Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2012
An in depth lesson within the Noble Qur’an,”Life of the Last Messenger” with Mufti Menk.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla. He will hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germain we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving us this beautiful month of Ramadan. And as you know the month of Ramadan is the month of the Quran, it is the month where we study the Quran we listen to it, we try to understand it we put it into practice and we convey it to others. every deed that we engage in in this month is multiplied you and I know that a fire of the act the reward of it is multiplied as soon as the reward of it gets right up to a factor of and perhaps beyond. Depending on your intention My beloved brothers and sisters, we ask
Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from amongst those who take this man seriously. For it is a gift it might be the last Ramadan we are going to see in our lives. And we have seen Ramadan's in the past. We are lucky to see tonight, if Allah once we may not see tomorrow night, and this is the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the past, my beloved brothers and sisters, we have been through translation of various verses of the Quran.
And we have been through the reasons of revelations of the verses of the Quran. In brief, and we have been through stories of the prophets. We have been through subjects within the Noble Quran over the years. And this year, as you would perhaps know, we have to complete the stories of the prophets by the story of the greatest of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So it was only be fitting that we dedicated the entire month to the story of this messenger peace be upon him. Whereas when it came to the other messengers, a night or two or three was enough, when it comes to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we being his own man, it is only
befitting that we take our time to go through the life of the most blessed of all creatures, the high and the loftiest in the rank of all the creatures of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, we ask Allah to grant us the understanding of the gift that we have. The gift that we have of being meaning, believing in Allah alone, the gift that we have of being the oma of the highest of creation. These are two gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that he selects and chooses people to give them. So we have been carefully chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala, to give us this gift of his, and voila, he if we look at it, and if we understand it, we will be able to recognize the gift of Allah and become
the Beloved of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah make us those who love Him, and may He loves us in return. I mean, my beloved brothers and sisters, it is very important for us to go through an introduction. And this introduction would start with the importance of learning the history of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What does it do and what will it do to me, if I study the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam point number one, the first point that I want to raise, it increases my love for him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and at the same time, it increases my love for his maker who has made me as well. Allah subhanho wa Taala. So by studying the Sierra by
studying the life of Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his history, it will increase our love for Allah and His or soon we will understand how Allah has chosen Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and how we were chosen to be from amongst his followers. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us as Allah says, la cardamon Allahu Allah, meaning is bad, happy him or sue them in
forcing him. Allah has favored the believers by sending to them a messenger from amongst them, yet
reading and reciting his verses, he came down he did not bring anything from his pocket Allah says
he did not utter anything from his desires or last so fancies in our in our healing.
Everything he said was revealed and inspired by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes you will find Allah admonished him, not because he said something from his pocket, but because Allah inspired him to say something for us to learn later on, that if you were to make an error, or if you were to say something that required admonition, how should you react to that admonition? A lot of us feel bad when we are told a lot of us feel very bad when we are told we will go through the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
selam and see how he the perfect reacted when he was corrected. And when he was told, may Allah make us from those who follow. Remember one thing we always harp on about how important it is to follow the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how will we know it? If we haven't gone through his life? Subhan Allah, can I know how important it is? Or can I know what to do in order to follow Mohammed Salah salaams message if I don't even know how he reacted. So this is the beauty of studying the Sierra. It draws you closer to Allah, it makes you a proper Muslim. It makes you a person who is now able to surrender after he has read after he has listened after he or she has understood May Allah
subhanho wa Taala open our doors, then we will follow his example. And at the same time, our love for Him will increase. And at the same time, our love for his companions will increase because they were ready to give up their lives for the sake of Allah. In fact, many of them gave their lives up for the sake of Allah meaning meaning.
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There are men who have fulfilled their promise to Allah they have been truthful, upon their word to Allah subhanho wa Taala what they promised Allah will give our lives some of them have already given their lives and the others are in waiting. This verse was revealed at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to sacrifice at least a bit of our time in the month of Ramadan and outside Ramadan as well at least to fulfill our Salah a few days ago, someone was showing me how people have been dying in most blessed positions of Salah one man in record one man as he starting Salah one man on the mimbar just before he got on the masala to be the
leader of Salah to Juma he passed away in this country may Allah subhanahu Allah grant him Jenna. But the question is we listen about people who have passed away in positions of Salah do we even read our Salah to start with? That's the question. Do we even read our Salah. So what chances Do we have to die in the position of sujood when we don't even make that such that by learning the seal of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we will become regular with our duties unto Allah subhanho wa Taala because we will see how they achieve success through following the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This afternoon I spoke in Juma and I mentioned something very important. Salatu Juma
Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us in every single way. We have the Syrah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have the month of Ramadan, if we don't make use of this, Allah He it carries on, we are the ones who miss the train. We are the ones who missed the train. So Allah subhanho wa Taala also has made mentioned the various details of the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, every detail, the names, the places, his childhood, his adulthood, and so on. Today, we have superheroes
and to mention some of them. In fact, this is the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we all know that the football stars, we know them, our children know them. They know who are their girlfriends or stone villa. They know the whole history of the golfer that one of the top golfers in the world. What happened to him? What were the names of the women in his life? And what exactly he didn't they did. They know everyone and they know so much of them. They know their team, they wear the T shirts of the team, even if it has a devil drone on it. They don't mind. Am I right? These are Muslim children. Because they are following they will cut their hair like baboons in order to look like
someone who is just able to kick a ball in the globe on the globe law cover for your information. The whole globe is like a ball. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. But when you ask them about the names of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam very rarely will they give them to you may Allah subhanho wa Taala use this month of Ramadan to motivate us and our children. Instead of them sitting and watching cartoons may they be motivated to sit and to listen to the seal of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Then it is important for us also in our lives to look at how we should be as a husband. Because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is example
What's unique? Allah says, Lakota can Allah come Fiera soon in
was Karen la caffee. There is another verse in Surah Allah, Allah says indeed, in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is a perfect example. For those who are looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And those who are looking forward to the last day, how many of us are looking forward to meeting with Allah to meeting with Rasulullah, salallahu, Alayhi, wasallam and the others, a lot of us are clinging to earth, and we cling to Earth in a way that we usurp the wealth of people. We hate people for no reason besides a few dollars and cents. And what happens? We stopped talking to our own brothers and sisters, because of some little monetary issue. Why should
that be the case? If you weren't here, follow the example of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a husband, as a father. As a person who was a leader, as a man at times of war. They say he was just at times of war. And he was very merciful, even at the same time, the time of war. Look at what happened when he entered Makkah Toluca, Rama, and he had a vast army, the people of Macau now shocked, they looked at the numbers, and he says, Yeah, Mashallah Quraysh, mother, tahnoon and Nephilim. Become are people of Quraysh.
And they were at his disposal, he could have done anything. Oh, you who killed a lot of my companions and relatives? What do you think I'm going to do to you today? They were silent. Some of them answered, well, we hope goodness because you are a good man, a son of a good man. Suddenly, you know, people are good. Why? Because now we are at the mercy. People become good when you're at the mercy. You know, they I remember a true story. When I was at school, there was a young boy. And he was so thin and everyone used to bully him. So he one day decided in the school holidays, to inject himself with all the proteins and to start pumping weights literally. And he came back just about
one and a half months later, huge. And he looked at the guys who were bullying him, they all started greeting him. They all became his friends. Why? Because he would probably lift them up with one finger. Allahu Akbar. But moments before that, what happened? They used to bully the same youngster today. He's a big man. Nobody dare take his name. Why? Because of size. So here Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam What happened? they persecuted them, meaning they persecuted him and his companions. And the day when he came into mocha mocha Rama, do you know what happened? He asked him the question. What do you think I'm going to do to you today? Then he says, either Habu for and to
move to LA. You guys can carry on you people can carry on. You are free. No retribution. today. I will tell you what the prophet Yusuf Joseph May peace be upon him told his brothers latter three ballet como nia.
I'm holding nothing against you today. No retribution, nothing carry on. How many of us can do that to our own brothers and sisters and family members? I think we as Muslims find it difficult. So this is why when we study the Sierra, it softens our hearts towards our own people. And it softens our heart in a way that we learn the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was a judge between people how did he rule? He at the same time was the day he called people to Islam. How did he call people to Islam? He called people to goodness we will be going through that. He so many of his companions memorize the Quran. How did he achieve that? Most of them were adults. Today our children are
memorizing the Quran Mashallah. We got to beat the daylights out of them in order for them to know what is next and so on. A lot of the times, this is what people think is all about. You find the chef sitting the Imam sitting with one big stick. Where was the stick of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And yet his students most of them were adults, the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu. What was the age they were adults. So adult literacy, although they were unlettered Allahu Akbar, look at the love with NaVi Salalah with which Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught his own people. Then we have also through the Sierra, and through the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we come
to learn the beauty of the Quran, the reasons of revelation because as you know, the Quran was revealed separately, it did not come down just in book form 23 years over which the Quran was revealed as the incidents occur, verses came down. As the incidents occurred, the verses came down. And this is why it's important to know these stories. So you would know why the verse came down. When you know why the verse came down as you are reciting it. You will actually smile because now you know names and you know places and you know why a verse is there.
You also know that this verse is a lesson for me today in my life. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. So we have so many things to learn from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then very important matter how was he with his enemies he had from amongst his own people who claimed to be his own people, those who are not Muslim, but they were just pretending, pretending a man like Abdullah hypnobabies cellule he was known as rasuna fit in the head of the hypocrites, and the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam dealt with him in a very, very professional way. He put him in one corner, the man couldn't move this way, it couldn't move that way. Allahu Akbar. Look, even the
politicians have a page to take from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. How did he deal with these people? Imagine a man unlettered in the middle of a desert in the midst of people who could not read or write, who are loving basophil Li Na sulam, in whom it is Allah who sent amongst the unlettered a messenger from them. That means they were unlettered and he sent a messenger one of them, the bulk of them were unlimited. It was a big deal to be able to read and write at that time. And Allah says, He sent a messenger from amongst them to them. The point I'm raising is imagine desert, unlimited, no internet, no phone, no nothing, no means of communication, no fax, no telex, no internet, no
television, no nothing. And yet, he changed the globe in a few years. Today, more than 2 billion people follow the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam a shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa shadow, Mohammed Abu.
What powerful men imagine what rules and regulations he followed. They came from Allah. And imagine he went to law if he was persecuted. That's another point we learn from the era of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Whenever we are in difficulty, pick up the pages of the Sierra, the history of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read what happened to him, you will find that he suffered much more than any one of us could ever suffer. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us with the blessing lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith that
those who will be tested the most are those who are loved more by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the next narration says that ambia the prophets of Allah are tested the most, and then those who are closest to them in example, and then those who are next May Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant us the understanding so when you have problems in your life, the way to ease the difficulties to read the seer of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I make a dua to Allah. I asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah, the people who are suffering across the globe today Allah and all the sufferings we face as well. Yeah, Allah, Allah grant us easy Allah, the seer of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, let it be a means of the comforting of our hearts and souls. Going through the pages. Let us learn lessons that soothe our souls that extinguish the flame that may be burning within our systems. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So this is the sila. What a blessing Sierra and it's important for us to create a test in the hearts and minds of the people before we actually end up speaking of his blessing
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if we take a look at his character, his conduct his belief, his acts of worship, so much so we will come to learn that I shadowed the Allahu anhu I asked him a question or messenger, peace be upon him. You stand in Salah at night until your feet are swollen and yet you have no sin, you have been forgiven, you are going to be entering paradise. So can't you rest a little bit and he says oh Ayesha of Allah akuna Abu denisha Cora can I not be Should I not be a slave who is thankful to Allah, I know the rank. I know the status, I've already got gender and so on. But I want to thank Allah Subhana Allah to Allah
today, let's be honest. Alhamdulillah we do read our Salah, but sometimes a bit lazy.
Sometimes we feel lazy, in this cold city of Paulo quani asked me how cold I feel Subhan Allah coming from a much warmer place north of the border.
And believe me to make do with that cold water is a challenge. But look at Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he was already told about his rank. He knew it. He was a messenger jabril Ali Salam used to come to him. He used to stand in Salah until his feet were swollen. Our feet only swell when we take a long journey from here to Singapore by a man you find the feet swelling
And then we have to rest with our feet up for a while. has our have our feet ever swollen that much through Salah. Let's be honest, still we feel lazy. People complain five minutes too much, five minutes too little. That's the taste of Allah. If your feet can swell once in your life because of Salah. Voila you have followed the example, the greatest example in existence. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us good health, and may He make our feet Bay, the Salah that we read, because our Salah is no comparison to the Salah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So those are the examples we follow.
His love, His purity of the heart, his love for sacrifice, the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu if you take a look at those companions, 99 of them would give their lives in order to build the life of one of them. I'm sure you know the story of the companions during one of the battles where there was water required. One needed it and he saw his brother had a need, he passed it. And the other one saw his brother had a need he passed it. And the other one saw his brother had a need he passed it until they lost their lives in order to save the life of the next man. today. 99 of us would gather around one man in order to destroy him. That's the opposite. She totally opposite. May Allah subhanho wa
Taala bless us. May He grant us that selflessness once again, where we can sacrifice Allah praises the Ansel Allah says, you feel Runa fusi him What can I be him kasasa the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam give preference over themselves, even if they are in dire need. Even if they are in dire need of that particular item. They would still give it away. Today our zaca to calculate it, we become a little bit stingy.
What about the socket, the voluntary charities
you find small figures Alhamdulillah It's good. It's better than nothing but open your heart spend. And this is why the best given the best. There is spent in the path of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah is that which you spend whilst you are fearing poverty, and you still spending that is now from the heart law Kabbalah when you fearing a I might meet this but no, this man needs it more. Let me take a little bit of it and give him we sometimes are not even ready to share with our own brothers and sisters. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. So now if you look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his life and you look at how the Islamic nation developed, you will be
able to study it. And undoubtedly everyone on the globe has a lesson, a lesson to learn from it, how Islam developed.
What is it that will develop Islam? What is it that will develop the men and what is it that will drop them May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from amongst those who drop but rather May he make us from those who develop ourselves at all times. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says when he speaks about
granting us power or authority on the earth, and making us able to fulfill our religion, without any fear on the globe. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, cool out we are on law to
say follow Allah follow His Messenger for
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moving, beautiful verses where Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that if they turn away, then you are responsible for fulfilling your duty they are responsible for fulfilling their duty.
And if they are to follow Subhana Allah, Allah will grant them they will be guided. And remember, the messengers duty is only to deliver the message. Once he delivers the message, it's up to us to take heed. And this message is applicable not only today, but up to the end of time. May Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from those who appreciate and understand before it is too late. And this is why the very next verse, Allah says why De La La Nina Manu Kumar amilo Sani
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in common stock, love alanine common name. Allah has promised those who believe and do good deeds from amongst you, that he will grant you authority on land like he
To those before you, you believe and you do good deeds, and then Allah says, and he will make it easy for you to fulfill
your duties unto Allah on the earth, no fear Alhamdulillah we ask Allah subhana wa tada to return those days to us. Also what is of utmost importance? I would be failing if I did not utter this.
The qualities of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we've spoken about his character and conduct and how we will go through it, but what about his appearance,
he was created in such a way that some of his companions described him has certainly been a bit of the Allahu anhu, who was a poet, It is reported that from amongst his D one amongst the poems that he recited, one of them was connected to how he says, You are so beautiful,
that it is as though you were created according to how you wished to be created. Imagine today if I'm sitting here, and you know your nose and your eyes and you might sit in front of a mirror for a moment and say, Oh, this is bent and that straight and this is like this and that's Allah keeps it that way. Everyone needs to thank Allah, you have your unique identity. Sometimes you go and change things you actually mess things up. May Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us goodness, see our identity, be happy. no one notices the small things, it's you who notice it more, you're looking too much in the mirror. Just remove the mirrors from your home, you'll be a happy man, happy woman more
like luck about what happens more to the females. So Allah subhana wa nowadays who knows it can happen to the males also becoming too conscious. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has created the best of creation in such a way that just by looking at him, you'd love him.
Subhana Allah of the lightness, Allah Murthy Allahu anhu. He was a Jewish rabbi. When he saw Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the first time he said, as soon as I saw this face, I knew this is not the face of Elia. This man utters the truth, he is the newbie and immediately that same module is the same setting. He had accepted Islam because he heard the words of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said, Those are the words of a messenger. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us truthful. And this is why I'd like to mention what if nikiti Rahmatullah Allah says in the Tafseer of the verse Sima whom he will join him in Atari pseudo code. There are signs on their faces
on their foreheads from the sign of sujood you can see it from their faces that this man is pious. It Nikita Rahmatullah Allah He makes mention of one of the tough seers and he says one of them of Assyrian have said it is connected to your Salah man hacer una sala to who filet hacer una una whoever Salah is beautiful by night, their face becomes beautiful during the day a lot of people look at you and they see Mashallah the new on your face. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the know, and may He make us from amongst those who do not mistaken fair complexion for new because it's a sign of our weakness where we think fair in complexion is new. Nay, you can have a man as dark as
charcoal who is full of No, but it needs one to recognize one may Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us and make us from those who realize so that is the beauty of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam well as an omen Kalam taraka tiny more beautiful than you My eyes have never seen what a jumbo mean column tell it in Nisa. Oh, more beautiful than you the women have never given birth to Holika mobile and min Cooley I've been you have been created free from all floors, physical floors Kanika Holika Kamata show, as though you have been created, how you want it to be created sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
one of the points we learned last year when we were going through the see the stories of the prophets of Allah May peace be upon them all. Every one of them was good looking. Every one of them had good features. Every one of them was chosen once they had you know pure proper health and if there was any little defect for example of masala is Salatu was Salam Tang. It was also part of the test of the people tongue meaning you know masala is Salatu was Salam hurt his tongue when he was young, so he had a little bit of a stutter that to Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to send his brother with him. And this was the excuse that was used. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep
understanding. One of the reasons is, imagine if the ambia of Allah subhanho wa Taala the messengers was such that nobody wanted to look at them.
If that was the case, people would say No, well that man you know the way he is created by you Allah, people didn't even want to look at him. May Allah
Anahata Allah not make us such that people don't want to look at us with us. It's connected to our link with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Then we look at, very importantly, we move on to something.
The condition of the world at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just before his birth, what was around, you had the Roman Empire.
The Roman Empire stretched Asia, Syria, what we know is Palestine, today, Egypt, North Africa, and it had its headquarters in the east.
What is known today as Istanbul, Turkey. And it was known at that time as Costantini Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire was part of the Roman Empire. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this in Surah, two room there is a whole surah in the Quran named after the Romans, they existed at the time they were there. And who else was there? You had the Persians? In what we know today as Eon the Persians the bulk of them were fire worshippers, they used to oppress their women in a very great way. And as for the Romans, what happened to them? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us, if you take a look at the story of Jesus May peace be upon him, you will find how the Romans persecuted
him, and how they were tyrants and how even the wars that happened between them. They oppressed the working class, to a great degree, there was a lot of strife, they were dirty people who did not know how to clean themselves. Up to very recently, you find some of the kings of Europe, even we're proud that once a month, they used to have a bath in public. Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us once a month you have a bath.
We thank Allah for sending Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, it's important for us to make mention of this because you won't realize the gift that we have until you see the darkness that the globe was in. A lot of what we see today as civilization was brought by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They don't know why they hijacked it, they took it, then they blamed us to be the hijackers, Allahu Akbar, may Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. So we have here
the Persians they used to worship the fire, they used to worship many other things from amongst them also, we had some who worshipped idols, and some who worshiped people hierarchy. And there were so many different types of confused people. If you look at the Romans, after a while,
when Christianity came down, you find every king that came, he changed the Bible. And proudly, they would say, King James Version of the Bible. That means this is a version of the Bible, which that King made, and he brought it forth. Then another version of the Bible, this man came, another man came, he changed it, that Pope came he changed it. This is why today we have more than 36 different versions of the Bible. The Christians themselves cannot unite upon one. And we say this with due respect, its effect. So as things were changed in order to suit the kings of the time, there was chaos and confusion. People started adding and subtracting until they raised Isa Allah is salatu wa
salam, O Jesus May peace be upon him to the level of godhood and made him part of the Trinity for your information. The Roman the Romans also fought all the Christian denominations for each other. They fought the Coptic Christians in Egypt as well. Why? Because of who was Jesus? Was he a part of a trinity? What happened to him? So amongst the Christians, they began to fight, because that King added something this Pope added something this one added, and the others are saying, but we don't know what we would term today beta is something new, its innovative in the deen, it's coming here, we need to take it out and wars took place. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from innovation.
Then you have the wars that took place between the Romans and the Persians. And this is also mentioned in the Quran. These wars were from a long time and for your information, the Persians were considered more powerful, but each one feared the other. And sometimes this one one sometimes that one one, and it took place for a long, long time. Then you have the Indian subcontinent, where we have the Hindus and the Buddhists, those who worship the Buddha. And the Hindus as you know hierarchies. They worship people, you have the clergy, the Brahmin right at the top and then you have the others coming down. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us from worshipping people in the
lab, Dr. Mohammed in New York Region a bad a bad a bad, a bad idea.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to remove people from worshipping other worshipers to worshiping the rock bottom.
Worship is the creator of everyone else. So we are not supposed to be worshiping the created, we only worship the Creator. When I put my head down on the ground, whom am I putting it down on the ground for only the one who made me no one else, whoever made me, I owe him my head on the ground. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from us.
Then we have some of the other civilizations around that are mentioned in the Quran. And some of the previous nations that were within the Arabian Peninsula. You have the people of Sabah in Yemen, and you have the people of Adam Mahmoud, who were also in the peninsula, the people of add, we're in a place known as a half, slightly south of the of Mecca, or south of that part of the Arabian Peninsula. And the people of the mood was slightly north. And these were the people. And as you know, there was also at that particular time, the Jews, the Christians, the fire worshippers, as I mentioned, the Buddhists and so on, and then you have the people of Makkah and the Arabs of the
surroundings, who are they?
Who are they?
If we take a careful look, we will notice that from a religious perspective, they worshiped idols. They believed in superstition. Today, a lot of us are superstitious, small things happen. We say no, if the black cat passes, and this is happening, if the owl sits on your roof that's happening. If a crow comes this way that happens if we still have this jar here in us, and Allah says those were the pagan Arabs, they had a lot of superstition, small things happen. Oh, definitely this. You see the women comb their hair. When they come here, they put it in a bowl, some of it falls out. When they put it in the bowl. Sometimes the wind blows it, it's very light to a corner. And after a while when
they find their own hair in the corner. See someone's doing black magic here. Allahu Akbar. Typical. But sister, it's your hair. The wind blew it on the side. What are you doing this fall? Why do you want to blame people? It's the Jamelia. May Allah protect us. This is why even those who think that black magic has happened upon them. Perhaps in the rare cases, it may be how to help yourself, we will come through that in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because it happened to him? salallahu alayhi wasallam. So you have they used to go to fortune tellers at the time, anything small happens, go to a fortune teller, anything little happens, they would quickly run here and they
people want to tell what's the future. There was a man who told me that I was at one of the airports and a man came to me and told me, I can tell you your future.
So he's a Muslim. He says, I don't want to know, now I can tell you. So this man walked with his wife, he took his wife and said, leave this man alone. And the man persisted. And he insisted, and he said, I can tell you your future. And he sat down with them. And this man Muslim, he says, look, please get away. I don't want to hear anything. He says no, I just charge very little, don't worry, I'll give you a discount. I charge you $5 whatever the figure was, I can't recall. But the man started saying, Oh, you live this long, and this will happen and you'll have this chair and that and the men, these people will not even bother. They weren't even really listening. When he finished. He
looks at them and says I pay me.
So this Muslim man told me and I told him I said you know what you claim to know the future. You know so much of the future you should have known that I'm not paying you love. Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. Our difficulty, we still go to fortune tellers. We want to see what's going on. People go to witch doctors, and they don't realize how the witch doctor works. It's very logical, logical meaning we would be able to explain to you how the gym kind is used as spirit and called spirit mediums, where do they come from, how to talk to them, how to communicate them, how to use them, but all that in Islam is prohibited. We can explain it to you and we know how it works.
But it is prohibited and we need to know this. We need to know this. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, Allah He we have ahead of us 29 to 30 nights and we have a Syrah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I don't wish to take up too much of your time because you have to come back tomorrow to listen to what more we have. And we will continue tomorrow from where inshallah making mention of the people of Jaya helia within the Arabian Peninsula, what they were involved in, in sha Allah, when Allah subhanho wa Taala chose for them that this Nabhi will be raised from amongst them. And in sha Allah, I hope and I pray we can realize the gift we are in today. We are
sitting so pure with our women, elevated to the highest level, neither our women being conned by the liberation or the word freedom today, nor are they being oppressed, but they are taught to fulfill their role as Muslim women and that we will come to realize when we see both extremes until we meet again tomorrow if Allah gives us the life and the opposite
To be here again, inshallah we meet we say was all Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Subhana Allah homodiegetic Chateau a la ilaha illa Anta Mr. Furukawa Tobu Lake