Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2012
An in depth lesson within the Noble Qur’an,”Life of the Last Messenger (Muhammad PBUH)” by Mufti Ismail Musa Menk
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala de Menil milania Allah.
All praises due to Allah subhanho wa Taala complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his wives his entire household, all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all. And may Allah bless every single one of us and grant us all goodness, beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. We are fortunate that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us the opportunity to listen to this person in the month of Ramadan, to read the Quran and to be able to understand the message of the Quran to a certain extent, and to be able to expand the knowledge that we have of the Quran in this month of the Quran. So take that as a gift of Allah subhanho wa
Taala and do not lose the opportunity to listen to the pure reading of the Quran, and to learn to put into practice and to convey to others. Yesterday, we were looking at the best, the most blessed births that ever occur. And that was the birth of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam best of creation, the one whom Allah subhanho wa Taala chose for us to be from his oma. So indeed, we are very, very fortunate. And as we say, it's about time we knew a little bit more about his life. sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
The place that was chosen for this birth was maka Tomoko Rama. It is the center of the earth. If you take a look at where it is, it is the center of the earth. And there is the Kaaba that was built right at the beginning. By Ibrahim Alayhi. Salatu was Salam together with his minor his Salatu was Salam. And throughout history, it was rebuilt as and when the floods came in. And sometimes destruction was caused by fires and so on. And it was rebuilt, but exactly on the same spot. We heard about the well of Zamzam yesterday, a very interesting story we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us goodness, very important to note that the person who saw Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam first, It is reported that a person known as a Shiva, Omar Abdul Rahman in the house of the Allahu Allah, the mother of the house, one of the narrations say that she was the midwife. So obviously, the midwife is the first one who takes the child. And this is the great fortune of this particular lady, the mother of a man who later on became one of the wealthiest of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu on that particular man, also what is of importance is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he was born, he did not have a father, as we said yesterday, his father had passed away already when he was seven months in the womb of his mother. And from this, we need to realize that
Allah chose for the best of creation to be an orphan. So no one who is an orphan here should think for a moment that that is a negative point. It is one of the most positive points when a person does not have a father, Allah subhanho wa Taala replaces that with so many other virtues, so many other things, so many other people who take care, and sometimes they may have a difficult upbringing, but Allah presents for them opportunities that he has not presented for others. Look at this, the greatest leader of all, he was an orphan. And not only that, in Islam, the meaning of the term orphan is the one the child who does not have a father who lost his or her father that is the
orphan. If someone has lost a mother, they are not termed as your team in the Arabic language on condition that they still have the father, but the minute they've lost the father, then they are considered your team. This is the Islamic interpretation of it. Although from an English language perspective, it is a little bit different. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his father passed away when he was 25 years old, meaning the man himself Abdullah Abdullah Polly. And as for what happened to him when he was born, his grandfather loved him so much because Abdul muttalib, who was the grandfather of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had already had information, as we said
yesterday, from various parties telling him you are going to be the grandfather of a child who is going to really be a leader and so on. So he took great care and he was very interested in this daughter in law, or should I say, the little grandchild that was born, and Allah subhanho wa Taala, placed in his heart Love of this particular child, although he was meant to die, just a little while later.
So if we take a look, it's easy for us to say the mother looked after the child, but the man who was behind the scenes was Abdulmutallab. He was there and the mother looked
After Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam together with her slave girl, very important for us to know who was the slave girl. Her name was Omar Iman. Iman Baraka, Allah. That was her name later to be known as the Allahu anhu. She was a slave girl from Africa. And she was the slave of Amina
Subhan Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says after my mother, I consider her a mother, Allahu Akbar. After my mother, I consider her a mother, a man.
She looked after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam some narrations make mention of how she was a witness. She also nursed Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam, prior to him going to the clan of bazaar where he was nursed by Halima to Saudia.
If we take a look at this, it is a great virtue Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being looked after by so many people.
And as he grew up, in fact, in his infancy, there was a habit amongst the people of Makkah at the time. And the Arab clans and tribes that lived in the cities, in the cities, people swear, they shout, they scream, perhaps the air is not that clean. So they used to send their children to pure environment in the Bedouin villages, and there was a village known as budhia to benissa. Busan used to live there, it was one of the top villages where people used to send their infants to be breastfed with the pure milk. And when we say pure milk non contaminated, today, Subhana Allah we have a different type of contamination.
And that is the genetically modified food that we have. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us from food that is bad for us. Sometimes we don't even know what is the content of what we are eating, and we don't realize it is sometimes not fit for animal consumption. Forget about human beings, and still we busy eating it. And as they say in our language, just gentlemen, Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding food, it's up to us to make sure we are eating that which is halal, and that which is healthy. So they used to send their children out to learn good language, the language was powerful the manners, the mannerisms, the etiquette, and Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was a little orphan they were waiting for the people to come from and from various other villages. So when the people have been huzzah I came there is a very, very interesting story. Khadija, sorry, Halima to Saudia who was ultimately taking Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam took him actually, initially when she was coming to Makkah mocha, mocha Rama, she was riding with the rest of her colleagues who are also going out to look for people whom they could look after in their particular village from Korea.
And with that, because they were poor, they felt we would probably get a little bit of wealth from it. And perhaps people might give us something and we might earn a little bit and we can even look after these children and send them back to their folks after some time. So Khadija sorry Halima to Sadie. She makes mention of something very interesting. She says the donkey I was on, got injured on his knee. And it began to bleed and it was slow and it slowed down. So myself and my husband, we arrived in Makkah after the rest of them had arrived. And they had already selected the babies. They wanted to take the baby of the Richmond baby of this man, baby of that person, baby of this elite
and this elite. And when she came there was one child remaining, who was that this was the plan of Allah for the donkey to be delayed. This is why we tell everyone when you are delayed, don't worry, Allah has a plan. He knows why this has happened. Just say Alhamdulillah like they say Better late than never. And in some cases, they say Better late than the late Allahu Akbar. May Allah have mercy on some who have passed away. I heard this morning that there were some youngsters who passed away in kwazulu Natal, Allah subhanho, wa Taala, Grant and Jenna, they were granted a death in this particular month of Ramadan.
And we asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to be pleased with them, to forgive their shortcomings and to be pleased with all of us and to also grant us a blessing. So she was delayed when she came, she saw this orphan child now no one wants to take an orphan child because there's no father figure here, who is going to pay who is going to you know, be responsible and so on. So she thought let me quickly have a peek if there is anyone else. If not, then she did not want to go back to her village without anyone. So instead of facing the other thing, you went all the way to arrange you came back without a child. She then decided afterwards that Okay, let me take this orphan child. Allahu Akbar.
She makes mentioned later on. And she says, we took the child. And immediately we started feeling blessings jumped onto the donkey. And suddenly the donkey became strong, and the wound of the donkey healed luck but weren't we talking about miracles, the wound of the donkey healed
And suddenly, it was one of the stronger donkeys and it was leading the pack. And we arrived in Busan. And to our amazement, we found that the goats and the sheep that were there, the milk within the others was already so much. And we could never drink so much before. And now there was a surplus of milk Subhanallah, something had happened. And we found strangely, it began to rain also. And what happened is, the flowers came out, they began to blossom, and the sharper is and the little bushes and so on, began to come out a little bit of the greenery and so on. And we were amazed, and they were so much blessing. She says, my breast milk was not enough for the one child. And now there was
so much that that child also stopped crying, and this child also fed, and this child was so amazing, salallahu alayhi wasallam, that whenever he wanted to sleep, he would look up into the skies, and then he would go to sleep. And whenever I remove these clothes to bathe him, he would cry until I close him once again, Subhana Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And so many beautiful points she makes mention of she actually speaks of how the house had was full of blessing, and how the entire body or the entire group of villages that was there was full of blessing. And he was not a child who used to be like the ordinary children fighting over small things. He was very calm and relaxed. And he grew up with the eloquent speaking powerful language from the very, very early ages of his life. Powerful language, as I told you, that were like the best they were the most sought after for people to take the children away. You know, there is a point I raised today. Earlier on when I had a little radio program, that look at how the kuffaar of
Quraysh used to send their children away for benefits. We sometimes feel so clingy upon our children that we cannot send them in order to be happy for a year or two. And these people were ready to send them for dunya. And they were ready to send them for morals and character. We can't even part with our children sometimes, and we haven't even inculcated in our children how important it is sometimes to actually be separated from the parents in order for them to prepare for a day when they won't have those parents. May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us and grant us foresightedness And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our children and make us parents who are always exemplary making the right
decisions. So here, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being in this particular Bad idea with these children as he grew up, something happened.
What happened? They used to play outside with the boys. They used to play with what with the sheep and goats and so on, you know, little children in a little village out there, and they used to play and one day, his friend, the one who was also his brother, his foster brother, the one who was being breastfed by the same Halle metrostudy. They were playing together and two angels came down.
And the angels came down in white clothing. This young boy The both of them saw the angels and the angels put Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, down on his back slit open his chest, took out his heart and this young boy began to run runway. He ran straight to Halima to Saudia and he began to tell them what's going on. In the meantime, the angels had taken out his heart they had brought a bowl a golden bowl made of gold with Zamzam in it for your information. The Zamzam had started gushing just before that, because it was there from the time of a smile and a histogram but it was clogged and it was really dug by Abdulmutallab as we learned yesterday. And now the same water was
being used to purify, purify the heart from what jealousy, hatred, deception, pride, and all these bad qualities, the quality of anger for the wrong reasons. Remember, when we become upset, we can become upset for the sake of Allah. But a lot of the times it's just for our own selves, whereas Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is reported by a Chateau de la she says manchaca Molina. He never ever sought revenge for himself. He didn't get angry because someone wronged him, but he always did. So when someone obviously went against the law and Command of Allah subhanho wa Taala it would make him upset. And whenever he sought revenge and retaliation for solely for the sake of
Allah, never for himself with the sake of Allah, we can leave it to go by ourselves. We won't let it go by I'm gonna fix him whether now or tomorrow, but you can see what I'm going to do to him. Allah protect us. May Allah subhanahu Allah soften our hearts. Remember, it's shavon who wants you to continue the circle? You do? He does. He does back you do again so on and it carries on and on for years on end just like the J helia. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was purified. The heart was replaced
Little vein was taken from the back, just from the left side in the back and it was removed. And this was as Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam explains in one narration, he says you see shavon is like a little frog here on your left side. And whenever you are engaged in the remembrance of Allah shaitaan is silent. And the minute you are oblivious of Allah subhanho wa Taala he begins to whisper in your ear starts whispering what anything and everything to start doing wrong and you know, divulge you like people read Salah, and you know a man reading Salah One day, he says 250 250 200 Okay, I mean Salah, sorry, he was busy calculating what people owed him.
Because why in Salah we busy thinking of everything else. What am I going to do after Salah people are saying, there's a bride on tonight This is taking too long. Come on. He's finishing nine o'clock imagine and another seven minutes for with what's going on here man Subhana Allah that goes through our minds because we are oblivious of Allah, you take out that shape and
throw him out Allahu Akbar, how do you throw him out by continuing to remember Allah thank Allah, he's giving you an opportunity that you may never ever get again. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and grant us goodness. So when that vein was taken, and it is reported that there was now a seal of prophethood there, what was it? It was a mark here, a little like a p the size of a small p here on his back. And it had a few hairs like a mole we would say today, it had a little bit of like a mark. And it had a few hairs that grew out of it. So panel and this was in a specific place on his back.
And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as Halima to Saudi and then rushed out to see what was going on. He was sitting there pale, everything was over, obviously. And they asked him what happened and he narrated the story. Now they got worried. They were worried for his life. Because you see, even prior to this, the grandfather was told so much the mother had had a few signs here and there. Not a direct piece of information. Some people say the angel Gabriel came to the mother No, that's wrong. The angel jabril Allah is Salatu was Salam did not come to the mother of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam but there were other signs which were lesser science to prove that this man is going to be
someone important. You know, like nowadays we see a youngster very very intelligent we say watch this page, watch this space. Some people say look at this young boy is going to be very important. The challenge is going to be a big man inshallah he's going to come in something inshallah big will happen. We're just guessing, but in that case, no guessing it was something that was coming. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So they took him and what did they do? They returned him, they went back to Makkah, and they saw the mother. And they saw the grandfather. And they said we are returning this young boy. But why? No, we are busy. We have this No, no, no. Tell us the reason. No, we have
this excuse. No, no, no. Tell us why is it that you are bringing this child back? And then she says, Well, this is what happened. There was the the angels that someone came down they slipped the the chest. And there was a mark that was left on the chest Subhana Allah, which remained up to the end and Anna Sydney Malik Ravi Allahu anhu, says, I used to see the mark left by that cutting of the chest from the angels Subhan Allah later on, even in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a little mark. Sometimes we have operations. And then you have the visible mark for a long, long time. This only Allah knows exactly how it was. But there was a mark Subhana Allah. So what
could Amina do when she accepted her child back, looked after the child with the assistance of whom, with the assistance of a man who was her slave.
And she treated the child very well. And Subhanallah it was something amazing. They had a beautiful bond, and this lasted for a few years. But before I get into the death of the mother of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, let me quickly make mention of something regarding a belief. There is a narration that makes mentioned that he believes he was moaning, four times moaning groaning or you can even say crying four times. He was very arrogant shape on the devil, Satan, very arrogant. He was very happy when he transgressed. But, when Allah kissed him, he moaned. Number one, he granted very upset.
Secondly, when he was removed from gender, he was again very upset. Thirdly,
when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born again he moved groaned, he was very upset again. And the fourth one was when Surah Fatiha was revealed, It is reported that he moaned and groaned again. So these were the four times when he moaned and groaned. The term used in the Arabic current language is
Run, run the meaning he actually rang You know, there was like a sound coming from him so upset. So these were the four times that he believes he was very, very upset.
And then if we take a look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
as his mother had relatives in Madina, munawwara she used to go there now and again, the father had passed away in Madina munawwara and as I told you, he also had relatives there, the mother went, and once on her way back, she passed away in a place called abattoir and she was with her slave girl. Amen. Amen took Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked after him, cared for him, returned him to Makkah and went straight to the grandfather whose name was Abdulmutallab. How old was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when his mother passed away,
he was six years old, according to the vast majority of narrations. In fact, mentioning the date of birth, which we haven't said yet, I just realized, we haven't said it yet. There are several narrations as to the precise date of birth. But the majority the vast majority say it was the 12th of Robbie lol 12 of Ruby lol, which year was it? Now at that time, they did not use to work things out by yours as in 123, from the beginning of time or so on, but a major incident that occurred, they used to work around it up to today, the Christian calendar works around some major incident that okay, the Hijri calendar works around the heater. So at that time, the major incident that
really bewildered everybody was the incident of the elephants. So he was born in the same year that that had happened. So it was called animal field, the year of the elephants. And I told you the correct narration is that there was one elephant, not a whole army of elephants, one elephant, and this is mentioned even in the Quran, Lv, one elephant. So if we look at this, he was born the year of the elephant 12 of rubella one and thereafter, let's go back to where Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his mother passed away when he was six years old on what a man took him back to the grandfather. The grandfather loved him so much. And the grandfather treated him better than all the
other children so much. So he had 11 cents Abdulmutallab.
And he had, as we mentioned yesterday, a place just near the Kaaba, upon the shade of the Kaaba. He had a little carpet leaves for him, or should we say, a little sitting place. When we say carpet, we thinking of this proper carpet that is laid here, no, a different type of a carpet of that particular time, something to sit on. And that belonged to him, no one day sit on it. But when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now he was a young boy, above the age of six, between six and eight years old. And he used to crawl there quietly, and he used to get onto it. And the uncles used to try and get him off it. And the grandfather used to say no, let him sit there. And they were
like, amazed. This young youngster sitting there, we are not even allowed to sit on them. But the grandfather used to say this young boy is going to be a leader.
He's going to be someone great sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he continued to say things of this nature, and the grandfather fell ill at one stage. And when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam was eight years old, the grandfather passed away. It was a very sad day, take a look. And often with no father, then the mother passes away. Thereafter, the grandfather passes away. So he is being shifted from one to the other. He has tasted the sadness in his early life or should I say the loss of loved ones? How many of us have lost loved ones? If you have lost loved ones remember one thing, it is not a sign of the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's a sign if you are to accept and
digest, I sign of a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you, because he has favored Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the same gift and even more. So we are taught that in life, you won't always have everything rosy No. Today we heard a beautiful verse that was recited in taraweeh. While
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Kathy Yura, you will definitely hear a lot of bad words, you will have to bear a lot regarding the statements of those who are policies and the people of the book. And this is why as muslimeen Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us if you bear patience, then that is the best thing you could do. Today, people laugh at us. You want to grow a beard, you want to wear your hijab, you want to dress as a Muslim. You want to fulfill your Salah, anything to do with religion.
You want to be a Muslim and the people around you make it difficult for you may Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So we will not promised that you are going to have a simple easy go life but you will have tests upon tests. The more tests you have, the more opportunities for you to pass, the more you pass, the greater the rank you will have in paradise. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had the highest rank, and he achieved it in many different ways chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And his reaction was the best reaction possible for those particular difficulties that he had gone through look, lost a father lost a mother lost a grandfather. and thereafter What happened?
Well, his uncle took over which uncle Abu Talib and Abu Talib had other children as well. Abu Talib was a young uncle of his.
And he had so many other children, he used to look after them, but he loved this little nephew, he loved him so much. Allah placed the love in the hearts of
the uncle, and the grandfather before him. Sometimes you look at a child, and you cannot help but love the child, the way they talk to you the way they look at you the way they carry themselves. suparna law, it's placed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And sometimes you look at someone, and you just want to look away because of the way they act, and they behave and the way they carry themselves and so on. So it's Allah subhanho wa Taala, who really does that, where he puts it in your heart to love, and he puts it in your heart to turn away. So this uncle, he noticed that he didn't have much wealth. But ever since he began to look after this young boy, there was so much blessing so much
Baraka. And he found that he watched the children as they ate, when the little children came to eat all his own children, they would all go and try and snatch the best of pieces of food and so on. And this young boy came, he said, he waited, and he knew that what was a portion for him, he would get it, so he waited, and then he would take like an adult already from that age. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala had this perfect upbringing for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But perfect from which angle, not from the angle of him having a father and a mother and so on and so forth. But his credentials were never dented from the very beginning. from infancy,
nothing to say this man is a liar. He's a cheater, he had bad manners, morals, he was wrong in this way. That way, he had bad company, never, ever Subhanallah he was powerful from that early age already preparation for sending him to the people of Makkah in a way that they won't have a response, unless they are to accept that is the only response they could have had anything else would be out of their arrogance, because they know the men and they know him from his birth. And they know how high in character conduct and morals He always was. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi, wasallam grew up in this house full of
humbleness, humility, and he used to go out to look after the
sheep and the goats.
And we made mention of this very briefly yesterday, but I'd like to repeat it, sheep and goats, all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala looked after these.
And some of the benefits were to instill within this human being who has been prepared to come out as a prophet, lots of patience. with animals, you need so much patience, because you can't even talk to them.
Subhan Allah, and thereafter, humbleness humility, because you've got to do so much and you are you are down to earth, you your clothes, a mess, sometimes you have to clean sometimes you walk over that which is unclean, and so on. And a lot of humbleness is also achieved by this. And at the same time, you will find that over and above the patience and the humbleness there is dedication. When one little animal is out, away from the rest of the flock, you find the shepherd will always make an effort to go and get it you don't just leave one and then you develop a link with these animals. And even though you cannot communicate properly with them, they understand you to a certain extent and
you begin to understand them, then you lose one you want might die a few might die, something might happen to one and the other one something else might happen to eat one may be stolen and so on. All this is part of the training with full humbleness and humility. With us, when someone tries to put us into a difficult situation we get upset. We get angry, not realizing yeah Allah, you are the one who chose this for me perhaps you are preparing me for something greater. Perhaps there is something to come in my life that you have now made easy for me from the training that I'm receiving now. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us ease
So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He was taken by his uncle, sometimes on some of the journeys, that they went with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they used to have, as we mentioned, the cheetah, he was saying, so when they were coming down to Yemen once
they were coming down to Yemen, in the winter with a caravan.
And what happened is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi. wasallam was a young man, young boy, in his early teens.
And as they settled down in one area, a huge camel came charging for the whole group, and they all scattered and went away. And Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was standing there alone. And as it came, he just stood there and everyone had run. And when it came to him, it stopped, suddenly sat down, and Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam put his hand on it, and come down, and then jumped on it, and rode it to where they were, they were shocked. SubhanAllah what a sign this man has calmed down even the animal. Do you know, there is a story of Kabbalah Kabbalah was a man who intended to kill Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in her name, and what did he do? He was one of the Bedouin Arabs, who was
a marksman sharp men. He took a tinge of a knife, a pointed knife, which was jagged, which would slit anyone and they, they had no value for life of people,
especially at war. So who named was later on in the time of Muhammad Sallallahu Saddam's life It is reported that 11 times they tried to murder him and 11 times Allah subhanho wa Taala saved him. So one of the times for Allah, what did he do? He pretended to be a Muslim and he joined the Muslim army in her name. And he was waiting waiting for which opportunity when I see a good opportunity I'll slip this man's belly open and it's over. So as he went Nabi sallallahu Sallam turned and looked at him for Bala, NaVi salatu salam put his hand on the chest of Savannah, and looked in his eyes. And you know what happened for Allah says, instantly My heart was filled with love for this
man instantly, instantaneously. And he says, he asked me, he says,
what is it that you want?
So he says, obviously now he's repenting here. What is it you want? He said, Yeah, Rasul Allah, I came with the intention to kill you, but I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and you are indeed a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine, this was a story that happened later on in the life of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So, the animals also Subhana Allah. In fact, so much so it brings tears to the eyes when we think of a hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, In Nila Rajaram be Makita Can you send me money? He says I actually know a rock in Makkah that used to greet me Allahu Akbar. The Rock in Mecca used to greet
him sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us the ability to understand how fortunate we are to be following such a powerful message of the most powerful of all messages many of us take it for granted. It's about time we did something about it. And it's about time we live this is the man through whom inshallah we will be entering Jenna, he has been granted the power to intercede May Allah grant that to us.
And we would like for us to be recognized on that day as part of his oma. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on another journey when he was growing up to a Shem, the city and region as we would call it today, but not only the country of Syria, it would include Lebanon, as well as Palestine. And some areas they, when they were heading up north, they used to stop at a certain monastery with the caravans. And when they stopped at one monastery, what happened is
The monk never ever came out to meet these people, his name was Bahia, or bahara, depending on how you want to pronounce it. He never used to come out. But that day, he saw something and he came out to greet them. And he started greeting them. And he asked Who is this man who is this young boy? And they told him this and this so he called the guardian. And he said, watch this young boy, be careful. He is going to be someone and be careful. Be careful of the Jews. This is his statement. It's mentioned in the books of history because they are a very jealous nation. This is what he says himself, the monk. and thereafter, he decided to go in and prepare a meal and so on. And when they
were preparing a meal, they everyone sat down and he says where is this young boy? They said no, he's out there with the animals call him call him. And as they call him, something strange happened. What happened? Everyone was already sitting in
The shade of the tree.
And the monk, notice that when this young boy came, there was no shade left. So he sat down, and the tree turned slightly, slightly. And it shaded him and he says, look at this, look at this, it's a sign.
This is the young boy, this is the boy he will be sent one day. Now the details are coming out. This was the first incident where there was one of the most direct pointers at this young man being a messenger of Allah for your information. This was one of the first incidents or the first incident where there was a direct pointer in that particular direction. And this was by a monk and this is why we say the People of the Book, not all of them, had changed the books and so on. There were some who are honest, like Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned in the Quran. If some of those they believed they did not hide the verses, and they said it outward openly. Like we will see later on
what a cabbie nofal as well was one of those who uttered the truth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness, so this was also a sign.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the monks told
Abu Talib to take this young boy away.
He says, Take this young boy away, let him go back, make sure that he comes back and look after him carefully. Don't let him travel towards the Roman Empire up to the Byzantine Empire. No, he shouldn't go there. If the Romans get hold of him, they perhaps will kill him because they wouldn't want a messenger to come from amongst the Arabs
or the messengers have been from them so far. So Allah subhanho wa Taala protected him and he was returned to Mecca to mahkamah and thereafter safeguarded all the time, so much so that when he took part in building the Kaaba, and he had his back open and so on, his uncle told him to cover his back, so panela so that he could be protected from the stones, but one of the underlying reasons was also the signs would not be seen by others, because he had to be preserved sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, literally they know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Protector. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect every single one of us. I'd like to go back to the story of a man
very, very important person in the seal of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he married her deja vu while she still looked after him, meaning she was still serving him. And he decided to free her at the time because he inherited her from the mother from his own mother. And he freed her and later on, when Islam started and Nobu Prophethood came, one of the first people to accept Islam. It is reported she was one of the first women after Khadija been to Hawaii literati aloha was when she was working with Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam a woman from Africa, who was a slave who was freed. Listen very carefully brings tears to the eyes. She accepted the message of Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wasallam you are definitely a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I've watched you from the moment you were born, and I know what's going on. And she outlived Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam later on in the life of
the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam decided to make an announcement. What did he say? Who ever wants to marry a woman from Jenna, she should marry a man. Imagine whoever wants to marry a woman from Jenna should marry Oh my man, this woman who was married before she was the mother of a man. She had had a child before previously. On top of that she was a slave. On top of that she was from Africa. On top of that she looked after Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he freed her. And now he's saying whoever wants to marry a woman from Jenna should marry a man and who got up and married her.
None other than the most beloved to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They didn't haritha he was much younger than her much younger than her. He married her and who did she give birth to? She is the mother of Osama bin Zayed.
One of the youngest leaders of the Muslim armies, She is the mother and where did she pass away? She passed away later on in Madina munawwara and is buried in
one big one is
Allah be pleased with all the Sahaba
they sacrifice their lives. And look at these people. It is reported that they didn't. haritha was very, very white in complexion. And Osama bin Zayed was very dark in complexion so much so that people used to accuse the child of being not from this particular father until one day they were sleeping in the masjid. And the two feet was sticking out of the other side of the cover the sheets and one would logy, a person who was an expert in lineage. He came and as he's walking past he didn't know the story. He looked at the feet and he says in the lockdown Baba Hummingbird these
Keep some of them belong to the other, they are part of one in the same. So everyone was relieved to say Subhana Allah, people used to say things. So the complex sometimes it comes from the lineage from the family, his mother was from Africa, Allahu Akbar. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah bless us. May we be from amongst those who understand and realize, look at where we are today. Sometimes we go backwards. And yet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam making a beautiful announcement. And this was a man that Allah subhanho wa Taala bless her. Now Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was young. He took part in several incidents several great matches that occurred One of them was
known as hateful for
pledge that was pledged in one of the houses in Mattoon, mocha Rama, let me give you a quick synopsis of what happened. There was a man from Yemen who had come up to Makkah, and he was known as the BD because he was from those people have diabetes. So the BD men, he had come with a bit of merchandise and so on. And he was dealing with a man known as an acid noir is the father of American law. And also the way he died as a non Muslim, but American house was a great Sahabi. And we know he was one of those who conquered Egypt. And this allows Sydney were in, cheated the CBD out of his wealth, because this is a beedi, wanted to go out to the to the Kaaba and do his house and what have
you with the idols and whatever it was. So he left this wealth with an ounce of nuwa in and he when he came back, the man says, there's nothing for you here. What do you mean, I gave you all my wealth? you telling me there's nothing for me here. So he started calling out now allows me why it was one of the seniors in college.
No one dare take his name. And if he this man had gone to people to tell them anything they wouldn't believe. Anyway, he did go to a few people and say hello, ask me why he has stolen my wealth. And they said, What are you talking about? that can never be this is one of the nobleman here. So he says no, he has stolen my wealth. And he went, nobody helped him. And in fact, he was oppressed because his wealth was usurped by the people of Malaysia. There was one way he was going to achieve assistance. He had eloquence of the tongue, this is the vd he got up Japan. He got up one of the mounts there near the Kaaba, and he started singing his poems, what were the poems, the poems were
making mention of how Quraysh stole his wealth, and how allows it Noah has stolen his wealth, and they are thugs and robbers, and they're all in cahoots, and so on. And he started singing some poems. And you know, I told you yesterday, they were crazy about poetry, a man status would raise because of poetry. And a man would be considered the leader and the chief because he came with something powerful. This man came with powerful words that lasted up to today, for your information, they were all negative about courage and about what had happened. So they wanted to do set things, right, because they did not want that. They did not want that to go down in history. So what did
very interestingly, a few of them got together. And one of them was azubi. ribbon Abdulmutallab. You see, Abdulmutallab? This the leader of Quraysh, his son, one of the anchors of Muhammad Sallallahu, Alayhi, wa sallam, he got together five of the different families and the leaders, five of the leaders. And what he said, he said, Look, we need to do something, this man has some meaning he has recited a poem here, and that's going to go down. We are going to go down as people who are others, we need to agree on something. Now, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was also invited as one of the members.
And he was a young man. It's reported he was in his 20s.
And he went in, and he was invited to witness this great treaty of human rights. What was it? It was known as healthful food, the pledge of the virtuous? What was the pledge of the virtuous? They agreed that we will all unite to help the one who is oppressed. That was the main treaty, the main point of that whole treaty, all of us will unite, and we will help the one who is oppressed, and we will challenge or fight the one who is the oppressor. Lo Akbar, later on Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says, I attended a treaty, a covenant in the period of ignorance in the house of Abdullah hidden agenda, and that was the house in which it occurred. If I was called to something similar to that
today, I would go back and I would sign a similar treaty Subhanallah so the house of Abdullah Medan was chosen. He was a man I we mentioned him yesterday. He was from a very poor background, but he found some treasures, and he kept those treasures and that made him rich and he used to help people a lot. So they called this covenant in his house and they agreed and then they went on to allow us to
Meanwhile knocking his door and when he flung the door open he notices these five people and they asked him where is the wealth of this DVD says hang on here it is amazing. Look at how powerful so it needs us to unite against oppression. As we said yesterday, you allow it to happen, it will continue happening, but someone somewhere somehow needs to stop it. May Allah subhanahu Allah protect us all. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned to us in the Quran as well. While I a journeyman.
Shanna comin Allah, Allah, da da no
taco, don't ever let the fact that you dislike a people, make you oppress them. Always be just for indeed that is the closest to piety. So you don't like some people so you lie about them. You don't like people so you make life difficult for them. You don't like people so you want to fight them? Allah says no, even if you don't like people be just because that is piety. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us justice. So this was as far as healthful food went. And this is the covenant that we were speaking about. One of the things that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had attended, and he was known as an honest man. He was protected by Allah subhanho wa Taala. In his youth, from
attending the parties and so on, that the youth used to attend, there is narration mentioned of one incident where he was with the flock of sheep that he was looking after. And there was a wedding in the city. So he told his friend, look, please, can you look after this, I'm going out tonight I need to attend the wedding. Or when he went there,
there was a lot of wrong things happening, dance and so on with different types of beat of the drum and music and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to protect Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Allah made him yawn and made him sleepy, so he slept, and he did not take part in it. So he had gone there, but he slept away. And the next day, he went there, and he slipped. The third day he went there, he slipped, and he comes back to the shepherd. And the shepherd says, but what did you do? He says, I did nothing. And he realizes that this is protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then he promised thing, I will never ever attend any functions of this nature. Never. So
that was the first and the last. So Panama. mela strengthen us as well. What if we want to correct our weddings, in Islam as Muslims, and we want them to stop being functions of earning the pleasure of the devil. Rather than earning the pleasure of Allah, all we need to do is don't go That's it. If half the community Don't go, everybody will change because they now know I must have a separate function. I must make sure that there is no music playing here. And I must make sure that everything is Sharia compliant here because the community is not going to come but we are collectively guilty of supporting such fools. And for that reason, a great act of worship known as Nika, an act of
worship of the celebration of such a great act of worship, that walima which is the second act of worship, we attended, and our own girls and boys are dressed in a way that would be such an embarrassment. People may mistaken them for prostitutes. May Allah protect us its effect. I have pressed the red button because it's going on today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us really, there is no point in attending, even if they've got a little commentary box in the corner separately for all ama, you don't attend that. That's an insult to the oma. How can they be the Muslims are in that little corner. The rest of us are having a bowl of a time as they say, a jewel, Allah protect
us. I don't even know what that means. We just heard it from people. Hey, we had a fun man. It was like a man. You know the language we use. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us really, what was nice. There was one uncle who had attended the function and he said a there was a smokescreen, and you know, the way the men parachuted down, and the way this happened, and that happened, and it was mixed total and was freefall and the same but brother You have such a big beard Mashallah, what were you doing? He scratched his head. Two seconds, he said, Well, if I wasn't there was gonna tell you what happened.
Look at the excuses. json makes us have Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So as we were saying, you want to solve a problem it can, but we need to be collectively ready to solve a matter. And remember one thing, do not compromise when it comes to nikka. Don't try and show people I had a bigger function and this function, simple function even if you have invited just ahead from all of the homes and that's it. Believe me, the more simple the function the more blessing it is. today one of the reasons why divorce is almost 60% and marital problems are beyond 90% of marriages. Why? Because the seed we sold was
The seed of a cactus and then we expect apples.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. Obviously every time I say something of this nature I see everybody's looking at me like they want to eat me up. You know what you're saying? Because we've already married and we did all these things. Well, there is always room for Toba. Always room to ask Allah for forgiveness that will clean your slate once again say Allah, we did it wrong, forgive us, but we will make sure we don't do it wrong for our children no matter what. Don't try and be proud to show people Hey, I've got a big awaiting, and this No, you can have whatever size you want, but make sure it is compliant and it achieves the pleasure of Allah. That is the day of happiness. We
want the marriage to work. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. As he grew up, he was known as an honest man, I mentioned the one incident where he attended this function, and he promised never to go back to those functions again. Another incident was where they wanted in a place known as borna. They used to have a little festival where they used to worship their idols, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam from his infancy and childhood, never ever worshipped idols never, ever, not once. And he always had something against these idols because it's just like Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam recognized at an early age. What's this thing here? It can't even help. He went to speak to those
idols. Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam and you know, no response. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once refused to, to go to Borneo where they were worshipping the idols or he refused to worship the idols and his uncle was very upset with him.
And so, in his mind, he thought, what should I do and so on. In the interim, Allah subhanho wa Taala, sent an angel to block him. And immediately he realized, I'm never going to do this never ever
Salalah alayhi wa sallam from that early age used to wonder he used to think all these, these people, they are engaged in so much full connectivity that is really against the maker they worshipping sticks and stones, they treating their women unfairly, they are usurping wealth of people, they are doing this and that. And he used to try and think of solutions. And he was always truthful, honest, although a lot of those around him used to have a few lies here and there. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So he was known from an early age, Alice planning as
the truthful, the trustworthy. You couldn't trust him with anything. He was known as that. So this news began to spread. And when it spread, it got to the business people of Makkah, from amongst them was a woman. Her name was Khadija been to Hawaii, later to be known as rhodiola. Juana she was a middle aged woman, who was married twice before and had had a child known as Halla.
So what had happened, Khadija
heard that this particular man in Makkah known as Mohammed, very honest men, and very trustworthy, his character is one of the best, the best in Makkah. So she invited him
to do business on her behalf. She was a woman, she would stay in Mecca, but he could go up to a Sherm and come down that was Allah planning, why, when you going up to Sham and the city and region you pass, Madina, munawwara and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam became acquainted with Medina and its people from a very early age. Did we ever know that and he already passed there and he would go stopover continue go up and so on. Literally today, we call it a container business. Nowadays, we have a ship coming from Mashallah, China and Hong Kong and Taiwan. It's a ship it comes and it docks in Durban, and then we busy following it by phone, and we've got this agent and that agent, this at
that particular time, this was equivalent to the containers that people of this part of the world are acquainted to acquainted with. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to go with the caravans and Khadija radi Allahu Allah at that time, she sent her slaves known as Mesa with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And she said, you go with him, and he noticed this man respected him imagine a slave people today we treat our those who work for us are not even slaves. They are free like me and you. And we treat them so badly. We swear we shout we overburden them, and we tell them so much and we still call ourselves followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam What a shame.
We are insulting our religion. People, you know, when they go back to their villages after when the holidays are there. They sit and they discuss Oh, I work in Nirvana. Where is that? Oh, it's in Falcone. You know, I work for these Muslims. They can swim. They shout. You know, the uncle wanted to beat me also, and all of them get a bad picture of Islam. Do we know that? And the same people when they sit around the fire in the village of the month end or at the end of the year? And they say you know what? We have Muslims, they look after us. They respect us. We they don't give us food that is fit for the bin, but they give us a portion of what they've cooked.
Allahu Akbar. While I am not lying to you, these are facts. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam treated me Sarah, who was a slave with utmost respect, dignity, a man afforded the credentials Subhana Allah he was given whatever a man deserves, and at the same time honesty, no usurping imagine you've got millions of rands you and someone has to say, you know what, just don't say anything. You take some I take some, that doesn't happen in Shaolin monks Muslim, but there's a lot of people who do do that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save goddess, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam did not do that. Honestly, every sin, every little coin was accounted for, and so much blessing in business. When the
caravan used to come back with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam the Prophet was so much there was so much blessing, Khadija.
She had a friend,
her friend who was known as Nafisa been to Marina Bay, and she tells her friend, a
guy, he is worth getting married to men, what a man, look at him, honestly, my slave has come back to me. And he says, This man is of high morals and standards, the highest I've ever seen. And the man is full of respect and dignity, everyone honest, he doesn't even you serve a single fraction of the wealth. So she went to him one time you see the women, sometimes they have gotten.
So she went to him and she suggested, hey, what's happening here, you see, now look at this woman, older than him by quite a bit married twice, and both of the husbands passed away one after the other. You know, in our community, there's a widow, only Allah knows how we look at her. Yet the Hadith speaks about the lofty rank of those who support widows and orphans, say the one who supports widows and orphans is equivalent to the one who stands in Salah all night, every night and the one who fasts all day, every day. That's the reward. So this widow, she sends, or this friend went to say this, and he, after a while, whatever he may have done, he felt a little bit positive about it.
And he spoke to his uncle. It is reported he spoke to Abu Talib. It is also reported that he spoke to Hamza and Hamza about the alarm and went with him. To Khadija been to Hawaii, literally Ilana and her family. And they made a proposal in what we would call, they became engaged so to speak, they agreed that we would get married. And the marriage was then attended by Abu Talib himself and a few others. And in such a little while they were married for your information. Today we have engagements in Islam. There is nothing like these engagements. If you look at it, what is an engagement in Islam? It is just the mere confirmation that these two will be getting married. That's all.
Nothing else. Today we have a big function
is an engagement. And after that what happens? We found that it was broken, you know, broken that guy was a rascal, you know, we didn't know we found out later. Why? Because you did it the wrong way. You don't need a big engagement, get the niqab done, it's simple and straightforward and inshallah let them start living together. And engagement the way we do it today where a year later we have any car that one year we only allow them to engage in sin that's all that happened. Nothing else. Nothing positive can come out of a prolong in prolonged engagement. I see some of the youngsters are smiling. Perhaps this is a good point for their fathers May Allah subhanho wa Taala
make it easy for us as parents, you don't need to wait unless provided for you. And Allah has given you make it easy for them. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam thereafter, got married to Khadija been to Hawaii with her. And
she was much older.
The generations that are
most common make mention of his age and her age. his age was 25 years old when he got married, according to everyone, and her age was 40 years. According to the majority, some say that she was 28 years old. This is obviously just generation I'm making mention of it for you to know that there is an erosion of that. But we all know that the vast majority say she was 40 years old. She was already divorced. Sorry, she was already widowed twice. And this was her third husband. And this was his first wife. And he married her and he did not marry any other woman while she was alive.
And for your information, those who say he was a pedophile out to Billa those who say he was full of lust and desires Not at all. If that was the case at this young age of 25. He would have chosen the best of girls of the whole of college as it is he had a very lofty name in coloration. But he decided to go for someone who was mature and it was a last plan because for your information. Allah had already made Khadija been to Kuwait it was qualities that were needed in order to comfort Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the day revelation came
So this was all the plan of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married her and she is the one who bought his children. And he had six children from Khadija. Allah and her two boys. They both passed away. One died in childhood. His name was alkazi childhood meaning not infancy, but they say he could jump on to an animal he could jump onto the horse or the camel, and at that age, he passed away.
And this is why he is also known as passing sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the other one, his name was Abdullah he passed away in infancy. Imagine those who have lost children even Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has lost children. And here you have both of his boys lost.
Later on, there was another boy by Mario completely we will get to that inshallah. But on him he was also lost.
But this was all prior to Prophethood and he had four girls, Xena, Rokia, Makoto,
and Fatima. May Allah be pleased with all of them. They lived when he came with Prophethood they accepted Islam.
When they all made hegira as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness from the Sierra, this is only a tip of the iceberg in sha Allah, we hope that Allah subhanho wa Taala increases the love we have in our hearts for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a way that it can be seen on our physical features and faces and in a way that inshallah will result ultimately in us, earning Jenna through obeying the instructions that were from Allah subhanho wa Taala that came to us through Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam until we meet again tomorrow to continue this episode we say sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah Nabina
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