Lessons from the Anbiya #43 I love the Messenger
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My brothers and sisters, we will spend some more time on the battle of other because it's a very
important battle. It's a very important event, not just a battle. It's an extremely important event in the history of Islam. It's a defining moment.
A lot of analysts that have called it the criterion of judgment, call it a defining moment. And
even though militarily speaking, it was a very small thing, because it lasted just a day. And
it was not, you know, it was not a sort of a campaign and there was no,
it was not the investing of a fort or anything like that it was minor in a in a military
way of looking at it. But in the context of the history of Islam.
It was a completely different story for the defining moment. It was
a very, very critical
event. And that is why Allah subhanaw taala himself, gave it that importance and Allah subhanaw taala revealed Quran about this mod is battle, the battle of
a battle of the Battle of Baba. And
so let's better spend some time now. In surah, Al Anfal, Allah subhanho, wa Taala revealed the surah on the battle on the occasion of the Battle of brother which happened on the 17th of Ramadan. Second history and total and vile is a divine commentary on this battle.
Which Allah subhanaw taala della della who in his infinite mercy, decided to
bless us with so the
Allah subhanho data mentions all the issues in this context, which really
have to do with the, what we would call the Islamization of,
of Islamization of the people of the of the Muslims. Remember, these were all new Muslims, and people by the word recently come into Islam. The majority, of course, they were older Muslims, and more in some of the unsolved but there were also people who are newly into Islam. And
the the idea here is to establish this thing in the minds and hearts of people that Islam was not only about
worship rituals, the whole context of worship and this is something May Allah protect us
15 Centuries later, we still don't seem to have got this right, that Islam is something more than a bunch of ritual worship rituals. We think that Islam as long as we are praying and giving zakat and so on once in a while, we will for ombre. And we do hide once in a once in a lifetime and we are good to go right.
And the rest of it is left to us. This is not the case. This is the whole the whole thing about the Battle of butter and everything else in the whole thing about Islam itself. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala revealed in Surah Baqarah your Latina Armano or the whole of his cilmi calf fatten one auto auto auto shutdown in the hula Komodo Medina la Swatara said oh you will believe enter into Islam completely and totally and fully and do not follow in the footsteps of shatter. He is your sworn enemy.
He is your open enemy. He's blatantly there as your enemy. Don't follow his footsteps Allah subhanaw taala mentioned is in the eye it is directed towards and the the adresi of the Ayat of this IR the Muslim that is, I am the addressee and you are the addressee. So therefore it is very important to understand that Islam, this is what Allah is saying this in the surah and the Battle of others establishing this and the whole concept of philosophy that Islam is a complete way of life, and that Islam does have and will have something to say to you about every aspect of your life. Islam is not simply restricted to
rituals of worship, it is it comprises everything all our
all our affairs and everything to do with life, this is the this is the message that is being given very, very clearly in this in the Surah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned things in great detail. So here Allah subhanaw taala draws the attention of the Muslims, to some of the still lingering as we might say moral shortcomings in their character, their meaning, their way of thinking, for example, and you know, for example, what happened with the, there was, as I mentioned earlier, there was a dispute with regard to the spoils of war. And Allah subhanaw taala is now drawing attention to, to saying that he wants them to build an integrated and pure society, right,
integrated and pure society, and not be like everybody else. So Allah. Then he talks about also the invisible assistants, that Allah subhanaw taala sent down to his obedient slaves, who is obedient
believers to enable them to accomplish their goal of defeating the army of Koresh. He wants the Muslims to rid themselves of any trait of haughtiness, or arrogance with regard to any of this.
he wants them to turn to him jealous and aloof for help, and to OBEY Him and to obey His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now, after that, Allah reminded Allah delineated the noble objectives for which Allah Selim launched that battle. And he the and directed the Muslims, to the merits and qualities that brought about the great victory, the in the Surah last month and also mentioned the,
the Muslim Kena Maccha, the politics and you mentioned the hypocrites and so on, and prisoners of war. They were being admonished, and there was they were, they were told to adhere to the truth, and to stick with the truth and to leave all forms of falsehood. The first and foremost truth is to accept and obey and worship only and only our Creator, Allah subhanho wa Taala della della, to deny that is the first and most critical falsehood
that humanity falls into.
The question of spoils of war also was resolved and the principles and basic
basic principles relevant to the issue of spoils of war also were clearly defined. The laws and rules pertinent to war and peace, were legalized and codified. Allah subhanaw taala wanted the Muslims and wants the Muslims to follow war, ethics, very dissimilar, very different from those of pre Islamic practices. In Islam, there is no
prisoners of war are treated with decency with respect with security for them.
There is no torture in Islam. There is no wanton killing in Islam. There is no killing of women and children, of priests, obviously, other religions with Islam doesn't have priests. There is no destruction of places of worship. They imagined this is Islam. The war is being fought for the establishment of Laila. Hey, Lola, Muhammad Rasul Allah, but Allah subhanaw taala is saying, Do not destroy churches and do not destroy synagogues and do not destroy temples do not destroy places of worship. Now you might say, well, you know, the, in the church or in the synagogue or in the temple, Allah is not being worshipped.
The opposite is happening. So why should we not destroy them? You should not destroy them because this is the home of your rock geladeira Allah said do not destroy, don't destroy the temples don't do not, you know, kill the priests and so on and so forth. Right? The thing is, that when Muslims follow the rules and laws of Islam, there is one effect when Muslims follow their own egos, right? So you conquer a land and then you destroy the temples and on top of the temple, you build a mosque, that has repercussions for hundreds of years later.
Right. So and somebody who had nothing to do with that suffers
1000 years later, it is later because of something we someone else did 500 years earlier. This is these are real, these are harsh realities, whether whether anybody likes to accept them or not, this is a harsh reality. And in Islam, it does. It is not okay to say, well, you know, somebody else also read that
Somebody else is not my teacher, somebody else is not your teacher, Mohammad Rasool Allah SallAllahu Sallam is your teacher, he did not destroy temples and build mosques on top of that,
Allah subhanaw taala
made these things very clear as far as the laws of war are concerned, just war for the sake of, you know, for the sake of war, for the sake of looting for the sake of, of accumulating wealth, these are not permitted,
no matter how, you know, upbeat and gung ho, you might want to feel after talking about this battle and that battle and so on and so forth, you will get the question to ask is, was that battle acceptable in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala or not? And that's not something that you and I can debate and answer here is something we will find out when we meet Allah subhanaw taala anyway, to come back to our, to our subject.
And last round, Dylan said to the Muslims, that you are supposed to outdo others in terms of ethics and values, and and great ideals. We are We were sent to be role models to the world, we will not send to follow the world in whatever the world was doing. If that was the case, there was no need to send the navy or lay set up, we were sent to show the world how to live, not to run behind the world and do what they do, and then give that as a justification to say, well, you know, also if I'm doing that, so, what everybody else is doing that everybody else is not my teacher, Allah subhanaw taala is my is my teacher with his W Mohamed Salah sermon my teacher.
So, the Muslims, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala wanted. So, therefore,
Allah want to impress on the world, that Islam is not merely a theoretical court of life, it is rather a mind cultivation oriented practical principles, a set of practical principles, which are to be inculcated in the minds of people. So that they established understand how to live and therefore, I was going to establish this intra and inter state relations.
Also at this time
also at this time it is, you know,
something which is
faster, Ramona was established at this time.
And then also was made obligatory in the second year of Hijiri. And,
also it was, you know, the cat has been had been there, but it also made Midford.
And one of the reasons was to alleviate the burden of the needy Maha Ji
a wonderful coincidence. Of course, it's not a coincidence, Allah subhanaw taala as will that it will fit what happened after the victory of mother.
It was the finest spectacle
ever witnessed are Muslims leaving their houses
talking, calling out and glorifying Allah subhanho that his name and praise at the top of their voices going to the place of prayer and praying, solitary.
And so Hamdulillah this was a very beautiful thing that happened thanks to the Battle of brother and thanks to
the making fun of Ramadan. Allah looked around and I mentioned some of this and he said, Oh God, we live in a shaytani R rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. What Guru is Dong Khalid Mustafa the iPhone if you love the Taha phone I adore half of our NASS for up work on a year that can be Nasri one of the outcome may not be Eva de la la montage guru. I must have found that I said and remember
when you are few, and you recommend week in the land and you are afraid that men people may kidnap you. But he Jalla Jalla who provided a safe place for you. He strengthened you with his help and you provided you with good things so that you might be grateful. And this is
sort of Dylan Vale is about that. The will decide
was strict straightening
In the lines for the battle of brother, and he was holding an arrow in his hand, you know, like to point and make it straight, and one of the game to one of the soldiers and it's never solid been Hosea Alonso, who was protruding forward. So as soon as Selim poked him with his arrow to push him back, you know, so,
so I immediately other oriented jasola You heard me and I want to retaliate. So, sort of lifted up his
he's governed, and he exposed his stock. And he said, Go retaliate.
So, they allowed all bent down, he hugged him and he kissed him on his, on his belly
obviously a surprise. Yeah, so he said, Why didn't do that? He said, jasola you know, what is God what is going to happen just now in the battle? I don't know if I will live or die. And if I die, I want the last thing to happen in my life for me to touch you. And that's how they loved him, they loved him, you know, in a way that is so unlike impossible for us to
even even imagine how, how much the Sahaba loved Rasul Allah, Allah may Allah subhanaw taala put that kind of love in our hearts, love for His Messenger, Muhammad salah, which is really an indicator and it's a meter and it's a measure of our love for Islam and our love for Allah subhanaw taala there is no one in the world, who good who claims to love who can who can claim to love Allah, and who can claim to love Islam, but who does not love Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, it is not possible, it is just not doable. Like, listen to my lecture on the on why love for a solar cell cell is forth. That's a whole lecture in itself. So I don't want to go into that now. But it is a it is
it is false and it is a sign and a symbol and a meter and a measure of our Islam.
May Allah subhanaw taala strengthen that from himself.
So when So, when it was able to set this surah sera sera made dua for Salah Delano, for a nice amount of Allah to bless him. And that is the dua of Rasulullah sallallahu for all those who help in the cause of his deen and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us this love of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. Now, when people were congratulating, in one instance, people will convert were congratulating
the people who fought in mother
and one of the
Sahaba he said that was not difficult. They were like old camels waiting to be slaughtered. So we slaughtered them. As soon as I was reprimanded, and he said, Don't say that. These are the chiefs of Koresh, and you could not have defeated them. You could not have defeated such an army without the help of Allah. So thank Allah subhanaw taala for his help, he said do not become arrogant in this. But as soon as a salaam completed all his preparations, and exhausted all and when he had exhausted all the worldly means, then he turned to Allah subhanaw taala. And he raised his hand, and he did his hands like this up so that his blessed armpits are visible. And he was wearing a clock and the
clock fell from his back.
And he started making dua and he said, Oh Allah, I appealed your pact, I appeal to your promise, if you wish, then after this day, if you wish, then
if you if this army, if this small group of people, if they
if they perish, then they will no there will not be anybody to worship you on the earth after this day. He said Oh, Allah helped me You promised to help me all I helped me you promise to help me and he went on about with this will work under the other law. No. Heard him for some time and then he saw how anguished he was and how much he was being a lot smarter given to him in Seattle sola bus he said enough, your promise to victory and he will give you victory. Don't exhaust yourself even more and this is the again the love of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is the essence of Tawakkol
This is the essence of Taqwa to do all in your power, and then to turn to Allah subhanaw taala and and place the matter in his hands and ask for his help. Like this, this is the whole essence of the That's why last marathon I said, Yeah, you were living in our monastery, you know, with somebody was solid in the Lucha Masabi This is also
Bukhara, the Tafseer of that the living explanation of that is the battle of Allah. Allah said oh you will believe, seek the help or loss of animal data to suffer and salah, through making all your preparation, all the effort and putting your utmost into the thing and then raising your hands and being a last Valterra for with somebody was in the last hour invariably Allah subhanaw taala is with the Serbian with people who have Sabha who have patience.
The Hadith that resources are seldom mentioned he said the bird leaves its nest in the morning and returns in the evening with a full stomach. This shows Darko, the bird Allah subhanaw taala feeds the bird but not in the nest to the bird does not remain in his nest is leave the nest. It searches for food all day and it returns home with a full stomach in the evening. So searching for food is the job of the slave to ensure that he finds the food is the job of Allah subhanho Tech. Now in searching for the food the slave does not disobey Allah Subhana Allah that Allah does not the slave does not disobey Allah does not take something which is haram. The third the slave searches for food
as Allah subhanaw taala told him to search for food without indulging in Hara the what Allah promised Allah will give Allah does not need you
or me to
do something which he
which He prohibited in order to
to to earn money and not monitor again sort of like that. Unless about that I said is duster be thrown around back home faster Java money we don't be Alfie mineral Mala Ekati moto the feed mama gyro hula Bushra while he talks about in behave, hello, welcome, woman nurse row. Mean delay in Allah as easily Hakeem, Allah said and remember, when you sought the help of your Rob? He answered.
by saying, I will help you,
with 1000 of the angels, each behind the other following one another in succession, Allah subhanaw taala made it only as glad tidings and that your hearts be at rest there with there is no victory except from Allah. Verily, Allah is almighty always think about this.
When Allah subhana data decides to end this world,
and whatever is meant by ending of the world, whether it's the entire universe, whether it's a piece of the universe, whether it's only this earth or what Allah knows. Now, when Allah wants to end this,
what's going to happen? What is the means by which Allah within this? Allah subhanho wa Taala will give
a command he will come on one angel is really set up to do what to blow the soup to blow the trumpet is available in ceramics.
That's it. And everything will finish everything we're not talking about one battle. You're not talking about one battle with you know, 300 people or one side and 1000 people No, we are talking about
the whole world as I mentioned it, you know, Allah knows best the details of it but the whole world
and all that it contains, at that time when that time comes with all its technology and this and that and everything else in the armies and you name it right? Whatever is in the earth on that day. It will not be there anymore.
For that to happen, it is going to be one angel will just walk that's it.
They will not come down and do anything there he from wherever he is.
Then why did Allah subhanaw taala send 1000 angels
to help the Muslims in the Metropole.
This 1000 Angels is the honor was sent to honor receive a license.
Let's say you asked me I will send you 1000 Angels not because you need the 1000 angels but because to show
there's a nice video in on YouTube of Queen Elizabeth's visit to Germany
and it's a
you see that she is
in I think it's a Land Rover sometimes using the couple of landowners behind. But in front of that there's this wedge of I don't even know how many motorcycle cops today maybe
100 or more right so this huge wedge of police and then this one car behind that with the British lion a couple of other cars behind. And she's going now think about that. Here is this lady, he has to go from point a to point b Why does she need all this stuff she's you know, she's not riding the bikes. She does she need all that this is the way in which the monarch is ordered is honored by the host country right? Here is somebody for whom the old kinda discredited Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
and the honors his rubbish is the religion.
And he said, This is how I this is how we will honor you
1000 Angels and others and at the end of their blessing, the victory didn't even come because of the angels victories are from Allah subhanaw taala
always, always, always our attention is drawn back to the love of Allah subhanaw taala there is no one worthy of worship except Allah because that hold our water level and nobody can do anything except Allah.
He is rubble enemy.
This is the thing to keep in mind. Always always a nice thing to to establish and to as the foundation on which everything that's the best ombudsmen of the hotel or the landlord. He asked him asked to be released. So as soon as I told him ransom yourself, Salah bath with Iran, Syria, Salah I'm Muslim.
That's one of the reason I'm saying he will go by what we can see. Your email is between Allah and you. You are with the army of Koresh. And as far as we are concerned you we consider you to be an enemy. This is the uncle of our sorrows SLO.
Mo he is also he wants to be is he has been helping us
think about that.
He has been helping us all from day one.
As long as there is no nausea there was there.
Well, what did he say? He said we go by what we see.
When we go to Austin as well the Allah is here Muslim sent me way less money than I would have informed him. No.
principles of justice are being established here.
You are Mangle. That's beside the point. Here. You came with the army have the courage. You came to fight us you cave as our enemy in the battlefield. You are any?
I don't know the exact details when Alaba Delana was fighting did he kill anybody or not? We don't know he was in the battle. He wanted something.
He wasn't standing there.
So as I said your Eman is between you and Allah.
You are with the Army operation as far as we are concerned you are the enemy. I was what the alarm said. I have no money. So as a result, I'm said What is What about the money you buried and told who will further to use it in case you die?
What is this must be
Allah subhanaw taala informed him
of what Al Abbas did in Makkah.
Our father is his wife, Alana.
So Allah has
gold coins, and he told his wife in case I use that money. Allah subhanaw taala informed me informed
so Allah would not have informed him that Alaba Muslim
principles are being established. Justice is being established. It doesn't matter. Even if you are the uncle of the navy or a salon. You are subject to the same laws as anybody else.
the result of them said to him what about that money you buried there? And you don't know my father?
Who even further his art
he said you told her to use the money in case you die.
Use It Up.
Allah said I said one like I will have Madonna's
estado en Baca Rasul Allah is that I bear witness that you are the Rasul of Allah. Because nobody knew of this money other than me and my wife.
And then he paid his ransom.
What are the Katara de la that's why he's there in the time of Roswell Salem. He used to get ya about what is it the hearts of people after him? We do not get any way. So we will go by what we can see
We do not allow anyone to fool us, nor do we suspect anyone unnecessarily.
This is the principle. We go by what we can see. We don't fool anybody. And we don't allow anyone to fool us. We don't suspect anyone unnecessarily
if somebody is behaving correctly, then we go by that we don't say no, no, no but you see in his heart there is something as we don't know what is the result?
Even Rasul Allah is a Salem, who Allah subhanaw taala could have involved and maybe he even knew what was in the heart of Al Abbas is a no
as far as we are concerned, what we are seeing here is you came as an enemy of the Muslims and we will treat you as an enemy. Therefore you're granting yourself
to the principle in Islam. We go by what we can see. We do not allow anyone to fool us and we also do not suspect anyone unnecessarily
We ask Allah subhana wa Lando to help us
to follow his beautiful deen and to keep us away from everything with displeases masala and will Karim Allah Allah He was named that article