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Lessons from the Seerah 10 – Discreet Dawah

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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wa Salatu was Salam al atta Nanak Melania Allahu Allah He urged Marian. Our early he was happy he were many that their behavior

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was still gonna be so naughty he laomi de la alumina Phalguna one foreigner Bhima unlimted was he didn't

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already know how to help grandaughters looking at TBR arena Annabelle Bluebell Whelan what is OpenEdge Tina? Magellan I mean Minister marunong cola for the guna Sena. Well, Dad Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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Last week we looked at one of the most important events in the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And that was the start of the revelation.

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That was the beginning

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of his prophethood.

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And so until that point in time, he was just like any other person.

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But once those ads will reveal to him

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the Quran and the first ayat of surah Kalaloch.

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He became different than everyone else. He now was the prophet of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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We mentioned what took place after that,

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and how

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there came a pause, a break

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where no revelation came after that.

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And how

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this caused pain and grief to the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam. So he was looking forward to Gibreel coming back to him with some new and fresh revelation.

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So the last thing we mentioned last week, was that that is exactly what happened. So the break ended with new revelation new way coming down to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And so in the fourth Hadith, in Sahih, Al Bukhari

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Hadith number four.

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Javid ibn Abdullah or the Allahu Anhu narrates that while he was talking about the period of the pause the break in the Revelation, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, while I was walking, all of a sudden I heard a voice from the sky. I looked up, and I saw the same angel, who had visited me at the cave of Hira sitting on a chair between the sky and the earth. I became frightened from him. And I came running back home and I said, wrap me, wrap me in blankets. And then Allah revealed the following.

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Yeah, are you home with death, their

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comfort and their wardrobe? The cafe kept Bill was the

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photo here were Rogers F 100. So these first ayat of surah medacta were revealed, where Allah subhanahu Uttara says, Oh, you who are covered up in in garments, arise and worn.

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Arise and worn.

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What are better for Cadbury and revere? Your Lord?

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Was he Yeah, but if Allah here and purify your garments were rouges after hedger and shun the idols. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, After this, the revelation started coming strongly, frequently and regular. So that's it, that pause was over and now, the way he was coming down to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more frequently.

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Now with these first verses of

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Surah Tony Modesto

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been given a new set of commands.

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The most important of which is called surrender,

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rise and war.

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And so, it is here that the scholar is they mentioned that

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it was with this command,

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that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has now become

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a Rasool a messenger

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whereas,

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with the command of Accra read, he became a prophet only

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And so, shareholder Islam even tinier, he says the first thing to be revealed was a crowd by which he became a nebula a prophet.

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And as for Allah statement calm for under rise and Warren, it was a command to warn by which he became a Rasul and a mother, a messenger and a warner.

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So, what is the difference between

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a prophet and a messenger?

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Isn't it the same thing?

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Isn't a newbie the same as a Rasool?

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If not, then what's the difference?

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Who knows?

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Nothing

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to people. Okay? A messenger is one who conveys the message

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and a profit.

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All you receive only receives the washing with the revelation, okay.

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Anyone else?

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This is the most well known difference. You know, the scholars mentioned that

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a messenger is the one who

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has been given a message and he's been told to convey it,

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to spread it.

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Whereas a prophet is one who

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has been given a message but he has not been commanded to convey that message.

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However,

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this distinction has, you know, issues and that's why shareholders have been Tanea. He says, the correct view is that the Rasool the messenger is the one who is sent to

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a disbelieving people.

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And the prophet is sent to

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I believe in people with the Sharia of a messenger who came before him,

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to teach them and to judge between them.

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So the perfect example of this was Musa alayhis salam.

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He came to

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a people who generally were Kuffar around in his people.

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And he had a new law in Russia, and he conveyed it to them.

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The prophets who came to Benny Israel after Musa alayhis salam, they were prophets and not messengers, many of them until recently.

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They were simply using the Sharia of moosari salah

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they were not bringing something new

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from Allah subhanahu ATOD.

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Nonetheless, the relevant dimension, various distinctions between a prophet and a messenger. The point here is that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he became a prophet with the words Accra and he became a Rasul a messenger with these words from Surah.

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Al redacted, where Allah is now commanding him

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to start the Dawa,

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confer and get up in Warren.

