Channel: Bilal Assad
Expedition of Tabouk
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wasafi women Well,
all thanks and gratitude belongs to our loyal creator means prayers and blessings beyond to his prophets and onto a Seal of Prophets Hamlet, alas, lm, his family, and all those who follow him in righteousness to the last our brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today inshallah to Allah lesson 36 on the Syrah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And today is the second last lecture.
And it is about the event, the what we call the expedition of the book. That's what it's called the expedition of what? That book.
The book is just the name of a place. Till today, it's still called like that it's in North Souder at Saudi Arabia towards on the way to Syria, you can go from Saudi Arabia towards the Middle East, North, I think it's north. So north of Saudi Arabia and north of Medina. There is a place halfway there halfway through
Arabia to to Syria is a place called double oak.
And it has a couple of hills there are some palm trees, the road to the in the olden days was very, very difficult.
And the weather goes on that path is likely to die of thirst and hunger.
So today in Charlotte Island, we are going to go back in time to the ninth year of the Islamic Hijri calendar.
The ninth year is nine years after the Prophet Mohammed Salah lotsa lamps, famous migration from where?
Mecca to Medina, this is how Muslims count the Hijri calendar from that day. So that was nine years later in the month of Raja
What month is that? I don't even remember that song.
What what month is it sixth? Count it with me.
No, Raja shadowbanned Ramadan, so
is seventh month,
I had to sing the song in my head.
Whoever made that song. So panelized got rewards for everybody to remember, the history calendar is ongoing. This is what we call
the ongoing knowledge for people.
So about the seventh month or six month, seventh month of the history calendar.
Now, before I talk about the Battle of the book, I want to I need to say something and especially to a lot of our sisters who converted to Islam, I've been giving them a bit of classes. I think they're listening now or they hear in the back. And what happened was that they asked me a question, affiliate question about Christmas. I just want to take three minutes on that to clarify something.
So I got phone calls from some of our learned brothers, some of the machinery if I sit down with them over the few days. And
when I was asked, Can we celebrate Christmas I said obviously not a Muslim cannot celebrate Christmas because it's a belief that Jesus Christ was born as the Son of God as the Savior to die on the cross. In order for God to forgive our sins which were born with, they say this is the Christian tradition of what Adam did Adam and Eve did in Paradise and that he came for our salvation and died on a cross as a son of God. So obviously most
of the truth.
So these converts were in a predicament they've got family who was still non Muslim. And they have a problem every time Christmas comes along. They invite them out of goodwill, to share with them dinner to share with them occasions in Christmas. And everybody is on the understanding that nobody's believing in Christmas. I mean, the Muslims that they say there's a sister or brothers converted to Islam, they have made it very clear to their parents and their family that I'm believing it but what they do what they do it just with the intention of gathering the family.
So they asked me can we can we do that? And I said, Well, if it's a dinner or niche initially I said if it is a dinner for example, Christmas dinner, then there's nothing wrong to attended so long as your intention is just really connecting ties.
Now, after discussing with some Musharraf and learned brothers,
I found out that there is a difference of opinion among modern days mushiya scholars but not in the olden day, all the four schools of thought agree that it is actually impermissible even to share Christmas dinner with them.
But there are modern day shades so agree that it's okay. So long as the intention is right
There's no pork and alcohol. So now I'm going to just clarify something. And that is, it seems to me that it would be safer to say that it is impermissible not allowed to share in the Christmas dinner. Now the reason I said it, because I was of the understanding that a Christmas dinner is on the eve of Christmas, that's that's traditionally what Christians do them, they're supposed to have a Christmas dinner on the eve which means on the night before the day of the Christmas. So obviously, if you share in any of the religious, religious practices that are connected to that belief, and Muslim distributed, whether it be Christian Jews, Buddhism, or Hinduism, whatever it is, anything
that celebrates an occasion of disbelief that is connected to the belief that disbelief, and Muslim cannot take part in.
Now, the Christmas dinner,
people today do it. Next day, third days, second day, fifth day, some of them and a lot of it is considered to be more like a bit of an innovation that Christians have made, they no longer adhere to the actual particular practices. The majority of the world have made Christmas more secular these days. But nevertheless, it's still a Christian belief that people practice today about Jesus Christ being the son of God and dying on the cross to atone for our sins.
So now I say it is safer that it is impermissible to take part in some of them do the Christmas dinner the next day with the intention the families do it with the intention purely really, to attach it to that belief of Christmas.
And one of the arguments they said is also our children.
They get the wrong idea. So we need to educate them. I I believe that you can educate your children in different ways. It doesn't have to be just because they did not attend for you know by not attending them but and we see it everywhere we go to Safeway, we go to Kohl's my children see the Christmas trees, it's beautiful. They say it's beautiful, it looks nice what kids do, and then you got to educate them wherever you go. I don't agree with that harvest just initially had opinions. But when it comes to sharing a Christmas dinner for the purpose of celebrating Christmas, even if your intentions are correct, it doesn't mean that you're careful that you've done that you you have
should have beliefs because you don't believe in it. But it is something along the lines of actions have shipped their actions of performance. So you've got corporate equality and conformity in Islam you have
disbelief in actions and disbelief in belief in the actual heart. So you're not going to believe in it, but you are doing an action of the actions of disbelief, which doesn't render you a disbeliever. But therefore, the majority of the scholars said it is impermissible. You can go there maybe the second day, the third day. Okay, because now outside of that people can use this argument saying, Oh, you just got to wait until they've gotten rid of all the Christmas trees and all the some people leave it on there for for half a year. Some are leaving for the whole year. So I'm gonna leave it for a month when do you start connecting with your family?
So my brothers and sisters, I feel for some of them who convert to Islam.
And try and find a way inshallah in that which is best to keep your family ties if it if it can't be through religious beliefs with them, then at least find a way to connect with them in kindness and let them understand and possibly they will open their ears and maybe we'll open up a dialogue about the the beliefs, and maybe they'll follow you. Maybe they'll be convinced. However, my last pantalla sisters, I mean, all of us go through this me as a Muslim born Muslim, do you think I don't go through that with my Muslim relatives overseas or here, they have some bizarre beliefs as well within Islam, we've had to face a lot of that. So I don't want people convert it to feel the
isolated with a different way or whatever Truth Truth is truth and false is false. So my stance now is, it would be safer to say that it would be impermissible for you to share the Christmas dinner, because the Christmas dinner is a follow up and an attachment and a connection to that belief.
Otherwise, Islam encourages us and commands us to have harmony with the family and to respect your mother and father, to wash your mother's feet even if she's a non Muslim in Islam, she's against Islam. Allah says this in the Quran. But this is an aspect of belief in how Muslims are ordered to do things. So there's the majority of the scholars, some modern chefs, as I said, would say there's nothing wrong with it. However, I feel safer to stick by the safe side for everybody. Now, last part of the island enlighten our hearts and keep us on the straight path.
Brothers and sisters in Islam. Now let's move on to the cedar Any questions?
Because when I was talking, I saw some eyes nodding, some heads nodding, some some shaking, and some of them blinking. Like, huh, I wonder what you're gonna say about that.
So we make mistakes, sometimes we try to get the right answers, and we can Earth sometimes. And I had to really do a lot of research on this and speak to colleagues and Misha.
And this is what I found. Brothers and sisters. Now, let's get back to the setup.
Now, what I'm about to say here, is towards the end of the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and you have to put it in context, some people who don't know the zero well or new to Islam, or are not Muslims, which they might hear this talk. They won't understand this part, because they have to also learn the context. What has happened so far? What are the God? What do you call it? The What do they say the geopolitics of of that time? What are the the laws and the universal policies that people follow those days? So it's very sensitive to talk about some of the things today, because you need to be able to understand the surrounding circumstances of this particular time in the ninth
year of hijra, and how the world worked. The laws of war, the laws of how people fought each other the laws of how when it's okay to attack or not to attack. In today's world, it might not make sense. So you sometimes you've got to find a way in the Sharia to see what works best in the changing times not changing the religion. But the Sharia has sometimes long, wide boundaries, where it gives you the allowance to have a few options. Okay. For example, at the time Romero, the Allahu anhu, the there was a drought and people did not have, and there was, there was there was lack of food and there was lots of poverty. So some people had to resort to stealing just to survive. And
amado foto de la Juan Jose halifa. And we know that our last pantalla says in the Quran that when you steal large amounts of money and you're not in need, and you know the laws, then there is the penalty of severing the hand. So I'm going to hop over the law, one who stopped that penalty for a little while temporarily, he put he put a pause to it suspended. Why? Because the verse applies and conditions, the conditions have changed. And that was a matter of survival. So the penalty was not that but later on when the drought went away. He obviously the government is done, the government paid back the people who claim to have things stolen from them. Okay. However, the penalty was not
applied. And no one can say that Bob did not apply the shehryar This is the sherea sherea can sometimes be fluid according to the circumstances. Okay. We have a great scholar by the name of Amanda Ben Tamia. I think a lot of people would like to hear this one. At the time when the Mongols embraced Islam. Do you remember anyone if you know the history of the Mongols that were very savage people at that time, not today in those times, and they converted to Islam, but there was still have the habit of savagery and killing was at the weapons with them, and alcoholics, and they were living in the land of Islam. And we all know that in Sharia, people who know this law, and they drink
alcohol, especially in public, or they give themselves and if they drink in public, or they give themselves they get whipped 40 lashes 40 lightweight lashes they're not destructive lashes or
damaging lashes, they're more of embarrassment. So I've been told he had this great scholar passes by these Mongols drinking alcohol and getting drunk, and he left them didn't say a single word to them just pass by them as if he didn't see anything. And his students said to him, why didn't you say something at least prevent the evil you know, you got to forbid the evil Yeah, let alone the Sharia of whipping. And so he said, These people are still new to Islam, and they're still barbaric and savage in their ways. And it needs time for them to get out of those habits. If I had stopped them from the alcohol, then they would resort as you saw, resort to killing. So let them be
intoxicated, so that they're not thinking of fighting because that's all they knew. You see, this is the wisdom of Al Sharia and Islam. And you don't have to apply it all in every single circumstance there are context to situations. So my brothers and sisters in Islam this time the ninth Hydra, there were different contexts and now you will find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on the offensive attack offensive before it was defensive and now the process lm needed to go on the offensive.
There is a hadith from Allah Selim, which is in Bukhari and Muslim no doubt about this hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
alerta terminological Allah
for in Lahti to Mohan fosterville, several different ways of also Sam said this Hadith, do not wish to meet the enemy. Don't don't want to fight, don't wish to fight, and to go into battle. Calm down. Don't you know don't resort to bounce if you can avoid it, avoid it. But if you have to, and the enemy gives you no option, then stand firm and be patient allies with the patient. He's to always say that to his companions. So don't anyone get the idea that what I'm about to say Professor salmon got an offensive initiation, thinking the process of them starts wars. No, he doesn't. He would avoid it at any cost if you can. And we already had the example last two weeks when we talked about
the Treaty of for davia. Remember 10 years of peace, even though they had persecuted and killed many Muslims, prasar, Selim, etc. Even with unfair conditions, why? Because peace is better. Peace is better. You want to call to Allah in peace and allies peaceful. But if you have to fight your fight, if you have to, there's no other way. And in Islam, the word jihad is not to kill non Muslims. It doesn't mean to destroy people who don't accept your deen, even people who are debating with you about Deen and openly sound unbelieving God and destroy this, we're going to fight them. But when it comes to physical fighting, only when there's no other option, in order to establish peace,
sometimes you may need to fight. I'll give you a very common example. In our society. Let's say you saw a two people fighting
and you come to stop them, but they won't stop. And then one of them says, alright, I won't fight. I don't want to fight, but the other person wants to continue. So what do you do? You push them off, and then sometimes you need to use force to push them off. Sometimes you probably need to knock them out. So they can go unconscious, because they're going to cause damage, especially if they have weapons. Isn't that correct? police do it all the time. And this is okay, this is fine. In order to establish peace, some people get so sometimes there comes a point where you need to fight in order to establish peace and there's no other option. And there are circumstances like that. That's why
every country has a military. Okay, but it depends on the country to use it injustice, no injustice, with justice, fairness.
So let's go through it in sha Allah tala. We finished last week with conquest of Mecca. And we said that people started to come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam freely and voluntarily to embrace Islam. The Prophet peace be upon him did not force anybody to embrace Islam. Otherwise, it would go against the Quranic verses. But the process doesn't have to do that. Allah says in the Quran
eco fidi God, no rush don't mean at
a loss it and sort of Bakara there is no compulsion, coercion, force pressure for people to enter into the deal. You cannot force people or compel them to convert to Islam.
And the law doesn't just say Islam says any Deen any religion, no one can force anyone into their religion. And Muslims can't do that. Christians shouldn't do that Jews shouldn't do that. Nobody should do that.
Let the quarter be in a rush to mean Allah. Allah says the truth from the false has been made clear. In other words, people can decide them while he himself. Now, the problem that I sell them is waiting for people to convert. And so the men and the women came to shake hands of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And the way they converted in those days with the Prophet peace be upon him was that they had to shake hands with him and pledge allegiance. They had the promise not to do certain things. every prophet that came Jesus Christ Moses, Abraham, all of them did this stuff with their people. It's not something new. So the promise that I sent him said to them, you embrace Islam on
the following conditions.
Please leave it.
He said, not to do schicke
meaning not to make partners with God. And I would say we pledge allegiance not to make partners with God, not to steal. We pledge never to steal this is in the Quran. By the way.
What are your sweetener well is Nina wa Tina the book Danny after you know, and not to commit Zina. They would say we pledge not to commit Zina. Xena means adultery and fornication.
Not to kill our children. And today's world, what's killing your children? abortions. It's forbidden in Islam is considered murder. And not ascribing our illegitimate children to our husbands women in those days. And even today, they do that, where fornication is so widespread. Sometimes people can't afford to do that.
I test in third world countries or whatever, for example, I don't know. And wherever people can afford it, they may ascribe their child to some man who is not their father, as a result of too much fornication and adultery, or that resort to abortion, so they throw their children in rubbish bins or bags, or they kill them or they put them up for adoption, or in orphanages, sipan Allah.
May Allah save us from being such, you know, doing such evil?
I mean, so the proposal I sent him said, you pledge allegiance not to say that your child from Xena because who's the one that knows that they have a child of Xena most likely father or the mother? The mother has because she's going to carry them. So women used to ascribe their children choose a man remember, in the beginning, when I started the CETA, I told you that the Arabs in those days and even the Persians and Romans did it sometimes as well. A woman would sleep with many men and then she would have a child and just choose one of the menses your his your child.
And so there was extortion there was oppression. So he said, You have to pledge religious not to do that. You see how Islam is focusing on the rights of people. Don't steal, don't kill your children.
These high morals do not commit adultery, fornication,
do not say this child is someone else's.
And lastly, not to disobey the prophet in any good deeds he commands you to do. Allah says, Well, I have seen a cabbie Morrow
and not to disobey you a messenger of God
in what you commanded to do of good. And how Allah says of good because sometimes Professor Salah might ask someone to do something that's personal.
If they disobey that, it doesn't mean that disobeying the Messenger of God, personal
and processor understood that but when it comes to the religion, any good he commands you to do not to disobey.
When the law said Lem would turn to them and say, Do you pledge allegiance? And they will say, Yes, we pledge allegiance. And then he said to them, he used to say to them, and say, You will follow all of these to the best of your ability.
