Lessons from the Seerah #22 – The Night Journey & Ascension 02
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Last week we spoke about
one of the major events in the life of the prophet Sallallahu. Already he was setting them
the miraculous event of the Soraa Willamina Raj
is raw the night journey and El Mirage, the ascension going up to the headings.
So we covered the entire story last week. We mentioned
what preceded that miraculous event. What came before
that difficult situation of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had been through
a very difficult time in his life with the death of his uncle Abu Talib, and his wife Khadija Radi Allahu Allah
going to occur if
in hope of spreading the dour,
but being disappointed with the response of the people there.
And so, we mentioned how this event that is Surah Al miraj was to console the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
to bring him ease after difficulty.
So we mentioned how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went on this journey,
how he went up,
on he flew on a on an animal that he said a long rally with some described himself.
And how this animal took Him
and elevate and Noctus and Mr. Al Aqsa,
where he led the Salah,
and those behind him were the prophets of Allah.
And then how he went up from there, up to the heavens, and how he passed through each heaven, meeting a different prophet of Allah, and the conversation that took place between these different prophets
and how he finally went to the seventh heaven and from there he went up to a cellular automata.
And how he went further and met Allah subhanahu wa taala.
And this was where
this was where Allah subhanahu wa Tada prescribed the five Salawat that we have today.
And how he came back down
and met Musa alayhis salam, and the conversation that took place there, how Musa Ali Salam told him to go back and ask for a reduction and how this
continuously happened. You know, how the process went back and forth between Musa and ALLAH
asking for a further reduction until it was brought down from 50 down to the five Salawat that we have today.
And then we spoke about how after that the prophets of Allah values and came back down.
And he came back to Mecca. And we spoke about the reaction,
how he told his people about what happened and the reaction, it differed. So you had the disbelievers disbelieving
in what he told them,
not believing in it,
making a mockery making fun of him.
And on the other hand, you have the opposite the likes of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Han, who showed their email
and, you know, further
showed their you're keen
and they're convinced
Shinan that this is the truth from Allah. No matter what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us, it is true, we're not going to question it, we're not going to object to it, and how you had those in between.
You had those in between. So you had those who
it shook their ima.
Because here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was coming and telling them about something that was
something not possible by our human standards.
So this is basically in summary, what we spoke about
And we mentioned that today, what we'll do is, we will go through the lessons that we learned
from this great event. And so there were so many lessons that
we could mention. And so that's why I said, what we'll do is today we'll just look at the lessons from this from this event.
So let's go through these various lessons.
The first lesson that we learned from the story of illustrate what a Mirage
is, first and foremost, that this event actually did take place.
And there's no doubting it.
You know, some other events in the Sierra have been debated, because they are stories that have been mentioned to us.
Some are not found in the authentic books of Hadith.
So, one could doubt did it happen, did it not.
And we mentioned the stories, even if they have not been mentioned, or not found in authentic books of Hadith.
If they happen to be weak in their narration, we mentioned them because the scholars of Hadith when it comes to
mentioning certain things, they became very lacks and flexible, and said there's nothing wrong with narrating the stories.
And among these things are desiro that comes under this category, when it comes to narrating events in the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as long as there is no
law, a hukum that you can derive from the story. To say that something is halal or haram for example, as long as there is nothing in there that is related to our al Qaeda or beliefs. Then we can read the stories. They were very flexible.
So email and measurement a bit 100 he mentions us. You know, he says that when it comes to halal and haram, we're strict when it comes to narrating Hadith. But when it comes to Sera,
a C or one Mahasi
we would be lacks and flexible.
But as for this event, this particular event in the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is Surat William Hodge.
First of all, it has been mentioned in the Quran
number one, it has been mentioned in the Quran
it has been mentioned in authentic books of Hadith
in Bukhari, and Muslim
number three, not only has it been mentioned in these books, but it has been mentioned by so in so many different narrations like one story to illustrate with Mr. Raj has not been mentioned. For example, in Sofia and Buhari only one in one Hadith,
multiple different Hadith narrated by multiple different Sahaba.
there is is now a consensus agreement of all the scholars of Islam concerning this event that this event did, they did definitely take place without a shadow of a doubt, without a shadow of a doubt. And so there is no room today to doubt this event.
There is no room to doubt it.
However, and this is the test of our email.
Here we're talking about an event that took place
in which no one saw it taking place.
The only one
who experienced it and saw it was one person.
And he is
Rasul Allah. He said Allah He was other events in the Sierra were witnessed by so many different people right? By the Companions, who then narrated it to us.
But this is an event that was only narrated by one person, and he is moments on along it was.
Why do we believe it?
Because he is the one who told us about it,
even if he happens to be one person.
And so, believing in it
is a duty upon us. It falls under
it falls under the second part of the Shahada. When you see a shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa a shadow. And now Muhammad Rasool Allah, we're seeing I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
What that means is everything that he says, we believe,
hands down, we don't question it, as long as he is the one who told us
and so it also comes under our Eman in the hype.
These are things that the Prophet SAW along and he saw, and he told us, that are not from this world, or from this world that we live in the dunya
they are from the Heavens, He told us what happened in the heavens, and what he saw.
It falls under our belief in the hype in the unseen and the world of the unseen.
the world of the angels, the jinn.
What happens after death in the grave? Jana, the hellfire, etc.
We believe in these things, and we know they are real.
Because who told us about him? The prophets and Allah who know how to use it? Not because anyone saw it, but because he is the one who told us about it.
And so it's difficult to believe in an event like this right? Well, a mirage for someone whose Eman is weak.
For someone whose email is weak
for someone who only believes in this material world that we live in,
for someone who only believes in what science can prove, and he says whatever science cannot prove, I won't believe in it. Yes, for someone who puts his faith in science, yes.
It'll be difficult for him to believe in. And this is why it's important for us
to understand that the very foundation of Islam is to submit and we're going to talk about this more
to submit to what Allah and His Messenger have told us without objecting to it without
The second lesson that we learned is
and we mentioned this earlier,
with the difficulty comes e
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With the difficulty comes in
Rasul Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went through some very, very difficult moments in his life, in the 10th year of the Prophet.
And so ALLAH SubhanA, who had to had gave him this as a blessing as a gift.
And so what Raj
and so look at how
Gibreel took him. And when Gibreel was his guide,
he took him to meet the prophets. And to go on this journey, which, you know, in reality, this is a real Wonderland
and not a fake Wonderland. A real Wunderland
from one place to another.
And then, you know, entering in the Presence of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And imagine he was there.
That Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw the river of El Kota
Gibreel told him, this is your river of Alcocer look at the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Tada that he gifted to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on this journey. And so it was such a huge belty
such a huge gift. And so what we learned from this
is that you never know. You never know what Allah has in store for you.
You never know that Allah has in store for you.
If you are going through difficult moments in your life
especially if you're going through those difficult moments because of your EMA
because of your Islam
then be rest assured that Allah has not abandoned you.
Here Allah was telling the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam look, Allah has not abandoned you. Yes, you're going through a lot of difficulty.
But Allah has not abandoned you.
And so with difficulty comes ease. This is the Promise of Allah.
And we have to believe in the promise of Allah.
And so with every difficulty, Allah is reserving something for us.
Whether it be in this dunya or in Africa, you know, even if you don't see it in this dunya
you'll definitely see it in the clear.
And so the point here is a Muslim should never give up.
Imagine the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was meeting all kinds of opposition
nowhere to go. He tried with the people of Mecca. He left them and went to life in search of an opportunity. You know, he knows he is the messenger of Allah, and he has a message to convey.
He's almost given up with his own people. He's fed up with courage. He says okay, let me try these other people PIF. And he gets rejected from there, he has nowhere else to go.
The paths of Earth became narrower. So Allah took him up, and showed him how wide
how wide the parts of the heaven are.
he is being met with harm and insult by the inhabitants of Earth.
And here Allah takes him up,
to be welcomed by the inhabitants of the heavens.
During the angels, the door keepers to each heaven, didn't they say welcome?
Didn't the Prophets that the Prophet met on each heaven? Didn't they say welcome, more haven't
Didn't they say that they said welcome. So he was rejected by the by the inhabitants of Earth, but welcomed
by another people.
So all of this shows us
that with the difficulty comes me
the third lesson that we learn
is that Islam is the religion of the fitrah.
Islam is the religion of the fitrah
where do we learn this from which part of the story
the fitrah was mentioned
in the very beginning,
After the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayed in Mr. lochsa, and he came out
before going up to the heavens Gibreel came to him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
I came out and debris brought me a vessel of wine
in another vessel of milk, two containers
and he asked me to choose one of them.
