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
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa venustiano. Sunday on a Sunday mala
Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Sabina woman's son, Elijah Medina.
We commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all his companions. May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless his entire household and May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless every single one of us and grant us every form of goodness, beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. We heard yesterday about the victory of Makkah, and how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam forgave all of those who had committed murder and all of those who had committed grave crimes, those who had been fighting the Muslims for many, many years, and how he had asked him the question, what do you think I'm going to do to you today? And perhaps a
lot of things cross their minds, but they had hope and they knew this man was a very, very honored man, honorable man. And this is when he says it Habu for unto Metallica, you can go for all of you are free. No retribution today I tell you what the prophet Yusuf Alayhi Salam told his brothers, latter three ballin. camaleon there will be no retribution recompense revenge on this particular day. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us a lesson many of us cannot do that with our own family members. Many of us cannot do that with our brothers and sisters, our relatives, uncles and aunts or community members, may Allah subhanahu Allah grant us goodness and help us resolve our
internal matters. I mean, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after having destroyed all the idols then got Billa lipno raba harati Allahu anhu to climb on top of the Kaaba and to call the other end, as he called the event, some of the mushriks of Mecca who were there, they began to come and look at this men. He was a slave yesterday, and here he is, look at the type of honor that this Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has granted him and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam thereafter, addressed the people, he gave them a powerful lecture. The main message was that all people are equal, there is no virtue of any color or race, there is no virtue of anyone because of
their wealth or because they do not have wealth. The only virtue is through piety and that is known to Allah alone. So each person must understand as he read the verse out
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we have created you from a single male and a female. And from them we have made you into different clans and tribes, nations and groups, in order that you may recognize one another. The verse continues, indeed the most honored in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala is He who has the most piety, the most consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And indeed, Allah is the one who knows absolutely everything. Now from this, we realize and understand the reason why we are given different colors, different shapes, different sizes, different identification is in order to be identified. Imagine if we were all exactly the same, same color, same size, same shape, perhaps we
wouldn't have names, we would have numbers, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us an understanding, just like the motor vehicles, they've got a name and there are so many with the same name, they need to have numbers now in order to distinguish so Allah says, Look, don't lose the idea. The reason why you have been made different is for purposes of identification, not for one to say, I am better than the other. I am this and I am that and this one has been created inferior and so on. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says unassuming Adama, what are the momento? The people are all from Adam, and Adam is from the soil. He's from the dust, so everyone is related and everyone. In fact, on that day
also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained something direct, la familia Garabedian Allah Jamie. Well Allah Jemison Allah Allah begin in a bit tougher. There is no virtue of an Arab over a non Arab or a non Arab over
except by piety and he continued to say, while Ali Abba, Allah, and no white person can claim virtue over a dark complexion person, no, he says the only difference is piety. So this was a rule that was laid the people of Quraysh were busy learning, the reason why they were learning. A lot of them had entered the fold of Islam. Some of them were not yet Muslims. And they were watching for the first time, this rule of equality that was made manifest in front of everyone. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a deep understanding. And this is why Subhana Allah, we need to ask ourselves, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called them towards goodness. Let's take a look at how he
wrote the letters to the different leaders when he wrote the letters to the different leaders a year before that, and even during that particular time, he had sent some letters, look at how they responded. Each leader responded differently. And according to their response, they were dealt by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Look at what kisara did. He told the letter, Allah to his kingdom, look at what the others did. They decided to respond positively Allah granted them goodness, remember one thing, everyone who entered the fold of Islam when they became Muslims, Allah gave them something higher than they had had before they were Muslims all of them. This is why Sophia Binti
when she was from amongst those who were taken captive on the day of caber and thereafter, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told by his companions, she is the daughter of a leader and the wife of a leader. Her husband had died on that day, and her father had been executed well before that. So the Sahaba the Allahu anhu said, Oh, messenger, she is not fit for any one of us to take. She's only fit for you. What does that mean? That means his status given before Islam was very high. The only way she will have a higher status through Islam is if you were to take her she accepted Islam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married this Jewish lady later to be known as
Sophia taburiente radi Allahu Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to help her get on to the camel Subhana Allah. In fact, if we were to have some time to go through how he treated his wives sallallahu alayhi wasallam we would be ashamed of ourselves. Here we claim to be the lovers of the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam how we treat our women or how our women treat us, compared to what happened with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam himself in full view of his companions, may Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us, and May He grant us happiness today, they say when you see people in public, you know being all lovey w with one another, you should know they don't get along
luck, but they only showing it out in public, because those who really get along don't need to show it out in public. This is why when you see people really hugging each other and walking, you know, in such a way that is actually shameful to be honest with you in public, where they are being. They are engaging in activity that shouldn't happen except behind closed doors, you should know that they are having a problem behind closed doors. That is why they are showing it to you here. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the best and the happiest of all homes. So they had responded and each one according to their response was treated. The question is for me and you, we also have a message.
We have a written message in the form of the Quran and the Sunnah. How did we respond? Or how do we respond? And what type of ad campaigns Do you think we deserve? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can respond positively, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whilst he was making power from the day of fetter. There is a man known as obala ignore me. He says, I intended to attack Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So I took my sword quietly. He was one of the Muslims of Quraysh and I was watching him make the laugh. Suddenly he stopped. He looked at me and he said, Allah, I said, Yes. What is your intention? So panela? What is your intention? He says, No, I'm just
reading some wicked. I'm just engaging in some form of worship. He says,
seek forgiveness by Allah from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, I was shocked because no one can know someone's internal intention Subhanallah and then Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam put his hand. This was a miracle given to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam on more than one occasion. He put his hand on the chest of Kabbalah, and said a few words with Allah says Allah He I told him or messenger after being the most hated person on the face of the earth to me a moment ago, you are now the most loved person to me on the face of the earth, and I bear witness that you are indeed the messenger
Allahu alayhi wa sallam. So this was also how some of them were treated. Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam knew this man is coming to harm. But at the same time, Allah had granted him very many miracles to Panama. One of them was this, he put his hand on the chest of Allah. And suddenly you find this man had turned and he, his heart was filled with the love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Thereafter, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remained in Makkah for less than 20 days, some duration say he remained for 18 days, some durations take it a little bit less than that. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent Harley Dinwiddie with a little platoon to destroy the idol that was being worshiped. Known as Alissa. It was a big idol that people used to get around, worship, engage in circumambulation and so on. And the Harley didn't want either of the Allahu anhu was sent to destroy that, on the other hand, was sent to destroy to our which was in a different direction. And that too, was an idol that was being worshipped a big idol that was being worshipped
elsewhere, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said if museo to destroy minutes, in tonight's verses, we heard these words. We heard the words being recited in Surah, two najem in tonight's verses, and these names were there, Monique and Rosa they were there. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from any form of idolatry and idol worship, and May Allah subhanahu wa Allah grant us the acceptance to worship him and him alone. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
something interesting happened. He was upon the amount of Safa engaging in worship, and he was busy doing whatever he had to and the answer, we're busy discussing something. They said the inside of the people of Medina munawwara they said, This man is now at home, and he has now come to his people. Perhaps he might not return to Al Madina. munawwara
and so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called the answer when he heard this, and he told them Subhana Allah, He gave them the news that made them so happy that they began to weep. And this was not the first or the last time that this had happened. It happened again as well as we will see, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them alma mahakam alma mater, Mama to come. He says,
I will live amongst you and I will die amongst you the answer. They were so happy on that day, knowing that he was now going to return to Al Madina. munawwara they were the ones who opened their doors, they opened their homes, the virtue given to them is great. inshallah we will see a little bit later on this evening. Thereafter, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was informed of the people of setif. And the people of Howard Zinn. Remember the impact if what happened to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was harmed. Not very many years back, he was harmed, and they have chased him out of Cardiff. Now the villa in a very disgraceful way. These people did not want to
enter the fold of Islam. They decided let's prepare a huge army and merge onto Mecca, we will tackle Quraysh also Subhana Allah. Now Quraysh had diminished the idolatry was destroyed completely in muckety muck kurama. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam allowed the people who are not Muslims from Mecca to live in Mecca still because they later accepted Islam. This was part of the wisdom of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam divine revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, when he heard that these people have houses in anisakis, are preparing 20,000 men to come and attack. This was just after the victory of Makkah. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam decided to ask his
companions, what should be done, and they said, We will march on to them instead of them coming to us, we march on to them. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instructed the 10,000 men who had come with him to get ready and prepared. They had come with him to Mecca from Medina, made up of Mahajan and Assad. And from amongst the new believers of mud cattle, mocha Rama, another 2000 were added. It made a total of 12,000 from amongst them, some were not Muslims yet, such as software and even omiya. So haledon ama, a few of these, they were not yet Muslim. They were granted the protection of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they were given guarantees of certain people,
and they had come remember someone if no money was given for months by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We spoke about it yesterday. And he joined the army as well. And all these people joined Abu sufian had joined me was the leader of the kurashiki. He had accepted Islam though, and he was now with this army, and they were so many in number heavily armed that on that day, a feeling crossed their mind.
Since they started uttering statements, some of them, especially those who were new Muslims, they started saying today we can never be defeated. Look at our numbers. Take a look at how many we are, do you think we can be defeated on this day?
This was a statement they had made. In the meantime, on the other hand, Malik mouth and nursery, he was the one who was the leader of housing and he was the leader of that army. And he had prepared his people and told them, and this is something strange. He prepared housing and 34 information houses in part of ours. It was made up of bundles and bundles. It was the same village that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam had gone to when he was born, salallahu alayhi wasallam, where he had been breastfed by Halima to Sadie in bad idea to benissa.
idea was from Vanessa. And so you find they were also gathered by this man, Molly kidney. And they were told to come and fight. And they were now preparing to come and fight Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Imagine now what had happened, this man decided the leader of the army. He said, Take all your women and all your wealth, and all your camels and all your sheep, and let them come with us. So the men, then the women, that with all the wealth, and thereafter the camels and the sheep, and we will all go together. So one of the experts whose name was Dora debido, sigma, this man was an expert in war from amongst them, but because he was very old, he couldn't fight anymore.
But he asks Malik mouth, he says, How is it that you are saying everyone must go with everything he says, so that when they see their wives, when they see they Well, they will fight hard, knowing that we don't want all these to go away. See his logic. He's saying, when they see their wives and families and all their belongings, and they are fighting the enemy, they're not going to run away. But if their wives and their belongings are elsewhere, perhaps they will run away from the battlefield. So this door, I told him, don't do that. Don't do that at all, but Malik hypno out, he was insistent and he said, No ways I'm definitely going to do that. And I am the leader here. So he
proceeded, this all was a plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the meantime, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam marched out with 12,000 men, as we had said, as he went out,
another interesting incident occurred, where we learn from
they saw a huge tree, and on that tree people used to hang certain items, you know, when you when they want something, they would perhaps tie a knot and hang it on the tree or perhaps ribbon on the tree woman wants to get married, she would write something, hang it on the tree. And they say if you get back there, once you hang it on the tree within a year or within a specific time, your problem is solved, they used to call it that to unwrapping. That means it was a tree with things hang on it and they used to hang different things on it, believing superstitiously that this tree is going to help us so when these people who are new Muslims and some of those who were, who were still from
amongst the machinery, who had joined when they saw this that to unlock this huge tree, they told Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he Jelena data and Kamala home, that and what we want you to make for us a tree like they have so that we can also hang our things. This was because they didn't have knowledge. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the statement is wrong and the statement is absolutely unacceptable. It is similar to the statement that the people of Moses Musa alayhis salaam told him when they saw the calf being worshipped by others, they said, ej and Nana Ella, Kamala, whom
we want you to make Gods for us or a god for us, just like they also have their gods. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in
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leeuw indeed these people, it is very false and wrong, what they are engaged in. And indeed, it is absolutely unacceptable what they are doing Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals versus this was connected to the time of Musa alayhis salam but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam repeated it here to refresh the man of the people to say with us, none besides Allah can help us. We call out to none other than Allah. This was the whole message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from day one that you worship none besides Allah subhanho wa Taala so much so
He even said, Never ever worship Me besides Allah subhanho wa Taala you're in the acts of worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. So this was an incident that had happened and they learned much from it. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to protect us. Thereafter, you find the Quran makes mention of how the people had made mention of their numbers and how big they are. Allah says la cadena sobre como la houfy Martina Cassio una una.
remember Allah has helped you on many occasions. One of them was on the day of her name. Her name was this battle they were going to his job at Combe catarratto. When you were amused by your great numbers, you were very taken aback by your great numbers thinking that they are going to help you find a new
condition. They did not help you in any way, while baccata ecomondo Bhima Hobbit and as broad as the earth is, it became narrow for you from LA to Moody, Benin, then you started to retreat to run away. So what happened as they were getting towards her name. Before they could get to the battlefield. These people had hatched a plan. And that plan was from a small
alley or galley a small area that they were passing through to get onto the battlefield.
The enemy began to attack the Muslim army all at once and suddenly raining upon them arrows and spears to the degree that the horses of the Muslims began to go back confused.
And when this happened, you need to remember there are people here who are from Quraysh, who are worried for them, they could run away because they were worried of their lives. Some of them were fresh Muslims who did not really know much about Islam and others were not yet Muslim, a few of them. And even from amongst the Muslim name, it became quite difficult. So when they started to run away Subhan Allah after they were being being beaten quite severely, meaning they took a lot of spears and arrows. They were injured, quite a few injuries. They began to go away what happened to their big numbers. This is what the law is saying. That look don't ever, no matter how wealthy,
healthy you are, don't rely on your wealth and your health to save you. It's Allah who will save you. Don't rely on your mind and don't rely on your fingers and so on. No, it's Allah alone who will grant you Yes, you try your best but don't become proud and say no, you see, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us goodness, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us good health and Baraka sustenance inshallah that is full of blessings. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala save us from haughtiness and arrogance. So the only one, or the one who was the most solid on the battlefield was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on his camera around him, Abu Bakar Omar,
Al Abbas, Taliban, his son and father and a few others were around him and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is calling the rest of them because these people had already started attacking. Unlike what used to happen before where they used to start with a duel. This has started prematurely. People did not even realize before they they understood what was going on. They were being attacked. This happened in her name. And this was the plan of the enemy. This men, Maliki bnos. This was his plan.
And so the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is calling them but they're not coming. He's calling them at the top of his voice, perhaps they could not hear. And some of them were busy doing all sorts of other things. And this is when some of the missionaries began to say, oh, today is the day when Mohammed is going to lose. Now the villa salallahu alayhi wasallam. They started saying today is the day that Mohammed is going to you is going to lose and the enemy is going to be victorious over these people whom we have come out with so far. And I said no, don't even utter a word. Don't utter a word. A crema Abidjan, who had entered Islam just a few days before that. He said never ever will
the Muslims lose because it is not to do with the numbers nor is it to do with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam it has to do with Allah and even if today if they have to retreat, they're going to come back and final victory will definitely be for them. So one of them said the hangman Aren't you the son of Abuja, but just yesterday, just yesterday, you are with us. And we were busy against this man today. It hasn't even been a proper day and you're coming to tell us it's to do with Allah subhanho wa Taala. He might even Abidjan, the son of Abu Jamal.
He gets up and he says well law he
We were in ignorance, deep ignorance, worshipping stones and sticks and idols and that which doesn't benefit and through Allah's mercy, he took us out of that. And now we worship our maker, the only supreme deity and He alone is in full control of everything that shall happen on this day. Look at the strength of a man in a few days. Look at the strength of the man of this man, wasn't he the son of Abu jihad, Abu Jamal, the enemy of Islam, who was executed during the Battle of butter. And this man is the son of a crema. He took part against the Muslims on more than one occasion. And now he is here saying that Allah is in control Subhan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala And may Allah be pleased
with him. So this had taught the mushriks a great lesson. They were shocked. They were just watching. And then what happened? Allah subhana wa Taala says
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Mimi. Then at that point, Allah had sent down the Sakina, the peace, the tranquility, upon the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as well as the believers. What happened? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told his uncle al Abbas, who had a very loud voice, he says, call out to the unsolved and the people who took part in by Atari one under the tree in a beer, call them. So he called out from the middle of this battlefield in a very loud voice looking at the Muslims, who were all doing different things. Some were going away, and some were busy doing their own thing trying to protect themselves from the enemy. And Alibaba says, Oh, ansara come here. Oh, you who took part in
the pledge under the tree come here. They started coming Subhanallah because now this means something the answer, they have a very high status. And at the same time, those who took part in the pledge under the tree, they had agreed to die without weapons. So handle on this day they had had weapons.
So they all came once again and they attacked the enemy all at once with the help of the angels. Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Allah sent after he sent the tranquility upon the messenger and the believers he sent an army that you could not see, which means the angels and the disbelievers were punished a very severe punishment. And Allah says, that is very contents of those who disbelieve May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us correct belief in May he make us not from amongst those who receive punishment. In no time the Army began to flee Subhana Allah, the enemy began to run away. Now when they ran away, what happened? There, women were all there in the battlefield, all their belongings were there, every single droplet was there. The jewelry was there, the camels were they sheep, were they everything
there. So that was left for the muslimeen. So what they did is they took all those who are on the battlefield as prisoner of war. And at the same time, they got hold of all the livestock and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam also ordered all the silver that was left there was a lot of silver jewelry that was left, he ordered all of that to be gathered, and to be taken to a place close by known as Giana.
jianna was a different place close by a small little village. And this is where all that which was gathered on that particular day was put. So where did the enemy flee, they did not go back into their homes, they split into three different groups. A group from amongst them went to tarrif. And the group from amongst them went to NASA. And the group from amongst them went to our class, but the biggest group had headed to tarrif with the peace, they entered the fortresses of our heavily fortified, huge castle like structure. That time they used to have walls around their little towns and cities. And they sealed up everything, closed it and they had a lot of weaponry waiting in
there, and they had food enough for a whole year. So they didn't need to come out because they
had known how the Muslims operate, Muslims would just sit around the place and wait. They would lay siege upon the place and wait. SubhanAllah So what happened? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after having gathered
24,000 camels 40,000 sheep, listen to these figures from Han Allah 40,000 sheep and 4000 rupees of silver, it's a measurement of silver. So Panama
and oldest was taken to Ghana. Thereafter, these people ran the Prophet sallallahu wasallam sent a barometer
which was one of the groups that had gone, he was victorious over them, he lost his life. He was martyred there, and the army came back, the little platoon came back headed by Abu Musab Allah. But as for the rest of the Muslims, they headed straight to thighs, what did they do when they got to die if they surrounded the place?
Subhan Allah, this is the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has indeed favored Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had another miracle, it's important we pause for a moment and make mention of it. He was given this miracle by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He could take as little handful of ducks and throw it into the air.
And in one moment, everyone in front of him would be rubbing their eyes with dusk Subhan Allah. So when the enemy on the day of her name, were attacking the Muslims and he was in the battlefield, his uncle is calling out the answer to come and those who have taken part in the Pledge of the tree to come.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as they came, the war started once again by him taking one handful of dust and flinging it into the air with a DA that he had made Subhanallah and immediately all the enemies at once. This was a miracle given to Mohammed salatu salam, they were rubbing their eyes, it created a lot of confusion and gave the Muslims an opportunity to counter attack. And this is when they had lost the kafar had lost within a short space of time. So this was also a miracle. That is important for us to know because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had used this on more than one occasion and we've heard about it in these episodes that we have been speaking during this
month of Ramadan. Thereafter, when he's around the tarrif, Subhana Allah, they had started attacking the Muslims from their heavily fortified positions, with a lot of spears and arrows, to the degree that it was raining spears and arrows, the Muslims from high bar, they had had shields new type of shield, which they started using wooden shields to protect them from arrows and spears. Some of them had had it, some of them did not. So it protected a lot of the lives on that particular day. Although 12 of the Muslim men were martyred during the time of humane and pif during the time of humane and pif
and what had happened, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he saw that these people are heavily armed, he decided we are going to camp here. So today if you go to life, there is a message the main message that is impart if that was the place where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam decided to put up two things. He had two of his wives with him masala and Zainab interjection of the law and Homer. And he put up two tents and he stayed there for a while. And they stayed there for almost 18 nights, according to some narrations around by Harley, the delivery driver, the man who would come out and call over the fort, telling them anyone would like to come for a duel. Subhana Allah,
because the bravery of the people at the time, they would immediately say yes, and they would come out and fight and attack. And perhaps that might result in something that would make these people come out of their faults. But no one answered him, not one they didn't want at all. In fact, the leader, his name was Dr. Lee, if you recall that name from amongst those who had attacked Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he went to die, when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam went to try if he had spoken to him, this man called out and he said, we will never surrender. And we are never going to come out. We're going to continue attacking from where we are. And we have food enough to last us
for a whole year. So we don't need to come out, you can stay there. And when we are finished up after a year, we will come out and fight until the last men were not surrendering. This was
the last little stronghold of these people.
They had Harris colossal and before perhaps that might have been one of the reasons why they were very scared to surrender. They wonder what might happen to us. Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanahu Allah grant us an understanding. So they are after Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used the catapult
That he had had the canon, we can call it a Canon that he had had from haber inhaber. They they had received or they had achieved many weapons from those fortresses inhaber from amongst them were cannons. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam it says not sobble magenic, which means he set the cannons and he blasted them into this fort, in part. But still these people did not come out, they started sending some different type of weapons as well, some new type of things. They had molten steel, which they started throwing about as well, which they intended to burn the people and to harm them by.
And this continued going on, until what happened is, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made an announcement. Because the muslimeen, were throwing at them balls of fire from the Kennan that they had had. So when he called out the Prophet sallallahu, wasallam, made an announcement, who ever leaves the fort shall be forgiven, and shall be safe, we're not going to attack them. So instead of a few 100, who are they coming out? Approximately 20 to 23 came out some durations, say 12 and some take it as high as 2324. Say 20 of them came out from amongst them, some were slaves who were in there, who were free on that day, they came out three men completely later on, they will not even
return to their masters. They were decided the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, These people are totally free, and from amongst them with some other men who had accepted Islam. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam after that, he decided to ask his companions, what should we do here with these people of five? Can we remain surrounding them? So no, filippini? Maria,
Allah one, he said, Do you know what these people are like foxes in their holes. For as long as you're waiting here, they're not going to come out, they will come out sometime. If you wait here, you might get the day they come out. But if you go away, they're not going to harm you. Which means they're small in number, and it's no use. The reason why we are here is because they had planned to attack us with 20,000 people, all that is gone, it's finished, it's destroyed. Our aim and objective is achieved. We have made the statement they have learned their lesson, they suffered defeat inhumane, and at the same time they have run away and they are hiding. So if we would like to go it
wouldn't harm us at all. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam then decided to leave a bar if and it was not actually made victorious at that particular time, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam decided to then continue and progress to jianna. And on as he was leaving some companions told him or messenger, make do against these people.
Make against these people. The people pray against them. This was the second time he was being told that first time the angels of the mountains had told him instructors we destroy these people. Second time his companions are telling him make a dua against these people. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam made the two are What did he say? He says, Allah homodiegetic even what he became muslimeen Oh Allah guides Akif and let them come as Muslims to Subhana Allah, Allah He in a few months, they had come Subhana Allah as Muslims, we will get to that by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala but on that day, they were still heavy, and they were still people who wanted to attack. Look at the Doom of
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he was given an opportunity to make dua for destruction, he made a dua, he prayed to Allah Allah guide them, Allah guide them, this is a true leader Subhana Allah, his intention is not to destroy his intention is not to harm his intention is actually to build and to let people see the light and he would achieve happiness seeing other people guided to the light, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness, then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam got to Ghana, when he got to the place where all the booty had been gathered, or the spoils of war, if we'd like to call them whatever was left by those foolish people of how as an entity, who had brought
their families and their wealth and everything in front, ready for the muslimeen this was all in Ghana, the biggest boom, the biggest achievement of the Muslims ever in their history up to that particular time.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam decided to call the leaders of Quraysh, who are leaders up to that day up to the day of Abu sufian. Let's give him something from this. So what was Abu sufian given? First thing he was given 14, which is a measurement of silver, that's a lot of silver Subhan Allah because the prophets Allah salam, when he had gathered anything that was left by the enemy, he distributed it according to the will of Allah and the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He would spend in a specific way
The other four fifths he would distribute in a specific way amongst specific people. So first Abu sufian thereafter he was given 100 camels. What's 100 camel someone telling you? The Mercedes showroom there? 100 of them yours, Allahu Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. Imagine these people did not expect it. Abu sufian was shocked. He said, Well, law he, you are so generous at times of peace and the times of war. Look at this generosity, because courage did not know that. If when courage fought whatever they got was the leaders like you have difficulty today. May Allah safeguard us some countries are suffering, because the leaders are usurping all the wealth and not
fair distribution happening. And at the time of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, that was not the case, he was not even bothered about what was his Subhan Allah, he wanted to give the people let life be made easy for them. When they are all happy, they will be able to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in a better way. So Abu sufian was given his son Maria and another son of his known as he as he did not be Sophia. And these were also given exactly the same as their father. Imagine. How much are they being given 100 camels each take this, then comes the famous story of jarana Don't ever forget the story, Hakeem.
He was also one of them. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told him,
here is your share how much 40 opia of silver as well as 100 camels. He says, Give me more. The prophets of Salaam gave him another 40 and another 100. He says give me even more. The Prophet salallahu Salam gave him another 40 and another 100. So he had three times more than the others. Then the Prophet sallallahu wasallam looked at him, listen to these words, and says, oh, Hakeem, I want you to know something.
This wealth you have is like a sweet fruit.
something beautiful. That's what wealth is. Wealth is something beautiful, oh Hakeem, if you earn it legally, without being greedy, and they will be Baraka in it, they will be blessing in it. But any wealth that you have earned out of greed, there will be no blessing in it at all. You need to remember Subhana Allah, it is similar to a person who eats never gets full. When you are greedy, you eat and you're not full. And in fact, you may be physically full, but because of your greed, you want to eat more and more, so you don't feel full. But when you have earned through legal means in a blessed way, you will eat and you will be full, he says, And oh, Hakeem, you should know one other
thing. The giving hand is far better than the receiving hand.
Hakeem says, or messenger, take back whatever extras you've given me, I will suffice with the first share you gave me. And I promise you this is enough for the rest of my life. I'm never going to take again from anyone any shares that are being given to me because to be very honest with you, this is sufficient. It is reported that this man lived after Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he never took anything from the law, even that which was due to him, he gave it back. He said whatever I got on that day in Ghana, more than enough for me Subhan Allah, look at the words of the messenger, look at how he treated him. And look at how powerful the lesson was for us to panela we sometimes don't mind
usurping wealth, which is rightfully somebody else's.
May Allah protect us, as the Hadith says, What are you going to achieve by that, give it back inheritance of people give it back to them, it's not going to get you anywhere. If anything, you have to pay for it. Remember, every action has a reaction.
If you want to do something wrong, you've you saved the wealth of someone, it has to come back to you in a negative way. It cannot be a means of your blessing and the means of the blessings of your own children and ops offspring. Sometimes that wealth will be used for something else like I normally say.
When a person does not take out the Zika and the charity that is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala from his wealth, Allah removes it from his wealth in another way. Either he has a loss of some nature or he has health matter. Or perhaps he might have another dispute. Or for example, something happens. This is why we are taught if you would like to extinguish calamity, you need to be a charitable person. Because the wealth is out, it's gone. If you're not going to take it out, Allah will take it out in a different way. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make us generous people and may He make us realize the giving hand is far better than the receiving hand. So this was a very important lesson.
Also from amongst those who were given on that day or even his son he was given a lot of driving habits was given a lot. These were people of courage. They were given quite a lot. And what happened software and ignore mania was not yet a Muslim, and he was busy
Looking at one whole herd of livestock looking at it, he kept looking at it. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam noticed this man's eyes that he's looking at this head. The Prophet is also one. Would you like that for yourself? He says, Yes, he says that is yours. He was shocked. Shocked, he says, For me, no one has ever honored me as much as I am honored on this day. Imagine he was a leader of Quraysh. They never honored him as much as that. And they say he kept on thinking about what happened on that day until he entered the fold of Islam as a result, because he said Islam, I'm not yet a Muslim. I was given four months to think about what to do. And here I am. I am being given
honor and dignity by a man whom we fought, we went out to literally kill May Allah safeguard us, look at him. This is the heart of the messenger. Now where is it? When people want to say Islam was spread by the sword, which sword were we talking about? Subhan Allah, may Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us goodness, may he make us from those who realize and who learned the lesson, then you have a deep inheritor of the Allahu anhu being instructed by Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam to gather all the wealth. And by this time, some people have taken a few small little things for themselves. You see, when there's a huge mountain of stuff, then people might come in, take one thing, put it here, take
another thing put it there, a few of the week, people had come in they did that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam got up and gave a lecture, anyone who has taken anything without having been given it from this, that is in Girona, put it back because you are taking a piece of the fire of Johanna May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us, he warned them that if you have taken it, it is something that will be a burden for you and the burden against you. And you will be resurrected with it as a means of punishment instead of a means of your success. It is reported that people started trickling in one after the other, putting back the stuff putting back no one looked at them to say this person
is bad and evil, we don't have the names of even a single one of those who did that, because that was not the aim. The aim was just to get everything back and everything Mashallah was back there. And so Han Allah, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam then distributed in the following way
for camels and 40 sheep, for every warrior.
And for everyone who was on horseback three times, that's why three times that, in the Islamic distribution, every time a warrior gets one shape, and the horse gets two shapes. So if you are a person, you get one shape, and you're on a horse to share. So you have three shares, the horse is given double the shape of the individual, the owner of the horse, who allowed his horse out, gets a double share of the person who was walking or the person who did not have a horse. So panela This is because the power of the Arab stallion is such that on its own, people did not want to give their horses sometimes, because obviously, you know, when someone has a cause, and we we want to travel,
for example, say from here to Madina, munawwara and we say right, who can give us their latest motor vehicles, all four by fours, please Park them out there, we're going to select 20 of them and we're going to go it needs a heart to come and bring that four by four in front day. Allah grant us goodness, and believe me if it is there, you deserve a double reward because the people on it are in it. They have benefited from it in a bigger way. Then had they not had it may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding same applies to the Arab stallion, perhaps today, up to this day, those Arab stallions on the globe, they are much more valuable than the vehicles we drive. May Allah
subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding they had had power and on the day of war, just by looking at these Arab stallions the enemy will already frighten. So this is why the Islamic share. It was one share for men and two shares for the horse. If the horse was owned by the man he would have three shares in total, if there were horses belonging to someone else, the two shares would go to the owner of the horse. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Then, when he distributed all this as he is giving, one man says this distribution is very unfair
on men from amongst the machinery,
he says this distribution is highly unfair. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
and who is going to be just if I am not just which means the height of justice you ever would get is with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was then faced with two of his companions.
In fact, the man who uttered these words was not a machete. He was one of the Muslims, one of the Muslims. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he was faced with these two companions, Omar
Allahu anhu. And they said, Can we execute this man for such blasphemy
He said no, perhaps he reads Salah. Listen to the answer. Perhaps he reads Salah, so clearly didn't know what he says, and how many people who read Salah they utter with their mouths what is not in their hearts. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam uttered a historic remark. He says, I have been not ordered, I have not been ordered to open the hearts and to search what is in them. So, panela the fact that the man is reading Salah, it's enough he's one of us love. I have not been instructed to open the hearts and to search them. That is what Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness, this also the reason why I have mentioned it here is because it is a great
lesson for us all. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. Then there was something that had happened the unsolved on that day of jianna. They were watching, they did not receive anything on that day. It was all given to the people of corrosion. Some of them are hygiene and various others and everything was getting depleted. And what happened. They utter the comment, look, everything is being given to the Mahajan and Quraysh. And we as unsought have received nothing. Some of them were upset. When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam heard this, he asked for them alone without anyone else him and the answer, just them so they gathered, and everyone else was told to leave.
He gave them a talk, a lecture that made them weep to the degree that their beards were wet as though someone had put water or poured water on them.
What did he say? She said much he said a lot on that day. He said Oh,
you are becoming obsessed with something material. Some small wealth of this dunya is making you happy. What have I got a look at what he had had? Nothing Subhanallah he says, You are getting upset because of a little bit of wealth. Can I tell you something? And obviously I'm cutting it short. I'm not giving you the whole lecture. But he says let me tell you, the people have gone away. The people are returning to their homes,
with camels and sheep, and you will return to your homes with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what more do you want? They began to weep. They began to cry. What greater gift of Allah can there be? Imagine if people were to tell you listen? Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. May Allah open our doors. Let me word it differently. What an honor it would have been if we were living in the midst. And we were told the messenger is coming to your home. Subhan Allah, what an honor it would have been. Forget about everything in the world. That would be the honor. That would be the thing to actually cry for. May Allah subhanahu wa taala open our doors and grant us goodness. So this was
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he spoke to them in such a way telling them they will go home with their with a little bit of this dunya
they will go home with their camels and sheep. And as for you, you will go home taking the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then they cried they wept so much. And they said we are very happy with the decision of the messenger. However, you have decided to distribute this wealth, you know best we have surrendered to it and we are happy with it. So Panama, although they went without getting anything on that particular day, what they got was far bigger than the material wealth of the dunya. They got Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. To this day, Al Madina munawwara is known as El Medina Babia the city of the messenger because he went back with them had he not gone back
with them, it would not have been having that name today. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Bless us all, in fact, had he not passed away in Madina munawwara would we really have been going there may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, it is true Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam living in Madina munawwara that the masjid was built, and that the masjid was granted such a high level and therefore the masjid was granted a level where the messenger says Salah tune famous Jihad apollomon Alfie Salatin famous Eva in
one prayer in my Masjid here is better than 1000 prayers anywhere else except the festival Haram in Makkah Tomoko Rama. So this was given the virtue Hence, we find ourselves going there and we find the peace and tranquility in Al Madina munawwara
Now we make mention of a few interesting points before we close for this evening, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us a lesson from this housing had lost its women and it has lost its wealth. Two things were gone. Women and children gone. Wells gone, who told them to bring the women to the battlefield, they were gone. Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as was the norm at the time, he would
distribute all these women to be living
After my various companions, because you cannot have a few 1000 all at once in one place, he distributed them, and they were all given to many of the people. The kurashiki is the non Cora she's the people in Makkah the mohajir. In the ancyra. Everyone had to take care of so many Subhana Allah, these were known as SEBI, the prisoners of war those who are captive, may Allah subhanahu Allah grant us goodness. So how was in after some days, it's a bit more than 10 days. While they were in Ghana, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received a committee or a team of people that came from housing. They built up the courage, they went to the messenger.
They said we have come to you. Firstly, remember one thing you were breastfeeding, but look at how they're starting. They want to strike a chord there you are breastfeeding boo sad. So those who are captive mothers, sisters, aunts,
relatives, these are the ones who are captive. So we are here to plead with you to release them and to give us back our wealth. We are related to you to get this related to you by what foster relation. But a few moments ago, you were fighting us Allahu Akbar. So they said we have come here to declare our Islam. You see one of the reasons why they were being so hard on what they used to believe is because one of the reasons is they didn't know how they would be treated, having had attacked Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in person in the most disgusting way, when he was in life.
So here they are asking, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Look, I was waiting for you. And I knew you would come. As for all those who are in fact, I asked you one question. First. You choose between your wealth or your women. We are giving you one of the two. You can't have both. So they decided okay, we'll take our women back. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. I was speaking to a youngster earlier today. And he told me you know what, some people have so many medical problems, they will probably say we'll take the wealth lead the women will protect us. I hope that's not the case. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors. So he says, We will take our women leave the
wealth. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as for the women who are with us, myself and Ben Abdulmutallab, we will give them back to you here and now take them God. And as for the rest, you need to get up. After salado, I'm going to read for just now after the whole getup, tell the people we are believers, we have believed in Allah and he's our soul. We are here we are seeking forgiveness, the messenger has forgiven us and at the same time, we have pleaded for our women to be given back so so please, can you give them back the messenger has already given them back to us from him and bundle Abdulmutallab. And we are pleading for the same from everyone else. So when they made
that announcement, all the Mahajan and unser returned all the women, but a few of the people have arranged for them. It was the first time they decided we're not returning these. So what the prophet sallallahu Sallam did, look at the Most Merciful. He said, Okay, I will buy them back from you. So Pamela, and he bought them back from them. And he then gave them back to these people of housing, who had accepted Islam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this Subhana Allah with the blessing lips of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. These people were extremely grateful for what had happened on that day. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, There is only one thing that I'm
going to do. The family of Malik ignore off, the leader of that army in housing must remain here. They will be living in a very good condition. But we want Malik himself to come and collect them.
Malik must come himself to collect them. He was the leader of the army. So they said look, Malik has run away to soccer. We will send the message to him. And we will tell him now setif into if they were in that fort, remember the messenger had left them. And what happened when they sent the message to Malik that this is what happened to us. We all got our families back. We're happy we're excited. No one was harmed. No one was hurt to injured. We lost our wealth because we decided to fight and it was already distributed. Perhaps had we gone there before the distribution. They might have been something else. But they got there after the distribution already. Maalik off immediately
he hid he slipped out of the teeth and he ran straight to jianna and he went oh messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam I have come to you and I'm pleading with you to give me my family. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam returned his family to him. He accepted Islam
looked at the honor, the dignity that Islam had given him he was not happy.
Did he was the leader of the enemies his family was returned to him yet he was the leader of the enemies and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam thereafter used him as one of the leaders who were sent to his own people of housing and SubhanAllah. Later on, he became one of the ambassadors of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to his own place, inshallah, we will get to that, if Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the opportunity. So this Subhan Allah was how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spent his days in Guyana, approximately 13 days after which he wore his harem in Guyana, and he proceeded to Makkah by night, he made the home run at night, and he left at night to return to
Madina munawwara this was the end of the Wars of the inter Arab warfare that was taking place at the time, the little tribes, each one fighting each other. It stopped after this day, they were only a few skirmishes, all the huge armies had entered the fold of Islam and Subhan Allah, you take a look at how Allah subhanho wa Taala gave one victory upon another, and Allah subhanho wa Taala opened their door, their doors, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam returned to Al Madina, munawwara after approximately two and a half months, inshallah tomorrow we will continue with the Sierra of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It is drawing to an end and it brings tears to the eyes to
think that Subhanallah we are reading and the book is now or the books are now getting to the end. And one wonders Allahu Akbar, we have read the Sierra, we know about the Sierra has it affected our lives has it changed us? Has it made us better people? If it has We are the winners? If not, we stand to lose sallallahu wasallam albaraka and Amina Mohammed Subhan Allah Subhana Allah como vmdk shadow Allah Allah hi lanta