Channel: Kamil Ahmad
What made the Sahabah different? One key distinguishing aspect was the level of their submission to whatever they would hear from Allah and His Messenger. How was that developed in them and how can we also reach that level?
Lecture delivered at Abu Huraira Center in Toronto.
Date: August 23, 2019
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa
salatu salam ala rasulillah
Allah Allah, he was so happy he married another
Salaam Alaikum, warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
when the Muslim Empire started to spread,
and the Muslim started to
appear at the borders of different civilizations.
There was an incident when the Muslims arrived at the outskirts of the Persian Empire.
And this incident
has many lessons from, but we want to just take one lesson from it.
And that is when the Muslims arrived at the outskirts of the Persian Empire.
The king of Persia, his name was rostrum. He had sent
a request to the Muslims to send us a delegation.
And so, the leader of the delegation was one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his name was rebury Samuel
was reburied in Hammurabi.
And so when we arrived
at the court of the Persian king,
the court had been decorated.
And we have to remember
where the companions were coming from,
and who they were meeting.
They were coming from the deserts of Arabia.
No fancy palaces.
No, Marvel knew nothing.
And the two great powers of the world at that time were the Persian Empire and the Roman Empire.
And so here is rebury have been
entering upon the
Persian ruler at the time.
He saw the glitter
and the glamour that they had.
his court was decorated with gold and silver
and expensive expensive cushions and so on and so forth.
Tori's long. But to just mention the point of what I wanted to mention from this story.
discussion began between rooster king of the Persians and rebury Abraham.
And so gruesome he asked,
he asked What brings you here?
You Arabs from the desert? Who had nothing?
What do you what do you guys think that you can do with us? And what is it that made you come all the way here to try to fight us?
And so, he replied that we have not come on our own accord.
But rather it is a law who has sent us to remove those whom He wills, from slavery to Nam, to the slavery of Allah to remove them from the new to the vastness of the agora.
From the oppression of religions, to the justice of Islam, he went on to say, giving us his religion, Allah has sent us to call his creation toward it, whoever accepts it, we shall acknowledge it and leave him alone. As for those who refuse
them, we will fight them forever, until we reach the
promised place of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is.
the discussion continued,
it continued, until,
Ribbon Ribbon hammer, gave the Persians
And so he said, You have
one choice between three
Islam, and we'll leave you alone.
remain upon you could submit to us, and we'll take our jizya from you.
And the third choice is
be ready to fight.
And so, the Persians they decided to take that third choice. And so history recorded one of the greatest battles of the place
in Islam, and that was known as Al qadisiya, in which the Muslims, small in size, defeated one of the greatest
in the world.
lesson that we want to take from this story is,
what is it
that was in the heart of this companion
that caused him
to stand such
stance in the face of
such a strong, powerful nation?
The reality is that today
it's the opposite.
And so we Muslims, when we see the advancement, of Western civilization,
we become ashamed. And we give in, and we want to become subjected to them,
not stand and face
and face off against them.
And stand up for our values.
Not giving in?
What was it that brought about the spirit in
duration of the companions? What is it that made them different?
What was this thing inside of them, that when these two civilizations met
the Muslim civilization,
if you were to be watching the scene on a television, and let's say you put it on mute, and you didn't hear the conversation,
and you didn't know the context of what was happening, and you would look down upon,
or let's say, an average person, he will look down upon the Muslims, these people are backward, they have nothing.
And these people
are more civilized the Persians.
But when you hear the stance that he took,
and seeing that in the face of, you know, the Persian leader,
then you realize that no, something's different.
Why is it that Muslims today and especially our youth don't have the same spirit? Why is it that
we look at Western civilization the way we do, and this is not specific to the Muslims here, but rather, in the entire world, even in the Muslim world? Why is it that Muslims, even in Muslim countries, want to follow the western everything?
Look at the state of our own map.
Why is it that we're trying to be like the western everything, following them every step of the way? To be liked them thinking that they have something that we don't have, that they're more advanced, they're more civilized.
Why is it
that many of us are ready to change our Deen in order to fit in, in order to fit into the values of Western society. Why is it that many of us have issues with clear cut explicit aspects of Islam?
That are not debatable? Yes, certain issues affect, for example, there's room for flexibility. There are different opinions.
But I'm talking about the foundational aspects of this theme. Many Muslims are ready
to change them for no other reason. But they feel that
these values, I cannot really stand up for them in today's world, these Islamic values.
it's understandable when the Sahaba they were around the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. in Medina,
that, you know, they used to look up to him, they had nothing else, we have to understand the context, they had nothing else in the desert of Arabia.
And this light comes to them the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they're inspired by him. And they're following him.
But why did that continue after his death?
When they faced off against
the powers of the world, the Persian Empire, the Roman Empire?
Why is it that they didn't say, you know what, maybe we should change some things in our religion.
These people are more powerful than us, they'll defeat us.
They're more advanced than us. They're more civilized than us. We should try to fit in and be like them. Why is it that, you know, that didn't come to their minds.
even hold on one of the great historians, Muslim historian,
has a very, very famous statement. He said that an over powered nation usually follows the customs and the ways
of the nation that overpowers them.
An overpowered nation, a defeated nation,
usually follows the practices and the customs of the nation that defeated them that overpowers them.
And this is true in general. In general, if we were to look at history, this is true, that the stronger civilization, it has such a great impact on the people, the other civilizations
that everyone wants to be like them at every level. And this is something that, you know, Muslims don't only complain about today,
civilization or Britain, they're all complaining about the overpowering culture of the West.
Not only the Muslims, but even, you know, if you were to look at the Chinese or the Japanese, whoever it be
of this. And so this is one of the Sooners of a while we can say
this is the way it was a panda who animated
that the overpowered nation looks up to those who conquered them
to those who are more mightier and powerful than them.
To the point where if we were to read history, we would find that there was even a time when Christians as well Kitab
who were defeated by the Muslims.
And the Islamic civilization was at its peak in the golden days of Islamic civilization.
And Al Kitab were trying to fit in and be like the Muslims.
And they were ready to change even some things in their beliefs
because they're overpowered by the Muslims.
And there's an example of this, if one was to read
the book of urban Tamia
and even taymiyah lived in those golden days.
His book alibaba
alibaba, sorry, Lehman bet dollar, Dino Nasri.
It was his reputation of the Christians and also
the student of the potamia. He also has a book in which debates, the mentioned debates between them and
and so we've
I find in these debates, that those Christian leaders and priests
admitted that you know what your Prophet
was, indeed a true prophet from Allah.
And you should believe in him.
But keep it to yourselves. He wasn't a messenger sent to us. Yes, he was a true prophet and messenger, but he was sent to you, not for all of mankind, and even 10 years to pay him to debate with them.
proving to them that look, if you believe that he was a true prophet, then we have the Quran, it is from Allah and in it, there is mentioned that this is for all of mankind. But the point here is,
why did we find the Christians
ready to make such a move in those days, whereas today, you won't find any Christian preacher scholar
admitting to us, that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed a true prophet rather,
all they try to do is try to prove to us that he was not a messenger from Allah, some kind of what the reason,
and Allah knows best is
because of the situation at that time, where the Muslim woman was the presiding, it was the presiding power of the world in those days. And so they felt that you know, what,
these Muslims are so advanced, more advanced than us, it's impossible, that they are following a liar of false prophets.
And so, coming back to our original question,
what is this thing that the Sahaba they carried within themselves,
that made them different to us,
that we don't find within ourselves.
When we examine the seal of the Prophet, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam.
And many of us have set in many
lectures, in which we learned the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his biography, his life, and also the lives of the companions, we find one thing that is permanent, one quality that they had, that is missing in us today.
And that is,
and the depth of their submission,
the Quran, and the authentic soon,
these submitted to it,
they surrender themselves to it.
And they valued it
and the venerated are
like nothing else.
And so, this is basically the topic of tonight,
what made the companions different, it was their submission,
the depth or the level we can say, of their submission to the commands of Mr. Solo long it was, until the Sahaba, they had this perception,
this clear perception of the roles and responsibilities.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is responsible for revealing the message.
And the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is responsible for conveying that message.
And that leaves us with us what is our responsibility? To submit?
Our responsibility is to do nothing but submit, not to question
not to object.
And so this is what we're going to be discussing tonight, looking at examples from the lives of the Sahaba
that show us their level of submission.
Unlike us today,
where we hesitate
and everyone's at a different different level of email.
But some of us struggle
to try to submit
to whatever Allah has revealed. And whatever the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has
commanded us with.
And so it is this distinguishing factor their level of submission and surrender.
with what they heard,
that cannot compare to anything
that came after them.
And that's what made them different.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Hi You will call me, the best of generations are my generation.
This generation of the companions, they are the best generation, they are the best people to walk the face of the earth after the prophets and messengers.
And then those who came after them are the best meaning the Tabby rune, and then those who came after them, the Tibet who.
And it is this distinguishing factor that made them different, that made them better.
Not their wealth, not their advancement in the dunya.
Nothing but their level of submission that made them better than everyone else.
And when we look at the stories of the companions, there are so many stories that we can mention.
story after story, if we were to read the seal of the prophets, along the lines of the companions, we will find this,
this key distinguishing factor.
But as time is not sufficient, we'll just mention a few of these stories.
We start off with
the rest of the companions.
And the one who was given that label
being truthful, one's the one who believes a sweet deal.
Be Companion of the Prophet sallallahu How do you sell them? His closest friend and his colleagues after him aboubaker probably a long run.
