Life Of The Prophet 59
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hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. While Ali he was happy he woman Wagga? Well, they do,
reached a point where the prophets Allah when he was salam decided to assemble an army of the Muslims. In order to march northward, as some news came that the Christian Arabs in blood, the sham and of assassin, and maybe with the help of the Byzantines were actually putting together an army
And again, let's put that in context. Now the majority of the Arab tribes in the Arabian peninsula have already given allegiance to the prophets of Salaam, they gave the BIA and they accepted Islam. So that means that means that most of the Arabian Peninsula is now Muslim. And it's under the leadership of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi. Wa early he was.
Now this is, is not an easy thing to happen.
For the global powers the superpowers at the time, this is an extreme threat. We shouldn't we should not look at that in isolation of the political scene at the time. Let's say today,
you have certain superpowers, obviously led by the USA, let's say
a country like
Brazil gain so much power, all of a sudden in a short period of time so rapidly, a lot of resources, strong financial system, strong military presence, and outreach everywhere extremely powerful that it challenges the superpowers of today. I think the world will leave it alone.
Obviously not. Why because it's automatically becomes a threat to them. There's no neutrality in the political world. There's no neutrality, this is how history played itself throughout history, you can't like expect to be strong and people will leave you alone. Right? It doesn't happen like this. Humans have this dark side of themselves. They know that when there is a power that is an emergent power, that is gaining prominence, this is automatically a threat to me.
So the issue of not, you know, getting into other people's business is not it's just it's some some sort of a camouflage. It's political correctness. But the reality is, any power in the world will seem to maintain itself. And aboard any kind of threat, even if distant. That's why these superpowers have military bases everywhere. That's why they have influence everywhere. That's why they try to strike, you know, alliances, everywhere, they try to keep everything under control. Because the moment you emerge as a power, you're automatically a threat to them. So there's no neutrality in the in the world in the actual world, like 205 strong, they say five strong powers,
okay, yeah, we live in peace, it's not gonna happen. And if there is a peace, it will be very fragile.
It will be very fragile, it will be very, you know, temporary and short, like, and shortly shortly after, things will just just change and someone will use the power available.
So since now the Arabian Peninsula has
sort of given itself to Islam, and to the leadership of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, you have to realize that the Persian Empire is not just going to sit there and watch, the Byzantine Empire is not going to just watch, sit idle and watch what's going to happen. Before they're Skeens more prominence, they definitely will be considering some kind of military action, some kind of maybe political action or whatever. So the news arrived that the Christian Arabs and beloved a sham to the north of the Arabian Peninsula, were putting together some army to invade the Arabian Peninsula to challenge the rule of the Muslims. Before they really like, crystallize their power and before it
It's obviously supported by the Byzantine so the prophets of salaam decides, Okay, well, instead of waiting for them to do something, since it's very likely that this would happen. Let's take initiative. Let's do something preemptively. And again, the best way or the best strategy for defense sometimes is offense. So the Prophet SAW son tells the Muslims to get ready. This is the year nine after Hijra.
it was summertime.
The Prophet SAW Salem tells every Muslim who is capable of carrying weapons to join
Usually that's about Medina and the tribes that are surrounding it and Maccha.
The Muslim army amounts to 30,000 30,000. And the prophets of salaam decides to march northward, no one is given permission to stay behind, unless they are physically incapable.
they are unable, they don't have a riding animal. So in that in that much, basically, every three people had one camel or one horse, and they would take turns. This was the ratio. So
any other people who didn't have him who didn't meet that ratio, so they couldn't sustain you know, that long journey. So, obviously, they just couldn't physically it was an almost an impossibility for them to join the army. So they had to be left behind. And a lot of them were very, I would love they were in so much pain because they just couldn't. And the only ones other than those who stayed behind were the hypocrites. They approached the prophets of Solomon they said we're just you know, too tired we busy we this we that they had a lot of excuses the prophets of Salaam. He said, If you guys want to stay behind you stay behind, but I give our give no excuses to no one. There's no
excuses, but I'm not going to force anyone to join me.
and we said that at the bottom and I found all the Allahu Anhu gave a huge amount of wealth in order to support and equip this army. The Muslims brought whatever they could.
the Prophet SAW Salem gets the Muslim army together and they camp towards the north of Medina, at the place called funny yet will WADA funny yet, Elijah which is to the north of Medina, so it's the north of Medina.
The hypocrites, the majority of them gather under Abdullah and obey even cellule.
And Abdullah Grenoble, unicellular, he had a he had a plan. And his plan was to pretend to be preparing to join the Prophet SAW Selim. So he gathered as much as possible under his leadership, most of them were hypocrites.
And he camped in a place other than where the Prophet SAW Salem County, a little bit distant.
And then what he did, he actually stayed behind as the Muslim army marched to the north, he stayed behind, he stayed in Medina. And that's again, you know, this kind of moves is more of a stab in the back, and it's, it hurts Emotionally, it hurts, and it's not good for the spirit of an army. And they know how to hypocrites know how to do this.
