Stories In The Quran Conference – Ka’Ab Ibn Malik
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I will be learning the sheetala gene Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in Al Hamdulillah. Number one is the aina who understood when I was a biller, Himanshu Rudy and fusina woman so yeah Dr. Molina Maya Hilah who further mandala who didn't who further howdy Allah wa shadow under ilaha illallah who had the hola shady color who are shadow Ana Mohammed Abdullah who Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa. He was assaulted me he was seldom at the Sleeman Kathira Allahumma De La Molina Illuma. Lampton Alpha eliminare Malian foreigner, one foreigner Bhima Lambton, I was in there in Maya Kareem, my dear brothers and sisters As Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Today inshallah we'll be discussing the story of cabin nomadic, and in reality, it is the greatest story of Toba, that has been preserved in the books of history that has been preserved in the books of Hadith. Insights are held because if you were to read the story, it's actually three pages long. Now, there's something very beautiful about the story, because Khabib No, Malik Radi Allahu Taala and who he narrates the story himself, and it's very rare that you find stories that are directly related to the sera narrated in the first person. And the hadith is narrated by carob bin Abdullah Ibnu cab so the grandson of cab no Malik narrates it from his father who is the son of Cabo bumalik
and it's just
a very touching stories Panama. So inshallah we're gonna get into it. In order to understand the context of the story. It's very important to understand who cab nomadic was gobbled nomadic or the Allahu Taala and who he was from the elite of the unsought. He accepted Islam very early on, and he was part of the group of bear till October, meaning that before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam even migrated to Medina Khabib nomadic and a group of around 70, other unsought they went to Makkah, and in the secrecy of the night, they met the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the pledge their allegiance and accepted Islam at that time. And in the story of cabin nomadic cabin
nomadic he mentions that, you know, I have never missed a battle with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that I was blameworthy for other than to book. I also missed burden. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't blame people for missing brothers. Now, why didn't he blame people because brother actually wasn't meant to be a war, the process Saddam had just commanded the people to go and take back what was theirs and it wasn't actually meant to be turned into a war. Now, the reason why I mentioned this is because he says that even though brother was more famous, the bay out to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was more beloved and more precious to me. So
this shows the significance of it. Kabam the Malik was one of the three poets during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So you had the famous poet has signed up the Sabbath and you had Abdullah Abdullah WA. And then you had cab IGNOU molecules, the third poet, cabin Malik, he focused a lot on the poetry related to war. So when things were happening in the work, Abdul Malik was the one that was creating poetry to taunt the opposition during the war. So we attended all of the expeditions with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the exception of the book and with the exception of Buddha, and he was a part of Baton acaba. And this shows us the elite status that
he has, it's only when you understand the elite status, that gap of the mind the cause, that his story will really hit home on the human aspect of how anyone can be prone to mistake and how even the dunya will overcome even the best of us Subhanallah
cabina Malika the Allahu Allahu he was a poor companion for the vast majority of his life. In fact, it was narrated at one point that he was from a philosopher, meaning the poor companions that we're living inside of the machine of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So when he was able to to book actually takes place, he has been Muslim for about 10 years. And it was actually a very difficult moment for the believers at that time, because they had just gone through hardship, war after wars taking place there. You know, resources are being depleted. It's in the heat of the summer. So now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he now starts asking people to donate
whatever they can. And people are coming and they're donating whatever they can. You have this one companion, abou Haytham, who went and he worked with the whole entire day. And as he worked for the whole entire day, he was only able to get a handful of grains. And he says Dr. Rasool Allah, I would like to donate this for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And you look at the hypocrites, what is their response? You know, Allah is not in need of this miserly donation that you're giving. And then you have the likes of Athonite Lebanon fan, or the Allahu Taala
And who and absorb Amanda minerals. They pretty much funded you know JCL Ursula the the army that was going through hardships Pinilla he they funded the whole entire thing. And what did hypocrites respond? Oh, look at these people they're showing off. So there's always been this problem of you know, armchair critics, you're not going to partake in any good when we're going to criticize any good that's taking place good or, or bad. And there's some beautiful incidents that took place with regards to donation SubhanAllah. I'll share one of them. It's narrated, that this was about them the Saudia but the name is not mentioned. It's the story itself that is beautiful, that this companion