He says, I chose the milk
and what did Gibreel say?
He said, You have chosen the fitrah
Gibreel said to him, you have chosen the fitrah
how is it that milk is closer to the fitrah then then why alcohol? How?
Why did you breed say you have chosen the fitrah
what is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had chosen alcohol would you breed have said you have chosen the fitrah? No.
So how is it that milk is fitrah and wine is not?
What's the difference between milk and alcohol
in terms of its source
where does milk come from?
From a cow for
machine from an animal, it comes directly out. And you could drink it right away.
Right? I mean, nowadays, it's taken to factories and then processed and packaged, etc. But if you want you can go directly to the animal and take it out and drink it right away.
It's pure, it's natural.
On the other hand, wine, alcohol, what is the source of it, grapes and other fruits?
But is it that you just squeezed the date squeezed the the grapes and drink it? No. That's grape juice right.
Alcohol goes through a process
in which the fruit is changed,
it takes time, it becomes changed, it becomes altered.
In addition to that, the one who drinks alcohol,
his fitrah becomes changed as well.
Right? Taking away his his senses, his natural senses, making him do things that he otherwise would not change in his fifth row.
Likewise, Islam is the natural way.
It is a natural way of life for us human beings.
And it has not been changed or altered.
It has been preserved just like milk
It is, as it was, it has not been changed. It has not been altered by human beings. Just like alcohol, you take it, it's human intervention.
Human beings go and change it.
Right and process it. Likewise, Islam has not been changed, other religions, they have been altered, they have been changed.
Other religions manmade ideologies that we have today etc.
All of these religions and Manmeet ideologies are far from the fitrah from the fitrah of human beings.
And so ALLAH SubhanA hula Tatel what does he say? For a premium ledger hacker Dini Hanifa filter auto law Hilarity for Tirana serrania, letter B D radical Killa, Danny Kadena himolla, Ken Starr on NASCI. Playa Harlem, Allah says, so be steadfast
in all uprightness, the fitrah
of Allah, the natural way of Allah,
which Allah has instilled in all people. Allah tells us here, that he has placed something within every human being, it's called the fitrah the natural instinct
and then Allah says not to be Dida, the Hulk, Allah, let there be no change in the creation of Allah. Let the fitrah of the people remain as it is.
That is a straight wheat that most people do not know.
And so this is referring to the natural, inborn
inclination of human beings to recognize Allah and to recognize the fact that he alone deserves to be worshipped.
external influences, changing the ideology of human beings.
If you were to take
a newborn child and put him on an island,
and the him lived there, away from society, away from the influences of people teaching him things, he will grow up, recognizing the Oneness of Allah.
And the fact that Allah deserves to be worshipped.
That is the fitrah of Allah.
Pure unchanged. But why is it then that so many people in this world do not worship Allah do not recognize the Oneness of Allah? Because their FitPro has been changed
their fitrah inside of them has has been changed. And that's why today you even have people who reject the existence of Allah.
Even though Allah's existence is
is part of the fitrah.
But why? Why is it that the fitrah has changed because of external influences, the way they were brought up in the society that we live in today, what they are taught from a young age,
and so on, so forth. The point here is
we learned from this
story that Islam is the dean of the fitrah.
The fourth lesson that we learn
the significance of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam leading the Gambia
We mentioned that when he went to a Mr. Afsar and he prayed,
he led the other prophets in Salah.
What does this show us? Why is it so significant? It's symbolic.
How? Basically what it shows us
is that the prophets and the messengers of Allah, they surrendered leadership to him, so along with how to use it.
They understood he is our email, and he is our leader.
Yes, we are all prophets of Allah.
But Allah has chosen him to be our de map.
They surrendered it to him, likewise, his Sharia
abrogates and cancels all the previous shadows.
His laws that he has brought abrogates and cancels all the other laws that Allah has sent with the previous prophets and messengers.
likewise, the followers of those prophets should do the same.
If these prophets surrendered to the Prophet sallallahu, and he was in them, said he is our Imam, let Him lead
and recognize that he is the last of all Prophets and Messengers.
Likewise, those who claim to be followers of their isa it has Salam, and followers of Musa al salaam, they should do the same.
And so it also teaches us the danger, the danger of trying to blend the different religions together, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
under one umbrella,
calling for peaceful coexistence where we get rid of our differences. And we say that, you know, all three religions are the same. We are all followers of Ibrahim hallelujah sir.
No one religions should be superior over the other. No one religion should say that it is the correct religion and the other religions are false.
And so it's unfortunate that today we have these calls, we have people who are Muslims who claim to be Muslims who are saying that we need to do this, we should join
our hands with the Christians and the Jews.
And we should say that we are all following one religion, not one religion has authority over the other. This is what they're calling to.
Moving on to the next lesson.
A huge lesson that we learn from
the event of a restaurant will Mirage one of the biggest lessons that we learned
is the importance of Salah
the importance of Salah
there is no commandment
of Allah that was prescribed upon us
up in the heavens.
every other act of worship every other other a bad every other law, legislation halal and haram etcetera.
has been prescribed here on Earth. By Allah sending Gibreel down to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
convenient get to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam while he's here on Earth, and then he convenient to the Companions
except for so.
Not only that,
but this one commandment.
Allah reserved it to convey it to Mohammed Salah he was a limp directly
without any intermediary, without anyone between Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
everything else came through Gibreel and Isa except for Salah.
Up in the heavens. Allah subhana Hoolahan prescribed persona whatta we have the five sonars that we have.
ascribe them directly to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard Allah directly.
And so it was in this special one on one meeting between Allah and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that
the five Salawat were prescribed.
Even when Allah prescribed prayers to Vinny Isra, Ian we find something similar.
We find something similar. And so Allah subhana wa Tada prescribed prayers for them in a direct conversation between Allah and Musa Heidi has said
at the mountain,
you know, at Mount of thought, when
Allah spoke to Musa alayhis salam, in that direct conversation, the same thing happened.
Allah prescribed Salah to him directly.
this shows us the importance of Salah.
It shows us how important it is and how ALLAH SubhanA who was to Hana to Greek consideration when he prescribed.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says it's
showing us the importance of a Salah
be not Roger.
Was Shira coil, Cofer Turkish Allah
in the hadith of jabber or the loggerhead
between a man
and shirk and kufr is nothing but
leaving or salah, abandoning the saw.
Meaning you don't pray you're a Catholic.
You don't pray you're a Catholic.
Think about it.
Salah is the only thing that you're not excusable.
If you are unwell
if you're weak due to old age,
you don't have to fast free
if you don't have
enough money, you don't have to give zakat.
If you are not physically or financially able to you don't have to go for Hajj.
All of these are pillars of Islam. Right.
And so it's all
but do we find
any exemption from salah? No, not a single one.
There is no exemption for Salah
you can be sick and you still have to pray.
You can be poor and you still have to pray.
You can be so unwell, that you're not able to stand.
You can't even sit praying,
pray lying down.
You can't even do that much. You're still not exempted.
Pray as a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Pray
you're lying down and you're not able to even move
your body parts PRI and signal with your eyes.
Go through the various parts of Salah like that. No matter what state you're in. You'd have to pray
even when the battle is going on.
Allah revealed in Surah Nisa, how to pray when you are in the middle of the battle. The time for Salah comes you're still not exempt.
You're still not excused from not praying. There's a specific there's a special way to pray when you are in battle.
Salah is the only a bad and the only pillar
for which there is no excuse for not doing. The Scholars say that
a person a Muslim who is spying.
He is spying on the enemy. Like you're a spy and you go to the enemy lab.
As a spy, you're not going to show people you're a Muslim right.
So when it comes time for Salah what should you do?
The Scholars say he can pray with his fingers
The point here is, you're not excused. Salah is the only act of worship where you're not excused for not for not doing it. And so all of this shows us the importance of Salah and that's why Allah gave it this special importance.
Allah subhanahu wata Hanna
prescribe prescribed it in this special way directly to the Prophet sallallahu. He was not here, but up there, showing us the importance of
the sixth lesson that we learn
between the personalities of these true prophets of Allah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and
and Musa Hadi has set up
Musa had a Salam did not mind
going and arguing with Allah for a reduction in the number of Sona what
right we know the story. It started with 50 and Musashi has sent him he told the prophet Sallallahu when he was not
your people will be able to handle it.
Go and ask Allah for a reduction.
Musa alayhis salam had this bold personality, straightforward. He was willing to go and argue
with who with Allah.
go and ask Allah for a reduction.
Right? Look at how bold he was. And we find this in his personality.
Musa had he has Salam was the one who asked Allah to see him.
Imagine at the mountain when he meets Allah and Allah speaks to him. It wasn't enough for him that here I am.
You know, I've been given this opportunity to converse and speak with a lot directly.
He said yeah, Allah show me, let me see you.
And in the story is mentioned in sudo our off and we know what happened.
Allah said, I will come and if the mountain
is able to handle it, then you will see me otherwise you won't see me and what happened the mountain came crashing down, and Musa Khalifa fell unconscious.
Musa alayhis salam was the one who
who punched who?
The Egyptian but also
the Angel of Death. Right? When the angel of death came to take away his soul, Musa alayhis salam knocked him out.
Right. He was this mold.
It was it was Musa it has Sam
who, when he met fader,
and credo told him you're going to see things that you're not going to be able to handle. You will have patience with me. But Musa insisted No, take me with you.
And then what happened? We know the story is worth a calf.
One incident happens Musa Halley's send an bristle, he says How dare you do this? How on earth can you do this?
Further said Didn't I tell you you won't be able to have patience with him. The second incident, the same thing. The third, same thing finally could have said that it
had our funeral veiny what?
You can't handle it. And it was a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said in that story when mentioning the details of that story. He said May Allah have mercy on Musa if only he was able to have a little bit more patience, we would have seen many more wonders.
Many more wonders we would have seen. The point here is
that this was a personality of new Saudis and and on the other hand,
Mohamed salah, how do you send him His personality was different.
Yes, there were times when he was strong and bold. But were the circumstances required.
Other times he was shy?
Like here, he is going to meet Allah and he has this shyness.
He has the shyness No. And that's what he ended up seeing at the end to Musa acela
when he finally was reduced to five, even then new Sadie Hassan said go back to Allah. And what was the response?
Of, of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? He said esta he he said, That's it.
I'm too ashamed of going back to Allah and asking for a further reduction.
So the point here is that all of the prophets of Allah were the same
terms of their wreck. They are different than the human being than all the other human beings.
But they do differ in their personalities.
And so Muhammad Sallallahu Adamson do not go back to Allah on the request of
Musa hottie Sammy said, I'm too shy to go back. But what is mentioned in one narration is that he heard a voice, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard a voice, saying that what has been prescribed upon you for your own man is five daily Salawat but they will receive the reward of 50
So originally it was 50
it was reduced down to five. But when you pray once Allah
or when you pray the five Salawat you're getting the reward of 50
and we learn also from the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam that for every good deed that we do, how much is it multiplied by?
By 10 meter
the next lesson that we learned
is the difference between
and hands on experience.
When the Prophet sallallahu Adelson went down to Musa he has salaam with the 50 prayers
and Musa alayhis salam What did he say to him? Your ALMA will not be able to handle it right.
Musa had he has Sudan was speaking from what?
From theoretical knowledge that he read somewhere, know from hands on experience.
He was speaking from experience, and this shows us the value of hands on experience.
Sometimes someone can have knowledge.
But knowledge alone does not suffice until you experience it yourself.
And so Musa alayhis salam told Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that I have more experience with people.
You are new to this.
I have spent most of my life dealing with
a very difficult people. Then he destroyed me.
I know that it would, how difficult it was with for them. And so I know how difficult it will be for your of
your people will not be able to handle it. Go back and ask Allah for a reduction.
So Musa alayhis salam learned this through experience. And so experience is more valuable than knowledge alone.
Because seeing something is not the same as hearing it, right? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had no clue that 50 Salawat would be too difficult for his own. Right? He was ready to come back down with that.
But Musa alayhis salam is the one who stopped him
and told him what he told him based on based on experience. And so
Musa alayhis salam said to him that I have dealt with people. I have first hand experience, you have people cannot handle this. It will be too much for them. And so, you know, it was reduced as we know the story until it came down to five.
And Subhan Allah Musa alayhis salam was right.
He was right, when he said that your honor will not be able to handle it.
When he said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even five is not enough. He was right.
He was right.
And so how many Muslims today slack off on their five So Noah
they're not able to pray. They're five slots.
Even delaying the salah till after it's time, even this is sinful. And yet you find so many Muslims who do that.
may Allah subhanho wa taala, this Musa Hadees set up for getting reduced to five and making it
easy for us and making it easy for us. And so imagine how difficult it would have been if it was 50
or 40 or 30 or 20
If it wasn't for Musa alayhis salam it would have been so
the next lesson that we learned is
that the competition between the prophets
is one of compassion
rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shown a vision,
once of the Day of Judgment
and how the different prophets of Allah would come on that day.
He mentioned how some prophets will come with 10 followers.
Others had five
others had only one.
And some prophets had zero proper zero followers, not a single follower behind the imagine a prophet coming on the Day of Judgment. They spent their entire life in Dawa. But not a single person responded.
Not a single person, they will come on the Day of Judgment with not a single follower behind the Prophet sallallahu manual some scientists.
Then he saw
a prophet with a huge following
a massive following.
And he said, This is my own.
But he was told not.
He was told
no, this is the owner of Musa Heidi has said.
And so we know
that Musa alayhis salam had a huge following the largest until
Muhammad Sallallahu had he was sent.
And so what did we mention in the story of Ellis rot? Well, in Miraj, we mentioned
that after Masada has some said,
gave his synonyms to the prophets on a one on how to sell the exchange Salaam and the Prophet sallallahu. Danielson was ready to move on to the next heaven.
Musa Ali Sam started to cry.
He started crying.
And when he was asked, Why is he crying? What did he say? He said,
that I am crying because
someone is coming after me.
And he is going to come with more followers on the day of judgment than than myself.
you can see here, that there was this competition,
who will come to Allah with the most followers.
There was this competition between the profits, but it was a healthy competition. It was
based on compassion, not based on rivalry, and envy.
Like we compete in the dunya, you see someone having more of something, you want it. You don't want the other person to have it. And so you compete with him because that was not the case here. What is the proof in the story itself?
In the story itself,
even though Mussolini Sam was competing with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That did not stop him. From
giving advice to the Prophet sallallahu hernias that did not stop him from being eager to reduce the Sunnah watch for us.
If it was a competition of rivalry and envy, then he would have said
let them have it. Let it be difficult for them.
This way, most of them will go to the hellfire. No, it was not that kind of competition, but rather, a competition based on compassion and love.
The next lesson that we learn is a very important lesson.
And that is
the importance of an adult and Condesa
the holy land the sacred land of Jerusalem, and its surroundings.
So Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, in the very beginning of Surah Tunis, right, so the Han inletting a surah PIB de la Elan Minari Masjid Al haram Isla and Masjid Al Aqsa Elodie Tao Rocna hula hula Lemuria hoomin Aya Tina. Exalted is He Allah who took his servant meaning Muhammad by night, from a mystery in haram to administer rocksalt who surroundings we have blessed to show him of our sign.
And so Jerusalem was
As promised land for the believers.
Ibrahim Halley, his center was promised that his descendants,
the believers among them, will be given guardianship above
all courts of Jerusalem.
And this promise was fulfilled historically. It was fulfilled through the prophets of Bani Israel eel, one after the other.
From the son of Ibrahim, who was his son.
No, not Ismail, who
his other son is Huck, he was were
in Palestine, in Jerusalem
after that, Yaqoob
and after that one prophet after the other,
they were given custodianship and guardianship of, of this holy land.
Even Musa alayhis salam was promised with Jerusalem, even though they were now in Egypt.
But Allah had promised that this land is for you.
Even though Mousavi Sam did not see the fulfillment of this profit of this promise in his life.
in the life of his successor, you shot it been noon.
Benny is raw eel, they were wandering in the land for 40 years, because they disobeyed the command of all during these 40 years, Musa and Harun passed away.
And then it was after that that Yun Shah had been went and conquered Jerusalem.
And so, Benny Israel eel remained in that land after that,
as long as they remained as bearers of the truth, holding on to Islam, but when they deviated
when they deviated from the true message of Allah, and they fought the prophets, and even killed some of the prophets and tried to kill or easily his sunnah. This is where Allah subhanahu wa has stripped it away from them, He stripped this land away from them.
And he gave it to the other branch of Ibrahim hurry center.
What is the other branch?
Is sma ilardi his center? Right?
So it was continued in the branch of his health for centuries, but when they feel to uphold the message, Allah took it away from them. But he kept his promise to Ibrahim anti Islam that this land is for you. And he gave it to
its married and his son through the descendant of his married at Eastern Time and who is that?
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but
Did Muhammad Salah long or how do you sort of see the fulfillment of this prophet of this promise? In his lifetime?
Yes and no.
Yes, in the sense that Allah took Him to
and then up to the heavens from there.
