Channel: Mufti Menk
22 April Hong Kong, 2013
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka Allah Muhammad Allah Al amin, Amina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sahbihi nomophobia homebase son in Isla Medina.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless all the previous messengers including Moses, Jesus, David Solomon de la salatu salam, Ibrahim and all his children may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all, and may He make us from amongst those who can benefit from the lives of the prophets. And may He make us realize and understand the gift that we have being the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
We also ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless the family, the household of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and at the same time, all his companions and all those who struggled and strove through the years in a way that today the deen is with us.
Brothers and sisters in Islam.
Indeed, it brings a smile to the face to see the faces that are smiling, Mashallah.
And when I say that I see more faces smiling.
That's the impact of the sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you smile, and other smile.
It is asuna it is a rewarding or rewardable deed, something that we take for granted. A lot of the times they are meaning and sometimes people who are quite conscious about their link with a law but they forget to smile. And yet that is one of the sunon one of the traditions or ways of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that really has such an impact on humanity at large that he breaks a lot of ice. It automatically creates a link in the bond of humanity to start with. And thereafter it propagates the deen without the statement. So panela I have seen it.
And I'm sure you have as well. And if you haven't yet seen it, then you will see it's panela you've got teeth Don't worry whether they straight or not minor not that straight, but nobody notices Subhanallah it's just you. When you look into the mirror and you say okay, that tooth is this way so you
don't worry smile, give it broad we all have something wrong with our teeth. Hello Akbar Mohammed salatu salam, what a great impact. And I decided to start with this because we are speaking of the impact of the character of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam it's important to know his teachings have such a great impact. And today inshallah we will spend the next 45 minutes by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala going through some of the impact that really people felt around Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam And not only that, but those who follow his example. The impact they create by following that example is such that will lie he leaves behind a warmth in the heart of
anyone who interacts with them. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us. So Mohamed Salah Salem, we heard yesterday I had made mention of how he spoke to his wife Khadija been to Hawaii
when he received revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. What type of a person was he before revelation? Before revelation? He was an honest, upright man, we heard that he was a surgical I mean, so much so that he left such a big impact upon a female who was older than him, whom he worked for, or did some business dealings on behalf of. And this was Khadija, if you know the history. And I'm sure we as muslimeen would definitely know it.
When he was sent to a sham, the Syrian region the Palestinian city and region with trade for Khadija he came back with every single what we would term Penny accounted for every little droplet was accounted for. And the trade was done in such a way that the profit was far greater than when anyone else did the same Subhana Allah He was honest, he his dealings was such that he was considerate of the buyer when he was selling and consider it or when he bought himself. He knew he had to give that man a slight bit of a profit and at the same time bargain in a way that
He would earn in gain for this particular person. He was working for honesty.
And as a result, this woman who was much older who had been previously married, decided to take a chance. What was the chance? I'm sorry to call it take a chance, but in today's world, it would be love. Oh.
Wow, young man. extremely good looking. SubhanAllah what honesty. What? uprightness? What a person his speech. No vulgar words. This was before lubu before Prophethood no vulgar words, he does not drink. He does not sit around people who have bad habits. Look at the character of Mohamed Salah Salah. You read about him before Prophethood he never took part in anything that would have placed a scratch on his slate Subhan Allah. He did not mix or associate with bad people, not at all. So this was noticed. And it was noticed by everyone. And this lady says, You know what, I think it would be good for me to put forth a little proposal of marriage through someone. And that's exactly what
You know, today, if you had a 25 year old Subhan Allah and upright person never married before, and you know, so honest, business, a person who's really good character and conduct and you have a woman previously married, children involved and so on who's much, much 15 years older, perhaps.
I think it wouldn't be really, in the mind of such a female or a sister to even try their luck. I didn't I say that moments ago to even try their luck. But this was something divine. The impact was such that she said let me put this forth. Do you know what happened? It came through lavaca he accepted it why that's the impact of his character. He married based on goodness piety uprightness, he to notice the uprightness in her deja Bjf away with rhodiola Anna
amazing and people go around saying oh Mohamed Salah, Salah married because of this and that know the villa mentioning some bad points. No look at what he did in the prime of his life. When he was a man, his first marriage, take a look at how it worked. And what happened. Do you call this man a womanizer? Allahu Akbar Allah May Allah protect us all from such blasphemy.
And he chose someone who really brought about a lot of comfort in his life. Look at the choice brothers and sisters. How do you choose your spouse?
People are looking at me I think a lot of them are already married
Mashallah you've chosen inshallah, but be a means of comfort for one another.
Getting back to the impact made look at it. It was such that thereafter Subhan Allah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had children from the same female Subhan Allah and he treated them
what we would say like gold. Amazing, you know, going now into new Booyah. I just am just fast forwarding it a little bit. his grandchildren It is reported that on one occasion he kissed one of his grandsons, and nearby was a certain man and inhabits a certain man and he says, You kiss this little child, how can you kiss your child? You kiss the grandchild because at that time, they did not use to show that affection to the children the girls will look down upon because they were considered a sex or agenda that was not meant to be something that was a disgrace to the people to this day. You have some people across the globe, the globe when they are told of a female they're
upset you know you having a female a girl while it Thank Allah smile, Mashallah I have four daughters and two sons. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless those without children with children. And may He bless those who have sons with daughters and those with daughters with sons. It is Allah and he chooses, he decides love.
But at the same time, he looks and he says, He asks, or in fact, this man says I have 10 sons or 10 little children. I've never kissed any one of them. You know what he says Malaya, ham, law, your ham. Whoever does not show mercy will not be shown mercy, powerful words. Whoever does not show mercy shall not be shown mercy. That means a kiss. on the forehead or the cheeks or on this little child or grandchild of yours is a sign of mercy. Have you understood it? It's a sign of mercy upon your child. How many of us are prepared to kiss our children, our grandchildren, to hug them to embrace them? They need it. So Panama today, psychologists
PhD holders we talk about them again today Mashallah they, they will tell you how important it is to embrace the child to hug them to give them the feeling of belonging, whereas the impact of the character of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam already has placed that within us if we are following, the sooner we wouldn't be from amongst those who have achieved this a long, long time ago, our children feel the sense of belonging. Today you have dad and dad don't want to hug he don't want to kiss let alone his children, even his wife love. Allah protect us. Low occupancy, everyone's smiling here why people think now I'm old. Come on, I heard you when I was 20 we now 50 that's when
it all starts Allahu Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses me make it easy for us. This is the beauty of Islam. Look at Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
when he was granted Nobu. It did not make him arrogant at all. Imagine if you were told or if a person just imagine because it's not going to happen. If a person was told that you know what you are chosen by Allah to be a messenger of Allah, the most loved of Allah, the highest of creatures or creation of Allah subhanho, wa, taala, etc, etc. What do you think would be the status of one of us if we were told that I don't even want to begin to go into that direction, you know, if a person is appointed a king or a leader or a president or an MP or a CEO of a big, you know, company, it automatically automatically sometimes with certain people,
makes them develop a chip on their shoulders, you know, they start walking.
It's me, you know, having the boss look at them.
Whereas Mohammed Salah, Salah knew this, and he knew much more, and he knew how they treated him in Makkah.
And yet he did not respond or retaliate. In the same way he didn't. He responded with kindness with goodness, he responded with mercy. And this is why
Allah says in the Quran, dwama.
Army, we have not sent you except as a means of mercy for the world's for mankind, the gym kind for creation at large. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of this mercy and Mohammed salatu salam speaks of how he has been sent in order to confirm and complete the pure and good character and conduct to teach it, to practice it. And he was one whom, when he taught something he practiced upon it so that it could be it could leave or create such an impact that anyone who wanted a perfect life, all they needed to do was to just follow this particular life. That's why Allah says in the Quran, la de Cana como una de la he was Mattoon has Allah, Allahu Akbar, indeed for you in the life of Muhammad salatu
salam is a definite example something to follow to emulate for who for those who are looking forward to the meeting with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and looking forward to the Last Day May Allah make us from those you have to emulate, you have to follow Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam there is a Sharia law and some time later.
The way he chose to, to eat with her, the way he chose to speak to her, he had a name, he had a few of these pet names, what we would say a little nickname perhaps for his own spouse. That was a good name, not a bad name.
You know, he didn't use bad names. I don't even want to say the bad names. But you know what I'm talking about. People use bad names to refer to their spouses or that hag Oh, that this or that, that you know why? Use the best and most beautiful of words even at times of difference even at times when you are not. So what can I say your temperament is not per scratch or up to that. That is the time you use more of these words, they still come in Sharla handy and you will be helped just by following the son of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So he used to use words to refer to his to eyeshadow
and to the others. Beautiful Names, the impact that left voila, he the love that he created in the home was such unmatched Subhana Allah unmatched sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he helped his wife melas peace and blessings be upon all of them.
helped her with his hand to put her leg on the hand
so that she could get onto the camel, the conveyance?
Is it difficult for you to open the door of the car? Not because it's a new vehicle and not because she's just a new bride.
But for a third reason, because you would like to fulfill the sooner of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, voila, he tried it and if it if you try it, you will definitely see the impact of it, it will definitely result in something great.
Moments ago, Chef doubt, Mashallah does Allah say, he asked us to get up and message our parents? Wow, something great. Let me tell you.
Let me tell you
Do you know that if we were to message our spouses,
if we were to message our spouses, every time we used our phone,
three quarters of our marital crisis would be resolved?
Obviously a good message. And this is why we say we need to learn this from the sooner Muhammad salatu salam, people think, oh, that was a man in the desert and so on and so forth. The impact created was such without a telephone without internet without WhatsApp, without, you know, Twitter, which sometimes causes a bit of a problem. Without, for example, Facebook without this without that without any of these things who Han Allah, you find 2.1 billion people today have been impacted by his character, his conduct, his teachings, and so on. So Panama, so Panama, no technology, no loud hailer no microphone, no YouTube, nothing. And 2.1 billion already there before the internet came
into existence. Do you know that? Look at the impact what happened? What what? Like there is something about him? That if you were to know it, it would impact upon you to Subhan Allah, what a man Allahu Akbar. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us.
So people think, oh, he was in the desert and so on. Just to study the romance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam within his own home, is a topic that if we were to look into it, it would resolve our marital crisis, believe me, it would solve them completely gone.
Are we prepared to look into it? We don't have much time to go into details. But it's up to you to go ahead and to look into the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and learn how he treated his spouses. He made sure his family members were fed. He ate something very little months past sometimes without a stove being lit a fire being led to cook things and he was a happy man. with us. We live sometimes in order to eat.
If the food is not the smell or the sense that it's supposed to have had what's happening here, I'm not eating little children. They'll tell you early morning where my eggs
this thing is not done properly. sunny side up, the sunny side is down.
Yeah, it happens. And this is the attitude we're getting.
What happened? If we are people who are not fussy about eating? You thank Allah for the food you have in front of you. And the one who cooked it for you. You appreciate Not only that, sometimes you get up and do the cooking. Wow. Where did you get that from? We got it from the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he helped with the chores of the home. And he really helped so much that I
was asked what does he do at home? And she said that he helps out so much with the work in the home salon. Time comes and he goes for Salah comes back and starts helping again. Wow, this was at some stage Subhanallah
today's men and sometimes it's the other way around.
Wow, no work at all. Oh, that's your job. You're supposed to be doing it fair enough. It is done. It is a point of goodness. But have you ever helped, you know, say a weekend say one meal, some people, some men cannot cook to save their lives, whereas the best chefs in the world are also men, you know, we've got to balance the statement inshallah. So brothers and sisters, let's get to the life of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, let's look at some more of the impact that he created. You know, in Makkah, and this is a story you may have heard from me again, it brings tears to my eyes every time I say it, and this is going to be something that inshallah will impact upon us as well. early
stages, they used to talk bad about him. They used to really, you know, speak say things lies, as is happening today. Across the globe. People are two words of falsehood, like we said yesterday because they don't like to read because they don't like to look into situations because they don't like to listen to the truth. So there was a lady Subhana Allah once when Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and this man is already 14, post 14, he had no boo at the age of 14, he seated and he seated. He sees an animal come through a lady disembarks with some of her own goods. And he decides Okay, let me offer a bit of help. Do you offer people help?
Do you offer anyone help? This was an OBE of Allah the Prophet offering a non Muslim a Muslim assistance because she was an elderly lady, can I help you with your goods? Look at the impact of his character. Beautiful speech.
