Channel: Mufti Menk
Lecture Entitled Who Was Muhammad pbuh
At Doha Islamic Convention 2015
February 5th 2015
Lecture Delivered in Doha, Qatar
Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre
Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah help Allah mean All praise is indeed due to the Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala creator nareesha cherishes sustainer provider protector cure of one and all will also leave him Allah Al Qaeda marine Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Benin momento beyond the sun in Eli ahmedinejad blessings and salutations upon Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
his entire household and all his companions May Allah bless them all May he bless all the messengers who came from the very beginning, all the way to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in order to guide mankind by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala
we ask the almighty to bless every single one of us and to grant us all goodness, and to grant us the ability to tread this beautiful path, the path of goodness, the path that will result in goodness both in this world as well as the next and to protect us from deviating onto the path that will bring regrets in this world as well as the next My beloved brothers and sisters who are here this evening the audience online Mashallah. And those who may listen to this later on, may Allah bless you all may bless the Omaha at large. Speaking about who was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or peace be upon him.
It is important for us to know that no matter how much we try, we will never be able to do justice to the greatest of creation, the most noble of all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the one chosen by the almighty to be the highest ranking of all the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala he was indeed chosen and we have been blessed we have been blessed in the greatest possible way to be from amongst those who happen to be known as the oma or the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
It is known that the messengers of for time have also been from amongst those whom people spoke a lot of people tried to harm and they have hummed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam no different, where people try to say things people have harmed tried to harm. But let's take a look at who was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was born to Amina menjawab, his mother,
the son he was of Abdullah Ibn Abdul muttalib.
Who was from amongst those who passed away before the birth of his own child, which means in Islam, it would be correct for us to say he was born an orphan he had no father at his birth, which means the father had already passed on Abdullah ibn Abdullah Ali and his mother brought him up as an orphan. And one would think that when a child is an orphan, perhaps in our case, we might think for a moment that this child is not going to be as grand as the others perhaps disadvantage to a great extent and so on. But when it comes to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It is a consolation for all those who have perhaps lost a parent or both parents that the almighty does not determine your
success on whether or not you are an orphan. Now Allah subhanahu wa Jalla blessed us and grant us all a beautiful lesson. Similarly, as he grew older, he lost his mother. And as he grew slightly older, he lost his grandfather who looked after him. He was born in an era when it was known as Elijah Hillier. The era of ignorance or paganism were the myths or where he was born, where he was brought up. There were some of the most ignorant people to exist at that particular time. The pagan Arabs used to worship sticks and stones, they used to maltreat their women they used to be so upset upon the birth of a female child that they used to bury that female child alive. And they used to
worship literally anything that had power, anything that signified any form of strength, to the degree that Roma will have. One of the companions of Muhammad peace be upon him says that there was a time when I created an idol made of my own food. And what happened is, one day I used to worship this idol and I felt hungry, and I started asking for food and when the food did not come, I ate the very idol that I worshiped. Imagine this was the period of ignorance. They had no form of respect for those who are of a different color this evening Mashallah. I noticed many of my brothers and sisters
from Africa as well, and each time I saw someone of a different color I smiled because that is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he taught us la fatale Arabic in Allah Jovi what Ali amin al Arabi Hualalai Abba la sua. taqwa there is no virtue for an Arab upon a non Arab or a non Arab upon an Arab or that Who is the one who is fair skinned over the one who is dark skinned except by taqwa piety, whoever is pious, whoever is close to Allah is the one who has merit. And guess what that is only known by the Almighty. I cannot judge you in terms of piety and you cannot judge me that is left for the Almighty, who has an entire day of judgment. Maliki amin de when he is the Owner of the
Day of Judgment, the Almighty so Muhammad peace be upon him, was sent in the midst of all these people in order to remove them from the darkness and show them the path of light. They tried it all they were walking on the path of light by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. His help and his guidance, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us all the ability to walk upon the correct path. So Muhammad May peace be upon him as he grew up, he was free from worshipping any of these idols from a very young age, he began to question similar to the Prophet Abraham before Him who happens to be one of his grandfather's
Muhammad May peace be upon him is from the family of Abraham, from the family of Abraham through his child is not ill May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us an understanding of the virtue of all these noble messengers. So as he taught them as he grew up, he was full of goodness he was so trustworthy, he is not known for having told a single lie throughout his childhood and throughout his adulthood as well as he grew up before Prophethood Not a single life that was Mohammed May peace be upon him, how many of us we claim to be his followers, but we lie wholesale on a daily basis. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us live the true message may we be from amongst those who are truthful, who
utter the truth, following the example of Mohammed May peace be upon him. So he was known as a Saudi, I mean, the truthful the trustworthy they knew that if this man said something, that was it, they knew that he would never utter a word of lie. So one day, one day, as he was meditating in the cave of Hara, the ark, angel came to him jabril Allah is Salatu was salam, Gabriel May peace be upon him. And the first of revelation had commenced with the terms of Cora. And this means read the beginning of Sultan Allah the first revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala at the age of 14, Subhan Allah
and he says mana Bukhari imagine honesty, what honesty today, if we were illiterate in terms of computer literacy, it would be difficult for us to admit that I know nothing about this computer. You know, even if we have a mobile phone, we would pretend for a moment that we know everything about it. We would be shy to acknowledge that we don't know something with Mohammed peace be upon him something as simple as reading. Read. He was told he says ma Vitara I'm not a reader. I don't read. Read again, man. I'm sorry. Then the verses were revealed, after the third time, a Korra Bismillah beacon lanie kala, kala Kala
ko Cora bukal.
read in the name of the Almighty Who has created in the name of your app, but your Lord who has created created you from a clot Subhan Allah
created mankind from a clot. This is something amazing. There were secrets being revealed of the Almighty and his creation to a man unlettered in the middle of the desert and mankind was favored upon Allah has done a favor to entire men praying to those who believe the greatest favor. Listen to what Allah says.
Allah, Allah has indeed favored the believers by sending or when he sent a messenger from amongst them to them Subhana Allah, it was a great favor, teaching them goodness, teaching them the wisdom and purifying them. The purity came in the form of purity of worship, purity of social behavior. So much Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought the great messenger, the final of all messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was one who came to the people and reminded them of all forms of goodness you
Yet, at that time initially, there were some who found fault. They call him a magician. What did he do? Did he fight back? Did he call them a bigger name? Or did he make a bigger accusation? No, he was silent. He was quiet. He kept on calling. He was focused. He knew he always had a smile. And he says to smile is an act of charity. How many of us can smile in our own homes? And we claim to be followers of this beautiful messenger? How many of us can smile in the face of one another? How many of us can show our teeth? Or do we complain that we still need the braces to straighten them before we smile? Allah bless us all.
May He grant us goodness, he was the man who taught us to forgive forgiveness. He had forgiven so many who harmed him, there was a lady who constantly threw some dirt on him as he passed the galleys of muckety muck, comma. And what did he do? Amazingly, he ignored it because he knew she's an elderly lady, and this is the time to ignore, let me ignore it. One day when that did not come in his direction, he decided to find out what exactly happened to the woman. And when he entered her home after seeking permission, he asked her what is wrong, and she was shocked the same man whom I constantly insult. And this insulting was not just by mere utterance of words, it was not by drawing
cartoons, it was actually by throwing literally defecation on a man stole something as dirty as could be throwing it on a man who's the most noble of all the creatures of the Almighty, the highest of all creation, the most noble of all the messengers, but look at his reaction. He kept it he kept praying for this woman. And one day when the opportunity arose, what did he do? He sees the by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala such that she had to utter that if this is the case, you are actually coming to inquire about my health. And the way you found out that I was unhealthy is because the evil that comes from me on a regular basis in your direction did not come today, then I
definitely bear witness that you are the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala amazing
how many of us are quick to jump
when someone insults us without going back to looking at how Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself dealt with him. He prayed for them. He continued, he constantly made sure that he delivered the message as best as he could. This was Mohammed. This was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May peace be upon him, and may we be truly from amongst his followers, those who learned the lesson.
So as he delivered the message Subhana Allah, one of the first things he did was to ensure that the message was delivered to worship the maker alone, and he was the one who came up with the verses from Allah subhanho wa Taala. To cut out the idol worshipping to cut out worshiping one another to stop worshipping sticks and stones to stop worshiping the dead and those who are in their graves. That was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was the one he says you have a direct link with your maker so you worship your maker alone. He says la luna comma karate masala ammonium malaking kulu Abdullah Juana, Sulu, do not go beyond the limits in worshipping me meaning do not worship me
Do not push me higher than my status given by Allah in the same way that the Christians have done to Jesus by raising him almost to God who then beyond don't do that keep on calling me Abdullah. He was Sulu the slave of Allah and His messenger. He made it clear that he was only a messenger who delivered the message and worship or acts of worship were never to be dealt or rendered to him, but only to be rendered to the make alone. Allah subhanho wa Taala The one who made you and i is the only one who is owed worship. He is the only one worthy of worship. This is why the statement the declaration of faith, taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah Allah illallah wa shadow
ana Muhammadan Rasulullah I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, the One who made me alone, no one besides my maker is worthy of a single act of worship. And I bear witness that Muhammad May peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was so humble, amazing. He is the one who made it very clear from the beginning that a woman should be treated with utmost respect. To be upset at the fact that you have a daughter instead of a son is already a sin. And it is part of the pagan belief why he then
goes through a lot.
And when the female child who was buried will be asked, meaning justice will be served for her
Well, when the female baby will be asked, Why will you bury the life and those who buried her alive will be brought to the book on the day of judgment? May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us respect every one male or female, I mean,
so he was the one who said, you can only ie the best from amongst you is He who is best to his wife, his spouse, or family members, how many of us can comfortably say that we are the best to our family members, many of us claim to follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But in the home, we have a disaster because we could not be bothered to have a beautiful word come out of our mouth, we could not be bothered to perhaps have a beautiful expression on our faces. Yet it is an act of worship to smile at the face of anyone what about if that is your own family? Amazing? How many of us have time for our family members? How many of us are the best and our family members would be able to stand up
and say this person is indeed the best to this family? May Allah grant us the opportunity to learn from Mohammed May peace be upon him, he even says how you come Hi.
He goes on to challenge the people. I am the best to my family from all of you. So if you'd like to learn something, go and learn from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the romance that he had Subhana Allah that was made clear to us, between him and his spouses, amazing, something that sometimes people who are religious, sometimes think that this is a topic we should not be addressing. No way. It is something we need to rekindle in our lives. Many of us would feel shy to even walk down the aisle with our own spouses. Yet it is an act of goodness, what is wrong with that? May Allah subhanahu wa taala, bless us, and May He grant us the lesson. This was Mohammed May
peace be upon him when a woman was bought and sold. Do you know what he did? He came up with that legislation from the almighty which stated that not only is it prohibited to buy and sell a female, but on top of that when someone passes away in terms of her own family members, she will be entitled to a share even though she may not need the wealth, because he is the one who said every female shall be looked after by her closest male relatives, something amazing, something unique, and this is by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So even if she does not need the wealth, she will be acknowledged number one, number two, she will get a portion that will be exclusive for her yet the
males who are related to the deceased in the same way will have a portion that will not be exclusively for them. In fact, the same female will have another share from the share of those closest male relatives in terms of being looked after by that wealth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson. Then come people who find fault in what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam brought, whereas he brought for us the solution. He is the one who made us conscious of the fact that this life is not the only life there is a life after death that we need to prepare for. So live the best possible way here. And automatically, you will have the best possible life after death.
Life is not just the only thing that we have as believers, we understand that life is short, this life is very short. It has a few years, a few decades. As he says I'm omachi Marina sitting in a submarine, the average age or the span the lifespan of the members of my own man between 60 and 70 years. And that's it Subhanallah thereafter, they will be eternity so prepare for that eternity in a beautiful way. This is Mohammed May peace be upon him. He constantly reminded us that when you go through difficulty, be patient, be patient, that patience will deliver you from evil in the Hereafter, that patience will come to your rescue in the hereafter. This is Mohammed May peace be
upon him, the greatest of all he was the one who gave us so much comfort. He went through difficulty not because he deserved it. But because he was an example for us all to follow when we have our own difficulty. La vida man
he masuleh Indeed Allah has favored the believers when he sent for them from amongst themselves a messenger and Allah subhanho wa Taala says
Nevada, Goofy or soon in
indeed in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the existence of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There is a beautiful example for those who are looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala a lovely example to emulate and to follow it
You have anything in life, the one of the best things you could do difficulty in life, pick up the book and read the biography of Muhammad May peace be upon him, look at the difficulties he went through, they will eclipse any difficulty You and I have gone through or are going through. So Panama, this was Mohammed May peace be upon him. He was very patient, he continued praying to the Almighty, He never lost hope with us. We have a little issue small matters and we lose hope in a few minutes. In a few days. When we call out to the Almighty, we want to respond almost immediately. When it comes to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he reminded us that every one of you is going
to be tested, he read the verses, or has even
dB, do people think that it is enough for them to say we are believers and then they won't be tested?
Allah subhanho wa Taala says quite clearly that we have tested those before you as well in order in order to distinguish those who believe truly and those who are false in their belief. So from this, we learn that the Almighty is going to test every one of us where did we learn this from? It is revelation brought to us by the same man Mohamed May peace be upon him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what a powerful person, he is the one who taught us to do business in an upright manner, you should make sure that you are happy with the deal and you are clear with the deal. He is the one who made it clear to us that the business that we engage in should be fair, we should not be unfair, we
should abstain from usury and interest because it makes the rich richer and the poor poorer. It is unfair to the poor. And this is the one of the reasons why usury and interest is prohibited. It was Mohammed May peace be upon him who made it clear that anyone who cheats anyone else cannot be a follower of Mohammed May peace be upon him. Mandela Shana, Felisa mean, whoever cheats us is not from amongst us, he cannot claim to be a follower of Muhammad May peace be upon him. He was the one who taught us not to insult those who follow other faiths. No matter how silly something might seem to us. No, do not insult those who follow other faiths because it will result in a counter insult.
Because of you the deed, may Allah protect us all. Listen to the verse.
Do not insult those who are calling out to Gods besides Allah, don't mock them. Don't cheer them because they may do the same to Allah without knowledge, they won't know you would have caused it. So this is why Muslim will never draw a cartoon how many of us know of a single Muslim who has drawn a cartoon in order to insult anyone belonging to another faith and their values or their faith? Not one cartoon Subhana Allah, but we will be victims of it in order to test us What do we do as a result? Subhana Allah, may Allah protect us, I never, ever have come across a Muslim who has mocked at the faith of someone else and made a cartoon of it impossible because that is Mohammed. He taught
us not to do that. So panela This is why even if someone had to depict Jesus May peace be upon him, Moses May peace be upon him or any one of the other messengers. We were taught that they are the brothers of Muhammad May peace be upon him, they have all come with the correct message. He was the one who came to complete the message and to confirm what they had come with. And this is why you have the 10 commandments which are confirmed even in Islam. Subhana Allah something amazing although one might argue that no, that was brought by Moses May peace be upon him, we acknowledge, we admit we believe and we follow, we have to respect every single messenger by saying May peace be upon him
after the name of all of them. Even though we have Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the final messenger, who may not have been accepted by some we will continue to respect those who they follow or claim to follow May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to moisten our tongues by the utterance of a prayer May peace be upon him whenever the Beautiful Names of any one of the messengers is called.
This was Muhammad May peace be upon him. He taught us not to insult others. He taught us not to create confusion not to harm people. He taught us not to create disaster. He taught us not to harm insects, let alone human beings. He taught us not to burn with fire, anything living that was Mohammed May peace be upon him.
He taught us not to burn the
Insects with fire. Imagine what the case is regarding human beings May the almighty groundless goodness, we claim to be the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But sometimes our actions are far away from the deen and sometimes this is why those around us who may not be from amongst the oma happened to look at us with the wrong eye. They look at us with a little bit of animosity they don't understand because we are the ones who have not been the true ambassadors. So in honoring the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I call on yourselves and myself to try and live by the word everything Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with, if you take a look
at the honor and the dignity given to a female, she was a sex slave in the time of ignorance, the period of Jamelia, the period of paganism, a woman was a sex slave being thrown from pillar to post from man to another, and so on. What did he do, he came in and stopped that and he ensured that she would be granted her dignity, she would not be compelled to undress she would be from amongst those who dresses in such an appropriate manner, that her body will not be that which will determine who she is, but rather her heart is what will determine who she is May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless her women. Yet today, sometimes we've been enslaved once again, by being encouraged to remove our
clothing to show our bodies once again going back to that initial period of ignorance. And yet we think that we are being liberated by doing that. It was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who came to us to tell us when you cover yourself, you will be valued for exactly who you are. If you would like to uncover yourself, you would learn the hard way that people will probably gauge you and judge you based on the shape you have, which will definitely one day perhaps leave you.
May Allah bless us, May He grant the strength May he make us from amongst those who dress modestly both the males as well as the females. And this modesty is actually the respect that we would achieve by following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam people would actually look at you and they would understand this is not a toy. This is not a sex object. This is not something that I should just look at, and just you know, make cheap, not at all the most valuable asset that we ever have, according to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the opposite gender. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding me he opened our doors, the children we have, we should be pleased.
He says if you have had three daughters, and you know sometimes we have one daughter, then we have another daughter, then we have a third daughter. And the some of the minimum feelings that the devil makes us feel is that you know what? How could I have had three daughters I'm upset I now need the sun. The Prophet Muhammad May peace be upon him says those who are patient or those who are happy upon the degree of the Almighty, those who have looked after their daughters, two three or more and they have brought them up and grant given them a decent upbringing. Try to get them married to decent homes, they will be granted paradise in return. It was Mohammed May peace be upon him who
gave value to the mother who said when a man came to him saying that I would like to participate with you in the sacrifice. He says, Is your mother alive? Yes, she is. Well get to her feet for indeed there you will find the paradise. Those were his words, the value of a woman he's the one who came and recited verses to us.
Fila de la Huma,
Huma wakulla, Huma
garima do not say to your parents, even the term of don't show even a small expression on your face that displays anger towards your parents, be kind to them, be good to them, have mercy on them, pray for them because they looked after you when you were young. This was Muhammad May peace be upon him. Although he was an orphan and he lost his mother at a very early age. Here he comes in give us advice how exactly to live with parents divine that which came from the almighty how many of us are bad to our parents? How many of us have ugly words to attend to our mothers? How dare we call ourselves followers of this great messenger? Muhammad May peace be upon him when our mouths are full
of bad words against our own parents? We need to understand Yes, when a parent instructs you to do something bad evil, unacceptable. You must excuse yourself respectfully. That too is a duty that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam explained something beautiful you know what he says? He read verses of the Quran and something amazing. What Giada Kala
Fela toto Roma wasafi boom if you do
if your parents try to ask you to do something, in association of partnership with a law that which is wrong
Which is incorrect that which is unacceptable, then you will not follow that but you will continue living with them in kindness and goodness and continue being good to them. So kindness is one thing and obedience is another. Obedience is a duty when it comes to parents, according to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when they have instructed us to do something that is not wrong, but we should we will not be able to obey them when they've instructed us to do something bad to do something evil. That does not mean we will not be kind to them that we will not respect them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us it is indeed a test. This is Mohammed May peace be upon him. He's
the one who told us he instructed us how to treat our workers. He told us not to burden those who work for us with something that we wouldn't be able to do ourselves. Amazing one ohana comme Jalla Houma la junta de come from an
ad for loopring homie Maya won't be swimming my elbows when I took
him for him to move. These people who work for you, they are your brethren. Allah has placed them under your authority. If you are to ask them to do something, do not ask them to do something that will be too difficult for them. And if you do then help them do it, clothe them with the clothing you wear, feed them with the food that you eat, they are human beings. How many of us understand this when it comes to those who work for us? May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us be the true followers of Muhammad May peace be upon him.
Amazing how Muhammad May peace be upon him, admonished one of his closest companions when he uttered the statement regarding Malala bajo de la Miranda black man and he says Oh son of a black man and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam immediately admonished him. How dare How dare you utter such words? How dare you utter such hurtful racist words? unacceptable you will not be allowed to say this. It was made quite clear. In fact, when he went up to the heavens to see in an incident known as Elisa will manage the ascension to the heavens. When he came back. He looked for Bella live Nora, who was a companion from Africa. A dark complexion he says oh Bella, I heard your footsteps in
heaven. Amazing. Imagine what the others must have thought it did not stop him from uttering that even though we live near a bar was dark in complexion, some of the best hearts. Some of the best hearts are found in the chests of those are in the bosoms of those who are dark in complexion, as we have learned from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So this was the man This was his message, a message of goodness, a message of kindness became even to your enemy. He was the one who brought to us acts of worship, that prove that no matter who you are, and what wealth you have, and what standing you have in this world, you are equal. When you enter the house of the Almighty and you
want to pray you stand in one line, nobody can say that I have more so I will stand a step ahead of everyone else. Nobody can say this man is a worker of mine. So let him stand at the back. No, in the house of Allah, everyone is welcome. And every single person no matter what.
No matter what poster position you hold, or what social standing you have, or what wealth you have, you will stand in the same line and you have the same access to your makeup. The same applies when going for the pilgrimage. When going for the Hajj, everyone no matter who you are on Earth, you will all have the same access to the almighty be dressed in the same clothing, you will have to do the same things and you will all have to be declaring the greatness of the Almighty Subhanallah We are brothers and sisters in faith and the rest of us our brothers and sisters in humanity. This was taught to us by Muhammad May peace be upon him. He has taught us kindness to animals. He was the man
who has informed us of the entry into heaven of someone who helped a dog who quench the thirst of a dog and he says this person will be granted entry into heaven by the almighty because of such a deal. Imagine if kindness to a dog that is considered an animal, a dog that is considered an animal we're amazing how kindness to such a dog would bring about entry into heaven. What about kindness to our fellow human beings Subhanallah This is Mohammed May peace be upon him What a great man.
It was Mohammed May peace be upon him who taught us that to save a life would be equivalent to saving entire humanity. He is the one who read the verse for us. He is the one who said to take the life away unjustly of even a single soul would be as though you have destroyed entire humanity. He is the one who served justice when someone came to him and told him that you know what, there is a certain very noble person who's committed a crime. He says I when crime is committed, no matter how noble they are, they will be treated exactly like everyone else.
Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and guide us. He is the one who brought about the goodness that we have. Aren't we so fortunate to be following such a blessing and Noble Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to understand the darkness that they were in and the light that was brought almost instantly. Today you and I brag about the few followers we might have on Twitter and Facebook. Yet Muhammad peace be upon him has perhaps 2 billion followers today across the globe, no Twitter, no Facebook, no loud hailer. Nothing at all. More than 2 billion people follow that example. They utter a shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa shadow Mohammed Abdullah rasuluh I bear witness that there is none
worthy of worship besides my maker who made me him alone is the one worthy of worship and I bear witness that Muhammad May peace be upon him is the messenger the final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala Where did all these followers come? Where did they come from? Amazing the non Muslims bear witness that he was a man he was a man who brought about justice in an era where it was full of injustice. May Allah what Allah grant us goodness. Today the deen the religion has been hijacked by people who misinterpreted by people who've lost the plot basically, by people who have insulted Muhammad May peace be upon him in a far greater way than those who have drawn characters those who
have drawn the cartoon's May Allah guide us all, and may He guide them to the good path to the path of goodness and the straight path. I mean, let us understand sometimes our behavior, and the way we carry ourselves in life is more insulting to Islam than anything that non Muslims may have done. let's admit that sometimes the way we speak to our colleagues, to our family members, the way we
carry ourselves, the amount of cheating we do the evanka words that come out of our mouths and lying that we engage in the false hood that we engage in is actually a huge insult to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one hand we claim to be his follower. And the other hand we are far away from his teaching. What kind of following is that? May the almighty grant us all goodness?
My brothers and sisters, he was a man whom,
when the people mocked at him, he prayed for them. When they harmed him, he prayed for them, the result of those prayers, the prayers perhaps for years on end, such that the day he achieved the victory of Makkah, when the bulk had entered Islam, do you know what he says? He spoke to a people who had harmed him who had harmed his own followers who had killed some of them who had usurped their wealth who had taken away so much and he asks them quite a simple question. Yeah, Mashallah polish. Masato Luna Nephilim become, oh people of Quraysh. And before we continue, let's explain what they did. The people of Quraysh had killed some of the Muslims. They had usurped the the wealth
they had stolen the land of the Muslim in they had driven them out of their homes. They had prepared armies in order to fight the Muslim in and here comes a day when Muhammad May peace be upon him with 100,000 odd companions of his MK cattle mukaiyama. He is coming to my cattle macabre amazed amazingly, he the people of Makkah, who were the very ones who had harmed him are being asked a question or people of grace, what do you think I'm going to do to you on this day, imagine what must have gone through the minds of the weak ones from amongst them. They must have thought this man is going to pillage this man is going to destroy this man is going to court martial as this man is
perhaps going to execute all of us. What do you think I'm going to do to you today?
And they have nothing to say Besides, we wish for goodness, you are a good man. And you're a noble man. You know what he says in Habu fan to law? I will tell you what the Prophet Joseph told his brothers go for indeed there is no retribution today. You are free. You are completely free to go at that juncture. Most of those who are not Muslim, yet they had declared their faith. This is the man we were told so much evil about him. We were told that they eat the flesh of humans. We were told that these are the barbaric people of the world. We were told that this man is really a monster. And look at him he's forgiving us hold save, we bear witness that this is the messenger he is the
messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam amazing.
This was Mohammed. This is the man we follow We are proud of following we no matter what we say we will never be able to do justice to such a great man. We will follow as best as we can. And we hope goodness that in the life after we will get to meet Him we will not companions of his in this life. But perhaps in the hereafter May Allah grant us companionship of his I mean, my brothers and sisters, what a great man. He was the man whom Subhanallah when he went to five he had lost his spouse. He had lost his
Uncle Khadija been to Hawaii.
She was the wife of Mohammed May peace be upon him. She was a pillar of support the day when revelation came to him and he went to her telling her this is what happened to me.
Kola mahila Zika la vida, ne By Allah, He will never, ever let you down alone will never disgrace you, nothing bad can happen to you. Do you know why? Because you are the one who fulfills the rights of the neighbor, you are a kind man, you are just you are upright, you have done good as much as you can. How can I let you down? Imagine this was just before Prophethood just at the point of prophethood, a declaration by his own wife, claiming how noble The man was. Yet when he lost Khadija been to Hawaii
when he lost this blessing wife of his melas Peace and blessings and mercy be upon them all. It was known as the year of sadness, he had gone too far if
to deliver the message thinking that the sadness that perhaps has engulfed me, perhaps I will get some goodness by delivering the message of goodness to the people of our if and when he went there. Do you know what they did? They pelted him they sent their children to run after him to chase him out of five literally as though he was an animal Aston Villa, the greatest insult to Mohammed May peace be upon him, inflicted physically upon his own blessing body, may peace be upon him. And what did he do as he is going out of power? If the angels, the angels responsible for the mountains come to him and say, oh, Mohammed, we have been instructed sallallahu alayhi wasallam we've been
instructed that upon your instruction, we will bring together the two mountains and destroy all these people who have harmed you who have thrown stones at you, who have ridiculed you who have mocked at you who have chased you out of this place of life. And do you know what he says?
at that juncture, he decides to complain to Allah. He decides to complain to Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Allah I complained to you regarding what is it regarding these people? No, I complain to you regarding my own weakness. Allahumma inni escuela en cavaco je Joaquin letta haloti Allah I complain to you, I am weak on my own weakness. I am complaining to you regarding the weakness that I am in so Han Allah, Allah placed on his shoulders the duty of delivering the message and he's saying I've delivered the message but look at these people, they are not prepared to accept it. Amazing Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told the angels who are instructing him to issue a small
command. He says no, if these people do not believe, perhaps from their children will come those who believe look at the foresightedness look at Mohammed May peace be upon him. He did not live for the day, but he lived for the future. To this day. He is soon his teachings his preachings, his example is emulated to the letter throughout the globe May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us ease
may make us from those who follow this beautiful example. He prayed for the people of Biafra as a result, a few years down the line they all are the bulk of them accepted Islam. Today you go to die if it's totally Muslim, it was not spread by the sword. It was spread by the kindness the good words of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam those who say that Islam was spread by the sword, unaware of history, or they are full of jealousy or hatred or ignorance, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all guidance. If you take a look at this moment, today, we have people who are turning to Islam at a time when it is not easy to be a Muslim, when the globe has the wrong picture of Islam. And there
are people whose hearts are straightened towards the straight path. There are people who see The goodness of Mohammed May peace be upon him. They understand that happiness comes through following that example that he has brought to following the teachings and the guidance that he has come with no matter what he was Mohammed May peace be upon him, take a look at what he does. A lady whom he offered to help to carry her belongings to her home happens to swear. The man not knowing that this is the man she says you know my son, you are such a good man. You are such a kind man. But there is another man here in Makkah known as Mohammed, he is a bad man. He's a magician. He's after Well,
he's off the power. He's after women. He's after whatever else she might have said, and she made mention of so many points. And yet, she says stay away from him. He's a magician. He's a bad man. He's sworn our forefathers he has said that the idols that are being worshipped are wrong and so on. And he remained silent once again. He taught us that sometimes you have to remain silent. Wait for the opportunity. Subhana Allah
when he got to her home and delivered her good
And he was about to leave a simple question, simple question she asked my son, who are you? What a blessing man, the son of whom are you? What what an honored father you have? And he says, you know, my dear mother, the man whom you spoke evil off from the minute I carried your belongings to this minute here is the same Mohammed May peace be upon him, who my hand, immediately she had tears in her eyes and she said, if that is the case, then definitely if that is the case, then definitely you are a messenger. Definitely I bear witness that your message is correct, you are the man the messenger and I bear witness there is none worthy of worship, besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. This
was the declaration of faith through good character through upright business dealings through that which was the best May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us ease and goodness,
we have only been mentioned to you a glimpse of the beautiful life of Muhammad May peace be upon him. He was the one whom when a person had engaged in something wrong or committed a sin, he came up with legislation that in order to achieve forgiveness, you have to free a slave. Imagine slavery was rampant at the time, people were so proud of how many slaves they had. Islam came to abolish that in what way by encouraging people to free slaves. In fact, by saying that if you have a slave and you've committed a sin, you will not achieve forgiveness of that sin, until and unless two things happen. One is you need to free the slave. And number two is you then need to ask the almighty
forgiveness for that sin. And this is mentioned in the Quran. A person who makes an oath and breaks the oath was instructed by clearly to free a slave. Amazing. So the slaves were freed one after the other, so much virtue was given to those who free slaves. And yet people say Islam came with slavery, not at all. Islam actually brought down the shackles of slavery
in so many beautiful ways, but people find it in the best of their interest sometimes to utter that which is wrong to con people to utter that which is incorrect to look at the few miscreants from amongst us, may Allah protect us all to look at those who use Islam for a political agenda perhaps for some of their own purposes, to look those who have used Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as as a name in order to perpetrate the injustice in order to do that which is unacceptable. Nay, we refuse, we understand very clearly that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the man of peace he brought about peace he brought about goodness, he is the one who taught us to be at peace with the
entire environment. It's wrong for me to break a tree, it's wrong for me to burn the grass. And without a reason. It's wrong for me to cut down and chop a tree. And in fact, it is so blessed for me to plant a tree that would perhaps provide shade and fruit to any human being even to an animal. This is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we are supposed to be full of peace, stretching out the arm of peace to all those living on earth to anything that is living, they should feel a peace when they see us they should not feel frightened. They should be from amongst those whom, if they had to see us they would see a living example of beauty and peace, a living example of contentment
and goodness, my beloved brothers and sisters, as I end this short talk, I'd like to make mention, May Allah forgive me for not having done justice, even to the smallest degree to the greatest of all those who ever lived, Muhammad May peace be upon him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all honor the messenger by following his example by emulating by reaching out to others by being those who can be the greatest asset to humanity at large Muslim as well as non Muslim to all the creatures of the Almighty. Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all, May He grant you all every form of goodness, may he protect you all from every form of illness. In fact, it was Mohammed May peace be upon him who
taught us to have a concern for those who are seeking yield no matter who they are, to show concern for those who have suffered loss. It is prohibited for us to become happy at the loss of another and it is prohibited for us to show that we are celebrating upon the loss of someone else. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all cure from our sickness, and May He grant us all paradise until we meet each other there was Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sallallahu wasallam obata Karolina Amina Mohammed Subhana, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa to Hoylake