Channel: Mufti Menk
Seerah Conference 2018, Doha Qatar, Day 2
As there were many lessons learnt from the pre Hijri period, there are now just as many if not more to be taken from the post hijrah period.
Sheikh Menk makes it easy for us to glean those lessons by dissecting the incidents of this time. Lessons of social etiquette, of government policies, lessons of a closer more personal nature too.
Much is to be learnt from the battles that were fought, from the diplomatic ties that were established during the post hijrah period. When to stand and fight for eg in BAdr and Ahzab; when to leave as during Uhud and the cancelled Pilgrimage at Hudaibiyah.
When to focus on the small things like showing mercy to babes and the kuffar and when to focus on the larger picture as during the Hudaibiyah Agreement.
Find the time to listen to the venerable Sheikh expanding on all these and more lessons to be taken from the post hijrah period of our great history.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
May the peace and blessings of the Almighty be upon every one of us And may Allah subhanho wa Taala as Peace and blessings descend upon the entire earth and may we see solutions to the problems that we face on the globe at large. We start off every time by saying al hamdu lillahi wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happier Jemaine we praise the almighty upon all conditions. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad peace be upon him all those who are sent by the almighty to remove us from darkness to bring us into the light.
And we asked the almighty to grant us all goodness and our offspring those to come right up to the end maybe Almighty give us every form of goodness and protect us from evil. I mean, my brothers and sisters they've put me in a spot and asked me to sing Do I look like a singer?
The brother who What did you say?
Subhanallah I can't believe it.
I actually speak I am a motivational speaker faith based motivational speaker so inshallah if you allow me to excuse myself from the singing then perhaps I would get myself out of it. Am I excused?
Okay, the sound guys what I noticed is when brother Omar was here, there was different sounds I'm not a singer, but these guys are not excusing me. So are we going to get that sound?
Are we going to get that sound inshallah
I hope it works okay, here it goes. So everyone who knows this like I said, I'm not a singer I don't know much but inshallah it's a beautiful occasion something memorable let's go for it first time we can break a little bit of history
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Mashallah, we did it on the lush Baraka navico my brothers and sisters I was shaking and shivering Mashallah, my heart is somewhere in my tongue. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, Okay, now let's get to what I'm used to all the time. So by the will of Allah, we just heard that Madina munawwara was blessed with the coming of the greatest of creation, the most noble of all prophets, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the excitement was tremendous. Here comes a leader into Madina munawwara there was a decision that was made by all the people of Medina to welcome this great man as their new leader, but there was a few or there were a few problems. One of them was
just prior to the coming of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him into Madina, munawwara they were trying to appoint a leader and there was a man known as Abdullah hypnobabies cellula, who was in Madina, munawwara who wanted to become one of the leaders, and he was almost appointed as a leader, when everything was changed and the plan became such that Mohammed peace be upon him, actually was now appointed the leader. So shavon takes over sometimes you know, when a different person is in position of power and authority, sometimes those who wanted that position become jealous. It happens in our workplaces, it happens in so many different settings. So he decided that because everyone is
agreeing with this man and everyone wants him to be a leader, I am going to pretend like I like him. I'm going to pretend like I follow Him, and I'm going to make his mission difficult, but he did not know that he was going to be known as the head of the hypocrites Rasul Mona Tina, Phil Medina, the head of the hypocrites in Madina munawwara so Abdullah hypnobabies cellule decided to pretend as though he was a Muslim yet he was not and he used to go to the Muslims who had accepted Islam and try and make them falter and make them think twice. You know you're accepting this man. Do you know what you're doing? There are too many rules too many regulations. You have
To give up so much of what you've been doing, and so on, the same would happen to us today. If
people accept Islam, or people are considering following Islam shaytan will come to us, the devil comes to us and makes us think, you know, too many rules, too many regulations, too much to follow too much to give up too much to change, etc, etc. And as a result, we forget the bigger picture. So we need to realize every rule that we have is actually for our benefit. When Islam says intoxicants prohibited, it's in order to maximize the capacity of that brain of yours to ensure that it is never covered or blocked, you're a human being, you're not an animal. And if Islam says fornication, adultery is prohibited, it is in order to save you, your progeny, your offspring, your family
members, and the community at large. If Islam tells you to dress in a modest way, it's in order to protect you, your family members, your community, etc, etc. All these rules, the benefit of these rules actually come back to us with positivity. But the devil keeps working on us losers are those who think that you know what, all this is to our detriment, yet they know
Subhana Allah that it's actually to our favor.
