Channel: Ismail Kamdar
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past few weeks, we were discussing the proofs of Islam.
And in our first discussion, we focused on how Islam matches with what humans naturally believe in the fitrah in the nature, that if you have to take a look a look inside at what a human naturally believes, like the oneness of God, the purpose of life and afterlife, morality, justice, compassion, all of these beliefs are found in Islam and Islam builds upon it. There is no belief of Islam that contradicts the human soul. All of it goes together.
The second proof of Islam which we discussed last week,
is the Quran.
And he said that the Quran is the greatest more a jeiza Miracle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is the greatest proof that He is the true prophet of Allah, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself said that, because of the Quran, because this is his Magiera, he hopes that his ummah will be the largest on the Day of Judgment because of how powerful the miracle of the Quran is. And we mentioned last week, that the Quran is both the message and the proof of the message.
Today we will focus on the third proof of Islam.
And as we said, the message is the proof of the message. This week, we say the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is also the proof of the message
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the greatest human to ever though, is himself a walking in his lifetime he was and he remains today in his example, a living proof of Islam. An example of how Islam is what Islam is, and he proved that Islam is true. Now, why do we say that the life of Rasulullah as well it's not even the existence of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is itself a proof that Islam is drawn, I want to tackle this from a few different angles. Number one, we look at his character Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his character was on the highest level. Allah subhanho wa Taala describes it as Allah fulfill the highest caliber of good character, and even his
people who he had met, and who had lived through it, even those amongst him who did not believe in Him. They all knew him as a solid and alchemy, the truthful and the trustworthy. This was the level of character that he had established. Now, we had mentioned a few weeks ago that when someone claims to be a prophet, they're either one of two types of people. They are either the worst of the worst, because they are lying about receiving a message from Allah, or they are the best of the best because Allah chose them to actually receive the message. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was known to his people long before he claimed to be a prophet as the best of the best. Everybody in his
society loved him. He was a man on the highest level of character to such an extent, that even after he became a prophet, even after his people had rejected Him, even when his people were trying to kill him to same people still trusted him with their belongings, they still trusted him with a route, they still consider him the most trustworthy person in the community.
And it's really an irony on their part, that they saw him as the most trustworthy and the most truthful, but they did not accept him would be trustworthy and truthful with the message that Allah sent him.
But those who recognize us, they became suspicious for us. And so we have, for example, a moussaka Roger Lowe, who he accepted Islam without any doubt without any thought about it. Why? Because for very simple reason, he knew Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam to be truthful and honest, why would a man who lived his entire life being the greatest role model of truth and honesty suddenly lie about God?
And he wasn't even the Muslims only recognize you know, we look at the king of, of the Roman Empire at the time for athletes. So very beautiful story and perhaps one day we'll do a full clip on the story. But the leader of the of the of the Arabs at the time of operation Abu Sofia, he was travelling through Jerusalem, and at the same time Heraclius the king of all
of Rome was in Jerusalem at that time, and correct yes had received a letter from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam invited him to Islam. So he called us up to his court and had a discussion about him about who the prophets of Allah wa alayhi wa sallam was. Now he called Abu pIane for two reasons. Number one, Abu Sophia was an Arab from the same city as the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Number two, he was one of those people who has not yet followed the Prophet saw the sub later on to become a Sahabi. At this point, he was not one yet. So he wanted to see what the enemies of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say about him, and he asked a series of
questions. These questions will determine if it's a true prophet or not. One of those questions the one that links in with our topic is that he asked him has he ever lied before? Has he ever lied before?
And said, No, we knew in a minute you know, as a trustworthy, truthful, so Iraqi is the King, the Caesar of the time said, if he never lie about anything else, why would he lie about God? Why would he lie about receiving a message?
This is you know, a surgical Amin so when the most truthful human being to ever walk the face of this earth, came forward and said that he is the messenger of Allah, there is only one obvious conclusion he was indeed, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The second proof that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a true messenger of Allah is the fact that Allah assisted him and gave him victory. You see, when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam first claimed to be a prophet, many of the Arabs said, Let's just wait and see. Let's see. If he's, if he's a liar, Allah will humiliate him and be truthful, Allah will give him victory. And so
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam starts preaching the message of Islam in Baraka. And within in the first decade, he has like 80 to 100 followers.
And within two decades, he has over 10,000 followers. And now 1000 years later, he has over a billion followers. I want you to think about this. Can you think of any other human being in the past 2000 years, who claimed to be a prophet who now has a billion followers
anyone just name a single other person who claimed to be a messenger or claimed to be a god or claimed to be a messiah thing to you started his own cult or whatever it works. Name anyone in the past 2000 years, who claim such a claim and now has a billion followers, there is only one Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the fact that ALLAH SubhanA ated his message, bless his message, Allah allow you to spread across the earth made it such that up today more than a quarter the other races message. This itself is proof that you were the true message of Allah. Look at the situation was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in the minority. He was in a tribal society
that wasn't known for the technology, or the civilization or the government or the laws, he was in a place where he did not have much allies. He was in a situation where his forces for the first few years were always outnumbered by the enemies. In that situation, within a period of 20 years, he becomes the ruler of all of Arabia. And within 100 years, his followers are the rulers of Arabia, Egypt, Spain, India, a huge empire, in superpower, Allah subhanho wa Taala allowed him to grow from one small town in Medina to a superpower in less than 100 years on this message.
Now Had this been a false message, Had this been a false prophet? As we had seen every false prophet, the humiliation company in their lifetime, every false prophet from saleable cause up to the recent ones, they have been humiliated and exposed in their lifetimes. None of them have ever reached a point where they've had a million followers. None of them have reached a point where their followers became the superpower of the world. This was given only to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he's one of the greatest proof that he was a true prophet. And this is why when he conquered Makkah, he saw the people enter Islam in large numbers, because these people, the outside
tribes, what are they waiting to see, they said, if he was a true prophet, Allah will give you a victory. If he's not a true prophet, then Allah when Allah gave him victory, Allah gave him victory over the whole of Arabia waited 20 years. And when people saw that they entered Islamic masses, they said this has to be the truth of our world. And even those who are opposing that Abu Sofia, at that moment they recognize this has to be true prophets
will remain when the army of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was marching towards Makkah and Abu Biondo standing on a hill with a bus the uncle of the prophets, lollies of watching this army coming wave after wave 10,000 people marching towards Makkah
Hello Sofia look and he's what is this apostatized This is prophethood this is true Prophet. Allah bless his message spread that fast that many people in that short period. And so the fact that ALLAH SubhanA gave Rasulullah sallallahu Salim some victory in his lifetime and gave his followers victory for hundreds of years over 1000 years and those now we look back you know, sometimes because many of us not familiar with history, we look at the state of Uber today, we think it week, everything new you humiliated everything. Some people think this is a proof that Islam is not true. But understand what we are in today is an exception. This is one of only two times in history where Muslims have
been weak. The first woman the Mongols took over and now after World War One, these are the only two times in history a Muslim have been in a position of weakness. For the bulk of the past 1400 years, Muslims have been a superpower of the world. For the bulk of this 1400 year period. Muslims have been whether we talking about your media empire, the opacity Empire, the Mughal empire, Tamiflu Empire, the gel you saw, the Ottoman Empire, all of these were major world powers. All of these were, you know, on a level that we can't even imagine today. So don't look at the current situation and judge all of history by look at the dominant dominantly Allah subhanho Gamess religion victory.
And the very simple reason we don't have victory today, because we have strayed from the message of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. And when we return to it, Allah will bless us with that victory once again. A third prove that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a true prophet of Allah is a true prophet of Allah is his followers. There is a verse in the Bible that states by the fruit you shall know them. Meaning when someone claims to be a prophet, we look at the type of people they produce, to see where they will process because we know that these scouts and his and his false religions, and you know all these modern new religions that popping up the kinds of followers that they produce
a week, the kind of followers they produce. The kinds of followers they produce good, they don't really have high caliber of piety, or religiosity or anything of this nature. But who are the followers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam number one when the Sahaba those who met him, became the greatest people to ever love. And the transformation was amazing. Last week we spoke about
a man who started his life as a camel herder, and who passed away as a ruler of a major empire. And he went from a man who in his youth would kill people, and we drink alcohol to the most pious human being on earth at the time of his death. That level of transformation is proof that Islam is true, because nothing else can transform a person like that. Look at Hollywood, Walid Radi Allahu Anhu. He was a man who led an army against the prophets law, he was Saddam and cause defeat to the Muslims that good. And then he converted to Islam and he becomes the sword of Allah, he becomes the sword of Allah, at whose hands the Persian and Romans tremble at whose hands great empires crumble. Okay,
look at the humble beginnings. These are people who came from a small tribal society in Makkah, and became world powers, they shook the world because of the power of the mind. If that is not proof that this is a true religion, what is what is this, this is, you know, the level of change. It's not just the sahaba. The Sahaba are the best example. But what's more amazing to me, he said, every generation of Muslims from the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, until today, has produced some of the most pious and the most knowledgeable human beings have the greatest of the greatest people to ever live in every generation with from the amount of Sula sallallahu alayhi
wasallam. And what's amazing, but those who came after is that they never met him. All of the highest alumni in the world today, never met Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yet following Him have taken them to that level have taken them to that have taken him to where they are looking the second generation of Islam, people that hasn't bustling people that only with Abdul Aziz, look at the level of their piety and the mind and the impact they made on this world. And where does this come from? Where does this come from, except that they follow the religion of Trump and they follow the message of tree by the fruit you shall tell them the fruit of this message where the Sahaba and
he will about and the Olia and all of the great Muslims who have learned to live among us today. And so this seems to be one of the greatest proofs of Islam, that when someone follows Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and tries to emulate him and tries to follow his footsteps and tries to adopt his character tries to adopt his his his message and follow it to the best of the ability that they become amongst the greatest of human beings. Because this is what elevates us to become the best of the best. The message of truth is the only message that has an impact on the hearts of people. So behind me is a
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How do we connect with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Last week we spoke about how the Quran is a proof of Islam and we said we need to connect to the Quran to discover that it is the same suit allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his life his message his example is our flock is his dog, his bodies are all of these proofs of Islam. How do we connect to this? Number one, study his study his life, make it a daily part of your life. Make it something that you do at least once a year is read the entire Siraj of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, let that be our role model in every aspect of our life. You want to know how to be a good husband. Read the Bible for Shula sallallahu alayhi
wasallam you want to know how to be a good father read the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa so you know how to deal with political problems, you read the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam you want to learn how to do Tao resist like the Syrah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When you studied you will find any proof that is not true, you will find any reason to increase your demand you will find any role models for every aspect of your life. But it means we have to read it we have to study we have to think about it, we have to analyze and we have to live by it. So we should make the syrup of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam irregular online number
two linked to the Syrah we should also make the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu it was a regular part of our life. Now hadith is a bit more of a complex topic because they are these about EDA is about vague, at
least fabricated such pretty very simply get a book of Aggies focusing on the Aflac the adab general statements of spirituality something like the reality story here for anything else that focuses on are easy to understand how these that we do our tactic and study those books start there. Read Hadith
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the true believer is what others are saved from his hands and thumb. We didn't have the stink about it, reflect on it apply to your life. Read the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that none of you truly believe.
The prophets prophecies have said that whoever believes Allah the last day should speak what has been official or remain silent. Think about these ideas reflected and applied. The hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam should be the guiding force of our life. And we should make time just like he said last week we should make time to study the Quran and effect on the Quran and live by the Quran. When is the same word the Hadith the authentic hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam once again, the average Muslim should not be deriving their own fake properties, the average Muslim should not be deriving their own aqidah from this, this you study with Allah ma you
sit with a scholar who you trust and you learn in your feet, okay Nikita from them, but general things character manners, how to be a good person how to teach your neighbor how to treat your parents, this you can take from the Hadith and apply directly to your life. A third thing that we should do, in order to experience you know are the closeness with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to increase in our daily Salawat
that we should be reciting the Salawat upon the Prophet SAW yourself every single day, at least 100 times a day. And at the very minimum, when you hear his name mentioned, see some Allah wanting to value when it is disrespectful that the name of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentioned that we stay silent. And every time we save some Allahu alayhi wa sallam is many words with us. And not only that, but it connects our hearts to his heart and increases our mind. And it increases our relationship with the greatest of all of humanity. So Allahu alayhi wa salam. Now the thing that we can do to connect with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to emulate his character and his
manners. And this is an area where we tend to fall short. Now nowadays, we've spent so much time obsessing over what we call the tsunami. And sometimes the things that we call the Sunnah might be things with a difference of opinion about but the actual tsunami of the character of Rasulullah sallallahu so we forget about it. So we have people who are like so strict and mean and angry about what they think is dressing according to the Sunda but at the same time, they are harsh, they are arrogant, they are mean they don't treat the family properly. It needs to be balanced. Yes, if you want if you feel dressing a certain way should not be dressing that way.
But more important than this, have the heart set Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had follow in his footsteps, be kind to your spouse or he was kind to his spouse, be good to children where he was good to children, be just your employees the way he was just to his employees. He have a lot of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam he's degrade, the sooner that we can divide our time. And remember, it was the law of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that in his lifetime was the greatest proof of Islam. People met him. They fell in love with this kind of thing. He said, If no businessman can be like that they converted to Islam. And this can still happen today. That when we
emulate that of love and adopt, and people see Islam in our character, our manners, our truthfulness, our trustworthiness, when they see this in our lifetime, this can be the thing that convinces them that this is the true way of life. This is the true religion because this is how we transform followers so that I studied the syrup of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam studying is a Hadith that is emulated a flock. Dhabi's character has manners. There is an increase in our rule and follow up on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam let us spread his message to the world that has shared the message of Islam with everybody around us in Allahumma nakedness alula wa
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