Why? Why the process, I'm say to them, and follow them to the best of your ability,
because he is compassionate and merciful. He understands and knows that Allah has sent him to human beings who will falter and
so to obey the Prophet sallallahu sallam, to practice and fulfill those pledges, to the best of your ability. Knowing that you're going to make mistakes, you're probably going to sin sometimes. So how do you fix the sin?
Repent, ask God to forgive you and fix yourself up again. So obviously, it can't be perfect. There's no perfection in religion, Allah does not expect perfection. But when you pledge allegiance, that means you've committed to do your best. And the women especially who used to pledge this allegiance, they say to the Prophet, peace be upon him. Truly, He is merciful. He even said, within our ability, as much as we can, and Allah says in the Quran for takala ms. portato. Fear Allah, meaning obey God, stay away from the things is forbidden, must bottom as much as you can. Allah does not burden a soul more than what it can be. Try your best and if you falter, any, Allah forgives, so long as you don't
deliberately insist on rebelling against God and continuing to do the wrong and hard on and then trying to claim that it is hard and justified knowing that it's wrong.
So that's the pledging from here on, everyone's coming to pledge to the process and so long as he leaves. Then the believers will come after him, Abubakar Omar Osman and they will do the same thing.
Nowadays today you don't do that pledging there's no leader of the world or halifa or Amir, you know, that we go and pledge to but what you do is you pledge to God to Allah, you say the Shahada
and you mean it we understand what you're saying you believe in his tenants and you're a Muslim. God knows what's in your heart after them. Brothers and sisters in Islam. After that, the people have thought if remember the people have died if last week we talked about Battle of harmony and and how they made a siege on thrive and they couldn't get in. And then the Thai people started embracing Islam themselves. There's a little story about their chief, one of their chiefs was
had gone to Syria. Because it was occupied by the Romans, the Byzantines was occupied by the Byzantines. And he went there to learn how to make modern weaponry that the Romans used to make to use it against the Prophet peace be upon him his name was Ottawa when he returned, he found out that I thought if the sage had happened, a lot of people embracing Islam and so on and so forth. So it goes to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And he learns about Islam because what kind of religion is this that, you know, God has given you this power and this ability to overcome huge nations and Mugu has converted to Islam and God has given this man victory truly he may be he is a prophet.
So he goes to the properties to be appointed
starts asking about religion. And he's convinced, all I needed to do was to listen to the Prophet peace be upon him with an open heart, and Islam would enter because that's what happens to the truth. But he has to be open to it. He embraces Islam. And he goes back to the people of thought if those two people were not Muslim, and he starts telling them you should embrace them as well. This is the true religion and they started acute abusing him even though it was a cheap, so he got up onto one of the
walls and he started to make the event. So then they shot him with the arrows and killed their own chief. That's how much enmity some of them head
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So the remainder of thought if convert to Islam, so they come to the Prophet peace be upon him some of these people from five just to let you something interesting. Some of this group of these this tribe of five they came to the Prophet peace be upon him and said look, we'll convert to Islam, however, on a condition because what's your condition? You want to believe in God with conditions? They said Let us continue to commit Xena. Xena means fornication will become Muslim but let us you know sleep around
the Prophet peace be upon him said no. I can't accept that pledge for you to embrace Islam and just sleep around. It's the whole idea of Islam to come and save you from all these things and to bring up the morals now. They said Okay, are we working with Xena but put braces down but let us continue to deal with interest Riba usury.
He said not. Everybody's forbidden. He can't do that. They go Okay, we went to the bar we went sleep around, but let us keep our goddess. They had a statue of the goddess, the goddess Her name was alette let us keep the statue there. We don't want to destroy it. The Prophet peace be upon him said that's the first thing that I'm going to destroy a prophet of God, messengers of God from the time of Adam right up to me, all of them came to coalpit from the worship of idols and daddies other than Allah to the worship the one true God the whole problem of God sending me to you guys and all the messengers because you guys are worshipping sticks, stones of wood and rocks and believing they are
gods and people have in Mecca they used to extort the people by making them pledged to the gods and pay to the gods and based on that they used to oppress the people and and denigrate them.
So what's happening?
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Alhamdulillah. I didn't mean to embarrass your relatives, by your brothers and sisters, we move on inshallah.
So then he said, I will destroy that lot that the goddess and they said, Alright, look, send someone to destroy it for us because we're too scared to destroy it. because something's gonna happen to us, they still have that belief that if they destroy the idol, that stone is going to do something to them. They've been worshipping it for hundreds of years, you could understand not even hundreds 1000s of years, these people really believe that that stone No one's ever touched it for 1000s of years. Now, suddenly, someone's gonna break something bad is gonna happen to them. That's what happens with false beliefs.
So the pros, the last alum laughed about that. They come sent out and he sent out a blast, I think or another Sahabi. And he went and broke the idol in front of them. For when he broke the idol. They thought, hey, nothing happened to him.
And so they truly embraced the religion purely from their heart. Because breaking that idol, broke all their beliefs and made them know that they have been worshipping a false god.
Brothers and sisters, that's the story of all the tribes around Mecca. And now the province of Selim has to turn his face towards the right
Why, here's the story. Let me take you back a little bit just to talk about this a little bit earlier earlier, Abu sufian everyone remember I was with him.
He was the leader of kurush of Meccans. He became the leader, and he was still a non Muslim that we've already talked about philosophy and becoming Muslim last classes, right, but I'm just taking you back. Earlier, Sophia needs to go and trade in Syria. He was a businessman in Syria, greater Syria or trans Jordan, those places that were occupied by the Romans in the year seventh hijiri. They took it over the Persians and I conquered the place. And so the big one superpower beat that another superpower, the Romans, the Byzantines, beat the Persians, the greatest empire in that time. And the Byzantine ruler, he reckless, he brings the cross and places on a hill called ARCA acaba in
a place called ala, ala it's still there now, and the Romans took over all the region between a place called hemps which is you know, humps today, Hampson, Syria, although it's a place called a land close to Persia, so they took all that and it was under Roman rule, but the Arabs live there, and the Romans would come and go, and they used to have the headquarters where in Constantinople, modern day is stumbled.
So the herbal Sofia needs to go there and trade and he met with heraclius when he had just entered Syria.
And he said, Call him to me, the directory is called I was with him because he was from the land of the Arabs, to the Romans were hearing about these Muslims, how they are just so amazing and they are so strong. Why? Because the Muslims had almost defeated the Romans. Remember in that battle called Mata remember, Mata in the 60 100. in Makkah, I spoke about it can look back in my lessons about four lessons ago. And the Romans had never seen such power and might, from a primitive people who came from the deserts and behind camels, and sheep, with one man in such a small time, to almost defeat
the second superpower of the world, the Romans,
the Persians couldn't even beat him.
So this heraclius was scared.
And he was also a scholar. He knew a lot about the Scripture. And in their Bible, in their books, the scriptures, they knew that a prophet is coming, according to the Old Testament of Moses, peace be upon him, and Jesus Christ. Just the wordings have been changed, that there will be a comforter coming later, there'll be a prophet coming later. The Quran talks about Jesus Christ, Messiah, listen, sorry, Moses, saying another prophet come after him. His name is Ahmed. Mohammed on all these names. So these guys they knew. And they had descriptions. So he brought this man, apple, Sofia, and he goes, where are you from? says I'm from Makkah, he was telling me that reckless, this
isn't even sad. You can see in the history books or with inside the reference for all about most of our history.
He says, tell me about this man named Muhammad. Did he claim that he's a prophet? He said, Yes. I will. Sophia and he also feels like respecting this man. They're afraid of the Romans, they'd like really advanced.
And he said, have his people kicked him out? He says, Yes, his own family have rejected him.
He says, What did you do? They said, We fought him. We kicked him out.
And now he's in the land of the palm trees, which is the land of the palm trees, Medina.
