The Story of A Verse #08 – Self-Destruction

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you been on sorry, rodeo long one, one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Once he was fighting on the battlefield after the Prophet passed away, they were fighting in the battlefield in Turkey in present day Turkey. And him and the Muslims were fighting. And during this battle, one of the Muslims, threw himself plunged himself into the enemy. Usually in those days you would fight in lines. So as you're fighting your enemies in front of you, but to your side, and behind you are people who are on your own side, this man plunged himself deep into the enemy territory. So he was surrounded by his enemy, and he fought valiantly and bravely but he was, of

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course, ultimately killed. When the Muslims saw this man do this, some of them said, What's wrong with this man, he destroyed himself. And they mentioned the verse from the Quran where Allah Subhana Allah says, well, to COVID, a deacon in attack Luca, do not throw yourselves by your own hands into your own destruction. So they said, Look, the man threw himself by his own hands into his own destruction. There's no way he was going to survive fighting this enemy on his own, Abu but unsalted or the long one, when he heard the people having this argument, he said, stopstopstop, he said, I was there when this verse was revealed. I know exactly why this verse was revealed. And he explained

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to them the situation. He said, when we were in Medina, after people began to accept Islam after the conquest of Mecca, and many, many people began to enter into Islam. Some of the unsought met together secretly in a private home. And we had a conversation amongst each other. And we said to each other, we've given a lot for the sake of Islam. You know, we gave a lot of our money, we fought in battles, we sacrificed a lot. They said, Now other people are becoming Muslim. It's our turn to take care of our businesses. It's our turn to take care of our homes. So they said, you know, we're going to stop giving so much we're going to stop giving to for the sake of Allah, we're going to

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start building up our homes, building up our business is taking care of ourselves. Now, let the new Muslims that new people have accepted Islam, let them sacrifice let them give. They have this meeting in secret, and they came out of the home and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them, did you just meet that you guys say such and such? They were amazed? How could the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam know this one they just met and they met in secret. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them, Allah has revealed this verse. What

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he said he learned he wanna

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come in. Look at the word Seenu. In Allah, how you born seanie Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in this verse give for the sake of Allah give for the sake of Allah. What? toolable VAD, Camila, tapioca, and don't throw yourself by your own hands into your own destruction. And what are your brothers Allah who had explained to the Muslims, he said what Allah meant by this verse is that when we stop giving for the sake of Allah when we stop sacrificing for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala This is what causes our own destruction. This is what causes the destruction of the community. This is what causes the destruction of the oma and that if we want the oma to be protected, and if we

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want the Islam to flourish, that we have to give, we have to sacrifice our time our sweat, our efforts, our money for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he explained to them if we want to prevent ourselves from being thrown into our own destruction by our own hands, we have to constantly give and to sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada.