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The Way Of The Prophets
Channel: Bilal Philips
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in the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful,
by the for noon,
and by the night when it is still
your Lord has neither forsaken you nor hated you.
And indeed the Hereafter is better for you than the present. And verily your Lord will give you all so that you shall be well pleased.
Did he not find you an orphan
and gave you a refuge
And He found you unaware and guided you?
And He found you poor and made you rich.
Therefore, treat not the orphan with oppression
and repulse, not the beggar
and proclaim the grace of your Lord.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Karim, Allah and he was hobby for many standards in Nigeria within our praises due to a lot of peace and blessings be on his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
As my brother introduced, the topic is the way of the profits. In our previous lecture, we looked at the profit foot, what constituted the profit hood, what constituted revelation, etc. And we spoke of the profits who came
before a lot of chose them, sent them to mankind as a blessing as a blessing,
which was over and above what mankind needed to find the right way.
We pointed out that a law had already given mankind a consciousness of God.
At the time of the creation of Adam,
all of Adam's descendants were taken out and made to bear witness that Allah God was their Lord. Furthermore,
Allah had given each soul a consciousness of right and wrong
of piety and corruption.
We said that this was sufficient
These two instruments, which God had given human beings was sufficient really to take them to the path of righteousness. But due to our own weaknesses, very few would manage to overcome their desires and stay on the right path. Consequently, Allah in His infinite mercy added to that revelation and the prophets.
prophets came from the first human being on the earth Adam, until the last of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who came approximately 1400 years ago.
And this segment of the study of the prophets will be focusing on the way of the prophets. And in particular, the way of Prophet Mohammed, may God's peace and blessings be upon him. Before looking at his way,
we can look briefly at a statement which is attributed to Prophet Jesus.
It is a statement which is commonly quoted by those who worship Him.
This statement is found in the 14th chapter of john, verse six, wherein Prophet Jesus was supposed to have said, I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me
in the context in which they look at Jesus as being God incarnate. they interpret this to mean that
he should be worshipped.
However, if we were to look at this statement, in the context of the role of the prophets,
that we spoke of, in our previous lecture,
we would see that what is intended here, if this, in fact was an actual statement of profit, Jesus, what is intended here? When Jesus said I am the way was that he was informing his disciples, his followers, that he represented the way to God.
What he did, what he said, how he lived, his instructions, his way of life, represented the way to God. He said that he was the truth, that what he spoke was the truth. He didn't bring falsehoods and lies, etc. and corruption, no, whatever he instructed them which was from God. It was in fact, the truth, and that he was the life that he brought for them. Eternal Life in paradise.
If they follow that way, in truth, this is the essence of that message. And this was the message of all of the prophets. All of the prophets who came before reiterated the same message. They invited people to worship God has a lot tells us in the Quran, when he said the prophets will have had bathmats equally good material Sula, and arugula, which tender Buddhahood, inviting them all to worship Allah and to avoid the worship of false deities. And they also instructed their followers to follow them.
To follow them
because they were sent as guides. This is why Prophet Mohammed, for example, is mentioned in the Quran as being the best of examples. So long running so Salim in Surah, Al ahzab, the 33rd chapter, verse 21, Allah says there, naka de Canada config rasulillah he was what then was shortened.
Lemon, Canada, your Jude Law will occur will occur lockira there is in the Messenger of Allah for you the best of examples,
for whomsoever, among you. Desire is a law on the last day and remember the law much
he was the example and his example is referred to as the Sunnah,
Sunnah meaning way,
the way of the Prophet that way, is contained in the statements that he made,
the actions that he did,
and the acts which were done in his private presence, which he approved up
from the point of view of what we are required to follow. This represents
The Sunnah and the way.
Why are we required to follow this so not this way, because he was chosen by God
to convey the message, which God wished to reveal to mankind, through him, it was through him that the message came, meaning that his way, like the way of Prophet Jesus, the way of Prophet Moses and all the prophets before was the practical application of the revelation.
It was the second source of Revelation. So when we say we believe in the revelation, it is not only the revelation, which is contained in the Scripture, but it is also the revelation contained in the lives of the prophets themselves, the lives which have been authentically recorded. Of course, as I mentioned in the previous lecture, much of the information concerning the lies of the earlier prophets has been distorted. We cannot rely on the information found in the Old Testament, and some of it in the New Testament. So we have to rely on what has been confirmed in the Quran being a book of Revelation, which has not been changed in any way, shape or form.
The fact that whatever Prophet Muhammad may God's peace and blessings be upon him said was revelation is confirmed in the Quran itself. In surah, najem, the 55th chapter, verses three and four, we have a law saying, while my Antiguan in our in who in Washington knew he did not speak from his own desires, whatever he said, was based on revelation which was revealed to him.
the very declaration of faith
consists of two parts, one of bearing witness that there is no god worthy of worship, but a law. And the second part of bearing witness that Muhammad may God's peace and blessings be upon him was a messenger of Allah.
This declaration of faith in the time of Prophet Jesus would have been that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah, and that Jesus was the Messenger of Allah and the time of Moses, it would have been adjusted likewise, each prophets
invited people to worship Allah and to confirm and to accept the fact that they were the Messenger of Allah.
Because people had to have confidence in them had to accept their way for them to be correctly guided.
So Prophet Mohammed may God's peace and blessings be upon him like the prophets before conveyed God's word, to his followers and to the generations to come.
Allah refers to it in Swan majda verse 67, yeah, Eurozone Bella Ma, Zilla, la casa Robic,
convey what has been revealed to you from your Lord.
It was his duty to convey the message completely.
And in this regard,
there is a statement
made by Ayesha
his third wife
in which he said
man had nothing and no Mohammed and some Allahu alayhi wa sallam katha, mushy and
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She said that whoever tells you that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, anything, any knowledge that he was commanded to convey, has
made a great lie against Allah.
And then she quoted the same verse. Yeah, you are Sol bellisima. Zilla la cama Robic, why is she saying she's saying this, to emphasize to people that there is no secret knowledge that the Prophet Mohammed brought, which he did not convey to everybody and this is very important because there is an element
which existed from the early times,
who would seek to undermine the message of the messengers by claiming that they had special access to knowledge from the messenger, which no one else had. This is not something new, and the time of problems along the time coming after him, but from the previous messengers.
If you read the the teachings that are found in the various religions, whether in Judaism and Christianity, you find those, for example, Paul and Christianity, he had a special claim to knowledge that Jesus appeared to him after his, quote, unquote, death, according to them, he appeared to him and communicated to him, and that put him in a special place.
Similarly, there were those who claimed to have special books, what they call the fifth book of Moses, and in this book, it had teachings of magic and mysticism, etc. The Kabbalah which is their mystical system is based on this secret knowledge. And after Prophet Mohammed saliva, salam, the devil's the evil one sought to do the same thing to undermine that message by claiming there was special knowledge which was revealed only to a small segment, which is only known to them, and they will trace it back to a time you know, to back to the Prophet Muhammad. So I send them
when usually they will say, you know, when Prophet Mohammed may God's peace and blessings be upon him, was leaving Mecca, going to Medina.
And he hid in the cave with Abu Bakar.
There in the cave, he revealed the secret knowledge to Abba,
nobody else knows about it.
And Abu Bakar he revealed it to so and so and so on. So reveal it to so and so to so and so and so, so and so, till it was revealed to my shame
and only he knows it.
This is that secret knowledge and if you want to know how come into this knowledge, then you must submit yourself to my show.
You must become his mureed
submit your will totally to him, and you will come into that special knowledge. But this is a lie. This is a devilish lie. And it is the basis of misguidance because Prophet Mohammed Salim said in no uncertain terms thorak to collect to Kamala Mahajan VEDA lei aloha kanheri ha Lai is Ivana Illa Holic, I've left you on a clear white plane, whose day is like it's night.
Anyone who deviates from it deviates into destruction. What he left was clear.
Its day is like it's nice. meaning there's no nothing hidden. There's no dark part, the dark side? No, it's all clear.
So anyone who claims the secret knowledge is a liar.
This is fundamental to believe if you believe that there is secret knowledge, you are denying the text of the Quran, you are denying the understandings of his companions.
So, Prophet Muhammad, like the prophets before him, may God's peace and blessings be upon them, conveyed the message to their followers completely.
to understand the Quran, itself, which is the scripture remaining in our hands,
we have to come to the sooner we cannot understand the scripture in its totality without depending on the explanations given by prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was the duties of the prophets before that they would explain the Scripture. Why because the Scripture
It would deal with the problems the needs of the society but in a concise fashion. And the details and the clarifications were left up to the prophets. Allah says in the Quran in surah nahen 16th chapter verse 44, ones in LA con la COVID current Lithuanian Na Na semana de la la
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We have revealed to you the reminder the Koran
that you make clear to the
People what was revealed
to them for them
they would reflect
it was the duty of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to explain to clarify the text of the crime, he would clarify it in his statements will clarify these actions, and he would clarify it also in a combination of statements and actions. For example, a law says in the Quran optimise follow the decree establish the prayer for my remembrance. Then we have statements. For example, in Sahih Bukhari where problems are Salam said, Pray, as you have seen me pray.
Allah says, pray, establish the prayer. And he the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, pray, as you have seen me pray, he has clarified how that prayer should be. And in his actions on one occasion, the companions noted him in the masjid,
walking up the member,
and beginning to pray on top of them.
And they were surprised what in the world is he doing? This is strange, I've never done this before. And it is obvious on top of the minbar there's not enough place to make sujood etc. So they're all watching him. He stood up on there, he started his prayer about stood back up. And then when the time came to make sujood, he backed down the stairs, made sujood at the base setup made to Jude and then walk stood up and walk back up the stairs and continue the breath.
When he finished, and he turned
to his turn to those people in the masjid his companions. Every I was glued to him. They're all wondering, What has he done? What is this?
And he said to them, I only did this so that you would learn the manner of my prayer.
And he's not saying this, go ahead and do this. Now everybody should go climbing up members and walking back down. No, he only did this to demonstrate to them so that they would observe him carefully. Because he could have told him as he told them prayers, you've seen me pray that this would have a an even more deeper effect on them. By observing him do this. This would mean that that concept would be deeply rooted in their minds, that they should pray as he prayed.
And as such, you will find when you look through the sadhana, different descriptions of his prayer, which is important when we're going to learn the prayer prayers he prayed, we should read the completeness of the sutra which describe the various things that he did in his prayer. For example, in one narration found in a widowed, authentic narration, a man greeted him while she was in prayer.
Gave salaams to him said so he was he was in prayer. And his response was to raise his head.
most of us wouldn't even know about that, in the early days, when the Salah was first spot when people used to give salons while people were praying people would respond while a coma salon. But then later the command came that this was not befitting that salon there should be no communication and salon in terms of word communication, etc. So, this was the correction which was given by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Similarly, Ayesha, for example, on one occasion, when she went looking for the Prophet, so I said let me he had been in a room and he left went into the master he went looking for him she woke up at night looking for him, she came in the masjid and so I'm on the ground in frustration with his heels together. So, this tells us that in the in the form of frustration, the heels should be together. So, like this, one study is as soon as determines an extract extract from it, how the prayer should be.
Further Furthermore, we find that the Sunnah clarified generalities in the Quran, as well as specified intended meanings. We have an A Sidney Malik.
narrating to us, one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that during the Battle of hiber.
Prophet Mohammed Salim informed that donkeys was informed that donkeys were being eaten, that people were cooking them up and eating them. They wrote them there, they ran out of food and they started to eat the donkeys. So he sent palha
to announce the prohibition of eating the flesh of domesticated donkeys.
as being bad or impure,
so he made this prohibition.
Wild donkeys it is permissible, but domesticated not.
Also, we have for example, in the Quran, where a law forbids the marrying of a woman and her daughter or two sisters at one time, right? A woman and her daughter
are two sisters at one time. And in the verse Allah goes on to say what were hidden the local Ma
and whatever is after that, whatever beyond this is permissible to you. However, Abu huraira informs us that problem is us lm said do not marry a woman and her father sister or her mother sister, that is the paternal aunt and the maternal and
so though the Quran in general said okay after that it is not permissible anything else is permissible Prophet Mohammed Salim clarified that the maternal and paternal art is included in the woman and her close relatives, because he explained in one of the narrations, that it will break family ties, because this Act, the sanctity of relationship between two sisters, a mother and her daughter, a woman and her aunt, is destroyed by the rivalry which naturally comes out of a circumstance of plural marriage, wherein co wives naturally have jealousies with each other. So to prevent the breaking of family ties as a result of jealousies, then this were, this was prohibited.
So this should now
being the second source of Revelation, reflected in the Shahada is the clarifying principle for the Quran.
love of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam becomes a part of faith.
And a Sidney Malik quote that he heard Prophet Muhammad wa sallam say, la you know, I had had an akuna Hubba Alayhi. Maliki
when NASA Dryden no one has truly believed none of you has truly believed, until I Prophet Mohammed Salam becomes more beloved to him, than his wealth, his family, and all of mankind.
That love has to be there. Because
if we do not have the love of the Prophet sallallahu sallam,
then it is very easy for us to neglect his way. Because when we love somebody, and we love them dearly, we love the things they do.
So, it is a part and parcel of faith, to love the Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And whatever he has done in the sooner
is found in the plan,
either by direct reference, or by indirect reference. There was an occasion when I realized most of the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim was prohibiting for people the plucking of eyebrows, women specifically.
So a woman question this. She came and she said, Well, I've looked all the way through the Quran, and I didn't find this anywhere at the live in Missouri and said, Look, again, it is in the
shower. I've been through the whole class, not a single verse addressing the plucking of eyebrows. And he said, didn't you read my attack? Kumara sufa Hulu, Omaha commando Fanta who
that Allah said, whatever the Prophet has instructed you, you should take it and do it and whatever he has prohibited you you should abandon.
And Prophet Mohammed Salah had said that a lot of curses the woman who plucks her eyebrows, and the woman who has high blood brows plucked, the one who does the plucking as well as the one whose eyebrows are blocked. So all of the commandments of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
are included by inference in the scripture itself in the Quran.
Allah says in the crime,
or my youth era certificado Tama in the fourth chapter, verse 80. whoever obeys the messenger has
whoever obeys the messenger has obeyed Allah
because what he taught, but he instructed was based on revelation.
So obedience to Him is obedience to Allah.
we are instructed
as believers, whenever there are disagreements amongst us, these disagreements should be resolved by way of the Sunnah, the Quran and the Sunnah. And sure an assassin chapter, verse 59. We have a law saying, Fenton as Adolphe Shay for a duel a lawyer
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If you fall into disagreement about anything, then take it back to Allah and His messenger. If you truly believe in a law and the last day, the resolution of our conflicts should be
by way of the Quran, and the Sunnah.
after a decision has been made,
in the Quran or in the Sunnah, with regards to any issue, we must accept it. without any hesitation. It is compulsory for us to accept that ruling, as a law said in verse 65 of the same chapter, follow our optic law you may know nahata hachimura faema shadowbane home, so Malaya doofy, unfussy him Hi, Raja Nima COVID. Are you suddenly notice NEMA?
No, by your Lord, they do not truly believe until they make you Mohammed salam,
the judge in the things in which they differ,
then they do not find in themselves any resistance to what you have judged, or decision you have made, but instead accepted submit to it. Totally.
So not only do we are we obliged to accept the ruling of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. But it should be one without hesitation we should not do it begrudgingly.
Somebody comes and tells us something of the sooner that we were not doing correctly. And they inform us that the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said, this is how he said do not do that.
We should not do it. Because this person has said to us and we do it, you know, but inside ourselves and feel Why did he go and tell me this for? I wish he hadn't told me? No, no, we hear that as part of faith, we should, we should thank that person. And hamdulillah thank you for guiding me to the way of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, our heart should be open.
Allah didn't leave us
with this instruction.
He went on to warn us that if we in fact, this will be the messenger after that message has been given to us.
Right after the knowledge has come to us.
You find some people, when you bring to them, the Koran or the Sunnah, it's been made clear to them.
Their response will be we don't do it in our village that way.
You know, in our country, we Lebanese or we Egyptians or we whatever is you know, we don't do this, their response.
Or they will say we're Hana fees.
This is the response to
Rasulullah saw Salam said this or did this.
This kind of response is despised by Allah. It is despised by Allah. I mean, if a person follows a particular school of Islamic law, and there's nothing wrong with that, nothing wrong with following the School of Islamic law.
One should still say, Okay, I'm not aware of this. Let me check it out, find out, get some further clarification, tried to get to the bottom of it and confirm not the first response should not be Ama hanafy. Or I'm an Eritrean or I am a disarmer that no, this is not the response when the truth comes to us. Otherwise, we will be coming under the curse of Allah will be subject to punishment, as I have said, and so a newer verse 64 fairly accurately.
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