Ramadan 2014 – Day 18 – Amr ibnul Aas and Bilal ibn Rabaah

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Mufti Menk discussing : Amr ibnul Aas (RA) and Bilal ibn Rabaah (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

18 Ramadaan 1435/2014

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa sallahu wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka, Allah Milena, ba ba da who was early he was a big man. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. We thank him for everything he has given us. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household and all his companions May Allah bless them and bless every single one of us, and grant us goodness. Brothers and sisters in Islam this evening, we have two very touching stories from amongst the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That which will bring tears to the eyes. We will start off with that of amaryllis or the Allah when

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he was a great companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the son of one of the great leaders of Porush who had inflicted a lot of harm on the Muslims. His name was allowes with Noah in that was the father of amor, even known as rhodiola. Han, and as admirable as who was approximately 18. At the time, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was granted no Booyah. When this young man was growing up, he grew up as one of the elite from the families of those who were the senior of Quraysh. And when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, declared that Allah was one, and that he was the Nabhi of Allah subhanho wa Taala, great enmity arose against him sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And

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the Muslims were requested or permitted to leave to Africa. And we all know that in Africa, the leader and the joshy, whose name was hammer, he was the one who was very just from amongst those who were sent by koresh in order to go to Anna Joshi to convince him to send the Muslims back to Makkah, was admirable as Ravi Allah. And at that time, he was not yet a believer. So he was young, and he was a businessman, he had gone to Abyssinia to Africa several times before, he had met with some of the leaders, some of the ministers of the Najafi, and he had known them, and there was a lot of exchange of gifts between them and so on. And he pitched up at the court of another ship. And we all

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heard the story when we spoke a few days ago about Java 11, that this man amaryllis came with a lot of gifts, and he told him the joshy that we want you to send back these people because they are criminals. And what they are saying is very bad. So under joshy says, I want to listen to their side of the story. When he heard their side of the story, he decided to send the gifts back to us. And he told us even though they had a good relationship, he said you can go back, I am not an oppressor. I'm going to leave these people here what they are saying is correct, they can stay here for as long as they want SubhanAllah. So as he was leaving, and Naja, she calls him, and this is something we

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did not make mention of the other day, because it is more connected to the story that we are speaking about today. And Naja, she calls us and he tells us Oh,

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I'm surprised that such an intelligent man like you. I'm surprised that you do not understand the truthful nature of the messenger in your midst, what he is calling you towards is correct. And he is a messenger of Allah. Imagine this is a man in Africa, confirming to us, he says, This man, Mohammed May peace be upon him shall take over all his enemies, and he will be victorious over them all. So if I were you, I would accept his message. amaryllis looks at him and says, Are you serious? He says, Yes, I'm serious. He says, Do you accept it? He says, Yes, I do. This was an A joshy Subhana Allah, the One in Africa. So I'm gonna ask decided, Okay, I'm going he went. And on the way,

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obviously, his father is a big shot. And he is also a top person who was sent to bring back these Muslim men from Africa. He failed in his mission. And at the same time, he was unable to go back to tell him, Hey, I'm thinking about Islam. But he thought about it hard. later on. He says, that was the first time in my life that I actually felt the light of Islam in my heart. And I had a feeling in my heart that there is something about the Muslims that we don't know or we are just denying. So the person who first called us to Islam was someone in Africa who had not even seen Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. This is amazing. And Amitabh, don't assess that it came to the Battle of

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battle.

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And the Battle of offered, I took part in the Battle of offered on the side of the mushriks the people of Makkah, and I was actually

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Leaving one of the smaller groups and in my heart I felt you know what? I'm on the wrong side Subhan Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all goodness and ease and make us people who when we know what is right and wrong, he gives us the ability to follow what is right. And this is why, amazingly Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used to make it up Allahumma Habib Elena imana was in houfy colombina What carry la nelco for our for sakala sN O Allah beautify Eman and believe for us and beautify it in our hearts make us love it and make us detest disbelief and make us hate sin and disobedience. And then he used to say Allahumma Arenal haka, Hakan was Ducati Ba, Arenal bartylla battilana was

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una Genova. Oh Allah, show us what is right to be correct and help us to follow it. There is no point in knowing what is right and not following it and show us what is wrong to be wrong and help us stay away from it. What's the point of saying I know what I'm doing is wrong, but we keep on doing it until the day we die. So I'm going to ask was later granted the strength after soul health today via you know, via the treaty that was signed between the Muslims and the kuffaar just outside Makaton mukaiyama, the year that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had come with his companions to do Amara, and he was blocked. So I'm gonna ignore us after that. He decided no, no, no, I have to go to

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Medina. And I have to become a Muslim. And so quietly, he left and he took his belongings and he was on his way. And guess what happened on the way he sees another two men who were just like him, Khalid Meanwhile he

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Subhana Allah, Allah, heaven and earth man.

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He sees them and he says, Hey, what are you doing? Where are you going? They said, Where are you going? He says, No, I want to know where you guys are going.

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Um, revenue last year low. And so Harley Davidson when he says we are going to Mohammed to follow him as the messenger and to follow Islam. We are going to Madina munawwara He said, You know what, I'm going to do exactly the same thing. Subhana Allah, so they went in together, the three of them, they met Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Holly didn't really know us about the Allahu anhu. And

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so when they had gone and pledged their Islam and the man declared it

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was also one of those who said, Oh messenger, I'm worried about what I've done in the past. I went to a senior to Africa to try and send the people back and I've done so much in the battles against the Muslims. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam repeated and reiterated yeah amor in Islam I a Jew Burma tabla o amor, Islam will delete the sins you have committed before you have reverted or turned to Islam. So that is when he was quite happy. Now he became a major leader. Amongst the Muslims. I'm originally us. He was a military man, just like Harley definitely, perhaps not as strong, but he was very, very intelligent. He too, had served Islam in such a big wave, that whenever you hear about

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Palestine, and you hear about a sham, and you hear about Egypt, you need to remember the name Imran Alas, he was the main leader who was involved in the conquest of Palestine and the conquest of Egypt. He was the man what had happened, as you have heard a few days ago, the Messenger of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was killed by the Romans. He was killed by those who fell under the government of the Romans. And when this happened, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam prepared a whole army to fight them to fight who to fight the Romans. They were the rulers at the time they had colonized the whole area. And so with that war did not just end in one go. It carried on and on wherever the Romans were

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the Muslims carried on and they defeated the Romans one after the other city after city was coming under the control of the Muslim in where did it all start? It started because they asked for trouble by killing one of the Muslim ambassadors who were sent to them, just with a message to say except this Dean had they wanted they would have sent him back to say we're not accepting it, but they killed him. So much so that amaryllis himself says that it happened with me. You know what happened with him? One of the instances one of the leaders of the kuffaar decided no we we need to tackle this army in a different way. They are getting city after city town after town, the way we must

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tackle them, call them and let's have a meeting. So they decided to send a messenger to the Muslim mean to say we want to speak with one of you guys, the important one from amongst you, and so on. amarula Salafi Allahu anhu decided forget about sending someone else who's important I will go as the leader, I will go, but he did not tell them that he was the leader who was coming to them, they thought perhaps is one of them. The big shots but they didn't know it's the main man Subhana Allah, so I'm gonna go outside of the Allahu anhu went into the palace of the leader of the other side. And as he entered they said they had beautiful discussions of how they will handle

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To the muslimeen. And they will do this and they will do that and everything was happening. Meanwhile, that leader, he was a traitor. He said, You know what? He told his men when he is walking out, throw the rock from the top and make sure he's executed, make sure he's gone. They said, Okay, so I'm gonna ask was very intelligent, one of the most intelligent of the lot. He was known for his wit and his intellect. As he's walking out, he noticed his movement at the top. Immediately he turned around, he went back to the leader, he says, Hey, you know what I've got with me companions of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam who make decisions, military decisions, they are the top people, they

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are the ones who are with the wars, and they are the ones who are part of the conquest winning all the time. They are the main guys, I suggest that I bring them in so you can tell them what you told me. And you can actually see them yourself. So the leader thought about it. And he thought to himself, okay, I was about to eradicate one man, I'd rather eradicate all 10 that he's talking about. So he looks at him and he says, okay, bring them along. So he said, Okay, let me go. So he sent a message to these people, hey, don't kill him change of plan. We're gonna kill all of them when they come.

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Meanwhile, amorousness went out, and he never came back. But how did he come back? The whole army came back later on the whole place was conquered. Subhana Allah, and when that leader happened to now see us as the leader of the Muslim and he says, Oh, it's you. He says yes. And it was you wasn't it? You were planning things? He says, Yes, we were and then that is how we now know the story, because he confessed to his plan and so on. May Allah subhanahu Allah protect us. This is the intellect of American law, the law and so much so that when he was conquering a sham, one after the other when he got to alkaloids, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, free outputs for us the muslimeen when

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he got to Alcatraz, you know what happened? The leaders told him and it was under the Christians. They told him, they said, Look, we being under the Romans here, we are not going to fight you.

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Rather, we will give it to you, but we want your leader, the halifa of the Muslims to come through. If he comes, we'll give him the keys and he can sign the agreement himself. I'm originally I saw that, you know what, we've got a solid army here. And you know what, it's okay, let's call it 11. So they actually sent a message to Madina, munawwara and they're all Maribel katabi Allahu anhu arrived in goods. And he came himself and that is when they handed the keys to him out of new satara de la. And this is the same day, they saw the muslimeen were not interested in women. They saw that they were very united. They saw that the Salah till federal was completely full. They were reading Salah,

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nobody missing at all. And they saw that the leader was just like the lead. They were very just everyone was equal. And the same day that they gave the keys. It is reported they had a meeting, how to get the place back, turn these people away from their Deen and their religion. get them involved with women, Haram in a haram way, obviously, let them fight amongst each other. So their disunity is lost, and let them turn away from their prayer. Because the day their prayer will be fooled like this, we have no chance we will never have a chance to overcome people whose conviction is so strong. And this is why we find today it's no longer in our hands. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant

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us the ability to unite. May He grant us the ability to turn to Him in prayer. Even the enemy knows the power of the prayer and salatu salam ala Aisha and these prayers when we as Muslim men don't know the power of these prayers. So this was American law. So the law and

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the law and we're going to mention this a little bit later when we get to the next companion. But

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then he proceeded further. And he started conquering the conquest of Egypt. And he wanted to get it out of the hands of the Romans. So he had several meetings with the coptics and he told him Oh coptics our messenger has told us that when we conquer Egypt, we should be kind to you because you are related to us through Subhana Allah is ma il May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us, how are they related? The mother of his mind was from amongst the coptics according to some narrations. hotjar alayhi salatu was Salam. And so they were surprised the coptics they they said, Subhana Allah, it's only a messenger of Allah, that can take a relationship back so many generations and say

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be kind to them. And this is why a lot of the coptics at sided with the Muslim in May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to be kind even to the non Muslims. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us today. people sit and say these non Muslims are all our enemies we don't know and we didn't understand the history of Islam. Islam only looked at those who fought us as people who needed to be tackled the rest of them Subhan Allah they are innocent people who are waiting for us to deliver the message to them so that they can accept the message just like our forefathers accepted the message so that today we are sitting as muslimeen

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May Allah subhanahu wa taala strengthen us and guide us never let the desperation in your heart make you lose track of what is right and wrong. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us so I'm reviewing us when he was entering Egypt just before he entered with man up near the front of the Allahu anhu goes to ameerul momineen Omar Abdel Fattah de la no one says, Oh Omar, I fear that Amarillo Laos is conquering city after city town after town. Perhaps he is overdoing it. And perhaps he is now doing it just because he enjoys it. amarapura katabi Allahu anhu was a man who was very straight. He wrote a letter straight to us, Allah and he says, Look, if you get my letter, and you have not entered

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Egypt, come back to Medina. But if you have entered Bismillah you can carry on. So I'm gonna ignore us. He knew that there's a message coming to me. And he was aware of what had happened. So he was still in a sham in a place known as Russia according to some narrations. I'm sure we've heard that may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the people of Russia today. And so what happened is he

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he kept that messenger away for a few days until they entered the first part of Egypt. Then he said, Where's the messenger? Bring him along? Where's the letter? Bring it, let's read it. He read it in front of the Muslim men. And he told the Muslims Where are we? They said we are in Egypt. Okay, let's carry on Bismillah Mashallah. And they conquered Egypt, and they sent message to Madina, munawwara and this all happened at the time of Allah when we asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us ease and goodness and strength, and voila, he, they lived under the Muslims in the most peaceful manner, Justice for the Jewish people justice for the Christians, Justice for the Muslims.

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And even for those who followed other faiths. They all lived in so much of harmony, because there was a lot of justice and there was tolerance of people who are belonging to other faiths, even though these were the Sahaba of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, where are we today, where people are preaching a different type of Islam from that which the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu lived upon my brothers and sisters, it's important for us to take note of this. And it's important for us as much as we are desperate to solve the problems of the oma. But we will never be able to solve them via injustice, it will only be the way that it solved the matter right at the beginning, bring those

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solutions back, they will solve the matter here. May Allah correct us all, and strengthen us. So I'm originally the Allahu anhu. So much had happened. And it was it's amazing how one day he was sitting. And the people some of them did not like him because of his conquests and so on. They wanted to embarrass him. So one man tells another man, I will pay you if you can embarrass this man, how to embarrass him. You know, his mother was a slave girl. And that was the truth. So ask him in public, who was your mother or ameerul momineen Oh, he was not ameerul momineen but the Amir of the jaysh that Amir of the army, and I will pay you. So a man gets up in front of everyone it says we

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want to know who was the mother of the Amir amaryllis knew exactly what happened. So you know what he says. He says, My mother was a slave girl. She was a free woman who was taken slave bought by Abdullah I have not yet been given as a gift to Al Asad Noah, who happens to be my father. Now the man who was jealous about it and told you he would pay you go and get the money from him. Subhana Allah Subhana Allah straight to the point. This was unbelievable, as he knew that someone must have told us man that I will pay you some money go and cause mischief, but he was proud of his lineage no matter what. And he made mention of it, um, revenue loss at the time of his death.

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In the year 4300, he passed away in Egypt at the time of his death. So panela there was something that happened, and what was it?

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He was worried because he was also involved in witnessing what happened amongst the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam in terms of dispute and war, and some people were blaming him as well. So he says, You know, I passed through three levels in my life. I was a disbeliever. At one stage had I died at that time, I had no hope. I had just accepted Islam and with Mohammed salatu salam had I died at that stage, there was a lot of hope. Today, after I have seen a lot of power and authority and so much that has happened, I don't know my deeds, some of them are for me and some of them are against me. I only have hope in the mercy of Allah and there is nothing else that I can have. May

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Allah grant me forgiveness. Then he says his famous statement, Oh Allah, you instructed us, but we disobeyed and Oh Allah, you prohibited us. But we did not take heed. And Oh Allah. I am now at my deathbed. I have no option but to hope in your mercy so forgive me because you are most merciful, most forgiving. SubhanAllah and then he says, Oh Allah. I am not strong in front of you. I can never win. I am I am not innocent. So I cannot excuse myself meaning the sins I've committed. I'm admitting, but Oh Allah, I am not a proud person. I have come here Yeah, Allah on my deathbed. Seeking

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forgiveness from you. So forgive me Oh most merciful and it is reported that he passed away with La ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah on his tongue. May Allah grant that to us because Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says, mankind, Hero kalami hamina dunya La ilaha illAllah de la Jana, whoever's last statements as they leave the world, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they will enter Jannah May Allah grant that to us.

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Our next hero,

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arguably the most famous from amongst all the Sahaba Who is that? The most famous, you asked a little child who was beloved, he will tell you of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, blah, blah, blah. He was an EPA simian, an African man from Africa. Subhana Allah, his lineage goes back to Africa. Today, every Muslim child beyond the age of five, including the bulk of us, I think we would know the minute you say who was Bilaal? Two things we know about him, he was the more admin of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and he suffered a lot at the hands of Quraysh. And he used to say, I hadn't I had, he is one he is one, Allah is one, Allah is one. That's it. Don't we know the most about Billa

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livanova you ask anyone they know. So this is why he is known as the most famous.

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From amongst the Muslim in the Sahaba, the Allahu anhu in the midst of the Muslims, blah, blah, blah.

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He was approximately 10 years younger than Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, his father was a rabbi and his mother was a slave girl from Africa. And her name was Hannah, according to some of the narrations. He was a person whom it is said that he was a slave initially of Abdullah Majid and, and one day he heard, you know, he used to hear him and his friends talking about Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. One of them was Omar bin salaf. And they used to swear in their hearts that we know what Mohammed is saying is the truth. He's an honest man, he's trustworthy. But you know what, if we have to accuse him of being a liar, and the magician and the womanizer and the power greedy man, we will

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do that. And Bill I live in Russia. I used to work there. And he used to hear this. And this was in the first few days of Islam.

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And he used to go out with some of the sheep in on some of the animals and cattle in order to graze them just on the outskirts of Makkah. And one day, just a few days later, he saw Mohammed bin Abdullah salatu salam and Abu Bakar Casa de la and in one of the caves just out in the outskirts of Makkah, whilst he was busy with his sheep, so Mohammed Salah Salaam says, oh, Shepherd, we would like from your from the milk of your sheep. So beloved Nava says, These sheep are not mine, but one I'm allowed to drink from and I can so if you want, I can let you drink my share, because this will not give us much milk. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says, Bring it here. They brought it and Muhammad

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Sallallahu Sallam with his blessing hands decided to milk that animal. There was enough milk for Bella live naraba to drink milk it again Abu Bakr Siddiq of Allah, I know drank milk it again. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam drank, and beloved Nora bar came back for two, three days and all those sheep started looking big. They gave a lot of milk. So Abu Jamal, he knew that there's something going on here. So he tells Abdullah, imagine that you know what? Your slave boy is definitely meeting Mohammed somewhere because this doesn't happen to anyone. It has to be that magician stavola look at them saying magician. So now they followed him. And they found that yes, it is the truth. In

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fact, what they did is they blocked him that the next day, they stopped it happening. And Bill Alec naraba declared his Shahada. It was known. When he declared his Shahada. They started beating him up so much Abdullah hypno Jan, gave him away to omega Allah, according to some narrations or the narration say no, he actually belonged to some people who had been written him off to omega Aleph. Somehow he ended up in the hands of omega. So now his boss was on my behalf. They decided to harm him the worst ever what they did, they used to strip him of his clothing, drag him in the heat, take him burn him with fire with him. And they treated him worse than an animal. They tied him at his

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neck and they pulled him around and gave him to the children to spit on him to sway him just because he was a man from Africa. And this is what they did to him. And they said we want you to swear Mohammed and to sprays our gods. And he had a beautiful voice believe naraba beautiful voice. And he kept on saying I hadn't I had, I hadn't. I had I hadn't I had, he is one he is one. They he saw that the others have already said okay, you know, like we heard about America and the others. They were given permission, okay, if they are harming you so much You can say with your tongue, what is not in your heart. Milan says I can't do that. I can take what they're doing to me. It's okay, but I won't

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insult Allah. I don't mind dying in this condition. And he carried on I hadn't I had so much so that one day when he was just

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bone and blood was left on his body. Abu Bakr Siddiq radi Allahu anhu tells you may have been held off. Why don't you sell me this man? I'll pay for him. So they started talking about the deal no one wanted him because who would want him in that condition? He was a man that according to Quraysh was worth nothing. But according to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he was the man Subhana Allah, you know enduring for the sake of Allah so Bella live Dora as weak as he had become a Baba Casa de Allahu anhu struck a deal for nine ounces of gold, and that was a lot that was a lot. But the deal was struck he got the money and blah blah blah, was taken under Abu Bakr, Siddiq Avila and whose

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ownership and then tells Abu Bakar in front of everyone that you know, even if you offered me one ounce I would have given it because this guy is worth nothing. Immediately Abu Bakr Siddiq realized that they've insulted blah, blah, blah, blah. And so Abu Bakar says, voila, he if you had asked me for 100 ounces, I would have paid them. Amazing. So this one is saying Have you asked me for one, I would have given it and he says have you asked me for 100 I would have given them that's the value we can never attached to this man Billa live naraba. So Mohammed salatu salam looks at Abu Bakr Siddiq Allahu anhu when he heard the news, and he says, Let's go half half here. Abu Bakr, Siddiq

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robiola Han who says oh messenger, I have so I have already freed him for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is how Bella live, Nora was saved and amazingly Subhan Allah when they made hegira to Madina, munawwara Bella lip Nora baja Viola Han, something amazing happened to him. When the other one was instructed by Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you know the wording we have it to this day below our lip naraba was the one who was called upon to climb up a certain place a rooftop. And he was told you call out the plan because your voice is clearer and better and it has a sweetness in it. So my brothers and sisters when we are choosing Athenian for our massagin choose someone who has

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a good voice clear and a sweet voice that can attract people to the Salah. So Bill Oliveira got up and he called out the event. Allahu Akbar Allahu wa commodo To this day, we hear it may Allah grant us goodness, that was beloved Nora ba. And he became known as the event of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and he had an assistant. His assistant was known as Abdullah economic to Maria Lohan. And we've already spoken about him. So Bella lip naraba. He was given so much value, they respected him so much Mohammed salatu salam used to say that Otto Luna Sienna Tanya multi Amma Alma has been the most conspicuous people on the day of judgment will be those who have been the callers to Salah

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because they get the reward for everyone who came to the prayer thereafter. And then he says also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding bill Eleonora back when Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came back from Mirage, the ascension into heaven. He says Oh, Bilal, I heard your footsteps in paradise Subhan Allah, and this was good news bill Alibaba used to tremble. And he used to wonder Subhan Allah, Allah has blessed me so much. I was a slave. I was from Africa, and Islam has made me one of the most important people ever. Here I am walking with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam my head very high, and I am one of his closest chaperones. Subhana Allah. This was Bella Luna raba when Anna Joshi sent

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three little Spears very important small Spears as a gift to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he kept one he gave one to Allah tala Allahu

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Allah and and the one he kept he gave it to Bill Alec Nora back to hold for him at all times. So Bill Alec Nora bajo de la and used to put it in front of him when he used to read Salah elsewhere. And they used to use it as a sutra sutra meaning something to put in front of you for Salah so that when people cross they wouldn't be crossing you. They would they would be a barrier between you and them. And this was Bill, Eleonora Viola and amazing men. They asked him how come your footsteps were heard in paradise. Later on, they found that whenever he made Whoo, he never used to allow that will do to break before having read some prayer with that Whoo. Meaning ablution when he washes himself,

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he made sure he prays almost immediately. May Allah grant us that dedication of blah, blah, blah, viola one. Now let's listen to what happened in the Battle of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam calls his companions and tells them the war cry, the war cry, meaning you need to repeat a statement often as we are entering Brother, what will it be? I hadn't had, I hadn't had the same cry of blah, blah, blah. You know, to this day we put our finger up that finger is depicting that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, it means we are muslimeen following that have been Eleonora baja Viola Juan, and it has become known as the finger of Shahada taught by Allah subhanho wa Taala. That way

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we bear witness there is one God Subhana Allah the maker so they

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Got into the Battle of butter. Oh man, you have been hell did not want to participate in the Battle of butter. But

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it was a man whom, at the early days of Islam, he used to tell me I've been hella, hit Bilal torture him. Do this to him. Do that to him now drag him now burn him who used to who used to encourage him.

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He used to encourage me and tell him what to do to belong. So many of us did not want to come to bother. But I ignored him. I told him, You know what? You're a woman. How can you not come to battle? He got so angry. He said, Okay, I'm coming. So occupiable ip might encourage them to come to the Battle of butter, only to be

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sought revenge. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. What happened is when he came into the battle, or may have been hell have heard the army saying I hadn't I had I hadn't I had and immediately bring it brought back memories to say, I used to hear Bilal say this. And now the whole army is saying this, and they're all here, and everyone's here to seek revenge for what we've done. Next thing before we knew it, he was already executed and everything had happened. Or maybe the fellow saw believe not about the matter was sorted.

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also lost his life. What they did to Bilaal. They didn't even taste a little portion of it. Rather, they were executed because of what they did, the crimes that they had perpetrated. So this was on my behalf. Bella Leonora Baja, the Allahu anhu, the conquest of Makkah came in

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and three people entered the Kaaba was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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palha, Osama bin Zayed and Bella live naraba, viola Han and the kuffar the leaders of Mecca worldwide were watching they were looking, wow, that slave from Africa is the main man with Mohammed today. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we can't believe this. Some of them were still non Muslim. So they said, luckily my father died before he saw this day. The other man says I can't really digest what I'm seeing here. I don't know what's wrong with these people. Are these the same people whom we drove out of their homes today, they have come back here with 1000s of men. And look at this man. He's a black African, straight from Africa. And he's one of the most important people and he is

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standing here in the Kaaba, one of four top four Subhan Allah. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam told Bella Bella, it's the time for prayer. Climb right on top of the carbon coal out there then for the first time, blah, blah, blah, got on top of the Kaaba and the co founder of Croatia watching Abu sufian is watching he had just accepted Islam, but the others who are still not Muslim are watching and Bill Oliveira basses, Allahu Akbar, Allah.

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And the guys are shocked.

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I mean, this man,

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and people started commenting. So Abu sufian says, I'm not commenting because you know, the grains of sand in front of me will inform Mohammed what we are talking about. So you guys better keep quiet. And Mohammed salatu salam came out of the Kaaba and told them, I heard what you were saying. I've been told. So abusive Yan says Didn't I tell you, the two of them who are they immediately declared You are a messenger of Allah. So the prophets Allah Allah made a famous statement that look, Islam is free from racism. All people are from Adam and Adam was from dust. This man Billa live naraba Allah has raised him higher than all of you. He is a man from Paradise. So beloved

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murabaha was one of those who was already told in his life, you are from Paradise. Yet he was a slave boy at one stage from Africa, Islam freed him, just like he freed so many others who were enslaved by the kuffaar of Quraysh Subhan Allah. So this was Billa livanova ba Viola and it is reported that at the time of the death of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The body was not yet buried, the blessed body of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was not yet buried, and the time of Salah came in. So Billa lipno, Rama had got up in order to call the man and he started calling the man and when he got to a shadow, Mohammed.

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He was unable to utter those words. He stopped, he choked, he cried, and all the companions burst out crying, here is Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we bear witness that he is the messenger Bilal ignore about the most beautiful voice, the voice that when people heard it, they wanted to come for prayer. He could not say this anymore because he was so much in love with Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he says I was a slave boy, and I used to be so engrossed in my thoughts. Islam came and saved me and made me from amongst the most noble and honored. And here I am. The men who came with the message. I am calling out his name. He just choked he couldn't carry on. So at the time of Abu

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Bakr, Siddiq, robiola and Bella live nearby excused himself, he says yeah, abubaker I cannot call

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This other out a few days he tried every time he would cry and break down profusely when he got to a shadow anemometer Rasulullah saw what happened Bilal according to some narrations, Abu Bakr, Siddiq Ravi Allahu anhu allowed him excused him, he went up to a sham. He went up to the Palestinian region, and he passed away. He is buried in the muck, but at the same time there is there are two things that we need to know about Bella, Bella and in the 15th, year of hegira, Omar el hombre de la who came up in order to get the keys of Jerusalem, and what happened, the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu told him convince Milan. He has never called a van after Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam convinced him to

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call the other end. So amagno satara the Allahu anhu told him you know, you are our leader, and you you have been freed by our leader Abu Bakr Siddiq of Allah and we'd like you to call the other out. Once they convinced him he got up to call the Adhan Allahu Akbar, Allahu wa Komodo and they burst out crying, because he brought back memories of Madina munawwara memories of the days of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Bella live Nora by the morning of Mohammed Salah Salem the first time after so many years in the presence of Mr. Malhotra because of the man in a sham. And it was something that shook them their hair stood and they really wept so much they cried Subhana Allah when Bill Eleonora

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went to get married,

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he was married more than once. But when he went to marry him and his brother, they went forth to meet the father of these two girls. And you know, they were from Africa. They were dark in complexion, and they had gone forth. And do you know how they made the proposal? Very interesting. They said, I am Bilaal. This is my brother. We were slaves from Africa. And Islam has freed us. We were downtrodden. And Islam has raised our rank. We are who you know we are, if you allow us to marry your daughters Alhamdulillah. And if you do not allow us Allahu Akbar, they gave them the daughter said Bismillah AR people have Jelena Allahu Akbar, Bella live. Nora himself was a person of

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gender so much. So there is one narration that says Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was approached by a man who says, you know, I've got a daughter, if there is anyone good you have in mind, please let us know. So he says, blah, blah, blah. Now that was something because obviously, as a man from Africa, look at how racism was chopped by Islam. So the man went back, he came after some time, he says, if you have anyone in mind, he says, I told you, blah, blah, blah. So he went back again. The third time he came, he says, Oh messenger, you know, if there's someone you have in mind, he says, What is wrong? bla bla bla, you don't want your daughter to marry a man from Paradise. And that is when he

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gave his daughter and they became such a happy couple Subhanallah brothers and sisters, let us take a lesson from this. Today when we get people married, the first thing we look at we say, is not from my tribe. He doesn't come from my clan. He's not my this is not my that he's not wealthy enough. Like we said a few days ago, he doesn't have a car or a house or a stable job I can give my daughter while law he if he's a good man responsible, and he has values of Eman and Islam good character and conduct by you saying no, you are following those of the people of ignorance who used to deny the marriage of their daughters to brilliant people. And I want to end

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really saying something touching. There are so many of our girls and women and sisters who are unmarried, because their fathers and brothers are the criminals who have not allowed them to get married when good proposals came in. Or when people had to come forth, they denied and they showed no interest and they blocked and they turned away not realizing what law he my brother in law, he beloved father, you have really committed a grave injustice against your daughter or your sister, or the lady who is under your guardianship by not getting her marriage will lie there are so many of our sisters who are weeping solely because the menfolk are unreasonable so much so the non Muslims

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around us actually think that Islam is barbaric, where a Muslim woman has no choice and nothing to say will lie that is utter sheer nonsense, what Islam really teaches. We are sometimes not ready to follow and then we want to call ourselves Muslim in, let's be ashamed of ourselves. inshallah, we hope and we pray that these few words of encouragement can help us to reach out to our own family members help getting them married, facilitate the marriage, it might not be the best of people, but at least it is a decent human being who believes in Allah and His messenger. May Allah make it easy for those who are not married, to get spouses who will be the coolest of their eyes, and for all of

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us who've been an obstacle in the marriages of our sisters and daughters and others. May Allah make it easy for us to digest what is written in their destiny and not to be an obstacle that who will go down in history as a person who has blocked something for those who are under our guardianship. May Allah correct us

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