Channel: Ibrahim Hindy
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There was a young man at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his name was Abdullah came up, he means donkey but you know today it's an insults back then the model would be like, you know, you call someone a donkey if you meant to like they're very strong in the way that you call someone a lion if you mean that they're very brave and courageous. So this young man's how you had a very joyful relationship with our Prophet sallallahu send them. There's one story where he was in the marketplace, and he saw robe and he felt this robe was beautiful. So he haggled with the man, the shopkeeper and they agreed on a price. He took the robe and he told the shopkeeper Come with me.
So he they went walking together, and he knocked on the door, and the Prophet sallallahu and he said them answered the door. And Abdullah said to the Prophet, or messenger of Allah, I saw this robe and I felt it so beautiful that nobody should own it or wear it other than you. And he gave it to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu sallam. You know, he thanked him and he was happy with this. But then Abdullah said to the Prophet, O Messenger of Allah, now pay the shopkeeper and the narrator says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam only increased in laughter, he was laughing at what Abdullah did. Now, it would amaze you to know that Abdullah was someone who
committed a sin, and he fell victim to the sin time and time again. And that sin was that he would drink alcohol. And many, many times they would catch him, you know, being drunk, and bring him to the masjid and punish him. And one time they found him drunk, and they brought him to the masjid and they were punishing him. And one of the companions said something, he said along the line, who may god curse this man, Matt fiddle may be how often do they bring him in? How often is he does he commit the sin and they bring him to the measure, they punish him and he does the same thing over and over. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that and I'm not cursing, for all that I
know about him is that he loves Allah, and he loves the Messenger of Allah Subhana Allah even though he was committing a sin, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam felt in this man's heart that he did have a love for Allah and His messenger. And it shows us that even when people are sinful, it doesn't mean they don't love Allah. And it doesn't mean they don't love their messenger. They might just be, you know, very weak in a certain area, but it doesn't mean that they don't have love for Allah and His messenger.
One day this young man came to the Prophet sallallahu How do you send them? He said, O Messenger of Allah, I love you. I love you more than myself. I love you more than my family and my children. He said, The Messenger of Allah, I love you so much. Sometimes when I'm at home, I think about you, and then I can't bear it. I need to come see you. I have no patience, I need to see your face is it so I come and I look at you. He said O Messenger of Allah, and then I think about when I will die and when you will die. He says when when you will die you will be in the highest of genda you will be with the prophets and the righteous is that as for me if I enter Jenna, if I'm lucky enough to enter
Jenna, I will be at the bottom of Jenna. He said so I'm afraid that in the next life, I won't be even able to see you because you will be far away from me. I'll be at the bottom of genda if I enter agenda and you will be at the top of gentlemen.
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when Abdullah heard these words that whoever obeys law and obeys the Messenger of Allah that they will be with them, they will be in the company with the Prophets, and the truthful, and the righteous. And the martyrs when he heard this. He was so motivated by it, and so inspired by it, that he decided that he's never going to do this ever again. And he abandoned that sin completely. There are so many lessons to the story. Among them is the kind treatment of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to the young people around him, even those who are committing sins. And that's through this kind treatment that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had with Abdullah he was
able to win him over, he was able to get him to abandon sins and to turn towards the Prophet sallallahu. I used to live in the way of our Prophet and the Prophet sallallahu I've used to them sees the good in him even while he's doing a major sin, He sees the good in him. And it's a message for all of us to look for the good in our brothers and sisters that we see even if they're falling short at times. And finally a message for all of us that Jenna and being in the companionship of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam agenda, to be with him to be able to see him to be a
To live with him is not outside of our reach. All we need to do is try try our hardest to be a lot and to obey the messenger of Allah sallallahu IV. He was