he wanted to donate for the sake of Allah. But he lived inside of the machine of the process of selling, he didn't have a job he there's he had no source of income, other than donations. So he's hoping that someone would come and give him something so that as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is collecting this wealth, he can give something to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So someone comes in, and he's hoping that someone's going to give him something, but they go directly to the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam. So he says, I have to give something it's not you know, befitting that the possum is asking, I don't give something. So he goes and he gives his shirt he says yada so Allah, you know that I own nothing other than the clothes that I'm wearing. And I'd like to give my shirt for the way of Allah subhanaw taala. So he's donated half of his wealth. And he says, if it was permissible for me to lower, donate my lower garment, I would have done that as well. So he's donated his wealth, and he goes back and he sits and he's hoping that someone will
give him some sadaqa so that he can give something so that he can be included as a part of this help to the ummah. But no one gives him anything. So then he gets up and he walks away. And there's tears in his eyes and Allah subhanaw taala He preserves this moment in the Quran. When he says, What are you on the home turf field, women are dumber, that their eyes flooded with tears as they walked away. Now I want you to think Subhanallah Why are this man's eyes flooding with tears? Is it because the person keeps asking? And they're getting annoyed and frustrated? So you can imagine you're at a fundraising dinner? It's almost a third time and you're like, Man, why won't they just starve? Why
can't we just go eat? Why can we just talk and socialize and you get annoyed and frustrated? It's normal. It's a human thing. But it's important to look at why we have these human reactions. So here Allah subhanaw taala He preserves what a ideal human reaction is meant to look like. What are you know whom to feed on when a dummy has an allergy to my own fake one, that their eyes flooded with tears as they walked away, because they wanted to give in the way of Allah subhanho wa taala. But they found nothing to give Allahu Akbar, you have a generation of people that were like that, that because they had nothing to give in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala they would cry that Oh Allah,
I can't believe I'm missing out on this opportunity. Now let's get back to the story of cabin in the mind the cabin nomadic, poor Sahabi lives in lives in the masjid that the early on. Eventually, he gets onto his feet. And now the Battle of the book has come. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been telling people, we're going to be going to the walk, get ready, be prepared. So it's the summer months. The journey of the book is about, you know, 600 kilometers away from Medina. There's no spots for water on the way you have to make special preparations. And that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling them get ready and be prepared. Khabib know Malik he says
that I was never in a better position in my life than I was at the Battle of the book. For the first time I actually owned two camels, not just one, I owned two cameras. I had a garden and the harvest was just about to come about. I saw that the leaves were growing larger. I saw that there were shade under the leaves. And I knew that the harvest was going to come any day now. And I thought to myself, I've been through so many expeditions, I can get ready in an instant. And one day caribou Malik he goes and he sees everyone getting ready. And the next day Subhan Allah He goes, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has departed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has
departed and he tells himself Inshallah, tomorrow I will go and I will catch up with them tomorrow I will go and I will catch up with them. But day after day, the harvest is delayed. The crops aren't ready yet they just need a little bit of more time. If I can get just a little bit of more time. I can, you know, read my harvest storage, sell whatever I need to and I will be good to go.
Now as people are going I want you to look at what the modern African are doing. They're saying it's the summer months is going to be a very hard journey. For Lola Tong federal Philhealth that do not go in this journey of heat. You're going to kill yourself you won't take
exhaust yourself. Now what's amazing? Is that rarely Allah subhanaw taala he doesn't even take the statements of them when Africans seriously that they're not even worthy of being addressed. Be Here Allah subhanho wa Taala rebukes them so hard, like they get slapped in the face so hard called Lula tun Pharaoh filled her call now to Johanna Usha do Hara, that he said, Don't go in the heat. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, tell them that the heat of the Hellfire is greater, what is going to defend you and protect you from that. So they're criticizing the people. So you can imagine the human emotion at that time. So Tom, time goes by now. And carb nomadic, he's walking in the streets
of Medina. And all he sees are the hypocrites. And all he sees are the elderly and sick people that had valid excuses not to go. And so much time has gone by, he thinks to himself, What have I done? Like, how did I put myself in such a position? SubhanAllah? Right, for those of you that are students, how many of your students raise their hands? If you're a student, raise your hand. You're studying elementary, high school University. Man, I would have thought I thought you guys were a lot younger than I am. I'm making it out that a lot of you were students, but it's sort of that instant instant, where you know the exams coming like two months from now, then it's a month away, then it's
like two weeks away. Then it's like the night before your exam. You're like Lila, how did I get to a situation where I had so much time to prepare? I should have been ready, but I'm not ready. This is what happened to come with a minor key all of a sudden he had more time. He always thought he had more time. You always thought he had more time till he had no time left Subhanallah
and at this time he thinks to himself, you know, what is the point of me going? Now let's go to what's happening with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The journey to the book was, in fact, a very hard one. Some of the narrations mentioned that they had to slaughter their own camels to get the water that was stored inside of the camels to be able to drink that water that that is how difficult things got for them. There was a moment and there's 20,000 companions with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there's no record that's being kept of who's there and who's not there. So God may have thought you know what may be the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wouldn't
notice me? Where do you know those situations where you think you'll get away with something? What happens? You're not going to get away with it. Of all of the people that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asks about, he asks about cabopino Malik and apostasy don't ask you know where is Khabib know Malik, and a man from Bernal Salama, which is actually interestingly enough the tribe that Kabam know Malik is from he says, that cab no Malik, he got busy with his gardens, like trying to put him down. He got busy with the dunya. And then look at why the man Jebus my lemon job with the Allahu Tada and who he says Be quiet what an evil thing you've said. We only know God of Khabib
nomadic we only know good of Kabam nomadic And subhanAllah This is such a wonderful lesson you can make this point number one is that all of us at some point in our lives are going to be an incident of backbiting where someone will backbite another individual what is our response meant to look like? Like my them and Jebel Ali Abdullah, who Tada and who were you tell the people be quiet mind your own business, you have nothing good to say don't say at all. We only know good of this person. We only know good of this person. Exactly what might have been juggled or the Allahu Taala and who did And subhanAllah. It's interesting how that incident is now reported back to cab of the Malik and
that's how he finds out. So the journey continues to get to the book. And in fact, no war took place. And you can study the expedition of the book, you know in itself, but they're hurrying back now. They're hurrying back to Medina. cabopino Malik, he's having this internal conflict with himself. Should I lie to the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam should I tell the truth What should I do? But Subhan Allah His Eman kicks in all the time. And his Eman tells him that if you lie to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, sooner or later you will be exposed. You may not have consequences in the short term but eventually Allah subhanaw taala will expose you and you will have
the anger of the province or Salam and Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you what is the point of that? And eventually the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he returns to Medina. And this you can make as lesson number two from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that when he went on a journey, when he came back from his journey, the first thing that he would do is go to the masjid and pray to rockers go to the masjid
and pray to a raucous and as he did that, the people with their excuses came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there was approximately 80 people that came and gave their excuses to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So kava nomadic
He didn't want to go when people were there. So he waited to people gave their excuses. And then he went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam angrily smiled at him. You know the situations where there's someone that loves you dearly, but they're angry at you. But as a part of their nature, they always smile. So they're angry at you, but they're smiling. That is what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam did did to curb the Meineke. He loves goblin nomadic dearly. Well, now he's wondering, you know, how could a man like this that traveled to Makkah, you know, when there was a huge threat to his life, Subhan Allah to give the Pledge of
Allegiance, he partook in the Battle of Earth and I missed that part, then it's very important to highlight that Kabam nomadic he partook in the Battle of Fort Hood. And in the Battle of Baja, there is this rumor that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had died. Kabam nomadic was the one that went and countered that rumor because he saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he went a step further, he told the Prophet salallahu Alaihe salam ala Rasulillah, let us exchange armor so that the Quraysh think that I am you and they'll come and attack me instead of you. And the prophets. I send them exchanged armor with him and capital Malik, he had 17 wounds from the battle
of Earth. So the province of Allah Williamson only knows righteousness from this man. So you can imagine that he loves him dearly, but he's angry and with him that how could you not go on this expedition? When you know how desperate it was for us?
And then kappa Malik He says, Yeah, rasool Allah. I'm going to be honest with you, even though I know I could have lied, and you would have believed me. And what had happened previously that as the people came and gave their excuses, even though they were lies, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam accepted their excuses. And he made dua for them, may Allah forgive you. So cabeza Maliki saying, I know I could have given you an excuse. And I know you would have accepted it, and I know you would have forgiven me. But he's also pointing out the fact that look, I'm very articulate, I'm a poet, I could have easily swindled my words, and made it even more convincing. But I know that if
I got your pleasure now, eventually Allah would reveal something, and then you wouldn't be angry with me and Allah subhanaw taala would be angry with me. And that is something that I couldn't, you know, handle.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard this, he says that this man has spoken the truth. And now we need to wait for Allah subhanaw taala to reveal something.
So he starts walking out, and his family is telling him you know, you should have just made up something. Just made it up. Why would you put yourself in this predicament where he now you have to wait for revelation to come down to clarify you to declare you are an earth and absolve you of sin. Subhanallah like why would you do this to yourself? Even though if you go you make them an excuse? He'll forgive you. But he said, No, I can't do that. And just out of a conscious he asks, was there anyone else that told the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam that they had no excuse? And they said yes, there were two other individuals. He learned when omega and Marrara been Arabia Hilah has been
omega and Marrara being Robbia. And then this is where in Surah Toba where Allah subhanaw taala talks about while Salah certain Latina, holy foo had a darker to obey Him and the till the end of the area, that upon the three of them that stayed behind and their life became so congested that they thought they were going to be you know, devoured by the Earth. Right this is referring to these three people cabin nomadic Hilah has been omega and Marrara been or Obeah.
And he says that he is so carbon nomadic. Now he says that he learned and Marrara they are from the from the participants of butter, and Subhanallah V is righteousness. Men did this, then I know that I'm upon the truth. And I know that I've done the right thing. Now during this time, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he commands all of the believers not to interact with these three individuals. No salams no business with them. No eating with them, no drinking with them, no talking with them. Nothing do not interact.
The other two Hilah and Marrara. They were just overwhelmed with grief. And they couldn't handle it. They were also older in age, and he couldn't handle it. So they stayed in their houses. And he just cried the whole entire time. But Cabo the Maliki says I was young. I had energy. I had everything going for me at this time. I went to the marketplace I gave sometimes to people, no one interacted with me. I went to the masjid and I used to give Salaams to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he used to focus on his lips thinking that perhaps, you know he'll whisper it back but those lips wouldn't move. Salah time would
Come and he would be praying. And I would look at him and as soon as he finished praying, I would hope that he would look at me. But as soon as our eyes would lock, he would turn away from me, he will turn away from me. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wouldn't even look at him. And he says, life continued like this for 40 days. And on the 48th Today, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that even the wives should not be staying with their husbands anymore. So when to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I asked ya rasool Allah, does this mean I'm supposed to divorce my wife? Like, what is this mean? Am I like, what? How does this make sense that even my
wife cannot interact with me anymore? Like, literally, she's the last person in the house, how could she not interact with me? And the problem is I sell them just quickly answer the question, don't divorce her, but she can't interact with you.
The wife of Hillel when she comes to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and she says Dr. Rasul Allah, He knows his audience, he has no desire for intimacy has no desire for companionship. But I know that he can't take care of himself, please allow me to take care of him. And his wife is granted permission.
His tribe members buy and sell them or they come to cabin nomadic. And they say, look, the wife of Hillel, she was allowed to go and take care of her husband, why don't you go and seek special permission for yourself, that your wife can keep you company and take care of you? And he kept says, No, that's not befitting, like, this is my own doing, I have to suffer the consequences. And you can make this as lesson number three, that when you make a mistake in life, you have to be ready to suffer the consequences. You have freedom of choice, but you don't have freedom of consequences, right? This is the whole debate of freedom. And there are times that be free, be free, be free. Be
free to express yourself in any way that you like. But at the end of the day, you may be free for choice, but you will not be free of consequence. So Kabam the Maliki understood this, look, I made a mistake. I have to suffer the consequences. It is what it is. And I'm going to go through with it. But at the end of the day, we're all human. And we have a certain capacity of patience and tolerance. And you can see that capital nomadic, he's getting to its end like it's really starting to get to him. How do we know this? Because shortly thereafter, one of the people that he accepted Islam with was Abu Qatada and Abu Qatada. We know that he had he had this garden. So on his way back
from salah, he sees a Matata in his garden, he climbs the wall of Abu Qatada to get into his garden. And you can imagine someone's climbing into your garden and climbing the wall. You'd be like, you know what's going on, you'd like rush towards them to try to like, you know, handle them. But Okada. He sees his capital Malik. And he's like, Man, this is gonna be such a difficult situation. Because he's so beloved to me. I love him so dearly. But if I interact with him, I'll be disobeying the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and I can't disobey Him. So in his own garden, he starts running away from cabling pneumonic climbing wall to try to get over it.
And cabling Malik he tells them stop, stop. I just need to ask you one question. Just one question.
Do you know that I love Allah and His messenger? Just answer that question like it's almost as if you starting to doubt it. Like Did I commit a level of hypocrisy that has taken me outside the fold of Islam that I'm deserving of all this hostility? No one's talking to me. No one's giving me everyone's giving me dirty looks. Do I love Allah and His messenger and Abu Qatada is not answering till eventually, he grabs Abu Qatada from his collar
pulls him down, and he looks him in the eye.
And he asked him again Do you know that I love Allah and His messenger
and Abu Qatada he finally a response
the only answer that could possibly worse than no.
Is Allah and His Messenger know best to create room for doubt, because there's no clarity Subhanallah and they're just absolutely destroyed cabin nomadic, absolutely destroyed him.
Like he really thought hard about the mistake that he made.
And just when he thought that things couldn't get any worse
carbonyl Maliki goes back to his house now.
And there's a messenger that's not from Medina. You could tell that they've come from outside messenger says I'm looking for cabin nomadic. He says, He is I that I'm cabin nomadic. He says there's a letter for you and cabin Abdul Malik was was literate. He was able to read and write. He reads the letter. It's a letter from the sonnet empire, a Christian empire and that says, we heard that your companion is mistreating you and you're not worthy of being treated in such a way. Come to us and embrace us and we will
honor You. And listen number four, Allahu Akbar. Lesson number four. When you are at its weakest, your weakest point, Satan is going to come to you shaytaan is going to come to you and find a way to make the situation worse. How do you make the situation worse, convert leave Islam SubhanAllah. And you can imagine in a state of weakness, feeling abandoned, feeling not included feeling not welcomed. You'd think that would be the case Subhanallah you'd think that would be the case like why should I tolerate this hostility? Why should I tolerate not being welcomed, but you look at the man of Kava Malik again, he says, I knew this was a plot from Shaytaan, a tooth, that letter and I
burned it in the oven and I burnt it in the oven. And I stayed in my house for the rest of the days, but as the Sunnah of Allah subhanaw taala, that as you get through the most painful moments, the most darkest moments, that is the one the victory of Allah subhanaw taala is going to come. So surely, shortly thereafter, a messenger from on top of the mountain, he shouts out, rejoice Jakub Rejoice, rejoice Yamaraja for Allah has accepted your repentance and Allahu Akbar this is like greater than the devil even now because as he learns as cargo leaves his house now people are congratulating him you know how we say Eid Mubarak to people as we're walking on the roads, people
are saying Mubarak Allah has repented is accepted your repentance. And the first man that came with the Malik saw, he got so happy, he gives me a shirt. He gets so happy. He gives him a shirt till he realizes I don't have another shirt to wear to go and visit the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which shows us their level of wealth is completely different to our understanding of wealth. The cabin of Mauna Kea, this he considered himself wealthy. I have two cameras and I have a garden. I'm wealthy, but the fact that he gave his shirt away, he has no other shorts to wear to the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had to borrow a shirt from his neighbor to go to
So now he's on his way to the masjid and people are congratulating him they're seeing Mobarak and as he enters into the masjid, the companions are sitting with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as if a halacha is going on, as if a gatherings going on. And when the gathering is going on, it's not customary that you stand up for someone as they're coming in. But one person stood up on have been Obaidullah, he stood up for cabin nomadic, he gave him the biggest hug you could possibly imagine. He gave him the biggest hug you can possibly imagine and calm in his own words. He says that I will never forget this embracing of Tala. I will never forget this embracing of Tala which
brings us to lesson number five. People will always remember the good o'clock that you show them. People will always remember the good o'clock that you show them. Father has stood up and gave him this hug and made him feel loved. After this long period of hardship of 50 days Subhan Allah had gone by and feeling abandoned. He showed him this love and cab says that I will never forget it. So Cab, he finally comes and he sits right in front of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And he says I sat in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he smiled at me again. Referring to the first smile with porcelain was angry at him. Now the prompts are some smiles
at him again. And he says this time his face brightened up as if it was a piece of the mood. That is how you know know how much noise was on his face and was emanating from his face out of happiness for CAB nomadic and the three. So he says the cab the process of them he says yeah cab rejoice for surely Allah subhanho wa Taala has accepted your Toba. No cab is overwhelmed, but he wants to make right with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And he asked him, you know, so Allah, is this Toba coming from you? Or is this something that Allah subhanaw taala has revealed?
And he says that this is something that Allah subhanaw taala has revealed. So Caleb is overjoyed now. He says yada sill Allah, if this is the case, I'm going to donate all of my wealth in the way of Allah subhana wa Tada Allahu Akbar. I'm going to donate all of my wealth. Now the problem is sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he shows us his wisdom as a prophet, that even though the OMA was in a desperate state of need, always during that time, he says Jakob, it is good to be happy, it is good to praise Allah, it is good to be thankful. But keep some wealth for yourself. And then give whatever you don't need in the way of Allah subhanaw taala. And then he says, You are a soul Allah
and that is exactly what I will do. That is exactly what I will do. And he gave his wealth for the sake of Allah and he just kept to the middle of it that he needed to survive. And subhanAllah you can make this lesson number six
that the dunya that distracts you from your obedience to Allah subhanaw taala you have to be willing to give that away. And subhanAllah we have these two R's from the pious predecessors that used to make dua, that Oh Allah, take me away from that which takes me away from you, oh Allah take me away from that which takes me away from you, which is such a powerful dua because if you if you look at the things that are in our lives, whether it is our family, whether it is social media, whether it is our job, whether it's our desires for the dunya, a bigger house, a faster car, you know, newer gadgets, whatever it may be, if those things are now becoming a distraction between you and Allah,
do you have the courage to make that do other Oh Allah take away from me, that which takes me away from you. That's a very, very brave and courageous do automake And Kabam mnemonic Maliki recognizing that it was the dunya that kept him behind. It was his wealth that, you know, made him complacent and to delay things and procrastinate, so he gave it away in the way of Allah subhanaw taala. And he says, The out of soul Allah
as a part of my Toba, I promise, I will only speak the truth from here on it. And now he is narrating to his son, Abdullah. He says that I do not believe there is in the history of know of the Quran or of the Muslim ummah, anyone that has gone through greater calamity, through speaking the truth than I have anyone that has gone through greater calamity in speaking the truth than I have. And this is when Allah subhanaw taala revealed that verse Surah Toba 101 Yeah, you and Adina Takala will call Norma Asada kin, that Oh you who believe be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala and be with the truthful ones be with the truthful watts, and Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted their Toba
and they celebrated and they rejoiced as if it was the day of eat. And now Subhanallah there's so many lessons to be derived from this, we move on to lesson number six Subhanallah that a victory for one person in the Ummah is a victory for all of the Ummah, a failure for one person in the OMA. It is impacted and it is felt by everyone in the Ummah, we noticed that specifically in the story. Number seven, is that at the end of the day, sometimes when you speak the truth or not, sometimes always when you speak the truth, the consequences that you face are better for you than the life of deceit that you will live. The consequences that you face are better than the life of deceit that
you will live, because there will be a greater reward in the hereafter for your truth. Even though there might be a reward for your deceit in this life. There's only punishment in the hereafter for the lie. There's only punishment in the hereafter for the lie. So never be afraid to face the consequences of speaking the truth. Like Kabam nomadic did, and this is one of the greatest lessons to be taken away from the story. Number eight, relationships are so complicated, so complicated. Look at the tribesmen earlier on. They are the ones that are encouraging him lie to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam said he'll excuse you and make dua for you. When it comes to the incident
of the wife, they're the ones that are telling him you're not going to make an excuse or that your wife can actually stay with you. When it comes to the province of Allah Himself asking where's cab of nomadic? It was his own tribesmen, a man from bunny sedima That actually said, Oh, he got busy with his gardens. family relationships are so complicated, while Jana Bardot calm the body and fits nuttin across the bureau. But look at the wcab treated them in this hadith
of all of the good deeds he mentioned the people by name more or they've been juggled, defended me tall have been obey the law he stood up for me but anytime it was something bad, or tribesmen encouraged me to do something or I'm banned from bundle cinema told me to do this a man from bundle Salama said that I got busy with the dunya he doesn't mention their names Subhanallah always live a life of dignity always live a life of honor always live a life of forgiveness particularly with your family members. And this is the lesson from the story of cabin nomadic lesson number nine that when you look at the story of cabin nomadic, you have those personal relationships that are so valuable
that at the end of the day, remember we were speaking about your rock moose Ali salaam he had her own in the story.
