Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2014
Mufti Menk discussing : Musab ibn Umayr (RA) and Salmaan Al Farsi (RA)
Ramadhan with a Difference with Mufti Ismail Menk
Getting To Know The Companions Of Muhammad SAW (peace be upon him).
Delivered at Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Musjid
14 Ramadan 1435/2014
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka al anbiya ramatuelle houda Mohamed el Amin. What Allah alayhi wa sahbihi been upon hearing a woman tabea humby son in Elijah Medina bad. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala Send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household and all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of them. And may He bless every single one of us to I mean, brothers and sisters, most Abner Omar rhodiola, Juan, Musab nomade rhodiola and a companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who accepted Islam in the early days in Mecca, Tomoko Lama, when he was
still in his teens. He was from one of the wealthiest homes in Makkah, a young boy, they say when you look at him, you would be able to see from his face that he is from a very wealthy background. And if you had to shake his hand, you would know that it was so soft, it definitely came from luxury living, and at the same time he could be smelled before he was seen, which means if you could smell the scent, you would know that Musab is around the corner Subhana Allah. This was a man whose parents loved him dearly. And he was in his teens, he heard about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam he was a person who wore the best of clothing from amongst the youngsters of Quraysh. And
he probably drank and ate some of the best food from amongst those of his age group in Quraysh. They looked after him so well, him and his family members were quite close knit. Yet when he heard about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he decided to listen to what the message was all about. And he found that this message was something unique. One of the days in the night, he decided to go tiptoeing to the house of Arkham Arkham rhodiola. One, and he knocked on the door, a soft knock was heard on the door. When they open the door. They found Musab bibiano mail, this teenager, who was one of the wealthiest in Makkah, the children of one of the wealthiest in Mecca, and the Sahaba of
the Allahu anhu they were so delighted Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was happy, they welcomed him in, he sat down Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam did not cut his speech, he continued talking on that Eve, he was talking about the fire and jahannam and life after death, and how people will either go into heaven or hell depending on the deeds that they have done in their lifetime. And most of if not all, Mayor heard all this and he heard several verses of the Quran being recited. It touched his heart, and he knew that what my people are doing is absolutely wrong. They fight with each other, they are killing each other. They are worshipping stones and sticks, and they have a lot
of superstitious beliefs. So most of them no Mayor declared his faith to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the house of Arkham Arkham. But because he came from a background that was quite different, he chose to keep it a secret it was between him and the Muslim mean that he had accepted Islam every night. Just like the others, he used to tiptoe out of his home and he used to go to the house of
Allah and where they used to meet with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and learn the Quran and learn revelation and learn about the belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what happened he learned so much he became known as a person who knew more of the Quran than others in his age group. What a powerful youngster May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us and our youth from those who are keen on learning and from those who fight laziness today one of the biggest hobbies that a lot of the youth have is to sleep May Allah subhanahu wa taala safeguard us May Allah grant us ease and goodness every moment we waste to Allah He we have thrown it aside, may Allah make us from amongst those who
realize and understand that while sleep is important, too much of it is actually not only detrimental to our health, but even to our spirituality and our link with Allah and our preparation for the day that we meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So there was a man known as a man named Metallica. We spoke about him the other day with my Natal hat, he saw he saw me go to the house of
outcome by night. And he saw him do that more than once. And then he saw him pray the Salah, that was that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. At that time, Salah was not compulsory. The prayer was not compulsory, but they used to pray on a voluntary basis. So he saw Musab who may
fulfil the prayer in the way that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prays. So what did he do? Well, he went to the mother of Mousavi Romero and told her that you know what your son has followed that man who has reneged from our faith and our religion, Mohammed bin Abdullah? May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness. So
Samantha Mittal has when he told the mother that and Quraysh found that out, his parents called him Masai Mara made his parents called him because he was the most beloved child, and they started convincing him you know what you're doing is wrong. We come from a very wealthy background, we are very influential people, what don't you have in your life, you are leading a life of luxury. And the sun kept on saying, you know what, what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has said is right, I need to prepare for paradise. What we have in this world is not enough for us to go to heaven, if we do not believe in the oneness of our maker and worship him and him alone. So the youngster, they continue
to try to persuade him, we will punish you, we will penalize you, we will take away whatever we've given you. He did not listen to them. So what they did is, they tied him in the home, they literally tied him and kept him in the house. They did not let him come out. He still did not turn, they stopped his food and drink his clothing and so many other things, they began to punish him penalize him. So much so that the people of Quraysh engaged or participated in harming this youngster that came from a very wealthy background. He lost everything he had some heinola. Yet the day a few days before that when he accepted Islam, the Sahaba of the alarm, and whom say before he entered, we
could already smell that Musab nama is coming from Han Allah. And a few days later, he lost everything. The perfumes are gone, the clothing is gone. The food is gone, and he starts losing weight. And after some time, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam allowed some of his companions to go to Africa, Africa, how Basha so Musab nomade was one of those who went in the first batch. According to some narrations. And after a few days, after some time, there was rumor that the Muslim Muslims were victorious and so on. So some of them came back Musab Ahmed was one of those who came back, spent a little bit more time in Makkah and went back to Africa. So some of the narrations say
he went twice. Some of them say he went to once but what is confirmed is he definitely did go to Africa, and he spent time there, but he missed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So he decided, I am going back to Makkah. So now he went back to Makkah to Makkah, Rama and he spent more time with Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, but this time, he was not with his own family. He was a person who was like a homeless person, where as wealthy as he was, and as rich as his family was prior to him accepting Islam, and the fact that he lost everything. He did not go back to what his forefathers were doing. So much Abner O'Meara de la and when it came to the Pledge of Allegiance in Aqaba, when
the first group of people came from Medina, and met Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Amina, just prior to the hegira, approximately one year and a few months prior to the Hydra. The first group of people that came, they had pledged allegiance with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Madina, munawwara in Mena. And what happened is, when they left they sent a message to say we want you to send someone who knows the deen and the religion, and who knows revelation, who knows some rules and regulations to come to Medina and to teach us the faith and to keep us on the path. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam chose the one who knew the most at the time, the one who was most
befitting for that particular task, the first ambassador of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ever, most abnormal Mayor Ravi Allahu anhu, was sent to Al Madina, munawwara and he was the first who went, his mission was to teach them goodness, and to be a person who taught them revelation and what was right and wrong in terms of the deen when he arrived there. us at the blue surah of the Allahu anhu had accepted Islam in that pledge of allegiance in Aqaba the first time. He was the one who kept Musab neuroma and hosted him and Mashallah, he did so much good work in Madina munawwara in one year, that so many people accepted Islam The following year, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam met with more than 70 of the people from Madina, munawwara who had accepted Islam, and that was the second allegiance that happened in Aqaba. And after that was the hegira. So most people no matter I want to mention to you one story, one of what happened when he was in Madina, munawwara It is reported that Hussein,
who was one of the leaders of Benny Abdullah shell from the people of Medina munawwara, he heard of Musab having come and spent his days with us, Adam usaha law and, and this man was very upset because people were now talking in Medina, about the true religion, the religion of monotheism and the messenger that has
Come to Makkah, so to say didn't know how they decided let's go and beat up this man and sought him out. Similar to what Omar Abdullah who decided sometime back with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Hussein, got his spear, and he marched towards where Musab numero de Allahu anhu was.
And as Adam busara saw this man coming in, he told Musab, this is one of the leaders of Benny Abdullah Shan. And the truth is, he's a very harsh man. He's a very harsh man, be careful. Musab even Ahmed was calm as Jose who later walks in. He started swearing and shouting and screaming You are the one who has split our community into two. You are the one who did this. And that was our webinar made it says, Would you not like to sit down and listen to a few words of what I've said, if I'm wrong, perhaps you may decide to do something to me. But if I'm right, and correct, perhaps you will listen to what I have to say. So it was a beautiful day, I saw that this young man was very
intelligent. He said, Okay, let's listen to what you have. So he mentioned verses of the Quran, he spoke about goodness, he spoke about worshiping Allah alone, he spoke about gender and jahannam accountability. And he says, You know what? what you have said makes the most sense from any speech I've ever heard in my life. How do I enter the fold of this religion? So most Abner says, Well, you need to bail correctly and come and declare the Shahada. So he bathed and he came and declared the Shahada. In the meantime, Sayyidina Muhammad, who was one of the other leaders of bunny Abdullah shall, he decides that he wants to do the job that you say did not they did not do when he saw you
say didn't have to come back with a different face. He looked at him and said, Oh, say you went out to do something to most abnormal, but I see you've come back a very calm person. He says, I tell you what that man has said has touched me so panela. So inside diploma, Allah at that time, he was not a Muslim yet. He went to do exactly the same thing that you say didn't know how they had gone to do. And exactly the same thing happened to him to where he heard the speech. And the statement because most abnormal was such a calm youngster, very handsome, very, very calm. And what happened is, he calmed him down and this man it touched his heart and he accepted the faith. He says, I bear witness
that definitely Allah is one and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So in this way,
this man Sadiq no more I went back to Banila shall his people, and they told him Oh, sad, you went to do this to Musab? If no mayor, you came back and you are following his faith. So he himself said, don't you consider me one of your leaders? They said yes. While I am telling you what the man has said is right. So the bulk of them if not all of that particular group by nilesh, hell accepted Islam, more or less the same day Subhan Allah. This was the effort of Musab Nanami robiola, and he was a man whom when he came back from Abyssinia, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam saw him the Sahaba of the Allah who were crying because they saw him now his skin had changed. He became rough
and tough. He did not have proper clothing. He was dressed in cloth that did not even cover him properly. Yet, just a few years earlier, he when he entered Islam, he had clothing that was dragging on the floor Subhanallah it did not deter him. So much so that later
he returned with those who went to pledge the second allegiance to Mecca Tomoko Rama and he did not come back except when the hegira took place. He was the first together with Abdullah hypno Mima tomorrow Viola and the two of them were the first to do the hijra to Madina munawwara so he was in Medina before the hegira he went back to Mecca, and he was one of the first to the first with Abdullah hypno Maktoum rhodiola and to engage in that particular Hydra. My brothers and sisters, the Battle of Badr took place. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave Musab who made the white flag of the Muslims and Mashallah he did very well, the Battle of her took place with the co founder of
Quraysh, who had beaten up the same people. And in fact, just before that, after the Battle of the brother of Musab dibner, Omar was amongst the captives. So most of Abraham, he passed his brother, and his name was Abu Aziz.
And he looks at him and he says, to the good, the captors, those who have taken him captive, this man asked for a lot of wealth. He has a very rich mother Subhana Allah and that's his own brother. So the brother looks at him and says, What are you saying? He says, I know what I'm saying you have a very wealthy mother and she will pay for you Subhana Allah anyway, the Battle of offered what happened at the Battle of Orford was most of the domain was given the flag of the Muslim in and as he was participating in the Battle of a certain man from amongst the enemy came and sliced his right hand so the flag fell. And at that time, when the flag falls, it means the that group has lost so
when the flag fell, he immediately caught it with the other hand, and that enemy sliced the other hand, so he immediately caught it underneath his
According to some narrations, or he held it with part of his mouth and with his shoulder and made sure it was up until they hit him again, and the flag dropped until another companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam got hold of that flag Subhana Allah. And this was the day that Musab nama was martyred on the day of so much so that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after that was looking at the martyrs from amongst them was Hamza even Abdulmutallab from amongst them was most abnormal. rhodiola who and whom Jamie And may Allah be pleased with all of them. When they tried to bury him, they found that they did not have enough material and cloth to bury him. If they covered
his face, his feet were showing if they covered his feet, his face was showing, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam says voila, he there was a time when I did not know a person who had a more luxurious life than this man. And today out of his love of Allah and Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and this Deen of his he has sacrificed in a way that he has nothing to even cover his body after he has been martyred. So Mohammed salatu salam chose to cover his face and asked for a green branch to cover where his feet were May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant him paradise. When we go to a hurt we should remember the name Musab dibner, Amir Ravi Allahu anhu, as well, and we should say our
salam to him, may Allah peace be upon him, and upon Hamza bin Abdullah Taliban, the others who lost their lives on that particular day of Orford, this was most of them are made in a nutshell, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us a lesson.
Our next hero is someone who had a similar background but in a totally different area. He comes from Isfahan where Iran is today the Persian Empire, a young boy from another very wealthy home, his father was the chief of a village known as j Yan in his forehand, and this man, he was the chief of the village he looked after his children, his son was also the favorite to him, Subhana Allah, he did not leave his son, the son's name was salmaan salmaan, from Persia salmaan and faricy, Subhana. Allah, this salmaan are the Allahu and young boy, his father loved him again, the wealthy person, you could see that he was from a very wealthy background. But he was very deeply involved in what
his family was involved in. They were the leaders of the fire worshipers and those who worship the sun, then they were known as Alma juice. So he used to be in charge as a young boy of keeping the flame alive. So he would bring for it fuel all the time, and people worship the flame. And he used to tell himself, you know, I keep the flame alive. I bring the logs, I bring everything. And then people are worshipping the same fire. And it's me who's in charge a young boy, he was very young. So his father used to keep him in the home and within the vicinity, never allowed him to go anywhere. And he never ever interacted and mixed with people. One day, his father, being a big businessman,
his father was very busy and something important needed to take needed to happen. He had a job that he could not do. So he told his son, oh, my son, I want you to go to the marketplace to do this and come back immediately. The son says no problem, excited youngster.
So what did he do? He took whatever his father told him and he was going to the marketplace. And suddenly he noticed people singing in a church for the first time in his life. He saw Christians, people of the book. So he stopped and he watched them. These people are not worshiping the fire. Wow. What is it all about? He looked for a little while and he decided, let me go into the church. So he walked into the church and he stood for a while. He listened to what they had to say. Someone spoke to him he asked a few questions. And he told himself You know what? This is much better than what we are doing. Subhan Allah look at the intelligence of the youngster. We are worshipping the
fire My people are worshipping a fire that I keep alive. And this these people are actually praying they're calling out to a power Subhana Allah, people of the book, may Allah grant them goodness, It is reported that they will upon the true Christianity will love them. But they were truthful in a way that when he asked them, where is the origin of this faith, they led him to Jerusalem. They told him it is in a sham. If you go to the region where Palestine is today, Subhan Allah, they told him you will find the roots of this particular faith. So he decided I'm going to go there, youngster, very brave. When he went back home, he had forgotten to go to the marketplace. It was too late, and
he couldn't go. So his father told him Did you do what I told you? He says no, that I actually saw a group of people worshipping and they were worshipping a God, not the fire. They are known as Christians and you know what, what they are worshipping is better than what we are doing. His father was very angry, upset. salmonella, Pharisees, Subhana Allah, his father was angry and upset and told him you know what, these people are bad and they are wrong. There is no goodness in their faith. But because his father was very worried that this man was this youngster was going to renege
turned away from the faith of his forefathers. They tied him with a leg iron, literally with a chain. They tied him in the house, he could not go out he was jailed in his own house, look at how the similarities are the most abnormal of the law. And this was a man on faricy robiola one. So he sent a message to the church to say, I am the young boy, I am part of your followers, I am stuck at home tied up. If a caravan is going to assure them where the religion comes from, please let me know I will make a plan I want to join the caravan and I want to run away from home.
So he wanted Christianity so desperately because he knew that it is a far better faith than that of worshipping the fire. So now when after some time the caravan was going, and they sent him a message, so he made a plan. And somehow he managed to get out of that leg iron that he had some trick he used. We don't know exactly what some of the narrations make mention of how exactly it happened. But he got out of it. And he ran away, he went into the caravan and he arrived in a sham. Such an excited youngster, his dream was fulfilled, he went to the root where the faith was. And then he met with the top bishops, the archbishops, and he went to the leader of the lot, and he told
them his story. And he said, I'd like to stay with you. And I'd like to be from amongst those who serves you and who learns, the man says no problem. So salmaan on fire, he spent some time there. But he noticed that this leader had a lot of bad habits. He was stealing the money of charity, people were being charitable donating to the poor, and the leader of the church was taking the money and eating it himself. And he was keeping it in a treasure. And one day the man died. When the man died, all those who were his followers and the top followers, the senior clerics, they had come, and they were praising him and so on. And salmaan came out and he said, You know, I stayed with this
man. He was a crook. They were very angry. What do you mean, he was a crook? He said, Look, he used to stash away all the wealth that people gave for charity. They said that's not true. He said, Wait, before you make up your mind. Let me show you where it is. I know where he used to hide it. So he took them and he showed them and there was a whole lot of treasure. That was definitely there. They were very angry and upset. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us anyway, another man took over
and said man will forest he says he was such an honest, upright leader of the Christians. He was such a good man at that time. I loved him the most from all people ever at that time. And what happened is when he was about to die, I went to him and I told him, do you know what you know my story? I want to follow the unchanged scripture. I don't want to follow the changes that we are noticing. And I know that you are an honest person Tell me who do I go to from here. So this man says, You know what, you can go to a motion in Iraq. There is a person with this name. He is honest, and he preaches the unchanged Bible. So salmaan on fire. See, after some time, he succeeded to
travel to a motion. And there he met with the other men and indeed, he was an honest, upright man teaching the Christian faith. And salmaan was a solid Christian SubhanAllah. Yet his father was still worshipping fire. He did not even have any news about his father. And after that, this man also when he was at his deathbed, Sandman and Pharisees, he went to him and told him, You know my story, I want to follow the unchanged Bible. And I want you to tell me where do I go to meet a truthful person, because I've seen others who have been untruthful, so that man told him go to a Nazi been another place certain area towards a sham from Iraq between Iraq and Sham, and you will
find x and follow him a certain person, and he will be a person who will lead you to what is right. That exactly happened. Subhan Allah, and after that the same thing happened there. Were at the deathbed. sermon on fire, he asked him again, where should I go? And he led him to a Maria, he said, Go to a Maria, you will find a leader and that leader will follow you. So when Solomon traveled again as a youngster, to a Maria, he went and he met one of the leaders of the Christians, a very good man who taught him a lot of goodness. Finally, when that man arrived at his death Subhanallah look at how many people were dying, one after the other. But when that man arrived at his death,
salmaan and Pharisees he asked him, Look, I need the goodness, I want unchained scripture, I want to worship Allah, I want to worship God, please lead me to what is right. I don't want to be lost.
So that men who was one of the bishops of America, he told him Look, now there are no more honest people. But we have arrived at a time when the messenger has to come from Allah Almighty. A messenger has to come and it is reported he will come in Arabia. You see a lot of the Jewish people shifted to near where Medina was to Arabia because they knew from their scriptures that this is the description of the land where the final messenger is going to come. That's why they were found there.
But when he came in he was not from amongst them he was from amongst the Arabs. They decided we don't want to accept this man. Why is he not from amongst us? May Allah protect us from racism? And may He protect us from rejecting the truth when it comes from people of a different nationality or people from a different race altogether. May Allah grant us a lesson my brothers and sisters. So here salminen faricy when he heard that it is a rocky land, being in between the two rocky deserts, there is a greenery of palm.
He decided inshallah, one day I will go there anyway, the man who told him this passed away. And after some time, there was a caravan of business, people who came from the Arabian Peninsula and Solman began to ask them questions and found that they were indeed from a land that he wanted to go to look at how Allah takes him from where to where. So Solomon decides, you know, I've got a few of these animals with me. Can I give them to you? There were people from the Calvary tribe. I give them to you and you take me to Arabia, they said no problem. They took his animals they took him.
When they got to a place known as waddle Pura, they told him right, we are enslaving you, you are now a captive of ours, and you now will be sold in the market. He was shocked. He was shocked, but he knew that Allah will not do something bad to him. So they sold him to someone who was a Jewish man. And the Jewish men took him in Waddell, Cora and Solman began to work, and he worked very hard, Subhana Allah, and he worked so hard. And after some time, with the cousins of this man, one of them came to Adil Cora, and bought salmaan of his own cousin.
And who was this cousin, the cousin was from Bhanu coryza. They had settled around Medina. So Solomon, he decided, Okay, I'm going with this new master of mine, let me go. He was a free man, a free boy who was enslaved, unjustly. And here he was being sold from one to the other. But Allah wanted him to get to Medina, by at any cost Subhana Allah. So when he got to bonagura, he noticed the desert, he noticed the rocks, he saw the greenery, the orchards, and he was so excited. He says, suhar Allah, I'm sure this is the place where this messenger is going to come. And he was so happy and delighted. So he worked very hard for this master of his. And one day, another cousin came in
from Al Madina, munawwara, one of the Jewish people had come to see his master, and he was busy on one of the trees, taking out some dates. And what happened is he heard this man say that, oh, allos Anil has Raj, they will be destroyed. Look at them. They want to follow a man who's just come from Makkah. He's claiming to be a prophet. And he's claiming to say this, and that Solomon says, I got such as a surprise, such a pleasant surprise. I shook in a way that I almost dropped off the tree. And I quickly rushed down the tree and got to my master with his cousin. And I said, What did you say? Can you repeat it? And my master gave me one smack and sent me back to work.
He says, Who are you? What do you have to do with this? Go back? He says, but I heard, they said that he is living in Cuba. So that night very quietly, I took some dates.
Why did I take dates, he says that men in a Maria, one of those Christian leaders told me that when the messenger comes, they will be clear signs that prove is a messenger, he will not eat charity, but he will eat from a gift and he will have a mark on his back that which will be a seal of prophethood when you see that, you know he is the Prophet. So salmonella faricy. Over the long run, he decided to take some dates. And he went to Cuba. He says, I saw this messenger. I looked at him I was so excited. And I said, you know you people are not from this place. I have brought some charity that I want to give you. These are some dates and I want you to eat them. So Muhammad Sallallahu
wasallam thanked him and accepted the charity and so on, and the Sahaba some of them began to eat, but Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam did not eat. Why? Because it was a charity. So Solomon says, okay, that's one one sign done. So after a few days, he heard that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam shifted to Medina already. He went to Medina with some more dates, and he looked at Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he says, oh, he told me he told him, You know what, I've brought you a gift because I believe you don't eat charity. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam took it, gave some of his companions and ate from it. So he said, Okay, that's the second sign done. This man eats a gift, but he won't eat a charity.
Then, after some after a few days, there was someone who died and was being buried and Mohammed salatu salam was at Bucky assisting in the barrier. So Solomon had arrived in Bucky and he noticed Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam between his clothing he was looking very hard to see that mark on his back where his shoulders up, and he's trying to look where is the seal? So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam looked at him and notice that he's trying to look at the seal of prophethood. So he actually
pushed his clothing off in a way that the seal became clear. When Selman saw it, he began to weep, and he kissed Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and he declared his Shahada.
He says, I've seen all three signs and told him his story. So panela but now the problem was, he was a slave. So what happened? He could not take part in the Battle of butter, he could not take part in the Battle of a herd. Then Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says, You know what, oh, Solomon, ask your master, if we can buy you or if you can pay for your own freedom. So he spoke to his master, his master told him something impossible. He says, I want you to plant 300 date palms that all bear fruit. Now, at that time, when you plant 2030, only two or three or five or 10 might bear fruit, the rest of them may die because of weather conditions. And 300 is a whole orchard. That was something
that the wealthiest of the lot used to have. So for one man to do it, it's going to take a long time. And on top of that, I want 40 ounces of gold. So Solomon and Pharisees Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam asked him what happened, he told him Look, he wants 300 plantations, which will not die and they will Bray bear fruit. So anyway, the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam gave him these pods until he had 300 of them. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam told him you go and start digging little holes, you know, in the ground, and I will come and plant each one. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came, and he planted every single one of the 300. And guess what? Exactly 300 all of them grew and
bow fruit in no time. Subhana Allah. Now, the 40 ounces of gold. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam told him here is this little piece of gold, which looked like an egg. Take it and give it to your master. Tell him right, I'm free now. So salmonella virus, he was wondering if that was 40 ounces. When they weighed it, it was exactly 40 ounces on the.he gave it to him and he was set free Subhana Allah salmaan and faricy I'm going to spend a few moments telling you a little bit more about this man. He was from Persia, but he was loved by the companions of Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasallam, the Battle of the trench.
He is the hero of the Battle of the trench because when the kuffaar of Mecca they were 1000s who are now coming to Medina in order to attack the Muslims. There was no way that they were not going to be entering Madina, munawwara but salmaan and Pharisees he was one of those who said, Oh messenger in Persia, when the enemy comes in, we want to block him from coming. We used to dig a big trench approximately 10 meters by 16 meters. And we used to make sure that they cannot even cross the trench so they don't enter the city at all. So let us do it. And Subhan Allah that was adopted by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Hence it is called the Battle of the trench. Why salmaan will
fire you see radi Allahu anhu it was his idea. And Allah subhanho wa Taala confirmed it for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was the young man from Persia. So during that battle Subhan Allah they dug in no time, in the paths around Madina, munawwara where it was accessible to enter from those paths that were quite rocky that it was not accessible from they did not dig. So it was not a trench dug around the whole city, but it was dug around the parts of the city wherein people would be able to enter from salmonella faricy rhodiola. And he has a story with about da da da da da da da da da da who was another companion whom the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had asked salmaan and
faricy to live with when they came into Madina, munawwara After some time, so about the year of the Allahu anhu he became the foster brother of salmonella,
salmonella faricy rhodiola. And who noticed is the wife
of Abu Dhabi Allahu anhu. She took no interest in dressing, no interest in any appearance, no interest in food or anything else. So she he asked her what is the problem? So she answered him saying you know your brother, a Buddha, he finds no need in this world, nothing nothing at all, which means he's not interested in his wife. So, Solomon and Pharisees waited for a Buddha at night. And when the night started, he began to read long Salah Solomon stopped him and told him Do you know what? Go and sleep.
So he went to sleep. A little while later, he got up again he says go to sleep. A little while later he got up again. He says go to sleep. And when the third of the night was remaining salmaan got him up and said now if you want to pray, you may pray. Then he said oh Buddha, remember your body has a right over you. Your wife has a right over you. Your family has a right over you. Everything has a right over you. You must fulfill the rights of absolutely everything. And you don't have to overdo it when it comes to acts of worship of this nature. So the Allahu anhu listened to him because he was knowledgeable but
He went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said hey, this is what happened between me and Solomon, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says sadaqa Solomon, Solomon has spoken the truth, what he told you is right, you must fulfill the rights of your family members and understand that too, is an act of worship. May Allah make us from amongst those. So man will flourish, he at some stage became the Emir of medallion. medallion is an area in Iraq, and he was the Amir. But he did not change at all the stipend he used to get on a monthly basis made up of approximately 505,000 coins. He used to give it all away. When they came to build a house for him. They knew that this man does not want a
big house. So he asked the builder, what type of a house will you build for me? The builder says something that will shade you from the sun protect you from the cold. When you stand up, it will hit your head and when you lie down, it will hit your feet. That's how small it will be. He says yes. Now you know me, that's the house. And that is what they built for him. And he was the Emir of medallion. On one instance, he went out and there was a man who had come from a sham. And what happened is that man was carrying belongings and a lot of goods. So sell man and Pharisees of the Allahu anhu was the Amir, but they did not know this. He offered to help the man and he started
carrying the goods. And this man says, oh, thank you very much is our common law here and what have you and as they're walking people, they met a group of men who greeted him as the Amir, the governor of muda. In and they told him As salam o Allah, O Amir, so this man from a sham looks he says who's the Amir? They look they said the man who's carrying your goods Subhana Allah, this was a man on fire is a simple man. It is reported that Subhana Allah one day he was cooking and baking. So the visitors came to his house and they said Where is your girl, the girl who works for you? He said no, we sent her to do another task. And I am a person who does not give two tasks to the same person.
They will do one thing at a time. May Allah grant us goodness, imagine he did it himself. How many of us you have someone working for you. You tell them clean here while they are cleaning. You say Don't forget to wash the place before they wash the place you said you got to cook this today. While they are cooking or before they cook you tell them you got to do this 20 things and at the end of the day you tell them you forgot to do this and then but even you are not a computer so Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to treat those who work for us with utmost respect. The last thing I would like to tell you about Solomon and Pharisees on his deathbed he was crying and when he was
crying Subhanallah he asked for something
and his wife brought it to him in it there was musk. Musk is a saint. He said when I die I want you to spray this mask on me because the angels who come to take us they love a good fragrance Subhanallah so we learned something and this is why to this day when people die What do we do? We enshroud them and any form of good retro perfume oil that is used in shala we use it in order to make sure that there is a good scent coming from the person may Allah grant us a good death he passed away in Alma de in and he was very very near to Baghdad up to this day. His grave is there he passed away approximately at the age of late 70s. Some say 78 years old at the time of Earth man is
now founder of the Aloha and and it is reported that Alabama Vitaly Brody Allahu anhu attended the genocide Allah Allah knows best, but this was our hero, segmental faricy radi Allahu Allah May Allah grant us a good lesson masala Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Hamada hamitic shadow Allah Allah highlandtown hirokawa tubo Enoch