Mufti Menk – Some Facts About Our Beloved One

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of learning about Islam through the first act of the Bible. They explain that Islam is a trustworthy and honest message, and that people should read the Bible first before reading the Prophet's message. The speaker also suggests reading the Prophet's first act of the Bible for context.
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The prophet Muhammad peace be upon him,

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when we say

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that he was created free from any defect,

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A poet puts it very well

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by saying,

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You have been created

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free from every defect. When you looked at

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him he was so pleasant.

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They describe his face for you and I

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and say,

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His face was as though it was a

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piece of the moon. Moonlight. Moonlight.

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Lit. Well you look at him. So pleasant.

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Masha'Allah.

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Because Allah created him that way. Perfect.

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No bad qualities from the beginning.

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No habits

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that ever needed any rectification or correction.

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They knew Him as the most truthful, the

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most trustworthy. In Arabic how do you say

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that?

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As sadiq al Amin.

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Most truthful. Most trustworthy.

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Because he was about to come with a

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message.

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If he was not truthful and not trustworthy

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there would have been no point in sending

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the message through a man like that.

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So when you look at it,

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in that society already the preparation was happening.

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They knew him. Honest, trustworthy. Honest, trustworthy.

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The companion said, if this man did not

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lie to us about worldly matters he would

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never lie to us about heavenly matters

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because he was always honest and trustworthy.

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There we go. But the day he came

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with that message, guess what happened? They immediately

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said,

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some of them who did not know him

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well. Some of the leaders and the cronies.

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They said, he's a liar.

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And if you go back,

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the only people who said he was a

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liar were those who did not know him.

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Anyone who knew him,

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close range, believed immediately.

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SubhanAllah.

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What does it go to show? It goes

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to show to this day. If you recognize

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Nabi Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasalam,

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you will immediately know he's truthful.

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But if you do not recognize him, you

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begin to dillydally.

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That's it. Give him a chance. People say,

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I want to learn about Islam. Give me

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the Quran. Good enough. Masha Allah. We can

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give you. But as a point of entry,

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rather read the seerah of the Prophet first,

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

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Do you understand what I'm saying?

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As a point of entry, maybe you need

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to get acquainted with the man who brought

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the message, whom Allah chose

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to be our leader. Read about him. Then

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when you start with the Quran it will

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put some context into it.

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But it's not wrong to go straight into

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the Quran. I have so many people say,

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I'm interested to know about Islam. Can you

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give me a copy of the Quran?

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Right? I would give you but I will

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tell you, give you another book. This is

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a beautiful book on the seerah. Can you

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take this and just read this first and

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then you go into the Quran.

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