Proofs of Prophethood
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For Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam, ala Ashrafi, mousseline, Sayidina Muhammad wa ala early he was sahih. Germaine. She's akana Lohan for coming tonight to this program. We are honored with the presence of brother Omar Han. He came from Toronto all the way to speak to us about the proofs of prophethood. And this is something that Ilya Cohen Yaqeen Institute is working on other along with other besides other topics and subjects.
So But tonight, we'll be talking about this subject with Mila. And we wanted to benefit from this opportunity to introduce to you a new project that working we are working on it in the in the City of Calgary here. But it is something to be shared with the rest of Muslims in Canada and North America and Europe, with the lighter. So you know, you're familiar with
the cartoons that were published about oh, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
and I'm sure you're familiar with the reaction of Muslims. What we have seen so far is Muslims going to the street rallying, you know, against these cartoons, and sometimes you know, screaming and revolting against the publication of these cartoons. And an Allah Subhana Allah will reward them for showing love
for our prophet Mohamed Salah Salem, this is how they show this Muslims decided to show the love and support to a prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And some of them have, you know, shared some,
they initiated some campaigns to boycott you know, the French products, the Danish products, but we feel we felt that this is not very effective. Right, we need to support our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the area of knowledge and research. We need to share with everyone who wants to know about him the truth about his mission, especially our young people, our youth nowadays,
if you if I tell you about different stories that we are dealing with, about youth having doubt in their religion,
Muslim children growing up in Muslim families.
Here in Calgary, I was in BC last week, they told me the same thing. I received a message from the sisters. We said, Imam you need to talk about our religion, the proves that our religion is a true religion is the true faith and why we are Muslims. Why do we say that Islam is the true religion? Why do we say that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the true messenger of God. So we need to hear this. This to this proves with our youth first before before thinking about sharing them with other people, because we need to save our families and our generation, the new generation.
They're facing many challenges nowadays is the age of the internet. And they are exposed to everything. Now internet is like a big market and people there are sharing their ideas and their ideologies. So now now we know that our religion is powerful, we see the beauty and the power in our religion in the book of Allah Subhan Allah Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but the question How do we share this knowledge with a new generation? How do we share it with everyone? So here, we decided to create this project and it is called no prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam foundation.
So then we thought about initiating campaigns. The first campaign here is, it's called the proofs of prophethood. In every house, what do we mean by every house? We mean three houses.
The first house is the house of Allah subhanho wa taala. So we need to share this material with massages and Islamic centers. And we want the Imam and the ruler man to share this knowledge with with the kids and with the youth and with with families. So this is the first house the house of Allah subhanaw taala. The second house is the school, the Islamic school, which is the house of learning, right? And the second third, the third house is our own homes, families, parents, they need to you know, get access to this material and start sharing it with their with their kids be the light and so we thought about offering hamdulillah it's original work. We're not copying from
anyone. We started a
Uh, you know, publishing these stories. The first language is Arabic,
Arabic, it will be a series maybe 12 to 15 stories. And in these stories, it's a Muslim family that deals with different you know, things happening in society and life and news and we deal with social media with YouTube. They go to the masjid, their kids go to the Islamic school, the child his name is Malik. His, his sister is Maryam.
And their father, their mother, their uncle, and they interact with each other. So the first story behind it, it's called in Arabic Malik you solely Jomo artefill madrasa Malik is a Muslim child who goes to the Islamic school, he listens to the hot one, the Imam there in the Islamic school gives a hoot about about the expedition of Tabuk and integral in this story Rasulullah saw Selim talked about prophecy, he told me that if you live longer, you will see that this place which has it was desert, no water, nothing there. He said, This place will be full of gardens, green gardens, and the prophecy came to in in modern age. Now we see it with our eyes if you check about Mr. Agricultural,
you know, companies their entire book, they call it the farm of Saudi Arabia. So we offer this the story in Arabic, and the translation, we got the translation in English. We are working on it. We're hoping that the translation of two stories these two first stories, number two is about the death of Ibrahim, who is Ibrahim the son of our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So Ibrahim passed away when he was a child at the age of four or five. And then, on the same day, a solar eclipse took place. So what happened some people reacted? We said the solar eclipse took place because Ibrahim the son of the Prophet, he's a special child. He's the son of a prophet passed away. And that's why the solar eclipse took place. So rasool Allah says Salem has to correct this misconception. It was a great teacher. It didn't say I'm busy with my child with the death of my child. I will I will talk to them about it later. No, it didn't do that. He went to the masjid to offer the Sunnah prayer, the Sunnah of the solar eclipse player prayer, and then he gave a speech
and he said in the Shem, so when Kamara, I attorney mean i Atilla learning because if any devotee hadn't wanted hayati, so there are two signs of Allah subhanaw taala. In this universe, we do not Eclipse for the birth or the death of anyone. Right? So he refuted decimate that claim right away. And in salatu salam. So what we are trying to do with these stories is to say, look, if he was a fake prophet,
He would have taken advantage of this incident.
He would have invested on this and say, yes, the solar eclipse took place because my son passed away we're a special family. We're a divine family of true messenger of God and you see the truth do you see the sign by yourself? Right? But then one of our plans is to write about the story one more has given a shovel or the Allah one went to the area of a Shamp and he saw people making Sousou to our Prophet Muhammad Salah and himself. So he thought that our Prophet Muhammad Salim is more deserving of this treatment. Came back to the city of Medina he met the Prophet meatsuit in front of the Prophet right away he said, ma
What is this Jamar? What are you doing? See ya soon Allah I went to the area of a sham I saw people making su to their leaders, right? And the religious leaders in the
end, I thought that Rasulullah psyllium is more deserving of this wall treatment. So what I saw last SLM he said that I follow do not do it, that if you don't do it, if he was a fake prophet, he will tell you Oh, that's good. You want to do it, do it, tell it tell everyone about it. And this story happened to Lisa Hobbes. The there is also another narration in Tafseer. Blue Kathy Sandman also made sushi in front of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, the hadith is not a it is morsel. But the meaning is true. And it is confirmed by two other stories. So he made to do to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam. And our Prophet SAW Selim said the SL mad letters should in Daniel Haley the language
also and man did not make zu except to the one to the living one, to the living one who is Allah subhanho wa Taala who doesn't die and also case the sad face of new SAT. He went to the area of an era and he saw people making su two and Merzouga and who is in medicine
When is like the mayor in the city, right as as an act of respect, so sad did not make suit. But he came to Rasulullah Salem, and he asked for his permission. This is what I saw in the area of Iraq. And I thought maybe you deserve this treatment and I wanted to make su to you. He said, No, do not do it. Do not do it. So, so we're looking into these things. We're looking at Abu Lahab, the story of all we have, and in the Quran, and how can we use it as a proof we're looking at math and the fact that Allah subhanaw taala told him is Saltalamacchia Allahu Similkameen. And nurse, Allah will protect you against people. And then he immediately said, yeah, you have nothing sorry for me,
because so many law Oh, people, leave me alone. Do not I don't need any gods. I don't need any protection. Allah subhanaw taala has protected me if he was a fake Prophet, Prophet, do you think he would compromise his safety and the safety of his family? So we're looking into these things and trying to help people to think, right, so when our young people have these 10 proofs, they grew up, understanding very well, the fact method that it was harder for him to benefit from the cat money, his family, they were not allowed to benefit from the cat. We all look at these things. And then we come up with a series of stories, translate them in different languages, the first language would be
Arabic, always, the second language will be English. And the third one, we didn't decide which one would be could be French could be Spanish, but we are willing to translate the stories with the light Allah into different
different languages with the lighter. So this is the first campaign
the we didn't decide about the second campaign, it could be about the authority of a sunnah al Assad was salam could be about his skills of leadership. But we haven't decided yet Bethany lighter.
So the plan is, we'll tell you about the plan, the plan is to contact start contacting Islamic schools, we talked to the principals and we tell them we have some books, we'll give it to you for free will give it for free to the Islamic schools, but we need something we need an agreement. And this agreement will be that we receive feedback from the teachers, Islamic studies teachers, because they can this books stories can be taught in an Islamic school studies class, and also the Arabic teacher the Arabic can can also read it with his, with his students in Arabic, and we learn about Arabic. And at the same time, we learn about, you know, this material and about the stories of our
Prophet Muhammad SASL. So we need feedback from them, we need also their permission to to organize some exhibitions because we are trying to the plan is to create this material into a different format. We then have posters, for example, explaining these stories.
In brief, and then we have volunteers, our volunteers, they will be standing up beside these posters, and explaining to parents and to the kids about these proofs and the stories, you know, so the purpose is to share this knowledge with everyone be the lighter, we have volunteers I mean, we still need some volunteers who are walking we need to maintain our Facebook page, Instagram and share this knowledge through social media platforms with the lighter Allah
the we're selling these books today, if you want to hardcopies $5 But it's not for profit. Nobody's making any money like there is no one who is paid in this project. All the brothers working in this project are volunteers including the author myself, no one is taking any money from this project. Whatever we take.
We collect we use it to print other stories with me later with me later on. But if you need a free copy there is the QR is there on the wall. Beside brother Hamza, you can you can scan the QR and receive the story in your in your cell phone be the letter, but if you want a hardcopy, and the cost is $5 As I said, but it is for the sake of
you only supporting this day our project Bismillah ITA.
Now if you want to volunteer with us, we have here our email info.
You can contact us through the website, or you can send us an email here the the info is here. The contact information is in the first page here. You will find the website here at the bottom of this page, the first page, the website and also the email to contact this organization if you want to volunteer with it later.
This is what I need to may say about this project. If you need more information. We are here in Calgary. You can contact myself contact for the holiday holiday will be taught He's the president of this pro
Shakti is in charge of this project. We have Roseate Xia the Farhat. You know him is a volunteer here he comes here, one of the trustees, he comes here to this place all the time. He's a part of this project. And we have some other brothers who are helping us with this project. But for sure, we need more volunteers. We need people who can review the English translation or even if we have a French translation or any other language, we need translators, people who can review these translations, people who can give us some ideas. And we need to build some connections with other brothers and sisters in different towns and cities. Where we've been talking to brother Omar Han
insha Allah will establish some connection and we'll be working together Bismillah it Allah on this subject, Gianni Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem and the proofs of Prophethood JazakAllah Hara I think that's enough for tonight about this project and she has her brother Ahmed Han is is working with Eliakim Institute right so European Institute has a branch in Canada right?
What I remember I read your biography is not in front of me now what I remember that you got the acid Cara, masha Allah that's a beautiful so he memorized the Quran memorized the Quran, with the Ashoka ad. That's beautiful. That's really nice to you grew up here in Canada, mashallah, that's very nice to know. That will give us some hope that some young people will grow up in Canada and memorize the Quran with the Astra with the tempura art. That's a beautiful hamdulillah so he's with us here and he will be talking about the same subject. proofs of profit or physical affair so Allah Muhammad Allah who were going to cancel
the show like a little bit more energy than that, so it can what I meant Allah here for the cat to
say Zach Hola, hola. And it's a pleasure to have you here and see you all hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Hina middle monastery and I want to start futile whenever we let him into Ruby and Fujinami and sejati I'm Melina Maria the LEL falam will be later on we will be further ahead yella, why shadow Allah Illa Illa Allah who was there who will actually Cara what a shadow ana Muhammadan Abu who are pseudo Salam Allahu alayhi wa sallam I'm about as mashallah the sheikh had mentioned and I want to just thank the chef for giving me the opportunity to speak beside him hamdulillah It is an honor Sheikh and your art teacher hamdullah so I feel shy to speak in front of him. I'm Lila. I am here
from the Akina Institute of hamdulillah Tsar our first time officially with Calgary, masha Allah, but the first of many have already had some meetings with some of the masajid and inshallah in a few months, we'll be coming back and doing more programming covering some more specific challenges that the community is facing. One of the reasons why we chose a topic like this was Alhamdulillah to Michela start this beautiful project that the chef and the team is working on. And it's something that's really wonderful. But another reason is that we're noticing that more and more people are having trouble with these topics. And this is where, you know, from us from our perspective
education. Many of you here have grown up in this community or the community similar. Many of you send your kids to Islamic schools, Sunday schools, etc. But if we were to ask children, if we ask them a simple question, how old was the Prophet SAW Selim when this happened? You know, how many kids did he have? Right? What What year did this happen? They could give you the answers. Michela bam, bam, bam. But if you were to ask a student, prove to me he was a genuine prophet. Could the answer prove to me that his message was the truth? Because the answer and so the Latina Institute hamdulillah and mashallah, and this new project that's coming up is really emphasizing this idea
that it's mashallah great to learn the Sierra teach this euro Masha Allah, but at this stage in this community, in this society, in the world that we live in today, we need to go above and beyond in our knowledge, in our seeking of this, we need to make sure that our selves in our youth are well educated, and armed, because when they enter university, a lot of times it's too late. A lot of times, at that point in time, whatever is not very gets exploited. Teachers will come in professionals will come in friends will come in, people will start disrupting it. There was a study that was done in the United States and Canada is very similar. And they said that one out of every
four Muslims that are born in America, no longer identify as Muslim. So about 25% 24% was the statistic. And in Canada, we assume and we estimate is the same number. And the share can give you I'm sure example, after example. And just because one out of four leave Islam doesn't mean three out of four are downstairs praying in the masjid, as you guys know, that's not the same situation. Can you imagine going up and I'm sure you guys have stories of people, you know, that just went off the path they want in their own direction, not to be judgmental, not to say we're better with this thought just to say we've seen people that have lost their way. And subhanAllah when you ask them
why we break down the different topics, and we realized that the fundamentals were never presented in the right way. And so today, I'm not going to give a high level talk. I'm Michelle, I'll save that for the reading Michelle and the different books that will come out. I want to just go to the very basic level. If you were to deal with someone your age, someone younger
and you were to talk to them in nonprofits and open discussion. How is the prophets have said I'm a true prophet. What would you come across? How would you present this topic? And yes, a lot of people said we'll go to the Quran and Quran is number one, I'm not going to do it today because it's too easy mashallah, you guys can do that. Hamdulillah you can talk about the verses in Surah mustard where you know, the Prophet Solomon Allah spent Allah specifically calls out, you know, Abu Lahab and his wife while Mariah to her marital hottub that she is in the fire, he's in the fire. If either of them were to even walk up at the time of the Prophet some either of them in all of the years that
was you know, from when it was revealed to when they passed away, and say, a shadow Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, what would that mean about Islam? If even she naughty, we think just about even if his wife said it, right, and uh, you know us as Muslims, we can't judge if they said it. No, you What are we gonna do? Oh, no, they were insincere. But Subhanallah the pride and the knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala that this was divine, he knew they would be too arrogant to even destroy Islam by just saying one sentence, they couldn't say it. And so Subhanallah we can do the Quran. And it's very easy. But what I want to do is a discussion, because when we talk to people, we need to talk to
people in a way that can link to them. They can they can understand. And so one of the discussions I have with youth, because that's what I deal with a lot in Toronto. And where I grew up in Montreal, is I ask them a question. I say, let's assume, and we're only assuming shift not not, we're not believing that the Prophet SAW said that it was a fake. Right? Let's pretend for a moment that he was fake this whole thing. This whole Quran made up this whole story of an angel coming made up.
Let me ask you some questions. Now, if that's the case, if he is a false prophet, like they say, and that's what they say. No one here is saying he's a true prophet, but you don't believe in Islam. They rejected him. Right? And even the Quran he said, We believe in Allah, but we also believe in others. We don't believe in you Muhammad SAW sent him as a prophet, we don't accept you. So what would certain things happen in his life? That would be different? Let's talk about a couple of things. Number one, if he was a fake Prophet, what type of person would he be before? prophethood? Who can tell me if he was a fake before? He's a prophet? What type of character would you have?
Blatant liar. Nobody trusts him with money. You're not I mean, one of those investments counts. Brother Give me $1,000. I'll take care of you. I'm the law. I have a new coin out there. What else? Brothers? So do you have someone who's had a hand up? For the
very rich? I like it? Yes. Because then they get greedy with money. So somebody might want more. Very good possibility to have the rich sisters. What do we got here? Before profit? Oh, you see, yes. Ego? Oh, yeah. SubhanAllah. You mess with them the wrong way. You know, you say something this, and SubhanAllah. We can go on and on and on. But then you look at the Sierra, how was the profit center? Humble, soft, you know, sensitive, he grew up with a difficult situation. And what was he known by the community? He was a cyclical. I mean, we know this right here. The non Muslims gave him this title, the truthful one, the one that is trustworthy, to the extent that when the prophets have
said, I'm when he was Muslim, and they were trying to kill him, and he had to make a jaw before he left for his role, he's like, wait, I can't leave yet. And he said, why they're trying to kill you. He said, Because I have people's wealth, and people's hidden treasures, people's things that they didn't want anyone to have I have it. They said, which Muslim? They said, No, the non Muslims give me these things. Because they used to have things that didn't have a bank system, where they could just put it in a safety deposit box. And not everyone trusted even their own family members that they could dig a hole or something or the community members or their own tribes. So who did they
trust? Muhammad says, This was who they trusted, and so before hinged on just to show you at that point, they're trying to kill him. He had every right to just walk out, be like, Go find your own treasure, right? I don't know what I would have done in that situation. But this was not me. This was the prophets of setup. He went and started returning it. Yes, it was suspicious. Why are you giving back this today? What do you think you're going what's happening? And obviously, he had to not get exposed what's happening. But he went and gave back the Amanat these people their hidden treasures as you're trusting someone that you're trying to kill? You see how weird this is. And we
even know the famous, you know, first proclamation when the people gathered in the gathering. He went on top of the hill or the mountain, and he turned to the back and he said, If I were to say that an army was coming, and his army would kill and destroy the city, would you believe me? Even though you can't hear it? Even though there's no no one's against us right now? We're at a time of peace. They said if you said it, we would believe it. Because your saw the plumbing. And what do you say that he said, then believe me when I say there is only one God and I'm his messenger sauce him? And they said no. Right to better luck. No way, curse beyond to you. And so Subhanallah when you see
this, this already something doesn't add up. Number two, and I'm only gonna go over 10 points today, maybe Chela, we have a lot but maybe only 10. Number two, if you were a fake prophet, and I didn't say you because we'd only call across the MFI profit if you were a false prophet. And you fake the story. You were an angel came to you. And angel came and gave you this revelation said, You're the man you got this. You're the Prophet. Here's the Quran.
How would you describe the way that you react? How would you react it? Would you be excited energetic would you be humbled? And how do the prophets or sudden react we know from the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW said I was scared, scared and almost out of his mind scared to the extent that he didn't know if it was real or not scared that he went home and he said, you know, the famous revelation of the famous you know, stories we hear them you know, in the in the theater and and whatnot, wrap me up, wrap me up. And only after time on the disgusting he saw eventually introduced it that's in the horizon. He knew this was it. But if you were a fake Prophet, would you make that
sorry? People attack that story. They say, Oh, even he was thinking he was crazy. They even use this against him. But do we as Muslims say, no, no, that story never happened. We stand by it. The prophets on could have easily made a fake story where the angel came to him and put him on top of the mountain, whatever it may be flew him home that night. But instead, it's a story of fear, a story of why you choosing me a story of how what am I going to do with this? A story of I went home to my wife and I was scared I was shivering, a man scared and shivering.
Is that the story that a false prophet would tell. And so you see, right off the bat, we're out even into basic prophethood even before Islam, things are not adding up. We'll go to point number three.
Yeah, hamdulillah point number three.
If you now were challenged by your people, your room, you know, again, you're pretending that you wrote the Quran or you wrote this book from God, and the people will challenge you. And they say, tell me something. Give a new revelation. And you say, I will bring you that revelation tomorrow. If you're a fake Prophet, when would you bring the revelation?
Or if not right away?
And if not, then tomorrow. If you say I'm gonna give it you tomorrow, you'll give it to them tomorrow, because you're not a liar. Tomorrow comes you didn't give it to them.
