Rabi’ al-Awwal & the Prophetic Model

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Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

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smilla Rahim al hamdu Lillah

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wa salatu salam ala rasulillah

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subheading kolomela Medina marlington ultimate Hakim Marina is

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that special brothers and sisters as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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that's very good, well, commercial

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hamdulillah

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it's an honor and a privilege to be here

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at darussalam once again,

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tres Juma hota. inshallah, I just want to briefly talk about something that we may have heard many times before.

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But it's just a reminder, this Juma, what was a reminder reminders for all of us?

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I think the date today is

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What's the date?

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The Islamic date, first brothers.

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Something of suffer? Or is it 28? suffer? Yes. When you say what's the date? First, we should think about Islamic date. And then, because we actually don't even remember the Islamic date, sometimes not even the month. Because, you know, we live in a time and in a country, which there's nothing wrong with it. But it's good to always keep in mind, the Islamic dates. Were coming to the end of the month of suffer

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the second month of the Islamic calendar year Muharram. And then we have suffer.

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And we are approaching the month of Ruby an hour,

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which is a blessing month. Why is it a blessing month, most months are kind of blessing, they have something some significance. It's a month, one of the reasons not that we are going to have a party or celebrate. But we still remember it's a very important month, in which probably the greatest event in the history of mankind has taken place. The greatest probably not probably the greatest incident in history. So it's a historical event that has taken place in the month of Arabia an hour, which is the blessing birth of our beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, no great, no incident has been greater than this.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala sent our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to this universe in this blessed month, for a reason.

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To guide humanity, to take humanity out of out of ignorance into the light of knowledge from the darkness of ignorance into the light of knowledge, guide humanity and as a source of mercy. Allah sent him not just that we celebrate him as a person, or as a prophet, not just to celebrate him. That's not the moxa the objective, the aim and goal of sending all the prophets and this great prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is a there is a reason why Allah subhanaw taala sends the prophets and sent the final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah sent him so that we emulate him and we bring his teachings his guidance, his guidelines into our lives. This

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is the whole purpose. Allah mentions this in the Quran as well that the mcsa The objective of sending the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that you follow him with who who? Follow him. nakane Allah confira Sula, who sweeten Hashanah, demon kana yo La Hoya Yeoman, for you in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a perfect example the perfect role model, the best role model, the messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and that's why he was sent. Allah subhanho wa Taala guided mankind guided guided all of us in two ways. The first method is by revealing the books on the messengers in zero

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since the earlier times Allah subhanaw taala sent revealed books and scriptures. We have the four famous ones the rods, the Buddha in jail and the Quran. But also other prophets had many scriptures, like the Quran says sorrowful Ibrahima or Moosa.

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The scriptures and the books revealed on to Ibrahim and Musa so that's one way he guided and the second method was by sending messages. And that was the more important way. Because if you look in history, there is no example of Allah subhana wa tada revealing books without a messenger or a prophet. There is no example. There are many examples that prophets came

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many examples that prophets came but no book was revealed. They just continued and carried on with the book or the scripture or the message of a previous prophet. many examples, but there is no one example where a book was revealed without a prophet. In other words, Allah just sends the book like from the sky, he drops the book down. Here's the book, read it, recite it, understand it and act upon it and implemented in your life. Or everybody wakes up first thing in the morning, under the pillow check out brothers and sisters check, you'll find a book. There's no example many examples of profits coming in notebooks. Both are important these are two ways of guidance in zacuto, aerosol

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urusan sending of messages and reading of books. But the reason why sending of prophets is more important is this. Because true guidance does not come just by books. The books were revealed. It was not enough for humanity for human beings for men and women to just read the books which Allah sends from you know the sky or you fight in under the pillow.

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Humanity human beings needed a human another human being who Allah chose to practically teach and explain the contents of the book that Allah Subhana Allah revealed. This is why books on their own are not enough. We need practical guidance, and the companion Sahaba rhodiola who and whom they took the guidance from the messenger sallallahu wasallam practically and this is why Allah says in the Quran, look at the verse I recited dakara confy rasulillah he has Santa, you've got a perfect role model a perfect example before you. You don't even need to look into the book because Karna Hola,

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eyeshadow de la Juan Hellas asked the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. How was his character? How was his mannerism? He said his character was the Quran. You just look at him and he is a walking Quran. He is a talking Quran. Everything that Allah once from a person human being, to the absolute perfection is in this human being. This is why a lot also said to him was in

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front of him. If there is the highest level of good mannerism, the peak of good character, the peak of humanity,

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the highest stage and level and position someone can reach, then this is the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we're in Nikola Tesla hopping over him. So this is why Allah sent him like that he chose him to be the absolute ultimate level of perfection as a human being can be if he's not a god, human being, as so the ultimate level of perfection. And this is the role model sent to us. What do we have to do? He's a human being as well like us. This is why he was a human being so that we can emulate him because if he wasn't a human, like the oshikoto maka said, Mary Russell yaku Tom Sheila swap, they could not understand that this messenger is he also eats food like we eat. But this was

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the beauty This is the actual reason Allah specifically chose a human being to be the absolute ultimate level of perfection, so that we have no excuse. We don't say oh, we can't emulate him because he's another creature alien. Some other species has come from Mars or Venus or somewhere. No, this is from you from your own cells. Hola the birth of Illumina sulam min and fusi him, Allah says he is the one who sent prophet to you from amongst yourselves, not from another creature, not some, you know alien or some another species that comes from Mars or Venus or Jupiter. Minh unfussy him. So this is an example of a human being. Yes, definitely an absolute different level of human

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being. Because you can have two human beings you can have two types of stones you have a normal stone and you can have a Ruby,

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Mohammed and Bashar on vallecas. While a second bashary he is a human being but not like other human beings, but we don't deny his a human being and this was the reason that if this human being can beat to the

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ultimate level of perfection, then we have to look at his role model. And each one of us, we need to try to emulate this role model that is before us, we can't reach. Without a doubt, we can't reach that ultimate level. But then we only have our,

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you know, share of emulating him. Some people take 2% of His perfection, some reach to 5%, some to 8%, seven to 10%. And we have to continue to strive looking at this perfect role model before us.

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Now, you might say this role model, the Sahaba, the Allahu anhu, and whom the companions they saw him physically,

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the people after the companions of the law and whom like us, we can't see this role model

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in front of us. We don't see him coming into the masjid. We don't see him exiting a Masjid. We don't see him offering Salah. We don't see him how he spoke with people, how he talked with people, how he Converse, how he lived at home, how he treated his family, how he discussed issues with people, we can't see that. So what do we do? This is a responsibility. The role model is not before us. So now our responsibility is to learn about the role role model to spend time to know what the role model is, how can we emulate How can we follow How can we do it the bar? How can we emulate someone we don't know anything about you know, we hear a lot of the times that we need to follow the messenger

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But it starts before that we know the Quran says a to LA to Rasul obey, Allah obeyed his messenger. We all know obeying the messenger Salallahu alaihe salam, following the Sunnah, following his footsteps emulating him. But how is that possible? That's not possible. Until we actually there are three steps. You know, someone said this, he was made up like a lion that to know him, is to love him to love Him is to follow him.

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To know to what did I say?

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To know him is to love Him and to love Him is to follow him. In other words, there are three stages, we have to follow him, but you can't really emulate him or follow him. directly. It's not that easy. If someone tells you, you know, there's a person here, just try to just be like him, you might say, Why should I just try to be like anybody just randomly? We are human beings. We all have egos. We want to be our independent people. Of course, to an extent, no problem. Why do I want to why do I need to copy somebody? So it's difficult to emulate someone?

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Unless there's a stage before that? What is that?

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loving him? If you love someone, absolutely, ultimately, you adore somebody that nobody has to tell you, brother, you know what to follow that person because you adore that person, you are absolutely madly crazy in love with that person. You know, sometimes husband wives, they copy each other because they love each other. Hopefully, inshallah, when we're talking about marriage in the weekend,

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because and sometimes it happens. You have a marriage and you know, a lot of the times because women they easily accept, you know, other people they can easily get affected which is a good quality of view of women. They start emulating the husbands they don't have to but they just the husband starts liking the food they start liking that food as well. The husband likes a particular car they like that car as well. The husband likes a particular way of something doing that they actually when they stop loving their husband and they don't like that because love results in you following automatically.

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So the stage before emulation and before following him is

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loving him and we know loving the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam is one of the obligations of Islam. It's first of the iron

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you know we hear that praying Salah offering 510 prayers What is it? It's part of the we know personally obligatory on everybody. Fasting in Ramadan is a form of Hajj is a photo Zakat is a photo. Likewise, hope una de Sala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loving the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a pharaoh do I in in personally obligatory upon every Muslim man woman. If we don't have that extreme love for him our Eman is incomplete. That's why the hell it is. Now you may know hadoken

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you can't be a complete believer.

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I think

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the Allahu anhu

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messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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mentioned to him that you can't be a complete believer at the akuna have a human quality

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until I messenger sallallahu Sallam saying, I do not become more beloved to you than your own parents, your own children, and the whole of creation when humanity when nurse, eh, mind, we need to ask ourselves look into our hearts. How do we know we love him more than our children, family and everything that every person more than pound and dollars? And more than worldly materialistic things? Do we love him more deliver love our car more?

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Do we love him more? Do we love money more? We might say no, of course we love him more? Well, the time for test is when there's a conflict between between what he says and between some money. If he said that, brother, this is not halal for you to take this money, and a lot of money, then that's when the test comes. If we give preference to the world, to the dunya to the materialistic things, then that's a clear clear witness and prove that we don't love him enough. We love we might love him slightly, but not enough. Other things are more Beloved. And this is why in the Hadith, he said at the akuna I have the word is I have the more Beloved, which means that you will have love for a

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Muslim nobody's saying that you won't have no love. Nobody hates him. hamdulillah all Muslims, we all love him.

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Everybody has a small amount of love, there is no Muslim who does not have love for the messenger Sahaba when he said we should thank Allah for that as well and say Alhamdulillah but the Hadith is saying

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you have to have more love for a laws messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his teachings. And this is. So this is the second category. I started from the third category which is following him. If you have extreme amount of love, then you will automatically follow him.

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And there's a stage before that as well. When we say we have to love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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It's not easy to love somebody just like that. We don't see this role model. I mentioned the verse of the Quran. Allah Rasulullah Hasina, the Sahaba companions. For them, it was easier.

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Because they saw him speaking they saw him talking, they saw him entering the masjid. They saw him exiting the masjid, the way he interacted with them, they saw this amazing, perfect, absolute, you know, perfection of a human being. They had no choice but to fall in love with him. Because they could not see anyone like this. And it was impossible for normal human beings to be like this. We can't see that. So it's more difficult for us, isn't it? So how do we create the love? That's why the stage before that? We must know him. How do we know him we have to learn about him or read about him. The problem crisis of today's time is we hardly spent time reading about Allah's Messenger

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the seer of books every household, we should have a collective reading of the Sierra, father, mother, daughter, son once a week, if not every day, if not every day, then at least once a week. Read any good book, consider have finished that book, another book, you could do different books. We should have a complete reading of books of Sierra of Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam books like the Shema, Allah mahtomedi. That's just his physical features and then some of his character traits. But there's so many different books, there's nobody in the world on whom is written that the messenger sallallahu arisa. There's nobody Muslims or non Muslims

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attest to this fact. There is no human being on which there's more material in as many languages then there is on Allah's Messenger sallallahu sallam, we could carry on reading all our lives of we could die with one finished reading about him. So this is an obligation learn about him, read about him continuously. There should never be a day in our life, that we don't learn or read something about the seat of the messenger sallallahu. It's not just about attending lectures, it's about reading as well. To recognize him. Once we recognize him automatically.

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We will fall in love with him and I will end with this there was a actually a new Muslim. A reverb brother once said to me, I was I think it was in America from where Detroit many many years ago that I actually fell in love with the messenger of the Muslims because of when I read this series, I just had no choice we don't read. No human being can be like this when I saw some of the incidents, some

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The things about him character traits, like undersuit nomadic or their loved one who says nebia sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Ashura Sunni, I was a hard ma servant. I used to be a servant serving the messenger sallallahu listen a walking sorry working for him, bringing him food this that everything for 10 years. This is a highly funnel Buhari from our quarterly ofin. In 10 years, he never even said a word of contempt. Like, I mean, we hear this hadith is just simple. Okay, we read it hamdulillah. Very good. Imagine imagine, just imagine doing this. Imagine you have somebody you've employed working for you for 10 years more every morning, afternoon, evening, you see this

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person does not just 95 even in the evenings, doing everything for you. And in 10 years, you don't even

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not even that that's what often means, like,

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not even a sigh. In 10 years, when someone there must have done so many things wrong. Like you wanted something to be done that couldn't do in 10 years. Could any of us ever even imagined doing that? And then he said, he never said to me, why did you do this for something I shouldn't have done? And I knew I shouldn't have done it. But he never said why. And why didn't you do this for something I should have done? I'm just one random example. The Sunnah, and Sierra is filled with incidents like this. We read this, maybe not 10 years, maybe we could try acting upon this. When we read about the messenger sallallahu wasallam you have no choice but you will fall in love with him

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because this is an amazing absolute level of perfection. So that's why knowing him is to his results in loving him learn about him, knowing him recognizing him learning his Sierra, start as soon as possible. As soon as possible. Even if you've read something still read more. Start at home today. What a great day to start Friday.

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People just do like a big you know, programming, lol and that's it. And then when you go back to sleep, this is not learning about the Sierra Sierra is you start and every day every week, learn about his character, his traits how he was as a human being as a husband, as a father as a grant parent, as as a businessman, as a leader as all the different aspects of life we have teachings. So knowing about him results in automatically falling in love with him. Then we will fall in love with him we'll have this love for him and once we have love for Him, then nobody will tell me to tell us you know what you need to follow him because you will automatically fall in love. You will

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automatically follow him inshallah Allah grant us a trophy.