Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2011
Ibraheem (as) – Part 2
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah Allahu wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka Allah Mallanna v abajo, who Allah Allah He was happy as you may know about. All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him and all his companions and to bless every single one of us, and to accept from us the sacrifice that we are making in this month of Ramadan. Although compared to the sacrifices of the prophets and the messengers, it is absolutely nothing What we are going through, but we still ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to make a strong and to accept it from us, and to grant us every form of
goodness, beloved brothers and sisters, we are in the midst of a very powerful story of one of the most powerful messengers, the one who was granted the highest status from all the prophets, besides Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes mention of the fact that when he went up in May Roger, when he went up to the seven heavens, he was taken up physically by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Miraculously, he met Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam in the seventh heaven, closest to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now I'd like to share with you something very, very powerful. Allah subhanho wa Taala describes this young Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, as one with a pure heart, a perfect heart, the heart that had no spiritual defect at all.
Listen to what he says after he makes mention of the story of Noah May peace be upon him. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What in me she it like?
Bamboo being called
Salim. And from the family of Noah from his offspring. There was one messenger known as Ibrahim, he met his Rob, he found his rubber, and he had met his Rob he came to his club with a perfect hearts. Look at the word used Calvin Salim. And this is why the same Ibrahim told his father, he says, Oh my father, I am worried about the day when all this wealth and all these children and everything will not help you.
any game, Day of Judgment, no amount of wealth will help you no amount of children will be able to help you. Except the only thing that will help you is if you have come on that day with a calm heart, a perfect heart, a clean heart, a heart that has not engaged in any form of association of partnership with the maker.
And Ibrahim Alayhi Salam from a young age understood
that I need to only worship my maker and I will face a lot of trial as I am getting closer and closer to my maker. So from a young age, if we picture what was said yesterday when he looked at the idols when everybody was gone, a child from amongst us would probably feel scared. If they were brought up believing that these stones are gods, they would not feel the power to be able to be alone with them, and then talk to them and then break them. Imagine what type of a perfect heart this young child had. He did not fear at all. Nothing Subhana Allah that is Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam. And he knew for a fact that I have, I have a maker that is the only one who can save me. And
he also knew that as I am the closest one to my maker, my life is not going to be rosy. My life is not going to be full of ease because he knew from the very beginning that life is only a test. This is what I think we don't understand. Many of us think I am reading Salah I am making do I am engaging in fasting I am reading Quran I am trying my best I am abstaining from sin. Why is my life not rosy? Why do I still have turbulence? Why do I have problems? Well, Ibrahim was one of the highest and he had problem after problem but he never looked at it as a problem. He looked at it as a beautiful test from Allah a challenge one after the other a test and opportunity to gain even more
Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in Allah either I have Baba Danny but Allah, it is only when Allah loves a slave that he puts tests in his life.
And another narration says Eva mala g ri ma Eva me Liberty law. The greater the test, the greater the reward. The bigger rewards are those tests that are far greater. Ibrahim Ali Salam had some of the greatest tests. As we said, he is a newbie who was so high after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which means the day we study the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we will find even greater tests than that.
He didn't even have a father, which means he was an orphan. sallallahu alayhi wasallam primarily Salaam, his parents were there, but he had to challenge his own parents. So this is what is meant by the tests of life, my beloved brothers and sisters, the closer you get to Allah subhanho wa Taala, the more tests he is going to put in your life. So it is just the condition of the hearts that will determine whether you are actually in the test of Allah, or whether it is punishment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us from punishment, and May He grant us all hearts that will definitely be full of peace and ease. I mean,
yesterday we had ended where we were making mention of the story of Nimrod, when Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam destroyed the idols and he had placed that x which he used, one narration says on the on the air or the bulk of the historians and the narrations make mention of around the neck, around the neck or the shoulder of this particular idol. and thereafter, they the community faced him and they decided to create a fire for him and they threw him in it and he came out of it scot free. In fact, he walked out of it as though he had come out of some cool place. And when the king heard of it, he decided to call him and this Nimrod was granted a lot of power by Allah Subhana Allah to
Allah so Allah makes mention of the story in the Quran. Allah and Allah Allah Allah the
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Do you see the one who decided to argue and debate with Ibrahim regarding Ibrahim zarrab, regarding the one whom Ibrahim was worshipping, just because Allah had given him kingdom and Allah gave him authority, which means if he did not have that authority, he wouldn't have called Ibrahim alayhis. Salam to debate with Him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those whom, when Allah has given us a little bit of the authority on land, it humbles us down and we become closer to the ground as possible. And we return and surrender to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He will call him or be a levy, to Kala Anna Oh, he was.
They were people who used to worship this king, he used to call himself a god. As we heard yesterday, they not only worshipped idols, but they also started worshipping human beings.
So the king says, Who is the one you worship? Oh, Ibrahim. So Abraham says, I worship the one
who gives life
and takes that life he gives death.
So this king thought he's talking to a youngster who doesn't have a mind or a brain. Good enough. So he says, Well, I give life and I also cause death. And what did he do? The historians make mention of the fact that he brought in two prisoners who were meant to die, which means who was sentenced to death? And he said, Look, I'm giving life free him, and he was free. And look, I've given death. Kim that one, he was killed. So Ibrahim alayhis salam looks and decides, you know what? There's no point in arguing with a fool. This man doesn't understand what life we are talking about. The whole gift of life that we enjoy the life as we have from the beginning to the end, the life when it started.
All that is what I'm meaning. But if I talk to this fool, in that way, he's not going to understand it. So the best way is to ignore that now let me attack him on another line. Something he will not be able to talk about. He says okay,
but I'm at a salon looks at him and says okay.
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Simple question. Ibrahim says okay, I worship the one Allah who causes the sun to rise from the east. I want you to cause it to rise from the west, then I will worship
for Bonita Larry cafaro. He was defeated completely. He was a disbeliever he had no answer, no response. Imagine
A young man Sham, telling a king without fear. Why? Because he had a boon Salim he had a clean heart solid, he knew nothing can harm me besides Allah.
So Allah says, Allah, Allah de la coma volley me in a law will not guide those who are oppresses the lesson we have to learn from that. If we are oppresses Yes, the term volume is used to mean and to refer to Sheikh to refer to association of partnership with Allah that is the greatest bull. And this is mentioned in the Quran in a shin Gala. Now the name definitely association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala is the greatest form of oppression greatest. So anyone who engages in that Allah says we don't guide him, we throw him out because he's not looking for guidance, you need to cleanse yourself from that first come onto the path and seek the guidance then Allah will guide
you, but over and above that, we remove the broader meaning of the word oppression includes when we oppressing people when we are doing something wrong, because the term one is what O'Shea if he very mahali to put something where it does not belong. So naturally when a person is going to steal, he is oppressing. When a person is using vulgar language or when a person is engaged in that which they are not meant to be engaging in, they have engaged in oppression. So when a person is committing sin, and they are not interested in turning to Allah, how is Allah going to guide them? This is why Allah says, When levina jahad rufina Lana
moulana it is those who struggle and strive to come towards us whom we shall open the doors of guidance for if you are struggling and striving to go towards Allah, you are making an effort, you are spending your resources in trying to find Allah in trying to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He will open the doors of guidance if you're looking for that guidance. So now, after this, the king was silenced Ibrahim Alayhi Salam left and he decides Look, I need to disappear from this area because they won't him they said we are going to kill you. They said we are going to kill you. We are going to stone you to death. And this was a threat that they had made. He decided physically
I don't want to fight. The only person who's accepted my message is loot.
Allah says in the Quran, man Allah Whoa, the one who accepted his message was look at some stage there was a female who accepted his message his own wife Sara, may Allah subhanho wa Taala peace be upon the two of them. He took the two of them and decided I now need to go and Allah subhanho wa Taala showed him a place to go and Allah subhanho wa Taala
decided to send him further up north to the holy lands, the land of Sham Sham today is made up of a few countries Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan those areas put together that entire region is called a sham. So he went in Mashallah he settled around close to what we know as Jerusalem today We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to take us there inshallah. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to liberate it for us. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us victory, and to grant us peace and stability across the globe. I mean,
so as Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was going there, he stopped at a certain place called heroin, and heroin. He thought, let me stop here and I will call these people towards Allah because only two people have accepted this message.
And he gave up his family. He gave up his parents, he gave up his community, he gave up absolutely everything. Nothing harmed him. He walked out, imagine he walked out without fearing that anything is going to harm him because he knows Allah is on my side.
And he continued,
and then he got to heroin. And he found that there, the situation was even worse, was even worse. What were they doing in heroin, they were worshipping the stars. He found people they did not worship stones and sticks. They worship the stars. And the beauty of it was that when they called out to the stars, they found results they got results. Where did these results come from? It is also a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You find some people they decide to go to the sangomas, I'm sure we know about people who when they're sick or something happens, they go to a witch doctor, a fortune teller, when they go to that sangoma. They get cured. He they excited, they happy, Hey, I
got cured, they send other people there. That does not make it right. Not at all. That is in fact a bigger test from Allah.
Anahata Allah, a bigger test. Remember, what is wrong is wrong, even if you are achieving something good by it, when a person goes to steal, he gets a lot of money, but that's wrong. So when the person goes to get his health back in a way that is wrong, he might get his health back, but it's still wrong. I hope you understand the example. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. So it's a test from Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala tested them in that way. And then Ibrahim Alayhi Salam decided, you know, I need to speak to them properly. Firstly, we are only three these people our whole community and I am here, let me start talking to them in their language. So Allah subhanho wa
Taala says as he was sitting with them, Falun
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B, as the night came, and the darkness fell, he saw a star and he said loudly, this is my rub, there is a chance there is a possibility. This is my rub. They are looking at him. They like sort of happy Hey, this is one of us. But he did not consider it. No. Was he ever considering it? He was called Boone Saleem from the beginning, he had a pure heart from the beginning. Some people when they read these verses of the Quran, they translate them as though Ibrahim Alayhi Salam had a doubt and he was looking at the stars and thinking, should I worship this? Should I worship that? No. Even ekati Rahim Allah says Absolutely not. What happened was in Hassan Ibrahim Alayhi Salam decided to use it
as a method of explaining to them step by step to get to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when that's planets that was appears as a star, some duration, say the planet Venus, as it said, and it stopped appearing. He looked and he says, where's that star that I was worshipping just now moments ago?
farlam. Allah, Allah, Allah
Fini, we need sit. He quickly said, I don't like those things that sit because if they sit, what am I going to do? It's weak. This now if I've got a problem, right now, what do I do? I've got to wait for it to come back The following night, in order to call out to it. So they were looking at him. They were slightly convincing themselves that yes, this man is speaking sense. And now what happened? He said, Look, I found something bigger than that. What was it?
Me? He saw the moon big. And he says okay, this is much bigger than that one we had just now. I think this might be this might be my alarm. So they looking they happy? Also? Yes, he's contemplating considering.
Follow Paula in lamea De Niro. biela and coonan Amina, comin on me when it said, he said, if my maker look at how he's going back to the word maker, if my maker does not guide me, my Lord does not guide me, then I will be from amongst those who are astray. Because I cannot worship this. It is now gone. And suddenly, at sunrise, the sun appeared.
When the sun appeared, it was shining. These people used to worship stars, not the sun. But look Ibrahim alayhis salam is showing them there's something bigger than the stars, the moon, the moon also goes there's something bigger than the moon, the sun, he says
He looked at the sun and he says, Okay, this thing has now risen. It is the biggest from all of those I think this must be done up. It is more deserving of being Arab than those two things that just went by
now when it sets what was left is nothing left now. The stars gone. The moon gone, the sun gone. When the sun sets. What if you have a problem at night? Now, who do you call out to? You got to wait 12 hours for that thing to come back up before you can say Hey, I got a problem.
So what did he say? Paula told me in the body,
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minalima shrieky. He said, Oh my people, I am free. I disassociate myself completely from that which you are associating as partners with the one who made the skies the earth, the stars, the moon, the sun, myself and yourself.
Whoever made me, you and all these creatures in existence, whoever he is, I owe my entire worship solely and only to him and I will never, ever associate a speck of partnership with that maker of mine.
Look at how powerful this man
was. He was given the power.
We're going to come to that verse. So immediately they started arguing with him, while
Joe como, these people started debating with him. And there was a given speech, they are saying things he is responding, they are saying things he is responding. Then he said,
how can you debate with me about my own maker, about my Creator about Allah and he has guided me He has given me guidance, I know that what I am doing is definitely correct. I do not have a speck of doubt. And this is why when we are worshipping Allah and Allah alone, without anything, together with Allah subhanho wa Taala, we know we are on the right path. Nobody can shake us not at all. Once you've tasted that, you will never go back love. Because you know, your love is with you. This was the taste of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. When he tasted that I am worshipping Allah alone. There was nothing more he needed, he could argue he could debate he could destroy those that were
called Gods besides Allah today, if we are to walk into a place, and we find people worshipping stones, and sticks, and so on, and what have you. And you know, if we had to purchase a house and in it, we found all these things. We would rather call the previous owners and say, Look, take your things away. Some people might feel scared to dispose of this and to destroy it, why you just bought the house, you can actually destroy it and fulfill the sin of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the sooner Ibrahim alayhis salam and get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Obviously, we are not calling to the destruction or for the destruction of what others are worshipping at the moment, leave it let them do what they want. Because it's a free world out there. But we are saying if you've purchased a property and you find something in your own property, you can destroy it. There's no problem no harm. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding, and may He use us to promote true peace on the globe. And may He use us really to serve his cause. And may He use us to let the masses turn to Islam.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this debate and after that, he says, while
to shikun Abbey, I do not fear anything that you are associating as partners with Allah in a
mission. They can do nothing to me unless my own creator wills that something bad happened to me or anything happens to me. They cannot harm me. They cannot benefit me. I don't fear them at all. The only thing I fear if Allah subhanho wa Taala my maker one something it can happen if he doesn't want it, it won't happen.
Then he he tells them he asks them a question.
A powerful question. He says, Listen to how powerful the question is young man asking a question.
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How can I fear those things that you are associating as partners with Allah, when you are not fearing the fact that you have associated partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're not fearing Allah and the fact that you've associated partners with him. And you want me to fear those partners that you have taken as partners with the maker with the creator of Angela Howe. So he says, Look out of us the two parties who is more deserving of peace and comfort and contentment and protection.
And levena Amano wala melby suey man Oh, Allah, Allahu
do those who have believed and they have not contaminated that a man with any association of partnership with Allah, they are more deserving of comfort, contentment, protection, and they are the ones who are rightly guided. And then Allah says, What do you got Jonah?
Ibrahim, Allah told me that
was the power of debates that we gave to Ibrahim over his people.
Allah says we gave him the power of debating over his people. It was the sign. It was
the evidence against his own people that Allah subhanho wa Taala had given him What a powerful statement. Ibrahim alayhis salam in the Quran. If you turn the pages of the Quran you will see in a lot of places he uses the word Father, Father, meaning creator. He says Illa levy Fatah, Rani, the one who created me, the one who created the skies, Father, semi watty, the one who made this the one who made that he always used to refer to the maker, because you cannot dispute that. So when we are calling people to Islam, we should always tell them in Islam. We only worship our maker whoever made me, I call him the worship one and I put my head on the ground for him alone, and nobody else. This
is called the Mila of Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam, the path and the teaching and the religion of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. So after that, they started threatening him to kill him. Look at this once again, another person threatening to kill and look at this man as he is now growing in age. And he's got a perfect heart. It does not shake him at all. He had a problem in his own community. They threatened to kill him he left. Now he went to heroin. He's calling these people. He knocked them out in debate. Look, this is the Nabhi who debated the most. Now last peace be upon him. He debated with his parents. He debated with his community. He debated with the king. He
debated with this one. He debated with the people in Harmon and each time he defeated them completely. This is the meaning of the term hookah that Allah gave him the power really, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him that evidence against these people the ability to not only to do the engage them in discussion, but to overpower them in such a way that they have no answer. So when a person has no answer, what do they do?
When you when you have overpowered someone, and now they've got no answer and they still don't want to surrender. They need to stop threatening you physically, or beat you up. Why? Because now there's no more there's nothing left. You can only become physical, Allahu Akbar. It shows they have defeat been defeated completely. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about that. And and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What a beautiful word.
What a beautiful way to listen to this week where he disassociate himself from what they were doing. what is called a Bella Imani Abbey hakomi in nanny ba
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The only one I worship is the one who made me in the lobby Fatah Ronnie, the one who made me is whom I wish for him no say I didn't He will guide me. So Allah says Jalla ha Kalamata markeaton via TV. And he left it as a word and the statement that remained in his offspring forever. In the offspring of Ibrahim alayhis salam, what was the statement? This was the statement, la la la, la la. That's the statement. There is none worthy of worship besides one who may do finished Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says Ibrahim alayhi salam. When he uttered that statement, he made sure he taught it to his offspring. And Allah says we kept it for him in his progeny after him. Amazing because of the
sacrifices with us. As I said moments ago, we become happy when we have engaged in Salah when we have done our Zakah when we have done our fasting when we have engaged in so many deeds, when we have abstained from sin, and then we say, but why is my life still a mess?
These were the MBR the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They love being tested by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So they are after he left heroin.
He went to heroin and he decided to go to the closer area of Sham. He went into Sherman after some time there was a drought there. And when there was a drought day he decided let me leave this place with my family. So he instructed Luth alayhis salam to head to a certain area and that area Luth Allah is Salatu was Salam sacred in a place known as
saddam, saddam. We will get to that inshallah when we speak about loot Allah is Salam after Ibrahim Alayhi Salam in a few days time inshallah.
But Lord Allah is Salam when Geneva MLA Salaam took his wife and started walking to in a certain direction and he was heading for Egypt. And when he got to Egypt, there was a king.
The king in Egypt was a tyrant he had been ruling for many, many years. And whenever there's a new comer everybody knew that there is someone coming from outside a foreigner a stranger from dialect from language from you know, physical features, you can see that this man is not from here. It's quite simple even here in Cape Town or mind you Cape Town, Mashallah is a rainbow city. So it's not so easy to tell. But whenever you go somewhere, you can tell this man, you know, he's from outside. And, you know, if you really cannot tell, let him open his mouth and you will tell us Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us a deep understanding. So Ibrahim alayhi salam, the people who are close
to the king, when to describe to him what
this woman who came in with Ibrahim alayhi salam, his wife, Sarah, may peace be upon them both.
And they said, oh, there's a beautiful woman who's walked in, and she is so beautiful. And this is what you know, she's coming with a man and so on. Now, they had a habit, what was the habit? Whenever there was a man who was married to someone and they wanted her, they killed him off, done.
Kill him off and take her away. It's over. So they said, Bring her the king says bring her. So as they came to Ibrahim, who are you? And what is happening? He understood immediately that these people they have a bad intention.
So the hadith of Abu huraira Allah No, there is a narration where the prophets of Allah Salaam says Ebrahim, Allah is Allah. He had to use a certain type of statement three times in his life, which, although it is not a clear cut lie, but the way it sounded, it sounded like a lie thrice. The first time was when he told him to come sick. When he wanted to destroy the idols and he says in nissa, tea, I am sick, what he meant he's not I am physically sick, although that's what they understood. He meant I'm sick and tired of what people are doing, and I don't want to come. Secondly,
Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of how Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam.
When he destroyed those idols, they told him who broke who destroyed these idols. He looked at them and he says, balfa Allahu cabby room
alone. Can Oh,
I think it's the big one here that did it. Why don't you ask him? And he might tell you if he can talk. Now, this was
obviously something that was common sense. We can't call it a lie. But for them it was a lie, because they actually thought Yes, maybe you know, and then they realized quickly that No, this can't happen. So that was the second one. The third one was now when the king sent the message and they asked him Who's this woman with you? He said, it's my sister.
And they had separated the two Why did he say my sister, if he said, it's my wife, they would have killed him and taken away. But now that he says my sister, that means there's a problem there. Because now she probably has a family and what have you and so on and you know, not married, so we can still take her and we don't need to kill him. We can take her we don't need to kill him. So at least his life was saved. Life Saving Mashallah with us forget about life saving. We rely on a daily basis on a daily basis for nothing sometimes, law Akbar, Allah opened our doors and grant us understanding a man comes in. We asked him simply what happened? He says, Hey, today, I made 50,000
rands, why do you want to lie? And you know, in your pocket is nothing you just want to seem like a big guy. That's all.
Well open our doors. I mean, these are just little lies that people don't understand. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us with the lips of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were in La Jolla caribou. obeying the law, he could have been a person who lies will continue lying until they are written in the books of Allah that this man is a liar. So let's abstain even from the little lies. Imagine Ibrahim alayhi salam. It wasn't a lie as such, but he had to save his life. And then listen to what happened. They had separated the two they asked him questions separately. Who is this woman? So he says she's my sister.
Now, they said okay, they left them and as they were, they were now taking them. He quickly looked at her and he says, hey, look, this is what happened. They asked me who you are. I said you my sister. And remember, make sure you also utter the same statement. We don't want conflicting statements between us yet. You say something, I say something, there's a problem. So Mashallah Allah gave him the opportunity and the chance to quickly let her know she understood it and he said, Look, this
They heading for you. They probably planning something remember you have a maker. He will protect you.
No, no stone No, I don't know nothing. Nothing. They were not worried. Not at all. I told you Calvin Salim Hart, which was perfect. He knew Allah. So what happened is, they called her in Who are you? This is what my name is. This is where I come from. And who is that man? Well, he's my brother. Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam had told her already. Look, I'm not lying. You know you are my sister in Islam. We are the only two believers here.
We are the only two believers, my sister in Islam Subhana Allah. Now we use the term sister in Islam wrongly sometimes.
You know, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to open our doors. Really, when it comes to the issue of intermingling when it comes to the issue of other items that are Haram, not allowed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. You tell a man, look, Brother, why are you doing this? He says, Well, look, she's my sister in Islam. Fair enough. We are using it in the wrong way. With Ibrahim Ali Salaam. He used it correctly. He quickly explained to her, she understood that this He is my husband. He's not lying. And at the same time, this is what I need to say. So when they asked her she happily said He is my brother, meaning brother in Islam. And at the same time, the king decided rights he called his
the women folk to adorn her and he says I'm marrying her and we taking her and now place it in the bedroom and get her ready. stowford Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us protection. She made it.
She says, Oh Allah,
I have worshiped you and you alone. And your ally, I have kept myself pure and clean for my husband, completely pure, Yala, you protect me and safeguard me.
And what happened? There are three different narrations as to exactly what happened. But the conclusion is the same. Let me mention all three. Because sometimes when you're reading the story, you might read one of the three and I will tell you which one is the most correct as well.
The first they say that,
as he went to touch her, when he got to the room and he went to touch her.
She made it to our and a lot and he was suddenly paralyzed by his hand. He couldn't move further.
So it was just him and her. So he says, if you pray to your Lord, to cure me, I'll release you.
So she prayed to Allah and said, Yeah, Allah cure him. So as he was cured, he dropped his hand, and he went for her again. So she was stuck for the second time.
Now she's worried because she's a woman, she's all alone, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is elsewhere. He's also making dua most probably.
And then when he was frozen for the second time, paralyzed, so to speak.
He said the same statement for the second time you will make do you call out to your Rob. And if I'm cured, I will release you imagine he knew that I can't call out to my gods, because my gods, firstly, he used to call himself a god. And secondly, whatever they used to worship in terms of stones, it's not going to help him at all. So he knew that that's the God. You know, sometimes we have people of other faiths who come to us as Muslims, and they tell us, you know, bring us the exams and from Makkah, why they have yaqeen in their hearts, there's something about it.
It's happened to me. And people will come and say, Look, we want the religious leaders from your religion to come. Why are they trying the buttons, it's like a lottery. You know, if we're not cured by here, we're going to try this. We cannot do it by day we're gonna try the Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. This man knew that the reason why I am being paralyzed is for this the third time The same thing happened. She made it to our for the third time. And then he called his people and he said, You know what, you've sent me a devil. She's not a human, send her away.
So the third time,
my beloved brothers and sisters, when people plan to commit a sin, Allah creates a barrier through His mercy between them and listen, sometimes a person wants to commit adultery, and he's looked at the clock and he said, Look, I'll meet you at 10 for some reason, he has a puncture, he has an accident. He has something that is Allah telling you Look, don't go. Not at all. You should take a lesson. Go back and say Allah, you've saved me, Allahu Akbar. People plan to go to the gig to the club, and suddenly they get news of something very bad that happened to this one a family member or someone it means don't go there. That's what it means. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a
lesson. And may Allah subhanahu wa taala safeguard us? What is the need to plan a sin in the first place? What is the need to plan a sin in the first place? We'd rather just be on the right side with Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our shortcomings and May Allah subhanho wa Taala clear
Are slates that is the one narration and it is reported that he decided to give her a girl who would go with her. And he gave her a few items and said you can carry on and I don't worry now I'm not gonna touch you, I realized that you can go and she was gone.
The second narration is that as he was on the bed, and he wanted to get closer to her, his legs started shaking. And he realized, so he asked her to pray and so on. So instead of the hand It was the legs in another generation, the third generation which is the most correct, according to what I have seen, is that when he asked her or asked his people, his the women folk in that palace to prepare her, they all got together and they started preparing her in the room and so on. And she was very, very sad making dua to Allah Ya Allah save me Allah, I have protected myself, you have granted me this chestatee this protection. To this day, I have protected myself purely for my husband Yala.
I have worship you alone. Yeah, Allah grant me protection and save here. So as she was very sad, he walked in, he was very happy. And he closed the doors. When he looked at her very sad because he wanted her so desperately, he also became a bit sad. And when he became a little bit sad, he sat down, and he's looking at her, and he's offering her things and she was adorned in gold and silver and jewelry and what have you. But she was sad. She had forgotten about everything that was not interesting. She was not interested in it at all.
And in the process, this man fell off to sleep. And when he fell off to sleep, he'd seen in his dream,
it seen in his dream that this is what happened. And he was he had to leave this woman untouched and release her back and let her go, or he would see his own destruction. So when he got up from his sleep, he decided to give her a gift. And what was the gift, the gift was a girl. This girl Her name was hajah. The gift was given to her. And she was told you can go and she went back to Ibrahim alayhis salam, and they lived as husband and wife in Egypt for quite a long time and Mashallah. They had lots of Baraka and blessings in their business. He had so much sheep, and he had so much in terms of wealth, and he became quite a wealthy person until they became jealous of him. They started
becoming jealous of him. And so he decided instead of waiting for these people, because jealousy leads you to plot the downfall of someone, I don't want to fight with these people. Let me now go away. Let me go back to a sham. I left there because of the drought. I'm going to go. So he took all whatever his belongings were, and he went back to Jerusalem, he went back to a sham, and that is where he settled once again with his wife, Sandra, and he had this girl known as her job. Now who was this girl? Many people say she was a slave girl. She might have been their slave girl. But there is a narration that says she was the daughter of a nobleman, if not the king himself. And she she
was given as a gift. So when a human being is given as a gift, they would be considered slave in that time, but she had a very high lineage. This is also what one of the narration stay although it is not so common, the most common narration saying that she was a slave girl.
She was a slave girl. However,
I'd like to highlight to you that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was from her lineage. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says we chose the purest line from Adam straight to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam they wouldn't be slave girls in the process.
So it's important for us to know that some of these narrations that do not appear in the Quran, are in the correct narrations of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. At times we have to search for more narrations and to see until we get to a narration where it is stated that she was not a slave girl but she was given as a gift from the noble families of Egypt. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a deep understanding and inshallah we will continue the story tomorrow seeing that we are beaming live on many streams over the internet on many radio stations and so on. I think it's important for us inshallah, to stop here and to continue inshallah tomorrow until we meet again was
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