I was speaking to a group of friends, whom I've grown up with, and we met later on in life. And they were telling me
why do we have to meet at a coffee shop? And I said, because I don't want to meet at a pub in a pub. They say but what's wrong? I said, I've never drunk. And you know what? I don't drink. You mean you've never tasted it? I say not even not a drop.
Well, you don't know what you missed out on some hannula. And then I tell them, Look at my eyes. Do you see a twinkle? The sparkle? doesn't tell you I've never drunk? Not at all, never ever. And they say, well, that can happen with us, too. I said not rarely. It depends how you look at it. Anyway, that was a friendly discussion. But the the point I'm raising is you don't miss out on anything. You actually feel so good about the fact that you've left something for the sake of Allah. And you know what, you've protected yourself. Someone was asking me this morning about smoking. And I told him, do you know what? It's a bad habit? Do you agree?
They had to agree. Yes, it's a bad habit. Well, then leave it work on it. Come on, you know, we're brothers and sisters in faith, when we have bad habits, we will help each other to eradicate those bad habits. Now, let me take you back to the setting of Madina munawwara so here comes the Prophet peace be upon him and he enters Madina munawwara one of the first things he did was to build the masjid
and must be the number one in Madina munawwara May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to visit that Masjid because the Prophet peace be upon him says Salah tunefulness gd hada alumina alpha Salatin, FEMA, Siva, inland Masjid al Haram. One prayer that is fulfilled in this mosque of mine is better than 1000 prayers, food elsewhere or fulfilled elsewhere besides the masjid al Haram. So,
he built this Masjid it brought together the Muslim in my brothers who are out here today, and my sisters as well. How many of us are concerned about the affairs of our neighbors, our community members and so on? The brothers you have an opportunity five times a day to meet with each other in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala The problem is, we hardly attend. You find Salatu Juma everyone is there. And salatu wa salam, the same day of Juma the masjid has one soft as though it's a different sort of Allah that we are praying to when it comes to Juma and Salatu. Salam, the same day meaning the late afternoon prayer. So, importance has been given to the places of worship by Islam
because they bring together community society, the oma in a way that there is no virtue of the wealthy, over those who are poor, those who are dark in complexion over those who are light, those who perhaps are powerful in society over those who might not be so powerful. Those who have menial jobs, etc, etc. Everyone is equal completely. You and I know when you enter the masjid, the serenity that you feel the calmness that you feel because it's the house of Allah. It does not belong to the Imam, nor does it belong to the committee but it belongs to Allah, they are only fulfilling a duty. And this was taught to us by Muhammad peace be upon him from the beginning. The Masjid has been
given importance he came in and he made sure that Bilal ignore a BA from Africa, who was there in Medina, was the one who would call the call to prayer. And he would also be standing in the line, exactly same line as those who are wealthy, whether they were from the mohar gene, or the unsolved and for the benefit of those who might not know the mohar gene were those who were driven out of their homes.
from Makkah by the disbelievers of Porush, and the answer were those who are in Madina, munawwara who are ready to help those who had come from Mecca, Tomoko Rama, those were the unsolved, they were based in Medina, they opened their homes. And it brings me to another delicate aspect that was dealt with by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam right at the beginning. So many people so many 1000s had come from Makkah, being driven out of their homes, into Madina, munawwara
nobody built refugee camps for them. Nobody told them we will put tents in the corner there. They came to people who only shared La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, they came to people who they did not know before that, but the Prophet peace be upon him told them, each one of you take into your house, one family, they become brothers, and you become part of the same family. That's difficult. Many of us today when visitors are visiting us from our own cousins, from our relatives. We say we're not at home, and we are at home. Wow. Wow. I remember meeting someone who told me you're right. But you know, home is my bed, so I was not on my bed at the time. And I'm like excuses
once again. So panela, we have become less hospitable to the degree that we feel agitated when we were told that you're going to be having visitors and guests, whereas at that time, they considered it an honor. When visitors did not visit them, they felt something was wrong and they miss, will we change? Will we go back to the original teachings and become happy, hospitable, once again, become people who can interact May Allah make it easy for all of us. And standing here talking to you thinking to myself, I also need that message. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant me a reminder before everyone else, I mean,
so they took in these mohabbatein who had come from Mecca, and it was known as Elmo aha, aha meaning the fostering of a relationship of brotherhood between two people who are not related for a particular purpose at the time of the hijra of the mohajirs. from Mecca to the unseren. Madina, munawwara. Wow, that's the explanation of the term Alamo. Aha.
If we look at the crisis today, across the globe, we have people who are struggling, not only would we not be able to take them into our homes and houses, but many of us have not reached into our pockets to give them even a single reality or $1.