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So

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the first way was simply, you know, read and Allah giving him information, that He is the One who created man. He taught him what he did not know etc. Allah is introducing himself to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now Allah is commanding him to do something.

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And that is to start preaching to begin the Dawa.

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Now, when we look at the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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We noticed that

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his Dawa came in stages.

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It was gradual, and

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not every stage was the same.

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And so basically, we can divide

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the stages of the Dawa into two

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The first is a Dalit Syria or the stage of the

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discrete, Dow

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or secretive, Dow and the second is

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a Dow Algeria or the public and the open calling to Islam.

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And then a Dow as you hear this open and public calling to Islam

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is further divided into three

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into three stages.

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The first stage

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is to give Dawa publicly and openly but without engaging in any fighting

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so even if you're attacked

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don't fight back and this was in the beginning in Mecca

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The second is

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to fight back

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and this was in

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Medina. So the first stage okay coming back first to the secret of Dawa which which we're going to be talking about tonight inshallah This lasted for about three years

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is lasted for about three years. The second one which was public data,

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but without engaging in fighting. This lasted until the Hydra

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the Hydra to Medina.

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The next stage is public data.

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But now with self defense, so if you are attacked, fight back.

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And so this lasted in Medina until,

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until social good idea.

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Until the Treaty of who they BIA where the machine code of NACA broke the treaty. So now we move on to the last stage of the Dawa, which is

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public Dawa with fighting all those who come in the way of spreading Islam.

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And so this is what we can refer to as offensive Jihad

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and not just defensive jihad.

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So these are the stages of the Dawa. These are the different stages of the Dawa. If we were to divide the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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as a prophet and a messenger.

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And so it was natural for Allah subhanahu Attallah to order the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to start preaching the message of Islam privately.

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Starting with those closest to him,

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his immediate family members,

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and his close associates, his friends,

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basically those who he could trust.

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And this is because the nature of humans is to oppose anyone

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who comes with something new.

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A new way of life that was never known to them.

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And it was not known to their ancestors.

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Naturally, people are opposed to that. They don't want to accept a change in their lifestyle, and in their way of living.

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And so this is where wisdom dictates that at the start of the mission, at the start of the Dawa, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam needs to be careful.

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He needs to be cautious about who to share this information with.

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So when we talk about this stage of the data,

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this secretive stage of the data.

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It's unlike underground movements, that

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you don't want to rebel against society and take over etc.

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And so some of the enemies of Islam they tried to look at this stage of the Dawa and label it as such.

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You know, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam came with this master plan. Let's go underground at first

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and, you know, find a way to eventually become stronger and then

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take over.

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So, that was not the case. As we will see, as we will see.

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And so the purpose of

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Starting off in this way, starting off the data in this way, was because cautious caution is required.

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Because the people are not,

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you know, they're not going to be receptive

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to the data right away, the public the masses. And so you need to start with those you trust.

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You need to start with them.

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You need to also build the foundation of these first members. You have to make them strong in their demand,

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as we will see.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam begins

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preaching the message of Islam,

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starting with those closest to him.

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So generally, the scholars mentioned that the first to accept Islam were for

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the first to accept Islam at the hands of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam were for

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a woman

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a boy,

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a slave

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and a free man.

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So who are these four

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so how do you draw the Allahu Allah is the woman

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Abu Bakr is the free man. So that leaves us with two more

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the slave

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the slave is a hidden

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harita

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so that leaves us with one and that's the boy who's the boy

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Ali Bin Abu Talib Radi Allahu

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Ali ibn Abi Talib Radi Allahu Akbar. And so Hadid are the Allahu Akbar.

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She was the first

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to embrace Islam. We learned about

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you know how she reacted when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with the first revelation, and how she supported the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And so even after that she was the first to learn many of the teachings of Islam.

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So whatever the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would learn from Gibreel, he would come directly to her.

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He would teach her, he would teach her the Quran, he also taught her about salah, and how to pray and how to make will do etc. She was the first

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after her, we have added that there will be father brother Allah who he was at that time about eight or 10,

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eight or 10 years old. And he was under the care of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And so we learned previously, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was under the care of his uncle Abu Talib, after his grandfather passed away.

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And so earlier all the Allahu Anhu was in that household.

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And the Prophet sallallahu annual asked his father Abu Talib if he could take care of him.

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So earlier on the Allahu Allah was living in the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is the one who was who was responsible for taking care of him. And so naturally, he embraced Islam right away.

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It is mentioned that he was the second person to pray with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after Khadija Radi Allahu Allah,

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as well as even Haritha he was the slave of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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and he used to love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so much he looked at him as a father.

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In fact, he was known as Eid ibn Muhammad.

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And it was later on in Islam,

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala got rid of this idea that you can adopt people and, you know, you claim that your father is someone other than your real father. And so, once that was abolished, he was no longer you know,

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looked at as the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And when Zedong, father and family came

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to basically free him from slavery, they came and they wanted to

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basically buy him to free him.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left the decision with his aid.

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And so zayde He chose to stay with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his family members.

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They said you want to remain

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asleep. So they said yes, I haven't seen a better human being.

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As we're the fourth person we have he is Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu Hangul. And so he was one of the notables one of the honorable men of Quraysh. He was also a businessman. He was wealthy. He was also very knowledgeable of history

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and the unsub, the lineages and the ancestry

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of the Arabs.

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And so Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu was more beneficial

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than the others that we mentioned.

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He was the most beneficial person to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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because of his status, because of his wealth.

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So he was known for giving

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you know, we we've heard so many stories of how Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu would spend of his wealth.

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And so he used all of his resources

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for the service of Islam. He was his wealth, he was his knowledge.

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He was his resources.

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And

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the reason for all of that was his email.

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His Eman could not be compared to the Eman of any of the other companions. And that's why he was given this label of a Sudeep Abu Bakr Siddiq.

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So Sadiq is the one who not only believes

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but his belief is honest and truthful.

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It's not a fake belief. It's a belief that translates into, into action.

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And that's why

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when the people had rejected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it was Abu Bakr Radi Allahu anhu, who accepted him, it was said that

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everyone who embraced Islam

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hesitated in the beginning,

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which is natural.

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You hear of something, you know that this is Islam, this is a truth from Allah.

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You hesitate, let me investigate. Let me think about it. Let me go research.

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And this existed even among the companions, and which is completely natural.

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It is said that everyone hesitated in accepting Islam except for Abu Bakr.

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He never gave a second thought to accepting Islam.

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He was also the first one to believe

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in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when

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he came back from the Night Journey,

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when he came, and he told the people that, you know, he went on this ledger, and he told them what had happened.

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And he was a huge fitna, even for many of the companions, who were weak in their email

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is starting to cause them notes. What is he claiming? How on earth could he have gone to

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an aqua in one night and up to the heavens and back again?

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And so when they came to Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu Han. And they told him, that this is what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying.

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He said, Of course I believe in

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without any second thought.

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He said, Of course I believe him.

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I believe in that which is even more difficult for you guys to believe in, which is

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that the revelation comes down to him

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from Allah subhanahu to Allah from above the seven heavens

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within a second

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he was also the one who accompany the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the difficult journey of the hatred of the Hijra.

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And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about Abu Bakr when, you know, there was a dispute, actually between rumor and Abu Bakr Radulov, and they got into a dispute.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam heard about it.

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And so he said, Allah sent me to you all.

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And you all said that I lie,

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except for Abu Bakar who said that you speak you speak the truth.

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And he dedicated himself and his fortune to me. Will you then leave this friend of mine, this companion of mine

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leaving alone

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and so these were the first four to accept Islam.

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And it was through these, that Islam started to spread.

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So the prophets Allah Allahu Allah also alone was not the only day.

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He was not the only one preaching the message of Islam, but rather, each one of these four. Were now spreading the message of Islam. To those who are close to them. Remember, we are still in the stage of the Dawa, which is the discrete or the secret of stage.

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In fact,

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look at the ones who embraced Islam at the hands of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah.

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In these early days,

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its man had been Alpha

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Abdul Rahman Ibn outh

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sad even a viewer cos

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Zubayr YBNL hawan

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told her even obey the law.

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These five alone were as a result of the Tao of Abu Bakr, radi, Allah.

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What is common among these five?

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These five names are just mentioned.

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leaders, not just leaders.

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Yes,

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these five are among the 10 that the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam promised to agenda.

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And they were the result of the Tao of Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu Allah, and all of these accepted Islam in those early days of Islam.

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And so the Dawa continued in this way secretly, until the numbers of the Muslims reached 40 to 50.

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And when we examine who these first Muslims were, we can see that they did not come from any particular

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class in society.

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The enemies of Islam, they tried to portray it as if

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it was the poor

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and those who did not have any power in society, they were the ones who

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made up the first Muslims.

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But what we find is that that is not true.

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Yes, there were, there were those who came from the lower class of society

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you know, such as slaves.

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And so be laterally Allahu Han, he was one of those first.

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So Haber, Rooney,

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and others.

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But then we have those who are from the notables of crush,

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Lake, Abu Bakr, radi, Allahu Allah.

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And all these others that we mentioned, with man, even our fan

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and all of these others, showing us that

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this first group of Muslims were a diverse group.

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They did not come from any particular

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social economic background. They were not just from this group in society.

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But rather they were a diverse group, showing us that what drove them to accept Islam was not some

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dunya related motif.

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And so if there were only slaves, for example, then one can say, you know, they were looking for power, they were looking to free themselves from slavery. But that was not the case.

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So they were a diverse group, showing us that what drove them to accept Islam was

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that they saw this as being the truth from Allah

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and nothing else.

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Now,

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when we say that this was the discreet or the secret of stage of the Dawa? Does it mean that

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it was completely underground, it was

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a complete secret

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and no one else knew what was going on.

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Not

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so when we say that this is the secret of stage of the Dower, what we mean is that

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Muslims went about it.

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Giving Dawa and teaching Islam and practicing Islam

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in a secretive way

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where they would

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meet

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at certain times

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to learn, and then to pray salah, for example, they would meet at certain times in certain places.

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They will not pray publicly.

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During these first days of Islam, they would pray privately,

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they would go into the mountain being between the mountain passages

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in between the mountains, the she out of Mecca, to pray,

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they will not get into any confrontation with Quraysh

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they will not insult their idols, they will not insult them, they will not publicly be preaching Islam and so on and so forth.

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And so Quraysh did have a sense of what was going on.

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They did know and not only Quraysh, but even others outside of Mecca.

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They knew that something is going on.

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And they know that Islam is spreading.

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And they know that there is something called Islam.

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And that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is claiming to be a prophet.

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You know, they have an idea of this.

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And so what proves this is

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there are many proofs of this, but I'll just mention two examples

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are mentioned two examples. And these are

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two stories of two companions and how they embrace this law. And both of them mentioned in their stories of

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how in those days, you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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was preaching itself secretly. But at the same time Quraysh knew what was going on. The first example is in Sahih Muslim

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and this is the story of Ammar Ibn ADESA Radi Allahu

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he says,

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I was living in the days of Jackie Leah.

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And I recognized that the people were, you know, upon misguidance

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and they would worship idols.

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In the meanwhile, I had heard of a man in Mecca who was giving Dawa.

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So I got onto my ride, and I went to him.

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The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at that time, was hiding, meaning he was

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giving Dawa secretly.

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He says he was in hiding as his people had made life hard for him.

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So I adopted a friendly attitude towards the Mexicans. And so I managed to enter Mecca, and go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And I met him.

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He says, I asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who are you?

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I am a prophet.

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So I said, and who is a prophet?

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So he said,

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I am a prophet in the sense that I had been sent by Allah.

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So I said, What is it that you have been sent with?

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And so he said, I had been sent to join the ties of relationships, to break the idols and to proclaim the Oneness of Allah.

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So I said,

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who is with you in this meaning? Who else do you have with you? Who is practicing this? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a free man and a slave? So that's referring to

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to Abu Bakr and

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and Zaid, inheritor Radi Allahu Anhu

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Abu Bakr and Bilal

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he said, a free man and a slave. Abu Bakr and date was a little bit harder.

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So I said,

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I want to follow you.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to me,

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during these days, you will not be able to do so.

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Don't you see?

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The heart condition under which I and my people are living, it is better for you to go back to your people. And when you hear that I had been granted victory didn't come to me.

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So I went back to my,

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my town and my family. And I was in my hometown, when I had heard that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had migrated to Medina.

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And so I was among my people. And I used to ask news, and ask, you know about the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam then a group of people belonging to Medina, they came. And so I asked them, how is that person getting along? Who has come to Medina meaning the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So they said, the people are rushing to him.

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Meaning the people are accepting Islam in Medina,

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while his own people meaning Quraysh, they had planned to kill him, but they could not do so. So when I heard that, I immediately went to Medina and I went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I asked him,

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your rasool Allah, do you recognize me?

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Yes, you are the same one who came to me in Makkah. And so I said, Yes.

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So then I asked the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, to teach me more about Islam.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught me how to pray and how to make will do, etc.

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So this is the first story.

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And we can see clearly of

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what the condition of the Dawa was like in the very beginning.

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The second story is that of

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a Buddha probably a lot right.

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And it is recorded in a Sufi high in Bukhari and Muslim.

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Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu says,

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I was a man from the tribe of leaf out.

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And so a Buddha is a Buddha oil refinery. He says, I was a man from the tribe, tribal leaf out. And this trade had business links with correction, these to trade with correction. So he says, we heard that a man had appeared in Mecca claiming to be a prophet.

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So I said to my brother, go talk to that man and bring me some of his news.

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So my brother went out, he met him and he returned. So I asked him,

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you know, what do you what do you have? What news do you have to share with me? And so he said, By Allah, I saw a man in joining what is good and forbidding what is evil. So I said to him, You have not satisfied me with your information.

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So I got ready to leave myself. So I left for Mecca.

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And

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I reached my turn, I didn't know who anyone is in Macau.

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And I didn't even know how to come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, nor did I ask anyone about him.

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And so I was in Macau and I kept on drinking zum zum and staying in the masjid.

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Then Ali Ali, Allahu Han passed by me. And he says, To me,

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it seems like you're a stranger.

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So I said yes.

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So

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he proceeded to his house and I accompanied him.

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Neither did he asked me anything, nor did I tell him anything.

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The next morning, I went back to the masjid

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to ask her what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but no one told me anything about him. So Ali Radi Allahu Allah who passes by me again. And he asks me

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hasn't demand found his house or, you know, his, his dwelling place yet? Meaning?

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What are you still doing here?

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You know, having you found a place to, to, you know, to rest to to dwell in.

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And so, I said, No. So Ali Radi Allahu Anhu said to me, come with me.

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So when I went with him, he asked me

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what is it that brings you here?

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So I said to him, If you keep my secret, I will tell you.

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And so I read the Allahu Anhu said, Yes, I'll keep her secret.

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And so I said to him, we have heard that a person has appeared here in Mecca claiming to be a prophet. I sent my brother to speak to him and when he returned, he did not bring a satisfactory report. So I thought of meeting him personally.

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So Ali Roby Allahu Allah, He says to a Buddha

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you have

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I've reached your goal.

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And I'm going to him right now. So follow me.

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And wherever I enter, enter after me,

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if

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I see that someone is going to cause you trouble, then I'll stand near a wall pretending to tie my shoes

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and so on should go away right away.

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So earlier all the Allahu Anhu proceeded and I accompanied him until he entered a place and I entered with him

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to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And so I said to him,

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present Islam to me.

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And so when he did, I embraced Islam right away.

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So then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told me Oh, Buddha,

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keep your conversation a secret

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and return to your town.

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Go back home, right away.

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Don't stick around.

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And when you hear that I had been given victory returned to us. So the same message that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam gave to

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a hammer even Abba. In the first story

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he gave to this companion as well. Why? Why was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doing this? Because of the situation in Makkah.

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Remember, we are still in that stage of the Dawa. And so there is hostility. People are not receptive.

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And we don't want to cause commotion.

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So

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here there's a difference in the two stories.

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What happens next?

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Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu, and he says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam know

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by him in whose hair by him who has sent you with the truth.

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I will announce my conversion to Islam publicly

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among the kuffaar

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and so Buddha Radi Allahu Allah, he went, he went to the masjid. He goes in front of the Canada, where some of Qureshi were present. And he says, all people of Quraysh, I testify, he says La ilaha illAllah. There is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. And so upon hearing that,

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some of the leaders of Quraysh they attack him, and they beat him nearly to death.

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So Al Abbas, the uncle of the Prophet, sallAllahu, alayhi, wa sallam,

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he saw what was happening, and so he threw himself over Abu Dhabi to protect him. And he told

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the people of Quraysh, Woe to you. Do you want to kill a man from the tribe of reefer

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who you trade with? You have these business links with

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and so they let him go.

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So this was due to the immense joy of Abu Dhabi.

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Having found this

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so what these two examples show us

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is that although this stage of the Dawa is known as

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the secretive stage,

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it does not mean that people in Mecca or outside of Mecca, were not aware of Islam completely. And that's why it's better to call this stage as the discreet dour

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and so secretive, it gives that impression that it is completely secretive, nobody else knows. But discreet means

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that you do things in a way you don't want people to.

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You don't want attention to be drawn to yourself.

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Now, during these early days of Islam,

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an incident had occurred, where

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one of the companions, sad interview costs are the alumni. He went to pray with a group of the Muslims in one of the mountain passages as we mentioned, this is how the Muslims would pray.

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They would go to places where you know no one else is around

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and they will pray together.

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So sad ibn Abi Waqqas was doing that. And it so happened that some of the most really cool

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as they pass by, and they started to make fun of them.

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So

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it got heated.

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And so the Muslims started to respond back, and then they got into a fight.

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And so as a result,

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he decided it was time now to look for a place

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where we can get together

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and pray together.

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And also, you know, learn whatever new outcome and whatever new instructions come, you know, a place where we can gather and congregate,

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where we will not be exposed to her.

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This was not the only incident but other incidents as well, where the Muslims were subject to attack.

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So, it was time to look for a safe haven

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where the Muslims could now practice their Deen freely together.

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And also for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to teach them and train them, and so on and so forth. And so the place that they had chosen was Doral, or

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Dar Al Arcam, the House have an article

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this belonged to

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one of the companions by the name of Allah Arkham, even a be an Archon.

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And he was one of the first to embrace Islam.

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Now, the reasons why they chose this particular place, and this particular house of this particular companion,

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was, first of all, it was strategically positioned

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in the midst of Mecca

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to distract attention and suspicion,

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away from losses.

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And so if the Muslims were to, you know, gather somewhere, it would be maybe outside

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and not in the middle,

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in the middle of Mecca, right? This would not attract attention.

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Secondly, Qureshi did not know that a lot of them had embraced Islam.

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So they wouldn't expect that the Muslims were meeting there.

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And he came from

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a very noble family and kurush.

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And so having chosen this particular place would not really cause suspicion. Christ didn't know that he had become a Muslim.

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The third reason is that an outcome was a young man, it is mentioned that he was only 16 years old.

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So even if Quraysh knew about him becoming a muslim, they wouldn't think of it as being the place where the Muslims are getting together and meeting rather,

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they would think that perhaps you know, the Muslims are gathering in the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam or one of the other

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you know, senior Muslims like Abu Bakr,

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Radi Allahu Ahad

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and not that of a young man. So even if they knew that he had become a Muslim, they wouldn't think that you know, this is where the the Muslims are gathering. So, the point is that this became the new safe haven, the place where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would get together with the companions and teach them and train them and this is where they would pray and so on and so forth.

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Now, one last thing that we can mention is

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we began with

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the verses of Surah two in Modesto.

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Another Surah,

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which is similar to Alma data,

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is also mentioned as being among the very first Ariad to be revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Which Torah is that?

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Surah Al Muslim mill Surah Al Muslim

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scholars

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They mentioned that of

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the sort of resemble the first ayat were among the first to be revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but there is a difference of opinion

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whether similar to him with death fear came first or shorter term wisdom.

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But it is agreed upon that these were the second and third set of are yet to be revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam after Accra after Surah Tala.

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Now, what is significant of about these verses of Surah total resemble Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, Yeah, you have Muslim mill

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all the one who is covered in garments

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Kumi Leila

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Illa kalila

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stand up in Salah.

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Pray

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in the night,

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except for a little bit of the night don't pray rest.

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Miss for who

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I will impose locally, I was a dolly

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either half of the night or less than that or more than that.

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What a TTL parameter Tila

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and recite the Quran in a in a beautiful

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30.

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In St. Louis alayka Quran and tequila, we are going to surely send down to you

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in national Bialik Coletta Tierra, we are going to surely send down to you a heavy and mighty word and that is opera.

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So what is significant about these acts

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if we put together these three revelations,

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a Quran

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with death fear

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and and wisdom nil, we basically have a manual

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for the Delhi

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and especially for those first Muslims.

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And so,

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with ikura

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you have the command to recite, which is basically knowledge.

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You have to gain knowledge learn

00:52:33--> 00:52:34

with

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L Muzammil.

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You have the command to do a bad

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the hammer laid to pray in Salah

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and to recite the Quran. He Bader

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and with the ayat of surah Teulada

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What do you have?

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You have the command to be able to give Dawa.

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And so the first step is to learn to study to gain knowledge of the deal. The second step is to apply that in your personal life in a bad way. And then the third step is to call others to

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confer and there under rise. And Warren.

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And that is exactly what Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in surah, two Lhasa while also in Santa Fe hustle.

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By time indeed man is in a state of loss.

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Il Edina Avenue well hamilo Saw you hurt, but a while so we'll help what allows all this up, except those who believe. So this is Eman. And this comes how, by learning. A man comes by learning.

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He Lilina me welcome you last saw the hat and they do

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righteous good deeds. So this is a bad

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what a while, so we will help. And they advise one another with the truth that is that well,

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what Allah saw this over and they advise one another with patience. So learning

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and then warning and giving data or teaching. It needs something along with it and that is a bad.

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And this is in the form of a noetherian.

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And in the case of the early Muslims, clear Malay

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and so clear Malay it was mandatory.

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Upon the early Muslims, it was mandatory for a few years. Then this idea was abrogated.

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Except for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So he had to prepare Molina until he passed away. And so all of these factors, learning teaching, and the Hebrew

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Other worship complement each other.

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And they all assist in building a complete Muslim personality. And so the the work of propagating and teaching, it could be draining to the heart.

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And so you have this element of the badass

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where a person prays to Allah subhanho wa taala, standing in the middle of the night. And so this reader that softens the heart of the day and prepares him for it prepares them for for the rest of his. For the rest of his days, basically.

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We conclude with the lessons that we learn from

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these

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early days of Islam. From this stage of the data, this discrete or secretive state of the data.

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The first lesson that we learned is

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the importance of using caution

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when Islam is under attack,

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or under threat,

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and this also comes under using wisdom.

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When Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded us to preach Islam, Bill Hekmati.

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Well now we're able to have sanity.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded us to give Dawa using using Hickman

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and so hikma means that you do things according to the situation.

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And so if someone was to ask,

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do we have to follow this particular order in giving our No, it all goes back to the situation that the Muslims are in.

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And so when Islam is under threat, and the Muslims are under threat, that they're going to be attacked, if they openly practice Islam, and so on and so forth. And the threat is real and genuine.

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Not that we assume

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that we're going to be attacked, it's a real genuine concern.

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Then

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we go into, you know, the secretive way of practicing Islam and giving Dawa.

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But like I said, it has to be a genuine concern. Unlike some Muslims today who say, you know, here in the West, we're going to be attacked.

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If I wear the hijab, I'm going to be attacked, so I'm not going to wear

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if I pray in public, I'm going to be attacked, or I'm not going to pray. No,

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these are assumed

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threats, and they're not real and genuine.

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But if I was to say that, you know, if you were a Muslim in China,

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and you were to do that,

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then yes, now the threat is real.

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Now the threat is real.

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So this is the first lesson that we learn the importance of using caution, we see that in the state of the data. The second lesson that we learned is the importance of focusing on a core group

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by teaching them the basics, and focusing on that which will keep them firm and steadfast, like very bad.

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And so what we find in this stage of the Dawa was that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was teaching the Companions

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whatever he whatever of the Quran will be revealed to him, he will be teaching them.

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And there was this emphasis on keeping them firm and steadfast keeping their Eman Furman steadfast.

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Because in those days, there was hostility, there was hardship.

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And so it's easy for someone to

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be attracted to Islam, but then he thinks of.

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He thinks of all the hardship and so it's going to cause them to leave us.

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So this was where

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the bat was required, steadfastness and advising them to be patient.

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And we find this in the ayat that were revealed.

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In those days, all of the ayat that were revealed in this state of the Dow, there was a huge emphasis on being patient, being steadfast and then supplementing that with anybody.

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What that shows us is that the burden makes a person steadfast.

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He bad is what makes a person steadfast.

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So the difficulties faced by the first Muslim

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was were harsher than

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anything anyone ever faced after that.

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So this is why they had to go through this intensive training

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to Yama Lail.

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You know, reciting the Quran,

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all of these things were basically meant to train them.

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And so that is why Allah subhanaw taala made them go through this intensive training, because they are the, they are the core group. And so the Sahaba or the Allahu Anhu.

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The first of them to accept Islam, they are the foundation upon which Islam was built. So they had to be very strong, you know, imagine if they were not strong.

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And they abandon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam because they couldn't handle the pressure. And they couldn't handle the difficulty.

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Then who would have carried on with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And so this core group, which is they were small in number, they were less than 100.

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But they went through this intensive training. And then we see the fruits of that.

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We see the fruits of that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam migrates to Medina.

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And so, wherever

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent this core group of people, we find the impact that they left on others

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wherever they were put whatever position that they were placed in. They had an immediate influence on the people surrounding them, as we saw their influence on the unsought.

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The third lesson that we learned is the importance of establishing safe havens

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especially for new Muslims.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam established Donal Arkham.

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Take keep the Muslims safe, where they could learn the deen and also practice it in a safe environment.

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And

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when we have new Muslims coming to Islam,

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they need that same kind of support.

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So many of them they are thrown out of their homes, and they have nowhere to go. And so if we are not going to provide them with that support, then where are they going to? Where where are they going to get it from?

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Finally, the last lesson that we can learn

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from these early days of Islam is

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that

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the Sahaba ra the Allahu Anhu. They were strangers. They were horrible.

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Among their own people,

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they were strangers among their own people.

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And so the kuffaar looked at them as being strange. They're doing strange things. They're praying in a strange way.

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And so they're looked at as strangers and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke of this.

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He spoke of this many years later in Medina.

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And towards the end of his life.

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He said,

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In Islam, Anna, better al Islam or even that Islam began as as something strange, referring to those early days in Mecca

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was I will do Caribbean and it will return to be in something strange. Meaning that now it's no longer something strange. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying it began as something strange. Now it's no longer something strange meaning Islam has now been victorious. Everyone is accepting Islam now.

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All the tribes, all the Arab tribes are accepting Islam.

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Islam is no longer something strange. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it will return to being something strange in the future

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for two daleel Hoorah that, so give glad tidings to the strangers.

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So there will always be a time when

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the Muslims will be looked at as strangers

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and Islam will be looked at as being something strange. Why because the people have falsehood.

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They will outnumber the Muslims

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and they will have the

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Forehand, as we see in this day and age

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and so the LMR they mentioned that this hadith applies in every single era, in every single time period until the day of judgment.

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And if we think of our current situation, it's no different.

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So that's why the Prophet sallallahu Ellingson give this advice, when he said, give glad tidings to the strangers who are they, they are those who hold on,

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patiently, with steadfastness upon Islam,

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even though

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even though they are under this pressure,

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where they are looked at as being strangers,

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they are looked at as being a minority. And so, naturally, we want to fit in and we don't want to look strange, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us, no, hold on tightly to your deen

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and don't give it up.

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And so if we learn anything from this stage of the Dow,

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it is this, that we learn

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that we require, especially for our youth in this day and age, that we teach them about the lives of the companions in this particular stage of the Dow. And how they held on and how their situation was no different than our situation today. But they did not give up. They valued their Islam that they had.

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And they did not abandon it. I mean, look at the story of Buddha Radi Allahu Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling him, go back to your home.

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And he says no.

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You know, with full pride

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and valuing this Islam he went and announced it publicly. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew the consequences. That's why he told them not to do it.

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But he valued that sound that was in his heart that he had felt and this is the value that we need to instill.

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In our young ones, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep us firm and steadfast upon this lien.

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Also Allah was salam ala Nabina Muhammad why early he was so happy he at Green

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Subhanak alone will become the cash head will

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still try to be like, Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh