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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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wa salatu salam ala terminal recommend any other kala he Ultramarine

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while earlier he was so happy he wore many hats he

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was standing to be swimming that he laomi diem

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or Adina LaBelle, Lila belt Whelan, Audiokinetic de nada Bucha and I mean many SME owners, to be owner Sena are bad for Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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When Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to send his message to us.

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He decided to do so

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by choosing someone to convey that message to us.

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And that is the messenger, the one who comes with a message.

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So the message is from none other than Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And

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the one who carries that message

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is none other than a messenger.

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And this was done by the choice of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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As Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allahu your stuffie Mina, Ramallah Ekati, Rasul and Wamena NAS, that Allah chooses

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messengers from both the angels as well as people.

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So,

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from among human beings, there are messengers

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and from among the angels as well.

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And so, Allah subhanho wa Taala knows where to put his message in whose hands to put it.

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Allahu Allahu Allah, if we are January Salat, Allah knows best, where to place his message, in whose hands to place it.

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And so it was a choice of Allah subhanahu Attell to send us His message through

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human beings like us.

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They were men,

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who Allah subhanahu Attallah chose

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from among all of human beings,

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which is something that the machinery Khun

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out of their stubbornness, they objected.

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They said,

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Why is Allah sending us a Messenger from among human beings?

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And not only with respect to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but even the previous prophets

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in Antrim, elaborate Vishwamitra

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they said you are human beings just like us what's more special about you?

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So even a machine could have mankind they use the same argument. And so, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Al Asad Wanda Manasa.

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When Emma and Agnes and meno is a woman who their 11 Kalu Dieter Allahu Bashar or Rasul Allah, what prevented the people from believing

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when guidance came to them, except that they said, Has Allah sent a human as a messenger?

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Meaning nothing prevented them from believing except this thing.

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They objected. And then Allah says, Hello, can I fill out Ruby mela Iike yum. Shula number two Nina lenez Zelina ie him, Mina Santa Monica Rasulullah.

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Say to them all Muhammad that had there been angels walking on the earth,

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then we would surely have set down for them in Angel as a messenger.

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So this shows us one of the reasons why Allah subhanahu Attallah chose

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for us a Messenger from among us, a human being like us. And that is

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that when we have a messenger, who is one of us, one of our kind,

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we can easily follow him.

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We can easily follow in his footsteps. It won't be that he will have certain traits, certain characteristics that are different than ours. And then we can use that as a you know, as a reason to not follow Him

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and so

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Allah subhanho wa Tada sent

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our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a messenger for us. Now, although Allah subhanho wa taala, sent his messenger to a people 1400 years ago, who lived with him,

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and witnessed every event with him,

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which in turn gave them reason to believe in him and support him. It doesn't mean that he came and went.

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And that's it.

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He didn't just come and go and End of story.

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His story is not that of any other person in history, whose life is recorded in history books, for people to read, and enjoy

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and entertain themselves with

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no

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learning about his life is far more significant than that. And so by learning about his life, we are actually learning

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we are actually learning about the history of Islam.

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When we learned the life of the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam, we are actually learning

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the history of Islam from the very beginning until, until the very end.

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Now, most Muslims know that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was our Prophet and Messenger.

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But the question is, how many of them actually know him?

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If you were to survey

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your average Muslim today and ask him about certain personalities, certain celebrities, he would tell you everything about them.

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Unfortunately, this is the reality we live in today,

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especially among our youth.

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And so

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if you're to ask them about their favorite sports team,

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and

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tell them to name

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to name everyone on that team, they'll be able to do it without any difficulty.

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But then ask them to name 10

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of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you'll see how difficult that is for them.

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Likewise, if you ask them about certain people who they look up to certain celebrities,

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ask them about certain details about these people. They will be able to tell you but ask them about the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam they would have very little to say.

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But that is not how the early generations of Islam were.

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And so

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if we look at the self from the companions and the tabular EAN, and the FBR Tabby or Ian we find

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how they dealt with

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the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the biography of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam hadn't made it inside it didn't cause

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who is the son of

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the famous companion said in the interview Akash.

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One of the 10 who were promised Jana,

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his son Mohammed says that our father would teach us the seerah

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our father would teach us the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he would tell us that these are the traditions of our fathers, so study them

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and

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are highly in Hussein in it.

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Who is that?

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Who is the grandson of Ruth

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of Halle, Holly Ravi Allahu Akbar, Ali ibn Hussain Ibn Ali. He says, We were taught the Syrah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like we were taught,

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we would be taught the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, like we will be taught.

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And so these are the children from among the self. The question is, what have we done to pass on the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to our children

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now there are many things that

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show us the importance of studying the zero

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of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam.

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And

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in fact Today Tonight, we're only going to do this introduction in which we mentioned these

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points. And next week in sha Allah hotel will actually begin with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And so

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among the reasons why we should study the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is first and foremost, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is mentioned in the very testimony of faith, the very shahada that brings a person into the fold of Islam.

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And so,

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no one can be a Muslim without it. And that is, they should have had to Allah Allah, Allah, Allah who had were in Muhammad Rasul Allah, it is the key to agenda.

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And so if a person does not know who MSL Allahu alayhi wa sallam was, then the question is, what exactly as he testified to

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what exactly is he testified to.

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And it's unfortunate that we have Muslim kids today, who have no clue who he was.

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They only know he was

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even this much if they know that he was a prophet and messenger of Allah. And perhaps that's all they know.

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They don't know where he was born. They don't know what he went through in Mecca,

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and the Hijra that he moved to Medina and what took place in Medina and so on and so forth.

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The second reason to study the serum, or the second importance that we can mention is

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that when we depart from this world,

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and we are in our graves,

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there are three questions that each and every single one of us will be asked

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by the two angels, one could indicate.

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These three questions are, Who is your Lord?

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What was your religion? And Who was this man who was sent among you?

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Who is this man who was sent among you?

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And so the believer,

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one who has Iman

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and knowledge, and he puts that knowledge into practice, he will be able to answer these questions without any difficulty.

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But the caffeine

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and the Mona Lisa, as mentioned in the Hadith,

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will not be able to answer these questions. Or he will say that I used to hear the people seeing such and such and I would say the same.

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And so, once again,

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unless we know something about our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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will we be able to answer that question? Who is this man who has sent a monkey?

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The third point is that

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by studying the serum

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we are actually worshipping Allah.

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Studying this era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is an act of a bad

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and so, there is actually reward in coming together like this. And sitting and learning something about the life of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So it is hope that we will be from among those who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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that no group of people come together in one of the houses of Allah.

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remembering Allah,

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and learning the book of Allah,

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except that

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the angels come and descend upon them.

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And the Rama of Allah comes and surrounds them.

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And

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Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions these people,

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to His angels,

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and the other things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in the Hadith The point is,

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that studying the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not like studying any

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Other history lesson

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that we learn whether it is in school whether it is in books,

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studying the sea rock comes under the IBA of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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The fourth point is

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that our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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was not like any other

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important figure in history.

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There are many, many men who walked the face of this earth,

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who left a huge impact.

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And their impact can see can be seen until today.

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And every civilization had men

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who

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those civilizations look up to, and

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they boast of all these individuals.

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But there is no greater man to walk the face of this earth

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to leave a greater impact.

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Then Rasul Allah, He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this is not something that we Muslims mentioned or boast about.

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Only

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this is something attested to by even the non Muslims.

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And so there's that famous book written by

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an American scientist and writer, Michael Hart.

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It's called the 100.

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It was written many years ago.

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It's called the 100, a ranking of the most influential persons in history.

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So he lists the 100 most influential people who have ever walked the face of the earth.

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And he lists as number one Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.

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And obviously, being an American, and him, you know, writing this book for his own people, he knows he's going to be criticized.

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And so in the introduction, he, you know, as if he's apologizing. And so he says,

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that there is no one I could think of

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who had a greater influence

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and impact

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on both the religious level as well as a secular level.

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Then this man, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And so by studying the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we are not studying the life of one of the most greatest men in history, but the greatest men, the greatest man, to walk the face of the earth

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fifthly learning about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam increases our iman and our European

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in the truth

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of His prophet hood.

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When we learn the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam

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we we increase our Eman and our claim

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that he was indeed

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a true prophet and messenger from Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And so his Syrah and what we will learn, as you will see, is evidence of his prophethood.

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And this starts even before he was sent as a prophet and the messenger.

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It starts by learning and observing his life, from the time he's born,

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all the way until

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the day that he goes to his people and says, that I am a messenger sent by Allah subhanho wa taala.

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When we learned that period of his life, we learned about a man who was living a normal life.

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But he was a man who had certain traits,

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certain moral characters that define who he was.

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He was a noble person.

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He was a Saudi, I mean, the truthful one, the trustworthy one.

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These are traits that he had that his own people entrusted to

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him then he comes at the age of 40

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and announces that he

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has been sent by Allah

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isn't his life or 40 years evidence

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that he is actually truthful in what he is saying. This is one of the greatest proofs that we use to prove that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed

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a true prophet and messenger from Allah, because an imposter

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and a liar.

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He wouldn't be able to,

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he wouldn't be able to get by

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making such a fabrication and such a lie.

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And so even if he was truthful for most of his life, that

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you know, he's known to lie every now and then people will pick it up

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to help with the fact that his own people

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kurush bore witness to the fact that we Majo Ramona Holly Hill candidate, we have never experienced him to ever tell a lie.

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Not only that, but even later on, when we study

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what happens to the Prophet SAW Salem in Makkah, and then in Medina, and we learn about the many miracles that took place. Again, these miracles are testimony and evidence to his prophethood, once again, increasing our Eman and our up in the fact that he was indeed

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the prophet and a messenger of Allah. And this is needed, especially for our young ones,

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who are being bombarded by

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all kinds of doubts

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about Islam,

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about the truth of Islam.

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Why is being spread about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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to dealt with their Eman and to shake their Eman in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so if they were to study the spirit of the Prophet SAW Selim, they would gain this knowledge that would increase their Iman and their Yachty

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in him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as being the true prophet and messenger of Allah

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Sixthly

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many parts of the Quran

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cannot be understood

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without referring to

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the CEO of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And so if one was to only study the Quran, and say I'm only going to study the Quran, I'm going to read it from cover to cover. And he reads the translation, maybe he reads some, some basic commentary.

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There are certain things in the Quran he won't be able to grasp, he won't be able to understand fully

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without going back to the zero,

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so the sera explains many, many things in the Quran. And so the Quran consists of certain things which are clear cut,

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like our belief, believe in Allah, believe in the angels believe in the messengers.

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And then there are the stories of the prophets.

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If you want to learn about

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the story of one of the prophets, let's say Musa alayhis salam, where will you go, you'll go to the Quran. If you want to learn about the story of

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our Isa, salaam, you'll go to the Korea, you'll find his story there, you'll find the Stories of the Prophets. But you will find the story of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yes, you'll find certain aspects from his story from his life.

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But as a story, you have to go back to the serum. That is his story.

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And then there are certain things in the Quran that you won't be able to understand unless you go back to this era. So for example,

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we have

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Surah

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Surah two,

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which is

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the story of

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the Battle of the hijab, and the Battle of the Trench. Many of the two of you are to read them, you won't be able to understand their context. But when you go back to the Sierra and study what took place the events that happened,

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those Ayat will make sense. Likewise, in Surah, Allah Imran Mini is related to the battle offered.

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Also insurance Eric Emraan you have

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the dialogue.

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And Allah addressing al Kitab

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Kalia Hello

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Nikita throughout Sudan earlier Imran

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Allah is addressing al Kitab What is the story of that?

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Why is our addressing al Kitab? You go back to the sea Ron to learn that

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there was a delegation who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Iran.

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And they were Christians. And they had a dialogue, they had a debate with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so Allah is teaching the Prophet SAW Selim how to respond to them.

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Likewise, Surah tilbyr

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is filled with Ayad talking about the mafia called the hypocrites. And Allah tells us about their characteristics, women, home woman home,

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among them are such and such who do such and such who say such and such? What's the story behind that? It is the story of the Battle of taboo.

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When a lot exposes these hypocrites for what they truly are, when they refrained from going out and participating in that battle, and so on and so forth. And that's why there's a certain subject intercede called ASVAB and noozle. The reasons for why certain is that were revealed the context why we're Why was this area revealed why was that shooter revealed? You learn about from the SIVA of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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seven free.

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Allah subhanahu Attallah commanded us in the Quran to follow

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his way and to take him as our role model.

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NACA at the kernel config Rasulullah. He was one hustler you have in the Messenger of Allah,

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a beautiful example, a beautiful role model,

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someone to follow someone to

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copy.

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And so how can we do that? Unless we learn about his life?

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How can we do that unless we learn

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about what he went through, and how he lived, and how he dealt with people and so on and so forth.

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Easily

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among the important reasons for studying the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is that the only way to get to love him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is by learning his theory.

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And so

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your average Muslim loves the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And that's a proof of his email.

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Even though your average Muslim may not know much about the prophets, that Allah who had said

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in general, there is

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a low level of knowledge

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among the masses of the Muslims,

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concerning the life of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam.

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But having said that, the majority of Muslims still love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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In fact,

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a proof of this is the fact that his name

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is used. And it is

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the most common name in the world.

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Wherever you go, you find the name Mohamed.

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Why do Muslims named their children Muhammad, even if many of them are ignorant about

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about his life

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because of their natural love for him. So that's part of their Eman which is good and Hamdulillah. But we want to take it a step further.

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And so we want to increase our love for Him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And the only way to do that is by learning about him,

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learning what he went through.

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Naturally, when you study about someone

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you're going to develop an attraction towards that person.

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When you learn the life of someone

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and you hold him in high regard,

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naturally, your love is going to increase for that person.

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So how about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said that a person does not truly believe. Now you need what I had to call had to occur.

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guna had had to lay human.

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I had to lay him enough. See, he was while we were when we were led when I see

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that none of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him then

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then himself and his children, and his father and all of all of mankind. And in another Hadith the Prophet SAW Selim said, a person does not truly believe until I am more beloved to him than his family, his wealth, and all of mankind.

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The ninth point

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is that through the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.

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As we will see, we will learn about the best community of people to ever walk the face of this earth.

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And they are the generation of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they are the Sahaba the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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The best of human beings were the prophets in the messengers of Allah.

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The best of human beings, after the prophets and the messengers of Allah were their followers.

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The best of prophets and messengers was,

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was who?

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Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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Therefore,

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the best followers of the prophets are who

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you the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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So, we're talking about the best human beings to walk the face of this earth after the prophets and the ministers,

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the Sahaba or the Allahu Anhu. By studying the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, we will learn aspects of the lives

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of some of those companions

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and the principles stances that they would take

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in so many different events of his life,

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of how

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they stood by his side,

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how they behaved with him,

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how they

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treated his opponents

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and so on and so forth. We will learn how

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how to treat the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by learning how they treated him sallallahu alayhi wasallam and so when we are studying the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam we are not just learning about the life of one individual, but rather an entire generation

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and they are people who

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we have to look up to

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and we have to follow in their footsteps.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, how you will call me currently

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that the best of generations is my generation, meaning the companions

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and then those who follow them and then those who follow them. So if they are the best community, the best group of people, then we have to learn about them. We have to learn who they were. What did they stand for? What did they you know, what did they stand up to stand for and

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how they live their lives so that we can follow in their footsteps

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tensely through the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we will learn to value our deen at a time when many Muslims unfortunately

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are embarrassed of

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showing their Muslim identity

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and so, our youth

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are embarrassed to show that they are Muslim.

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One of the main reasons for this is

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being distanced from the life of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam and his companions

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they don't value

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their deen and they don't uphold their Muslim identity. Because they are detached

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from

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the roots.

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They are detached from the roots

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That's why the enemies of Islam, throughout history, they recognize us.

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They realized that if we want to,

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if we want

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to have victory over the Muslims,

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then we have to disconnect them from their roots.

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That is the only way that we will be able to be victorious over them.

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And if we look at the situation of our Muslim youth today, we see

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that they have achieved that.

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They have achieved that by replacing

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other personalities

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for our youth,

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replacing

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the prophets and the messengers, and the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, and the companions and the other heroes of Islam, replacing them with

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these other personalities, pop stars, sports, stars, actors, etc.

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And so if we study the CEO of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we get our kids

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to learn about the why the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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this will reconnect them

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with their roots. And so this will naturally cause them to value this Islam that they have.

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Finally,

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the last point

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concerning the importance and the significance of studying the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that by learning the sila, we learn how to defend the honor of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in an age when accusations are made against him

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and so,

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we hear every now and then

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certain accusations against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And none of these are new.

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None of them are new.

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They are simply recycled and rehashed.

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And so one of the

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one of the most important ways of

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of answering these accusations, is by going back to

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the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and learning it and seeing who the man was

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for yourself.

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Was he what they accused him of or not?

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Not only that, but you will see how these accusations today are the same accusations of the past.

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The same accusations that existed in his time by his own opponents.

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Where do you learn all of this in this era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And so all of these points that I mentioned, they show us the importance of this topic. The importance of covering the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And unfortunately, you know, we Muslims are Latin in this regard. And so we need to, especially for our youth, and our children, to get them to learn the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Now,

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an important

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point to understand here is

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that different people will approach the seeder of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in different ways.

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And so

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we have to remember that the only true way of studying the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is as we mentioned,

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by studying it as an activated

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and not simply as a history lesson.

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So if you were to go to the universities here,

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they will teach you about the Prophet sallallahu. How do you sell them

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just like any other human being

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in history

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they won't teach it to you

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as an activator, the obviously

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and they will analyze it from a certain perspective.

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They will look at it from a Western lens

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and this is important for us because there are

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are many things that we will see in the life of the prophet Sallallahu How do you say

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that those of us who are brought up in this part of the world

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and perhaps they are in college and university,

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they now have a certain perspective, a certain worldview, a certain way of looking at things.

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That when it comes to these events in the life of the prophet saw Selim, they will object

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they will be able to easily accept it.

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Why?

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Because they are analyzing it with a Western lens.

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So, for example,

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when they learn that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went for jihad,

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and he encouraged the companions to fight in jihad, and that they can take women as captives.

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And they become calm concubines, and slaves.

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Those of us

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who have a Western worldview will immediately object to them.

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And say, this is not something that I can accept.

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This is not something that I can accept.

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Women when they learn about how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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did not deal with women in the same way that he dealt with men.

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They will object

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and say, No, this is not something I can accept. Why again, because they have a certain Western worldview that they are looking at the CRO from this lens.

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And so that is why it is extremely important that when we study the CRO of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. We get rid of that. We don't look at it from that lens. We remove whatever Lens we're using.

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And we go back,

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we basically bring ourselves back

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to the level of

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a Tasleem submission.

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Because that is the definition of a Muslim, a Muslim is one who submits

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what whether he likes it or not. Whether he understands the wisdom in it or not. He simply accepts and submits. Why because he knows that this is a truth from Allah.

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He knows that this is the truth from Allah subhanahu wa taala.

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So, this is something very, very important to understand as we approach this era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Now, what will we be learning in this class in sha Allah Who taharah we will be covering the major events from the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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starting with important introductions, so next week, when we start, it's not going to be immediately you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is born and we get into his life No,

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there are important

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background information that we need to understand.

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And that is looking at the situation of the world.

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Before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born,

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looking at the situation of the Arabs, who were they,

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where did they come from?

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What was the situation in Makkah

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and so on and so forth.

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Then after that we will come to

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the days before the prophets of Allah and it was and was born, there are certain important events that took place before he was born. And then we will go into his life when he is born. And we will divide his life into three in sha Allah into three parts. So the first part is

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his life before the prophet hood,

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pre Prophet,

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which was, as we mentioned, a period of 40 years.

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And then the second part we'll look at

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is prophethood.

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From the beginning of the prophet hood until the age which is basically the Meccan period.

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And then the third part is from after the Hijrah until his death sort of Lagarde was a Lim's.

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So that is the period in which he was in Medina.

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Finally, when we talk about the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu How do you sell them

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many ask, you know what are the sources that we should rely on?

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And so, when the relevant of the past would write

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about Sierra

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they will not write it in the same way

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in which

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a hadith were never read.

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So the real amount of Hadith

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had a certain strict policy when it came to accepting a hadith

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and so they would stick to

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reliable authentic narrations.

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So these are their compositions in books of Hadith sahih al Bukhari Muslim.

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The various Sunon, Abu Dawood etc.

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They will be very strict in, in what Hadith they would accept.

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Because here we are talking about building our Akita and

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teaching us how to worship Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And that cannot be done based on weak and unreliable narrations

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when it comes to what we have to believe,

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and when it comes to halal and haram

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and how to worship Allah

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that has to be based on

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authentic reliable narrations.

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But when it came to other matters,

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such as

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stories

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and events,

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and the seerah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they will be flexible in their narrations and say that so they would accept

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they would accept a hadith that may be weak and light.

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And there's nothing wrong with that.

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Why? Because here we are not building.

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We are not.

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We are not extracting halal and haram out of these stories.

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And we are not building our Arpita on that.

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So email Ahmed himself,

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email me they've been humbled the great man.

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He himself

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testifies to this and so he says that when he would come to halal and haram we would be very strict in our narrations, and what we would accept, but when it came to

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when it came to events and stories from the life of the prophet Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam and Al Mahajan, which are the battles that the Prophet SAW Selim

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took part in, we will be flexible, we will be flexible in

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in what we would accept of narrations.

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Now this is with the condition

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with the condition that

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those narrations that we accept are not

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extremely weak

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to the point where,

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you know,

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perhaps they can even be fabricated, fabricated reports. So when the real Mr say that we accept weak narrations, they don't mean these extremely weak narrations, what they mean is certain narrations that have a little bit of weakness in them.

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So they would accept those when it came when it comes to

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see Ron.

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And so we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to make

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these sessions

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beneficial. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to allow us to learn about his beloved messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And to make that a means

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to increase our Eman in Him and to increase our love for Him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in our hearts and to help us to value

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him

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And the fact that Allah sent him for us, to make us to value

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to value Him.

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And so we ask Allah subhanahu Attallah to help us to follow in his footsteps and to make him a role model for us. Also Allahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad Ali or Sotheby veterinarian Subhana Allah who will be handed

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out

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shortly