Ramadan 2012 – Life of the Last Messenger – Day 23
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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
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa
We commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him and his entire household all his companions, may Allah bless them. And may He bless all those who have struggled and strive from the very beginning to learn the deen to put it into practice to fulfill it to convey to others in a way that today it has got to us and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of us and use us also for the same and to convey the message inshallah to our offspring and to those around us in a way that we would be of service to the deen and of the insha Allah earning the
pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala I mean, beloved brothers and sisters, as we have said, in the sixth year of hegira, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw a dream. In his dream, he saw that he was entering Makaton, mocha Rama and the Haram area with his companions and they were safe and secure. And some of them had shaved heads and some of them their hair was very short. So this was an instruction automatically from Allah subhanho wa Taala, because the dreams of the messengers are revelation. So he got up and he told his companions I intend to fulfill Amara, it was not going to be possible, unless Allah subhanho wa Taala had written it. And so what happened is, his people were
quite surprised, but they knew that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he instructed than it was to be obeyed.
So he started off by calling the Arab, the Arab, the Bedouin Arabs from the outskirts of Madina, munawwara and as he called him, he said, Let us go to Makkah, there is a war between us and courage, they want to attack us they want to harm us at the same time, there is no peace between us there are so many skirmishes that took place between the Battle of the battle known as the Alliance or the trench, and and at that particular time, the following year, many skirmishes took place, lots of different platoons were sent, and much loss was suffered by the machinery. So how is this going to be possible the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Look, the Haram has been made safe, these people may
decide to abuse that or to disrespect the sanctity of the harm. And they may even if they do decide that we are going to go without arms without weapons, and we want to go in large numbers. But sadly, the Bedouin Arabs, some of them, they did not respond to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They felt in their hearts that if we were to all go to Mecca, we're not going to come back. And they felt in their hearts, that if these people are going to go, they too are not going to come back. So they made an excuse to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they delayed in the meantime, the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam did not delay the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now let's
listen very carefully because this as much as it may seem something that was not achieved by the Muslims, ultimately. But if you look at what happened thereafter, this was the beginning of the victory of the Muslims. This dream was the beginning of the victory of the Muslims. So the answer and the Mahajan got together between 1000 401,500 men, they got together and they decided we are going with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they began on their path to Makkah to Makkah Rama, they had taken with them the sacrificial animals. At that time, the Amara was slightly different from what we have it today very slightly in some of its detailed regulations and hygiene
was not yet compulsory. So what had happened is, the people had left al Madina munawwara and they had had their alarm, and at the same time, they had taken their sacrificial animals, and they had progressed. Now sacrificial animals from the pagan days, they had high value in the eyes of the people. If anyone saw a sacrificial animal, it normally had the same they will put a sign on it, this is not to eat and so on. This is for a sacrifice in Harlem, people would not really steal that because it was considered highly taboo. And it would bring about very, very bad luck on the person in fact, the wrath of the Almighty so they had progressed and as they proceeded, Quraysh knew
exactly what these people had intended. They knew very well that the Muslims are coming 1400 to 1500 men, and they are unarmed. They only have a few swords in order to protect themselves from
Some perhaps attack on the road and so on but they do not intend to harm they want to come into Mecca. They want to make Amara and they want to go back to Al Madina, munawwara without any violence, nothing besides an act of worship for the pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So what had happened as they had gone when they got to a place known as fun
when they got to a place known as a span between Medina and Mecca, the messenger had come back to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam whom Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam had sent to find out what was happening in Polish, what are their views. So when this messenger got back, he told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam parish has decided they're not allowing you, they're going to block you, they're going to stop you no matter what. Because they feel it is against their pride and dignity to allow the enemy to come into the city, even if it means to engage in an act of worship. And yet Quraysh in the past, used to allow their enemies to come to Makkah because they had certain months
in which they would not fight, just to allow for those who were who wanted to fulfill their oma and they had to come in. Obviously, at that time, they used to worship idols and so on the Muslims had intended not for the sake of idols, but for the pleasure of Allah, the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so, the Quraysh this man says they have sinned Harley, who lead with an army of men, approximately 100 200 men, there was a number of men that had left with Harley Davidson when he summarized narrations make mention of 200 men, they were heavily armed, and they were coming to charge at the Muslims. Now this is something very bad, because the Muslims did not intend any harm.
They wanted to go engage in an act of worship and return. So when the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam heard that Holly didn't when he has left with at that time, he was amongst the mushriks, he had left with this little group of people in order to attack the Prophet sallallahu Sallam changed his path. And he decided to arrive in Makkah. From not from the normal path, but via a place known as a DBA. It was called a DBA, because there was a well they're known as a DBA. So people might ask, why is it called a DBA? Because of the well. So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam got to this place known as the DBA. He came to there.
And when he came there, the co founder of Macau very uneasy, because here you have Khalid Khalid returning to Mecca, telling the people of Mecca that really I did not even meet these people on the path. They were too sharp. And they had used a different road. They had used a different route, you know, later on Saturday.
He says whenever I fought the Muslims, and whenever I engaged in anything against the Muslims, I knew that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was a protected man or
the man completely protected. It's impossible for me to harm him or attack him. This is a warrior of war telling you later on that this is the messenger and his status as Allah says, Allah is the one who protects Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So when the past was changed, Holly didn't when he came back, when he came back, they had camped the Muslims at Kempton who Abia, the co founder of courage decided to send them a man officially to say, you know what, go and find out officially Why are these people here they knew, but they wanted it official. So they sent Buddha lipno aka el Jose, one of the leaders of Hosea. This was also the plan of Allah, the plan of Allah why they sent a man
who was one of the leaders of Hosea, later on this man realized who was right and who was wrong. And you will see what happened to Hosea. So this, would they ignore Carl Jose? He came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and says I am a messenger from Polish in an official capacity. I want to know why are you here? Now he's watching the Muslims. He's seeing them in a harem. He's seeing them with Tobia, Toby amines love bake, Allahumma bake, we are at your service. We have responded to your call, Oh Allah, it was a call of Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam was instructed in his dream. And so they were responding to the call of Allah Allah Baker was at a debate means we are at
your service of Allah we have responded your call Allah Allah calls and we respond. So he heard this, he was touched by it and he was told we are only here in order to engage in Ramadan and we will go back That's it. We don't want anything extra and we will not accept anything less. So good. They will he understood it. He went to Croatia and told them these people, they don't have weaponry. These people are not intending harm. They are calm, they are relaxed. They have come with their leader in large numbers 1000 odd meaning 1400 to 500. And they do not intend harm. Perhaps we should just let them in Croatia. You don't know just sit down You don't know anything. We are going to see
we're going to send someone else This was also a plan of Allah. So the next person they sent was la Sydney l comma.
He was from
These are the people who are made up of different groups around muckety muck Obama, who did not perhaps belong to one particular clan. They were known as bash, because they were the ones who fell under a specific leader and they had pledged allegiance with the people of corrosion, they were together with them. And what had happened is when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam sent him release. He was from the people who really looked at the animals of sacrifice very highly, they were scared of animals of sacrifice, because they knew these of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even though they were Muslims, they knew we're not supposed to harm these. So when he was coming, the Prophet
sallallahu Sallam told his companions, bring forth all your animals, and let him see all of these animals and say your tell BIA allowed allowed. So byculla Houma Bay allow their attorney, and the animals are there and this comes through and he looks at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he sees all this he asks them the same question. He is responded with a similar answer. He goes back to Korea, she says, Look, these people have their animals perhaps you should allow them they are not harmful. They are not going to harm anyone they want to come just to engage in worship. You people are custodians of this place. Quraysh was custodian of Zamzam. They were in charge in Mecca
of even the Kaaba at that particular time. So how could they say we're not allowing somebody to come here? So now what happened is, he then decided, no, no, no, no, no, this is wrong. You cannot do this and we are not going to accept what you are saying, how can you come and tell us we only told you to find out now you're coming to instruct us what is it that needs to be done and so on. And therefore after a while, what happened?
They sent another men.
Through that setup fee. This was also a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala, one of the leaders of Salif Sati for the people of our if remember what they did to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this man through the Tata V, he went and he spoke to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he saw the people he saw everything. He saw the Tobia, he saw the animals, he also came back, do you know what he said? He said, Oh, no, this was a leader of the thief. He was a senior politician. He says all suck if I have been to kisara and I have been to kisara in Persia and Kaiser of the Roman Empire. And I have seen how their people operate with them how they treat each other. This man there
is a totally different relation between him and those who follow him. They would give their lives for him. And this man, he has disciplined them to the degree that they look down when they are talking. And they don't speak loudly. They have so much respect. They are the most well cultured people, anyone who adopts Islam properly, becomes a person whose morals are of the highest standards. That's because that's Islam Subhana Allah. So he was shocked. They heard this, obviously they knew it, they did not like it. They rejected the statement. And Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted this to happen because Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted these leaders who had come, who are not
directly the leaders of Quraysh, but people whom Quraysh used in order to go to speak to the Muslims. Allah wanted them to see who was right and who was wrong. Tourists just denied it. I want to pause for a moment I studied in Madina munawwara and I tell you, we had a ruling and it's still there, that, you know, you're not allowed to make Hajj unless five years have elapsed, this was for a long time for those who live there. And you need a special permit. I'm mentioning this because it's connected to what I said just now. And so we as students used to like to go for Hajj. And we sometimes you know, you have a pass and five year for five years, you don't get a pass thereafter.
So some of the students who are adamant on going, they say look at the last day, let's just all go What do we do, the whole busload will not have any permit we'll all be in a hurry. And as we passing the checkpoint all these people are Muslims, we will loudly just say love bacon law.
And continue saying that, let's see what happens. Believe me 100% of the time it worked.
They look at you, they don't ask you for anything. They just let you carry on. Why? Because how are they going to stop someone who's already around and screaming
and not just one, a whole army of them so panela May Allah open our doors. So this is the softening of the heart by the tibia and the softening of the heart by looking at people in a harem.
And imagine at the moment is things are different, but here we are given
knew the example. Even the back of the time.
They also had that in them that if they see the animals they wouldn't stop anyone. Or I stopped him crazy. No, you're not going.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors and grant us goodness. Thereafter Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam decided that no, I need to send someone to talk to them. So he appointed me.
And he said, what's mine up near fine, we'll go He will speak to them upon the guarantee of a man known as abandoned minister a dilemma we, this was a man who had given a guarantee of the safety of men. At that time, we've already explained how this guarantee worked. So with mine up near fun 10 people joined him, they were from amongst those who some of them wanted to meet their relatives and some of them wanted to go and see this one and that one, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam instructed a man to do two things, one was to go to origin inform them why we are here. Secondly, to go to the weak Muslims who were stopped from making hegira and tell them a bishop who
good news for you. inshallah, very soon they will be victory based on what the dream that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had. So just be a bit of patience, it's not so long now inshallah, we will be victorious. So it might have been a fan of the Allahu anhu.
And the others.
They had gone through into muckety muck karma, and they met buresh he met koresh. And he spoke to the leaders. And he told him this is why we are here. They told him you are never ever going to enter this place whilst we are here. In this particular manner, no ways. You will not enter this arm of meaning this place, you can tell the group of people to leave and you can all go away. We have no discussion. We don't want to entertain anything. In the meantime, they hatched a plan. What did they do? They sent a man known as MC Rossignol house with about 50 to 70 men depending on some of the narrations, and he had gone back knowing these people are unarmed, and he had intended to harm them.
But Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam had had a man known as Mohammed dibny Muslim Marathi Allahu anhu who was guarding the group. And when he saw this men mikulas coming through, trying to attack they had surrounded them and brought them captive besides me cuz he fled, but the others were held captive for a while. In the meantime, in muckety, muck Obama, the leaders of courage told us man of near fun, you can do your own tawaf here, and then you can go back as for the others, nobody's coming here. He said, How can I make power off here? When the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being blocked, I'm going to go back. So they stopped him even from going back. They held him for
a while. When they held him for a while, news got to the Muslims who were not very far they were in Philadelphia, which is just outside maccha
News got to them. That was mine. abney as founder of the LA one who has been murdered by Porsche. This was a rumor. However, it was a rumor that had its effect.
What happens to Han Allah when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam heard this he was deeply saddened and at the same time, he was now preparing his people to go and revenge and retaliate the death of one of his men. This was always the case. If you look at the battles that took place, a lot of the battles had taken place because of one person being executed or one person being harmed and so on. Look at what happened to Ben Okay, Luca, we spoke about them. If you take a look at the chief of Hassan what they did to one of the messengers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who was sent with a letter when they killed him later on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam went to Malta, in
order to tackle those people we will come to that war inshallah, later on May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness, so here, one man was killed, according to rumor, and these people did not have weapons. So they were sitting under the tree the Prophet sallallahu Sallam got up and spoke to them very powerful speech and told them we will pledge we will pledge to die if we have to, but we are going to revenge and retaliate. We are fighting these people.
How many are we? How many are they? Were we we are them? Who has the weapons and who doesn't have the weapons, but against all odds Subhan Allah, the Muslims pledged allegiance was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that we will die if it meets if need be, but we will revenge and retaliate for the death of this one man Subhana Allah.
We will die if the need be, but we're going to retaliate. And we're going to revenge crush. News got to courage of this. They began shaking as powerful as they were
They began shaking why they love life. They were clinging to dear life and the Muslims. To them, it was a win win situation, either they are victorious here, or they are martyred and they are victorious in the era. They don't lose anything. But Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. And then Subhan Allah. As this had happened Quraysh decided to send the men
and his name was to haledon ama, this man was sent by Quraysh go and talk to them. Let's strike a deal. Let's sign a treaty. We don't want to fight. Because this was Haram. We weren't supposed to fight in the Haram you're not allowed to fight and kill no murdering. Nothing allowed there. But if someone kills you there, you're allowed to retaliate. There's no harm. The Quran speaks about it as well, for Kata lucam. Falco, to know if they kill you within the harem, you're allowed to retaliate as well within the Haram May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us so when they sent
this man came, and he spoke to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said okay, what is it that you want? We want to make? Amara No, we're not going to allow you to make Amara Well, we need to now fight.
But it was not happening I found on the Allahu anhu. What happened is
he had then been brought, and when they saw that he was actually alive, and he was okay. They were at ease. But this had resulted in this agreement being drawn up, had it not been for the rumor, the Muslims would not have pledged under the tree. That tree became known later on as ashara v three, even Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it in the Quran. We will get to those verses a little bit later. So when they pledged under the tree, it was a result of a rumor. Because of that courage began to tremble. Because of that they decided to sign a treaty had it not been one after the other for all these things to have happened. The treaty was not going to come had they not left Medina to
munawwara to come to Makkah, where were they going to sign the treaty. So this was all the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why obey the instruction of Allah, you will see the benefit even if you see a little bit of for example, difficulty in the path of it. You know, you might want to get up for Salah you feel lazy and so on. But if you are to get up you will find great benefit Allah subhanho wa Taala will open your doors in a huge way May Allah open our doors. So they began to sign
up for the Allah one who was one of the writers and they were a few scribes. They were witnesses from either side from the side of the kuffaar two main witnesses who were they this man so halep Namor and the other one who has mikulas Ebbinghaus, whose people were released, they were surrounded they were actually for a while they were more or less taken captive but the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said release them, we have not come here to fight at all. And another thing is, we we are now about to sign this treaty with these people released them. We don't want to have any form of captives and so on to give them reason to attack us and so on. So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam first point the Muslims wrote Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. That was the first point they wrote. This is
an agreement between Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and so halep namah meaning Quraysh represented by
this man so halep namah says, hang on, you need to remove that. If you're saying Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. We don't believe in Allah. Allah him. So remove that take it out. We don't want it. And another thing is you are saying Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, we don't believe that you are azula had we believed you are azula the story the method would have been over. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam tells me I'm gonna delete this, take it out. This Rasulullah deleted. So Allah says according to some narrations, he says, How can I delete this? I can't with my hands. I must remove this. No, I can't. Now Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam when he saw that his companions were not
prepared to delete Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam from that particular little sheet that they were writing on or whatever it was they were actually writing this agreement on. He told it
show me where it is. I will delete it. Why did he say show me where it is? Because he was unlimited. The word we use is not illiterate. illiterate is actually a derogatory term. Unless it means he only could not recognize the letters. That's what it means. He couldn't recognize letters read or write. That's all but he was the most highly educated from amongst not only mankind at large, but the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That was Mohammed Abdullah. So we need to distinguish between illiterate and unlettered here unlettered, when he was shown it's between here and here. He rubbed it off
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So what was the remainder of the agreement? You will go back without Homer this year, you go back to Medina, and you will come back next year. And we will leave Makkah for three days. And you will enter Makkah for three days without any weaponry besides the little sword or perhaps something you may need in order to protect yourselves from perhaps a stray animal and so on. You will come to Makkah, we give you three days, and then you will go back. That was in the agreement. Another point in the agreement, whoever comes will be safe from you into Makkah and whoever goes from here in that on that path of Madina, munawwara shall be safe. They wanted safety,
security for their people, and for their caravans and so on another thing for 10 years, we're not going to fight, we will be at peace. We are signing a ceasefire, basically, that was the point for how many years 10 whole years, no more fighting, not at all. And then what happens? They said something which was highly unfair, but the Muslims agree. They said, If anyone from amongst us the people of Makkah have to come to Medina, you send them back. But if anyone from you come to us, we're not going to send them back. To get this not fair at all. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said no problem, put it heavy. Take it there's a point. If this is what they want, we will give it to
them because obviously, who is going to come from Medina to Mecca? Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, but it was a difficult point for the Sahaba. To understand they were worried about certain people like Abu jandal and the others who were in Makkah who were suffering. And at the same time, they were prevented from engaging or from undertaking the hijra, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam now is signing a treaty to say that they won't be able to come to Madina munawwara
then they were told you may come back the following year. And at the same time, there was a one of the closest saying nobody break this agreement, not at all, nobody breaks the agreement, the war, we are not going to fight with one another, we are not going to assist anyone against one another. And at the same time. Any little clan that wants to join in with Porush, they may seek alliance with them and anyone who would like to join with the Muslim forces, they may join them as well. And this was signed I've just made mention of some of the points there and it was agreed upon, as they had agreed upon this.
You find that boo gentlemen, he was a man of the Allahu anhu, who was from amongst the Muslims who was chained in Makkah, he had come with a few of his shackles or some of those chains that were on him at the time when they had just struck this agreement. And he says, Oh messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I have come to join you, I want to come to Madina, munawwara This is a test. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, oh, Abu gendun go back bear patients inshallah, very soon there will be victory very soon there will be victory.
And then what happened is
husa, the clan of the men who had come in to talk to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is same Hosea and they decided we want to align ourselves with the Muslims. So they struck a deal with the Muslims to say now we will be with you under the protection of the Muslim mean, with specific rules and regulations and some agreement that they had grown up, but Hosea joined the forces of the Muslim mean, and at the same time, Ben Walker joined with the co founder of Quraysh. So this agreement started working started bearing fruits already. and thereafter, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam got up. And he instructed his companions, his companions were
innovative, very difficult position, because they had all come enthusiastically going all the way to Makkah. Imagine the journey we've made mention of it. It used to take them between eight and 16 days to go to market with mocha Rama, eight to 16 days today, it doesn't even take us eight hours to get there. But at that time, imagine now they are being told Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is telling them, we have to go back, shave your head and sacrifice your animals and let's leave.
They were sitting watching. They couldn't believe what was just said, in the sense that they knew it from the messenger but perhaps they were thinking maybe a verse might be revealed something might happen because he saw a dream sallallahu alayhi wasallam that he is going into Makkah so perhaps we will still be going into Makkah so as they were waiting the Prophet sallallahu wasallam entered his little
tent that was put up there for him masala Maha de la Anna was there and he looks at her and he says Oh, Salama, look at my people. I've just instructed them to do something they taking a bit long. That's not like the Sahaba we know this.
As soon as something was instructed immediately they did it somos de Macedo messenger sallallahu sallam, perhaps it is in the sense that you know they have come with their animals. They have been ready they
are waiting to go in. They were so enthusiastic now that this is an instruction. The best way forward is if you come out and you get your hair shaved or you slaughter your animal and get your hair shaved, then they will all follow. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam loved this opinion of almost a llama and said, Yes, that is correct. He emerged, and then he had
engaged in sacrificing his animal, and he called the barber to shave his head off, and immediately the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu got up without even one word, and they all followed suit. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection May he make us from those also, who can follow the example of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as they were completed doing this, they then began to proceed towards al Madina. munawwara a few things happened. This was a very blessed journey, they returned to Madina munawwara the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, as surah has been revealed to me, that is the best, the best surah or should I say? In fact, the exact wording of it, the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, tonight, as Torah has been revealed to me, that is better than anything that the sun has ever risen upon. Subhana Allah, which means this is the best news I've ever had. What was the news? The Muslims were more or less according to what was the one who is just looking at what had happened is they more or less suffered a defeat because they went with an intention. They had to swallow that and come back. And yet, verses were revealed the whole of surah two fat and fat means the victory surah of the victory is revealed when they were not allowed to go into Makkah. In
Urbina, indeed, we have granted you a clear victory. So some of the companions are saying a veteran who is really a victory. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Bala, indeed it is a victory. And it is a victory that Allah has granted us some of the companions asked the question as for the narration is that what is there in it for us or messenger, because obviously the co founder of courage they achieved a lot, they actually got us out there and what is there for us in it. So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the verses,
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the verses saying, Leo the meaning, Mina
in order that
nobody has been promised that they will get what they want in the dunya. What happens is, in this dunya, we are tested, some have certain things, some have very few things, some have a little bit more, some have a little bit less, but the ultimate goodness is paradise. So they were told you will be achieving paradise. They were very, very happy at that. And Alhamdulillah the Muslims began to proceed as they proceeded, something else happened.
A lady by the name of unconsumed been to Cuba, even though
she was one of those who are stuck in Mecca, she came and she was taking or she was undertaking the hegira to Madina munawwara. And now there was an agreement to say we will send them back. If you look carefully at the agreement, it was worded in masculine, not in feminine. That's one point that some of the orlimar have drawn. And if you look at the verse of the Quran, even if it was not worded in that particular way, the Quran says when a Muslim female comes, you test her with a few questions if she passed the test, and you know that she is only engaging in the hegira for the sake of Allah, not in order to achieve something material and not in order to come to relatives and so on. But
solely for the pleasure of Allah, it is forbidden to send her back to the Muslims and the kuffaar. Not at all. And what you do if she is a married woman, who is married to a missionary, and she has come as Amina as a believing female to Al Madina, munawwara you test her if she passed the test, you do not let her go back. But at the same time, whatever the person whom she was married to has spent upon her, you must reimburse the entire amount, and then she will be considered as divorced from that particular man, and after the date that she can get married to whomsoever she wishes. This is an instruction of the Quran. If you read surah two, you will find it even surah to Montana. Various
other sources of the Quran have made mention of so many rules and regulations. There is a verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you
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Believe when the female mohajir come to you teach them what was the test a few questions to confirm that they are doing it for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If that is the case the Quran continues to say, Don't send them back Lata Ji Hoon
don't send them back to the disbelievers. So this was the exception Now, another man known as Abu bossier, or Abu Sayyaf out by Eben Oh say that he was from se. He was also a Muslim who had accepted Islam. He ran. He ran away, he managed to get out of Mecca, Tomoko Rama, and he came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to Madina, munawwara Quraysh sent two men to get this man. When Christ sent two men to get this man the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam looked at him and said, you have to go back, we have an agreement between us and courage, you've got to go back bear patience, and inshallah we will be having victory very soon, Allah will open the doors very soon. So this men are
known as Abu bossy.
He was very hurt in the sense that he didn't want to go back. So he went in the company of these two men, when they got to deliver, he attacked them. And one of them was executed because he didn't want to go back and he didn't want to be harmed. He knew if I go back, they're going to punish me, penalize me, perhaps execute me, one of them was executed and the other one ran away. So this comes back to Madina munawwara the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told him Look, what is it? He said, this is what happened. He said, No, I cannot accept you in Medina, you can go anywhere else but not in Medina.
And this resulted in something great, something very big. They went onto the path of Sham, the region, not too far from Madina munawwara but on the road towards a sham. And what happened, they stayed there.
And he invited others who were in a similar position like him, such as Abu jandal. According to some narrations, Abu jandal joined him, so they will not in Medina, they will now in a third place. So Quraysh cannot say we need the men because we don't have the men and he's gone. So they will now based in stationed in a certain place, and they used to waylay the caravans of Quraysh. As they came, these people would would enter and they would attack and so on. So Quraysh became so fed up, that in no time they sent to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam a messenger saying one clause of this agreement we had struck, we want to delete it, what is the clause, the clause that if anyone from us
comes to you, you must send them back, don't send them back, you rather keep them because now they realize these people are going to affect place they causing harm to us. Because our The line was, yeah, the land of Allah is so broad. If you're not going to be here or there you can be in a third place. So behind Allah, may Allah open our doors and grant us understanding. So look at the victory of the Muslims it already started. They deleted one and at the same time Subhana Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed a beautiful surah exposing those Arab that we spoke about at the beginning of this session, those Bedouin Arabs who had delayed to come because they thought the Muslims are not going to return. So Allah says, saya una
Luna, Luna festival, Finland,
la Akbar when you go back those same people who had delayed to respond, they will come to you and say no, no, no, we wanted to join you but we were busy with our family and our wealth and we had other you know, occupation we were engaged in so please seek forgiveness for us. Allah says they are telling you with their tongues what is not in their hearts. Allah says buldhana to Malaya Coronavirus, me noona Illa de him Abba. You thought that the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the believers were never going to return back to their homes. That is why you didn't join them they would expose. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then revealed several verses explaining how to treat
these people and how to tell them that the next time we go out You'd better join us. If you don't join us. Then we will consider you x y and Zed May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us protection and may He make us from those who understand.
Now, there was something that happened as a result of this agreement. The kuffaar for the first time, witnessed how Muslims were living because now there was peace. No one was worried. As you know, bonagura gone by no nobody went before them by no pain, aka gone before them. So that problem is solved temporarily because Burnaby still had to be sorted out. They had gone some of them to haber and from there
They were the ones responsible for making the alliance that resulted in the Battle of the trench. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam had already planned we're going to go for them. But in the meantime, there's peace between the atoms. And what this resulted in so many of them witnessing how beautiful the lives of the Muslims are the rules of cleanliness, the rules and of the morals and so on, the respect the etiquette, the social conduct, the belief in Allah alone, no idols and so on. So it started becoming a DA on its own a call to Islam just by watching today, you know, people feel shy. They say, I need to read my Salah, but this is an airport, you know, what should I do now? Okay, if
there's no Salah facility, what can you do what law he you don't have an option but to choose a corner, where you have to lay down your masala and you have to leave your Salah, there's no option. And if you thinking for a moment that I am shy of the people who are passing one law here, let me tell you, the bulk of them will probably learn much more than they ever have just by watching you and they will have it in their hearts some good form of a feeling within their hearts, they will be just a few who might look at us and think that what are these people doing the rest of them know very well that this is a deal that cannot be competed with. So that is why do not feel for a moment
embarrassed about your own faith. Sometimes we as Muslim and I know it happens to some of the youngsters, you know, you go in some way. And you wearing headgear, for example. Suddenly it goes out it's in the pocket. Ya know what? Don't worry, your identification people need to know you're a good man. You have pure Islamic identification, and at the same time you have character and conduct that far outweighs anything they can come with love. Why should we pretend not to be Muslim? Why pretend become hypocritical? Don't be shy. Your name is Mohammed stop saying mo no say Mohammed. No No problem. If it is Abdullah as he stopped saying, Dooley. Allah protect us. Allah protect us,
Allah He This is what's happening. Why are we shy of our identity? We need to engage in Salah we need to remember say my name is Abdul Aziz, I'm Muslim. So what
Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors. This is how some of them accepted Islam just by watching and just by looking. The only thing is, there was no hegira allowed at that particular time, which means the hatred of the Muslims The door was open up to the day of fit, but at that particular time before this little part of the treaty was
actually deleted, they were unable to come to Madina, munawwara once it was deleted Alhamdulillah that problem was solved, people started coming to Al Madina, munawwara and thereafter you find in this particular surah and as I always say, let us take a moment to pick the Quran up and read the meanings of these verses. If you pick up Surah
alfetta have the victory and you read the verses now that you know the story. One law he you will weep when you see what had happened. Let me give you a few verses of the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala says la casa de la hora sunako A been helpful, let alone
meaning alakina Osaka mamuka serien Allah
when they were leaving, they thought to themselves now you see the dream happened and we are not really from amongst those who are fortunate enough to go in and so on. Verses were revealed, Allah will definitely make true the dream of the messenger that he had seen and insha Allah you will definitely enter the harem safe and sound some of you shaving their hair and others with their hair trimmed quite short and so on. So this was this ally is promising them Don't worry it is coming. So panela so this resulted in them strengthening their Eman, Mashallah they became happy, another
powerful verse, la casa de la de la la
mina idioma Nakata shahdara Salima Murphy coleauxv him,
Jackie natali him.
Allah has indeed become pleased with those who pledge the allegiance under the tree. Allah has become pleased with them. And Allah looked at their hearts Allah has seen the condition of their hearts. Allah is pleased with them and is giving them good news of victory to come very, very soon. Subhana Allah
imagine 1400 to 1500 people being told Allah is pleased
with you the verse is revealed. Imagine those people they are known as us have a shader cache hidden today via the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say regarding certain people, that this person how can you speak about him? He was with us in butter and he was with us in for a beer. Why but because we had the Hadith lalala Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Masha.
Allah has looked at the hearts of the people who took part in the Battle of butter, and he said, Do as you please For indeed I have forgiven you. And they be here it is Allah says I am pleased with you Subhana Allah.
So this was a gift of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala told them, You are going to be victorious very, very soon. Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness as I said, it's very important for us to pick up the pages of the Quran, the Quran and read what it says understanding It's beautiful, it is moving, it will move us and strengthen our Eman. These are the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala similar to the surah of the victory, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the opportunity to read it and understand it and draw lessons from it and put into practice. Now when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam got to Madina munawwara there was a lot of peace as we said
Mashallah, they could concentrate on something else, spreading Islam further than where it had got to by that particular time. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam decided, right, let's bring our scribes let's write letters, we want to write letters to all the leaders of the world that we have access to that time they will know aircraft and so on. They had horsemen who would go people on camel or horse who traveled. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam first things. First, he sent message to heraclius, who was miraculous, the Byzantine Empire under the Roman Empire. This man heraclius was one of their leaders and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent to him. They're here even
though Khalifa and Kelby rhodiola one, a handsome Sahabi.
Why do I say that? Do you know that jabril Allah is Salatu was Salam sometimes appeared in the form of this man Subhana Allah. I can give you one quick narration it's a little bit off, but meaning of our topic, but I need to stop because really, it is softening of the heart. One day a man came. No one knew him from the Sahaba. And he was dressed with white clothing. He was very good looking. And at the same time, His hair was black. He had black hair, and he was not looking as though he had undertaken a journey, which means Where did he come from? No one knows him. And yet, it seems like he did not undertake any journey. He came in. He sat in front of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam just
like we would sit when we sit in cada of Salah, and he put his knees next to the knees of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he's asking him questions, man, Islam, what is Islam? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Islam, and he mentioned the five pillars. So this means is you're right. So the Sahaba say, This man is asking a question. And When the answer comes, he says, You are right. Come on, man. Someone's asking you how old are you? You say I'm 45? He says yes, you're right. You're right. Well, then why did you ask me if you knew?
So Hannah. So he asked another question, man, he man, what is he man? The Prophet sallallahu wasallam mentioned the pillars of Eman. He says you're right. He was surprised again. Then he says, The Prophet sallallahu Sallam answered the question again What is he said? Then he asked. When is the hour? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam responds with the historic response must unhappy Allah mamina.
The one who is being asked does not know any more about this question than the one who is asking on a powerful way of answering. So Pamela, and then what happens? He asked Okay, so what are the signs of this hour? So the Prophet salallahu Salam says a few of the signs and so on. Then he gets up after he says you're right. And he walks away when he walks away. The prophets of Allah seven says, Do you know who this was? They say Allah and His Messenger know best. He says hi there. gibreel attacco Halima camara de Nico, this was jabril. He came to teach you your religion with a q&a. Basically, he was asking and the response then he was saying okay, he asked another question. So
when he was asking the people around, we're all learning something Subhan Allah, may Allah open our doors that was gibreel. So we say Did he leave and Kelby the reason why we diverted is because gibril alayhis salam sometimes came in his form, and this man was sent to heraclius when he got to heraclius and I'm going to mention this in detail today and tomorrow, inshallah we'll see the rest of the letters that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam sent, and we'll probably go into the Battle of haber as well and what happened, this heraclius something very amazing happened.
Obviously, under the Roman Empire, the messenger robiola one comes to him with this letter. What did the letter say? simple, straightforward to the
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, this is from Mohammed to Rasulullah Muhammad Rasulullah Salallahu, salam to heraclius. And it says they are slim Tesla mutek Allahu Allah camara tiny for Intel alayka for Allah if malaria seem very straightforward to the point, except the message, and you will be saved. And the message obviously, the here and Kelvin or the other one was there, he knew what the message was. And at the same time, the letter had in it if you do not accept the message, and if you do not accept this Dean, then you will bear the sin of all your subjects.
This man looked at the letter and something struck. So he says, Is there anyone in our area here who has come from that land whom perhaps we could talk to? So the people said, yes, there is a group of Porsches of courage who have come to do business, they used to come to a sham any way to do business. So they have come from amongst them, there was Abu sufian. So Abu sufian rhodiola, one, at that time, he was not yet a Muslim.
He was called with his group of people to see heraclius. And when he stands in front of him, he says,
Who from amongst you is the most closest related to this man who's claiming to be a prophet? Abu sufian says, It's me, because obviously, he was a kurachi. The others were not so close to that clan of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So what happened as a result, he called him forward. And he said, Come forward, he told his men stand behind him, we don't want to see the others just now they are shy, I'm going to ask this man questions. And if he lies, we don't want to see the reaction of those people. So immediately about Sofia knew I need to speak the truth here. So he asked Abu sufian, this man who's claiming to be a messenger,
what is his lineage? Does he have a good lineage? and says, Yes, he has a good lineage. Obviously, he just said he was a relative. So it has to be a good, good lineage. He says, Yes, he has a good lineage. He says thereafter, he says, has anyone before him ever said something similar to what he has said? Abu sufian said, No, he's the first one who came with it. Have there been any kings or leaders from his parents or family? No.
Thereafter, he says, Have you ever considered him a liar? in anything? Has he lied? No, he's not a liar. We never knew him as a liar. Then he says, Have any of his forefathers uttered words similar to this? The answer is no. Who are the people who follow him the wealthy or the influential or those who do not have much influence? He said, Well, those who don't have much influence are the ones who follow him. Then he says, are the numbers of his followers increasing or decreasing? He says, well, they are increasing. Then he says, a people who have accepted his message ever reneging coming back and rejecting the message, which is not one of them.
Then he says, Does he ever break his promise and his treaty when he promises? He says, No, never. In fact, right now we are here because of a treaty we have with him. That's what he says, when he says,
Have you ever fought him? And if you have, what is the result of the war? He says, Well, we have 14, to one war, he wins one war, we win one war, he wins one war we win. So this man was convinced he says what law he, if what you are telling me is true, then he is the messenger that we are waiting for, but I did not expect him to be from amongst the atoms. And voila, he is what you are saying is true. He will very soon rule the piece of land under my feet, is what he says,
from the Roman Empire. heraclius Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding.
In fact, he also asked the question, what does he command? What does he instruct? So Abu sufian says, He instructs us first thing and taboo la de la sharika la la, la to worship Allah alone without associating partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you take a careful look at that answer, the first thing about Sophia is saying the Prophet was worried about shield. Nobody must engage in association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala. This was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So up to this day, the prime message of Islam worship Allah alone, do not associate any partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, this man says to Abu sufian,
you see, I asked you about his lineage, because the messengers come with a good lineage. I asked you if anyone before him has said anything of this nature, because perhaps he would just be following them. I asked you about his forefathers because if his forefathers were leaders or kings, perhaps he just wanted to gain it back. I asked you if anyone I asked you if anyone called him a liar or if he was a liar.
When you said no, I knew that if he does not lie about people, he would never lie about the Almighty. Subhan. Allah simple. If a man doesn't lie between one another, why would he lie about Allah subhanho? wa Taala? Then I asked you about his followers, because all the messengers, the followers, their followers, primarily are those who are not that influential. and thereafter, I asked you do they increase or decrease? Because as the demand increases, nobody would actually go back and be the numbers would never, ever decrease. and thereafter, I asked you about whether he breaks promises, because a messenger does not break a promise. And I asked you, if you fight him and
who wins and all the messages, they win, and they lose, they win, and they lose. But final victory is there. You know what happened, the people around heraclius began to make a noise, to the degree that they had to send Abu sufian and them out. And they were discussing amongst themselves, whatever they discuss about Sofia and later on himself says that I told my people of Quraysh at that particular time, that you see this, even though Abby capture that was the name they used to use for a pseudo Allah sallallahu sallam, he says, You see, even the Roman King is fearing him. Look at this, even the Roman King is fearing him. And Abu sufian says later on that it was at that point
when I felt in my heart, the first effect of Islam. He didn't accept Islam at that stage.
But this man here actually is who did not accept Islam. But he had a discussion. He knew this is right. So when heraclius met his leaders in him a little bit later on, he had a meeting with them all his chiefs, he closed the doors. And he told him, Look, there is a messenger, he gave them the story. They were so upset, they all rushed to the door, they found it locked. When they got back, he told him relax, take it easy. I'm not telling it to you because I want to follow him. I am telling it to you to see how seriously you take your faith. So don't worry, we're not going to follow him to get us after knowing what was right and wrong. After asking the questions,
he still did not accept and this is why we say and I want to end on this note, my beloved brothers and sisters, we know what is right. We know what we have is right? We don't have a doubt. Why is it that we take so long? We take so long to leave that which will earn the Wrath of Allah, our bad habits we take so long to leave them. Why is it that we cannot leave soon for the sake of Allah? When what we have we know it is right? We take so long to respond. Why is it that we feel lazy to obey the instruction of Allah we couldn't even cover ourselves to save our lives sometimes when Allah says God or women sometimes we have a scarf a piece of cloth which is so small, which could be
the result of our entry into gender or it could result in our entry into gender. And perhaps we have just flung it into our wardrobe and we walk out in the total Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala we take so long to respond. Come on, shouldn't the hearts of the Muslim soften up we don't want to be like heraclius and the others who knew what was right and what was wrong, but they rejected it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the surrendering inshallah we meet tomorrow to continue with this until then, masala Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Subhana Allah homovanillic Allah Allah Elantra.