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Salam Alaikum wa rahmatullah. Thank you for joining us in the class of the history of Islam. Today inshallah, we'll start with the revelation of the message to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Now, we mentioned a few things before the revelation. One of them is that the prophet SAW Selim used to sit in seclusion, for meditation for thinking about this world about the creation. He used to sit in hot Hara in Mecca.
And one day, while he was sitting,
he was shocked by a man coming to him, squeezing him and telling him
so the prophet SAW Selim said, Man,
I cannot read I don't read
jabril alike Salam squeezed him again, and he told him, Accra for the second time, and again the prophet SAW Selim gave the same response. And the third time
when the prophet SAW Selim told him and jabril told him a corrupt Miss Mayra McCullough, the Holla Holla Collinson, amin Allah,
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Mel in Santa Monica miana. These were the first is that were revealed to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now, imagine this situation, you are alone, in a place where there is nobody. A man comes to you,
out of the sudden squeezes you and tells you something that you cannot do.
So it was a shock to the messenger sallallahu wasallam.
What happened to the prophet SAW Selim,
he was scared Exactly. And he ran to the door of the lohana. The Milan is a Maloney that ferroni the theorem Cover me wrapped me up.
So this is the natural response from a man who was not expecting this to happen to him. That's how the revolution started.
It was surprising to the messenger sallallahu wasallam. Now when we study the Syrah, we need to stop at every incident. And one of them is this incident, to compare between the true prophets of Allah subhanaw taala, and the liars, the liars, they come to you and tell you I am a messenger of Allah, I am a prophet. While the true prophets like the messengers on asylum, you did not know what's going on. He did not know that he was chosen.
For Prophethood he did not know that he's the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
That's the evidence that he is the true prophet, because he did not know what's going on. He was shocked. He went to hadiya scared. And he asked her to cover him.
And then she asked him What's going on? And he told her, this is what happened. What was the response of Khadija delana
she believed in him, she assured his heart, she reminded him that Allah will never disgrace you.
And that's the role of the wise woman, the Wise wife, if she was young, maybe that would not be her response. So we learned this is one of the reasons why the prophet SAW Selim married an old woman, Allah subhanaw taala saved her for this incident to take care of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So the prophet SAW Selim
received the first revelation, when was that it was in Ramadan. Allah says in the Quran, Shadow Ramadan and let the unzila field for the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was sent down.
It was on Monday.
And when you check on the date, it comes to the 21st.
The 21st of Ramadan.
That's when the first revelation was received by the messenger Salim from jabril alayhis salam.
So the prophet SAW Selim did not know what's going on. And he asked her leader of the law on how to help him and she helped him not only that, but she went to a wise man who was her relative.
Who was it?
What aka the novel, what a carbon novel.
He was a Christian.
He was a priest,
who knew the
of the people of book. So Khadija delana took the prophets I send them to our COVID nofal to ask him
So, the prophet sighs the lamb told him
gave him the glad tidings that he is a prophet. And not only that, what are called felt sorry because he knew that his death is approaching. And he said, had I been a youth, when you
when your people will
cause you to leave Mecca? I would support you as much as they can. And the prophet SAW Selim was surprised.
Are they going to do this to me? Baraka said yes, no one came with the same message that you came with, except that he was expelled from his city.
he believed in the messenger Selim,
he was one of the first people to believe in the prophet SAW Selim. Then what occurred died.
But we learned from this that worker was a believer. He knew that there is a messenger coming, and he believed in him. Now there are other people who were expecting
a prophet to come, like the Jews, but when he came from the Arab, they rejected Him, they did not believe in it. While Baraka, he believed in the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was a Christian. It he believed in the prophet SAW Salem, what happened to him?
he died shortly right. He died shortly after that, is he going to be in paradise or in Hellfire
is going to be in paradise? Why?
He believed in him. The prophet SAW Selim, actually he was asked about America. And he said I saw him in paradise wrapped with garments. So what a car was in Paradise, the prophet SAW Selim, testified for him.
Is there other people who believed in the messenger Selim, even before his is coming?
The hero, the hero, but we don't know what happened to the hero in in Arabia, in Quraysh, where there are some people
who are on the monotheism religion on the monotheistic religion and the religion of Ibrahim alayhis. Salam.
There were actually
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He's a relative to one of the companions.
They did an AMA with no fail. He's the uncle of Mr. Barbara della Han.
he is also in paradise. Because the prophet SAW Selim testified for him. He was asked about actually before the Prophet two of the prophet SAW Selim, when Zaid was alive, he used not to eat from the the behalf of the kuffar the pagans because it was not slaughtered on the name of philosophy panel with Allah. And one time the prophet SAW Selim produce food for him, they did not know that the messenger Salaam also was on the religion of Ibrahim, he did not worship the idols but they did refuse to eat because they did not know
so they also another man.
There were not a lot of people, but they were few one of them is inside Eliade.
He delivered very eloquent speech in our Gulf you are not it's not allow menasha not on matter federal Columbia we're at in at Neyland dodge.
When out on stage was a mountain that abraj he gave very eloquent speech, the prophets of Salaam also spoke about him.
There is another man
his name is amin Abbe salt, he was a poet. And he had very nice poetry about monotheism, the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the problem he was alive when the prophet SAW Selim received the revelation
and Romania, he was expecting to be chosen.
So he did not believe in the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Why he felt that he is more worthy of the Prophet tool than the messengers and allies.
And the prophet SAW Selim listened to his poet, and he said his spouse believed his poetry believed because the poetry that Romania gave composed, it was nice, but his heart disbelieved administrator who worked for Apple boo, so he died as a disbeliever or may have been added salt
He was on the right track, he was following the true religion. But once he knew that the messenger Selim is the true prophet of Allah.
He did not believe. And this tells you again, it's not according to your ability, your qualifications.
It is by choice from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah chooses the prophets.
It is the choice of Allah subhanaw taala. Once you know this is a prophet of Allah, you believe in him. You don't say I may be bitter.
He cannot be a prophet of Allah.
After that, after the first revelation, the why pause for some time.
And there is a wisdom behind that also. Why do I was paused
to give time to the messenger seller to ask himself What's going on? What is happening to me,
though he was paused for how long, some narration say a couple of months, some narration say few days. Other narration says ears, which is a weak generation.
How do ya come
to the messenger?
How does it come?
By say Nigeria, Allison, how?
in a form of a man, the Y comes in different types. One of them is the form of a man
gibril Allah Salam comes in the form of man. And he talks he talks to the messenger sallallahu sallam,
and it happened a lot.
The angel in his original form, what was the original form of debris in our excellent
600 wings? He covers the horizon.
He covers the horizon.
It is a great
scene. And it is also terrifying. The prophet SAW Selim so jabril la Salaam in that in his original form, only twice in his entire life only twice.
What else? The true dreams. The prophet SAW Selim used to see dreams and the dreams of the prophets they are why
only the dreams of the prophets not the righteous people, not the regular people, only the prophets. That's why when abry Rahim Allah Salam saw in his dream that his sacrificing his son, he had to fulfill it, because it was a dream and the dream of a messenger is why what else?
Straight from Allah subhanaw taala talking to him, just like what happened to masala Sam also.
This is another form another form that comes straight to the heart of the messenger sallallahu wasallam.
As the prophet SAW Selim said in Arrowhead produce fsfe Rui and polenta, multination, Hata, this documentary is our agenda.
So there are times where the prophets I send them have the revelation in his heart straight. It's coming to him.
Another form of the way, like the tone of the bell,
and this is the most difficult situation.
The title of the bill when you hear something,
almost the profits are silent passes out. And the companions used to describe that the prophet SAW Selim in the cold night in the winter, he sweats because of the way it's a heavy thing. Sometimes the Y comes and the prophet SAW Selim is riding the camel and the camel cannot carry the profits or insulin. It's it's because of the heavy Why? And that was all over the shoulder of the messenger seller.
So the Y is not an easy thing. It's responsibility and it's a difficult thing as well.
So, these are the types of why six types of Why yes.
Yeah, he he definitely was, he had more strength than other men.
So now, the way he came to the messenger salon, and throughout 23 years, it came in different forms,
six or seven forms. Now the why pause for some time,
for a reason.
And now the messenger sallallahu Sallam is ready
To receive the revelation
there were three stages of Dawa.
It is divided into three stages. The first stage it was the secret data
for three years
and the second stage it was opened our in Mecca for seven years.
This is 10 years. Then there was the third stage, which is for three years for
outside Mecca. So, we have three years in secret inside Mecca, seven years inside Mecca opened our and we have three years
This will help us understanding better the situation every time in every stage, which stage this incident belongs to why this happened.
This division will help us
and in Medina, there were 10 years and also it is divided to stages which we will discuss inshallah in the second semester and we study the Medina era.
Now, we will start with the first stage of the hour,
the first three years. It begins by the way, begins by coming again to the messenger sallallahu Sallam with the revelation.
What was the first thing the Prophet sallallahu Sallam received after the war? He was paused.
Exactly, yeah, you had modesitt
it was the first surah comes to the messenger Salim. Yeah, you have modesta confer and there are a backup there.
Are you the one who wraps himself?
Go and warn your people
and glorify your Lord.
The first surah was Surah Al modesitt. Unfortunately, in the seed I read many of us here and repetition
and why the Quran says yeah, you confirm there are a Becca cabbage or Thea because
these are commandments from Allah subhanho wa Taala or Thea Baca Fatah, her most of the translations they save here that means your garments to close while Thea back here in this ayah it means your heart
cleanses your heart purify your heart. That's the way it's purification for your heart fiap in Arabic, it means the garments what you wear, and also it means the heart. In one of the lines of poetry from Antara, the famous night, he said for Chicago to be Rome hell Asami theorbo I penetrated his heart with the spear
what was the word used for Chicago to be wrong Hello Sammy Thea, who laser carry model cannot be Muharram. So it is the heart. And again, this is what we discuss in tafsir. Sometimes the translation is inaccurate. So there are a few issues about the tafsir. But with this revelation, the prophet SAW Selim was commanded to deliver the message to
the people in secret. So who was the first to believe in the messenger sallallahu wasallam
Khadija of the olana who else
what are called the NOFA
abubaker severe cabela en
la da de la one.
have been highly thorough the alarm.
So we have khadeeja
we have zaidan herefor. We have Alibaba Vitaly, we have our workers. So the
why those were the first Muslims.
The closest to the prophet SAW Selim. Take another look to those people.
They establish a harmony.
We have one woman, one freed slave, one boy, one youth,
So from all walks of life, people believed in the messenger sallallahu wasallam. This is a lesson we learned that that will has to be preached to everybody. You should include everyone in your data. Do not limit your efforts in our two women only to a specific race to a specific age.
The specific rank to everybody
poor or rich, all our young men or woman, they should all receive the Dow.
They were the first Muslims.
Then who comes next after them.
Now those were the first believers.
Then, of the believers, we have been a fan of the law one
who invited him to Islam.
Workers Nicola de la Han
mouth, who invited him to Islam, workers civica de la Han, Saudi Veneto cos
who invited him,
our workers to the Accra de la Juan,
as the mayor of Milan.
They'll have in obey the law.
All of them.
It was the effort of
workers to declare the land, what do you learn from this?
Thou needs strength, it needs power.
It's very important to target
the people in power, who have status.
They will help you Yes, you don't forget others. But it is important to target those people in power.
We need to learn from this nowadays, in order to have a successful, dour. Imagine if one man
like Bill Gates, like the president, like any other person who became a Muslim, how many people will follow him.
Until this very day, you have lots of African Americans who converted or reverted to Islam, and you asked them why you became Muslims. And they tell you we read the story of Malcolm X.
It influenced us and we became Muslims.
People may die years and years ago, yet their influence is still until now.
Yes, and he was and he was
he was a leader.
And actually, the prophet SAW Selim, he focused many times on the rich people because he knew
how much they could help Islam.
So in that way, you need to target everybody.
Not only the poor people, the prisoners, the inmates,
the weak people, yes, you include them. But you should focus on everybody.
So now, we are in the first stage
of our, which is the first three years.
And in these three years
with our secret.
What do we mean by secret?
They did not talk to other people.
If they pray, they pray publicly in front of everybody know.
If they meet, do they tell everybody we have meeting we have gathering so we invite you. If they want to tell someone, they don't tell him unless they are sure that he will, he will most likely accept without.
So we learn from this also that when you ever start the project, at the initial stages, try to make it
Because sometimes, if everybody knew about it, what will happen, you may lose it. Imagine if everybody in Mecca knew about the death of the messenger seller, and they all wanted to fight it. And they were only few people, six, seven, what will happen to them, they will get killed and the hour is over. Sometimes people are derived by their emotions, their excitement, that's not enough you have to be wise in that hour.
So this is our lasted for three years. Now although it was secret, but it was not 100% secret.
We mean by that some people they hear about it. But if the kuffaar also here and they come they don't see anything, so they don't care. So sometimes it is good to keep things in secret. Then we move to
the second step, which is the
that were in public but also for the people in Mecca only.
It started after three years.
But how, how it started
and why the prophet SAW Selim change now to this stage of Dawa
Who was asked by Allah how
there is an ayah, it was revealed? Well, and there are shirataki carabin. And warned the nearest kinship of your family of your tribe. This is in Surah, the Shara? Well, I'm Vera shirataki, aka Robin.
So the prophet SAW Selim, he understood from this ayah that it's now time to move publicly to the people. After you establish the foundation,
you had strong people for three years enough, now you move forward. So what did the prophet SAW Selim do?
He started spreading the word how
he gathered the people, he chose
the best location where he will find the biggest gathering.
He climbed the mount of suffer.
And he called on the people and all of them came. And they told them
what do you say? If I told you there is
an enemy behind this mount coming to attack you? What would you say? They would say, we believe you, because you are trustworthy.
You are truthful man. You don't lie. So he said, then I am a warner.
From a punishment, I am the messenger of Allah.
Look at the wisdom of the messenger sallallahu sallam, he wanted to prove to them that he is a messenger, by reminding them that he is a truthful man. He doesn't lie.
And once they approved what he said, He then told them the purpose
of this gathering,
he chose the best location.
All these steps of our, our lessons for us to learn from many times, we make mistakes and our because we don't study the strategy of the messenger sell him how he performed the Dow.
So what happened? Were people receptive. Did they accept what he said?
He received rejection from the very close people to him from Abu lahab. Who told him that bad luck to you. That's why you gathered us. And the sooner was revealed, the better. I'd be happy with a Magnon man who says law not on that Allah. Amato hamara, Tata Fiji, the human muscle, this surah was revealed upon this incident when I would have told him that but like I said earlier, is that why you gathered us, the prophets are seldom used to focus on the people during pilgrimage during the Hajj.
Because again, that's the biggest gathering. So you you target these gatherings, less effort, more people,
Sometimes, you focus on two, three people, and you spend lots of time and there is no result.
You target everybody, but you'll be smart. Also be smart, and remember to target the biggest gatherings. That's what the profit science Elon
tried to do.
Now, for three years before this, the disbelievers did not know about the Tao of the messenger science. And this again, tells you
the well planning and the leadership of the messenger sighs Tell me something secret, you keep it secret. You did not receive the permission to tell everybody you don't tell everyone.
This is the great leadership of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Now, why do people refuse this dial?
Wasn't it good for them to become Muslims? Which is better to worship Allah subhanaw taala? Or to worship many gods?
Why? Why it is better to worship Allah alone.
Why didn't those people who already witness that the prophet SAW Selim is they're trustworthy? Why didn't they believe in Him? They believe that they could leave their trusts with him their money, and he will pay it back to them. But why when it comes to religion, they did not believe in him. Why the kuffaar fight Muslims
from that time and every time even now.
Wouldn't the world be a better place? If people embraced Islam?
Would it or it would not?
So why people don't do it?
why this happens
it's a test. It's a test for the Muslims but what about the people
when you know this is better for
Why don't you do it?
There are many reasons. First of all, this is the nature of this life. Shaytan is smart.
That's where the shaitaan is working on people. He's trying to
tell them that
this is better. Following our whims and desires is natural.
Why would we follow a messenger? Who tells us what we do? We know what we do we are mature enough. That's the response of many people. Why would we follow someone
who instructs us or tells us you do this? You do that? We know everything. We don't need you to teach us.
Why don't I become the messenger?
envy? Many people
they know that this is the right thing, but they refuse to do it, because it came from you. If they are the ones who said they will do it, but because you said it, they will not do it.
That's what happened to many people. They knew that Mohammed Salim is the messenger. But they rejected that why he is the messenger. He's no better than us.
So there are many reasons but that's the nature.
That's the nature of this life. That's the sooner philosophy panatela that the true religion will be fought, but it will be victorious every time.
knew about the dalla
knew that Mohammed Salah Salaam is calling
to Islam, some people they accepted this lever and became Muslims, but most of them were, were they strong people are weak people.
They were the slaves, the weak people. Why?
Yeah, why not the rich people.
arrogance, exactly you will you you will lose your
premium things you will lose your status. You are a leader. Now you will be equal to a slave while for the slave. It
it makes him equal. It gives him his rights. That's why mostly the followers of the true religion are the weak people.
he used to physically harm the messengers are allowed to sell them and they used to put
the trash in the way of the messenger Sallam he and
his wife Ahmed Jamil
was called them lab.
They used to imagine when your uncle, the one that you expect from him the most support, he is against you. How do you feel? Many people they complain? I invite but no one responds to me. Well, that's what you should expect. That's what happened to the messengers has sent him from his nearest people from his uncle. He did not only reject him, he tortured him.
Abu Jamal, the same thing many times he threatened to kill the messenger sallallahu sallam, and it's your job to read the stories in the book. What did they do to the messengers? Arsalan? What did he do to the Muslims? How did they persecute the Muslims?
Might again, this was done to the messenger Selim himself before the believers. The prophet SAW Selim received a large portion of torment from those people have been having might, what did he do?
He put the trash
the filthy blood
of the womb of a camel. She coming after delivering the baby, he put it over the neck of the messenger sallallahu Sallam while he was prostrating.
So no matter how much difficulty you face, and the dollar, you should not complain, because it happened more and more to the messenger asylum and to the Muslims to the believers. After September 11, there were some incidents where Muslims abused and discriminated against some of them. They did not persevere. Some of them they were patient and hamdulillah we need to show more patience. Because this is natural. As a bonus or nutreco Nicola now I'm left alone. Do you think that you say you believe and you will not be tested. This is a test from Allah subhanaw taala.
The prophet SAW Selim, if he was if he showed impatience, he would tell Allah subhanaw taala from the first incident, I cannot do
I can't take it anymore. He was patient. The more they show ignorance The more he shows patience and mercy. That's the job of the messenger. Send them Omarosa naka naramata lol I mean, you are the mercy for all kinds.
Another of Manhattan.
A number was one of the kuffar. The prophets I send them invites the people, he asked them to come and listen to the Koran. Another, he says, after the prophet SAW Selim finishes,
he comes and he asks again, the people to come and gather him. He gathers them and he starts talking about the stories, stories of the forefathers of the Arab stories of other nations. And after he finishes, he tells them, what do you think? Isn't my story better than what Mohammed is telling you?
This is countered our remember always, if you are resting, the kuffaar are not resting. They are working against Islam from day one. From the time of the messenger, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam.
Yes, he went to a sham, he went to other countries just to learn to learn how he can attack the power of Islam, the power of the messenger of cisilion. He learned too many stories. So he came to tell them
just to dissuade people from following the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So here comes the important question. That's the purpose of this lecture, we need to learn what should we do?
If you are dealing with this situation, people, co workers, neighbors, what do you do? leaders?
They wronged you.
And they said, wrong things about Islam about you about the prophet SAW Allah, what do you do in this situation?
If it exceeds the point,
you seek help. When does it exceed the point?
You show patience. If someone came to you.
He slapped you. Do you show patience?
He slapped you just because you are a Muslim. Just because the way you look?
Or the thing you say you say it say like Lala and
they abuse you just only for that. What do you do? A sister hears many evil words, just because she's wearing hijab.
She's covering herself. What do you do?
If I have a chance to defend myself,
you are strong. And it was only one man? Do you beat him up?
Well, let me tell you this. If people were ignorant, and you responded to their ignorance with
another source of ignorance, they said the word and you said another word. They're not the difference.
In general, in principle, you show patience. That's true.
You should be merciful as the prophets I seldom was. However, when this is happening on a regular basis, you try to teach them, they won't listen. You try to educate them, they won't listen. And every time you become more patient, they become more arrogant. They show more ignorance, then you have to stop it. You should stop it. Now Islam does not tell you, you become naive. And they slap you on the right cheek, you turn to them the left cheek. And after that you bow to them and they slap you and the process. Islam does not tell you this.
You show patience. You show mercy. you educate them, you teach them. You forgive them once, twice, but once it's happening always knows you have to stop it. We'll end this again from another incident. The prophet SAW Selim he used to circumambulate the Kaaba
and the kuffaar every time they make fun of him, and the prophet SAW Selim is showing them patience. Every time they wronged him. One time they exceeded
the limits. And by far, they exceeded the limits. And they laughed and they thought the message
What is this message? What are you telling us? What will happen? Each one of them says a word. after they finish the prophets. I said, I'm told them, I came with slaughtering you.
To come with them. I came, and I will slaughter you.
That's what he told him what happened, all of them
No one could utter a word.
After some time,
they told him go and no one will harm. Now in that situation, it was suitable for the messenger Salaam to show them strength to tell them harsh words. That's not recommended in all situations. That's not recommended. In specific situations. In general, you show patience. But look what happened after he told them that all of them, they kept quiet, because he was able to do it. And he knew what will happen.
Now, it's not the same. When you have a priest or a rabbi, who's friendly to Muslims, who invites you to talk about Islam, and he gave you a fair chance. And you come and you choose the wrong
places from the Bible from the Torah, to show it to them to insult their religion. That's not appropriate. However, if there is another man, who is insulting Muslims always, and he picks on you, and he brought you just to make fun of you, then it is suitable maybe at that time to face him with the same thing. He tried to make fun of you, you make fun of him, you tell him what are you following? And this in general, it's not recommended to offend people's religions. So again, that our you need wisdom in data and knowledge. Both of them are required. One of them is not enough you may have the wisdom but you may not have the knowledge. You may have the knowledge but you may not
have the wisdom. You have to have the both plus the sincerity in your heart. Your job is not to attack people offend them, put them down your job is to guide them to the true path. With this we will conclude our session inshallah.
For today, hello Salalah Solomon and ramadasa Fishman Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.