Lessons from the Anbiya – I love the Messenger #34
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A lot of Maori are hungry level below the mean was salatu salam ala sherfield MBA will mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doesn't even cathedra on cathedra from Nevada, Juarez is just another one of the beautiful stories of the Syrah concerns and is about the great Jewish rabbi of the Bonneville called and Hussein Imran Salaam. And later on, he was called to the sorcerer Salam named Abdullah. So we know him as Abdullah bin Salam, or the Allahu may Allah be pleased with him. He was a Jewish rabbi, in year three, which is the name of Medina, before a soulless Muslim came there. And he was widely respected in the whole city, not just by the Jews, but
by everybody. He was a very, he was a he was not just a famous rabbi, but he was descended from a family of rabbis. So his father, grandfather, they were all rabbis before him and he was highly respected. So he was known for his piety and his goodness, and his upright conduct and for his truthfulness.
I lose them inside a lab lived.
It lived a very organized life, for a fixed period each day he would worship and he would teach, and he would preach in the temple, then he would spend some time in his orchard, looking after dead pumps, ruining pollinating, watering whatever needed to be done. And thereafter, to increase his understanding and knowledge of the religion, he would devote himself to the study of the Torah. Now, in this study, it is said that he was particularly struck by some verses of the Torah, which dealt with the coming of a prophet, who would complete the message of previous prophets. Al Hussein min salaam, therefore, took an immediate, very keen interest in this, and he, because he had heard that
a prophet had appeared in Makkah. So he started taking interest in that he would ask people, has anybody seen him? What is he saying, you know, what is? What is the claim, what is the preaching, and so on and so forth. And then of course, he heard that this prophet was preaching a monotheistic religion, he was against idol worship, he was preaching that there is only one God, and that is Allah subhanaw taala. And that he was receiving revelation from Allah subhanaw, taala. And people.
Some people decided to have the loving salaam, somewhere eyes of the Quran and so on. So he became more and more convinced. Then he said, and this is in his words, he said, When I heard of the appearance of Rasulullah, saw salah, I began to make inquiries about his name, his genealogy, his characteristics, you know, physical as well as manners and so on, and his time and place when I began to compare this information, which with what is contained in our books, from these inquiries, I became convinced about the authenticity of his prophethood and I affirmed to the truth of his mission, so basically, he
he became Muslim, he accepted Islam, and he became Muslim. He said, But I had hid the
truth from my people from the bernadina The Jews of Medina because he was afraid of their reaction on that. Then came the day when the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left Bucha and he headed for yesterday.
When he reached yesterday, we stopped at whova. And a man came rushing into yesterday, calling out to people and announcing the arrival of
the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
of deliverance Allah. He said at that moment, I was on top of a palm tree, doing some work and my aunt his name, his name was Khadija Mintel Harris was sitting under the tree. So on hearing the news with his man who came and he announced,
so when he, when Abdullah bin Salam, or Zaman Salam was on top of the tree, when he heard this news, and he said Allah Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
He says, My aunt heard this, and she said, and she criticized him. She said, he got frustrated you by God, you had heard, if you had heard that Moses Musa alayhis salam was coming, you will not have been more more enthusiastic. And so Abdullah says, my aunt really Wallahi by Allah, the brother of more Musa and who follows his religion, and he is the brother
Abu Salah Mohammed Salah was the brother of Musa and he follows the religion which Musa was sent with. So this is the again this is our belief that all the messengers, all the law schools, all the Navy mbf they were brothers to one another.
That's one of the reason I'm saying the same thing to the
to a love thus,
the gardener in the garden entire were sorceress tube refuge. And Allah said he was from the people of Nineveh and Surah Surah Salam said, that is the land of my brother us. So all of that said, units, how is your brother because he said my brother because he was a prophet of Allah. And I'm a prophet of Allah and all prophets are brothers to one another.
So the and
Hadith and I've been to Paris, she was silent for a while. And then he said, Is he the Prophet about whom you spoke to us? And who you said would be sent to confirm the truth preached by previous prophets. And to complete the message of our
Zaman Salam said, Yes.
It is the same person.
So that is it. Without any delay,
I went to meet a soulless hustler. He's ever Irish Koba. I saw crowds of people at his door. I moved about in the crowds until I reached close to him. And I wanted to hear what he was saying. And he said, the first words that I heard him say, were, he said, oh, people offshore salaam, he said, spread peace. And then he said, feed the people, share your food, feed the people. And then he said, Pray during the night while people sleep. And you will enter Jannah in peace. So he is giving them he's giving people three pieces of advice. First time is meeting them three pieces of advice. secret of success in this life in the ultra spread Salah feed people meaning be generous, especially with
food, but in any in many ways. And then pray during the night which is the huddle
where people normally sleep. And you will enter Jannah you will enter paradise in peace. Abdullah in Salam, at the same in Salah. We said I looked at him closely. Now, remember, Abdul Rahman Salam was is a great scholar. And among the things that he was famous for was
an art which was there in those days, which today for one to one, otherwise you would call it face reading. So he would look at somebody's face and he would know a great deal about this person because of the signs that he would see in the person's face. So he said I looked at him closely scrutinized him. And he said I was convinced that his face was not the face of an imposter was not the face of a liar.
He said I went closer to him. And I made the declaration of faith immediately you and he accepted Islam. He said there's a Lila, he Lola was shot shadow number hermit little sort of Allah.
He said the Prophet salallahu Salam turned to me. And he asked him, he asked me What is your name?
said, I he said my name is and Hussein bin Salam.
Salam said, instead of that from now your name is Abdullah bin Salam, Abdullah Salam. So he gave him a new name. And Abdullah bin Salam said, Yes, I agree, Abdullah bin Salam, it shall be by him. That is ALLAH SubhanA data, who has sent you with the truth. I do not wish to have another name from after this day.
He said I returned home and I introduced Islam to my wife, my children and the rest of my household. They all accepted Islam, including my aunt Claudia, who was then an old lady. However, I advised them to conceal our acceptance of Islam from the Jews until I gave them permission and they all agreed that he was afraid of any conflict and so on. So, subsequently, now he said, I went back to also allies on setup. And I said to him, ya rasool Allah, the Jews are a people. He's talking about the Jews in Medina,
the Bernoulli and all the divisions the Jews are people who are inclined to
to slander and to falsehood. I want you to invite their most prominent men to meet you and during the meeting. Now you should keep me concealed in from them in one of the other room
And then ask them about my status among them.
Before they find out about my acceptance of Islam, then invite them to Islam. If they accept that is good, if not, he said if they were wrong because that I would become Muslim, they would denounce me and accuse me of everything base and they were random.
So that's what I
did as he advised he had him in
the next room, he invited these people they came, he introduced Islam
to them, and they began dispute and they argued with him about the truth and so on. And he they will not accept. So when he realized that they were not inclined to accept Islam, he posed the question to them, he said, What is the status of all centmin Salama?
They said, he's our site yet. He said, He's our leader. And he's the son of our Savior, these our Rabbi, he's our ally. He's our scholar, and he's the son of our rabbi and scholar.
Then, as Sam said, if you came to know that he has accepted Islam, would you also accept Islam? They said, God forbid, he will never accept Islam. May God protect him from accepting Islam. So they were horrified. They said, this can never happen. And this time of the ravine, Salam said, I came out, and I announced, or assembly of Jews, be conscious of Allah, it took Allah and accept what Mohammed Salah Salem has brought by God, you certainly know that He is a messenger of God of Allah. And you can find prophecies about him, and the mention of his name and characteristics in our Torah. I, for my part, declare that he is the messenger of Allah, I have faith in him. And I believe that he is
true. And I know him.
He said there was pandemonium,
they shouted, You are a liar by God, you are either ignorant or the son of an evil ignorant person, and they continue to and they continue to abuse him and so on and
on him and his father as possible. And this is the body of the law and now the Law No,
he can think about this he came. This is the mark of a true scholar, Margaux to scholar is that he is in search always in search of knowledge, and always in search of the truth. Right? He is not somebody who at any point in time says what a guy No, now I don't have to accept anything I am. You know, I'm at the ultimate end of knowledge. There's nothing more that I need to know. No scholar will say that true scholarship versus humility.
And I still haven't set up on that on who was like this. So he had a his, his his heart and his soul was thirsty for knowledge. He was passionately devoted to the Quran. And he spent much time in reciting it and studying the Quran. He was very, very attached, deeply attached to surah. Solomon, he spent a lot of time in the company of Rasul Allah, he thought I said, all these are marks our true scholar, he's got he's got he's a true scholar, he has
the desire to learn, he has the book of Allah, he has a messenger of Allah with him. And of course, he takes full advantage of these blessings.
He spent a lot of time in the masjid, in, in in Nuffield Salawat engaged in worship in learning and teaching.
He was known for his beautiful when he was a teacher, he was a DJ was a scholar. So he brought all those skills drawn out to his lab. And he was known for his beautiful way of teaching in the Halacha study circles of the sahaba.
To the extent that Abdullah bin Salam used to be called the person of Jana is to call from the
from one of the IRA John, hello Jana, from a man from the people of Jana. And it was because of his
his strong belief in Rasulullah Salem and his
and his, you know, his devotion to Allah subhanaw taala as dean and to his
to the to deen of Allah subhanaw taala and to the collab of Allah subhanaw taala mela mela is one of the law grant as the goodness to, to learn
the deen and to
and to truly follow it in our lives.
we go on let's move on with our story rather than was Ramadan fasting was prescribed in the second year of Hijra
and were almost revealed you will
double Alec was come up with the right and I didn't mean Cody Comilla 11 Dotto, or you will believe,
decreed on he was fasting as it was decreed
upon those before you so that you may become multiple and righteous. It's very interesting to think about this that
Salah was fired five times Salah was prescribed in the 13th year of fasting was prescribed in second year after
going to Medina.
Almost any task for Iran, which was revealed in Makkah, was to do with the glory and majesty of Allah's mantle. So the purpose was to fill the hearts of the Muslims with the glory and majesty and power of Allah subhanaw taala so that they became firm in their faith. And then Allah subhanaw taala prescribed rules and regulations of life. And that is why those rules regulation life were accepted so readily, and they were followed so faithfully
and consistently, because people knew from where they were coming, right, for people.
Today, we feel that we feel various things are
non negotiable, are inevitable, are absolutely essential. For the for the Muslims of the sahaba. The Deen was essential, not the things of the dunya. You know, it's a question of where do you approach it from.
If you go, if you approach it from one side, you end up with one situation, obviously. Whereas if you approach it from another side, you the whole picture changes, I mean, you just think about this view, if you're walking down a road, if you it's the same road, right, same road, you're looking down that road in one direction,
you see a different picture, you see a particular picture, you see how it appears, whatever is on the road, and you turn around and look at the look behind, it's a different picture, same road, this is how the Muslims approached the Sahaba of Rasulullah sallallahu, how they approached life by looking at it through the through the lens of the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala
we change that, and we look at the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala through the lens of the Zuni see that the issue was with the sahaba. The one like Ali was when we're talking about the, the way in which
we have changed the whole system. And then we complain
about the results. thing I want to explain to you is that Allah subhanaw taala created this world and he created a system. And he created this with
with some rules. These rules apply across the board, no matter who you are, and what you are. And these are the rules of physics, rules of physics are also ruled as well as random. And just like they apply, they apply across the board for anyone, Muslim, non Muslim, whatever, if he
or she follows that rule, then they get a certain result, if they don't follow that rule, they they get a different result.
The law of gravity is where it attracts anything, any free falling object
towards the Earth at is at an acceleration of 32 feet per second per second.
you are in that situation, if you're free falling, then you are under the effect of gravity. Now if you do not want that effect of gravity to reach to its natural conclusion because which means that you don't want to meet the earth traveling towards it at that acceleration, then you have to do something to counter that which is a parachute right. So you will wear a parachute which counters the force of gravity. So you land on the Earth safely, otherwise you will smash yourself to death. The same rule applies to success and failure
and loss rather than amid the rule. And the rule that Allah subhanaw taala made was ALLAH Samantha gave us a lens through which to look at the dunya. If you look at the dunya through this lens and you will see a picture and that picture is the picture of the of truth, the picture of reality.
Look at the dunya through another lens the opposite of that
It gives you a different picture. And that picture is a picture of deception. Now, the Sahaba, what they did was, they wanted to do their they wanted the dunya, they loved the dunya, just like we loved the dunya they wanted the dunya, just like we want the dunya, but not at the expense of the obedience of almost Magnotta.
Right? Otherwise, if you say that they do not want to do near, then explain to me out of Bermuda found out they explained to me
of the Ramadan route for the alarm. Why did they continue to do this? Why didn't they just become monks and go straight to the mussels and salmon and take off for my whole life? They didn't. They were very powerful businessmen.
They were hugely, you know, wealthy.
And they continue to continue to do business. But they did business in the way that Allah subhanaw taala prescribed.
what was the difference? The difference was, they looked at the dunya they looked at their ambitions, their desires, they looked at the dunya the world through the lens of the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala.
the view that they could see through this lens of the obedience of ALLAH SubhanA, Allah DeLillo that was the year that was the real view. And in fact, this is true. So for them the non negotiable thing, the thing that there was no
that they did not consider to be something which was, you know, they could ignore
the thing for which they had no alternative, and they didn't even want an alternative. Right, that's the key thing to understand is they were not obeying Allah subhanaw taala as if it was a very, but they were being Allah subhanaw taala out of love for all of us.
So for them, the thing that had
that had no alternative and that was
non negotiable was the obedience of Allah.
Everything else in the world was negotiable. Now when they looked at the dunya in this way, and they made Allah subhanaw taala and obedience to Allah subhanaw taala supreme in their lives, Allah subhanaw taala gave them
and they gave them more than here then we can ever imagine.
Right our desires are really if you look at our desires, our desires are miserable. Our desires are not even worth thinking about. Our desires are purely personal personal, I want to have I want to build my own house. I want to build a house what kind of house
are you looking at the like the palace of Alhambra? No, even even our desire in the dunya is so miserable
some wooden structure in this in this country most of it is wood one once spark and it was up in one file
this is our that I want to have this this car
buy the car in our desire is not to build the car our desire is not to create this absolutely fabulous you know automobile which runs on love alone, no.
Our desires to buy a car so you buy a car and make somebody else with you.
These are our desires.
I want to marry a beautiful woman or this handsome man and then most Muslim men they want to marry they never do it but they will always talk about oh second wave, third wave fourth wave absolute garbage
these are this is the extent of our desires. How many I spent my whole life talking to people right? I spent this month did my work I counseled people I talked to people Halaqa these that
I have never heard somebody say I want to create an economic system that truly revolutionizes this world.
I want to create a system of government and not a king but if I ever become the president or prime minister or king of a country then I want to create a system of government which has this which Korea which will have this absolutely fantastic society which is free from all pain and suffering.
I've never heard somebody say something like this and never heard somebody say that I want to build this automobile this car which is you know as I said you know love runs or love unknown or sunshine or something
as if I maybe I maybe I'm in the wrong circles, maybe you have you are with people who constantly talk about this great invention. That's what you only hear about consuming.
What kind of ambitions are these? The Sahaba didn't have all
They said we obey Allah. And there's no alternative to that. So Allah gave them the dunya Allah gave them the old world. He created He gave them they had and the generation after them they they had an empire which will five times the size of the barrel, Alexander the so called Great five times in area.
At the end of the manova, when the bonobo boss came, they inherited an empire which was five times in size three times the size of the Roman Empire at its peak, five times the size of the empire of Alexander the so called Grid.
How did it happen?
And then if we I don't have the time here to go into all the all the you know, the economics and whatnot of it, they did that without enslaving people, they did that without mass slaughter of people.
When Julius Caesar conquered Gall, gall had a population of 300,000,
Julius Caesar slaughter 100,000 In one day
in the war, and he said this is a good day. So 1/3 of the population is allotted
another 1/3 of the population he enslaved, he took them as slaves and carted them off to Rome.
And 1/3 were just scattered all over God.
He completely destroyed the whole state of God, the whole, you know, those days there were no states and countries and no national body, God is presently France. And most of it
the Muslims did not do any of this, the Muslims did not mass enslave people, the Muslims did not mass slaughter people.
Yet they had a they had a empire of, you know, five times the size of the empire of Alexandria and three times the size of the empire of Ulysses and the ruins.
All this because of the lens through which they looked at the dunya. We on the other hand, we've turned it upside down, we look at the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala through the lens of our desires, I will obey Allah, if it suits me, I will obey Allah, if it is convenient for me, I will obey, obey Allah, if it fits in somewhere with my desires.
My desires must come first. So I want to buy a house, I want to build a house. And if I have to take an interest based mortgage, that's okay. You say Allah's marathon and declare war on you, if you do that.
I don't care.
I want to start a business for which I will take an interest based loan I want to go they have an education in a university in this country where where
education and healthcare are the two biggest scams.
So I want to take a educational loan and put myself you know, under
end up with a with a amount to pay back of you know, $100,000 or more.
And as a result of that,
I enslaved myself the system.
This something which is non negotiable. If you ask somebody, first of all, why do you need to buy a house or build a house? Why can't Why not to live in a rented house, which is hella
Why was to get an education, so called education in this country, go to some other country and get education much cheaper. We will get the same education for 110 the price?
Why don't we change what you want to learn? Because there are many things that you can learn, you can learn in this country, which does not which do not cost that much. I know a friend of mine who wanted to be a dentist, when he figured out that he did all the sums yet he realized that he needed a million dollars
to graduate and set up a dental practice.
So he changed his goal.
And he decided to become a builder, a licensed builder.
become successful, he's on his way
to maybe earning $100,000 or more annually
doing something which he likes to do because he was good with his hands. He likes to do that at his own pace.
My brothers and sisters please understand this.
There are always alternatives.
The question is, what do you hold as non negotiable?
Which is the lens through which you want to look at the world?
This is what the Sahaba fosjoas did.
They put on the glasses of the origins of Allah's man hotel and they never took them off?
And Allah was about to tell I'll let them see success in this world and let them see jaaneman Shall
we ask a lot of our intelligent adulthood to be pleased
with us and never to be displeased was Allah Allah Allah will carry while he was with me