The next day comes you didn't give it to them. So Muhammad did the voices stop. They mocked him so Senem they made fun of him. How do you feel?
If you are a fake Prophet that's not happening to me I'm sorry. I'm sorry. There's no delay there's no this there's when I need it. I got it, you know, and there was no message of him going out sending letters this thought nothing. And then what happens even after that when we finally find the story, when I tell Colin Nellie che in in the fairing on Daddy kallada Illa and ye sha Allah do not say ever that you're going to do something tomorrow that you're going to do something in the future. Except saying in sha Allah what's called Rebecca and remember your Lord when we forget in the scholar say, if you forget maybe you said Brother, I'll see you tomorrow you go, you remember now
said okay, you remember now see, inshallah this is what we teach, right? Make up for it. Now don't be like, forget to cancel the plans, right? We try and back it up. And the prophets will send him was in a position where he needed revelation.
But he's not the source of it. So he waits and waits until Allah decides to give him the revelation. If you were a fake Prophet, wouldn't you just do it like that? Right? And especially if you have the answers, the answers came the answer the questions, the people of the cave, whatever they were asked about. Yeah, George and George, and you know, this and that. And so the prophets Islam is showing again and again, these actions, if someone was a fake Prophet, would they write it down? If you had a biography of yourself in the Quran, you're talking about yourself, you're talking about yourself? What you mentioned so many other prophets so many more times than you are would you be the star of
the show? Especially if you're telling this to the people now, imagine I'm talking to you now and I keep talking about you know, chefs such and such that used to live in Toronto the whole time I'm telling you she had such and such was so great. She has such so great, I must follow her I did this but he was so amazing. You said brother I'm gonna we don't care about you. Let's find someone better than you. We want someone you know personally, we want someone relevant. Once someone that's in front of us, and the prophets I'll set him and you know, because he didn't reveal the Quran from Allah subhanaw taala the Quran talks about so many other prophets name by name and some people say
well, the Quran talks about the process so much just indirectly. But wouldn't you put your own name in there? If you are a fake Paul you put your name everywhere as being a poor middle name last name probably I didn't even name but the Prophet SAW sent him his name. How many times in the Quran
numbers are changing. We're going up slowly. 345 What's the number guys?
Very good hamdulillah five if you can put Ahmed for mashallah good. You've all done your Sunday school. Mashallah, you fast. So good. Hamdulillah. And so imagine that right? And then you have a side exam that is more, right, you have more and more and more 25? And was it sound that's the most mentioned, etc, etc. Right? We don't need to play that game. So again, if you're a false prophet, would you do that? Similarly, if you want to go a little further, imagine that you don't only document the victories, the amazing situations, but you document the difficult times. Are that's what I wonder Tawanda the prophets of Solomon's giving Dawa. Now he finally has a chance comes onto
the stage, the proper people, you know that the top of the top guns of the Quraysh are
finally gonna sit and listen to a group of them. And a blind man walks on stage doesn't know exactly where to go did not realize that he was giving a speech or the situation did not know the whole scenario and came to him asking for help asking for advice asking for an essay how Muslim, I'm a Muslim, I need some help. And the process didn't do anything like maybe we would have done he didn't say not now, he didn't yell at him. He didn't scream at him. Right? He didn't even make the blind companion. right a little bit on McDonald's. He didn't even make him feel bad. Now I want you to understand that he didn't make him feel bad. But at the same time, he did something that others did
not see. Which is our sir what's how Allah He made a sad face he found a little bit he was taken aback. And he turned a little bit him just a little bit Allah and and how much.
And Allah said he may not see but I see.
And who is more worthy of dalla, the Muslim, our brothers, our friends, our sisters, or the strangers on the street? I'm not trying to stop you from giving Dawa to other people, but understand our priorities. And the process was being taught and reminded his priority. This is a person that's already believing. And there are many Muslims that are struggling with faith, but we're not finding them. When our own kids turned to their parents was like, no, no, no, don't talk to us about this, just out of law school, we need to see that there are people around us that need that Dawa. Would you include this in your biography? If you're a false prophet? Or would you hide it? And so the
prophets have said again, and again, we see this, Michelle, the chef mentioned another beautiful one, which was the story of his son, and how much of an advantage you would take to see an eclipse and when the companions are almost egging you on. And there's also a very real part of the story that we as Muslims understand, have you ever dealt with someone that has just lost a family member?
You it is not the right time to be talking about things like you know, not to say shift but things about Allah special power and all this other specialist nature to them and elevating them. It's not the time to have that discussion to even teach you that if they're doing something wrong, even if the family is doing something wrong. This might not be the best time to say a stuffed vid Allah What are you doing and don't read these verses in this? This is better to be done before.
On the spot, you have to deal with wisdom.
And the Prophet SAW Selim is going through all of this, all of this emotion.
And he's correcting them saying no, not even my son.
Right, don't you think? And I'm just making a random statement. Don't take this as fake or anything. And yet correct me if I go too far, but don't you think the Prophet SAW sent him would have been honored if that was actually for his son?
But he knew it wasn't. So he even it might even heard him even more, that something is happening so amazing. And they're all like all mashallah everyone look outside of the postures, no. Focus, his soul is gone, guys. Let's move on.
At that time, being a teacher, very difficult.
And this is where the prophets of salaam was.
I'll give a few more points handed down, I appreciate everybody's paying so much attention, everyone's patience Hamdulillah. And as you go through this, and you talk to whoever you're talking to one by one by one by one, you'll start to realize that something isn't adding up to this story of him being a false prophet. I wouldn't seeing this right now something isn't adding up.
The one of the biggest ones that shines through, and this is not something that we say would be a fake prophet, but the idea of the prophets on being illiterate, which I'm sure she was, is going to cover in depth mashallah of their the prophets of not being able to read or write, this is something that is so clear, something that has come up again, and again and again. Yet somebody that is illiterate, comes up with, quote, unquote, these fake versus these words of poetry that even the top outcomes at the time, the top poets could not make up, they could not compete with, they could not find a mistake with it. How do you do that? And not just like a page or two, you know, everybody
does something well, once in a while. 604 pages and almost half right in the green standard must have, how do you keep on doing it, doing it doing it? And you can't even read or write. And people accuse the problem. They said, Oh, we took it from this person. He took it from that person he traveled when he was a kid, maybe this maybe that none of it stood up, even to the extent that if you look at what they accused him of, they couldn't accuse them of anything. So they said, just say it's sorcery, because this doesn't make any sense. There's no way he stole it. He was never been on a boat. Right? And we have this beautiful, this beautiful, beautiful hadith of a person that heard
the verses of the Quran and heard the first specifically about the boat. When also I thought it talks about when they're in their you know, in the boat, and it starts shaking, it starts overturning and the storm comes out of nowhere, that Allah had to turn back to Allah. And that person came off his boat and he asked, Where did this verse come from? They said some guy in the desert is saying these verses and he says I bear witness. This guy is a prophet of God, because only a very seasoned
boater, a very seasoned person that's with the boats would understand this feeling the emotions, the way that it all comes together in a storm. There is no way a person that hasn't lived in the ocean with no that would be able to describe that feeling. Where's the closest? Where's the closest Lake? Where's the closest this? Where's the closest ocean? Does that make any sense?
And I'll give a few more points in sha Allah and ham the logo there.
If you were a fake prophet, and you know, Michelle, one of the brothers mentioned it, he said he's there, he's richer, he would be rich. Would you consistently and constantly live the simple life that you have? Or at some point would you upgrade? If you were a fake Prophet, you must have been trying to get some gain out of this, you must have needed some extra nourishment to survive. And we have so many narrations of even when the companions were struggling, the process has two stones when they had one. And even in the good times, because there were good times people sometimes think that Muslims were always poor, no, even in the good times in Medina when they had spoils of war and this
and that, the process was giving so much and he still had such a simple home. And the scholars when they see especially when you go to Michelle, and you do tours when you go to Medina, and you see the home of the profits or center. It's not a house. It's not a home. It's barely a room. Barely a room, right today the rooms we have Michelle are really awesome. I'm Lila, barely a room is what he lived in. If you see what he laid on, they said that when he would get up there would be marks on his back. Because of the way that it was this type of straw this type of material like you know, it's it's something that scrapes and scratches against you.
If you were a fake Prophet, would you be praying all night?
Would you be praying all night, so much so that his wife would say sometimes I wasn't sure if he left or not. So I would just put my hand down and just see if I could feel because if he's such that most likely he's praying most of the time he's insights that so I would say okay, he's there, look back to sleep, Michela or whatever it was. Would you be in this type of situation if you are a false prophet? And so we continue growing and growing and seeing this. If you are a false prophet, what would be the message that you're sending out of that time? People criticize Islam's message, amongst the things that they criticize heavily? Sisters, and you guys are here, Mashallah. And you guys are
the strongest defense we have? They are oppressed. A man can take this many ways. Right? Women have no power or authority, they must, under their man's permission, everything you can't go out today you can. And they think they understand our religion. And some men unfortunately, like their explanation of our religion to say, Oh, I liked the way that that non Muslim explains it. Maybe we should do it like that. No. But Subhanallah if you are a false prophet, would you limit the amount of women a man could marry?
Or would you let them do whatever they want it like they were doing?
Slam is the only major religion that limits and that limited the amount of people that a woman I'm not amend that a woman can marry? I'm not a woman that a man can marry. I'm gonna get in trouble here. He's recording. How's it gonna look good, right? Excellent. I'm
only religion. I know that Michelle, people are like, I'm not explaining the one foot we can talk about that. Of course, we're open my mouth. Michelle, we can definitely talk about it. It is a big discussion. But let's go even further. Would you then give women the right to vote? The right to own property. When even in the 19th century, there was a debate in the Christian church on whether women had souls or not. That's something that has been written down. And back then and you know, in Canada and Quebec and whatnot, I think 1940 And, you know, you guys know that it's better than I do when women were given the right to vote and whatnot. And subhanAllah would you bring all this if you were
a fake prophet? Or would you keep all the power to yourself or to the you know, your male side and whatnot?
If you are a fake Prophet, how would you be remembered by those closest to
the prophets will set them in in one of the most interesting Hadith. When they asked about the character of the prophets of Salaam? What was told about it who can tell me famous Hadith How was the problems character?
Forbidden? Yes, in the back.
Yes, Ghana Hoolock. His his his character was Al Quran. Like a living breathing Quran is beautiful, a beautiful especially when you read the Quran properly, not their lives they're like, Oh, we got you know, read the Quran. But what's really interesting about this narration is who said it if you ask you know Ziad about me Hamza about me said Omar has you know, very good brother and he this this dad, you know, held the door open for me, mashallah go to my wife might be a very different discussion.
Go to my family, go to my parents go to my mom. She's like, why are you not back in Montreal? So visiting me, we might hear very different stories if we go to our family members right or wrong. And, you know, this is the reality because they know the dark sides of us. And it's part of the wisdom and the beauty of actually being Lee bass, right being something that protects you, gives you good advice keeps you down to earth mashallah you think you're such a big this and that, let me bring you home. When's the last time you vacuum? When's the last time you didn't see
Like, okay, okay fellas, And subhanAllah, the first people that describe the Prophet Salam in this way, were in fact his wife's.
That says a lot when they were asked to describe him, when they were asked what was his personality. And the Prophet said him was described whenever he would be at home, he'd be helping out. Imagine when we come home from work, we're tired. The first thing we want to do, and I'm turning brothers, sisters, but you'll feel it as well. First thing you want to do is lay down, sit down, catch up on social media, have tea, whatever it is put our feet up. We don't want these little kids running around with us word of it. We don't want you know, Oh, honey, I have so much to tell you. You're like, oh, no, you know, I should have come 30 minutes later, maybe she'd be praying or something.
Right? We don't want this. It's very difficult. And I'm not saying it's right. But it's hard. Our emotional levels have been drained our words for the day, they say that men talk some some some some experts say 1/5 of the amount of words than women for date, on average, everyone is different. There's some guys like me, we're very talkative from the healer, but an average so by the time they're at work and talking Michela they come home to their wives, and their wives been waiting for them all day, right? Who knows why Michelle, maybe the sisters, the more mashallah we need to give them more things to do that if you'd like to do because they come home, they're really excited to
talk to you. And you have like, 100 words left before she was like, get exhausted. And they have like, 8000 And you're like, Man, why is my wife always talking? It's like, understand these things. And so when the Prophet son came home, smile, sometimes you walk in the door, and you know that our wives are so tired, they're holding the kids, you know, all day, they're like, oh, man, that you know the game, mashallah for them. And you're like, you're like, I know, honey, just give me a couple of minutes. You know, you walk in, you're like taking a deep breath. Imagine walking in with a smile, the whole household changes, because of the profits I'm walking in. And he's our role
model. When's the last time that you made an effort that every day when I walk in, I'm gonna smile. I'm gonna be so happy I walk in the door and say, I'm home.
Do you know how different that will be? First you think you're going crazy? So what happened? This guy, right? But how? Imagine how your kids will react your family react. And I'm not saying you need to keep that up for the whole night. Mashallah. But starting off with that energy. And the problem was like I'll so I'll clean what's missing, you know, which lab is out? Right? What can I do to work and help? If you again, were a false prophet, would this be the life that you live?
Would this be life that you live amongst? The first thing is that Islam came to stop. Amongst the first thing the Prophet Sam said, was not Zika was not salah. He said, Stop baring your daughters.
That's massively powerful. Talk to anybody that doesn't want to leave in the province him anymore. He came at a time where they were burying their daughters and Companions would break down later on, because of mental stress. Right, they would break down later on remembering what they used to do. And he came in totally liberated them. This is why when the Quraysh met Heraclius, or Hercules, whatever you want to call him, right, the famous leader when they went and they you know, he received the letter, right.
And he received a letter about the Prophet SAW Salem. And he saw that there were some people from the Quraysh. There some people from where he lived, he called them over a little bit. He knows about Sofia, and these guys that hate him. And he called them over and he said, I have heard of this man named Muhammad in Makkah, which of you know him? So I sent him which if you know him, and Abu Sufyan says me, and he says, Which of you knows him the best? And I will say, Yes, I'm the closest here to family to this thought with him. So he says, come forward, and he puts all the other kurage all the non Muslims that hate they're at war, the stuff that puts the mind he says, If any whispers to them,
he says out loud. If he says anything, that's not true. Call him a liar. And I was like, I wish I could lie. But I don't want you know, the mashallah the olive, even at that time, with all of the Jamelia still had that honor of my word. And so he's like, I'll have to tell the truth. And Heraclius being very knowledgeable, being very wise, even though he was a non Muslim King, quote, unquote, or whatnot. He asked him questions about the prophecy. If you see the questions he asked, we could have a whole speech on just that, but I'm almost at the conclusion. But he said, for example, he said, did he come from a noble family? Or was this family like a bunch of people that
were taken advantage of, you know, you watch those movies? And it's like, this family came from this and that and, you know, not only did he come from a good family, or was it a family that you know, would be different? They said, No, it's a noble family. So interesting. Then he said, did anyone before him claim prophethood? Any of his family members, his tribe members of your No, no one ever made a claim as crazy as this? That interesting? They went further? He said, he said, who follow him? Is it the strong, enrich? And again, if you're a fake Prophet, who do you think you want following you? And the frost time used to say, I wish I could live with the poor people. So on the
Day of Judgment, who is there even rise with the poor people?
I want these are my people.
And he said, the strong and the rich do not follow Him for the most part, it is the weak and the poor.
Right the slaves if you are fake Prophet, would you be encouraging people in so many verses? Ever almost every single you know Kapha is free, a slave free a slave for your slave
Would you be doing that if you were fake prophet? Or would you want a big army following you?
And he continued asking questions. He said, are more people in his his followers increasing or decreasing? He said increasing. He said, are people leaving him abandoning him said Nah, not really. They kind of like when they see the Prophet system, when they meet him. They love him. And there's something that the people today can't see. Because if they were to meet the prophets will set him it'd be a game changer. And that's why we're here because we have to take that message to them.
And he asked him, has he ever broken his word? Like we talked about that earlier? Never said, Have you ever fought with him? Said Yes. When you fought with him who wins? He's like, you know, back and forth, right?
Or Howard, like we're going back and forth. And then he said, What is he really asking from you? What does he want from you? What does the prosom want from the Ummah, what do we want from our youth?
He said, they want you to say that Allah is One.
He's more important than FIFA, he's more important than money is more important than fate. He is more important than anything else in your life, Allah.
And the Prophet SAW said, is the messenger of God, He gives us the example of role model, a better role model than Andrew Tate a better role model than Lebron James. Now you're gonna mention the Kardashians, we'll stay away from that, but the best role model is the Prophet SAW setup.
So this is hidden in the unit, Heraclitus says this is the way that prophets have been sent in the past, this is the way that they were, all of them follow the same exact way.
And this is really beautiful what the prophets have said.
And when you think of the process life, and how much he gave, and how much he loved each of the people around him, and how much he cried.
And you can imagine if you were a fake prophet, and the people, the people that kicked you out, the people that murdered your friends,
one day, you went to war with them, and you won, and you took over their city. Imagine that. They're all in let's pretend to Misty, they're all in the masjid. And he walks in, and they're like, oh, man, he's got it. We can't fight him. He's too big. We all give up. And you have everybody at your mercy. Everybody's waiting there. And you're looking at people, you know, that such and such that this to you and such, and such did that to you. And this person talked behind your back, and this person did this. And this person plotted to throw guts on you. And you're seeing all of them now, and you have control and power.
What does the process them do? They said he entered a Maccha with his head down,
didn't even want to look and this is said out of humility. Because you know, when you look at someone and you have authority over them, when you look at someone and they're weak and they're hurt, and they've wronged you,
when you look at them, it crushes the inside.
It hurts when we're in the lower position and you look up at that person above you. Just the eye contact, it burns the heart.
And he didn't want their hearts to be hurt anymore. Even after everything, and he said I will only say the words of my brother Yusuf Ali salaam, the Prophet Yusuf Ali Sam from the past, led to three but Ali Camillia no harm me, no harm will come to you today.
You don't you want to be Muslim? No problem. I won't kill you. I won't force you to convert.
That was his message. And if you're a fake prophet, and there was a person that came to you, and murdered your family member, there was a person that hired Hynde, or that hired someone. Watashi Radi Allahu Han, non Muslims. She wasn't Muslim then hired him to kill who? Hamza Rodin
not only killing him, ripping apart his body and I know there's some kids here, chewing on his liver.
And she walks up to you one day.
She walks up to you one day. She says, I would like to be Muslim, please.
If you are a fake Prophet, would you accept her?
Which one of us would accept her?
The prosign even said to her, could you please stay away?
You're a Muslim. I accept you. Allah accept you. All of your sins are forgiven. Everything you've done is forgiven. Clean Slate.
But my heart hurts when I look at you because I remember my uncle.
So would you mind just giving me a little space?
Human? Yes, human.
But at the same time, he didn't want her to feel disrespected. He didn't want her to feel not accepted. Was she not done? Who was the one that threw the spirit him? Can I accept Islam?
Yes, you're my brother. And Washington who now someone that tried to kill now is so determined to make up for it as we know he was huge mashallah later on in Islamic battles.
But imagine being the person that could forgive that.
And this is someone you call a fake prophet. And this is why, you know, the famous author that wrote the book on the 100 most influential people he listed the Prophet Muhammad SAW said I'm a non Muslim as number one. Because when you look at what he did, and you look at the accomplishments of Islam, there's only one conclusion you could not have been a fake Prophet. The imagined we haven't even touched the Quran yet.
So I really thank you guys, Michelle Jack McLaughlin for the time and the opportunity to share and remember and reflect and even hearing these stories are beautiful for our hearts, because our hearts are connected to Allah subhanaw taala and we're taught to love the prophets of Santa and so if only if you learned nothing from this, but your love was just reinspired we ignited for the prophets and then she has and myself we've done our job hamdulillah and we will inshallah open the floor for some questions, but we have to share here who will answer them Inshallah, it will be here inshallah vertical ofI