Today people say hi, you know these people who fall so on yes to Allah, they might be disbelievers, but what impact Are you going to leave upon them with your character in your conduct? Have you learned from the character of Muhammad? sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. So he says, Can I offer some assistance? Can I help you with your goods and she looks at him and says, people your age. Nowadays, nobody helps. Nothing happens. Nobody assists anyway, I really appreciate it and he takes her goods and he starts walking with her. And she says, you know, there is a man in Makkah. And he is such a horrible man. He's a magician. He's a womanizer, we've heard he is this he wants power. He is
dividing us. He is talking about Gods and he says, just worship one, Allah, the creator, and don't worship any idol. don't worship this and that, and he is a magician, if you look at him, he be witches, you and he does this and that, you know his character. He did not say a word that was not the time to talk. It's the time to do whatever he was doing. Imagine if any one of us
had to give a lift to someone. And they jump into your car. And you're the CEO of for example, that business. And the guy says, Wow, thank you for giving me a lift anyway. You know what? See that businessman, CEO of that place, there is a thug. You know, he's a big thief. He's an operator. He's a criminal. And he's this and he's that. And the word today, what do they use? They say he's a radical terrorist. Wow. And you're like, Whoa, stop the car. Jump off, please. That's the bare minimum, I think a lot of people would actually do. And you know what, to be honest with you, the world teaches you that, in fact, nowadays, the world teaches you don't give them a lift, let them
catch public transport.
That's how it is.
So Mohammed salatu salam, no, he chose to remain silent. I don't even want to talk about it. So behind Allah, he got to the destination. When he gets to the destination, he puts the goods down. And he's leaving. And she says, Listen, my son a question. I forgot to ask you who you are. And she was talking bad about him from point A to point B, all the way. Now she has this question, Who are you? You know?
And he says, you know, from the time I picked your goods up to the time, I have arrived here at your home and left your goods. You were speaking about a man.
And you said whatever you said about him. And you said his name is Mohammed bin Abdullah.
I just want you to know that I am Mohammed bin Abdullah.
What impact did this create? Look at the character he didn't say what you said was wrong. I'm clarifying my name. I am this SubhanAllah. That's our weakness today. And sometimes we have to do that. But he says, I'm the man.
His character and conduct spoke for itself. She says if that is the case, I bear witness that you are a messenger of Allah.
I bear witness, there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, Your call is correct. You are indeed a prophet of Allah.
Once one statement, Mohammed why
she saw the man's character, the man was such a powerful man. And she realized this is not an ordinary human being. He's come through without uttering a word.
And she accepted the message. I give you another example. Every day in Makkah in the galleys and alleys of Mecca, you find a lady throwing her death at Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam when he is passing,
throwing the dirt at Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam when he is passing and he's full of everything.
And it carried on happening every time he crossed that path. And one day he passed the, you know, he was walking on that alley, and nothing came in his direction.
Imagine this was a woman, female, an elderly woman. Today even old woman has to throw some dirt at you a few times. I think people would pick her up with one arm and say, Hey, lady, you better watch out, put her down again. Allah protect us.
He decided let me turn back and see what happened. How come this thing didn't come? Look at the character.
So he knocks on the door and when he's allowed in, Mohammed
What do you want? You know, every day I pass here, you know something comes in my direction today didn't come You know, I thought maybe you're not well, maybe there is something wrong. Can I do something for you?
You know, are you okay? Is everything fine? Everything okay?
I bear witness that you are the messenger
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take a look at the impact of this character.
And this was a non Muslim is dealing with people who are not only non Muslims, an enemy, someone who is harming and trying to inflict on him some form of harm that would embarrass and degrade him yet he knew that look, you know what I need to rise above all this, I need to present the beauty of Islam. I need to help wherever I can help and I need to show what Islam is all about. It is about helping one another, respecting one another character and conduct Anna's been monochrome the Allahu anhu was serving Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for more than 10 years.
He was serving him. Do you know what he says? He says,
I served Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 10 years. Not one day, did he say off for anything? I did? No. Did he say for anything I have done or did? Why did you do this? He says in fact he continues he says you know one day I was young and I went Mohamed Salah Salam told me to go and do something in the market. And as I went, I met a few friends. I saw a few young people and I decided to play with them. So I began to play you know, and a while later eyes, someone tapped me on my shoulder. I turned around, and I saw it's Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he Subhana Allah two narrations. One narration says that he simply told me, have you forgotten? And he says, No, I'm
going just now. And he says later on. I went and another narration says, he looked at me. He tapped me. He asked me a question. And he went forth and did it himself. So Panama. So Panama.
Today, if someone is serving you in your home, how do you treat them? How do you treat them?
I can give you an example of
zeytinburnu harita. He was also serving Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
He was given to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
And he was freed by Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. And his parents came to take him
and he says, I am not coming with you. I want to stay here with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam imagine a slave whose parents have come now to take him back to take him away to say hey, you know what, you've got your freedom. Let's go. And he says Hang on. I'm staying here. The impact of this character you live with someone you know them amazing.
This is why we say when you have the Muslim Brothers Mashallah you know, with a beard and so on, and you watch them walking, if they are living the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam with their spouses, any female across the globe, who witnesses how they are with their spouses will wish to have a spouse just like that. So behind Allah, the way they would treat their wives, their children, the way they help the way, you know, the love, the affection, the dedication, the trust, and and the the sincerity and so on. The good words, and not only that Subhanallah the focus, we are focused, bring up your children properly. If you are not focused, you are not following the example
of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he was focused.
And one of the amazing things that Allah chose for this powerful, powerful man was that he was to be born an orphan.
And a little while later he was to lose his mom.
You see these difficulties, make a person strong. They shine up that diamond, they shine up the gym begins to shine. A little while later, he lost his grandfather. A little while later, he had Prophethood and so on, he lost that uncle of his who was a pillar of support a little while later, or, at the similar time he loses that wife who was the major pillar of support.
And then he decides to go to pif.
You know, to spread the deen. And you know what happened there?
The people had heard so much about him negative, so much negative information about Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam that the people of pif had heard.
to throw stones at him send their children out to chase him and throw stones at him and to swear him and to chase him away in a way that he was bleeding and the angels came to him and
I told him, we are the ones in charge of the mouse, the two mountains here. If you instruct us, we will crush these people. So Panama, if you instruct us, we will crush these people because of what they've done to you.
And at that moment, he decides to raise his hands and he says Allahumma inni escuela cavaco to Allah I complained to you regarding the weakness, my own weakness. Yeah, I am a weak person, I complained to you and he was a strong person, look at him. He's looking at the weakness Yala. You put on my shoulders, this message that I need to convey. And these people are not even listening now that not even one of them. Nobody. And this is what they've done. And instead of saying okay, crush them, which I think a lot of us will probably have thought if not, did you know what he says?
overload guide my people they don't know.
Allah guide my people, they don't know what they're doing, guide them.
And he says thereafter. Yeah, Allah. If you haven't written guidance for these then guide their children guide their offspring.
in his lifetime, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he saw the victory of five in his lifetime. He saw the people of five entering Islam,
almost wholesale Subhanallah later on many years later,
yet had he made it to our crush them. They would have been crushed, they would have been history. And it would have gone down in history that there was a prophet who prayed for the crushing of people. And they were crushed, though, that would have gone down in history. But what went down in history is he did not he chose not to pray for their destruction, but rather for their guidance. Today, a small thing happens and we pray for the destruction of this one and that one and that one and that one. How dare we don't learn from the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
and say, Allah guide them, believe me, people are being guided. Moments ago,
I received a message of an image of a person who was responsible in one of the European countries
to challenge the Muslims
to make their lives difficult in every possible way.
I don't know if you've heard the name wielders while his deputy became a Muslim. And you know what?
Yesterday he was in the row in Madina, munawwara reading Salah.
lojack about how he accepted Islam, only Allah knows. But these are the enemies of Islam. Very, very strong enemies, and Allah guided them. This is why Allah says in the Quran, as Allah,
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la is able and capable to create love between you and those whom there was enmity between.
Allah is all able and capable and Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful.
You know the impact of the character of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
On the day of you know what that is? In fact, let's speak about something before the day of fact Harley,
Harley, the lead was a man who had caused a lot of destruction against Islam. He fought and he fought so much the Battle of offered you know what happened, he caused the death of so many of the Muslims from amongst them were those who are most loved by Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam family members as well. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam one day speaks to the brother of heart.
And he says, Where is Khalid he has not yet come to embrace Islam.
So the brother says
he's in Mecca. Perhaps he may come.
Allah will bring him forth. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says mommy through her lineage Hollis Lama.
A man with the intellect of harlot cannot be ignorant of the purity and correctness of Islam.
Imagine this means anyone who is very intelligent and would like to research and would like to search for the truth. They will never be misguided. They will be able to learn that the truth is in fact within this deal,
and sometime later, Carly dignan while he pitches up in Madina, munawwara and he knowing
That he was such a criminal. He still knew that these people will treat me fairly and with justice. He walks up to Mohammed salatu salam, and he has a question. What is the question on messenger? I have caused a lot of destruction. I would like to enter the fold of Islam. But what is going to happen to me? We got a question, powerful question. You know, the war crimes that people are guilty of, and so on. And some countries have had reconciliation and they have had an amnesty and whatnot and so on. Islam, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam gave the answer to Hardiman when he says, Yeah, Holly, oh, Holly, you know what you've done. You know, everything that has happened has happened in
Islam is a joke, blah, blah.
Islam will delete the fact that you're embracing Islam will delete all the bad of the past gone, we will not talk about it again. We will not hold you accountable for something you have done prior to the entry into Islam. He says Allah darrick upon that condition, I utter a shadow Allah, Allah Illallah Muhammad Abdullah,
he entered Islam. And he was known as the Allah one. May Allah peace and blessings be upon him. They the love that was created just by that Shahada. You know, it brings me to some of the YouTube clips I have seen myself of people who said the Shahada, and they tell you the minute we declare the steam, the minute we declare the Shahada, we are completely rehabilitated of our bad habits, they're gone. We don't need any rehabilitation. The fact that we've added the Shahada was enough for us to feel the coziness, the comfort, the ease, and the beauty, and the link with our maker, the spirituality so high that we have never looked back, Allahu Akbar. This is true Islam.
Take a look at the victory of Mecca, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam marches on to Mecca. He marches on to Mecca with all his men. And at the same time, remember, just a few years back, they had today be aware they were banned from entering Makkah. And they were stopped from going for a pilgrimage. For the camera. They were blocked. And news that come through of the killing of Earth man, that was just a rumor. And whatever happened thereafter happened.
They struck a treaty, her davia
and the head of Quraysh, or the people of Quraysh came back and said, Look, you are saying Mohammed messenger of Allah take that out. You're not a messenger, according to us. So the Sahaba were upset. And Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says, no problem, take it out. What's important is the deal was striking.
Look at the character. Then he says they said, If anyone from amongst us comes to you, you send them back. And anyone from amongst you comes to us, we are not going to send them back. Anyone will tell you that's unfair. He said no problem.
Because he knows the strength of Islam is such that those going back would either be nil, or far less than those who are coming in to it.
So he said no problem that that's okay. So Panama.
And there were so many other points that were made that were unfair, he agreed thereafter, Islam spread the most, at that point, more than it ever had before.
So something negative happened. And out of it, the positives that came out, were unmatched. Islam spread far and wide letters were written across the globe. And you know what happened, some of them responded positively and some negatively. But that was an opportunity. That was the impact of the character of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he struck treaties even with his enemies.
So victory of Makkah as his marching in the enemy, those who had massacred them, those who stole their wealth, those who had killed them, those who had really taken away so much of their whatever they had those who tortured them. Were now being faced by the Muslim army marching into Mecca, and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam makes an announcement. Whoever puts their weapons down, we don't fight them.
Whoever enters the house of Abu sufian, they are safe. Whoever enters the place of worship, they are safe. Whoever is not going to fight they're safe. Wherever enters their own house, they're safe and so on. We're not going to harm anyone. Then he enters Makkah.
And he makes an announcement to the people of Croatia standing in front of him Yama, Shara polish.
Listen to the impact of the statement yamashiro Quraysh mera Tanana Niva
are people of courage. They knew what they did, or people of courage. What do you think I am going to do?
to you today.
Imagine they were at his mercy to be honest with you, he could have instructed anything. Today the world powers get hold of one guy. They probably rip him to pieces, look at Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam know what he did? He got hold of all of them the whole lot. And he says, What do you think are going to do to you today? He did not say, enter Islam. He didn't say that.
They said, We hope goodness, we are hoping goodness because they knew he was a good man. They knew he was honest. He was upright. They knew he was straightforward. You know what he says?
Either Habu fan move to LA. You can go free. All of you, every one of you You are free, completely no retribution. today. I tell you what the Prophet Joseph told his brothers, there will be no retribution today. You have forgiven, it's gone. It's over.
They had not yet entered Islam.
But that gesture of goodness resulted in the bulk of them, declaring the Shahada Wow, what a man we have killed the family stolen, the property done so much evil and bad and harm and so on. And here is the man himself, the day of victory of Mecca, he is telling us that we are not going to retribution, there is no retribution. We are not going to now come in revenge. You are free, you are set free. And there you are. This man is indeed a messenger of Allah. He is a noble man, a creature unlike the other creatures of Allah, so they declared a lot of them. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, and we bear witness that you are the messenger, Allahu Akbar.
Look at the impact of the character of Muhammad sallahu wa salam. So, if you take a look at this life, the beautiful lifestyle, you will find that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was a just man, he was so just that even with the non Muslims, whether they were Jewish, or Christian, or idol worship is the most rich, he was very just he treated them fairly. He was never unjust, wherever possible, he overlooked and forgave. And he did that. And it's his sila. His life is full of it. People today pick on certain points, and they twist them and they make it seem that this man Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was a criminal. He was a bad man. He was this and he was that yet. If the same people have to
open their eyes and look at the reality, their hearts will be softened to the deen. I tell you why.
When Allah has chosen the messenger, Allah chooses the best. If you take a look at other scriptures, they speak of bad habits of some of the messengers. Islam disagrees with that. In Islam, we say they did not have bad habits, a lot chooses the best for the message that he has to be conveyed to the rest. Remember that Allah chooses the best to convey the message to the rest, Allahu Akbar. So Mohammed salatu salam, he being chosen by Allah, the best from amongst us, chosen in order to give us the message of the maker, definitely by reading his life, it would impact upon any heart on the globe for as long as you are looking at it with the correct eyes and the right intention. There you
are, the minute you have the wrong eyes, the wrong intention, the wrong heart, you will never see the goodness. But if you have the right eyes, you have the right heart, you will immediately notice that this man was someone we need to emulate, we need to learn from if you take a look at the impact of the character of Muhammad salatu salam. Take a look at Thomas Carlyle, and what he said, take a look at for example, Bernard Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, what he said, take a look at Mahatma Gandhi and what they said
not to say it's important what they said, but it is witness of non Muslims of our age, who did not accept Islam. But they are telling you, the man was indeed a very, very noble man of the highest character and conduct and we would love to have read more and more about his life.
Easy. You just need to Google what I said and you find it.
Allah subhanho wa Taala make it such that we too can create an impact and we can leave some form of, you know, a an impact upon those we meet those we interact with. But to begin with our own family members, I always say and I always repeat this to myself and others. What is the point of creating an impact with the rest of the globe when you
own family things love you, when you don't treat them properly when you don't have time when you cannot message your wife romantic messages, and yet you want to speak about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when you cannot speak to your children, when you are far away from home and speak to them, make the time to talk to them and say, You know what, I miss you, I love you and so on. When you do not have the time to resolve matters and problems within the family, yet Mohammed Salah Salam had the time to resolve matters even with the enemy, he struck treaties so Panama.
These, these are the things we need to take from the life of Muhammad Sallallahu salah and obviously everything is worth taking. We have to take absolutely everything but the character and conduct is something we lacked. Sometimes people think you know what, I'm a Muslim. I read my Salah five times a day, and I pray I dress appropriately. I don't listen to music. I don't For example, I don't drink alcohol. I don't visit the clubs. But you know what if your character stinks, you're a smelly Muslim.
Yes, I've said it in the worst possible way but it's a fact. Nobody would want to associate with you. Even if you read your Salah in the first stuff, why you character that's why buildings, you understand. When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and this is the last thing I'm going to say for this evening inshallah, here in Hong Kong,
when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was asked by his companions, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
paradise, everyone wants to get there. Yes. So he was asked, What are
the main reasons that the people who will be granted paradise will be gone to paradise? Simple question. What are the main reasons I want to know?
He just said something simple chuckwalla he was no
piety and good character.
So your piety is one thing your good character is another together they will take you to paradise. Do you know that taqwa ly means the consciousness of your maker, you need to be consciousness of your conscious of your maker at all times that will drive you to paradise, and you need to have personal hudak the best of of character and conduct.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam spoke about how the best from amongst us are those who have best character and conduct those who are best to our family members best to others, the most those who benefit everyone else the most or the best from amongst us. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, and may He make us from those who and paradise for indeed, if we were to follow the character of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and his teachings, we would be an asset to the Muslims and the non Muslims and all the creatures around us as well. We would be an asset to absolutely everything around us and we would definitely lead a life full of happiness and contentment and we
would die also with a smile, preparing to go to the AFA and to Jenna Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us all and it was very Mashallah very, very nice to be here in the city of Hong Kong. I wish that my trip could be long but because it's Hong Kong does not have the term long in it. It's not Hong Kong. So I need to go inshallah, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah bless us all. Until then was Allah wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Subhana Allah haemodynamic shadow Allah Allah Highland, Asuka wa to win it