And it's good actually, to take that on. Just
in your personal life, it's good as well, to see the people who stabbed you in the back.
People who seek a moment of weakness, and then they betray you.
It will happen, it will happen, some of those will be people you trust. And that's what life is. So it's good to watch for these people. And if someone lets you down, or someone stabs you in the back one time, and usually these people are very good at camouflaging the real intent, and they're very good at, you know, they're very articulate, they will give you a lot of excuses. And they will explain they will actually paint the whole situation in a way that sounds convincing. But you shouldn't fall for that.
Those who let you down just next time, don't count on them.
Don't count on them.
because by the way, one of the most traumatic experiences for humans is to be betrayed. It's extremely hard, extremely devastating emotionally.
So the hypocrites anyway, they started to spread even rumors among the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
saying that, you know, it's it's the heat of the summer, and it's difficult to travel and this is, this is insane. It's insane that the Prophet sallahu wa Salam is calling us to go and fight fight who fought the Romans by the Romans. And they even thought that you guys, some of them like Abdullah No, but you know, suddenly he said that Muhammad thinks that the Byzantines are just like the Arabs. This is like, this is a professional army. It's not like the Arabs who live their life but they have they had their military side, their military, you know, life on the side. It was an extra thing. But the Byzantine Empire had a proper professional army will train that's what they did full time. So
don't think is just like any of the battles in the Arabian Peninsula, you're going to fight a very organized professional army so it's not going to be any
See an easy and easy trip. So they said basically they.
So they started spreading these rumors among, among the Muslims trying to, again like destroy their spirit. But the Companions just obeyed the Prophet song Salem and they stayed
with the army.
And some of them started actually, you know, at that time they really, the rumors started spreading even more they started making up some stuff and accusation against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Allah sent some verses revealing their state, and sort of specifically in sort of the Toba, sort of the Toba primarily the biggest part of it it actually talks about the the Battle of the book A great part a big part of it talks about the Battle of of taboo
and the last one to expose them so for example Allah says you're gonna you're gonna and tunas de la la him so rotten to be home be Matthew will be him. Paulista has you in Allah Hama Caribbean Mata had our own way to insult him lair coluna in America Nana hold one and add Paul Avila who it will surely continue to stir as you own that at the robotic effort and by the EMA and you come in now for anti if I didn't mean criminal activity, if it can be a noun, Keanu Mejuri mean? So Allah, Samantha, saying the hypocrites are so careful with so weary of the fact that Allah should send down some verses that reveal what is in their hearts, then say to them, because they used to make fun of the
professors that I'm around this time and his companions, basically that oh, they think they're just going to have an easy ride, but they're going to deal with a professional army now. So Allah is saying, Okay, you guys make fun as much as you want, Allah will expose what you guys are hiding. Then Allah says in few ask them about their accusations and about these things. They said, they would say, Oh, we were just you know, having fun. We were just talking, chatting. It wasn't serious. And that's exactly one of one of them, actually, when the problem confronted him with some of the statements that they made. This person said to the Prophet, I said them in number one, and I but it
was just, you know, we're just saying, like, it was just like, I was just, we're just talking there wasn't serious, I didn't really mean it. So Allah Subhana Allah is saying, Tell them or ask them, Are you making fun of Allah and His messenger?
Then Allah Subhana Allah says, Do not apologize. You have actually committed Cofer, you have fallen into disbelief after you have shown belief. If we were to forgive some of you then we will definitely punish those who are guilty
Okay, so there was a few incidents where loss was actually exposed what they said in salt
October and the prop some confronted some of them and they some of them denied.
Just before again, just before leaving Medina will just before us were to walk we said the hypocrites built a masjid.
And it was meant to be a base for them where they could start conspiring and making strategies to destroy Islam and the Muslims from inside. Well, there seem to be a very benign in our acts, we just build the masjid. And the reason they said we build the masjid for the people of this locality, it's, it's a bit far for them to make it to the masjid of the prophets of Salaam. So make it easy for them. Some people are weak, so it's easier for them to come and pray in this in this masjid. And they were so audacious and bold to the point where they even approach the Prophet SAW Selim and they said we want you to pray in the masjid. And by the way, the companions had had
had a tradition that is somehow missing today.
So the companions of the Allahu Anhu
they used to specify a corner or a room in the house and their house and they would call it the masjid
they would call it the masjid
and they would keep that corner specifically for Salah.
If they had a big house, it would be a small room. If it were if it were just if it was just a small house, they would just they would pick a corner and they will say that's the the masjid will Bates. This is the masjid in our house. So they would pray there, obviously. I mean, that's for the women who pray at home or for them to pray there sooner or privately I'm Elaine. So it's an area that was preserved that was reserved only for for Salah small area that was reserved for Salah. So they used to ask the Prophet SAW Selim invite him over to the house in order to pray in that area. That's something that companions of the Allahu naam used to have these to ask the person to pray in their
house in that specific in this specific place they called the masjid in their in their house. And we have a few incidents for the most famous of them was its ban of nomadic one of the unsought the Hadith in Sahih Muslim. He asked the Prophet Islam invited him to the house and he offered him food with someone
with Abu Bakr and Omar Abdullah and the Companions so that when the person finished the when they were done with the food the persons to ask them what is your masjid so I pray for you in it because that was the point of the invitation.
So again, now these hypocrites wanted to follow this tradition so they built a masjid now. A public masjid. And okay, just drawing on that hadith. So it's good actually to have a corner in the house where this is actually reserved for Salah and you call it the Masjid. It's the Sunnah that the companions of the Allahu Anhu had.
So the hypocrites they said to the prophets of salaam we want you to come over and you know, pray in our new Masjid sort of carry you bless it or whatever.
So the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he was taken by surprise.
It seems the problem still the hasn't decided yet how to deal with this, because it was a very novel situation for him. Like he's never seen that before never happened. And he knew who the hypocrites were because Allah disclose their names to him. So the Prophet said, I understood this was not meant to be a mystery. This was not just a kind gesture, to make it easy for people to pray there was there was an ulterior motive there was something hidden in this process is the whole thing is iffy. So the
so the prophets, Allah Salam, he says, Well, I'm preparing now to go on this expedition. So he says in the Elijah he suffered we're highly sure I'm busy now preparing for this expedition. What are dementia Allah Allah Tina calm for Selena la comfy. So when we come back in sha Allah will probably visit you or visit the masjid and pray there.
But when the Prophet saw them on the way back when the President came back from to book,
back from the expedition of the book, and he came back to Medina, Allah subhanaw taala revealed some verses in surah. Again, salted Toba about the masjid and he called it miss judo, Billa Majumder or you could translate it into the masjid of opposition, the Masjid of opposition. So it was built in opposition to the message of the prophets of Allah Islam because that's the main intention is to for it to become a center of conspiracy, where they actually start planning out things against against the Prophet saws, and maybe even gain some kind of following some kind of following.
So Allah subhanaw taala commanded the prophets of salaam to destroy that masjid, destroy the masjid and the prophets, Allah Salam. When he came back from Tuborg, he actually burnt that Masjid down.
He burnt that mustard down. Why? Because it doesn't have the ruling of a masjid. It doesn't. And that shows that in Islam intentions matter.
That if something done for the wrong intention, it's not treated as the right act. It cannot be treated as a normal act. It's not. So this is seemingly a masjid. How How come you disagreed a masjid and you burn it down. You know the hypocrites by the way
they could have quoted if they wanted to play with the Quran they could have quoted a verse from Surah Al Baqarah against the Prophet SAW Allah Azza wa sallam they could have said,
Woman other lamb woman man man, I massaged you the law he a youth Qaddafi has more was the Africa Robbia.
And the meaning of the verse in Surah Baqarah says and who is more
indulgent in oppression and injustice than someone who prevents people from remembering the name of Allah in a masjid and seeks to destroy the Masjid? They could have quoted that against the prophets of salaam right? Would they be right? No, that would be totally wrong. So not anyone who quotes a Quran or Hadith for you. has a point. It's not enough. It's not enough because people could be making the wrong
use or the wrong
application of that verse or that hadith.
Something comes to mind. You know, Satan will say yep,
so Latson Fajr msgid. In the masjid of the prophets of salaam we know Satan will say he was one of the greatest of februari and
he sees a man a man comes down prays sooner than he prays to sooner than he prays to sunnah.
So, that's not the way you come to the messenger you praise and the problem is to pray the Sunnah and sort of wait for the karma. Sometimes the person would lie in his sight,
or wait for the karma.
But this man was praying too soon, not too soon. Apparently, something seems to be good. So Satan will say he pulls them and he says, sit down. Sit down. So he looks to Satan will save and he knows where Satan will save is coming. So he says
Are you at the vanilla? Who either sada he says? Like he's, he's like
it's an exclamatory question. It's a question of denial. He's saying, You think Allah is going to punish me for praying?
What did the NSA reply to him? So the principle is right, like Allah doesn't punish people for praying, but you are using that principle in the wrong place, wrong application.
So the same same set but you have the Bacala Turkey Allah Muhammad Hassan, no, but Allah would punish me punish you for contradicting the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam,
right. So again, not everyone who quotes the Quran or Hadith, right and they use it according to and there's no shortage of these people today. By the way, there's no shortage of people who use the Quran and the Sunnah for their own personal, you know, ends there's no shortage of that.
Whether these people seem to be like whether they are so called progressive Muslims or moderate Muslims, or whether they are, you know, human rights activists, or whether they are religious, right.
Any wrong false implementation, or citation of the Quran and the Sunnah is extremely dangerous because that is part of twisting the words of Allah subhanaw taala it's really serious.