He said, describing to me and his character and Sophia and told him the truth. He said, we know him a man to be honest, fair, and trustworthy.
So he rapidly assista, Abu Sufyan.
These are the signs of a prophet that is coming, he secretly admitted,
and sr, Abu sufian, if what you're saying is true, he is the same as Jesus and Moses and all the other prophets, his people rejected him like that and did things to them. He said,
If that is true, and I'm not careful,
he will step exactly where I am, and I'll be a nobody. And truly he did. He was in Syria, and the Muslims took over a sham afterwards at the time of the law, because the prophet of God
so this man who reckless, was respected by the Arabs, but he also revealed the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu was in. So they took cautions from Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. And so, news came to the prophet SAW peace be upon him from a people who were called and number two
and number two you and nobody you
allies of the SLM who were business traders who used to go to Syria. And he said, they said to the promise of our Selim, the Byzantines are preparing to invade you, because they see you as a threat.
The prophet SAW Selim wasn't sure if they were really coming or not. But to hear about the superpower of the world, just the rumor that they are going to invade the Muslims, and knowing that they had fought them in Malta. And it was only because of Khalid knowledge trick that they got out of that war out of that battle.
that the Muslims had to take a pre cautionary measurement, and be on the front foot.
And so the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam initiated the match. This is what I what I mean by being the offensive attacker.
That's why. So if you can see the whole context of it, you can see why the props are sent them needed to take that measurement.
And that's how the world worked in that time. That's how it worked. It's not like today, in those days was like a jungle. It was really like a jungle. If you don't have a peace treaty with them,
in some way, or you're not connected to them by family lineage, they're considered a threat. They can attack you anytime. And no one in the world will blame the attacker until the slam came and he said, Don't attack unfairly. But the Muslim still had to survive because there was still vulnerable, yet there was still powerful, they were getting very powerful now. So the Muslims had to do whatever the universal world was doing.
until things can change. So you're allowed to do things that are not completely right. But if it's a matter of survival, and this is how the whole world works, you need to survive, then you do it with the minimum damage and the minimum casualties and the minimum.
And that's what the Muslims did in all of the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, only 1000 and about 30
fighters ever died. And not only from the Muslims, from the Muslims and the enemies, everyone the Muslims fought right from the tundras are sedimented Medina up to this point and up to his death, all the casualties of war from both Muslims and the enemies was 1030. About that's it.
The the least amount of casualties in all these wars was amazing. compared to today, you look at World War One and World War Two.
Hundreds of millions
were massacred and killed.
In other parts of the world, the ethnic cleansing that happens Rwanda, in Bosnia,
Syria A long time ago,
and other parts of the world
where as promised, I send them in only in about 10 to 13 years, all the battles they fought
1000 and something casualties of war in total, from both Muslims and non Muslims.
What does that tell you? It tells you that last month I did not send the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to kill even when he had the power to
my brothers and sisters in Islam.
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam
therefore, marched towards north Arabia, knees Syria.
And the Muslim soldiers were about 30,000 largest amount ever, up to this point.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
wanted to strike fear in the hearts of anyone who is a potential threat outside of Arabia.
And he went there and established that might net power and truly it worked right up to the Romans and all the Arab surrounding them. They feared and revered. The prophet SAW Selim and his army. Be careful, don't attack these people make a peace treaty with them, because they accept peace treaties, so don't think of attacking them.
As I told you was a jungle,
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam goes around to Medina.
And the verse of the Quran comes down. It says, Yeah, Xena Amano cortino levena Luna come in alko ferryman
Allah sent down the command for all the Muslims to fight. He said, Oh, you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you, of the disbelievers. Adjacent to you are who they are the ones in North Arabia, the ones under the rule of the Byzantines, they are the nearest threat to the Muslims who did not have a peace treaty with them. So Allah says to them, don't go fighting the rest of the world. Now, those who are nearest to you are the biggest threat. And they have there is a room of them invading you and they do not have a peace treaty with you and did not accept they did not accept the peace treaty process and offered them earlier. So Allah said, go and fight the nearest
ones to you. I said this so people don't understand that. That means my neighbor, my neighbor,
No, you don't. That's not the verse means gonna put in context. A lot is talking about the Battle of the book. And he's saying those nearest few meaning the ones in North Arabia, who were under the Byzantium rule, who are now become a threat to you, and there's a rumor of invading you, and they do not have a peace treaty with you. That's what it means adjacent, adjacent to Arabia. That's what it meant.
And let them find in new harshness, let them see your mind. Let them be terrified of your patience and perseverance. Stand strong.
And know that a lot is with the righteous you have to be righteous no matter what you do.
So a lot of salsa Salim said everybody has to go anyone from Medina, any men, and even women who are able to nurse them who could afford weaponry, or a mounting animal to climb on had to go to this war, there were no excuses, no excuses.
And in those days, you didn't pay a wage for a soldier to come and fight. You had to prepare yourself. So if a soldier was able to afford going to fight, they would prepare themselves if they couldn't afford it. They were not allowed to fight.
And so the Muslim started to come to the process and I'm saying yada so the law I have weapons I have a mount I have a camel, I have a horse I have this I have that I'm able to go they had to prove to the postal SLM that they are able to afford armor and weapons to go and fight with him. He wasn't gonna take people just walking there and, and subject them to casual system.
All the people who had true belief in their heart, were the ones who raced to the properties to be running without any hesitation, they will go to defend and fight. However, some people did not. Interesting story here.
Allah said, it was not proper for the people of Medina and those surrounding them of the Bedouins that they remain behind after the departure of the Messenger of Allah, or that they prefer themselves over his self. That is because they are not afflicted by thirst or fatigue or hunger in the cause of Allah. Nor do they tread on any ground that enrages the disbelievers, nor do they inflict upon an enemy, any infliction, but that is registered for them as a righteous deed by God. Indeed, Allah is not allowed to be lost the reward of the doers of good Allah said, Listen, if you go out in other words, to fight with the Messenger of God in the right way, then it doesn't matter.
No matter where you stiffed, where you trade, what you do, what pain you go through, God says, I'm going to count it for you, and you will be rewarded by me. God says you are right now I will not let any pain of yours go away encouraging them.
And all these verses on reciting their own sort of the Toba. So now when you were starts with w will know what it's all about, you know, this whole book and all the laws that came down in that time. Some had excuses. They said, O Messenger of God.
You know, would we want to fight and prophesize I'm asking, where's your weapons? And let's say we don't have any Arsenal and we'll tell them go back. And Allah mentions these people in how they used to go back, these people used to return and while their faces are full of tears, they were crying. They would cry saying we don't have anything to mount ourselves to join in this in this battle. Well, Thuram. Allah says it in accordance with the dog when you find them returning away, what are you know whom to feed them in Adana, the eyes are shedding the tears because they don't have anything to help them in this expedition.
Then there were the hypocrites. And this book is the event which exposed the hypocrites that was spying among the Muslims. That were the worst, the worst danger.
hypocrites were people who appeared on the outside that they are Muslim, but on the inside, they were actually disbelievers wanting to destroy the Muslims from within. That were the greatest danger because the Francois Selim could not do anything about it. Otherwise, people will say he's killing his own companions. People don't know this isn't matter of the heart and the process
Send them couldn't identify every one of them all at once until the last pantalla identified them for you. We'll find out now inshallah. So these number of hypocrites, there were a few dozen of them. They started making stupid excuses. Oh, it's too hot. Our dates haven't been ripened yet. Let us first of all get out food and everything and leave something behind for our family before we go. Don't go in the heat. It's too hot. One man of the Hippocrates he comes up with this excuse. He says, a messenger of God doesn't really mean it a messenger of God ha ha.
I can't go with you because Roman women presenting women you know that like they're really pretty.
And I'll get tempted. You know, I'll commit Zina. So I'm gonna stay back because I'll commit Zina. I don't want God to hold this against me. You know?
