Lessons from the Seerah #13 – Opposing the Dawah Pt 2
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Last week we looked at one of the tactics used by Quraysh
to oppose the dower of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And that tactic was
Labeling the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
with labels that were not true of him.
And so it was a form of character assassination.
Where when you feel
the message that he came with, you resort to trying to bring him down
by accusing him things that he was accusing him with things that he was innocent of.
And so they called him a madman. They called him crazy, they called him possessed. They called him a magician, a sorcerer,
in an attempt
to put an end to his power and to prevent people from following him.
And so we also looked at how this tactic failed
it did not prevent people from accepting Islam.
And so some of the very people who they targeted
with their propaganda were the very people who ended up embracing Islam. And we looked at examples of that
so today, we move on to other tactics that were used by Koresh.
So we previously mentioned
how the enemies of Islam when they have no valid arguments,
to counter the truth with you know,
when we come to them and prove to them that Islam is the truth,
when they fail to respond
with valid arguments with proofs.
they resort to
as we mentioned last week, false accusations
but there's also something else that they would resort to
and that is mockery,
and making fun of the people who possess the truth
and the Quran is filled
with AR to where Allah subhanahu wa Tada mentions us.
And so for, for example, in the end of Surah, tomahto 15 Allah subhanahu Allah says, in the livina a drama can mean a Latina woman will yield hukou
that the wicked they used to laugh at those who believed
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and when they would pass by them, they would wink to one another.
They would look to one another and wink
what you dumb collar blue
collar goofy him and when they returned to their people, when they would go home. They would return enjoy and jesting and feeling good about what they did.
What eat out I owe him all in her yellow balloon. And when they would see the believers they will say these people are lost.
They have gone astray. Well that will receive a rally him have you been and then Allah replies. They were not sent as guardians over the believers.
You know who
Are you to be judging the believers
and talking about them in this way
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So in these ayat we can see clearly that one of the tactics of the of the kuffaar of Quraysh was to laugh and make fun of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
as well as his followers.
And so among the things that they said,
as Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned in Surah Furqan
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when they see you, oh, Mohamed,
they only make fun of you.
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Is this the one that Allah has sent as a messenger.
Allah couldn't send anyone else besides Him, making fun of him looking down on him.
And so they would say, didn't Allah have anyone better to send as a messenger to us, they will make fun of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and make fun of him and mock him and ridicule him.
even though Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam belonged to the most noblest of families.
And he had the most outstanding character among Quraysh. And we spoke about this previously.
And he was who he was,
prior to becoming a prophet among them according to their own admission.
But yet they made fun of, they made fun of him and ridiculed Him.
Because according to them,
he was not the most rich,
he was not the most wealthiest, nor was he the most powerful.
So the arrogant people and those who are proud and like to boast,
they look at these two things. They look at wealth. And they look at and they look at power.
Especially those who have wealth, and those who have power.
So an example of someone who had wealth was caught on.
And he looked down on others.
An example of someone who had power was fit.
And he subjugated others. And that's why when Musa alayhis salam came.
He tried to challenge him.
Not because he didn't believe that he's actually a messenger from Allah, He knew that deep down inside.
But it was a challenge to his authority. And he thought, I'm the best among you.
I'm the one who should be the leader,
not this lowly person, according to him.
And so this is why
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And when he didn't remove Iran,
who was one of the
one of the leaders of Quraysh?
Does Mohammed receive revelation?
While I'm left out,
and yet, I'm the most senior among Quraysh.
Know, how is it? How is it that he's getting revelation? And he is a prophet and a messenger? And I've been sidelined?
And then he said, not only about himself, but he said also, and Abu Masaru that Sarkozy
has also been left out. Who was he? He was the leader of Surcouf.
Who was the main tribe in thought if
and these two cities met care and toilets were the main cities in our fridges.
he said, Me and him are the
To leaders of our two towns, how have we been sidelined and prophethood has been given to Mohammed.
And so that's why Allah subhanahu wa Tada revealed in Surah, two of we'll call Hula, hula and who Zerah has and Quran, Allah Raju Lainey.
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And they the kuffaar said, If only this Quran was revealed to a great man
from one of the two cities, meaning
Mecca, or by referring to either al Walid or
a woman through that coffee. Other individuals have been mentioned
in the Tafseer of this area,
but this is one of the interpretations that refers to these two individuals.
So they would not only ridicule the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
But they would also ridicule his followers.
And so they would say the same thing about the believers.
They would say, how is it that these people have been chosen to be
on the truth and we have been left out?
We're better than them.
And so Allah subhanahu Adalja says in Surah, total and ham, what can only cut for 10 Now bow bomb, Li bow when Leah Kulu hula, amen, Allahu Allah him in bonita.
Allah has tests tested some through others, so that the disbelievers may say
has a lot of fever, these meaning the poor believers, Has Allah favorite them over us.
So even Kathy what he says in his Tafseer of this is the machete cone of Quraysh would mock and ridicule those who believed from among the poor, weak
among the poor and weak Muslims
and they would persecute those who are they, who they weren't able to persecute. Whoever they were able to torture, the tortured, such as Billa, Rubio, long run and others, but others they were not able to torture them and persecute them because of their position.
It because he says and they would say has a lot of favorite these poor believers out of all of us meaning Allah would not guide these people to good and leave us out of the picture.
As Allah has said elsewhere in sort of what called a lady in a cover ruling lady in her arm and Locanda HireRight Masada Hoonah lay. The disbelievers said to the believers.
there was any good in this in Islam, then they would not have preceded us to it, they will not have beat us to it. If there was any good in this Islam, we would have been the first ones to accept it.
So look at how they view things.
Look at their pride.
And look at the reason for why they resort to mockery and ridicule.
And so to show how unsatisfied they were
about the weak and the powerless following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they once came to him.
They once came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said to him
we're not happy.
We're not happy with the likes of these guys meaning Bilal, so he made a hubbub.
They said we're not happy with these people sitting.
Sitting with you. Oh Mohamed, if you want us to sit with you, then get rid of these games. Get rid of them, dismiss them.
And so it is said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was about to do that.
Why? Because he thought this is an opportunity to give them down.
If this is what, what they're asking for, in order to hear my message
for me to sit with them and give them the hour then it's not a big deal.
I'll just ask my companions to leave for a little bit.
So this is when Allah subhanahu wa Tada revealed
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and do not dismiss those poor believers who call upon their Lord morning and evening seeking the pleasure of Allah
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And so we'll look at how Qureshi looked at
the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam and his followers looking down on them,
mocking them, ridiculing them.
And there are so many examples of this. But let us not forget that this tactic
was used by all of those who oppose the prophets and the messengers throughout history.
It's nothing new.
It was nothing new.
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to build the ship
and to get ready
for the disaster that is about to come. The flood.
Allah subhana who had to had it says that when he was building it, while you're snarl, Furukawa Aquila Mara Lee Miller, Comey he saw
as he was building it, every time the chiefs of his people,
the elite among his people would come by and see what he was doing building a huge
On land where there is no see there's no water,
they will start making fun of him.
They will start laughing at him ridiculing him mocking him.
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He said to them.
If today, you are mocking us, and you are laughing at us, then soon we will be the ones who will be laughing at you.
And again, we mentioned last week
that throughout the Quran, Allah subhanahu Allah mentions
the chiefs, the elite, from among the people of every Prophet, they are the ones who would always object and oppose the prophets and the messengers.
And this is one of the reasons they would say, are they better than us? The poor, the ones we look down on
the weak the powerless. How is it that their status has elevated and we're out of the picture?
and their arrogance is what led them to this.
And so this is why Another example is for home.
Another example is Fidel
he persecuted Bani Israel
and he saw that they are of a different class than his own people.
They are of a lower class and we're better than them.
So this is why in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala would often console the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
would comfort him
by reminding him
that if they are making fun of you, and if they are laughing at you, mocking you and ridiculing you.
Then the previous prophets in the messengers had to face what was similar to that.
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so those who are doing the mocking and ridiculing
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And so this is one of the tactics that would be used by Porsche,
to ridicule and to mock. And so among the lessons that we learned from this tactic
was, first of all,
that the enemies of Islam resort to mockery
and ridicule when,
after failing in responding to proof with proof,
after failing to respond to argument with argument,
with a valid argument with a valid proof.
When they can't do that,
they resort to making fun and ridiculing the message, and the messenger, in an effort to ward the people away.
And so if this happened in the past, with the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam,
then it also happens today.
And so the atheists for example,
who deny the existence of Allah subhanho wa taala.
When they're unable
to disprove the existence of Allah.
And if you were to get into a debate with them, they would resort to name calling,
and ridicule and mockery.
And this is what we have seen over the last few years.
a movement that was known as the new atheist movement,
represented by certain atheists,
wrote books in which they attacked Islam in particular,
mocking Islam, making fun of the Muslims.
And you don't really find
much content in their books
refuting the arguments presented by us to prove the existence of Allah.
And so if it happened in the past, it continues to happen until today, they resort to it when they feel when they fail.
to disprove the truth.
The second lesson that we learn
is that one of the main driving forces
for this tactic
is, as we mentioned, pride
and also envy
where they feel that they are better
and more superior.
And so they have this envy in their hearts.
As we saw in that statement of
and what he did remember
that if anyone should have been chosen to be a prophet and a missionary should have been me,
I'm better than him.
I'm more senior than him. I'm the leader of my people.
Why is it that he has been chosen.
And so this is what their hearts is filled with. And then it comes out in this way.
in every era, in every age, wherever you see
people mocking and making fun of Islam and of the believers, this is one of the main reasons for it.
And this is one of the main reason for why they don't accept Islam
because they feel themselves superior
and they don't want to give up their status.
The third point is that Allah subhana wa Tada has guaranteed.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has guaranteed that he will take care of those who mock the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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Allah said to His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we
will certainly be sufficient for you, oh Muhammad, against those who mock you.
We have taken care of them.
Don't worry about them.
Allah subhanahu Italia revealed this
to comfort the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so that
he wouldn't take it to heart.
And he wouldn't become distracted.
Because this tactic is also
to distract the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
from his mission of conveying the message, if you make fun of him, if you mock Him, He's going to become busy with you.
And then he's gonna forget about what he's supposed to be doing. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada reminds him Sal, Allahu Allah, He will tell him, don't worry about them. Those who mock you, those who make fun of you, we will take care of them.
And we find
in the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that those who were leading this campaign against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
they were taken out one by one, by Allah subhanho wa taala.
And so the majority of them were killed in a battle of better
and others were,
others died before that.
wherever you found people making fun of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Allah subhanaw taala took care of them.
It's a historic fact.
If you were to go
and search through history, people
who made fun of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam without accepting Islam or without repenting.
They were taken care of
in the worst of ways, and they met the worst of fates.
Finally, the last lesson that we can learn from this
for us Muslims to beware of falling into mockery ourselves
and making fun of Islam or the believers
and looking down on your fellow brothers and sisters,
because of a certain social class that you may belong to.
And those who are less fortunate now they may not belong to that social class.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
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It is through these people, that Islam will be victorious because of what they go through.
And so think about it in the time of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam. It was because of the persecution
that they went through
the poor, the weak, the powerless. It was because of that, that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave the Muslims victory.
If they didn't go through all of that persecution,
then what test what trial
would make them to deserve the victory? And so that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Are you not granted victory, except because of these people.
And so we should beware of
mocking or ridiculing or making fun of anyone.
of anyone, regardless of
you know, where,
where they stand,
or how less fortunate they may be.
And so this is the tactic used by Quraysh
to try to ward people away from Islam, and to try to prevent the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from succeeding
in conveying the message and giving down the next tactic that they used was
disruption and disturbance.
Quraysh were well aware of the power of the Koran
and how it would mesmerize people
just by its words being recited.
People would embrace it, embrace Islam.
They would embrace Islam only by hearing the words of the Quran
because these were Arabs,
who were being addressed
Just by the Quran in the language that they understood,
it was not a foreign language. It was a language that they understood very well.
So now add to that
and the rhythmic style of the Quran
that fascinates even those who do not even understand a word of the Arabic language.
So how about for the Arabs, who this is their tongue, and this is their language, the eloquence and the beauty of the words of the Quran, when they would hear it,
just the words alone would be so powerful
and effective, that it would cause many of them to accept Islam without any hesitation, without any hesitation whatsoever.
It's a what they decided to do
after realizing this,
that this is something that we cannot challenge.
We don't have any fight to put against these words.
So what should we do? They decided
to basically cause disruption
and disturbance and to cause chaos whenever the Quran was recited
the whole purpose of that was so that people would not hear the Quran
and so they would not become affected by it.
And thereby they would not accept Islam.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this regard,
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and the disbelievers they advise each other.
They said, Do not listen to this Quran
and drown it out.
Meaning make noise when it is recited, drown it out
with your voices with your chaos. So that La La Quinta de la Boone, so that you can prevail, because they knew that we have no way of prevailing in this battle.
The Quran is powerful. We cannot respond to it in kind. And they were challenged to do that, to bring something similar to it. And they failed. They never even took up that challenge, because they knew that it was bound to fail.
So they said let us do this instead. If we do this, la isla commuters reborn, perhaps you may prevail.
it is also narrated, that this verse was revealed, when Abuja Hill said
when Mohamed recites
scream in his face,
so that he does not know what he's saying.
So that he does not know what he said.
So either they did this, to drown out the recitation of the Quran, so others cannot hear it.
Or what was meant by this area is when he is reciting the Quran, cause chaos, so that he becomes confused and does not know what he sees.
because of this tactic
that was used by Quraysh Allah subhanho wa Taala would order the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam
to be careful when reciting the Quran.
And not to recite it too loud, so that the machete couldn't could hear and thus cause disturbance,
nor recite it to low thereby preventing people to benefit from it.
And to hear, so Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded him while I told you how to be Salah tikka, well, to have it to be ha will be totally beaten Italica so Lila.
Do not recite your Salah, meaning the Quran you recite in your Salah. Do not recite it too loudly, nor to silently but seek a way between that.
And so even Abbas bro the Allahu Allahu Allah He narrates, as found in Bukhari and Muslim. He says this verse was revealed while Allah's Messenger was hiding himself in Mecca
When he prayed with his companions, he used to raise his voice with the recitation of the Quran. And if the emotionally cool happen to hear him, they would insult the Quran, they would insult the one who revealed it, and they would insult the one who brought it.
Therefore, Allah said to his prophet, neither say your prayer aloud, meaning do not recite loudly so that the machinery cool could hear you,
but follow away in between.
It been hedger commenting on this hadith,
he says what is meant by Ibn Abdullah saying while the prophets of salaam was hiding in Mecca, what is meant by that is the early years of Islam in the early years of Islam, and we mentioned previously, that in the first three years of the Dawa, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was giving Dawa secretly
this is a tactic that was used by Koresh to cause chaos, to cause disturbance. So that so that people would not benefit
and therefore become affected by the power of the war.
It's a woman, the lessons that we learned from this tactic is, first of all,
why would they resort to doing this, because they were unable to respond to the truth of the
by showing people that it was false.
They couldn't do that. They were even challenged to do something like
so in the beginning, Allah subhanahu Uttara,
to bring a surah like it.
When they failed
to meet that challenge, Allah reduced it and said, and said, Bring 10 is similar to the Quran
only 10 verses, when they fail to do that.
Allah said, Bring one, just one idea, similar to that.
And then when they were unable to do that was that I said,
that if mankind in the jinn were all to get together, and try to produce something similar to it, they will never produce anything similar to it.
And so when they filled in all of that,
they had nothing left to do. But to resort to this tactic
to cause chaos to cause disturbance. We don't want the people to hear the Quran, at any cost.
and likewise, in this day and age,
the enemies of Islam they do the same thing.
To drown out
the message of the Quran
they will cause chaos and disturbance, and they don't want the people to hear
to hear the truth of the Quran.
The second lesson that we learn
is that the power of the Quran is evidence that it is not the words of any created beings.
But rather, these are the words
that are from outside of this world.
When we see the power that the Quran has, when these words are recited
how they affect the heart.
It shows that they are not like the words of anyone else. If these were human words,
then anyone who comes up with similar words can have the same effect.
But that never happens.
And that's why even the most powerful of songs and music
when a person hears them the first time he'll become affected by them.
And when he hears them again and again and again, he becomes tired.
And he wants something new. That's it. He's done an over with this with this song. And he wants something new, but that never happens with the Hora
for 1400 years these words have been recited
and throughout one's life he is he is hearing these words and he's reciting them, and he never becomes tired of them.
That shows us that these cannot be the words of any human being.
And we said we we've covered the stories of some of the companions
who were told, who are warned from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, outsiders from outside America.
They were warned that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
says things and recites things that
mesmerised the heart
and fascinate a person.
Beware of him, do not listen to him.
And so we mentioned in the story of failure of the Obama home,
that when he was told this, he entered Mikael with cotton in his ears,
to make sure that he would not listen to anything.
But then when he decided to listen to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was, he was affected by it.
And so many other stories.
The third lesson that we learned
that this shows us the fear that Porsche had of the power of the Quran
and how their fear was a sign
of their cowardice nature, they were cowards.
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What's wrong with them that they are turning away from the reminder in the Quran whenever a vicar is mentioned or attended Kiera? It's referring to the Quran.
Allah says what's wrong with them?
That they're turning away from the reminder from the Quran.
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as if they were frightened wild donkeys.
As if they were frightened wild donkeys.
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who flee from either
a lion or a hunter
who, who flee from either
or a hunter.
And so wild animals that are targets of either hunters or predators.
As soon as they sense danger, they immediately run
And so look at how Allah subhanahu wa Tada described the machinery cooling of Quraysh
what's wrong with them that they are fleeing? From the reminder from the Quran, as if they are wild donkeys fleeing from a hunter or a predator?
And so this is how they are cowards.
They're afraid, why? Because they know the power of the order.
And so this is why if most kuffaar were to actually stop and listen to the Quran,
with an open heart,
not being judgmental,
or coming with preconceived notions about Islam, about the Quran, they will see the truth in it, and they will accept it right away.
This happened in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And it continues to happen until today.
They're told all kinds of lies.
And the media continues to brainwash them
by showing the Muslims for what they are not, and by describing Islam, for what it is not.
But when these people come with an open heart,
and they leave these preconceived notions behind
and they listen to the message of the Quran. They accept Islam right away.
But the problem is,
the problem is that they have been filled with fear.
They have been filled with fear.
And so they are like these frightened wild animals.
When they see a Muslim, or they hear something associated with Islam, they write.
And so they're cowards. Even though the opposite is true.
Even though the opposite is true, they're fleeing from that which is guidance for them.
That which is salvation for them, not something that is dangerous for them.
And this just goes to show their ignorance.
This only goes to show their ignorance, for they have not truly understood the message that they're so afraid of.
So this is where we have a huge responsibility on our shoulders, to remove the fear
to remove the fear that has been associated with Islam, in the minds of the people.
Finally, the last lesson that we can learn
that we Muslims, our duty is to listen to the Quran and ponder over it when it is recited.
Instead of busying ourselves with other things.
So we become busy in this dunya.
And we don't take time out,
to read the Quran
and to ponder over its meanings.
And also, we need to be cautious and we need to be aware of not being like these kuffaar that when the reset when the Quran is recited.
Instead of listening to it, we raise our voices.
And we cause disruption
and disturbance as Allah subhanahu Adalja says
what you now call the Quran, first me ruler who wants you to look into the moon, when the Quran is recited.
Listen to it.
Listen to it, don't make noise. So that perhaps you may receive mercy.
So we need to be aware of not
in unintentionally, of not unintentionally falling into the same thing that the kuffaar they do when the Quran is being recited. And so this is the tactic
that was used by Quraysh.
And they thought that through this they will prevail, but they did not. They did not prevail. And they failed to do what they were trying to achieve. And so, next week we'll move on to other tactics that they resorted to.
And these are some of the more dangerous tactics that they resorted to.
this was related to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in particular,
where they came to him and they wanted to negotiate
with because they had enough and he thought that let us approach him and let us see how we can negotiate.
And so we'll look at that next week in sha Allah Subhana Allah.
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