Life Of The Prophet 64
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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And that doesn't mean that people would accept hope that people accepted Islam because it became more powerful. That's not necessarily the reason. But
people knew that it was Islam. But humans don't choose, the humans don't take action in their life based on one reason. It's usually a number of reasons put together.
All of us want to do good things. But most of the time, we don't end up doing them. And the reason is, there are hindrances, there are obstacles, there are inner inner conflicts that we have, right? So although we have the desire and the intention to do something, but most of the time, we don't actually act upon that desire or that intention. And the reason is, there are things that hold us back. And that's exactly what I'm talking about. So the Arabs recognize the Prophet SAW Selim, when they saw him, that he was upon the truth, and he was calling them to the truth. And the reason they did not accept Islam, although they knew it was the truth, for the for the biggest part of them was
power was in the hands of Quraysh. Not only military power, but also religious power, political power. So they didn't they didn't they realize if they went against that, it would be quite a complicated situation for them. So they didn't want to go through that. They didn't want to go through that. Plus, they were not sure if the prophesy centum was going to gain dominance over the Arabian Peninsula. So for them in their minds, still, he could be on the truth. But there was no guarantee that he would dominate. So why would we side with him? This is something that is in the back of the human human mind all the time, by the way, in the back of the human mind, all the time.
So the reason I spoke about power is that and we can see that the moment the Prophet SAW Salem conquered Mecca, and became the dominant force in Makkah, while he became Muslim.
And then, shortly, shortly after it was the tribes in an uproar if, and these Makanda tie for the main two cities in the Arabian Peninsula, they will call it attain, they will call the two cities, the two cities of the Arabian Peninsula, they were the biggest cities in the Arabian Peninsula, and the most influential.
So when they become Muslim and the Prophet Salam, by just by subduing Quraysh, and under PIF,
he's he's dominant. And then
why did the Arabs now all of a sudden flock to Medina, to pay allegiance
to give the bait Hawaii?
What happened? Like nothing about the communication, the message of Islam changed for them was only the balance of power. So that means power is a very important factor in human behavior, and how we behave, how we behave, it doesn't mean that people accepted Islam, out of fear, or that people accept Islam because it was more powerful. Well, for some, yes, this was true. But people knew that Islam was true. And they wished at some level to embrace it and follow it. But a big factor for them was the balance of power, they did not want to find themselves on the losing end. That's a human factor that we have to take into consideration. Everywhere, by the way, everywhere. Why do we find
today there are so called progressive Muslims who are compromising on important principles in Islam, foundational issues in Islam. Why? Because they don't want to find themselves on the losing end.
Again, so it is something that that we have to just keep in mind. So it's not that people became Muslim just because they wanted power. And I said, there is a group of people that actually made that choice because of power. But for the most part, you will find that they accepted Islam because they knew is the truth. But they were hesitant because the prophets of salaam had not been dominant yet, before the conquest of Makkah.
And for them, this was a big thing. And it remains to be a big thing until today remains to be a big thing. Until today, you'll find that in nations you'll find that among human among persons, among persons, a lot of family conflicts, you will find
like, especially in family, familial problems, you will find someone is obviously on the wrong but you will find other members of the family siding with them. Why? Because that person is very influential and strong.
Sometimes it might happen among siblings. Why don't you stand with me, you know, it's the truth.
But for them, there is a there's a power balance.
And you can call people unethical, you know, immoral, you're not following the truth. And you don't care about the truth you can call them but that's human nature. That's a factor to take into consideration. mmm well hold on Muhammad, Allah to Allah was one of the great Muslim scholars. And he was he wrote a book that still lives on
Hello today, by the way, and I remember first I came across this book first in this English translation now of the Arabic. So it's translated into English into the European languages in the, in the old times, even though there are recent translations that took that were actually made during, in the, the early 20th century. So the book is phenomenal. And he one of the rules that he speaks about, he says,
Alma Lobo molar on big Tisha boo, he will highlight that the defeated
usually the defeated whether a nation or a person they are obsessed with following the ones who have power, the ones who overcome them. It's normal. It's normal, that's human nature. That doesn't mean we don't have choice. No, we do have choice but most people won't make that choice. So let's keep that. Keep that in mind.
This, listen, I mean, one one clear example in the life of the prophets of salaam was his uncle Abu Talib, and will die then he told the prophets of salaam I know that you're upon the truth. I know what you are preaching is the truth from Allah.
But, you know, I'm not gonna say I'm not gonna do it. So people will say he was scared of the fight.
Is that is that really even? Is that reasonable? Well, for them, it was a big thing, issue of pride was a big thing.
And he went in one narration, he said, because he was actually on the verge of death. He was really taking his last breath. He told the prophet Salam had it not been for the fact that Quraysh would say he became Muslim out of fear of death, I would have said La La Loma and made you feel comfortable. I would have said that. He's just he's he's concerned about people ridiculing him after his death.
And here's why he did not follow the truth, although he recognized it and he knew it was the truth. So humans have so many elements. By the way, humans are not simple creatures. It's not like, Oh, hey, that's the truth. Follow it. Oh, yeah. Is that's not gonna happen. That's not how humans behave. There are so many factors that humans take into consideration before they follow the truth. And this is why as parents for example, as teachers, just as normal human beings you have interactions with