Ibraheem Menk – The Year Of Sadness – Prophet Muhammad

Ibraheem Menk
AI: Summary © The "year of sadness" after the death of Iranian country's Iranian uncle, Buu slide Alaihi wa sallam, is seen as the year of sadness because in it, the Iranian uncle was one of the first to believe in Muhammad. The speaker stresses the importance of accepting Islam and rejecting everything that comes to our attention, as well as being mindful of what is true power. The speaker also emphasizes the need to learn from the example of their friend and find people who will bring light to their life.
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Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam,

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the best of creation,

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the most beloved

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to Allah

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The most honorable human being to

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walk this earth, the highest and best of

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the Ambiya alayhi mus salatu wa salam.

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Yet Allah tested him the most.

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And this is an indication

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that those who are tested

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indeed

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are close to Allah

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If that test leads them to Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala.

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Here Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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was tested with a boycott in Shihab Abi

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Talib

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where him and his companions were placed into

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one part

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of Makkah

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and they were boycotted.

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Nobody was allowed to do business with them.

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Nobody was allowed to help them. Nobody was

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allowed to support them.

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So they were boycotted and cut off from

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the rest of the world.

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And soon after,

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3 years later,

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when Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam

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comes out of that,

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we have what is known as

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the year of sadness.

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And this year is called the year of

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sadness

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because in it, not only did his uncle

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die

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and his uncle Abu Talib was a pillar

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of support.

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So Abu Talib would defend Muhammad sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam despite

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pillar of support fell in this year. Not

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only did he pass away,

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but his

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dear wife Khadija

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who was one of the first of those

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who believed in Muhammad

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She passed on as well.

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So it is known as the year of

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sadness. Here we can see that he comes

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out of a trial and a tribulation into

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a very difficult year such that it is

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called the year of sadness.

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So sometimes

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we ourselves

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begin to question

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and we ask

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when will the hajj? When will the opening

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come from Allah

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Know that the

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also were tested

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until Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says,

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when is the help of Allah

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going to come?

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Behold the help of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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is near.

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So Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala tested Rasulullah salallahu

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alayhi wa sallam in the same manner. His

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uncle,

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Abu Talib,

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very dear to him.

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The one whom he loved

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is on his deathbed.

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And around him are the leaders of Quraysh.

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And Muhammad salallahu

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alaihi wa sallam

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is encouraging this dear uncle of his.

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Just say a word,

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And I will fight your case with Allah

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I will be your lawyer on the day

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of judgement.

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I will stand and speak for you

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before Allah

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And this was none other

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than the best of creation Muhammad sallallahu

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alaihi wa sallam.

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And therefore, I sha

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saying Abdul Muttalib,

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are you going to leave the way of

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your

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forefathers?

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Abdul Muttalib, your own father. Are you going

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to leave his way?

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So there we have 2 different

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angles. 1, Muhammad salallahu alaihi wa sallam is

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encouraging him. Say a good word. And Abu

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Talib knew that this was the truth.

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But he says to Muhammad

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that if it were not for these people

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sitting here saying that he left the way

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of his forefathers

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right at the end, I would have accepted

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the message.

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Allahu Akbar.

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So he refused to accept Islam and he

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passed away on Kufr and Shirk. Yet this

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was the person who supported Islam. This was

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the person who helped the cause of Rasulullah

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salallahu alaihi wa sallam.

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There are so many things that we can

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take away from this but let us complete

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the story before we move to the points.

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You see,

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he left this world a disbeliever in Allah

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So Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala sent down verses.

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Indeed you, oh Muhammad, do not guide

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those whom you wish but it is Allah

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who guides whomsoever He wishes

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and He knows who is most rightly guided.

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So

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the message is clear to Muhammad sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam. You are not in charge. It

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is Allah

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who decides

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what he wants, when he wants, and how

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he wants it.

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And then,

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Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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He

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says, I will continue to seek still far

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for you, O Abdul Mutalib, O Abu Talib,

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So long as I am not prevented from

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doing so.

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So Allah

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reveals verses.

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It is not for the messenger and those

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who have believed to seek istilfar for the

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polytheists.

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Those who have rejected Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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after they know that these people have rejected

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and they are people

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of the fire. So even he, Rasulullah salallahu

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alaihi wa sallam is being prohibited

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from seeking istighfar

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for the one who is near and dear

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to him.

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And this is a lesson my dear brothers

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and sisters in Islam. 1, look at Abu

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Talib and look at peer pressure and how

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it affected him. Those whom we surround ourselves

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with will affect our lives.

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A person is upon the deen, the way

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of his friends. So let one of you

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look at who is surrounding him. Who he

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goes out with. Who he spends time with.

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Who are his companions. You want to know

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a man? Look at those who are around

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him. Look at his circle of friends and

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you will understand who that person is. This

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man, Abu Talib,

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knew the truth and he rejected it simply

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because

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he was surrounded by those whom he respected

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all his life. Those whom he looked up

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to all his life. He rejected Allah.

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He knew that this meant everlasting fire. He

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knew that this meant everlasting punishment, but he

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rejected Allah

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And that is why we say it is

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so important

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for us to understand

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that

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power,

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wealth and authority

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have their place in society, but Allah

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reigns supreme. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is the

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highest. So where it comes

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to rejecting your friends, rejecting their pressure, rejecting

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that which they are saying to you and

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encouraging you to do because of

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That is not something

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that you have a choice with regards to.

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You must reject them and accept Allah

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Because ultimately

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my dear brothers and sisters in Islam,

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when we get to Allah

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is that friend going to be there?

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Is that friend going to seek Shafa'a

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and intercession on our behalf?

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Or will we all be punished because of

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what we did together as a group? Allahu

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Akbar. In fact, on that day,

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those who are disbelievers and those who are

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far away from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. Allah

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tells us something.

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On

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On that day, a man will run away

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from his own brother and his own mother

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and father. And

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And his own companion, his own wife, and

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his own children, your own son, your blood,

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your flesh.

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A piece of your liver as the Arabs

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say. A piece of your liver and you

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reject him. Why? Because today

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I'm worried about myself. I'm worried about myself.

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I'm not cared about the next man. So

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your peer pressure can lead you to a

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point where you will actually be

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driven to Jahannam by those same friends. The

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next time they encourage you, put that

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weed into your mouth. Roll it up. Smoke

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1 with me. Let's do one together.

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Remember that what they are saying is let's

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go to Jahannam together.

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Allahu Akbar.

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What they are saying is let's displease Allah

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together

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tomorrow as you you are dying and you

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are leaving this world, that friend of yours,

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they

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will not even be able to help you

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to put your soul back into your body.

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They will not be able to take the

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soul and say, put it back into the

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body. It's okay. Give him a chance.

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It's over.

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That belongs to Allah You see true power.

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You want to understand what is true power?

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What is true authority? You think your friends

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are influential

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and you must listen to them? Understand

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when you are dying,

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who has power over you?

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Who has power over you? It is only

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Allah

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And this is why he says,

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and when the soul reaches

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the throat

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and you are seeing now, you have seen

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the angels, you have seen the unseen.

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Then,

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Allah

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makes an amazing and most powerful statement.

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We are closer to him but you do

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not see. That dying man, Allah

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is closer to him. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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has more power over him than you, oh

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insan. But you do not see

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simply because you cannot see.

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That is why you have not recognized the

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fact that Allah is the most powerful.

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But if you have power

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at this point,

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at this juncture, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala invites

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you to understand your power, oh insar. You

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think you have power? You think you have

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authority? You think you have might? Then let

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me invite you to think about something.

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So if you are not returning to

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Allah, then why did you not take that

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soul and place it back into the body?

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Why did you not take that soul and

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place it back in the body? At that

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juncture, you will understand

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what your power is. How much power you

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have. How much power those around you possess.

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Nothing.

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Nothing in comparison to Allah

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Here Muhammad

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The best of creation. The most beloved to

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, the closest to Allah

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cannot even convince

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his uncle,

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his own flesh and blood that one who

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supported him and helped him, he has no

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influence over him.

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And he rejects the message of Muhammad

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from Muhammad salallahu alaihi wa sallam himself.

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So friends,

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and those whom we surround ourselves

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with are of most importance.

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If we want to actually grow,

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then we need to surround ourselves with good

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people. People who will encourage us towards jannah.

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People who will help who will help us

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build our

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people who will help us actually build

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our relationship

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with

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Allah Someone, when you hear the adhan,

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The first thing they say, come my friend.

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Let us go to the masjid. That is

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the type of person you want. Why? What

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they are saying is come my friend. Let

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us go and get closer to Jannah.

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That is the type of friend you want.

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This is the type of influence you want

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in your life.

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So

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Rasulullah salallahu alaihi wasallam was tested. He lost

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his uncle. He lost his dear wife.

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The one who supported him when he first

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received Wahi.

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She could have easily said, no. You have

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lost your mind. What you have seen is

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crazy.

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You can't have seen these scenes and you

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can't have heard from an angel, etcetera. She

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could have rejected him but she stood with

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Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa She supported him. She

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helped him. She comforted him. She was there

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for him.

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She passed on as well.

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So Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam lost 2 of

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the most dear people to him. And insha'Allah

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tomorrow we will discuss Taif

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and the journey to taif.

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And how this came

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after

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the year of sadness

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and after Rasulullah

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had lost those 2 who are most dear

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to him and closest to him. You see

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Allah has promised to test us and Rasulullah

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salallahu alaihi wasallam

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is the best example for us. You know

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sometimes when you say to a person,

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but Rasulullah salallahu alaihi wasallam did this, so

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do that as well. Rasulullah salallahu alaihi wa

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sallam had patience, have patience. What do they

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say? I'm not the messenger salallahu alaihi wa

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sallam.

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But Allah sent him down for us to

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learn

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a lesson from him. And this is why

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he says

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And verily in the mess in the messenger

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of Allah

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is a good example

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is not simply for us to sit here

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and tell a story and feel sad and

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feel happy and go home and it is

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over. But it is for us to learn

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and take a lesson and implement that into

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our lives. So we ask Allah

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to grant us the ability to implement this

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message into our lives.

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