Channel: Bilal Assad
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah brothers and sisters in Islam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Today is part 19 of the Sierra which we have been journeying in on for a few months now handed in. And we have arrived at the point where the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, has left Mecca, and he has now begun his first day
in Medina, his first day in Medina in the Hijri. calendar, it's recorded to be the 12th of what you call what are the oh one in the first year of the Islamic calendar.
And that's equal to about 37, September 622. You know, we're in now 2018 that was in 622. That's when the proposal is recorded to have been first day in Medina.
So today, inshallah we're going to see that transition that changed from what happened in Makkah to what is now going to happen in Medina. This is it guys. This is the change. This is where everything becomes serious. let me recap in Makkah,
the types of verses that Allah subhana wa Taala was revealing in the front nacore intercourse
were very different in the way that they were now going to be revealed in Medina, the verses of the Quran.
Did you know that the Quran is divided into two
two types of verses, two types of verses in the Quran. And then mixed in between in the sources. Some sources have more of these types of verses and less of the others. Some have more of the verses that were appearing in Medina, and other sources that have more of the verses that appear in Mecca. Some sources were purely omaka, some are purely all Medina and I call them the meccan verses and the madonie versus the MKI versus madilyn versus samaki. Versus mains, the verses that were revealed from a lot of the prophets of Allah setelah while he was living in Mecca, and the verses that were revealed to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in Medina, are called the madonie. versus what is the main
difference? The main difference is that the verses in Mecca were shorter, sharper, they had more of a ring to it, they're a bit more entertaining to read. When you read them, somehow your voice becomes nicer in because they set up for that. Why? Because the types of people that I was addressing, were people who didn't really want to listen to the Koran, but they love poetry. So they needed fast sharp versus it's like today in our time, we have young people who are who get bored very quickly from listening for too long. Right? You want sharp, quick, they want quick learning. And you know what the result of that is? The technology that we have the iPads and the different
apps that they use. And we were almost wishing that they can go back to watching TV that's coming. That's how bad it is. So the iPads, the iPhones the technology, the 21st century generation. They want fast information language, we don't we can't speak that language that Well, I mean, we make up our own words,
Like that they cut their words, brb means be right back, right, or
SSH, in hedge, shake my head,
we can really, really trick me if you try to use these words, these letters on me.
Anyway, I'm not going to go on explaining them because it'll sound very cringy, which is another word cringe. Anyway, all these words that they're using fast, fast information, you want to watch a lecture on YouTube, something that you want to learn from. If it's longer than two minutes, people don't want to watch it. Five minutes, maybe seven to 10 minutes. Nobody wants to watch no matter how valuable it is. And so the ignorance has become more and patience has become less, and manners and etiquettes. And character has become less wisdom has become less. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, when you're talking to people like that, you have to talk to them in a way that they're going
to listen at first and then slowly, gradually you teach them and it's a good idea to learn how to teach your children you give it to them little bit by little bit as much as they can understand. Now I lost my dad I sent them these verses in Mecca, short, precise entertaining, and they're not talking about difficult things. They're not talking about complex things. They're talking about a lot God talking about the oils, they're talking about a gentleman talking about Johanna talking about that there's a day of judgments talking about you're gonna die and be resurrected, talking about the value of this world. It took
About simple things, pray, but you know, it doesn't talk about how to pray. Even the hijab, the the veil for the women, the prescribed hijab the veil for the women, it was not yet ordered in the Quran or in the Sunnah in the words of the Prophet Arsalan in Mecca that was later on in Medina. in Medina, however, the verses are longer. How can you tell them at Converse from the madonie verses, the verses of Medina, they longer they take more effort to read, they require longer breaths. For example, one the longest verse in the Quran is in the second last page of the book. It's one whole page one a one verse one whole page, if you print behind it, mmm. And he says, you know, brothers,
sisters don't want I'll only read one. And he goes for that second last verse of the Quran. Your stuff, you're gonna have to be standing up for the next half an hour, if he's reciting very well. But because we're so bored, we feel twice so quick, one day, an hour an hour in the Quran is one whole page. And it talks about, you know, what it talks about? business dealings,
