Life Of The Prophet 23
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim in him that Allah Muhammad who want to stay in on us to full when I will do bIllahi min shallowly and fusina was the TI Marlena, me and the love of Allah mobila who woke me up live and I had the Ella shadow Allah. Allahu Allahu la sharika lah wa shadow unknown Mohammed Abdullah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa early he was selling them at a slim and Kathy on
all prices due to Allah, we praise Him. We seek His help and we ask for his forgiveness and we seek Allah's protection from the evils within ourselves and from the evil outcomes of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray and guide, I testify that none has the right to be worshipped. But Allah subhanaw taala alone who has no partners, and I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa only he was, is his servant, and His messenger.
So last time, we said, it's the second year after the Hijra of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
we talked about the Muslim community, how it looked like in Medina,
the strong bond among the Muslims, the Brotherhood of the MaHA the devotion of the Tsar, and their selflessness, their generosity that is beyond the imagination, yet the respects of the Maha jurien. And the fact that they did not take advantage of the situation, we said that the generosity of the unsought reached a point where they're very wealthy, which was the date trees, is the de trees, that was the wealth that was their assets. Just like today, if you want to check if someone is, you know, how much someone is worth financially, they check their bank account, whatever assets they have in their bank account, that's the worth generally speaking, or what are their possessions the same, the
way it was measured? Someone's wealth was measured at the time in Medina was about the day trees how many trees you had.
So the answer to the Prophet SAW Salem X and been an hour buying a home and naturally in our split our wealth between us and the margerine, the province of Salam said No, said no, you keep it to yourselves, but you just offer them jobs over them work so they can work and sustain themselves. You've already done in a lot of great work does come along.
In the midst of building this kind of community, strong community, strong brotherhood building that beautiful, you know, nucleus of a society of a growing society. The Prophet SAW Salem was would the person would surprise you to although on a social level, he's working hard and he's building something substantial. And then a religious level. He's educating and enlightening his companions. He's spreading the Dawa. People are coming from outside of Medina to be Muslims. There's a lot of danger. We said. The whole environment is hostile against the Muslims. There's no safety. When he said the narration that llama heard Maha Shula salam ala Muslim owner, Elan, Medina, Rama, tomo,
caribou and Olson wider. When the President immigrated to Medina with the Muslims, the Arabs have taken a stance of enmity towards them.
Basically, you guys are an open target for us. If we catch any of you the dead
there is no sanctity for you. You're basically what we can do with you whatever we want. So the Muslims we said we're sleeping with their swords in their hands, that the swords in their beds, this is the only way to protect themselves. So the situation was dangerous. It was an open state of war. It was an open state of war. Now a lot of the Muslims in Medina who are the mohajir, even the ones who migrated from Mecca to Medina, they left their welfare behind because welfare was not you could not just transfer your wealth to the your account in Medina. Okay. You couldn't just do that. There was no online banking.
You could not the wealth was what was sheep, camels, their houses. Could you carry this for Makita? Medina, how could you carry that and still migrate to Medina in secret?
You can't do that. So they had to leave their wealth. Some of them are Jerian
like you have so high a roommate when he migrated
The people of Quraysh chased him.
And they sort of cornered him.
And he said, you know, what do you want from me? Like there's nothing I can I can I can offer you what exact What exactly do you want? They said, you want to join Muhammad go and join Muhammad, we'll let you join Muhammad. But when you came to Mecca,
you had nothing. In terms of wealth. You made all this business, all this money that you made the wealth that you have with you as Golden silver, he was carrying his wealth with him. All of this, you made it in Maccha. That's our money. You give it to us. We'll let you go. He said,
Take it he left it for them. And he went on in his way to Medina. So the province of Solomon he saw Sahiba Rumi, he had been informed about this. So he says to Cerebro, may Allah be held by Abba, yah, we are here is the cornea of Sahiba roaming is not to be held via the transaction, the trade off you made, to give them the money, your wealth, and make it to Medina, this was a very good bargain. This was a very good business that you made.
So a lot of the Muslims were forced out of their wealth, out of their wealth, what was done with their wealth. It was confiscated.
It was confiscated by who? By the leaders and the elite in Mecca. So they took their houses, they took their camels, the sheep, whatever they left behind all their belonging, they sold it, they liquidized it.
And what did they do? They started using that money for themselves, investing it in trade caravans, and so on and so forth.
So in this state of animosity and open warfare, the prophets of salaam working on all different fronts at the same time, the problem would surprise you that he kept on top of everything literally kept on top of everything. What would you do? As we said he would send military expeditions, what are these four? They are these are sort of Vanguards to figure out what is going on around Medina. Is there any army is there any military threats, to also understand the geography around Medina, north, south, east west, figure out everything be on top of it be a few steps ahead of your enemy in case they decide to attack Medina or they set us up in some way. So the profit is almost on top of
So one of the we said, one of the expeditions that he sends, it was a beloved No, Josh Hobley Allahu anhu, one of the companions of the mohajir, in the prophesy sent him sent him on a mission outside of Medina to the south of Medina.
And he was the leader of eight people. So he was there were nine, he was the leader, along with eight people.
The problem gave him a document, he said, Don't open it. Now, you open it two days from now, you head south towards Mecca. So on the way, two days later,
he opens the documents, and it says, the process I'm told him, You read it to your companions, and you don't force them.
There's a mission, they're written in this document. So you'll carry out this mission, but you don't force anyone of those who are with you. They want to join you fine, they don't want to join you. They can go back and they can come back to my Medina. So he reads it out to them. And he says the Prophet of Islam says he wants us to go to where the Nakhla the Valley of nefler between Mecca and five, figure out what's going on in Mecca. What are the Mexicans are doing? What is the state in Mecca, we have to be informed, because if you are not informed, you will be taken by surprise. So this shows the importance of information, the prophets Islam understood that you need to be
informed. You need to be aware. You can't be outdated. You can't afford to do this. If you want to survive as a nation, it can't be outdated.
And this shows the importance of knowledge, different types of knowledge, knowledge of the deen knowledge of different issues, politics, science, technology, history, geography, everything, any type of knowledge is actually beneficial.
It's beneficial. So if you can use it to the advantage of yourself and your nation, it becomes an act of worship if you do it with good intention. This is why a lot of the scholars commenting on the Hadith of the prophets of salaam tolerable me very often Allah Cooley Muslim seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim
putting my Muslim
Do you know the trick reported by Muslim there was someone
who really didn't understand the books of Hadith properly. This was a fake shave was a fake shave. That happened previously hundreds of years back.
Every time he gave a hadith and sometimes he would relate fabricated Hadith
In authentic hadith he doesn't know really.
So some people started complaining about him to one of the scholars one of the scholars, you know, go and attend his Halaqaat when he gives a hadith and it sounds to be off or you think it's off ask him what is this Hadith from? Who is who is it reported by or collected by?
So every time someone asks him What is this hadith he says reported by Muslim reported by Muslim all is a Hadith reported by Muslim or bullied by Muslim so when they decided meant like everything Muslim Muslim what you memorize a Muslim but we checked this hadith is not inside a Muslim he said I didn't say it's a Muslim as reported by Muslim means reported by a Muslim
so don't use this trick.
So, so the scholars when they commented on this hadith it is actually inside Muslim this hadith is inside
This includes knowledge of the deen knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala and his religion and also any type of beneficial knowledge that can be used. So any field you're in any field technology science, biology, biochemistry, engineering, medicine, technology, whatever, whatever it is,
you can actually
if you put it to good use, you can get a lot of reward from that. And we will see in the spirit of the prophets Isilon sort of made use of another knowledge of other people who had some experience coming from other nations
so Abdullah have no Josh.
He reads that document to his followers and he says once he wants to go back they said no, we will all join you. So they go towards worthy enough law but they will to have them set them not to be with us and his companions. They only they were taking turns on one camel and the camel ran away. So they were chasing it. So they were the only ones excused from this group. But anyway as they as they go towards inocula which is right at the borders of Mecca, the borders of Mecca This is called the Haram area, the sanctuary the sanctuary, the sanctuary there in this haram you cannot hunt
it's a it's a sanctuary has to be protected there is special sanctity to it. There are so many things you know you're not supposed to do. So this is called this is called the Haram
so when they were by the borders close to Mecca
they saw a group from caliche group of colors from kurush is led by it's made of four people and so as a caravan business caravan was carrying some goods it was under the leadership leadership of amber ignant help Rami Amber, Abner help Rami and he had three people with with him. One of them was a slave case, man. And he had two other of the men of Quraysh Earth man and his brother no fun.
So they were leading. That was the caravan the caravan was mostly camels and it was carrying, you know goods. And these Muslims, Abdullah and Josh realize these people, since it is these people and this this caravan, this was actually made of the money of some Muslims that was taken Muslims who, who migrated to Medina. So he thought to them, the problem only ordered them to go to wedding UCLA and do nothing. Just observe and read the situation. He said to them, what do you think let's attack them. That's an easy target. And this is our wealth. This this actually belongs to us the making business with our own money.
So they disputed amongst themselves. And it was the last day
of the month of Jumada, Jumada, Jumada and Asha
which was actually the last lunar month in our time, we just moved into Allah jump before our job is to Madden Alpha Jumada al alpha, Rob, Roger is what is one of the assurances from right, the sanctified months, the sacred months, that you're not supposed to fight in them. This is from the religion of Ibrahim alayhis salam, by the way, the four months that are sacred that you cannot fight or kill. During these months, this was handed down from the little religion of Ibrahim alayhi salam, the Arabs kept it. The Arabs kept it. They played some games around it, but they kept it. So it was the same as we said, as we today, you know, have this dispute is it Ramadan? Is it today or
tomorrow, shall we fast today or tomorrow? It is today or tomorrow the same kind of dispute was happening there at the time as well. So it was a dispute. Is it the last day of Jumada? Or is it the first day of Rajab enter the sanctuary, we cannot touch them. So that's our opportunity.
To jump on them, you know take the caravan and take it back to Medina take your money back.
So they decided finally to attack that caravan they attack the caravan they killed it, they killed the leader. I'm Robin Hood Rami. And they killed the slave case and with the two brothers of man and Noah fell off man was taken
captive and yeah, with man was taken captive, and no fool made it or the other way around. One of them one of the brothers made it back to Makkah.
And they took the caravan and they headed back to Medina. But Abdullah and Josh says to His followers, he says,
These are the spoils of war. Don't forget the context, the whole context was an open state of war. So somebody might be tempted to say, Oh, this was an act of aggression, actually Quraishi that's what they said. The Jews in Medina, that's what they said. They said, this is an act of unprovoked aggression. Why do we attack this caravan? But don't don't forget, this is the money originally of the Muslims. Number two, the whole state was an open state of war. So we are already in a state of war.
And that was this was under understood on both sides.
So Abdullah, and Josh said, fifth of the spoils of this caravan will be kept for the prophets, Allah Salam. And there was no ruling by the way at the time. There was no ruling at the time, but he just decided to keep a fifth for the profit slice. And then they went back to Medina. When they reached the Prophet SAW Salem the rostrum saw that and he said, What is this? They told him this story the prophets of salaam got angry. He said, I did not command you to attack anyone.
I ordered you just to go to where the Nakhla is working toward in Africa. I didn't command you to fight anyone or take the caravan of anyone. I give you know, orders like this. People have courage. They said, aha, Mohammed has revealed his true colors now. He has killed or his people have killed innocent people. In the secret month of Rajab, he claims to be upon the religion of Abraham and he violates it, the first opportunity he gets he violates it.
The same kind of thing was said by the Jewish tribes in Medina.
So they said Mohammed claims to be upon the religion of Ibrahim and that he observed the sacred months and here his followers are killing innocent people. In the, in the sacred months, the prophets of salaam was angry. And he took everything in the caravan and he put it on the side. He said no one touches it.
No one touches that. And these Muslims, Abdullah and Josh and his group were in so much distress. They thought like they committed such a huge sin that Allah would not forgive them. But Allah subhanaw taala soon revealed the verses in Surah Al Baqarah. Is Aluna Kenny Sherrill Harami returning fee, they asked you about the sacred month is they're fighting in it is they're fighting and they're not supposed they're supposed to be fighting in a sacred month, called Lupita. And on V he can be here. So yes, yes. The reason the sacred month there is fighting in the sacred months, what's not done answerability law and people who push others away from Allah minute Quraysh they've,
they've they've prosecuted people who believed in Allah subhanaw taala. Now they're talking about the sacred months.
You see, the analogy? Is you talking about the sacred months? These are people who believed in Allah, you kill them. You tortured them, you persecuted them, you kick them out of their land, you chase them out of Maccha and you're talking about sacred months now. This is exactly what one of
Imam Shafi Rahim Allah Allah mama Shafi was born in
what was he born? Mama Shafi in Huzar. Yes, and Rosa. She was born in Huzar. But he grew up in Makkah, he grew up in Makkah, he learned in Makkah, and he started in Mecca, then he moved to Medina still do with Imam Malik. Then he went back to Makkah again, then he moved again to
Iraq, and studied there in Iraq, then came back to Mecca. Second time he came back to Makkah as in his probably late 20s. He was a very learned person.
And he had already experienced the people in Iraq and the people in Iraq there was at the time, there was a lot of fitna there was a lot of you know, issues in Iraq at the time.
So when someone comes to him was Hajj season, someone comes to him, you know, it's it's not allowed to hunt, right? You're not allowed to kill animals. They're within the sanctuary of Mecca, the whole borders of Mecca. It's not allowed to kill, you know, any animals or hunt anything. So someone comes to him and he says, And he met Michelle was known for his philosophy, his sense of intuition, which is basically he could see someone
someone he sees for the first time and he could tell which country he has come from. And why did he come here? Actually, there was an interesting incident that he was with his students. He was giving them halacha. He was teaching them, a man walks into the masjid. And he started praying. And it's obvious this man is not from the city.
So Imam Shafi used to practice vilasa with his students practice this sense of intuition and knowledge and inference. He used to train some of his students. So he would, he said to them, you know, this guy.
He's, I think, he said, he's a carpenter. And he's from Coover. And he has just come, and he's searching for his last son.
And I was surprised. So one of the students later on goes and checks with that man after he was done with the prayer, and he says, You look like a stranger. Where are you from? He says, I'm from Kufa.
He says, and so is there anything I can help you with here? He's no, I've just come here. I'm searching for my son.
Where's your son? I lost him when he was a baby. And somebody told me that I could find him probably here or something like that.
And then he asked him figured out he was a carpenter as well.
So Imam Shafi had this kind of insight into people. So Imam Shafi realized when a person came and asked him that this person is from Iraq. So the guy asked me, he says, you know if I'm making Tawaf and I found out that I stepped on a SWAT
or not on a wasp,
an insect, a wasp. I stepped on it and I squeezed it. I sort of crushed it
is my haram or my tawaf is invalid
Mm hmm. He looks at him and he says,
Wait, how come your Allah Allah can attend to me for saying what is Aluna and Zombot?
Water you people were like you killed Al Hussein bin Ali, you know, the Allahu Anhu. And you asking me about a wasp.
He realized the man was not probably from the people of Ellison. So there are people who would
basically, you'd find them backbite others, slander others, right. And have contempt towards others treat people like dirt.
Right? And they find
you know, five, five cents. And you you extend your hand to catch this five cents and take it as a haram. It's not yours. Haram. It's not like the five senses haram but people's honor and dignity is not haram. Okay. It's that kind of discrepancy that is problematic. So ALLAH SubhanA, Allah is addressing these people, of course, the same thing. You guys wanted to kill Muhammad, you killed his companions, you told you this companions, you choose them out of Mecca, you've done all of these crimes, and then you talk about the sacred month. And it was a disputed day, even disputed day. So ALLAH SubhanA, Allah revealed the answer that don't stay in this dispute because the Muslims were
worried about this. Allah subhanaw taala said, this, all of this doesn't count. Because if
if someone fights you, in the sacred months, you can fight back. If it's a matter of right and wrong, you have to fight. So don't get, you know, preoccupied with the details and forget about the main principle. So that was a very powerful answer from Allah subhanaw taala to solve this issue, and this was actually the
and this is a good actually the piece of information.
Who's the first one to shoot an arrow in the history of Islam?
Saudi Arabia was a woman drama beset men feel Islam. Sad. Ignore Abby, what costs most likely it was during this military expedition. He says we're in any one ordering from A to B salmon fill Islam. He says I'm the first one to shoot an arrow in the history of an Islam.
So the Prophet SAW Selim after that he took his share, which is the share of the Muslim government for 20% or a fifth of the spoils. And the group of Abdullah and Josh, they shared the rest of the spoils of the war. This was the first time the Muslims get some spoils of war.
So roughly speaking, this is 16 months 17 months into the Hijra into the migration to Medina. At that time, up until that time, the Muslims used to pray take in the direction of El masjid, up saw, the tabler was Al Masjid Al Aqsa. When the Prophet Salam was in Mecca. How did he pray?
He preached a message lochsa But the prophet
Tsar Salam Yes, he would go behind the Kaaba to the south of Kava. So cabas here, laksa is in that direction person was pray to both Acaba and the Masjid Al Aqsa, so he would not leave a cab to say this mic is the Kaaba and Miss LOCKSS in this direction the person would not go in front here and pray so Nigel axon leave the car back to his back he never did that. He would always go to the other side where the car would be in his face. And the same line would be almost to the locks up because the Prophet SAW Selim had this love for Al Khattab in a will be eaten will be had in naskila Lady be Baca so first house of worship that is ever established on Earth.
So 16 months, to 17 months Albula as above the Allahu Anhu he says 16 to 17 months into the Hijra of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam receives verses from Surat Al Baqarah. Again, the person I'm used to look upwards, for those of you who are following with us previously when the Muslims came from Medina made him earn them early Muslims came from Medina.
One of them was Barack Obama
and Barack Obama role
and when they came to meet the Prophet Solomon the Hajj season
so when they were on the way Alberta Avenue Morocco he said to Allah, hey, I have an opinion. I have a feeling I want to pray to a cabin or Mr. Deluxe.
So he prayed by himself and Mr. Kava, the Muslims pray to Allah Allah Azza. But he said, I shall ask the Prophet Solomon we meet him. So he met the Prophet SAW Salem and he mentioned to him that I prayed to al Qaeda, the Prophet SAW Selim said that God couldn't keep letting love bucketloads Roberta Alia, you were upon a tabla you should have remained patient. The problem was feeling that Allah was going to make a cat but the Qibla later on. This came about four years later, about four years later, it came now 16 to 17 months into the Hijra of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah Subhan Allah says to the Prophet and Salem, by the Narada, Luba which he Caffee summer II fell
and will Liyan Cathy be lettin Toradora for winning the woodpecker shuttle on the Masjid Al haram. Allah Subhan Allah says indeed ice we see how you look upwards for some of us to look upwards basically he was waiting sort of making silent dua to Allah or Allah please make a kava that to blood. So Allah says Allah sees where you isI goes upwards.
Allah says We shall give you a Qibla that you are happy and pleased with and this was okay. But this does not reduce the value of a Masjid Al Aqsa, it does not reduce the value of a Masjid Al Aqsa, but Allah has a wisdom behind it. So I'll kava now is
Allah is the Qibla the Muslims are supposed to face it. So in the masjid of the Prophet SAW Salem, everything's gonna go quite the opposite and the opposite direction. So the rear of the masjid becomes the front and the front becomes the rear because my case to the south and middle access to the north. So now that Muslims are facing southward towards Mecca and the first Salah, the prophet first Allah the Prophet and praise to al Qaeda was Salah to lust after prayer. So prayer
so one of the companions prayed with the Prophets Allah wa salam, Salah Kalasa then he travels back to his village, which is on the outskirts of Medina. When he reaches there, his congregation his people in his village are praying, Thomasville OXA still so he says to them straight away. Love God so late to our school Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and acid for solid eel cab. I just prayed with the prophets of salaam acid, and he prayed in the direction of Al kava, what did they do in the Salah. They turned around, the Imam turns around opposite direction. So the Imam was in the front, he turns back right to the back and they turn 180 degrees straight away. This is why the Scholars
here say they use this narration Lee to show that an aeration that comes from one person call it they call it a bottle wine or a hat that comes through one person is reliable and authentic.
Because there are some of the groups that ascribe themselves to Muslims. They said we only accept the Hadith if it comes from a huge group of people to a huge group of people to a huge group of people. If there is one link that has only one person that's not reliable, this call it single generations had equal ahead.
And they include with it, even if it has two people or three people they need more. But this narration shows that the Muslim Muslims take and the ratio even when it comes from someone one person if he's reliable.
So they turned around and they started praying to al Qaeda. Now the Muslims got worried. See some of the early concerns of the early Muslims. So they came to the Prophet Solomon they said you know, some of our friends already already died. And they prayed all their life told Mr. X what's going on?
happen to their prayer. Allah subhanaw taala reveals in that verse warmer can Allahu Llyod Eman accom. And Allah was never to let your Eman go to waste. What is Eman? Here Salah prayer. Allah will never let the prayer of anyone go to waste. They prayed to Allah Azza when it was the rule when it was the Command of Allah subhanaw taala the fact that we changed the Qibla now does not nullify what was before, does not only nullify what was before.
Now who's angry, who's upset the Jewish tribes because they used to take bait and muck this old versus laksa as their Qibla and they, they they thought this was an advantage for them over Muhammad that he's following us. He's just copying us. But now when the prophets I seldom made that
that huge move, okay, now we face a cab for them. They went crazy. Going crazy on this man is just making up stuff. So they started seeing Mao Allah homunculus haemolytic and are they why did they change their Qibla? Was it like they're playing around with their religion? So Allah Subhan Allah revealed on the Quran, say, oh, Allah, actually before that, Allah says, say oh to sufa Amina NASCI. Now Allahu bankability him will let you can Walia will Allah Hill mustard oil Maghrebi Halima Yasha. In our serata Mustafi. So Allah says the foolish among the people will say, Why do will say because still the revelation was not made yet. So Allah said that this is what their response would be. And
this is how it turned out to be. The foolish would say, why did they change their direction of their prayer, say to them to Allah belongs to Eastern the West. Allah Allah makes any decision he wants. And Allah guides whomever he wills to the straight path. But this is actually an important point because the prophets of Solomon the early stages, he was still trying to win over the Jewish tribes, knowing that he was mentioned in the Revelation And the Scripture, knowing that they truly know that he he actually what he's the one who was mentioned in this critic scripture, he is the prophet that they were waiting for. Yet, they were resisting the Prophet saw him still give them the benefit of
the doubt. So was trying to win them over. Still was trying to be nice to them. So was trying to give them give them more opportunity more time. But it seems up until that time when that time came. That's it. That's it. We've had enough. You guys had enough time. You're just persisting in your deception and in your forgery, and in denying you know what the scripture tells you about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is what Allah subhanaw taala.
This is about them what to annotate Alladhina Otto kitab. Equally ayat in Mata Bok blitek, even if you come to the People of the Scripture with every sign, every convincing sign, that would not follow your Qibla they will not follow it.
And they have their own differences. And they have their own dissensions and they're not going to follow even one another. So basically, you know, wash your hands off them, get rid of them, you're near them, don't hang so much hope, on their acceptance, and so on and so forth. Now you have to start your own path and your own individuality in this sense, and leave them behind. Don't waste time with them. That's the message
so let's have a look at the masjid so we said the fibula now changed, and the Muslim started the rear became the front and vice versa. Now the rear of the masjid was kept for the new Muslims who are coming and the houses of the unsalted fool. There's no more hosts, all of them are taking. Now the new cameras, where are they there's no accommodation for them. There's no place for them. There's no hosts for them. What should they do? The prophets Allah made the rear of the masjid their place, so they could actually live there. They started living there. And they were called a hello sofa.
Sofa the people have a sofa sofa is the end of the message of the prophet from these to sleep there and live there. That was their life. And they were extremely poor people. So we will get to know the discrete segments of the Muslim community very interesting. So they were extremely poor, extremely poor, had nothing, no finances whatsoever. And the only food they would get was whatever comes to them through the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and any of the generous Muslims or the Muslims who had some charity and they would give it as a sadaqa program would hand it over to them and they would eat it. So they were actually describing how much they would eat in a day. How much they would
eat in a day. Each one of them or to the to two of them would have to handful of dates, of dates. That's it. So each one would get a handful of dates. That's the daily
portion of food. How long did they live on this? Sometimes months, sometimes years.
Consuming nothing but dates and water. That's it. Dayton water that's all they have to the point where some of them the person who was giving them some food problems. One of them stands up he says yeah rasool Allah Allah, terminal moto Nana said O Messenger of Allah like
the dates have burned to a stomach. You know, when you eat something sweet day in and day out, you feel you know, you don't feel you feel sick. You feel heartburn, right? It's sweet dates. You take it every day. It's going to burn your stomach. So this is the Rasul Allah Hello, camera boy Mottola nice Messenger of Allah, I will still make some burned with this Daisy keep giving us this. The Prophet also salam said to Allah Hello, Hamza Natha. Selim says, Well, I if I find bread, I would give it to you. But we came to Medina and these people's food is dates, all they have is dates. So Medina, all they have is dates. So that's whatever comes to me, I'll give it to you. He said, don't
think they keep anything for myself, whatever comes to me, I share it with you guys.
And the President himself, he would eat the same, he would eat the same as we said, one of the wives of the Prophet someone was asked about their
about their food, how many times you would like fire to cook, she would said like three months or we said it could be a month and a half.
They would ask her what would you eat all these all these all this time, she would say only dates and water, that's it. Pizza and water.
That's when these were actually the good dates, the sorry, these were the good days, and there was dates. Because most of the time, there would be nothing.
Literally nothing. Some of them said that I used to tie to my stomach or my stomach,
a stone, sometimes two, sometimes three, tie them to my stomach and you know, tie them tight. Why? Because I don't want to feel the hunger, my stomach would start to eat itself. So they used to put these stones and you know, wrap them around their their stomach and you know, hold them tight. So they don't feel the hunger and the pain.
So, and even the Prophet says he would go through the same thing. So these are Allah sofa, extremely, extremely poor people, what about their clothes?
What about their clothes,
most of them hadn't did not have clothes that would cover that I
do not have clothes that would cover their IRA.
So they would have only izhar
the lower parts you know when you said when you make a metal hedge, the lower part that's they had most of them there is our would not reach their knees down to their knees
would be above their knees.
Not only that,
most of their is ours had so many holes in them.
How did they pray?
Well, Woody, what can you do? They prayed some of them were there our exposed part of their thighs showing
why because there's nothing but what other option, you don't have any other option. So just spread.
And they would say whenever they made record, for example, or sujood they would hold their knees together and they would hold their izhar and hold it with their hands so that our doesn't get exposed through the holes that they have.
That's the only clothing they had. Who are these, the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Salah he was.
So that's the food they had. That's the clothing they had.
even the prophecies are limited in similar conditions many of the times like what would how would the Prophet Salam deal with hunger and lack of food?
There was a common practice of the prophets of salaam he would during the day, he would approach any of his wives do we have food today? No, we don't have food today. What would he say? I'm fasting.
Since I'm not eating, let me fast. So Prasanna mood first.
That was the way to deal with with that type of, of hunger. Actually, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, and these are the early stages as well, in the first few years in Medina, the prophets of Allah Salam says,
actually sad, that sad web webcast when he says I'm the first one to shoot an arrow in Islam. And he said we spent years the only food that we could eat was the was tree leaves.
tree leaves. And he says, Because of eating that stuff which is not suitable for human consumption, he said one of us would defecate when we go to the washroom. We would defecate, our stools would be similar to those of animals of sheep.
Because what we eat is not consumable.
So this is how the Muslims lived in these days. Imagine fear, hunger, poverty, thirst, everything you could imagine, you're the Muslims, we're living in a paradise of faith. trust in Allah subhanaw taala we mentioned that one of their statements, when they were scared for their life and they said we they used to sleep and keep their souls in their beds, they said
are we going to live to witness a time when we would be able to worship Allah safely? It was like a far fetched goal for them it was almost like an impossibility was like lala land for them. To make it, it was, it was inconceivable, inconceivable for them to reach that in their lifetime.
So this was the state of of, of the Muslims and philosopher so and also for as well. You still have a for now there was a phenomenon the message of the prophets Allah Sana, they brought some would pray in the middle of the Salah. Sometimes we pray here and you hear something right. Some kids playing around, which actually I think really I just want to put this word for fourth.
accommodates Alhamdulillah accommodates kids and youth and allows them space to make noise. But what I would say not only for kids, even for adults today, I was praying Assad and two people were talking in the hallways and I could hear their voice loud.
Salah time, Salah time
should be no distraction.
There should be no distraction from adults from children might say children uncontrollable educate them. Teach them it's only what 10 minutes each Salah eight minutes.
Let people have this peaceful time. Most people have this peaceful time at least the time of Salah and after Salah when people make their vicar and pray their sunnah. Give them that space. Allah Subhana Allah says that he can make your album sha Allah, the Enam and Tuckwell Kulu those who glorify the rituals of the deen of Allah. This is a sign of a pious heart is something we should observe. So just a reminder.
So there was a phenomenon when the Prophet Salam used to pray in the middle of Salah you would hear this smacking noise.
And what was that was a hello sofa. Some of them like had not eaten for days, and they would lose consciousness and their salah they would fall on their face.
They would pass out and fall in the Salah. There was a common thing to the point that the Bedouins around Medina used to come, some of them are Muslims. So they used to come and pray and they say what these crazy people doing they thought they were doing it on purpose.
So I will read on the Allahu Anhu himself. Later on. He comes in he joins Atul sofa Ebola joins philosopher later on, by the way, he's from Allah sofa, Ebola, the Allahu Anhu. So he says, I used to fall in the past out during salah. And I used to be walking the streets and fall on my stomach and stuff like screaming and wiggling out of pain. And he says a man who will pass by me and think that I'm possessed by Jin. And he says well I there's nothing about me it's just the hunger. I'm possessed with hunger. So this was the state of
of a sofa. So what did the Hello sofa do?
What did l sofa do? Basically they used to learn Quran.
They used to learn Quran, they dedicated their time to learning the Quran, the book of Allah subhanaw taala This is why a lot of the knowledgeable people among the companions of the prophets of salaam were actually from alsof. We said above Allah, for example was from elsaffar the prophets of salaam used to
when they the Prophet SAW Selim was praying
a couple of people passed out and Salah from Allah sofa
after the Salah, the prophet Salam went to speak to her sofa by themselves, and he says to them, lo talamona Allah Komenda Lala abdomen accomplish the dunya herget. And
so Allah if you knew what Allah has in store for you, you would wish to be more in need than you are now.
Why? Because these are people left their families left their houses left their wealth left everything behind in order to join the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah doesn't let anything go to waste. Even if people don't recognize what you've done. No one is going to pay you what pa pay you back. Allah, we pay your back. Forget about people. You do a lot of good things silent.
No, no, no one recognizes them, no one sees them to worry about people. It's all it's all with Allah who really counts as with Allah subhanaw taala. Allah knows, Allah knows. So don't think you don't get credit for what you do. Whatever you do, sometimes, you know, a lot of the good great actions are actually very subtle and hidden. Oftentimes people wronged you, and you forgive them and no one makes a fuss. No one even no one even knows about that. No one even knows that they wronged you and you forgave them. They don't even know about that. That's what's rewarded by Allah subhanaw taala. That's truly what is rewarded. Why because there's no room for React here. There's no room for
showing off. These are the acts that are rewarded the most by Allah sponsored things that no one can figure out, no one pays attention to.
So always you know, appreciate these hidden things and put your trust in Allah that reward comes from Allah don't don't wait for reward don't expect award from anyone.
So anyway, the process for them is to spend a lot of time with the philosophy is to sit with them and keep their company keep their company so this is why a lot of them learn Quran.
And they became teachers.
the prophets of Salem tried to deal with this dilemma of lack of food is willing he used to say to the Companions, if you guys are too and you're going to eat, take a third one with you.
Your four, take a fifth one with you, your five to six one with you from Allah sofa. This is why people started to take care of Allah sofa. So we have a group of an onslaught. Again, the unserer are gonna shine again, the unsought there's a group that unsought who dedicated their life to studying the Quran.
Learning the Quran, when you say learning the Quran, not only learn the words, learn the meanings, learn the lifestyle behind them. That's what learning the Quran really means. That's what it means.
So they used to, these are called Al Qura. They became to be known al Qura. The not the recitals, but the people who've read the Quran people have studied the Quran These are from the answer. What do these people do? They decided to take care of Hello Sofia, how
they would go in the morning and they would collect water from the springs. Bring it put it in the masjid for Allah sofa and for anyone who frequents the masjid to drink from that water for free.
After that, they would go to the woods and collect some wood and sell it in the market.
As firewood they would bring that money, buy food with it and offer it to Hello sofa.
That would work all day. At night they would go to the masjid and all night they would be studying Quran recital Quran to one another reading learning from one another.
When they are a Shabbat Allahu Anna, and her house is right next to the masjid. She went out to do something. She was on the way back. She has this beautiful recitation of the Quran. Beautiful recitation of the Quran. She loves it. She rushes to the province of Salem, she says, I wish you heard what I heard.
Province of Salem gets interested. What's this? She says someone is reciting Quran. He goes with her. That's the Prophet SAW Salem, right. One of us today like his wife says, you know, I've heard this get out
of time for you. Right? So
the prophets of salaam goes with her. And he listens to the recitation and he loves it. He enjoys it. And he says to her, Heather
Khalifa, or that Salim Mohler
is how they're Salem, Mo lab, the lab now model this is Salem, the slave who used to be a slave Abdullah anomalous freedom, but he used to be his slave.
He freed him, and he's from Allah sofa and the prophecy. This is one of one poor person who had been a slave the province as Adam says, Alhamdulillah he led the Jalla fumetti Mithila the President says Al Hamdulillah, who made in my own mind people like this, people like this
sudden becomes one of the big scholars one of the big scholars so
yeah, these are on the sofa and they used to learn from the Quran as well the the Quran from the unsought or from NASA keep the Quran in your mind because a story will come up story will come up about these Courtois Okay, these are the Quran they recite is or the learners of the Quran from the unsolved who used to do this dedicate their time to help
so far and help the Muslim community there so they were quite devout in that sense. There will be a very interesting story coming up inshallah shortly
yeah this was set in Mongolia be Khalifa Salim Mola Abby, how they differ. This was the one who was reciting the
and the Prophet SAW Selim said, actually encouraged the Muslim especially at Hala sofa to learn Quran. He says the problem one day says to them, would anyone have one? Would any of you like to go to the market and make business and come back with two sheep camels? That's a lot of money by the way, a lot a lot of money. I would say yes, everyone would like the profit zone says anyone who goes to the masjid, he learns ones first or he learns one or two verses, one or two verses. It is as if he has come back with two she candles, a lot of wealth. So learning the Quran is a lot of wealth. And the reason we don't appreciate it today is that we don't make use of it. The value of the Quran
is also in the utility adds to our lives. We have sometimes oftentimes suck the life out of the Quran. Quran is a way of life it enlightens you. It tells you how to live this life tells you how to handle situations. It gives you a lot of wisdom. But when we have limited our understanding and our approach to the Quran, only to the words only to the words.
You know, we don't really appreciate it that much. We don't appreciate it that much. Just today I was listening to a clip by one of the top recitals of all time or scholars of Quran and Tajweed in our times chef Mohammed sweet is from Syria. And he says the Quran was not sent down to be sung like songs.
He said we're making songs out of the Quran today.
The Quran was sent down folk so we contemplate it and we learn it and we live by it. But he says now we're overdoing this kind of beautification of the Quran in our recitation, that people don't even think about the meanings people are just enjoying the melodies, right. And the recitation and the people are so taken by it, just like people are fond of music and songs are just mad about their music, the same thing. He says the sticks that people's attention away from the meanings and they become more attached to the recitation itself and the beauty of the voice itself and he says, This is not what the quantum was revealed. This is such a powerful word really, it is a powerful word.
Then he mentioned is an example of like, some recitals they recite and there are people sit there in the background, say hola, hola, Aurobindo, aubenas z, DEC, okay? May Allah give you more because then he says, Actually, one, he was reciting a verse about the punishment, how the punishment of Allah is Severe then one of these people sitting around and said, Allah He Z that could have been a z that may Allah give you more says, Give him more punishment, more policemen. So the thing is, these people are taken by the words and by sorry, by the voice, but not that by the meaning.
this way, it's good for those who recite the Quran and for you to listen to someone. Yes, the wish, when they're the voice is beautiful, it makes you attract you more to the Quran, but it should not be that voice that is so melodious, that distracts you from the beauty of the Quran and the meanings of the Quran
so, we said it was
the buzzworthy expedition of where the Nakhla which was with Abdullah and Josh when they took over the caravan happened the last day of Jumada. The first or probably the first day of Raja Raja after Raja is Shaban.
After Shaban is Ramadan, and this year Ramadan second year, the first time Ramadan is made obligatory, the first one and Muslims previously the previous year they fasted Ashura, the 10th of Mahara this year, Allah is going to make it obligatory on them to fast Ramadan, the fast Ramadan, but still they were given a choice at the beginning. If you don't feel like it, if it's a bit difficult for you, you could just feed poor person, but wasn't a big deal even if you could fast it with difficulty. Still, you were exempt if you wanted, but you just feed a poor person, but there was something else about fasting at the time.
Yes, you had to keep away from food and drink and intimacy
from fajr till Nevada, but with one caveat
if you fall asleep anytime
you take a nap, you fall asleep.
You can't eat.
So let's say you you ate something after maghrib then you just feel tired. You took five minutes nap.
And you woke up five minutes later. You want to eat your meal, right? You can't.
So fasting was from fajr to another IP.
You can still eat for as long as you don't sleep. If you fall asleep, you can't eat. You have to wait till the following day.
That's why was the first year. So there was a man.
One of the companions of the Prophet SAW Salem, his name is Abu pace Beaucastel
he does a labor job works hard.
So he goes.
After he comes back from work Maghrib time with his wife. He tells her Is there any food his fasting has been working hard in the heat of the sun? Do you have food she says I have nothing really. But let me go out and search maybe some neighbors I can get you something to eat. He says fine. So he waits for her home. He's tired, exhausted, he falls asleep.
She comes back home she finds him asleep. She feels bad poor man. Now you can't eat. You can eat till the following day, Monday the following day. She feels bad for him.
Anyway, following day he doesn't eat obviously. following day he goes into his regular job. He passes out at work, he loses consciousness. He's extremely tired.
Why? Because he didn't eat last night he would he'd been already tired.
So Allah subhanaw taala then change the ruling. The ruling became. That's it You can eat fekola Wash Rabu had thiotepa UNiLOCK como hiatal abdominal hyperinsulinemia al Faisal Allah and said, can eat and drink until the white thread is clear from the black thread of the Fajr of dawn, that that's the white thread of Fajr of dawn on the east.
So the ruling was changed. So even whether you sleep or not, that's it. You can still you can still eat. And this was fasting. So we're talking about second year of Hijra
second year of digital and we all know the importance of Ramadan shall on the next few weeks, probably we'll start talking about Ramadan to start warming up for it insha Allah. So I'm not going to talk about the virtues of Ramadan.
So during this Ramadan, the Prophet SAW Selim is actually feeling
worried for two things. First of all, his wife zeyneb
Where's his wife? sanem. She's the eldest daughter. Where is she?
She's in Makkah, and she's married to a non Muslim.
She's married to a non Muslim. I will ask him not to be a very respectable decent man from Croatia. We'll ask Norway. She had been married to him for long before Islam.
But the problem was worried about her. He loves her a lot. But he was worried about one of other his other another one of his daughters. And that was sort of a year
or a year was the wife of who
was Madame Northen the province and I'm was extremely worried about her
and she was she came with her husband from a Habesha from Abbey senior and joined the province of Salaam in in Medina
but now she's seriously ill. She's in a very bad state health wise.
That's so the problem is worried about her.
That's in Medina in Makkah, someone else's worried.
The prophets aren't paternal and the sister of his father Attica
she wakes up in the middle of the night. She had seen a dream scary dream
you know where I'm headed.
So she sees that dream she she used to live in the house of her brother Ibis.
She really freaks out this dream but she decides to tell to her boss but she gives him one condition. She says I'll I'll tell you the dream. But you have to agree to one condition he says yes. The condition was we'll find out next week inshallah.
Inshallah saw next week inshallah After Maghrib and I think next week is going to be the potluck
okay, so Okay. Anyway, so we'll have a normal Juma inshallah and have the Halacha again, it will start after multiple find out what was her dream and what was her condition does that Mala Hara Salam Salam, Sydenham Hamiltonians