So Al Aqsa was the gateway to the heavens for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but no in the sense that
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
did not conquer Jerusalem in his lifetime, but rather, when was it conquered?
In the time of the OMA the Khalifa of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just like, he was conquered by the Khalifa of Musa alayhis salam.
Likewise, he was conquered by the Khalifa of,
of Rasulullah sallallahu Haile he was sending out.
even when it was conquered, even when it was conquered by Homer, in a time of the Emerald Villa ran
a look at this symbol, how symbolic it was the conquest, where a lot of the Allah who had been the Khalifa of the Muslims was in Medina, the capital,
the leader of the army who conquered
Basically, it was in the hands of the Romans, the Byzantines
and once they lost, and they surrendered, they actually surrendered. And they could not fight anymore. They refused to hand over the keys
to the Muslims animus away
What did they say? They said we will surrender but
We cannot surrender the city to anyone, other than the Khalifa have the muscles.
They knew that this promise is true. They knew that it will happen, because it's mentioned in their scriptures.
And so avoid obey the Hebrew, Joseph.
He sent a letter to, he sent a message to Mr. Abdullah who had to come, they want to give the keys to you. And he came.
And he entered the city
receiving the keys and enter the city. And in this way, Jerusalem ended up in the hands of the Muslims
until this very day.
And so now Muslims are the ones who have the promise of the Holy Land.
So anyone who comes and tells you today not know that Jews are the ones who have been promised the Holy Land,
then you have to give them this history.
And you have to tell them no. Yes. It was promised to them
for some time,
but they but they feel to uphold the condition.
Yes, it should be in the descendants of Ibrahim had his Salam. And it is but through another son of Ibrahim adding his center. This is the history that we Muslims need to teach our children in this day and age when
when Jerusalem and Al Masjid Al Aqsa is being stripped away from us. And we're being told that the true people who deserve that land, or these other people, they're Jews. And so just because it is being taken away from us today,
we cannot surrender it. And we will never surrender it.
And we will never Muslims will never agree to any peace treaty. As long as we are not ruling over that.
This is something we need to understand. We will never surrender it. And whoever does surrender it. He is a trader
and a backstabber who Muslims should never support.
The next lesson that we learn
is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
although he was after he came back from
from the journey of a restaurant, will Murad although he was very weary
worried about how people would receive the story.
Did he hesitate to convey it?
And we mentioned this
he did not hesitate.
So the lesson that we learned here is that we have to do the same.
should not let our presumptions.
And fears get in the way of conveying the message, thinking, if I talk to this person about Islam, he's going to look at me in a weird way.
Or I'm too shy, to share something about Islam.
With these people know.
No matter how people may perceive the message, our job is to convenient
whether they approve of us or not.
And so was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam embarrassed or ashamed of saying that, look.
I flew on this animal all the way to
and came back in the same night. Was he ashamed? Was he embarrassed? No. Yes, he was worried. How are they going to receive it? They're not going to believe in me. But
he did not hesitate in telling them. He didn't hide it. He didn't conceal it. And so
some Muslims today are embarrassed to even share much less than that.
about Islam, with others feeling ashamed or afraid or how people may look at them if they did share
the message officer. And so what we learned from this is we cannot be hesitant. We cannot hesitate.
But rather we should be bold. I'm going to tell the message as it is
The truth is a truth whether you like it or not.
The last lesson
is what we learned from
the stance of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Ahad.
So we mentioned last week
people came to Abu Bakr Avila Wuhan and asked him, Do you know what your companion is saying?
He said what?
That's all they told him. This is what he say
that he went to Jerusalem and came back in the same night.
What was the reaction of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Han. He said that in kala Khalifa called sada
that if he said it, then indeed it is a truth.
And last week, we mentioned that there is so much to take from this from this example of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah.
So, let us break his statement into two parts.
Let you recall the HA. If he said it.
Here Abu Bakr, Viola Wuhan did not just accept the information.
He said, If he said it.
What did he mean by this?
What did he mean by this?
He meant that
if he Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it. So here he is verifying the source.
He is verifying the source. It's not just hearsay, people are saying no.
If he said it, then I believe him.
And so what we learned from this is
yes, if other people see it, then we have to verify where is the information coming from. But if the information if the source is Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam?
Then there's no question.
There is no further investigation after that it's over.
And this is also this is also the explanation of
the authenticity of Hadith in our tradition.
