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Lecture 3 – The Year of the Elephant

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In vanilla Nakamoto who want to study or who want to study

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when I would relay he knew surely am fusina woman say you are Melina now yes de la who philomel de la, little feller, her the Ella. Y shadow Allah, Allah.

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Allah, wa shadow Mohammed an RB two who were a pseudo Allahumma salli Allah Muhammad wa ala Muhammad can also Lita Allah Ibrahim wala le Ibrahima innaka hamidah Majeed Allahumma barik Allah Mohammed

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Mohammed

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Ibrahim Allah le Ibrahim in Mecca, hamidah Majeed, my dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam and your host, Corinne, Abu Zaid and I will come in once again this is our weekly, no your messenger series, biography of the Prophet salaallah levada, he will add he was he was worried he was sending him the Sleeman kathira brothers and sisters in Islam.

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We started the series already. This is part three, we called it the virtual part of the series. inshallah, I'm just going to take couple of minutes.

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To that is the name of the series right here. No, your messenger right here

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the biography of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.

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And we're gonna take a couple of minutes

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just to allow more people to come into the broadcast insha Allah

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be in the line Bismillah Tada.

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So let me maybe

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welcome some of the people who already made it. What about that? I mean, they deserve to be welcome. No, they do. 100% so let me see here who's here?

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comments, and how come there is no comments here. Okay, somehow we need to get them here. Let me see here. I guess nobody commented yet, so that's fine. inshallah, if you want to comment, inshallah, we'd like to at least we know that you're here, but I know that we have some people already. Okay. Fatima as Salam Alikum walaikum salam wa barakato.

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You know what, let's just begin our series. And I think you guys can always obtain, what about this, let me just go over what we discussed before.

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Quickly, because we are at a stage of the birth of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam chapter two. So let's just go over review quickly what we have discussed.

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We said, we divided the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the 63 years Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam live lived into two halves or two parts,

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before prophet route and after Prophethood. So before Prophethood, there is 40 years.

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And after Prophethood there are 23 years as you could see, clear, so good there, right moving forward.

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Now, talking about the 40 years, we broke it into three phases, or stages, whatever you choose to both and childhood,

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his youth, birth and childhood is gonna go until 1213 from his birth sallallahu wasallam until 13 years old, 14 maybe.

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But then, his youth will go from

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1314 years old all the way until 35, the five years before the revelation before the encounter with gibreel Arya Sara.

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Then the third things which is the revelation and what happened

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during that time, so that's the first time

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tiers we broke it into that good three phases and actually, we're talking about the first phase or the first stage and we're talking about chapter two, and that's what we're going to

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explain today inshallah. Moving on to the other 23 years, we broke it based on the Quran, Mackey and madonie nucky 13 years down in Makkah.

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Matheny As you could see, 10 years in Medina, easy. Now talking about the Maquis who also broke it into three stages, three phases. I'm sticking to the number three, even each stage, I'm only talking in three chapters, I just want to make this like something that you can memorize, not difficult to memorize. So as you could see, the neck eternian the secret stage, which is the three years the public stage, which is seven years and the Bri Hydra, the prophets of Salaam basically given up on establishing Islam in Mecca. And now it's time to find another location where Islam can have has its own Muslim community.

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Sounds good. Bah, bah, bah, Matheny. Let's move to the nanny. The Nanny right here, the madonie, which is the 10 years, we also broke it into three phases or stages. Six years of establishing the Muslim state, the Muslim community, let's use the word community because

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Muslim and Islamic State is a word that alert and bothers non Muslims. And we want to do that establishing the Muslim community, six years. Basically the challenges, you know that even though the Muslims left Mecca, they did not leave them alone. They followed them and they blocked a deal. And they wanted to stop Islam from progressing and and that resulted in better than offered in that trench. But after that came the second stage, which is the piece that was offered, put it in

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two years. And then the final is the conquest of Makkah. The third phase, and the Islam now became a universal international religion.

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Sounds good. We're all reviewing where we started this was reviewing this by the way. So this is all a revision for you. I like to review, but I rush through the previous

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slides because I already explained this for you. Why does he know why one must know the secret of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam? Because you will be asked about the prophet in the grave. And remember, the question is not going to be who is going to be what do you know about him?

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You're supposed to love him and we know love is of two types.

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Love which is built in or we call it three, meaning it's built in you like the love you have for your family for your children. But the other type of love which we're supposed to develop towards Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam is the

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guaynabo the obtainable. The one that you have to know the individual to love them.

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When you know Allah, He will love Allah through his names and attributes. When you know the LA sobre la Sierra, you will love love Rasulullah sallallahu yourself and that's how you're going to develop this love number three

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it explains the Quran, the Sierra is

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a practical explanation is the context of the Quran.

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Today, for example, soprano line the chapter which I will present you with your chapter two of his birth and childhood, you're going to end up understanding through will two chapters of the Quran. And I'll share this with you in a minute you don't go away. So it's the concept of

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context

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of the revelation.

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It's a source of steadfastness and hope. Imagine we go through a lot of calamities as Muslims, look back into the third generation of Sahaba and the Messenger of Allah and see what they went through as well. That's a source of steadfastness and hope. They Sierra is an evidence for his prophet who is characters

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and we explained that in details the sila is the blueprint for the oma

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For all times, and I can explain that and I do want to go there because we're gonna take at least five minutes of your time. But what I wanted to say here is is very simple. Islam evolved from one individual to a secret co to a public co few individuals, Islamophobia, being harassed, persecuted,

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reaching new wave with the persecutors, we have to look for alternatives hegira stablishing, a Muslim community, they didn't leave you alone, they started and later on, you conquered and you became so you can tell the stages of of any stage that you want, you will find a portable

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a template, that's the exact word model in the Sierra to follow. And I like to drive that point quickly to you. Brothers and sisters in China, for example, who are suffering because of their Islam, they can adopt the secret stage which we're going to talk about the secret stage is there for them to adopt, they can do that there is no issue here. So also the Sierra

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brothers and sisters in Islam helps us to get to know

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the best of the table, which is the

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companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Of course, I'm gonna run through these slides because I can explain them to you right here because we explain that in more details. inshallah, let me rush to the first

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phase which is his childhood and we we said that his childhood birth and childhood we're gonna talk about each chapters. The first chapter which we covered last talk, last session was Earth was ready for a messenger

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Earth was ready for a messenger and I quoted this hadith brothers and sisters in Islam, which is so beautiful, that Allah subhanho wa Taala looked at this hadith Allah subhana wa tada looked into the people of Earth, and he resented them.

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He showed hatred for them

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in the La la la la la la v San Nakata, whom,

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to whom La Jolla whom Illa de Kaya Nikita, Allah subhanho wa Taala looked at the people on earth and he resented them, he showed them resentment, hatred, because of the ship, accept fuel from the people of the book, fuel from the Arabs and fuel from the non Arabs. That's how we understand this hadith. And we talked about this in a lot of details last session, the evening light on

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now, let's come to our chapter today.

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Chapter Two, the birth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The use of the elephant

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wanting to field

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a famous name for the year on which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born. Like I said earlier, brothers and sisters in Islam one of the most fascinating things about the seal of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam it helps you understand that evolution the Quran because the Sierra is the context. The Quran is a unique scripts scripture. Why? Because it was revealed in 23 years. other books were revealed only

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at at once were revealed at once.

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But the Quran was revealed in bits and pieces. And that took 23 years and two months to be accurate.

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Let's learn the first surah

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Nina shape on

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this new

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lm Tamaki

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c. g. dijanna. Whom

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have you seen how you're built?

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With the companions of the elephant, did he not make the blood go astray and sent against them birds in flux, striking them with stones made out of steel? That's the material and made them like an empty field of stocks of which the corn has been eaten up by cattles. What a description brothers and sisters in Islam and this is the chapter which talks about this year in the Quran, which is sought in field

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introduction.

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Normally outstanding events in history,

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like the birth of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam

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are introduced by another outstanding event. You know, normally it's done in this manner that you know,

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for the people to get the attention.

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Then you have Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam to be born

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in a year, when everybody remembers what happens.

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You know, his birth was an outstanding

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one of a kind, so low audio send them but

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Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted this to be introduced with another outstanding event, which is the event we're explaining tonight.

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By

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next insha Allah

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Who is abraha

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abre is an app pacinian Christian ruler of Yemen.

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who marched? Here was the Kaaba

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with a large army, which included

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elephants which are breathing

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with elephants

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with the intention to demolish it.

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Why?

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What is the issue here? brothers and sisters in Islam? The Sierra is not a fairy tale we were telling No.

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Was the issue here. Rest assured, the one thing which troubles

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are the one thing which mobilizes

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and moves people around is the economy is money.

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The engine

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or the fuel which

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runs the engine money.

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Now, the fact that the Arabs the people in Mecca

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were the host of the Kava,

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this giving them special status in the Arabia.

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Number one, it broke money

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into their

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system, financial system

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because the tradition of performing hajj and Roma

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was almost dead

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from the time of Ibrahim and his main alehissalaam, but of course, they changed it, they messed it up. They

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did a lot of big dogs.

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Like they used to walk around naked. And of course when I moved to La Jolla, Jose,

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the man who spoke about last session, introduce idols to the Arabs. Now they used to bring their idols and blaze them around the Kaaba. So their idols would gain sanctity and holiness from the Kaaba Imagine that.

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So,

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the first thing was the people in Mecca managed

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to gain

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from being hosts to the house of Allah is money.

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Money to security.

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How?

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See, when the Arab caravans when the caravans from Quraysh travel through the Arabian Peninsula, we know that they used to take two journeys, one to Yemen and one to

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a sham Syria Philistine, Jordan, Lebanon.

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When they travel, there are people who try to steal

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their

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That

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the pirates like the on the sea,

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the people who would actually attack these caravans and they would steal and kill the individuals who are guarding or hitting that caravan. But when they you know, that discover that belongs to Quraysh to Makkah, no,

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they can't. Why? Because they you know, one day they're gonna have to go to the cabin

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and they will get them

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our lamjao jalna how Rahman Amina

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tahuna Suman, how they

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look at this, and Allah subhanaw taala brothers and sisters in Islam

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mentioned this in this role. Again the second photo which you will learn tonight is Surah.

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Read this Li Illa

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II

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notice sheet

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Look at this.

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Review condemn instead of accepting the message of Rasulullah sallallahu SMM.

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Allah is the honor we're giving you the calendar, you're fighting it. You should worship the Lord, who given you food, because of the Kaaba, giving you security because of the Kaaba.

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But now you got someone who's jealous. Why those Arabs are having that privilege? Why not me? Now, he thought the matter is a human matters. That's not your choice. Allah chose them.

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Brothers and sisters in Islam. And sometimes I see a lot of these comments about

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the Arabs in Saudi Arabia, brothers, you may have issues with their politicians you may have but remember, Allah chose those people for our wisdom for our wisdom, and he didn't say that all of them are good. Avila, abou john

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and more earthbath shaybah and Walid

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then generalize, then generalize brothers and sisters in Islam. Moving forward here, why did abraha

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want it? Guess what? There is a typo here grammar

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to illustrate acaba

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because he believes that it belongs to us. And it's becoming the Center for trade. Beside hosting pilgrims, that's a lot of money. And the security like explained, why not me. So abroad decided to build an alternative Kaaba colocalize and invited people to come to his fancy Kaaba, but he was disappointed because the result was bad.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala protected the Kaaba and a story, which I love to tell.

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I love to tell when I was marching with his elephants towards the Kaaba,

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and he ended up, confiscating or taking away the

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animals or the flocks, of camels of, of that grand father of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam who was the leader of price at the time.

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And Adam Macaulay born to get his own camels back from Abra Abra was under the impression that Abdulmutallab is actually there to, to, you know, to

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simply

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I'm sorry to,

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like negotiate with him regarding the Kaaba.

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He said, Listen, the Kaaba has been protected, but underneath of the candles

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and he made that statement out of this world, they're cool. little babies are born yummy. The House of Allah has an owner, this is his house, and he will protect his house. I love I love this. I love this. I love this deity. I love that statement.

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Even though he was not a Muslim, so panela

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so the miracle year that Allah Almighty defended his house on the lapel of settlers

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brah the owner of his house will defend it. Like I explained in a minute here in sha Allah.

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The entire army of brothers and sisters in Islam was destroyed by these birds by himself, run away and he died in his way to Yemen.

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Now, we come to a couple of issues here which are related to our subject.

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celebrating the birthday of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. It's a subject every year.

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Brothers and sisters in Islam. I have a question for you. Do we know the base day of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam no one knows when the Prophet was born. Exactly. All we know that he was born during that here on a Monday.

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The month we didn't know.

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So how, how are you gonna do it? First of all, nobody did it. But we really didn't know when he was born. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. As a matter of fact, some of you may not know that, that we are

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confident that he died in the throes of our

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imagined people celebrate his birthday on the toes of Robbie on our when he lied on the tools of Fabiola.

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But we know that the Prophet was born on the heel of the elephant on a Monday. Which month we don't know.

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We don't know.

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But he was born in a Monday because

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of the alarm. He was asked why do we faster Mondays or messenger forma? He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is the day on which I was born. And this is a day on which I received the initial revelation

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for you.

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Why should we celebrate the profit per day? Why shouldn't we celebrate the broth the profit per day? Shouldn't we there is a typo here

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should hide this thing. Why shouldn't we celebrate it because we didn't know.

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But how can someone show his love for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by obeying Him following his Sunnah, and by learning his Sierra so what we're doing right now actually is the best way to learn

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or to show our love and affection for the Prophet sallallahu. He was, he was in

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the divine wisdom behind the elephant. The event of the elephant. Brothers and sisters in Islam the Arabs went astray at one stage in history. When their leader honorable Ohio introduced the idol worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted them to come back to their senses look a lot the true God, not these idols which would leave alone the Kaaba protecting the cabinet who protected the Kaaba Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala so worship the true God and that's where the issue of Allah subhana wa tada wanted the people to go back to

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the righteous paths that I just met of Allah who brought them into existence. When the Arabs failed to find the army of our bla big and give up on their idols, the word the world was almost certain that they will be defeated and the Kaaba will be destroyed. But Allah subhana wa tada in a way protected his house also the the the of the profits or loss lm happened

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you know, during this time, and this is what I wanted to show with you today brothers and sisters in Islam the elephants, desire Camillo healer for panic alarm organic eyeshadow Laila halen, a stockbroker to wood aka 100 illa he, Robert alameen inshallah, we will see you tonight. The evening later Allah. I know that some of you have questions already. Save your questions in Sharla. We have sister Fatima we have faulty Maggie and we have Phasma Ibrahim. We have for years we have almost Romania. We have brother is 19 and his family

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and we have Adam Rasheed for mininum does like a lot here, brother Adam. We have Adam. We have sister in Islam. Ibrahim passangers Aquila, Heath, brothers Marine, Chateau de la Aleykum Selam Aleykum Selam Aleykum said I'm asking did Allah closed the doors of the masjid because I think that people are running of that.

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The de la close

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The doors of the mess sheets you know just make yourself clear mailbox and I will help you a lot maybe tonight Just ask tonight

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100 times Allah

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will forgive his sins some of them are essential Pamela okay inshallah

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Jessica my family would you

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Okay, let me see here Mohammed know how much the last three thing okay

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okay brothers inshallah you will be looking forward to tonight inshallah at eight o'clock we're gonna continue with the song and take your questions inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala tremendously as salaam alaikum