Lessons from the Anbiya #27
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lessons and this is about Tao that insula.
In our series of lectures on lessons from the Mr. Lim Salaam we have completed
when I say completed, I've always you know, I one myself and remind myself that we don't complete I mean, we're only Allah can
all the lessons that are contained in the lives of his nvram salaam. So, when I say completed, it is within the limits of my limited understanding of whatever I have tried to study.
the purpose of this class and all these classes is only one and that is to practice what we learn. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make it nega easy for us and to make us among those who can benefit from this practice. So we have completed
to the extent possible the lessons from the local families from the life of who have,
again one of the greatest prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is Tao. There is no doubt that a Salam is one of two ambia who are also kings. He and his son Selena and Elisa, both of them were kings. They were among the greatest kings of Bani Israel. So the bar is Salam by his duar, which he made to Allah subhanaw taala unless he made dua and said Allah grant me a kingdom, the like of which you have never given to anybody. And I'm not a hunter I granted a magnum which was not only on the earth, on land, it was not only rulership over human beings, but also a virgin, and made birds
and animals also obedient to Him. Allah subhanaw taala taught him the speech of birds and animals and including insects. And
from sort of the novel, that the conversation that he primal is an accommodation, but he heard the,
the queen ant
in the novel, the value of the ants were the queen and instructed the other ants she instructed the workers to get back into the anthill, lest they be inadvertently
trampled upon by the army of silvassa. We know so as lambs
conversation with the huddled with the hobo, and the information that he brought
from about, Bill, he's the Queen of Sheba.
That happened as a result of that. We know the
story of the Djinn if freedom in Elgin, one of the one of the big leaders and one of the most powerful of the Jin, who promised to bring the throne of Bill pace,
to slavery slam,
Bill Gates was in,
in her kingdom, which was,
which was in present day Yemen.
Certainly Salam was in philosophy. And this Jin promised to he offered to bring and he said, I'm coming soon. I mean, we will I mean, he said, I am strong and I am trustworthy. And I will bring this throne here before you finish your Darbar before your audience and this meeting of yours with your courtiers and your ministers and so on. And then our last round that I said, but there was a man
and another Allah didn't even mention the name of the man
who had some knowledge of the book.
Which book whether it was a war, which was the book that Allah subhanaw taala had revealed to the father of Solomon, a Sam Tao, the listener about whom this
this present class is
I'm telling you the story about silver Islam as a add on to that.
Or some other book Allah knows best. And that man said, he just said, just look away. He said before you blink your eye, I will bring the throne, the ginger, I will go there and bring it the man said I don't have to go anywhere, this one will come back soon.
And that's what happened.
Now these were the two kings of Israel who are also ambia, who are also among the greatest of the messengers of Allah subhanaw taala. They were righteous people.
And they were the prophets of Allah Subhana.
Allah, we believe in all the prophets, that Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in his column, we believe in all the profits that are sort of mentioned to us, we believe that all of them are from Allah subhanho wa Taala that all of them are ambia all of them are the prophets. Some of them are crucial. Some of them are messengers also. Some of them are a little keytab. them were sent laws and books.
Others game to reinforce
the book that was sent before. For example, cinnabar Elisa Lam followed this award is Elisa Lam followed the Torah which was revealed to masala Salaam and so on, so forth. And then we believe in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa, he was abusive to them, as the Imam of all of them
Mamma Mia, and say, Celine as they say it and the
leader and the most important of all of the roles, and we believe in Him, and we follow Him alone. And we follow the book that he brought alone. We believe that all the books that Allah revealed to all the messengers, those we know, and those we don't know, we know only the Torah
and the Injeel. We don't know and
we don't know about the others, but Allah, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala, must have revealed. books to other prophets also, those are now lost. We don't follow any of those books. We believe that those books were also divine, they were also revealed by Allah subhanaw taala in their original form,
the changes that people have wrought in those books, the changes that people have made in those books, the owners of that change, the responsibility for that lies with the people who made those changes.
Those changes are not from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Only the original book is from Allah. So we do not believe in the changes in those books. We believe in the original book, which is from Allah Subhana Allah. In most cases that originality of the book is lost. So therefore we say that the Torah
is a book of Allah, in its original form. The Injeel is a book of Allah in its original form, what people have done to the Torah what people have done to the Injeel what people have done to the war, the Buddha is completely lost. It is not doesn't it doesn't even exist anymore.
And Sophie Rahim again last that we don't believe what
a not be. Accept, don't say that the changes are the anger not even the changes are human people have done it. We also believe that those people made those changes had no right to make those changes and so they were at fault. And Allah subhanaw taala will deal with them in the way that he sees fit. The problem. The issue is that as far as we are concerned, we follow the Quran. Because this is the last of the books. There is no change in it. And hamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala preserved it and he promised this he said Nana, Nana vichara Allahu Allah Hafiz own. Allah said Verily we have sent down our Vicar have mentioned and we will guard it.
And by the zeker is meant the Kalam the literal words of Allah subhanaw taala as well as the explanation of those words, which is contained in the authentic sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in the Sahaba Hadith, where the sola sola explained the words the meanings and intentions of the word.
It makes complete sense to understand it in this way and it does not make sense to understand it in any other way.
If you say that Allah preserved the word without its meaning, it makes absolutely no sense. So when Allah subhanaw taala preserved the word or do to preserve
Aki masala is an established Salah Allah subhanaw taala also preserved the way
The Salah is to be performed and that we do not have in the Quran that we have in the sunlight in the Hadees often soon So, when Allah subhanaw taala said pay zakat, and he told us to collect Zakat, how much on what and so on and so forth, is from the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Allah did not mention how much and all that in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala when he told us to make Hajj to his house, what are the care of that Hajj, what are the what is the main method or making Hajj what constitutes Hajj in the Allah subhanaw taala said make Hajj to the to his house, whereas on the day of HUD we are standing away from the house we are standing in alpha and understanding
other parties has not been done.
All of these points very clearly to the fact of the importance of Rasulullah Selim in Islam in Islamic law in the establishment of Islam. It points to the importance of our solar system in our lives. It it points to the importance of following the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam without trying to change anything in that or without trying to deny that guidance. Those who deny the guidance of Mohammed Al Salam have denied the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala and Maria de la who, for whom al motored woman you will fall into je della who Walia murshida the one who Allah guides cannot be misguided and the one who Allah subhanaw taala lives to follow his own
wills and desires which means that the person has chosen to be misguided and has left him like that. for him. There is no more * and there's no one there is no one to guide him and there is no he doesn't have any friend and any protector or any advocate for him. We ask Allah subhanaw taala
to guide to give us the best guidance, which is his Kitab in
DC Kitab Allah. Hi, Howdy, howdy Mohammed in Salalah Harada. He while he was Abu Salah, the best speech is the Kitab of Allah. And the best guidance is the guidance of rosov salam, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to understand and to live by his Gita and to
benefit from the guidance of Bahamas are seldom better than which there is no other guidance. Now, to
continue with the story of Dr. Lisa Tao delay Salam was, as I said to you,
one of the greatest of the of the messengers of the Gambia of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. As I told you, he is one of two kings, the other ambia were not kings, Allah subhanaw taala did not give them over to Kings, except to these two.
Very interesting from what a pseudo Salah Salem taught us that.
Allah Subhana Allah, Allah
but Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam alayhis salam, he took out all his progeny from his back and he showed them to Adam Elisa. Now they were prophets among them
clearly distinct from others. And out of them are the Melissa lamb saw one who was glowing who stood out.
So Allah Mary Salaam said, asked Allah subhanaw taala he said, Yara be Amara? Who is this? Allah subhanaw taala said this is your son that would
otherwise set up said, Allah, what is his age? How long will he live? Allah subhanaw taala said he will live for 60 years. So otherwise ceramsite Allah increases age. Give him a longer lifespan. ultramarathon. I said no one has written for him is written for him, except that I can take something from your age and increase his age. Now, ultimately, silabs lifespan was 1000 years. And so he gave out that he said I'm 40 years out of that.
Now when the age of adolescence
came to an end, when it was time for him to die,
molecule mode came to him. And
you know, this, this happened only to the medical Malcolm's greets, takes permission. So Michael Mark came to him and
said, No, you are too early. I still have 40 years left. So otherwise, so moloko said to him, You granted you gave away 40 years of your life, your sandals.
So this is the right time. So he said um
you know, it was it was
he had forgotten about this, but I'm not sure
aren't allowed with mercy granted as Emily Solomon's original age of 1000 years, and to Tao le Salam Allah gave that 40 years so he gave him 100 years and this is from the Hadees of Imam Ahmed and also in
the elderly Salah was a young man from the city of Bethlehem and he's
chosen to have his sons to join dilutes army Darude was the king that Allah gave to the bunnies right they made
they said give us a king so that we can you know, we can establish a kingdom in your name. And so, I was granted I gave them Duluth as a king to start a kingdom in the in the last few $100 name.
he told him not to take part in the fighting and he said you other two brothers,
but your job is to help the army in other ways and to report back to the family about what was happening
on the waterfront. Now
went there and when they reached when they were facing the army of the Philistines
there was you know in the in the made the the the bunnies right they made this Arab Shabana Africa violin or something sovereign was a bit abdominal once caffeine in total Bukhara we have this is 250 they said Allah said when they advanced to meet gelatin is forces they prayed our pour our pour out constancy and sobor and and, and fortitude and strength honors are free. ralina sub refers to like pouring into the bucket, you know, plentiful. Everybody in a sovereign was a bit of de mana, wants to know how much caffeine and make our feet firm and give us victory over these people who who are your deniers.
Now what happened in that battle was interesting it is, you know, one of these, one of the ways of medieval and earlier battles
was as follows, which is that before the actual battle was engaged in, there were two or three things that these armies did in the medieval armies. And you know, earlier than that, one was they used, they made a lot of noise. And they they had drums and bugles and this and that, and a lot of the martial music, which comes, which even today is done. Today, it was done more ceremoniously. Where you match to these martial tunes, all of this comes from that time, which is people marching to these tunes. But the purpose originally was to create as much noise as possible, in order to put fear into the hearts of the opposing forces. So if you are standing now facing and the other arm is
across, and there's a you know, the ground battleground between the two of you, without I mean, we've got these huge, massive drums and Googles and whatnot and trumpets, and they're making this huge amount of noise. Obviously, that is intimidating. So this is
the second thing they did was that armies had their fighting champions. So you had these warriors.
Many of many of them of course, we're also you know, physically not
huge, seven feet tall or something
big people, and they would be encased literally in armor. And then each of them had his own personal weapon in which he was an expert, nice men who use the mace or you had sometimes in cavalry, you had this knight, who would he
just didn't come into that this is hitting broad distance was not part of the game. It was physical come back. So one was that before the actual battle was engaged in. And the idea of this also was
it very, very sensible, because if you actually have to fight a battle, the loss of next one so far, so one of the
one of the reasons for doing what I'm about to narrate to you was to try to finish the battle before it begins, right. So put so much of fear into the hearts of the opposite party, that they just run away and and the field is yours. So without any loss to your soldiers. Now they are not thinking about law to the law.
These doors that these
champions from each army
would challenge champions from the other hand, so if there was this big source when he would say, Well, you know, who wants to come and fight disperse, and then you would have a champion from the other army, which would, who would come and the tour, and if your champion won, then obviously, the army would be demoralized because you know, your champion just killed their champion. So this, this is what happens to their soldiers, the most powerful of the soldiers. So
this is what happened, gonna happen to me, that not even close to that. So this was the purpose of these kinds of,
of individual battles. That happened, and you can use the of medieval times earlier, you will find it in almost every place, including for example, in bother in the Battle of mother as soon as a solemn
three champions from his side to fight three of the champions have the courage and the Muslims, they are
the, on the side of the forest. The whole purpose of all of this was, which is to insert force, before they could become dangerous to scale a case when the army of the money Israel, was commanded by Duluth
met the army of the Philistines, and these two armies were arrayed one facing the other with the battle down in between, there was this guy called john Ruth, you know, we have the story in, in English as well in Bible David and Goliath. So john, Luke is Goliath and David is a solemn.
So the Psalms is his job, that he was not a warrior, he was a he was a shepherd. And he, what he used to do in terms of weaponry was not any weaponry. Mitel The interesting thing with the shepherds of, of the money Israel and shepherds generally, you see this even to this day in Africa,
you have shepherds in the Middle East and so on, they use a slingshot. Now the slingshot is not the usual thing that we find, you know, the Y shaped stick with a with a rubber band, we wish to put no this is a much more serious thing is actually a weapon if you look at it.
And it was a it was a it was a leather thing.
Long leather thing, which had a into two leather thongs very long, maybe it was about, you know, two meters or so in length. And in the center of that was a flat leather pouch. In the leather pouch sat a sat the projectile, which was usually a stone, sometimes they would also Cast Lead balls, and use those
which will round so it gives more accuracy. But otherwise, we would just take round stones to give them the best accuracy. And they would put that thing in the middle. And he would hold it. And then he would hold the two ends of this thing. So it was now one long thing with the store in the middle. And the shepherd would swing it around his head. And then he would release one of the funds. So this string, this, this knot would suddenly open. And this project I would go and hit whatever the shepherd was shooting at.
Now the shepherds were extremely accurate. They were shepherds who, you know, they were they use this thing for two reasons. One was for their own hunting to bring down food, and usually their food was birds. So these people were accurate enough to hit a bird on a wing. Right? This was just a general standard. I mean, they would just you have a pigeon flying, they would fling this thing shoot it and the pigeon would so if the support is accurate enough to hit a flying bird, you can imagine what kind of accuracy they have. Right? So they're, I mean, this was a shepherd the guy sitting there all day is doing this and he's and you know, this fool depends on it. So you know, he
they became very, very accurate with the second reason they use this was to, to guard their sheep. So especially the usually they they were guarding them against wolves. And obviously the shepherd didn't want to do any, you know, physical combat with a wolf. So the simplest thing was take this thing and shoot the wolf, you hit the wolf and usually if you hit it in the head, you killed it. Yeah. And even if you didn't kill it, you you know it got a very, very painful punishment for attempting to attack your sheep. So the shepherds were extremely, extremely accurate with the slingshot and this slingshot was a lethal weapon. Billy Billy Miller, it was very very,
it was very dangerous. It's very interesting. If you read me medieval history, the Romans used slingshots.
slingers as actual troops in battle,
and the way the Roman army worked was, that is slingshot shooters
were the Romans didn't have bows and arrows, the Romans had three main weapons. One was slingshots. And that was the first thing that came on. Were when they were facing the army, first of all their slingers would shoot their projectiles and they would drop
And the Romans actually casts lead balls. And each thing each slinger had a pouch of these, these LED balls, which they use, and basically the same same Shepherd sling with the use. The second thing of the Romans was when they were getting close the army was Javelin so they had these spirits, which they, sometimes a soldier had more than one, two, or three, but never more than about three. Because it was the whole issue of carrying them and all that, which they would then throw javelins. And after that, it was the gladius, which was the sword, which did the work. And Stuart sword was really a standard.
And it was used at close quarters, and you had the the Roman legion, all the soldiers highly disciplined, standing shoulder to shoulder with their big shields, they had the shield, which was six feet tall. So they locked shields, and then they would stab with these gladius is with these ones, they didn't have steel, they didn't have Iron
Lady, and they perfected and they, you know, into making of steel and so on and so forth. So when the reason I'm giving you all this background history is because when you're looking at this day and glad thing, please don't get carried away by the usual thing that people say oh, you see here was this poor little ship, this one little shepherd boy, he was so weak and he was this he was that and there was this great Goliath. Goliath was a fool. Goliath was a fool. And more than likely he was a fool because he was very arrogant.
He didn't recognize the weapon. He didn't understand what he was facing. Goliath David doubt that Islam at that point was not a weak little boy out there. salam wa Taala or somebody with a with a revolver with a with a pistol with the aid of the far right. What would you say if you had this? You know, I don't know how many of you have seen
it. What is that? What is that movie? Where does the guy does this big sword thing.
You know, and then this, this hero, he pulls out his pistol, his revolver. And
you know, he, he says, oh, process grass. You know, he used a different word. I thought use that word. so easily. It's a whole process grass, and he was banned. And that's it. And to the end of the swordsman. That is what thou that he said I'm actually was
Goliath jello in his arrogance, didn't recognize that. And he paid the price, he paid the price of his life with that, because here was so when this thing happened. Now, to come back to the story, the two armies arrayed against in front of each other,
that would step forward, the finish the champion of the Philistines, here is man and Yato. This is not to be have been an extremely huge man as well. You know, in the days of I mean, today, you're talking about drones and, and some guy
place 1000s of miles away, playing computer games, as a result of which somebody dies. You're not talking about, we're talking about actual physical bravery. Yeah, and and you're talking about, you know, face to face, hand to hand fighting, in which physical fitness and size played a very big role. And courage, of course, played a huge role. But obviously, physical fitness and size. I mean, if you were big, you had a longer reach, you had a longer weapon, you could carry a heavier weapon, which means that when you hit that that strike was much more powerful.
Your own physical ability to take punishment, like somebody punches you and to you, it's like a flies around your nose. You know, all of these things made a big difference here was john jalota. Here was Goliath, who was a huge guy. He was their champion unbeaten, no one could fight him. He had this huge aura here, this huge, he was famous, and so on, and he came forward and he says, who's there to challenge me send your champion. Now the bunnies I knew them in Israel new dilute, right. So these people got very frightened. They say oh my god, what is this now? Where'd this guy come from? Who's gonna fight him?
So dilute the king of Israel, he said who is willing to fight
nobody stepped forward. And nobody wanted to fight the man because they knew his pre gone foregone conclusion. It's not a question.
This guy is going to kill whoever is going to go there is going to get killed. So it's like saying, Who wants to die? Well, you know, I'm I'm sorry, I know.
And at that time, Dowdell Islam stepped forward.
He said, I will fight him. Now think about this, there is a lecture of mine,
on this David and Goliath theme, and I call it the the six secrets of thou shalt have, as I've said, This and the link to that as well.
First, secret, first principle
is if you want to succeed,
you must step forward.
It's only when you take the first step, it's only a new step forward, that the rest will have bad duality. And the soldier may imagine this year, this young boy, who's not even
covered Israel, announces and says, who is willing to fight Jarboe? He doesn't mean everybody means among the soldiers. He's not talking about cam followers. He's not talking about, you know, whoever is there, embedded journalists, or we're not talking about a war among the soldiers who is willing to fight this champion of a
Now, that is obviously not even counted in that. But the issue is in leadership, if you want to lead, you have to step forward. And who decides whether that is the right step or not your design?
We are not we are We never know. I mean, the one stepping forward, even though that is a step forward. Did he know that he was going to win, he didn't know that. He was confident he hoped he could do it. So he stepped forward. Second thing to understand, at first rule is if you want something to happen, step forward. Second thing is
that know your own assets.
The difference and this is my interpretation, difference between
David and Goliath between Dallas and Duluth,
there was no difference, the commonality, I come to the difference in a minute, the commonality was they both knew what they had.
is huge. He was he was clad in armor. And he
he knew what he could do with the sword. So when he came there, and he stood, and each
anyway, slingshot, he knew he knew what he
knew how accurate
so before even forward, he histories he volunteer.
So yes, no one is the only one during the shepherd boy.
So that was up to him. Take my shield, take my take my sword. Now this is a second big lesson, no yours, and also know what will not help you.
So now there is a new day. So he said, No, I don't want all this. I don't want your sword. I don't want your armor. I don't want your shield because I've never used any of those things. I don't know how that whole thing works. Now's not the time to learn. So I'm going to stick with what I have. So second rule is first rule, step forward. Second Rule, stick to your knitting, stick to your core competence.
You know what you can do stay with that.
I'm not against learning new skills. But the time to learn new skills is not when you are facing the opposition. It's not in the ad, the time of combat is not when you are faced with a challenge. So stick to your knitting stick to your core competence.
know the strength of the enemy. Now this is the difference.
Now that is a new the strength of jello. He knew what Goliath could do. Here is man First of all, physically, he can pick me up and break me into two and throw me away with his bare hands. So he's got that kind of strength, meaning I don't want to get close to him. If he gets his hands on me, I'm finished. So I'm not going to end I'm going to make sure that I don't go anywhere close to the guy number one. Number two, his sword.
Sword. He is an expert in that he knows how to wield that sword.
So I am not going close to him physically and I'm not going within his range of his sword.
So no physical contact. He knows very well. Who knows 1000 Islam knows the strength of his enemy. But what about jello?
to general? Jannat biggest problem biggest mistake which he paid for with his life? Was he misjudged his opposition.
When Donald when the alarm looked, what was he seeing? He was seeing his enemy as he was, so he was able to assess the enemy with his full strength. But when jalo looked when you last looked at the elderly, Salah What was he saying? He was seeing a shepherd boy, the man has no helmet. He's got no weapons. He's got no armor. He's got no sword. He's not No, he's got no.
Shield. He's got a slingshot in his hand. What's a slingshot?
He didn't know what a slingshot was.
He did not know what a slingshot was. Imagine put yourself in that position as you're standing there with a 38 with a 45 in your hand.
And you're facing an enemy who's never seen a firearm before it is life. What do you want to see?
No weapons, because he doesn't even recognize that thing you're holding in your hand as a weapon.
He doesn't know.
He doesn't care because he is in himself. He's got his sword. He doesn't know that his helmet is not going to protect him from a 45 bullet. The bullet will go through the metal into his brain.
And that's precisely what happened with dow.
Goliath. jello, misjudge.
That was Elisa.
So they may do
something sub, no one's calling caffrey. Allah subhanaw taala decided to give them victory down the line when there there was really no battle. It was a good practice as far as the elderly is concerned. And the target was a sitting duck. For some huge big man standing right there in front of you a few feet from you. What is that? I mean, that was Elisa Lam could have hit. He actually hit Goliath jello
in his forehead because that's where you know when you wear the helmet, this pieces, your eyes and john is not wearing a faceplate. So his face is bad. So now that he hit him in the center of his forehead bellemeade Tao the lace alarm could have hit him in the center of his phone sleeping lying on the ground if he wanted to.
He could have done that blindfolded.
Right. So he did that he was here was the easiest thing in the world as far as the elderly ceram is concerned. Allah subhanaw taala decided to give a victory so Allah
yard, he digs this door and he picks up a stone. Imagine
you know what the stone is when it comes inside your brain right?
picks up the stone. He puts it he swings it
inside his head. Goliath on the floor.
JOHN Luke is dead.
So lessons to learn.
Know yourself level of expertise. Believe me that was a Sam didn't learn to shoot there.
He didn't go to he was not practicing there. This was blindfolded work.
He knew that that was his core competence. So prepare.
When you step forward, have confidence in yourself. Connect with Allah subhana wa Tada.
Then do your stuff.
That will give you victory as far as the world is concerned. Here is this completely unmatched, completely unequal.
Competition. Completely unequal battle. You know what I agree except
that I see it a different way. I am saying poor
as a poor guy. Completely unmatched, but the strength is not where you think it is. Not a strong I doubt is a stronger year was lethal character. Panic doesn't matter. Forget about that.
This is not for you.
comes before every form
gelatos arrogant. He did not know his opposition. He misjudged his opposition, and he bared the price with his life. Gerald fell.
Army got totally and completely demoralized. They didn't know what hit them and they ran for their lives. Alice rantala succeeded Duluth
as the King of money so I ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to learn from the stories of his mBiA masala and to help us in ways welcome our problems we ask Allah also to be as may be big as him da da da da da sobre was a bit of Domino and tsunami country. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us with Rama, Rama, Rama, Rama,
Rama Rama. ask Allah to forgive our sins and to be pleased with us and never to be displeased with Allah we carry while he was on his way. You definitely care about him you want hamdulillah humble alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.