I'll get fit.
Well, lucky. That's what happened from Samsung just nodded. Okay.
Some of them said, Oh, our family and our children and blah, blah, blah, making I'm sick from SAS lm, what did he do? He knew that they were lying. But he accepted their excuses and lift them to God. However, a lot later on reprimands, the profit or loss enemy sends a verse down, saying to him, God has forgiven you, for what you did. He pardoned you Sorry, God has pardoned Jaffa lamancha, Allah has pardoned you a messenger of God. Why? Why did you excuse them, you should have let them come with you. So that you can tell in clarity and everybody can know who the true hypocrites are. And you would have saved yourself from these internal spies, who are the greatest danger to the
Muslims, but you lift them like that now it's going to stay ambiguous, you understand? So protostellar made this judgment, because he's the merciful Compassionate One. And the last point that later on tells him You should have done that as a lesson and the law for people to follow later on.
Some other companions, there was about 6789, about nine of them or 10 of them. Unfortunately, they were great companions. Some of them fought in a battle of whether they were amazing elite companions. However, they procrastinate. procrastinate, but that's it. That's it tomorrow we'll go Okay, next day, we'll prepare ourselves processor gave him 10 days, and suddenly just procrastinated. There was one Sahabi one companion, he felt really bad afterwards. And I'll tell you what happened to them later on. He he had two wives, you know, in those two wives is like, nothing in those days. So yeah, two wives is like normal. In those days. If you had one wife, who was half a
man, you're half a man. If you had two wives in those days, you're considered a man. You had more than that. You're a man and a half. Yeah, four wives. You're double the normal man. That in those days, it was like that. So it knows and nowadays you have one you know, you're finished. A low honor.
I'm just joking. Brothers and sisters in Islam. The these sahabas they procrastinated. And they named the three main important ones that we're going to mention are caught up in Malik. Remember that name, Captain Merrick. He learned about omega and Mirada ebin
and Mirada. Another one that's important to mention is he was an elite Sahaba. His name was Abu Baba, and there was about five others. So they procrastinated. And this guy who had two wives, they had made him nice, they loved them. So they prepared something really nice for him. They, they got trees and mattresses and they worked for him some nice, I don't know, blankets and things like that. And they were looking after him and he just sort of got into that,
you know, into that world of, of enjoyment and happiness and he kind of procrastinated and guess I'll prepare later. And then his enjoyment and his luxury with his wives made him sort of forget about following the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And that's to show you that even if you're a companion of God, human beings, they do have weaknesses. And Allah forgives once so long as you do repent brothers, sisters, don't make it very important point here.
A Muslim Islam teaches us
judge people. And when I say judge, I don't mean judging actions. Like if you lied, I'll judge you like you dressed up in a very indecent manner I'll say he or she is dressed up in in decent manner, in accordance with the Quran some, but I can't judge your heart or character assassinate you and say you're a bad person, you're an evil person, separate the act from the person.
So these companions made it a tremendous mistake.
But a Muslim looks at the general history of this person's character. We always look at a person. Okay, you want to know something? Let's say someone comes to you with bad news about someone and you get shocked to go watch
The sheriff did that. Really
Instead of coming up and say, Well, if that righteous person did that, I don't want to be righteous anymore. If shapes are doing that I am never gonna listen to any chef ever again. All this ridiculous stuff, they say, Muslim doesn't give up and just, you know, a person makes a mistake. Shirts make mistake. Women make mistakes, men make mistakes, righteous people end on people. This is how you judge it. Is there a history of this evil character they have? Do they always do that? Is that a habit throughout their life? Is that what people say about this person when they mean, trustworthy, dishonest trickster? Or is it a one bad habit, we deal with it as it is we don't
character assassinate the person. And this guy was made one bad action, you will see how the process of them dealt with it and how the companions dealt with it. That did not assassinate them in their character. They made the mistake and I judge them for that mistake only.
You know, when when you go to court, for example, God forbid you from going to court for a crime. Or let's say you went to court let's say for example, a speeding fine or you you drove without your license once your 19 year old on your plates and you drove without a license. He got hyped up with your friends and you just drove without a license. Now you shouldn't. So then you get caught by the police, you go to the court. And one of the things that lawyers do or you can do yourself is show the judge that this is not your normal character.
They have this clause says he or she acted out of character. And that's a very fair and just way to look at a person. Are they normally like that? Are they a concern? Or is it one or two of things that they did wrong? So when you tell the judgment, they'll be acted out out of character, they give you a leniency or sometimes they'll let you off or give you a warning or put you on a good behavior bond or give you therapy or tell you to go and do community service isn't that correct? But if you have a history of crime then you end up in prison is not correct because that's who you are you need severe rehabilitation. So these are habits did their one mistake codogno Malik was in the Battle of
better so this is how we deal with each other my brother and sisters
get upset for one thing and that's it abandoned the person forever.
So this is what happened in
the process of our cell I'm told earlier the Allahu Allah Allah and His cousin Holly to the Allahu anhu to stay in charge of the people of betina. So people live this I said, you're gonna have to stay in charge. As the principal I said I was about to leave the hypocrites come up the alley, the stirring up trouble. They're gonna look at you. They left you here, because your own profit doesn't trust you.
That's why I didn't want to take you with you.
That's what hypocrites do. They try to stir up fitna.
So how do they learn how it gets to his head a little bit? It comes up to the promise of our services. You had a sort of law you left me with these people. They're accusing me of all this stuff. Are you do you not want me to come because I'm too heavy of a burden on you. euro Salama is asking the processor and looks at him in front of everybody puts his hand on his chest and says yeah, Holly.
How you have all people would think that he goes on leaving you here in charge. Just like Moses musala a solemn lift his brother Aaron heroin in charge of the children of Israel when he went to talk to Allah in Japan The tour Yeah. He goes you added to me. I like her on to Moosa except and he added so people don't think that Allah is a prophet said except there is no prophet after me.
In nama anta kaha rune of indemand Dominica, Harun Lee Moosa,
while Ana de Abadi,
there is no profit after me. So the meaning of you are like Aaron compared to Moses doesn't mean that you are a prophet like me.
Nor does it mean that you are a brother of mine. It does Dylan is not peroxisomes brother, blood brother, and he is not a prophet, because then it will go against what Allah that says Muhammad Rasulullah Hamza is miserable ohata mana being he is the last little profits. So what it meant was, I am doing what most I did with Heroku to leave you behind with my people to look after him. That's what he meant. And that was a great honor for Ali or the alarm.
The processor I said lamb stands and starts counting the Muslims 30,000 and guess what? He notices each and every one that is missing.
The ones who didn't show up because Where's medicube? No cap
30,000 people from Sam notices Where's healer? With Abu Baba with some service by name. And what this tells you about the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is he was truly like a shepherd over his flock.
process is to say I unlike a shepherd over the flock
I am to you like a shepherd over his flock. I look after you. And what does a shepherd do? He counts every single one of his sheep and has everything about them from so suddenly, every single one of his companions, their names and everything about them.
in that department, I'm really bad. I can't even remember names. I do marriages for people next week. For people, they see me in Safeway or Kohl's, or whatever. And I say, Hey, how you doing? So? Who are you? I can't remember. So you did our marriage last week? Where when? I mean, I feel so embarrassed. So I'm running sisters, I'm just right now saying this to apologize to all of you, who I couldn't remember. It's not because I devalue. But I have a bad memory when it comes to these things. A lot of them did not. And I hope you hope that we can emulate him. So he remembered every single companion to make them feel valuable. And what happened was that some of them when Kabak.
nomadic was mentioned, once one man stood up, it was not a not a strong Sahabi was one of the latest hubs. He says, God, a messenger of God, they got too busy with his produce, and his date palms and his animals too busy with the world. And one other Sahaba stood up how do they fall how later on you'll find he really embraces calm, he stands up. Medical nakaba stands on says, You have lied will lie messenger of God. We don't know anything about God except good. We only know him to be an amazing character. That's how you defend your brothers and sisters. Even if there was one or two faults of this. You don't come and assassinate them, you say we only know best about them. So maybe
they acted out of character. And the professor sent him stayed silent and accepted. What was said. Then there was another Sahaba named Abu Abu Dhabi a lot of the family the great Sahaba the amazing Sahabi one of the elite Sahaba is a great, great story about you want to read about Abu Dhabi a lot. He was also late and some people got up and started saying even some of the hypocrites because some people just went with the prophets alas Allah and I was up without him you know he's busy with his luxury and his women and his whatever the promises and didn't want to believe it. So he said he's this he said I've got all of them he says listen, people do not talk about
cannabis nomadic, do not talk about Hillel, do not talk about abou Baba Do not talk about other four, if there is good, if God knows that there is good in them being with us, he will bring them and if their presence with us is not going to be good for us. A lot panda Allah has saved you from that. It doesn't mean they're bad people. It just means they're not meant to be with us, for some reason. So he's waiting for us without us without what happened to him was that his whole his camel was weak. He couldn't afford it a strong camel, and it kind of got sick and he couldn't move anymore. So what did he do? He starts walking. Can you imagine what it's on the horse to come and
he's walking through the deserts. He ran until his feet start to swell up. And when he reached from a distance, they're all looking thinking Who's that man, and Francois Selim is looking and saying to himself, couldn't, couldn't be at the booth, come on, be with her. And whenever that arrived, process and loved him so much, it was a process I'm so happy, smiled and hugged him and kissed transparent and said hamdulillah
Subhana Allah, Buddha walks alone, he will die alone. And he will be raised on the Day of Judgment alone. So panel and truly a brother was like there's always alone, always alone for some reason, right. And he came a time where he died in the middle of the desert with his wife, who was an old man, and his wife took his body out. Nobody was there to bury him off afterwards. And up the ladder muscle was one of the great components Roxanne said, um, he was probably about seven or eight years old By that time, fast forward. And he sees this old woman with this old man on the floor dead. And he says with these people who's this, he comes close, and he recognizes him says Allah of the land
muscle. And he remembered the promise of the law said lamb It was after the process of death. You remember the process and him started to cry and wait. He says, may Allah have mercy on you whether will lie in process and that was true. He said without walks alone, dies alone and be resurrected on the day of judgment in his own league on his own special man of his own so
then they buried him. So that's the story of what we thought of the law on the
the prophet SAW Selim as he was going forward, they pass by
that the land of the mood.
Have you ever been to Jordan and watched? This is a tourist place it's called Petra, Petra.
They the people have I had they, they they built the use of they carved, they carved mount they carved palaces and castles and homes inside of mountains. You can look it up on Google. You can say Petra, the great ruins of Petra is the car
castles in the mountains. So there was also the relatives that were called thermowood. And what they did they had them there they were very advanced or from the people of the prophet of sila manhood, very ancient civilization that what that and extinct by a lost parent died. If you want to know about the prophets stories and get to my talks are called reflections on the lives of the prophets are talking about Sala Han who in some way, or any other, you know, shape or speaker who speaks about the prophets and you'll know about this story. So they were outside of Mecca the distance from Mecca, when the prophet SAW Selim had to pass through the north of Mecca, they arrived at that
place, and there was a bit of water wells, and the prices are seldom set to them. Who can pay for a bit. If anybody is going to enter those homes of theirs in the mountains or they want to see their sights, then only go around, while you are humiliated when your heads down. And if you can cry, then cry, don't look at it as something beautiful. Because these are the people who disobeyed God and rebelled against God, God destroyed them on the hands of the prophets, sila and ancient civilization.
And they're still there till today. So some of the Sahaba they got some water to drink from it. And he said, Don't drink it. Don't even drink from the water, give it to your camels. So they said the Rasul Allah, we are very, very thirsty. This, this Brigade, this these soldiers are called Jason or surah. That's another name for them. It means the ones who endured distress, they got very hungry, very tired, they needed death. And processing was so in need of people to support them. So they said the rasilla was so thirsty from sauce and I made too hot for them. And the last panel, Tyler brought down rain for them. And there was some rivers and he filled up wells from the rain. That was my data
center down and I drank from that.
They kept on going brothers and sisters, until the prophet SAW Selim reached a place called a Illa.
Illa. Allah is where the hill is. And obviously there are Arab tribes there. The province of our Selim then starts to make a peace treaty with all the Arabs over there, he offers them a peace treaty, or war between them because they're a threat. So some of them embraced Islam, voluntarily. And some of them agreed to make a peace treaty and stay on their religion. And the prophet SAW Selim left them alone, under the Roman Empire, so they left the Roman Empire, Arabs, and they got they made the allegiance with the Property Law Center, the peace treaty meant that they had to pay the jizya like a tax, it was about a dinar per person per month, like saying about $1, or $2 per month
per person, to the Muslim
government, and they use it on their people. And what they use that money for is also to protect those allies, those people got a peace treaty, they're gonna protect them with their military, they've got to provide them any assistance when they need it. They've got to look after them under the government. Right? Sorry, they've got to look after they got to protect them, they've got to provide them, they've got to help them. If anyone attacks them, they protect them. And they don't have to share in the war with us,
as well. So they paid in exchange for that,
when directly is found out that these people are embracing Islam and so on, and that Mohammed Salim had arrived,
he was afraid to come out.
He didn't want to come out. And the Muslims did not find any army. No Romans came out at all. So there was no war, there was no battle, there was no fighting. It ended up being a rumor.
And that's it. And the proposal I sent him then camped there, and saw this opportunity to write a letter to heraclius. The prompts that I send them was happy, they didn't have to have a battle or war. So but he wrote a letter to his practice. And the letter said this. It said to him from the Mohammed, the Messenger of God directly as the great of present presenting as limp Islam. If you convert to Islam, you will be safe with God.
And if you don't, then you will bear the sin of your people, for not following the messenger of God.
Isn't he a man of God present? heraclius is a follower of Jesus Christ. He knows what the Scriptures say. He knows the prophets all said that if you don't follow the Prophet, the leader bears the sin of his people.
And directly is he thought about this. So he took the letter, and he kept it with him.
He didn't rip it just kept it.
And he goes inside with his priests, this this hadith in Bukhari, and it's also in all that history books. So
he goes into his priests and says to them, and he's advisories this is this is the man is what happened in this is the guy who's this has happened to him. This is what he said, these are His signs, you know, His signs. He's a prophet, according to our scriptures, what do you think what should we do? He goes to us either embrace Islam or make a peace.
In a peace treaty means that we pay him a tax. And they were, they were outraged. They got what payment tax for the lens that we had pay him who is here we are the greatest Empire of the world, because that's how the world works. And when he found that they were enraged directly as according to our history books, he said to them, I was just testing you out, you got afraid he didn't want to go against them, but secretly inside it was kind of almost convinced. That's what we know about it. So he returns and gets a messenger, he says, find me an Arab messenger, that can speak their language and knows their, their culture, and religion. So that got him, a guy named to hammer. And I
think that's an intercom or the home or something like that. He said to him, I'm going to write a letter, that look at the letter, and give it to Mohammed, this prophet of the Arabs.
And I want you to look for three signs.
If he mentions, the letter that I'm holding in my hand, if he mentioned that letter that he sent me, if he told me if he mentioned the letter that he sent me, does he make mention of the letter which he sent? That's number one. Number two, tell me if he mentioned the night and the day, something about the night in the day.
That's true. And thirdly, tell me if he's got a mark, a birthmark between his shoulder blades, I want you to look at shoulder blades and tell me that so he's written the scriptures, all the prophets had a mark between the shoulders Jesus Christ, Moses, Abraham, saw the hood, Adam hope all the prophets had a mark between shoulder blades. So this Arab goes off to a law where the Roman,
the the Arabs, and the Roman kingdom was now that way they had taken over. And he enters to the province of our cell in this Arab messenger. And he says to the solar cell, and this is a letter from the emperor of Rome is a iraklis. He gives him the letter and opens that up.
He reads, this is from heraclius, the great, the great Heraclitus of Rome, to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.
Before the Prophet sallallahu wasallam reads on he folds, obviously is getting off maragon Oh, another competitor read it for him. Mohali, I think he he looks at the messenger and says, before I go on, tell me what your king did with the letter I sent him.
That was the first song.
He said, he kept it. He goes, did he rip it? He said no. He said, I sent a letter to the king of Persia before him and the king of Persia ripped it. Allah is going to rip his kingdom apart, the Persian one, and truly it did later on.
He goes as for your king, and I sent it to the king such and such, and he ripped it, God is going to rip his kingdom and surely it was ripped from a man from Ethiopia and a man not not in negus that we know and the Persians and also took over both those places. And
sorry, Yemen, Yemen and and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam then said to him, since your king kept the letter and honored it,
then God will give him
and the Romans authority over their people, till the end of time.
The Byzantines or Romans will always be in rule of their people somehow. And those are the Europeans today, you're talking about Britain, America, Australia's also part of it, the Byzantines, the ancient Romans, we call them the Romans, not the Greeks, the Romans with the Arabs call them Romans, but they call the Byzantines of Rome.
And surely that's the case from saw Selim, Allah had told him that these Romans these, these to call the yellow people, but actually the white people, the Arabs call them, Shabbat us for the the yellow people, but they're actually white and process I'm told us, they will be enrolled till the end of time. And truly they are today. They are a superpower, America, Britain all that. And they have advanced weaponry, and they're very advanced compared to the world and it's helped them to stay up on you know, in their power. However, weaponry. And advanced technology means nothing. If the soul and the mind I did and the morals added if you have no morals, or little morals, and we can see now
in the Western world, where we see lots of unhappiness, issues of mental problems are throughout suicide rates are very high. So we see this I mean, with all the technology all the advancement is what's happening to them. So obviously you cannot be a glorious power.
Without also looking after your spiritual side and your mind, not just the bodily side, not just materialism is what all they do. They just look after the materialistic side. Everything's about the material. And there are many professors and scientists and researchers and experts and experts of the West.
Right thinkers who wrote about the West and the Romans, and they said that you know, these people, materialism does nothing for them. Then they looked after their people in a bodily form, you know, their houses, their homes, their cars, their luxury, but not the morals with inside that's broken. So if civilization is triumphant, not with its advancement in weaponry, and technology is advancement is in its morals, its justice, its fairness, its truthfulness, all that stuff. morals have high high morals.
So, the prophet SAW Selim said that to him, and then the process I'm read the letter he says, He reckless is asking him
if you're calling me progress, I'm said I call you to a paradise
which extends and covers the seven skies and the earth, meaning the entire universe. So iraklis ghost him in the letter. If heaven if paradise covers the entire heavens and the earth, then where is Hellfire?
The paradise takes up all the space with Hellfire then
China, and Proxima Selim replied, to go supernova. How perfect is Allah when the day comes with the night?
So he's saying, This is not something that you can use?
You know, just materialistic logic to tell you where it is. when the day comes? Where is night? Night still exist, but where is it gone?
So that's how we answered it. And iraklis knew that answer. And then the messenger looked for the
seal between the shoulder blades peroxide Sam knew that and he showed it. Then he said to the messenger, he talked him about Islam he says, Why don't you embrace Islam Islam? There's no more doubt about it. You can see its truth. This is the quarter and you're an intelligent man. And the Arab said, Look, I'm I'm with my people, my people embrace it embrace otherwise, I'm going to stick to to what mine nations is supposed to have said and tells him Okay, you can return he returns back to the reckless Iraqis gets these answers and he knows he is the prophet of God. But we don't have any authentic sources that tell us that wreckless ever embraced Islam, like negus of Ethiopia.
All we know is that directly is was sympathetic to that and, and, and he just let it go until the next ruler that came after him. And at the time, what are the loved one hole, they took over the entire greatest Syria and trans Jordan, they became under the rule of Islam. My brothers and sisters in Islam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He goes up into that hill, Allah Kaaba, he breaks, he takes the cross off. And he wants to watch if anybody's approaching, but he says, I don't want anybody to go up on that hill, except for two of my companions. And one of them was how they familiar man, remember this night? Are they familiar matter their loved one.
Now something happens, he stands up on the hill, and he waits. And then suddenly, the hypocrites the group of hypocrites led by our beloved nobody besides the main head of the hypocrites,
alone, which just starts, this is our opportunity to assassinate.
So they climb up the mountain up the hill and covering their faces. And today for seasoning.
So promises are set up system to deal with them and how they feel how they feel follows them with a stick. And these hypocrites became scared. So they ran away.
The promises, I've looked at how they felt, and he says, Do you know who they are? It says, I don't know who they are. I saw that they were covering their faces. It says they came to assassinate your messenger of God, because what were they going to do because they were going to come up to me and push me off the cliff to die.
And I will tell you who they are who they found, but don't tell anyone now, their names are so and so and so and so and so and so and so and so he named them each one of them by name. Even though they were covering their face. Allah told him the angel Gabriel told him. So they first says yeah, Rasul Allah, should I tell the people who they are so that they can protect themselves? The prophet SAW, Selim said, No. Because then the people will say, the Messenger of God kills his own companions. Still ambiguous, people are going to say that, and I don't want to ruin the name of Islam, and the name of your messenger.
Just because of these few people will deal with them in a different way. And there's so much wisdom to learn from that brothers and sisters, we have to learn to look at the lesser of two evils all the time. What is the greater benefit, the greatest benefit compared to the lesser benefit, our personal benefit compared to the community benefit? Always put the community benefit family benefit before you're on? My brothers and sisters in Islam? The Prophet sallallahu wasallam then went down and said let's return back to Medina. On their way to Medina, there was a place close to Medina where a mosque was built. That mosque in the Quran is called messages. There are
what's called messenger do bureaux, which means
Is the mosque of harm. The mosque of harm, the mosque of evil? Is the mosques of evil? Yes. It doesn't matter what something looks like or what you're doing it. If it is built on false foundations, then it is an evil place. What was the issue of these mosques? Well, the hypocrites of Medina because they didn't believe in Mohammed and all that stuff the Prophet sallallaahu Selim, they got tired of going to his mosque and all that. And they said, Listen, we don't even believe in it. Let's build our own mosque structure. But we would like any other mosque, we'll go there and show them that we're praying in there, but we'll do other things and they will conspire we'll talk
about how we're going to, you know, overthrow the prophet SAW the license.
And Allah knew these hypocrites had built these mosques
in an evil intention, therefore, those mosques were built on evil foundations. You see, Islam doesn't honor the structures of buildings, or the actions that you do. All of that is nothing. If the intentions in the hearts are corrupt, if you're a hypocrite, who cares about all this stuff,
build your foundations properly and allow a blessing otherwise, it's evil, no matter how good it looks.
So what do we do? A lot of the pros are set up to destroy those mosques. And he ordered to burn them and destroy them all the hypocrites come up and I go, why are you destroying these? And I said the process and and boarded us and now the hypocrites are finding out that he's onto us. He's starting to see what we like. And so Allah started to
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Allah said, and there are those hypocrites who took for themselves on musk for causing harm and disbelief and division among the believers, and as a station for whoever had Ward against Allah and His Messenger before and they will surely swear we intended only the best. We intended only the best. We hear this a lot in our time. Well, I just had a good intention, intention good but you didn't do the wrong act. And the law testifies that indeed they are liars. Our last panel data talks about this. He says do not stand for prayer within it ever. Letter confy He didn't even pray in that mosque. Musk founded on righteousness from the first day is more worthy for you to stand in. within
it are men who love to purify themselves. And the law loves those who purify themselves. What what makes a mosque, pure.
The people the worship is in what we do in here makes this mosque valuable or not, not the carpets, not the windows and the beautiful chandelier is not the amount of people that come but the hearts of those people that come there. In a toque hoonah croissant pointed to his hand. He says this is where turquoise three times I thought Do I have
all these actions you do mean nothing if it doesn't coincide with the proper intention?
unless my daughter says, then is one who laid the foundation of his building on righteousness with fear from Allah and seeking his approval better, or one who laid the foundation of his building on the edge of a bank about to collapse? So he's giving you an example says if you built your house on solid foundation is that would you live in that? Would you rather live on a house that's built on the edge of the cliff, everyone would choose the house that is built on solid foundations. So he's comparing that to a mosque that is built on evil foundations and one that is built on pure foundations and the people who come to it to do with pure intentions.
And he said so it collapsed with him into the fire of hell and the law does not guide the wrongdoing, people the foundation of those who so build is never free from suspicion and shakiness in their hearts, until their hearts are cut to pieces. And Allah is all knowing which wise the hypocrites they got a disease in their heart Allah says they will always be in suspicion they will always be in doubt they'll always be questioning every little thing whether it makes sense what doesn't make sense. I meant describing the other time it says how do you even know we exist?
Okay, come on, man.
Because I said look, the fact that you exist it says that a lot more data exists against How do you know we exist? I get another student says to me, I believe we don't even exist. Oh my god, what's happening to this one? Anyway, let's move on. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam arrives back in Medina. And he finds seven people have tied themselves to pillars of the mosque. Why? He says Who are they?
why they're tied themselves the pillars of the mosque one of is Abu Bab to the alohar. No. And they said, a messenger of God, they procrastinated. They didn't go out with you. And they disobeyed the last command. So they've tied themselves to the pillars out of regret and guilt. And they said, Well, we will not release ourselves until the Messenger of God Himself releases us and we know that God has forgiven us. And the process Adam said, what they did not go while law he I will not release them until a law sense of us telling me to release them. Then came
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Or I'll finish it with the story of medical kharbut no medical Dylon. Then, the three men arrived from SAS and asked for them. Other people were coming and giving excuses. jasola law, you know, my family was sick. I couldn't go because of this. I couldn't go because of that. And each one gave a false excuse. The Prophet peace be upon him knew that they were lying. But he accepted their excuse and let them go. As for COVID, nomadic de la Han Han Hillel and
the other one marrara. They came to us lm and they said What should we do? Should we tell him the truth? Or should we make an excuse?
Cabot nomadic talks about this himself and saw him Bahati and Muslim. He says,
Well, lucky that day, I was one of the most prepared people. I had two horses, not only one for the first time, and I was so prepared to go, I had no excuse, except that I kept saying to myself, you know, tomorrow, I'll get my horse ready tomorrow, I'll get that ready tomorrow, I'll deal with that. But every day that came, I put a to do list and I went to do other things. My, you know, my farming took over and this took over and that distracted me and this distracted me until the day came when the Prophet departed. And I said to myself, man, he's departed. But you know what? The 330 1000 of them, they're all on camels, I can catch up to them by myself. So I'll prepare tomorrow in the next
three days. Next day came third. Then it goes, man, I don't know why I procrastinated. I didn't and I couldn't I couldn't make it in time. I thought to myself, I will never make it in time. So I state and that is the very classical habit of what we use today. Sometimes we we fall into procrastination tomorrow. I'll do it tomorrow. I'll do it tomorrow. I'll do and then you never do tomorrow. I'll pray. You know what this week was a bad week. Monday I'll start praying. Monday comes to miss la Salinas. Not a good week. You know what, wait one more week and then I'll start a fresh week. That's what people say to themselves. I'll repent tomorrow. You know what? I'm 40 years old. I've done too
many hard on a garage and then I'll repent. Always procrastinating is what leads people to misery in this world and in the hereafter. Brothers and sisters in Islam. He comes to the center and says yeah, Rasul Allah, I can make up an excuse. I am a great poet. I can say anything. I know that you will accept it from me, but will lie I cannot. I will tell you the truth. I was so prepared. I was so ready. I had horses I had weapons I had everything. But I just procrastinated.
And even if I lie to you will note. So I've chosen to tell you the truth in hope that Allah Subhana Allah may forgive me.
He says I approach the problem. The last lm the problem looked at me and he gave me an angry smile.
He's angry at him. Ever seen an angry smile?
Can you do an angry smile? That's an angry smile. That looks so cheerful, if you like hugging him and give him angry smile.
You guys are good for nothing can't do any angry smiles. Brothers and sisters.
He gave him an angry smile. And then when he explained himself, of course, assalam said, Okay, go, we will wait for God to say what he what to do with you. And these other two friends,
government Malygos I went home and suddenly the professor solemn says nobody is allowed to speak to God. Everyone isolate him.
And nobody would even say silence to him. He wouldn't even don't even reply to silence, we would go to the mosque, no one would look at him because as they enter the mosque, and I see the Prophet sallallaahu Selim sitting there, and I would try to get his attention. Everywhere I moved, he would look away. He goes, but I remember sometimes I'd be praying looking to the ground and I could swear I could see him from the corner of my eye, the promise I send them is watching me. And then when I finished he would look away, which showed me that he really wants good for me. But he has to wait. And the last part, I don't want to punish these three in such a way because they were elites. And he
wanted the best to come out of them. And you will see next governor Malik state almost for a month like this. They weren't allowed to isolated and suddenly the law came out and said, and you have to isolate yourself from your wives, your wives not live live with you. So he goes do I divorce he said no center. Either you leave or she leaves to the family. So he now he they had to stay alone not even with their wives. And somehow they cried the night they cried in the day. The other two men were older and cabinet. nomadic was younger. He goes I didn't give up. I just kept going out trying to talk to my friends trying to talk trying to get the attention, but nobody would give me any
attention for one whole month. Because even one of my best friends, I climbed over his fence and said we're best friends, man. Come on, you know who I am. And he wouldn't even say cell amps to me.
And he said to me and God and His Messenger know best, nobody will talk to him out of the obedience of aligners messenger. He goes and so I waited and waited and waited until like Allah Allah spawn tada declares, you know what they went through because delicata lay him out of the way Morocco but the whole earth and all of its vastness became so tight on their chests and they thought there's no way out they prefer to be dead after that. And then one day,
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Rocky beam, a loss it surely Allah has relented towards the Prophet, and towards the Maharaja Dean and the unsought who stood by him in the hour of hardship, although the hearts of a party of them had well nice words. But when they gave up swerving from the right course and followed the Prophet, Allah relented towards that meaning he accepted their repentance and forgave them. Surely to them. He is the most tender, the Most Merciful, and he also forgave, he came closer towards the three whose cases had been deferred. When the earth for all its spaciousness became constrained to them, and their own beings became a burden to them. And they realized that there was no refuge from for
them from Allah except to Allah. He came to them in repentance, that they may return back to him. Surely it is Allah who is much forgiving, ever Merciful. They still have his rent. That means that their friends came out and everyone wanted to give them the news. His best friend got up he saw some people riding on their horses to get to cop and this guy climbs up on the on the roof and he goes God you are congratulations. He goes to the province of La send them send them stands up and he says congratulations, your carbs the best day that has come upon you since the day your mother gave birth to you and tell her the Aloha who stands up and he kisses him on his forehead and remembers that
this shows you how when you're really close to your brothers and in Islam and you show that that closeness how they're always remember, brothers and sisters in Islam next week in sha Allah Allah we conclude with the final lesson on the Syrah in sha Allah Allah please don't talk about that. And the death of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.