who was about 2021 years old. Now he was he had all this
energy and all this fantasy, but he didn't have the brains. So one day,
what he did was he sent a letter for a peace treaty. He said, Muslims, let's come and talk about peace talk, they started to fear the Muslims for the first time.
And what happened in there was the Muslim sent a few messengers from them.
And they stood in front of this ruler, the Muslims, they came in to the Emperor's palace, and I saw that gold and jewelry and their diamonds and the Persian carpets and all of that stuff. And they used to do that to intimidate the enemy. And they didn't know that these companions they did not care one bit about all of this stuff for Allah have promised them in paradise, which is beyond all of this.
And they entered in the normal rugged clothing. They came in some Yemeni
outfit club, a cloak. They came in leather boots, and with which that they held that they used for, you know, for their battles and horses and things in the battle. And it didn't faze them all the luxuries and all the wealth. And that intimidated the Persians because for the first time, they had people coming in who weren't fazed by all this wealth that they had. They knew that their weakness was wealth. And the Muslims did not have that weakness. Wealth didn't mean much to them. But they did and they brotherhood. So when they entered, he said, Speak, what would you like to do? And one of the companions, he said, we were people who were lost and all that stuff.
And we were ignorant. And then God sent us a messenger and he gave him a whole talk that Allah had given them, meaning and purpose in life, and they had a new way and they found Islam.
And then he said, Oh, nobles of Persia, we call you to the path of the holy faith. If you accept it, nothing can be like it, we will leave you alone, we will hand you the book of Allah, that will be your guide, you will have to follow its commandments. But if you reject the message of Islam, you will have to pay the Jizya and live under us, you will have to give an undertaking that there will be no more injustice of evil doing in your country, if you refuse to accept this offer to the sword must decide. So this is one of the companions sent by Omar to address the emperor of Persia, the biggest superpower and he dares to say those words. He said if you do not accept you will pay the
Jizya if you don't want to enter Islam pages, yeah. And a brother here asked me last time, what is the jizya? We said it is a type of tax that was upon the people who had a peace treaty with the Muslims. When muscles pays aka they pay a tax. And the brother asked me how much was that Jizya tax and we've researched it
In Hamdulillah, it was about four golden dinars for Golden dinars today is equal to about
400 Australian dollars per year,
but 400 Australian dollars per year. That was, it doesn't matter if you're wealthy or poor. And if anyone who is under the protection of Muslims could not afford to even pay the equivalent of 400 Australian dollars a year, they didn't have to pay anything at all, even though there were disbelievers. So this was the rule the Almighty Allah Allah continued on after the property last 11 Abu Bakr, and you know, this, this Jizya they paid was really for their protection anyway, the Muslims needed some, some wealth in order to, to also look after them, because now they became their responsibility. And they still allow them to live in their lands, operate, they operate, according
to their religion, no problem. But there's a peace treaty with the Muslims. And the evidence of that is that you're paying us a tax every year 200 to 400 Australian dollars per person. And if you can't afford it, per family, and even if they can't afford it, you don't have to pay anything. That's the jizya nothing more, nothing less. So brothers and sisters in Islam, the reply of the Emperor to that convoy he said, Oh, Arabs.
See he's quite racist, right? And he said it in a derogative way. Oh, Arabs, meaning we Persians are better than you. Not very long ago. No people on Earth was so wretched or rotten as you
the smallest favor from us was enough to when you whenever you didn't miss it. We wrote to a frontier chief and he said, You're right. I advise you to give up your women's of conquest. If you do not have enough food or other necessities, let us know. We will send you supplies. We will also appoint a good ruler over you that he may treat you kindly.
The Muslims come up and one of them by the name of Mahira. They've been Zagreb and Zara rose and he said allow me to speak. He said Oh, King, he didn't even say Oh, Persians. So we're not racist, even with the enemy is not racist. He said, Oh, King. We will certainly as Richard as you have said, perhaps worse. Yeah. You know, you know, when someone teases you, the best comeback is to own
this comeback is to own it. Alright, I'll talk about myself. Once this little kid, in front of everybody at home, I was giving a talk. Everybody was oh, Chef, the chef. And I felt okay, I'm doing a good job long time ago. It's about 22. It's a little kid looks at me like that. I said, How are you? How are you young man? Because you could have big nose.
And right on the spot. So how do I deal with this? If you're going to pick on a child, you're going to lose? And if you accept that you're so you're it's a lose lose situation. Everybody goes, Oh my god.
So I looked at this little kid and I go
okay, yeah, I kept smiling, right? Allah has given me a big nose so that when I exercise I can breathe better. Yeah, I do. And I love my big nose. And he just goes
because all happy. So I went up, I got done done that kids speak. It's okay. We shouldn't get upset of those things.
I had a kid that I was counseling, no names, and he got bullied for being overweight all the time. You guys might not think that this is a good thing for me. But it worked. It worked. I said to him, Listen, man, what did they say to you? They go they call me fat. So I remember that a meme and I go listen, you got to earn your fatness. You gotta take it. You got to say mine and be proud of it. I go What should I say? I go tell them stop and stop please on a five fat people on four of them.
you might think it's unorthodox. Not good. I said it worked. He goes and says yeah, I'm fat and I'm proud of it. I go What else did I say? He goes I eat a lot I told him it's my weakness and I love it I'm going to eat more so own and you know he became a little bit cool for a little while. So brothers sisters, what I'm saying is own your teasing and let it be so what my nose is big, I'm tall. I'm short. I look ugly. Good god baby that way and I'm proud of it. Suddenly you become attractive. So anyway, these Muslims they didn't they weren't fazed by those small talk. So he goes oh king we were certainly as Richard as you said perhaps even worse. Yeah, we I did the animals we
wore skin and slipped on bare ground.
But ever since Allah has chosen Prophet appeared among us, we have totally changed
changed his wonderful teachings and his lofty example have made us leaders of the world. Even proud kings like you fear us now.
Okay? Any further talk is useless either except the chosen Prophet of Allah and how before his blesses and bow before His blessings, teachings, or greater pay the Jizya. If you accept that neither of the two things, then wait for the sword to decide, man, you're talking to the most powerful king on Earth. And this is who they were. And he acknowledged we were the wretched of the wretched and we're coming and facing you. You even fear us mate. Subhanallah
the emperor was furious, and he goes by his dad. Yes, that is a God of this boy. He is dead. He wrote angrily. He goes, if it were not against the law to ship the blood of the messengers, I would have chopped two heads off, but I am sending Rasta, something about this guy was dumb. He was really a coward. But they all thought that he was such a big shot, but it was nothing really. He goes, I'm sending too strong to deal with you. He will bury you and all your commanders in the trenches have called the seat. Yeah, qadisiya is the next battle. It's a place out there in Iraq. You are going to get nothing from us except dust, dust. And literally, he went and got a bucket. And he put some of
the soil the dust of Persian soil in a little bucket. And he said, Who is the most noble one among you? He goes him and he goes and orders that the bucket be placed on his head. And the messenger he took it and he put it on his head. And he walked to Saudi Arabia, what caused the commander and he placed the bucket of the soil of Persia on the floor. And he said, Oh, sod.
We've already taken pleasure. Look, they already gave us the soil. And sadhana ABI Waqqas said Allahu Akbar Allah, it is else. Do you know why Sadra the Allah Juana said this? And do you know why the messenger accepted the place the bucket on his head while the king for his humiliating him? I'll tell you why. Because a few years before that, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Battle of the trenches. When the muscles are always about to be annihilated, there was a rock and no one could break it. And he broke that rock to make trenches in the famous battle of the trenches. Long story. And the Prophet hit that rock three times and the first time he said, Allahu
The eye can see the palaces of Syria of Damascus they will be ELLs, Allahu Akbar, Allah Yamuna and its palaces will be ours. Allahu Akbar, Persia will be else.
So all the Muslims knew. And this is how Muslims teach us from science and it teaches us brothers and sisters. Aim high with your goals. Aim high with your goals. I tell students this Don't aim high. Aim high and don't sit there and say I can't do it because if you don't get exactly to your goal, you'll get somewhere near it. But if you aim low, most likely you're gonna get to that low point or even lower. Aim High always not all Muslims should think and some brothers and sisters they say to me, you know keep away money from me I don't want to be luxurious. I don't want to have any of that. I just want to give up on the school No, I say to you, the prophets Allah sallam said a
strong believers better than a weak believer wealth these days is strength. You are heard if you speak and you have money, it's good but don't let your heart get attached to it. Earn it in Hello spend it in Khaled donate help the community that's why men who has wealth is stronger than another one. You have a voice You have a position all these are important my brothers brothers and sisters don't pass them I'll tell you this funny story. I've said it like 1000 times but just in case you haven't heard it all right. Once I remember I was about 1920 years old. I was importing some cars from Japan. And I thought you know get some money get make some wealth. I want to get married. I
want to have you know, so I don't need to bother myself. So I had this little car outside here in the masjid. And I had bought new rooms, new mag wheels. Nothing special there was shiny.
As I was exiting after I see this young brother and then I still got that mindset at that time. You know that you're supposed to not enjoy anything in life. Nothing.
Nothing. Money is evil, all that mindset. And he was just watching everyone he goes as I was walking towards my car. I just hear from the back of my little voice from the back as of walking towards us. He goes dunya dunya
I go far. I look back. I got bro look, it's not dunya I'm just selling it and it goes more dunya
I just got in my car, put my head down and drove off.
Brother and Sisters funny story but dunya is doing
Know when it enters your aha. And when you earn it in Haram, you spend it on haram. And when you think you're better than anyone else, and you start feeling your superior to others, that's when the dunya is evil and it'll destroy you.
But if you use the dunya to your advantage so that you don't need other people, so they can help your family so you can help the community so you can have a say, so that people can respect you and saying things and you do it on Hala. Nothing wrong with that.
Nothing wrong with that, I think. And even Rasul Allah salah, Mr. McDonald for his, for us for the Allah one. He said, Oh Allah bless him with wealth.
So this is something okay. My brothers and sisters moving on. This is that all ended up where the Muslims conquered and took over the entire Persia
and the kings ran away.
And Iraq was taken even up to Iraq.
And the Muslims even advanced more.
And when they came to enter the palaces that are supposed to say I can see the white palaces of Persia, they literally entered the palaces and the way they entered it was like this one companion Sahabi.
He entered with his sword poking at the Persian carpets while he saw all the treasures. He looked at him and recited the following verse, Dr. Koo, Minjae Jannette.
was erroneous. melcombe in carry, one hour meeting, fee have Keohane gather early go.
Coleman, fiery sign up with a melodious voice, which means how many gardens did they leave behind, and how many fountains and soon feels and splendid mansions and the life of ease in which they took the light thus it was, and we made another people inherited.
The Muslims that gave up on the world, the world came begging them, the others begged the world, the world told them get out of my face.
The treasures were taken and taken to our mother, the Allahu Anhu. And Omar was so happy that the Muslims had gained all this wealth, and he gave it to the Muslims. And it was piled up in front of him Mr. The nibbling as he was pulled up in front of him on mobile photography, Allah Juan, who started to cry.
It says to him, yeah, this is your victory while you're crying, and it was all by the Pajara who asked him this question.
He says to one man says to him a minimum there's nothing to cry about. He said, I weep. I weep, because riches, bigger enemies, riches, began enmity and mutual bitterness between people and nation which has these evils loses its respect, which evils not the money, what it does to you. If money and wealth makes begets enmity between us and mutual bitterness, jealousy and competition and hatred and talking about each other and all that stuff. I'm gonna Delano said a nation which has these evils loses its respect. In other words, I fear that after this day, if we get affected by this, our glory today is going to be humiliation. Just like what happened to the Persians. I'm gonna be Allah
Han, who then said
he saw among the gold listen to this, he saw among the treasures, the actual sword of the Emperor, and the sword was filled with gold and diamonds.
He was so impressed. Does anyone know why Ahmad was impressed by the sword filled with golden diamonds? Why was he impressed? Why do you think he was impressed? It was so happy. His crew one minute has climbed up the wealth. Next minute he's impressed when he sees the sword with golden diamonds of the Emperor. And you want to
see on this is Omar, you always thought the opposite of everyone else. He was the 3% You know when they say be the 3% Here's the 3% is just so different. Mashallah. He said
Alhamdulillah who has made this army honest and trustworthy? No one took the sword or stole the sword.
That was huge to Amara.
He knows that trustworthiness and honesty is what makes the nation
and the elite of the Allahu Anhu turned to Ahmed and he said oh Amina Mini and leader of the faithful. When you yourself set a lofty example of honesty. Why should your people not be honest? In other words,
When the leader is honest, the people follow. You have to live by example. And I always say this to parents that myself first before you, our children will not always obey us. But they will never fail to imitate us. Mark my words they will imitate you and everything. You know that little song we used to sing for our kids, but telephone the LUMO on remember that one brother Ramadan? Alright, my students call me quirky. I've said that before so I'll just please just excuse me. So you know, but only for Lumo Han. You know that she has a phenol come on clear to Jana. Okay, so a little kids isn't that good? So it talks about a man a father he sits at home. It's really good lesson for your
kids to your agenda. And the father is sitting just relaxed and someone knocks on the door the children go to open the door and the dad doesn't want to see the guy. So they go Dad Dad there's a guy coming a friend he goes tell him I'm not here.
So the boys go back to the visit and he goes Baba the limo. And then they go My dad says to tell you that he's not here.
So the kids are so innocent. They will say exactly what you say. So my brothers and sisters l children imitators
Be careful with road rage. My brothers mostly brothers. I see loves the other day I saw on the street brother stopped riding my middle sister I'm going to work and I'm gonna follow up this guy why can't he move on late ends up being one of the brothers I know good luck with that we'll go with my Allah guide you having a fight with someone else? His son and kids are in the car just watching their dad split window this other guy.
Anyway, we copy our parents please run the sisters Calm yourselves down.
Remember the story of Soraka domanick?
No, remember when Abu Bakr and the prophets of salaam were migrating and the warrior wanted to go in and there was a ransom and he wanted to kill them and bring them Soraka nomadic and the Prophet told him Soraka the day when you will wear the bangles of the emperor of Persia. Oh I wish I would have died. And this was the time I saw the bangles of the emperor of Persia and he said where he Soraka Soraka comes in I'm here I'm here is this the time oh a minimum minute. The problem the promise of the Prophet peace be upon him the Bengals the Bengals have
an almost said yes, yes. Come here where the Bengals and he wore them and start walking around with pride. Now pride is hard on accepting these situations. He had it he deserved to be proud because the Prophet said you're going to wear him and he's fulfilling the prophecy. He walked around happy he's about to walk away. Omar said, Ella, come back here, come back here. He goes, what he goes, take them off, put him back. Because the Prophet said he goes he said you were there. He didn't say you keep them give him back to the Muslims. And that's how Amara the Allah Allah was names just run us going because I guess put him back. Muslims are more entitled to them. So my brothers sisters
didn't even take it for himself under the law. He was very poor. You know why he was poor?
He was poor by choice. You know why? Because so long as the Muslims, the people he is in charge are in need, he would deny himself and I'll tell you this quick story in sha Allah.
Almighty Allah one who was so careful about what Allah is going to question him about, about his trust and his people to the point where he used to say, will lie. I fear that if a donkey in Iraq right now, steps into a ditch on the road and falls that Allah will ask me, oh my God, why didn't you pave the way for the donkey in Iraq? And he's sitting all the way Medina. You see what I'm talking about when sisters, the Rightly Guided caliphs, this man ometer, the Allahu Anhu used to take it upon himself to run the knights in our head around the nights. Why did it run the night?
He didn't send anyone to go to check on his people. He would go in the night cover his face. Nobody would know he was the amount of money and while everybody slept, he would go and see who's in need, who's without food, who's in distress.
he had his servant with him.
And he saw a little fire burning in a distance. He approached it and he saw a woman a mother with some children. And they were crying. And one of them is saying, Ma, I'm about to die of hunger.
I'm gonna be Allah Hana from a distance before looking up. He said, Yamato Allah servant of Allah. Do you allow me to approach
Subhan Allah? Did you catch that?
A woman by herself in the middle of the night with her children.
and vulnerable. Nowhere in the middle of nowhere and Amira, not many puts his head down and said, do you give me permission to approach?
And the woman replies, even better. She's so she's, she's poor, she's in need. And she says, If you come with goodness and peace approach, but if there's no purpose walk away.
So she also had self respect. So he approached, and he said to her, What's going on here? said, My children are hungry. And I have this pot, because what's in the pot?
Because nothing comes in. He finds water, and some rocks, boiling water and rocks, said, Why? Why are you doing this? She said, I can't be seeing them in hungry and crying. I'm just trying to ease their pain so they can think I'm about to prepare food for them and hoping they'll just go to sleep and forget about it.
And then she said something.
that Omar, he doesn't care about us. She didn't know she was talking to Omar. Omar went to bed men and Muslim and so he was the one who established what we call today. The welfare center. You know, when people don't have a job, there's single parent, a mother with children. Somebody who is in need, you got to Centrelink. And Centrelink gives you money.
Right? Like, yeah, taking it for real, but like, honestly.
Right? Not. Year, we kind of married but we're not. And, you know, we're separated. But you're not separated? Get more money. No, good. So we can't do that. Right. And hamdullah no one does it here. hamdulillah just heard these stories. And you know, Muslims will be honest. So anyway, he is the one who established the welfare system. My dear brothers sisters, he is the one who established the welfare system. So he goes there and takes his servant with him. And he gets some honey and some wheat and some barley and some rice. He puts his big bed and he says to His servant, put up on my back, he says your back on my back, he said, my back, he goes my back or your back is my back. Third
time he goes Ameerul Momineen. Let me carry it. He said, man, your mother loves you. It was a statement these to say, put up on my back, you are not going to carry my sins on the Day of Judgment put on my back.
He carried it on his back and he went himself straight to that woman. He put him down. He prepared the meal. While she looked after the kids, then he carried the kids and start feeding them with his hands. Or the Allahu Iman. And then he gave her some food and some wealth. And then he said to her
tomorrow, I will talk to Omar, I made many go to him. And I'm going to talk to him to look after you. And then she says to him, Well, Allah, He you deserve to be on my own. And we don't I mean, instead of him.
And he says, take it easy. What did he do? He says he's not looking after us process or Madonna walked away with a teary eyes. Now from here, I'm not sure of the authenticity, but just in case, we'll say the story anyway. So he went back. And the next day, he was in the province of Los Alamos masjid. And a woman approached the same woman. And when she saw everybody around me and she recognized him, and she got scared. Because she said he deserves to be he doesn't look after us.
He noticed that and said, Call her call her. So she came along, so I'm really really sorry, I'm not she says, Don't say your word. I want to make an offer to you. She said why it says, How much will you sell me?
The wrong that I did to you. I want to buy off you. I want to buy my negligence back. How much do you want to charge before?
She says no, it's okay said you're gonna charge me. And then he suggested a price. She said Good. He called people he said right. The contract is a contract between Ahmad and the woman with the children. She has sold on my back his negligence for the price of silencer.
And he gave her that wealth Subhanallah such was Oh my God, Allah Juan.
Once he made a rule, just almost finished. Once he made a rule. He said
he made a rule for Fair Trade
and Consumer Rights. And he put a woman named Bill fencer to be the quality control and she had to go around to all the tradesmen to make sure they're doing fair trade. They're not cheating the customers. And one of the rules he made was that nobody is allowed to mix milk with water because that's what they were doing. They were cheating, mixing milk with water to sell more.
So if one day while he was going
At night, and used to get very tired, wouldn't sleep at night, he sat down near a house where there was a wall. And he overheard a mother and her daughter.
They were preparing milk to sell the next day. And the mother says to the daughter mixes mixed with water mixes.
And she says, Mom, didn't you hear Ameerul Momineen has
has declared a law. We're not allowed to mix water with milk because it's cheating. And she says, Don't worry, he's not here. He's not watching to do it.
And then she says, Mom,
if a middle minion is not here watching, isn't Allah watching? Isn't Allah watching?
Oh my God, Allah, Allah picks himself up. He goes to his house, he had a son named
our son said, come here. He goes and knocks on their door. He says, I'm coming for my son to propose to your daughter. I want him to marry her. She is a puppy and
she fears Allah. She knows Allah is watching. I want her for my son. He did not care who she was, whether they had a high status or whether wealthy or poor he did not care. All he wanted is she was a God fearing woman there will be no loss for his son or for her.
And she accepted accepted him as a wife. And the Lord bless them with a son named Abdelaziz. Abdulaziz then got married, and Allah gave him a son named Omar Abdulaziz Omar Abdulaziz is the fifth rightly guided Caliph. Here's another story man. Amazing, righteous man. Look, when you marry some that's what was also a salami used to say, choose for your offspring.
People of good character and goodness. And I'll finish it off with this that, you know Subhanallah
when it comes to breast milk,
and the baby if they if they haven't started to eat yet.
And they breast they, they drank milk from another woman, let's say another mother. That mother becomes haram on him he becomes like a second mother. So he'll become a brother to all that other woman's children as well. And I used to wonder about that. But Rasul Allah Ceylon used to say that the character and the the makeup of the parent, the child inherited even their behavior and their character and their moods.
And in science, this is genetic as well, that you that when you're under stress, your children can take that stress. And I read it Subhanallah in the Science Daily, that people do research about breast milk and its effect, and they said that it has an epigenetic effect on children. Epigenetic means it has an effect on the genes, it redirects them and alters their pathway.
Subhan Allah, so
Sadaqa Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam so choose my dear brothers and sisters, spouses of good character as much as you can, both men and women, because you know your generations also inherit your traits. And if people do change their traits and their character, it also has an effect on what your children inherit. You can actually change your character and your behavior will alter your genetics as well in shell. So my brothers and sisters everything that Islam says what the Prophet SAW Selim brought to us in the Quran has wisdom and truth in it, masha Allah, so be proud of your deen and be proud of your heritage and your history and itself in sha Allah, Islam will come back in
its shining glory and like its golden ages as it was before, but we we have to return back to our deen and our sincerity and our genuine love for Allah and His messenger and his deen and look at each other as brothers and sisters truly as the true meaning goes, may Allah subhanaw taala bless you all males better reward you all malice pantalla bring the hearts together, forgive our sins and yours Hermie and also the law I don't know Muhammad why that early he was off