The Strangers Episode #4 The Strangeness of Islam in the Beginning
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad - The Strangers
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. While early he was so happy he married another, we continue the series The strangers with a new episode, where we have been discussing and going through the hadith of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he said that Islam began as something strange, and it will once again return as being something strange, in the same way in which it began, for 2 Billion Euro, so give glad tidings to the strangers.
In this episode, we have a look at the first part of that hadith, but the Islamic arriba, that Islam began as something strange. And so what we want to look at in this episode, is the strangeness of Islam in the beginning. And so, when we look at the world, before the coming of our Prophet sallallahu, alayhi, wasallam, we see that the world was in darkness, it was living in shifts, in corruption, in oppression, wherever you went on the face of this earth, whether it be in Arabia, whether it be in the Roman Empire in the Persian Empire, you go to the east, the West, no matter which civilization it was, the world was living in darkness.
And humanity was at its worst state. There was never a time when human beings were in their worst state, other than at this time, if we were to look at it, whether it be religiously, ethically, whether it be socially, politically, whether it be economically, or in any other way, from any other aspect, the world was living in total chaos. And so the spirit of Jamelia, the days of ignorance, which are those days before the advent of Islam, the spirit of Jehovah became widespread. And that spirit was basically the spirit of oppression, of injustice, inequality, following whims, desires, and General Ignorance. As for the people of the book, basically what happened was that they went
missing, those who are following the true teachings of their prophets, they became rare elements in their communities. And so the religions of Judaism and Christianity became destroyed, became corrupt, they became so distorted, that you could no longer tell what was truth, and what was falsehood from their own scriptures that Allah subhanho wa Taala had revealed to them so much change had come that you could no longer tell what is the true message of Allah subhanho wa taala. And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned to us that Allah subhanahu Attallah looked at the people of the earth, and he was in hatred of them, both their Arab and their non Arab. He looked at
them with hatred, except for remnants of al Kitab. A few rare cases of the People of the Book, those rare individuals, who did not follow the teachings of what Christianity became, and what Judaism became, but they were few in number. And so if this was the case, with the entire world, with every single civilization, if you were to go from east to west, if this was the case, then we say that the Arabs had a huge portion of that, a huge portion of oppression, of ignorance of total chaos. And we see an example of this with one of the companions, who he said we used to worship stones. We used to make our idols out of stones.
And when we found a better store to worship, we got rid of the first one, we would throw it away and take the ladder, he goes on to say, but if we could not get a new stone, if we cannot get a new rock, then we would collect some earth, some soil, some dirt, and then we would bring a sheep and milk that sheep over it, and then perform the walk around that sheep.
So look at the ignorance. Look at how far the Arabs had gone. However, having said that, there were a few among Arabs who did not follow the ways of the Arabs. And so we had rare cases of individuals who are known as Hoonah. Fat, mono theists, who followed basically the teachings of Ibrahim alayhis salam, follow Tauheed they worshiped Allah alone, and they did not worship the idols that their people were worshipping. These individuals were rare cases. And we have examples of them. We have for example, Zaid ibn AMR even fail, he was known to never slaughter or any idol as the Arabs, they were known to slaughter for their idols, nor would he eat dead meat and blood that was common among
the Arabs. Another example is what are
what are called EB Nofal. The first cousin of Hadith Ravi Allahu anha, the wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was also from among them.
And the famous story of him receiving the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, after the first revelation when he was in shock. And he came and he said, cover me, and he was covered, he was shivering. And so Khadija said, let me bring my cousin, what Accra because he has knowledge of the Scripture, he may be able to tell you what's happening to you. And he came to him and he told him, that this is the same angel who came to you, the same angel who came to you is the same angel who came to Musa alayhis salam before you. And if I live long enough, I will surely be one of your followers. However, what it'd be Nofal, he died before that. And so the sending of the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, by Allah subhanahu wa Tada was to basically aid support and give victory to these who Nefab these individuals along with those remnants of al Kitab. And so when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent by Allah subhanahu wa Hanna, he was alone. He was a stranger, in a world filled with check, with oppression with corruption. And he came to basically change the reality of the world. And to bring people out of that darkness into the light of Islam and worshipping Allah subhanahu wa taala alone, and to put an end to the corrupt teachings and corrupt customs of the people and to convey to the people the message of ALLAH SubhanA who, what,
when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first received Allah's revelation.
He had a handful
followers who followed him, only a small number a handful of people followed him and supported him in his Dawa. Most of them were Mexicans were people of NACA, while a few of them were from the surrounding areas of Mecca crimes that existed outside of Makkah. These believers, these first believers and followers of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, they all of a sudden became strangers, in their own land, and among their own people.
Reasons for this first strangeness of Islam are many. There are many reasons for this First strangeness of Islam, however, we can have a look at a few of these reasons. One of the main reasons why Islam appear to be something strange, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with it, is the fact that the influence of prophetic guidance was weak in the Arabian Peninsula, and so no Prophet was sent to the errors before. This was the first time a prophet came to the Arabs. Most of the prophets and messengers were sent to Bani Israel. They were from them. And so if a prophet came from among them, it would have been something normal for them. They would not have looked at him as
being strange. However, the Arabs it was the first time they were experiencing anything like this. And so, Allah subhanho wa Taala said in that regard, Emile Koon of Tara, or do they say that he has fabricated a lie?
Bell who will help me Rebecca Lee tune zero coma Mata who? publica Lala whom you had to do. Allah says rather, it is a truth from your Lord. This Islam the Prophet SAW Salem has come with it is a truth from your Lord.
To warn a people, Allah says toward a people who no warner has ever come to them before you. And so we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the first Warner, the first prophet, the first messenger to have been chosen from the Arabs to be sent to the Arabs. Also Allah subhanho wa Taala says the tune zero Coleman now whom for whom Rafi rune in Surah trc. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, so that you want a people who have not been worn before their parents, their fathers have never been warned. And they were living in heedlessness. And so we can see that one of the main reasons for the strangeness of Islam in the beginning was the fact that no prophets ever came to the
Arabs before our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and so naturally, it would be something strange. Among the reasons for why Islam was looked at as being something strange when it first came, is the fact that
the people who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was said to were people who were stubborn
and blindly followed the ways of their ancestors, their forefather, and their customers, their religions, they do not want to budge from it at all. And this was the case with regards to all prophets before our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is nothing new, almost every single prophet whenever he came to his people, one of their main excuses was that you have come to us with something new, something that our forefathers never told us. And so Allah subhana wa Tada says, with regards to Musa alayhis salam, all who eject an early trophy Turner, I'm Lee,
what Hakuna la Kumal Kibriya will fill all woman lacuna mean? Allah subhanho wa Taala said regarding the people of Musa alayhis salam, the people of Egypt, they said, Have you come to us to remove us from that which we found our forefathers upon? And so that you have the upper hand meaning you Musa and Harun your brother, woman lacuna Mini, and we are not going to believe in the two of you. Also, Allah subhanahu Attallah says regarding Ibrahim alayhis salam, the people of Ibrahim alayhi salam said to him all who Jambu to us Nirman turnover Lu Lucha caffeine, we worship our idols, we will remain upon our idols. So Ibrahim Ali he slugged he said to them, call a hell yes man who is trying
to rule these idols hear you when you call upon them. Oh, young Pharaoh, Nico. Oh, we have a rule? Or do they benefit you? Or do they harm you? Or Lubell? Wadjet in
Canada and UK or falloon? They said the same thing. They said, rather, the only reason why we're not following you and why we're remaining stuck on our idols is because this is how we found our forefathers. We'll take a short break and be right back.
Welcome back to our show the strangers before the break. We had mentioned one of the main reasons why Islam appeared to its people as being something strange when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first came with it. And one of those reasons that we mentioned was the fact that the people who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to were stubborn people. And they simply said that we don't want to follow something that we did not find our forefathers upon. The only reason why they resort to this excuse is because all other proofs that they tried to put forward failed in refuting the prophets and the messengers. And so the prophets and the messengers came with the
truth. Our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he came with the truth with its proofs. Its evidence is clear, like the sun. And after so many attempts, by the machinery code of trying to disprove our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they failed. And so in the end, they resorted to this excuse, they said
We're not going to follow you. Why? Because we don't want to leave the religion of our forefathers. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this regard Wamena NASCI Miyu Jaggu Fila, he BYD Haldeman wala who don't we're lucky to have the money among people or those who argue regarding Allah subhanho wa taala. Without knowledge without guidance, and without any scripture, Allah says, will either feel Allahumma Tebbe rumor and sell Allah, all gubernatorial. Now Giardina i Li,
Allah goes on to say, if it is said to them follow what Allah has revealed, what do they say? They say, rather, we're going to remain we're going to follow what we found our forefathers following. And Allah subhana who with Allah says in another verse, I'm at a now whom kita then for whom busy Mr. PC cool, have We given them a book that they are adhering to that they are following? Bill all in our agenda now that
we're in now and I told him what to do, rather, we are following our forefathers they were upon a religion, and we are following in their footsteps. What can Valley go along goes on to say worker Valley can now sell them in public Fe Korea. minilyrics INLA color mudra who are in our agenda, and now
we're in now and I tell him to do what goes on to say that you in this excuse. Those who who sent before you when your prophets and messengers came to them, whether it be a prophet or a messenger,
whichever town they were sent to their people use that sinks us, they said, We're going to follow only our forefathers. And so what we see is that this is a common excuse. And this excuse was used to basically reject what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam came with. And this was one of the reasons for why Islam was viewed as being something strange. Among the reasons for Islam being viewed as being something strange when it first came,
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and their support of the machinery cool of the Arabs. And so,
when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with a message from Allah subhanho wa Taala it's expected that those who will follow him and support him, or those who received Scripture before him,
the Jews and the Christians, however, the opposite is what happened. And so
the Jews and the Christians supported the Moshe cool the pagans, those who associate others with the law over the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is why ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada tells us, of
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Allah subhanahu Italie says one Bala columella, when him and him shoe was beautiful, he had he come in the house and a lot, the chiefs and the elite of Quraysh they went and they said, Let us walk, walk and remain patient, remain upon this path that you were upon. remain patient with your gods. Don't let this individual Mohammed come to you, and Ward you off and direct you away from your gods. Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on to say, NASA we are now behind our field military era in her Inoty luck, what do they say? These chiefs and elite of Quraysh they tell their people, why should you remain upon your gods, because we have not heard of this in any religion before this? Meaning that
what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with is something new, and even the Jews and Christians even what they had is something different in how they enact the law. This is nothing but fabrication. We also have where the Jews and the Christians don't keytab they say we're Allah subhanahu Attallah tells us LM Torah either Lavina Ooh, tuna, Shiva Mina al Kitab you have been jimothy Watteau hoot. Do you not see those who have been given a portion of the Scripture? They believe in misguidance they believe in Thor hood. They believe in that which is worship besides Allah Waiuku Luna levena Cafaro hula
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ammonoosuc era that these individuals these machine code are more upon guidance or more guided than these believers who are following the straight path. Among the reasons for why Islam was viewed as being something strange when it first came, is the domination of tribal customs and traditions, the combination of tribal customs and traditions, and among these customs and traditions was a tribal and leadership competition. And so, each tribe wants to have the upper hand. Not only that, but they thought that, if such a normal status would be given to anyone, the status of Prophethood if it was to be given to anyone, it should actually be given to who to their own chiefs, their own leaders,
their own tribal leaders, and not him it not this individual, this young individual, who is not a leader among his people, rather, they wanted someone to receive that revelation, who would be obeyed, whose command would be obeyed.
And so Allah subhanahu wa taala he mentioned this when he said walk on who Lola and who Zilla has Al Quran, Allah or Julian, you know, Korea trainee or Wim. What do the disbelievers say they say, If only this Quran was revealed upon one of two individuals from these two from these two towns, and the scholars of Tafseer say in this regard, that it refers to Mecca and tarrif. And it refers to one of the chiefs of these two towns and the different regarding to who it refers to. But the point is, that the machinery cool of Quraysh they thought that if this noble status of Prophethood was to be given to anyone it should be given to it should be given to their chiefs and their leaders. And so
they never considered our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as being deserving of receiving this title. And so that is why they resorted to this claim that it should be given to one of their leaders. And if it is not given to one of their leaders, then they said we won't believe in you. And they go on to another excuse the disbelievers. What did they say? They said that we will not believe in you because you are not an angel. And so, ALLAH SubhanA who without it says in that regard, we'll call in Medina law your juvenile court and Lola Zilla allinial Mela Iike owner or benna, locally stackable roofie and fusi him lighter will to one Kabira. Allah subhana wa Tada says
that those who do not expect our meeting, meaning those who do not believe in the hereafter, the disbelievers. They said if only this revelation came through the angels, meaning that this revelation descended among the angels and they are our messengers. Oh, not better, or that we see a lot directly. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that these people are proud of themselves and they are full of pride. We'll continue in the next episode of the series. And until then, Subhan Allah who will be handed to Allah ilaha illa and Crystal Fuuka wa are to elect
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