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Lessons from the Seerah #15 – Opposing the Dawah Part 4

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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which is the Minister neuronal code effectively Aruna Sena warbird Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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In the last several weeks,

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we've been covering the response of Koresh

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and

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the tactics that they used in opposing the Tao of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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So we mentioned pressure.

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Putting pressure on his uncle Abu Talib, we mentioned

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false accusations that they would accuse him of

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mockery ridicule,

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disrupting the recitation of the Quran so others don't listen to it.

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Ideological warfare,

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trying to smear the message of Islam

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and bargaining and negotiating that was the last one that we covered, bargaining and negotiating with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to see if he will compromise

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in his preaching of Islam and giving Dawa.

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And so after all those failed,

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they tried other tactics. And so today we look at two other tactics that Quraysh used in their opposition to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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The first of these

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is

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to alert him

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to temptations.

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And so Quraysh like many other people

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they had a worldview that was dunya centered.

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Where they think that

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everyone else is like them,

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attracted to the dunya and chasing after the dunya.

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And they'll do everything for the dunya.

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And

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you know, this belief of theirs is because they don't believe in Allah. So they said that we have one life to live. And that's it. After that,

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there is nothing.

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So they're attracted by the glitter and the glamour of the dunya.

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And they thought that look, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's a human being like us, he has desires just like us.

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So, if we have failed to stop him so far,

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then let us try to lure him

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by offering him

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by offering him certain things which are temptations for most people

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in exchange for him to stop preaching.

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So one day

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Quraysh they got together

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and they said,

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Let us find someone among us who is an expert in poetry

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and magic.

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And let him go and meet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and

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let him make these offers to him.

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So they decided that this man would be

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who wrote the immune Robbia.

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I went to the EBI, he was one of the elders of Quraysh and he was one of the enemies of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he was an expert in these areas.

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In poetry,

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fortune telling,

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magic and so on and so forth.

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So today, the Rabi I went to the Prophet sallallahu ala

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He was telling me

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and he asked him

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tell me Oh Mohamed,

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who is better?

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You or Abdullah McCollum.

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Who is Abdul Muttalib?

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Who's Abdullah Mata Abdulmutallab?

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His grandpa, the grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Now this question was a setup.

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In the society of Arabia,

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there was

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a lot of respect and glorification, for ancestry

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for our forefathers,

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and the family of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was from the nobility, which was respected not only by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but also everyone else in Mecca.

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They would not tolerate anyone speaking bad about their ancestors.

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So this was a setup.

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In so when route to the asked Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about Abdul Muttalib the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remained silent. He didn't say anything.

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So I said,

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if you claim those men to be better than you,

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the fact is that they worshipped idols. They worship gods that you have criticized. And if you claim to be better than them, then speak so we can hear what you have to say.

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So you see how it's a setup.

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If they were better, Abdul Muttalib, and the rest of your

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ancestors.

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Remember, these are people who are respected, and we can't say anything bad about them.

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If they are better, and we accept that they are better

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than they worshipped, these gods that you are criticizing, they are on the same day, we're on the same religion that we are on today.

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So he was a smart man.

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And so

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either they were better or you are better.

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And if you are better

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than this is a red line for us. We will not tolerate you saying that you're better than that.

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And then he went on to say, by God, we have never seen any fool more harmful to his people than you. You have caused division and dissension among us, criticized our religion, and so disgraced us in the eyes of the Arabs, that the rumor has it among the Arabs, that there is a magician or a sorcerer among Koresh.

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Now, look, Tibet is blaming Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam for the rumor that there is a magician among Quraysh.

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But the question is,

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who was it who spread this rumor to begin with?

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It was Quraysh

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they're the ones who started calling the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, a magician, a sorcerer, a madman.

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And so now rudabeh is blaming the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam for his own act, which has caused them embarrassment. So he's saying you've embarrassed us?

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Rumor has it that there is a magician, a madman or Quraysh.

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But yeah, this is the rumor that they're the ones who spread.

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Then a lot were said by God. It seems all we have to wait for is the cry of a pregnant woman for us all to be one another with shorts, till we wipe ourselves out. What he meant by this is that in a very short time,

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we might be fighting each other because of what you have brought.

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And so rebel was saying that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has caused disunity among Quraysh when we were living peacefully.

