Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2012
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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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu. lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Allah mabuchi Rahmatullah mean Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa bien woman to be a son, Elijah Medina. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon the masterpiece Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household and all his companions, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all. And may He bless every single one of us, my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. As you know, the second taraweeh has just been read. And we have entered into the second day of Ramadan. And before we know it, believe me, the entire month will have come to an end. Every
year, the Ramadan passes quicker than the previous year. And that is a prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So just hold in, don't be lazy, because shapen comes to us. And he tends to whisper in our ears, and we become lazy after that. So after we have had a good start, we tend to become more slack. And after that we regret at the end of the month thinking to ourselves, why didn't we do this and do that it was only once a month, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless us. As promised yesterday, we look at the darkness surrounding the Arabian Peninsula just before the birth of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In fact, the darkness that the whole globe was upon,
if you take a look at in India, how a woman was treated, she was such that if her husband died, there was no chance of marrying again, most of them burnt themselves to death, because they were taught that they were brainwashed to believe that that was their system. And they believed in reincarnation. When a person dies up to today, there are some who believe that the person reappears in the form of some either bird or snake depending on whether they lead a good life or a bad one. I remember one of the sisters once in my own community telling me that they had some people visiting them after the death of one of the relatives. And as they walked out, they saw a dog sitting on one
of the branches of a tree. And they looked at this dove and they said oh that must be this person. And when I was told I thought to myself, well, this dog was alive well before the death of this person. But look at how the people's minds are the darkness at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Or just prior to his time, if you take a look at the Arabian Peninsula, religiously, as we mentioned yesterday, they worshipped idols, so much so that they made idols out of stones. And when they found the better stone, they would throw away what they used to worship for so many years. And when they had a big problem, they would go to someone who had a bigger stone to
say, hang on, can I borrow your God because I've got an issue be problem. Allahu Akbar. Imagine the brains of the people. And Omar Allahu anhu. He actually says, as intelligent as he was. He says, We made a God out of date. And you know, we could shape it up much more easily than stone. So we shaped it up and it was so nice. And one day I was very hungry, asking the God for food, food, no food came my eight oh god, look at the God. So this was the type of mentality around the darkness. They believed in lots of superstition, as we mentioned last night, see something and they believe Oh, this means that will happen and that means this will happen. And if this happens, then this if you
see a sentiment then that if someone is having hiccups, then another person is remembering them. If you sneeze once that means someone has remembered you and so on. This had all come from that particular time and it seeps through across the globe for your information to this day. Some of us are guilty of believing in some of these superstitious items. So thereafter, if you look at one of their habits, they visited the fortune tellers anything happened. They went to the fortune teller and they let him solve their matter and he said
fortunetellers they were powerful in the sense that they knew how to study the lives of people and they had contact with the spirits. As I mentioned yesterday, contact with the spirits contact with the jinn is not impossible but it is prohibited. We are not allowed to deal in that and we are not allowed to go into that. Although we would know how it operates and how to protect ourselves from it may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to recite the verses of the Quran that are relevant we recited them this evening ayatul kursi as well as the last few verses of Surah Baqarah the most powerful of them and the last two sources of the Quran these are powerful sutras which should be
read every morning and evening with the intention of the law and protection. And then you find one of the habits they had they did not believe in the life after death.
They would say me,
ma here ami, who is going to give life to these bones after they are decomposed completely and like dust they become an Allah says who Yoshi lanie
say he will give those bones life who gave him the life in the first place. So for Allah subhanho wa Taala to create men in the first place to resurrect him is even easier. If you have no BMW. And you were to make one, you are far more a genius than a person who has just penalty to the damage to BMW simple logic.
May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us a deeper understanding. Obviously when Allah Allah, Allah has a far higher example than that which we just gave, but this was only to bring it closer to our brains and minds. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how when they were in difficulty, they lift their gods they called out to the one deity who created them whoever made me and calling out to him, that was when when they had a problem when they had difficulties. So like Allah says, For EDA hockey, boo, boo ki Tao la
Elan burrito Meucci coo when they were on the ship, and when the boat rocks a little bit, you know, when you at sea, they would call out to Allah alone. And as soon as they come back, what would happen, they would immediately start engaging in their polytheism once again, worshipping the other false deities besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. As for the politics, at that particular time, people were divided into two major groups, you find the people of the baddies, the people of the desert, and the people of the cities. And up to today you find those Mashallah, who are living in smaller towns have far greater hearts, they have far better qualities than those who are in the city who
don't even have time to greet you. They don't even have time to be hospitable. Whereas the slow life of those who are further away Mashallah one of the secrets why we are here in Polokwane, insha. Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness and make our hearts pure at all times. Allah hits a point of goodness, I feel really that this is about to be if not, it has already started as one of the best Ramadan's May Allah subhanho wa Taala. not make us from those who lose out. Believe me, as I say, always, it's like a train that is passing you catch it, you catch it, you missed it, everybody else caught it, you're alone in the station, may Allah subhanahu wa Jalla not make us miss
our trains and planes and show you know how it feels when Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness. So they had people in the cities and people out in the deserts in the rural areas, so to speak, but they had something in common, very strong lineage. They were divided into tribes, families, and they literally stood up for one another, they would fight the other tribe because of a problem that it had had with one particular person. One camel goes missing, for example, and they doubted those people, oh, someone was caught. The war lasted 40 years, 40 years people died. The Next Generation did not even know why they were fighting, but they continued fighting. This was the
type of Kabbalah they had, they had this tribalism and they had stuck to their claims. Sometimes it was used for the good and sometimes it was used for the bad. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless them by sending them the message. But if we take a look at
the leadership of these clans was always with a certain type of person and family. And usually it fell from father to child or to brother and so on. And this was the way they led. So the leader, the chief, and when he died, his son took over all relative to Cova but there was some
That could raise a person from nothing. What was that? If someone's level was very low, they just had to come up with some poetry, which was so powerful linguistically and full of meaning that it would instantly raise the rank of that individual sometimes to the point of leadership. Subhan Allah, why they were crazy about elephants, so crazy. They were the most powerful people when it came to speech, insects, they were unlimited. The bulk of them, almost 100% of them could not read or write. But linguistically, they were powerful. They hardly used slang. And Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as we will see later on, whereas he grew up, he never used slang. He was always the most
powerful, It is reported that he never ever made a linguistic error in his life. So Pamela, nothing. That was his gift by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why later on, we see how they looked at him. And they listened to him and they were mesmerized by what he said. So Pamela completely shocked. So much so that later on the Arabic language, began to take its rules and correct itself through the Quran. Because that was what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam came with, up to this day, the kuffar the Christian Arabs, and those who are non Muslims from amongst the Arabs, they still use the Quran when it comes to linguistics in order to correct their language and to explain
to you what is right and wrong Subhana Allah, so if you take a look at them from the angle of their wealth, and if you look at them economically, what did they have, they did not have much in terms of produce because it barely rain. And if it did, it was all desert. But in certain spots, they had had the date pump that used to grow a lot, and they had a few other things that would grow, but very, very little, a lot of their trading happened to be with the livestock that they had had, they had a lot of cars, sorry, they had a lot of camels, donkeys, as well as goats and sheep Subhan Allah the donkeys obviously, they wouldn't really count them as part of livestock as non edible. But at the
same time, you look at the amount of goats and sheep they had had Subhana Allah and there was a difference between those who had had camels and those who had had goats and sheep, those who had had camels up to today, those who have camels, they have their noses high up in the air, we have camels, and you know, it's considered very expensive, and considered something so wealthy like today you have someone driving the latest motor vehicle. There it was known as
the red camel, it was something amazing it had value more than the BMW is today. I don't know what is making me repeat it. Although I don't like the vehicle myself, Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, a vehicle that will serve its purpose rather than a vehicle that will bring about arrogance bearing in mind that if you have the wealth, you are allowed to buy the highest and the best of all the vehicles you want, on condition that it does not make you arrogant. May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us.
So if we look at them, this is what they had those who had had camels were much more proud in terms of the wrong pride than those who had had goats and sheep who are much more down to earth and humble so much so Subhana Allah, Allah has kept it such that every Nabhi every prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He started from a very early age, looking after goats and sheep. Never was it mentioned that they were looking after camels, toes always good and cheap venom. venom mamina Bian Illa Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says there was no prophet, except that he started off by looking after sheep, we will get to that inshallah a little bit later. So Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them
a gift by sending them Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to remove them from the darkness of arrogance, and to make them spend in the cause, and in the good cause. Then another thing they had had when it came to
their economic life. If you take a look at the caravans, they had lots of caravans that would travel towards the nose when it came to the summer and towards the south when it came to the winter, because the winters of North were too cold for them to handle. So they used to go down towards the south towards Yemen. And this is why the Quran speaks about these journeys, Lila
Isla reflector schita shaida he was sorry. Allah is speaking of the gift of The Taming of Polish during both of their journeys that which happened in winter and that which happened in summer. In winter, as I said they went south and in some of the winds up towards the nose. Why does that not make mention of The Taming of Malaysia because the caravans were waylaid almost all the time. They were hijackers in high
Women who came and who would steal and they were wars and people used to have to have weapons with them in order to fight those who want to come and steal. And you said, a lot of their economics was based on how powerful they were the wars that took place they would use it and come back. If there was some weak tribes, they always joined some strong tribes and signed treaties with them so that they could look after the smaller ones because the bigger tribes sometimes they just went in usurped and came out today It happens to us, you find someone who's strong and powerful, he eats the money of the week.
And the week sometimes can do nothing. Unless you know someone, when you know someone they can fix whoever is trying to fix you. That's what has happened today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us fall prey to that we need to know no matter how powerful we think we are, Allah is more powerful than us. So Allah says Quraysh was given a gift they used to travel north and south. So calm without anyone ever harming them. That was a sign of a lot to say courage is a chosen clan. They used to travel north and south. And Allah says Isla for him. Allies making mention of their taming the fact that they could go with all peace without worry of what would happen to our caravans. Nobody touched
their caravans Allahu Akbar. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us such that our wealth, which we've earned in a halal manner, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect it for us preserve it for us make it sustenance of mercy, sustenance of goodness and not sustenance that brings about or brings with it lots of destruction and arrogance.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them that gift of the peace and the calm but they had mixed with the Jews, they had dealings with some Jewish people who taught them how to charge interests. And this is why in the people of Quraysh, they began to charge interest and the Arabs at large they charged interest. Why was it wrong? Well, at that time, it was right because to them it was right. Although Islamic when Islam came, Islam protected the poor by banning interest because the interest factor makes the rich richer, and keeps the poor even poorer. When you borrow what happens to you love a kebab. May Allah safeguard us and not enslave us. And when you lend what happens to you may Allah
subhanho wa Taala help us having big hearts, may he make us from those who can assist one another, rather than those who are milking one another, even though they're not allowed to drink that milk, love.
Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors so they had a lot of interest. Also, they had festivals, some known as local and regional and rural majaz. These were some of the festivals that the Arabs had had after the month of chawan, or in the month of chawan. Due to the angle in such a way that they used to them gather in Africa, and they used to not deal with anything at all. They used to fulfill Hajj, but what type of Hajj it came down from Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, but they mixed it in such a way that they began to worship idols during those days, and they worshiped idols through the morning and the evenings. And they would never remember Allah as well. Allahu Akbar, at times,
as I told you times of need, we do it as well. we sinned sometimes every day. And then when we have a big problem, we raise our hands as though we are the most deserving of the mercy of Allah. But where were you? When will you understand when Allah subhanho wa Taala was had faith with you, and when you were in goodness, then you turned away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now that you are in difficulty, you want to turn to Allah still, Allah gives us but the winner is the one who is mentioned in the Hadith where Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us that Allah Illallah Masai
get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala at times of ease, and Allah will get close to you at times of your difficulty.
So these people, they used to have the Hajj they used to have their festivals during specific times. And if you look at now, the social life that was prevalent at the time of Malaysia, just prior to the birth of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. And round about that time, you would find they were very proud of their lineage and status. I am the son of so and so do you know who I am? I am this and I'm that based on the father, Allahu Akbar. Today what happens you find father works so hard, so hard, and the son is the laziest person in the world.
And he says, My daddy got a shock man, I'm alright I'm safe. Okay, I'm done. If you've heard that, Daddy got a shock Mashallah your father's got a shop a business Alhamdulillah he sweated day in day out in order to build it you a few actions, you can actually bring it to the ground just because you have haram habits.
happening when a person is involved in harm, whether it is womanizing, drinking, gambling, any other bad habit, pornography, whatever else it is, believe me, your sustenance, crashes and the barakah in your wealth actually goes away. Yet if you had to calculate how much Allah put into your direction, it would be so much perhaps in its millions. But where did it all go? Well, you've got haraam habits. That's where it all went. May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla safeguard us in ulladulla please obey them BOC bow, a man is blocked from sustenance because of the sins he commits sometimes, may Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, you can never achieve sustenance through the displeasure of the
owner of sustenance, love Akbar. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us a lesson. So these were people also who, as I said, they were very eloquent. They used to love listening to poetry. They used to love listening to eloquence, if a man came up with a statement that was fully meaning what law he they listened to it, and they got so excited that they raised that man's ranks, they actually gave him sometimes wealth, and they made him wealthy from amongst them, just because he could talk and he had a tongue Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors, then there was a very big issue. Now if you notice, some of these habits of this were good. And some of them were bad.
Speaking of one of the worst habits, the treatment of the women, women were treated as commodities. And nica or marriage was something very, very absurd at that time. People used to marry one category of people used to marry correctly, where someone wants to marry, they go and speak to the guardians of the female and they arrange it and the nikka has done that remained even after Islam. But sometimes they used to marry in a very strange way, a man old another man money, so he would take his wife along his women along and he would say, right, you can have these you can impregnate my wife, and when she's pregnant, you send them back to me, that child will hold your name out the
window. Imagine what type of ignorance today on the globe, they have something known as swinging, where people swap their wives it happens even in the midst of some ignorant Muslims. they swapped their wives for a weekend in order to have fun. That is exactly the genelia of the pre Islamic era. May Allah never return us to that.
It happened to them. It's repeating itself with us, but in a different way. And people are calling the women folk that you know what, this is interesting. Voila, he you get nowhere. Nowhere Do you get with that. And Allah subhanahu wa Jalla blessed us by removing us from this darkness. Another way of marriage was a woman who needed a bit of wealth would put a flag up by whom, and people would come to her literally as though she was a prostitute. And each one would do whatever he would like. And thereafter pay her button if she was expecting she chose one of them. And she said, it's your child, and nobody could say no. So the child would be called after the men there, and she would
choose the most honored so that the child could be brought up under the guardianship of some strange men are also Billa. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us.
And they had a fourth type of marriage as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us mentioning some of these things is actually irrelevant. But the only reason why I repeat, this is today, we are returning to some of these habits with different names. And we are returning to the journey and the ignorance that was pre Islam the darkness, it is called the darkest of darkness. May Allah subhanho wa Taala take us out of that. And then if you look at the divorce of a woman, oh, the men would just come and say, Okay, I divorced you, you divorced. And next thing you say no, I take you back to divorce. You take you back. And the woman nobody would say anything because they were so embarrassed
to even their female children, that whenever there was a female child they used to take they were very upset. Their faces became blackened. What either bashira had Oh,
what oh, Toby, yet? Ah, minakami News. Oh, eema bushi Robbie, whenever any one of them was informed of a female child, their faces would be blackened and they would become angry. They would want to hide behind the walls because of the bad news that they had just received. And they will take the child, one of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu he says in my period of ignorance, I buried my daughter she was so beautiful, such that she was saying, Daddy, what are you doing? What are you doing? And she began to wipe off the little sand that was on my beard. And as she's doing that I kept on putting more and more sent on her until she realized what was happening and she began to kick and
then I covered her completely and let her die.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked him This was after Islam
Didn't you feel in your heart a little bit of mercy Subhan Allah, Allahu Akbar. And obviously, the heart positively felt a lot of mercy. But because of the people, sometimes we are embarrassed when our own children make a little bit of a noise, and we want to collect them up in public, just because we want to show the others that you know what I'm trying to look after my child, that's not the time to admonish your child, take them home quietly, just like how none of us would like to be told in public. So your children also don't like to be told in front of the guests at home, and it is wrong for you to admonish them in full view of the public. It reduces their confidence levels.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us May he guide us to be true guides to our own children, although we ourselves need guidance.
So this was the condition of the people they used to divorce as they wished and take back as many times Allah later on revealed the verse of Kala Kumara.
For insert Bhima, in the city,
you can only divorce twice, you take back once you want. Second time, you can take back the minute the third Palak drops or is given, you cannot take back until and we read these verses this evening, coincidentally in the surah that we read, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says until she marries again, I need to pause there for a moment. Why is it the case? Most of us don't even know how to divorce in Islam. And people think you just dish out three blocks and walk away. Never ever do that. That is worse than a hooligan worse than an animal.
It is very simple to dish out. 123 very simple.
If you would want we need to become you need to relax. People say I gave my palate in anger. Well, what do you expect? Do you think people would now be sitting with coffee in similar ways I divorce you would that happen?
May Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us people who are foolish. When angry, Watch your tongue.
Control yourself calm down. If you really cannot get along one palette more than enough. You don't need to issue the second. You don't. Not at all. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us, then if you want to get back, you can get back, no need to marry someone else and so on. Why is it that the third time she cannot get back to you because three hold times you tried so hard and she couldn't appreciate you or you could not appreciate her. She will never be able to live with you unless she has gone to someone else and has had an opportunity to compare you with someone else to the degree that she could not get along with him and was divorced from him. And now she says let me go back to
that man. He was much better. There were only 10 things wrong with him. This guy there's 100 things wrong with him. Now it's there's a chance of it working. So this is the logic behind it. Whereas we think No. Well, you know what? There was a man in Britain who told me once that you know I used to do holidays, you know what's a holiday for your information? It's haram land alone mahalo mahalo, Allah subhanho wa Taala has just the one whom Allah Allah is done for, and the one who does it.
Where people divorce 123 and they have divorced their wives, they want to get back and so they tell their friends, you know what, let's work around this. You marry her for one night, tomorrow morning, you divorce again, when she's finished her, she'll get back to me. So the man says, a little law. He says I used to do this. And he says until one day Oh, there was such a princess who came in my direction. I refuse to divorce her. He says now she's my wife. I've got so many children with us so can Allah Allah protect us yet? That is Jerry Hillier. Allah curses those who do that why do we not control our tongues? For what? Why do we have to be so foolish and and run to the Allah for help?
When we have shot ourselves three times in the chest with our own gun, the bullet piercing spray through the heart and we still want to resuscitate
the ignorance. That was the time of Jamelia before Islam. They divorced as they wish to back so the woman was always hanging she didn't know whether she was coming or going. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now if you take a look at some of the good qualities that they had had, they were very intelligent and their memories were very, very powerful. They could tell you the lineage of the camels they had had. This camel is the child of this one, this one this one seven generations back. Today we don't even know our own forefathers seven generations that how many of us it's a challenge can mention your father, grandfather, great
grandfather, great, great grandfather going back seven, some are saying yes, you probably are not from this country originally. Because with us who are born here, we have become very lazy with lineage. We barely know the names of our great grandfather's let alone greater than that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant us the memory of those people who knew the lineage of even their animals. Subhana Allah, that's how powerful they were.
And remember one thing to fulfill, this is a very important point to fulfill your duties to your relatives is not possible unless you know who your relatives are. Many of us don't even know how we are related to Panama. And yet we are related. Then if we take a look, they were people who were very honoring of the guests, in most cases, they used to honor their guests, you find the person like Hattie macpaw, he, and so many others are delighted in the Japan, he was a very, very generous person. Anyone came with any, you know, story of how they were in debt and so on, he would sort it out for them. He was a poor man. And one day he found a lot of wealth. And he kept it in he went to
one of the elders and said, I found a lot of wealth, what should I do? He says, Well, you rather help people because that will result in you being remembered after you die. So he started helping everyone with wealth. He was known as very honoring. You see people of that time when a guest came? They said yes, yes, come home, you have a meal. And what they would do, they would slaughter the animals at US alone. Any anytime you add another? How can you ask me about food in my home, when this camel of mine that I'm writing with is right in front of you? Let's cut it out right now. And you can enjoy your meal, love.
Whereas nowadays, you try to call a man he doesn't even answer your call Why? Perhaps he owes you money. Love happens. That's when the calls are not answered. And then what happens? People coming home handler it happens sometimes because of the different situations that people are in. And people say, Okay, you know what, I'll let you know tomorrow. That means it's not coming. Don't worry, let you know, tomorrow means it's not coming. So those people had good habits which we need to learn from. They were honoring of the guests, very generous people also, they also had generosity in them. Then they were very, very courageous. That was something else, they would go out with all vana they
would fight in the cause of protecting their own people and their tribes. They had lots of courage if their fathers or relatives died.
In battle, they were very, very proud of the fact that this person died was protecting this tribe of ours or the clan or the city and so on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us some form of courage. Some of us do not even have courage to kill a fly, let alone to protect ourselves or our family members, someone walks over your wife or your children and sways them in front of you. And you can't even say look, please, can you understand? Do not do this. Sometimes we just sign it we watch oppression. And we enjoy watching it to the degree that we are silent. And we predict You see, if you don't stop oppression the first time it happens, it will repeat itself. let's
develop the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says you must make sure that you stop the oppressor. If you don't, you will begin to make dua to Allah and Allah will not respond to that. Because you did not help yourself by stopping the oppressing people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from oppression. And may He make us stop those who are oppressing others. So another thing that they loved was to fulfill a promise when they made the promise they would fulfill it in most cases. They were a few examples of when they did not do that. But the whole community would team up against them. Also, they were happy with very little they lived in the heat. They were happy
with small amounts of food and drink. And they were people who are always excited, and they were always happy people but they worshipped idols.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how these people were also quite strong. They had strong bodies, and they were very muscular. And they used to compete with one another. They used to fight as well. And they used to protect one another at the same time. When I say fighting, the fighting was more with other clans within themselves. They tried their best not to allow disunity to overtake.
And then it's important for us to make mention of two very, very important incidents that occurred just before the birth of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. One of them was the story of Zamzam very interesting story. The grandfather of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his name was Abdul muttalib. This afternoon, he was one of the leaders of Quraysh Cejudo. He was the top of grace and he used to have he was a powerful, beautiful meaning handsome men very strong and people looked at him listened to him. He was extremely eloquent as well. And his place was right in the shade of the Kaaba.
And he had a special max which they laid for him, and he would sit on there nobody would ever dare sit on that max had 11 children Subhanallah 11 sons
and from amongst his sons was also Abdullah, the father of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had various others. And what happened is one day he says that I was sleeping in Egypt and he was
Part of the Kaabah nowadays you find a little Christian sort of structure. It used to be within the Kaaba at a certain stage. And when they did not have halaal funds to actually build it in that shape, they lifted more or less like a cube. And that part, although it was in the Kaaba is now out of it. So if you are reading Salah in it, it's as though you are reading Salah in the cabin. So this man was resting there, and he saw a dream.
In his dream, he was told to dig fiber. So he asked what is fiber? Anyway, the dream came to an end.
The next day he was in the same place, he had a dream, and he was told to dig Burma. He asked what is Burma, and the dream came to an end. And the third day he saw a dream. And the historians all make mention of this. And he was told to dig Mona Mona, and he asked what is that? And the dream came to an end. The fourth day he saw a dream and he was told to dig Zamzam. So he asked What is it? He was told it is a well that will never deplete, everyone can drink from it. It goes all gush for me forever and ever. It was there he was basically informed exactly its way its spot was. And he was told its history. And he was told where it was. So he got up in the morning, he got one of his
children and Harry's according to one of the narrations. And the two of them began to dig. And Quraysh was watching Quraysh. Obviously, they all related to one another somehow they have different plans depending on the children and the children. Like we have so many brothers, each brother, a different plan starts from one. So they watched him. When he started saying Allahu Akbar, he mentioned these were people of ignorance, but they still use the terminology is referring to Allah. Because as I said, when they had issues, they referred it to Allah again. But they used to worship others besides Allah like sometimes what happens in our midst, we worship Allah alone. But then
sometimes we happen to worship this and that and sticks and stones and graves and so on. And all this is against the law of Allah. The whole reason why Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent was to remove mankind from worshipping men to worshipping the creator of men. Subhana Allah, so let's not lose focus on this. So when he said Allahu Akbar Quraysh came around, the people came around, they saw Yes, there is water here, they started debating, hey, this water belongs to our forefathers, who's your forefathers is mine.
alayhi salatu was Salam. And this water came from that time. Yes. And this water belongs to all of us, not to you. He said, No, it was in my dream I was instructed, had I not been instructed, you would have not known about it. So they decided, Okay, let's go to someone who can be a judge between us, we don't want to fight amongst us. And they decided we will go to someone from sunny side a little bit further up north close to the where Sham is very, very far from the Arabian Peninsula. So a group of them got together the leaders, and they left, they had a little bit of food with them. And they got to a point where the desert stretched and stretched, they ran out of food and ran out
of water. And now all of them were preparing for death, Abdul muttalib and all his class Klansmen and the others who were debating going to this one fortune teller.
So what had happened is they decided okay, it's all over the game is over, we cannot go back nor can we go further. Every one of us is going to die the best and most noble thing to do, let's all start digging our graves. Once we have a little bit of energy, the one who dies first will be buried by those who are too dilated. So in that way, only one will be left out. But even he he can go down and really, you know, get ready to sleep.
So this was their plan, they started digging. And as they started digging into preparing for death, what happened.
Abdulmutallab walked towards his animal, his camera, and suddenly from its feet, water started gushing miraculously, from the feet
of this animal, which belonged to abdomen at a distance from where everyone was. And immediately they were all shocked. This was before Islam. And they immediately said, this is a sign that your well is the well of Zamzam, meaning you will be the leader, you will be in charge of that water. It's not like he was going to have it for himself. Everyone was going to be obviously quenched from the water of Zamzam. But at the same time, who was going to be the leader. That was what was being discussed. So they immediately acknowledged they drank from the water and they said Now let's go back, no point to go further. They went back and Abdul muttalib was the one responsible for that
water he used to feed he used to give the hajis water those who used to come for that pagan Hajj as we made mention of
and everyone drank from that water to this day. The water is gushing out of that spot in muckety muck Obama, all of us know that. And I think in all our homes, we have some of that water known as Islam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam later says, Zamzam Nima surely Bella. The water absorption is for whatever intention. It is.
For you want to drink it to be cured, you will be cured. You want to drink it to pass your exams, you will pass your exams, you want to drink it for sustenance, you will have sustenance, you want to drink it for any other reason you will have that inshallah for as long as it's a noble reason and the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala accepts that Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us a drink from Zamzam. And may He make us from those who can constantly have it in our homes, for indeed, it even protects from the devil.
So this was the story that was worth mentioning. And it was a time because Abdulmutallab for your information was already informed by certain people. One was the king of Yemen, one was one of the Jewish people he had known. And some of the fortune tellers told him that from your lineage, something big is going to happen. One of your grandchildren is going to be a super leader, one of your grandchildren is going to come and change everything happening here. And he was told this constantly by various people. And this was another sign that he was a chosen men, Allah Subhana, which Allah chose him to be the grandfather, not only the grandfather, he looked after Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wasallam later on, as we will see. So the next story that is very, very important and worth mentioning, is the story of an Abyssinian men who became the king of Yemen, and his name was abraha. And this abraha, he was the king of Yemen. And he was a Christian man who had built a church in Yemen. And he wanted people to flock there for many reasons to worship they as well as for business purposes. And he was told that no, we have in Makkah, there is this house that everyone goes to, and you need to deal with them if you want people to come here, that was something that he spoke about, or he was told. So he said, no problem. I have one elephant, a big elephant. We will
take the elephant and we will walk through with our armies. And we will continue now obviously there is a narration that says the vast of narration say they will there was just one main big elephant. The rest were normal camels and so on. And there are some historians who say no, it was a whole army of mini elephants. But the Quran speaks of one elephant elfin meaning one elephants, so the people of the elephants, big huge elephant and they were armies that came with and they started marching towards Makaton. mahkamah when they were outside, somewhere nearby, if they sent a messenger to say go and look for the say, the leader of these people and tell them we don't want to fight. We are
coming destroy the house and we're going back. So Abdullah was the leader. He was told this is what the man is coming for. He said, okay, let him come. Now imagine I told you moments ago, these were courageous people. And these people would fight to protect their dignity and so on. This man said, okay, let them come. And in the process, the army came in and usurped more than 200 cameras of Quraysh. And Abu Talib told one of these men look, you can come and destroy the house, no problem, but our camels we want them back. So the man took him to abraha and Abdulmutallab spoke to abre and told him I would like my 200 camels. Sabra says when I saw you, big, huge, handsome man, very
eloquent. I was very happy. I saw this man here is a very honored leader here. But now that you're asking a favor, you have expressed your foolishness. We are coming to destroy your honor. Here. We are coming to destroy the house. And you want to ask for your cameras, which is minor. It's a small item. So he says, the camels belong to us. We need them back. As for the house, it has a lord who will protect it. That's it. So Han Allah, and he walked away he was given the camels and these people started proceeding towards the color that the elephant refused to go through. It stops and it stops. And they began to beat it. It refused didn't go further. When they turned it around, and beat
it, it went running. When they stopped it and turned it back around. It stopped again. panela who stopped it? Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And as they progress, the armies began to move towards the Kaaba. No sooner did they come closer to it, then they noticed birds from nowhere in the skies.
And these birds had three little tables each the size of a pea and even smaller, small little pebbles made of clay. And from a very high altitude they released these pebbles and the pebbles came down at such force. You know today we have we learn about gravity and we learn about Newton and this one and that one will lie if you take a look at this explanation of swords and veal, you will come to realize that that LTT
When it dropped from there, the small pebbles went straight through these men and killed them on the spot. And people were just watching luck but didn't Abdulmutallab say that house has a lord who will protect it to this day you need to remember the Kava is protected by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah Subhana Allah Allah who sent those birds protect the Kaaba for us and the haramain for us, and may He make us from those who can continue going there in a manner that we are safe and secure. And may we never see days when we are prohibited from going there for whatever reason.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala sent this and mention is made of this historical field. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, lm Tara k de la boca, b.
d, did you not see what Europe has done to the people of the elephants, those who came with the elephants, Allah destroyed them. And some of them whom these pebbles did not get to, they were injured, they went back and they were inflicted with disease so much so that abraha himself, his organs began to drop, literally, his fingers started falling off, and everywhere they went, as they went back, they were heading back and his hand fell off. Next thing his leg fell off, and then he died. Very bad day. So these were two incidents that had happened just before the birth of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Then came the blessing of births, after which the whole world changed.
It changed in a way that up to this day, that change is felt and up to the end of time, there will be people who will be guided by the word of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So if you look at us, when we look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his life, as I said, we understand revelation. He is the one who brought revelation we need to know who he was. And his words are known as a deed, we need to know who he was. His name was Mohammed Abdullah Ibn Abdul muttalib Ebony Hashem Ebony abdomen. So he was from the clan of Banu Hashim who fell under polish. So his father's name was Abdullah, his grandfather was up in McAllen. Where was he born? He was born in Mecca today if you travel to Makkah to Luca Rama, you will notice where Safa and Marwa is if you were to come out on that side, you notice a large open space where people read Salah very soon is
going to be taken into the Haram then you will notice a building standing on its own known as a liability. It is reported that just there was the birthplace of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
It was the house of Abu Talib because his father had passed away when he was seven months in his mother's womb. And the father was 25 years old, very young. If you take a careful look at what the historians say. They say a lot of this man away after his seed was planted into the mother of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. His job in this dunya was over. His job in the world was over and he passed away 25 years old whilst Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was seven months in the womb of his mother.
And his mother, Amina Binti Wahab
even added the man who was also from the similar kind of courage. She says, it was the easiest, the easiest gestation period. The pregnancy was simple. I didn't feel anything. The child birth was absolutely easy, as though I didn't even give birth Subhan Allah, the Most blessing of all creatures was just being born. We want to go into the moment of birth, inshallah in a few moments. So Allah subhanho wa Taala caused the death of the father of Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasallam in Madina munawwara Did you know that he passed away in Medina, Managua, he was going to share him and he came back to meet some of his relatives in Medina. And on his way back, he passed away in Madina,
munawwara Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went back there at a later stage in his life.
So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was born, unlike all the other children. The narrations make mentioned that when he was born, he came down with his hands. He's hands down, and his face was looking up to the skies. sallallahu alayhi wasallam if you're already circumcised, and his umbilical cord was already separated,
Subhana Allah, this is made mentioned by most of the narrations. Some of them say that the circumcision was already done, and some say Abdul muttalib did it seven days.
Later, and he had fed a few people in happiness of a grandchild being born and he had already known in his heart and mind. This child is going to be someone great because so many people had already told him but they would they did not know is going to be a Nabhi from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But they knew he's going to come and something great is going to happen. I mean, I've been to have the mother of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that when I was expecting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about to deliver, I saw a light come out of my belly, from which the palaces of Sham were looks. And I knew that something is happening. And on that day, It is reported that the
fire that was worshipped by the Persians in Iran was extinguished, and they had to rekindle it.
And it is reported that some of the items that were placed on the Kaaba had dropped down on that day. And it is reported
that kisara the kisser Ah, that was there. He's the balcony, part of the structure that made his palace had dropped on that day, and they had to rebuild it Subhan Allah, and this was all signs these were signs later on, which were only to be interpreted that this man's message was to get across the globe. You know, when someone dies, what happens? after they die, we see but just yesterday, he said, I might not see you again, happens to us. It's a sixth sense. He did not know he was going to die. But Allah makes him say statements. That is a lesson for those who are to come later on. And we busy and crushed him Did he know or didn't he know? The more important thing
whether he knew or not is nothing for us. But what is more important is what are you doing now before you get to that condition? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all a good day. So the same applies here, things happen, and later on, they were to come to reality. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as we said, umbilical cord separated, already circumcised to Pinilla, he came down looking up to the heavens, and one narration actually makes mentioned that he was born with his finger up the one the first finger, the finger of Shahada.
And this was to depict the fact that Allah is one alone don't worship anyone else. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the trophy and the acceptance to worship him and him alone. And then Subhan Allah His mother says, The grandfather Abu Talib loved him so much he was sitting where the Kaaba was, and I covered him with a utensil and sent for Abu Talib to be called, so that he would be the first one to see Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he came by the time we looked back at him, that utensil was already broken into two and he was there Subhan Allah and the grandfather was so happy, so happy, because the father had already passed away. And he made him a man, he made him a young boy
who was very close to him, and inshallah, tomorrow, we will look at the other miracles of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he was born, what had happened, how he grew up and where he was sent and what happened thereafter, inshallah, we will look at that before I end I need to make mention of one point, there are many people of today we have fabricated certain miracles, they say this happened and that happened, I want to mention two or three of them, so that we know there is no need for us to fabricate anything, because what is correct is already there, and the miracles have already happened. So why should we then fabricate, it only drops the value of the story? I heard one
of the scholars say one of the people say that you know at the time Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born.
The minerals of the harem made such them But brother, they were no minerals at the time, you need to know them. And then they said, I've heard them say also that the golden standard where Malcolm Ibrahim is caught up and made such that there was no golden standard at the time. So let's not fool each other. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us the muhabba the love of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of creation. Imagine the moment when he came on to the earth. So many things across the globe had happened, which are absolutely authentic, which he makes mention of later on. We asked Allah subhanho wa Taala, to make us appreciative of the fact that we are part of
the oma who have accepted all the prophets, Jesus May peace be upon him, Moses, may peace be upon him, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and all of them we respect them, and we say May peace be upon them all, and may peace be upon us until we meet again. sallallahu wasallam Obara cannon Amina Mohammed Subhana Allah Subhana Allah homodiegetic the Chateau La ilaha illa Anta