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Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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smaller hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam.
Well, that tonight's
story, we're going to spend some time with a very
special Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wa alayhi wa sallam.
He used to be considered one of the wisest companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He also was
known for, for his knowledge, he was one of the most knowledgeable companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
forgive me for
we're being a little emotional tonight. But
this companion, may Allah subhana, Allah be pleased with him, and with all of the companions of the Prophet. So I said, lamb is one of the actually very famous, well known companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's from the Al Saud.
But, you know, I always said, I said, in Charlottetown, in this series, we're going to try to touch upon or bring things that are not
very common, commonly known, you know. So what was very interesting about this companion is that he was one of the, if not the last,
from the unsought to accept Islam.
Right. And he was from the huzzah Raj.
And what one interesting fact about him is also his actual name, there's a debate amongst scholars as to what his actual name was, because he's more known by his cornea.
Right about something.
So there is a debate about his actual name. Was it armor? Was it or Weimer? Was it way more of an AMA or was it way more organizational base? Right? Because he was known by his Cooney.
Anyone knows who it is? No, not yet. He was one of the people that finished the memorization of the Quran, in the lifetime of the prophets of Allah.
He was known again for his for his wisdom.
You know, he was very wise companion
and that's when Malik said, Mata rasool Allah has met and abuse Allah Allahu alayhi wa salam, O Allah, mm hmm Quran Allah Irga.
He said, the message of Allah Azza wa sallam passed away, and for people memorize the Quran in the lifetime of the process, and, of course, the older man said, and as he's talking about the unsolved because there were obviously companions from the MaHA Julian, that finished the memorization of the Quran. And others said no, Anis was speaking about those who, whom he had firsthand knowledge of, but obviously there were other people that did not necessarily, you know, come out and say, Oh, I know the whole Quran. Right. But according to Ennis, and this hadith is an advocate it he said for for people memorize the Quran in the lifetime of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe. Salam, this
right? Well, we're out of blue Jevon was able to salvage what I was eight.
And another narration, five
this companions name or konia, he was known as a Buddha.
I will do that I had a very interesting story.
He had an idol that he worshipped.
So many people and generally, in addition to the, like main idols that were known that they worshipped, they also had their own personal ones. And at home, some of them actually had multiple ones, and in different rooms, or in different households. And if someone had multiple wives, there was an idol at each one of these households that had his own idol that he worshipped.
Abdullah of Nova and Mohammed bin Muslimah from his nanny
decided to to go and destroy it. So they were able to sneak into this place and they destroyed it. They they broke it. So whenever their dad came home, he found
his idol broken into pieces. So he was collecting these
and he kept saying we have them tonight what would you Why didn't you defend yourself he's talking to the to the broker idle as he's trying to put all the pieces together maybe that he constructed or like put the do some some sort of an emergency
surgery or something any reeks is constructed so as he was saying this hola difficult enough sick Why didn't you defend yourself Why did you protect yourself with that his wife she said though Can I am forgetful and I had in the van FC here whenever
she said you know what if he had the ability to defend or benefit anyone he would have been able to defend or benefit himself beside them
and that basically hit him finally. So he told her
prepare, prepare something for me so I can take a bath.
Right so he knew although at that point he wasn't Muslim. He knew that Muslims were people of what
Bahara cleanliness and all of that and that he needed to take a bath.
Alright De Lima and photocell factors and whatever is a letter who and he dressed up from other habit in interview sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he went to the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Well Abdullah in Ottawa, Endo. When I'm loving Ottawa saw I was coming. He said, Yeah rasool Allah Allah that was there that one IRA who Elijah effete Albina he said, This is a Buddha, I think he found out what we did, and he's probably coming to get us
he was one of the people him and how am I doing myself? Oh, the Allah on whom? The message of Allah it said that the promises to them said to him in the merger Ellucian
the process who said no, he came to accept Islam.
So the province had a new
interim bui Danny, we are there and you say,
My Lord has promised me that I would turn it out and accept Islam.
What does that tell you?
Yanni Of course, the Messenger of Allah, he's a prophet from Allah. So how did that how did he know? Allah Subhana Allah told him that I would accept Islam and the promises I was expecting it and was hoping was looking forward to it. That shows us this the status of who I will tell you that before he even became a Muslim, Allah subhanho data knew the potential that this man has.
So Allah told him, that I will come and accept Islam.
And of course, I would doubt God only Allah I know he stood with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Historians say that he wasn't able to he was not Muslim at the time of budget. This was after better, right? But he joined the Messenger of Allah assignment or hurt. And he fought. And they said that he kept shooting with his, you know, bow and arrow at the kuffaar until he ran out of arrows. No one was like shooting like him. And then he started taking rocks and throwing at them just to keep them off from chasing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when the prophets of Salem basically went up the mount of tourists
and the prophesy tell him that day they said he looked at him and he said Nirmal Faris, we're all human
you know, that's why some stories say maybe that was his name other said nope, person his name was Ahmed in the province of Salem, just call them away marry this in an endearment way of calling someone Nirmal Ferris or a waiver a waiver is the best night or Warrior by Solomon he saw what he was doing right that he was fighting with whatever he had right, you run out of arrows you run you run out of proper equipments, right. You do whatever with whatever you have, make the most of whatever you have, but some of us sometimes we have to have the perfect setting the best equipments, everything has to be in like
in place perfectly in order for us to start with contributing or giving.
I would have
said that before Islam, I
was a merchant. He was he was trade was his business. I was a businessman. And I was doing very well. After I accepted Islam, I tried to he said I, you know, started to want to worship Allah subhanho wa taala. And I tried to combine both business and worship. And in dunya and akhira. He said I couldn't the love of Accra over
came over took my passion of trade, and I gave it up. And of course obviously no one has to do that. I would do that.
took it too, so much so that in a hurry and it's been Malik
sorry in Al Bukhari, there is a Hadith that I would there there are the Allahu Anhu.
The prophesy Salim
paired up with Derrida with another very special companion. Anyone knows who it is
Sandman, Sandman, who
so he paired Sandman with that would
want to try to find you Yes.
I want to be able to Haifa.
So I will Jehovah reported this hadith is in
interview sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have been the Sandman
was out of San Manuel about Durga Sandman went to visit Abu Dhabi. This was before hijab was made obligatory, thorough oh my god, whatever the law so he saw that oh my god that was not dressed up.
He saw that oh my god, that was not what dressed up? I mean, with a bit of delay. Yeah, the I mean, she was not
she did not groom herself. She she wasn't dressed up nicely. So so that, you know, Salman said, you know, what is this?
Masha Anokye, what's the matter? What's wrong?
Which is something very interesting. All right. Again, first of all, they were very close. Right? And then when he saw this, he thought that there was something wrong.
We see anything wrong in this picture? Let's be honest.
Wherever there, there must not be around mess. If he's at home, there is no way his wife would be any dress like this.
Any this by the way, sometimes we find a hadith in Bukhari and Muslim in the Sunnah. Sometimes we don't read between the lines, we kind of just, you know, skip over these small nuances.
But what is this telling us that in their culture, this was not acceptable.
What Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to come back from any trip, any journey, you know, any expedition on their way back, they would camp outside Medina, they will not enter the city of Medina, they will stay right maybe, maybe, you know, half a day distance from Medina. And then, you know, they will send messages to the people of Medina, that they're coming. And individuals, you know, who basically survivors who are coming back will inform or alert their family members in the province and sell them in the Sunnah said that a man should not come back into town without informing what his wife and his family so that they can prepare themselves
so that they can prepare themselves should not catching me off guard. Right.
Now, what happens
if you if you must just be Can I be honest?
Now if you go somewhere, okay, now if a man goes home, and he sees his wife dressed up, what is he going to say?
Where are you going?
Are we expecting guests? Who's coming?
And by the way, same same thing goes for the for the for the man as well. Because I've been Ibis probably Allah says, you know, one time someone saw him, just, you know, going out of his way, you know, dressing up grooming himself, you know, putting, you know, he's like, What are you doing? He's like, like, is there something is there like a special occasion? He's like, No, I'm doing this for my wife.
Your wife said it he will lie in the way boy let me let her come aboard wanted to zillionaire Lee, he said I grow myself beautify myself for my wife, just like I would love for her to do that for me. I appreciate her doing that for me, I would do the same thing. And then he quoted portion from a verse in the Quran where the Hoonah Miss Lulu de la enable model
for the women, right in a marriage, there is a right equal to that which which is demanded or expected from them.
So this is his understanding. This is a practical lesson from him to one of his students.
And he you can't come at home anyway. Shala you had a long day of work and all of that and at least if you don't take like a shower. This is the brother at least if you don't take a shower. Yeah. And he as one of our mentors used to say, Hammond Francie.
Yeah, he used to call it french french french bath. So tell them what is a French bath? He's like he was some of these French
colognes or something any dry or do dry clean.
at least you can change your clothes, you can suggest something fresh Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to
used to, you know, use Slack before before he approached any of his family members.
What kind of keeps on the love it was. So this was a common thing. Now, I mean, at one time I remember in a in a lecture, you know, there was a conference or a seminar about marriage, and I mentioned something and some people told me Oh, you're being so hard on the sisters you're being so hard on the men and I said Subhanallah because I gave an example I said, you know, sometimes you come and you're like,
you know, the person is you know, doesn't seem to be interested in anything like you know, they're not dressed they're not and then all of a sudden that very tired person if they get a phone call saying oh, let's hang out tonight
let's let's go for for for a coffee at Starbucks Starbucks.
That person all of a sudden now has what energy to mashallah you know stand for half an hour in front of the mirror, groom themselves look nice put on a nice Yanni mashallah garment, that nice outfit, you know, nice job and make sure that they coordinate everything.
This is this is not acceptable.
And subhanAllah. And when we go now, Salman is teaching us a lesson here. He saw something wrong.
And I take this seriously, if I see any of my family members, you know, basically violating some of these adapt, I'll bring this up meaning relatives, you know, siblings, you know, cousins. Oh my god, if I see this, this is not this is not acceptable. It's not just, you know, between us, depending on the level of comfort.
Your husband is here, your wife is here. This person deserves your courtesy. All right. So Salmaan thought there was something wrong. What's wrong with you? Why are you like this? She said, Well, your brother I would dare that doesn't care.
a bad Sandman says that there is something what? Wrong there is. So. So anyways, that brought Sandman, Emile, he prepared something, he put it in front of him and he said,
and then and then said, Man, notice that there there is not eating. So he said, Eat. So he said, Oh, I'm fasting today. Is that No, you're not.
You're not fasting.
Is it? No, no, I am fasting. He said, Well, Lila, I will not eat until you eat. Man, Abby alkylene had Talquin so he forced him to what to eat. So he ate him from this. Of course, one of the benefits of this is that if you are if this is a voluntary fast, you can for the safety of your guests, you can actually break your fast then
fall Americana phenomena can lead with a habit I would die upon. So Sandman was obviously spending the night there. So when it was nighttime, that basically prepared something for some man, you know, to lay down and he's he stood he wanted to pray family. He wanted to pray. So segments told him no, you need to sleep.
I want to pray.
So he slept. Then he woke up in the middle of the night wanted to say a man got up and he said sleep he wouldn't let him sleep.
Then he got up when there's one of there was like a small portion of the night left like the last third of the night he got up so he said, now we can pray and they both prayed. And then Solomon said to
the famous statement, right in a little bit chaotic happening. We're in a cigar lake where the Annika needs to help convert articulate the heart and
so he said to him, You Lord has a right right. Your body or your soul. Your body has a right your family has a right.
So give everyone their due right
phelim for Atlanta based on Allahu alayhi wa salam. So Georgia went the next day or in the morning he went to the prophesy salam for the Corolla with Alec so he told him what happened
for Karla Nabil sallallahu alayhi wa sallam So the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said sadhaka Sandman.
Sadaqa Selma, Sandman spoke the truth. He was right.
So this is one of the
famous stories about
Radi Allahu wa. I was there that was
I will conclude with this there is a lot to be said about him at all the Allah one.
I would doubt that probably Allah who died in year
32 of the agent of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said
and he used to say that
that I love duniya because it was too
You know, it was in dunya that you get to pray
and do good deeds.
So I would have got used to say that I love living. I love dunya and I love living for these things. This is what he loved about dunya that was a place where you can do good deeds
last but not least, you know one thing that is how Allah shook
Omada are the Allah Allah has said that when I was there that while the Allahu Anhu was dying
he kept saying, me yeah, I'm alone obviously. Oh me Heather.
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so he kept saying
who would work for a day like this for a moment like this?
That a meaning in other words, he's saying work take take advantage of your life so that when this moment comes, you're ready right all the law on
it is said today and I'm just gonna share this with you
as we conclude Subhanak along with him the commissioner La La Land Mr. Farrakhan
when Omar Al the Allahu and is even more Aria is even with Soufiane the governor of a sham wrote to Amara the law
that the people have sharp like Muslims, the Muslim population in sharp is increasing.
And there are many and they're, they're thirsty or they're hungry for knowledge. So send us
people of knowledge from Medina. I want to summon five. One of them was that without that,
without that, you know, these companions to go there and tissue because they were of the most knowledgeable companions out there that was was was was the Mufti was Aldi he was he was the Alim he was the Muhaddith he was the mockery, because he was one of the one of the Quran
right? Most of those who learned in many of those who learned you know, Garowe in Sham, the whole amount of Sham they their chain goes through a good area of the law on Audible
but what was very to me what was very touching was that almost all the law on when he received the letter of morality of use even abused Sophia
he said to his to the companions in Medina
in a while and Abby Shalvey
cuttable in a year
he said that our brothers in Sham wrote to me seeking my help
with regards to such things as and such
you see where I'm going with this?
In that way, I don't have a Chevy
and we're in a home because
it now they're there. They're screaming, yelling and seeking help.
You know, someone from the home is gonna come and save their lives, but there is no
when they ask for people to teach them how to solve this as a as a huge task, serious task, that's how seriously they were. They were taken.
And now we have oh, man that sham sham was there for the OMA Islam would have not spread to the east.
Would have not what didn't probably mean a costume camera.
Who sent for how many more classroom that was the Sahaba and and the rulers of Shem.
And would have not gone to the west who sent most of nanoscience, Northern Africa all the way.
So it's, it's what is happening is Sham now just is a reflection of the miserable state of this.
This is how we have come to as
And again, nothing is going to change until we're able to remove all
All these borders
that we know, are not there. I mean, when you go there, I mean, you see it on a map. But when you go there on the ground, you don't see it, it's not there.
You don't see it. Until we all of these borders are removed, taken out of our hearts until somehow we're able to get rid of nationalism. I'm telling you, this, Allah is not gonna rise again.
Until we see no glory, or pride in anything other than Islam.
Nothing else. I mean, I understand maybe tribal, or ethnic affiliation. That's normal, that's natural. But nationalism makes no sense to me. Maybe perhaps just because of my upbringing, I was born in somewhere and my ancestors, I mean, maybe Allah Allah, but I can't relate to it anymore.
And I don't understand why Allah He was a paid for it as a as a teenager, when I saw growing up, right. And when I saw what was happening in Somalia, the whole Ummah was like just complicit. And they were just watching. I was like, do they not realize this is gonna go, and before that would happen, I fell asleep, that this is not going to stop there.
And then Allah, Allah, He I remember in the 90s, when I was reading an article about the plight of the Iraqi refugees in Syria. And I'm like, no, no, no, I could not believe it. And I said, Oh, my God, this is not a good sign.
Because things can can change.
Right? And now it's just spreading like wildfire.
Oh man, aka momentum Illa, you're gonna be like me. And I think through these kinds of events, Allah subhanaw taala is gonna make us realize that we're all we all belong to one community.
And at the end of the day, for the others,
were, were the same thing. We're all the same.
We're all the same.
And they haven't forgotten. They didn't forget.
They didn't forget where these armies came from.
Right? Every one of these lands, right, where our ancestors came out to to liberate the world and to spread the light of Islam.
They didn't forget.
So ask Allah azza wa jal to to help us overcome our weaknesses and our shortcomings and our trivial
desires and less and affiliations and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to
to alleviate the pain and the suffering of our brothers and sisters everywhere. So Pamela, this morning, I was someone shared with me, the news that a sister who was very, very active in the Detroit area, passed away this morning. She's originally from Iraq. And what was interesting is that her last three posts
on Facebook, Monday night, last night, and this morning,
Monday night, she wrote,
and she was fine. She was healthy. She wrote something about she that she learned something new, that the deceased a person who's dead will benefit from the DUA, not only of his family members but the entire ummah. And she said, Oh Allah, I asked you not to deprive me from the dua of my Muslim brothers and sisters. That was her post.
Monday night, like around 10 o'clock last night. Her posts was something also some reminder, right? This morning, her post was promoting
a drive a fundraiser
for to help Syrian refugees and orphans, you know, combat this severe cold. That is, right. So there was a drive and she she participated in it. Three hours after she posted that she had a massive heart attack and she passed away.
And then everyone around around her, you know, all these people, all her students, people that she mentored people said that she, she has she had touched, they were talking about her, you know, volunteerism and her her activism and her passion, to help orphans and to help to help the needy. And people were saying things like, Oh, she cared for the orphans. She cared for them as I can Omen Misaki in Sao Paulo, and then her son posted or sent someone a video as she was coming back from like, Mom, why are you volunteering and she said, she's talking about how, how much joy
gives her to make a difference in someone's life. Somehow What a legacy. What a legacy. May Allah have mercy on her. So make dua for her, as this was her wish Subhan Allah. May Allah subhanaw taala grant
sister imagism May Allah grant grant her gender and for a dose may Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive her since May Allah subhana wa Tada expand her grave May Allah subhanaw taala provide her with a light in her grave and on the Day of Judgment. Lahemaa Killa is going to look at us