So Allah the Prophet SAW Sanam burned down their Masjid. Why did you burn it down? Because it was a master of literal mystery of opposition. It was not built upon the right correct intention. It was a very evil intention. That's it, what do we do with it? We burn it down. A question to you.
And I'm really looking for an answer.
The Prophet SAW Salem, when some of the hypocrites like apparently challenged the decision of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, especially when he was distributing the spoils of war after the Battle of her name.
This Mandel Hoysala he said, Yeah, Muhammad did. He said, Oh Muhammad in public he said to the Prophet Muhammad Salam he said be just be fair, you're not he said in how to use a spatula to be Howard hula. He says this kind of distribution is not for Allah.
So the prophets of salaam obviously told him and we have Woe to you.
Who would be fair who would be justify I'm not just
then I'm gonna I'm Hatha wants to kill this man.
The Prophet Salam says, Leave him I don't want people to say that Mohammed kills his companions.
So the problem was careful about this. Why didn't the prophets of salaam use the same thing with mustard a little, with the Minister of opposition?
Well, it's a violent act to burn down a mustard. It's not a it's not a peaceful thing.
And definitely the news probably spread around, right? This is something actually this type of news spreads around. Why did the Prophet Salam treat this differently? When he say, Oh, I don't want people to start saying Oh, Mohamed burns down the masajid numerology that are built by other people.
Willa, yes, apparently a command from Allah. But what we're looking at is the wisdom. Can we distill some kind of wisdom from that?
What it wasn't starting a new religion? Well, apparently it was Muslim I called the Masjid. The perimeters taken the lesser of
the lesser of two evils. So what are the two evils? Good, good answer, by the way, what is what are the two evils?
Midterm Senate it's a race.
They want to destroy stuff on this clinic.
But that's what the hypocrites are doing already.
anybody's, they will see what we do.
But you will always be watching
good, very good answer. Very good answer. So yes, the lesser of the two evils the Prophet SAW Salem, it seems that also he assessed the situation. We have two bad options.
Apparently bad options.
One of them is burned on the masjid and risk, you know, rumors spreading around that Muhammad burns down and the new Masjid that is built on the other side. Do you want to expand on your point here is we allow these dissidents, a base and an organization and the location like where they can attract people, naive people who don't know there's just a masjid and they could rally people around them in a way that they build a large following and they divide the Muslim community and they can actually conspire and you know, tap into these resources that are available in the in the in the society
for the community. So that's a very, like this is a very dangerous serious move of the Prophet Salim were to let these people you know function from that new base it would give them so much power. So much power the problem seems that he anticipated that this would actually get out of control. So apparently, yes, it was a matter of assessing the situation and it shows us well, there is no blanket rule for situations, some people they really want.
Some people want
some people will think Islam is about being rigid. Truly some sometimes people think Islam is about being rigid, a rigid, closed minded, and the same solution applies in every situation.
And partly, that's what got the Muslims in the state they are in today
indiscriminately the same solution to every situation.
And not having a differentiated approach and nuanced approach that you respond to a situation because every situation has it places a demand on you. So the Prophet SAW Selim with regards to the individual hypocrites, he figured out in his own assessment, and it was wise and obviously supported by revelation from Allah subhanaw taala, that
the damage or the downside of executing these traitors, would actually be far greater than the damage that would be caused by them being left alone.
And the Prophet Salam thought that the strength of the Muslim community would be able to handle you know, the challenge of the hypocrites. So he found this was good. This was probably the best solution and he obviously acted upon that. And obviously, it turned out to be the case, by the way, something many people don't know about, you know, a lot of the hypocrites actually, they really became good Muslims afterwards.
This is usually unheard of, but a lot of the hypocrites a good number of their booklets and there's a list of their names, who were really like, even some of those are the ones who made some of the nasty comments during this battle, who were ridiculing the Prophet SAW Selim and the companions.
Afterwards these people actually became good Muslims.
So one of them was
Elgin was name was Julius, he's one of the those who really criticize the Prophet SAW. So at the time of this battle, so again, yes, so we see the Prophet sallallahu sallam, okay, he did not take this narrow minded approach. He assessed every situation fresh to see what we can, how how, how can we best handle the situation, and it shows the dynamism of Islam. Islam doesn't tell you doesn't hijack your brain and says, Okay, freeze your brain put in a freezer, and Islam has, you know, really solutions just go ahead and do them act upon them. That's a very reduction like this. This is a reduction reductionism in Islam, which is not true. It's not true at all. Islam calls upon us to
engage with life, engage with it. There's nothing we fear about about life. There's nothing we fear about life, as long as we put our trust in Allah, we do due diligence with regards to studying Islam and remaining faith as faithful as possible and, and we keep improving ourselves as Muslims, there's nothing we fear the Muslims went out into the world, transforming the world bringing bringing about justice, literally, that was the point of the the Muslim expansion, it was about bringing justice to oppressed populations, and then taking those people out of ignorance into an age of enlightenment.
