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 was Salam ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa being a woman.
In elomi Dean. We commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all his companions May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless them May he bless his entire household, and may He bless every single one of us and grant us every form of goodness, this evening, Mashallah we read very powerful verses of surah Tottenham, where Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of some of what has occurred during the meccan period and Allah subhanho wa Taala has comforted Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, perhaps tomorrow we will go through some of these verses, and we will see how and when they were revealed. Some of them are
connected to the persecution faced by those who accepted Islam early on. And as we do know, and we learned yesterday, the first person to accept the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was his own wife Khadija harati Allahu Allah. May Allah be pleased with her. and thereafter we have Ali ibn Abu Talib, radi Allahu anhu, who was only 10 years old, a young boy at the time, he was the first boy to accept Islam, the second person to accept Islam. He agreed with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam immediately because they knew the man was truthful, they knew the credentials of this man, they knew exactly what his standing was, and they knew that he was not in a position to
come to them, and to tell them some lies. And over and above that, the message itself was so pure, so pristine, common sense would be that it is calling towards that which is purity. It is not calling towards his own elevation, worshiping him giving him wealth, acknowledging him and so on. No, it was to do with the link between a man and his maker May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us that link and may He make us from those who understand. We have thereafter we made mention of zayde Even though haritha Allah when and how he refused to go back with his parents. And instead he decided to remain with Mohammed bin Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then the daughters of
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we made mention of them, may Allah be pleased with them, they to Subhana Allah accepted what their dad had to say their father had to say. He was a role model for them from before Nobu and Prophethood. He was already the person whom they looked up to, they loved him so much. He was upright, he had a very, very high standing even in college, he was known as a surgical I mean, the truthful the trustworthy from the beginning. So panela from many, many years before that. Then we have Abu Bakr Siddiq
for your information he suffered a lot after accepting Islam. At this stage, Islam was only spread by word of mouth to particular people who are chosen. And Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to get up and warn those who were the closest to him in what was known as the secret call or the call, which was preliminary the first call and that Abu Bakr Siddiq are the Allahu anhu being one of the best friends if not the best friend of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was spoken to and immediately he surrendered. He said, If you are saying this, I immediately declare that you are definitely the worshiper or the Messenger of Allah
subhanho wa Taala and his worship. So that was Abubakar Casa de la and so much so that he was persecuted in Makkah. Thereafter, you see, news started flying and rumors started spreading. What was this news and rumor? People began to say, This man is has come with something new and new started flying. But there was no confirmed news in the sense that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam had not declared anything openly. But people began to whisper and you and I know that when you tell someone Don't tell anyone. It's quicker for that type of news to spread than when you come out openly with it. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is goodness, I think we are far worse than the
people of that time when it comes to spreading rumors because we supposed to be believers. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we declare him as a newbie. But still we love rumor. And we love gossip. And we love tales. And mostly it doesn't even affect us. It's not connected to us. And it perhaps is lies in most cases, but that makes the juicy far that we actually spoil our fastway May Allah protect us luck but imagine having a dry piece of bread for Easter. I think our people know what marination
is all about and they know what all the spices and everything is all about in order to give it the spike to make it more tasty. Let that not happen in our speech and language. When it comes to speaking about people, may we be upright, may we be truthful, may we learn to cover the faults of others rather than what the West is teaching us today. Go out and expose everybody. That's the West. That's the western teaching in Islam, we are taught, cover people and remember, make dua for them. You want to address a problem, go to them and address it directly. You don't have to go and spread, you spread other people's spread, they add spices about you and you add about them what happens
society becomes a bunch of people who are just talking about one another. So at that particular time, there was whisperings, whisperings amongst people that there is something going on here. something going on here. Abu Bakr Siddiq Allahu anhu accepted the message. He did not deny that he accepted the message. If someone asked him he would not deny that I have accepted the message and there is a message. So the news began to spread. We have others who accepted we made mention of Omar Iman rhodiola was
the one who looked after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from a very, very early age. In fact, from birth, she was already there. She was the slave of Amina been to the mother of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Later on, he inherited her from his mother salallahu alayhi wasallam. And he freed her when he married Khadija, Allahu Allah. and thereafter, we see that she was one of those who accepted Islam primarily right at the beginning. We mentioned yesterday that when a man
has his own family members bear witness that he is upright, then indeed he is upright because your family members See you 24 seven, let's ask ourselves, are we like that? Or are we the opposite? Sometimes with us? Everybody thinks we really nice, and everybody thinks that we are really good people. And our own wives and children are the ones who say this man you don't know his true colors. You really don't know. He traveled us he had us us he swears when he comes home. He's a different man. The minute he answers the phone, the tone is such that had he spoken with that tone in the house. Perhaps the love would have increased Allahu Akbar May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and
grant us every form of lesson. This is why Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his family accepted first because he was the role model for them right from the very beginning. May Allah subhanahu wa taala make us conscious of the way we treat our own families and family members. So this man up near a farm or the Allahu anhu was one of those who accepted Islam. And when his uncle al hakam have not been asked found out that this earth man of near fine if not belaz has accepted Islam. What did his uncle do? He went to him and said, Hey, I am disassociating myself from you completely. You will have no link with me you cannot come to me and I don't want you to come to us. You have nothing to
do with us unless you disbelieve in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he was mad at me a friend was 34 years old. At the time, he looked at his uncle and he said oh uncle do what you want you can cut me you can really disassociate from me. I am not going to abandon what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has come with? No Am I going to disbelief? So after some time, when his uncle realized that this young man is not going to give up anything and he was already quite old anyway, then they softened up May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us such understanding that we have so many freedoms, and we have nobody blocking us and stopping us. Why do we still not find ourselves
obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala instructions. Another example was as a warm rhodiola when he was only 12 years old, and his uncle had tied him up and they used to smoke him with the smoke of the fire and told him as a young boy, that we want you to leave. We want you to disbelieve in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the young boy, he understood from the message that here the people are worshipping their sticks and stones and idols. And here Mohammed Abdullah is calling us to worship our maker. He is warning us He is telling us to behave well not to drink not to commit adultery and so on. At that time, alcohol was not prohibited yet but there were other rules that were in place.
And Subhana Allah though they were pure and good. young boy understood this not he was not the only one. Many of these young boys. They understood in their teens. They understood this and they faced persecution from their family members. They still did not give it up. Subhana Allah, what were they gaining with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in terms of material wealth, or status, nothing. They were gaining nothing in terms of material wealth. They were only pure believers. They believed in something pure
And above the persecution, they still remained steadfast Subhan Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala kept him another one who was 17 years old, sad because of the Allahu anhu. For your information these that I have mentioned so far, they are from the high families of Quraysh. They are children of the lofty, they are children of people who well to do and they had good standings and positions in Polish. And this is why their parents wanted them back. Their family members wanted them back because to them. It was an insult for these children of ours to actually turn one law here. I need to stop there for a moment. Some of us when we move around with our own daughters who want to cover
from head to toe, we feel so bad to say how can I walk in the mall whilst you're covered from top to bottom con men? You're still so young. How Why are you covering some of us discourage our own daughters when they want to turn to their Dean. So we are also guilty sometimes, some of us when our children would like to grow facial hair following the example of all the messengers including Jesus May peace be upon him, then we tend to ban them. ban them completely say Listen, you know what? If you're not going to use this Gillette with a shave with the shaving cream, then you cannot live in this home. We don't want you to look so scruffy how the villa we call the sooner scruffy and yet we
claim to be believers. So what is the difference between us and the kuffaar of courage? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness they were embarrassed when their children accepted Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his message Allah He sometimes we become embarrassed at the same thing. Why should that be? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us people who are proud of the achievements of our children in a way that they can correct us and we nod our head when they arrived to say my son, Allah has given you that knowledge you came to me today you told it to me Alhamdulillah I think Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving me a child like this. May Allah subhanahu wa tada open our doors.
Well law what I have said is a serious matter. If we are weak, it's one thing but why should we impose that weakness on our own children? May Allah subhanahu Allah forgive us and grantor steadfastness? So this young boy is sad if your loved one when his mother found out that this son of mine has accepted the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam she went up to him. What is it? Oh, sad. He declared Yes. It's a fact it's true. They did not deny it.
So she says I will stand in the sun in the heat. And I will not eat and I will not drink and I am not going to move from here until you reject Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and you come back to our idols. And you come back to the religion of your forefathers and you worship these sticks and stones once again. What happened to him? He was steadfast. He says oh my mother, that's up to you. I am not going to give up anything. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam thereafter was asked by Saudi Arabia because of the Allahu anhu did look. It's the second day running. My mother is still out there. It's the third day running. My mother is still out there.
Obviously there's a link.
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COO, Allah has instructed you to be very kind to your parents, even if they are non Muslim. Allah has instructed you to be very kind to your parents. Remember, Allah has chosen your parents and my parents for me and you, we did not apply for our parents. It's a last test upon us, for having given us all by having given us parents whom we have, because Allah knows that was the means of him bringing us into creation. And this is why he says you need to honor that link. And you need to respect it. But there is one exception.
Whenever they instruct you to engage in polytheism, or to misbehave spiritually or to disobey the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's the only time you don't obey their instruction, anything to do with the sin, you don't obey them. But anything else, no matter who your parent is, and what they've done and whatever has happened, and they can be non Muslim, you need to obey their instructions and fulfill their rights. And you need to make sure you have been kind to them. And you have looked after them as best as you can, on condition that they have not instructed you to do something sinful. And this is why Allah says at the end of those verses, that you will then return
to Allah, all of you both parties, then he will inform you of your deeds and what you used to do. May Allah
Hana Amata Allah grant us goodness, and may He forgive us. So when those verses were reviewed, they gave comfort to Sadiq, Nabila Casa de la Juan. And after some time you find the effects of these people's attitude come down. And they also come down, they softened up a little bit because they knew no turning back. We don't know of a single person of the early Muslims, who turned back from their faith, not even one, because why would they have entered in the first place to enter the faith? You needed to have lots of courage, you needed to go against your families and your tribe and those who are worshipping idols and so on. It was easier for Christians to turn to Islam because the
faith is quite similar. But it was very difficult for the people of courage because their faith was worlds apart. They were worshipping stones, they never believed in the life after death. They just thought man here in La Jolla, tuna dunia Namu Tijuana here. It is only this life. We are dead. We are alive. That's it. So enjoy life. Like the attitude of people today. You know, what's the statement today? They say life comes once so enjoy it. Go out and catch as much as you can. Life just comes once you're gonna miss out. We as Muslims have a different attitude. This is your test, the Ultimate Life is yet to come. So this is why don't fool around here. Otherwise you lose what is
to come. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our sins or shortcomings and May He grant us a new chapter. Remember, no matter what we've done, Allah is a photo Rahim. It is us who need to turn Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful, we need to turn to him before it is too late. Another example, the example of palha ignore obey the law, not the law when he was 13 years old. And he had heard from some of the rabbis from some of the religious people of the People of the Book, some of the qualities of a messenger who was going to come. So what had happened when Abu Bakr Siddiq Ravi Allahu anhu spoke to this young boy in his early teens, he immediately surrendered because he said
no, I've heard about this. I know it's happening. It's coming. And if it's him, then I'm with Subhana Allah. Imagine early teens look at our youngsters Mashallah, these were young people who change their lives, they knew what was right from wrong Subhan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala as old as we are granted the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, and then to follow that which is right, even if it is against our own whims and fancies and lusts and desires. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us steadfastness. Another example, was that of Amar, Amar, syrupy Allahu anhu. And his family. They are well known in the history of Islam. It was known as
the family of Yes. Yes, it was the father. And Amar was the son. The mother was known as to me, the brother as well. So Pamela, what happened? They accepted Islam, and they were slaves. They were slaves. And what had happened, there must have began to punish them and penalize them. How can you declare the face of this man and stop worshipping the idols and so on? Who do you think you are? You are still a slave. And they started being punished. And how were they punished, drawn in the hot desert.
And what happened was the armor which was made of metal was made to become so hot, and then they were made to wear it. And on top of that, they were left out in the heat. They were tortured with fire, they were tortured with whips. And all they were told was just say that I just believe in Mohammed is nothing else that you need to come up with. Just say I just believe in the one God and I want to return to all these idols that you people are worshipping. They refused. So what happened? The first martyr, the first person to be killed by the kuffaar of Quraysh, by the by the disbelievers of Quraysh, was sumaiya de la.
And it is so bad what they did to her, they ripped her apart. They literally tore her into pieces. May Allah subhanahu attallah grant her paradise, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to pass these people imagine slaves. Today we look at people who are lower than us in terms of Finance. And we think these people are low down and you know, perhaps they don't have a standing well law he gets one thing right in your mind and mind that is a law does not look at your financial standing, nor does he look at your color or your body. He looks at your heart and what is in it Subhana Allah.
So there are people who are saints who are so pious, who are the friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But they live in huts in some of the most remote areas of Africa and elsewhere. And yet we may not even know May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant them goodness and us as well. So these people were martyred. This lady
was martyred when MonaVie Salalah alayhi wa sallam passed them
He could not utter much, they could not help much. But he said Subhan Allah is in for in the Kumu Jana, their patients or family of yasir our appointed time and place is paradise.
Imagine our appointed time and place is paradise, which means just bear it. They bought it. The one was martyred Subhan Allah what happened to Amar himself? He couldn't bear it. They came a stage when they punished him and penalized him and he was a young boy until he uttered the word he said, Okay, I just believe in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he uttered the word. So the Muslims were shocked. Some of them had the statement in them saying, This man has disbelieved. This is the first of ours who has disbelieved. He's given into pressure, he has turned away. And do you know what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, No, His heart is full of conviction. He has just uttered
the statement by his mouth in order to save himself so Han Allah jabril alayhi salatu was Salam came down with verses where he clarified Allah had clarified the condition of amar rhodiola. Juana
Allah is clarifying the difference between those who have disbelieved, believing in that disbelief, and those who have uttered a word by their mouths in order to protect themselves, yet their hearts are full of belief. Allah says, when it gets to a certain point, then you need to know if you've uttered the word of disbelief in order to be protected because you could not handle what came in your direction that does not automatically make you a disbeliever. So americanos here are the Allahu anhu his condition was made clear. And this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed. Imagine the persecution they went through. Imagine what had happened to them. Subhan Allah. Another example was
that of Bilaal ignore a ba, ba Ba, Allahu anhu, the Abyssinian slave who had come to Makkah to makalah enslaved, and his masters name was Omar bin Khalid, one of the biggest enemies of Islam, one of the leaders of Quraysh, when he found out that this little slave of mine has accepted the message of Mohammed, imagine, now this was a person who was a little bit lower down in the social standing, but one of the highest in the spiritual standings, so Han Allah, you know, some people say that the early believers were all weak and downtrodden. No, that's not true. They were a few people who might have been weak, but the bulk of them were wealthy, well to do people from wealthy families, at
least, even if themselves they may not have been as wealthy or the wealthiest, but they were from the best of families. And this is what we need to understand. Not all of them were weak, but they were some who are slaves, a few, a handful of them like Billa lipner, about the long run. What happened to him? The same thing, they took him out in the desert, the boulders were made hot, and he was dragged in these rocks and stones and sand of the desert, and big boulders were put up on to his chest and he was whipped and lashed. One after the other, he bled, and he was being told this believe in Mohammed, and he was one of those who are solid, one of the most powerful when it comes
to declaring his conviction that there is only one God, only one The message was a message of worshiping one Allah. So he kept on repeating I hadn't I had, I hadn't. There is only one one God, one God your idols mean nothing. So only one God, one Allah one one, he kept on repeating one one, and he was left and he was whipped, and he was beaten. And it continued until one day Ababa Casa de la hora anhu, who was a good businessmen. He spent all his wealth buying back the slaves from people who were punishing those slaves who had accepted Islam Subhana Allah, so he made money he spent it to do what buying back a slave from a person for what reason just to free them for the sake of Allah
subhanho wa Taala so that they are not punished anymore. How many of us can even spend our money? When we say our money you remember one thing my beloved brothers and sisters, the Zakah that we give out, does not belong to us. That is Allah wealth. We have just placed it where it belongs by giving it out those compulsory charities as we call them as Muslims.
We have to give
Whether we like it or not, doesn't belong to us, it belongs to the Almighty. All we have done, we've taken it as an Amana as a trust, and we've put it where it belongs. But what is counted is the fact that we were upright and we were truthful. Now if you really want to engage in monetary charities, give something that is from your own wealth that you don't owe. But give outside the cotton Lila hat as we call them something for the sake of Allah from your own heart, not that it was compulsory. So you gave it give out more than that may Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, this Abu Bakr, Siddiq or the Allahu anhu he did not have to do this. He was one of those most generous people. He
loved helping people in need. And when it came to Islam, imagine what type of need there was. So beloved naraba, one day was being punished by Omar bin Khalid and Abu Bakr Siddiq or the Allahu anhu was passing. And he says, Oh my Yeah. Aren't you ashamed of what you're doing to the slave? A young boy, helpless? What are you doing to him? So my guess is you are the one who spoiled him, meaning you also believe that just like him, You spoiled him. He says, What will you do to save him? So Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu says you sell him to me. I will sell him. Here's the price. Take him free the men the men was free. So hon Allah Subhana Allah, look at Abu Bakr, Allahu Allah subhanho wa Taala
had guaranteed him a place in paradise already before he died. Well before he died, it was already told a group of people certain number of people will already told that you are from amongst those in paradise from amongst them was the same African slave believe Nora ba Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him when he came back from Iraq, when he came back from the ascension. He says oh Bilal, I have heard your footsteps in paradise Subhan Allah inshallah we'll get to that. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us and strengthen us. So that was the example of Bella live Nora bajo de la one. You have another example of Abdullah rhodiola when we hear his name so many times with so many a
Hadith, and we hear his name when it comes even to the Tafseer of the Quran. And we hear that he was an expert in recitation in Tafseer. In Hadith, he was an expert in Deen at large, obviously Subhan Allah, Allah And may Allah be pleased with him. What was he doing? He was a young man who was a shepherd, he used to herd the flock of the leaders of Quraysh. And
when he saw some clear signs,
in that which Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was calling towards, and when he heard the message of goodness, and he heard that the message is all about fulfilling your duty being a good person being upright, being noble, not lying, not cheating, not stealing, not deceiving, not committing adultery, not swearing, and so on. He immediately accepted it. And he became from amongst the Muslim in May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen them all and grant us also goodness. And another very interesting story. A man known very commonly as a Buddha, Allah refinery Robbie Allah one from a place known as the farm refer between Makkah and Shem. Going up to the Syrian region, as we had
mentioned, a sham. There is a place not very far from Makkah known as reefer that's where they used to pass from with their caravans. So he heard that there is a messenger in Mecca. And this is what he's uttering. So he tells his brother, he says, Oh, my brother, you know what we've heard this.
pack a little bit of provision for yourself, go to Mecca, and listen to what this man has to say, and bring back some news. So the brother went to Makkah quietly, and he listened to what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to say, and thereafter he went back to the farm, and he spoke to Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi, his name was June, nada, Allah and that was his proper name.
They used to call him a Buddha, as we mentioned yesterday, Abdullah have known as man is the name of Abu Bakar, acidic or alkaline, but it's just that sometimes these names became more common known as a kuhnian known as person, father or mother of so and so it becomes more common. So a Buddha led fire he heard his brother and said, No, no, no, no, that's not enough. What you are telling me, I need more than this. Let me pack my own little provisions and go. So obviously, he was told by his brother of the condition in Makkah, that you see Quraysh there, they are really persecuting those who have believed so Just mind your step. So a Buddha will refer to the Lama who went to Mecca. He
got to the Kaaba, and he didn't want to ask anyone who is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because he said just now I asked the wrong person and I'm in trouble.
So he decided to wait for a while.
According to one of the narrations, and looking around and seeing and nightfall came, and he was still watching and Ali ibn Abu Talib robiola, one who saw this man and recognize that this man is not from here. So he says, Can I give you a bidding you can sleep. So he gave him a bidding. And he spent the night there and the following D practice provisions again and he went back to that area around the Kaaba. And he spent a while now, at that time, the pagan Arabs, they had lots of
meaning some of the good qualities that they have had was hospitality, entertaining the guests, they would not ask people for three days, they wouldn't ask that. Why have you come here? with us? We have a habit when you came in, what's the next question? When you're going to see everybody's laughing here, when you came in when you're going Mashallah, I hope that he's asked with a good heart because you want to help a person, you know, go nicely Alhamdulillah. But what happens is with them, they didn't use to ask a question why you came? No, when are you going? No, three days later, it was their right to ask, look, why have you come here? Because they believe that and Islam For
your information, reiterated that goodness, and said even as Muslims for three days, your guest has a right thereafter. And hamdulillah you can ask them questions, and you can even begin to charge them for your hospitality. You know, up to very recently those who have been for Hajj in the 60s and so on. They will tell you that in Saudi Arabia, those who used to go for Hajj in the 1960s and earlier, nobody asked him for three days to pay anything. The more alim that was there, you could stay with him. And three days later, you had to decide whether you wanted to be there or not. Perhaps they started charging because of some wise cracks like us. We go here three days when we see
we've overstayed here we go to another man's place for three days. When we see we've overstayed that we go to another man's for three days until the Hajj is over. So I think to cover that we are charged even before we arrived. Have you noticed that now? Mashallah, may Allah protect us? And may He make it easy for us? Allahu Akbar, you missed your flight you did meet Why you didn't arrive, but your money's gone.
Not only for the flight that you're going to have to pay now for the new one. But even for the day that you didn't stay, they tell you money's gone. And on top of that your accommodation was given to someone else. Have you heard this? I'm sure those who've been? It sounds all too common to them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us hospitality? May he make us from those who stand upright Really? And may He make us from those who realize and learn a lesson, even if it means learning a lesson from the ignorant where they are correct? If they are correct, Subhan Allah. So Allah, Allah, but the third day he asks a Buddha, can I ask you why you are here? So a Buddha refer to the Allahu
anhu. He says, If you promise me that you're not going to harm me. And if you promise me that I am safe and secure by telling you why I'm here. Then I can let you know. So he says, I promise. He says I have heard there is a messenger who calls towards goodness, he calls towards worshipping one Allah. He calls towards abandoning the idols he calls towards respect of parents. He calls towards being upright and fulfilling the rights. He calls towards the banning of burying girls and women alive. He calls towards the banning of the maltreatment of women and so on. So I have come to see him and to pledge allegiance with him. So early evening Abu Talib radi Allahu anhu told him he is
indeed a messenger. And yes, he is enormous. How fortunate was this man, he arrived at the right man's place. So he said tomorrow morning, you follow me? We don't want people to see you with me. But you follow me. If there is any harm I will pretend like I'm pouring some water. If I pretend like I'm pouring some water you know that now you don't follow me. You can hit in your own direction. But if there is no harm, you follow me and I'll take you all the way to this place and you're meeting. So So Pinilla the following day. That's exactly what happened. The two of them followed each other and Mashallah they arrived in the presence of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, a Buddha Allah de Faria, the Allahu anhu heard as he entered words of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he broke down and immediately declared his Shahada eyeshadow Allah, Allah illallah wa shadow, Mohammed Abu rasuluh, and he told Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he had come from and what had happened, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a dua for him, and told him Go back to your people and wait there until you hear of me, you know, in a way that will be much more open than this. And in a short period of time, the open call had taken place and news spread across the entire peninsula. Subhan Allah there is a history of what happened to vivar
Allahu Akbar, the Tao of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a boozer.
members of his family accepted Islam, members of his clan accepted Islam. They went back to my home
mozzarella, why don't you sell them later on? Perhaps inshallah we will get there at that stage. So this was the plight of the people the condition of the people who came even during this period of silence, where they came from afar to look for the truth, and they found it and they adopted it and accepted.
We have also the others whom we need to make mention of, in fact, a Buddha refinery we are not yet completed with the story is a point that is made mention of where, when he was so excited that he had accepted Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam school, he went out by the Kaaba and made the announcement I bear witness that there is only one there is only Allah worthy of worship, no one else and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the people of courage began to beat him up.
They started beating him up so much that they made him bleed. According to Al Abbas Ibn Abu Talib got up and told the people of Greece Hey, hang on. This man is from Russia. Do you know where the fire is? The fire comes on the way to Sham we passed there with our caravans and our wealth, we are going to be really in big trouble. If we have made this men suffer here. You'd better stop and that's when they stopped Subhanallah imagine their wealth was more important than anything else they knew. We are now going to pass on our own with this caravan going past the fall, there's going to be an issue. So that is why they stopped. Then we have the others just to mention some of the names.
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side of the law when his wife Fatima, been to a pub, she accepted Islam very early, the sister of Amara Allahu anhu. She accepted Islam very early. Another one who accepted Islam was hubbub. We will come to his story as well in Sharla. And Holly beside us. And another one who accepted Islam from the Muslim tribe was a man known as an outcome, even appeal outcome. He was also in his teens and he accepted Islam from a very lofty family. A lot of these people Quraysh was scared of harming them because of the family because of the clan. Sometimes people want to beat you up but they see you've got a brother so they look they say if you didn't have that guys, your brother with a beaten him up
Subhan Allah or the see you've got a bit of power or you do business with him so they keep quiet because of the business. This is the policy of the people of Quraysh May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us forgiveness and steadfastness so a lot of
his house was then used as a secret meeting point to learn and study revelation and the deen that was being revealed. The verses at the time that were being revealed were connected to the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala belief in the life after death, heaven and hell and the various teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam connected to belief, because that was what was the most important thing at that particular time, the belief had to be corrected. It was filthy at the time and it would only be cleansed through to eat. And this is why one of the most important aspects was the fact that these idols and everything besides Allah
cannot harm or benefit. It is only Allah who is in absolute control of everything. So you worship Allah alone. So they used to gather in the house of outcome economic outcome rhodiola one and they used to learn the verses that were being revealed one by one. Remember, the verses were not all revealed at once, but they were revealed bit by bit as something happened. The verses were revealed inshallah, we will get to see a little bit more of that later on in the month. Then we have Subhan Allah, something very important.
What happened is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mid jabril alayhi salatu was Salam once when he was in a certain part of Mecca, and jabril alayhi salaatu wa sallam taught him Voodoo. Voodoo is the ablution how we wash ourselves before we come in for prayer and Salah. And how that happened is a little rock was made to gush water from and that water was used for jabril alayhi salam who had come in the form of a human being to make Voodoo was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was watching and then he repeated the Voodoo and then jabril alayhis salaam taught him Salah. And even Isha makes mention of this in his Sierra, that jabril Allah His Salaam taught Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam Salah at the very early stages, although it was not compulsory as it is today. When Salah was first revealed. It was only two Raka at a time. Much Namaste
To Raka Raka and it was a means of a baddha an act of worship those who wanted to worship, this is the way they would worship Allah subhanho wa Taala put their heads on the ground for Allah subhanho wa Taala. slightly different from what came later on. We know that Salah became compulsory at Mirage, but it was taught before that because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to read Salah at night and the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu. Prior to Mirage, they used to offer voluntary prayers at night. This is mentioned in the sutras in the Quran. And this is how it had started. So if someone asks you when was Salah made compulsory, you say upon Mirage, and when was Salah taught
to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the early stages during this silent call to the to the family members and friends in Mecca. Tomoko Rama, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make a steadfast with Salah. We look at Salah today as a burden, yet it was given as a gift by Allah subhanho wa Taala to us, the day we consider Salah a gift, we will be able to achieve true sweetness and we will be able to taste the benefit of that Salah when we fulfill Salah because we want to fulfill it not because we have to fulfill it. As I said earlier before the Isha Salah there is a difference between fulfilling a prayer because you have to do it and doing it because you want to do it may Allah
subhanahu wa taala make us from those who fulfill it because we want to fulfill it. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from us. So that was a little bit about the history of how Salah was taught to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Then we have another very, very interesting incident that occurred at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. At that stage, when they wanted to pray, they used to go out they used to hide they used to go into some of the valleys, they used to go to the outlying areas of Makkah, and they used to pray, and they had not yet got to 40 people 30 something people, that is the number of people who had accepted slowly but surely. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what
the Rashi errata can be worn your family, your tribesmen, the Kindred those around, you warn them.
Now that means that now we can no longer be silent, we now go to warn the people. So what did Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam do? I am going to make mention of the story which is very moving and very touching. And it should serve as a lesson to all of us.
He gathered the people of the tribes that were considered his own asherah his own people. He called them tribe by tribe. From the mount of Safa, where he had climbed up, it was quite a high mount. He climbed up, and he began to call the names of these little tribes. And he called the names of certain people as well. So everyone was shocked because there was rumor around and there was persecution, obviously, individually. But on a wholesale level, no one dead had the guts to do what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam had just done. And this is why they were shocked. This man has just called out. What is it? Is he wanting to give up everything? Well, if that happens, then it
will be good for us. But they were in for something else. As they went, some of the leaders couldn't make it. So they sent representatives, one of the people who came there, Abu lahab, who was one of the uncles of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was actually an uncle of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he arrived there, and they all looking and listening and waiting. What is this man about to say? So he makes an announcement and he's standing at the top and they're all listening to him? He says, If I were to tell you, that at the back of this mountain, there is an army of horsemen coming to attack you to destroy you. Would you believe what I have just said? And all of
them said yes, indeed we have never heard you lie. Imagine. We have never heard you lie. Subhana Allah,
we would believe you immediately. He says, For in me. Now Viola. combinar yada, yada been shady. So I am warning you of a severe punishment that is about to come Subhanallah I am warning you of a punishment that is about to come. And then he began to tell them to do good deeds because he will not be able to save them from that fire or from that punishment just because he is a tribesmen or he is a family man or he is a relative he won't be able to save them. So he came out saying the names of the clans he says save yourself from the fire saying the names of
Certain people, save yourself from the fire for I will not be able to help you. And he delivered the message openly. So that was the reason why he had gathered them around that mount Safa and how he started the message, just to prove to them that you consider me truthful, if I were to lie, I would not have lied about this particular thing. And you know that I'm not a liar, but still Abu lahab with his big mouth, and arrogance, because of his standing in Quraysh. And he was the son of a top leader of kurush. And this was his nephew, but he had no respect for his nephew. Because this would mean he's acknowledging a man. above him. You see, this was the problem with the people they did not
want to accept because they would be acknowledging someone above them. They thought we're going to lose our power, we're going to lose this throne that we're sitting on the wealth that we're sitting on, this man is going to take over everything. And if we acknowledge and we accept what will happen to us, so they refuse Abu lahab c'est la vie Mohammed destruction be upon you O Muhammad Ali Hamza Martina, Is this why you gathered us here.
And the people were looking at him because he had the guts that was a swear word basically, meaning insulting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam bannock The others were quiet.
So what happened?
Allah subhanho wa Taala sent gibreel alayhi salatu was Salam
with one of the most powerful, most eloquent sutras that had been revealed up to that time and so easy to memorize
that even the children of Quraysh memorize these verses and on the streets, everyone was uttering them Muslim and non Muslim Subhan Allah what were the verses? This men Abu lahab he said tab balaka Yeah, Mohammed destruction be upon you all Mohammed. So I lost his job but he had a Ba ba ba,
ba ba, ba,
ba ba ba Fie God ha haben.
Allah says destruction be to both your hands Oh, Abu lahab a total destruction.
his wealth will not help him in any way nothing. his wealth did not assist him or help him neither in his life nor in his death, because that is the Quranic injunction.
And nothing that he earned will help him
and he will indeed go into hellfire.
Abu lahab and his wife, who is the carrier of the fuel, a lot of means the firewood. Why was she termed the carrier of the firewood, the one who kindle the fire in which they would both burn because she had a very bad habit lesson for us to learn. She used to go around the women of Quraysh gossiping talking about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam adding spices and lying, lying to them about what he used to say. And she had a habit of going around telling this one that one today. vodacom has made it easy for us. Allah protect us. They tell you night shift from 12 to 511. Does who called at the time, but dial and was engaged. What's happening. We don't want to be homolytic
lie. We don't want to be carriers of that fuel. Talk about this one. Talk about that one. No. If you don't need it, let that night shift pass the month expire. They tell you you no longer deserve that. And you haven't even used it once but you saved yourself from the fire of Jannah Why do we need to call just because it's free. These free minutes and this free method of communication use it for the benefit of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning for the benefit of us when it comes to our link with Allah subhanho wa Taala and don't use it for our destruction.
So, mu Jamil that was the name Allah describes Allah says you know fi g d ha a G is this Nick tender, soft, beautiful Nick known as GUID. And then Allah says on that neck there is hablo method. There is more or less a necklace of phones so to speak. So Hanna, imagine a necklace of a rope full of phones on that neck by which she shall be pulled low Akbar Allah protect us look at the description. So as lofty as she seems she is and as well dressed as she may be. And as one of the wives of one of the leaders of Korra ish as she may think she is. Allah says Watch out
You will be dragged into the fire and it is going to happen. Now one of the secrets of the Quran is when the Quran has cursed someone by name, there is no hope of them accepting Islam ever. It's over.
So she was so angry. She actually went a few days later or the next day, and she picked up a stone and wanted to throw it upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he was sitting near the Cabos Abu Bakr,
but Allah made her blind, so she looks at Abu Bakr as Siddiq of Allah and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is right next to him and she says Abu Bakar who is that friend of yours if I see him I will throw this rock on him and so on. And Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam tells Abu Bakr Siddiq are the Allah one abubaker Allah has made her blind from seeing me so she can see me Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala say if goddess inshallah we will continue tomorrow if Allah gives us the life and the memory inshallah to continue from where we left off until then we say Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Coloma vmdk Chateau La ilaha illa Anta hirokawa