Life Of The Prophet 20
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So we got to a point where we said the one of the companions of the Prophet SAW Salem, one of the pioneers, among the Muslims in Medina, passed away and that's why this was so immuno geodata Well, the Allahu Anhu one of the unsolved one of them has not given us euro and we said as Adam Nora was one of the pioneers of the Muslims in Medina because he hosted
wasabi not only here at the beginning, when masala Meyer was being the teacher in Medina and more LM pros and sent him to Medina in order to teach the new Muslims in Medina, the basics and foundations of Islam. So as Alvin was Raul was his host, and he was defending him and he was, you know, spreading the Dawa of Islam. So, even one of the early Muslims can be no Malik, probably Allahu Anhu. His son, Abdur Rahman, he says, When my father became an old person talking about cab, every time he used the Adhan for Joomla every time he has them for Joomla and solids, and Salado Joomla, he would make dua for us, I don't know Zula. So I asked him, Why do you make dua for Zolotow and he
said, he was the first one who established Joomla in Medina, when we were in the early days of Islam in Medina before the Prophet Salam migrated to Medina.
So we said the prophets of Salaam,
buried him. And
so I want to connect this story to another story. And we said that's of the person who came two times so far to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam first time he came, he offered sadaqa, the Prophet and didn't eat from it, but he handed it over to his companions. Second time he offered the prophets of Salaam and this was in the house of Abuja, you and sorry, he offered the Prophet sallallahu sallam, a gift, a gift, which was food, the porcelain ate from it, and he also gave from it to his companions. So he said first time he said, this is one second time he said this is two. And now he comes for the third time he comes to the province of Saddam, so he narrates the story, I'm going to
try to read some of the Arabic there as well.
And sometimes I'll just skip some of the Arabic and sort of just narrate the story. So he says, I came to the Prophet SAW Selim when he was in Albania. Now when he wasn't abducted, and he had just buried one of his companions, so I'm going to link it. Maybe it was as adamant as or as funeral, maybe someone else's. But since it all blends in nicely here, but let's put it together. So it says come to the prophets of Salaam and
the Prophet of Islam was wearing two pieces, probably similar to what we were at the time of which, by the way, most of what the prophets of Salaam, most of his clothes, for his daily life was made of izhar and Ryda. The lower part would you make izhar which will make an Hajj and Umrah, the lower part and the upper part, most of the days, that's how the prophets of salaam would dress up most of the time.
And that was the dress of Quraysh most of the time. Now in special occasions, they would wear on top of that,
you know, could be a clock, or the call or Juba. Okay, a clock and an external kind of beautiful colored clock. They had different shapes and different colors.
The Prophet SAW Selim is favorites. Dress was alchemy is alchemy. So I mean, the closest to it is what you have as the thought what we call job today, right? Is what people were in most of the Gulf countries. Saudi Kuwait Emirates, Qatar, it's this kind of though, when they were similar to it was in Egypt and and in Sudan as well. Pretty much that's what you're talking about. It was a little bit shorter than what it's today. But that's it. It was below the knees. Very close. But now obviously how these modern designs so I would, I'm assuming based on some drawings that somebody story is made. What you have in Egypt, especially in South Egypt and aside and in Sudan, that's actually
closer to what the Arabs used to wear. That's closer
to what the Arabs used to wear at the time.
So he says, I came to the Prophet, Prophet of Islam when he wasn't in El bhakti. And the graveyard he had just buried one of his companions and his companions were around them.
So I saw him and now tried to go behind him.
And he was searching for something, was searching for something.
He was looking trying to see something on the back of the Prophet SAW Selim. He says the Prophet Salam noticed that I was behind him try I was searching for something. So he sort of the upper one which is a reader, a reader is on the top. And an E czar is the lower body is the bottom part. So the professor lamb loosens or he drops the upper part so that what's between his shoulders shows, and between the profits shoulders was a birthmark. There was a birthmark, it was more of a brown patch of skin, with long hairs in it.
That was the seal of Prophet that was a sign of the prophets, messenger ship. And it was mentioned in the previous scriptures. Cotterman number one,
this guy is cinnamon and fairly see cinnamon and Pharisee. He has some knowledge of the scripture, and he's going to tell us the story. So he already knows about the smoke. He was trying to see it because he already saw two signs. And he had three signs of the Prophet saw something and he was searching for that 3/3 sign. So the Prophet Salam dropped the upper part of his clock, and some manifest as soon as he sees that mark. He rushes to the Prophet Solomon starts kissing his hands and his feet. The Prophet Solomon says to him to hell welcome come in front of me. Let's figure this out.
So he says Masha and UK what's going on?
So he tells his story to the prophets, the prophets, Allah wants the companions to listen to this. So he let some manufacturers he tell his own story. So so the man is going to tell his own story. So he says, I was a Persian man from us behind us behind has many names in Arabic, us behind us for Han. Now it's called Isfahan.
It's called Isfahan. It's in Iran today.
So I was in a small village there. And my father was sort of the religious leader was their Imam, their bishop, the priest, whatever he was the religious leader of, of that community. And since I was his son, I was entrusted with entrusted with the fire to keep it going. And it was a great blasphemy for the fire to go out in their community.
