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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen illa Allah Al amin, ob Hina serene Manasa Liana sadly Maha Tamil ambia even more celene Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge Marin along Melissa Hello Illa Magilton who Salah
has not either she Salah obvious sudwala to acid with him Bill harrowby canister in we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for having gathered us here today. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to cause the mercy of his to descend upon us, and to surround us with the mela and to raise us with the MBR Allah hemos Salatu was salam, and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean,
when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born, then we all know that he was born without a father. His father, Abdullah had passed away before he sallallahu alayhi wasallam was born. And then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continued his life with his mother. And at the tender age of five years old, his mother passed away as well. Now from this already we can see that rasulillah salam sallallahu alayhi wa sallam began his life with difficulty. He began without a father. And then we find that his mother who was with him for five years only passes away. So at the age of five, he loses this beautiful mother of his imagine the feeling of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wasallam as a child, knowing that you have no father, and then you lose your mother as well. That person who has your connection in this dunya is gone. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues with his grandfather, Abdulmutallab, and three years later, his grandfather passes away as well. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is going through this difficulty after difficulty after difficulty yet he is only eight years old. And he continues and then, at the age of 25, he marries Khadija been to Hawaii lado de la Juana and when he marries her, he continues and she becomes a person who is very close to him. So Khadija hora de La Hoya Anna, she lived with
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she supported him, she helped him she was with him, she loved him to a very great extent.
And then, Khadija whoa de la hora and her, she is with him when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he goes out and he is in the cave of Hira. And once he is there, one of the days he receives the Salah, all of a sudden, he receives a message from Allah subhanho wa Taala called Bismillah. We can lead the HELOC and this angel jabril Allahu salatu salam comes to him and tells him read, read.
And after all of this difficulty Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being told to do something that he is not able to do. We all know that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mercan Akari and he was not a reciter. So he tells the angels Nana Bukhari I am not a reciter so the angels grabs hold of him and hugs him and says it cannot read. And he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam repeats murder because I am not a reciter and then once again, the angel grabs hold of him and tells him It caught Bismillah Michela the hallak read in the name of Europe who created and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this angel leaves after that.
And this was gibreel Allahu Salatu was Salam. He leaves after that. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is terrified. He doesn't understand fully and exactly what happened yet. So he runs down from the mount and he goes to his wife Khadija, who was a pillar of support
Port a pillar of strength for him and he says that me loonies me loony Cover me cover me because he is worried. He says in the sheet while NFC says I was worried that I would die. So Khadija hora de la Juana and here we see what kind of a pillar of support she was for him. She says to him, callao Allahu Allah, Allah who
know definitely Allah subhanahu wa Tada, he will never let you down. He will never let you down in Nikola Tesla him. Indeed you are the one who ensures that the family ties are joining. You go out of your way to make sure that you join family ties. And she continues to rattle off various qualities that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam possessed, telling him that definitely Allah subhanho wa Taala will not let you down. So this was hardship after hardship after hardship. Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam, then comes out to the people. And he tells them that you need to come and accept Islam. And when he stands up on the Mount of suffer and tells them that if I were to warn
you of an army that was coming to fight you or attack you, would you believe me? And the answer was merger Grabner alayka katiba. We never ever found you to be a liar. So why should we belie you today? You are a surgical Ameen. He was known as a surgical amine to them. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells them that which was from Allah subhanho wa Taala that I am here to warn you of a severe and painful punishment if you are not to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala alone and they are there. Abu lahab stand stands up and looks at him and says tab Ben lakia. Mohammed. Destruction v to you. Oh Mohammed, and he heard that Jamal tena, Is this why you got the whole of Mecca here
today? You got them here to tell us that you are to warn us of a punishment that is to come. Tappan laka so Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals verses regarding Abu lahab Tabitha Abdullah Habib Mata Burma, Elena and Houma Lu Wanaka, sub se Aslan on the tele have been one or two. So Allah subhanahu wa Allah revealed these words regarding Abu lahab my point here today is that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went through this hardship of losing a father, meaning he had no father when he was born. He lost a mother he lost his grandfather. And then here a bola hub is telling him to have been lucky destruction be to you. He did not ask for the reseller to come down upon him. He did not ask
for why he to be revealed to him. Yet here he was standing up for the truth standing up for a bullish that he will jellal to convey that message that he was told to convey. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continued, and his uncle looked after him. His uncle defended him. His uncle protected him. And then they came a year where his uncle also passed away. This uncle that had defended him to the extent that later on Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam says that so long as my uncle was alive koresh did not harm me to a great degree. Yes, they spoke out against me, but they never tried to harm him to the extent where it became physical.
And then a bola hub would follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam around the streets of Makkah. And he would tell he would say, saw be on
this man, this man is a person who has left the religion of his forefathers and he's a liar. And he would pouch Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with pebbles. And then Khadija been to Hawaii lado de la hora and have passed away as well. And when Abu lahab was when when Abu Talib was passing away, then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to where he was, and Abuja Hill was there, and they were telling about it that don't leave your religion, make sure that you don't enter into Islam, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam comes there and he says pulchella mutton or herd juliaca Bihar in de la say a word only La ilaha illa Allah that I will be able to use to fight your
case. On the day of the AMA was Allah subhanahu wa Tada. I will be able to argue your case with Allah subhanho wa Taala just say that one word only he's pleading with his uncle and his uncle passes away upon that Cofer. He
passes away upon that shift and disbelief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, after all of this hardship after all of this difficulty, it doesn't make him a better human being. rather he says, that's a selfie ruler camella and he says that I will seek forgiveness for you so long as I am not prevented from doing so. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this was the man of Allah subhanho wa Taala in his heart, he loved his uncle so much, that he says I will continue to make you still fall for you, so long as I am not prevented from doing so. And Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals vs. Man can
be well Nabina No, ie a stone, machinery King. It is not for the newbie and those who have believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala. To seek is still far for those who associate partners with Allah subhanahu wa tada where they can only
even though they may be people that are close to them, by the matter dianella whom
else have jakeem after it becomes clear to them, that these are the people of the fire. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stopped that is still far. But why did Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stop? Was it because the man was no longer in his heart? No. It was because Allah subhanho wa Taala had commanded him to do something. Allah subhanho wa Taala had told him that you cannot seek is still far for your uncle any longer. So he stopped.
But if the matter was left in the hands of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam he would have continued to make you still fall for his uncle. Then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam embarks on a journey towards his people had rejected him. His people did not accept his message. His people did not want to listen to him. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam thought, perhaps I will find some luck, I will find some joy obviously in Islam. We don't believe in luck as in where it has nothing to do with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But what I mean is that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was trying to find some joy with other people since he had been rejected
here in Makkah. So he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam embarks on a journey by foot towards life. And as he's walking, this is something that is amazing. The journey to five is actually not an easy journey to undertake by foot, because it is into the mountains. And remember that this is in the Arabian Peninsula, in the terrain that is harsh and difficult. Also, Lhasa Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he continues to walk, and he gets to tarrif. And after this long and arduous journey, this difficult journey Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam addresses the people of pif, the leaders of barf, and he says to them that enter into Islam, I am coming to you with a message from Allah subhanho wa
Taala. And do you know what the response was? The first one, there were three of them, the leaders of five that he was addressing, and the first one of them says to him, that lm eg de la hora Kelly Ursula, is it not that Allah subhanho wa Taala could not find anyone besides you to send him. So he sent you. And the second one says to him, that if what you are saying is true, then I will defecate on the cab.
I will defecate on the cat but these people have the cannabis sacred. They knew the value of the cabinet. They love the cabinet. They held the sanctity of the cabinet, but he's saying that I will defecate on the cabinet. Why? Because he was so sure that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had not been sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala and the last one says in Kentucky the ban for anti are available in Contessa Deacon van Tao the moment that I like if you are truthful, then you are greater than me for me to answer you. Were in Kentucky diba. And if you are a liar, the attacker woman in a lake so you are below me. I don't need to answer you. Basically he was saying I don't
want to answer you.
This was the answer of the people of bife Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells them that okay, you have not accepted my message. At least don't make it public. Don't go and tell Quraysh what has happened because if you tell them then they will harm me more than they have
Already home to me. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues and he begins to walk. And these people set the urchins of the city on him and they begin to pelt him and he begins to bleed from his shins, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanho wa Taala had sent him with this reseller, yet he continued to persevere. And you find that he was bleeding from his legs until his shoes are clogged with blood, and he leaves the city of bife. He leaves this city of bife and he comes outside and he sits down. Now let us take a moment to pause and to think and to reflect upon the situation. Here he is, after all of the difficulty that he has gone through, and he has the
opportunity to raise his hands to Allah subhanho wa Taala. In fact, it is mentioned in the Hadith, that jabril Allahu salatu salam came down and told him that this is the angel of the mountains, he has control of the mountains, command him to do whatever you want to do with these people. Or sudo, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is sitting there, and the door that comes out from the mouth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is amazing. In fact, he tells that Angel and before he tells him the angel says to him, that you see these two mountains that are here I can actually cause them to become one and these people will be destroyed. They it will be as though they never existed, they
are gone completely. He gives him that option. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that perhaps if they for fathers and their fathers have not accepted Islam, then they will accept Islam, the children to come of these people will accept Islam, and he makes a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide these people.
This was the mercy and the man of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he had placed in the heart of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, do you know why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made this drop, because the aroma that was there was not his, it was not placed by him. It was placed by a will is that he will Jelena Allah subhanho wa Taala says habima
mean Allah, tala whom it is because of the aroma of Allah subhanahu wa taala that you became merciful towards them, you had that mercy for them. It is because of the aroma of Allah subhanho wa Taala that you were soft and lenient with them. So this law came from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhanho wa Taala caused it to be such a situation that he actually made dua for them, and
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues, and you'll find that
the his relationship with every single human being, in fact with all of creation, was the relationship of mercy. Allah subhanho wa Taala says woman out of Seneca in LA Mata Lila adenine, and we did not send you to mankind except as a mercy for the worlds we did not send you to them, except as a mercy to the world the entire world, including the animals and everything that was there. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his relationship with his servants had a beautiful relationship relationship. And as a numerical the Allahu anhu he narrates that Adam to an obeah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mashallah sin. I served Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for 10
years from mokulele hoofing he never ever said to me,
one Malakal le Lima file to her the only male MTF alhaja for 10 years Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never told him Why did you do this? And why did you not do that? I'll be even cabbalistic eslami radi Allahu anhu another Sahabi who served Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says I would come to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with his waterfall will do his water food. That was his job. He would come to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam with his water food waterfall, and some other requirements that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had and he says that the one one day Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told me, Sal, ask whatever you want. And this was a
young man who spent his time in amongst us have a sofa and us have a sofa well known to be poor people. They would rather rely on the sidecar that came to Rasulullah saw
Whether you sell them that would be distributed amongst them. Here he is being told, asked for whatever you want, and who is the person that he's asking? That is asking him that question. This is the being that has the most powerful relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala, the strongest link with the most powerful being to ever exist. He's asking a young boy in his prime, asked for whatever you want. And he was a youth at the time. He could have asked for a beautiful spouse to marry. He could have asked for something like gold or silver. He could have asked for the best mode of transport that was available. But what is it that comes out of his mouth? He says, Luca modificata,
Kafeel Jenna, I asked you own messenger for your companionship in gentlemen. He wanted to be the companion of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in general. This was a young man who had served Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was his servant. Yet he wanted his companionship in gender. What kind of treatment did Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam give him for him to ask for the companionship of his engender. Today, we've got to ask ourselves, what is our relationship with our servants? How have we treated them? If we were to ask them that asked for whatever you want, what they asked for our companionship in general? And if the answer is no, then there is something
wrong with treating them in a manner that is not similar to a surah Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was his relationship with his servants habima met him in a law healing Tara home. So it was the amount of Allah subhanho wa Taala that caused him to be merciful to them. And when it comes to the rebirth, and the worship, that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, advised his people with, we would think that he was harsh with them or he was severe with them and he told them, you've got to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. throughout the night, you've got to fast throughout the day. But we find that Zina probably a lot more than her, would worship Allah subhanahu attallah
such that she had a rope that was dangling in the masjid that she had tied to the roof of the masjid of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the reason for this was because she would worship Allah subhanho wa Taala so much during the night, that she would become tired and want to hold on to that rope so that she does not fall down in sleep.
So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam enters into the masjid and he sees this rope hanging. So he asks the companions, why is this rope hanging here?
And they tell him the reason that Zeynep comes in here and she performs Salah at night until she's tired such that she holds on to this rope. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says cut it off, cut it off, get rid of it. And then he utters a statement he says la tech Lou Mina de nada, totally akun don't become so harsh with yourself that you perform actions that you cannot do. For him Allah hilarya mailloux Hot Tamale Lu for Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala he does not become tired of your worship until you become tired of it. Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam was merciful to the companions, even when they were harsh with themselves. So he was merciful to them more than they
were merciful to their own beings. And this was the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when it comes to the kingdom and the regulations that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave to them. Then there was a man who in the month of Ramadan, he was intimate with his wife. So he came with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this was during the day he was intimate with his wife. So he came to La pseudolus Allahu alayhi wa sallam complaining that I've done something wrong here. And I've been intimate with my wife in the day of Ramadan. So you would imagine that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say to him, why did you do that? What didn't you think that this
is not something that is this is something that is not allowed. How can you do that? But Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him and he gives him the opportunity. He says, Look, why don't you go and free a slave. So the man says, I have no slave to free. So he says, okay, you can't do that. No problem. I'll give you another option. You go and you fast for 60 days. So the man
responds and he says, isn't it fasting that brought me here in the first place? So how am I going to fast for 60 days without doing the same? So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him no problem. I give you a third option. Go and feed 60 people, and you are free of what you have done. And he says, I can't do that either. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him sit here for some time. And he sits down and a man comes and he gives the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam some dates.
So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looks at this man and says, Take these dates, and go and give them out in South Africa. Go and give them out in South Africa who said you don't have anything to give. So give these dates out in South Africa. So Rasulullah Salalah. So this man, he looks at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says do you see the two edges of the city of Medina. While at the time it was not much of a city but he says do you see the two edges of Medina there is no body between these two edges that is more poor than me.
There is no body that is between the two edges of the city that is more poor than me.
So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does not tell him that you have done something wrong here. And you want us to give you something as well. You want us to give you these dates as well. Rather Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that which his mercy caused him to say. He says take it and give it to your family. Imagine this was the law of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is why Allah subhanahu wa tada says, woman out of Salonika in La metallian Allah mean, and we did not send you except as a man for the world's now.
When it comes to the children, then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was merciful with them as well. They came a day where his son Ibrahim was in the throes and in the pangs of death Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is called that your son is dying. Your son is dying, come and see. So sudo Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam comes and he lifts him up, and he holds him and looks at him and his eye begins to tear. So Abdurahman, ignore our robiola Andrew. He looks at him and says attempt ki our antenna and ibuka are you crying? Didn't you stop us from crying? So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explains to him manner he to whom he says in MMA. He says this is a man
of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he has placed in my heart.
And then he says that Myrna hate war and war I did not stop and prevent you from doing this. You can cry if you don't cry. You actually have no drama in your heart. Here Your son is dying. You are telling me that Why are you crying? That is the Rama of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And then he says, That man I hate to earn who Allah can hurt and I hate to unsold. tanea Martini fair Jain. I did not stop you from doing this. But I have stopped from two foolish and evil voices that are uttered at the time of death. Shakti juyo, benowa hamachi. Buju when he says that it is the tearing of the clothes and the scratching of the face that I have stopped you from doing Yes, that is what I
stopped you from doing. So this was the aroma of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with this young child of his
o'clock inhabits at Tamimi a lot. The Allahu anhu was a Sahabi who was a bedroom. He was from the bed. He was from the desert and he lived in the desert. So he had a harsh nature. So he came to a sudo la sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he sees the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam kissing one of his grandsons It was either an assassin or Al Hussein. So he sees him kiss kissing this grandson, and he says to him, in nearly Ashura terminology mockable to me, I have 10 sons, I have never kissed one of them. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to him, our umbilical another Allah hoomin called because
he says that do I hold anything away from the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he pulled out and snatched out the man from your heart. I don't hold any of that. And by this we understand that even the man that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed in the heart of a person can be snatched away from him. So the man is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and that Rama can be taken away by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So wish
Try to be merciful with everyone. And we find that not only with the servants and the
children was the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam merciful, but there is a salah and there is a message for the oma of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from none other than the blessing lift lips of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says in method, one method hukum Kamata Lila Julian is toca de nada, he says that my example and your example meaning the example of the oma of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is like that of a man who has kindled a fire for generality, della boo alpha Karna Fie. So the animals and the moths that are there, they begin to fall into that fire for Ana hidden behind jazzy comb. So I am holding on to your parts, what am tune Tata hamona fi
and you insist on falling into that fire? Do you know what this example is of? It is the example of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. With every single one of us, the fire of jahannam is there it is raging Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so it has a fire. But in a hadith he mentions that hopefully now we'll be sure what the fire has been surrounded with desires. So there is the desire of Xena. There is the desire of drinking alcohol there is the desire of eating Riba. And we as human beings look at this and we naturally desire to do these things. But Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is standing there and he sees that this is a fire. We want to come close to it. We want to
engage in that Fantasia in that Xena. He's holding on to us. How does the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam hold on to us? Someone may ask he passed on. He is gone. He left us more than 1400 years ago. What are you saying? Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left us with commands to do good. And he left us with prohibitions from doing bad. So if we engage in that which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded us to do we are actually pulling ourselves away from the fire. This is the way that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is holding on to us. And we insist on going into that fire. Dear brothers and sisters in Islam, really and truly Rasulullah sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam was that I mean, he was the most merciful to all of the worlds. And even on the day of tm when the rest of the MBR Allah salatu wa salam will not be able to give shefa for the oma or they will not be able to give shefa for the people, they they will come to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and ask him for shefa and he will give shefa for them. He will give shefa and for us cefa attili al Qaeda Illuminati, my shafa is for the people who have committed committed grievous sins from my own man. This was the this is the aroma of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So these are this is the lesson that we can learn from today's talk. And perhaps I hope that we have
benefited in some way and we can go out there and be merciful with the people in the same way that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was merciful with all of creation. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the understanding and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to practice upon what has been said. I mean, what sallallahu wasallam or Baraka, Allah be no Mohammed while early he was a big man in