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And now we're about to fight one another and slit each other's throats because of you.

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Then after this introduction,

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your head starts making his offer.

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And so he said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if it is money that you are in need of, we will gather all of our wealth to make you the richest man among kurush.

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If it is women that you need, then choose any of the women of Quraysh that you wish

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And we will marry 10 of them to you.

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In another narration, which will come later on. He said, If it is status that you seek, that we will make you our superior and your word, your word will be final. If it is leadership that you seek, then we will make you our King. And

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if the one who comes to you is a demon or a spirit, referring to Djibouti, Lottie, Salam

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and you can't avoid it,

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if you can't avoid this, this spell that you're under and this this demon that comes to you, then we will help to cure you and invest all of our wealth in that.

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Now, we should notice here that

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam allowed or Tibet to go on with this nonsense

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without interrupting him.

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So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a very good listener.

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Even if it happened to be

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his opponents,

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and even though nothing that he was seeing made any sense.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sat there listening concrete.

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When wrote by finished Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked him

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Oh, what are you done?

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For Robert?

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So he replied, Yes.

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And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not respond to the bill with his own words.

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But rather he started reciting the Quran to him

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started reciting the Quran.

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And

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not just any verses, but

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verses that

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carried a certain message.

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And so he started reciting the beginning of Surah Srila.

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Allah commands a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, O Prophet, say to them,

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I am only a man like you. I'm only a human being like you. But it has been revealed to me that your God is only one God. So take the straightway towards Him and seek his forgiveness. And woe to the mechanical and then the iron to continue

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describing the machete cone and then Allah subhanahu wa taala talks about Himself being the creator of the heavens and the earth.

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And then how he created this world.

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And then

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after several ayat, Allah subhanahu wa Tada says, For in a Heraldo

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for cool anzaldo to come. Saw your content Miss La sua yo Katya hired him with them.

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Allah says if they turn away, then say to them Oh, Mohamed, I warn you of a mighty blast.

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Like the one that the fella had and the mood.

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In one narration, it says that when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited this area

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will not be stopped him

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and he placed his hand over the mouth of Rasulullah he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and begged him to stop.

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Why?

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Because this area is now threatening them with a punishment

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the likes that had come to a head and some mood

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and

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It's not something that they were unaware of.

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They knew about the civilizations of the past. And they knew the punishment that came to them.

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And the route by knew deep down inside,

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like the other leaders of Quraysh that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is truthful in whatever he says.

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In there, Coover was one of stubbornness. It was not one of, you know, we don't see that you are true. We don't see this as being the truth. Give us evidence. We're not convinced No.

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There, Cofer as we have seen, you know, many examples previously. There Kufa was one of stubbornness,

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while knowing deep down inside, that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is truthful, and he is receiving the revelation from Allah. So when I heard this, he stopped the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he got up and left.

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And so when,

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when he went back to Quraysh,

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when he went back to Quraysh,

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and told them

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what had happened.

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He said,

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that he recited from the Quran, and I did not understand anything he was saying, except

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that he threatened us with a punishment like that of the Adam's apple.

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So the people said, water you

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he was speaking to you in Arabic and unit and you didn't understand him.

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And so I said, In the name of God, I did not understand what he was talking about.

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Now, the same are yet mentioned

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that

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the kuffar

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What do they say?

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That there is a veal between in front of our hearts and there is deafness in our ears.

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And so this is a practical example of that, where they're hearing the Quran being recited, but they're not understanding anything of it.

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And so, Allah has sealed their hearts and their eyes and ears.

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And so they will never be guided.

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So, in this example, in this story, we can see

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that this was one of the tactics used

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by Quraysh. Let us make him offers.

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Let us make him these offers. Perhaps this is what he wants.

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Or perhaps he will be tempted by these offers, which man doesn't want these things, status, leadership,

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wealth,

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women, and so on and so forth.

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But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam turned down these offers, and recited these ayat,

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which mentioned clearly, that look, I am simply a messenger from Allah to you.

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Call in Nana and Sharon with Luca, you have like, I'm a human being just like you. The only difference is that I get the revelation from Allah. And I have a message to give, to convey nothing more.

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And so there are many lessons that we can learn from this tactic used by Croatia The first lesson is

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that in this is evidence of the prophethood of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And this is especially for people who are not convinced.

