Channel: Ismail Kamdar
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you know, lives a very important aspect of being Muslim in a predominantly non Muslim land is that we should be involved in the work of our we should be involved in inviting people to the beautiful message of Islam, a message that penetrates the hearts a message that brings peace, inner peace that brings purpose to life, and most importantly, the only message that brings us salvation in the afterlife. It's important that we get this message out to people, but it's also important how we do it. And one of the problems in our time is that a lot of people, especially a lot of young people, in their zeal and enthusiasm, they become very rough, very harsh, and very vulgar. In their
presentation of the message of Islam. And in doing should be doing so they end up chasing people away from Islam.
In the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah tells us the story of Prophet Musa alayhis salam. And in the story at the very beginning, lots of a Hannah with Allah is speaking to Musa alayhis salam, informing him of his mission, to do dour to fear or to the Pharaoh of Egypt. He commands him, we all know the whole golden day. Speak to him gently, perhaps he may think, perhaps he may repent.
And in this verse, we get one of the primary principles of our
first look at the context of diverse a worshiper, Hannah Darla is telling Moosa Elisa, one of the greatest men to ever walk the face of this earth,
who is about to go to the worst man to ever walk the face of this earth, the tyrant who claimed to be called the Pharaoh of Egypt. And he is telling him that in this situation, with the best of mankind is speaking to the worst of mankind. Speak to him gently, speak to him gently.
So there's no excuse, so that you know the message has reached him. And in this we get one of the primary principles of our that most of the time 80 to 90% of the time, our dialogue must be done with gentleness. Yes, there is a time and a place for harshness, but that should not be the default. That should not be the norm. That should not be our personalities. That should be something that is reserved for extreme occasions when nothing else works.
the norm in Dawa is gentleness, and we see this in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the way he presented Islam to his greatest enemies
in a way that soften the hearts and turn him into some of the greatest However,
when we look at the people who converted to Islam, in the second half of the serum, you see a very interesting trend.
People like Sohail even Ahmed
Abu sufian call it even Walid amor, even as someone even omiya it came out even Abby Johanna, what do all of these people have in common? They were all the enemies of Islam who fought the prophet SAW love while he was selling me the early battles. When you read about the battles of other and over the Azov you will hear these names on the enemy side. But for each of these names, when we talk about them today, we see you Roger Yamamoto. Why? Because despite the enmity that's caused two battles, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam remain gentle in his Dawa to these individuals. And I want to mention two stories about two of the individuals that show us how gentle the prophets lie.
Some remain, even when he's blitzers enemies. We see this in the story of Sohail, Ivanova, who is so Haley when amber so hail even our was one of the leaders have the courage. He was a spokesperson of the courage. He was an individual who in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to walk around in Makkah, calling people to Islam.
He used to follow up and call those same people away from Islam. He was the one going around spreading propaganda against Islam, telling people that Muhammad so laquan he was, he's a poet and a magician. He was a very well spoken person. And he used that speech to call people away from
his sons with great Sahaba. He sang with some of the most famous of the Sahaba. But he kept his sons as prisoners, because they accepted Islam.
In the Battle of burger Sohail even amor was captured.
And he sent one of his sons actually went with him to bother and cross over and join the Muslim side. And so so Haley is now in chains in the machine of another week, and his son is there looking at him, and just a few weeks before that his son was in chains in his house, and he was looking over him. and in this situation which you hail an enemy of Islam, who has spent his entire life preaching against Islam fighting against Islam, causing propaganda against Islam. Omar Raglan who has an idea, Omar Rajan, who says, Let's take out his front teeth. So we can't speak bad about Islamic.
But we know in our religion, mutilation is not allowed, you know, allowed to do this to people. And that's early now Sierra, the laws of Islam is still being revealed. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam took this as an opportunity to correct on my audio audio, and guide him back towards the path of gentleness. And he made a very profound statement Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, don't do that, because perhaps one day, he will use that same speech to defend Islam.
And so we see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam being optimistic about the fate of someone who has dedicated his life to attacking Islam.
we fast forward another nine years, the conquest of Makkah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his army of 10,000 into Makkah, and Congo peacefully, and from amongst the people of Makkah is to Haley but Allah, and it is only then and there after 20 years of writing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as an old man, the Suhail finally takes the Shahada, and it comes as a hobby.
After the death of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, we know that the Wars of Apostasy took place. So what happened was many of the tribes began to leave Islam.
And in Makkah, people were discussing, do we leave Islam or not? And so Hey, leave an hour, he gets up by the Kaaba, and he delivers an eloquent speech. And the statement of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam comes true, that the same man who in his huge use his speech to attack Islam, now in his old age, he uses his speech to defend Islam. And so hey, it gives a very eloquent speech in which you tell the people in Makkah, we were the last to accept Islam, let's not be the first to beat Islam. And through his emotional footpath, the people remain firm on their faith at this and Makkah remains a Muslim that and it remains so until today. So Haley with our new delhi case the
rest of his life he had, and he dies in Syria, from the great plague that took place during the time of Mr. Rogers. This is one example of a man who even though he was an enemy of Islam, Rasulullah sallallahu subdomain gentle towards him. And this gentleness eventually led to his conversion and him becoming a barista having
a second example is highly people worried. And we all know who is highly rewarded to sort of Allah.
Holly, even when he was not always the sort of Allah in the beginning, he was the enemy of Islam. In fact, in diversity of order, the defeat of the Muslims was primarily because of Khalid, even when he he led the cavalry he led the army that attacked on the other side and caused the deaths of the Sahaba and caused the injury of Rasulullah sallallahu something caused all of this bloodshed. Now imagine this. Imagine today a man who is responsible for that much bloodshed amongst the Muslims? How many of us would be thinking he should become Muslim? How many of us would think you know this to Tao tree, let's be chained to the list of nicely to him. Most of us would write that person off,
and we cursed him, and we publicly ridiculed them. And we may not even want them to become boosters. Because our hearts are not we needs to be. But Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never lost sight of what was important. And that is the salvation of people from jahannam by guiding him to Islam, and he continued to make sure that the message of Islam reach Khalid even Walid, even though folly even what he does in Makkah, he is in Medina job is to challenge his enemies to eat
Other, but he keeps doing our slowly and subtly. And Holly, Holly everyone his brother when even when he was one of the Sahaba before him, and he goes to meet Holly during the period where there was, after the Treaty of Arabia, there was a temporary speakers peace between the Muslims. And during this temporary peace, a lot of the leaders of Makkah converted to Islam. And so during this period Holly even one learns from his brother body that the prophet SAW love while he was sent up keeps asking about what is the proper source of asking about this man? Remember at this point in time, this is the man responsible for killing Muslims. This is the man responsible for the prophets
was his own injuries. What is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam asking about about Holly. He's asking, Where is Holly? A man as intelligent as him should recognize that Islam is the truth by now. He's still praising the intelligence of the enemy, and raising the sincerity of the enemy and hoping that his enemy would recognize the truth because of his intelligence and his sincerity. And eventually how even when he recognizes the truth, he makes the Hydra to Medina, he converted to Islam. And he becomes the sword of Allah, the undefeated Sword of Allah who became responsible for the conquest of Syria and Iraq and many other lands that remain Muslim until today already allow.
And so from these two stories, the story of Haiti with armor and the story of calling human body we learned the importance