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Were Early Followers Of Islam From The Poor And Meek

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Kamal El-Mekki

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The majority of people believe that the earliest Muslims were all from the poor freed slaves and the destitute. Those are the ones that follow the process. And that is not correct. And Muslim Institute presents q&a with Gamal al Mackey. But here's my question. Why is it that we think the majority of them were from the poor, the destitute and the freed slaves? Here's something interesting. One of the scholars, he took the names of the earliest 67 Muslims in Mecca, the earliest 67. Take a guess? How many of them do you think were from the poor, and the destitute? And the freed slaves from 67? Just 13. So why do people think everybody was from the poor, and so on and so forth? Here are a

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number of answers. Number one, the majority, the freed slaves, the people who didn't have a powerful tribe to protect them, when they were punished, it was made public and everybody took part in it. So those stories will be more popular than the others. So for example, every child knows the story of beloved husband had the big boulder on his rock, the punishment he went through, because one villain was punished, beloved, was a slave. And he didn't have a tribe that protected him. It was a spectacle, everybody took part, everyone could come and throw in a kick, or throw a rock or whatever. So when they were tortured, it became more popular. So we've got more of those stories.

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And so we tend to think everybody was from that category. That was number one. Number two, the people who had powerful tribes or they were nobles, and so on, they were punished. But it wasn't such a spectacle. It was kept in house examples. Number one, it's not fun when he became Muslim, he had an uncle notice was the relative, it wasn't like they took a man, a nobleman, and they had everyone in the street attack him, but his uncle would drop him in a straw mat and light it on fire. Most I've ever met, again, noble from a powerful tribe, but it was his own mother who starved him in her own house. Likewise, we have another notion for even the most old and even the most well, it

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says the first people the first people to be to, to make the Islam public. Worse, seven, and he mentioned the prophet SAW Salah, and abubaker, and marami acid and his mother sumaiya. And so haber Rumi notice the names and Bilaal and that, he said, these were the first seven that became, made the Islam public, then he breaks it down. He says, As for the Prophet of Allah, Allah protected him through his uncle. As for abubaker, Allah protected him through his tribe. And then he says, As for the rest of them, then we should again grab them and made them wear iron armor and bake them in the sun. So this is another evidence that shows us that people without tribes, the punishment was severe

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and profound. And that's why we remember it, and those who are more noble it was kept in house. Other examples. say they didn't hop up so they didn't know hottub is the brother of America hooked up. And also this is now the nephew of Ron lockup, when Satan is a became Muslim. Omar Mata would come and punish him. So it was kept in house. Now another example, a Muslim by the name of Allah didn't want it. He had a brother, he shouted at it. And he was mentioning so he narrates the Muslim and will narrate that how many Muslim because they're from Burkina Faso. They came notice they're going to go through the formalities now. They came to his brother, a sham. They said, what are we

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going to do about your brother who has become Muslim, and we're going to do about the other people from a Muslim who have become Muslim. So they're trying to get the green light. And then he says his brother, he Sham said, Go ahead and give them the green light. Go ahead, beat them, punish them, but he warned them of killing anyone. So you see, when people become Muslim within a tribe, that tribe dealt with them, and it didn't make it public. And the stories didn't get as popular. But the stories of above or below Nebula, these became popular because the punishment was incredibly severe hubbub, and they made him lay down on red hot coals or stones. And the eyewitnesses The only thing

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that put up the fire was the fat from his back, melting and extinguishing the fire. So that extreme and that's why those stories stick in our in our minds, but realistically, only 13 out of 67 earliest Muslims were from the poor, the destitute and the slaves and the freed slaves. So that's what happens when you look at the suta in detail. Again, that's what we do and does it rose coming soon to a city near you. Hope to see you there are still a lot