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And so part of our Dawa

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is that we should show how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed truthful.

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And one of the ways of proving that

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is by saying, Look,

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if he was a liar,

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if he was an impostor

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if he was a false prophet,

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then when these offers came to him, he would have fallen for them. Because this is exactly why false prophets emerge.

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False Prophets who claim that they're receiving revelation

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from Allah and they've been chosen by Allah.

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It's usually something behind it. They're looking for fame.

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They're looking for status.

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They're looking for money, people will give them money.

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They're looking for leadership.

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So we say, look, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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if he was a false prophet,

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then when these offers came to him, why didn't he accept them?

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Why didn't he accept it? If that is what he was after.

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The second lesson that we learned is

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the importance of staying firm

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in times of fitna

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and this is especially for do hat,

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a color to Islam.

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They should be following in the footsteps of the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam.

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In remaining firm and steadfast

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that when we are tested and tempted

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with the dunya, and these offers come to us in our face.

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Yes,

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our human nature is that were weak, but we need to stand our guard.

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And we cannot fall prey to such attempts. And so there are many do add who, who,

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you know, were extremely successful in their data.

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But they were brought down.

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And usually they they came falling down because of one of these three things, status,

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money,

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or women,

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status money or women.

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They were tempted with one of these things.

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And that's it that was the end of their Dawa.

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And so we need to be aware of that.

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And we need to stand our guard and remain firm and steadfast.

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Like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he did not give up with work

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with his task as a messenger and to convey the message of Islam

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in the face of these, these offers and these temptations, the third lesson that we learn

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is

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remaining focus

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on the important issues

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when dealing with kuffaar

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and

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when giving them dour, they will bring up questions and things that are irrelevant

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or that are secondary.

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And the purpose of it is to distract us.

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You know, we're here we are talking about Allah's oneness, and how only Allah deserves to be worshipped. And we're talking about Tawheed. And how there is no religion on the face of this earth which, which emphasizes the issue of Tawheed, like, like Islam does.

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And then they come to us with secondary issues, but look at how Islam treats women. Look at the barbarity. Look at this. Look at that

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what rutabaga was doing here is no different.

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The first thing that he came to the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam. With what what was it?

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What do you say about Abdulmutallab?

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It was a setup. It was a trap.

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This is not the issue.

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Here I am calling you to Allah and the worship of Allah. And here you are asking me about the Muttalib.

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He was trying to sidetrack him.

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But did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fall for that trap? No.

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He didn't answer him.

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So this is exactly how we must be why? Because if you answer,

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then it's going to lead to another question. And then there's going to be back and forth.

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And then there's going to be this debate and you're not going to get anywhere.

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You're not going to get anywhere and they would have accomplished what they were trying to do to sidetrack you, to distract you.

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The fourth lesson that we learned is the importance of replying back with the Quran.

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So this is only one of many examples of how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would use the Quran to respond

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to what people would say.

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He didn't respond with his own words, although he could have.

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But he used the words of Allah. And so this teaches us that we should use the concepts of the Quran in our Dawa.

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We shouldn't make our own concepts up when we have the Quran and it is sufficient for us.

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Use the concepts of the Quran, the teachings of the Quran, the words of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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In responding back

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in our Dawa

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we move on after that to

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the next tactic.

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And

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this tactic is basically making challenging demands, making challenging demands to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And so they would come to him and

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demand for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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miracles

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and things that they knew the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could not do why? Because he's a human being.

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But their purpose of doing this was

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to say, look,

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we're asking him to do this and he can't.

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So how can he be a prophet of Allah, a messenger of Allah.

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If what he is saying is true,

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then Allah should aid him

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and do what we are demanding.

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And so here we should note

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that there's a difference between these demands of Quraysh.

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And

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the requests of some of the followers of the Prophets

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when they would ask for miracles.

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So the followers of Musa alayhis salam, they asked for miracles from Musala Salaam.

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The followers of Risa allihies Sara, as mentioned in order to match EDA,

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they said to him, Teresa already Salam, and who are these? These are the disciples and how are you?

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They are the closest companions of reciting his Salaam. They said, Yeah, Isa,

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holiest of Guru, Rob Booker and Eunice Zilina editor Muna Sinha

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Can your Lord send down to us a tablecloth full of food from the sky?

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So the prophets of Allah they would reprimand their people and say you shouldn't be making such requests. But sometimes Allah would send down

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these requests.

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But the difference between that and the demands of Quraysh

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for these miracles, the difference was that the followers of the prophets they would do it because they wanted more Iman.

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They wanted their Iman to be strong. So if they see this miracle, their Iman would increase.

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Similar to what Ibrahim Ali Hassan had asked Allah for.

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And so it's worth Rebekah Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned

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the story of Ibrahim Ali Salam

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and how Allah subhanho wa Taala rebuked him. And so Ibrahim Ali Sam said, I only want my Eman to be strong.

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It's so Allah Subhana Allah, Allah told him to take a bird and cut it into pieces until the end of the story.

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So that's one thing to request a miracle

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to increase yourself in Eman.

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On the other hand,

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this is not what Quraysh was doing. This was not their reason for their demands.

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They were not making these demands. Seeking proof

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that

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if we see this happen, then we'll believe in you.

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They weren't doing it for the sake of guidance.

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Rather, it was a planned smear campaign

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if he failed to fulfill our demands,

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therefore he's not a messenger of Allah.

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And that's basically what they were trying to do. And then they were going to take this and spread it among the Arabs.

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So it was a planned tactic

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to discredit the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Even ambass or the Allahu Anhu he narrates that

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the leaders of Quraysh got together next to the cabin.

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And they sent for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to speak with them.

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So they said we want to exhaust all of the different ways we don't want to give him any excuse.

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So Eben Abbas, Radi Allahu Allah, and he says, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came rushing.

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Why? Because he was hopeful

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that they might have had a change of heart. Maybe they're ready to accept Islam.

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And so when he arrived,

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they said to him, oh Mohamed,

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we sent for you to reconcile with you.

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And so it started. It started with a nice statement.

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And so they went on to say,

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by God, we know of no Arab man who has ever brought his people as much trouble as you.

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You have criticized our religion,

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ridiculed our values,

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curse our gods and divided our people

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every unpleasant thing possible you have done to make a rift between you and us.

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In another, another narration, they said

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we have never seen a person who has brought so much evil on his people like you have.

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Then they started to throw temptations to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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So the same offers that they made that we mentioned. So they said oh Muhammad,

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if you are presenting us this message because you are in need of money, then we will collect for you money until we make you the most wealthiest among us.

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All Mohamed if you are coming up with this religion, because you are seeking power,

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then we will appoint you as a king over us. Or Mohammed, if you are presenting us with this religion because you are desiring women, then we will choose for you the best 10 Women of Courage and marry them all to you.

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Oh Mohamed, if you are presenting us with this message, because you are possessed by the demons, then we will spend whatever is needed to cure you.

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Even if we have to exhaust all of our wealth in the process. So tell us what you want.

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So here Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responded by saying that what you have said does not apply to me.

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I have not brought to you my message seeking your money, nor honor among you, nor sovereignty over you.

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Allah has sent me to you as a messenger.

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He has revealed a book to me and ordered me to bring you good news and warn you Bashir on one as Iran.

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I have brought you a message from my Lord and I have given you counsel if you accept what I have brought to you, then that is for your own good on earth and in the Astra. If you reject it, then I will await Allah's decision until he decides between me and you.

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So after that, they said to him,

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if you're turning down all of our offers,

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then you know how narrow our land is.

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Anyone who's been to Mecca

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knows that

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the city is in the middle of mountains.

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And so they said look,

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you know how narrow our land is? You know how poor we are, you know how difficult life is for us. So how about you go to your Lord who has sent you

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and you tell him to move these mountains away and just love

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Call them and make more space for us.

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And why don't you ask him to make rivers flow in Mecca, just like the rivers of Syria and Iraq.

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We want to have rivers like others have.

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We also want you to go to your Lord and tell him to bring back to life, some of our forefathers.

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And we want you to bring back to life, to say even Keylab.

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So we mentioned previously, because it was one of the

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one of the ancestors of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was a very important figure in the lineage of the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam, the responsibilities of Quraysh were passed down to his children. And so each one took a different responsibility of the affairs of Maccha. So he was a very important individual. They said to him, that he was something he was someone very, very important. We want you to bring him back to life. So we can ask him, if what you are seeing is true or not.

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And then Mohamed,

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if you do that, and our forefathers agreed to what you say, then we will follow you.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responded

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with the same thing.

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He said, That is not why I have been saying,

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I have only brought to you from Allah what He has sent me with, I have informed you of what I was sent with.

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If you accept it, then that is for your own good on earth and in the hereafter. If you reject it, then I must patiently wait for Allah's decree, and for him to judge between us. So then they continued.

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And they said, Well, how about

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if you then ask your Lord, to send down an angel?

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Who will witness to your truth?

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Not only that, we also want you to ask him to give us palaces,

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and gardens, and treasures of gold and silver. And then how about you do this?

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Why don't you tell him to fulfill your needs. Because we see that you are seeking a livelihood just like us. You work you need to work just like just like we need to work to make income

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in order to survive.

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And so they were taunting the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that look, if you are so close to Allah, then how come you are working and earning money just like the rest of us. So they were trying to tell him to prove that Allah is close to him by asking for wealth.

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Go and ask your Lord to give you wealth, so that you don't have to work.

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Just like the rest of us. Again.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I am not going to do that.

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I am not going to ask such things on my Lord.

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That is not why I have been sent to you. Allah has sent me to announce and warn. If you accept my message, then that is for your own good fortune on earth and in the hereafter. If you reject it, then I must patiently wait and leave the matter up to Allah until he decides between myself and you.

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And this particular request is mentioned in sorted for con,

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where Allah mentions

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they say Why is it that he walks around in the marketplaces and eats?

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Yet cooler bah bomb Oh, am she filled as well? Why is it that he eats just like the rest of us? He walks about in the marketplaces, you know, buying and selling just like the rest of us.

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So, after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that

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they continued, and they said, well then fine.

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Ask your Lord to bring down the punishment that you have been promising us with.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, That is up to Allah.

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If he wishes he will do that to you.

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So then they said, Oh Mohamed,

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doesn't your Lord know these questions?

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is that we are asking you?

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How come he's not helping you in giving an answer?

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We're making these demands.

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And

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you're not giving us a satisfactory answer.

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How come he's not helping you?

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And then they said,

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we figured it out.

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We know who is teaching you all of this. You are being taught this Qur'an of yours by a man in Yamama,

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whose name is Rama.

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And we're never going to believe in that man called a Rama.

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They just made up a story

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of the so called man in Iraq man.

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And then one of them said,

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we worship the angels who are the daughters of God.

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And that was one of the beliefs of some of the Arabs that the melodica The angels are the daughters of Allah. Allah mentioned this in the Quran.

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Others they said, We will not believe you until you bring us Allah and the angels before us.

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Again, even this request is mentioned in the Quran.

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All of these were just attempts at mocking the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and insulting him.

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It wasn't that they were making these demands, because they are seeking evidence of his prophethood.

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But rather it was just nothing but stubbornness.

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And so after making all of these demands,

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they left him.

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Now one of them came back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. His name was Abdullah ibn Omiya.

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Now one may think

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this man felt sorry for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and probably wanted to apologize.

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So he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said, Oh, Muhammad,

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Your people have offered you the best offers, and you turn them down.

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And then they asked you to perform miracles for you and you refused. They asked you to bring down the punishment, and you didn't.

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Now I tell you what, I am not going to believe in you.

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Until you bring a staircase for me a ladder that goes all the way up to heaven. And then you climb it while I'm watching you.

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And then you go up to Allah, and ask him to write down for you a letter a note that you are His Prophet. And then you have him sign it.

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And then

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we want that document to come down.

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We want that document to come down accompanied by four angels, who will bear witness that You are the messenger of Allah.

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And then look at what he says at the end.

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He says, You know what,

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even if you were to do all of that, I think I'm still not going to believe in you.

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And so it was a dead end.

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These were the kinds of people that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was dealing with.

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He was dealing with a stubborn people

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who had already made up their mind.

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That's it, we're not going to believe in you. No matter what you bring, no matter what we see, we are not going to believe.

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Again, this shows us that their demands that they were making, were not honest. Were not sincere. It was not like the followers of the prophets, who were seeking to increase their Eman and Yaqeen. In these prophets of Allah, no, it will simply stubbornness. And again like we said, a tactic to try to discredit the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that if he is unable to do any of this, then look, he cannot be a truthful messenger sent by Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And so

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Rasul Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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went back home after this event, remorseful.

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He was

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saddened

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at his failure,

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he went with good hopes. You know when they called him they thought he thought to himself that

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perhaps they want to accept Islam and look at how things turned out

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so after that Allah subhanahu Attallah revealed

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to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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These attributes auditor

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will call you let me know like tough Jura Lana Amina arboreum boo ha

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they Quraysh said

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we will never believe in you until you cause a spring to gush forth from the earth for us.

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Oh takuna like agenda to interfere in webinar didn't fit to fit Jarrell and Hera Hera Alhadeff Jira, or until you have a garden of palm trees and vineyards and cause rivers to flow abundantly in it.

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Oh, to speak for Santa come as anti Lena Kisa or that you cause the sky to fall upon us in pieces? Oh tech, Tia Billa he will mela ecotric Kabila or that you bring Allah and the angels before us face to face. Oh yeah, hakuna matata Bay to mizuko Bluefin? Or that you have a house of gold?

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Oh, total coffee Summit. Or that you ascend up to the heavens. This was whose request

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that man who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam afterwards, Allah mentions it here, or that you ascend up to the heaven will learn not merely Ruka Yuka had to have Zilla Allina kita but Nakuru and even then we will not believe in you going up until you bring down to us a book that we can read.

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And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says also the Han or rob be held on to it Allah Bashara rasool Allah say to them, oh, Mohammed,

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glory be to my Lord, so shall not be.

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Am I not only a human messenger

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I'm a human being. These are not things that I can do.

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But I am a messenger from Allah subhanahu wa taala. And then Allah subhanahu Attallah says, what men are men and NASA. And you mean either jar or whom will who that is called a data Allahu Bashar Rasulullah. And nothing has prevented people from believing when guidance comes to them, except that they say in protest, Has Allah sent a human as a messenger.

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This was one of the things that they objected to.

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They said he should be an angel. If we're going to believe in him as a messenger from Allah, why has Allah sent a human as a messenger

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quillow can feel r&b Mela Iike Yom schoon amatola Nene lenez Zilla i Li him Mina summer in Malacca rasool Allah, and then the answer of Allah comes.

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The answer of Allah comes say to them, oh, Mohammed, had there been angels walking on Earth, well settled, we would have surely sent down for them an angel from heaven as a messenger.

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This is the wisdom behind why Allah sent us a human messenger.

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Because he is one of us.

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We share certain things with him we can relate to him.

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And if there were angels on earth, and Allah would have surely have sent them an angel as a messenger and not a human,

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cool katha, Billahi Shahid and benei what they say sufficient is Allah as a witness between me and you, in who can be are you daddy he heavier on the euro? He certainly is the All Knowing, all seeing of His servants. So in the end,

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Allah subhanahu Allah says, Allah is sufficient as a witness. Don't worry about what they say, oh, Muhammad.

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Allah from above the heavens is sufficient as a witness that you are indeed his messenger.

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So these were the demands, these were some of the demands that

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Quraishi would make.

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And so in this tactic, there are many lessons. Among them is first of all,

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that

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we should never take stubborn people seriously.

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Never take

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From seriously

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because

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such demands by such people are not coming from a sincere heart.

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So when you're giving someone dower

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and they're making silly demands

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don't take them seriously.

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These demands are not coming from a heart that is sincere and looking for the truth.

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So the atheists of today they say, if there truly was a God, then he would have appeared before us.

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He would allow us to see everything.

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Right, no different than what courage said,

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Bring Allah and the angels before us face to face.

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These are requests and demands from people who are not serious.

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They are demands from people who have already made up their mind in remaining upon COFA.

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So the best thing to do is what to ignore them, which is exactly what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did.

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The second lesson that we learn

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is the wisdom

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behind not responding to their demands. And so, why is it that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not fulfill these demands

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for His Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, it would have

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it would have brought him joy,

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he would have been happy.

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And so the wisdom behind that

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if we were to look

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in history, we would find that this was not the first time that such demands were made.

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With all the previous prophets, similar demands were made.

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And the Sunnah of Allah is

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that when demands are made,

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and the loss of how to who had to add to fulfills those demands,

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and the people still disbelieve

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then Allah sins, his punishment right away.

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He and all he annihilates those people, he wipes them off from the face of the earth

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as happened with the mood

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What did they ask for? They asked for a miracle. So Allah sent the she camel

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that came out of a mountain

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and they still disbelieve

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and other paths nations when they asked for a miracle,

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and Allah sent it

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and they still didn't believe. Then Allah wiped them off the face of the earth

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even abbess Radi Allahu engineerings. That Qureshi asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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to change mount software into gold.

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This was one of their silly demands.

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They said if you do this, we'll believe in you.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Will you truly believe they said yes.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made dua to Allah for that to happen.

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And then

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Gibreel Alayhis Salam came and said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if you wish,

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if you wish.

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Allah will do that for you.

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If you wish, Allah will or will leave the door of Toba open for that.

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He said to him, if you wish, Allah will leave the door of mercy and Toba open for them, give them time to repent and to reconsider Islam

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or

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Allah will make this happen. And if they continue to disbelieve after that, they will be punished like those before them.

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So this is evidence

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that when they make their demands,

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and Allah makes it happen

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if they continue to disbelieve,

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then that's it. Allah subhanho wa Taala punishes them right away. So the prophets Allah Allah

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Somebody will sell them said rather

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rather leave the door of Toba and mercy open for them.

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The third lesson that we learn is

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that some people will never believe.

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No matter no matter what sign comes to them, no matter what proof comes to them from Allah subhanho wa taala.

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As, as that individual said

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that even then I still won't believe,

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as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, in the lady in a hub kata Ali him Kelly matura because Allah you know,

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those who

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you know the decree of Allah has already come that they won't believe, well, I will die at home, couldn't do it in your role either believe, even if every sign every miracle was to come to them,

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they wouldn't believe until the punishment of Allah is in front of them.

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And Allah subhanahu wa to Allah says, so sorry for your lady, nya taka Runa Phil or Libya you will help.

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I will ward away my act.

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From those who are stubborn, those who are arrogant on Earth,

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were in your cooler I Attila you mean will be hard. Even if they were to see every eye every sign every proof. They wouldn't believe in it. These are people whose hearts have been sealed.

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Some people may ask

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why is it?

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Why is it that these people are destined for the hellfire? Why doesn't Allah give them a chance?

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The answer is that Allah gave them many chances.

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But they persisted upon their cover

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in their stubborn ways. And so there came a time when Allah decided to seal their hearts. That's it, no matter what evidence they see, they'll never believe.

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And so the lesson in this is

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that one should never

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despair, when he's giving dower to certain individuals.

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Because they're not believing

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their hedaya their guidance rests in the hands of Allah, Allah decides. Our job is to convey the message to make sure that they see the truth based on the evidence. And that requires effort from us.

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Sometimes we present Islam, but we don't do it in the best of ways. So our job is to perfect ourselves in that only

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to study Islam, to study its evidences, convincing arguments,

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learn about what they're saying, Come with the answers. This is all part of Dawa.

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But then there comes a point in time when you've done all of that.

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And they still don't believe this is where we say

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they're hidayah rests in the hands of Allah we cannot change their hearts.

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Finally, the last lesson that we learned

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is

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that a proof of your Eman? A proof of your iman is that you submit

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and you do not object

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to anything that has come from Allah and His messenger. And you don't make demands.

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You don't say If only it was like this, it should have been like this.

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You know, why didn't

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Why didn't a lot

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say this in the Quran? Or that?

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Why wasn't the evidence like this? Why wasn't the miracle of a different nature and so on and so forth. Our job is to simply submit

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and that is a proof of your Eman

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and that is the definition of who a Muslim is. That is the definition of who a Muslim is coming from the word as lemma.

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One who submits.

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So a proof of your Eman is that you submit and you don't

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and you don't imitate the kuffar

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in their ways

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of objecting

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and making demands.

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So

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We come to the end of

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today's session in sha Allah Jota Allah next week,

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we'll move on to some of the last tactics that

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Qureshi resorted to, which were basically the last thing that they resorted to

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after trying everything else.

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And so we'll look at that next week in sha Allah and with that we'll conclude

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our discussion of

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the response of Quraysh and how they opposed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we'll do that next week and then after that, we'll move on

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to other events, in the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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while he was still in Mecca, Subhana Allah who will be handed showed will learn and still Furukawa to will equal Salah who know seldom Allah and b&m Hamid while early he also be urged Maheen was Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh