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
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa tourbillion a woman to be on BSN in Eli ahmedinejad.
We commence by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving us this opportunity together in his house in one of his houses in this blessed month of Ramadan on this blessing Eve and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from amongst those who are forgiven on this night, and to decree for us everything that is good to come for the following year. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us goodness, May He grant us sustenance in abundance, and May He grant us blessings in our sustenance. May He grant us good health and may He make us from amongst those whose offspring are also the coolness of our eyes, as well as our spouses and family members in May he
make us useful members of our own communities. May he help us to save this Deen and may He make us not from amongst those who will earn his Roth I mean, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him his entire household, all his companions, all the messengers who had been sent from the beginning of time, right to the end, and May Allah bless us all and make us from those who always earn his pleasure, I mean, beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. As you know, the Night of Decree known as les letter
is to be looked for within the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan, more likely within the odd nights from amongst the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan, more likely to be within the second half, which means we would look at the 27th as well as the 29th. But this does not mean that it is not from the 21st onwards, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us this night, a very powerful question asked by Ayesha rhodiola and her to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And we need to know this because we need to understand and realize the power of this Eve. I'm sure we all know the verses of the Quran that were read this evening and Salah to which we Allah subhanho wa Taala says
Laila to pottery.
In Asia, this Night of Decree is better than 1000 months. So this is why we need to realize and understand the command of Allah is sent down on this night the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala is sent down on this night. If we were to look at that particular neuron open its meaning and read it we will come to understand this. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is asked the question, do you see if I see the Night of Decree? What do I should I read? What prayer should I make? What supplication should I make? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responded in a hadith which is utterly, completely simple. He says, say Allah Houma. inaka Alpha One, two hit
Bulava for me. Oh Allah, you are most forgiving. You love to forgive. So forgive me as simple as that if we achieve forgiveness on this night Subhan Allah the Hadith says man karma Laila Takada, Eman and YT saben goofier Allah Houma Taka dama means zombie, whoever stands the night in Nevada,
the night of Laila to cuddle, believing and with conviction and expecting a reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala. All his previous sins are wiped out. So this is the Night of Decree We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open our doors, I see the messages doing their rounds saying read this 70 times and seven times and do this 20 times. And 7070 1000 angels will be sent to do this and that all that is fabricated remember one thing we should not become excited by fabrications. We should be from amongst those who know what is solid and we should know at the same time, continue worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah will open your doors and remember the simplest acts of worship sometimes
they are the most powerful We ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us on this night so we may read our Quran we may engage in Salah we may do as much as we can voluntarily, but at the same time Do not forget to engage in the instruction of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam constantly calling out Allah throughout this night Allahumma inaka foon to hit Bullock was aswani Oh Allah you are most forgiving. You love to forgive so forgive me. I mean Allah forgive us on this Eve and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us witness the eve The sad reality and I need to mention this is we all think the 27th is the night it may not have been the 27th this year it may be it may not be we need to
look for and search for this place.
ticular night and this is the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala for us so that we do not become from amongst those who worship Allah one night and the rest of the nights we forget him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, yesterday, we were speaking about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Tirana, where he had distributed the spoils, or should I say what was left behind by the people of Howard Zinn and Latif after they had fled from the Battle of who name? We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to go and does goodness I said yesterday that they didn't harita was the one who had collected the or who was instructed by the prophet sallallahu Sallam together, all that was left
behind by the enemy. In fact, it was they didn't have it, or their loved one. It was a slip of the tongue. They didn't have it, as was they didn't have it. And he was martyred already in Malta, as we had mentioned a few days earlier. So that was just a point of clarification I intended to commence with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spent 13 nights in Guyana. Thereafter, he wore his harem. He proceeded to Makkah to macabre, he made Rama by night and he returned to Al Madina, munawwara he had returned to Medina, after an absence from Madina munawwara of almost two and a half months, because he had gone the victory of Makkah, the Battle of her name. He had spent 13 nights in
Ghana, and now he was coming back sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, very interesting incident I'd like to make mention of, after that battle of who named the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was brought a female by the name of a shamima bentall Harris. And what happened as she was from amongst the prisoners of war, she said, Look, I am the sister of this men. I am the sister of this man who is your leader, meaning Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So they did not believe that they brought her to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. She said, I am your sister, foster sister. I'm the daughter of Halima to study your foster mother. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked her, What is the sign of that? So she says, I have a mark on my back. While I was carrying you, you had made a mark on me. And I recall that Subhana Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Remember that? And then he spoke to her very well. And he told her look, you have a choice. Either you can remain with us as a guest or we can give you something and you can return to your land. She said perhaps I would like to return to my land to Burnside, and
she was permitted to leave by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. She accepted Islam on her way out as she was leaving when she saw this man who was actually her brother, foster brother, she had accepted Islam. This was also an interesting story, we decided to make mention of now al Madina, munawwara became the capital of the Muslim nation. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had sent governance to the various regions and the various areas. We won't make mention of the names of each one of them. But it was amazing how this was done. the expertise of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam divine revelation came to him instructing him what to do, and he had sent governance and
ran it as a country Subhana Allah today, the countries have to take a page and a lesson from what happened at that time in order to know what to do in their different provinces and so on. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had started this and when it comes to the idols that were being worshipped at the time, they were two or three different types of idols. One, the idols on the cabinet, we saw that those were all destroyed the day of the victory of Mecca. Secondly, the little idols that people had had in their homes. These were destroyed by them themselves within their homes as they accepted Islam. Thirdly, there was some huge idols which were in specific places, which were
frequented by the people of the regions, and they used to pay homage to these and they used to go for a pilgrimage to some of these places where the idols are a word.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, one by one sent platoons and little armies and battalions of the army to these different places in order to destroy these idols that were on the or in the Muslim land, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had sent quite a few of these platoons and hamdulillah and by this the idol worshipping or the sheikh within the entire region was slowly brought to a halt. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection from associating partners with him, for indeed we are to worship Him alone the maker, the nourisher cherish a sustainer provider protector cure, the one in absolute control of every aspect of my existence and yours, Rob
Bula alameen May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His forgiveness. In the same year the eighth year of Aegina the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lost another daughter of his Xena, Binti Mohammed
Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam she fell in when she had come from Makkah to Makkah Rama on the hijra. She was separated from her husband allows it in the labia of the Allah one who was at that time a machinic. And later on when he accepted Islam and came to Mecca, Tomoko Rama, he was united with his wife. She then passed away in the eighth year of hegira. And this was the daughter of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now he had only two daughters left
rhodiola Anna, and Fatima bint Mohammed rhodiola and it had happened while the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in Makkah that a woman from a noble clan had stolen Her name was Fatima Alma Rumia. In fact, her name was the masumi woman. She was known as the lady from the Muslim tribe who had stolen and you know, the punishment for stealing. They had tried to talk to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, why don't you forgive her? She's from a very high lofty clan, and so on. So they thought, let's speak to Osama bin Zayed there'll be a lot more and one of the most loved by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Perhaps he can go and speak to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wasallam and get her off the hook, so to speak. When he went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he became red. He was upset. He says attached well. We had the men who do the law. You want to try and intercede regarding one of the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala he says why am Allah He lo Anna Fatima tap into Mohammed in Soraka Nakata to
behold even if the daughter of Mohammed Fatima Binti, Mohammed, radi Allahu Allah had to steal, I would have also cut her hand off meaning she would not have got away with that particular punishment just because she was my daughter. Then he uttered the famous statement in nama Allah common Kanaka Blackcomb definitely one of the reasons why those before you were destroyed was because when the noble people used to commit crime, they will let off and when those who are paupers committed crime, they were always taken to task and in this way, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said the nations were destroyed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and the lesson from this.
Thereafter the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had sent in when he didn't he wrote back
to the people have been almost panic who had accepted Islam in order to collect their charities when Zakat had become followed, and so on. We spoke about it just after the hegira and now that he went to, or he sent the son of a robot, who whose name was and when he did neroca to collect the Zika as this man went, the people have been almost Alec was so happy that they came out with their armor and with their swords and so on. When they came out, rushed towards him, he thought they want to attack him. So he ran back to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in Madina, munawwara and said
have now turned back upon their Diem from their Dean and bellomo stylist have renamed So what happened? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Sinhala milliliter of the Allahu anhu amongst a few men to go to battle Masonic and find out what had happened. So when Harley didn't when he dropped the alarm and went towards one of the most public, he waited on the outskirts, and he heard the alarm. When he heard the advent of salata acid, he knew immediately that this means these people have not renamed nor have they turned back. But perhaps there was something that had happened when he got to them, they explained. And this is when verses were revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
fun to me, oh, you who believe when a sinful person comes to you with news, always authenticated before you believe it, because you may then harm people without knowledge and you will be regretful for what you have done. So this means two things. One is when a sinful person comes to you with news you need to authenticate. that's point number one. Without authentication, you are on the wrong side. Let's see. Point number two. When a person comes to you backbiting about someone, he becomes sinful by the mere nature of his backbiting. Therefore never believe it before authenticating completely. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So this verse has a two fold meaning one
is when someone comes to you with information that is important
authenticating if that person is not of sound credentials, number two, if a person comes to you with something that is not connected to you that is backbiting, by nature of him coming with that he becomes sinful. So don't accept it, don't believe it. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us protection. May He make us from those whose own weaknesses occupy us from engaging in the weaknesses of others. Remember, our lives are such that if we were to spend them correctly, we would not have time to look at what other people are doing. Each moment that we look at others point at them and speak about them. We are actually causing harm to ourselves. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us forgiveness, and
May He grant us lesson. There is also a story of how one of the most
generous people of the pagan Arabs whose name was Hattie Mata he, he was such a generous man, that he would give the last drop of food he had for his guests. It is reported that once there were people who had come to his place, and he had no food at all, and they came there, and they asked for food. And he tells them at US alone, and he handed me what he believed anomic you asking me about food. He knew they knew his house was empty. you asking me about food. And you can see the camela was riding on his right in front of you, which means he has the food so panela I'm ready to sacrifice the camel I'm writing on but I'm not ready to let my guests go without a meal Subhan
Allah. This was the man who was a very generous man in the pagan days of Arabia, and he was known from the from the time he was young as a very generous person. This man had not accepted Islam, but his daughter was amongst the captives once when Ali Vitali broke the law and who was sent to an area they brought her to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she told the messenger I am a fan of the daughter of
Hattie McQuarrie. So what happened is, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, we will be generous to you because we have heard of the generosity of you and your family. So Panama. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam released her, gave her something, some provisions and some gifts and released her. later on. It's reported that she accepted Islam. She told her brother, whose name was added, even though her team who had run away to come to the city and region he had run away when the Muslims were entering. And when she told him of what had happened, he decided let me go and see what this is all about. SubhanAllah so he arrives in Madina, munawwara and he sees the messenger
salallahu alayhi wasallam in the ninth year of hegira. And Subhan Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was busy with an old woman talking to her on the path, and he spent his time. So this man says, He is not a king, because kings Don't do this. And then when he welcomed him into the home, and told him who he was, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam gave him a place to sit. And this man saw the simplicity of the home of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he was offered so much and good speech by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in no time did he decide to accept Islam, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him as slim, slim, Oh, I didn't
enter the fold of Islam and you will be saved, saved from the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala. as a means to surrender to the law of Allah. The message is for every one of us as slim teslim surrendered to the law of Allah and you will be saved by from the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson.
Now we move into one of the major battles that took place in the lifetime of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the final battle that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took part in in his life. This is the Battle of taboo. They call it the expedition of the book. And there was so much to be learned from this particular battle, that if you take a look at the books of Sierra, they have spent a lot of time discussing this particular battle more than the war itself. The lessons were from the moment the battle was announced to even after the messenger had returned to Madina. munawwara What Happened on the Way and what happened on the way back and what happened when they
returned to Panama? Firstly, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was informed by the business people, by the traders who used to come from the Roman Empire, meaning from the city and region that was under the Roman Empire. When they were passing Madina munawwara they were told, or they told Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Romans are preparing a huge army in order to attack you. Why was this? This was for many reasons. One is
Islam became a power Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became a force to be reckoned with. And at the same time, there was the Battle of mortar that had taken place where they had been served a heavy blow by the Muslims, although the Muslims were in very small numbers, headed later on by Harley Davidson, when he after the martyrdom of the three other leaders. So because of these reasons, they were preparing when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam heard this, he said, No, let us prepare, we will go and meet them. Why should they come and perhaps massacre us here in our own homes and on our streets, we'd rather go and meet them outside. So this Subhan Allah was the
instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made the announcement,
it was the first time that he told them openly where he is going. Usually he wouldn't say where he's going, he would just prepare the army and then start marching, they would find out later on. This time, he told them we are going to tabuk and we are going to fight the Romans, and this is why we're going to fight them and we need every single able bodied person to join us, because we need to go out in large numbers.
Now, it was in the time of severe heat, at the same time to book very, very far, perhaps 780 miles from Madina, munawwara which is a long distance and in the heat, and then they did not have much in terms of provision, because of the crop and the produce. And at the same time, they had few animals to carry 10s of 1000s of them Subhanallah so much so that at the end, they had had quite a few animals 18 companions were sharing one camel on the path, so they walked it basically imagine they walked it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and the lesson, look at the sacrifice of these companions. So they had a few animals and at the same time, they did not have much
merchandise. In the pity of the Muslims. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us lesson, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam decided to get up and make an announcement in the masjid. We need wealth because they were from amongst the Sahaba wealthy people. But the bait will Merle, the,
the Muslims, amount that they would have had for themselves. The the amount belonging to the Muslim nation was not much at the time, but individual Muslims were wealthy. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called out he spoke to them. And there is a hadith of Abdullah many bukoba running soon and autonomy which makes mention of how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam began to encourage his companions go and get whatever you can give and bring it we need to go to the book.
So he says, a friend came back with 100 settled camels. And when the messenger continued to encourage the people to smile, they have fun, went back and brought another 100 settled camels and when he continued to encourage them to have fun with your loved one who went back and brought another 100 some duration say it stopped at 300 saddled cameras and some durations take it right up to 900 to 1000 camels. This man was mad at me a friend. But what is correct is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came down from the member. He was so delighted by what he saw. He continued repeating ma Allah Othman. mamilla. Bad Daddy, this man doesn't need to do anything after
this. This is his agenda. This is what he has earned. He doesn't need to do anything after this. And as a founder of the Allahu anhu had already given 1000 gold coins for that particular battle. And on top of that, he was still giving hundreds of camels one after the other, he hears encouragement. He goes he brings it he has a little bit more he went he brought it to Panama. This was man of near front of the law known as formidable superb, he was in his home looking for whatever he could bring. He decided I'm going to take half of my wealth and today inshallah by the will of Allah I want to bring more than abubakr Casa de la.
It was not in order to show off not at all but it was in order to compete with one another in terms of goodness, imagine you bring in an amount and a dua for you. Look at the statement made for us man of Nelson. If they had to achieve that statement, they will winners. So when Mr. Malhotra the law who came with a lot a lot. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked him a question mark atelier Holic what is it that you've left for your family? So he looked he says Miss Lu, just like this, which means half this is half and that which I've lived at home is half. So I'm
making dua that Allah accepts it. Suddenly Abu Bakr Siddiq Ravi Allahu anhu comes with a large amount large amount the prophets
Allahu alayhi wa sallam accepted it and asked him a question. What have you left for your family?
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I've left Allah and His Messenger
which means this is everything I have everything completely that I own is here. amarapura Allahu anhu says on that day, I said la casa de cuca. Elijah in Nevada. I'm never going to compete with this man again. I cannot Abu Bakr Siddiq,
this battle of tabuk remember, he brought every droplet he had when he was asked what did you leave for your family? I have left a line is messenger here we have two hands We will work before the end of the day we put a plate of food in front of our family. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us generosity May he make us from those who learn the lesson. Now, there were some who had spent on that day from amongst them was
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gave a large amount, tell her ignore obey the law, the law and Jamie and they gave large amounts as well as Mohammed eponymous Lama he was a warrior he had given a lot in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And on this occasion, he gave so much to panela, including us in deepening of the law, and these people had given a lot. Now there were some hypocrites, the hypocrites was sitting, and each time someone brings something they had one of two comments when someone brings a lot. They said this man is boasting in issuing of that was a statement. And when someone brings a little like there was a man who did not have anything. And remember the messenger never belittled even the smallest amount
that was given in charity, he never belittled it, no matter how small it was, he accepted it. So panela this was charity. This was for the cause of the deen.
And so one man didn't have much He it is reported he worked all night. And he decided whatever I get, he worked for the time. Whatever I get, I'm going to give half to the cause of the book.
So the following day, he was given one measurement of dates. And he brought half of that measurement. In one narration says he brought the measurement of dates and he presented it so the hypocrites began to laugh at him. And they said in the Lucha, Lucha De Anza.
Allah is independent he doesn't need this little measurement that this man is bringing and verses were revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam admonishing these people
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de Ernie, those who are making a mockery out of those who are giving voluntarily towards this particular expedition in the course of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are making a mockery out of the people who are giving voluntarily. Allah says Allah will make a mockery of them for indeed the punishment is most severe. May Allah subhanahu Allah protect us may protect us from making a mockery of those who are trying to end the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us at all times. And this is why it is very important for us to know that every time we would like to give a charity it does not need to be something big, even if it is something small,
do not underestimate its value in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah accept us and may He opened our doors. So as they had, as they were preparing this army, there were some who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam presenting excuses, you know, I have this problem, I have that problem. And I'd like to stay behind I have to stay behind because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam declared that which Allah had instructed him to declare,
what was that every one of you have to come out completely without exception, unless you have a valid excuse, then you may remain or unless you do not have the means to carry yourself you cannot afford to come out because of financial terms or because of financial condition. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was visited by these hypocrites who came to him and told him we are we have this problem. So he excused some of them. We have this problem. He excused some of them, we have this problem. We excused some of them. And then Allah Subhana Allah revealed versus later on, alpha.
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For those who truly believe in Allah and His messenger will never ever excuse themselves from taking part when it comes to the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala the battle the expedition hear being spoken about was the expedition of the book, and they will never excuse themselves to use their wealth or for themselves to come out. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. The next verse says the only people who will excuse themselves are those who don't believe in Allah and His Messenger truly May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes the exception
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He was only no harm upon those who cannot afford it. Once they understand what is required of them if they still cannot afford it, no harm upon them. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while
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no harm upon those whom when you go to take him, they don't have anything to carry themselves upon. Or you tell them that I don't have any means to take you upon which means the transport is depleted and we cannot take you Allah says they turn around crying weeping on those people. There is no harm we have forgiven them. They are excused from taking part. And it is reported that yes, they were some of these people who were crying because they could not go with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this as well. Then Allah speaks about the hypocrites, and those who
were presenting excuses. Allah says, level Cana arabo kariba.
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if you were going to somewhere close by the book was very far, if you were going somewhere close by, perhaps they would have followed you. Or if you were going to a place where there was easy access to the spoils of war, they would have followed you. So these people are greedy and lazy. May Allah protect us from greed and laziness. And Allah says, definitely, these shall be served a severe punishment, those who have remained behind without any excuse. And Allah says, What's actually funa beenleigh Isla de la hora, Gina comm they will swear by Allah, that if we were able, we would have come out with you. Allah says Allah Who here in
the moon, Allah knows that they are telling a lie. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows that they are telling a lie. These hypocrites What did they say?
They went to some of the others who are with the army.
And they began to tell them it's too hot. Don't go How can you people go out in the heat just make an excuse and you will be excused to stay? What did they say? Last
few feel Hello don't come out in this meet. So Allah responds. Hola now Johanna, Masha. Allah, tell them the fire of jahannam is even more hot. Allahu Akbar. You trying to tell people don't go because of the weather. Don't go because it's hot. Remember, the fire of jahannam is even more hot. So you need to learn to laugh less and to cry more. That's what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all a lesson. The verse was then revealed. Yeah, are you letting me know? Oh, you who believe now, this is because the numbers were being made built up of the people of Mecca the people of Medina the answer of the mohajir in the Arabs, the Bedouins all the people put
together, everyone clustered together as many as possible. So Allah says, Oh, you who believe ma Lancome EDA killala como si o si si bien Illa.
What is wrong with you, when you are being told to come out on the expedition and to go out for this particular battle?
Then you find yourselves heavy on the ground and you don't want to come out What is it? Are the two bill higher in dunya mean?
Is it that you have become pleased with
This worldly life in comparison to the, to the life after death. So these were some of the verses of encouragement, encouraging the people to leave and Mashallah the army was prepared 30,000 men, 30,000 men, the largest army in the history of Islam up to that particular time, or should I say in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If you take a look, there were 10,000 horsemen 10,000 horsemen, six years earlier, there were only two horsemen. So panela in six years look at what has happened. Six years ago, they were 313 people in butter. Now, six years later, they are 30,000 people Subhan Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala gunslinger to Islam. Remember one thing? If
you are not going to serve Allah, He replaces you with others. Sometimes He replaces you with 10 people may Allah protect us. So Allah does not lose by us turning away. It is us who lose May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't set the flags Ababa Casa de for the Allahu anhu had the main flag of the entire army. The flag of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was held by is debatable. The flag of the house was held by to say didn't obey the flag of his garage was held by Abu Jana, the Allahu anhu, German and the Army began to match. The hypocrites come to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him we have built a Masjid, very close
to Masjid kooba we have built a Masjid and we want you before you go out to the book to bless it at least read a little bit of Salah in it so that it can be considered the opening of the masjid and people can start coming in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them when I'm coming back insha Allah, if Allah wills when I'm coming back, we will look into that. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then proceeded and he progressed as the army moved to Pamela. We need to remember a few things. The Battle of her name.
Not a very long time ago, only 12,000 people here we have 30,000 men 10,000 horsemen, so panela within 30,000. And as I had said, the camels were still short, they were still less 18 companions. For one camera, imagine they were taking 10s Do you know what is the beauty of all this? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself also took turns, he was not exempted from this. In fact, the Sahaba would not have minded but he considered himself one of them. And he decided I also need to change with whoever is with me, the team that was with him he exchanged with them as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson from this as well. So as they had gone, the army got to a place
known as El jorf. Dorf, outskirts of Madina, munawwara and the the army continued as it progressed, people continued joining because people were closing all their business and affairs and then joining the army, every time a name is mentioned that this person is left behind. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would pass one statement he would say, leave him. If there is goodness in him, Allah will bring him here. And if there is no goodness in Him, we will be saved from his evil Subhana Allah. This was the statement at every time when they mentioned the name this man is not with us. He would say the same thing leave him if there is goodness in him, Allah will bring him no
goodness, Allah will save us from his evil. And this statement continued until they made mention of a boozer al Rifai Where is a Buddha, a Buddha referred to the Ummah when he was a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, very pious men, many narrations, many a hadith narrated by him. This man, he was not one of those who stayed behind without an excuse, but his camera gave in it was very slow. So he was far behind what he decided to do, take all his provisions, put them on his back and start walking. And he decided to use a path through the desert in order to be a shortcut so that it could get to where the army was. And as he's walking from a distance, the army sees one man
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is told there is one man
as they look at him, they don't recognize him. When he draws a little bit near. They say that he's
he's walking with all his provisions on his back and he's coming towards us so panela this was the goodness of Abu Dhabi. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made for him. This Abu Dhabi, Allahu Allah, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Rahim Allah Hua Berlin, yummy Shiva.
Allah have mercy on this Abu Dhabi. He's walking
all on his own, he will also die all on his own. This was a prophecy, a miracle of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now I want to pause for a moment and take you years later at the time of the founder of the allow, and when Buddha's death was near, where was he, he was in a place known as a rabada.
him his wife, and one of his servers, and he passed away and on his deathbed, he tells his wife, if I pass away, you wash my body and you enshrouded and thereafter stand on the past. And anyone who comes, let them assist in the burial. Tell them this is the body of a Buddha.
So what happened? He passed away he was given the wash and enshrouding. and thereafter they were waiting on the path in Roberta very far away. And as the people are passing caravans are passing, they're saying this is a Buddha, people don't know him until Abdullah, Masato de la and who passed with a group of people. And when he passed, he said, Who is this, he was told this is the genesis of Abu Dhabi. Immediately he yelled, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. I remember clearly the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, upon the expedition of the book, saying that a Buddha will pass away singularly on his own. And he is, this was a prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam going
out the Battle of the book, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness, and May He grant us the ranks of making make us even a little portion similar to them, for indeed, that is where we should be aiming.
So this was the story of the failure of the Allahu Allah. And then the the army proceeded the past a place where the people of the mood had been destroyed, known as hated the mood or known as medallion silent, and when they pass the place, some of the companions went in to try and look and so on. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them later the Hulu masakan Aladdin avala Moon in lava King do not enter the homes of those who oppresses those who are destroyed by Allah except in the condition of weeping and in the condition of being fearful that that must not happen to us as well. Now, this was a condition laid by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Why do I make mention of this?
Today we go to the pyramids, we go to Petra, we go to Medina and Salah we go everywhere the Dead Sea and all over what happens? We go as tourists.
We is the teaching of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, You are not allowed to enter there unless and the condition is made mentioned, what is the condition, you should be reaping and you should be fearful of being punished in a similar way, then you may go to learn a lesson. So you are allowed to go it's not like it's prohibitive. But the condition is you don't go there with your you know, cameras and everything and say right here's the Sphinx. Let me stand next to you take a picture of me and the pharaoh Oh below What's this? May Allah subhanahu wa taala safeguard us? This is what's going on today. People want to go to Petra and what do they do they sadly they're not even
dressed correctly. And sadly what happens? Perhaps May Allah subhanahu wa taala forgive us they would miss their Salah. They perhaps may not even fast if the fasting month is there. And just because they are in Petra and other places on tourism. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a lesson rather than making us people who go there in order to have fun. That is not the teaching of Islam. So this happened at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now we want to make mention of some of his miracles. These are miracles given to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam on this expedition of the book just after they crossed Medina and sunny when they crossed the place
where the mood was destroyed. They were very, very thirsty and it was very, very hot. And they were no clouds, no rain, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made the do out for rain.
Very, very few moments. The clouds came in and it began to rain. This was a miracle the companions make mention of they say it rains so much. We drank water and we filled all our little containers of water with water and we still had a surplus. This was one of the miracles another miracle. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam camel was lost.
As he had stopped somewhere, the camel disappeared and they were looking for it. Where is it? So one of the hypocrites comes up and says, Look at this man. He claims revelation comes from the sky to him and he doesn't even know where his camel is. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam got up and he told his people to the amazement of this man and everybody else, that this camel is stuck by the rope that is that it has upon a branch in the valley, which is not very far from here in this particular place. at exactly this spot, go and see it and get it. They went there.
They found it exactly in that condition and brought it back. Subhan Allah, and this is when they were silent. They knew when Allah informes Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have anything Subhana Allah. He knows absolutely everything because Allah subhanho wa Taala gives him the news and he informs it to us. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him and he gives it to us. May Allah subhanahu wa taala open our doors and grant us goodness, another miracle, also a prophecy. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, tomorrow, it will be very windy and the wind will be so severe, please can all of you sit down, and you need to make sure that you've tied your camels and you need to make
sure that you don't get up. The following day the wind began to blow. And it blew so hard. Those who were seated, all of them saved. One man decides to get up he was blown by the wind to a distance by the amount. And this was also a prophecy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during the expedition of tabuk. Another prophecy or should I say another miracle?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is a processing and the miracle. powerful, very powerful, because we see today when he got to, he was getting to the book. He said in the book, he's telling his people, they will be a well
wait, don't drink from it until I come. When he got there. Some people had already started drinking from it. Perhaps they didn't hear. When he asked them. He told him Look, I told you not to do this. Anyway, there was very little water in it. He took a little bit of that water, washed his face, enhance and return the water back into the well. Suddenly it started gushing water. After the water that he had used, was thrown back into the well. It started gushing. It got to the degree that the water was so much and it flowed it became a well, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells Mara dibny jabon of the Alon Omar, if Allah gives you life, this area of desert shall become green.
You know what, go to the book today, you will find the place you will find gardens that are as green as ever. Perhaps you might think you're in Europe. Have you known that Subhan Allah. This was a prophecy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and we can see it even today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, and May He grant us a lesson, another miracle of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on that day.
They ran out of some food and homerville hopper the Allahu anhu says, Oh messenger instead of cutting these animals, why don't we all bring whatever leftovers we have put it together, you make a drought, Allah will grant us Baraka was one of the miracles given to him just like it was given to the Prophet Isa or Jesus May peace be upon him before him. So they brought all their leftovers, everyone bought brought whatever they had had. And they put it all together. And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam started feeding them one by one, they all ate. And they brought back whatever they had had in terms of containers, and they filled it with food. And everyone went back with more
than what they had come with some handler. This was a miracle of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during the expedition of the book.
Now, from amongst those who were with him, were also some hypocrites.
Some of these hypocrites uttered some statements, what were these statements? When they looked at the messenger, and they looked at all the companions? They said, we've never seen more greedy people than these and people who have greater cowardice than this we've never seen. Allah informed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam of the statement he called them. He said, What is it that you said, What did you utter?
So Allah informed him while Santa's home, Leia coonan in America Nana boo boo and alaba if you were to ask him, they will say we were only joking we only missing around today we use the language we only messing around we we were just joking. Come on. It wasn't a serious statement. Allah says tell them I've been learning while I T was only qu.
z, Oh, you found nothing else to joke about then Allah and His messenger and the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala? Is that what you want to joke about? You want to joke about Allah and His signs and His messenger? Latasha, do don't present your excuses for the cafaro
Imani comm you have entered the fold of disbelief after you were believers. They were instructed to repent.
The lesson we learned today we have a lot of jokes Mashallah people like to joke you know, to make people laugh, no problem for as long as it's within the limits. We do not joke about Allah or his raw soul, or about any of the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We find jokes of heaven and hell and so on. These are
Among the category we've made mention of because they are the signs of Allah. If you take a look, what are the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala Be careful how you joke. Sometimes we suffer as a result of these little jokes that we send that are blasphemous without us realizing, may Allah subhanahu, Allah grant us goodness, you know, you have people and I have seen jokes sent to me as well. And sometimes when you tell a person, brother, this is not good, they become angry. But if you take a look at the type of jokes we send, sometimes, you know, a man died, he went to heaven and he had this problem and that problem, may Allah protect us. Why do we need to joke about that? Can we
not find something else to joke about? So this is the lesson we draw from this, Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors. Yes, a moment of laughter is good, but not whilst it is in blasphemy against Allah and His rule, and the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala
when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam got to taboo, now you see why we were saying, the incidents that occurred on the path were far greater, far greater than what happened in the book itself. When they got to the book, the enemy had already heard of the masses of the Muslims, they ran away, the Romans ran away, nowhere to be seen where these people No way. And as they approach proceeding, the different tribes who are connected to the Romans, now pledge allegiance with the Muslims and sign treaties with the Muslims and say, we want to be under your protected. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam took what is known as jizya from them jizya, meaning a text for
what? A text in layer of protection, which means, if you are a Muslim, we protect you with our wealth, the wealth that belongs to the nation. And if you're not a Muslim, we will protect you. If you pay a tax, if you don't pay a tax, you are under no protection, no guarantee your life is at risk. So people who think jizya was something that was made compulsory upon people as a punishment and so on. The response is no, it was a text in layer of protection, so much so at the time of criminal law, when some of the tribes whom he could not protect, he returned the jizya to them and told them look, we've taken it from you, we won't be able to protect you. So here it is, you take it
back, Subhan Allah, so it was in order to be protected under the Muslims, this was known as jizya. And they fell under the protectorate of the Muslims under Islamic law and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the Supreme Leader, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So they had found Subhana Allah, they spent 20 nights in a book, the enemy was nowhere to be seen, they had disappeared, and Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them, that they returned without a war, there was no actual fight in the book because the enemy had displaced, but highly dependent on either of the Allahu anhu was sent with a few men in order to deal with a few of the people who had sided against
the Muslims in the past and so on. And in one of his escapades, he caught a man known as okay do this, okay, there was one of the leaders and he was wearing a big cap. So the people looked at his cap the Sahaba they were amazed by this cap that he was wearing big hat. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Don't be amazed by his clothing, the clothing of Saudi Arabia, one in general, is far better than anything that this man has gotten.
This is another mention of Sadiq Meanwhile, probably Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and lesson. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam returned to Medina, after having spent as we said, 20 nights and On his return,
he was given versus by Allah subhanho wa Taala connected to two things, one, connected to the masjid that was that was built by the hypocrites that he was being called to bless as they were leaving for a book. So on his return verses were revealed, exposing the whole scenario. Secondly, verses were revealed exposing the hypocrites one by one and telling Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yeah, Tirana, la comida Raja la him they will present even more excuses when you get back to them
and how to deal with these hypocrites. So firstly, let's make a quick mention of what happened with that Masjid.
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love Allah subhanho wa Taala says those people who have built a Masjid in order to harm the believers and in order
To spread disbelief, and in order to dis unite the believers, and in order to wait in ambush for those who may be weak or for the believers who had very recently accepted Islam in order to instill doubt in their hearts, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, they will promise you they will swear an oath that we only intended goodness yet Allah bears witness that they are liars.
This was something it exposed them completely. And they didn't even know they were waiting still. And now, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received another letter from V Abba. Don't ever read a single Salah in that structure, not even one MSG
taco Murphy Takumi that Masjid which was built from day one on piety is far better than this particular one, which was that must you must be Koba. It was built by the messenger. This was built right next to Mr. Kuba and the hypocrites had intended to spread disbelief. It wasn't even for a good reason. It was in fact,
the history of it is how about Amir arrive and those who wanted to believe is in Medina before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came, they teamed up together and they said let us create this place so that we can make a base for us and soon we will be able to spread because he built a mosquito we can build another one. Then we in the same way he got his power thereafter, we will also get power thereafter. It was a power struggle. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came back. These verses were read to these men and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent a man with a few other companions to destroy the structure and to
burn it and up to this day, if you go to Madina munawwara It is actually a dump yard at that particular spot, because Allah subhanho wa Taala says, lie as Albanian, hula de banda de Botton feefo been in
Baku boom, the building that they have built will continue to remain a doubt in their hearts and they doubted it completely. The other verse that is revealed regarding the same Masjid Allah says, they built it in such a way that it's about to fall, and it will fall with them in the fire of jahannam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us and protect us. That was a lesson that was learned by the muslimeen and the exposure of the hypocrites. And they were exposed in a way that they had had no way to save face, so much so that this man saloon, he fell ill and he actually died. After some time he fell ill and he died in will Qaeda in the month of al Qaeda. He actually died. He
was the leader of the hypocrites. And when he died, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam met his son. His son was a very pious companion. His name was Abdullah Abdullah and this will be blue saloon. This was a very pious man known as Allah and he says on messenger My father has passed away, can you give us a shirt of yours to use to cover him? So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as much as he did not want to do that. But in order to honor the sun, he gave his [???] and the senses Can you lead the genocide? Can you lead the genocide? So the Prophet salallahu Salam did not want to do that. But he decided to move forward. Omar Abdullah Abdullah, who comes to him on messenger,
don't you know there are verses which tell you you're not supposed to lead the genocide on these hypocrites. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam says, the verses revealed are hidden now whom forgiveness for them, even if you seek forgiveness for them 70 times Allah won't forgive them. So the messenger says so I have the option of seeking or not seeking I will seek forgiveness.
So as he went, he led the Salatu janaza. Then verses were revealed thereafter saying what? Only Allah had him in Manta Bada, taco Tacoma Kaveri. Don't ever read Salah upon any one of these people, and don't ever stand at their grave site, none of them. And from that day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whenever there was one of the hypocrites who had died, he was nowhere to be found. So someone else led the genocide so much so that he told for the for hypnagogia man or the Allah one oh data. This is a list that has been revealed to me of names of people who are not Muslim, pretending to be Muslim. So he gave him the list, and he told him Do not let anyone know what
happened in Yemen kept the secret he did not let anyone know. But amarapura hottub and a few others, when they found out that they finally a man knows the names of the hypocrisy
They went to him, please tell us please we beg you tell us he said no. So then the Allahu anhu says, Well I want to know is my name from amongst them?
Is my name from amongst the hypocrites? He was told no Subhan Allah so look at how worried they will. Then on top of the law one who says, After that I used to watch
if he wasn't the gentleman I used to go if he was not there, I did not use to go Subhan Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson from this. inshallah tomorrow we will be looking at one of the most important lessons also that we draw from this particular Battle of the book where there were three people who had stayed behind without an excuse. they regretted it so much that they cry, they cry, and they sought forgiveness. And Allah subhanho wa Taala only forgave him 50 days later with verses of the Quran in a very, very emotional story that perhaps we will enter into tomorrow. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us lesson from the Sierra and May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our
doors until we meet again tomorrow we see also Allahu Allah mobarak Allah Allah subhana wa Hamdi subhana wa salam, O Allah Allah hi