how we should deal in business if we if we loan or if we borrow, and that we should write it and get two witnesses to it. rights, many rights of people, a whole verse talking about business and trade and money rights. Just about that. So Panama, and that all came down were in Medina, it talks about river usury. Today they call it interest to sound nicer, but it's the same thing. And it came down in Medina. It's quite interesting because the Jews Remember we said last week that there were three tribes of Jews that lived around Medina, right? Who remembers the name? banner coryza, banner Kanaka and banner. Another that's the names right? Now, even those names banner coryza call another are not
Arabic names, because the Jews aren't Arabs, but they happen to get this somehow. I don't know. We actually don't know the stories are guessing. But they have they learned the Arabic and maybe count part of the sort of around the Arabs. But anyway, they were dealing a lot with Riba usury. When I say Riba or usury, what I'm saying is like the equivalent of today saying something like interest, interest is one type of usury Riba and the Jews over there, they used to really survive off Riba and usury. interest, and it's quite perfect that Allah, Allah sent down those verses there, because the Arabs didn't really trade like they did gambling. And the verses of gambling came down there, they
love the alcohol, the verses of alcohol came down there. So stuff that they can understand right?
The verses of the Quran in Mecca, but also about the Muslims practicing in private, private worship, you know, improving yourself, you know, the word jihad, it has two meanings. The first meaning is what we like using here in when we're living among Western people who, not just Western people, a man in the non Muslim lands where they do not declare war against us where you're allowed to live in safety and then not at war with you. You're at peace and I like to practice your religion will use the form of jihad, which is to struggle and strive against your own whims and desires. The evil that's within us, right? jihad against that, to pray to Allah tada and wake up in the middle of the
night or to wake up for further prayer. It's not easy, right for some people, so your knifes tells you sit down, you know, sleeping, who cares? And you get angry, you get upset. So you have to have a Puja, you have to make jihad against yourself. You have to say to what No, I will fight you and I won't let you when you become selfish and you fight you're not going to become selfish. You feel angry, you want to bash someone you want to insult someone who humiliate someone who has sent some humiliating or insulting text messages to someone and you fight yourself and say, hold on to it. You can't forgive someone who said himself. Listen, man, you gotta try and forgive. I won't let you know
that you make me a bad person. Okay, everybody wants to strive like that. So these verses about that type of jihad, we're in Makkah for the first 13 to 14, almost 14 years. But there was no physical Jihad like as into fight, to fight an enemy that fights you. All this time the Muslims are being fought the message, they're being tortured, they were being killed, but no verse to defend yourself and fight back and take up arms was revealed yet none of the Mexican versus the madonie versus now it was time the different type of jihad was to be applied. And the type of jihad that we that is going to be now called upon at Medina was
As you had a defense that the Muslims can now we're now allowed to take up arms to defend themselves, physically,
violently. The word violence sounds bad, but there's good violence and bad violence, you might be saying what, there is no such thing as good violence, there is good violence. If you are defending yourself against an attacker, and is holding a weapon against you, you need to use violence, we have self defense, any type of self defense that you use, teaches you violence, a form of violence, but it teaches you to discipline yourself and use it in the right not in the wrong. That's the only difference. Every country has a right to defend itself against the enemies and to defend its borders, especially if there's a threat of an open enemy. So it makes an army and it buys weaponry,
and it trains its soldiers to take up arms. That is in order to protect its country and civilians, that sometimes they have to be violent. If they have to, then we call this good violence in order to protect to uphold and not destroy the country. Right. So now the Muslims were in Medina. And the Muslims now were able to establish their own land, their own government, their own nation, they were able now to build to produce to
become a productive Kuma wander is now going to give one that is now going to establish a civilization, one that is going to become a recognized civilization, country, whatever you want to call it, a nation, and you cannot become a nation by just sitting aside in the corner without being involved. Get ready for the word in politics.
this day and age when we say politics, it means ugly. We said that makes politics with religion.
I cannot disagree more.
But it depends what you mean by politics. If you mean the political world, like the liars, the scammers, the cheaters, the hypocrites. They promise you one thing and do another, they cheat the system in order to get leadership and for the party to win under any circumstances, then that is not the politics I'm talking about. There is also just like there is good violence and bad ones. There's also good politics and bad politics. Everybody needs politics, but there is good politics. When you
talk to someone.
In order to defuse a conflict between you and them a fight, you need to use what you call politics. To change your language, you need to probably sit down and encourage communication.
You need to be able to listen to what their point of view is, and then listen to your point of view and come to an agreement.
Or you may sign a contract, or you might put in some laws and boundaries in place.
Sometimes in internal politics with people, you need to, you know, change your wording around
in order to establish something that isn't a benefit of everyone. So Islam now in Medina has to go into politics, they have to establish a government, they have to establishing rules that establish new laws, they have to be able to create a civilization they need to train themselves they need to protect themselves. Because who is out there that is still wanting to destroy them. The Meccans they fugitives man, they ran away from them for 14 years, they're not gonna let them go. So it'd be very stupid for a Muslim to think that they just sit down and let anyone attack them. Let anyone beat them up. Let anyone bully them. I mean, in school as a teacher, we teach our kids, the students how
to face a bully.
If a bully in the classroom is bullying someone else in the classroom, then you can't be a bystander. a bystander is someone who is helping the bully to help the victim. So when you stand up with the victim and you reply to the bully,
if then then you are doing you are doing good. You are protecting you're taking up, you know strength. Is that correct? Isn't that correct? Okay.
So my brothers and sisters, the Muslims have to now get up in a different way to what they were in Makkah they now have to face and it gets some bravery and courage and train, how to defend themselves and how to fight and have to establish a government with its laws and get themselves a proper identity. And now, the world is soon going to be forced to respect them and truly, they deserve respect.
I want to make a very important point before I go on now to what happens in Medina, very important point, brothers and sisters, a civilization, a country, a people, a government, whatever you want to call it, an empire, whatever you want to call it
as a civilized nation,
by its technology and its money, and the way it looks, a country is not a civilized country, based on how many cars are producers, how many tall buildings it can make, what new technology brings, what new computer systems and programs, that's how they can create hovering cars, how they could, this is not how civilization really is
respected. A civilization is respected. Well, it can be respected with that, because it's helping people. But there's one foundation that if it doesn't have it, it is not a good civilization. It is justice and fairness
and upholding the rights of its citizens.
Justice, fairness, and the rights of its citizens. It is a fair government. It is a people who uphold justice, who are failing, he did not favor you know, people having laws different to others, applying what we call a hierarchy, you know, like a fairer system. If you had a fairer system or they built the pyramids, hierarchy. If you're on top, we belong to the king or the fairer than you are, you know, you got special privileges. And if you're at the bottom, you're a peasant, you're a slave. You don't have the same rights. That is not a civilization and Pharaoh in Egypt, they built among the most technologically advanced buildings, the pyramids, even talk to them and can't work
out how they built them. But was it a good civilization? No, it was a corrupt, oppressive, one of the worst that ever came about is not correct.
So a government of a civilization is judged by its justice, fairness, and upholding the rights of its citizens. Not by its good looks. Okay brothers and sisters. And that is what Medina is now going to be established this before the high buildings before and you're going to see some parallels so interesting. How the mosque was built, the most important structure
in the history of Islam.
