Ramadan 2012 – Life of the Last Messenger – Day 4

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An in depth lesson within the Noble Qur’an,”Life of the Last Messenger (Muhammad PBUH)” by Mufti Ismail Musa Menk

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala terminal acmella Niala. T h Marino that we commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon the masterpiece Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless his entire household and all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all the messages that he has sent from the beginning of time right to the end, where Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and make us from amongst those who can learn put into practice and convey this Deen in a way that it can get to our children and offspring

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up to the day of piano beloved brothers and sisters in Islam.

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We were looking at the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we had got to a point where he had taken part in what was known as hateful football or the pledge where they had to, or they pledged to assist those who were oppressed against the oppressor. And we also got to the point where he had travelled to a sham once again to the city and region, as we call it today. And as I explained, it includes not only the country of Syria, but their entire region, where Lebanon, Palestine and parts of northern Arabia are included. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, it was noticed by Mesa who was the slave of Khadija been to Hawaii, literal de la Juana that the cloud

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was covering him was shading him throughout the journey. This was something amazing. Not only was the tree or had the tree to end with earlier in his life, but the later journey to that region, there was always a cloud that covered him, and no one besides Him, so panela so when Mesa had come back to Khadija been to Hawaii, Nitro de la Juana, and she had and she was told about what had happened. She knew within herself that this men, something great, something very big about him, he is about to be a leader, or there is something grand about him. And this was also one of the reasons over and above the character and conduct and honesty and so on, that we had heard about yesterday,

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that made her propose for the marriage to Him. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant our spouses who will be the coolness of our eyes, and May Allah subhanahu wa taala make it easy for all those who are not married to be married to those who will be the coolness of their eyes. Remember, marriage is a very big sacrifice. People don't realize and understand some people think it's a perpetual honeymoon. We have a problem with today's generations where the young girls are looking for men who are already wealthy who have everything in life. And all they need to do is now split on the man's arm and walk to the mall. That's what some people think. But they don't realize those who have had

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humble beginnings, where they have struggled for several years, sometimes decades and then come up on their two feet. Sometimes those marriages are much more blessings than hunting for the wealthiest of all. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness. The reason I make mention of this, look at the choice of Khadija rhodiola. And her she chose a man orphaned she chose a man who basically had nothing besides honesty, dignity and that high lofty level of character and conduct Subhana Allah, and yet he had never taken part in anything that would have put a mark on his reputation, or put a negative mark on his reputation. We have another very, very important incident that occurred when

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was 35 years old, 10 years into his marriage, we had made mentioned yesterday of his children and how he lost his sons, and that his daughters had actually lived and they had seen the day when he was granted Prophethood and so on. But an incident where Quraysh found that the Kaaba, which is the center of the earth, according to us, the Kaaba in Mecca, Tomoko Rama Quraysh, had found that this house was being destroyed or it was run down because of two reasons. One is there had been some fires that had taken part that had taken place in the past, and they weakened some of the building. And thereafter, there was some floods. There were floods that

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had destroyed some of the walls or part of the walls of the Kaaba. So Quraysh decided we need to rebuild this house. Now remember, the house was built by Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. There is a narration which states that it was built first by Adam alayhis salatu salam, but that narration is not authentic, the most authentic narrations point towards the building of the Kaaba by Ibrahim alayhis salam and it's Medina his Salatu was Salam. And after that it had never been touched For your information, how it was built at the first

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Time, no cement, nothing to hold the bricks together. Allah subhanho wa Taala had blessed the Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi Salam by going down and picking, picking little rocks, and each rock like jigsaw puzzles fitted onto the other. So the big rocks were actually one above the other with nothing to hold them together. And yet they lasted generations. So at this point Quraysh decided let's bring it down, but they were frightened. They were scared. Why? The House of Allah? How can we bring it down? This is the house, this is the base. This is the first house all the people come to it. All our items, are there everything is there. How can we destroy this house? so unbelievable.

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mahira who was one of the men of courage, he built the courage plucked it up? And he said, You know what, what's our intention? Our intention is to rebuild it correctly properly. So why should we fear the intention is not to destroy, it's actually to bring down in order to build. So he said, I will start what's wrong. And he started and he started destroying a little bit. And thereafter that evening, they all slipped and they waited for punishment. They were wondering what's going to happen when nothing came the next day, he continued and everybody joined in, and the different clans were given different parts of the Kaaba to bring down and to rebuild. And amazingly what had happened is

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they brought it down and they started building it. The question arises, how far down did they bring it? when they hit a certain point where they saw some green Foundation, green rock Foundation, they stopped there. Amazing. So the foundation we have today, the foundation of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And how was it built? It was actually built where it had two corners. And as for the other side, it was around it. You see what we know is the Hatim today, the agent is married as they call it, it was part of the cabin. So the two corners one way the hedgerows what is in the other one way what we know as rakuen Yamani is, and on the other side, it was more like a dome more like a hub.

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And what had happened, they brought it down, and they decided that we are going to build this properly. And in order to build it, we are not going to accept wealth. That is haram. So anyone who's got interest money, we're not accepting it. Imagine the people of Quraysh knew the pagan Arabs knew that interest is oppression, they knew it. Why? Because you milking it out of a poor man. You milking it out of him, and he's actually paying for nothing for time. In fact, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So they knew that that was wrong. They said we are not going to accept that type of money here. No interest. And this is made mention of in all the books of Sierra. The second

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point, they said, No wealth of immorality, anyone who has earned immoral wealth, the women who wanted to give money or the men if it was immoral, we're not accepting it. And the third type of money they did not accept or wealth was anyone who deceived or conned or cheated anyone out of any money, please keep it away. We don't want it. Believe it or not, they did not come up with so much wealth.

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They came up with just a little bit and they started rebuilding the cabinet. When they started rebuilding the cabinet, two things happened. One is they ran out of wealth, what type of wealth they couldn't build it exactly as it was again. So they decided what we'll do, we'll close it as the square or the cube. And when we get wealth will actually completed at some time. But there was another problem. There was the honor of the 100 Ashworth. This Blackstone that we know the honor of placing it where it is supposed to be and all these tribes are arguing who should have the honor. Remember the argument about Zamzam was solved by Allah subhanho wa Taala. This time Abdulmutallab

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was gone. Abu Talib was there.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his uncle al Abbas Ibn Abdul muttalib. The two of them took part in putting the bricks of the Kaaba from their clan. And as this happened, and the debate pursued, the building stuffed in some narrations, some books of Sierra say for three nights, there was a debate argument it they almost went to war as to who must put it so that one evening they sat and they said, okay, whoever is going to enter the masjid. First, whoever is going to enter the masjid First, we will make that person, the one who's going to judge between us as to who is going to place this particular stone in its place. And who came up with this idea? Abu Omar Abdullah

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mahira he was one of the pagans, one of the leaders have courage. And he came up with this idea and everybody agreed, so they didn't tell anyone, but they waited. Lo and behold, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the first one to walk in. He hadn't known when he came in, they told him that look. We are so happy that you walked in and I mean you are the most trustworthy, you are the ones who had Allah who has no negative scratch on his slate Subhana Allah and you are the one we look up to. At this stage, remember as we

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said he was quite old, 35 years old. He had a lot of respect. And he was not just a pauper from anyway. Now he had had wealth. Remember, he did business, and he went up to Syria Sham, the region of Sham, and he came back with the caravans and he was an honest, upright person, lots of Baraka in his wealth. And Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him in every single way. So here, they told him, we need you to resolve the matter, you tell us who should lay the stone. So he said, Okay, give me a piece of cloth. This has solved the problem. So Panama, they were wondering what is he asking for a piece of cloth, they gave him a huge piece of cloth. And he said, Every clan, one representative

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must catch one part of the cloth, that corner, this corner, the other one, the other one, and then he placed the stone in the middle. And when it was placed in the middle, they carried it right to its place. And when it got to its place, he lifted it with his hands and he put it in place. Problem solved. Subhana Allah be Problem solved. So the honor of placing the stone was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam look at Allah's plan. And yet, all the clans were happy because none of them could say we did and we did not. They all took part in it. And each one of them carried it, they lifted it, they brought it and all he did was put it in its place. So this was also an amazing rank that

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Allah subhanho wa Taala had given Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And now if you take a look at the Kaaba, it's important for us to make mention of the building of the Kaaba, we said the first time it was ever built, was at the time of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was salam, and it had a semicircular on one side. The second time was this Quraysh time of Quraysh, where they did not have enough wealth to complete it. So they had it like a cube. And they lifted it much higher than it was at the time of Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam, they lifted it to 18 feet high. And they had six wooden pillars inside which were holding the roof so they actually put a roof on it now. And thereafter it

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stayed like that, until the time of year z dibny. Maria, when Abdullah Abu Zubaydah, the Allahu anhu, built the Kaaba again.

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And it had been damaged. and thereafter when he built it again, what did he do? He built it according to the original building way. He added the semicircular once again, what courage had wanted to do. And this he did it, because at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He says, that he said to her, that if these people were not freshly ignorant, they are just coming out from the ignorance and they might get excited if we bring the Kaabah down, are we tamper with it? I would have built it according to its original building that was built by Ibrahim alayhi salam, and I would have put another door on the other side so people could get in and out and so on. So he didn't

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do it in his lifetime, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but he said, What if I were able to do this and if the people were not fresh from ignorance, remember it was only after the victory of Makkah that he would have been able to actually achieve that. And he said No, these people might look at it from a different angle, and therefore we leave it as it is. So Abdullah Abu Zubaydah Allahu anhu. He had the opportunity later on at the time of his evening muawiya when Abdullah Abu Zubaydah Allah who was basically the head of Mecca, the ruler of Mecca, some considered him as the Amir

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and Subhana. Allah, He built this in its original form once again. And thereafter, it was rebuilt once again at the time of Abdullah melachim. Number one, when again, it had been damaged. And you see what was happening is the floods came in and so on. What Quraysh did is they lifted the door higher than what it was so that water doesn't get in. So if you see today, the Kaaba, the door is very high, you can only get up with steps, because what was happening initially was, it was flat, the door was on the on the ground level, and water would get in and be inside. So now that they lifted it up, the water would not get in and up to today there are floods that happen in Makkah in

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the past, but the water does not get into the cabin. Up to today. I have seen a time when the water in the mataf was up to my knees. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us goodness not many years ago. And so when Allah you find the Kaaba was protected, in fact now there is something known as a Misa, which they placed right on the roof. And it is a little gutter from which the water actually comes off the roof. So it doesn't stay there. So Abdulmalik number one was the last who rebuilt the cabin. And how did he rebuild it? He rebuilt it exactly how Quraysh had rebuilt it. And this is how it is today, according to the building, of course, and for your information. What happened lately, the

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Saudi Arabian government, they did not rebuild the Kaaba, but all they did is they strengthened it so they put a little

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Marble quoting outside and inside, and they strengthen the pillars because these wooden pillars were being eaten by ants. And they strengthened and reinforced the roof or the ceiling, whatever we'd like to call it. And all they did was they reinforced so they did not destroy it and rebuild it, but they reinforced it. So this is the history of the Kaaba, and we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to take us there again and again. Remember there is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala Do I have given him a solemn? He says, What if he that Amina Sita, huie lame. O Allah let the hearts of the people inclined towards them, which is Mecca and the people of it. So aren't our hearts inclined to Mecca

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and Medina? Do out of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa sallam today who would say no Mashallah, those who have already been for Hajj, are planning once again. And you know, what's the irony? They ask you a question have you been before say No, we haven't.

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We want to go again, isn't it? May Allah Subhana Allah forgive our shortcomings? May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive really forgive us. Sometimes we become, you know, so engrossed in wanting something that we forget that in the process, we're doing something wrong. May Allah subhanahu wa taala open our doors. This is the history of the Kaaba, the honor given to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then we have

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the rank of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being known by the people from the very beginning from before this pagan time Allah had already prepared humanity for the advent of the coming of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam take a look at the prophets of before they had made mention of the fact that there is a prophet to come every time in the became It was his duty to inform his people that another nubby after me is going to come so much so that some of them had made mention of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam to come. Look at the draft of Abraham Allah in salatu salam in Surah Al Baqarah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that Ibrahim Alayhi Salam made the dua what was this

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Robin banner, fie masuleh Minh home yet no

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matter what he was a key him in

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his old hockey game. This was in Makkah, the children of his MA in a primary he said I'm saying Oh, Allah sinned from amongst them a messenger for them.

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Who will recite the verses who will come to them with guidance with wisdom and who will cleanse them in the sense that they will be able to be cleansed, if they follow that message. And Oh Allah, you are the most powerful most wise, this was the Tao of Rahim Allah His Salaam to grant the children of his MA in a Nabhi from amongst them who was that maybe it was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he came from the children of his mind, the other ambia were from the children of his hack, Isaac May peace be upon him, and may peace be upon them all.

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So this was the duality but

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let me make mention of something else in the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the Torah and the Injeel the Torah revealed to musala Hassan the Injeel or the Bible revealed to Isa Jesus May peace be upon him. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran,

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Allah Deena Tabby, Runa Solon,

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una Houma

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allies praising those who follow the prophet who is unlimited, whom they find his name mentioned in the Torah and the Injeel. So Allah says thereafter whoever follows him and assists him they will indeed be from amongst the successful May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant a success we always hear that success lies in following what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has brought, firstly he brought the Quran and then he brought his son his entire student and the teachings of the entire Sharia men Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us we have such a great gift.

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Even if we look at the Quran, Isa Jesus May peace be upon him clearly makes mentioned. And this is made mention of not only in the Quran, but even in the testaments and Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept it such that up to today, we can read the King James Version of the Bible and we will find mention of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The difficulty is, normally people don't translate a name. If I say Robert came to me. Now whatever the meaning of Robert is, say for example, it is a person who is high in rank. So if I say a high ranking person came to me, I've changed the meaning. I was supposed to say the proper noun, the name. If I say high ranking, it could be anyone but the

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minute I say Robert, we know who we're talking about. Just because I'm Zimbabwean doesn't mean I chose

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That name because it's our president, Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah bless us all Grant us peace and stability and calmness throughout the globe, not only in our countries, but Alhamdulillah. Since we making mention of it, we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the goodness he has bestowed upon us in this part of the world, and we asked him not to take it away from us because of our sins. For indeed, We are blessed in ways that sometimes we will never know until it goes away, then we might realize, you know, a long time ago, we were actually blessed in this way and that way, Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness. So the term Mohammed was translated as the Comforter,

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the praise one, the Comforter, and so on. These words are mentioned. And they are mentioned were in the Bible in the King James Version of the Bible and even the other versions of the Bible, but you will see they have been translated Oh, that's the Holy Ghost. Oh, that's john the baptist. Oh, that's someone else? No, this is a messenger. It's quite clear. In fact, if you look at the Hebrew script, in the Torah mentioned is made of something very similar to the name of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, Mohammed m, and normally the term I m is added for respect, and then they translated it when they translated it the name was lost love Akbar and the Gospel of Barnabas where

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there was clear cut mention of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam conveniently was removed completely from the Bible taken out. So you won't even find it in most of the 36 or 42 different versions of the Bible that are floating around the globe today, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the ability to understand we are fortunate we have one authentic book no matter where you go, it is the same it is recited this evening Mashallah we decided versus the whole Masjid has the right to scream out what is right when the Imam is wrong. It's a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala to test the rest. Who is going to correct this because it's an AMA and the Imam can never be upset when he is

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corrected. Never ever. If any man gets angry that he is corrected, he has not understood the amount of that is on his shoulders from Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. May He grant us humility and may make us from those who realize the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us really, if you were to go to China and read the Quran, believe me those Chinese they probably don't know how to ask you what your name is and how old you are and where you come from. But they can correct you when you recite the Quran Subhana Allah because they know it. So mentioned was made even by E Salli salatu wa sallam, what is the color is seven omonoia Maja Bonnie is la isla

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de rasuna la isla ecom mucho de Pon Lima Bina Danny Amina Tara to MOBA Sheeran.

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team in this movie,

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and remember when Jesus the son of Mary May peace be upon him told his people Oh children of Israel, I am a messenger of Allah to you are confirming the Torah that has already been revealed and informing you of a messenger who will come after you by the name of Ahmed. And then Allah says follow Maja on bill by unity.

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When Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with clear cut signs, they said this is magic, clear magic. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and safeguard us. So where is the messenger who was supposed to come after Jesus? Where is he? They have not said there is anyone after him nowadays, if you look at the Christians and ask them so where is the messenger? What answer do they have? If you look at the Jews who follow musala salatu salam asked him, where is the next messenger? They will be silent. So where is he? Well, there is no other option but for it to be Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and you know what? something beautiful we have to make mention of the message is the same,

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exactly the message that the Christians have in the Jews have the Muslims have. So if we look at the Cherie that was brought by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we would find the division into two different categories. One is belief, and one is day to day rules and regulations. As for belief, from the time of Adam, coming to Noah coming to Jacob coming to all the children coming to Moses coming to Iran coming to all those May peace be upon them all coming to Jesus May peace be upon him, and Hamas, Allahu Allah, he was Allah.

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belief was always the same. They all taught in the life after death, they all taught to worship one God alone, worship your maker and nobody else. There is no one worthy of worship besides the one who made you the one whom you are going to return to that was the message of what do you know from the beginning right to the end always, and for the beginning and for the end, and there will be a life after death and you will be answerable and you will be resurrected and there is heaven and there is hell. In terms of belief, the message is ditto exactly the same. From the beginning. Every messenger came with the same message in terms of belief, but the day to day rules and regulations, what is

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permissible, what is prohibited, it changed with the changing of time and

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Each Nabhi came with a different area. And what happened is the sharing of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the final Sharia, and that is going to last up to the end of time, let me inform you. No prophet has ever said I'm the last one besides Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam none of them. The Christians do not believe that Jesus peace be upon him said that I am the last one. They don't believe that. And the Jews do not believe that Moses musala is Salatu was Salam said that I am the last one. No, they don't believe that. But Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the only one who said he is the last one. We believe he was the last one for your information. Several years ago,

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when I was researching this topic, I found something very interesting where some of the Orthodox Christians believed. And this was a belief not from us, but from them, that the Almighty will never leave mankind for more than 2000 years without sending a messenger. So what happened there if you look at the gaps between the messages, according to them, never more than 2000 thereafter, you know, we had the Y to K issue when people said the world is coming to an end 1999 Why? Because now they either needs to be a messenger or they needs to be doomed. So because there's no messenger, there's going to be doomed. And guess what we saw the first of January 2000 Mashallah. So somewhere down the

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line, they went wrong, there was a messenger who came a long, long time ago. We don't believe that as muslimeen but it's interesting to see how now suddenly they're very quiet about it. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala. Quran does goodness. It's like some people from amongst us. They say the man he was born 40 years ago, and he was born so many years ago. He's made to come out in 1993 people look for him. He didn't come coming out in 1999 they looked for him he didn't come 20,000 meaning 2000 No, he didn't come and then 2005 he didn't come now they say in 2012 Allahu Allah, Allah knows best. But all this is just something which people are guessing and trying. If the Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam could not pinpoint when the malady is coming? Who are we to be able to suddenly pinpoint when he's going to come?

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us prepare, rather than just blow our trumpet about things that are perhaps you know, coming but to try and pinpoint when exactly they happening? We will probably lose focus as to what we're supposed to be doing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. So he said, he said I'm makes mention of Abraham, and he salatu salam makes mention of it. And we made mention of how it is also in the Bible and the Torah. And if you look at the people at the time, what had happened very interesting. The Jews had already been told there is a man who's going to be sent in Arabia, between two deserts, where they are date pumps between two deserts, where they are date

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pumps, that is where he will finally end up, he's going to migrate to that area. Now if you were told someone is coming in Arabia, while Arabia extends from far east to west to north to south, large land, where are you going to go? You won't know. But if someone told you, ultimately he's going to migrate to a place which has date palms between two deserts, you can go to one of two areas either to Dubuque or either you can go to

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Madina, munawwara because Madina, munawwara Subhan Allah, they are they farms between the deserts. And if you take a look at a book in that area, in fact, not to book the area near cyber, you will find something quite similar as well, not very far off from Madina munawwara We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us. So what they did, they started descending south from where they were in the north in Sham, and they began to come to do what to prepare to meet this messenger according to their books. This is why the Jewish clans settled around Madina munawwara For your information, where did they come from? They came from further up north, why did they come? They came to welcome

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this messenger. But they did not expect him not to be from amongst them, because they were used to all the messengers being from the children of his heart, this is what it was.

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So you look at binondo De Luca, Luca, they had from amongst them, the leaders, those who were very pious, those who knew that the Torah inside out those who told their people people are coming here. In fact, the answer Do you know what they say?

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They say that these Jewish people in Madina munawwara they used to tell us the messenger is coming anytime now. When he comes we are going to be fighting you in the same way that odd and some mood were fought before. And we will destroy you to bits and pieces with that messenger. When he came they rejected him because he was from the cousin side. Look at the racism. Look at the tribalism look at the all this type of nepotism that took place. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us, Allahu Akbar. Remember virtue is virtue. If a man comes from far off, different race, different size, totally unacceptable in terms of financial level, no problem for as long as his message is

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solid. You take it maybe Allah gave him something that he has not given in your children or around you may Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us from those who lose opportunities when we have them. You never know

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Who is going to have a message that will turn your whole life and that will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So don't take things lightly. Listen. And this is why we need to attend the talks. When people have talked in the massage with the in our community, we have a Lama who tirelessly work, they have their lessons, they have the ID, they have their daily readings and so on. Try to attend, try to make it a point you never know which five minutes of your time could actually result in the changing of your whole life. May Allah subhanho wa Taala change our lives towards positive.

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So here, the people had come to this area, I want to make mention a few incidents because it's very important for us to know what had happened. If you take a look at the People of the Book. They knew him some of them accepted him when he came in as a newbie. Some of them rejected him. All those who rejected him only did it because he was not from amongst them nothing else. It's not my sense. I'm not reading behind that one making noise. But when your son reads, then everybody's going to be there. Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala help us in guidance. We don't want that ignorance in us. We don't want the ignorance whereby we get jealous because the deen is with someone else, and

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the spreading of it is with someone else. Make dua for them, learn from them, benefit from them, and make dua that Allah granted to us and our offspring as well.

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Let me give you the one story of a Sahaba known as selama, Salah Marathi Allahu anhu. He says we had a neighbor who was a Jewish man. And one day he came out to us when we were sitting, and he started telling us something What was he saying? Now remember, these people were

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they used to worship idols, Subhana Allah idol worshipers? And this Jewish man was not an idol worship, he used to worship Allah alone. And he came out and what did he say? He said, Do you know there is life after death? Oh, the cathar did not used to believe that. Do you know there is heaven there is hell look the Jewish beliefs just like ours? Do you know there is heaven there is hell you are going to be resurrected. You are going to be accountable for all your deeds. And you will either go to heaven and hell they said, Hey, relax. What are you talking about here? Can they be heaven? You after we die? There's going to be something you mean we're going to come back to life? He said

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yes. What's the sign of it? they asked him. So he says the sign of it is you know what? We're about to witness the coming of a messenger in this area anytime now. So they said, When will that be? So he looked at selama ibnu, Salama Allah and he was the youngest from amongst them young boy. He looked at him and he says, If this man is this boy is given life. He will definitely see him because we are already there. The time has come. It's reported that some days later, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam came to Panama some days later. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came and you know what? This same men did not accept. So they all told him but Weren't you the one telling us that someone

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will come he brought exactly the message you are saying now. He's meaning you just said he brought exactly that message. Why don't you accept he says no, we're not going to accept him because we didn't expect him to be from amongst you guys. Allahu Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from this. Then we have another lesson Karbala. He was a man

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who did not accept Islam at the time of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam but after the death of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam It is reported that at the time of Abu Bakr,

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he accepted Islam. So he's one of those who saw the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But he's not as happy because he wasn't the movement. At that time. He only accepted Islam after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam amazing, so this Karbala bar, do you know what he says? Jewish men, he says the qualities of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam are mentioned in the Torah, exactly how they are made mention of in the Quran. And he says he is a messenger who speaks well, he doesn't lie. He comes with goodness, he doesn't eat any charities, but he might eat from a gift. And he is a person who who is very eloquent, very calm, very clean. He doesn't swear he doesn't cheat in

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business. And he teaches goodness he only teaches that which is good and so on. And you know what, when the teachings came, he delayed in accepting the message just Allah had blessed him that he had had life long enough to accept Islam, but he was not written from amongst the Sahaba or the Allah and whom as I explained a few moments ago, because he accepted Islam only at the time of Abu Bakar has to do with the law. And then there is another incident that is mentioned in Sahih al Bukhari of Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah the Allahu anhu who says, when he was asked, he says, Allah He the qualities of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam have been mentioned in the Torah, just like they

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are mentioned in the Quran. And he read the verse. Yeah.

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money? Oh messenger, we have sent you as a witness as a bearer of good news. And as a warner at the same time, and a caller who calls towards Allah subhanho wa Taala by his permission, and so on. Subhan Allah. So these qualities are mentioned in the Torah. And this is made mention of in Sahih al Bukhari and what happened. It is also made mentioned that the messenger will come, which messenger, the one who will open the eyes that have been blind, the one who will open the ears that would have been deaf, the one whom Allah will open through the hearts that were blocked. So it's Allah Who does that, but through the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Amazing. Now, what does this mean?

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People have eyes we see, but sometimes we don't take notice. We don't benefit from what we see. We see lesson after lesson, nothing helped. So a lot opens your eyes to now it will help you that you've seen something. Sometimes we hear a message powerful. We know this is the truth. But it doesn't strike us because we haven't heard it with the correct ears. And suddenly, one day, something happens and it strikes. So who opened your ears? It's Allah subhanho wa Taala. The same applies to our hearts. Sometimes our hearts are so hardened, we keep on sinning. And we keep on transgressing thinking Allah Rahim Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. Nothing changes us. Until

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one day Allah wants to open the heart so something happens and the heart opens and suddenly we are suffering by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala even though that particular item might have been a point of negativity in our lives.

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So this is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala take a look at salmonella Pharisees who was he not the Allahu anhu. He was Persian. He was from a noble family. They used to worship the fire he refused, he went away to some monks and the story is nice and long. But let me make mention of the main aspect of it. It is reported that he was told by one of the monks that he was with in a Moria is the name of a place and he was told by this religious men that you know what? I am now close to my death. And I'd like to tell you that a man is going to come who's going to preach the religion of Ibrahim, what was that monotheism worship one Allah one, worship your maker alone. That's the beauty

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of Islam, what makes us Muslim, we only surrendered to the one who made us we never worship a person or a stick or a stone or a grave or a tree. No, the beauty of Islam lies in one thing and that is we worship our maker alone, the one who made us the one whom we are going to return to that's it. So there's no risk involved as Muslims. When we put our heads on the ground, what do we say oh you who made us You are the greatest? Oh worshipped one you are the greatest. Is there anything wrong with that statement? When we say Subhana Allah we are actually saying, Glory be to the maker upon is the one who made us and the one who is in absolute control of every aspect of our existence. You are

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indeed the highest. What's wrong with that statement? How can people say we worship idols, we worship people, we worship Mohammed, we worship this we worship a black box in Mecca. Nay, that is wrong. We don't we actually worship our maker alone. So this was what Sandman and fire is he was told, this is what intrigued them from the very beginning to this day, Islam being very, very fast in spreading on the globe. What is it that is driving the people to Islam, it is the concept of godhood the fact that you have a direct link with your maker, and you only worship your maker and none other than Him neither a messenger nor an angel nor a stick nor a stone nor an idol. No one

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else know anything besides your maker, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Sandman and Pharisee when he was told that he was also told that this man will not accept sadaqa for himself. So that meaning charities, he will take a gift but not a charity. And he will have a mark on his back which will be the size of a pea that will be known as the seal of prophethood. And he is a person who will have good character he will call towards goodness and he will call towards fulfilling the rights of others and so on. So Sandman and Pharisees says, You know what, I was actually told by this particular monk that you know, he will be between two deserts

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where they are de pomme. So he went to Madina munawwara long story in the process, he was enslaved. And when he was brought to Madina, munawwara he was so happy because he landed up exactly where he wanted. And at the time of hegira, when he saw Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he heard the message, correct message, he was happy. Then he said, Let me check. So he gave him something and said, this is a charity so Mohammed Salah Salaam did not take from it, he gave it away. And then he came the next day or sometime later and he gave a gift and he says this

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is not a charity is just a gift. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam partook from it, Subhana Allah, then he had an opportunity to see the seal of prophethood. And then his heart just softened up, and he bore witness, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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The same applies to another. Abdullah Abu Salam. And his name according to some of the narrations was at one stage just prior to him giving him the name Abdullah. He was a Jewish rabbi. He was from a new car, a new car, a new car was one of the tribes that had come to settle just around Madina munawwara, one of the areas there, and what happened is when he came he used to teach his people and he was one of the highest of the lot and he was the leader of the Jews. They're the leaders have been Okinawa. And when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam came, he looked, he says, as we mentioned day one, we said when he saw the face of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said this is not

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the face of a liar. I can see that this man is truthful. It's not the face of Allah Subhana Allah. So he heard the message it was a message full of peace. One narration says some of the first words that were mentioned were a you have to send them what Tom was feeling of him was one Lubin lately when NASA neon to the Hulu janitor of the combi salon, this is according to one of the narrations that he heard the words first words Oh people, spread peace spread, sell them and feed the people and maintain your family relations and fulfill prayer at night when everyone is asleep. And you will be able to enter Paradise with ease, Allahu Akbar. And he says when I heard that, I knew that this

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man is actually truthful. And he says he tiptoed from the back to look into see what was happening. He came forth and he declared his Shahada. So Nabi sallallahu Sallam told him at that time, that listen, they explained to him who he was, he says, Okay, why don't you bring your people been Okinawa? And why don't you explain to them I am the leader, I've accepted the message. It's a correct message. And you people come on. So he said, My people, I know them better. They will never accept What's the reason because you're not from their clan. You're not from them, you actually from the children of Israel, not from the children of Israel. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all.

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So Nabi sallallahu, Sallam said, Okay, why don't you just wait behind this wall? There was a wall. And he called Bhanu pinaka, some of the leaders and he says, Who is this man in your midst? They said, Oh, he's a leader, a son of a leader, honorable son of an honorable, truthful son of the truth for one of our Wiseman, the leader from amongst us, that's who he is. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked them, What if I tell you he accepted me as the messenger.

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They said, that is impossible. He can never ever do that. Not you know ways it can happen. So I called him from behind and says, Come come forth. So when he came forward, he says, Yasser Allah, Allah ilaha illallah wa

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rasuluh. You know what they said? Immediately, they said, Oh, he's a cheat, and his father was a cheat. He's the lowest from amongst us, and so was his father, and he is a traitor, and so was his father. And he has deceived us and so did his death and they went away. Allahu Akbar.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make our hearts hard. The lesson we learn from that. Allah shows us signs in our lives to leave sin to turn to him to read Salah to fight laziness when it comes to obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Not to please shape and to try our best to turn in Toba. But sometimes we don't turn we continue in our sin. And if you really study the sin, while it is worth nothing, it's worth nothing at all. What did we achieve by it? There is much more sweetness in the obedience of Allah than there is in engaging in any sin ever. Believe me, the sins, all they can be is for a moment or two a little bit of pleasure. After that there is regret on top of it regret on

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top of its shame on top of it, perhaps even a person may be belittled in front of society and community and they may not know where to hide their face only because they displeased Allah subhanho wa Taala but that cannot happen when we obey the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, these are some of the statements that were coming from the people. In fact, there is a man known as a booty horn.

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And he too, he makes mentioned he came from a sham region in the north, and he came down to this area in Arabia, Madina munawwara he lived with banach arriva and what happened. On his deathbed he tells bonocore Eva, do you know why I left the air the land which is so rich, and so full of food and drink and I came to the land that is full of hunger,

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meaning ages and I have come to this land where there is nothing. They said will you know better? He says because there is a messenger

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Who is going to come in this land according to the Bible and the Torah, and according to the books, this is the land is going to come in. So I am here waiting for him. Sadly What happened? He passed away. He passed away before he the sending of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a messenger, then another piece of evidence to prove that the world was waiting for this man heraclius

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What happened?

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When Quraysh had sent their team

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to him, they asked, he asked him the question, this man who's claiming to be a messenger, who is he? What is he and so on so many questions and above soufiane was responding and apostrophe and gave one response after another. The point being raised is at the end. heraclius says,

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Yes, we have been waiting for this man. But I did not expect him to come from amongst you. Same thing. Look at how this thing comes from person to person way because it's not from us. Now we don't want it. If someone else this person is a different tribe, a different clan, they come from a different area, different continent, different color. So we don't want to accept that is ignorance that will keep people away from what is right. Remember that it did the same at that time, and it repeats itself even now, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. So this was something very, very important, another man who also spoke very highly, but Allah subhanho wa Taala did not intend for

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him to accept Islam. His name was omega, even though he was a poet. He was a top brain, very intelligent, he did not worship the idols, and he did not drink he prohibited it. And he used to worship according to the worship of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam one God alone, and he had read he was one of the literate from amongst Quraysh literate he could read. He came from if in fact, he was at a coffee. And what happened is, his poetry was taken by the Arabs at large one of the most eloquent people so much so Nabi sallallahu, Sallam used to enjoy later on afternoon you're listening to the poetry of Omaha.

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And one day the Prophet sallallahu Sallam heard 100 couplets, and he says,

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This man was about to be a Muslim. So what stopped him? Well, he read the books and he knew there is a messenger coming from this area. He was excited. He was hoping it would be him because he was very pious. So when the messenger came, he rejected why he was jealous. Jealousy does, and he died on that condition imagine and yet he was a person who all he had to do was now believe in Muhammad Rasulullah because he had de la ilaha illAllah him already, but he missed the other half. So what happened to him? He died as a disbeliever. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us? This is what jealousy does. When we become jealous that the deen has come one side and not here, then we can lose

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from it. So let's not let that overtake us ever. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors and grant us goodness. Yesterday I made mention of a very interesting point one of the signs of Nevada. Now we are moving closer to the time when the angel came in, we would find Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam says, when I was in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, I know a stone that used to make salam to me. Imagine and you know what he says? He says it later on in this hadith is reported by Japanese Muslim. He says I know the stone up to now I know which stone it is Subhana Allah, amazing. And some other narrations saying not only that stone, but several other stones. Now someone might think how

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can a stone makes a lamb to the messenger? Well, look at Musa alayhis salam Didn't he have a stick? That could actually that actually ate up all the other serpents of those magicians? What about Suleiman Alayhi Salam Couldn't he speak to the wind and the other creatures so this was a messenger, the highest of all messages, nothing strange about a rock making Salaam to him these creatures knew who he was.

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They knew exactly who he was, look at the cloud refusing to let the sun bomb yet it he wasn't even in the V at the time. So Panama and this is authentic. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. May He grant us goodness sallallahu wasallam Allah barakallahu Allah, Allah He was happy to mine. This is an obese Allah Allah He was in them. So what had happened is the beast Allahu alayhi wa sallam sent letters at one stage later on, to all the leaders around I'm sure we know that. What How did they treat the letters, how they treated, the letters already proved that they knew there is a messenger coming. Because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was no force to be reckoned with at the time.

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He didn't have a military might, but it was a spiritual might. So these big, big armies of the Romans and the others, they could have walked straight through and dealt a heavy blow to those people.

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But what happened? All of them received the messages very well. And some of them accepted some of them did not. And those who did not, did not dishonor the messengers besides one man who was that kisara why kisara the fire worshiper in Iran? What is the reason? The reason is he had no knowledge of the previous books they used to worship fire, whereas the Jews and the Christians they had knowledge of the book. So they all honored the messengers sent the messages back with gifts in most cases and the court and as for Najafi, the nexus of a senior, he accepted the message almost instantaneously Subhan Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us accept this message. Nabi

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at one stage started seeing dreams.

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And these dreams, he would see them at night, and in the morning, they would come true, as though he is reliving it. This was the first signs of Nevada, just as he was about to get Prophethood by the age of 40. This started happening, where he would see dreams, and the next day it would happen, it would come dream again it would come true dream again, it would come true. SubhanAllah and this led him to secluding himself so he drove himself away. And he used to go northwest of Makkah, a place known as Hara it was a little cave in a mount and he used to go there and sit and meditate and inshallah tomorrow, we will see what happened in Sharla. As he was meditating, what was he

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meditating over? What exactly happened? And as a result, may Allah subhanahu Allah bless us all. It was the blessing of Allah upon not only Quraysh but humanity at large, not only humanity, but the entire existence was blessed by what happened in that grave. Sorry, in that cave. May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us. May He make us understand and realize this blessing and may He make us embrace it? Until we meet again tomorrow in sha Allah, we say it was all Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah home or behenic Allah Allah Allah Antara