Mohammad Elshinawy – The Prophet Muhammad – Incredible Positivity

Mohammad Elshinawy
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the personality of the Prophet salallama Alayhi wa Sallam, a man who is constantly anxiety, positivity, and creative. He is a type of person who is constantly reassuring others and inspiring them to become fearless. The speaker also discusses the history of Islam, including his success in reaching into reserves and balancing personality traits with mental health, and his actions during his time as the Prophet. He emphasizes the importance of not giving too many opportunities to be liked and the need for a strong message to convey one's desire to become a Islam-IA person.
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Brothers and Sisters if you were to spend the day with the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam How do you think you would describe his personality? His demeanor, how he carried himself his outlook on life.

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Perhaps the most obvious thing you will notice, front and center was how concerned he was with people at every hour sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Think of the night before the Battle of Bender, the Battle of bed that was a battle before it began despite the Muslims being caught off guard unprepared, facing an army three times their size. And the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam in that context is told all of the leaders of Qureshi will die tomorrow. It's going to be an unbelievable unexpected turn of events. Abu Jahan will fall here and he pointed and he walks over and says that road trip Nairobi I will fall there, oh my god, it will fall here. Despite that, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spent the night begging Allah pleading with Allah crying and stretching his hands so high to Allah azza wa jal sang

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Allahumma inner whom who fare to in Milan Oh Allah, the men that are with me are barefoot. So carry them around to in fact to whom they can't even they don't even have enough clothing for their bodies so guard to them.

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They are gr on felt I should better whom they are hungry. And so give them their fill.

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Allah who may entirely care the healer Sr, but later but fill around, Oh Allah, if you allow this group of mine to be destroyed, you will not be worshipped on the earth any longer mean these are the only believers left Oh Allah do not allow them to be destroyed. And then I will walk around the Allah Who and sees the Prophet SAW Selim continue like this, to the point that he feels like he has to intervene. And he says, Yeah, rasool Allah who will give you what you promised. Did the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam doubt that Allah who would give him he didn't doubt. But Allah did not promise him that all of the Companions would go home safely, right? And so he still had concern in

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light of all of this for those Sahaba that he doesn't know their outcome. He's concerned for his companions.

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You know, he wasn't just fixated on the safety of the innocence or the safety of the believers. He was always protective of even those that were stubborn and were rejecting faith and we're persecuting the Muslims. Allah says that in the Quran, hanawa Allah La la cabeza here on Neff. Sokka. Allah Hakuna mumineen you're going to destroy yourself chasing after these people, oh, Muhammad, just because they're not believers.

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And he said subhanho wa Taala Kadena Alamo, inner hula Huizhou que la vie of Kowloon. We know how much it saddens you these things the rejecters of faith are saying we know it saddens you.

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And Abu Hala Radi Allahu Allah and it's reported about him that he used to say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was moto arsenal, ZAN. He was constantly grieving is sort of the basic translation. But what does it mean constantly grieving? Like was he depressed? And sort of when you see him, was he negative? That is the idea because he was not depressed. How could he be depressed? Sal, Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam. This is a man who used to speak to Gibreel Alayhis Salam day in and day out, did have conversations right? Allah would send him the archangel himself to walk his path with him to be his friend and advisor.

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He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was honored by Allah to be carried through the heavens and pass the threshold of, of the created universe in a sense, or the universe as we know it, and pass it through to the moonta which even Angel Jibreel alayhi salam was not able to permit it to pass. So it wasn't grief like depression. It was concerned for everyone that was very obvious in his personality, Sal, Allahu Allah. He said you couldn't miss it.

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So he was constantly concerned, constantly anxious, constantly protective of people. And Allah says that about him in the Quran, Aziz en la Hema I need to a prophet that it's very difficult on him to see you go through difficulty

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How do you soon alikoum keen on your well being protective of you? However, that's one side of his personality. sallallahu alayhi wasallam there is another side of the personality that may even be more obvious.

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And you got to think of how it all came together in him. sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam. That second element is the fact that Jared for instance, Radi Allahu answers. Since I became Muslim 10 years straight, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam never saw me except that he smiled to me.

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And Abdullah hadn't had if they don't the Allahu ansaid, no body used to smile more than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had this radiant, lovely, unforgettable smile, and someone saw it, they remembered it for as long as they live.

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That he would

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comfort people with he would reassure people with

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and now the personality, if you will, I hope is becoming a little bit clearer. That of His greatness. sallallahu alayhi wasallam is that no matter how he was feeling inside, which would show it had to show how protective he was? That did not stop him salAllahu alayhi wasallam from being the type of person that was kind that was reassuring, that was constantly instilling trust in people instilling hope in people instilling confidence in people he would cheer people up, you know, that's not easy to bring those two things together. When people are feeling the low. It is very hard for them to be lifting other people up, right. But he had this amazing ability sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam to reconcile those two great personality traits, that he was able to reach into his his reserves. Reach into the bottom of the bucket, to bring people up to uplift people to empower them to make them cheerful. He was exhausted and chasing after people's well being yet he still had it in him to try to exhilarate others some Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, this is called like emotional generosity. Yes, it doesn't cost a penny to be emotionally generous, but it can be very, very, very challenging.

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Very few people can pull this off, you know, some people, they're, they're depressed, they're depressed. One of the reasons is because they're just consumed with their problems. Like, I'm concerned about my finances, or sort of my emotions in as an individual, my security, like, my, whatever it may be. And so they're, they're not able to even think about the feelings of others, let alone how to make them better.

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Other people like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his grief was out of concern for others to begin with. But that concern for others never broke him. Never paralyzed him sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam the way it does for so many of us.

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You know, you can have the most loving family member in the world. There is such a worry warrior, as they call them nowadays, that they fill the air with sorts of tension, like paranoia, anxiety, because they just they worried so much about you that they actually imprint on you this sort of

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ill atmosphere, this negative energy, as we call it, nowadays. You see, even relief workers is actually very common. People sort of go out of their way to take care of the underprivileged, the underserved, the broken the downtrodden, and they have crises, they have these psychological meltdowns, and they're not able to continue.

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You know, the Imams of communities.

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Not for anyone to think ill of the Imams, but we also have to differentiate between the Imams and the prophets, Allah Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam. I know Imams who tried so hard to be accommodating to their communities, and they had to seek clinical help for their mental health. And so he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had both, and brought both in with such beauty. Like his emotions manifest that as we said, it's better sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it never overloaded him. And that brings us to the third dimension of his personality. sallallahu alayhi wasallam which is that he at the core of it all, he enjoyed such an inner peace sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam he

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had like endless serenity, tranquility, peace, and that is what only faith can give you. Right? He had this certainty inside him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that was an infinite resource that no matter what happened, no matter what happened, he could still move forward. You know these people say like, move past your problems. You can't always move past your problems. Some things you just can't move past them. They latch on right there long term challenge

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Just trials, he was able to move with the problems along with them. He didn't even put them down. He didn't sort of lock them out of his purview. He saw them and was still able to operate within them. And that's what gave him this legendary optimism. You know, what is the difference? They say between like an optimist someone who thinks positively, and someone who thinks negatively a pessimist. They say the optimist sees every obstacle as an opportunity, everything that you think is a dead end, they see it as an opportunity.

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And the pessimist sees every opportunity as an obstacle to dead end. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam was the most optimistic human being on the face of the earth. Despite the fact that he was the most concerned about humanity than any human being ever. sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Like you read about,

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you know, when the Muslims are being taunted in Mecca. Let's give you a few examples.

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Abu Lahab 's wife, Amin, she used to walk the streets she was a well known poet, and she used to sing or like chant, Madame mamoun Ebina were Dina who Carlina Amara who is Lena muda mum, she's referring to the Prophet we have rejected

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and his religion we have hated. And his command we have defied she's taunting him sallallahu alayhi wasallam but she was using the term modem modem and means the displaced one, the condensable one. And so people are hearing this, and she's making a public display of it and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam immediately for the Sahaba he reframes. He says to them, only look at how hola diverts the insults of Quraysh from me. She is insulting muda meme that is praised one and I am Mohammed. I'm the I'm the praised one. Mohammed means the praised one. She's trying to flip it on its head and he's saying see Allah misguided her into using a name. That's not mine. That's not me. I don't know

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who she's talking about. Right? That reframe was what he was so good at sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and this would energize the Sahaba around him. He used to say to those who have Allah I do I start panicking. There's no such thing as like a contagious disease that just without Allah's other no matter what, it's just going to infect you. He said, while I play it out, there's no superstition, there's no such thing as a curse or a bad omen or otherwise. He said, Well, he bullfighting Al Hasan, I love good omens. Wherever I see a sign an event. I'm reason to think positively of Allah I'm gonna think positively of Allah. When it was deadlocked during today via

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negotiations and was such a difficult moment, they saw a man come forward to negotiate after several others before him. His name was so alien to him. Instead of everyone saying Here goes another hard headed person who's going to strong arm us. His name was Joe. Hey Lebanon, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took a good omen out of the name of the man. He said his name is Souhei he says I'd say hola and Morocco, your your affair your mission has just become settled. Easy. Why? Because the guy happens to be named Suhail.

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See the reframe. You see the beauty in the personality sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam, you know late into his life salata, Abdul Salam who Ali, it just didn't weekend. It wasn't sort of the energy and the optimism of a young, youthful person. I didn't Hatem about the Allahu ion when he became Muslim. I didn't know that there was a big personality in Arabia. I did the Hatem

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came and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was trying to convince him to become Muslim. Every time he speaks to him someone interrupts and says, yeah rasool Allah we heard about like some some people road bandits intercepting a caravan robbing everybody. Yeah, Rasul Allah, things are really tough where we're running out of like resources, poverty, and so he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam starts feeling that idea of the Hatem is starting to develop a negative perception of the Muslim community. These guys are pretty weak and like things aren't going their way and he thought it maybe would detract from his willingness to become Muslim. And so he reframed it immediately.

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He said or ID in thought that we could hire if you live long enough. You're going to see a woman all by herself travel from an era hundreds of miles away, all the way to an kava without an entourage without security without fearing anyone but Allah and the wolf attacking her sheep. And oh ID if you live long enough, you will see the Muslims inherit the treasures of Kisara Abner Hormuz, get certain hormones is the grand emperor of the superpower of the world. Sassanid Persia right now in that time, so I do

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actually has to stop him like Do you hear yourself? Kiss? Are you sure you mean kiss Dr. Nicodemus, he said kiss Rob normos. And I'll tell you one more. If you live long enough,

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you will see a man walk out of his home with abundant wealth and not know who to give it to.

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Everyone will be satisfied.

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Id are the Allah who are undecided to become Muslim.

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How confident the Prophet SAW Selim was in things changing for the better as Allah promised him, how tranquil serene at peace he was, with his certainty and Allah He decided to become Muslim and then he said at the end of his life now and I have lived long enough to see two of those come to pass. And if I live long enough, I'm awaiting the third Akoto holy house I was stuck for Allah Allah Mineola.

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hamdu Lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala Milena, we about the shadow Allah illallah, WA the hula sharika lahu a shadow and Mohammed Abdullah, who whenever you also do so in that way, brothers and sisters, regardless of how dark things got, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not able to just stay anchored because of his faith, but was able to uplift those around him because of it. And so I asked Allah to allow us to meet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But for now, I hope you've met through this whole book, a little bit of a clearer image of his personality. He had this incredible strength at the core of things. And that is why despite deep in his heart, having so much mercy,

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compassion, concern for people, he was also able to be cheerful and uplifting with everybody. You know, I've been hearing people say with everything going on in the world, and we just can't disconnect or if we do disconnect, we're going to feel guilty and there are many problems in the world. He wasn't detached from them, right? He wasn't just like, ecstatic to a fault, right? In a way that is not recognizing of reality. He wasn't detached. He recognized it all. You know, people are saying how are we going to even like, enjoy Ramadan celebrate Ramadan, and this Ramadan is exactly for this. I don't mean over eating and so it No, of course we're going to do Ramadan, a

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little different because of these events. Because Allah has blessed us with a wake up call. Because Allah has granted us this very big obstacle to be a humongous opportunity for us. Ramadan is just for that, refill your reservoir, so that you will have the capacity to remain concerned for the well being of everyone and to even exude that in a way that uplifts others to take part in it with you. May Allah azza wa jal teach us that which will benefit us and benefit us with that which, with that which He has taught us, may Allah azza wa jal forgive our sins and cure our sick and have mercy on our disease. And in particular, our brother the founding member, our brother Ibrahim, the founding

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member of Malibu, there bring Janessa on now Allahumma Amin if we cannot be with him today than at least our door, I will reach him certainly, may Allah have mercy on him and accept all that he has done and have granted family patience and allow us all a positive stamp on this world before we leave it. Allahumma Amin

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