And there are many examples from his life. But the most prominent example
of his submission was the story of
Alice rock. We'll make
the story of Al is wrong.
So we all know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he was taken up to the heavens
on Laila to Israel, the night in which he ascended
and went up to the heavens and his night journey from Mecca to beta knock this
and everything. It's how he prayed with the prophets, he led them. Then he went up from one heaven to the other, and he saw what he saw. And then and then he came back to to Mecca. In that same night.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says
that when I went on the night journey and return to Mecca,
and then it was morning,
I became worried
because I knew that my people would reject me
they wouldn't believe
in what happened to me on this night.
And so even a basket of the Allahu Allahu Allah He says,
that as a result, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam isolated himself, and he was grieving and he was sad.
Even though for those of us who have who have learned, you know, the Syrah and learn about
what happened leading to LSR Raj, we know and we learned that
the whole purpose of Allah Subhana, who attacked the prophets,
on that night journey was to comfort him.
To make him feel happy, because
because of the year of grief,
those who wrote the biography of the prophet SAW Selim, they would refer to it as
the year of grief.
And that was several incidents on in this year,
which were a test for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his wife Khadija passed away
the people of thought if rejected him,
Many other things that happened that made him grief and almost almost lose hope in, you know, the victory from Allah subhana wa Tada. So a lot took him on this journey to, you know, comfort him. And he made him see, you know all of these magnificent things on his journey allowed him to see gender and meet with the profits. And so
he should be feeling happy after this nice journey but the opposite
because now he was back in Mecca.
Knowing that his people, they will reject Him.
And so the first to come across him.
Imagine that the very first thing to come across him
was his most severe enemy Abuja.
And so Abuja was the first to meet him.
So he came to him.
And he said, What do you have?
What new thing do you have?
He was basically trying to mock him.
You know, what new lie Do you have to share with us today?
And so the prophet SAW, so I'm open up with him. He said
that I was taking
two vital mock tests to Jerusalem
in this night,
and I returned in the same night.
So I was astonished.
He said, and yet you're among us. Right now, even though you went last night? He said, Yes.
So I will just said, Can I tell? Can I tell the people about it? So the process of them said, Yes, go tell them.
So the people came and the process and told them.
And as a result, exactly what the process also expected to place.
Some among kurush, they put their hands like this.
Others put their hands on their head,
like what is happening to this to this man?
He's gone that.
And so a group of people,
they went to Abu Bakar.
And they asked him,
Have you not heard what your companion is saying?
So they told him, that he claims that he went to Romania, to buy to lock this to Jerusalem, and came back in the same night.
And so the response of Abu Bakar and this is the lesson that we learn, in this particular example, from the life of Abu Bakr rhodiola, when,
in fact, his response should be taken
a slogan for us, something for us to always remember.
It is one of the principles of religion
that makes us different to all the other sects of Islam.
His response was,
if he said it,
if he said it,
then he has spoken the truth,
if indeed he has said it, and he has spoken the truth.
And so they were shocked
that people were shocked.
They said, You believe in what he has said, what he has claimed.
And now look at the next response of a worker.
The first response
is, that as long as something has come to us from the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.
Meaning it is authentically attributed to him.
Believe it, as long as he said it,
then he is truthful in what he has said.
Now, look at the second response aboubaker He says,
When they asked him, Do you believe, how can you believe in this aboubaker ObiWan. He said,
I believe in something much greater than that.
I believe that the revelation from the heavens comes to him in the split of a second.
In the blink of an eye.
From above the seven heavens, the revelation comes to him on the spot
So look at the submission.
Look at the surrender of Abu Bakr radi Allahu
Abu Bakr statement here
is based upon what
is the base upon blind following?
Is it based upon a leap of faith? Like they say, No.
It's based on the fact that we have evidence that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is a true messenger from from Allah subhana wa tada we have all the evidences that prove that he received revelation from Allah subhana wa Tada. Therefore, whatever he says,
he is, he is protected from making any mistake.
Allah subhanho wa Taala as long as he is revealing to him, then whatever he comes, he claims
it is true, because Allah Subhana, who attended would not allow
his messenger to make a mistake in what he says about Allah.
it means that he cannot intentionally
the prophet SAW Selim cannot intentionally light and this is known as The Iceman.
The infallibility of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He's infallible, he cannot make
whatsoever when it comes to the revelation and what he claims about Allah subhana wa.
And so, the lesson that we learned from this, is that if you claim to believe in the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. It's part of the Shahada
that we testify that none deserves to be worshipped except Allah. And Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, what does? What does that test certification? What does it mean? It means that if you believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a messenger from Allah, then you must believe in whatever he has claimed,
regardless of how impossible it may seem,
remember, we're not talking about nowadays, when someone can get on a plane and go to beta Noctis and come back in the same night? No, we're talking about 1400 years ago, when that was not even imaginable.
And as a result of that one incident,
there were people
there were Muslims. in Mecca at that time, who's a man was weak,
and the apostate
they returned to Cooper.
He was such a huge test. And it was in that same time that abubaker robiola who stood and he affirmed and reaffirm his belief, and it was as a result of that incident, that he was labeled as acidic as acidic, the truthful one, the one who believes when everyone else disbelieve
the second story that we have
and that is a shot of Johann Hari,
who is the daughter of Abu Bakr, radi Allahu Akbar.
In this story, Medina,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
once had a prisoner of war, from one of the battles.
And he came home with this prisoner of war
and told it surely Allahu Allah,
that this is a prisoner of war, and I'm leaving him here.
Just keep it up, keep an eye out for him.
Make sure that he doesn't escape.
And then the prostitutes are left
you know, attending to some, some of the companions and some business that he had to take care of.
Soon after the prophet SAW Selim left
a group of women came
to hi Sharon Lila and sat with her.
And they started to talk.
And so they became busy in their discussions, as is the habit of women.
And they just, you know, kept on going off under discussions.
I showed all the Allahu Ana
she forgot about
prisoner of war.
And he realized that she's busy, and he managed to escape.
So now when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came home,
and he saw that the prisoner has managed to escape,
he came to shonali Allahu Allah.
And he was angry. And he said, Yeah, Aisha.
What have you done?
Where is the prisoner of war?
wanted to, you know, basically prove herself innocent.
She told the truth. She said, Look, some women came,
and we became busy in our discussions.
And I forgot about him and he escaped.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
being the human that he was, remember? What did we say? That? Yes, he's infallible when it comes to the revelation and what he says about the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada.
No matter what his feelings are, he's going to convey as it is.
But at the end of the day, he's a human being.
He is a human being, and he has his emotions. So he was angry. And he said to her, Oh, hi, Alicia. May Allah cut off.
Oh, Ayesha neola, cut off your hands. And then he left.
He left and he gathered the Muslims. And they went out in search of the prisoner.
And they found him they managed to recapture him.
And they tied him away. And then after some time, the profit sort of law where it was some returned home.
He returned home,
forgetting completely about what he had said to hire Sharon Viola who had
to do other he made.
So he returned home.
And he felt Hi, so it'll be a while doing something strange.
He saw her waving her hands.
We're looking at both of her hands like this.
And so he said, Yeah, sure.
What's wrong with you?
Have you gone mad? Have you gone insane? What are you doing?
And so, hi, Sharon, the logline, how she says your rasulillah
you preyed upon me. You made a dua against me.
And so now I'm trying to see which of my two hands will get off, get cut off first.
Which are my two hands will get cut off first.
that okay, maybe
someone will come and cut off my hands with a knife. No.
She knew that the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
That if he says something,
then it's true. And it's gonna happen.
She didn't take it. In the sense that look, the prophet SAW Selim, he's angry. And that's why he made this too.
And you know what, Allah subhanahu wa Tada. He doesn't answer such nuance. She didn't think that way.
because of her submission,
to the fact that whatever the prophet SAW, Selim says, it is true. And it will happen. Because of this. She was waiting for the punishment from Allah subhana wa Tada, that a miracle would happen, and one of her hands go missing.
And so this is similar
to that statement that we mentioned earlier of her father Abu Bakr, radi, Allahu Akbar, when he said, if he has said it,
then he has spoken the truth.
If he has said it, then it is true, and it will happen. And so as a result, the story goes on. Where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gathered the companions and told them look.
I am only a human being.
And I become angry just as human beings become angry. So for any one of this oma any one of you from my own who
I may have cursed, who had who I may have insulted the let that be a source of expiation for him, let that be a photo for him.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, turned it around,
he made his dua that he made against Ayesha into a duel for her. That Oh, like if I have insulted anyone done, done wrong to anyone from my own, make it an expiation for them a purification for them.
The third story that we have
comes from a companion that
that not many have even heard of his name.
this was one of the companions
who basically had a sister
who he had married
to one of the Muslims, his name, the the companions name was Matt, Ebony Assad, Ravi Allahu Allah, mackerel, even yesod.
And so not that even the Assad he had a sister
And then after some time, after being with her, he decided to divorce her.
And he didn't come back
the IDA had expired.
And so after you divorce a woman,
you can go back to her
time period. But after that time period expires, you cannot go back to her, unless you come with a new marriage contract and, you know, do everything all over again.
this man, he came back to Napa,
he came back to him
after it was too late after, you know, it was too late for him to go back to her.
The divorce became final.
And he said to Michael Ebenezer
you know, I want your sister again.
In one narration, it mentions that his love for her came back to him. And her love also for him came,
came back to her. Usually in such cases, one side, one side, they want to come back, but the other side doesn't. But in this case, both sides they wanted to, they wanted to remarry.
But now imagine
if you were in such a situation
where you gave off your sister or your daughter to her to a man.
And he lived with her for some time.
And then he divorced her and left her.
And then he comes back after it's too late. How would you react?
How would you feel, even if you were to see him outside?
Even if he didn't come back to you or to see him on the street, you would try to avoid him.
You wouldn't want to meet such an individual.
But yet, this meant that he came to the house of now they live in your sock
and Malka live in Utah invited him and said, You know what's up? The last thing on his mind would be
that, you know, this guy has come back to, you know, ask for her hand again. That's the last thing on his mind. He's probably thinking, you know what, you know, he probably wants to discuss,
you know, some other issues, maybe some business or maybe something related to the Dow theory or something.
The last thing on his mind would be that you know what he's coming to, you know, asked for her hand once again. And so now
he responded like any
individual would respond.
He was angry.
And so he said to him, Look,
I married her to you, and honored you with her and honored you with her. Then you divorced her by a law she will never return to you ever again.
And in another narration
he kept her he kept away, he kept away from
now could have been your source said to the man, that basically
you kept away from her.
Well, you could have gone back to her meaning within the period of the header, you stayed away.
And now you demand that you want to be with her again.
And so we don't know what happened after that the story goes on, but
if they fall to what happened a lot it was best.
But soon after that.
The revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala comes down
the revelation that we recite until today, and sudo dakara
in the verses pertaining to
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Allah says, when you have divorced women, and they have reached the end of their waiting periods, the end of the day, do not prevent them from re marrying their ex husbands, if they have come to an honorable agreement. This is enjoined upon whoever believes in a lot in the last day, this is pure and more dignifying for you, and Allah knows, and you do not know.
And so the lesson that we learn,
the lesson that we learned from this story comes now.
As soon as Malcolm Ebenezer heard that revelation
heard the words of a loss of Hannah, who would Tada. As soon as it landed on his ears, he called the man
he went to him and called him.
And he said, some Anwar Hatton
out of hearing and obeying,
out of hearing and obeying.
I marry her to you, and I give her to you. Take her
the level of email?
What is the level of that submission,
that need this Sahabi
to put down his personal grudge
to put down his personal feelings,
not only his personal feelings, but that of his family.
of his family, his family also must have been opposed
to this man coming and re marrying her.
What made him to go against these societal norms,
this societal pressure
and submit to Allah Subhana, who was out when you when he heard the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Not only that, but he went out of his way to call that men and bring him back. He didn't have to do that.
He could have said, You know what?
The revolution has come.
Let it reach that man and let him come to me.
And then I'll say you know what, no problem. Go ahead and merrier.
This is how the Sahaba used to deal with
what they heard from Allah and His Messenger, the what he the revelation.
This was their level of submission.
This was their level
of compliance and surrender.
That whatever Allah has said, it is a truth.
So how do you sell them? It is a truth.
And I have no place. There's no place for me to object.
My job is what to simply submit the responsibility of allies to send us a message and he's done that the responsibility on the prophet SAW Selim was to
convey the message, make it clear. And he has done that. What is our role? What is our responsibility to simply submit? Moving on to
the next story.
The next story is of that
of an old woman
from among the companions
whose name to this day we don't
in the narrations, it only mentions that she was an A Jews, an old woman.
And the lesson that we want to take from this is that it wasn't only the famous companions aboubaker Ayesha and the others. No, it was all of the companions.
And we have these examples before us.
And so, this story basically,
it was regarding an incident in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
he showed his human nature
and that was the human nature of
wanting to joke.
Wanting to joke
and that we learned that the companions
they would hold on to every word of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Whether he was relaxing, whether he was serious, whether he was teaching, whether he was just chilling with his companions, they held on to every single word and they narrated to us, every single word.
And so here, the companion say
that this I choose this old woman to the value salon,
and she said Yasuda,
o de la Halle, and you'd hear me agenda.
The old law, the old message.
pray to Allah Subhana. Allah make a dua to Allah for me,
that he enters me into
a simple request, that all messenger of Allah, you are the Messenger of Allah,
your dua is accepted.
Ask a lot to make me from the inhabitants agenda.
And the prophet SAW Selim has mentioned to us that certain Sahabi certain Sahaba
were promised agenda during their lives. He mentioned that so and so. He has been promised agenda.
The prophet SAW Selim could have simply said okay, I'll make dua to Allah, you know, make her from the inhabitants agenda. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in a joyful mood.
And he wanted to just you know, make a make a short and quick joke with her.
He said to her,
no, go back.
no old woman will entertain
old women cannot entertain.
what was her reaction?
What was her reaction?
You know, the process of usually just joking.
With me, he doesn't really mean it. No.
Again, look at the level of submission.
Look at the level of their Eman where they believe that everything that the process for them says it is true. We take it upon upon the volume.
We take it at face value, that whatever the processor has said, it is the truth.
As long as he said it once again, going back to the statement of aboubaker as long as he said it, then he is truthful in what he said.
And so this old woman
she also took it in the same in the same light.
And so she went away crying.
She went away crying. She thought that yes, as long as the processor has said it, then it's true. No old woman
But what is more astonishing than that?
And this is one of the lessons for us
is that she did not utter a single word of objection.
Not the slightest of objection
to the profit sort of walk values.
This is what we call total surrender, total submission. We have no problem with what has been said. You accept it at face value, and you do not object even in the slightest if it was one of us today
imagine if you were before the profit on sentiment said Oh Allah, enter in entry into gender and you were old and the process of said this.
You would say that look,
is not fair.
This is unjust.
It is a loss of Hannah who Italia who determined for me to live this long until I become an old man.
Yes, if I did something
that because of that I don't deserve jedna
then I accept that. But just because of my old age.
You're saying I can't intergender
You know, this is an objection. And it's a fear objection. It's a fear.
objection to me.
Because we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is just
and because of His justice, we will either enter agenda or for the hellfire.
But coming back to what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, his words are true and this is how the Sahaba This is how they treated the words of Allah and His messenger.
And so the fact that she did not try to object shows her deep level of submission once again.
Once again as Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah said, if he has said it, and he has spoken the truth.
The story goes on basically, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam realized that she was crying.
He told his companions, look, go to her
and tell her
she will not enter agenda. She will not enter agenda on that day as an older woman.
But rather it is as a law says.
And the law says so to walk in now hoonah insha Allah jalna una, Cara. Indeed we have perfectly created their partners in Jenna, making them virgins. The scholars have of FFC differ. What does this verse relate to? Does it refer to gender that they will be made virgins?
Or is it referring to referring to the women of the dunya, those who will enter gender, that Allah will make them virgins, meaning Allah will make them young.
And based upon this deceit of the eye of the prophet SAW, Selim said, Go and tell her that on the Day of Judgment, she will enter Jannah, not as an old woman, but rather, but rather as a young woman. And so the prophet SAW some was only meaning to be joyful on that particular occasion.
But the lesson that we learn once again, is the level of submission
and surrender to what we have heard from Allah and His Messenger, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam.
stories and examples that we can bring from the lives of the companions or the love.
But the time does not permit us to do so.
these stories are not at the individual level. It is not only individual stories, as we have mentioned, these stories were individual cases, but also as a society,
as an entire society. We see that the companions they used to submit, and we have many examples of this. Take the example of when the verses of the prohibition of alcohol were revealed. And we all know the story, that as soon as the verses were revealed, and at the end, Allah says for hell and Tomita, Who
Will you not then refrain from drinking alcohol will unite now stop alcohol companions, they said
in tahini our opener now we have
Now we have reframed. And for those who know
the situation of the Arabs at that time
and their connection with alcohol and drinking.
And even the companions, they had a connection they used to drink and get drunk. And there are many stories such as the story when Hamza protocolo and became drunk and he killed one of the camels of it, you know, the Allahu Akbar Ali rhodiola, who and he was preparing his diary.
When he married falter model, viola and her and one of one of the pieces of wealth that he had that he was going to give her was a camel in those days was very expensive. And Hamza Roby Allahu Allah was drunk and he went and he killed.
So they found him, the story goes on. But the point is, that the companions, they used to get drunk.
And this is not to take away from their value.
We're not saying something bad about them.
This was when it was before alcohol became heroin.
But now let us see.
When alcohol became hot on what was their reaction,
we find in the narrations
that as soon as these verses were revealed, the streets of Medina became filled with alcohol, they were throwing it all the way
to the point where
some of them were drinking. And the news came
that Allah has revealed the prohibition of alcohol. And they were drinking, they were half drunk. And they had the cup to to their lips. And they heard that it now it has become held on to hell and to mentor who will you not now refrain.
They could have said, You know what?
It's okay. This is my last drink.
They could have said, You know what, I'm half drunk. I don't know what's going on. But no, they didn't make any excuses. no objection,
they threw it away.
could even reach their lips, they allow
they allow the cup to become empty.
We also have the example
of when the verses of hijab will reveal surah two,
where Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded the believing women to draw their cloaks
over their entire bodies. On sedima, for the Allahu anhu. She says that when these verses were revealed, the women of the unsought they came out of their houses,
dressed, looking as if there were crows, on their heads. Because of their clothing, they were dressed in black completely covered from head to toe.
Whereas before that, the hijab was not obligatory. They used to dress normally in front of strange way in front of strange men.
As soon as the command came, they came out of their houses, dressed from head to toe,
dressed as if, as Selma says, as if there were crows, black crows, on their heads.
And so this was the level of their submission. The question is, do we find this level of submission?
Do we find it among our youth?
that as soon as we hear something from Allah,
from the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam?
What is our reaction?
What is our level of surrender and submission?
How many excuses do we make?
How many times do we object
This doesn't make sense. It can't be this way.
It has to be this way. We have to try to fit in.
There must be
a way to change what Allah has revealed. What the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught us, there must be a way out.
There must be an escape
from the commandments of a lots of hands on with Allah. And his messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And so it was the level
And they're veneration
for the Revelation the way
they used to come
theater, the way the revolution
the clear texts of the Quran and the Sunnah, is being something of value
as having some kind of worth in their lives, they preferred it over everything else.
But the question is what was behind it?
What is it that made them to reach that level in the first place? Yes, we've looked at, you know, all of these stories from their lives.
But what is it
that help them to reach that level? In the end of the day, they will also human beings like us, some of us we, we always tend to say that, you know what, it's too difficult.
We read about the life of the Prophet Solomon about the companions and the righteous of the past.
And we make the excuse that, you know, they were on a different level.
We cannot reach their level.
But no, they were also human beings.
But the question is, what is it that made them to reach this level?
If we were to look at it?
It was a certain training that they went through. And we can call this a total via an EVA nia.
The Imani tarbiyah that they were given
by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and also by Allah subhana wa tada from above the seven heavens.
Allah subhanho wa Taala trained them over the years
testing their man to see will they submit? Or
will they not submit?
And so most people today, most Muslims today
they have a problem with the clear cut aspects of Islam, the very foundation of Islam that everyone knows about,
you know, they have problems with submitted to
you know, the fact that Allah has made Riba Haram, for example, or
that the hijab is worship upon me, they have a problem with that.
Whatever it be from the foundational aspects of Islam,
their problem is not with the evidences
or the arguments that we can present to them that say, look, you know, here's the evidence is that prove that this is Hello, this is wajib This is obligatory for this is her on, that's not what they have an issue with.
But rather, their problem is that they find that these things are too difficult for them
on their egos on their knifes.
the truth is heavy as Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in as a nuclear Holika colon tequila.
In the very early stages of the washy Allah told the prophet SAW Salah that look, we are going to send down upon you a very heavy word. And that is the Quran.
It's very heavy, it's burning.
And so, by we are required to submit,
we are required to submit to the truth of
our egos and our whims and desires. As such, the best way to protect our youth from questioning those clear cut aspects of Islam is by giving them the proper Imani tarbiyah the total via mania that will train them to submit to the truth from Allah subhanho wa Taala regardless of what that may come with, regardless of what that may come. And so just like everything else in this life, if you want to reach a certain level, you have to go through training and rigorous training, what is it? What is the training that we require to reach that level, that the reach of being submissive to whatever has come to them from Allah subhanho wa Taala and from the messenger sort of what
it is that Imani topia that Serbia to train the man in the hearts
there are many examples that we can mention from the car and from the life of the person from the show us Disturbia that Allah gave to the companions, but we'll mention three prime examples that you know if we were to
find that they are the best examples of how a lot tested
And that test was to train them to train them to submit.
The first example is a story of a SWAT one Mirage as we have already mentioned.
And so the story of La SWAT Mirage It was a test to test the man of the believers and to test the kuffaar.
So as a result of that test, there were some who remained firm, like Abu Bakr radi Allahu
anhu said that as long as he said it, then it must be true. This proved his he man.
But there were others who fail the test
and they returned back to Cofer.
So this was a huge test, again training their Eman to submit. The second example we have
is the story of the change in the Qibla.
And so as we know, the Muslims in Mecca originally, these to pray towards beta Noctis.
Their Kibler was not to the Kava, but rather north of Mecca to to beta knuckle.
And so a lot more data revealed
several verses in Surah
in which ended the process alum and the believers to change their direction
to change their direction to the Kaaba. And so this is now your new Qibla if you were to read these verses in Surah, Bukhara
you will find something very interesting. Allah subhanahu wa tada repeats the command
for when he was a hacker shop around mystery belcarra for what Lu Hakuna shutaura
at least four times Allah subhanho wa Taala commands them to change their direction.
Now, imagine if we were nearing the time the process
and the command came the process and said, Look, we were praying towards this direction. Now let us change our direction. Would you have a problem with it? I don't think any of us would have any issue with submitting to such a command.
So what was different here? Why did a loss of Hannah who had to repeat the command so many times?
The secret is when we go back to the to see
and the context and the history and this is this shows us the importance of studying
and learning about our Deen
and learning about the Tafseer of the Quran.
Even Masood are the Allahu and he says, if we were to go back to the Tafseer of the these verses, he says
that this was the first time
in the history of the revelation that
there was something known as pneus. What is
it is basically when an abrogation happens, that a certain verse or Command becomes canceled, becomes abrogated.
So now let us remember hava
as we have seen, these to submit to whatever Allah has commanded. So when they heard something new, that initially, initially, they knew that we are supposed to pray towards by to knock this, this is the command of Allah subhana wa Tada. So now it became difficult.
How can the command of a lot become canceled?
How can it become abrogated all of a sudden? Isn't the word of a lot true?
Shouldn't it remain? And so once again, we have here an example of a test to test the man
of the believers to see will they submit to this new command or not?
Finally, the last example
that shows us how a lot train that generation, the generation of the Sahaba.
To reach that level of submission
is in the very very famous story of a sort of a via
the treaty and the pledge of who davia
in which there are so many lessons that we can derive
so many lessons that we can derive an entire book, entire vault
unit can be written, mentioning the lessons that can be learned from the story.
Not only that, but also
the many examples in this story.
Have a sort of helpful idea that show us the tests that the companions went through.
It was to train them to submit.
And so the story
the story, in summary was that the companions, they went out for camera, and they were supposed to reach Mecca, but they were stopped outside Mecca.
And Allah subhana wa tada told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
not to proceed,
and to make a pledge, a treaty with the creation of Mecca.
playscheme and they sat, and there was a dialogue that took place,
they rejected certain things that were supposed to be mentioned in the trading, such as Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. They said we don't we don't accept that our last name is Rahman and Rahim. And the companions were confused. How can we not write that?
And then they said,
or the prophet SAW, Selim said,
you know, this treaty is between me and me the Messenger of Allah, they said, No, no, no, stop. We don't accept you as a messenger of Allah. And the companions rules. They said, No, we have to read that.
And many other examples, such as the story of the companion, who fled after being captured by Qureshi fled and joined the ranks of the believers. And one of the things in the treaty was that if anyone leaves from the kuffar a believer leaves and comes and joins the believers, he has to go back how difficult that was for the companions to accept that and to send him back. And many other examples. All of these examples show us that Allah was trying them. He was testing their Eman. He was building them, he was training them to become submissive, to reach that level of becoming submissive to the commands of Allah, and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, until then,
when Allah revealed sudo and when
this was actually actually a victory from Allah,
and how in the end, the Muslims, they went out victorious, reaching Mecca,
in effect, the conquest of Mecca.
So, it continued part of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
They learned their lesson, they were trained. Their Eman was at that level of becoming submissive to everything that Allah has commanded, and what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has brought to them.
One of the companions said, You've been honey from Yahoo. And
he said, to the Tabby Hoon, the next generation. And this was on the battle on the day of the Battle of El gemel.
When the two factions of the companions were about to face off
in the fitna that took place that erupted between the companions.
And so on that day
saheliyon Hanif, he said to the companions, oh, tab urine, or rather to tap your own. He said to them, oh, tap your own.
Put away your personal opinions.
Put aside your personal views, and your personal opinions, put them to the side.
I was there on the day of who they be.
And if I was able to reject
what the prophet ordered us with, I would have rejected it. If it was in my capacity. If I had the power to reject what the prophet SAW Selim was doing on that day.
Having that treaty with the kuffaar,
then I would have done it, I would have rejected it.
I would have made sure on that day at that moment, I would have made sure that this won't happen. Because we thought the companions thought that we were right. We thought that we were upon the truth and that we must proceed to Mecca.
And we must not ask
The coverage coming our way. This is what we thought,
loss of Hannah who would have had something else in plan.
And that is what we learnt. And so the lesson is that if you ever come across a situation
where you have your own personal opinion,
your own personal views on a certain matter. And on the other hand, you have the revelation from Allah,
the Quran and the authentic sooner,
put forward the revelation
and prefer it over,
over your personal opinion. Why because we were certain
of our opinions on that day, on the day of who they be.
And so these are some of the glimpses and glances
some of the stories
of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, that made them different,
that made them shine
and made them different
to us today.
It was their level of submission,
their level of surrender level
of compliance to the commands of Allah, and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but they didn't reach it easily. They went through what they went through rigorous training, and that and that is what our youth need today.
The reason why we're not ready to
submit to whatever we hear from a lion is messenger
is because we're not at that level of Amen. And so we need to train ourselves to reach that level of email.
So that a time comes when we don't have any hesitation whatsoever.
To what we learn is messenger.
We don't have any shadow of doubt in our hearts, to whatever
has come to us in the Quran and Sunnah.
It is, as Abu Bakr said, as long as he said it, then it is a truth. As long as he said it, it is the truth.
We have to reach that level.
In order for us to also reach that level of submission. ask Allah subhana wa tada to grant us
steadfastness upon his Deen I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide our youth and to guide us
to submit to His will and his commands and the commands of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Also Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad while early he was he was a limited Sleeman kathira