The Importance of the Seerah

Ismail Kamdar


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The great thirteenth is the source of knowledge for every believer, and learning the fruit of their experiences is crucial to achieving great things in life. The Sprahams and Prophet Muhammad teachings are essential for personal growth and personal growth in life. Learning the Sprahams from different sources and reading the Prophets of Islam is crucial to optimizing one's life and avoiding negative consequences. Learning from different sources and being a part of a community is crucial to achieving great things in life.

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as it is the month of Ramadan oh well, we will continue our series on Hotpads related to the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And in the previous goodbyes, we looked at why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is the greatest leader in the history of humanity. And we looked at why he will be the leader of humanity on the last day as well. James almost want to discuss a more broader topic, which is the importance of studying the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam consistently.

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The life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam known as the Syrah is a very crucial source of information and knowledge for the believers. And it is one that many of us take for granted.

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There is a problem nowadays for many Muslims that they do not know the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the knowledge may be limited. So some people may not have studied at all, they may think it's not important. Some may have just learned it in school. So in school, you just learn, you know, you go and study about the hijra, and the Battle of butter and the Battle of wood, and you're just learning to pass the exam, you're just learning the dates, you're just going through the facts.

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Many have never taken the time to sit and engage with the life of Rasulullah sallallahu, the use of an extract benefits from it. And this is something that needs to change.

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Every Muslim should have a relationship with the zero, every Muslim should have a detailed understanding of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Because he was the best of humanity. He was the perfect role model. He was the final prophet. He is the person who is supposed to be more beloved to us than our own selves.

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And his life is a source of knowledge for every believer.

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When we look at how to be a Muslim, the Quran gives us the guidelines of Islam. It teaches us our Aqeedah it teaches our character, it teaches us the primary rules, but the details, the role model of how to be a Muslim.

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We find this in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and

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even in the Quran, you know, they they argument that the markets made in the early days of Islam, were they when when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam first started preaching Islam. One of the arguments that the people of Makkah made is, Why did Allah send you as a prophet? Why did he send us an angel? If the message really was meant to come to us? Why didn't Allah send an Angel? To the people that Makkah worship 100, other Revealer replied, in which he said, had the population of Makkah, been angels, we would have sent them an angel. But the people of Makkah, were humans, so we send them a human messenger. Why? Just take a moment, think about this. Imagine if the prophets of

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Allah were all angels. We would look at their lives and say, Are they angels? I'm human, I can't be like them. I can't do what they did. I can't follow in their footsteps. How does a human relate to an angel? But Allah wanted the messengers, to be practical role models, to be real people who lived real lives, who had to deal with the same problems that we deal with. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. What's fascinating about his life, is that almost any challenge that you will face in life, you can find an example of it in his life.

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In another Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that the most severely tested people are those closest to Allah, the prophets and then the odia. And from the prophets, we know that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the greatest prophet. So his tests were the most severe. You know, some of us may be tested with the loss of our parents, or the loss of our children are the loss of a spouse, or the loss of a friend or the loss of a cousin. Rasulullah salAllahu alayhi wasallam was tested with all of this. He lost both his parents at a young age and his grandfather, he lost his uncle's two of them in his lifetime. He lost his two of his wives. Most of

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his children passed away during his lifetime. His most beloved cousins, his his adopted son, his closest friends, many of them passed away during his lifetime

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Think about the test of life. Some people are tested with exile. Some people are tested with wards. Some people are tested with leadership. Some people are tested with being offered Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was tested with all of this.

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And so the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's not just a story, as some people think it is. It's not just history. It is one of our primary sources of learning our religion. And we take this for granted. But when you think about the CNR, of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, these think about this miraculous fact about it. There is no human being in history, whose life has been documented, with as much details as the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi, wasallam. No one, not even the Sahaba not even the other prophets. Nobody's life has been documented with the level of details of as compared to the life of Rasulullah sallallahu. Elisha, when you think about the fact

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that we know what type of fruit he would enjoy, we know how you would walk, we know how he would sit, what type of clothes you wore, we know how his hair was, how many white hairs he had, the level of details we have about his life. There is no human being in history, who we know this much details about how to ask us a question, are we taking advantage of the knowledge that we have this much details about the greatest human being? Are we taking advantage of the knowledge? are we studying it consistently? Are we using it to guide our lives? Are we using it as a source of finding ways forward in our life? So what are the benefits of studying the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi

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salam and making the Syrah something that we study consistently and often, there are six benefits of studying the Syrah on a regular basis. And I see on a regular basis, I mean, this isn't something you just study as a child, and then you forget about it. Every Muslim at least once a year should revise the Syrah and and reflect on it. You get six benefits out of studying to see and maybe more. Number one, your love for a suit allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam increases. We know it is a fundamental point of Aqeedah to love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than our own selves more than our own families. But if you do not know Him, if you do not know his story, how are you

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going to have the genuine love? The more you know his life, the more you love him, the more you know about his sacrifice, the more you love him, the more you know about his simplicity, the more you love him, the more you know about his sincerity, the more you love him, the more you study the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. With each story with each reflection, we eat a second study of his life. And third study at fourth Sunday onward and onward. Your love of Him should grow with every single time you study the Syrah, when you learn that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam abandoned this dunya even though Allah had made it permissible for him that he could have

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chosen, he was given the option of being a king prophet, a prophet who has a kingdom like that wouldn't really mind but he chose not to have it. He chose a life of simplicity, when you think about the fact that he used to think about us and make dua for us and saved his dua for the major centers of this ummah and the Day of Judgment. This should increase your love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so any Muslim who feels like that love is waning, or the love is not as strong as it's supposed to be. You start by studying the Syrah, make time to study the Syrah and you will see your love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam increasing. Number two, it increases

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your iman, it increases your conviction. Specifically, it increases your Eman in the fact that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is indeed the final messenger. Because the more you study his life, the more convinced you become that he was indeed the true prophet of Allah. Because Allah subhana wa Taala gave him success and baraka and power and a lasting legacy, the likes of which no other human being has had. And it came from a time and a place where that seemed almost impossible, that you have an orphan who did not know how to read and write from a town of Makkah, at the time in Makkah was just a tribal society with no civilization, where his whole his whole community was

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turned against him besides 70 or 80 followers. Yet, despite that, he persevered. And he continued, and he did his Dawa, and he did his Hydra, and he did his jihad, and he did everything that he had to do. And then he passes away, all of Arabia is following him. And within a century, the Muslims are the dominant superpower of the world, from a small tribal society to a dominant superpower in less than a century. This is a miracle.

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The more you study the life of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihe Salam, the more convinced you are that his entire life is vertical, his entire success is in vertical, and therefore he had to be the true prophet of Allah and we see this even in this era, we can you wouldn't see through the eyes of the latest Sahaba

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I delete the Sahaba for example, um, or even us, he was there from the beginning, but he only became as the hobby towards the end, right in the beginning we know the Sahaba go to Abyssinia and he goes to argue within a Joshi to send them back. But you see in his story, that as the story goes on, he's starting to realize the Hold on. Allah isn't on the profit side, not on our side, he starts to realize that, you know, Allah is helping the Prophet Mohammed Salah Laude with someone eventually, after the Treaty of Saudi Arabia, he goes to Medina and he converted to Islam and he becomes the sahabi. You see also in the story of Abu Sufian, exact same thing about Sofia, and he's fighting the

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Muslim, he's fighting the Muslim, he's fighting the Muslims. And then he realizes Allah is helping the Muhammad, the idol is not helping us. Maybe he's right. And he eventually becomes a Muslim, he becomes one of the sahaba. So you see this even with the people who witnessed his life in his lifetime, that seeing the success that Allah gave him, at times where it was impossible for a normal human being to be successful, like bother. And as you begin to see that, indeed, he was a true messenger of Allah. And I noticed this specifically these days that a lot of times when young people have doubts about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it often comes from young people who are

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not connected to the Syrah. So for example, the youngster will come in and say, the prophets, Allah Islam had so many wives, you know, how can we follow a prophet like that. But if you grew up with the Sierra, you're not going to have a problem with the fact that he has so many wives because you know about him from a young age. But if you don't know anything about his life, and this is the only thing thrown at you out of context, it doesn't sound right. Right. Likewise, when you hear about the prophets of Allah, he was telling me someone has no context of the Sierra, they don't know the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, and someone tells him, you know, your prophet, he killed, he

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killed 500 Jews in Atlanta kureta. He killed 500, Jews and Okinawa. Why did he kill the Jews? It sounds scary, right? But when you understand it, in the context of this era, when you understand in the context of who these people were the betrayal, they had done the penalty for betrayal. At that time, you understand that what he did was exactly what any other political leader would have done at that time, which is death penalty for betrayal, we had to penalty for, you know, for betraying the state and causing the community to fall apart. So these these type of stories that the enemies of Islam like to bring forward to try and attack the life of Rasulullah sallallahu, somebody only work

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on someone who doesn't know the Syrah really, they only work on someone who does not know the life of Rasulullah sallallahu yourself, if you know his life story, if you know that all of these things have a context. And all of these things have a backstory. And all of these things have other events that led to them. And everything makes sense, within this era. But if someone doesn't know Rasulullah, sallAllahu sums life and you just pick out aspects. And you just say, Oh, he did this, he did that. Any aspect of anyone's life sounds bad when you stick it on its own without the full story. So knowing this era protects you from these doubts, because you understand the full context

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of his life. And you understand that these few events that they think were bad, were actually good or normal, based on the context of when he loved and what was going on.

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Another benefit of this era, is that it gives you optimism it gives you all know we all face points in our life where we feel hopeless. We all feel a face point in our life where we feel like giving up, we feel like you know, what's the point of life? How are we ever going to be successful. But when you study the life of Rasulullah sallallahu it gives you hope, because he faced so many situations that were so much harder than what we face today. If you think about toy if we think about butter, if you think about overhead, if you think about all these situations where Rasulullah Slocum was facing an impossible situation, and Allah Subhana Allah has to help them. This gives you

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hope. This gives you hope that inshallah in my life to whatever I'm facing Allah will help me through it.

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Another benefit of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, by studying the Syrah you understand the Quran better. This is very important that a lot of people miss out on this aspect of it. You cannot understand the Quran properly without understanding the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam why the Quran was revealed over a period of 23 years, those 22 years are the Syrah and every Surah of the Quran and many verses of the Quran are directly linked to stories from the Sierra. So when you read in the Quran, that Allah has forgiven the three who who left who is who stayed behind, you cannot understand which three people were forgiven and for what unless you know,

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the seerah Allah says in the Quran about the two way in the cave that Allah was with them. This verse you cannot understand it if you don't know who were the two in the cave and when they were in the cave, and why do they indicate what Allah says in the Quran? The people are spreading a slander. You don't know what that slander?

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If you don't know the Syrah, many first of the many students to understand them, you have to know this euro. And the Quran really is the Syrah from beginning to end. You have a Quran, the first revelation, before that you have Surah You know, they have Surah that even explain things before that like to Rahl field, which explains about what happened the year the Prophet sly son was born the study of the elephant. You have a lamb Nasrallah, casada rock, we have split open your chest, referring to Rasool La Silla. Husum, as a child when they took out his heart to to cleanse it, and, you know, didn't have right till the ending is a jar on the floor, he was thought that when the

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victory of Allah comes the Surah, when this surah was revealed, some of the Sahaba realized Rasulullah saw something's going to pass away. God Allah has made him victorious and told them to make it stick far, meaning his Time's almost up. And so the whole Quran and Sierra go together. So if you are someone who is struggling to understand the Quran, you are opening sewers, and you don't understand what the surah is about you reading verses you don't understand what the verse is about studying the Sierra studying the life of Rasulullah Salallahu Salam, and then the Quran, you understand all of it, you begin to understand everything okay? This verse was revealed because of

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the story, this verse is linked to this incident, this Sahabi said this, so this person said that and this is how this happened. And then the whole Quran makes so much more sense. And you can derive 10 times more lessons from it, when you understand it. When it's linked to the Sierra of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah to make us from those who understand this religion and practice it properly. superhydrophobic Robin

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Celine with hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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hamdu Lillahi wa wa Salatu was Salam ala Mala and

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inner circle Hadith tabula rasa you heard you heard the Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shahrul ammonia deserve to have a certain bit our condo bit attend bodalla Kulu Dalton finna. So how do we benefit from the zero is not just a matter of reading a book once. They are things we can do to extract more benefits from it. Number one, I highly advise every family study the life of Rasulullah sallallahu. I'm together as a family that this should be something you do with your children. You sit once a week as a halacha. And you'll read your Stories of the Prophets of Allah Islam and you discuss it as a family. This will help to create more love in the family. It will also

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help to increase the amount of the youngsters and to connect them with the Syrah. And even for the parents is an experience where you yourself will learn and you will grow. Number two, try studying the Syrah from different teachers. Don't just study with one teacher, because every teacher brings a new angle. Every teacher brings deeper lessons and different lessons. So one teacher may go more into the spirituality of the Syrah. Another teacher may go more into the leadership of Rasulullah sallallahu. Some, some may have picked up some points that the others did not the most teachers you study with the deeper your understanding goes. Number three, study the seerah along with the Quran,

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study them together. So you study a surah understand what is the reason for revelation of the surah what is happening in the time or the life of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that is linked to that Surah How do the two go together? When you understand the life of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, then the Quran makes so much more sense to study them together. One example of this surah Allah Imran I love people they see surah Allah Imran is like jumping from one topic to another. He's talking about Jews. It's talking about Christian. It's talking about brother it's talking about oh hood, what's going on here? Well, it was revealed in the third year after Hijra in the third year after Hijra

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brother had just ended or who takes place a delegation of Christians come to Medina to ask the Prophet slicin about their beliefs. The Jews of Medina asking the prophets Allah about his beliefs, these four things are all happening around the same time. So once doula is addressing all four things, because it was revealed in that yo, so when you understand the Sierra, you understand this tool and you when you study the Sierra and the surah together, every verse, you understand each context, you understand, why did Allah say this? Who exactly is interesting with that first and the Sudan makes so much more sense? So study the Sierra and the surah together? Number four, just like

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in difficult times, we open the Quran and we look for answers. Do the same thing with the Sierra. If you are dealing with the death of a loved one see, how did Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam deal with the death of a loved one if you are dealing with difficult economic times neither but how did Rasul Allah so the ultimate is how to deal with the boycott. If you are forced to leave your country. Remember how the Rasulullah saw some deal with the Hijra. If your community has turned against you read about or even how Rasulullah saw them dealt with that for anything you are facing in life. Open the Sierra to a story that is similar to what you are facing and take listen to inspiration from

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that. And finally, study the Syrah from different angles. Don't just study one part of the Ceylon you get some people they only study the woods and they begin to think Islam is only about war. And you get some people who only study you know

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The mercy of Rasulullah slowly sent me the thing that there's no such thing as war or jihad, right? You're only looking at one side, but you have to look at both sides. And you have to look at everything in between that there are many different angles to the life of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he was a husband. He was a father. He was a stepfather. He was a a warrior. He was a military leader. He was a political leader. He was a spiritual leader. He was a he was the leader of his community. He was a man who was exiled, he was an orphan. He was so many things. There are so many aspects from which you can study his life. Don't just limit it to one or two aspects, study it

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across all these different aspects to get a holistic understanding of who Rasulullah sallallahu sallam was today. We can love him more so we can appreciate the more and so we can follow his footsteps better. We ask Allah to make us from those who follow the Sunnah We ask Allah to make us from those who are rightly guided We ask Allah to protect us from His guidance and to protect us from all sorts of misguidance Robina Artina dunya Hasina Warfield, karate Hasina, working as a banana Robin Hublin I mean as watch you know,

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watch elderly who tequila mama Subhana rahbek Robin is at Yama. Yes, the phone was salam ala mousseline with hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen, Aki Musa