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Stories In The Quran –
The Battle of Badr, Hunayn, Tabuk & The Hijrah
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh we welcome you all to another session even in left Today we will go over the 10th use cPanel we've already almost covered one third of all and that shows us just how fast Ramadan is going. We ask Allah Subhana Allah make us from those who benefit the most from this month and who are rewarded with the highest reward.
We find that the last part of the night Jews, Elijah lo Allah begins with surah, Al Anfal, we find it suitable. And finally he mentions the Battle of battle. After that he carries on speaking about the Battle of battle in the 10th juice. And then he speaks about a few more battles, but even in that we will touch on those today.
Are echoes of the logo. Oh, you hamdulillah How are you? Alhamdulillah from the alarm? Well, I was saying we we've almost covered one third of the Quran and that just shows us how fast the month of Ramadan is going. And we should try and make the most of it. If we haven't made the most of the first 10 days. I think we should try our best, you know, to increase or to start getting serious. Yes, absolutely. Mashallah. No 100% we need to because Ramadan is moving too fast, you know.
hamdulillah chef, we mentioned that in Surah, two unfair in the ninth juice Allah Allah, Allah began by speaking about the Battle of battle. He then carries on speaking about this battle in a lot more detail in the 10th juice. For me, what stands out is when Allah subhana wa Jalla says volotovo, actin locked left on female at this battle of leather, as we know, the Muslims, before that the wealth was taken, they were driven out of market. So they wanted to go and get some wealth that was on the way for the businessmen of mankind. That was supposed to be based because these have been taken by them unjustly. So when they went out, Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling them that, you
know, you could have gone this way and gotten the wealth. Or if you went the other way you would have met this army even says one out our atom. If both of us both armies had to agree on a meeting point and a place lock deadlift and kill me at both of us, you wouldn't have made it. So if you all agree that on a certain day, we need active battle on this day, it says that you wouldn't have made this meeting either because the Muslims would have felt that they were underprepared. Those who the fall of Quraysh would have felt that, that fear, as we know Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the things he was given was, when he was going to a place when he was going to another army,
they would be overtaken with fear a while before he reached. So for me, what stands out is when Allah Subhana, Allah mentions this timing, and he says that he is the one who decided it was left to you to parties, you would have still missed out on this timing. And there is a life lesson to take from this that sometimes if you plan, and you know, you've tried your best to avoid a situation, but then you find yourself in that situation. There's no use looking back, now it's time to stand up to the plate and as they say, be counted, you know, do what you've got to do. Now, there's no point in looking back. And, you know, it could have been, if we did this, no, you've already reached its
time, you know, you take the bull by the horns. So to say Allah subhanho wa Taala decides what happens even if you've planned immaculately and properly, things don't come out according to your plan. So you should make the most of the situation you are in.
Yes, because by by that point, I think people are already too far into it to now start backing out and you know, questioning themselves. So 100% you've got to take the bull by the horns and go ahead with what you've decided. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala will most definitely help. You know, I find that where Allah subhanho wa Taala says if you recap on the love of human Amica vallila when Allah showed you in your dream, they were few he made them few right? Well I can can feel a lift a shield. And if he had shown you these, the enemy as a lot, then you would have failed in that wallet and has actually feel angry and you would have had dispute in the matter. So Allah subhanho wa Taala
showed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, them as the enemy as being few in order to give him courage, and had they seen them as a lot than they would have failed. Allah subhanho wa Taala literally uses these words failed and you would have disputed in the minute. This shows us that mindset has a lot to play in your life. It has a large
role to play in your life and in what you do. And it affects the outcome of a particular situation, you can go into something with a strong mindset. And it's hard, it's difficult, but you overcome, look at how in the battle, but we had 1000 on the other side, and on this side, you had a third of that number 314, roughly. So
even though the task looked very large, to a person who was looking at it, from the other side, you know, from the outside, to these people, Allah subhanho wa Taala made them seem, you know, a small group of people, etc. And the companions actually say that, you know, we only found out that there was 1000 from amongst them when we captured one of them. And we asked them that how many people are you and they said, We have 1000, imagine they had they known this from the beginning, they would have become weak, it wouldn't have been able to do it, they, they would have had the wrong mindset going into something. So I think even when something you see it as a difficult task, or something
hard, go in with the right mindset, and Allah subhanho wa Taala will open your doors.
Just today, I was seeing a video with a person who was blindfolded. And he, you know, he began to do these hoops on a basketball. And as he was doing it, he was getting them one by one, one by one.
And the minute that they took off the ballot, blindfold, he couldn't get it, he couldn't see he couldn't do it any longer. So the point is, sometimes when you can't see the greatness of the task in front of you, then it's easier for you to do it. So I think we can take a lesson from that.
And you mentioned such an important point and you know, if you look at those verses, there's a whole formula to success where Allah subhana wa Taala begins by saying yeah, you will Lavina M and O you who believe in Allah t confy utter if you're lucky to attend the festival to if you meet a group like this, the first thing you do is you don't want to stay steadfast stay strong first go to second thing was go to La Casita en la la come to flip on make Vicar remember la being the remembrance of Allah wa fear La la la Sula, obey Allah and His Messenger, wealthier Allah wa sallahu wa ala tena sorrow, and don't start fighting bickering. And you know, causing problems amongst one another is a
formula for success that has been mentioned in the siesta verses or speaking about war. But we could implement this in our day to day lives. These are extremely important points, especially when you want to reach somewhere and as you mentioned, mindset, Allah Subhana which Allah when he told them that if he had to show you the real number, you you would have you know what left a shield to, you would have gone back, you would have thought that maybe this is not for us. So it's extremely important, what you mentioned, you know, adding on to that this later on Allah Subhana mortalis is where you can little confy are unique him, and he makes us smaller in their eyes as well. So they
actually, the muslimeen seemed very few to them as well. So now, what's the difference between the two, one on the one side you have email and on the other side, you have this belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the way I see it is that when these people saw the muslimeen as being few, then that made them overconfident in their own capacity and capability. And they felt like yeah, we can do this because we're more powerful. yet. On the other side, when the muslimeen saw them as few, it strengthened the belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala so they became stronger in and firmer in their faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala which ultimately pushed them through.
You know, exactly as you mentioned, is mentioned in the in the verse when Allah subhanho wa Taala says that they came out, he says, Ria and as well as the Coachella dinheiro Jomon Dr. imbaba worry as well so do non Serbian lefties, people from Croatia, they came out haughty and arrogant. Some say they were drinking the night before because they thought that you know this is going to be plain sailing, we're going to win hands down. So it's extremely important. Jeff, is there anything else you'd like to add before we move on to the next story?
No, I think let's move on inshallah.
Allah Allahu Allah then begins with surah two Toba in the 10th juice. We find that one of the stories he mentions or he touches on is known as her name or the Battle of her name. Her name is a place between Matt Campo if the Muslims This was one of the only battles where they had quite large numbers compared to the previous battles. And some of them felt overconfident again because of the numbers and they thought that you know we would be victorious. So let's Panama's Allah says la sala como la female Latina Cassie LA. Well, my name is RJ but Comcast
And on the day of her name that day, you thought that because of your numbers you know it made you a bit too confident in algebra comcastro to confirm toniann CompTIA that didn't benefit you in any way your numbers were bar fatale, come on out to be macho but and no matter how vast and wide the earth scenes and everything, it became so narrow for you, for me, my point that I take from this is this little verse here, Baba Italico.
You find that sometimes even in the in the world we live in today, people have everything, you find people who are multimillionaires and billionaires. But they live, you know, a sad life, they live a life where they got no inner peace. And this is one of the meanings of the Dalai Lama to be more of a hobbit, no matter how wide and vast the earth seems, use are still narrow in your heart. You know, you're living a very, you know, sad and depressed life. And one of the reasons for this, and one of the main reasons for this is when somebody forgets, you know, he's not humble, he thinks he is everything, you have to remember last panel, which I
love. That's a valid point. You know, some people have everything, but unfortunately, they don't have the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that, ultimately, is what they're lacking. So despite everything, they still end up, you know, they, they end up without joy in their lives. So unfortunately, you know, the dunya will never fill our hearts. And I think that's something that people can really benefit from, you know, we try to fill our hearts with the dunya with different different items, and it just doesn't ever end.
I want to focus on the same aspects that were the same, you know, part of the verse that you've chosen, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well, Dr. Talley will undo Bhima who bet and the earth became narrow, despite it being very vast. Now.
These people were seeing that which was going on around them, they saw that they were people it is said that they were ambushed in the valley, and the people the enemy came in, and were attacking them. So it was very, a very harsh environment around them probably lost, blood was being spilled, etc. It was difficult for them to see. So a lot of them turned back and ran away, or some of them turned back and ran away. And they were few who remained with us in Los Alamos. Now, have they thought about the larger picture of things, not only the little situation that they were in, perhaps they would have remained because Allah subhana wa metallocene was botanical Morocco, but yet it was
very vast, look at the larger picture of things. Perhaps if you were to die in that, then it was good for you. And if you were to live, then it was good for you. So don't run away from the situation, you won't be able to get away from the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Ultimately. So I think when we're in a certain problem, sometimes we see it as the projection of our entire life, that this is how my entire life is going. But in reality, it's only that particular situation. You don't really need to make that your outlook on life and your mindset with regards to life. Know that that's a time in your life, it will pass and better times will come.
We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us all the ability to be patient and look at the bigger picture, Shanna Moving on, we find the last panel with the 11 mentions another battle and that was the Battle of the book. And in that, in that in those verses, he also speaks about the Hegelian he touches on the hegemon a little bit, where Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left Makkah and with him was better suited for the love language and they came to Medina. So basically Allah subhana wa Jalla is reprimanding those who didn't go out with the messenger when he says that in Latin so who sakata masala la if you don't want to, you know stand with the messenger Allah has given him
victory Allah has helped him on many occasions, one of them being the Hajj Allah, Allah Allah azza wa jal hola hola Dena can follow me if Namie if Houma feel hot, if you are poorly sahibi latex and in nama Marina, basically they went and as we all know that they stayed in a cave for a little while ago because to pay for the Allahu Allah and Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The point I want to touch on is not actually related to a verse But it's related to Abu Bakr Siddiq Javier love. The best person to have walked the face of the earth after the messengers. Allahu wa Salatu was Salam. It's extremely important for us to read his biography to know who he was, you know, the best friend
of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It's extremely, extremely important. A lot of people don't know his sila. A lot of people don't know
his biography A lot of people don't know, the good deeds he did, and his, you know, certain positions or where he stood with the messenger. And everybody else had left the messenger at the time because of the alarm language. Another point and very interesting point that I read once was an IT and it's actually a very amazing steamboat and Steve love to show how somebody was able to derive a benefit from the program. In the first way we asked our last panel, which island that we read every day, we say in our study, Guide us to the straight path, the right path, what is the right path serata levina and Anjali him The path of those who you have, you know, best out your favor upon
Oh Allah, whoever he mentioned them in another verse, woman up in LA however sooner like Mr. Medina and Allahu la mina de novo CDT, those who Allah has favored there, the MBA the messages, the theme, the Shahada, the martyrs and the solid in the pious people. The scholar says that from this verse, we are able to take that Abu Bakr Siddiq cannot be a loved one. He's arraign, his villa was correct and right, because Allah subhana wa Jalla is ordering us to follow number one, the messengers, number two, the deity who was the Siddiq of the soma, the first city is a city of your loved one. And I found that extremely amazing, whoever wants to read more on it, maybe if you go to see above
and beyond you will find it.
Wow, that is mind blowing actually some kind of law because he said you can allow some kind of mortality so they can I let him know I'm a lover I think, who was the team? I never ever really thought of it from that angle. It never ever came to mind. So this is some kind of law something really amazing that we can all benefit from I think especially with regards to the three level of atrocity for the Allahu anhu etc.
What I find amazing is that they are in a situation where they're about to get cat captured, you know, Bobo Casa de Colombia lover and who says that if one of them was to look at their feet, they would have seen us right and in the situation and also la Salim is calm is collected and he tells him letter has an Don't cry. Don't be sad, don't fear in the law Nana Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is with us. So the fact that he kept Allah subhanho wa Taala with him remembering him
meant that he became calm. It didn't scare him, that the whole world was you know for them at that time, was about to cap capture them. You know, these people that were very powerful, we're about to get hold of them. It didn't matter why because Allah subhanho wa Taala is with us. And this is what the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala does for us in our lives. When we remember him constantly. It calms us down. You are anxious about something you're depressed, you're worried you're wondering what's going to happen in the future. Know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is with you remember him, ask him and you will find this piece that will overcome you. And just yesterday or seeing
there was a sister talking about her account of how she had to leave her family and she had to go away and you know, she accepted Islam because and they literally turned her away and threw her out of the hole. And she says Well, lucky in my sajida I find peace with Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine her father excommunicated her. Her mother didn't want to know her. She was disowned from the family. She started receiving text messages saying don't talk to us ever again. yet she's happy that Allah subhana wa Taala is with her. She was happy that she had accepted Islam. And this is the role that the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala should play in our lives as well. So in this manner will be
able to succeed you know, so to speak.
You know, you mentioned the vicar and remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you also mentioned the sajida are those you know, we should actually try and it's from the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he would ask Allah in His sujood, prolong your record, prolong your sujood you will find you know tranquility way you will never find in your life just try it and you will find it also relating to the previous point we touched on how when people thought that they had everything but Allah He will have to be Morocco, but the whole earth no matter how vast or wide it seemed, it became narrow for them. And as for these two the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Abu Bakr was different before the other one, the whole world is after them. And Allah says fans Allah who Sakina taboo, and he, Allah Subhana Allah, you know, he he sent him with
Down with peace and tranquility, calmness, they will come. So the vicar remembrance of the last kind of hotel is extremely important. Moving on Shana, we find in the very same verses, this story is mentioned. But the biggest story that's being spoken about here is a lesson with the book, The title of the book, a quick overview, the book was during a time where it was very hot, and it was also far. So there were people who were unable to go or who didn't go out with the messenger, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. These people, some of them, you know, they were truthful, good Muslims. However, you know, maybe it was laziness, shape, and at the same time, they weren't able to go or they didn't
go, but in their hearts, they still believe they felt they would reach they would reach they didn't end up going. And then they were those who are, you know, hypocrites who didn't want to be with the messenger who only wanted to see his downfall, and they also didn't go. For me What stood out is when Allah subhanho wa Taala says that, after reprimanding the messenger about certain things, and he mentions a bit of the story, he says, No, how did you feed him? Mazza do Camilla have Allah, if these people, these hypocrites had to come out with you, the only thing that they would have brought to your campaign, your party would be problems and mischief and disunity, when you have a common
fitna, and they would have basically caused a fitna in your camp. The lesson I take from this is sometimes especially when it comes to not only teamwork, when you want to do something, and you feel that you know what, I need to have this person by my side, this person on my team, maybe they don't want to be with you, and you carry on begging and pleading and putting yourself down and you know, come, come, come come. And they don't want to well, who knows, Allah knows maybe if they came, your whole, your whole project and your whole vision would be, you know, it would they would have brought,
I could say a loss to whatever you wanted to try and achieve. So we shouldn't go you know, we shouldn't attach success to people to say that I have to have this person I have to speak to this person. I have to know this person know what it is easy. Take it and whoever has been prevented from coming to you by Allah subhanho wa Taala accept it and move on. You don't know if they came, it could have been worse.
Yes, so true. So true. Sometimes we become more attached to the person in the mission. So that person becomes more important to us than the actual mission and accomplishing accomplishing it. Yet, Allah subhanho wa Taala has removed them for a reason. You know, Allah subhanho wa Taala says from a material hierarchy dounia feel authority it luckily. So the merchandise of this dunya is nothing in comparison to the FBI, except for a little meaning it means literally nothing. In comparison to the archaea.
What I find amazing is that we've made the objective of our our life in this world, the life of this world. So everything that we do is about this dunya How can I live better? How can I survive better? How can I eat better? How can I make my stay more comfortable in the studio? And what always stands out for me is the saying of the people of the past and one of the people of the past was asked that mellonella car hold mode. Why is it that we despise death? And he says Leanna Martin jr kuwahara
in the crown chakra hoonah and 1030. luminol. Rahmani Lucha that you've built this dunya, and you've destroyed the archaea earlier. So you don't want to move from that which is built to that which is destroyed. So for us, we need to really understand that a little bit of sacrifice in this dunya have some comfort, some pleasure, some luxury at times. In fact, not at times, but always is better than to sacrifice the Euro, in exchange for this dunya. Because ultimately, no matter how high it is, in the country, it's very little It doesn't mean anything, you know that you only living 6070 100 years in this dunya maximum, how long you're going to live, you know that the answer is forever. Why are
you disregarding that we're not saying don't live in the dunya? Yes, live enjoy, build as much as you can build the archaea Also, remember the balance that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had a nice job. We said Robert and Tina Jr. has an awful lot of goodness in this world goodness in the world in Adana and save us from the punishment of the Fire. So, I think generally that's that's a reminder that's very general but I think it's something that we really need to make the focus of our life and our existence in this dunya which is to build our healer ultimately, you know, and it's exactly as Allah subhanho wa Taala meant
in that verse Mariela comida de la kumaun feelfree civilian life altocumulus de tocqueville hieratic. Dunya mina aphylla Have you become happy? Have you know have you become content? Are you comfortable with the life of this world, forgetting the aphylla reprimanding those who didn't go out with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the time, and this was a reminder for them, as well as all of us that sometimes we get a bit too comfortable and we forget our priorities. We forget that. And sometimes, you know, especially when life is going, you know, well, you've got no real problems in life, we tend to forget and then when something happens we remember a lot. So we
should try and remember that at all times in times of ease and in times of difficulty not forgetting that after.
I mean, I mean,
Alhamdulillah good to Allah here. I think we've had a good session
Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah and with that, we come to the first third or we've come to an end of the first third of the Quran. inshallah we'll start from the 11th juice tomorrow. We even Illa
the vanilla vanilla, okay until then. Salam.
aleikum wa salam O Allah Allahu Allah kept