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Instilling Yaqeen: Lesson 4 – Proofs for Muhammad’s Prophethood

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Kamil Ahmad

Channel: Kamil Ahmad

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Episode Notes

* Important points to remember before discussing proofs for prophethood.
* Proof #1: Personal and moral integrity
* Proof #2: Legislative completeness and sophistication
* Proof #3: Personal conviction and confidence
* Proof #4: Supernatural events (miracles)
* Proof #5: Fulfillment of Prophecies
* Proof #6: The Miracle of the Qurân

Episode Transcript

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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wa Salatu was Salam ala terminal aquilani Allah. Alcala marine.

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While early he was so happy he woman da da da was telling me so Nettie Li ami de medad, Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Last week we

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went through

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more of the proofs for the existence of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And as we mentioned, these classes are

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concerning

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instilling conviction in our hearts concerning Islam

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and warding off doubts.

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And that begins with the existence of a loss of Hannah who Allah, but it doesn't end there.

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That's why

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there are other things to speak about, concerning the fundamentals, the very core, the very foundation of Islam.

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And so we wrapped up our discussion concerning Allah subhanho wa Taala, and his necessary existence. And today we move on to the next fundamental

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aspect of Islam. And that is the truth

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of the prophethood of Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasallam

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The truth of the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Now, before we actually start concerning, what are the proofs

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that prove that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was actually sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Before we get into that, it's important

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to keep in mind that

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each man in our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Prophethood in general

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Prophethood India in general, meaning not only our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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but also the other prophets and messengers that Allah sent through history. Our man in Prophethood is not based on blind faith,

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nor is it based on some spiritual emotions, nor is it based on blindly following the claims of a human being, but rather, it is something that is based upon evidence and proof

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that our logical, coherent and convincing

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and so before getting into the proofs

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that prove prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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It's important that we first establish a few key points concerning Prophethood in general,

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concerning Prophethood in general,

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and this is important to remember because

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this is the next step after proving

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the existence of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The next step is to move on to Prophet talk to talk about Allah subhanho wa Taala sending prophets and messengers to guide us human beings.

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And so the first point concerning Prophethood is Who do we discuss this width?

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discussion concerning Prophethood

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and also the revelation of Allah is something that can only be be done with someone who actually believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala or believes in Allah existence.

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And so, an atheist, there is no proof there's no point in trying to prove to him

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the truth of

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being a prophet of Allah, because he doesn't believe in a lot to begin with.

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So we discuss Prophethood.

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With

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those who have submitted, they're convinced that there is a creator of this world

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even if they're not, even if they don't belong to any religion,

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even if they don't belong to any religion, so they could be deists, those who believe that there is a creator, but they don't believe in profits. So, this is now where we take such people and we

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try to convince them of the truth of profit.

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The second point is that Prophethood is something logically possible and not impossible.

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And so when dealing with deists

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when dealing with deists, we said that deists are those who believe in a creator for this universe, but they believe that that creator doesn't interfere in his creation.

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So that creator does not send profits does not send any revelation does not guide us human beings.

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Instead, the creator created the world and left it to be as it is.

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So

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profit is Prophethood is something logically possible and this is what we have to convince him.

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This is what we have to convince a deist. And so we have to show them that there is no logical reason.

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There is no logical reason to prevent a lot from communicating with us. So if a deist denies

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the possibility of prophethood on the grounds of Allah, his ability, he says

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that Allah doesn't have the power or ability

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to send profits, then here we say he's contradicting himself.

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Because if he believes that what created the universe, and he had that power and ability to create this universe,

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then

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a lot being able to send profits or communicate with certain people he chooses to be profits is much easier.

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But if his denial of profit is based on

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he says that

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it's not necessary for a lot to send prophets and messengers.

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So here we explain how the wisdom of Allah, the mercy of Allah, and the justice of Allah, these attributes actually necessitate

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala, communicate to us through revelation,

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meaning,

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Allah is the All Merciful to all wise,

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and adjust.

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And that necessitates that Allah sends to us, that he sends to us, a guide to guide us in this world.

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Thirdly,

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the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The wisdom of Allah,

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His justice, His mercy necessitates that he sends prophets,

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with the revelation.

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And we can see this from different angles.

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Firstly, if we agree that

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we have a creator,

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then that creator must have informed us about himself

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and what he expects from us because it's not logically acceptable, that Allah would leave us in this world to wander in confusion about who he is, and what he wants from us.

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Because that would mean

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that this God is unjust.

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And we all agree that

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even a deist agrees that in order for God to be God, he has to be he has to have certain attributes, such as wisdom,

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power,

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mercy, justice.

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And so, once we understand this, we understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala has indeed communicated with us.

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He must have communicated with us and told us about himself and told us what he wants from us. Another way of looking at it is

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that not only is profit with something possible

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But it's also necessary from the angle that Allah Subhana who went to Allah is all wise.

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And his wisdom dictates that whatever he does he does for

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a wise purpose. And so Allah created us human beings for a purpose.

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Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah created us for a wise purpose. Because once again, if we say that we were not created for any wise purpose, then that goes against

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the unique nature of who Allah is.

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If we were to say that a lot just created us in this world without any purpose,

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then that means we're attributing to Allah

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deficiency

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in his wisdom,

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because no one does something, except for a wise purpose.

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No one does anything except for a wise purpose. So how could a lot do something for no reason?

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Without any wise purpose, and Allah mentions is in the Quran, that he didn't just create this world and us human beings, just like that to live to live and die.

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And so Allah says, as a Hasib to enema, Hakuna Matata, when the chameleon Allah, do you think that we created you out of mirror play

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out of amusement, just like that, and that you wouldn't be returning to us. So if Allah created us for a specific purpose, out of his wisdom, then in order for us to achieve that purpose, that intended purpose, then it was necessary that Allah communicates with us, to guide us to the purpose of our being. And the only way to do that is through to Prophethood.

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Also, what further shows us that Prophethood

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is something necessary, is the fact that we are a part of a large creation.

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And since Allah created us, he would know what is in our best interests.

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He wouldn't know what is good for us, and what is not good for us. And the only way to tell us that

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is through revelation

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to his prophets. And so through these prophets,

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a lot told us what to do and what not to do,

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how to do it, why we should do it, why we shouldn't do it.

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Allah tells us what he expects from us.

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And he shows us how to correct our deficiencies.

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We need that

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we need our Creator to tell us that.

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And so we can say that the revelation of Allah is like the ultimate User's Manual.

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It provides us with guidance on how

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to use ourselves.

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Just like every product that is manufactured, it comes with a user's manual,

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telling us how to use it,

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how not to use it, how to fix it, etc. Likewise, Allah created us.

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And he knows what's good for us, and what's in our own interests and what is not.

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And so it was necessary that he tells us, he tells us all of that, that He guides us to all of that.

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Finally, the last point that we want to mention here is

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that

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proving the truth of a profit.

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Proving that a profit is true,

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is something not only possible,

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but something necessary, meaning

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that if someone claimed to be a prophet,

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if someone claimed to be a prophet, and he is indeed a true prophet from Allah,

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Allah must have given us proofs and signs.

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To distinguish between a true prophet and a false prophet.

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And this was something necessary. It is something logically necessary because based on

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what we've discussed concerning the necessary nature of prophethood in our need for it, it's illogical to assume that Allah subhanho wa Taala would have made it difficult for us

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To prove

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the prophethood of his prophets and messengers,

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it goes against the wisdom and the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he would make that something difficult.

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And so Allah made the proofs of prophethood.

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He made them clear.

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And he made them to be proofs that are convincing,

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enabling us to distinguish between a true prophet and an imposter.

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Someone who claims to be a prophet, but he is a liar.

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So these are a few things concerning Prophethood in general that are important for us to remember, before we go on, now we want to look at

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before getting into the actual proofs that prove prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed truly from Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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We talk about the ways of proving the truth of profit.

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What are the ways

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of proving the truth, of profit?

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And so

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if you want to prove anything, there are different ways to do it.

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Science gives us the tools to prove

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things that are observable to us.

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in this material world that we live in,

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type, how about

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the truth of a prophet?

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What are the tools that we have?

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To prove that a prophet is indeed truthful?

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In his claim of being sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so what we say here is that this is something that

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we have to look at,

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from the angle of what is the Prophet conveying to us? Or what claim is he making

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the profit,

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any profit, from a loss of Hannah who data is basically relating to us and account.

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A profit is relating to us an account of something.

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In this case, the profit is relieving us to us and account from Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is his claim.

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The profit, that's what he's doing. He's basically relieving to us and account from who, from Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So

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in this case, we use the rules that apply to anyone,

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anyone who released to us an account concerning anything of the matters of dystonia.

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So if someone was to come to you,

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and tell you that I came from such and such far off place, this island. And he described it to you that this island

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was, you know, it had these characteristics, it had these features, it had these trees, it had this kind of sand, had this kind of water had this kind of animals. All of this is an account that this person is relaying to you.

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Now, what do you use

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to prove that what he's telling you is the truth or not?

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The ways that we use

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to distinguish whether he is telling the truth or not, these are the same ways now

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that we use to distinguish between a truthful profit and a liar.

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And so, we have a different variety, a variety, a vast variety of different ways that we can decide whether he is truthful or not. And so

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what we say here is

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that these ways are not restricted to only one way. Let me say that this is the only way to decide whether a person is truthful in what he is telling us. But rather we have, we have many different ways.

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And so,

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you know, just like,

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you want to know whether a person is

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knowledgeable or ignorant.

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Whether a person

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who makes a claim, whether he's truthful, or he's a liar.

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You look at different, different things. And these are the same things that we look at, concerning concerning

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a prophet and a messenger, who makes a claim about a loss of Hannah who attacks

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And remember, remember that this claim

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of prophethood

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is not like any other claim.

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People can make up make a lot of claims about many things. They could either be truthful, or they can be liars.

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But the biggest claim to make is a claim about Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so here we're talking about a claim about the world of the unseen.

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A claim that

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further spans on all aspects of our lives, entire religion, an entire system of law,

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an entire way of life.

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A huge claim, that's going to basically change

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the entire direction of a person and a society.

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It's not a simple claim.

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And so, whoever makes such a claim,

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whoever makes such a claim,

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is either one of two people,

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either he is the most honest, truthful, and pious person

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on the face of this earth,

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meaning a true prophet.

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Or he is the most lying and most evil of people whose lies and evil nature cannot surpass anyone else's lives. Because he's a liar.

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And lying about Allah subhanho wa Taala is the greatest lie. There's no one who is worse than the one who lies about a loss of Hannah who have died. And there's no one in between. It's, it's either you're this or you're that either. You're the most honest and truthful person.

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In other words, a prophet, or you're a false prophet, and imposter, a liar. And there's nothing in between.

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So with this introduction, we now get into

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the proofs for the prophethood of our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And since the proofs for the prophethood of Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam are so many.

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And the scholars throughout history have written books, talking about the different proofs

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in in books that are known as the law Illa Nobu, the proofs for profit.

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They mentioned many,

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many different proofs have been mentioned. But what we're going to do is we're going to put all of these proofs under six main categories, or under six main headings. And so anyone who studies the Syrah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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can easily derive the proofs for his prophethood

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from the six categories, or from these six kinds of proofs.

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The first of these categories is

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looking at the personal and moral integrity

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of the Prophet salallahu idea.

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And this is one of the most

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well known proofs.

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basically looking at the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And especially looking at his life prior to claiming

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to being a prophet and a messenger.

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As we know,

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam started to receive revelation at which age

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at the age of at the age of 40. So here we're looking at the life of a man

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over a span of 40 years,

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which is not something small.

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We're looking at an individual examining his integrity from a young age, all the way until Not only did he reach youth hood, not only they become an adult, but he reached the peak of adulthood

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and that is the age of 40

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after that person starts to decline.

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So

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Whoever looks at the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he finds a human being, who had reached the highest standard of integrity, in his personality and in his moral character.

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And so,

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look at his life,

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what do you find? You find honesty, you find trustworthy, trustworthiness,

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you find reliability, you find justice, you find humility, humbleness, generosity,

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and other such attributes,

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attributes that show that this person was

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of a very, very high moral standard. And this is something that was acknowledged

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and admitted by both friend and foe.

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Not only the companions, not only those who believed in him,

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but also his enemies, who fought wars and battles against him.

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And so,

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looking at the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and especially before he claimed Prophethood, one finds

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the very the most important criteria for a person to be a true prophet.

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And

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if we were to analyze

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certain characteristics,

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then what we should be analyzing is two in particular, from

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the characteristics of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and these two are

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honesty and trustworthiness, because this is related to our discussion.

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And so no person can be a true prophet

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unless he was proven to be

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honest and truthful.

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And so a person who reads the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam finds

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that he was

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honest and truthful,

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from a very, very young age.

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And this is what he became known as

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a psychologist, I mean,

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the honest and trustworthy one,

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the honest one who doesn't speak a single lie, and the trustworthy, one, who you can trust him with anything.

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And this is something attested by, as we said, his own people, and his fiercest enemies.

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And so let's look at some examples. The best example.

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The best example of this

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is when he first proclaimed the dour, openly,

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when Allah Subhana, who was added to the prophet SAW Selim to now openly

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call your people, because initially, it was,

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it was the Dow was not done openly, but rather secretly. And then the prophet SAW Selim was commanded to openly give down so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, called on the leaders of courage.

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He called on all of them, and they all gathered, those who couldn't come they sent representatives.

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And he asked him,

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he said, suppose I was to tell you that

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there is an enemy

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that is about to attack you.

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From this from behind this valley. That right now there is an enemy

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with its army behind this valley, and they're about to attack you at this very moment.

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Would you believe me or not?

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So what was their answer?

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They said, Yes, of course. Why? Because we have not found you telling telling anything

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other than the truth, this is what we have known you by for the last 40 years.

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And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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then I am here today to tell you that I am a warner to you

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have a very terrible punishment.

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Meaning that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent as a warner

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of the punishment of a law for those who do not submit. So at this point,

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at this point,

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Abu lahab

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What did he say?

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He said,

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Ben

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Luck.

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He said, may your hands perish. A Buddha have said this to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Is this why you have gathered us here today?

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And so as a result of that Allah revealed sooner to lab

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where Allah cursed, a Buddha had answered me his hands perish.

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But the point here is that here is courage.

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admitting

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that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he was a truthful person.

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And we have never known him to lie.

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Even Abu lahab

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he could have said that you're a liar.

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But he couldn't dare say that.

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Because everyone knew that he wasn't a liar, instead of Bula have resorted to name calling, insulting, cursing, etc.

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And so this is one of the most prominent examples. Another example is

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later on in the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this is now many years later,

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after the process of migrating to Medina,

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after the wars, with kurush,

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what happened was a group

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among the Quraysh happened to travel to a sham,

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which in those days was part of the Roman Empire.

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And the Roman Emperor

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heraclius.

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He had heard about the Prophet sallallahu, Allah Himself. And so he saw these Arabs from Mecca. And he said, Come, I want to ask you some questions. So he gathered them. And he asked who is the closest among you to him?

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So Abu sufian, he said, I'm the closest, so he said, Okay, come, and I want the rest of you to stand behind him.

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Meaning that if he says anything, that is not true, then I want you to interfere, intervene.

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And so it's a long story. But he asked him several questions to see whether or not

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this man Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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is a true prophet or not. Because remember, these people were Christians.

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And they had prophets, and they knew about prophets. And they had heard of a prophet that was going to come.

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So he has certain questions to test to see, does this man fit the criteria of a true prophet? Among these questions, he said,

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Have you ever accused him

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of telling a lie before this meaning before he ever claimed to be a prophet? Have you ever accused him of being a liar? And so Abu Sufyan.

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He could have said, Yes.

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But he didn't.

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He said, No.

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And remember, this is many years after

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many, many years after this is after wars. They're their enemies.

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If there's anything that Sophia wanted to do,

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he could have discredited the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, right there and then,

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but he couldn't.

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And so these two examples, show us,

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show us

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this quality of honesty, and trustworthiness that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had, and that any person who claims to be a prophet, he must have. And so it's impossible that a man of such high standards,

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in all honesty, throughout his life, would now want to come 40 years later.

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And say

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that here, I'm claiming to be a prophet. And here I have revelation from Allah. How is that possible? It's logically impossible that he would want to do that.

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And that's why heraclius that's exactly what he wants to see. That's why he asked that question. That's why at the end, after he had finished his questioning the levels of young

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he explained each question, he said, I asked you this and you said this.

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I asked you this and then you said this. So I knew

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that this implies this.

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concerning that question, that he asked him about lying, Abou heraclius He said,

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I then asked you whether he was ever accused of telling lies before he said what he said, and your reply was in the negative. So I understood, or I wondered how a person who does not tell a lie about others.

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could ever tell a lie about Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so it's logically impossible that a person who's known for honesty and trustworthiness throughout his life, would want to come now, until the biggest lie ever.

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also imagine how Christ lived with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for 13 years.

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13 years, they lived with him going back and forth with him,

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struggling with him.

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And yet, not once were they able to find him like

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even a small life.

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Because if they found even something small,

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they would have taken it,

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they would have jumped on it, they would have run with it.

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And spread all over the world saying

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that the reason why we deny this person is because he's a liar.

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We've proven that he lies, even if it was one small light. But yet, over 13 years of living with him, after he, after the prophethood they weren't able to even small even find a small light

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like we move on after that to the second kind of proof concerning the

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the proofs for the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The second proof is by looking at what the prophet SAW Selim came with, of this Deen

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of how if we were to look at

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this complete way of life that the prophet SAW Selim brought

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these legislations these laws, this entire system

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is complete and sophisticated.

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We see complete, sophisticated, comprehensive,

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universal, detailed, like no other system throughout human history, not even the other false religions.

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Not even those religions that became distorted, have a complete, sophisticated,

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universal

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system like that which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam brought.

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All of this proves

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that it is impossible, logically impossible.

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that a person, a man in the middle of Arabia in the sixth century,

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who also was unlettered,

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he never learned how to read or write.

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And he didn't have any major travels to other parts of the world where one can say okay, he met with learned people and then took took some information from them, none of that.

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And this is not something that only we Muslims clean.

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But rather it's something

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that even non Muslims, non Muslim intellectuals and writers

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they acknowledge,

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concerning the deen of Islam.

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That How could a man

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who never knew how to read or write

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and is in the middle of Arabia, or people who are looked at as being backward in the sixth century?

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How could he have brought such a complete, sophisticated,

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detailed, comprehensive system, which teaches human beings how to live, how to connect with their Lord,

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not only how to live their personal lives, but as a society.

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And so this is one of the proofs that is usually mentioned. Moving on to the third kind of proof. This is by looking at

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And what Allah revealed to him

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that whatever Allah revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he took it

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and was convinced of it

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and was confident on it.

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This conviction and confidence you do not find

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in an imposter, a false prophet

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And so, when we look at the life of the prophet SAW Selim, we find that whatever he did, or whatever you relayed from Allah, it was based on conviction and confidence that you know what this is from Allah subhanho, wa Taala.

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And whatever I do now,

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it's going to be based on my conviction and my confidence.

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Because if the Prophet awesome was not,

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if he was not convinced, if he was not confident, then he would have taken different stances in his life.

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Those that an imposter would do if he was in the same position.

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Because the nature of a liar is that you find that they are inconsistent.

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And they're hesitant,

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in many things, that

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that they're claiming, a liar,

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you find that they're hesitant. That's why

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when

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a criminal or a suspect

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when they're investigating a certain suspect, they use that machine

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to see how truthful he is. And what that machine tells them

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is whether he's hesitant or not.

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And so a liar is very hesitant.

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Whereas a person who's telling the truth, he's confident,

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he's convinced he's confident.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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knew that not only was this a truth from Allah, but also

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Allah Subhana who without it is with me.

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And he's eating me, and he's protecting me.

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An example of this is when a loss of China who with the HANA revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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Yeah, you heard rasuluh Bella,

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de la la, come Arabic.

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Messenger, convey what has revealed what we have what your Lord has revealed to you. What element of alpha, the lottery salata, if you don't, then you have not conveyed the message. And then what is a lossy? Well law who else will come in

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and Allah will guard you will protect you from the people. When this was revealed to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he ordered those who were with him, who were his bodyguards. He told them to leave. And he said, From now on, I don't have any need for you.

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Because I have a lot with me, a lot is protecting me. I don't need any protection. Now.

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How could an imposter

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and a liar do such a thing?

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If a person was lying, and he knows that he's a liar.

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And he knows he has enemies.

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He would make sure that he protects himself.

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He would make sure that he has bodyguards.

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Logically, one who is truthful and confident that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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will protect him and guard him.

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He's confident. And so he knows that it's a promise of a loss of kind of water.

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And so I don't have to fear the people. I don't have to fear any consequences. Another example. Another example is the fact that

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would

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really accounts

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concerning his enemies

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and what will happen to them?

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And he would do this with full conviction and full confidence.

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Now a lawyer

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that would be too risky for him. How

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if someone was telling the light

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that so and so

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he will, he's

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he's destined for the hellfire.

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He's never gonna follow me. And he's destined for the hellfire.

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That's risky for him. Because what if that person actually ends up following him?

00:44:42--> 00:44:47

What if that person actually ends up following him? Then it proves that he was a liar, right?

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This happened with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the case of who? Allah.

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So Allah revealed an entire surah concerning a Buddha

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Have that he's destined for the Hellfire meaning he's never gonna believe.

00:45:04--> 00:45:09

And the process will seldom release that with full confidence

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not fearing that okay, maybe I will have will accept Islam and then you know, I'll look like a liar. No the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was convinced and was confident in whatever

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he relieved of the revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala something that an imposter and a liar can never do.

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Another example of this is a challenge

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to produce something similar to the court.

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Once again,

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what if for argument's sake, what if the Arabs at that time were able to

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challenge the Quran and say, we produce something similar to it?

00:46:00--> 00:46:00

What would you do?

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It would expose the proselytism as a liar because Allah said in the Quran, that no matter what they did, if all the humans and the jinn gathered, they will never be able to produce something similar to it.

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But now, what if they were able to do so?

00:46:18--> 00:46:30

So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam The point here is that he was never hesitant in any claim that he ever made, but rather, he was fully convinced and confident. Even though

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even though outwardly, it seems that this is risky, to his mission, to be so confident, but because he was truthful, he didn't have to worry about that.

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He knows this is from Allah. And it's impossible for a lot to lie.

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Moving on to the fourth kind of proof.

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The fourth kind of proof, proving the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam,

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or supernatural events, or what we can call miracles. And so like, all other prophets and messengers of Allah subhanho, wa Taala aidid, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with certain signs that would prove that he was indeed sent by Allah subhanahu wa Tada, and that he was not an imposter.

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The whole purpose of Allah giving miracles to these prophets

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is to prove to their people,

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that these people, these men,

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are indeed sent by Allah,

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the controller of the laws of this universe. And so if you see a certain law in this universe, being interfered with,

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and that proves that it is a lot doing it.

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And not this human being. And so these supernatural events, they happen numerous times, and not just once. And so if it was just a few times, one can say, okay, it was a coincidence. But no,

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these miracles, they happen many, many times. And there are so many different kinds of miracles to happen in the life of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, that prove that were that they were intended, and that they could not have been coincidental. And we have many examples that I'm sure many of us know of, such as the splitting of the moon, the the tree trunk, that cried, the tree trunk that perhaps also used to give put back. And so when the prodigal son told the companions to make him a member, that tree trunk is starting to cry, and all the Sahaba witnessed it. So we can't say that it was an illusion, something that probably saw some cleaned.

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No, all the Sahaba they witnessed it.

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Also the flowing of water,

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the blessing in food,

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and all of these, and many more, that are examples of these miracles.

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After that, we move on to the final. And the last kind of proof concerning the proofs for the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Or there's two more actually, the fifth one is concerning the fulfillment of prophecies.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on many occasions would foretell an event that would happen

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in the near future. And that event would happen exactly like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam foretold it.

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And so no imposter could do that with such precision and with such accuracy on more than one occasion again, if it was once or twice

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Someone can say, okay, maybe it's coincidental, he made a guess.

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But it happened many, many times. And we have many examples of this. These are called prophecies. And so for example, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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told the companions,

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about the Battle of Godot, and how certain individuals from Croatia would die in that battle.

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And prior to the battle,

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he mentioned the specific places where they would fall, and where they would die. And after the battle, the companions found that these

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enemies, they died in those specific places. Exactly, and the exact locations that the prophet SAW Selim told them also, the prophet also told us

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that for tomorrow, the Allahu Allah would be the very first to to follow him from his family members, meaning the first one to die after him. After his death, from the from the household, or the process that would be for tomorrow, the Allahu Allah, and she died a few months after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Also, the press also mentioned that beta knock this would fall in the hands of the Muslims, soon after his death, that's exactly what happened and many other prophecies. And so what we say is that

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it's not possible for a false prophet, to make such claims, and then see them fulfilled.

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And what further proves this is

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that we find in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that

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he would give his personal opinions concerning certain matters.

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That were not aided by revelation from Allah.

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And he ended up being wrong.

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So for example, he saw some people forming and planting date palm trees, and they were using a certain method that they thought would yield more fruit. So the process Selim said, there's no need to do that. It won't yield more fruit. This was his personal judgment, his personal human opinion.

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It had nothing to do with the revelation of Allah. So it turned out that they listened to the prophet SAW Selim, and then they found that

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they didn't yield more fruit. So the prophet SAW Selim said, he said, Do not go after my personal opinions. But when I tell you something,

00:52:41--> 00:52:51

on behalf of a lot, then do accept it, because I do not attribute a light to Allah Subhana water. So if the prophet SAW Selim had independent knowledge of the future,

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then

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he could have, he could have known.

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He could have known the right way to plant

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and other examples as well in his life, he could have given the proper judgment.

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But he didn't.

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He didn't. And so this shows us that he was a human being, when it came to the revelation.

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He was precise and accurate. Finally, the last proof concerning the proofs of the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the miracle of the Quran,

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the miracle of the Quran. And so what is meant by this kind of proof is

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that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam claimed to be sent by Allah Subhana, who were to Allah, to as human beings, he brought words that we recognize, and he said, Allah is the one who revealed these words. So he made the truth of his or he made the proof of his truthfulness, discourse.

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And the proof that he used is the eloquence of the Quran.

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The nature of the Quran in its clarity, in its consistency, and its accuracy. And he announced a challenge,

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a challenge that would stand until this very day, and that is the challenge to produce something similar to the Quran. And this is a challenge that stands until today.

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And

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this challenge is, as Allah said, in the Quran, to produce 10 chapters like this, if you're not able to then produce at least one and this is something that the Arabs at that time were unable to, they were unable to do. And until this day, no one has done. And so this unmet challenge.

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This unmet challenge of the Quran is a miracle proving

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that what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam brought

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is not the words of any human being.

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But rather they are the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So with that we conclude

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this session and next week we'll move on to discuss the proofs of the authenticity of the Quran. And so this last proof that we discussed is, you know, suitable concerning the next lesson which is going to be on the proofs that prove that the Quran is indeed from Allah subhanho wa Taala ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us all beneficial knowledge, so panic alone will be handed a shadow Allah Allah he learned with Sophie Luca