I think we should be considering donating something. And when we donate, we donate through the correct channels. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make it easy for us. My brothers and sisters, many are struggling and suffering across the globe as we speak. It would be wrong for us to be speaking about the suffering of the Muslim in at the time of the Prophet peace be upon him without drawing a lesson from their bringing it to us reminding us we need to reach out as well. Not everyone is able to reach out in the same way. Some of us It might only be through dua and prayer. But don't think that that's enough and that will suffice on its own. When the Almighty has given you the capacity to
do something. You need to make sure together with that you are together with the supplication you will also do something within your capacity, even if it means putting your hands into your pockets and taking something out. Even if it was one coin. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guidance me.
So I seize the moment to ask the Almighty and I want you to say amin May the almighty grant is to all those who are suffering and struggling across the globe.
My brothers and sisters, they welcome their brothers from muckety muck karma, they open their homes they will hospitable but the mohajirs will not lazy. The people who came in from mcap they will not lazy. Look at the examples of people like Abdul Rahman. Allah when he was a businessman in Mecca, his wealth was usurped. Everything was taken by the people of Mecca, they were made to leave Makaton mukaiyama without their property without their wealth without anything, they just took whatever they could a little bit of it and they rushed to Madina munawwara
says, show me where where the market is. This was the first day he arrived. So he was shown where the market was that evening he came back with a profit, meaning he had a little bit of access in terms of wealth. How many of us are that dedicated in business? May Allah give us Baraka and blessings? Where there is a will there is a way Don't wait for handouts. But try to
Work ask Allah to help seek the help of the Almighty. and work hard be dedicated you come out in the morning you make return in the evening with something small but the fact that you tried and it was your perspiration your sweat, there will be blessings in that income that you have.
So they will not lazy that's another lesson we learn every one of us Yes, we may have jobs, we may be looking for jobs, keep looking, don't give up. Don't give up the day you give up. That's the day your door closes for as long as you continue trying. And for as long as you have hope. Even if it takes years your doors remain open. Remember that?
People say well, I'm sitting at home making dua and I tell them you know, when you want to eat, what do you do? You go to the kitchen, and or you sit down with the food and you take it and you put it into your mouth? You don't just look at the burger in the advert and say this meal
May this burger come to my mouth. Oh Allah I believe in you know, by the way, can you see I'm affected by the singing that I sang right at the beginning.
May Allah forgive me, okay. So we know that someone would take such a person to the mental hospital, because you're crazy looking at adversarial I believe in you. And I want you to let this burger come into my mouth. I'm a good moment. And Allah says, I gave you the energy I gave you the capacity you have to get up you have to walk out you have to go and earn then you will go you will go to the place where you get this burger. And nowadays you're lucky you can find you can actually have it on the internet, they will deliver it to you but you need to open the door collected make the payment do whatever you have to learn, put it in your mouth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us make our
burgers always taste nice. I mean,
so my brothers and sisters, that's a reality. Laziness has overtaken us to the degree that we want everything on the plate. And you know what, as a result, we're becoming unhealthy. Because the almighty his plan is that if you're you, if you're utilizing the energy we've given you, you will be healthy. And if you are letting it sit, you're going to be unhealthy to say the least. So therefore, make sure that you use what the Almighty has bestowed you may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us that ability. I mean,
the Mahajan then became quite wealthy. Some of them were known as some of the wealthiest of the lot of men have me a fan was from the Maha Julian, he was wealthy.
He was very wealthy, and they became wealthy in a very short space of time. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam right at the beginning had another delicate matter to deal with what was it in Madina? munawwara, they were Christians and Jews, they were not just Muslims, they were Christians and Jews as well. And they were in Medina, what did he do, he struck an agreement with them, he declared to them that we will fulfill all your rights, you will be able to practice your faith, and you will fulfill all our rights as well. If we're attacked, collectively, we will all defend Medina collectively, where are those who say that you know what you're supposed to distance
yourself from the Jews and the Christians. That is actually not true. But rather, it's not going to do with the religion that you follow. It's got to do with the person, it's got to do with that person, if the person is not good, even if they're Muslim, you have to stay away from them. If there is a Muslim who is bad company, bad habits, turning you away from Allah, they have enmity that they've shown to you, it would be in the best of your interest to stay away from them.
The same would apply if there was anyone else have any other faith. What is of relevance is how good they are how much they respect you and you respect them. And this is why the Quran makes it very, very clear
that those whom we prohibit you from getting very close to those who have harmed you, they have come to fight you they have driven you out of your homes, and they have assisted others to harm you, you would be foolish if you befriended those. But as for those who fulfill your rights, they respect you, they have always maintained that mutual respect for them, we have not stopped you from befriending them. Not only that, even marrying them Subhana Allah, under certain circumstances, even that marriage between the Muslims and the people of the book is permissible.
So this was a treaty that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam had struck with the Jews and the Christians of Madina, munawwara fulfilling their rights. And on top of that, the different tribes of Madina, munawwara who had entered Islam, the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him had enshrined within that agreement that each one should respect the other and each one should defend the other and we're all brothers and we all have
Equal rights and this is how it should be my brothers and sisters today with a small difference that we have amongst the sex of the Muslim mean we tend to have more hatred than any love that exists. We tend to have such hatred that is very, very detrimental,
very dangerous for the Ummah itself. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a beautiful lesson, we will have differences, we will discuss those differences, we will present evidences, those who are passionate about another view will present their evidences, ultimately we may agree to disagree at the end if we have not come on to the same opinion, because we are just human, but in the same way I am passionate about what I believe is correct. I have to understand the others have a right to believe that what they have is absolutely correct as well.
They have the same rights. I'm passionate about what I follow. They are passionate about what they follow. Neither of us can think that the other one does not have a right to exist because Allah made them in the first place. If Allah wanted, he wouldn't have made them but Allah made all the other creatures and that's a point that we need to understand. We were made by Allah the non Muslims were made by Allah. The Christians were made by Allah the atheists were made by other Satanists were made by Allah, all for a reason. I believe I'm right, I believe I have to eat I believe I in the oneness of the Almighty and part of my duty is to keep on conveying the message from among those who don't
believe they might see the light and from among those they might not see the light.
In a gala, demon, Baba, Wallah, King, La Jolla de Lucia, you are Mohammed salatu salam do not guide whomsoever you wish, but we are the ones Allah is the one who guides you can only show the path whether or not they follow the path is in the hands of the Almighty because the hearts belong to Allah.
My brothers and sisters, as we move further, we see upon that agreement, there was calm in Medina, it was a period of growth. And this shows us that when we have a good understanding with those whom we live with, we will have a period of growth. I want to pause for a moment and tell you, my brothers and sisters, a lesson that I learned you should learn within your houses within the nuclear family going on to the extended families have a good understanding Live and let live for the sake of Allah.
Many people do not get along with their own family members. Why? Because each one wants to impose his own understanding upon the other. A lot of the times people just sit and dish instructions to those whom they are not supposed to dish those instructions to a lot of you are fortunate you're living in Qatar Subhanallah far away from your mother in law.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us I see the laugh was at least you took it well.
But those mother in laws are brilliant, aren't they lovely people they're far away. I'm talking about those who live together. The closer you are in proximity physically sometimes the greater the misunderstandings I am one of those who promotes letting your children who are married lives separately from you because the more distant they are physically the closer they will be from their hearts. I witnessed it with my own eyes Subhan Allah.
May Allah make it easy for us to fulfill the rights of our parents? May Allah make it easy for us to fulfill the rights of one another.
Here is a beautiful scenario in Madina munawwara something that we sit and read all the time, but drawing lessons from it is not everybody's job. Not everyone is good at drawing lessons from what you read. A lot of us read a story and we're happy about reading it, but would you draw lessons from it?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was faced with more challenges. What was the other challenge? The people of Makkah, were not happy that the muslimeen had a base in Madina munawwara they had already stolen the property of the Muslims, they had already stolen not only the immovable, but the movable property as well. And they had persecuted and even killed a few in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, now that these people were going away, it was not sufficient. They decided we need to attack we need to do they began to plan and Allah kept the messenger peace be upon him notified regarding their plans, so he knew
until one day the Prophet peace be upon him heard something.
He heard about a caravan of Abu sufian that had gone to the
Syrian Peninsula in order to do business,
and it was coming back returning, passing through a place not too far off from Madina munawwara.
So the Muslims decided, you know what? The wealth that is being used by Abu sufian. And the co founder of Makkah, the disbelievers of Mecca, is our wealth. They usurped our wealth, they took it now they're going to a sham in order to do business with our money. So it's our it's our right to go and get that caravan and we are going to get our wealth back. So they decided, let's make a group of us and we will go.
The group was approximately 313.
not heavily armed, because that caravan was not such a big caravan.
And so what happened is, as they went out, someone sent news to Abu sufian. To say these people are coming out to attack this caravan. Was it justified? The answer was yes, it was because imagine, a thief takes a million dollars of yours and you're you get news, that beef is going to be around the corner, it's your right to go and try and get hold of the thief and take your money back.
So the Muslim mean, we're just doing that. But as a result, Abu sufian changed his path. And he decided to go to Makkah from a different route. So the Muslims kept following following following until they got to a place known as better by that time, the people of Makkah had sent more assistance back up.
And they came up with 1000 men to fight the Muslims Subhanallah
a battle took place, the first battle decisive battle, the Battle of better the Muslims were not ready for it. They did not go for a battle, they went for a little caravan.
My brothers and sisters sometimes in our lives, we don't plan things.
We in our small plans, would like to execute something whereas the Almighty has a bigger plan for us. Use your capacity to do what is beneficial for you what the Almighty has planned is something far greater.
Sometimes you end up coming to a country like this. May Allah bless this beautiful nation. I mean,
sometimes you end up coming to a country like this with a plan of having a certain job. And when you come here, the Almighty opens so many doors that you didn't even imagine. How did that happen? It was the plan of the Almighty. And you may not have initially been been through that which was rosy. It wasn't rosy all along. But there was a time when you saw the fruit of it that it made you smile. It made you so happy. This happens. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
had not intended to fight or rash but courage came out and they were convinced that we are going to be the Muslims today, the day of Bethel
and the Muslims decided, you know what, we're not even heavily armed. We didn't even come here to fight a war. But we have to do this.
You know what was Ella's plan? The 1000 strong men who came from Mecca to fight the Muslims were drinking all night and dancing through the night and spending the night in entertainment, because they knew they were going to overcome the Muslims. But because they had drank so much like I told you, I've never even tasted alcohol, so I wouldn't know what it feels like but they say the following morning. You're still a little bit tipsy, right? You're still like sort of tossing and turning, you can still see two guys when there's only one.
Okay, so the following morning, they were half still in their state.
And the war began. No sooner did the war begin that it ended it was so quick because the Muslims was so small in number
less than a third. They overcame
the disbelievers or the enemy.
They overcame them. And that was such a victory that the people of Macau embarrassed embarrassed how many times the Almighty has told us that
those who seem so powerful are actually very weak, very weak. And sometimes those whom we look at as very weak they are extremely powerful
but that's all in the hands of the Almighty maybe Almighty grant us all victory over the devil to begin with over our bad habits as well because many of us are big Mashallah size six pack. You know we were talking about the chef's Abdur Rahim was asking about how many packs you have six pack and he says put up your hands and we didn't see any hands because it was dark just as well. And I was gonna say brother, we have one family pack hamdulillah
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease
That having been said, you see powerful people big muscles, you know with that T shirt halfway up the muscle to show you how heavily you know, protein they are Mashallah tabarrok Allah.
And guess what?
I've said it before I say it again, they cannot lift the blanket for salata.
They can't just it needs one baby finger. They can't do that. Why? That's the weakness. You can be as burly as you want. That's not power. The power is when you know what to do and what not to do. Subhana Allah, some of the most beautiful people on earth,
have never been to the gym. So hon Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us understanding I see, you will not too impressed with that. Because perhaps everyone loves the gym. I'm not saying don't be healthy. I am saying and I did say it's important to take care of your health. But you need to ask yourself, I am so healthy Alhamdulillah I thank Allah. But what am I doing for preparation for that day when I'm going to be buried and all that helps would mean zero.
I need to do some good deeds while I'm alive, so that I have a good hereafter.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him faced another battle that was the Battle of boyhood after the Battle of battle. And after that battle, he faced another battle and that was the Battle of Isaiah, where the alliances were made on the other side, and they came in large numbers, and it was almost impossible to defend Medina. But the prophet peace be upon him, being a messenger of the Almighty was instructed by Allah subhanho wa Taala to seek the opinions of his companions. Did he need it? No, he did not need it. But he was instructed to do it to teach us a lesson. seek advice. Seek the opinions of those around you who are genuine, sincere and qualified in the field that you want the
advice if you have your family members, many people tell me, I want to get married, but my mother is saying no, because the guy is a bit too dark.
I promise you.
Someone else says I want to get married. But you know, my father is saying no, because the guys from a slightly different financial background. Someone says, you know, we want to get married, but both our parents are so difficult what what can what can you do about it?
So we address the parents to say try and understand. You have children, they are an Amana trust entrusted to you from Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for them to marry, the easier you make for them to get married, the more blessed the union shall be. But my beloved children who are here, your parents are not fools who need to be ignored. Sometimes what they are saying a lot of the times what they are saying is valid.
Sometimes they're giving you advice to say Hang on, this is a big mistake, man. So try to seek advice and guidance from those around you who mean the most to you.
I know of a person who fought a battle with their parents in order to marry a specific person and ultimately won the battle. And the parents said, Okay, we're not happy. But anyway, we will just do it. A year later,
this lady comes crying to say I should have listened to my father.
This guy is a totally different guy.
And I said to her, you know what, it's still not too late. It's still not too late. SubhanAllah obviously, the problem was huge. The problem was very big. And it was not identified initially. Because you see, initially shape and death the devil beautifies that which is prohibited, right. So things that are not good, appear to be good because he wants you to sin. Once everything is okay and halaal shaitan does the opposite. He wants you to fight with your spouse because he knows if the relationship here is broken or is bad, you're going to end up going elsewhere seeking attention from someone else and that's going to kindle a wrong relationship associate on benefits from that. So you
have to make an effort to develop your relationships. But the point I'm raising is seeking advice guidance, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam sought the guidance of all his companions. There was one salmaan and faricy from Persia, who was not even from Mecca. He was an outsider, a foreigner. He was not even from Medina.
He said, You know back there, we used to dig trenches around the cities to prevent the enemy from coming in. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says we're going to do that.
And that's what they did. So if there was a trench
that was dug around most of Medina where it would have been possible for the enemy to enter from and the enemy came, they saw a big trench and they were taken aback. And they camped on the other side of the trench hoping that they're going to go in once they can.
But Allah sends the weather
Very bad weather the storm came in, the winds came, and the enemy had to go back to retreats. And in that way, the Battle of Isaiah was actually one.
So these were the challenges faced by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and his companions
in the battle have heard you look at the man like most abnormal male rhodiola when he lost his life, why did they fight?
In order to survive in order to be able to take this Deen in such a way that today it is got into yourselves and myself? Had they given up and said, That's it? Where would the dean have gone?
And that's why on the day of better the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Oh Allah, with me, are all these people 313
if you would like to be worshipped on Earth, grant us victory Subhana Allah. Their aim was that people needed to worship Allah alone. They were granted that victory.
Let's move further. I'm not able to cover every aspect like we did yesterday. I'm not able to cover every single aspect of the Sierra but I want to draw lessons. We have the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
in Madina, munawwara
What a great man. He lived with his family members in a way that everyone watched what he did and what he said he had his grandson and has an evening early on, and he wants to kiss him, the prophet peace be upon him in Madina. munawwara is kissing his son.
And a man is sitting near him.
And he says, How can you kiss that son of yours? grandson, sorry, is the grandson. How can you kiss this grand son of yours?
I have 10 I've never kissed even one.
Alaska inhabits later to be known as their loved one.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Mullah Mohammed ham, law your ham.
Whoever doesn't show mercy will not be shown mercy.
To kiss your children, your grandchildren, your family members is a sign of mercy. You love them.
If you're not going to be merciful towards your children, your family members, how will you achieve the mercy of the Most Merciful
and that's why in another narration, the prophet peace be upon him says here hammer woman Ville out of the year hunka Memphis Allah have mercy upon those on earth and the one in the heavens will have mercy upon you.
Not only mercy upon your own children and your family members, although charity definitely begins at home, but go beyond that have mercy upon every one. And all the creatures of the Almighty on this earth and the Almighty will have mercy on you.
The Prophet peace be upon him
was faced with a great challenge. His companions told him, we are on the straight path. We want to go to Mecca in order to fulfill the pilgrimage and he says let's go to Makkah to fulfill the pilgrimage. He had seen the dream. Some of the companions had seen a dream, etc. so much had happened in a nutshell, they decided we are going to go and we're not going to fight. We're going to Mecca, and we want to fulfill the pilgrimage. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took his companions, they decided to march on to Makkah, when they got to a place known as her de beer, imagine they were ready to fulfill the pilgrimage. Imagine they were ready to fulfill their ombre.
They were ready to fulfill ombre when we say pilgrimage. There are two things we refer to the minor and the major. The major is Hajj, and the minor is the pilgrimage known as the ombre.
And what happened.
My brothers and sisters what I said yesterday and what I'm saying today,
every sentence has any lessons for all of us. It's up to us to derive these lessons and to try and put them into our lives. I use the word current ties bring it into the current day in your own life. So as they went they arrived that day via they sent a delegation into Makkah to tell them that we have arrived we don't intend to harm you. We don't want to fight you. We don't want you to politicize this entire thing here. All we need to do is to go in there make the ombre and come out that's all we want. We want no harm we want nothing more nothing less.
So with man up near founder of the Allahu anhu was one of those who was sent to go in when he went in.
There was a rumor that spread
They had killed him.
When that rumor spread the Prophet peace be upon him says, You know what? We have to pledge here under this tree, that even though we are unarmed, we are going to go into Makkah in order to revenge the blood of our brother.
And they all pledged allegiance that for justice, we don't mind losing our lives.
It's amazing how that dedication was recognized by the Almighty. And Allah says la cada robinia la
mina iview by una carta de Chateau de vida de Mama kulu beam
zela Sakina de la him, what about whom
Allah became pleased with those who pledged the allegiance with you under that tree.
And Allah knew and recognized what was in their hearts.
So he converted that feeling into a beautiful piece into a serenity. And he gave glad tidings of a victory that was to come.
What was that victory? Number one ally saying I'm happy with you. I'm pleased with you. You decided to defend one another. How many of us are ready to defend one another, you want to end the pleasure of the Almighty. Learn to be the best neighbor. Learn to be the best of the family members learn to be the best of the community. Learn to serve people learn to reach out to people.
Learn to help people.
And that's when you will achieve victory. You will achieve calmness, the happiness of the Almighty
with us, we are still struggling with jealousy, malice, envy, hatred, etc, etc. We need to work on our own hearts to eradicate these bad habits before we can even inch forward.
May Allah make it easy for us to eradicate these habits.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told later on that, okay, this man was not killed. He emerged they all side a sigh of relief, and they thanked Allah. But they were told you're not allowed to go into Mecca right now. You guys go back. How can we go back? We came here for O'Mara. You want to chase us back.
They were told Yes, you got to go back. You can come back next year. But why? What did we do?
No one could explain. They said we you go back. As a result. They struck an agreement. What was the agreement, a peace treaty, we're going to make peace between the two sides. We've been at war for too long. We've had so many skirmishes and battles, and we need to put aside all of this. We need to now strike this agreement. That agreement was so one sided, so one sided, but the Prophet peace be upon him wanted to make peace. So he says it's okay. They said if anyone from amongst you comes to us, we're going to keep them but if anyone from us comes to you, you send them back. so unfair. The prophet SAW Selim says, Okay.
That's just one example. I'm not even going to go into all the details. My time is actually running out. But my brothers and sisters, when that treaty was signed, and they were going back and they agreed that we're not going to be fighting, no more wars, nothing's going to be happening for the next 10 years. Some of the companions looked at the Prophet peace be upon him and they were so so unhappy with the fact that they could not make the ombre and they were asking Allah as revealing versus saying in Adana, laka
Moo Bina, we have indeed granted you a clear victory. What type of victory is this?
We're going back without ombre. We've just made a treaty that sounds so one sided. What type of a victory is that Byzantines and to Africa and everywhere else? And some accepted Islam while the others may not have accepted but the message got to them? Had they been engaged in this little petty war between themselves? It would have never spread my brothers and sisters. I paused for a moment.
A nation only grows during a time of peace, stability, security, togetherness, unity, that's when you grow. The minute there are cracks. How will we grow? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding.
We need to hold together. We need to be determined. We need to have the focus, the hope in the mercy of the Almighty. We need to be able to endure the rough days because the days of ease are
Write ahead. Every one of us, myself included, we have had will have, perhaps do have rough days, days that are tough, as dark as the darkest hour of the night. But guess what, immediately after that hour, you will notice a crack of dawn SubhanAllah.
No matter what problem you're going through, the Almighty is watching. He's all able or capable. That crack of dawn shall emerge when you really think this is the darkest hour, but you are filled with faith and conviction in the Almighty.
So there came a day when the people of Mecca broke the agreement.
They broke the agreement.
When they broke that agreement by that time the Muslims were beyond the 100,000 strong men.
agreement was broken by the people of Makkah. Prophet peace be upon him sent message to say that treaty was signed some years ago no longer applicable, nothing. Zero broken. They began they took all their men and they marched on to MK cattle, mocha Rama, they marched on to Mecca.
Just the numbers had already made the people of Macau worried these Muslims in such a short space of time, they've expanded and they've grown. That was the help of Allah, how many of us in our own lives, let me give you a financial example. How many of us in our own little lives, we have financial difficulty, we have issues, we wouldn't believe that when a day will come when we will have so much of wealth, we won't know what to do with it. So Allah
but the Lord is capable, Allah is all able, he can sort your problems out. That is why
it is sad to see those who are seeking sustenance, through the disobedience of the owner of sustenance, the one who owns your wealth and your sustenance, the one who is the provider, you can never ever get and achieve sustenance through the disobedience of the same maker who owns all of that.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was granted a beautiful victory, they marched on to Mecca, to who to the people who had killed them, persecuted them prepared armies to fight them, the people who had already massacred so many of them stolen their property and their wealth, both immovable and movable property. And here comes the man Mohammed bin Abdullah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whom Allah says,
Son in law, metal,
me, and indeed we have not sent you except as a source of total mercy,
to the alameen, to all those of all the times who shall dwell on the earth.
