Prophet’s Biography 1/8
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Smart manorhamilton salatu salam ala rasulillah salam O Allah subhanho wa barakato Welcome to our history of Islam class. Today is the introduction to this class. This is the first session of the history of Islam class. And we will start from the beginning of Islam. And that's why the subject is the history of Islam instead of the Sierra. Because we believe that the Prophet size and and did not bring something new. He continued what other messengers came with. So basically, when does Islam start? When does the history of Islam start? And why
does it start from the messenger? sallallahu wasallam.
From the Prophet hood from his birth, when does it start? Basically?
Anyone has an answer?
From no so before No, there was no Islam.
Adam alayhis salam was not Muslim.
It starts from Adam alayhis salam. So basically Islam starts from day one of humanity. Islam starts from the time of the money Islam. Actually, that's why many scholars like even Kofi Rahim Allah in his book, the book of history will be the only hire. He did not start from the prophethood of Muhammad Aslam, but rather he started from the creation of Adam alayhis salam because he was the first Muslim. When we say Islam, his submission means Adam alayhis salam is the first one who submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is the first Muslim. So that's when the history of Islam starts. But the prophet SAW Selim, he perfected this message. By sending Muhammad SAW Selim, Islam
was perfect. But before that, all the messengers are brothers. All of them convey the same message which is the message message of Islam.
We mentioned that many subjects in religion they overlap. And this is true about the Syrah the history of Islam and the Hadith. Because, in Sierra, we deal with the traditions of the Prophet size Salim. And in the Hadith also, we deal with the traditions of the prophet SAW Selim. However, in the Sierra, we don't verify much like what we do in the Hadith, because basically, we are dealing with historical incidents.
Were in Syrah. We also focus on the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. But in the Hadith, we focus on the traditions of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And in Sierra, you will find more narrations and more historical incidents about the era before Islam. And after the messengers are silent, the whole affair of this is included in this era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
In this subject, we will try to combine between the books of history which are written about Islam, as I said, like we die only higher
than Loma mollymook for injury recovery, both of them I believe, they are translated to English and the other books of Sierra because usually when you say book of Sierra, it starts with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So we will take before we move to the center of the messenger Salim, we will take few sessions about the history before that, and we will start from at the money center. We believe that Adam alayhis salam is the first human
and we don't believe in the evolution theory or the Darwinism. We don't believe in that, even scientifically until now they say it's a theory. So we don't even need to spend much time refuting this
false thing because in Islam, we believe that Allah subhanaw taala created Adam and Adam was the first human being
human beings did not come from the apes, they did not evolve. They are as they are from day one from the creation of Adam alayhis salam. That's what Allah subhanaw taala said in the Quran. When he created Adam, he is the first human being he is the first Muslim and we will discuss this in sha Allah further in
the tafsir when we take the story of Adam money Salah. Now why do we study Syrah? Isn't it enough to study the Hadith of the messenger? sallallahu wasallam. So why do we study the Syrah
and the subject of the Hadith we study the traditions of the messenger cisilion. So why do we study Syrah then?
Studying the Syrah
will allow the Muslims to follow the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yes, studying Hadith is important, but it's not enough. You need to know how this happened. What's the reason behind what happened? What's the reason behind it? So, studying the Sierra will allow you to follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
and by studying this era, you achieve the love
to Allah subhanaw taala which will not happen if you do not
follow the messenger sallallahu sallam.
Ask any person who idolize any celebrity, they try to find all the information about them, because they love them. So when we say we love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what is the evidence for that? What's the proof?
Our love to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. By studying this era, we will be able to love Allah subhanaw taala through the love of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Also, it helps us in lots of Islamic rulings. Now in Hadith, they may mention the narration. But what's the story? What's the reason? What happened before that? That's what we have in Sierra.
The beauty about the theater, you you start from the beginning,
whether from the birth of Muhammad wa Salaam or from the prophethood of Muhammad SAW Selim, while in Hadith, you have only narrations they are not in order, which narration came first. In Sierra you take the incidents in order the history in order what happened first, what happened next. So that will help you knowing better the Islamic rulings.
Also, studying the Syrah will help us to know which came later so which abrogated, which Hadith is abrogated, and what the abrogate what came next.
This will help us remove the contradiction that we may find in some of the Hadith. In some of the incidents, we gave an example about the jihad. There are many other examples that we will find out inshallah, once we read, and we move forward in studying the Sierra and the Hadith.
Also, by studying this era, we take advantage and we learn the lessons. Now many times, we face some difficulties, and we complain. And we think that this is very, very difficult time.
Some people even say it's more difficult than the time of the companions are the messengers, I sell them. Once we study the Syrah, we will know for sure that we cannot compare our time to the time of the messenger Salah, it's never close to what they went through.
They had to deal with lots of difficulties. How we will know that by studying viscera after we study, and we compare we'll find out that they went through many difficulties, we cannot compare ourselves to them. And therefore, it will give us steadfastness we will be more appreciative to what we have. And it will motivate us to work more and more.
Also, we understand the wisdom behind some rulings.
Now when we read the story of Ayesha delana, when she lost her necklace, and upon that story, the ayah was revealed
about the time the permission was given to perform demo. But what happened before that Muslims were delayed the entire army they did not have water. Where do you find this? You find parts of it and the Hadith. And the major part you find it in this era. You study the Sierra, you study the
campaign's and the battles of the messenger Salaam and you find it there. So studying this era will allow you to understand the wisdom to some extent behind some rulings.
Where do we find topics of this subject? Where do we go to read the Syrah?
Of course we have the books of Syrah, but that's all.
First we have the Quran. As I said the Quran has many incidents about the serum.
So the first source for this subject is the Quran.
And the second source is the book of Hadith. Now, many times we have the Hadith generations of the messenger sallallahu wasallam.
And it will let us know about some incidents but the problem The only problem in the Hadith that they are not in order. When you study the Sierra, you study the historical time from year one year two and up why
In the head if you have the narration, but still the book of Hadith, like the chapter inside Bukhari and Sahih, Muslim, all books of Hadith, they included this era of the messenger sallallahu wasallam. So the books of Hadith are source for this subject.
Another source for this subject is the miracles and the qualities of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
We have some books, talked about the miracles of the prophet SAW Selim, what he was given the Quran, splitting the moon, the water coming from his fingers. Now when you read this miracle, you read behind it, the Syrah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So it is another source of the Syrah.
Another source is the merits, the books of the merits of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. We have several books. I have here one called Shema and mohammedia for economic activity. He combined the Hadith about the qualities and the merits of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
This is the book it is called closer, this is the summarized one
all what you have here is a hadith but also it is a great source for the Sierra as well.
And of course, we have the books of Sierra. So we have many sources do not think that you don't find the Sierra except in the books of Sarah, like Sarah Tobin, Kathy Sierra have been a sham. No, there are other books as well.
The exclusive books that are written about the spirit of the messenger sallallahu wasallam. We have the sealer of being Kathy in Arabic, it's in four volumes and in English, we have it in two volumes.
This is the book
the life of the prophet SAW Selim. This is the second volume, we have the first volume as well. This is
one of the books of Sierra and we have the summarized one.
It's called alpha soul. You stare at rasa lamb. I don't think it's available in English, but we have it in Arabic, alpha soul fisterra soul and they have it here actually.
It's right there.
This is the book. It's also about the Sierra and for Sophie, Sara. So Sam, it's one volume. When Kathy rahamallah summarized and breathed, what he wrote in four volumes.
another book which is great. It's written in English Sierra to NaVi salatu salam Well, Mr. SRA team and the orientalist.
This book is printed in the king fat complex in Medina,
the same place where they print the Quran, this book is very good
because it talks, especially about the suspicions of the orientalist.
And of course, we have the sale nectar, or happiness for chefs of Rama nomadic fury. And we have the smaller one when the moon split. And we have them both, and you're supposed to have them both, or at least one of them.
Both of them, I believe they are printed in Dar Salam
this is one of them.
And this is the book that we will study inshallah, when the moon spread, actually hamdulillah we have many books, we have many books written about the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And this is the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we have many books written about the messengers are set up in English. However, unfortunately,
most of these books, they don't relate to the non Muslim people.
They don't relate to the Western culture or the Western society. And I have a wish, I wish if one day
an English speaker wrote a Muslim wrote a book about the spirit of the messenger Salaam
in a way that he relates to the non Muslims. Nowadays, you go to any
bookstore, Barnes and Nobles, Amazon, what's the best selling book about the messenger sighs
whether it's written by
an orientalist, which includes many things which are wrong, or a book written by a non Muslim, which is still good, but he's not Muslim. Like the biography of the prophet SAW Selim, according to the early
One of the best selling books and to handle at least there is a good book by the messenger seller. So we need since we live here, in a Western society, we need to produce something suitable. It doesn't have to start from Iran, or from the birth of the prophet SAW Selim, what many people did, they came to this book. It's written in Arabic and they translate it to English. That's good. hamdulillah but it's not enough. It's not enough. Everybody has to love the prophet SAW Selim. If people knew the reality of the personality of the messenger cisilion. Most of them, they would believe in him. But I believe we did not do our job correctly.
The orientalist the people
who have hostility, they did their job, and we blame them. You don't blame someone for doing his job? If he is your enemy. That's what you should expect from him. But did you do your job? That's the question how many books written by Muslims in a way that it relates to the Western culture? That's what we need to do. So inshallah hopefully, some of the students will do this soon. inshallah.
Remember, how many books do we have its best selling book, The EX President of the United States, he wrote his life in a book, and it's best selling
many celebrities that are out there art books, and it's selling so why don't we write something we say we love the Prophet sallallahu wasallam how do we reflect this in writing, you will get the money inshallah. So you will get the worldly benefit and you will get the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala.
Imagine if you came in the day of judgment with a book written about the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
Maybe you cannot write a book, CD hamdulillah an ICD was released and there are many CDs but you need something focused to the non Muslims.
handler for the Muslims, we have many books, I could miss the you at least 10 books, but to the non Muslims.
This is one of the best selling book and look what it has in the introduction. And so I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of Almighty Creator, in standing guard against the Jews. I am defending the hand the work of the Lord.
The writer of this book sold more than 5 million copies.
Do you know who's the writer?
Now it's clear. I'm anti semitism, but it was selling
is Hitler Adolf Hitler.
He wrote this book and it with lots of hostility. This is the introduction of this book he's telling him is telling everybody that the Lord commanded me to kill the Jews.
Now the prophet SAW Selim never did that. Yet we don't have a best selling book about the messengers of selling this is just a simple reminder for myself and for you, that we take responsibility. By following the prophet SAW Selim to defend him. The Companions, they did not allow anything to be said against the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So what have we done?
We have to respond. We have to answer Allah subhanaw taala Andy and His Messenger on the Day of Judgment.
But before we do that, at least we have to improve ourselves. We have to follow the prophet SAW Selim, we have ourselves to know more about the Sunnah of the messenger Salim. Nowadays, if you ask many people, many Muslims, what do they know about the Sunnah of the messenger? Selim? They don't know that much. Maybe if you ask them about
Astros or rockets. They know the names of the players and they know
the people more than they know.
The Sierra of the messenger sallallahu wasallam. This is just a reminder, I don't know if you know this answer or not. How many children did the prophet SAW Selim have?
Do you agree six? Yes.
He actually had 476 or seven. So we don't have even a definitive answer.
Who are they
are the children of the Prophet size.
unconsumed Fatima Rokia
Abraham is not from Khadija.
Brian from Marissa.
It's correct. He had four daughters from Khadija didn't have any male children from Khadija.
Carson. That's it.
So if I'll pass him with the four daughters, how many five? With Ibrahim six scholars agreed on six they differ if there is another one. Many scholars said he had to
two boys from Khadija delana they died. So the total is seven or six.
But when you say four or three or you don't even know all you have Wrong answer, because once I asked this question, and they said that hassanal has seen
Yeah, we love but we should cry because it's tragedy when you don't know the names of the children of the Prophet sighs Yes, you had something Shahada.
Yeah, power is from Khadija. But some said it's the title of costume of a band.
How many uncle's did the prophet SAW Selim have in his lifetime?
after he received the revelation, how many angles did he have?
Four or five?
Any other answer? Yes.
Answers three Mashallah. We have three answers now three, four or five who are the
These are five What about the lab best?
So they are six? No, wrong. Abuja is not his uncle.
JOHN is not
Abu lahab an Abu Talib, they are this believers. And we have a lot of bass and Hamza. They are believers. Abu Sufyan is not the uncle of the messenger assassin
for but the total uncle's of the messenger Salaam.
Exactly. His father was the 10th. So how many uncles did he have?
Nine, but when he was he received the revelation, there were only four
yes to Muslims and non Muslims.
So again, these should be basic information, which we should not. So that tells you we need to work on ourselves a lot.
So we'll start with Adam alehissalaam. Adam is the first Muslim
and there is no time to discuss all the details we will mention only few things like how he was created other Malik Salam
from clay because we have this in the Quran.
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Allah subhanaw taala created Adam himself with his hand.
So Adam was the first human being then comes, however, if it was created, she was created from Adam alayhis salam. How long did that Amani Salam live Do you know?
1000 years. Do you have any evidence?
Yes, he gave 40 years to him.
that would that would so he lived for 960 years. And when the angel of death came? He said I have 40 more years left. And he was told you already gave them to the wood and he refused. So he was given the 40 years
so he lived for 1000 years
there are some narrations 70 feet Yeah.
Yeah, it's actually the there are many narrations about the Prophet from the prophet SAW Selim that the the creation when it began, they were taught and then it declines. Yeah, like the grave
Have have been
the second son of Adam alayhis salam. They say it is in Syria I saw I saw it but there is no authentic narration says it is there and it's it's like longer than this room.
So allow them. But it's true there are narrations from Prophet SAW Selim. And actually there's authentic notion that even on the Day of Judgment, that people will be returned to their original creation 70 feet 33 years age. So the age will be 33 and the length will be 70 feet. So that's the hate of Adam and Islam. Then we will move quickly to know how a Salah Was there any profit between Adam and Noah?
Was there any profit?
No. Yes, there was profits but not messengers. No highlights. Sam was the first messenger
No, Hallo Salam was the first messenger. But there were prophets like Idris
Idris came before? No. Some say he came after. But definitely there were few prophets between Adam and Noah. How long was
how many years were between Adam and no
10 generations Exactly. That's what came in Sai Bukhari. So these information you need to know them. There are 10 generations between Adam and Noah. And this hadith will come with us inshallah, and they arcada
How long did no Holly slam live?
arshia says 900 then Omar says 950 well Allah says in the Quran in surah Blanca booth, aka darsana no han Allah Kami fella bcfe him alpha Sonata Allah hum cinema, we sent no to his people. So he remained with them 950 years basically Allah says 1000 except 1000 bucks 50. So 950 years scholar said this is the the period of his prophethood 950 years was the period of his prophethood which means he lived before that.
So it could be 50 years, alum but definitely it's more than 950 or 950 not less than that because Allah says he remained with them 950 years
and again, this is mentioned in the Quran.
So when you read the Quran, remember these these things? What's your reading?
What was his miracle?
What was his miracle?
the flood was the miracle or the shape of the boat. Yes. That was his miracle. And it was said that they found it on the top of mountain jerky but Allah Allah if it's if it's true or not.
What do we learn from his story?
From the story of no Holly Salaam.
Now did many people believe in Him or few people?
Very few. Although he
he was with them for how long?
950 years. And we have some people after one year they complain or after even one time and they complain I invited some people to Islam and they refused. Well, what do you expect? That's your job. Your job starts when they reject
guidance from Allah subhanaw taala but you do your job. After 950 years you can complain before that do not complain.
Very few people believe so you learned that guidance is not from you. It is from Allah subhanaw taala
even though he he lasted for 950 years, one of his sons he did not believe.
He asked him to come with him and he refused. And a lot of them in nowadays. I mean, Alec, he's not from your family. he disobeyed him once and he was not from his family scholars say so what about the people who disobey their parents time after time after time? Know how they serve his son disobeyed him once and that's what happened to him.
Anyway, we will move to Ibrahim alayhis salam.
The friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala as Allah says, what are the Allahu Ibrahima kalila and Allah subhanaw taala took Ibrahim as a friend.
His life was amazing. The life of Abraham Ali Salam It was amazing because at his time, he was the only believer he and his wife
He and his wife
what was the miracle of Ibrahim Ali Salam
When he built MCE we will come to the details later on when we talk about Mecca, but basically when he was thrown into the fire, it did not harm him. And the last month Allah said Allah and Allah Cooney Barden wa sallam, he had Ibrahim Ali salam, as Mohammed Allah says, He is the first one to
to exercise the art of debate with the non Muslims within this believers.
He had lots of debates with his people with his father, as it's mentioned in Soraka, with his people, in many places in sort of strata, in Surah, Furqan,
in Atlanta, with the King nonroad
in Surah, Al Baqarah. So he had many debates, he had to go through lots of trials, and that's basically why he deserves to be the friend of Allah subhanaw taala you cannot, as they say, No pain, no gain. Things are not acquired easily. You have to pay the price for them. So Ibrahim Ali salam,
he had to go through lots of things and he is the first one to migrate in the course of philosophy Connaughton, kala and neither one ihlara beside him, so he's the first one to legislate the migration for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala he left his people he left his relatives he left his own country for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala because they were disbelievers.
There are many lessons in the story of the blind man, a salon, his children, who are they
smile and his heart.
Smile and this hug. Although he asked Allah subhanho wa Taala for one, but last month, Allah gave him two. So you learn to ask Allah subhanaw taala Allah is able to give you more than what you deserve, or more than what you asked for. So learn to ask Allah subhanaw taala always and He will give you
all of them both of them. His heart and
smile were prophets and from their progeny, also prophets and messengers came.
Christians and Jews, they say we follow the Abrahamic faith. But do they really follow it or we are the true followers? This is another thing. Ibrahim Ali Salaam called for one message, what his message was the heat the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. So when you claim that you're following the Abrahamic faith, what is the Abrahamic faith?
And they say Abrahamic faith, actually, it's one faith. It's not faith, it's faith.
Because it's the faith of the faith.
So whether they are Jews or Christians, what do they know about Ibrahim Ali Salah.
We sacrifice because we follow a prime minister makes the tsunami romantic Salah when he was commanded to sacrifice his son.
We perform Hajj because Ibrahim Ali Salam is the one who started calling for HUD.
So what what do they say when? What do they know about the Prime Minister? You need to use these things? When you talk about Ibrahim especially to non Muslims.
Who's the messenger who was the relative to Ibrahim alayhis salam
low poly Salam was relative to Ibrahim alayhis, Salam Kala
Kala Nana Allah
and of course the Quran
related to us many messengers are all the messengers and prophets mentioned in the Quran.
know most of the evidence
there's a Hadith of the Prophet
it's an I actually mean Hamas Malik amin whom Allah Naxos Alec of the messengers, those which we related to you their stories and those which we did not relate to you their stories. So not all the messengers their stories that are mentioned in the Quran.
We have a few are mentioned in the Quran but there are many that are not mentioned in the Quran.
Your job, you have an assignment, your homework is to list all the messengers and prophets that are mentioned in the Quran.
Where do you find this
in the book of Leviticus
theater harmala stories of the prophets. With this we will conclude our session how to sell allow Solomon and Muhammad Allah savage man