Because did they worship the fire the Persians worship two forces, the force of evil and the force of good, or the force of the day in the night, the light and the darkness, this duel God, but the also the fire was connected to that somehow I haven't figured that out. But anyway, it was a very important ritual or part of their religion to keep the fire the fire going.
So he says, so I was supposed to keep the fire going in the worship place or in the, in the, in the temple. And my father was a rich man. So he had gardens, he had pieces of land he had, he had a lot of property, and he was respected, well respected. So one day, my father got really busy. And he said, I was going to check on one of my gardens, or one of my farms. So he said, and he said, I was the spoiled child of my father. So I wasn't really exposed to life. He, he always protected me from engaging with life and going through trouble. So I was pretty spoiled. And so my father would not entrust me with big duties. But this time, he just said, I can't really go and check on this farm or
this garden, I want you to go and check on it and do 123. And don't get distracted and don't like,
keep yourself Oh, don't get yourself busy in anything else. Don't get me worried about you. So his father spoiled him. Even the sense he was very protective of him extremely protective, who would easily get worried about him, if he didn't turn if he didn't come back home on time, and so on and so forth. So he says, I go and on the way, I see this church, Christian church, and I don't know what Christian Church is, I see that for the first time, and I can hear something. So I go and check it out. And I found these are Christians and they're praying, and I don't know what Christianity is. So ask them what is this? They said, this is our prayer. And what are you guys they said, We are
Christians. So he decided he is sort of
found something appealing there.
So he observes them and he joins them and he loves what they have. They love. He loves their prayer. So he spent the whole day with them until it was nighttime.
Then when they were done, he obviously got completely distracted.
He goes back home without checking on the garden or the farm. And he finds his father in a very, like, nervous, troubled state, as well as just him. Where have you been? I've been looking for you.
I got worried about you. And it shows you now the innocent side of Salman and Pharisee being a spoiled child. He says, I was just on my way, and I saw this church. And I liked what these guys did. And I was observing them for the rest of the day, and I joined them. And when they finished, I just came back. And really, their religion is beautiful. And here's what it says, not all religion is better than their religion. You shouldn't go there. So Salman said, No, I really find the religion more appealing than our religion. I think it's a better religion than ours. His father sees this. He says, Okay, now it's getting serious. So what does he do being very protective, he changed
his own son. He keeps him at home and he chains him to make sure he doesn't, you know, run away.
So Salman and Pharisee realizes, okay, I'm stuck now with my dad. So he sends someone to that church and ask them,
we actually asked them, when he was with them, he asked them, Where is this religion? Where is it based? In one one area? Where does it come from? They said, it comes from a sham,
Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon. So this is where it's, this is where the people the main people of this religion are.
So he sends when he's in his captivity, he sends to them asking, if you know about someone, or any people are coming from a sham for a visit, you guys let me know. And after some time, a group came from a shaman, they were visiting, obviously, Christians, they were visiting that area, and they obviously did their services in that church.
So they went somebody wants an informed sell man that, yeah, we have a group from Hashem. He says, whenever they intend to leave and travel back to a sham, you guys notify me. So when the guys are about to leave, they notify him, he managed, manages to escape. And then he joins them and he tries, he leaves his dad, he leaves his family, his wealth, he travels with these guys, and it goes to a sham. So in a sham
they have, they're
the priest or pastor. And
he's the main guy, the main source of knowledge and religiosity. And he runs all the services.
So he joins him and he says, Listen, I've seen this religion, I love it, and I want to join this religion. I want to be with you. And I want to learn from you. He says, Okay, you just join me. So he wants to live in service of God in the church. So he joins him in the church. And he says, I see this man, he says, I've never seen a man who's more evil than that. I've never seen him more evil than that. He wants people he orders people to give in charity. So they spend from their golden their silver. And he takes that to give it to the poor, but he keeps it to himself. He doesn't give the poor Any, any, any anything. So he keeps it to himself.
So he said he was such an evil man. But then after a while, the man got sick, and then he passed away.
So the congregation really wanted to honor him. So you wanted to give him a good funeral. Honorable funeral, they get ready. And some man sees this and he says, You know what, you guys honoring this guy so much. They said he's our like priest, our leader. He said, but this guy is no good. Is in how come man l mokaba. Like, how do you know about this? He said, I've been close to him. And I've seen he commands you. He orders you to give money in charity. He keeps it to himself. It doesn't give it to people who need it.
This improve it. He did I can show you where his treasure is where he he's buried his all his wealth. This Okay, show us they go and they dig it out. And they find seven huge jars full of golden silver. These guys really lost it when they saw that. So what they did, instead of burying him and giving him giving him an honorable, honorable funeral, they actually crucified His body and stoned it.
Then they found another priest to run their community. And Salman has another verse. He says, I've never seen a man who doesn't pray the five daily prayers who's as righteous as this man.
What does that mean? He means I've seen a man who's truly righteous and devout, is truly sincere.
He's truly sincere, so used to worship Allah subhanaw taala and do so much good and it was selfless in his service to Allah in service of the community. So I stayed with him and I learned from him and benefited a lot from him. After a while.
He's not feeling well. Then he dies passes away as he was passing away. I asked him and I said, Listen, I left my family left my country and I came here to learn from you and be learning from you, but I'm gonna continue this process. I want to learn more. Where should I go? So he says to him a lie. I don't know.
Anyone who's upon this true religion, and this true version of the religion, except someone who's in Mosul, and North Iraq, Mosul.
So if you want to pursue more knowledge and more religiosity and more spirituality, you have to travel there.
So the man passes away, they bury him. And so many Pharisee sets off to almost, he goes to almost a finds this money says this, and so on. So sent me to you, I was learning with him, he passed away as he was passing away, I asked him where to go to learn, and he recommended that I join you. He said, Okay, stay with me.
So he stays with him and says, I find him just as good as his friend recommended him, and I stay with him and and learn from him and benefit from him. Then after a while,
he's about to die. So I'm asking him as he's dying, you know, I need to pursue this further, I need to learn more, where should I go?
So he says,
honestly, I don't know anyone who's still upon this, except for one person in the city of Nestle been mostly been, I think, I think if I'm not mistaken, it's to the south of Iraq.
So off to the north of the Arabian Peninsula.
So once you die, as soon as you die, so many fancy travels. And he goes to Mississippi, and he studies with this person, and he lives with him. And this man also, is about to die. All these people seem that they were an old age.
So he started with him, the man is about to die now. So he says, Where should I go, I need to learn to pursue I need I need a mentor, I need a shave, I need a teacher. He says, Well, I, you know, I know that this whole series you've been through I know all of these people. And there's only one person left of us was truly, truly upon the true religion. And it seems these were these were people upon the saint the true version of Christianity. That was to worshipping Allah, it seems it seems like it or at least there was a lot of these elements. So he says there's only one person and I'm Maria. And Maria is in Turkey today is a city in Turkey.
He says that's the only man left on earth upon this.
So the man in fantasy travels to Annamaria after the death of his teacher, he travels there, and he finds a very good man. He says just as his other companions, excellent, righteous, selfless, knowledgeable. So he says, Stay with him. And I learned from him. And I stay for a while. Then after that.
He's about to die. So ask him, Where can I go, I want to pursue this further, he says will lie on my son I known no one on earth was upon this. I think I was the only I was the last man on this on the face of earth, on the face of this earth.
So man, so he dies, passes away some manufacturers he stays in Moria he starts working, actually what he started working already before that before the death of his teacher. And he said I made some money and I bought some cows and some goats or some sheep.
And then after the death of his teacher, he stays there for a while. And
before his teacher dies in Hamodia, this last teacher, he says, I don't know anyone I'm the last one on this. But he says this is the time, these are the signs of a time when the final messenger will be sent. And he will be sent in an area where there is a lot of date trees, palm trees.
And in an area where there are two on the sides on the both sides of the city, there are two hills that have this dark stone. You know nature, though.
So this is I kept that in mind. Me, he said and this Prophet when he is sent, he would not accept charity and sadaqa. But he would accept the gift. And between his two shoulder blades, there is the sign or the mark of prophethood.
So these are the signs that Salman was searching for.
So he stays in Somalia for a while then.
One a group of Arabs came as business people, they came to that area.
I just want to see which tribe Yeah, they were from the tribe of kelp, although kelp is dog, right? But there were tribes called like this. So
so he asked them and he says, Would you guys if I like, Would you guys take me to the lands of the Arabs because the description that he was given matches only the lands of the Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula, so he wanted to go and investigate and he wanted to dis to find out for himself. So he he
He approaches some of them. And he says, if I give you if I offer you my cows, and my sheep, would you guys take me to some of the main the main cities in the in the Arabian Peninsula?
Would you help me travel that? They said yes, absolutely. So they strike a deal. He joins them on the way on the way. As they were getting close to probably Medina area. The guys turn against him.
And they actually take him as a slave. They say you're no longer a free man. Now you're captive to us. You have no power to free yourself. You're just a slave. The cows are ours.
The sheep is ours, we're going to take the sheep, okay. And you belong to us as well. And they sold them in the slave market. And it seems a slave is sold them in one of some of the villages or the towns that are to the north of Medina. Probably Haber, maybe Haber.
So he was he said, I was bought by a Jewish master.
When he took me to his town, and I saw the part of the day trees, I was very happy when I said that hamdulillah have arrived. This shows you as well. The Innocence of this man and the sincerity in his heart. His intention was sincere. He was truthful in his intention. He wanted badly to find that prophet. It wasn't about anything he didn't like his intention was not mixed with anything else.
So he says when I saw the D trees, I was extremely happy and delighted. And then I started working for my master. Then one of his cousins comes and he sees me work and he says, I want to buy this from you would you sell him is by Yeah, I'm gonna buy him.
So they strike a deal. And he buys me from my home from his cousin from his my first master. And he takes me with him to yesterday to Medina. And he says, when I saw when I saw yesterday, we saw Medina I recognize the description. It's obvious. That's the city. That's the town, you know, full of de trees, palm trees, and the two hilly areas, dark hilly areas around Medina on the eastern the West. He says that, He said, I recognized it. She said, I kept working hard working hard as a slave to my, for my Jewish master. And he says, I know I have no clue about the prophets of salaam that he was sent in Mecca, and he was preaching Islam and calling people to Islam. And then he says one day
I was fixing some of the date trees and I was on top of it. It was very fruitful and I was they have certain things to do with it. So I was fixing it. And my master was down underneath. And I saw his cousin rushing to him. I was in a very troubled state and he says Patel Allahu bene a tailor in the homeland was Tammy ona Allah Raju linea, Aluna. In Hoonah be May Allah destroy the children of Taylor. This is one of the grand great grandmother's of
the of the people of Medina, the herbs of Medina, oh central facility, they are gathered around a man that they claim to be a prophet. So some manifests Upon hearing this, he says, I lost my mind and a wind down so quickly that I was about to fall on top of my master. Then I climb and climb the tree and I and I asked the cousin of my muscle, what did you just say?
He says, My master punches me right in the face. And he says That's none of your business. Go back to your work. So I apologized. And I went to my work but I got the news. There's someone among the Arabs in Medina who they think is a prophet. So that's he says, when it was nighttime, I had already set aside some some food that I put it on the side for, for sadaqa. So I took it and I offered it a went to see that man, and I went to offer him that sadaqa and that's the first time he met the province of Solomon he offered in the southern part of the province and did not eat from it, the problem handed it over to his companions. So this is the story of ceremonial Pharisee stories man
and Pharisee what can we learn from it so much? So much. The most important lesson for me is the power of intention.
The power if you have the right intention, Allah will plot for you.
His father plotted against him
and kept him kept captive.
The first priest plotted generally for his own self for his own sake, and he could have been an off putting factor, right? To get him to say you know, all these religious people are just you know, the same. They all work for their own agenda, so on and so forth. You're gonna find people who are religious, who really have who's, who would be really nasty. There are religious people
Oh, okay, we have no manners there are, there are just people who have ill intentions who have a lot of hatred and envy and jealousy and bad things. But there's a lot of religious people who are extremely good and truthful, right? So you can't generalize. You can't generalize. So he could have said, Okay, that's what a priest is, what do you think the rest of the people are? Forget about this. Forget about this. And just, you know, the other day someone sent me a message from a new Muslim. And may Allah make it easy for new Muslims, honestly, may Allah make it easy for new Muslims. He said, like I embraced Islam. And then he struggled in the local mosque, and local Masjid
from people how they treated him, and how they're always having assumptions. And then he travels. So.
And as he was traveling, he was in he stopped over in France. And something happened to delay in one of flights, some issues. And he was trying to fix it. And the guy who was
helping him fix it, the one who works for the airlines, or the immigration was a Muslim. His name is Mohammed French citizen. He said, he made it so difficult for me, he made my life difficult at that moment. And he wasn't helping out. It was an easy issue. He just made it so complicated.
And then a fringe guy comes who's non Muslim, he comes and he solves the matter in five minutes. And he makes it easy for me.
And I didn't have to miss my flight.
Then I asked myself, Why is a Muslim behaving like this and non Muslim behaving like that. And he says, I traveled to a Muslim country, I'm not going to mention the country. I traveled to this Muslim country, everyone is trying to set me up, everyone is trying to get money out of me. Everyone is just, you know, playing games, trying to get money from me try to fool me and so on and so forth. Wherever I go. He says, I don't feel even safe about people. Everyone your purchases, even the religious people that I met, they were trying to get money out of me, I traveled to another country, same thing happens is this. So I asked myself, if a religion is true is true, why? And this the
truth from ALLAH, why you find these non Muslims are behaving well and doing well. And they observe your rights, and they respect them, and they try to be nice to you, they'll try to help you out. Whereas these Muslims are just doing everything to set you up and take advantage of you.
So may Allah make it easy? May Allah make it easy? And that's all responsibility that yes, sometimes we limit religion to some of the rituals, which are important. But the rituals are part and parcel of a bigger picture right? Of Us being, you know, respectful of us being
rightful towards others being just unfair, and being kind and nice and being gentle and merciful.
Unfortunately, actions speak louder than words. They speak louder than words. So Samantha Pharisee, did not take he was so resilient. He was so sincere and powerful in his intention, that this did not deter him from pursuing, you know, whatever he found to be the truth at the time. And then he keeps traveling, imagine he could have settled in that community and say, oh, you know, I'm probably the most learned person among them. Let me make a shift over them. Let me be the priest. Right. He didn't say that he was he wanted to know more about Allah. He wanted to know more about life more about the truth. So he traveled, nevermind, he didn't accumulate wealth, he didn't work. It wasn't
about work. For him. It was about finding what life was about finding who Allah was, and worshiping Him and knowing the truth. So he kept traveling from Sham then to Mosul, North Iraq, then to South Iraq or north of the Arabian Peninsula, then back to back north, in the middle of Turkey.
And then also being you know, taken as a sleeve,
I unjustly being kidnapped, and taken as a slave and sold in the slave market. Yet when he sees many lays delighted, it doesn't seem to bother him that he's a slave, as long as he found what he was searching for. So although he seemed to be taken advantage of, or he didn't seem to be working for himself, Allah was working for him. Allah was making things work for him. And that's the power of intention. And that's part of the Hadith, or resonates with the Hadith we quoted today in the hotbar sadaqa. Allah for sadaqa who are truthful with Allah, Allah will get you what you truly want, ways truly deserve. So be truthful in Allah. But sometimes our intention is not so pure is not so
powerful. Say I had the intention. I had the intention but lousy intention. It's a watered down intention. But when your intention is sincere and powerful, Allah doesn't let you down.
And here's why. The truth is if someone is sincere and searching for the truth, Allah will guide them to the truth, that truly sincere and they don't happen to be guided. And they are truly sincere. Allah has a way out for them.
But it's impossible that someone was truly sincere. And they want to search for the truth and they've done it because when you have an intention, you're going to do what you what you need to do. Because intention is motivation. Intention is drive. So if you if your your intention is to about something, you're going to pursue it, nothing is going to stop, stop you from it.
But if someone has said, pursue, and they do everything in their capacity to find the truth, but for some reason, they cannot arrive in Allah is gonna have a way out for them, Allah is not gonna, but if someone truly wants, since it wants the truth, Allah is gonna guide them, Allah is going to guide them. So this shows us the importance of intention, that often oftentimes we count more on tactics, strategies, and techniques and tricks, and on our own intelligence, but we forget a greater intelligence.
We forget something that's far bigger than our intelligence, when Allah plots for you, and Allah plans for you, and Allah takes care of your affairs. If the whole world is against you, you're gonna get what you deserve, you're gonna get the best look at us for a sinner, his brothers, plotted against him. And they got rid of him, they threw him in the well, they tried thought of even killing him. Then according to one of the versions of the story, he they sold him as a slave as well. And he was taken to the house of a disease, then he was put in that position of temptation being tempted by the wife of a disease, then he was accused of trying to abuse women, sexually. This is why he was
taken to the prison, falsely accused, he was taken to the prison. And he spent such a long time in the prison, you know, some of the professors and they say, Do you know what's the time between us Valley Islam was taken away from his father than the moment he was reunited with his, with his father and with his parents, some of them say was 41 years,
such a short time. Usually Sam was worried because he was with Allah, he just went through all of this, and it worked for him.
So if use medicine was not taken by his brothers, and sold as a slave, and taken as a servant, and then put in the prison, he would not be able to be in a position to interpret the dream of the king, and thus to become one of the main assistants of the king, and such an influential person.
And it would not be the situation will not be conducive to his brothers coming, and the famine happen. And his brothers coming to Egypt in order to seek provisions, and for him, for him to meet them from a position of power, and be able to have all of this happening.
So we emphasize so much the concept of planning and, and being smart and finding out for ourselves, which is important, it's important. But we miss out on something that's much more powerful. And that completes the picture. And that's it. That's to put your trust in Allah. Truly put your trust in Allah and approach this life with sincerity. What do you want out of this life? Solomon Pharisee wanted to find guidance and follow it.
So even though he was went through all of these, you know, difficult times, and he was taken advantage of, and he was set up like that, and it was sold as a slave, yet, the very thing that was meant to be against him turned out to be working for him. It took him exactly to where he wanted. It took him exactly, to the land where the prophets of salaam was going to be set. So that's how we should approach life. Yes, you can read all these self help books, all these strategy books, and you can improve the quality of your life good. All of this is good and important, and you shouldn't dispense with it.
That's part of this life. But don't forget that your intention,
what you seek in this life, your approach to this life, your approach to Allah Subhan Allah you level of trust in Allah subhanaw taala is so consequential. It brings about results. It's not just
it's not just theory is not just like this abstract thing that has no bearing on life. No. It does have an impact on how life unfolds. Truly, your intentions have a huge impact, actually the biggest impact on how your life unfolds, but we don't. We don't do it well enough to really see the results.
We don't do it well, and the prophets Allah makes it clear in a hadith, you just read it. You really say like Where? Where are our minds? When we approach the issue of trust? The Prophet says will we live in fcba? Nakamoto, karuna, Allah Allah Hakata luckily, there was a camera year by year. Talk to him Ah, son, he'll be
the process I'm says by the one in who's had and who's had my soul is if you truly put your trust in Allah, as you should
Allah would provide for you just as He provides for birds in the morning, they leave their nest with empty stomachs. They come back with full stomachs.
What's the condition he mentioned, if you truly put your trust in Allah as he deserves, that you trust him.
That's That's the condition. That's the point.
And that's consequential. Imam, look at him, he says, alcohol ASVAB
a Tawakkol. Allah Allah, He says the strongest factor in this life, the strongest causal, or the strongest force in this life that brings about effect is reliance on Allah bitweaver to work well. And he then he says, he says there are people who really jump into danger, and take risks in life. And they do this because they just have full trust in Allah. And he says these people, whatever they throw themselves into, they will survive and they will thrive. Why he says, the n ethika. home builder he asked me, he says because their trust in Allah protects them.
That's not hocus pocus stuff. That's real stuff. Remember him also he says, I lived I stayed in Mecca for some time. And he said, I used to have some pains and aches in my in my body. And there was no doctor, I could not afford a doctor and there was no doctor at some time, by the way, Mecca was not
even though it was the hub of worship. There was not much civilization there.
So he couldn't find a doctor and he said, the only medicine I had was Zamzam water.
And I will drink it. I will drink it with the intention of having or being healed.
And he said it worked better than any other doctor or any other medicine. Then he says, and some people try it out and doesn't work for them. So he explains that in Arabic, he says well I can be has abelia Teeny with Timothy and Allah, He says it works only based on the level of your certainty and your trust in Allah. If you drink it with certainty and trust in Allah subhanaw taala is going to have this effect. If not, it's not going to work. He even talks about Opia he says raffia is effective. When a person who's doing it really trust Allah subhanaw taala works. It works the level of trust in Allah and Allah makes the nuclear works.
So you have to figure out that beliefs are consequential. We just might we might think guys just so matter inside, right? It's all you know, hard stuff that really works, right? Gravity, physical stuff, Mass. Wait, no, it's not. The world is much bigger than what we see physically, is much bigger than that. There's a lot of connections.
So so the man in Pharisee everything seemed to be against him. Everything seems to be going downhill. But it was actually that was exactly
the best thing for him. It took him exactly to where the prophets of salaam was going to be. So he met with the Prophet salallahu Salam upon an appointment, an appointment that was made by Allah subhanaw taala.
So the prophets of salaam says to cinnamon in Pharisee. He says, Yeah, KTBS and man, he says, Man, use Mocha. Mocha is a transaction that used to be at a time when there was slavery. It was the rights of a slave to free himself or herself. So they approach their mass and they say I want to free myself and I will do the work that's necessary. That is equivalent in value in value to me freeing myself.
So so that was known as MacArthur was, Abraham says, approach you master and seek to free yourself.
So Salman Pharisee, goes to his master. And he says I want to free myself. Finally he convinces him so he convinces him and it was such a like huge price. He comes back to the prophet and he says I agreed with him that he would free me if I
take care basically grow
300 date trees for him. And 40 ounces of gold.
Huge such a huge money. The prophets I send them says it says the Muslims he says no.
Help your brother says the Muslims help you brother, Muslims, most of them are poor at that stage.
The Prophet SAW Salem shows this solidarity, this brotherhood, this brother, his sleeve slave. We need to free him so he can really pursue his religion pursue his worship and connection to Allah
subhanahu wa and obviously it's a man fallacy because
Psalms, one of the most important companions in terms of knowledge in terms of influence, influence to the point the prophets of salaam says Salman Amin al beats. So the man is from us and beat the family household of the prophets of Allah Himself.
So, as a matter of fairness, he was extremely helpful specifically what stands out, as we will inshallah will come to see later on. Rosewall, hunt, duck, the Battle of the Trench, the whole idea of digging out a trench
came from some men and faricy. It came from Persia, it was something that was commonly done there at times of war, when an army was about to set a siege around another, another city or a town that would dig a trench around it to protect themselves. And they would fill it with water.
So he had this idea and he shared it with the prophets of Salaam and it came right in time, right in time to give the Muslims an advantage against all the you know, Polish and their allies. We're about 2000 of the time surrounded, and Medina.
The prophets of Allah and he was salam goes to the House of s Ibnu Solara, the one who he buried earlier. And he goes and that's how he was ALLAH had two little daughters, the Prophet SAW Selim of he gives them to each one of them.
Earrings, earrings, made of gold,
made of gold, they kept these earrings, even to the ears, the daughters, they kept that to their children, to their children to their children, they kept the those ones. So the and the Prophet saw them actually took care of the family of acid in Minnesota, he said they are my responsibility. So he was providing for them. He was providing for them financially. He was checking on them, the prophets have said and had such a rich social life, such a rich social life, the prophet send them we'll check on his companions, he would go and visit people. And if someone was wasn't feeling well, he would go and visit him, he would check on him. Someone who was missing for a couple of days, he
would ask about name we would inquire about and people needed help, we would go and take part. He would be everywhere with everyone.
So he created that bond and that connection. So one of the companies used to spend time with the prophets of Salaam. He used to come with his little son toddler, his son was about two years old. He used to play with him a lot and he loved so the Prophet Solomon looks at him and as he as he's playing with his child, and he says to him, boohoo, he says, You love him, obviously. But it's just a way to get him to speak about his love for his child.
So he says, so the father says to the Prophet, so I said, I'm very interesting to show you the love of a father. He says, Yara salah, hubback Allah who come up with a bow
is almost in Java, Allah may Allah love you as much as I love my son.
That's how much I love.
So after after a while the problem stop seeing this the man.
So you ask, Where's this guy from the inside?
So they say, you know, you remember his son, his son died.
The person goes and visits him.
And he comforts him. And he says, I'll ask you a question. If you're given the choice that your son lives with you in this life, okay, and you enjoy him.
That's one choice. The other choice is that on the Day of Judgment,
any gate in paradise you want to enter it from you're going to find your son waiting for you there. And he would not enter until he would wait for you and he won't enter until you come. So he takes you by the hand and takes you into paradise. The man says I want to on the second one.
The program says you get it. The prophets of salaam says any
any Muslim that I take their child away from them.
And they are patient or take someone that they love from them and they are patient, then there is no reward for them. But Jana, there's a few Hadith about this. And one Hadith, Allah Subhan Allah sends the angels.
And he Allah knows, but he sends the angels to check on that person who lost his child.
So they will come back and say, k forwarded to my buddy, how did you find my servant? And they would say, What is it now who saw belanja Allah Yama doc,
we found impatient and he's praising you.
But before that, when the last one had a sense the angels of Angel of Death to take the soul of that son, he when the angel comes back and he says, Martha altum be Abdi What did you do with my servant? They would say, we took the soul of his son. And Allah would say to them have Tamala Abdi you took the son of my servant, they will say yes, he said
And the Lord would say, have Tom felt fairly that accountability. You took his heart away from him.
Then Allah will send them back check check on him, they will check those say, okay, he's praising you and he's patient. So ALLAH SubhanA, Allah says,
You bear witness that his reward his recompense will be done, will be done. So the Prophet Salam gave these glad tidings to this man. And you see the way the person consoles these consoles, his companions, and that shows that belief in Allah and belief in the last day gives us a great advantage in handling the difficulties in this life.
If someone went through what's the man Pharisee? When they would say, Oh Allah, why does this happen to me why this way that but when you are sincere, and your focus will manifest, he was focused on what was focused on finding the truth, that didn't really matter for him the other stuff.
And that's it when you have a goal that is connected to Allah, and you're so you have this laser, like, focus on it and you're so sincere about it. I'm telling you, your experience your predicament in life, your hardships in life will be watered down, there will be filtered out. You won't feel it, you won't feel that much. Why? Because your heart has not lost what it thrives on. That's the point.
So the Prophet SAW Selim used to give this kind of
this kind of consolation and this kind of respect, and this kind of connection, so he used to socialize a lot with with his companions. Now, actually, Allahu Anhu being in the house of the prophesy Salam. She asked him permission to go and check on her father. Her father, Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu anhu, used to live in the same house with Bilal, and I met a beautiful HYAH Emiliano FIRA was zoo, the shepherd of Abu Bakr, who helped them out for the hedgerow for immigration, they were living in the same house.
so she goes to the house and she says, that's a cobbler, a new Froebel hijab Ralina, before the wives of the Prophet Solomon were commanded to take a shield or a screen away from people not to expose themselves not to meet in person with other people, right? They used to, they were supposed to be in their house later on, so so she goes to the house. And so some level of mixing was allowed at that time, still at that time. So she sees her father, she sees Bilal, and she says, I'm gonna blow fire and they're all hallucinating
this speaking some nonsense. And even Bilal was speaking some real nonsense. So she looks at her father and he's saying some lines of poetry. He says Wallahi Maria de Maya or wala, he doesn't know what he's talking about. She's texts with Hamilton, Avaya, and he's hallucinating Jesus, he doesn't even know what's coming out of his mouth. She goes and checks on blood. He's the same things. He doesn't even know what's going on. And he's like mentioning all the names of the people of Croatia used to torture him and he's he's not he's in a trance.
So what was exactly happening to them? That's next week.
So next week, inshallah the Halacha will be on and I won't I don't want to keep you more away from the potluck. Just unlock it. So Lhasa Messina Muhammad wa, Salam al can take two or three questions
I can take or two
you got 10 minutes okay. So when we take more questions
I shall or no questions. Yes, sir.
Christians, Christians now we're in Sham that was ratified to see window first or another place. And you mentioned that to religious,
devoted shoe or priests or pastors with this equal be the area's
follower of Eric Arios, the follower, the true Christianity that used to believe in the Oneness of Allah azza wa jal.
I don't know if they are the Aryans or whatever I really don't know. So that was integration mentions and narration is inserted. Notice Huck has been authenticated by the scholars of Hadith Hamdulillah.
So it just mentioned there were Christians. It doesn't mention anything but we can infer from the story seemingly these were people upon monotheism it seems like it it seems like it most likely yes. But who exactly which denomination? I personally have no knowledge about this. But probably if someone investigates that they might find some traces probably. Yeah.
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let's manufacture see this is a privilege is like university, Harvard University gives this
Our PhD Will he call it honorary PhD? Yeah, honorary PhD. So he was given that status just to himself, not out of lineage is just a status that was given to him by the Prophet salallahu Salam, because of his sacrifice, because of his position as well. So it's not
by blood is not by any other thing. And, and I I'm not sure I don't think it extends to his progeny as well as probably just to him.
Because elbaite have to be from the lineage of the Prophet sallallahu Ali, he was in them. Yes, any more questions
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segment and Pharisee left his father in order to pursue the truth.
Same al Kath Alkaff left their people.
So the question is, in these days, if someone embraces Islam, someone starts practicing, you know, should they at one point, at what point should they sort of move away or move out? I would say generally speaking, don't disconnect from family, don't disconnect from family. Now you have to use your judgment, if you're being in the same house with your family is really very detrimental. And extremely like,
consequential when it comes to your practice of Islam, your Eman your level of Eman, then definitely you have to do something about it. Because some people have this strong presence, strong personality. And really, they're, they don't bother, like someone gives them a hard time they're gonna give her the time to that person, don't mess with them. Some people have this strong, this resilience about them, this tenacity about them. And really negative environment doesn't affect them that much. But some people are sensitive. So you have everyone have to have their own assessment. If it's detrimental to your faith. If it's negatively affecting your level of your Eman and you feel
it's getting really bad. Probably the person might need might need to take some sort of drastic or radical approach. Maybe I'll just need to move out. But I would say
as much as you can keep a connection even if you move, move out, keep a connection. Why? Because still, even if your parents are non Muslim or non practicing, if you're good to them, you're getting so much reward.
Being good to the parents is not contingent on religion. It's a principle and
keeping connection with them might one day open the hearts to hear the truth and you don't want to lose that opportunity.
So it's the purse is the person's judgment. Person's judgment. Obviously with a manifest he seems he was his father was very domineering and overbearing. So he was has so much power. And it seems that he was a very sensitive soft person. Salman Salman moved out that's the only way for him to figure it out.
And then being in the Arabian Peninsula after that, we don't know how long he had been in the Arabian Peninsula before seeing the problem and embracing Islam. So we don't know exactly whether he had chances are when his father was still alive. We don't know about that. But what we know is that he stayed in Medina and then it doesn't seem that he went back home afterwards
distance for us? So I've assumed
the linkage between the
Oh, you mean the Christians that he met? Okay, the
What Christianity by by the definition of its own scholars and theologians went through a lot of phases. So there's a long history of Christianity going from one phase to the other, undergoing huge challenges
and the in the earth and the first few 100 years although there was the change, there was a huge change. This became dominant. What ended up being Catholicism mainly
But still, a lot of there were a lot of patches here and there, of people who were still upon the true version of Christianity or a great part of it, a great part of it. Don't forget at that time communication was not through the internet or phone or phones. So it was easy for people to live in enclaves in towns are not being out of touch of the world. So it's easier with the media now a means of communication to dominate. But in those days, it's easy to find people have different versions of Christianity. So what it seems is that upon the people that because even in the words of these teachers, teachers, they manufacture they said, I don't know many people who are upon this, I only
have a handful of people. So that shows although there was lots of Christianity, Christian people at the time, especially in a sham, that was where the Roman Empire the Byzantine Empire was, so there was a lot of Christians. So why did these teachers say it's only one or two people left upon this? So it shows this was not the dominant, which was mainly Catholicism than an Orthodox Christianity? So it seems like it was more of a Unitarian probably monotheistic, still version seems like it. But as I said, the integration doesn't specify anything. So we're gonna stick by the interaction.
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I'm really not sure when that fact that URL baits are not allowed. It's haram for them to take some time for them to take. So I'm not sure where that started if it started before Islam, but
whether it started whether there was something before Islam or not, in Istanbul was started by the Prophet SAW Salem that he said sadaqa is impermissible for Al bait. This is why the prophets of salaam when he saw Al Hasan are only allowed under the Sun Valley. And he approached there was some dates for sadaqa is a little boy is it probably two three years to August two or maybe younger. So he sees he takes one one date and he puts it in his mouth. The Prophets was an interesting call.
And he gets it out of his mouth and he says in the head to his soda Paletta hell ulana This soda is not halal for us, so that she takes it
interestingly, the Arab states say Coco until now, like something like spit it out. It's not It's not pleasant.
Right? Don't touch it. It's filthy. Cool. All right.
So I really don't know if there was something for me.
logic behind it. There's no logic stated. But we mean people could improvise scholars could improvise why
just put it as well preserving the
preserving the the status of the profits of somebody's family. Because sadaqa entails
having the luxury of being on the low lower end receiving end.
So it's not pleasant for the status of prophethood as well. Yeah.
But oh, there must be other wisdoms but this could be a basic one
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Yes, if someone's lineage goes back to the Prophet SAW Salem Yes. Sadaqa is not Harold for them.
Yeah, so the has not heard for them.
Anyone is truly truly from elbaite and they know it for sure. So the car is not handled for them. They cannot take solder
even if they fall in one of the nine times
The boys mentioned even in whatever, even whatever, it's not halal for them, even if they fall in one of the categories for the cat.
Because why would you give your sadaqa to anyway?
Gonna give it to a poor person?
Is that 10 minutes? Well, let's get
one more question
that's a treat for you today.
The manners, that this was the story we mentioned about the Convert who seen this
bad behavior, I would say, for Muslims, and for its culture, its culture. And obviously, when someone cheats, that's a sign of a weak human.
When someone steals, that's a sign of a weak a man when someone lies as a sign of a weak image. So obviously, it's all connected. But unfortunately, a lot of cultures and Muslim countries, they sort of
allow this sort of give space for that, unfortunately. But that means not fitting, don't feel desperate, we shouldn't feel desperate, it means everyone should take responsibility and ownership over their own conduct their own character, if I grew up in a culture that sort of somehow gives advantage to you being
being selfish or taking advantage of people or being treacherous, then I take it, I take control of myself, I'm going to see that as a blind spot, because most of the time, whatever we have in our culture is becomes a blind spot, we don't see it. So I'm going to figure it out for myself. If that's wrong, it's my responsibility to fix it.
I'm not going to blame my parents, I'm not going to blame, blame my culture that happened. Now, from now on, I'm going to work on myself to fix this. Someone finds themselves, it's easy for them just to come up with a lie and to tell lies. If that's the case, and I find myself lying. It's my responsibility to make it a goal that I will start working on this issue until I resolve it. That's the only lesson that we under the only take away from such things. It's not just to put Muslims down, or just to put Muslim countries down on No, I mean, there are we have a lot of serious issues otherwise Omar would not be in that state. But what really concerns us as individuals at this time
is yeah, you're looking at the stage and income and fossa Kamala mandala that data are you who believe worrying first and foremost about yourselves, fix yourself?
Do not be you know, distracted by those who refuse guidance. Focus on fixing yourself. I mean, you can still talk about people, the people do this. People do that. That's bad. That's not good. That's against Islam. Fine. But what do you do by complaining? You're not achieving anything by complaining. But he figured out something is wrong. You see it in yourself. You start working, taking practical steps to fix it and improve yourself, then you're doing well. That's the most important thing to take away from this. Okay, so we're done. sha Allah Xochimilco. See you next week barkcloth ecommerce, Allah Mr. Muhammad wa salam, enjoy the potluck.