Amazing. He walks into muckety muck karma, and I'm cutting the short, he walks into muckety muck karma. And already he had met one of the leaders, Abu sufian, himself, and Abu sufian, there were so many incidents in sha Allah, perhaps, if we have this Sierra convention next year here in Doha, we will perhaps discuss different aspects of the Sierra and draw more lessons. Abu sufian had decided to enter the fold of Islam.
At a certain point, the prophet peace be upon him, got into Makkah. At that stage, the victory was for him for Islam for the Muslims. He was so humble. He was looking down, he was on his camel, he had his head put right down near the neck of the camel. He did not want to be up to do the king here. No, not like that. No way.
But rather humble humility. We're not here to prove a point. We're here to serve the Almighty. We want to see justice. So he made an announcement, whoever goes into the house of Abu sufian is safe, whoever puts their weapons down will not be attacked. Whoever goes into the harem into the place of worship not to be attacked, whoever enters their own houses won't be attacked, whoever turns away, not going to be attacked. And almost everyone actually did that.
Until he gathered them when they entered Mecca. And he gathered them all around. Everyone was around who the enemies.
There was no war. It was just the victory of Makkah. They marched into Makkah, victory after how many years, two decades. SubhanAllah two decades of suffering. How many of us are prepared to endure two decades of suffering?
not one, but the most beloved unto Allah and you're that for 20 odd years, and he was happy. He was always content. That is life. Life is a struggle. My brothers and sisters, if you think it's going to be a
garden, have roses. Remember, there will always be more phones than roses in that garden. It's up to you to appreciate the roses while carefully protecting yourself from the thorns.
So my brothers and sisters, here comes Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah Yama, Shara quraish, muda, Tanana omniva, a lot of people have Quraysh What do you think I'm going to do to you today? Now obviously, what must be going through their minds is you know what? We killed them. We harmed them. We drove them out of Mecca. We took their wealth, we took their property, we boycotted them, we stopped them from camera, we did this to them, we sent armies and so on and so forth. And they're like looking at him and like they hoping you know, you're a good man, you know, now you're a good man, isn't it? Mashallah. Every time you want something from someone and you're good, man, the moment you don't
need that that guy Be careful. SubhanAllah that's the attitude we have. Right.
So they looking at the prophet SAW Selim, you're a good man.
He says I want to tell you, you know, he could have done anything. He could have called them all and said right guys, here goes. All of you are going to be executed. He could have said that he didn't.
I am going to tell you what the Prophet Joseph May peace be upon him told his brothers
in Habu Fernando de la la de la como yo, no retribution against you today. Go. All of you are free. We forgiven you.
Wow. Subhana, Allah Subhan Allah. This depicted the victory of Mecca, my brothers, my sisters, when you are powerful, a sign of true power is when you can forgive people. When you cannot forgive, you are weak, very weak. When you can forgive, you are powerful, so much so that the most forgiving is the most powerful and who is that? It's Allah.
tada Tara mana Amina Sani Ha.
I am constantly forgiving those who seek forgiveness. Allah says, Allah doesn't call himself God for alone. But he adds another name of far one who forgives all the time. People ask, Well, I committed a sin I sought forgiveness. Now I fell back into the sin. I say seek forgiveness again. And if I fall again, again, and if you fall again, again until
you really appreciate the forgiveness of Allah. But when you saw that forgiveness be genuine.
So my brothers and sisters, we've heard a few of the lessons from the Medina period. Just a few, I was given 45 minutes to speak. Today, I overshot. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgive me, I'm really, really keen. I'm really, really interested in listening to the next lecture that is about to be delivered regarding the final moments of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And it always brings tears to my eyes. So I'd like to leave this podium reminding one and all to just remain where you are. I'm just going to be seated right there, to listen to the rest of this beautiful, beautiful man who was sent to us to remove us from the darkness to bring us to the light sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam if we are to study his life, truly and correctly with the intention of putting it into practice, we would actually become the best of people may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all good lesson. May we be able to forgive our own brothers and sisters who have wronged us? May we be able to forgive the community members and others who may have wronged us? May Allah strengthen us all and as a result, may he be pleased with us aku Kali hada wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah