Life of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal #06
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Sentencing of Imam Ahmed
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah amin wahala Allah He will be here.
And thank you and welcome to the continuation of the story of the life of Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah. Thank you for tuning in. If you recall, last time what had happened? We had Mr. Mohamad after he was taken to Baghdad, he remained with his haka, Rahim for four days, he was in charge of overseeing some people debating with him a hammer, then we said they'd add shackles to and on top of the chains that he already had. And then he had the first day with an AutoSum. And then a second day with an AutoSum of debates. And then he said, on the third day, something is probably going to happen.
So and his quote is, he said, I said to myself, it makes sense that something is going to happen to me today. So he asked for a string from one of the guards. He says, I used to hate that something would happen to me. So I would become uncovered. So he tied an extra strings of a his trousers would not fall down. He says, They brought me and things look different. I was entered from one room to another. And there were people with swords, and people with whips, and people with all kinds of uniforms and weapons, and the police was full of soldiers. And in the past two days, none of these people were present.
Now, we'll look at this. This day, is third day through the narration of a man by the name of Ahmed Al farraj. And he was one of the eyewitnesses. He says I was in charge of some things, some of the affairs or the issues, the same things of the Sultan, meaning he was a government worker. He says one day while I was at a gathering till he was sitting with some friends or something, that people had closed the doors of their stores and taken their weapons. So I said, Why do I see as if the people had prepared for a fitna? So he's sitting with his friends. And then he sees people shutting down their storefronts, closing the stores, and then taking weapons, saying, why is it like the
people are preparing for like a big fight or some big fitna? Now across town, and the the Palace of the halifa. What's happening, he's also bringing extra soldiers because he's afraid of something. And if something happens to him at the people's reactions, he's afraid of the people's reaction. So he got extra soldiers prepared. And over here, people are shutting down their stores and getting their weapons out. So the people explained to him, he's asking what's going on? They said, a hamedan humble, will be taken to be tested on the Quran. He says, so I put on my clothes, and went to the guard of the halifa. This is somebody that he knew the guard of the halifa, who was a friend of
mine, and I said to him, I want you to let me in. So I can see how Ahmed is going to debate the halifa. So he said to me, would you like that? And I said, Now? Yes, I would. So he gathered some of our friends, and said, bear witness if anything happens to him, I am not to blame. So they did so. So the guard is like, I'll let you in. But if anything happens to you, this is not my responsibility. And he got their friends, their mutual friends to bear witness that he's going in on his own, it's not my responsibility. Then he says, so I put on fancy clothes. So what he's doing, they're actually they're gonna dress them up like the part you know, like the big shots and the top
officials the way they used to dress. They're basically disguising him to look like someone important. So he can go and and witnessed what's going on. He says, so I put on fancy clothes, and a white belt, and a amama a turban and the cloak. And I put on a sword so now he looks the part
and the guard that's his friend took me by the hand and put me in the front row in front of the halifa
waspa Tama me me so he put me in front of the Khalifa. And I was next to a yet even as a yacht is one of the top officials you know in the ambassador government. So he's like I'm sitting I look at the person next to me and it's you know, that's like you know, if you go some important political thing, and then you look to your right and you see, whatever someone important I don't want to say any name so I don't date this video. But the point is that he saw that and he recognized him. That means you really like you can see he got a great spot.
And there was a gold throne. That was that had
That was a like embroidered or encrusted with with mem, embedded with jewels, and covered with silk. So then the halifa came out and sat on it and said, Where is he, the one who said that a law speaks with two instruments meaning a tongue and a mouth. Now, of course, the McGraham Allah never said this, but in their messed up logic, they're saying, if you say Allah speaks, that means you're saying he speaks with the same instruments we do. And no one in the history of the Orthodox Islam, let's say, or mainstream Muslims has ever said that.
So he said, Where is he? Who said that Allah speaks with two instruments Bring him to me. So they the narrative says, so they brought Imam Ahmed, and they had dressed him with a garment and a blue headcovering. And he had placed one hand on top of the other, while he was saying, La hawla wala quwata illa Billah. And he stood in front of the Hierophant. So halifa is making this like a very different day and is making it almost like a formal process procedure here. He's saying, Are you humble? And Ahmed responded, I am Ahmed, Mohammed Al humble.
He says, Are you the one who, as I've heard, says that the Quran is the speech of Allah, uncreated.
From where did you get this? So, Ahmed says from the book of Allah azza wa jal, and the news from his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so then
moto Sam tells him, What did the prophet or the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam say? So now Mohammed says, had destiny Abdul Razak and Mama Anna zuri, answered him and Abby and then maybe sallallahu wasallam car so he starts telling him the chain of narrators I was I was told by Abdul Razak from so on so from so and so that the problem said in Allaha kandalama Moosa
be made at lv kalama, where it's Rena alpha kenema with Serato meiotic Anima with Earth rostrata kalama. That a loss of how to Allah spoke to Moosa with 120,313 words.
For Colonel Kalam min Allah one HTML min Moosa sakala Moosa A Rabi so most of them said he says the speech was from a lot and listening was from the port of Mombasa. So then most artists lm said, oh my lord, enter the D dupe to eliminate v rock. Is it you who speaking to me or someone else, caught a low to Allah? Allah Subhana Allah said, Anna oka lemak la Rasulullah benei webinar. He says, Allah has responded, I am the one speaking to you. There is no messenger between me and you.
So Mr. Dawson immediately says, You have lied against the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So in anamod response, then if that was a live from me, upon the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam, then Allah azza wa jal has said meaning in the Quran, what can help cocobolo Mini
Johanna mean Elgin nativa Nancy adjumani He says, this verse says that my speech in truth or which means my speech will be fulfilled here that I will fill the Hellfire from Ghana, from jinn, and human beings together. So then he says, if the coal was the coal here means the speech. Well, I can have pellicola Mini Allah says.
So he's saying, if the speech here, if this statement was from other than Allah, then it is created. And if it was created, then he has claimed something he is incapable of doing? It's a very powerful argument. Let me explain. He's saying, Allah says in this verse, that I have, like my truth, my speech will be fulfilled, that I will fill the Hellfire with jinn and human beings. So he's saying, according to you guys, Allah doesn't speak. So he in the Quran, which according to you is created. He said, my speech will be fulfilled, and if he can't speak, then he is claiming something that he can't do. You see a very powerful argument that Allah in the Quran is claiming something that he
spoke, and he doesn't speak he can't speak for law according to them. So that's the first thing
Then the other thing is if you say, Okay, well this code was from someone else, then the question is, then who is this person who is going to enter the jinn and the humans into the hellfire. And he acts he asked him, he said, Who is this? He says, telling me, who will enter the jinn and the humans into the Hellfire other than Allah. So it's a strong argument. So an AutoSum then turned to me, they've been able to add, and it means they act. And he said, debate with him.
What's their response? They've been debating for a long time, they've been trying their best they brought entire roomful of their best, and he would hear them having heard that this their argument for the first time ever, and he would still destroy them. So here was their response. They said, Yeah, ameerul momineen kill him. And his blood is on our necks, meaning we're responsible for his blood, kill him and will take the blame for his death.
So an AutoSum then saw that the situation is one where no one is ready to debate him.
The people outside are causing a ruckus and a commotion. So he got frustrated, and he lifted his hand and he struck him mud in the face. And so mud fell down, unconscious for him, Allah. Remember, moto sim is a warrior and a soldier, a strong man, and your mama is weak physically is not a very strong built in. So he hit him in his face. So he fell down unconscious. When Mr. Mohammed fell down unconscious, the halifa heard and saw movement amongst his his soldiers that were in the room. He saw some movement, or perhaps by the way, yeah, so he saw some movement from amongst them. And what had happened was that some of his soldiers, they were originally from hora son, alright, and the
grandfather of mud. Remember, we call him Ahmed and humble, even though he's Ahmed Mohammed number, but he is referred to buy his grandfather because his grandfather was popular, and he led the armies. And so these were some of his colleagues, or maybe sons of his colleagues. And they were from his region. So they basically took a step back and they left their position. So they had all the soldiers that were lined up, and he saw some of them stepping back, some of them leaving their position.
So basically, he, at this point, he feared that the Imam might have died because he hit him and he dropped down to the ground, he feared that he might have killed him. So he says, Bring him water. So they brought some water and they sprayed on his face until he regained consciousness. And when he regained consciousness, he looked at his uncle is hackable, humble, and it's hackable, humble, had agreed with them on the creation of the Koran is to save himself. So they considered him one of them.
But he didn't speak to the halifa. So he regains consciousness after they put water on his face. And when he regains consciousness, he looks at his uncle's half them the hummingbird and is ignoring the halifa. He tells them, yeah. Oh, uncle, perhaps the owner of this water that was poured on my face is angry with me. Now, what he means he means that the halifa couldn't go toe to toe couldn't have an academic or intellectual discussion. So he's resorting now to hitting with his hands. That's what he's saying. But most people didn't understand what he was saying. But the halifa understood it and he got more angry. He says, Well, do you don't you see how I'm attacked with this speech? So he's
yelling at the other people like he's just, he's attacking me, like, no one's doing anything. So that'd be to add and bisher elmarie See, remember Michel Medici started all this? He said, Yeah, amirul momineen kill him so we can be rid of him.
And Alamo, moto sim said, I have vowed to Allah that I would not kill him with a sword, nor command his killing with a sword. I've already and that's done. I've already sworn to Allah. I'm not going to kill him with a sword. Then they're gonna say well, okay, well, someone else will kill them with a sword. No, I vowed to not command anyone else to kill them with a sword either. So then they said, then you have to use the whip meaning kill him with the whip, kill him from whipping. So in most limit what kill then
toss him. He tells. He says to me. He tells him I Lee Keller and atolla he curses him for Allah. He tells him May the curse of Allah be upon you. I had hopes in you
Well karate he says what karate men mean Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he says by I swear by my blood relations to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I will not remove the whipping from him until he says that the Quran is created.
Take him and strip him and drag him in. Ahmed says, suddenly they lunged at me and dragged me on my face face first on the ground. And then I was stripped. And then the halifa says Alinea kabini was react. So these were, these were like, two, back then when they're about to whip someone, and akabane are these two flogging posts, they would put them and then they would stretch out like that. And then they bring the website out or the webs and then they'll start whipping.
So at this point, now, let's see. He says, so I was dragged. Oh, stripped off my auto government. We're looking at the narration now, from Imam Ahmed himself telling the story. He says so I was dragged off and my outer garment was removed. I had to hear this narration mentions that he had a hair from the hairs of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He says I had a hair from the hair of the prophets of Allah Selim in the sleeve of my shirt. So it was in a pouch. So it's how Cabernet Brahim turned to me and said What is this small pouch? And I said a hair from the hair of Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Some of them tared too rushed to tear the shirt away from me like
they're rushed in him, and they're just gonna rip his shirt off. But then Muslim said don't tear it. So it was taken off. And the management says I think that the shirt was not ripped off because of the hair. So out of respect for the hair of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. They, they didn't do that. Then Mr. Kasim set upon his seat, and said, America by yourself, bring the flogging posts and bring the whips. So the flogging posts were brought forward and my arms were stretched. And someone behind me said sees the two puzzles of the frame. You know, these could be circular parts of the puzzle. He says, grab these two parts of the frame and hold them tightly, but I didn't understand
what he said. So my arms became dislocated.
So, then, Mohammed Ibrahim al Bhushan Ji, he says. They mentioned that when I told him Look what happened when they did that to Mr. Mohammed, they injured his arms like that, and this is before even whipping. They mentioned that when a Muslim saw them tie ama to the flogging posts, and saw how he remained firm and resolute. He felt like relenting. He's saying that Marcus in the halifa. He felt like just, you know, making Toba and giving up and letting him go. And till they've been able to add inside of him and said, your ameerul momineen if you leave him they will say he has renounced the view of Alma moon, they will say you left the views of moon your brother Khalifa before you and
he caused him to become angry so you can just see this man Ahmed Navidad just inciting the halifa whispering to him getting him angry. There are multiple times in the healing for almost let it go. And he would incite him at one more time. So he caused him to become angry and that provoked him to continue with the lashing
Yeah, she says so he looked at the whips.
And he didn't like them. So he said bring others so they brought better ones better quality whips. So he looked at them and was pleased. So then he said to the jealous the Flogger, the guy who whips he said come closer advance Come closer. Then he tells them Olga kata Allahu edac he says inflict pain may Allah cut off your hand. He's telling the Flogger inflict pain hurt him. May Allah cut off your hand.
So he says Now listen him. I'm amateurs. So he hit me twice. And he moved What is going on? He had a whole line of floggers who had the best whips, and he's not going to have each one whip mm 20 times No. He wanted each one to whip him twice, and then move to the back of the line. The next guy comes Why? Because if you whip someone 30 times 20 times you get tired after a while but if your only job is to give to using your full power, your full force, you will put everything into it and then you just
Go rest get ready for the next one. So can you imagine that he had this row of floggers and each one just comes and gives two with all his power and might end speed? One, two and he goes to the back of the line, the next guy comes in completely fresh one, two, and then the next guy comes in completely fresh.
And and and so he said, so he hit me twice and he moved. So he called another one and he said, Oh Jim kata Allahu edac inflict pain, may Allah cut off your hand, and then the next one hits him and then he tells it inflict pain, hurt him. May Allah cut off your hand.
Mrs. And Mr. Kasim kept calling them one by one saying inflict pain, may Allah cut off your hand, and then they would just give me two. And then they would go and the next one would come and give me to full power fresh, and then he would go then after they had given me 17 lashes. And well Dustin came up to me, can you imagine 17 of these quality lashes? And well it doesn't came up to me and said, Yeah, but why are you killing yourself? will lie. I feel sympathy for you. And then Mmm, it says an OBJ if this was a man that was there, or jif was prodding me with the hilt of his sword. So he was like poking me with the health of his sword. So and he was saying, Do you wish to get the
better of all these people? He says, Do you think you can defeat everyone else here everyone in this room, but you're one man and we've got the floggers. We've got the soldier, we've got the the scholars and we've got the ministers, you think you will just beat and defeat everyone in this room.
So other said
they start yelling at Mr. Mohammed. Whoa, do you? Wait, wait, look, your ruler is standing above your head. Yeah. And he's telling him he's standing at your head. Your ruler is there waiting for you to respond? You better respect them. Even I just got whipped. But they're saying he's standing waiting on your response. Everyone starts yelling at him now. And then they said, Yeah, I mean, I will people just reeling random things. Some are telling him respectfully. I mean, he's standing waiting for an answer from you. Others are saying yeah, I mean, I will take the responsibility of his blood kill him. I will take the responsibility. And others said, Yeah, I mean, you're fasting
and you're standing in the sun.
Yeah, yeah. miskeen Yeah. And they you standing in the sun while you're fasting. They're beating him in the sun while he is fasting. He said to me, what do you
what do you have to say?
So and Mama says, Give me something from the book of Allah azza wa jal, or the son of his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so I may say it.
So then the halifa went and returned and sat down and said to those with the whips, the floggers, Jalaluddin come forward, and cause severe pain, may Allah cut off your hand.
And then he stood up again and said, Woe to you, Ahmed, respond to me. So again, people started yelling at him at the AMA, your ruler is standing before you answer him, he and he basically obey him listen to him. And Abdul Rahman said,
Who from so someone is telling him who from your companions has done?
What you have done regarding this matter? Yeah. And you look at all your contemporaries, all your colleagues as scholars, which of them resisted and got whipped and beaten and all that everybody said something and he got fried. And then Watson was saying, Give me even the slightest agreement. Can you put yourself in the place of the mmm?
Can this severe beating and the halifa is telling you almost begging at this point, give me even the slightest agreement, just just anything, and I will set you free with my own hands. Then he went back to those with the whips and he said advanced come forward. So each of them would come forward and lash me just twice full power and then move away. And each time he would say Elgin Elgin Yani hurt him could inflict pain, but Allah who may Allah cause me to cut your hands off. He says, eventually I lost consciousness.
fainted. Then I came around and the chains had been removed from me. A man who was present said, a man who is there told him, he says, Look how cruel This is. He said, We threw you down on your face. This is unconscious. Remember, he was tied up like this. So they when he fainted, they they took the chains off, and they threw him down on his face
and threw a mat on your back and trampled you. That's what they did. So they want to try and put someone they'll just put a mat on top of the person and all these men just start trampling him stepping on him with their feet.
And he says I was not aware of that because he's saying not to the man. He's saying later in the narration that I wasn't aware I was unconscious. I didn't feel that and it was a mercy from Allah.
then, his hakab Neva Haim. Now, this is a one of those points where he's yelling, Woe to you. The halifa is standing before you and to give him an answer, respond to his call, and they started to yell at me in his letters on my neck. And the halifa sat down and asked the Flogger that was asked for the Flogger that was the most severe they're like who is the best Flogger that we have? And they asked for this one guy, this guy was a monster. He said in how many lashes? Can you kill him? How long would it take you to kill him, he doesn't give them an exact number gives them some ranges, he says in five, look how bad this is. Like I can kill them in five. Meaning like I've done it, you
know, I can kill them in five, or 10 or 15 or 20. And there's a narration that he just says anywhere from 10 to 15. I can kill him. So the halifa then says, kill him.
Kill him and the faster the better. And he started to whip the Imam with full force. This is the worst guy here this is most powerful to whip him. And the Imam is patient. And if again, we keep mentioning that he was physically, you know week. And so people didn't expect them to last this long. But people are watching him. enemies and those who love Him alike are watching and they're and at all. They're surprised and amazed at his strength and at his patience. And
so he keeps
whipping him and
let me see him. Yeah.
Yeah, despite his weak body, he's whipping him in this severe, severe manner.
here is how Kevin Ebrahim. He says looking so what's happening remembers Huckleberry Brahim, he starts to feel a little bad here. And he also doesn't want this death at their hands. So sokoban Abraham says, Yeah, amirul momineen. He is a man of weak body. He can't handle this. So Mr. Kasim says, You have heard what I said. Well, Cora Bertie, Muir, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, I swear by my blood relation to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, I will not lift the whip from him until he says, as I say, or he dies, I swore and you've heard me, I'm not gonna lift the whip until he says what I say the Quran is created or he dies. So it's hacked, then asked for
permission. So what he's doing is coming up with a smart way to just end this. So it's happening for him ask for permission from the halifa. Can I speak to him, and then he goes to mama, who is now completely exhausted, and bloodied, and sweating and in chains. So his heart comes near him. And he begins to whisper in his ear. And he tells him Yeah, about Abdullah. I have good news. He's whispering in his ear. The Emir of the believers, ameerul momineen has repented from what he was saying. And he is saying, law in law. So Mr. Ahmed said
kelim. At last, he said, This the statement of philosophy, which is purity of intention, or, or purity and meaning, it's purely for luck. And I and I also say that in Illallah, so you see what happened here. So it's hardly Brian goes and tells him in his year, I made a meaning stop saying the Quran is created, and he's saying that it Allah, so California Clos, I also say that Allah, Allah Allah. So here is how Kevin Abraham stood up. And he said, yamir, meaning he has said, as you have said, He's saying what you're saying now?
Meaning that Allah is just a way to get him free. So what happened when when that happened? Now try to imagine what happened here. When he said that he's saying as we have said, so he goes to whisper it tells me I'm in a moment and he's saying the same thing you're saying. So everyone in the room thought Mr. Mohammed is saying yes, the Quran is created. So there was a commotion in the room, people were talking in either voices were raised. Now outside the palace, or let's just say outside the building the people in the street with their swords with their stores.
Close and just all waiting for some news. When they heard the noises inside, they thought for sure they killed him on Mohamad. That's why there's all this noise. So they started making noise outside. So the halifa heard this noise outside this commotion. So they had someone go and check. He says, Go and see what happened.
And a man comes back, or he went, he heard all the shouting and all the noises. He ran back. He said, Yeah, amirul momineen. The people have gathered to kill you. So remove humbler Get him out of here. In Nila kannadasan. I'm giving you good advice. So now we're going to look at two different narrations here.
this is a this is a Mr. Ma. He says.
In the summer here, he says, Yeah, a middle, strike his neck and I will take the responsibility of his blood. So I've been happy to add said do not do that. If I didn't have a daughter don't kill, don't strike his neck, since if he's killed. Or if he dies in your home, the people will still say he remained patient until death. So the people will take him as one to be followed, meaning they're going to make him a hero. He'll become a legend. So don't make so make sure he doesn't die in your home is what he's saying. And they will remain upon what they're there upon. Yeah. And he, if he dies in your place, people will say he remained firm until the last minute, and he died upon his
belief. And then they will also be firm and his belief that's been added to add thinking like that. He says, rather release him now. So that if he dies outside your house, that people will be unsure of what happened. Some will say he responded, others will say he didn't respond. We don't know. She said how crafted this man is a busara. He says and mataas him called for the for the paternal uncle of a mama. And then said to the people, do you recognize him? They said yes, he is 100 numbered. He said then look at him. Is he not sound and healthy embodied? They said yes. And he gave basically, he didn't just throw him somewhere. He brought his people he brought his uncle said, Look,
I'm handing him to you his sound and body. He is alive. I didn't kill him. You will take responsibility and you take him.
yeah, so this, he said, I'm handing him down over sound and healthy in his body. And then the people became calm and settled down. That's one side of the narration. Now let's look at another site from another aspect. What happened?
The halifa had someone check and see what the commotion was. And they saw the scene there. And they came back and told him. So the halifa said, put his clothes on him and take him out to the people. So they took him out to the crowds. And and this doesn't contradict the first one. So it could be that he handed him to his family members and those and then there they proceeded. And then the crowd gathered around him.
And the people asked him, What did you say about the law? So we can say it. So he said, and now everybody's quiet. And these are his These are the people who love him. These are the ones who shut down their stores, came with their weapons expecting anything today, any confrontation, they were ready to everybody's quiet now. And of course the students have their pens out. So he says,
and what else can I say? Write this down, oh people and witness Oh people, that the Quran is the speech of a law, uncreated from him It came, and to him It shall return. So that people wrote that. And they knew that he remains steadfast and they themselves remained upon that truth. When this happened, the halifa was so upset. So he said, Bring him back. He said he when he heard what happened, said, Bring him back here. So they said, what about the people, we just let him go because of the people you're going to bring him back again. He said they've already written and they've left the only they saw him alive. They wrote his statement and they left.
So they they brought him back and tied him up again. And the halifa said, with force, may Allah cut off your hand and they start whipping him again. And the most severe beating began. Then they trampled him. And when the he regained consciousness, they brought him water. And they said drink so
and he was fasting until now is fast.
So he said
won't break my fast he refused.
So the question is, why wouldn't he break his fast, he was expecting to die today. And he would, he would rather. And he would love to meet Allah azzawajal fasting, if he's gonna die in an hour, let him continue fasting and meet a lot of fasting on the Day of Judgment. So that's why he refused to break his fast.
Then he says,
I was taken to the house of his heart of neighbor of him, and it became time for prayer. So even
so even sama
went forward and let the lead the prayer. When he completed the Salah. He said to me, You prayed while blood was flowing from your upon your clothes. So I said, so he's a scholar and a key here, you know, and many times we find people, they get a small paper cut, and oh, I have to refresh my window. So I prayed. And as this man asked him, he said, the blood was flowing on new clothes. So he said, Omar, Robbie Alon minim. prayed and his wounds, were pouring blood fourth, what's the problem? And we know this, after the Battle of the companions led their prayer or prayed while their wounds, some narrations mentioned a narrative mentioned, we're still gushing blood, still, blood is coming
out of them.
So saw that it's on Ivana Ahmed says then he was left alone and allowed to return home. So he, he let him go home. He remained in prison from the time he was taken until he was lashed and released for 28 months. So the Hollywood actually you heard that right. He let him go home,
because of how bad the situation got when he got afraid, that the people were there and all that. So he let him go. And he sent him home.
One of the two men who was along with him, he said, you know, or son of my brother, may Allah have mercy upon you above the law. Well, I have never seen him. He says, may Allah have mercy upon him. I've never seen anyone like him. This is one of the people who is with him. So he's later testifying. He says, I've never seen anybody like him. I kept telling him at the time food was brought to us. Yeah, well, Abdullah, you're fasting in a place where you have an excuse, meaning you have an excused look at your situation. And he was very thirsty. So he said to the person in charge of water, give me some. So he's fasting and very thirsty, beaten in the sun. And they brought him
the water. So it gave him a bowl, contain or containing water and ice. So he took it and looked into it.
But then returned it without drinking. He says I was amazed at his patience in putting up with hunger and thirst in that difficult condition.
Saw that said, so I used to try buy some because the question is, how did he eat? He didn't eat the food of the halifa. So how did he eat? So I said, so I used to try by various means to get food through to him, or at least some bread during those days. But I was unable. A man who was with him, informed me that he had no food during those three days when they debated him remember at first, second, third day, but he didn't make his slip with a single word was that mean? So he was debating them in of course, what is what was the language of the time in classical Arabic? He said he did not make one mistake one grammatical mistake in the three days while he's fasting and he had no and he
had not eaten for three full days Not a single thing.
So he said and I didn't think that anyone could have the courage and strength of heart that he did. Humble his grandson said I heard about Abdullah say I became unconscious a number of times. And when the lashing stopped, I came around meaning I regained consciousness when I became limp and drop the lashing was halted. And this happened a number of times and I saw him meaning and motos him sitting in the sun without shade and I heard him say this is the mama D hurtin moccasin sitting in the sun, not under any shade. And I heard him say to hammer the baby to add when I when I came around, he heard the motto simile halifa say, I have earned a great sin for what I have done to this man.
So he replied to every time he starts to feel bad, and wants to let it go to add like a shadow and starts to whisper in his ear. So he says.
So he replied, yeah, I mean, I mean, he is well law he a cafe
and the mushrik he has committed ship in more than one way. And he continued speaking with him until he dissuaded him from what he wanted to do. And he had wanted to release me without lashing me, but he meaning hamedan
To add and is hackable Ibrahim would not leave it at that hamper said and it reached me that toss him set to a been able to add an after Abdullah was last, how many lashes did he receive? So he said 34 or so. So, this is about fuddle installer,
Sala, he said, This is his son sila, who was his cornea, his nickname, I will follow. He was released and allowed home and was taken to the cellar. One, they brought him a kind of doctor was brought in, and the doctor looked at the wounds from these 34 lashes. He said, I have seen men who have received 1000 lashes, but I have never seen a case as bad as this. So you can see the intensity of the each one giving him two only. And he would come and treat him, his face had been struck more than once. And he had injuries on the back end on the front where the whip turned to the front had injuries in the front back and on his face.
And he remained flat on his face for as long as a low Willie couldn't obviously sleep on his boxers sleeping on the stomach for as long as a low will. And then he's describing this doctor said he tells him there's some flesh here, which I have to cut. So there were parts where he had to pierced because it was bleeding internally and he had to, you know, release the blood. There were other parts because the skin got so torn up that there was a flap of skin he said, I have to cut it.
So he brought an orange tool and would hold the flesh with it some almost like pliers or something, and he would hold the flesh with it. And then he would cut it with a knife and a hammer. Mm hmm. McGraham Allah bore all of this, only raising his voice with praise of Allah until he was cured. But then he says his son says however he he continued to feel pain in some places. And the marks of the lashes were clearly visible on his back. And he continued to feel pain on his back until he died. Because you know, messes with the nerves there. And you have like, and some people have injuries where they'll just continue to hurt because the nerves got messed up.
So this is until he died. He had some pain in his back.
This is too far away. He says, Yeah, Abdullah, the common people hold you in esteem. So he said, so I'm I told him I praise and thank Allah for my religion. Indeed, this is the just religion. If I had said what they wanted, I would have committed cover. So up to five, we are too far. We said, inform me about what they did to you. So he said, when they last me, I started to remember the saying of the Bedouin Arab, then then the one with with the very long beard meaning or jif came and struck me with the hilt of his sword. Then when that came about, so he's going back to that same incident, but now adding some other information. So he's saying that I remember the saying of the veteran Arab who
told me just the first two will hurt the most and then the rest, you won't feel them. And then he's saying when OGF came and start to hit me with the help of his sword.
I said relief has come. Can you imagine how bad the whipping was that he was really happy that this is going to be killed now? He says I said relief has come he's about to behead me so I can be at peace. Just Can you imagine looking forward to being beheaded just so I can be at peace. He remained in that state for a total of 28 or 30 months. Okay.
alma tossin feared the wrath of the people so he let him go, but he can find them to his home the equivalent of what we call today house arrest. And he was watched and not allowed to teach or talk he was not allowed to lecture or teach Hadith or talking them to teach in the masjid or talk to people and that remain the case until a tomato sim died. And eyewitnesses I heard him meaning Mr. Mohammed say, everyone who spoke against me and those who incited the halifa against me, then I have pardoned him except for an innovator. Yeah, and any believer I forgive but the innovators except for the innovators and it says and I have pardoned abou is half meaning and modelsim since I see that
Allah subhanaw taala says Well yeah, we'll just follow that important and forgive
and the profits or losses yeah
yeah. And and the profits or loss alum or the worker to pardon in the case of Mr. Mr. Hebner be mister mister have noticed that there was a companion and he wronged aboubaker law on home and Booker said well law Hey, I will not
basically what he said well, I will never give Mr any money after this. Anyways,
I don't know if I should explain the whole story or not. But the point is that
Imam Ahmed is saying, I forgiven everybody, even and matassa.
So some people came to him and he said, at least make dua against those who you know, did this injustice to you. So what do you get out of it like, but there's some people like that. And the man said, I forgave everybody, some people came and said, at least make to say, who would answer them and he would tell them, laser besonderen men, there are other bonamy. So there is not true patients who make draw against the one who pressed now, before people get excited. Let me explain what's happening here. You've got different levels, you certainly certainly have the right to make law against your oppressor. You certainly have the right to take it from them on the day of judgment and
complain, make a complaint with Allah subhanaw taala against them. But he is aiming for the highest level and the highest level is to forgive and to forget to pardon completely. So that's what he is aiming for. And that's why he's refusing to make do against them.
And what's interesting is that later on him I'm humble receives the news of the conquering of Alam Maria and he says, who are fee halen min Barbie, he says he is completely forgiven. He's in the halaal from hitting me because of this great feat, which I think inshallah I will talk about next time, inshallah. But we said the Imam remained, like in his home, not allowed to speak or talk or teach until a tomato sim died. And I'll conclude with this story, they'll just take a few minutes here.
This is a story of a man who came to study the man.
His name was Bucky,
Bucky, Abner macula.
Now barrhaven omocha was born in 201, after the hedgerow and died 276 after the hijra, NGO model Africa so and he spent 36 years traveling from the east to the west, on foot on foot, not writing. And he was known to be constantly fasting to do a curtain between the day and the night many in a 24 hour period he would complete reciting the Quran and he never wrote because he was seeking the reward from Allah subhanaw taala so he walked everywhere.
And he wrote a Tafseer of the Quran that Mr. may have been has and Rahim Allah ranked it higher than tafsir Oktober just to see the level of the scholar and then he wrote a Muslim book of collection of a hadith he also called it al musnad. And it hasn't regarded him at the level of enamel Buhari. This man Bucky Abner McCullough. Excuse me. On top of that, he witnessed 70 battles. He was also a Mujahid. He was born in Cordoba, in Andalusia, in what is today Spain, and traveled studied for with a total of 284 different scholars.
Then he said something and just to give you an idea, even though for some of us, this will be the first time hearing of buckhaven the macula, who is this man, but he was such a major scholar in Al Andalus. The he said la Coronavirus to Phil andalas Phil andalusi Horace Gerson Len Jaco,
what am I saying here?
Yeah, he said, I have, I have planted meaning some knowledge in a andalas
learn yoga in the holy.
He says, I have planted some knowledge in an endless nothing will uproot it except the emergence of the digital. You understand? Like he said, I left such firm knowledge. Like the only way it will be will disappear is after the gel comes. And not only that the knowledge disappeared. Most people don't even know his name, Rahim Allah. And of course, not to fault of his own or anything like that. He came to Baghdad to study under him. And he came on foot from under loose all the way to both of that. So and he actually did not come through Europe. And you'll see he actually goes through like West Africa and then comes up to to go up to Iraq. That is over 3000 miles easily over 3000 miles.
he did that on foot. He says when I got close to birth Dad, I heard about the manner and what was happening to him and he was not allowed to teach and I was saddened by that very much before I even got to about
about walking 3000 miles on foot. And before I got there, I heard this news Mr. Mohammed is imprisoned in his home cannot leave and he cannot teach or talk to people.
So he says I was saddened by that very much. And he's traveling to learn and collect a hadith says I rented a room at an inn, I unpacked and came to the main mosque immediately to listen, I found my way to an honorable gathering. And man speaking about a region and this was known as Mr. Raja is one, someone would rank the narrator's and say so and so is trustworthy, so and so is not trustworthy. So and so as a lawyer, so and so is for for good, forgetful.
He says, I came to a very honorable gathering, a man speaking about the region.
He says for you go, where you go, we and he would we can authenticate and we can and narrator
I asked someone next to me Who is that man? And I was told that was Yeah. He remember in the contemporary of Mr. Mohammed. He says I found a gap up in the front. So I came near him. And I said, Yeah, Bowser, Korea. I'm a man who came from far. And I have some questions. And he tells him ask. So he says, I asked him about some of Al Hadith that I met personally. And he strengthened some of them. And he weakened some meaning. He said this was a strong narrative. This was a weak narrative. And then he asked him about his Sham, Amar. And I had taken many narrations from him. Yeah, I knew this man personally, and I took a lot of narrations from the show. So I'm testing him. So can you
imagine the knowledge of your human mind he's testing him on scholars is met in all his trips, and he would know them all and he would say this one is authentic, this one is weak and so on. And then I asked him about this man like a closer to me.
So when I asked him about his German Amar, he said, I will Walid Shama Amar, is a man of Salah prayer. And he's done mostly from domestic and physical, meaning he is reliable.
And infopath, aka in more than just reliable. And if he had an ounce of arrogance, it would it wouldn't hurt him do his to His goodness, and his position. So then the people tell
Bucky here, they tell them enough questions like give us a chance. You've been asking about one person after the other. Give us a chance. So I said then as I was still standing, so this is his last question. He's gonna throw it in. He says, I ask about Ahmed in humble.
He says, Yeah, he
looked at me in amazement.
He says, Yeah, he looked at me in amazement. And he said, we'll miss Luna, New York. She for an AMA didn't humble. He says you want someone like me to rate admitted and humble?
He says in the car, a mom will muslimeen Waheguru home. We're
yonni he says he says the that what you're the one you're asking about is the Imam of the believers, and the best of them
will fall below Hermione. The the most the best of them the most preferred amongst them. So then imagine hearing this Yeah. And he went to a gathering. He just got their walk for 3000 miles, wants to study with him.
And then goes to a gathering someone that's very knowledgeable, who's answering about everybody. But when I asked him about him, this was his answer. He says, You want someone like me to rank someone like the best of the Muslims, and he is there a moment he is the most preferred amongst them? He says, No, I have to meet him. So I left the gathering asking for the whereabouts of his home. And I was shown and I knocked at the door and opened. He says Who is it I said, a man who is a stranger just got into this land. And I'm a student of Hadith and I only came for you. He says enter and don't let anyone see you. This is when when we got in the house, he said where are you from? He says
a rib Aqsa so which is a lot of the Magrav is the West but the the furthermost West. He says if really yeah, so some explained some scholars explained that it was like the furthest point right Mama was like somewhere far in Africa, but if you go to is what they call the that mean the western region of Africa.
He says further away than that. I crossed the sea from my land.
To get to a free tier.
So Ahmed says Your place is indeed far. And he tells him and nothing tells him nothing would be more beloved to me than to help someone like you and your request. But I'm right now being tested, as I'm sure you've heard. How long is this? Okay, let me see if I'm done basically, he says, Yes, I have heard. as I got closer to here, when I got closer to the buckle that I heard the news, he tells him yet about the law. This is my first time here, and I'm not known. If you give permission, I am meaning if you agree, I will come dressed as a beggar. And I'm going to say what they say. So you come out to me. And even if you just give me one Hadith, that will be enough. So they agreed, but on
on one condition that you don't appear in the haylock, or with the people of Hadith, Yanni, you come to me dressed as a beggar, I give you a Hadith, but you cannot go to other gatherings of Howdy. Or, you know, the haylock, the gatherings of the scholars Why? Because then people will get to know you and recognize your face and know you're not that beggar.
So he says, Look how short took were upon that condition. So he says, so I would stick, I will take a stick in my hand and put a turban in my head like an old you know, raggedy turban and take a stick. Like he's some poor man who old man who can't walk. And he says I would hide my papers and pens in my sleeves, who's going to write that Hadith, you'd have the papers in his sleeve like this. And he takes a stick in his old turban.
And then I would come and I'll say out loud rahima qumola. That's what the beggars used to say back then.
He says a mama who did come out. And he would allow me in and he would close the door and he would tell me a Hadeeth or three or more, until over time, I had about 300 ahaadeeth until the one testing him What does that mean the one testing him died. And what does it mean to notice him died. And he was succeeded by one who was upon the pseudonym. So Imam Muhammad became popular, and people would travel to him and he would always remember my patients like he never forgot that I dressed up as a beggar just to study with him whenever I would come to his gathering. So this is now after the death of the halifa. And now there's is not he's allowed to speak and teach. He says so then when he
became popular, he never forgot me. And meaning my position and my patience. So whenever I would come to his gathering, he would make room for me and seat me next to him and tell his students that he says
he says he will tell them how that your power it he is smooth polybius he says this person is truly deserving of this name, power level student of knowledge. And then he would tell them my story with him. He would give me a hadith and I would repeat it to him. And one day I got sick. So Mr. Mohammed asked about me. And they told him that I was sick. So he got up immediately from his gathering, and came with everybody his students and everybody who was with him at the house or the room I'm renting at this in this was the equivalent the hotel back then. He said, so he's laying in his bed, I heard a commotion, and the people of the inn saying he's over there, let him know that the mo of the
Muslims is coming.
So the keeper of the end, walked ahead came rushing to me and said, Yeah, man, this is humble, the Imam of the Muslims coming to visit you. So he says so he entered and sat near me. And the house was full of his students, people from his gathering students everywhere. He said they couldn't fit them. And they were standing everywhere. It's not like that a huge lobby or anything. But the small n was completely packed. The room was completely packed. And then he mentioned and you you've seen this description many times. They were everywhere with their pens in their hands.
He says he wasn't a man of what many words but I mean, he just said, he said the only thing he said to me, he said, Yeah, abderrahman absher. With our Bella, he tells him about the Rama rejoice in the reward of a lie that you're going to getting the reward of Allah. He says
he says a yamasa hottie a yamasa hace la sakamaki ha, what a Yama Sokka mi la Sahaja. He tells him the days of health there is no sickness in them. And then the days of illness, there is no health in them. May Allah give you good health, and he wiped him with his right hand. He says and I saw the his companions writing what he what he had said, and then he left and then the story concludes, he concludes by saying from that moment on the people of the end where I was saying staying took care of me Dr. Nathan Weisberg Yeah, they took care of me for religious legal reasons and for seeking the reward reward with a law and they would bring me food and bright blankets and covers. He says he
were sick amongst my own family, my own family wouldn't have treated me as well as these people treated me. And why just because the Amir of the Muslim men or the need, the Imam of the Muslim came to visit him so they knew his special place in the heart of him. So they start to treat him special. So if you want a bit long tonight, but next time Oh, let me tell you what's gonna happen next time in sha Allah. Next time we're going to talk about the fitna ending during the reign of me talking. But what's interesting, even though Mr. Mohammed was at the forefront of the punishment and the whipping and imprisonment, there were other unsung heroes in the fight against the creation of the
Koran. And actually the man who officially got the fitna to stop was not mmm it, you find out who it was next time, a great great mentor of Amala documented here and sorry for making it so long today. Solo homepaddock Mohammed COVID-19 was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.