A Hadith that is narrated
by just anyone is not accepted.
that is narrated, we have to make sure that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did actually say it.
And so this is the difference between us. And Israel Kitab
al Kitab have accepted pretty much everything that was changed and altered in their religion in their scriptures. Right? They don't question you know, what is the source?
But we Muslims, the scholars of Islam
created this science of Hadith verification,
where they studied the lives of 1000s and 1000s of individuals narrators to see whether they are truthful people or not.
So this statement of Abu Bakar
is different than the Christians and their blind faith.
You know, Christians if you go to them and ask them
you know this trinity it doesn't make sense. They say We believe in its blind faith.
Can we say the same thing here about the answer of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah
says I believe in it.
As long as he said I believe it.
How is it different?
How is it different?
And Christians will say this to you. If you tell them about an assault will Mirage for example.
They'll say you believe in me blindly following
just like we believe in the Trinity. So what's the difference? There has to be a difference.
Otherwise, their argument is correct.
They can believe in the Trinity. You can't oppose it. You can't object to it.
So what is the difference?
The Cedar of Rasulullah Sol Salam Sallam
this statement of a
boubakeur, the Allahu Ahad where he says, As long as he said it, then it's the truth.
It's based on what is mcedit.
Accurate, baby frogs? Yes. It's based on the fact that
whatever comes from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is true, because we know that he is a truthful person.
We have tested him already.
We know from his life,
And so the truthfulness of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
his record of truthfulness
is one of the mean proofs
for the fact that he is indeed a messenger from Allah and that whatever he says,
It is a truth and and above Bakar here
was basing his statement off of this fact, it wasn't blind faith. It was the fact that I know that whatever he says
Because I already know this truthfulness.
And so Allah subhanahu wa Johanna has protected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from making a mistake in what he knew reads from Allah.
Yes, in other things, he's a human being and he could make mistakes, but not in what he tells us about the deal.
So, this is the first part of aboubaker statement, the second part
for called Sadhak.
As long as he said it,
as long as he is the one who is saying it for called Sadhak.
That he is telling the truth, then what he said, is the truth.
This was the character of a Booba Corolla one and that is why, after this incident, Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Han, was given this label of a Sadiq
because when everyone else disbelieved in the Prophet sallallahu, it was son of Robocop stood up and said, I believe in.
In one narration, it says, Abu Bakar went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and asked them what did you see Tell me?
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrated the story after each word
Abu Bakr would say, so that you have who has spoken the truth.
And so after this, he was given this level of acidic the truth for
the highest level of belief of ima.
whatever rasool Allah He sent along it was sent him said
aboubaker would believe in it. And he was the first one to believe.
And he believed in it with unwavering conviction
without a shadow of a doubt.
And so others it shook their Eman as we mentioned.
They started doubting
but not Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Ahad. So this is the greatest lesson that we learned here. The lesson that we learned here is that if you claim to believe in Rasul Allah, his son Allahu Allah will send them as a messenger of Allah, then you must believe in whatever he has told us.
Whether it be this story of any strat when a mirage, or anything else
this is the greatest lesson that we learn here. From the stance of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Ahad.
If you clean to believe in Rasul Allah, He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as Rasul Allah as the messenger of Allah. Then whatever he says, Whatever he tells us, it is a truth. Submit.
Surrender, it's a question of submission, a question of surrendering.
Whatever we have in the Quran, and the authentic sunnah.
Do not object to it. Do not question it.
Whether it be related to our al Qaeda what we believe in
what we have been told about
don't question don't say that's impossible to believe in.
Instead, submit likeable burka or the Allahu Ahad
or whether it be related to halal and haram and the commandments of Allah and the prohibitions of Allah.
As long as Allah has said it as long as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said it
Don't let your howa and your desires to come in the way to object and say no.
Let me find a loophole.
Let me find a way to get out of this.
Maybe the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't mean it like this. Maybe he meant something else. Let me look for a fatwa that permits this. No.
Instead submit, like the submission of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah.
And with that we come to the end
of today's session. These are the many lessons that we have learned from the
miraculous event of a Strat or a mirage. And so in sha Allah Huhtala next time
we'll move on to the next events in into Sera. Until then, Subhanak locomobi Hambrick. I should head to Allah Illa learn to steal Fuuka where to break masala who knows salam ala Nabina Muhammad? By the early he was often be a Jemaine was Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh