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
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam O Allah Allah Himself ajumma in LA Vina Mohammed in what Allah Allah He was lucky he will be in our mentor Bian BSN in Isla Medina that we commence as always by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala nourisher cherishes, sustainer, provider protector cure of one and all, and we send complete blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon all the messengers whom Allah subhanho wa Taala had sent down to men from the very beginning right to the very end. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless all the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, those who struggled and strived
in order to protect the deen to look after it to convey it in such a way that today it has got to us, mela makers from amongst those who can preserve it and realize how fortunate we are to be from amongst the Omar Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If you take a look at the persecution of the people who had accepted Islam in the early stages, if you ask yourself a question as we did yesterday, why did they accept this faith? Was it because they found wealth there? No. Was it because they found status there? No. Was it because they found something material there? No. was somebody forcing them? No. Did anyone put a sword at their necks and tell them believe? No. So they
accepted Islam purely out of faith and conviction. Nobody accepted Islam being forced. In fact, those who wanted to accept Islam in a lot of the cases fought about it so deeply before they actually accepted because they knew the type of persecution they were going to face. The minute they utter the Shahada eyeshadow, Allah ilaha illallah wa shadow Muhammad and Abdo rasuluh take a look at most abnormal of the Allahu Akbar. He was from a very, very wealthy family. He was very spoiled by his parents to the degree that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, I did not know a person who was more spoiled by his mother than most Muslim had clothes which was so well laid, he was
dressed very well. He was smelt before he was seen. They knew this man and his APL. So before you could see the man you would smell him here and he was from a very wealthy family Mashallah looked after and spoiled. When he heard the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he accepted him. When he accepted it, he kept it quiet so his family doesn't know from a very powerful family. And one day one person saw him reading Salah, and they went and told his mother, do you know what this man is fulfilling prayers, according to the manner prescribed or taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And immediately, all hell broke loose. She went to him she spoke to him, she
threatened him he obviously did not deny the fact. So he was grounded to the home. He will everything was taken away from him. Nothing spent on him until they came a time when he did not have proper clothing to wear. And when his skin after it had been so soft, and well looked after it had started flaking off and still to him. That meant nothing. He was so happy that he had had guidance. How many of us may Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us ready to sacrifice for our Deen
we have it on the plate. No one is holding a sword at our necks. And no one ever holds so that our next we have this on our plate. But still we find it difficult to adopt what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had brought when it comes to some of the smaller items within our lives, or sometimes they are major things within our lives that we refuse to surrender to, for example, the laws of inheritance. Many people no matter how wealthy they are, they tend to forget about what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when it comes to the laws of inheritance, the treatment of women for example, when it comes to various other matters, that don't suit us, sometimes we tend
to just throw it away. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from those who understand and realize so this is the example of most abnormal, if you look at his life, you will find something amazing. He was one of those who took part in the battles. He had gone to hubba hubba is a senior when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instructed that a little bit later on because of the persecution, and he took part in the Battle of Oxford, and he was martyred in the Battle of offered to the degree that when he passed away, they were burying him. If they covered his feet, his face was showing if they covered his face, his feet was showing he didn't even have enough to cover himself. May Allah
subhanho wa Taala count
Then when the verses were revealed, as we had said first that Bhima
Bonomo sneaky me in, proclaim that which you have been instructed, and turn away from the mushriks these polytheists turn away from them, don't fight them don't retaliate. So the instruction that Allah gave his messenger was, you proclaim the message but do not retaliate. If someone attacks you remain silent. Don't retaliate, don't respond, become, there was a reason why Allah had said this. In fact, not one reason, but many reasons. The Wisdom was allas, for us was just adoption of the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala. People understand, some people don't understand whether you understand or not, success lies in adopting the law and the command. Sometimes with us, we say, why is this the
case? It's good to ask Mashallah. But whether then you understand it or not, you must realize what is compulsory will remain compulsory, what is prohibited will remain prohibited whether you understand it or not, Subhana Allah, because with our small brains and minds, sometimes we would not understand the bigger picture and we won't understand the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he instructs something. So Allah says to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam proclaim the message, and don't retaliate, don't respond. So now Polish was cold, and they were given the message. They were told one by one and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam began attending the festivals of the
kuffaar. He would go to the Kaaba, and they they had a habit of people making half naked men and women absolutely naked, because foolishly, they would promise their gods that if we this happens to us, we will do this. And if we do this, we want that to happen to us and so on. So what would happen, they would go around the cabin, naked Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go there, and he would look down and say, Are you Hannah's guru? La ilaha illAllah tuifly Oh, people say there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, besides the maker, the one who made you, whoever made you, he is the only one worthy of worship, whoever you are going to return to. He is the only one worthy
of worship at those words and you will succeed Subhana Allah, and he continued saying that he was not bothered or interested in how they were dressed or not dressed. He wanted the message to get to them as per the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He did not intermingle. Obviously, he did not intermingle. They were naked, he looks down, and he continued delivering the message, but the fact that they were naked did not stop him from delivering the message. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding when it comes to delivering the message. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us learn a lesson from what had happened at that time.
So here, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam faced persecution of Quraysh they wanted to beat him up, you've got the audacity to come in our own missed our territory, and you want to come and talk about our gods and our idols. And he did not use to swear the idols Not at all, but all he used to do is say these idols will not harm they will not benefit. You know, if you look at one of the slave girls, her name was z Mira, may Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with her or the Allahu anhu she accepted Islam. She was a slave girl and Abuja Hall and the lights began to punish her. They punished her they beat her up because obviously she was a Roman girl, love Akbar had come from the
Roman Empire she was enslaved. And when they beat her up so much, she continued reiterating that she believes in one God not in a lot. When was the last one Rosa were names of these idols? And they beat her so much that she went blind.
And what had happened is they started mocking until Abu Bakr Siddiq radi Allahu anhu came forth with some wealth and he purchased her and he freed her for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when she was leaving, they started commenting they said, it is lad and Rosa, through whom your site has been taken away because you went against our idols, the idols have taken away your site at that juncture. She said, Well, law he alert and unreserved, they can neither harm no benefit neither me nor themselves. My eyesight went because of a loss decision. And he is the one who will return it to me, as she said that, you know what happened?
her eyesight was restored. miracle happened in the midst of Porsche Subhana Allah, they were gobsmacked but it still did not bet their islands May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant Zinnia radi Allahu and her lofty ranking Jenna she indeed went through a lot and she her eyesight was
restored miraculously. So Quraysh, they began to plan and plot against the Muslims. They were harming them. They didn't want to do business with them. And at the same time, they began swearing, mocking wherever they could, they would beat up people one by one. Next thing you hear that one was beaten up, that one was beaten up, all across, there was chaos in the sense that, although they could not openly fight, because of each person's family, family members, you see their hearts amongst the family members. They were two or three staunch enemies. And then you'd have a few people whose hearts are softened, and you would have a few Muslims. So the heart the families were made up
of various types of people, it was impossible for them to beat up people whose family members were ready to stand up for them, even though they had not been Muslims. But because of the bond and the link of blood. So with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Abu jihad,
he had a lot of incidents where he came forth to harm Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And at that stage, remember, they still used to ask a few questions. They used to still talk to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and say, Okay, tell you God doesn't tell you about that. And we want to know this. And we want to know that there were four main things that the co founder of Quraysh had denied, or they were finding fault in. The first was the issue of what Danielle was dhania meaning to eat the oneness of Allah, how can we worship one God when we've been worshipping so many gods all along? And this is why they began to call him mad.
has he made all the gods into one God, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam did not make the gods into one God, no. He told them all these gods will neither help nor harm. You need to worship whoever made you what was so wrong about that message. You need to worship whoever you are going to return to the owner of Heaven and Hell, you worship Him alone. The one whom you are answerable to, that is the only one you shall worship, that is Islam. And this is what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called them towards, we know the term Allah was used by them as well, because Allah means the worshipped one. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. They did not deny that they were created by one
supreme deity, but at the same time, they refuse to worship Him alone. They only worshipped him when they were in serious trouble. So now, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being faced with questions about the heat. In fact, the oneness of Allah was something they continued raising. If you look at some of the questions that they had asked Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam they told him, Sir,
you are a magician and you are a liar. He is he a liar? From what did he lie about? He is just telling them, Look, this won't harm and it won't help. So it cannot harm or help itself. Why do you call me a liar? I'm giving you information go and try it tested. See, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us all. They went on a smear campaign, character assassination, or what we can call a media campaign on its own level at that particular time. They went around Quraysh saying, This man is possessed. It's confirmed that he's a madman. The doctors have come in or the experts have come in. They've confirmed this man is possessed. He's a madman. Or they continue to say he is a fortune
teller. She is coming to say things of the future. And then they also said he's a very, very eloquent poet. But what he came with was not poetry. They also said he is mad possessed and he has within him a jinn love to Hannah what Allah protect us. They then said someone has done magic on him. And at one stage they even said he's a magician himself. Because the magicians they separate between husband and wife, and all these accusations, all these accusations amounted to nothing when it came to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam because Allah subhanho wa Taala told Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
In cafe Nina Khalil Mustafa Zi, we have protected you against those who mock about you. So they can mock. It will be to their detriment, not to yours up to today. That verse is valid. Those who want to mock it, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They want to draw cartoons about him. They want to make images and they want to try and make fools of what the messengers message was and so on. Allah says, Don't worry, we have protected you from that you are far higher than all they can do when it comes to mocking and it will be against them. Did you realize that when the cartoons were thrown
Lately, it resulted in great exposure for Islam and the Muslims and so many people turned to Islam. For the first time in their lives, they found out that it is a religion of purity, the purest of all religions, and they began to turn had it not been for those cartoons, they probably would have still been lying in their ignorance. So, as we say, Baba was in Napa, sometimes something appears negative, but there is a lot of positivity that comes out of that negative.
Another question they asked the second thing that they asked about life after death, how can you tell us that after we are going to be dust, we're going to be resurrected? As you know in Surah Yaseen as well the question they used to ask me or Hillary Obama here army who is going to give life to these bones after they are dispersed, completely decomposed and scattered. And Allah responds by saying, polio he helped me.
say to them, He will give them life who gave them life in the first place? May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us the day he resurrects us, and may we be from amongst those who are conscious on our date in our day to day lives, as to our deeds so that we can face Allah subhanho wa Taala. And through His mercy, we can attain Jenna and paradise. They also the third thing that they found 14 was the messenger himself. Who are you? You were an orphan, you were brought up and often you didn't even have a father and later on your mother also died. And who are you? How can you have been chosen by Allah? Walk on who? Lola no Xena hadn't Koran wa Julie Mina, Laconia, taneous Lee. They said, Why
wasn't this Koran revealed to a very, very powerful man, either from Makkah or from tarrif? Why did it have to be you? Who is so weak from amongst us? So Allah says, We chose whom we want to give the message to low A cabal, it doesn't mean that you have the choice and decision. And then they began to say, Well, why isn't there an angel? Walk on hula? hula de la de Malak? Why doesn't he have an angel with him? If he's really a messenger, he must bring an angel, the angel must talk to us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala responds, and Allah says Subhana Allah, what en una una de la de Malik, la Akbar. The question was, why didn't an angel come and Allah says, while jalna whom Allah Allah,
Allah, Allah rajala. Had we sent an angel, we would have brought him in the form of a man and the vest just before that a part of the verse says that had we sent an angel down. Lakota el amoruso Malanga on the matter between them would have been immediately judged, decided the punishment would have come automatically. When you ask for a sign, and the sign comes, and then you just believe you're asking for disaster. Subhana Allah so it was Allah's mercy that he did not send the angel in person because Allah says, had we sent it as you wanted it, we would have been sent the punishment together with it for anyone who just believe thereafter.
And so many other points that they raised against Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam One of them was Malli had anasuya kuno
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every messenger that we sent before him, every one of them walked in the marketplaces and ate food Subhana Allah, so he is no different. Man, Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us so many things they raised another. The fourth point that they raised was regarding the Quran itself, that this Quran Why is it coming down in dribs and drabs? Why is it coming down verse by verse And Allah subhanho wa Taala response Do you know what they said?
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Tila, the question why doesn't this Quran? Why didn't it come down all at once like the Torah. Musa alayhis salam, the Prophet Moses when he collected the book, he came back. So why didn't this book come down to
Like that, and Allah says, Because Allah wanted it to strengthen your heart it came down bit by bit when an incident occurred, a verse would be revealed. So nobody would forget it to this day, we have verses inshallah, this evening, we are going to look into some of them where something happened and verses were revealed. And immediately the problem was solved Not only that, the verse was remembered with a story, if I were to tell you a story, it is far easier for you to remember the moral of it, than if I were to just recite rules and regulations for you. Subhana Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. So they had raised also, they raised the point regarding the
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next data to La La bukata Oh, sila, these are Tales of the past that have been dictated to him by night and by day, so he checked them he saw them and he noted them down and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says elsewhere in the Quran.
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you never read a book, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you never could read a book? Never before the Quran came? You could never read a book. No. Could you write? had that been the case? Maybe then they could have doubted that you got it from others, but neither could you read nor write. You've never read a book No. Have you written anything? So how then can they come up with these accusations? Subhana Allah so everything went back into their faces Subhan Allah, and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala challenges them. What does Allah say?
Allah says, who'll tell them oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam challenge them in Egypt Emma Jean.
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if all mankind and jinn kinda had to get together and help one another, to come up with something similar to the Quran, they would never ever come up with it. challenge number one. So they obviously surrender to the challenge because they knew that this is not going to happen. So Allah says let's make it easier for you. Aamir Khan onoff Tara How are they saying that this is fabricated code in fact to be Ashley's worry, Miss Lee. Tell them bring about 10 sutras similar to it. 10 chapters similar to it, and then let's see what happens. Still they couldn't do anything. Then Allah says okay, we make it easier.
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Miss Lee, let them come up with one super similar to it. Still the challenge was not met. Then there was the challenge right up to the end of time. What was the challenge? failure to be Heidi missiny
saw the pain, let them come up with anything similar to it. If they are truthful, even if it means a phrase a few words, let them bring it they will find always the Quran will be higher. They try and they said a few things which had no meaning. And at the same time, they were concentrating more on the rhyming whereas the Quran not all the verses Ryan, did you know that the verses that rhyme all at once they are connected to one topic. The minute the rhyming changes, the topic has changed. That's the power of the amazing and most of these verses that were short and sharp were revealed in muckety muck carnamah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to read Salah It is reported that
Abu Jamal Allah subhanaw taala can Abu sufian these people had got up at night separately, and they went to a Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was reciting the Quran in salah and they went to hear him listen. So neither of them or not. A single one of them knew that the other one was also there. But they were hiding in the dark listening. Oh, they enjoy the recitation. Beautiful meaning powerful words Allahu Akbar. And as they were going back, they bumped into each other. What are you doing here? Now one says What are you doing here? Then the third one says what are both of you doing here? Well, what are all three of us doing here? Well, they had to own up, isn't it? We came to
listen to these words. Don't you dare come back. Let's promise. Okay, we promise next day. Same thing happened last week about why the Quran has a cool if you have sincere
In your heart, even to the smallest degree, even the Kufa To be honest, there are findings today that people have experimented where when you play the foreign melodiously to a baby, you find the way that the baby reacts to it in a very calm way. The same reaction happens with adults, when you play the Quran for them. The melody of that Quran is such that it soothes the hearts and it comes the people because this is the word of the creator of the same people.
So these three secondaries, same thing happened, said they, they had to sway big O's to say we're never ever going to come back again. And after that, they didn't come back, but that itself is evidence enough. Abu sufian of the Allahu anhu later on, makes mention of this and he says, This is what happened. We are telling you this is what happened. They knew it. They knew that it's the truth. This is why Allah revealed verses to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
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We know that their utterances and accusations and whatever they are saying by their mouths is hurting you. We know that it makes you sad what they utter. They're uttering so many things spreading rumor. But we want you to know they do not belie you. They are denying out of arrogance. That's what it is deep down in their hearts. They know what is right and what is wrong. But they are denying out of arrogance that this comforted Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a lot because his duty was to deliver the message. And then he realized the message is being delivered. But it's the arrogance. This is why we believe Manya de la palma de la la, la la de la whomsoever Allah has
guided, they shall be guided, and whomsoever Allah has not written guidance for, there is no chance that they will be guided, because guidance is not written for them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us at all times, and may He make a steadfast. So these were the challenges that Allah subhanho wa Taala had given the people of courage to come up with a little portion similar to the Quran. They couldn't do that.
I was speaking earlier about Abu Jamal. He had taken a bolder ones after having spoken to the chiefs of Porsche in the early days, just after the call became open and apparent. And he said, I am going to kill this young man and then Banu Hashim and those people, his clan and his family can do what they want to me. I just want to show the problem out because we're going to lose our power here. We are powerful people leading courage. And we are calling towards these idols every year the Arabs are coming around and they are worshipping the idols and we are going to lose this power because he is calling us to leave everything that we're doing at this moment in time. All his worship is a waste
of time he is saying worship your maker and none other than your maker. So if that's the case, we're going to lose what should we do? Well, I'm going to sort him out. So he decided the following day he took the boulder whilst Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in such that he was about to throw that boulder on Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from a little bit of a height. And suddenly he stopped and he turned around, he went back he put the boulder down and the people of Quraysh who are watching him started laughing at me What happened here? You the big man of Croatia, Abuja. And now what has happened here, he says, you know, when I got near him, I suddenly saw a massive camel, huge
camel come in my direction, and it wanted to eat me up low. A bit, man. He was so worried so scared, he started seeing this camel. And he says, I quickly turned around, I put the boulder down and I carried on law he doesn't that sound like a little baby low a cover. This was a law protecting his messenger. This was Allah. This has happened twice to Abu Jamal, the ones he was
he had oppressed a man. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, and the rule of law sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was there. The people of Qureshi told this man, if Abu Jamal owes you money, there's only one way you're going to get it. And they said this jokingly. They wanted to make a mockery of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They said go to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam if he talks to Abu Jamal, you'll get your money back. And that was a mockery because they knew these two, obviously they nobody's going to listen to the other here. So when this man went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam told him Come, let's go. He went to Abu Dhabi knocked on his door, Abuja and opened the door and when he
opened the door. Mohammed salatu salam says you owe this man some money. He says, yes I do. And he gave the men's his money and the problem was solved. So the people of Quraysh they got to hear about it. The leader said Abu jihad, what happened? The same thing happened. He says, when the knock on the door happened, I got frightened. I came to the door, and I was so scared. And when I came there, I saw these two people, I was asked for the wealth. And as I was about to answer I saw the same camel come in my direction. That was the punishment of Allah to Abuja.
And that was also showing courage that don't make a mockery of this messenger. We have protected him against all mocking May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all.
So that was Abu Jamal and this is what he had done. Also, if you look at verses of the Quran, you see the first surah the first verses that were revealed were, we know that if you look further down that surah you will find certain verses relating to Abu Jamal if you pick up the English translation and read those verses, you will find something very interesting. Abu Jamal every time he saw Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praying, he would go and stop him, stop him and he would physically try and
chase him away. So what had happened a lot of universes and these verses were directed to Abuja and mentioning his story, I tell every inhabitant either Sala
Buddha, I'ma be tecoma.
Allah, Allah, Allah,
right to the end of that surah the verses meaning, do you see the one who stops the worshiper from praying? Do you see the one who is stopping the worship or from praying? Does he not see what if he is on the right path?
What if Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is correct, then what is this man going to do? And what if this man here is totally wrong? What's going to happen? So why stop a man who is praying to the almighty for what? Why I stopped him and these verses admonished Abuja and warned him of a severe punishment to say you can do what you want. You can call all your helpers, but on that day, we will call the gatekeepers of hell and they will take you they will take you from your forelock, you read those verses, very powerful verses in the same surah May Allah subhanahu wa taala, open our doors, another man, a Buddha. And we need to know these names, the names of the enemies, just like we knew
the names, or we learned the names of those who had accepted Islam in the early days. We will also know Who were those who harmed Islam, and who harmed the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Abu lahab was his uncle. And he was also a neighbor. And every day he used to throw out his rubbish and dirt
at the door of his neighbor, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to come out and see all the dirt and all the bin literally, of of Abu lahab at his doorstep, and he would take it away, and he would continue saying au jihad in hada. What kind of a neighbor is this up to today? We as Muslims are not allowed to do anything that would harm our neighbor, whether he is a Muslim or not. We are not allowed to do anything so much so that if you want to light a fire or a smoke, make sure that the smoke does not affect them negatively ensure that otherwise we cannot call ourselves true followers of this message. May Allah subhanho wa Taala
grant us goodness, some people stop Villa, they disturb the neighbor with so much noise every single day. And the neighbors if they're not Muslim, or if they are Muslim. Did you know they have a right for you to ensure the peace and the calm within their home? They must not be harmed from your noise. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard so Abu lahab he was one of those who did that. And you know, his wife, Omar Jamil was also a culprit. She used to also throw deification at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam literally and Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke about her in Surah lab as we heard yesterday, may Allah safeguard us, these people did nothing good for themselves, because one is to
keep quiet, and to carry on with whatever you're doing. But the other is to get up and harm the man. harm the man. If you're going to harm him, you will really pay for it. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us today what happens in our societies, we hear of something and we don't even know this man says the cause of Allah. He has dedicated his life to serve the deen of Allah and what we do we spread rumors about him. We spread gossip about him we make his life difficult we cause this and cause that what will happen as a result, do we not think Allah Subhana
Allah will deal with us. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us, may he make us from those who are worried about ourselves and our deeds and we are worried about our link with our maker. And if we are worried about others, we are meant to be worried about our brothers and sisters across the globe who are suffering and if we can, we should do something positive about it. But we should never engage in something negative. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us. A very dangerous man, his name was Akbar abbiamo.
This man when Abu Jamal called out one day,
and he said, I have the deification of these camels who is going to throw it on Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he is in such depth imagine when he is in such depth and oak, but the more I got up, he picked up this thing here. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in such depth and literally the deification of the camel out of the will Allah says goddess, he threw it onto the back of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he remained in such that the Muslims at the time were weak, nobody could go to remove it. Do you know what happened? His little daughter, Fatima rhodiola. And a small little girl. What she did. She saw her father in this condition of Sudoku. And she saw
that he's got all this on his back. These people of Macau have really Harris team. They have thrown this. So she went and she took it off his back. And she actually wiped it out completely. And then he got up from such there. And this is what Papa wife did. When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam got up. He says Allahu Malaika be Fulani noir Fulani, Oh Allah, I hand so and so over to you. I hand so and so over to you. And he mentioned names.
Imagine for the messenger to make a dua, or Allah I'm handing them over to you and it could be him. Yeah, Allah you deal with them. What a powerful way of making dua, and they he was executed. After the Battle of butter. He was one of those who was taken captive and executed. And together with him was a friend of his as well who also had us Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a lot by the name of another yBnL Harris. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to safeguard us from the dua of his friends against us. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah protect us at all times. So this is why this was one of the ways that he had hassled Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was also a neighbor
of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. One day he invited Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam to his home with the people of Quraysh and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to go whenever Qureshi invited him because he would feel maybe they might listen to me, maybe they might listen to a word or two and come onto the right path. So when occupied Nabina I invited him he went in, he entered the house and he says, Yeah, do you know what? I'm not going to eat your food until you bear witness that there is none worthy of worship, but Allah him that I am the messenger of Allah. So by virtue of him, I looked at him and said, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship, but
Allah, and I bear witness that you are a messenger. So the people of courage later on, they said, What did you say? Did we hear you say that you bear witness? He said, No, I had a guest in my house, who refuse to eat until I said a few words. So I said them.
That was the worst statement he could have ever uttered. Because there were others who were weak and downtrodden in Makkah, they never cheated in that way. When they uttered it, they uttered it powerfully with sincerity. This man was wealthy. He had nothing to lose whether he said it or not, he could have told him Hey, you can carry on. But he didn't do that. He decided to cheat. And because of that, he paid a heavy price. One day he was so upset. He came to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And this was one of the worst things that have happened in Makkah to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he took a piece of cloth, this rock by unoptimized and he strangled
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he kept pulling this cloth and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was choking, and the only person who had rushed to his health was abubaker Casa de for their loved one. And he rushed and he wrestled with this rock band and released Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from that stranglehold. And he said attack to Luna radula, Nicola Bella, waka Jacksonville Burkina Chimera become How can you kill a man who is saying My Lord is Allah and he has brought you clear cut signs and you want to kill him, leave him alone at least. Allahu Akbar. This was that Akbar another man who really hearest Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was allow sip noir in he
was a man who constantly used to pass and laugh and joke. He used to say these people believe in life after death. They say there's going to be heaven and everybody's going to get so many nice things and there's going to be hell and there's going to be this and that. So
Every time he used to pass, he used to joke about it. And he used to say, Man here in La Jolla tonight do Nana moto wanna hear mama you licona illa de those verses were revealed, saying the statement that this man and alsip knew what it used to utter, and the people of Quraysh. They used to say, Oh, we are only going to live in this life. And there is no life after death. Whatever will kill us, or what will actually kill us this time, it's only time that makes us old, and we will die. We're not going to be resurrected. And Allah says in home in Lebanon, those are the adults What do they know? But this man crossed a certain limit what was the limit?
He was owed money by suburban areas. In fact, he owed money to hubbub mill urato. The law allows it new law in old money to hubbub him out who was a Muslim and hubbub in the arts. Every time he went to him, this man used to duck and die, because now the Muslims, nobody's going to come and say, Hey, where's this man's money? So, one day suburban arts had got hold of a few people. And they went to this man and told him Look, you know, you need to give him his money. So when our Sydney wine says, isn't he one of those who believes that there's going to be heaven, and there's going to be lots of goodness, and in heaven, you get whatever you want, and so on. So hubub says, Yes, indeed, I believe
that there will be heaven and we get what we want there. So he says, so give me a little bit of time when we get to heaven and I get whatever I want, then I'll pay you your money. advocate How foolish he is. So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed versus exposing this man of a lady cavanna Biya Tina wirkkala la Oh, Dion, Amarillo law. Do you see this man who has disbelieved in our science and he is saying that I am going to be given lots of wealth and lots of children in in paradise. And Allah subhanho wa Taala asks a question, Does he even think he's going to go to Paradise? And does he even know whether he's going to get anything or not? Subhana Allah, how can he come in utter that, Okay,
I'm going to go to Paradise when he just believes in it. So this was also exposing.
This man allows me well in when it came to him, and the money that he owed above and below and remember, every time these bad things happened,
it drifted the people who did them further and further away from the message, look at the others who had harmed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
This was a cousin of Khadija Viola. And he used to laugh at the Muslims and the verses in Surah tomahto 15 were revealed regarding this men. In alladhina. Jomo can amin alladhina, amanu ohakune. The criminals used to laugh at those who believe up to today, you want to grow your beard according to the teachings of all the messengers, whether it is Jesus peace be upon him, Moses, peace be upon him, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or all the other messengers, every single one of them grew facial hair. So if you'd like to grow it, you find people making a mockery out of you. They laugh, you find women who want to cover and dress according to the dress code of the Muslims. In
fact, it goes back further than that. Even Mary Miriam alayhi salatu was Salam May peace be upon her, the mother of Jesus May peace be upon him? What type of clothing did she wear? We do not draw images of her. But the Christians who draw images of her, have they ever drawn images of her with a jeans, or a T shirt? Or a hipster? No, they drew her image is exactly how the Muslim women dressed today Subhana Allah, but we are considered people who are backward because we want to follow the mother of Jesus May peace be upon her in her dress code.
Look at how the world has gone upside down. We want to follow Jesus May peace be upon him in his books. Have you ever seen them? We don't draw images as you know, have you seen them draw images of Jesus May peace be upon him in a suit and a tie clean shaven? Not one never. So when we want to wear our robes and grow our beards, they tell us these people are like this and these people are like that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide them and may He guide us as well. So this man used to laugh. These verses in Surah moto 15 were revealed about him and Allah says felonio melongena monomial confetti of Haku
on this day, the believers will be given the opportunity to laugh at those who laughed at them from amongst the disbelievers Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all.
There was another man known as le w mukhiya. He was the uncle of Abu Jamal. He also had a lot
to do in terms of harm against the Muslims. He went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he heard verses of the Quran, he came back to his people, and he told his people I have heard the Quran. And you know what? It is very powerful. It is not the speech of an ordinary man. Nor is it the speech of a fortune teller. Nor is it the speech of a poet. Nor is it the speech of a madman, no, it has a sweetness in it, and it will have some form of rank in the very near future, because it's very powerful. And the people of courage were shocked because he was the uncle of Abuja, and he was one of the leaders. They said, Are you senile? This man has now gone mad. Abuja has decided to
go to him and spoke to him and began to weep and tell him, how can you say this? Come on a man like you, we look up to you, we can't lose you. We cannot lose you to this type of thing. And so he got up and he walked to the rest of Qureshi. And he says, Do you ever think Mohammed was mad? He was never met. And there is no sign of madness in him. They were watching him?
Does he look like he's a fortune teller? He's not a fortune teller. You're watching him they shocked?
Does he look like a person who is a magician? Does he look like he's a person? Who is this and that so many things. And thereafter, when all of them were looking at him quite shocked. He then says, Well, I think we'd rather just call him a magician because it's magicians who separate between husband and wife and family members. And that's what he has done. So they all started laughing.
Look at how he almost accepted the message but because of his colleagues, and his dignity in society, he did not want to accept the message.
This was a lovely diploma via May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all and not rebel Harris.
He used to always say I have better speech than Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam come listen to me when the Quran was being read wacol Allah Nina kafala
de la la come who don't? They used to say why is the Quran was being read, make a lot of noise. Don't listen, make a lot of noise. Because if you want to overpower Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam don't listen to his message.
Why did they say that? The minute people heard the message, they turned, they heard a verse they turned they heard five verses they turned so they had one option, make a noise. ban him don't allow him to read. Stop it. We don't want to hear these words.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, This is what they uttered. This man used to say no, no, no, come to me. I will give you better stories. And he knew a few stories of the of the Persian Empire. So he used to come and make mention of this Persian leader and that Persian leader which was nothing like the Quran, and Allah subhanho wa Taala protected Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from this and Allah subhanho wa Taala granted him elevation, although they were persecuted to a great degree. Allah blessed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with an uncle and uncle who was never a Muslim, but he was just and he had a feeling for his nephew. And this is why they could not kill Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because Abu Talib, who was one of the leaders of Quraysh, powerful leader, when Abu Jamal and then plan to harm Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told him, You dare touch him. If you do, well, we'll break out. So now they knew we cannot touch the man. And this is why Allah had protected Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And the same applies to others who had family, they were protected because they had family members who always stood by them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala had granted this Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this uncle who did not accept the message Quraysh went to the uncle and told him talk to your nephew. Tell him to stop. So
when he went to the nephew, he said, Look, you know you putting me in a spot here? Quraysh we know we have got good dealings with them. We are related. And you know now you are you have come with what you have come with. Why don't you stop saying all this? Because it's about time you stopped. He told his uncle will lie.
If you were to put the sun in my right hand, and the moon in my left hand and instruct me to stop what I am doing, I will not stop it. I'm asking them to leave their idols. What's wrong?
This was the persecution. So his uncle looked at him and said, Oh, my nephew. Carry on. Don't worry. Carry on. You're safe. Imagine meaning deep down. He knew what was right.
knew what was right. And Allah Subhana Allah to Allah had then meaning blessed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam much more, he had respect him Quraysh but at the same time, hatred, they were forced to respect him, but deep down, they hated him. In fact, what they did, and this is a very interesting story.
They got together and they decided, let's send the man from amongst us and eloquent men. This eloquent men, we will send him and he will go to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and address him, asked him questions and offer him What ever he wants, because they now noticed Islam was growing, and it was becoming strong, nearly every powerful family had some members in it, who are Muslim. So autobio Brunner, BIA was a man who decided, Okay, I'm going to go, he went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, oh, you're a relative of ours. You know, we know your status, very high standing and so on. And we'd like you to understand that we don't want to be at war.
loggerheads. What do you want you want? Well, we'll give you wealth. You want position we make you our leader. You want women you can marry whom you want. You want authority, we make you the leader and you can be in authority. What is it that you want, you name what you'd like? We give it to you?
And he continued to say, but just stop talking about these idols and stop talking about this condition of ours. We're enjoying life. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him Are you done? He says yes. Now listen to me. And he began reading verses the opening verses of Surah facilite, also known as habemus, such that hammy z luminor
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robinia The foamy alum una una de la this man was shocked gobsmacked listening to these verses, powerful verses let us go home in Sharla this evening, and look up Surah facilite. And check the meanings of the first verses of the surah until the verse where the punishment of add and sammut is made mention of and we will see when the Prophet peace be upon him got to the verse saying if they turn away warn them of the similar punishment that had struck out and some mood before them. Wrote by Abner br took his hand and covered the mouth of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and said stop. I don't even want to hear. and thereafter he went back to coration told him I have heard the
word and I'm telling you this word is going to overpower us completely. And he looked at him but we sent you to go and tell the men something you coming back telling us something else? He says no, no, no, I'm not accepting it. But I just want to let you know in my view, this word is extremely powerful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand that if the enemies can confirm that the word is powerful, what about us who are Muslims have we read it yet? This is why I say this evening inshallah. Let us go back home. And let us look at the verses of Surah facilite, also known as hammam as such that and let us read the meanings and see what was said to this man
that moved him May Allah subhanho wa Taala move us until we meet again, all Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed Ganesha to Allah Illa illa Anta Mr. hirokawa to buoy Lake