After the hero was the most important building in the history of Islam is the message of the Prophet sallallaahu. Selim, which was the first thing he built in Medina. And you're going to say that it was so primitive, so simple, when they could have made it so beautiful, like so creative and, and architecturally amazing, but they didn't. Because the something that is going to establish, and this my brothers and sisters, now I need your attention. This is what makes us or breaks us as a community. Right now, we're not a nation, we're not in Medina, we can't make a government. And we're not asked to do that. nor are we commanded in the Quran and Sunnah to overthrow this government,
they are giving you protection and asylum that some of you have come refugees. We are not asked to overthrow the government, we are not asked nor commanded to establish area here. This is not what we are asked to do right now here, just like the people who went to
So long the process of said he treats you well, and he's got justice and fairness over there. And most of us didn't go to overthrow the government, even after Medina after the process and then went to Medina, he did not command them to overthrow indigestion. Notice, did they even invade Ethiopia or have in fact established peace and
friendship with them? While they were still Christian?
So my brothers and sisters in Islam,
you have to have the foundations and what are these foundations? Number one is what the province of Arsenal did. You need to break?
You need to break primed pridefulness nationalism, tribalism,
Gender ism, you know that women are below the men, for example, because that's what the Arabs were doing at that time. And not only the Arabs, sorry, the entire world for women as the lower class.
So that's what Islam was coming to bring, and to bring justice and equality between the people and something else called equity. Equity means to put give everybody
What is suitable for them what their rights are even the animals to give the the beasts and the insects and their own pets or their own lifestyle, their donkeys, their camels, their horses, their go to their sheep, their rights, everybody, even the animals, even the insects, the province of the law, send them when he came into Medina, this is the story.
He told them, let my camel decide wherever it sits, there will be my house, they will be my house, so that people don't disagree, so that people don't fight over their hospitality for the Prophet sallallahu wasallam how amazingly wise and intelligent and smart the prophets Allah Selim was, he knew that there were these two tribes, and they've been fighting for hundreds of years. And now their love for hospitality. The Muslims, the Arabs love to hospitality, that if he were to allow them to sleep at someone's house, or to let someone else be their host, it can cause a fight between them. They can turn it back into tribalism. So he goes, leave it to the animal. Let the camel
decide. Nobody could get upset with a camel. Isn't that right? Everybody was happy. And he lived the camel walk.
And then everybody's watching an animal a camel, when the camel sat down. I guess upon Allah, this is where we're going to build a profit house. In the meantime, there was a companion and available on Sati he happened to be right next to where the camel set. And obviously the promise of that was and it makes a place to sleep in for a few nights. So who did everybody agree on? What are you but unsightly because you happen to be right now? Because they consider even the Arabs had this before Islam came in the Arabs of Medina and Mecca. When you live next to a neighbor, the neighbor had enormous rights.
They always had this, but Islam came in and kept this beautiful characteristic. So what is Islam is that wasn't really all that new. hijab wasn't new. salette wasn't new, fasting wasn't new, the rights of neighbors wasn't new, the 10 commandments wasn't new. None of it was new. But people have forgotten and their desires came in and some of them made up some other rubbish. What Islam did was whatever was still good, it kept it just said, No neighbors, give them their rights. There's a hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Sorry, Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim, he said, You can see this in a book called relative solid pain. He said, jabril, Allah, his son, kept
on reminding me about the rights of my neighbor.
And that I must treat them well. Even if they're not Muslim, even if they're not Muslim, your neighbor is not Muslim, they still have enormous rights upon you.
A neighbor is someone on both sides, or in front of you, or behind you. And all that said, there are about seven houses down on each side. They're all your neighbors, you have they have enormous rights upon you. So the professor has sent him since you read it, he said and kept on reminding me about the rights of my neighbor, so much, that one day, I thought, he's soon going to tell me
that when you die, your neighbor inherits you as well. He takes your money and your house and everything. That's That's how much the problem. Obviously, Islam doesn't say that in a bit. It's not inherited. But the property that I sent him is emphasizing how much a neighbor has a right
to the point. If I just take one minute on this, especially the young ones here can can will know insha Allah Allah,
Islam and Muslim Muslims have to be the greatest example. Anyway, we are anyway we got here in Australia and America, in UK, in Lebanon, in Syria and in China and anywhere you go. Anywhere you go in the world, the Muslim must be the greatest role model
of treating the neighbor well, even if they are not Muslim.
yelling in the backyard at night
is harming the neighbor.
Throwing obviously allowing rubbish or whatever to go to the neighbor is harming the neighbor.
Let's say your car is you know you're working on your car and you let smoke go out and it goes to your neighbor. This is harming the neighbor.
If you light up a barbecue
and they smell the food, it is a right of the neighbor that you offer them. You take some food to them.
Yeah, knock on the door is
the right of your neighbor you don't play you know the television
Are you ready or whatever it is loud, to harm the neighbor.
You know that right? parking in their driveway, cutting off their driveway, getting some young fellows, you know, young boys or whatever girls, any you create a little pack a little gang and you stand in front of the house,
or you smoke in front of their house. This is this is harming the neighbor. If the neighbor tells you, look, I don't appreciate this, you don't shout at them and swear at them. You say we're sorry. It's their right?
You don't come out and stare at the neighbor in a bad way. Even if he stares back at you. You don't do the same. Right? All these things other neighbors rights. Did you know that? Did you know that even in Islam, if if the culture permits it, some people don't like this. It is said that if the professor said and told us that if a child if you got a neighbor and their children, see you giving your children ice cream, for example, or something, maybe your neighbor doesn't want you to give sweets to their children. What I'm saying is let's say they're giving something to the child, that the other children, you know, would like as well. If the neighbor permits, you should also give them
their children as well not let them feel left out.
It's enormous. So Panama, something happens to your neighbor, you go visit them, even if they're not Muslim.
You ask how they are you look out for them. They trust you with their property. So this is all entrenched in Islam, among the photo and among the compulsory things we should do. You come to the masjid and park in the neighbor's driveway and all these things, brothers and sisters in Islam, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the neighbor.
What did he do? The first structure he built was the masjid.
That's the absolute first thing the province of Alaska landed.
As he was building the masjid. He gathered the Muslims. And they started to help.
They started gathering little trunks of palm trees and leaves. To make the stumps in the walls. They made they made clay out of the earth and they made bricks and they started building the bricks and putting cement through it. They put gravel and stone on the floor.
And the top was made out of branches. Very simple machines only about 100 meters long by about 100 meters wide. That's how the precise sounds mosque was made with two pillars in the middle. That's it.
That's all Why? Because it's not how the mosque looks like.
It's what you're doing.
It's what you're doing and it's what it does for the community what the community doesn't listen to what Omar said, in Yamato, Masashi de la he,
as a matter of fact, those who built the mosques of a law the places of worship of Allah in the law, it doesn't say the engineers, the builders, the architects, it doesn't say that. The ones who build the messages have a lot.
Man an ability, when you're in a hurry, are those who truly have faith and belief in Allah and the hereafter and so on. It's you're a man, it's your Islam. It's your character. It's your brotherhood. It's your deen that you carry with you into the masjid that builds the masjid. It's your prayer together. And together, your forgiveness to one another, your heart for each other. You're helping of one another. You're asking about the state of your brother and sister in the mustard. We know this who died who's alive who's sick person didn't come to the mustard usually comes I wonder what happened we asked about each other. The Masjid is the place is a new person see what they want.
However, they make sure they looked after someone was the company that is them. We're here. This is the place where you forgive each other. This is the place where you talk to each other is the place where you make each other feel like your brothers and sisters place where you feel like you are family. This is not the place where we fight. It's not the place where we backbite each other. It's not the place where you hold grudges. Someone else said that if you meet each other in the masjid and you don't talk to each other it's formed it's compulsory that you do say at least a salaam aleikum to each other. You have to the rights of a Muslim are six. Number one if he says Salam
aleikum to us every call center.
If they asked you for advice, you have to give them sincere advice if you can, if you know something that you have, you know some skill and you can give them advice given.
If they sneeze and say hamdulillah you have to say a hunk of a law. If you don't talk to the person, I'm going to send them a law you have to if they are sick and you're able to visit them, then visit them. It's their right. Not every single person but sometimes you have to visit them if you can. If they die, you have to follow the funeral.
You can not everybody, but at least some people. If he invited you or invited you to the wedding, and you are able to attend, you should go. These are the rights of the Muslim minimum. And it's strange that we come to the masjid.
And what do we do? I don't want to see this person, I don't want to see that person. Some some of us don't want to go to the message because we don't want to see certain people. So Pamela has turned upside down. When we see this in a community know that this community is going to fail a lot is not pleased with the community like that. A lot is not pleased with the community like that. And no matter how beautiful the message looks, the people coming in if they are against each other, and they are enemies of each other. This mystery is not built at all, no matter how beautiful and big it looks. And no matter how, how unattractive it looks, if the people coming in there are brothers and
sisters in the laboratory, look out for each other, make each other feel welcome. They make each other feel like you are really a family in sha Allah, then that is a truly adult mustard smells beautiful, more beautiful than any building in the entire world. It's better than the building in general will lie It's better than the palace engine.
That's when you feel your Eman connection with a law. And that's why Allah called it the house of Allah so your house, not my house. Last. Check this out. When the prophet SAW Scylla built the masjid. There was a land it was owned by by two orphans. Guess what? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam he bought the land with his own money from these orphans. Amazing. How is it that the promise of asylum is always the first to seize the opportunity to donate to buy from those who are in need? Like, if imagine you went back in time right now 1400 years ago, and you wanted to look for the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. You don't know what it really looks like you don't know where he lives.
I mean, you live in 21st century 1001 visa, you don't know where you are. But there is one way you will always there's a biggest hint
in how to find the province of the Law Center. You know, we've got to look for
Good boy, good boy, you have to look for the poor people. Were the poor people were the orphans were the ones wearing record. Were the ones who are in need were the ones who didn't have homes were the ones who were hungry. And they were most likely if you hang around long enough, not even long enough, maybe not even throughout the quarter of the day, you're going to see the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And also the lesson I sent him is to say
the fukuhara the poor people of this world, are the most abundant engine doesn't mean that they have favours. It's just that he said there are a lot of poor people who are closer to Allah.
Just facts. And he used to say, I love the company of poor people, poor as in financially poor, not poor, that poverty is not your character. You're a strong character you've got
a generous character you are brave. This is not a poor person is a rich person. Turn poor as in financially poor. He said you will find me around them. I love sitting around them. Mr. King in the poor people, the needy people, the orphans. He bought the land, and he built the masjid and he was the Minister of Allah. But they call it Mr. nibbly. He didn't own it yet he paid for the land doesn't come up and say Hey guys, it's my rules my way or the highway because I bought this land. This is my Masjid. I'll put the community that I want I put the amount that I want. I put the rules that I want. No, no no Rasulullah Salim said the law said say the earth belongs to a law he gives it
to wherever he wills in
just a man like you think is to say, and the first one to hold the bricks and carry the dirt and carry the clay was Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam himself. You think he said they let them work? He is the one who carried on his shoulder. And we said that the prophet SAW Selim is not a poet. But every now and then the Prophet peace be upon him flute, flute a couple of sentences. So he was a time where he flipped a couple of sentences. He used to say as is carrying the bricks and encouraging others to help him to work he used to say to the unsolvable hazard in the migrants and the unsought in a society along mela Ayesha in LA. Pharaoh furtherfield, Lil Ansari, well, and I also started to
sing it together. The unsalted imagery was
made this poetry that as they were building the masjid, together there was singing is singing as dancing like a concert and Michael Jackson. I don't know what we're talking about. Just you know, nice melody that the melodiously Sing out of happiness together. Nothing wrong with that chanting together, a love mega Asia in the Asian era, which means our law we know there is no real life except the life of the hereafter. This world is nothing and no matter how much money you get in it,
It's not going to buy you happiness. That's basically what this sounds like saying, this will the money and luxury will not buy you happiness. Same thing for limit on society when more has you know, Oh ALLAH forgive the unsought and the migrants. So it was so special for the inside of the migrants that it bonded them together. In education, we do this a lot, where we find an activity to bring the students to do projects together and let them do it together, they bond together, they do things together to give each other ideas. And when they make something, they feel so proud of it. They feel so proud of it, do with your children, let them make things at home, let them figure out how they're
going to decorate their bedrooms, let them figure out how they're going to work around the kitchen and teach them. Let them make a piece of cooking for mothers, let them do something outside of the backyard, plant something, let them plant a little a little plant for you. And let them water every day. Do you find that the child loves things that they've done with their hand, especially when their brothers and sisters work together on the same project? Right? Tell them go into the oil over there. And I want you to buy this list of things, bring it to me put it in the car, they love it, and they feel that they're part of it. So the province of Los Alamos encouraging the community
rather than lecturing them, telling them off or telling them what to do. He brought them together. And he made chanting poetry with them, right? It's not like some parents and teachers, they teach their children and their students to sing. And Hallo song, just words that make them bond together. Right?
the professor did the same thing.
And as they were building it, it was battling the genre they call it they were people, a group of people called Jacques, there was a man from the Jews. He was a scribe, a scholar of the Jews, his name was Abdullah Abu Salim, the Jews had heard about the progress of our synonyms interests, and they they didn't like they didn't like it, because number one,
they were always boasting to the Arabs, that a prophet is going to come out soon from them, as their scriptures say. But unfortunately for them, it's not really unfortunate. But for themselves, I didn't like this. They were very, they were quite racist, honestly. And when it came up from the Arabs, they didn't want anything to do with him. It has to be from the children of Israel, what's always we've been telling the Arabs off all this time, and suddenly comes out from them. So Pamela, so one of the scholars, Abdullah Abu Salim, he comes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and wants to listen to him. He wants to listen to him. He's a scholar. He knows all the scriptures. He's
not afraid of a man trying to manipulate him. Is that correct? When you're more knowledgeable, it's harder for you to be manipulated. What magic what sorcery. He went to the province of Alaska, them to hear his words. Now this was the actual first physical encounter of a prophet sallallahu Sallam with Jews. He really didn't know what they were like. He had never encountered them. They were neighbors, and he wanted to establish peace with them. But now he's going to learn what type of character those neighbors neighboring Jews. So our beloved mussalam comes up as a scholar of the Jews, and he listens to him. He goes, I listened to only a few words from him.
And from the moment I saw his face, I could tell from my skill, that they had a skill, it was an art of looking at a face and from the features to science, you can kind of tell a bit about the person's personality. He goes from the look of this pops or someone's face, I knew immediately, he is not a liar.
And he was truthful, he is not a liar till today, every enemy in every every oriental store historian that doesn't like the professor masala can say everything they want about him, but they cannot call him a liar. They cannot establish that nobody can call him a liar. He never lied. soleimani was right. And he said, I knew he had a face of a man who does not lie. And that made me listen to him. Because I listen to a few words, and he embraced Islam. He kept he compared it to the Scriptures he had, because this is the truth. He embraced Islam on the spot. And the prophets of Allah Selim said, are then the man said Afghanistan said the other salomaa don't tell the Jews yet
don't tell my people that I've embraced Islam. For Allah, you don't know them. They are manipulative people. And you cannot trust what they say to you. Now, I'm not having a go at the Jews. There are beautiful Jews out there. Okay, we don't judge the Jews as a whole. But those who do the wrong we just did. The ones designers who are in Palestine and occupied Palestine unfairly and oppressively. We just when they happen to be Jewish, Zionist Jews, whom the majority of Jews of the world do not agree with for their own purposes and reasons. But they happen to be Jews, we are against the oppression.
So the Property Law Center these Jews were around him, and now he was learning the characteristics.
He says My people are not trustworthy.
The accounting and conniving
so before you tell them that I haven't embraced Islam, let them come forward first and ask them about me first. So they came along in the process Allah Selim said that metadata Luna, they have to live in Santa. What do you think of your scribe of the light?
And then oh, all said there was about 50 of them. They all stood up with one voice in front of everybody.
They said, well, law, he is the most honorable among us. Some of the most honorable among us, He is the most honorable manners, some of the most honorable among us, and the most knowledgeable among us.
Then he said, the professor said, What if he were to embrace Islam?
They said, Oh, no.
We seek refuge in God that he would do anything like that. And then he said,
Come out, right there. There's no there's maybe 20 seconds, he comes out and he said, Oh, my people I bear witness there is only one God and Mohammed, this man is the messenger of God. Immediately, they said, will lie. He's the most disgraceful among us some of the most disgraceful and the most ignorant ignorant among us.
Right there within 20 seconds. So Pamela, must honorable now the most disgraceful son of the most horrible some of the most disgraceful, the most knowledgeable now the most ignorant
so brothers and sisters, if you know yourself that you are on the truth and you are speaking the truth, and somebody calls you a lie, a false person tries to change your words around manipulate your words, twist your words, twist your actions, try to you know, defame you or whatever, if you know yourself and you know that you are doing the right thing and saying the right thing then only know that these people they just hate you. They just want to be imitators envious they just want to stop you they know that they are wrong but they want to project it on you they don't want to make you look like a bad person. Let them be a loss is not an codelab for
be Noble. What motivate our continued to tell people good things, what I would have done ninja hitting any ignorant ones, avoid them. That then responded, I just want to argue
Russia. Okay, so it's time now for Asia. I'll take just one more minute inshallah to wrap up. My brothers and sisters in Islam, the masjid was built.
And the province of Arsenal wants to call people to it.
They need a special call for this new building for this special community. They're making poetry. That's nice, but it's not gonna last. And so Panama.
There are different durations. I don't know which one's true. But in one of them, that one of the companions I forgot his name he slept. And then he woke up. And he came to the process of sending in the message said Yoda Salalah is slept in Kaduna. siesta in the middle of the day. He said, I saw a man standing beside me.
And he was saying this, and this. And this. He was saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, and telling me to repeat and I was repeating after a shadow La La, la,
la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la. La, come to success come to pray. There's no God but Allah. Allah is the Greatest. This is the event
and the prophets of Allah seller he called in and said you have been I've come here work with him. He was an unsightly the members from the inside. Walk with him and climb up there. A little bit of a towel and BelAir and you that unsightly. Tell banana what to say. And he will say it after you. Yeah BNL call because you have a loud reaching voice.
So technically, the first person to call them was really not the lead I'll get on
and show them next week. I'll try to remember and get you the name of this Sahabi right. As the as was calling the identical the people gathered. I'm gonna be alone. It was a funny story about him.
His character, he comes running barefoot. His top was barely on him like he could see part of his shoulders part of his chest. And his bizarre you know, the bizarre thing they wrapped around. It was
just holding it like this. Just
a big voice.
I saw that dream I saw it. I saw the man saying that those words are said and smiled and he said this will be the call of a woman to select. And so that that was established my brothers and sisters. The Muslims came to the masjid.
And what did he do? It was not time for salad. What did he do?
This will be our topic next we can share our load and start from here.
I'll tell you what I did next week.
Guess what he did?
What did you do?
He did something that was the most amazing thing in the world that we
need. We need always in our lives. We're doing it right now. I think
he made them into something called.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Which means brotherhood and sisterhood.
In our brothers and sisters in Islam, that never existed. This is the first time it ever happened. Nobody ever knew about this thing called brothers and sisters. It's like you belong to my family or my bloodline. That's it, or from our people. Now the brotherhood and sisterhood was established. Now next week, I want to talk to you about this. You have to come back because this is very, very, very important. Okay. The brotherhood and sisterhood system that had never existed before.
My brothers and sisters does not have a lot of faith for listening. I shall see you next week same time to motivate sharp. Mohammed while earlier was of the age My name was Sarah Mara.