Life Of The Prophet 03
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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And he was so happy he mean, were bad.
So what was the
cliffhanger that we stopped at?
Prophets Allahu Allah, he was a lump.
So just give some kind of background, this moment. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam
is around six years old, around six years old, on the way from Medina because they went to visit, he went with his mom on the way back, just as they exit Medina.
His mom falls extremely ill. And then she passes away, passes away in front of his eyes, six years old, seeing his mom passing away, dying in front in front of his own eyes. That's a profound experience.
So you can imagine what a child seeing his mother going through the pains of death, what kind of state he would be in?
That definitely brought about compassion in the life of the prophet saw Salem and empathy and empathy specifically that his mother
was a very soft woman, a very gentle and compassionate woman. We mentioned the narrations, right? How the Prophet SAW Salem, later on in Medina, as a prophet as a messenger that he said to the Companions, he was with them outside Medina. So he said to them, you know, wait for me here and he leaves them first for some time. Then he comes back and he's rolling down his cheeks.
And one day I'm gonna, Bob, he says, I saw the profits of some levers and he goes to that place and he sits and he moves his head and he nods as if he's having a conversation with someone.
Then he was emotional and asked him on Messenger of Allah what happened. He said, this was the grave of Mohammed, this is the grave of the mother of Mohammed.
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what are the cultural kata halfa Kaito. That's what the President said. He said, I sought Allah's permission to visit the grave of, of the mother of Muhammad and he allowed me to do so. I asked him to allow me to serve seek forgiveness for her machista five where he did not give me permission to do this. See, the problem says, Then I remembered her compassion, her mercy, His soft character. So I cried.
So that shows you as well the importance of a compassionate mother.
Look at the life of the prophet Sam. Yes, his father passed away prior to his birth to the birth of Mohammed Salah Salem.
He lived away from his mother, obviously with his foster mother,
nursing mother Halima Saudia, and she was very loving towards the prophets and and she was she treated him as her own son. And we mentioned as well that they really deemed the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and so much respect and love. This kind of environment is very important to healthy growth of a human being.
This emotionally prepared the Prophet SAW Selim as an adult, to be very fit emotionally so he could deal with a lot of pressure, a lot of demands from people, a lot of expectations, a lot of setbacks, yet he remained resilient, strong, steadfast, he was able to accommodate a huge number of people and accommodate their demands yet remaining emotionally resilient and strong. How does a person do this when they have a rich emotional life at a young age? The Prophet SAW Selim, if you use if you can carefully study his life, this early life he was loved. He was given unconditional love. So he always felt that love from his mother from his nursing mother.
And now as his mother passes away, he says that I remembered his soft character, her beauty, her compassion, so I cried that shows that this left a huge impact on the Prophet SAW Selim that made him compassionate, empathetic, that he could sympathize and empathize with other people and accommodate their feelings and their and their expectations.
So you can imagine as well, here's, you know, when we are talking about a story, we sometimes we're so stuck in the words of the narration, but you have to remember that's a child. That's a child losing his mother. So I want you to imagine here the provinces along going back to going back to Mecca, walking into his own house,
and not seeing his mother there.
What kind of an experience you think that would have been with or that was with the Prophet SAW Salem. These are elements we tend to forget and not, not provide for because we read the narration. The relation tells us
What happened, but doesn't necessarily go into the interstate of that person. But it helps us now to bring it back to life. Imagine a six years old, going back home having lost his mother, he's now at home sort of alone at some stage, you must have been like into one room and there's nobody else he must have remembered he must have seen the bed of his mother, the tunes the clothes of his mother.
What do you think his feelings were? Having lost his mother.
So that all's all shows, you know what kind of experiences the Prophet SAW Selim had to go through. Now he moves into the custody of his grandfather, Abdul Muttalib. And we talked about this right. Abdullah ability to special care of him he would allow him to stay with him sit with him. And we mentioned as well that how when he sent the Prophet sallallahu Sallam or sent Muhammad that child around eight years old, he sent him to bring some camels who were outside of Mecca. And he was like, we mentioned that right? When he he was late, and it was the Hajj season, and people saw that Abdul Muttalib, the one who takes care of the pilgrims, because he was sadly, hygiene used to provide the
water to the pilgrims. He saw that he was troubled and he was, he was worried. And when he asked, some of the people asked, Who's this, they said, This is Abdullah Lipsy Oddish, the master of courage. He sent one of his sons meaning Muhammad to do submission. Usually he comes back on time, but this time he was late. So he was, like, scared for him. He was concerned about him. So that shows this kind of treatment, built so much that the President felt he was always accepted by the people closest to him. He was given that love he was given that respect. It's not spoiling it's genuine love, because their life is far from being spoiled. There's a lot of difficult circumstances
there. Yet emotionally there was you can see a powerful flow of balance towards the prophet of of love and balance towards the prophets of Allah wa sallam. And this made, as we said, One day, when Omar Amun re mentioned that she saw Muhammad, the little child behind the bed, she was he was crying his eyes out. And the reason why was he came to know that this specific moment his grandfather had just passed away. I didn't know polyp
just passed away. So he lost the closest person to him now in his life, the one who took care of him, who will take him to the gatherings who will take him into his social life. And we said the process I've learned so much from Abdulmalik being probably the most respected man in Croatia at the time, probably among the whole Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula. So that left an impact on the prophets also them as a man he saw what it means to be a leader, what it means to be an important person when it means to be an influential person and respected figure in the society. So all of this was shaping the Prophet SAW Selim and getting him ready for his future mission. So the prophets of
salaam here was crying because his his grandfather had just passed away. So who took over the custody of the Prophet SAW Salem? Here it was Abu Talib Abu Talib. Omotola is the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he loved him the most among all his uncle's. So he treated him as one of his own children, I will tell him had so many children and a big number of children.
There is something that happened previously.
Prior to that point in time.
Abdulmutallab had a dream.
He had a dream
that one of his children
would become the sort of the chief of the Arabs
and Abdul Muttalib thoughts. This dream was about a boy bulb
was about on the planet but Subhanallah turned out to be his grandson Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So Abu Talib took Muhammad into his custody. He treated him like one of his children. Yet it seems sorry, Abdullah Libya's wasn't that very well off and he had a huge number of children. So financial burden on him was huge and heavy. You had the prophets of salaam decided to help him out that he decided to take care of his own finances. We'll see how the prophets of salaam worked as a shepherd who would tend the sheep of people in Mecca this way. He said, Are you too?
Write organum the Anima Katha because
I tended the sheep of some of the people in Makkah for some change some little money and then at an early age, and I do not want us to engage as most of the
sort of upper class and middle class in Mecca in business and trade. So they would go in on business caravans. Usually they would travel to two destinations. It was mainly a sham in the north, which is run
Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon today and Yemen.
So in Yemen, there would be a lot of the goods that came from India and China.
In a sham, you would get a lot of the goods that would come from Asia Minor from Europe,
through the Mediterranean, and so on and so forth. So these were their, their business trips. So when they
set out on a
business, mission or business caravan with some people from Makkah towards Syria towards Hashem natural Syria, and he decides to take Mohammed with him, why? To give him exposure, give him exposure, he needs to see what life really means he needs to learn skills. So he needs to build himself from this young age. And obviously, he loved him so much. So he would take him with him again, he kept the same kind of treatment, as Abdul Muttalib. He kept the same kind of treatment, he would take Mohamed salah, Salam with him wherever he went. So he took Mohamed Salah salaam on this expedition on this caravan business caravan to Russia. So they traveled to a sham. And it was people
of Mecca were known for business entry. So they would do this regularly.
Usually on the way they would meet a priest, a Christian priest, his name was behavior.
Allah his behavior. He was a monk, someone who lived in seclusion lived by himself, he had his own sort of church, or place of seclusion, or temple, he lived in that by himself. He never bothered about mixing and interacting with people he kept to himself just worship, because that was
very prevalent and widespread among the Christians. Allah subhanaw taala talks about this and sort of what I had learned yet and that will harm academia highly. Allah says, this kind of big, you know, having this kind of monk life or hermit life where you seclude yourself from everyone else, and just only live on the minimal minimum basics and worship. That's all you do. That was something that some of the followers of lmsc Alayhis Salam invented, invented, as well, as Madonna says, they invented Makaton nowadays we did not prescribe it for them.
So usually, they would pass by this man and he would be indifferent. He would show no interest in these people, no interest.
This time as the caravan passes or approaches, the the church of Allah Behera
this man approaches them. He comes to them.
He comes to them.
And he's he walks among them as if he's looking for someone. Then he grabs Muhammad the child who was around this time he was 1112 years old. 1112 12 years old. He grabs him by the hand. Then he says clearly, he says had rasool Allah, Allah al Amin
had Rahmatullah he will anime. He says, This man is going to be the messenger of Allah to humanity. He's Allah's mercy to the world.
People Of course, you're puzzled.
He said, women are Ill mark, what do you how do you know? What do you know about this?
He says, When you guys were coming, as you were approaching, there was no tree that you passed by, except that when this boy passed by the tree or a rock, that it bent down for him and bowed for him,
in respect, and this only happens for a profit. This only happens for a messenger.
Then he says to them,
he invites them for food. And now they're puzzled like this man never showed interest. Now all of a sudden, he's interested in them. And he's saying some weird things.
So invited them for food. They decided to go and approach him and answer his invitation. So they go for the food and they leave Mohamed to look after their caravan, like the camels and the goods that are there. So delete Mohammed to God their stuff.
So when he looks at them, and he says, What is that young boy?
He's invited them for the boy not for for their own sake. Where's the boy?
They say we left him. He said, No, you have to bring him over. You guys. Everyone is invited. He has to come. So they decide to bring Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He comes as he's approaching by the law says,
look at him. Look at him. So when they looked at him,
what can we see if a man
is like there is something above his head like a cloud that is protecting him from the heat of the sun. He says I'm telling you, Allah protects this boy. This boy there is something about him. There is something special about him and he will be
The future profit. Anyway, they eat his food. And he he says he normally Yuval, who's in charge of this point.
Who's in charge of this boy who's his father, who's his, you know who's responsible for him.
So, in one narration, okay, this is a weaker. Now I'm departing from the authentic narration in eternity to another narration, the other narration
which is not as strong, but it mentions further details and will finally be he says, he's my son,
the priest or the monk says No way.
Man buggy in your coronary heart that
the father of this boy should not be alive. He must be dead, because they know the signs. They've been written in the Scriptures. His father should not be alive.
So I will Talib says subducts. And
you're right, I am his uncle. Because he asked you by Allah asked you about Allah, send him back. There are many people. And this was the Byzantine Empire area. These are the territory of the Byzantine Empire, there was a lot of remains of Christians and Jews and people of the Scripture who had still some knowledge about the Prophet. And he said there are people if they see him, they would recognize him, they would know him. So there is huge danger, there's a huge risk on his life. So send him back,
send him back. So he kept insisting until a Bhutan have decided to send him back, send him back to Makkah.
Now, there is something, some of the orientalists they said, Okay, Mohammed went, he met the Euro this morning, and he learned from him the Scripture, he learned the stories, he learned everything. And this is where he came with his message.
They use this, but obviously if you take the narration ticket as it is, it was a very short meeting within one day, nothing like this. So but Subhanallah when you have an attitude against something, you will start to see through things you start understanding things. Even when they are not you start to see things that are not even there
that are not even there. It's a very critical approach. And that's why the Arab say why you know, rebar, and cool the urban kalila tone. Well alakina in El Mukti took the Messiah.
When you are pleased with someone, when you admire someone, you don't see their mistakes, you become blind to their mistakes, you just can't see them.
That's it. When you admire someone you fall in love with someone, you respect someone so much. You can't see the mistakes, you can't actually quite the opposite, you will start to see your mistakes as something good.
But if you have hatred towards someone, you have a grudge against someone, you'll start to see only mistakes in them.
You will start searching for everything. Even if there's no mistake, you will start imagining mistakes. You start imagining mistakes. That's how we humans function. That's how we work. Why in your Lulu uncle the urban kalila turn we're lucky nine and mukti to kill myself here. There was one writer, famous writer Edward side.
He wrote one of the best books that talk about Orientalism it's called Orientalism how orientalists approached the East in general, specifically Islam, and how that they their
motives and their background. And the reason why they studied Islam, okay, the motives that they have behind this, why it has distorted even reality for them, because they approached it from a point of enmity.
Thus, when you come from a platform of enmity, you're going to see everything in dark light so many of the things in the life of the prophet salaam, they interpret them in a very negative way. And they blew them out of proportion they made a big fuss about small events and they ignored huge things that are clear that are good they ignored them completely. And this is what is actually known as motivated reasoning. motivated reasoning. When you have a desire for something you think you are, you are objective humans are never objective by the way.
Humans are never purely objective we're never like this your desires your motivations, whatever you want is going to influence how what you see and how you see it and how you understand it. So we humans subjective
so anyway, I mentioned this just because they use sometimes this narration to say okay, you see Muhammad learned from people of the Scripture, that's why he brought his message from but anyway, there's no truth to what they say.
So the prophets of salaam goes back to
And during this time, the prophet doesn't take responsibility for himself from a young age he works. So he covers his own expenses. He covers his own expenses. So he works as a shepherd.
And he earns his own living, and he supports his uncle. And that's a profound position to be in a profound stance to be in from a young age to be responsible for yourself, I want you to see how this adds to the character of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, from a young age, he learned some kind of financial independence. He he's not a burden on anyone from a young age, he provides for himself, he takes care of himself. And obviously, you know, when you die, you know, one of the major problems that we have with a lot of our youth
is sometimes some youth are rebellious. And they don't appreciate they take things for granted. So they make a lot of trouble. And I'm not saying they're bad. This is why it's a problem, when we automatically arrive at someone at a conclusion that this person is bad because they've done bad things.
Sometimes there's misunderstanding, a person is coming from a different place than doing something you don't like or you don't make sense of doesn't mean these people are bad, they just see things in a different way. So we have to accommodate this is what it means to give the benefit of the doubt.
brothers and sisters, teenagers, sometimes they act disrespectfully, sometimes it's sent in a defiant way, sometimes in an ungrateful way. And automatically we think, or my child is not behaving well, my child has a problem, my child is this my child is that
the problem of our times is that children are not given responsibility until later in their life, until later in the life, because once you are given responsibility, you match that challenge and you grow. So if you look back in history, just looking at the Islamic history,
in all different Muslim countries, there is no mention of teenage years. Not even a problem like this.
There's no even far kind of indication as far as I know. And I've I've heard this from experts in education, and in parenting, Muslim Arabs as well, who have tried to see any traces of the problems of teenagers, teenagers,
adolescents, any problem, they said, there's no trace, we can't find any trace about this, what's the point? Because when when a child gets to know from a younger age, what life really means and what it demands, and how hard the father works, and maybe the mother works, and how much sacrifice they put to cultivate the children and provide for them and make it easy for them. If they don't see where this money is coming from where all this these blessings are coming from. They take it for granted, they think is just automatic, they think the father takes his money from the bank. So they want money, okay, just, you know, just get it from the bank.
So that's the problem. When do usually teenagers start to change behavior,
when they are allowed to face life, when they are allowed to face some challenges, or they are allowed to do something like this. So this is why I've seen a few examples, some parents, when they really realized that their kids, even at your university, us early universities, we're not we're going into bad things. And we're not appreciating the effort and the time and the sacrifice the parents have done, they decided to say okay, since you're not giving any respect, you're not cooperating and you're completely doing wrong things and wasting the money. I'm not going to help you financially.
I'm going to,
I'm going to let you take care of it for this year.
Deal with it this year, you fund your own studies.
Now, the boy has to go through work, he has to find a job he has to do this he has to do that he has to finance his own accommodation. He has to finance his own food and expenses. And it was an extremely difficult to hear. So in some of the examples, they took one semester and they dropped out from the second semester, or they postpone their studies. Why in order for them to work, and save some money to be able to carry on that year was a very good learning experience where this child or this young man started to change not only one actually a few start to change their behavior and their attitude. They realized my dad is working hard to get this money. It's not easy to get that
money. It's not easy to provide. It's not easy to pay for my study. It's not easy to pay for my clothes and my food. So the problem is yes out of care and compassionate intention. We want to shelter our kids from life, but we need to get
Have some kind of response, I'm not saying gone, get your kids to work, what I'm saying, give them some responsibility, let them sometimes take the heat of some of their mistakes, let them deal with the consequences, let them don't shelter them completely from life, give them some kind of measured, gradual exposure to life, and the consequences of whatever they do. These are very important things. So the Prophet SAW Selim as a young boy, from a young age, he took care of himself, and that obviously,
contributed greatly to his maturity at a very young age. So this is why when he was faced with a lot of opposition, with a lot of critique, with a lot of,
you know, enmity, persecution, torture, defiance, he remains strong, hearing strong, because once you engage in life, you learn that there is cause and effect, and that you have to work hard towards what you want, it doesn't come easily. And when you put an effort, it pays off in sha Allah. So these are things you cannot teach, theoretically, you can say the job, okay, and learn my lessons in life, they're not going to learn, they have to get some exposure, they have to get some exposure. And oftentimes, as the as also the c'est la vie, Italian elearning PC,
a man only knows only learns from their own experience, they have to go through the experience. Now that's about with everything, but at least we need some kind of basic experience with life and exposure to life, so that we understand the language of life. Then afterwards, you can learn from other people's mistakes, because you've got the alphabet for it, you've got the basics, the foundations, then you can learn, then you can learn.
So the prophets of Allah when he was sending him, was tending the sheep of the people of Makkah, and this is when he started to gain. The name El Amin, is when people started to know him as an amine, because you could trust Mohamed Salah Salem, and he and you would you worry about nothing. He takes care of every whatever trust you give him, he takes care of it. So that builds so much trust, so much trust and that was a very important element for his future dower trust you build trust. First, you build bridges with people, you build bridges with people. So the process can build bridges. And this was the guidance from Allah subhanaw taala, that he allowed him to go through this path. So the
Prophet Salam became to be known as an amine from a young age, from a young age. So the Prophet SAW Allah when he was, was tending the sheep, and people would trust him. And people would actually seek after him. They would seek after his services because he was a trustworthy person. And it's easy. You know, when you treat someone, when there are people when you deal with them, they are honest, they're easygoing. When you see these people will lie you say, and hamdulillah there are people like this in this life, that make things easy for you to make and things are easy, naturally, things are supposed to be easy. But there are people who just like to like to make things hard. They're not
hard, but they just want to make them hard.
And so Allah Subhan Allah says, We can eradicate fatten Audiokinetic agenda of the company, but other than fitness can just be your own. And thus, Allah Subhan Allah says that we have made you a fitna or a trial for one another. Can you be patient with that or not? That's the test. That's where the Prophet salallahu Salam says, me know, let the U haul to NASA Wellsboro Allah. Hi, Ramona moment Isla de la harlot on us. What are your spirit? The believer that mixes with people, socially engages with people, and he's patient with their harm because if you do with people, you're gonna get so much harm people from different mentalities, different backgrounds, different understandings,
different emotional mindsets, people are going to come with you with so much stuff.
It takes a lot of patients so the person who does this who mixes with people, and he puts up with their harm in the sight of Allah, he's better than a believer who still good in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. But the first person is better than him. A person who does not mix avoids people and avoids their hum.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam from a young age, he was trustworthy, easygoing, people love to do business with him, they love to treat him. And this is why, towards the end of his teenage years, he started actually doing some business. He's starting his life with business, but we're going to come to this, too, in his teenage years talking about probably 1516 1718 run these these eight in this age.
A lot of the young people in Makkah, they used to do the similar business. They used to work as shepherds. But the problem they had some of those were bad boys. So they would try to make relations with women. They tried to go to parties, so when there was a wedding, there would be mixed weddings, or there would be women probably dancing in certain areas that would sneak in and they
Try to maybe, you know, engage with some haram things, inappropriate things. So
the Prophet salallahu Salam talks about this, he actually says that some of the people use some of the shepherds, you don't want shepherds by the way, probably here you don't see shepherds. But back home, I'm sure there's a lot of shepherds, shepherds, usually just like any profession, they have places where they gather together, like they love to meet each other. So the sheep, this man's flock, in Agra, Grace's ear, and this one grazes here. These guys get, and they exchange their adventures and their stories, they love these things. So there are certain times during the day where they meet together, and they actually start exchanging, you know, stories and dreams and
it seems the problem would meet some of them. And they would say to him, like, you don't have any relationship with a woman, you don't know what this world means. The world of the woman what it means, and there is so many good things that you can actually see. But the person had no interest in this. For him, it was inappropriate. It was inappropriate. And among the artists at the time, yes, there were a lot of you know, bad habits and bad traditions. But still, like people have good status within the society. They did not engage in these things. They did not engage in these things. So they had what we call a moral, which is natural, good character. It's not it's natural, good
judgment. You can call it
prudence, social prudence. Okay. Like you have a good judgment about this is wrong. This is inappropriate.
And this is why you had people who didn't worship idols among the Arabs who refuse to do this. They said it wasn't appropriate. There were people who never engaged in drinking alcohol. People never engaged in
having relationships outside marriage.
So there were there were people of good judgment.
So the Prophet SAW Selim, he said it seems he said that they had some
they so they were sharing some of their accounts.
So after a while, the prophets of salaam himself so he says, I wanted to know what these guys like what a wedding has like What wedding have to offer because these people were mentioning a lot of weddings. So the prophets also
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So the Hadith, the Prophet of Islam says, I've never tried to approach this women things like having these gatherings where women get together and try to sneak in and look at them, except for two nights.
So I said to one of my fellow shepherds, look after my sheep, I'm gonna go tonight and see one of those parties. So I go, and as soon as I enter Mecca, the first house in Mecca, I can I can hear some music playing. So as what is this they say this is a wedding, this wedding between this man and this woman. So he says I wanted to approach and listen, but I just fell asleep. And I woke up in the morning the following day from the heat of the sun.
Then I went back to my friend, he told me what happened I told him you know I just fell asleep. So I decided to go the following night. So he goes the following night the same thing happens he goes back to his friend tells him I'm not going to do this again. So the professor says I've never done anything. Apart from these two nights. I had two attempts, but I've never done never pursued this anymore until Allah subhanaw taala sent the revelation
upon me so that shows the prophets of salaam had some kind of exposure to you know those boys
teenagers and young men who would who are doing bad things. So he would hear that, but he didn't seem to have a genuine interest ready to engage in this. And this shows that Allah subhanaw taala protected the Prophet sallallahu Allah He was in love protected him from having these kinds of desires from engaging in these kinds of actions, or even from allowing even one slip to happen.
Yet the Prophet SAW Salem was would engage in some business, who he would do some business for people. So people would invest money, and he would do the work, maybe travel here or there and do some kinds of business. And you would take a share of that.
And a lot of the people in Macau, the young men in Macau, this would be their future career until they became well established businessmen where they could earn a lot of money, but at this stage, they would earn some little money, because obviously the percentage didn't seem to have been really big.
During this time,
the prophets of Mohamed Salah Salem
as he was doing business with some people, one of the people he dealt with was Khadija Khadija a woman from Makkah noble woman from Mecca, a widow
was very rich, and she wanted people, some people to invest and do business for her invest in some of her money. So, in one of the her business, and diverse homicide salon was part of that deal. she admired him, his honesty, his beautiful character, his lineage, everything about the Prophet sallallahu Sallam appeal to Khadija, not the Allahu Allah.
and there's a point here. So Khadija she admires the Prophet SAW Selim so much. So she it seems that she really wanted to check the prospect of marriage, maybe he would be a good husband for her. Although she was older than him. She was older than him.
So she approaches one of her friends. One of her friends, one of the generations mentioned that her name was in the FISA.
She tells her Have you seen this guy? Mohammed says, Yes, noble family, beautiful character, he says yes, like his business is perfect is honest. She mentioned all his good traits.
Now, her friend is very shrewd and
sharp, she realized that Khadija had some kind of admiration to Muhammad. So she says to her, why don't you? Why don't you consider him for marriage? He's actually a good candidate. So he just says, well, I won't say no,
I won't say no.
So that's a beautiful approach. So the Khadija was mentioned to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, is it directly through this woman? or indirectly? I'm not sure. But the President gets to hear about this. So someone talks to the professor and says, and it seems it was this woman, that
why don't you ask for Khadija and marriage? The prophets of Islam at that time has haven't had not made so much money like enough to establish himself and be able to
propose for someone like Khadija who comes from a rich family. She's a rich woman. So the province of southern Lee 70, he says the Lisa and the man when he was originally listening the man so this woman says, Well, if you approach approach her, it will, should work out should work out.
So now Khadija was happy to receive that answer. Yet, when the Prophet Salah syndrome it seems that he tried to see the response of her father, but her father was not in favor of that marriage. He was not in favor of damage, actually, he spoke. He's a Providence alum Hamas. Awesome at that time, he spoke to the father of Khadija, but the father of Khadija was not really interested. So
then raishin goes and this is Muslim, Imam Muhammad. In rasool Allah is Allah Allahu Allah. He was sending them at ACARA Khadija wacana abou hydrocarbyl and use a Weijia. Who the process Allah mentioned Khadija mentioned Khadija means he proposed in an indirect way to her father, but or maybe he sent someone to her father, the father showed resistance. But now there was a habit there was a tradition among the Arabs if a man gives his daughter and marriage to someone, what they do, they used to make some kind of a necklace, made usually of roses or some, some some some Beautification and they will put it around his neck. Still, some cultures do this maybe for
the bride and the groom. So So Hadid
A very intelligent woman. She realizes she wants Mohammed as a husband, and he's approaching. But her father is not going to make this happen.
She thought of a way her father was rejected Mohammed for no good reason. He just he said, Probably he says that he's not rich enough. He's not up to the same social standard as we are. So he was rejecting him. So she figures out a way she puts together a plan. So he she meets make some food. She sells his father to invite his friends. They come over
and she prepares his well drink for them wine.
That's before Islam. That's before Islam. So everyone was drinking wine at the time and alcohol. Okay, she prepares wine. So they eat.
They fill up their stomachs. Then she offers the wine to them. They drink a lot. Her father becomes one. He's drunk now.
He's drunk. He doesn't. He's not completely there.
So she goes to her father. And she says to him in front of his friends. Mohammed has come and he's asking for my hand in marriage. What do you say? He says, I will give you to him. Because obviously, he's not the right. I'll give you to him.
She says perfect. So she had the necklace ready for him. She puts it around his neck.
And obviously he's enjoying his time with his friends. Then, at some point at night, he wakes up like he, he gets back to his wits. Okay. He looks around himself and he sees this, like these roses and this necklace around him. He says, What's this?
She says, You just gave me in marriage to Mohamed and your friends have witnessed this? And they said yes, you just did. Obviously he couldn't eat back his words. For him. It was a big shame to go back on his words. So he had no way but to accept, but to accept as I said, this is narrated by an imam.
So Mohammed Salah Salem Marie's, Khadija he was 25 How old was Khadija?
40. That's the narration in CLT minutes half which is obviously narrated in dB syllabi, divination. This is the most famous narration okay. But in the books of Sierra, there are other narrations and the books other books of Sierra. There are other narrations.
All of the integrations are weak about the age of of Khadija. All of the narrations including the one that says 14, all of them are in the Sierra, as the scholars have said, the Sierra, we are more lenient with the authenticity. We are more lenient with the authenticity. So actually, there are some
narrations that indicate that the age of Khadija
was 28 was 28. All of them are weak narrations. All of them are weaknesses. Some of the scholars who support the 28th age, they say howdy generally Hola. Hola, Anna, she married the prophets of Allah when he was selling them at age. She was 40 this is a positive 40. She marries. She was 14. How many children did she have with the prophets? Allah seven or
six count with me? boys, the boys
and Abdullah Al Qasim and Abdullah. Both of them died as infants as young boys.
The daughters, Xena,
and Okay. Let's put them in a bit.
Zainab, a year omachron from Fatima. Okay. Six. So if a woman gets married at age 40 What are the chances of her having six kids after age 40.
Okay, still, as I said, all of the innovations are weak. But they were these what we call historical narrations. These are what we call historical narrations. So it's not a big deal, how old she was, but she was older than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. She was older than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the Prophet saw Santa Maria and that's a very important thing, by the way. Very important thing because Khadija was rich. The prophets Allah was still building himself financially, yet the prophets of salaam was pending on his house.
He was financially responsible for the house. This is how the Arabs worked as well as where their norms because a lot of their norms came from the times of Ibrahim and it's mainly him I set up so a man would provide for the house. It was his
possibility. So the Prophet SAW Selim ovoca, digital, the Alana was rich, you had the Prophet Salam would provide for the house, he would work, he would engage in business, and he would work for her. But now the finances are with his wife. So that makes things anyway easier. For him. The Prophet SAW, sometimes the reputation grows. And by the way, some people mentioned some beautiful points here about the Prophet SAW Selim marrying a mature woman, a mature woman.
Usually when a young woman gets married, she has so many demands.
It's a time for her to take when she's young. It's time for her to take. But usually when a woman matures towards the second half of her life, middle age and above middle age, that's the time when the woman gifts and contributes without question. So the prophets Allah said, I'm having Khadija Marian Khadija at that time.
That was helpful specifically when the Muslim became a messenger, that she was fully, fully supporting the prophets a lot. So it wasn't about demands of the prophet who needed to meet a lot of demands. It was actually Khadija having his back, always supporting him with everything she could, emotionally, financially, she was there for him all the time. So that's a great advantage. That was a great advantage. So, and obviously, a woman who was older than the Prophet SAW Salem, and she was, as we said, rich woman from a good social status, good experience in life.
She had good knowledge, she had good experience about life, this life of maturity. And by the way, you can't learn maturity in a book.
You can't learn it in a training session. There's no way these are things you can only learn through experience in life, and through mixing with the right people, because it's contagious. Its contagious, you having a mentor, having a mentor to guide you through your maturity process. So Khadija being older than the prophets of Salaam, and a woman, a prolific woman, and the sense that she was a businesswoman, she was well known, her life was rich in so many senses. So that actually added a bonus to the growth process of the Prophet sallallahu. And he was going to himself, and if we say the problem was 25, she was 40. The prophesied and being able to deal at age 25, being able
to handle a woman at age 40, that shows that the prophecy was actually far ahead of his age, far ahead of his age, this added so much maturity, so much knowledge, so much
experience to the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So again, during this time, the prophet Salam was recognized as a very trustworthy person. In the society, everyone looked up to him in terms of respects, but the person wasn't leading an active life, politically.
Or even socially, he was still within the normal range of people. But he stood out in terms of his authenticity in terms of his honesty, in terms of his character, the beauty of his courage people admired him respect to them, they looked up to him in terms of his, his character. And this is why one day when the prophets of salaam reached the age of 35. So now we move on fast forward to age 35. The people of Christ decide
to rebuild their cabin, we will look at and I said previously, when people think about kava at that time, they always have images from some films and documentaries and movies about a GABA that is similar to what we have today.
At that time, the kava was not in that specific shape was not very well built in that shape. Rather, it was built with what we call what the Arabs called a Reuben or Rodon, rocks, or slates of rocks that you put on top of each other, you know, the old walls that they used to make short walls and barriers. That's what if Campbell was made off was Radom, even without cement, without mud to hold these stones and states together. So just stones put on top of each other nicely. And there were four walls. The height of them was the height of the stable.
The hype they will in the narration. It says just like a goat the height of a goat, small goats.
That was the height of a cab, and then they had a big piece of cloth. That would put it on top as a ceiling. That's a cab.
That's a recap. See was very simple construction, very simple construction. Where was it headed as what in the same corner where it is now that was put on top? It was separate and hazardous. What was put
on that corner, separate, it was an exposed piece of stone, Blackstone that wasn't had a sweat, so people could see it, touch it, it was visible. So the people of Christ decided to build Canada.
One of the reasons they decided to do it at that time was because there was a ship coming from Byzantine Empire to Abbey Sr. and it sank near the port of Jeddah, that that was still called at the time
there was a small town, so it broke near the shores of Judah.
So, people have grayish heard about it, they decided to go take the wood,
wherever they could save the wood of the ship and use it to help them build their cabin, because they lacked a lot of resources. The only resources they had were rocks, they will take from the mountains around.
So they go they get the as much as they could from the wood of the ship. And they find
a carpenter who was on the ship, and he survived. He survived. He was from the Byzantines, his name was back home. So this they struck a deal with him to help them he was very handy person. So they struck a deal with him. He comes with them and he helps them build up capital he agreed.
So they take him
so anyway, this narration is
in moss on the Federal Reserve with us now so he he lived in Russia and narration that is authentic. So as they come near the camera, they want to start taking off some of the stunts as soon as they approach it. A huge snake appears from the camera. Here's the back from a black from the top, white from the bottom.
And anyone who would approach acaba it would pose itself in a defensive position.
So what did they say? They turned to Allah subhanaw taala. They said, Oh Allah, we only want to rebuild your house. We want to honor it. So the innovation goes we're called Robina lamb lamb novel Allah, Allah naturally for basic hotel tea bath and Quinteto Barbie Radek Santa Monica Sasol Oh Allah, we only want to honor your house. If you want, we're going to do it. If not,
you do whatever you want.
As soon as they did this, they heard some
frightening sound. A roar coming from above was a huge bird that came and snatched that snake and took it away. That's it. Then they approached the cabin and they managed to take off the ticket apart and start building on the foundations. Then they constructed it in a good shape. They constructed it in a good shape. Now the Prophet SAW Selim takes part in this. He takes part in this process, what did he do?
The young men of Mecca would go to the mountains, there were people
cutting through the mountain, bringing out pieces of huge pieces of stone or massive rocks. And they would cut them into a weight that could be carried by people where they could bring it to a cabin, they could put it in the right shape and then start building the walls of a cabin. So that's what the professor was doing. He was carrying stones from a jihad mount a jihad. Jihad is still there in Mecca, right? As yet. He would carry the mountains on his shoulder. With his uncle and ibis, his uncle Abbas was a little bit older than the prophecy and very close in age. So they were close friends, by the way. So they would, he would carry it on his shoulders.
So the person would carry the stones on his shoulder. So that says to him, he had one piece of cloth that he covered himself with. Allah said, he said, there's no people around. Why did you take off this piece? You know, fold it up, put it on your shoulder, so acts like a cushion. When you put the stones you don't hurt your shoulder. The person didn't feel comfortable with this exposing his body by basically taking off his gloves. But like I said, there's no one here. So you just do it.
So the process is automatic. He doesn't he takes off his clothes. He puts the stone in his the inputs, the cloth on his or the garment on his shoulder. Then he puts the piece of cloth, then he falls on his face.
Then he uses sound. So I'm going to
mention the narration
for me now Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam young Gulu even Kashif at Nomura, to who so he took the Nimrod this garment that he used to wear it
So it showed his hola for know the Mohammed our attack for that Anika oh well oh man od Allahu Allah lymphoma yet Allahu Allah to him but the likova will be happy also how the IB okay so the problem is our showed so so then he was called he had a sound same to him your IRA cover your hour so that was the first time he heard something first time so after that he never showed his hola now, abbess Allah bass himself the uncle of the prophets of salaam kept the story to himself. He only talked about it after the death of the Prophet SAW Selim, and ibis, so he says, Come to ANA webinar actually, Mohamed Salah Listen, I'm not gonna geometer Allah Albina What was your own Atul hijo I
was with my nephew Muhammad carrying the stones on our necks were on our shoulders basically. And our is our the lower garments we would fold it on our shoulders to protect our shoulders for either she and she and then for either machine and nurse it Asana so when we come to the area where there are people or if people come around us, we would cover ourselves. Because as I said, people have this kind of moral, this kind of respect this kind of character that will not show themselves
for me now who are mme karada, which hit him on both the hand so when Muhammad was in front of me, he falls on his face.
So to me, so I rushed towards him when I see what happened. What I'll try to hedge sorry, I threw my stone well who are young guru in a sermon, he's looking upwards, for all to Marcia and also I said to him, What's wrong with you? For karma? Allah, Allah is Allah Who so he takes his lower garment which he had on his shoulder, and it fell off. He took it and he put it around his waist, he covered his older worker that is out of a rock island or here to an MCL Ariana or Ariana. And he's so he puts it around his waist and he says, I was prohibited I was told not to walk naked, not to walk naked. So my best is for him to actor Maha Maha Fattah Ania. All Majnoon? So I used to I was hiding
the story never taught never disclosed the story to anyone out of fear that people might say about Muhammad that he was mad
that he's hearing sounds what does that mean? This is narrated by Fabian zero. And it hasn't had if it hasn't been live ad.
So this was the first experience with the Prophet Solomon hearing something first experience but it shows a loss monitor and protect the process. Even not showing his our decency,
good character and good judgment.
And now was the stage when they build the construction it was time to put an agile S word where it belongs. And agile S word where it belongs. Now, the grace of four factions four main factions, each one of them says we don't we will do it. The other faction says no, we will do it. We have no right to do it. The other one say no, we will do it. We will do it. We will do it, we will do it. They pull out their swords. They're about to fight each other to put the Blackstone where it belongs.
So one of them said, like you guys are going to fight about this. We're building the house of Allah. And don't forget these people have courage. They had some of the remains of the religion of Ibrahim and it's mainly him as salam. But unfortunately idolatry paganism was introduced into it but some remains were still there. So they knew Allah was there.
So they said you're building the house of Allah and you want to fight now you want to shed each other's blood.
So they said okay, let's find a solution.
Since they are in dispute, they said there must be an outsider. So they will run they said, Okay, the first person who approaches or comes here, we will make him a judge who will make a decision.
So the weight the first one all comes was
Mohamed Salah. So as soon as they see him, what do they what's what was what was their gut reaction?
The gut reaction?
Yes, Amin, amin, Jan, I mean, so everyone was happy. They know Muhammad, you're not gonna go wrong with Muhammad.
He's not going to create trouble he will actually get everyone satisfied. He will come up with a wise decision.
So the Prophet SAW Selim comes.
He takes off his own cloak, outer garment.
He lays it, he puts it headless within the middle.
And he says, each of the factions of Mecca
nominate one representative. Hold this corner. Hold this corner hold this corner hold this corner all of you carry it because they put it aside. They brought it near the new construction of a club. They brought it to the corner where it's supposed to be put in the process and me takes it with his own
Hans, he puts it there.
Problem solved, everyone is happy. So Allah made him a source of reconciliation, a source of peace among these people, even before prophethood. So he was recognized for this, he was known for this, he has an experience in this. He has an experience in this. During around these times, probably earlier, the prophet saw some of them, he talks about something called healthful foods like a treaty or a pact and agreement. Because
there was one, I think, stranger, who came and did some business for one of the people in Mecca, and he refused to give him his money. After he's done the business or the work, he did the work for him. He didn't give him the money.
So he started, he went to the middle of my case started crying, he said, You people of Makkah, you claim to worship Allah, but you guys take people's money.
So some people in Mecca had this kind of practice, unfortunately, they were tyrants that were arrogant. And they would, they don't have an issue in dealing with people unjustly. But there were people of respect people of character. So they gathered together, gathered together.
And among them was an ad.
And they actually set or they make a pact, that any person in Mecca who doesn't have a family to support him and his stranger, who has a right not to support him, we will support it, we will start will become his crowd to help him until he gets his right. Then they can leave or they can do whatever they want. So the Prophet Solomon, he attended something like this, he said, I was invited to something like this. And if I'm invited to something like this, after Islam,
after we seen the relation, I would answer that I would answer that shows that as a as a Muslim, whatever, anything that is good, anything that is good, and that doesn't have anything haram anything against Islam, but it brings about justice Muslims can take part in it. Muslims can take can take part in it just as the process I mean, he said, Well, we'll do a to eliminate the hateful Islamic Egypt's of course called hateful football, the fact the Pact of football, pact of goodness. So any agreement that is in line with Islam, and that's about bringing back justice and giving people the rights Muslims are allowed are actually encouraged to take part
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam during this time is still he was doing business and he was known to for his, as we said, honesty is respect. His reputation became very firm in Mecca. Everyone
respects Him, trust Him when they do
when they do business with him.
But there were certain things happening towards his late 30s, late 30s of the Prophet SAW lives.
He would be walking
he would walk past like a stone
and he would hear something say salam Aleykum
Selam Aleykum so the stones would be sometimes greeting the profits or loss and this is also a Muslim. The prophets of salaam says in Neela ad if we had your own be Maccha can you sell the Mohalla, your cobbler and Oba. I know a stone in MK random stone
that it used to greet me before revelation for Islam came and only this the person sometimes used to hear sounds and see lights and he would be sometimes worried about this. So he would go to Khadija nietos. I'd like I'm afraid. I'm possessed. I'm afraid this
because they believed in possession and Jin thinks that he's unfreedom possession and freedom Ginger's trying to harm me. I'm seeing lights and I'm hearing sounds and again you're going to find some Orientalist some people with ill intentions that would say, Okay, you see, these are signs that okay, the Prophet SAW Salem has issues.
But anyway, we're not going to spend a lot of time talking about this because there's a lot of like nonsense that is Subhanallah you can see the the the vile intention sometimes behind some interpretations by some people. But anyway, we're going to focus on Sharla more on the, the life of the problem itself. So he see so these things used to get him worried, and his main solace, and that's a beautiful thing he used to go to her deja deja, and that shows the importance of having a good wife and for the wife having good husband, and it shows that there's no communication, that this marriage is going to create a lot of problems. So the basis of marriages have communication.
Khadija was the best friend of the Prophet Allah if he needed to share something some concern with anybody would be a region
is very important for a man, really, especially if they, if they're going through some hardship, some difficult circumstances, they need an a woman that is supportive and understanding, not a woman that's going to add burden on top of them. But a woman who would really be accommodating and helpful, and she would take a lot of the burden off their shoulders.
But it's not.
It should be done in a balanced way, in a balanced way where she's mature enough to handle these problems, to handle these but it shouldn't be like a subjugation or an abuse, abusive relationship. So, something started to happen with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And you know, one that time is the person who did business, he had his own study to have his own wealth. So he bought a slave and that was a common thing. So he bought a slave and
who said, Then he bought him and he freed him and he took him as his own son. He adopted them as his own son, he called them his Eighth Avenue Muhammad. So even Mohammed, very interesting incident happens. Very interesting incident happens between Zaid and Muhammad they were making power from the Kaaba
and Zaid picks the brain of the Prophet of Islam he does something that annoys the Prophet SAW Salem. So inshallah next time when we meet, we'll see, we'll see what they did. And what was the response of the prophets of Salaam and what the lessons that we can take from this are, by the way
inshallah next week, we're going to have a guest,
we're gonna have a guest for the Halacha. So this halacha specifically, won't be on next week. Okay, the CLR won't be on but there will be a guest speaker Inshallah, but all of you are invited and I hope you guys will be another thing John will be having the camp, the youth camp. So really, like I went to see the the junior camp, it was really beautiful, really, this year has done really beautifully mashallah many activities. And I really recommend so this time is a two ages 14 and above 14 above. It replaces beautiful, amazing, really the orgonite the brothers Marshall have done a really good job. I don't want to say that in their face, but really, they did a good job. And the
activities were really amazing. I really wished I spent more time there. But I had my own engagements. So so anyone
out is the office open, whether it be open the main office or approach the brothers there, anyone who's 14 and above, I definitely recommend it's a beautiful experience. And it gives the youth exposure by the way, some exposure because they have to take care of themselves for these three days. Be away from the comfort of their homes. By the way, that's a chat you might think it's it's challenging, and it helps them grow, by the way helps them grow. It's a challenging experience gets them out of their comfort zone. So that's a recommendation in sha Allah.
So parents, try to get you know, your children there, your boys there, and the boys speak with your dad about that. Speak with your dad about it. Inshallah should be a good experience does that Kamala Harris Lawson and Amina Muhammad while he was so happy awesome