The Strangers: Episode 8 – Ending the First Strangeness of Islam

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The Prophet (SAW) said, Islam began as something strange and it will end up being as something strange.

What sets these Strangers apart in the crowd? How do they hold on to their religion when the others have forsaken it?

Learn the characteristics of these Strangers which leads them to Paradise.

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to make me love

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cause you to learn.

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Nothing that can convey to the wonder and the joy.

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you convey.

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Give your money away, very few.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was supposed to be here, marine another Welcome to a new episode of our program the strangers. In our last episode, we had a look at how the first strangeness of Islam when Islam was strange in the beginning, how it was dealt with. And that is because our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Islam began as something strange. And so we looked at how Islam was something strange in the beginning, and how that strangeness was dealt with. And so in this episode, we're going to have a look at how the strangeness of Islam in the beginning, eventually started to fade away, until Islam was no longer

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looked at as being something strange. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, after mentioning that Islam began is something strange, he said, it will once again return as being something strange, meaning that the first strangeness of Islam eventually went away and vanished. And then in the future, there will come a time when the strangest were once again up here. And so we have a look at how this first strangeness of Islam eventually started to fade away. One of the first ways in which we see Islam strangeness starting to fade away. And one of the first steps towards that was the beta of the unsought the pledge that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made with

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the answer, who were from Medina, and how this eventually led to the Hydra, the famous migration of the Muslims to Medina, where they went and built their state. And so although Islam had started to spread,

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after about 10 years, since the first revolution, in general, the Muslims were still looked at as being strangers, including the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, who was a stranger. And so that was because the Muslims did not have a tribe, a clan, of people, a state, a nation to support them, to protect them. And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would advise the newcomers to Islam, those who used to come from outside of Mecca from various tribes, what would he advise him to do, not to stay with him, because he could not protect them. Rather, he would advise them to go back to your people, go back to your people, teach this religion to them, with whatever knowledge you

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have, until you hear that I have gained the upper hand. And I have emerged, and my data has become successful. And we mentioned a few examples of this, such as now I'm an advisor, and a builder, Pro, the Allahu Allah. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would always search for a tribe of people who would protect him and allow him to spread the message of Islam, among them. And so, he would present Islam to the crimes whenever they would come to various Arab crimes, for hedge. And whenever they would come to Mecca, he would take the advantage he would take the opportunity to teach them Islam, present the beauty of Islam to them, hoping that one of these tribes, one of these

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people will accept his message, and then he could go with them to their people, and spread Islam among them. One of these people who came to him in the days of hedge were six men, from Medina, who embraced Islam at the hands of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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And then returned to their people to Medina, spreading the news of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And there's something very, very important to note here regarding Medina in particular, and the people of Medina, in particular. And that is that was handled with either chose Medina in specific and its people specifically for various reasons. One of those reasons was the fact that the tribes of Medina, the two tribes house, and has Raj

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had fought battles among themselves until their leaders, their chiefs had been killed, and only young men remain behind to now leave them. Those same leaders, chiefs, like the leaders and chiefs of courage, if they were still alive, they would have done the same thing to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as his own people, correct. And so, new individuals, young men, took on leadership of Medina. And so they were hoping for someone to come to reconcile and unite them. And so when they came and saw the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, being young individuals, they accepted Islam, and knew that this man was a true prophet. Why? Because they had heard about him through the Jews of

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Medina. And so the Jews of Medina, used to always threaten the Arabs of Medina, that a prophet is going to soon come, and together we will kill you all.

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And so when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came the same Jews, they disbelieved in him, and that's why Allah Subhana Allah tells us about them. Well imagine a home Kitab Amina in delay, Musa De Lima, whom what can come yesterday dufty una Allah Latina, cafaro de St. Jude's, when the book of Allah came from Allah subhanho wa Taala, confirming what they had before of the Torah.

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And before they used to use the uno hallelujah cover, they would always threaten the disbelievers meaning and hazard. They will threaten them, that we will have victory over you with this profit. And so as I said, for lemenager

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cafaro de la to LA he added caffeine, then, when that which they knew came, meaning the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When he came, they disbelieved in him furlanetto La e. ll caffeine made the curse of Allah be upon the disbelievers. And so, this was the beginning of the Islam of the Ansari, the people of Medina. The following year, they came back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the days of Hajj. And the first pledge of aloka took place. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam met them. But this time, they were double in number. They were 12 men. And they gave him the pledge of allegiance to support him to believe in a lot to not associate partners with

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a lot, and other things that they agreed with him and took a pledge with him upon. And so this was known as the first beta, the first pledge of Alaska. It was then that they returned to Medina. But this time, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wasallam, sent his first Ambassador with them, to teach them about Islam. And that was Musab in Romania. And so he went back with them, to teach them about Islam to prepare them for this great mission that they were about to have. And so he will lead them in prayers, teach them the Iran and lead them and teach them about their new religion, the following year, and this was basically the last year of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his people

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in Mecca. The year before the Hydra, they came back.

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And this time, they came with 70 odd members of maybe 70 odd Muslims, they came to give the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, another Pledge of Allegiance. However, this time, this pledge was not only for support, not only to believe in Allah, to believe in his messenger and the other points that were mentioned in the first pledge, but rather than

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This time, they pledged to defend him physically. They pledged him, to support him and fight with him, defending him from his enemy. And so this pledge was known as a pledge of war. And so through these three things that we notice, in these two pledges, Islam can be established in a society. What are these three things? These three things are a man who draw and jihad in the path of a loss of Hannah who will die. However, Hendra would not have been possible

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if there was not any group to receive them. And so, that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam started to prepare the unsought. He sent Musab even earlier to prepare them to strengthen their man to make them prepared to receive the first immigrants and that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this in more than one place in the Koran as Allah says in the Medina Amman, what Hi Joe, what jahad will be unworldly him what unfussy him feasibility law, that those who believed and then migrated and strove fighting with their wealth and themselves in the path of a lot, meaning the Meccans the mahadji rune, then Allah says, One lady, one also hula hoop Alia bow, and also those who

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protected meaning the answer those who helped, meaning the unsolved hula caballo, whom only have about these two groups of believers, they're not strangers among themselves. They are allies, supporters of one another at a loss of Hannah without it says in another place, when Idina Amman what her Georgia had Wolfie sebelah those who believe and migrate and fight in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala, meaning the mohajir rule of Mecca when larina arrow one nazzaro hula iica whom Amina haka, along with those who protected meaning the Assad and those who helped me in the ansara una eco Houma, la mina haka, they are the true believers, both groups, the mahadji, rune and the

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unsought also the Hydra would not have been possible if the new Muslims, these strangers from Mecca, if they had not given up their tribal and national allegiance for their new Islamic religions, as well as the unsought of Medina if they had not given up their tribal allegiance for their new allegiance, the allegiance of Islam, it would not have been possible for them to have received these strangers, the mohajir room. And so this pledge was the final preparation of the Muslims of Mecca to make hedra to Medina, after which they started to depart, one by one, family, by family, group by group

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abandoning the place that was most beloved to them, Mecca, the place in which they were born. And they grew up their entire lives. They knew no other place. And yet the sacrificing all of that for the sake of a lot and their religion, something that is very difficult to do. But yet they did it. We'll take a quick break, and be right back.

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Welcome back. Before the break, we had discussed how the pledge with the ansara took place, and how this pledge basically prepared the way for the Muslims of Mecca to migrate to their new home in Medina. And so the Muslims started to migrate one by one in groups. And although most of the Muslims had already migrated, a few of them remain behind. And they were the few rare cases either they were prisoners, and they could not leave, or they were slaves of Mexicans of the disbelievers of kurush. Or they were believers who were not slaves, not prisoners, but they had an excuse a valid excuse not to make a Judah yet. And among them was Ali Robbie, as well as abubaker robiola who is who was

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supposed to leave with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so as for the Prophet Solomon

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Hopefully you will sell him, he was the last to leave. And he was only waiting for the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to migrate until finally, he was given that permission. And so he migrated on this very, very famous journey in which he migrated with Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah. And history records, many, many events that took place on this journey and the difficulties that the prophet SAW Selim faced from the beginning, all the way to the end. However, that was a turning point in the history of Islam. And so, the left one strangeness, for another, the left the strangeness of being strangers, in Mecca to being strangers, in a new land. And by stranger here, I do not mean the

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strangeness of Islam, with the strangeness of any individual who leaves his home and ends up in a new place. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was leaving Mecca, he said, By Allah, you are the most beloved place to me, and had it not been for my people who are forcing me to leave, I would never have left. And so they ended up in Medina, where they began to build a new state.

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And one of the first things that the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam did was to build brotherhood among the believers between the mahadji rune and the unsolved and so he gave each one of them a brother, a brother from the mahadji rune with a brother from the unsolved. Also, one of the first things that he did was to build, domesticate, so that it could be the headquarters of this new state. And also one of the first things that he did was to make a treaty with the Jews because of what they were known for. And then finally, he started to begin preparations and training his believers, his followers, training them in battle, preparing them for battle, preparing them for

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something great. And that brings us to the next point.

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And so one of the ways in which the strangeness of Islam eventually started to fade away, was through a Jihad through fighting in the cause of a loss of Hannah who went ahead. And so Allah subhanahu wa tada did not allow his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to raise arms against his enemy, even though he faced persecution and torture, and he went through a lot of difficulty in Mecca, but he was not allowed to raise arms and to fight back. But Allah subhanho wa Taala finally gave him that permission. When Allah said Udine La La Vina ukata una de un de mo, that permission has been granted to those who are oppressed for them now to fight. What in the water Highlanders

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Rahim locka de and Verily Allah is able to grant him victory. And let you know what he do mean dare him. Bihari house in LA aku Puna wa. How does Allah describe them, he says those who are forced out of their home,

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they were forced out of their homes for no other reason except because they said Our Lord is a loss of Hannah who would die. And so our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam started to send out battalions to fortify the city of Medina from any outside attack.

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And so he was preparing the followers, his followers and the believers to defend themselves to be prepared for battle. But what really caused the strangeness of Islam to vanish to end through fighting jihad in the way of a loss of Hannah who Allah in His path with three main battles, there were many battles that took place, but three main battles stand out that help to fade away the strangeness of Islam. And these battles, or these events were the Battle of better the Treaty of Abia and the conquest of Mecca. And so the Battle of better imagine these believers few in number, who just came from Mecca, where they were weak, and where they used to get persecuted by these same

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individuals who are now coming and who they are facing against in battle. Imagine them Mmm,

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In their spirits, they want to now get back. But they also understand the consequences. If they are defeated, they know that they must defeat their enemies, even though they are few in number, and their enemy is greater than them in number. And so the victory of Islam here, the Battle of budget was key to ending the strangeness of Islam. And that is exactly what had happened. As a result of the victory of the Battle of better, the Muslims gained some kind of status among the Arabs, who used to look at Quraysh as being the powerhouse as being the role models. And so if Qureshi is defeated by this small number, then who are these people, they must have some kind of status, we

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look at the Treaty of Libya. And so the Muslims, they had gone out for Umrah after many years after the Hydra, after many years had passed after the battle a beggar after the battle. And so the Treaty of today BIA

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and what took place, and how the Muslims were into this treaty with Quraysh, a caused the Arabs and the people to look out Quraysh, as now having recognized that these Muslims have some kind of status, or some kind of authority, otherwise, they would not have

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got into this treaty with them. And so it weaken the status of kurush among the Arabs. And although the terms of the treaty seemed to be in favor of kurush, the reality was the opposite. And this is evident in Surah, to reflect where Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions us how the soul has who they be here, the Treaty of Philadelphia was, in reality, a great and clear and plain victory in

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Vienna, and then we come to the conquest of Mecca.

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And so the conquest of Mecca was extremely strategic in causing the strangeness of Islam to fade away among the Arabs. And that is because it was the center of idolatry. It was the center of ship. If it fell, then the rest of the places in the Arab world will fall. If the center of ship fill, then everyone must submit. And so many Arabs after the Treaty of who they BIA, they were hesitant, although now they saw that the Muslims had kind of some kind of status. They saw that Quraysh their status has gone down. But still, they were hesitant. They did not embrace Islam right away. They were in don't. And so when Mecca fell in the hands of the Muslims, now there was no more room for

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hesitation. There was no more room for any doubt.

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Not only that, but also Mecca, was the place in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam grew up and the followers This is where they came from the strangers. They came from Mecca, the mahadji rune. And so it was their home lab. And it was in this place in which their people fought against them. They had a lot of memories, and so for it to fall back into their hands, was a huge victory. With that we come to the end of this episode, and we will meet you again on another episode of the strangers until then, so Nicola melby hem de la ilaha illa and a selfie Luca to LA

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day they give your money away. Very few