So there was a lot of education taking place. And obviously today because of a lot of considerations, a lot of bias, that these are not being highlighted in the human history.
So how the Muslims were actually carrying the torches of science, of experimentation of even philosophy, and thinking and, and architecture and civilization.
And it wasn't, it wasn't even an exclusive kind of culture. It actually, it was, it was quite welcoming to other ethnicities and other religions. So we find a lot of like a fair number of the, of the scope of the like scientists, of the architects of, of people who took part in this civilization, they were not Muslim.
They were not Muslim.
So, why because Islam generally speaking,
looks up to you know, science, knowledge and civilization in general as long as it does not contradict, you know, the, our experience or our journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala Okay, so
Some of the companions of the Allahu Ana, a few of them, okay though they kept delaying preparation. So when you go on a journey like this, you really need to get ready. I mean today when you travel today when you have a journey, I can see your flying to unlock
it takes you actually a few days to buy some some things and, and get things ready and make sure some businesses taken care of right in order to go same thing, the old times there are certain things certain certain preparations you needed to put in place before you leave. So the Muslims were getting ready some of those companions were actually putting off, you know, preparations for joining the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they fell into procrastination, literally procrastination. So they really had a genuine Intent to join the Prophet Solomon the expedition because failing to join him was such a, like a great act of disobedience, there was a command to
join the messenger SallAllahu. And he said, because there was the there were Muslims were in need of every single one of them. So among those was kind of nomadic was the famous story about the three who remained in Medina, and Murghab navabi, who's the second one of the third or the three? Well, he looked normal here, these are the three. And then we have a Bohai Therma, and a mu BB. So five, these are great companions, these are not hypocrites, and they were they had no excuse to stay behind apart from their procrastination.
And this shows the seriousness of the creepy nature of procrastination. So you really want to do something. So how many people say like, I really want to memorize the Surah, I want to, I want to memorize, you know, the Quran, I want to
learn, for example, this book, or I want to take this course. So I want to make get this degree done, right, in good intention. Or I want for example, to really give my parents their rights, or I want to be good to my siblings, and my family and my relatives. And but you keep putting that off, saying, you know, I'm just too busy now. And maybe when I when I get a promotion in my work, or maybe when I have a bit more time to do that, and you keep putting that off, and you keep putting that off and putting you really have an intention, but has not grown enough to a point where it propels you to action, you just entertain the intention.
And sometimes, and that's what's called an Arabic sweep. And it's a very serious thing scholars have always warned against this kind of the sweep, which is procrastination, you really have a good intention, but you don't do it, you have a mistake, you have a flaw personal flaw in your character you have you snap back at people or you probably easily fall into cursing and cussing and bad language. And you say I want to treat that I want to, you know, really find a solution to handle that and fix that in myself and just say later on later on. When I get over that when I get some time when I retire when I get married when I you know when I buy my house when I buy my car when I
move out of this area, and so on and so forth. So and the thing is life goes by and you haven't done anything. You haven't done anything. So that's the the the mistake that these companies fell into. And apparently they the three of them were actually left behind to chala will see that they will actually catch up with the profit source.
So there were 30,000 Muslims, the Prophet SAW Salem appointed someone, a deputy to be watched over Medina at the time. His name was Muhammad divino Muslimah and Ansari.
And the prophets have said I'm told I leave no butala to stay in Medina.
He said stay in Medina, I want you to stay in Medina. Look after our families.
look after my family and your family.
It was left behind. So when he was in Medina, hypocrites, studying spreading rumors that the Prophet Salam doesn't want him to be with him. He doesn't like him.
Again, these childish kind of things, but they're very destructive. They're very destructive. So there was saying, oh, like the prophesy. Salam doesn't really like him. He doesn't want him to be with him. So he just gave him he found an excuse to keep him in the Medina and get rid of him.
And that hurts leaving on the toilet. And he's talking about a Libra I'll be a pilot, probably Allahu, and one of the greatest companions, a very courageous, brave man.
Still, it affected him.
And that's why the tongue is extremely dangerous. Sometimes we say words you might ridicule someone or make fun of someone I think is, I mean, we're just having fun.
But you could actually be hurting someone really deeply. Really.
And with families. I'm telling you, sometimes one can
men could destroy your family, it happens, happens sometimes all you need to do is just instill a doubt in the mind of a wife or a husband, about their spouse. And you know,
and leave it in a cascade of light, Tao, doubts and conjecture and evil suspicion, you know, spirals out of control and it could destroy the marriage and it was what one comment a person made.
So, it's you know, words are extremely serious. So I didn't know we thought what did he do? He left Medina and he caught up with the Prophets Allah Salah.
So in the prophets of salaam sees him says Magia ibkr Helene, what brought you here? Personally, I'm most surprised that why would you come here
for calling Rasul Allah Azza Manasa undercutting them uh huh lift any Anika stuff Kulkarni would have left me nice so messenger of Allah The people in Medina who's left in Medina hypocrites. They're saying that you left me behind because you're bored of me. You're sick of me. You don't want me to be with you. For Allah Salah Salem caribou provinces they are their light. The liars
will accompany her left to Kalamata rock to rock a 4g Fluffy alleyway lick, Mr. Turbo entrepreneur mini Beeman, zenity How to Win I mean, most likely Ron will enter the valley says I left you in Medina.
Because of what I left behind, I want you to look after my family.
The wives of the Prophet SAW Salem, and your family was the daughter of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And once you be pleased that you your relation to me would be just like the relationship
of Harun Ali is salam to mo Salah he's because when most Ali Salam went to the meeting with Allah subhanaw taala, that Allah would give him the revelation. Right? Musa Ali Salam left, how long?
how long he left hold on to lead his people take care of his people. He said you are in charge until I come back. So the problem said that's exactly the situation here. And that shows the Prophet SAW Selim was really a master in using symbolism. symbolism is extremely powerful, by the way, extremely powerful. He he didn't need to explain much to leave nobody thought it and even if he were to explain that technically it won't have the emotional impact on Alibaba toilet like you are to me, like heroin was to Musa
This is emotionally charged, very powerful, extremely powerful.
And this is, by the way, what is called by by some, like, psycho analysts, they call this archetypes. So yeah, so we humans have this capacity to understand these patterns that resonate with us big time. And and, and they're very profound. So I don't even know if you're taller than when back so sadly, whenever we were passing rates, the story he says, for Alibaba, Ali, Ali and the Allahu Anhu. Mostly and Kenny envelope Isla Mubarak or the main customer he has. So have you seen those cartoons when someone starts, you know, running and as they as their as their feeds become invisible. They leave a lot of dust behind them. That's what sediment as he says, I don't even know
we thought it went fast running to Medina and I could see the dust coming from
So we said Abdullah and obey eveness alone, he did not join. The Prophet SAW Salem in the camp when they first camp. But he went to another area and he did not join he left. He stayed behind actually afterwards. The province of Solomon gave the main flag of leadership to Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu. And he gave the other sub flags to debatable I want to say that you know, Blue Hawaii and the Shabaab and animonda from the from the unsought
and so on and so forth.
On the way a few days on the way to book
a bouquet ama we said five of these companies were still in Medina or procrastinating one of them was Abu hyphema he was married to two women. So he goes and each one of them has prepared like he had gardens in each of these house houses. And each one of his wives prepared like
some cold water and and juice. And so because it was hot time, so everyone, each one of his wives actually prepared some some luxuries for him. When he came in he I saw all of that. He said, I'm going to enjoy all this coolness and these luxuries and the Prophet Selim is traveling through the desert you
He said, Well Allah He This is unfair. So he says to his wives prepare my goods for me, I'm going to catch up with the Prophet saws.
So he goes and he catches up with the Prophet Salah Salem. So when he comes on the way the Companions see a figure in the in the horizon, they said there's one person on the way the problem says, couldn't ever hide them. He says, Be a boy hate them. So when he comes, he's actually he turned out to be a boy hate them. And he comes to the prophet of Solomon, he cries and he apologizes. And the Prophet said, I'm sort of reprimands him, he says, like, basically like the person was glad that he, he actually came.
A Buddha had had a camel that was too old to catch up, even with the army, so he was actually dragging himself behind the army. He was walking like very slow. So what he did afterwards like it became a lot like a dentist, he couldn't even see were the only ones. So he was left on the way he was left far behind. So when he gives up finally he gives up on his camel. He takes his own stuff on his back, he makes it into a backpack, he leaves his camel and he goes walking because actually turned out that walking was much more efficient than just riding the camel so he leaves the camel
and he catches up with the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam and the Companions
very interesting thing on the way the Muslims
they pass by
the what's known today as muda and soil,
but then sila his worth a mod
that people have had right for mod where they lived and these are the ones who were destroyed by Allah subhanaw taala by the by the wind or by like a tornado.
So the Muslims passed by, it's called the rager various called the hedges so the Muslims passed by they came across it. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told them not to use anything from it, not to use anything from he camped on the way outside it because that was they were in need of rest, in order for them to move on. And the Prophet SAW Selim give the companions that advice, or the instructions learned Hello Masek in AlLadhina vellamo and Busan inlanta Kuno. Back Burkina and you'll see back home myth Loma Saba, the Prophet SAW Selim says, Do not enter the ruins or the houses the ruins of the people who wronged themselves by disbelieving Allah subhanaw taala. And they were destroyed
obviously, unless you do that, to take lessons that will cause you even to cry like cause you to be in tears of the intensity of the punishment of Allah fearing you know that if you do the same, that a punishment would be for you. So it was mainly to take a lesson.
And the prophesying gives them give them instructions, not to drink from the wells in that area.
And not to use anything, even from the trees, not to use any fruits not to make any utility of the place. So the Prophet told them that they said we will we already were making the door so they were making bread. We already made the door from the water of the wells. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said and we were they were cooking soup as well. So they said we are already cooking soup made from the waters in the wells here. The prophesy Salam said, get rid of the soup, and the door that you have cook it and offer it to the camels and the horses don't eat it. Don't consume it yourself.
What is the lesson here?
The lesson is this is an area of punishment. And yes, maybe physically speaking, we don't see we only see the ruins. But we know as people who believe in the unseen, that we know that this is a land this is a place of punishment. And when of punishment befalls, you know, we don't know the extent of the punishment. So it seems that even like the water, and whatever was available, it was in that area was actually affected by the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. So the Prophet has said, don't make use of that. Don't make use of the why, because it's contaminated with the punishment.
And that shows that sins. Sins are not only the visible things that we see sins have
a non physical aspect to them. That is very destructive. That's very destructive. The prophets of Allah Majeed, he says in the Hadith
Allah says in the Quran Bahal facade of liberty will barely be met.
Because of the dimness that corruption
and corruption here means degeneration.
Along with other things, degeneration has appeared
on the land and in the sea, due to the consequences of the sins of the sons of Adam.
So, sins have a hidden unseen aspect to them. Thus, that's partly why they are humbled. This is why they damage your soul.
This is why they damage your soul. So theft is bad, physically speaking, in a materialistic, natural, naturalistic sense, but also from a spiritual perspective. They're extremely, like evil. That's why when actually Allahu Ana, she spoke about a woman She said she's short. She just made a comment. And it wasn't like it was. It was mixed within with insults. She was trying to belittle the woman. So she said, She's short.
The prophets awesome. What did he say to actually like he said, that God could look at Kelly Martin, lo musi jets be man in a hurry the messenger to in a narration Lemma jetco. Basically what that means that you have said a word, if it were to be mixed with the waters of the ocean, it would contaminate them.
And we know that the actions of human beings are actually written by the angels, right, we don't see that
the good deeds and their bad deeds, and then these deeds are actually lifted to Allah subhanaw taala.
So good deeds have an impact on the world by the way, you know, the prophets of salaam said about the End of Time,
which which is the time when essentially Salam descends comes back, and within a matter D appears as well. The prophets of salaam says this is the best time to live, it's about seven to eight years, almost everyone, almost everyone on earth becomes Muslim. And they worship Allah.
The Prophet SAW Selim says, due to the righteousness of human beings,
everything will become blessed. So the degeneration process will be reversed. The bless the earth will give its blessings to the fullest degree. The president says to the point
we're in a rough patch, that a group of people from three to nine, a group of people from three to nine
that can take a pomegranate,
eat it to their fill one piece, and they would be able to sit in the shade of which of its skin.
How big would that pomegranate be?
Let's say seven people.
No GM foods by the way, that's natural.
That's natural, y blessings. And that's the connection. By the way between the material world and the spiritual world. These are not disconnected. Only in our experience, they are disconnected.
But there is in the back end of the world, what we know as physical world, and in the back of what we know as spiritual world. Everything is connected.
Everything's gonna you know, if you see this mixer, mixer mixer, the audio mixer here for the whole speaker system. It's neat and beautiful. On the front, you go to the back, it's wires in and out, in and out. It's all interconnected. That's how it functions. Well, yes, the in the back end, which we don't see the physical world with a spiritual, it's all interconnected just like that, but we don't see it. And Allah told us that we don't see the whole truth in this in this wellness part of the test.
So that's, that's, that's the dilemma of the people who only take one approach to existence or one approach to knowing existence. And that's the naturalist philosophy, which is, the only thing that exists is what you can see here and measure
has to be physical material world has to be the material world. Anything else it doesn't exist. So this is why these people actually and a lot of them, who are for example, studying neuroscience so that they try to understand what is the thing that you call I mean, your sense of identity, your sense of self, what is it this awareness? What is it? They found no center for it in the brain? That's why some they still insist on them. Like if they if we can't figure it out, chemically in our brain.
Then for them, they say it's actually it's, it's an illusion. They say your sense of self is an illusion. There's a lot of neuroscientists that's what they say today, specifically
These people take the naturalist philosophy as in a dogmatic way. And a lot of the ACA atheists, that's what they do. They say there's nothing called consciousness. They say there's nothing, there's no sense of self. There's no sense of self zondi processes going on through your mind. And what you experience is consciousness is just an illusion.
That's on the extreme on the far extreme, the far end of, you know, this kind of naturalism. But we what we know what we know, yes, I mean, you can follow a physical way. And science is very helpful in figuring out certain aspects of the physical world.
But if you just take that as the only way to understand existence,
then you're looking at the world, you know,
through, I was going to say one I, but it's even less than one I have taken a very deficient approach to the world.
so that's why the Prophet salallahu Salam, now we see why what's the point behind the problem saying to the Companions, do not consume the water, from Al hedger from the people of Israel, the mood is why they were punished. They will punishment, the punishment of Allah was not only the wind,
there was the curse of Allah mixed with it.
So the whole place is contaminated.
problem said, The only way you can visit these places is to take lesson and he says,
water Hill, almost rain, like leave that place in rush, go quickly and leave quickly. Don't spend time just take the lesson and move.
So when you might say, Oh, it's a waste of time and historical place, and we can make it into a tourist attraction and so on and so forth. Well, yeah, maybe there is this benefit in it.
But what about weighing up the benefits on the harm? So what about the spiritual harm?
What about the spiritual harm? I might say, Okay, people have been going there. And we say, we see tourists go in there and they see nothing happened to them.
Yeah, I mean, we don't dictate how Allah acts. Sometimes, you know, results show maybe 200 years late. And no one makes a connection.
Again, like, we're too small to figure out everything in the world. So don't think we can outsmart Allah subhanaw taala. Anyway
some interesting things happen on the way the Prophet SAW Selim, for example, they passed by
sort of a garden, and it belonged to a lady the person looked at that and he just made like, he played games with the Companions, like for fun. So he said, Okay, guys, this how much this God and the produce of this garden would be and it was the harvest season, guess how much it would produce? Maybe it was probably the say Palm Beach, dates, palm trees, processes okra, so like, Guess how much it would produce? Just for the sake of it is fun, right? And it shows that the Prophet SAW Selim had a friendly demeanor with his companions not like every time he was serious, fear Allah. Right. Don't laugh while some people are under this impression, unfortunately.
And some people do, you know, sort of confirm this stereotype but so the President said that the company's yeah it tried to guess how much this is so they everyone tried tried to come up with a number of the prophecies have said it was a shout out to Oh soup was 10 like measures a certain measure that they had which was called the whisk.
So it was harvest time, so people were harvesting then, and the Muslims were camping camping in that area. Then when the harvest was done the porcelain as one of the competitors to go and figure out how much it came to, and it came exactly identical to the guests of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam it just again, it shows the friendliness of the prophets of salaam take life easy, though he was a human being.
During this trip as well, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would combine Maga and Assa together
Maghrib and Isha together a German combination, and he also would do what shortened castles
also during this trip, the one person was was found what passed out. So the prophets I'm asked what's going on? Why did he pass out they said he was fasting. And obviously that's a voluntary fast so the Prophet SAW Selim said Lee Seminole and to some of his suffer. It's not righteousness that you fast when you're traveling. So does that mean we can't fast when we are traveling? So the compound also the scholars, they actually have a very nuanced approach to this. They say, if it's Ramadan, you have a choice. You can break your fast make it up later on.
But if you feel it's really quite like your journey is quite luxurious and easy, like, there's no hardship on you, and you feel like you can fast without,
like a great level of difficulty. So fair enough, you can do it, do it, that's fine. But if it's extremely hard for you, and really it places a huge demand or stress on your, on your on your body, then that's not righteousness. That's not good. That's really the,
I mean, that's, that's how we define whether it's okay too fast or not too fast, you're in trouble. And what I would say, for example, free or North America and you're flying eastward, it's actually becomes easier to fast because then you'll go, you'll, you're going in the opposite direction of the sun, so the day will end up sometimes being six hours for you. Really, like in extreme times, like in winter, if you're traveling some times,
the moment you leave Toronto to, let's say, to Europe, or the Middle East,
is probably about sometimes the whole day for you turns out to be six or seven hours. So it's like us that is it and fast and you get the reward of fasting a day. But when you when you're flying from there, here, okay, the day might end up being like 24 hours or 26 hours for you. So just be careful. You can still obviously, like, miss the fast and make it up later on. If it's Ramadan.
Okay, so since the class is after a shot, and it's a bit late, so we won't keep you later than that. But again, I want to take as many benefits as possible as we moving along this by the way, I don't want to just cover incidents and this and that. I think there's a lot of lessons that we can learn here. So we'll just go with however it feels like every time in our life, we feel like we want to take more lessons, we can take more lessons, it feels like we're just gonna go a little bit quickly. Inshallah we will do that. So we can take a few questions. Are there any questions?
Okay, Hollis. We'll see y'all next week. Was Allah massacre Muhammad Adios. Adios Salam. By the way. We'll discuss next week whether to move the class to maybe after Maha I'll we'll discuss this. So think about it. So Margaret, probably I'll say in two weeks. Martin, we'll probably we'll be done with Maverick maybe 636 40. Oh, yeah. Well,
when are they going to change the
Okay, so Mahara will be seven 730. Okay, yeah. So automatically then. So we'll keep it next week. Next week. We'll keep it as it is after Asia and show the week after that we will change it while Salafi combs lost himself