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Ramadan 2012 – Life of the Last Messenger – Day 10
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2012
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An in depth lesson within the Noble Qur’an,”Life of the Last Messenger (Muhammad PBUH)” by Mufti Ismail Musa Menk
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa sallahu wa salam, O Allah Mallanna BIA who Allah Allah He was happy as
we commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, upon all the messengers that Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent from the beginning of time, up to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we asked Allah to bless all of them, and to bless their companions and those who supported them those who struggled and strived to protect the deen that Allah had revealed and to pass it on to others in a way that today Alhamdulillah he has come to us May Allah bless us all, and grant us every form of goodness and make us from those who can continue the message and pass it through to our children and inshallah May we
be from amongst those whom the Almighty is pleased with beloved brothers and sisters. We had commenced yesterday the story of the ascension, and the story of the journey by Knights known as Elissa will mirage. And this had happened as a gift to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, after what was known as the year of sorrow or grief, or sadness,
where the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam had lost his uncle. He lost his wife Khadija rhodiola and her he lost meaning he went to a party and they also he was beaten and he was made to bleed and they did not accept the message. He came back to Makkah to Makkah, Rama and persecutions continued there. So Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him a gift.
And in the 11th, year of prophethood, Allah subhanho wa Taala sent jabril alayhi salatu was Salam. Once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was resting in the house of omo honey, as we mentioned yesterday, his cousin and that is where he was sleeping. And jabril Allah is Salatu was Salam came and took him to Albania to haram to where the Kava is. And jabril Allah His Salatu was Salam there
had according to the narrations, slit the chest of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam removed his heart and washed it with zum zum. This was again this had happened in the past, and it repeated itself. According to the books of the Sierra thrice May Allah subhanahu wa taala. grant us the understanding it was washed with Zamzam, the angels had come and washed the heart of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam filled it with the Hakim. And as we know, the conviction is one of the most important things when it comes to belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala and when it comes to Islam and Muslim, so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was then taken on what was known as a Barack
Barack an animal, which is not between a mule and the donkey, a white animal. And it took Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Makkah Tomoko Rama all the way to Jerusalem in by to mark this in Jerusalem. Muskegon Aqsa as we know it today. And with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was there in no time. But as he was traveling, he noticed everything on the way Subhana Allah, he noticed everything on the way. When he got there Subhan Allah He was made to meet some of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala from amongst them, Jesus May peace be upon him from amongst them, Moses May peace be upon him. Ibrahim Abraham May peace be upon him Isa Musa Ibrahim alayhi wa
sallam. These were some of the prophets who were there Allah subhanho wa Taala had instructed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Beit will mark this inmejorable AXA in the particular place to lead them in prayer was to Raka of prayer. And the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam was an Imam. He led them in prayer, and then he came out and he was taken up to the heavens. We believe that before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Jesus May peace be upon him was taken up. He was taken up in body and soul. And he was taken up alive before he was crucified before he was killed. We believe that there was no crucifixion, nor was there any killing. But before they could harm him,
he was taken up to heavens, the heavens and at the moment he is there. And at the same time, we also believe that he will be returning before the end of time. This is the belief of the Muslims, that Jesus May peace be upon him is alive. He has been taken up into the heavens by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he is there may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding he is in the second heaven and he will return to the earth closer to the end of time. So it had happened in the past it is nothing impossible for Allah subhanho wa Taala
Here it happened again. This time Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was taken up to the heavens with jabril the angel Gabriel May peace be upon him, taken all the way up as they got to the first heaven.
A call a call asking a question as they wanted to enter, who are you? I am jabril who is with you? Mohammed is with me sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has he been sent for? Which means he's invited here? Yes, he is. It opened and he went in. Lo and behold, he met Adam Allah He salatu salam,
first heaven. So Adam alayhis salam, the first of human beings, and the first of those who were sent to his own children in order to remind them what was right and wrong. He welcomed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam not only as a child, because obviously he is the father, but also as a colleague, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us all. And hamdulillah thereafter, after meeting him and being welcomed, he proceeded up with jabril. Allah His Salatu was salam to the second heaven. As they got up, again, the same question asked and they were allowed in again. And he met two people who were the two prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. One was, Jesus May peace be upon him and as we
said, Jesus is Allah He Salatu was Salam is alive. And he was taken up in the condition that he was alive. So we believe that he did not die. May Allah peace be upon him, and with him was yahia alayhi salatu was salam, the one known as john john the baptist, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless them both and grant them goodness, and may we be from amongst those who learned a lesson from the beautiful life of Jesus May peace be upon him, and from his sacrifices and miracles at the same time. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who realize that the end of prostitute came with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam We are fortunate to be from his oma. After that he
proceeded to the next heaven. When he proceeded, in fact, he was welcomed by the two. And the same thing happened where they they welcomed him, congratulated him and he proceeded to the third heaven. In the third heaven, He made use of Allahu salatu wa sallam, the most handsome of all the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The Hadith says he was granted half of all beauty Subhana Allah, so the other half the other 50% is split between the rest of us, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, grant us goodness, and make us from amongst those really who can appreciate whatever we look like I've actually said it in the past your identity, you did not apply for it. It's Allah who chose it for
you don't get upset a person this way, that way, every one of us has something that will not be perfect. You know, you have one shoulder a little bit lower a little bit, no one notices if you have a nose slightly this way one eye but bigger, smaller, one brow this way that way, don't worry, you cannot get it perfect number one. Number two is if you become conscious, you only become from amongst those who are grateful to Allah, don't worry, whatever you look like is unique, that is you that what makes you you
may Allah be pleased with us and maybe be pleased also with a lot of decisions for us. So he was welcomed again Mashallah use of Allah His salatu salam welcomed him, and thereafter they proceeded to the next Heaven, another messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Idris alayhi salam, he was there, he met Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and jabril he welcomed them and so on. As they progressed up the heavens every time they were asked, Who was it? The answer came jabril. Who is with you? Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has he been called for? Yes, he has. Then the gates open and they go up into the next heaven. The next heaven they met Harun. alayhi salatu was Salam. That was
the fifth heaven. Haruna is Salatu was salam, he welcomed them and Mashallah, thereafter they proceeded to one of the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who went through a lot musalla is Salatu was Salam.
And the Prophet Musa alayhis salam, welcome them and Mashallah, he was so happy to meet them. And thereafter as they are progressing, one narration says he began to cry. Musa alayhis salam one narration says this, it's important that we make mention of it. And when he was asked, What is it, he says, because you are a messenger, who will have many more followers on the day of piano than myself Subhana Allah. And then they proceeded to the next Heaven, where they met Ibrahim Alayhi. Salatu was salam, seventh heaven, the prophet Abraham, upon the highest level, the father of most of the prophets, the father of the prophets who came after him, including Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wasallam when they met him, Mashallah he welcomed them. And they saw what is known as albedo, Malmo. It is a house that is visited by the angels reportedly 70,000 angels into this place of worship, which is above the Kaaba directly above the cabin, going very high above the seventh heaven and the angels engage in the Battle of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Every day 70,000 angels enter and the same angels do not return. The next day there is another 70,000 and that happens every single day up to the end of time Allahu Akbar. So imagine the number of angels they are May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and grant us goodness, do you know that the Quran makes mention of the dua of the angels? The angels ask Allah to forgive those who believe and the angels asked Allah to forgive those who are repenting. And the angels engage in seeking forgiveness for those on Earth. One man in catoosa be hoonah be handy, be him YSL Fiona Lima,
fill out, the angels declare the praise of the robber, and they seek forgiveness for those on Earth. Subhan Allah look at how lucky we are. When we are sitting now here, anyone who is engaged in anything wherein they are becoming closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala the angels have encircled them, and the blessings of Allah descending upon them, and the angels are praying for them making dua for them seeking forgiveness for them. May Allah Subhana Allah bless us, and may He make us feel that this is why we say don't miss an occasion to learn more of your religion, to purify your knowledge and to authenticate it and to learn as much as you can in order for you to get closer to Allah
subhanho wa Taala. As the days passed, instead of getting further away, may Allah subhanho wa Taala take us close.
Now, a quick mention before we go further.
The journey by night from Makkah to Jerusalem was known as la sala this, an entire surah has been named after Suba Han and Lenny sabia de la mina, Lunas jD
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a semi mousumi Glory be to Allah subhanho wa Taala who took his slave on a journey by night from Makkah to Makkah Rama to Jerusalem, the place around which Allah has blessed in order for him meaning Mohammed salallahu alayhi wasallam to be shown by Allah subhanho wa Taala some of the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is a sign of Allah subhanho wa Taala people cannot deny it, especially today, because we know how quick we can make a journey to the other corner of the world. And we know that technology has progressed even further than what a passenger aircraft can take you meaning as quick as a passenger aircraft, the passenger aircrafts are very slow. They had had a
Concorde Why did they stop it? Because of a few disasters, but they have means of transport even faster than a Concorde. It's just that people cannot risk making use of it Allahu Akbar, if you take a look at the missiles they have within a few seconds they arrive where they have to Allah protect us Subhan Allah, imagine if someone had to sit on one of them, Allahu Akbar make sure there's no warhead day inshallah. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah protect us and grant us goodness and may He make us from amongst those who realize and understand nothing is impossible for Allah also, going up to the heavens we made mention of a Salah his Salaam, already having done that and he remained there.
The difference is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came back to tell us, he actually came back and he informed us so accurately as we will see in a few moments, that Ascension was known as mirage.
The Mirage going up? The buraq did not go up with him. But it was jabril alayhi salatu was Salam who took Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in what is known as Neeraj. A, like an elevator going all the way up by the will of Allah how exactly it happened, that we will only find out when we ourselves get to the era, but we believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that firm belief and conviction. So thereafter, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was made to go even higher, and he spoke with Allah subhanho wa Taala. He spoke with his robe. And Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on this occasion of Mirage, when he had gone up beyond the
seventh heaven. There is something at the end of the seventh heaven, a huge LOTE tree known as Sidra to the moon. It is the final the last three a huge tree describing Casa de la salatu salam describes its fruit and its leaves as being like the ears of elephants and so on. And so panela a huge tree. You cannot see its beginning and cannot see its end a huge tree and that
depicts the end of the seventh heaven beyond which is what I named baytril Mahmoud moments ago. We spoke about it. The house that is visited by the angels and the house were in the bed of Allah subhanho wa Taala takes place by the angels and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam met Allah subhanho wa Taala and the discussion that happened within that discussion, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a gift, a gift of what?
A gift of Salah, Salah this prayer, we pray it five times a day. Allah subhanho wa Taala told him that your followers should pray 50 times a day. That's a gift. Imagine Salah is a gift it protects us from so much. It disciplines us it trains us control of your gaze, control of your movements, control of what goes in and out of your mouth, everything in Salah I cannot eat in Salah because I need to train myself and at the same time act of worship for Allah subhanho wa Taala we have so many medical benefits of Salah although the prime aim of reading Salah is for the pleasure of Allah but we achieve so much you know they call it
a byproduct. It might not be exactly what you had aimed for but you're getting so much more they've thrown in freebies so to speak in our language today. You have perks Mashallah you know, you have a job, Mashallah you get a salary and at the same time, you get perks, so because I'm working here, I get this and I get that my children's school fees is paid. And this happens in even if I've got 10 children that everyone will benefit. So Pamela, this is a different example because it's Allah when Allah He must Allah, Allah, Allah has the highest of examples. So the only point being raised is when we fulfill Salah, we will have so many side benefits, although the main purpose of fulfilling
it would be for the pleasure of Allah in order to obey the instruction of Allah wholeheartedly. So it was a gift. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was coming down now. And when he came down, Musa alayhis salam was quick to ask him what happened there. So he says, Well, this is what happened and I spoke to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I was given a gift of 50 Salah he says no, go back, go back to do what? Go back and asked for a decrease because your oma is not going to manage 50 Salah a day, they're not going to manage. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam went back up, and it was revised downwards by Allah subhanho wa Taala to 45. As he's coming back, Musa alayhis salam sends him back,
go back again. 45 still no good. And in fives, it kept on coming down until it stopped at five Subhana Allah five. And on top of that Mohammed salatu salam was told that those who fulfill the five correctly will have a reward multiplied by 10. So equivalent to 50 Subhanallah we still match and I whenever I read this Hadith, I think of one thing, I think what if it was me, are you there? Even the five we would have probably said, You know what, let's revise it downwards to perhaps have it one a day, you know, or maybe even five a year or something of that nature. Allah forgive us. Why I say this is perhaps that might not be the case, but we are so lazy, even the five that we do
fulfill if we fulfill them with such laziness. What if we had had 50 Subhanallah? Don't we? Oh Musa alayhis salam Subhana Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all these were the prophets all related to one another Mashallah. And they really they served us in a very great way Salawat Robbie was Allah Salam O Allah him Jamia May Allah peace and blessings be upon them all. I mean, so Mashallah, this was the gift of Salah, and the Hadith continues to say whoever fulfills a deed multiplied by 10. And on top of that, at on the same occasion, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told something that brings tears to the eyes, whoever fulfills a good deed, that good deed shall
be multiplied by 10.
And whoever intends to do a good deed, but did not manage to fulfill the intention, they will have a reward for that. And whoever intends to do a bad deed, but does not do it. neither will they have a reward, no sin. So you plan to do a bad deed, but you didn't do it. No reward no sin. And whoever plans to do a bad deed and executed, we'll get one sin next to their name, Allahu Akbar. Look at how the evil is not multiplied by the mercy of Allah. But the good is multiplied by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is what we were granted at that point of
mirage. When Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah spoke to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is a question. Did Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam see Allah subhanho wa Taala he was asked
When he returned, did you see Allah? He says, noon and na? eyeshadow de la was also asked, Did Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam see Allah speaking we know. But did he see Allah subhanho? wa Taala? She said, noon?
He is such No, how would it have been possible for him to see him, which means he did not see him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the sight, that seeing of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a gift, which is kept for Jana, for paradise, those who enter Paradise, they will all have
whatever they want in Paradise, and on top of that, they will be asked, Do you have whatever you want, and they will all say that we will be differently and we will all say, Allah make us from them. And we will all say yes. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala will say, I have something more for you, then Lavina
for those who have done good, they will get good in return. And we will give them even more they have access what is more. So Allah subhanho wa Taala will remove the barrier between them and him and they will see him for the first time. And that will be the biggest gift, the biggest gift ever given to any of the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah make us from amongst them. Imagine to look at Europe. Today we look at people and we say Mashallah good looking. And we look at motor vehicles, and we look at cars and houses and so many different things. And we look at sceneries and we get excited. What about the maker of all that so Han Allah probably is that he will
general May Allah grant us the sweetness of looking at him as is in the two of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So when he came down sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the same evening, he was back in his same bedding, the bedding still warm, which means it had not yet struck dawn, and he was back. So Pamela, immediately because they knew that this is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he said, I'm going to go out and announce this to Quraysh Omani, according to one narration says, Don't go out and announce it because they might not believe you. They'll make a mockery of you. He says no, he has been told to deliver the message. So he went out. And he
announced it, he called the people and the APU jahannam came running because they wanted to know what is this man calling us for now, when we've been persecuting him so much. Now, what does he want? Maybe he wants to strike a deal. They went forth. And he says, I have been taken up at night into the seven heavens and I traveled from here to Jerusalem all in one night. And I returned and came back before the morning.
They started laughing scoffing What a joke. This is impossible.
And then they spoke to Abu Bakar acidic or the Allahu anhu asked him a question. Would you believe if someone tells you that they went from here to Bay to knock this in one night and from there same night going all the way up to the seven heavens, coming down and so on? Your friend says this. He says Well, if he says it, I believe it. If he says it, I believe it. He was the first one whom without even a pause immediately said, if he said it, it's the truth. This is why he was known as a Sidique, the one who was not only truthful himself, but the one who recognized the truth immediately and surrendered to it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who recognize the truth and
who can surrender to it immediately. As I said yesterday, sometimes we know the truth, but we don't surrender to it because of our weakness. Why is that the case? May Allah strengthen us to dress properly? May he strengthen us to fulfill our prayers properly, will lie. Don't be mistaken. There are people across the globe who are far less fortunate than us who are making an effort to obey Allah's instructions. And their effort is far more fruitful than ours. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and make it easy for us. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam thereafter, was asked questions by the people of courage because there was a buzz now encourage people are talking Did you
hear this madman? What happened to him? He came here he says he did this and did that. And these people who believe him are even more mad, even more mad. There were some believers who were weak who had taken a little bit of time before they actually surrendered to it but Subhan Allah, the co founder of courage, the disbelievers came up with questions. Some of them had visited Jerusalem.
So what had happened is
they asked a question, describe for us Jerusalem describing, so Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam started describing very accurately, door by door house by house describing everything. This is the this is how you end
This is what happens this is where this is this is where that is. They were shocked and gobsmacked, no response. The people have Quraysh no response. So they asked him another question. They said okay, our caravan that is on its way. Did you see? He said yes, I saw it. And you know what it is at the moment in such and such a place returning to Medina and there is a White Candle, which has a black spot on it, that is right in the front. And if you expect it on such and such a day, it will be coming, sorry in Makkah, sorry, not Medina, it will be arriving at this particular place, and it will be coming here and you will see it and lo and behold, exactly what happened, exactly what
happened. And he mentioned the water and he mentioned how much was on it and what happened and how many candles they were and the people and all the details of Panama so much so that when for a moment he had paused because he was trying to remember what exactly we had had happened. Allah subhanho wa Taala put the image again in front of him as he was sitting there. And then he began to describe it and it's in front of him. And he says, not only this caravan you're asking about another two caravans he described them and where they were and what happens to
Allah Quraysh still gobsmacked
courage, still gobsmacked. There is an important point at that juncture. They said this man is a magician, and he is a fortune teller. He can tell fortune. That's what it is. And they quickly just sidelined him whereas he came with Koran that prohibited not only fortune telling, but magic as well. This evening we heard vs Subhana Allah powerful versus musala his salat wa salam.
What What did he say? Carla Moosa magic to be hasty. Moses told the Pharaoh and the magician's that what you people have come with is magic. What I've come with is a sign from Allah.
And then he says, in Allah has a you know, in Allah, Allah,
Allah, Allah CD, Allah will destroy that magic. Magic is doomed, completely, it will be destroyed. Because Allah does not allow those who engage in corruption on the earth to succeed. They won't succeed the deeds of those who are corrupt, they don't succeed no matter what. So these were verses we heard that same Koran. How can the man who brought it engage in magic and how can the man who brought it who says men are often oka Heenan fossa, Taka, Taka, Taka Bhima Illallah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Whoever goes to a fortune teller or a soothsayer, and believes what the fortune teller has to say, has disbelieved in what Mohammed came with Subhan Allah, may Allah says
goddess and the same man, they call him a fortune teller. Do you see Allahu Akbar, Allah opens the doors for whomsoever He wishes and he closes the doors upon whomsoever He wishes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. What is important is when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went up into the heavens, he was taken on a tour, he was taken on a tour, a tour to see what to see heaven and to see how. And he saw certain things in heaven. And he saw certain things in hell. He saw in quite a bit of detail how the people of hell were being punished. And when he came back, he told us that the people who eat interest were being punished in a specific way. Those who commit adultery, were being
punished in a specific way. Those who engage in this thing were being punished in a specific way. And then he says, Yeah, villain. Oh, Bilal. What is it that you do do when I was in Turin paradise, I heard your footsteps in paradise semi to hashgacha taka fugen. I heard the passion. fresh fresh air is the sound of a little slipper when you're walking.
And later on, it was discovered that Bella live Nora, who was a slave who was freed by the Muslims. He was a slave of omega hibben and he was freed by Abu Bakr Casa de for the law when he was from Africa.
It was later discovered that whenever he made will do whenever he washed, he did not allow the will due to expire without reading to Raka of Salah. Soon as he completed his Voodoo, he would read to rakow Salah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those really who are steadfast, and from those who can fulfill our Salah. Those people read Salah out of the love of Allah, that at that particular time it was not yet made compulsory. It was there, but not made compulsory. But at that stage when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam came down, and he told his people The following day, it became compulsory to say the prayer five times a day and that was happening or that happened.
From the moment of marriage, now one might ask, how did the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam learn how to pray and how to make Voodoo if you recall, we made mention of it. early on when he was granted Prophethood and his wife Khadija been taken away literati, Allah Juana was there jabril Allahu Salatu was Salam came and made hoodoo, and he repeated the Voodoo after him. And he read to rock of Salah, which Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam repeated after him. And that is how he knew how to pray in the initial stages, but the prayer was not five times a day and it was not compulsory. This is why I shadow The law says that when Salah first came down, it was Mussina
Mussina, we just use to the to Raka Raka Raka for every salah and we just used to have units of two that's it. But later on,
after the day of Mirage The following day, jabril Allah is Salam came to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, two days in a row, the first day, he came, and he lived Salah at the beginning time of every prayer.
So by that the beginning time was known. And the next day, he lived Salah at the ending time of every prayer. And in that way, the ending time was known. So now we would know how there is a beginning time of every Salah, and there is an ending time of every Salah because that was taught by jabril la Salatu was Salam and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was given this and shown it. Do you know what we learned from this one of the points is that when we lead by example, we actually leave a greater Mark than when we just speak about something. And we have not yet lead by example, even with our children. One is to tell them do this and do that. The other, let them see you doing
it, they will do it automatically. They will fight with you to dress with a scarf when they see you dressed appropriately. But you're in a little tight t moving around showing half of your belly and you're telling your child to wear a scarf or to dress decently. That's not going to happen. It's not going to happen. Without one word, you can achieve it if you ready to do it, but you can speak mountains full of words. It won't happen. In fact, it becomes worse as the generations pass.
Now Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So this is how jabril la de Salatu was Salam had came and taught the Salah, and the Muslims had read salah and Subhana Allah from that day on the Salah had been compulsory. This prayer that we have come to solo rtmp Coolio meanwhile Allah remember one thing, one of the biggest gift you can ever you can ever have is if Allah has granted you the acceptance to fulfill your Salah upon its beginning time that is a gift, which means a Salah to Allah walk to Salah upon its beginning time. That's the biggest gift because shavon one of his plans, and I'm sure all of us have been affected by this at some stage. One of his plans is to tell
you don't worry, there's still a bit of time. That is the plan of the devil to distract you. Don't worry, there's still a bit of time. So what happens we say okay, there's 20 minutes and before you know it you get a phone call at least five minutes and before you know it the event of the next Salah is on oh I missed it, but I really wanted to read it. Well you know what you should have really wanted to know how shavon operates as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, this is shavon he operates in a very systematic way he knows how men things. This is why don't leave what you have to do. For even the next moment if you can do it in this moment. May Allah Subhana
Allah Allah bless us and grant us goodness. Now the persecution continued the people of Makkah had something new to laugh about, and the minimum Subhanallah it increased their Eman verses were being revealed. Every single day. Revelation was coming. Most of the days revelation was coming gibreel Allah His salatu salam came down with verses. What type of verses were revealed in Mecca. All the stories of the prophets were revealed in Mecca. All the sutras which start with the separated letters were revealed in Mecca besides the first two, all of them, and what else, the short verses which have in them
about belief. When Allah subhanho wa Taala, life after death, Heaven and Hell, all this was revealed in muckety muck karma, and what's going to happen in heaven and hell, and so on, so to do with belief, the issue of the angels, the issue of destiny and so on. This was revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, this was the type of these were the type of verses that were revealed in Makkah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the Muslims really enjoyed enjoyed the verses coming down. That was a comfort for them, and they would forget the persecution, they would forget what happened because they would achieve this sweetness of these words. And more and more, we're entering the fold of
Islam, but quietly in a way that others don't know and even if
Got to know when they were persecuted they did not mind. They came a time when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam had had enough.
Now, he began to look for another base he had tried out, but it didn't work. Now he started going to the festivals of the Arabs, they used to have lots of festivals, some of them known as low carb, and magenta, and will majaz. And some of them based in different places. But the biggest was during the most of
the festival season of Hajj, what used to happen in these festivals, a few things one is, they were dealing products, buying, selling, you know, this way that way. And another is, each one used to boast and brag about their lineage and what they've achieved, and their language and how powerful they were. And each one used to have his own poetry and the other one used to come and praise the poetry and the other one another man came with better poetry. So they would turn to him and consider this one that and this one. And they brought the news and they wanted to be one above the other. And that's why they got together to post it was like a show basically. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
used to go there. And he used to seize the opportunity with Abu Bakar study for the Allahu anhu and sometimes some of the other companions. At night, he used to go to the dwellings, the teams where they used to sleep. And he used to speak to them, were you people from I am a messenger, I have brought from Allah subhanho wa Taala a message to worship Allah alone, and to not to bury your daughters alive, and to fulfill the covenant unto Allah, not to steal, not to cheat, not to commit adultery, and so on. And some of them responded with great negativity. And some of them responded with a little bit of positivity, meaning either way, and there were some people who actually went
out back to operation told them that this man here is trying this and that during the daytime, he would walk through, he would walk through these wires, the festivals going on and so on, and he would utter a loud Are you Hannah's? Yeah, yohannes kulu la ilaha illAllah tuifly same statement, or people say there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, and you will be successful. And he continued uttering and you know, one of the leaders of Quraysh was known as a Bula have
an uncle of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
like a little child, he would run behind Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and scream, hey, don't listen to this man. He's a madman. Hey, this man, he's a Mad Men. And Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam kept repeating these words. So people were watching. The one who really looks mad is the guy at the back, isn't it? Because he looks foolish. This man made him do his thing. Come on. So Pamela, but this man was supposed to be a leader of grace running behind him saying, Hey, he's a madman Watch out. He's going to divert you from the worship of your forefathers and so on. And he came up with statement after statement. Well, I it was a joke. But people gathered around Muhammad Sallallahu
without uttering, they didn't say we agree or disagree they heard. Now there was a difference between the people of Makkah and the people from elsewhere. The people of elsewhere, in some cases had had the opportunity to mix with Jews or Christians. So to them, it was not new, if they heard about life after death, because the pelicans of Mecca did not believe in life after death. So when Muhammad came with a message to the people of Mecca, telling them that there is a life after death, you are answerable for every action of yours. They laughed at it, because they used to do as they wished. But the others when they heard it, they would quiet The reason is, they had already heard it
from others, and they knew that there is something like this, so much so that the people of Medina, which was known as yesterday, but at the time, it was renamed after Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, el Medina, el Medina to Namibia or al Madina, munawwara, the city that is enlightened the city that is lit up for the city of the Prophet, it has many, many names Subhan Allah, but the old name was yesterday, they had mixed with the Jews and the Jews used to tell them that there is a prophet that is about to be sent at this moment, and we will follow Him and we will fight together with him against you, and we are going to destroy you like add and some would have been destroyed before. So
they knew that there is something going to happen. When they heard this man, they were quiet, however,
the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam.
As he continued, they were a few people who listened to him. And he used to see them. He used to go out as we said quietly at night into the attendance and have a good discussion with him. Look, I would like you to protect me from I'm a prophet of Allah, and Allah will protect me but I have been instructed to seek the assistance of people. So why don't you come and believe believe in Allah, we are calling towards goodness, we're not calling towards anything bad. We are calling towards that which will result in your success. So some of them showed a little bit of interest but they were worried about their clans because remember, these were just
Small groups of people, their clans were left back in their own areas, they had to have message from them to say okay, bring the man forth and so on. We will look after him without that there was no guarantee. So this is why some of them, they accepted Islam without saying openly that we've accepted Islam from amongst them was a man known as the way diviner sonnet when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam went to him,
and told him
that do you know?
I am a messenger. And I have with me something he says, Well, I also have something with me. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, What do you have? He says, I have the words of Look, man, look, man the wise. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, okay, say them to me. So he started saying the words you know, we have it in Surah. Look, man, we have a whole surah named after Look, man, according to us, and according to the narrations and scholars, he was not a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala, but a wise man, and it is reported that he was from Sudan from Nova, which is in Sudan, and he was a man who was very, very wise granted wisdom by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Look,
man. So when this man said the words of Look, man, Allah is Allah salatu wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to him, I have something even better than that. So this man says, sweetness, Ahmed says, What do you have? He says, I have or which is reviewed, and recited, and it is full of meaning. So he says, okay, recite it. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam began to recite the Quran. And this man after that did not leave the Prophet sallallahu sallam. It didn't believe Nabi sallallahu sallam, he accepted it without uttering that I've accepted this faith, he was worried. See people at the time always worried about family and worried about what's going to happen, I'm
going to be persecuted and so on up to today, the same worries you have reverts who revert to Islam, their families make life difficult for them.
And their people, expel them. And sometimes we as Muslims don't do any good to them because we look at them with skepticism. Why did this person accept Islam? You know, maybe they're here to spy on Islam and the Muslims. So what most people who have spied on Islam have turned to real Islam, Allah, because after they come in to listen to what goes on in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They realize the Muslims are the ones they don't waste time in the house of Allah. They don't speak about anything that is non beneficial. They get straight to the point they call you towards Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to call towards Allah not towards himself. So this man he
remained, and thereafter he went back to his people.
in Medina, this way the Masonic was from Medina, he went back to his people in Medina. But he did not tell anyone. There was a huge war that took place after he went back, known as boss yomo boss, which was a war that took place between us and hazaragi. And so many people were killed. He was one of them who was killed. And his people say, we bear witness that this man was a Muslim. Ever since he came back from that festival, and he met Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. He was not the same. He was a Muslim. So he's people bow witness. He was a Muslim, but he did not propagate the deen. That was one man. Then there were people from Burnham in a place in Sabah, in the Yemen region. They had come
and they were good discussions between Mohammed Salah Salem and them, but there was a stumbling block, what was it? They said, okay, you're gonna come to us in Yemen, we will take you in, everything will happen, your message will go. And you know, the people will accept it. But once they accept it, and when you leave, everything must be handed to us. And we must be in control of this whole new religion. That was the stumbling block. He said, No, Allah will decide what will happen to us and what will happen to leadership in this particular. So you can't say that now you will start controlling all the people from everywhere who are going to accept the message. So they said, Well,
if that's the case, why should we sacrifice? Why should we sacrifice and then when you are gone, the honor must go to someone else. Subhana Allah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us honor. Today you can be an Arab, or you can be a non Arab. You can be an African or an Asian or an American or European. You can be anything you want. The honor and dignity that Allah grants us through Islam is something that goes beyond the boundaries or the limits or the lines of race, completely beyond. So Allah grants honor to a person who comes from anywhere on the globe. He can be from the subcontinent from Australia, no matter where today the globe is a small little village. We know people who we've never met, but we know them through the internet Subhan Allah and what happens, Allah has granted them such a high school
Status through Islam, and yet they are of a totally different race. Imagine if this was only blocked to one race to say you want to know anything about religion, you must only do it through the Chinese. The one wonders what would happen Allah protect us. I don't know what made me say China. But there are a lot of Muslims in China as well. Millions of them Subhana Allah, may Allah protect them and grant them ease and goodness. Since we've mentioned them we mentioned that people are being persecuted on the globe. And they are still keeping their Deen with us Mashallah. Look at us. We sitting in the house of Allah as free as anything, we're not persecuted at all. Alhamdulillah thank
Allah and make use of these days by getting closer to your maker. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So those were the people have been Mohammed. There was another believer who believed in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was a young boy who came in a group of people, the group of NSE Bina raffia, who was also known as Apple Hazel, and they had come this young boy, his name was so
and he came as a young boy and Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam met them at the festival. And he presented Islam to them read some foreign to them told them that these people were from they had actually come in order to strike a treaty with Polish so that they could be protected from hazaragi and Medina because they were fighting. So they went to courage to say look, you know what their intention was to go and say, We want you to protect us from these people, and please, can you help us so when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam heard that these people had come to meet courage, he quickly went to them, and he presented Islam to them and said, I am a messenger, and I am a person
who is sent by Allah and my message, I am not calling towards myself, I am calling towards worshiping the maker that cherisher nourishes, sustainer creator, the one whom we are going to return to worship Him and worship Him alone. So what happened is, these people from Medina, they had known because they had heard this from the Jewish people, and the People of the Book whom they had interacted with in the past, and who were living in that region. So this young boy known as he said, No more and he says to the others, this man is right.
He is saying he has to offer something better than what you have come for. You came for signing a treaty was Porush sign a treaty with your maker. Better. So he says, Yes, it's good. But this man, the leader of that group, caught up and scolded him today, keep quiet, don't be distracted, and they carried on. So this young boy he had a man in his heart. When he went back to Medina. He also died after the day of birth, the day of that war that took place. He died as well, the young boy known as he Asimov, and his companions say that this man we could hear him at night declaring the greatness of Allah just be in Tallinn and tech beam. So Panama and hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar, we could hear
him say this, which means he was a Muslim, and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam confirmed this also in the narration. He was the second person who accepted Islam but was unable to propagate the message. So this was the first the beginnings of Islam in Madina munawwara but it was not spread until Allah favored the people of Medina.
That day of us, there was such a great war that most of the leaders were killed. And when the leaders are gone, what happens? There is a bit of chaos.
When the leaders are there, and Islam is presented to them, what did they used to say in Makkah, they used to say no ways we're going to lose our chain, our seats. You know, when there's a man sitting on a chair, he doesn't want anyone else to sit on that chair. It happens. So for as long as he's alive, there's no hope, the minute he's dead, what will happen? There is a lot of hope, because now things can change.
So this is what happened in Madina munawwara when those leaders were did, they were looking for someone to lead them they were divided into two main clans allows and has
these to use to fight forever and ever. They've always been fighting, and they were at war, they killed so many of one another. Now that there was a massive war where so many of their leaders had passed away. There was a little bit of a stalemate, and they were just licking their wounds and counting their losses. And in the meantime, the festival happened when that festival happened Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam met a group of six of them. We need to remember these six. So panela
he told him Where are you from? They said we from yesterday. Can I sit and talk to you for a little while? said yes, you know if we sit and read the etiquette of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a messenger, how he sat with these people, how he presented Islam, how he respected them, how he answered their questions, we will learn a lot of diplomacy. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us that how we speak to people is very important. Sometimes this tongue can destroy a home house because we don't know how to talk and what what can happen so panela because we've used our tongue correctly, we can build relations even with people who may be enemies. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us.
So he met six people and he sat down and had a chat with him. He gave them the story of Islam these six words, as adaboost urara. Later on to be known yBnL Harris, Rafi mnemonic taught by him in an army and Jabir ibn Abdullah, these were people from Missouri, when they were told in the 11th, year of prophethood, that this is the message of Allah, and there is heaven and there is hell and you are answerable and so on. They told each other do you know what, this is what the Jews are speaking about all the time, and now that the Jews have always been telling us there's a prophet about to come, we've got a feeling this is the man and let us believe in him quickly because the message is
exactly what they have been saying it would be and if we believe in Him, Subhan Allah we will be successful. The six of them accepted Islam, and they went back to their people and started teaching Islam inshallah, tomorrow, we will see how the migration to MK to Madina, munawwara had started and how it occurred by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah bless us May he bless Not only this, these six whom we have just mentioned, but all those who struggle and strive for the deen and may He make us from amongst them. masala Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah homovanillic handed to Allah Allah Allah insha Allah to be like