A Story of Leadership in the Quran – Talut as King
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Salam aleikum Warahmatullah wabarakatuh
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Ashrafi mousseline Sina Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ashray. So as promised before we we will talk inshallah tonight about a story of leadership in the Quran, which is a story of Tom lute, the king Talu that was who was divinely appointed by Allah subhanho wa Taala over the children of Israel, after Musa alayhis salam after Musa alayhis salam and Harun passed away, some of them some of the odema They said there was around maybe 1000 years between us with Musa Ali Salam and and Talu but I cannot confirm this number. But this is the opinion of some scholars. So he his story was mentioned in Surah Al Baqarah, from Ayat 246, to
around 251. So around maybe five is that, that describe the story of Talmud. And he they said that he was a king, one of the kings of ancient Israel. In the Hebrew Bible, he was called he was named Saul as au L. And he was described as the first king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah, Allahu taala. And what is more important for Muslims, all Muslims at all times, is to know that his story is a beautiful story. It offers great lessons of wisdom and knowledge and hikma for those especially for those who are concerned with reform and Islam, hellish demise, social reform
or they are concerned with the state of affairs or the current state of affairs within our Ummah these days, or concern with with the psychology of leadership, or the difference between corrupted leader and between no good leaders. So there are many the story is actually packed with with lessons and with wisdom. We'll talk about it in sha Allah within an hour with me later. As I said, This story took place after the time of Musa Ali salam after musasa and passed away in his brother Haroon.
What happened is the children of Israel experienced a great deal of humiliation and division. They were divided. They were defeated. They were humiliated. Their children were taken as captives.
Some of their women were taken as captives and their enemies on the road. MIT said you know this happened to them mainly because they disobeyed their profits and did not follow the commands of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah of the Lord.
their enemies were the local other time the time of dilute and Giroud.
The time of the Talos their enemies were among the local people of Palestine and the leader in the Quran in the stories named Jaya lute in the Bible, he's Goliath.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala Hua, this is something before we start talking about the story, this is very important. And I mentioned this point today in my hotbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala told us about their stories because they were the Muslims at a time.
They were the Muslims at a time they were supposed to follow and many of them actually follow their prophets and messengers. So basically anyone who followed the true prophet and submitted his will to Allah subhanaw taala is a Muslim. So all those people who followed Adam Allison and believed in Adam Allah Selim knew Ibrahim Musa isa Ali Salim Sulaiman, all the prophets, all of them who followed them and the submitted their will to Allah's pantalla they believed in the leader of the heat, they're all Muslims.
So we are not the only Muslims on Earth, talking about the ummah. hematol Allahu alayhi wa sallam, the community of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And what is the difference here? You could call them ancient Muslims. I mean, they are the children of Israel, who is Israeli, the ako varicella, he had 12 children.
And through these 12 Children, we've got 12 tribes.
And so in their, you know, descendants among their descendants, we found prophets and kings. So, so here Thalo it is one of their descendants.
And I Musa La Silla and Harun were actually the descendants of Iacobelli. Selim, through His Son Levi in Arabic, his name is lovely. So you could call them ancient Muslims. But what is the difference here? This is very important. Yeah. What does it matter Yanni, if we call them Jews or children of Israel or ancient Muslims? What's the difference and who cares about the difference in names?
Now for those who are serious about the lessons of the Quran, the guidance of the Quran
this difference of names is not important.
Because for them for those people who are serious, who take the guidance of the Quran seriously, and they try to understand the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala in his book, any lesson, any story that is mentioned in the Quran is a source of guidance. And they take it seriously. Whether it happened within the Israeli community or it happened to another community, whether it is Amman to this community to Omar from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam at the time of Sahaba, it doesn't make a difference for them.
But the problem many Muslims nowadays when they hear these stories, especially some speakers, they will tell them method and all these are the o'clock of Surah Al these are the manners of the hood. So automatically what will happen
they will feel like okay, these are, these are the hood and this is These are their stories, we have nothing to do with them. So we are not concerned with this guidance.
Or we are not concerned with these problems. We are the Ummah we belong to the Ummah from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is a dangerous matter of confusion.
Because Allah subhanaw taala selected the stories there are many stories that took place on earth.
And Allah subhanaw taala selected these stories in the Quran for a reason
for you and me, too, and and all the followers of Muhammad salallahu Alaihe Salam till the Day of Judgment, to study them, to understand them and and learn from their wisdom and follow the guidance that is there.
So, if you call them ancient Muslims, what does it mean? I mean, this is an old Muslim community, if this is what happened to them, it could happen to any Muslim community at all times. And actually we are experiencing this, we are we are the if you look at the state of our affairs these days, you will find that there is a big similarity between our conditions these days and their conditions either time
will low to Allah alum.
So now, the story in the Quran is short and sweet. And to the point because if you go through the Old Testament is that it's a different story. You studied some books written about ollut, for example, about Saul and his kingdom and his reign. At that time. He's described in in a different way. Allah subhanaw taala told us about the story in five, eight, as I said, short and sweet and very beneficial. So you don't need to go to other sources to look for guidance, you know, regarding this story of Allah to Allah, Allah subhanaw taala started the story by saying LM Tara l mela in in many Surah era mean by the Musa
and it was most likely it was addressing Oh Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Have you not thought about the leaders who have been who surah in after the time of Musa La Silla? This is the first part of this Ayah 246 Have you not thought about the leaders of venues right? So here we're talking about an mela and then mela they are called in mela in Arabic. Then the Holmium la una una Ness be unworldly him will be mechanically he will be Jaya him. So they are called Mala. And the word mela in Arabic is fullness. So they said the rune Emma. They're called mela in Arabic because they fill the eyes of people with their wealth with their power with this status. They are the
elites. They are the leaders. But they are divided leaders because they used to rule different tribes and different and they were not united at that time when he came to to their profit.
So if Carlu Lina be in the home if Atlanta Melaka new cartel de Sevilla
alum Tara Rasulillah Salam was not there. So Rasul Allah, Salah Salem could not see what happened. But he said the ruler Murthy said this slew this methodology in the Quran is to grab the attention of the listener or the grab the attention of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Have you not thought about
out. The leaders have been who is right when he came to their one of their prophets. And Allah did not mention his name.
He mentioned Talmud who is a king. He's not like a prophet. The status of a prophet is definitely higher than the status of a king and the leader of their enemies who was a Kapha The Times Yeah, loot Goliath was mentioned his name was mentioned in the story. But the name of this prophet was not mentioned. In the Hebrew Bible, it is Samuel, or in Arabic, some will, and some Rula of tafsir have mentioned his name in their books of Tafseer. He took this knowledge from some Jewish scholars who accepted Islam like
Abdullah, new more Munna Bay, and some other scholars, who were,
you know, they were Jewish scholars, and they got some knowledge about the Old Testament and their own holy books and then they accepted Islam at the time of the Sahaba and they became Muslim scholars. So these are called Israel Aliette Israeli narrations and Rasulullah Salim said, do not accept them and do not reject them. Because they could be he could be truth, I mean, if you reject them, you could be rejecting something that is true. If you accept them without knowledge, then you could be accepting something that is wrong unless they confirm something or they are confirmed by either from the Quran or Hadith from the Sunnah of Rasulullah. Selim here this matter is not really
important because we are talking about his name.
And the ruling of tafsir are divided into groups. Some of them have chosen to mention his name in the books of Tafseer. And he said he's a prophet Shamu, Samuel, some other MFCU said, if had it been beneficial for us to know his name, Allah subhanaw taala would have mentioned Allah subhanaw taala would have mentioned his name Allah choose Allah subhanaw taala chose not to mention his name. So it means it's not important. His name is not important to Allah, Allah, Allah. And that's why we keep saying, the prophet or their prophet in this story.
So if Paulina be low, if Athleta Melaka new cotton feasable Illa. When they said to the Prophet of there's a point for us, a king, and we will fight in the way of Allah subhana wa Tada. So they were humiliated, defeated.
They were in a very weak situation, and divided into two groups and tribes. So they came to their Prophet at a time and they wanted to wanted him to appoint a prophet, a king over them. So they are asking for unity here to be united under the leadership of one king.
But their prophet was not sure about the truthfulness of their claim of their statement.
And the sincerity of their intentions. Their prophet was not sure he was not confident.
And we'll talk about the psychology here of corrupted leaders. This is very important.
So he said Carla, Hala say to him in quotevalet, como Italia Allah to Cthulhu.
He said, Would you perhaps refrain from fighting a fighting was prescribed for you? That was his statement. So what was their reaction to his statement? Because he was not sure he was not confident, as I said, about, you know,
the truthfulness of their statement or the series. They want unity these people want unity and they want to be united under the leadership of one man and they want to fight for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala
and then that was the reaction was very, very strong. He said all woman Lana woman and Lana, Katya feasability la Vila. Welcome to Krishna min, Dr. Abner Inna,
the reaction very strong. He said, this should end why should we not fight for the sake of Allah and when we have been driven out from our homes and our children.
So hear the tone. The tone of the reply indicates that they were amazed that his statement or the actually pretended to be amazed.
And it's like saying nothing. What are you talking about?
Don't you see that we have been driven out from our homes and our children, of course, who will fight for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala Of course, who will be in it under the leadership of one man one king, just appoint this
came over us, and then we will follow him and we will obey his orders and his commands.
So, it's like there is no question about it, you shouldn't ask this question.
Then what happened is Allah subhanaw taala told us at the end of this Ayah 246, Fela Kuti vana human capital tawa lo Illa kalila and minhag Allahu Allah Moon Valley mean, at the end of the ayah Allah subhanaw taala told us that many of them have failed the test. Because these are the talkers Talk is cheap yet one
lip service talk is very cheap. But here's the reality Allah subhanaw taala after we made this request, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada is testing them now. So fighting was made an obligation upon them.
It's an obligation now we're gonna see what you do.
And then Allah subhanaw taala told us that most of them have failed this test or this filter the filter of truthfulness and sincerity. So he said when fighting was prescribed for them at the end of the aisle,
the turned away except a few of them and Allah subhanaw taala is Knowing of the wrongdoers. Allah knows their intention. And he knows their politics.
But Allah subhanaw taala wanted to prove to them and expose their intentions, this is what you want. Here you go fighting was prescribed, you know, against your enemies. And but most of them turned away as I said, so we came to, to their profits. Let's analyze what happened here before we move to the next item.
And these as I said, these are leaders of humiliation, leaders of bad times, the leaders of division, leaders of corruption, right. So we need to know look at their requests or their demands, their three demands, they came to their profit with three demands. The first one is to appoint over them a king. And the second, this king should lead them to fight against their enemies. And the fight should be for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala three demands.
We are the surface when you look at them, they are good because these people were defeated, their homes were destroyed. Their children were taken as captives in the a woman. I mean, they have every reason to fight their enemies, defend their honor and dignity and restore their conditions. So, these are good demands, when you look at them at the surface, but it is some earlier Matthew said it is strange for these requests or these demands to come from these people. Why?
They said the first the first demand they asked for unity as I said to be united and the leadership of one one king or one man this this is something that should raise some questions here and some doubts why because they said a corrupted leaders do not like Unity.
This is something that Muslims have to know. Corrupted leaders do not like Unity, why it will cost them their positions of leadership.
Because they are concerned, they are mainly concerned with their own personal interest. If they are united united under the leadership of one king and one leader, they will lose this privilege, they will lose these positions of authority
and only as someone who has faith and her humbleness, and he's really concerned about the well being of the community or the Ummah he will is willing he will be willing this person will be willing to give up his position of authority
for the sake of unity for the sake of the well being of the group, a must lateral gymea the public interest, but corrupted leaders are not concerned with the public interest. They are not concerned with the well being of the Jamara that's why the we hold fast to the positions. So it was weird. It was strange for the record for this demand to come from these people.
And they said they don't like to fight because it will cost them their lives.
And they are not genuine about the acclaim for doing things visa vie Lila and they and the next idea will be approved for this analysis.
The next idea and the i After will be approved that this is what happened. These they were their intentions. What happened in the next ayah Allah Subhana Allah told us what God Allah who never human iron 247 will call Allah Hoonah be you in
Allah by the bath Allah Quran polluting Malika.
So now we have the first filter. Some of them they said when they knew that fighting was made as an obligation upon them turned away. So there is a group of people who still in affirm their position and they want to continue with their profit. Now this profit is coming to them and telling them
lokala Hoonah Vu in Allah. Allah con Paulo, Tamerica Carlu Anya, Hula, hula Malika Elena, when a hacker will will come in who want you to set out and middleman. So now here is the argument. So they said their Prophet said to them, indeed Allah has sent to you, Saul or Talos as a king. They said, how can he be a king over us? Pay attention to this follow? The prophet is telling them Allah has sent this king over you. It was not my decision.
Allah has chosen him to be a king over you. So this is the command of Allah subhana wa.
They said how can he be a king over us when we are better fitted for kingdom we are worthy, more worthy of this position than him.
And he was not and he's not wealthy, he doesn't have money.
There is a problem here they are arguing with their profits and rejecting the Command of Allah subhanaw taala because this command is coming from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada.
So that means the rejecting they're rejecting the unity that became an ask for it in the beginning.
Now unity is not serving them, because they don't like this king, he's not one of them. Or he's not one of their Kavita, I'll talk about their cabal and different differences between their tribes now. So he's not one of them.
And he's doesn't deserve to be a king appointed as a king. But the prophet is telling them this is Allah subhanaw taala who appointed him, as you know, as a king over you. So now his kingdom owes his leadership does not serve their agenda. It does not protect their interest. It doesn't protect their leadership. They refused.
As I said, the Yaqoob SLM had different 12 children, and from these 12 Children, we got 12 tribes. So the ruler man, they said the kingdom was in the tribe of Yehuda, in English, Judah.
And the prophets came from used to come from the
his child who was named Levi or lawI in Arabic. And Talmud, who was appointed as a king was neither from the tribe of Judah, nor from the tribe of Levi. He was from the tribe of Benjamin Binyamin. You know, the story of mu use of Allah and Salah
use of Ali salaam had the brother Binyamin is the full brother of Yusuf Ali Salam so Talu to us from the descendants of Benny Amin, Benjamin in English.
So basically they are saying here he is not from our tribe, he doesn't deserve this position.
And the second argument is, he is not wealthy, he does not have money. So these are their agreement. There are these are their, their arguments. And this is a proof that they were not sincere in the beginning when they asked for unity, or asked for King to be appointed over them. And these are Jaya Haley criteria one. The criteria of Jaya Helia
have no place in our Islam in our deen.
That's why the time for Salah Salem.
I'll tell you about the story.
And this is this is a reality that we find nowadays experience in our communities.
At the time of when Rasulullah Sicilian passed away, there was someone who claimed that he's a prophet, who was Musa Malka, the Salem or the liar
and he was from Camilla Lima who was from the area of Lima.
So there was a leader and his people who came to musei lemma.
And he wanted to test his his claim of prophethood. So Musa Allah, Muhammad Sasol and passed away people knew the Sahaba knew the Muslims at that time knew that Muhammad Salah Salem is the final messenger.
There should be no prophet after him. But there are people who
became excited. And he wanted to test taste this position of a new position in the Arabian Peninsula, the position of Prophethood claiming to be a prophet, there are other people who claim to be prophets to be prophets after the death of Rasulullah Selim besides New Salem, but Hussein Obama was very famous at the time. So this leader, this Arab leader came to musei Lemma and he asked him some questions about the nature of why do you have revelation that he receives a day during day or time he told him during nighttime and and then at the end, he said, he made the statement, he said, in Isla Alamo and Nikica
he said we're lacking NACA verb arrabbiata in a hub buoy, Lena, Minnesota K Muda.
And this is an Arabic and Arabic saying here the time Yeah, Healy Arabic saying, he said, I be witnessed that you are a liar. You're lying. You're not a prophet. But he said caribou, okay, there will be a
liar from Robbie from our tribe is more beloved to us than the truthful person from Moodle from another from another tribe. So we're willing to give support to this liar against the truthful leader from another tribe. We know that he's truthful. And we know that our leader is lying. But this is the last Obeah partisanship. This is love for his be an SRB were willing to give support to our leader because he's one of us.
So here, this is what these people did now. And of course, this is one of our problems nowadays.
This is one of our problems. They said they rejected his leadership because he's not from our tribe, and he's not wealthy doesn't have money.
What was the response of their prophet?
He says Carla in Allah Stouffer who
was there the whole Boston fill in me will Jason Walla, who you team will call whom are Yasha wala who was here Oh, Nadeem.
So there Prophet just confirm to them what he said before he told them before that he was appointed by Allah subhanho wa Taala is not my sd hat. It was not my opinion. He was appointed by Allah subhanho wa taala. I'm just conveying the message to you. So here in his response, he just confirmed what he said before Carla in Allah Stouffer Who alikhan He said, Indeed, Allah has chosen him over you, and has increased him, we are concerned actually, with these qualities now. Because we cannot, we cannot
hope to have this first first quality for someone to be appointed by Allah subhanaw taala there is no way we can get this these days. We don't have prophets among us.
Because only prophets gets get this wire revelation from Allah subhanho wa taala. So, this is not relevant, what is the relevant to our conditions and the state of our the current state of our affairs is the two conditions that he would mentioned.
And there is no problem here if we have a point that is not relevant and we cannot we cannot we cannot have it these days is not a problem because we know why. Allah subhana wa Taala appointed this king over them, we have the qualities we have the qualifications.
So no one can come and say this story is not beneficial. Wish you didn't look at it, because there is an app to divine appointment from Allah subhanaw taala and this is something that we cannot have it these days.
Right. So this point is there, yes. But we can still benefit from the story and look at the qualities or the qualifications of leaders when we select them and vote for them. So here he mentioned why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose him as a leader. Among them he said he increased him abundantly in what in knowledge. Was there the whole bus started Ville L. So a leader has to be knowledgeable.
If he's a religious leader, he has to know the deen. If he's ignorant, then he will lead his people into misguidance right. He has to be knowledgeable he has to have authentic knowledge. And here he said Boston fill Jason mustard and fill me with Jason and stature or physical strength. Why? Because we want him to be the leader of the army. He will be the king
But at the same time he will be leading the army. So he has to be someone who has physical power. And he knows how to fight, especially at a time you know, the didn't have the sophisticated weapons and those studies and you leaders did not go to other time to university and study about Strategies of War and, and weapons and all these things. So I'm in
there, the way they used to fight it was very simple. They used to rely mainly on physical power, physical strength, mainly rely on those who know how to fight and use the swords and, and do simple weapons that they use. The they were used at that time. So and then at the end, he he told them that Allah subhanaw taala gives his sovereignty to whom He wills. This is the choice of Allah subhanho wa Taala lie use Amaya go home use aloo Allah subhanaw taala follow Masha, he does what he would what He wills, if Allah Subhana Allah will something then we have to what is what should be our response which would be our attitude. So Marina Wattana we listened, and we obeyed. That should be the
attitude, the attitude of a believer, someone who believed in Allah Subhana Allah and His messenger. This is the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala we just have to follow if you want to succeed, if you want to succeed and achieve your goals, because without following that guidance of Allah subhanaw taala will not we will not achieve anything. We're not going to change our conditions we will never change our I'm talking about our work our our Ummah nowadays, we will never be able to change I'm not trying to
to make you lose hope in the runoff Allah subhanaw taala No, no, actually, we will have any part of our Eman of good faith of being a good movement is to have hope in the Rama of Allah subhanho wa taala. So the Randles Allah subhanaw taala is there.
And but our we know that we're facing difficult it's a difficult time, our always facing difficult time. But we know the way how to
the way out, we know the way out we know how to solve our problems and we know the way to what is the best way to change our conditions is to go back to the condition to the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala the guidance of the Quran and there is no there is there is guidance for everything we do in our life. If you think about family life, if you think business, if you think about politics, for everything, there is some guidance there that is there available for us. easy to access, easy to understand. As I said you need hamdulillah translations that are available. Textbooks if tafsir are available. We don't have it's not difficult to reach this guidance, to get
access to this knowledge. We just have to have the desire. Now these people there The problem is they didn't have the desire to follow the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala the prophet is telling them these man was appointed by Allah subhanho wa Taala he rejected
his statement and he came up with their own arguments.
So here, as I said, Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet confirmed what what he said before that these men was chosen by Allah subhanaw taala and he has more knowledge than you Allah Subhana Allah bless him with wisdom with hikma within and this is a qualification it should be. You know, when we when we select our leaders, it is a shame that we go to some massage, and we find the person who is in charge of the masjid
has nothing to do with the deen of Allah subhanaw taala you look at his lifestyle. He has nothing to do with the deen of Allah subhanaw taala
he doesn't come to the five daily prayers I'm not judging people here talking about our Rasulillah Salam when a problem happens in the in the community he would stand up on the member and he would say meble acquire many Hakuna Qaeda al Qaeda acquire many of Anoka why some people are doing and some people doing this and that Why are some people saying this and that
and he will deal with the problem right away. If we don't talk about if we become coward and we don't talk about our problems, we are not going to solve them. So it is a shame that you go to some places Muslim places and find the one the person in charge has nothing to do with the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and in charge you for House of Allah subhanaw taala people are coming, supposed to come and teach and learn and pray. It is it is one of the problems that we are facing in our communities nowadays or you look at the Muslim world and you look at the quality of leaders that we have
And that no no issue fasten your terminal feel ha and we all want to feel I mean, so the honest person is is treated as a dishonest.
So the good people are rejected in our communities. The people who memorize the Quran who have knowledge, we know their intention, I mean Allah, Allah knows their intentions, but we look at their plans and their and their work in the Ramadan. They're in different communities in the Muslim world. Good people who are trying to establish the deen of Allah Subhana Allah on earth, they are thrown in jail, some of them are killed some of them and this is happening to us because of these problems. We are not as we don't have the desire to follow the guidance of Allah subhanho wa taala.
And you find the majority of people or at least some of the people who live in these countries are just keeping quiet about everything or they are following the bad leaders, the corrupted leaders that are ruling them nowadays. Anyway.
So in the next area, Allah subhanho wa Taala said that he sent them a sign as a proof for the kingdom a leadership of Talos who's this? This is not relevant to our times, but it's good to know about it. And the owner I'm not sure if the ask for a sign. Or their Prophet asked for a sign so to to strengthen their Iman and their faith to strengthen the faith of his followers. Where the aroma is not they're not sure about it. Whether the ask for it they said we need to merge is a miracle something we can see it with our eyes. Or the Prophet himself, made a dua asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to send the sign for these people so they can believe it will be satisfied with with the way
you were the appointment with the appointment of Talos Allah whomever you want in the area to Mulkey uh yeah to call taboo to V Sakeena. To mera become over here to me Mata raka al Musa al Haruna TAMIU al mela Iike. So the Prophet said to them, really the sign of His Kingdom, the sign of his appointment or his leadership is that there shall come to you a taboo, what is a taboo taboo is a wooden box.
And this wooden box has in it, some remnants, some are thought of Musa alayhis, Salam and Harun these people the Israeli at that time the children of Israel, whenever they used to fight with their enemies, they used to carry this taboo with them because they used to believe these taboo these wooden boxes, blast box, and Allah subhanaw taala used to
give them victory over there against their enemies, because of the bulk of this table. That was their belief. So when jelutong and his army took this box from them, actually they are the ones Yeah, loot and his army long time ago, took this tablet from them in one of their battles.
Now, Allah subhanaw taala wanted to show them a miracle aside, he brought these tables to them again, and who brought them to troubleshoot the melodica the angels can you ask for something more powerful than decide the Malayaka themselves coming to them, bringing this taboo to them? Here you go, you're tabooed.
So, now, when they saw this, this marriage visa, you know, they said they believed and the follow Taluk now we are satisfied, follow it is our leader, and we will follow him and will be members of his his army.
Now the Talmud,
you know, was not satisfied with the firmness
or the determination or the faith of the whole group. He was not satisfied.
Because Talmud does not want to proceed, set out with his army with people who are shaken. People who have no firm Aqeedah
because he knew he knew that, if he meets me meats, if he meets his enemy, with this kind of people, he will be defeated.
So he wanted to test them. And Allah subhanaw taala told us about this test in the next idea, which is maybe 250
And he wanted to test their discipline and self control.
You know, one of the our problems nowadays discipline. We don't have discipline. We don't like to listen to our leaders. You know, the sun
However, the Alana was successful, because they were highly disciplined. And I know there is nowadays where many of our youth, especially who are joining extreme mix extremist or extreme groups, because they believe that all their scholars are corrupted scholars, and this is not true.
All the scholars are not saying the truth, they are hiding something. All the scholars are not willing to talk about jihad.
You know, they mean. So now what is the alternative is ISIS and Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and those things.
We didn't have discipline.
Many scholars understand the game is a very difficult game now. And Muslims have to learn how to play it. But the young people do not they don't understand this game. And they do not have the ability actually. But the problem is, they're not satisfied with their knowledge. And they say Alhamdulillah I have a limited knowledge now I should learn before I make a dangerous decision.
A very dangerous decision joining ISIS or joining of Qaeda or those you know, Syrian people are suffering now because of these, these problems. One of their problems is ISIS.
One of their enemies now in Syria is ISIS.
And Russians there who are bombing the Syrians now they're not they're not they're not attacking ISIS. But our young people do not understand this. ISIS they're in Syria is a car there's not a player.
Bashar is using this card irrational using this car. The Americans are using this car. This Allah subhanaw taala and you're in a serene? May Allah subhanaw taala give them victory. It's a very difficult situation there. But the problem is we don't read and we don't try to understand and we rush into making conclusions, taking and making decisions.
But anyway, that's a different topic. I don't know why means. That's a different topic. But but it has to do with discipline. We don't have discipline.
And we don't have self control. You know, Abu Basia will tell you here that the story of Abu Basir there was an agreement between Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Moroccans
and Mohamed Salah Salem agree to some difficult conditions, old terms, I would say.
And so who they be, you know, what was one of the terms? We told him the Moroccan leaders. If someone from Makkah accept Islam, accept Islam and it comes to you, you have to return him to Makkah.
And if someone becomes
an apostate and rejects Islam and goes back to Makkah, we have you don't have the obligation to return him to El Medina.
Do you think this is fair?
But there are some last SLM side this agreement
I will continue. This is the prophet of Allah.
Summit in our Atlanta, Abu Bakr. That was he was called the Sadiq he or trusting the leadership or Omar of the Allahu Anhu. He knows, he knew, he knew, he knew the Prophet SAW Selim and he loved him, and he trusted him, but because he was different than Abu Bakr,
who Allah did not accept these terms. And he said, This is not fair. This is oppression. But he said I regretted the my reaction for the rest of my life on that day.
When he discovered that what Allah so when rasool Allah Selim waters Allah Salam did with the people of Makkah actually was the right thing to do. And Allah subhanaw taala make a way out for them because of their taqwa and their patients. What happened Abu Basir accepted Islam
and he came to El Medina Rasul Allah says Elam said, I have to return you to Makkah.
There is no agreement. I cannot I cannot. I cannot betray my
you know, break my promise and break my covenant with the people even though they are far better. This is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam discipline is not about we don't follow our desires. When it comes to these things. You give a covenant to promise you fulfill your promise. This is the deen of Allah subhanaw taala we're dealing with a Hindu with a Christian with a Buddhist. You made the covenant and you signed it. You have to fulfill your promise this is yet you live in an amateur hour who will record he said they have no choice I will return you to Makkah.
So two people from the McCanns came with their swords, to take care of overseers back
and then overseas
went back with them.
He didn't say that you are a traitor. You are a disbeliever you are a Kaffir How come you return me to to the markets.
He accepted what he accepted what the decision of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he was Muslim before he accepted the decision of rasool Allah. But Allah, Allah made a way out for him. He was able to kill these two people this zoo gods and then went back to El Medina.
He went back to El Medina, Salah Salem cannot accept him.
He said the way he
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his woe to him, he's, he's a warrior. He's a great warrior. If he had men with him he had if he had power.
So that was it. He understood that wrestlers who will not accept Him will not allow him to stay in Medina. He made the decision to leave the city of Medina and he stayed in a different area, not in Makkah, not in Medina, in a different area. And then those Muslims who accepted Islam started what Joining everybody here, so they formed a group. And they were threatening the routes of trade of the Americans, the trading routes of the Americans. So the McCain said let's cancel this, this term now.
Let's cancel this term now.
And then whoever accepted this law was allowed to join the Muslim community in Medina. So Allah subhanaw taala made a way out to the Muslim community and to all Muslims because of their Taqwa
because of their taqwa, their discipline, we listen to the leader. And one of their problems. We don't like to listen to our leaders, especially Sunni Muslims.
I'm not saying you worship your leaders like other people do. But we need some balance here. Yeah, one we need somebody someone is appointed and we know that he deserves to be deserves the is well deserving of the position of leadership, we know that he's not a corrupted leader.
Then we need to listen and respect and even if we don't like that's why we have Shura. Matura when we do matura if we do matura now now, and like everyone better have an opinion and say, Let's matura and go with the opinion majority and have a different opinion. And everyone is against my opinion, I have to follow the opinion of the majority. This is discipline, and we don't have it nowadays, you get seven people, they are elected in a board, they don't agree with each other and they start fighting fighting with each other for for the term during the whole term two years or three years. And what are the masala the interest of the Ummah, the interests of the community are gone. Our
are in the streets now is no one to take care of them because they will leave there is our fighting with each other.
No self discipline.
They this arrogance arrogance actually is motivating. Motivate, is a controlling our affairs. Anyway, so here he decided to look at their discipline, their self control. And he told them Allah subhanho wa Taala will be testing you with a river.
And some ruler, Maddy said it was it is the river of Jordan called the natural order. It's found in Jordan nowadays, whoever drinks from it is not from me, whoever drinks from this Raven will not be a member of this army. You are out
and then he said whoever does not taste it is indeed of me he will belong to this army he will stay with me except who? The one who takes an A from it in the whole of his hands. They were allowed to drink from it small quantity of water from this river.
But if you go beyond that, then you are someone who was not able to control his desires. You have no self discipline. You have no discipline. You have no self control. You are out of the army. That was a test of
of Talu tally he Yeah. And he was not prophets Rahmatullah Halley.
And that was as I said, the filter of you know, the self control. Now, at the end comes another filter, the filter of Eliakim. So, these people left, there was a small group left.
And he crossed the river with followed after they crossed the river. Now the saw the army of Giroud it was a big army, we will call the Amalekites
are Mallika who were tall people. And Giroud Goliath himself was very tall.
And these people look at them and said
A lotta Catalina Luoma Bucha, Luca was Yoda. He said we have no power there is no power for us today against Goliath and his soldiers. That was the statement if some of them
this is what the filter or test of ERP
attainable towards you attainable The Promise of Allah. The trick to victory comes from Allah. It doesn't come from through your weapons or your your ability or your skills or your numbers. Allah Subhana Allah does not care about numbers. Allah subhanaw taala cares about quality, quality over quantity. So here your cane, it's a difficult moment when a small army is in front facing a big army here.
So if we don't have both of them don't have Eman and faith. Definitely the bigger army will defeat the small army. But there is another criteria. The people of Eman have another criteria. They believe that victory only comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala so he said Allah subhanaw taala but those who were certain they would meet Allah
and the HomeAgain believe
you're keen about Africa, we have no doubt about it after the one day they will meet Allah subhanaw taala they are here to sacrifice their souls and their blood for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and we are doing it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala so, they said can mean Fiat in kalila team is relevant here I think a theory can be vanilla Wallah who has slavery, he said how many a small group has overcome a large group by the permission of Allah subhana wa Tada and Allah is with with the patient.
And as I said,
you know about the relevance is very important that this is the story.
I actually mentioned about it, that there are some points that are not relevant to our times, but there are many things that are relevant to our times. Now here these qualities of Yochanan Sabra Yochanan southern they are needed all times European certainty and patience.
Actually, one of the requirements of those who will be the winners or the Day of Judgment is patients patients.
We have to be among the patient otherwise, they will not be included in the, in the in the within the successful people within successful group group on the Day of Judgment. What is the proof?
Surah Surah Thalassa Yes, Surah class will ask renal in Santa Fe Jose Illa Lavina so everyone is illusory except those who believe well, I'm sorry, had performed good deeds, whatever also will help advise each other to follow the truth and advise each other to to be patient. So patience is a requirement here Allah subhanaw taala in Surah to search the cell Bucha and never imagined you had a marina qualification of leadership was there and now I'm a matinee I do wanna be a marina lemma sub who cannot be it now your opinion. We made them leaders who guide with our permission
and guide who is our guidance he again talking about the children of Israel, but it is a lesson for this ummah. What's your and now I met and we made them leaders to guide with our permission and with our guidance Lama Sabado when they were patient, what can we I attina up known and they had the arcane certainty about our air yet and here he are, of course I add could include the verses of the Quran could include this ayah the science of creation and mainly it includes here the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala that if you do this and this and this, Allah will give you this. Well my tequila Allahumma kerogen were in high school I artisan. But then people nowadays doing business and
dealing with interest.
We tell them when they utilize Allah Maharaja leave this job. Leave this business. If you have Taqwa Allah will make a way out for you. And will Allah subhanaw taala will provide for you from ways he did not expect. And this is the Promise of Allah. This is not the promise of the imam or so and so is the Promise of Allah and soret a Tala chapter 65
So when the
mashallah there are many brothers who said I left his job and Allah subhanaw taala blessed me with a better job. Well, I met a couple of brothers who told me I left my job because they didn't allow me to go to Juma and and hamdulillah Wallah when I left it he said after a couple of weeks, I got an offer a better job and I'm now allowed to go to Joomla and it's a better site
you leave something for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala a Muslim one time he told me in British Columbia, he said, you know, we're a group of Muslims working in a company and the owner was not Muslim did not allow us to go to Juma did not. And he said I wanted to I wrote actually a letter to the Union. And I, I contacted some authorities and some agencies and he said the Muslims, many Muslims working with me, were saying what are you doing, you're gonna lose your job. And a brother was telling them have faith in Allah subhanaw taala this is your Juma and you are helpful the truth. You know, this is your right here. You have the right to go for a man and mentor, they have the
right to accommodate your religious needs. And he said to Allah in many Muslims, they are the ones who were trying to stop him from doing that. So Allah He was successful in my hamdulillah in my task, and he was allowed to take humor the days off and work instead of it on a Saturday. It doesn't happen to everyone. But Allah Subhana Allah wants you to try all the time when facing a difficult situation. Allah subhanaw taala wants you to look for the path. What is the path of Taqwa where is the path of Taqwa there could be different options, different solutions, who is the path of Taqwa here it is, you follow the path of Taqwa Allah will make a way out for you. Provide for you from
ways he did not expect. This is his promise. Subhanallah what are
they we know at the end? What happened? How many you know how many people were left at the end? Some scholars, they said in the beginning, they were at 1000s. I'm not sure about this number. To show you just what I have to be honest. But I am confident about the second number because it is in Sahih al Bukhari
authentic hadith. The second number, how many were left at the end?
The same number now.
Three 313, the same number of the Sahaba of butter, the Sahaba were between 300 and there's a real number they said between 313 Till maximum 317.
So they said there is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari the number of the Muslims who stayed with dilute after he crossed the river, where the same like the same number of Sahabas, the Sahaba, who fought with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam in the Gospel of butter 330 314 Same thing.
Small number, and they were victorious. You know, Goliath was a giant was a giant, you know, who killed him?
He's not dilute.
There would be a seller. He was not a prophet at that time. He was a young man. And he killed him with what
with a slingshot
with a slingshot with a rock hit him with the rock in the face. And jello was gone. So when the army of dilute, so the leader is actually falling on the ground, they will what?
Shaken that's it
has been a fear, psychological defeat now, the leader is gone, this giant now is killed.
So there would nslm killed
jelutong alive, and he became a prophet after the death of Talmud.
In the Old Testament, He said, one of the sons of Talu became the king and then after that they would became a king. In the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala does not mention the son of Talmud. He mentioned directly after he told us about this battle. He mentioned the kingdom of Deadwood, La Silla, that Allah subhanaw taala appointed him as a king after that, and he blessed him with knowledge and with wisdom and with kingdom. This Allah subhanaw taala and you will feel canaliculi Hale, Allah McFerrin and now to Ballina in Uganda to wearable Raheem