Isra’ and Mi’raj The Transcendent Journey
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hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Sadan? Or have you been out of Sula while he was a happy
woman to be sending
your mid Deen Al Hamdulillah. Welcome. We have some guests, this our Honors Program. So
alhamdulillah the honors program is in addition to the actual program, which is cohort programs, all the all the students take the same classes. But these are the students that have more Hima to do more work and especially do Mattoon which are the because the the actual programs a liberal arts program that's rooted in our faith, but the Mattoon are part of the traditional madrasa system where you actually try to memorize and studied these didactic texts that are usually Summa there are summaries of subjects. So through memorization, you can retain the skeletal,
you know, the skeleton of the subject, and then flesh it out through the study of the commentaries. And so they become memory pegs really for for subjects.
So these are, as you can see, our ladies have more him than our men. This is part of the modern era, we have to accept this fact. So pretty soon, most of our teachers are probably going to be the ladies. Yeah, so but this is like, in the early period of Islam, one of the things that really troubled the Arabs were that the morality were becoming the teachers.
So it was all these non Arabs that were becoming Muslim. And then they ended up taking the and so some of the, the whole of our would like they were really troubled by that because like, you know, we were their teachers and now we're sitting at their feet. And one of the early scholars he said, This is Allah's father and he gives it to whomever he pleases, but it's really given to the one that has the him to take it on himself. So we're doing something called karate chop saw was a beautiful tax. I taught it in Medina, it was really one of the great experiences of my life teaching this text in Medina but Kurata wraps are, you know, the Arab say,
you know, a Corolla or ionic the Arabs believe that the the, the tears of joy are cool tears and the tears of suffering or hot tears. So the the career line is somebody who's has joy in their, their their eyes. So quadrotor upside is the delight of the eyes. In the prophets days and nights are the eyes delights in the prophets days and nights. That's what I titled it because the Arabs like those type of titles such as
The Arabs invented rap, by the way, is not is not an American invention. They were doing rap centuries ago. So, and very similar, like putting down other tribes things. They had rap contests, you know, and so they'd get out and do a slam. What do they call?
Yeah, rap battles. Yeah.
In fact, nebula that began he's called nebula because he was like, 12 years old, and he was the best one that our tribe had. And when you read his early stuff, it's very childish. But it's, it's funny because it's, it's very similar. So but because we're in Rajab, which is one of the holy months of our tradition, there's a feed off about whether these horror months maintain the type of sanctity they had. Some of the elements say that the horror months were to prepare the Muslims for the idea of sanctity.
And but they did keep the sacred month, which is really unusual, because one of the beauties of the sacred months is that they had no fighting in them. So it was a time where they could do a lot of things because the arrows were very, I mean, they were very
you know, I don't want to say superstitious, but they definitely had a recognition of what the Greeks understood that the Furies could be unleashed on people. So you know, the Greeks had this idea of the Furies. And so if you were if you were empires, if you if you broke the sanctity of something, there were there, there were consequences to that from the unseen world. And so the idea of Nemesis could be unleashed on you. And so the Arabs understood that like they, they understood that there there there was a cause and effect relationship to behavior and
Um, and and so even though they intercalated the months so they would like, do things to extend the fighting for a few days, but generally they honored the months and so Roger Belford is the one that's the outlier. It's it's a blessed month and the prophets Elijah has sent him
fasted in the month more than other months. Even I should he says,
See ya Moshe, Haryana Madonna wotja Fear Fear Raj have been shut down Osama new diba that, that fasting is an obligation in Ramadan, but it's actually mundu in Rajab and shadowbanned, more than any other of the other months. So in light of that, I thought we could look at the Issara and the Mirage, because this is the month that our prophets, I said, was shown the unseen world. And
it's, it's, there's an entire chapter
entitled, The Issara. It's also called Bennett with saraiya, which is very interesting, because
there are many very interesting things that begins with the explanation of the SRR. But then it goes directly goes into the fact that Ben is ill, the Judas will
be elevated in in the earth twice, two times. And traditionally they thought it was during the time of Solomon and afterwards, Superman establishes David and his his son, they established this extraordinary Judaic Empire, but then But then it became corrupt like empires tend to do. And then the the Persians were sent to reign
tribulation upon them, and their temple was destroyed and Temple is a perfectly valid really the Kaaba should be called in English the Temple of a god because Bates in Arabic does not just mean house in Hebrew and Arabic it also means a temple you know, a place where God is worshipped. But you know, it was translated into English early as the house of God which there is kind of there's an E hum there it lends a kind of suspicion that what does God live there right and so the but anyway, that what's called the Temple Mount today in English is based on MK this which, in Hebrew it's it's it's also called Beat beaten McNish. I mean, aliotta is not here, so he would pronounce it properly,
but it means the Holy Temple and temple in English means a place of devotion where it could be like the pagans have temples, right. But in our tradition, it would be a place solely where God is worshipped. And when, when the emperor Titus, who destroyed the Temple Mount, our what we call the Haram Shetty, the noble sanctuary. When he came into it, he went to what's now called the it's it's mystery do download, which is where the the rock is. And when Santa Ahmad came into Jerusalem, it's a very famous story. He was convinced by the people in Sham while we was there, around Delano and others were in Sham and he was convinced to take off his maraca because he he wore
like what the dervishes were in some places, he wore a patched robe and he had over 70 patches on it. And they said no, these people they don't respect this type of they have Oba you know, they like everything has to be pomp and circumstance. And so Alma was convinced to put on a new robe, which he did, but then he he had he was troubled by it. So he took it off put put back on his, his patch strobe. And they actually the Christians recognize him because in their treat in their texts, they said that they would hand the keys over to a man in a patched robe.
And so it ended up fulfilling actually a prophecy, which is really amazing. But he went in with competent bar combat bar who's who's not really appreciated in the Shia tradition, but in the Muslim, the Sunni tradition. They're both Muslim, but in the Sunni tradition. He is a very interesting character, but he had knowledge of the Jewish scripture. And so almost went in with him into Jerusalem and believe it or not, the the st holy sanctuary, the hunter machete, was used as a garbage dump for the people of Jerusalem. So they literally put the Christians put their garbage up there.
So the first thing he did was he cleaned it with his soldiers. And himself. He, he participated in it, which is the work of a true leader. He rolls up his sleeves with his soldiers. And and he cleaned it and then combat of our showed him where the mission of Dode was. And this is where so you have the measured up PSA, which is where the prophet led all the prophets in prayer, but then you have the Dome of the Rock. And so he placed he built a masjid and that was the beginning of it and and what's actually about the Dome of the Rock also, which is where the prophesy sums, Mirage happen. What's the story about the Dome of the Rock? Is
that Well, first of all,
the rocks are very mysterious, you know, the Arabs call them el Hawa. That's a Sama, you know, the death immortals. And rocks have been worshipped throughout history because they have a permanence that nothing else in the world seems to have. So they rep that they represent a kind of, to Jelly of Hulu's.
And so rocks are very interesting. And, you know, the Kaaba is a house of stones. And the, and the black stone, which was really the white stone is it represents the hand of God the Amino life at all. That's why we kiss it like you kiss a king's hand. So So stones are very interesting. And the Arabs did worship stones.
But that what they were really worshipping was that idea of immortality. You know, that? That's, it's the permanence of the stone, that mesmerizes people.
But the what's fascinating is, these are like to use and this is just, you know, I'm just you this. It's like a wormhole.
So, so the prophesies and there's rewire that when he was in, in in the in the cave, with Abu Bakar, or other Nano. The spider had spun the web. I mean, there's some weakness in some of these narrations, but they're still very fascinating.
And traditionally, our tradition did not have problems like today, as long as it wasn't related to a How come? You know, it was a Helcom then, you know, you want a sci fi thing because you're or rip that then you want multilateral. Really. So but but if it's, if it's, you know, stories that that increase people's faith and relate to the Prophet's life, I mean, much of the Sierra is is doesn't have the rigor that the
that the hydrogen has, in any case, in this tradition, Abu Bakar was with the prophesies and Abu Bakar he was terrified because outside of him, here's this famous tracker, who's like looking and there's a spider's web and an elbow workout on the line is he's looking at the problem and the Prophet turn to the end of the cave, which is a rock it's a big rock. So a cave is a hole in Iraq. And he saw the shores of Jeddah
so there were there was an exit strategy.
So, it's very interesting that you know, the, the, where the profit rises was on a stone
to the Mirage, so what's called the what the Jews know as Jacob's Ladder. It's also it's all the prophets ladder because all the prophets have the Mirage, right? So the ladder He saw at that place, where he ascends so so.
So the surah begins it's the 17 surah in the Quran, it begins Subhana Allah de Isabey Abdullahi Leyland
what's really fascinating about this is it begins with tunzi. So in Arabic Subhan, Allah is Gunas the whole law and it comes from a word that is related to bird like distancing. So it's what we would call
Transcendent is God God is town Allah He's beyond any comprehension. Allah is beyond anything the human mind can conceive of Kulu Malhotra be Baraka, hola, hola. CNF with Attica, whatever occurs to your mind, Allah is other than that occurrence. And so when Allah began, he could have begun Alhamdulillah
Alhamdulillah Allah Allah the SRB when he said Subhana Allah the SRB Abdi in order for you to remove any concept of a physical journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala that that that you're visiting him like you would go to a house
Allah is beyond place, Allah as creator of place. So it's undeniable that Allah took his servant on a journey. But this journey, which the first part is a clearly physical journey, and the second part is has some physicality to it undeniably. But once a lot, the prophet enters into what what he called the llama. The mist, which is beyond human comprehension, Allah is letting us know Subhan Allah, the Serbian This is to add Allah and merciful do not think that Allah is in a place and there's some kind of direction and physicality. Because if Allah is in a place, it means he's contained. If he's contained he's not infinite. So we have to remove all of these ideas from our
mind and that's why it begins Subhan Allah the A Serbia de Leyland, now also why Leyland, because its raw is a night journey in the Arabic language, that if set A to means I traveled by night. So Allah says Subhana Allah the SRB abtahi Leyland, because he's going Minal measure that a haram he it and Mr. That OXA right. So he's going from this Masjid Al haram it and mustard OXA right that Allah Allah de Baraka, Hola Hola. Hola. Put this Baraka in this place. He's going to the Mercy Luxor from the mercy of the haram to the Mr. X. So it's saying this night journey is Leyland, it's 40 nights in one night.
So it's Leyland in a night, and he used neck era, because this is to indicate that this is not a normal night journey. This is a night journey that the Arabs could not conceive of in fact, I will Jehan when he heard that the prophets I sent him had traveled from the haram to,
to too much luck saw. He actually said, you know, you're gonna be mokara Mohammedan Don't you think this is ridiculous? I mean, here he means really ridiculous. Don't you think? It's I mean, aren't you like wondering what you know, isn't this ridiculous? He said he traveled in one night what takes us a month right. So now, you could go by jet from from from from Medina to measure Luxa in probably a you know, one of these F six teams, you could probably do it in like 10 minutes or something, not two hours, it would be shorter than that, you know, so, so, we now we know that you can make a monster journey in in, in, in an hour in an instant. So so the studio Minaya Tina, in order for us
to reveal to him our signs
in Noho, who was Samuel Basia? I mean, very interesting, semi adversarial, because where's that? What's another idea? You know, semiotic Basia?
Laser chemistry, he che, you know, it's in the eye of tansy. That's the ultimate sort of Assura that is the ultimate ayah of Tanzania. Well, who was submitted by laser committed he che. So this is where the prophesy Sam is going on this journey. And so this is a journey. So
I mean, it's very interesting. I'm gonna read just a couple
of the Hadith about this. So
the first one
this is that one of the strongest Hadees had been with Salah and Sabbath and NSN they know who's your word? What kind of horror for sedima mean mafia radium and out also
the the SR is much merrily, like if you were sorry, the, the
Yeah, the Issara is much merrily. If you reject the SRR you're you're not a muscle
because it's in the Quran. If you say it was a vision, it's it's a bit. It's a heretical belief, but it doesn't take you out of Islam. You know, so if somebody believes that it was a vision doesn't take them out of Islam, but we believe it was in the body. First of all, the rule is not carried. Right. The rule is, is the rule has to
sorrow that that the body doesn't have, which is why you can go places in the, in your dreams, you can go to home countries. I had more Italian student that I studied with in twain. He used to go like to Switzerland and he would tell me he was going to Switzerland. He said they had electric stairs.
He really wanted to travel, he ended up traveling too, but he really wanted to travel. We used to go on his dreams, people dream dreams, they go to places in their dreams that they can't go. There's all these people now right now dreaming. There's people in countries they can't leave that are dreaming of going somewhere else.
So there are some differences in the narrations, and partly is because we forget that the Sahaba are human beings with memories like we have. There are many Hadees where they say they'll say I think I think he said this.
There's a very famous Hadith where the prophets of Islam got up at Fudger and did he spoke to the Companions until the heart they prayed the horn then he started speaking and then they prayed as he spoke, he spoke from fajr until Maghrib. And they said that he told them every single fifth note that would happen in his OMA and he said Javi the home and a half of the one assume in ESEA some of us memorize it other ones forgot it. And whatever so I used to see things and then I would remember Oh don't you remember he told us about that? That they would remember like said that you jog your memory things events jog your memory, like Aisha when she heard the dog's bark. Then she remembered
the Prophet told her that one of the wives would
be here the dog's bark they would be on the wrong side and she wanted to go back but it was too late. They told her no we have to keep going. She realized that she was on she was against saying the alien is wrong side.
So they so they did forget and so there are differences but part of the beauty of our tradition the Hadith as as a compendium is my full but individual Hadees are not not like the Quran. The Quran is 100% mindful this moto atta there's an end the miracle of the Quran we know it from the Russom we know it from the recensions and we have 10 of Cara at 14 with a hat and then many many shoes per ad. But But and then each one of those pair I have
recensions so Walsh and and falloon on Natha and then wash and balloon also have like wash has as rotten as for honey. So they're your you reach over 50 But they're Clara ads, they're there they don't differ from the rest of them.
And when they when they when they differ based on the Gemma letters and the you know what they call Nakata era will will jam. When they differ on those the foolish then there are four subtle differences of meaning they always add some dimension but the rasam is the same. It's one of the miracles of the Quran. So Quran is mutawatir you cannot and even the Orientals who have attempted to undermine the Quran. In the end, most of them have submitted to the fact that the Quran is a preserved book. The hadith, on the other hand, does not have the preservation of the aura. So there are many fabricated Hadith that got in there. A lot of them are actually just HECM their wisdoms
that that got into the Hadees the Arab say that and marry that up to that. Well, him here too, right. So Dawa, the stomach is the seat of illness. And diet is the source of healing that was at the heart of in Canada, but it's attributed to the Prophet and you'll see it in many of the books attributed to the Prophet and there are many examples of that. The other thing, all the MaHA detune were attacked by other mahadi sooner, so you'll always find pattern
in the Hadith. So So sometimes when you read a hadith, it'll say, Oh, this hadith is munkar or die for it's this or that. It might be according to one but according to another, it might be a good Hadith. So you have to be very careful students when they study because you know, and that was something that I did when I was very young I I was studying with a man he shot me out of he was very nice man. He was actually the he taught me a lot of Arabic but he was the
he was the student he was doing and also did the NL l Barney, who was a Syrian well had to Thursday from Albania. But anyway, so I lived with him because I had to get out
Out of the dorms. And I was going nuts with these young kids in the dorms. And so he invited me to stay with him. But he was very serious student of Islam. But he was Salafi. And he had his his uncle was out of an out of very famous Palestinian historian. So anyway, I was learning all these things. Wow, that's a hadith that even that's ideal. Don't take that. And I was with the Yemenis once and I was just very beginning student I was with the Yemenis once and somebody called I do that. So that's that we've had and
Habib had yet had Dodgers pulled me out, he said, who said,
and I don't mean, you have a long way to go before you can make those kinds of judgments. So that was a little lesson in humility. So be careful with the Hadees
Hadees. Also, that week means it got to see you don't throw a see out. That's a passing grade, they might have got a D if it's a DI you did then, but it's still a C or a D, there's not an F that's called Mildura.
That you throw out and even you don't even throw it out. You just don't consider it from the Prophets Allah ism, because it might have wisdom in it.
You know, the Arab say, Who that heck mode or woman out of that high up, you know, take wisdom, even if it's graffiti on the wall, like I was in Canada's airport, and there's a big sign. My wife and I were coming, getting on a plane, there's a big sign that said, the most important project you will work on this year is yourself.
Because I Oh, that's a good message.
That's the most important project you'll work on your whole life
such as this year, but it you have to start sometime.
So So here this hadith, on Sabbath Bonanni and NSN are the Allahu Anhu and not also an annus is the servant of the prophet Isaiah, he wasn't a slave, but he, his, his mother took him and wanted him to,
to be raised by the prophet sighs and so on as ibn Malik what he served the prophet, but he also he becomes one of the great Maha detune he relates a lot of Hadith and he's because he was so young also, his memory was really like, I mean, that's part of the secret of Aisha being young was her memory was phenomenal. She had almost a photographic memory.
Which is, you know, that's when you're young, so utilize it before it does go.
With the old, the old, the old stirs amongst us know, this truth is a lot harder to memorize. And even if it's not, it doesn't stay in the same way the Arabs say
an actual hablo facilitar can actually Anil hijab would have those headcover charisma Alma but like that you know when memorizing when you're young is like carving in stone but memorizing when you're old is like painting on water.
So he says Salalah I said I'm at tuba Baroque.
The Baroque was brought to me and it's Jibreel and Instagram who bought it and brought it now Barack is from Barack is the same route Baraka which means to flash but it's lightning so the Barack is a vehicle in which the movement was to the horizon in just one step. So this is very very fast like lightning fast which Lightning is the speed of light so maybe it was moving at the speed of light
well who adopt button up yelled it was a dhaba the Arabs use for anything that's walked on the earth it's alive the ant is at dub dub better org there's a termite you know we're done but Mom and Dad button but all the other layer is cool you know there's no data in the earth except the provisions on God So data is anything W Buddha beban is anything that moves on the earth
so it was an it was an animal that was white though we don't have Oklahoma or we're doing it badly. So it was it was bigger than a donkey but less than a mule and the mule which is a you know it's it's it's it's part donkey part horse, right? So the thought is it's always a male or a female horse but a male donkey right. And
and so the Arabs actually honor the buckler that he Mar you know, they use it as a curse. Yeah, Mr. You know, like your donkey. But the burglar is somebody so it's bigger than Mr. is bigger than a donkey but less than than a button, Governor. Yeah, that will have hero
And the mental health part of it. So so it places it's half here the half to the, to the horse of the donkey or the burglar is like the hand the hand the foot to the human being so it's what we'd call hoof of half
the Arab say for the students of Arabic You know, did to Anil have her you know, I came on time, at the right time on the foot,
part of her cubed who had to attain to bathe and mark this, I wrote it until I arrived at beta Democritus, which is the the sanctuary which means the sacred temple, the Sacred
House, sacred place of worship, for about the whole bill helper. So help others there was a ring and there's actually a Wall in Jerusalem called the wall of the Baroque which is where the prophet robata or Barack right near the, you know, what they call the Wailing Wall. So So So,
you know, the OMA took from this, that the prophet Isaiah even though this is a sacred beast, that Allah has Sahara, the Navy's autism subjugated to the prophesy sermon, he's with Gibreel. He still went with the ASVAB with a local tire animal and trusting God and so he tied the animals there was big E shara, in always taking the ASVAB
Allah try to be hella MBR Therma, the Hulten Masjid Alpha Zuleta here I can attain so he prayed this kata hated Masjid when you come into a masjid or masala it's always good to pray, to, to greet the masjid before you even when you go to the masjid of the Prophet size and you greet the masjid first.
The Muhammad there's also to hear to Waldo which the Prophet sighs him did, which is when you finish will do it's good to do two rakaats just for the Whoo. The Mahara stufa and Jibreel
Allah is Salam B inna and Min hamrun. We're in moleben. So Jibreel brought me a Ina, which is a vessel a drinking vessel with wine and one with Lebbon. factor to Lebanon, I chose the milk. There's one ribeye, where he looked at Jibreel and Jabril indicated the milk which the onomah Say again, Minister mahabhava Minister Shaw, no one will ever go astray. If they take advice from somebody wise, it's always good to take advice. But in this one of 3011 he chose the milk falcata Jubril authority and FITARA you chose the fitrah which means what salah, you chose what's natural, because a child if you give a child wine or alcohol, I mean wine or milk. If it tastes though, it's gonna
reject the wine. Wine is what they call quote, unquote, an acquired taste.
Milk. Everybody loves milk, you have to unless you're lactose intolerant, but but they like milk Babies love milk, right? That's the first thing that we latch on to is is milk. And so the Prophet chose milk
because it's the filter. So the filter is what filter Atilla T Fatah and as Allah right in Surah Toram. Allah subhanho data says that this is the fifth era of Allah, Allah T Fatah, NASA Khaled Abdel LFR Pilla.
Let there's a laugh about that letter. But I think the sound is one is, is a name, do not change this fifth rock because you can alter the fitrah like what's happening to these people. Now, all of what we're seeing out in this so called enlightened civilization is the tip of the year of the fitrah perversion of the natural FITARA of people. So Allah is telling us letter deolali Halki, la fille, Parata Allah, Allah T Fatah, Nas Alia. This is the fitrah Allah is alpha, they're far through summer. What are his the originator? Allah is the originator of this fitrah. So he created on this fifth chakra, and this is we're supposed to protect that.
For those of you that like
Cormac McCarthy, and he wrote a book called the road, it's a very interesting, kind of apocalyptic novel, but it's about a man protecting a child on the road. And a lot of people see it as a dark novel, but I really saw it as it was about protecting this innocence that we have, you know, that children have an innocence when they come into the world. And it's the worst thing a human being can do.
worse than murder, as far as I'm concerned, is defile a child because you destroy that fifth, right you destroy the innocence, the trust, it's it's the ultimate betrayal and that's why you bliss
you know that's that's a bliss. So so so the fitrah is something you have to guard in yourself. Children are naturally modest generally I mean it's very rare you do get Shame, shame those children but and there are reasons for that generally. But children are naturally modest and maintain that cultivating that women have more modesty than men do by name by fitrah is a simple fact.
So it's very important so he chose the fitrah the Maharaja Bina and just a little walk Allah, Turtle cetera.
The word in Arabic, Tara, like the prophets and matar as one of his name's Tara is to choose. But if you look at the route, it's from higher
and higher is good. So choice is always the choice of the good. Like the human beings by our nature, we want to choose the good, but there are real goods and apparent goods. In this case, the real good was the milk, the apparent good, was the wine. And so the prophesy son was being tested. had he chosen wine, we would have a lot of alcoholics in our ummah. And that's part of the secret of the Iranian Mirage because he doesn't choose certain things and had he chosen them that would have affected his OMA
How do you wanna add a comb their meaning or over him? He is covetous, solicitous of your well being. The property cares about us.
The Maharaja Bina ADA sama? Dunya. And then they went to the summer of dunya. So the summer dunya is is this? It's this universe, like everything up is summer dunya. We haven't seen the other summer wet. This is all summer Oh dunya.
So So tahajjud Brienne first of first step to her so palpable and asked for it to be open for tea that man and so here's the hardest. So there's angels at each of the of the heavens. And so the angel says, Mennonites, and that's the role of the of the person who guards the door. Who are you? Like if you go to any place where rulers are doesn't matter, you have to show your ID you have to do even if they know you. You're gonna they're gonna who are you? You have to prove who you are. So he's asked who are any he says Gibreel Peter, woman Mark who's with you? Hara Mohammed on Peter rocket, Bertha LA, as has he been sent? Because other prophets have gone through the heavens. So has
he been sent potable ether ed for 40 Helena fader and Obi dama so I was with Adam. So Adam, is is a boon to Adam. It's our father Adam. So Adam, is some say it's related in Hebrew to dumb you know, blood because we're we you know, we're made and we have this blood but but it's also Adam method or, like the topsoil of the Earth is called a derma. So Adam is Adam was created from all the topsoil of the earth. So he was cleared from white soil from black soil from brown soil from yellow soil, from red soil. So you're gonna see all the colors of the different soils of the earth that are in the first human being. So all this genetic diversity is from Adam's creation. So So then
so he asks
so then he sees
Adam and Islam
and he says
for a hobby he taught he the Arabs you know Terhi marhaba you know the Arabs a Marhaba is a beautiful word. So what I have a solder is somebody who has a magnanimous a big chest like they, they they take things easily taught he was to make it roomy when people want to make you comfortable to football you know mahabang It's there's a lot of space here don't feel constricted. A Helen was Sakhalin Island. Which island you found your family well theater saheliyon You're on easy ground now. So mahabang is to let them know that mahabang Euro Hi Bobby. So this is a Terhi
Would that lead the fair and then he said he he prayed for me the Prophet Adam prayed for our prophets Elijah Saddam, the Maharaja Bina at a summit Athenia for stuff to her, and then he sought for it to be open for Qaeda Mennonites. Who are you of apology breed? PETA one America who's with you on a more Hamadan paid over carburetor Ed is he has he been sent out to eat a foot Halina for either Anna Bunnell high quality
baby or holiday it is Ebony Maryam. Oh, yeah. The Bunnell holla T is Ebony Maryam. Well, yeah, he had been to Korea for a hobby order only the higher so then he he says I was with the two sons of of you know there have been a holla because it Chabad is the mother of
have? Yeah, yeah, it is. And then Mary is the sister. So Elizabeth and Mary are sis Mary and Elizabeth are sisters. So yeah, is the son of a Shabak. She's got this bat in Hebrew, Elizabeth. And then Mary is the Yeah, so these are the two cousins are isa ebony Maryam. And yeah, even Zakariya Farah hobby would actually be higher.
So Maharaja be at a semi 30th And then he went to the third floor for Steph Taha so Gibreel sought to have it open Peterman minutes for our distributor, Peter Mac, or Mohammed Peter
was born in a was he sent about it, but what is it a four foot eight Helena fareeda and the use of either who worked at or at Chaparral Hosni for a hobby, whether it be here, and I was suddenly with Joseph, and he was given half of the beauty of the you know, just like, I mean, they said Maha Bashara. The women when they saw their like cutting their fruit and ended up cutting their wrists, because he was so stunningly beautiful.
so he again, what I have with the Prophets is him and then prayed for him. The Maharaja Vina in a sama Arabia and then he goes to the fourth heaven for Steph Taha debri Rokita Madhava. So the same and then he says the same and then he says four foot Johanna Aveda and a B three is what effect now mechanical Alia he's in a high place Idris This is Enoch was given the art of writing many many gifts Idris brought into the world many arts for a hobby whether it be hair, or Allah Jota Anwar. Now how mccannon idea is the Maharaja Bina era sama are homies for Steph Taha Gibreel same, and then he's now he's in the fifth heaven foot for either an OB Harun his with her own
for a hobby with the same thing. The motto should be Nikita sama Assad Hisa, same thing. And then he's said he says it's open. So he's with Musa same he prays for him the motto should be united as sama Assam
then now he's in the seventh heaven.
Same thing and then he says, For foot there hello naffaa anNabi Ibrahim, Moose NIDA Invar oho et al beta Marmore. So the beta Marmore is the heavenly date of the Kaaba and then the beta matamoras The heavenly bait. So Ibrahim is mustafina veho. He's resting up against the beta Marmore.
And he says we the whole year total Hokulea Yama and Sabrina alpha milak Every day 70,000 angels come lair Oh, dune la they don't come back so it's caught this the untold number of them have the habit be at a seed the return monta was very interesting. The Sidra so this is the Arabs have said they're the best honey in the world is the asset of siddur.
And the Yemenis pride themselves in this is a very special honey like acid do and if you go to where they do and there's a famous acid there, so I have this honey that was given to me by a shear and and you know, the prophesy some he wants fed people and he told the woman not to look in the pot because she was worried. And because there's so many people he said don't look in the pot. And so so she kept feeding and then she fed the last person and then she wanted to check she looked it was empty.
And she never looked I think she would have kept the rest of her life. But But
So what I did with this honey, I wrapped it, so I never look at it, it still has honey in it, I just pour it out. And I never look at it. And, and I actually think one of the reasons why Time goes so fast is because we have watches everywhere. And we're always looking at our watch. Like, if you just left watches like pre modern people did. I think there'd be a lot more barakah in the time, but the fact that we're so obsessed with the passage of time, what time is it? Every time we look at the watch, it's like Barack has taken out of the time. Yeah, because because the people that are on what they call polychronic time, you know, anthropologists have this thing called polychronic time and
monochromatic time. So polychronic time is where time is not as linear, as we would have it here. So, like, if you're in Mauritania, people, sometimes they'll measure time by Jizz. So they'll say I'll meet you to Jews after Assad.
You know, so So, but but Islamic time is very natural time we go by the lunar calendar, not the solar solar is fixed. Lunar is always changing. There's, and then we also the prayers expand and contract. So during the winter, the days are short, the nights are long, during, you know, it's time is mysterious in that way. And we've all experienced the bark of time you go to Medina, and it's like, you know, you go pray Fajr and then you read that I have Herat. And it's, it's not even shut up yet. You know, I gotta how's that possible? You know, or the amount of Quran you can read. And then and then, like, you feel like you've been up for like eight hours. And it's, it's like eight
o'clock in the morning. I mean, I think most of you have had that experience. So it's just one of the secrets of Baraka. Yeah. Because it Baraka means to descend, so when the baraka comes down, and that's why the food you never eat from the middle of the plate. Because the baraka is, is that's where it's descending. That's why one of the worst things about the West End, and something I regret for the young ladies here, when you have children, one of the worst thing that I regret, is not eating from one plate with my children. Because when I became Muslim, it was one of the things that I really loved about the people I became Muslim with, they always ate from one plate. And I
guarantee you would not have the type of obesity that you have in this culture of people ate from one plate. And one of the most beautiful answers the prophet ever gave. I mean, all his answers were beautiful. One of my favorite answers
is when he was asked which, which food he liked the best which plate they asked him Which which plate Did you like the best? You know, meaning what type food did you like the best?
And he said, Olivia cathodic feel ate
the one that has the most hands in it.
Just such a beautiful expression of somebody who it's it's not about the food, it's about
being human and eating together. Because one of the things that Western people do they eat alone, and it's such a horrible thing, like the Arabs would never eat alone, the jolly Arabs, they they would rather go hungry than eat alone. In fact, I've been mattala when he was on journeys, and he was forced to eat alone, he would put a rock up and he would take a morsel and throw the morsel to the rock. And he'd have a conversation with the rock.
And one of the things she had three when he came here from Mauritania, he said the worst thing about this place, he said people spend too much time alone.
So it's really important to eat together, but having, you know, family eating from one plate. And one of the nice things about eating from one plate is that
you know, it's a little bit like countries. So you have your space, like when you eat from one plate everybody knows like, and so when you start encroaching on other people's territory, like you slow down till they catch up. This is a fact. I mean, I've seen this so it's very interesting. But anyway.
So the Sidra tell monta is a very interesting concept because the I got off on sit there, honey, the cigarettes and monta is. It's the, it's the extent it's where human consciousness stops. So beyond that, there's there it's ineffable, you cannot explain it. The prophet could say everything up to that point. And after that, Oh Ha, ha ha God revealed to him why
He revealed there's there's there's no words to describe what happens at the sit that then went to her. But he got there. It is an Arabic word
it's it's, I mean some of these words come out of Hebrew but it's an Arabic word. And and the seed that is the nub fruits you know it's called the jujube
in English and and it's actually a sacred tree in many cultures.
Romulus was the founder of Rome was said to have planted the, the silver tree in Rome.
And and when he founded the city as a sacred tree, the Chinese hold it sacred. The Indians hold it sacred. There are many cultures that the Sidra is a sacred tree. So this is obviously an other worldly Sidra. It's not the Sidra of the dunya. But but it is a Sidra tree. The moon Taha is it's more Tada is the beginning. monta has the and so it's this said that at the monta is the furthest it's the low tree of the furthest limit beyond which we're out of anything that is can be articulated. fayda waterco haka Adana Fiala the leaves were like the ears of elephants. So it had these beautiful leave with us somewhat AHA Kalki LAN, and the fruit was like the peanut the color is
a large container of water. So the nut Buck fruit is actually a beautiful fruit. But he's saying that they were like a cola. It was they were like large like the cola or Carla Farah Maharaja Ha Min amarilla Hema Russia
Today urine from Adam and a healthy lie yesterday Iranian atta ha man Hosni ha So when this you know, Allah ha ha ha man amarilla right. So this is when the prophets Allah I sent him was he enters into this realm that again is inevitable.
You know, Fermat hadn't been a caterpillar yesterday or onion atta no one can describe what what took place.
And the beauty of this tree, Otto, how am I Oh Ha. He revealed to me what he revealed.
So not something that can be articulated for Farah Dalia from seeing Salah equally omen. Well, Leila, so he made incumbent upon the Prophet psychism. And obviously his community 50 prayers in every day and night. Fun hustle to Hotlanta Hey, to era Musa, I went back. And then this is obviously the sixth and Moses that he sent him and he tells him off about that book out on Motyka. What did your Lord so Musa had this journey before? This is Revelation. So he wanted to know what what did he What did he make an obligation. And this is when the Shediac comes, you see, the beauty and I didn't talk about this before, but the beauty of the SR and the Mirage is that it comes at the
lowest point of the Prophet's life. So this is Ahmed Hassan. It follows the laws of Abu Talib, who was his defender and protector, outwardly. And Hadiya, who was his defender and protector inwardly.
So he's lost his outward source of solace and his inward source of solace.
And then he goes to beneath a PF
hoping that they'll they'll protect him. So he's doing the ASVAB this is all as bad. I mean, he's with a law, but he's doing the ASVAB and this is being human. So he goes and Benny therapy, if it's the worst time that even the slaves and the children throw rocks, his feet are blooded, and then that's when he's offered to destroy them. And he won't do it.
And then he makes that amazing dua to Allah subhanaw taala you know that our booth, you know, I bought two, share why, like, like, I, my chakra is to you, and this is the prophets. They don't complain to creation. They complain to the Creator.
They don't complain to people, like we love to complain, humans love to complain.
Woe is me. That's just like, and then they love to dump their problems on you.
The prophets don't do that. So
Oberon Jimmy is pure sovereign jameelah sovereign Jimmy rollin was the man.
So this is it said twice and sorted use of. And then the Prophet was commanded to have sobre Jamia, which is to, to deal with your troubles without complaining to creation.
And this is as an individual, this is an obviously, if you're being oppressed, then you can, you know, go to the Prophet went to Benny therapy for help. So it's not, it doesn't mean that you, you don't try to get rid of your situation or get allies or help, but you don't. It's not about complaining. It's about looking for Maha bridge, right. And so and so
this is the point when he has this experience. So at the, at the when the when in the dunya, he's at the lowest point of his mission, Allah takes him to the highest pinnacle of his experience, and it's quite stunning
so then he says, go back, and so he keeps going back and they say the reason this was to honor Him so that the the ability to have this intercourse with his lord was was so extraordinary.
So finally he got it down to five prayers.
But, you know, he tells him below too many Issara it will hover to home. You know, I tested Benny Issara Ian I tried them and they couldn't keep up with their prayers for a year or two. A lot of difficulty on behalf of an Almighty make it easy for my OMA for Hata Annie Hampson for a jar too. So it goes until he gets down to five but each one has the weight of of 10. So it's equivalent to 50 prayers, and that's why it has an OB ICD. I'm 30. Every good deed in our OMA gets 10 is from our prophets.
This is his intercession. But he did do according to CD Amazon rock, he did 50 records every day.
So he did 17 in the in the form and then he did 33 That he was consistent with he's sometimes he did more but he was always consistent with 50 So he the two for shamrock six for Doha for for the whole two after the whore for for us or two from Affirmative, three for Asia, the chef and waiter and then eight for tahajjud and then two for Fajr. So those are the 33 with the 17 so he did 50 rakaats every day.
so then he said Yeah, Mohammed in the Hoonah hum, so Sarwat in equilibrium and we're Leila Lee Coolio sarachan Ashran vertical from sunnah Salah Omen Hammarby hasn't eaten that mela coup De Vita the hasenhuttl
woman what for enamel ah ha
cootie vetro has an attitude the enamel ah ha could you better the whole Ashura woman hammer VC yet in phenom Yamaha lamb tucked up che for in Alameda County but say yeah, Wahida finesse L two hat and say hey to era Musa Akbar to Father era era because erhu Taffy tokoto cada Raja to a lot of the hottest day to me No. So so this is one of the soundness of the transmissions.
And this shows you the centrality of the prayer because here's the highest spiritual experience to date that the prophet has, and it's when the prayers come. So neck, the period of Mecca, which is 13 years period of Mecca is a period of RP the it's a period where there's, there's, you know, a real test beat of their understanding. That's why if you look at the Meccan revelations, they're very powerful either shrimps who were at way then Doom and carrot way they'll Jabbar cigarettes. You know, they're very strong.
You know, what's coming down in Mecca, is what sets you apart if we want that outcome apart up. You know, they're very powerful.
In Mecca, there's a transition to the Sharia. So the Mecca is happycar. Medina is Sharia. And these are the two this is the bifocal vision that every Muslim has to have. So Sharia, there's long in Sharia and happycar There's tribulation
Right, so whenever your mother's womb it's really if Tila from Allah. Sharia it's long, but in halfacre it's empty law. So when you look with the iron of haka, it's much easier for you to deal with the dunya if you always look with the eye of Sharia dunya becomes a very difficult place because just filled with lung
but if you see it as if Tila What am I meant to learn from this? What what does this mean for me the blue icon or you can accent or Amara to test you to see which of us the best in action
or the Quran amateur ally and they come when Allah said to Benny is right here. Right about
frown. And his people is sumo console. Aw, the hub now coming to stack Yunnan his outcome will feed daddy Cumbre Amin Robbie Komal them in Pharaoh was from Allah Pharaoh wasn't from Pharaoh.
Allah says it was a tribulation from Allah He didn't say in Attica but men frown all them
he said it was from Allah
so whenever you see tribulation the world see your Lord first and foremost with the iron of heart paper. It doesn't mean that they're not responsible and they're not Lottie, Moon, they are and Allah will take them to account on the Yom took Cebu, kona nevsun Be mad because of it. Right? Every soul is going to is going to have what it earned. Right.
So so so that's something to remember. Because the prophesies
you know, what happens on this night is just so amazing, amazing journey.
All those things that prophesized him saw.
And when he came back, I mean aboubaker gives also the greatest answer.
When they say oh, did you hear that they're always looking like now they're always looking, they always try to find something about the Muslims, Quran. You know, like, these, these people say, Oh, we discovered these, these palimpsests in in Yemen, and oh, the Quran, it's not really what it was originally was, you know, they're always looking for something grabbing onto something. Oh, we just discovered this.
This that, oh, the Qibla wasn't really to Mecca is actually to Petra in Jordan.
ridiculous things, but they're always trying to get something. So that's the way the kuffar they always like that. You know, so they go to Abu Bakar, because he's obviously bad. Did you hear the latest? Like, you know, they think we finally got him using you to say, oh, that's absurd. Nobody could go to Jerusalem in point one night.
And he just said, in kind of esodoc If he said it, so in other words, I'm not gonna trust you. ringing me this news, because he's not a Thika. Right. And confess, I have been a bit of a debate, you know,
and in a Carozza battle, to be, you know, know what's being said to, to make sure the sources sound that it really was said, right, like the internet, internet, there's no to begin and there's no truth of
the internet is, you know, there's a very interesting story about the internet that Herzog who is a documentarian, he did a, he did a
he did a documentary on the internet. And he actually said
the very first word that came across the internet,
they were writing l o g log, you know, because you had to do that in the old days. And it crashed on Lo.
Lo and behold,
so So, in that film that he did on the internet, there, there's a family who their daughter died in a horrific accident and her head was cut off and it was dangling. And people took pictures. You know, the people that come looky loos know people who slow down in a traffic to kinda when they see a traffic accident, they slow down to go see a mangled body. And,
and so, so people took pictures of their daughter, and then they would send them the pictures.
But the amazing scene in that documentary is this woman and I think, you know, I think on taka holla she said,
I really believe the spirit of the end
Antichrist is in the internet. And it just brings out the worst in human beings. And when you look at the internet, you look at the filth on it, and you look at all of the, the, you know, and I look, I'm, you know, I look up things on the internet all the time I use, you know, these search engines are amazing. I mean, the type research that you can do now
because we grew up without you guys didn't, but we grew up we were the old people here. There's only two of us there valses young, but but the old people here, we had to actually look up books and you know, we have these Hadees of where you'd have to look up in the these books of like, Bro Coleman, you know, did you pray at Broekman? Yeah, exactly. You have to look up the Prophet Hadith, it would take so long just to find a hadith. Now, you could just put in a few words from it. And it'll give and then it gives you the number and where and then you can go to your your physical book and just look it up. Don't ever take it from that. Always check it with the book, by the way, and
I really mean that because they're not trustworthy. But anyway, but I just thought that was such an interesting statement. You know, just the demonic. There is a something really, really dark about I mean, it's called the web the World Wide Web.
The Arabs call it
a shortcut ankle boot, a shortcut and Emile ankle booty or anime, you know, this world wide spider's web. That's how they how they did the 31 method. Alladhina tocado, ODM and Duni they're committed Alenka Bucha Tada beta. We're in now Oh, 100 viewds debater anchor booth. Like Allah says the those who take God's beside Allah are like the spider that takes a web. And surely the weakest of houses is the house of the spider. This whole system is so weak now. I mean, they're talking. Davos was talking about a global crash, like saying 2024 We're gonna have a global crash of the whole web and who knows? I don't know. But it's a fragile system. You know, your banking. If if if though if the
computers go out, all your money in the bank has gone by and I know this from dealing with identity theft because I helped a widow get her money back. And it was it was really hard because they did it all through these hackers. You know, a lot of them are Muslim.
You know, apparently one of the great contributions of Muslims to the modern world is the computer virus
that was invented by a Muslim
we were the builders and now we're the destroyers.
Anyway, we should pray. Okay.
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