Cabin nomadic he had Abu Qatada, he had Abu Qatada and he mentioned him by name. Not that Abu Qatada did anything
wrong. He's only obeying the orders of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And you know if you remember my last point that anyone that did something good Khabib pneumonic, you mentioned them by name. So when Abu Qatada he didn't answer his question, do I love Allah and His messenger, he stays silent. And then eventually he says Allah and His Messenger know best. Why did Abu Qatada get named because Abu Qatada is causing cabin nomadic, so much pain. All he had to do was say Yes, I know you love Allah and His messenger, you made a mistake. That's it.
But the fact that he stayed silent, and he said Allah and His Messenger know best, this was his obedience to Allah and His messenger. And even though it hurt carbs so much, it was still the right thing to do.
And Subhan Allah, sometimes the right thing will hurt you. We've seen this in the story of God over and over again. But at the end of the day, if they're obeying Allah subhana wa Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you still have to praise him for it, even if it hurts you.
And now remember, yesterday we were talking about true companionship, Musa and Harun que no sub you hookah cathedra one that's called Oka kathira. So that we may remember you and glorify you. At the end of the day. The ultimate goal of your companionship is to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And even though Abu Qatada did not say what God wanted to hear, he still did the right thing. And God loved him for it. Because our love for one another should transcend the favors we do for another, our affiliations, to our sports teams, to the good times that we have with one another to the ultimate love for Allah Subhana Allah Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and
that is why Abu Qatada was named. Even though he did something that hurt him, he still did a good deed, whereas the people that clearly did bad deeds, then God did not even mention them. Lesson number 10. And this is perhaps you know, a very valuable lesson. For those of us that are parents, how many parents do we have in the room, if you're a parent, raise your hand
doesn't look good. And may Allah subhanaw taala bless and protect our children and our families, and keep them upon guidance in this life, and grant them protection from the Hellfire in the next Allahumma Amin
it was very difficult to talk to your children, about your failures and your mistakes. But calluna Malik,
he's 40 years in the future when he's narrating the Hadith to his son, Abdullah. He's gone blind at this point. He sits him down and he starts telling him about his failures that I made this mistake. I was called to go to the Battle of the book I didn't go and he tells him the whole entire story.
When you build a perfect image in front of your child as if you make no mistakes, you're setting unrealistic examples. And your destiny them for failure in your relationship goes they will start to idolize you and as soon as they find your mistake, which inevitably will happen as they grow older, they will realize okay, maybe my parent is the person that they made themselves out to be. But if you can discuss your mistakes, derive lessons from them, then be isn't Allah heeta Anna, this will only increase your honor and your status in their eyes as they grow older. Because one they will realize your sincerity and the goodwill and desire that you have to teach them and to show them the
right way. But number two Inshallah, who to Allah they will not repeat your mistakes, they will not repeat your mistakes. Which brings us to the last point that the greatest gift that anyone can be given. And this is what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells Kabam nomadic, that this is the greatest day of your life after your mother gave birth to you that Allah accepted your Toba
is that you can have your Toba accepted
but it's fascinating here, because Tober is not given to anyone.
Allah subhanaw taala he tells us about these people for metabo are they him Leah Tubal, that Allah subhanho wa Taala granted them the Tofik to perform Toba and thus they did Toba and thus it was accepted. As if Allah subhanho wa Taala does not guide you to Toba.
Then Toba cannot take place. The fact that Allah guides you to Toba is a sign of love from Allah subhanho wa Taala in Allah how you Hebrew tawa beanie, were you able Matata hearing that surely Allah subhanaw taala loves those that perform Toba loves those that purify themselves physically and spiritually,
constantly engage in Toba, and this is why the story is told to us from the various lessons but from the beauty of Toba, the importance of Toba the consequences that will come with Toba but through all of it, keep doing it, because it is so beloved
To Allah subhanaw taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant a stillbirth and no Suha before we pass away Allahumma Amin, Allahu Allah, Allah Allah. Now, my dear brothers and sisters, we're going to be starting up the q&a session very, very soon. I did want to highlight one thing. We noticed two things from the story in particular, number one that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, before the Battle of the book, he had asked people to donate you had people like off made them not fun, and document them and all of that literally funded the whole entire expedition. Then you had a MacArthur AMA, who gave even just a handful of dates and spine Allah, I forgot to mention that during that
incident, when the pastor Salam was asking where's capital Malik, the process um, sees this mirage of a man running from all the way in the distance, no horse nothing.
And he sees this man running towards him in pure white clothing. And it is a book hyphema he ran from Medina, even though he was late to catch up with the army. So Abdullah, he just gave a handful of dates. And then you have that individual that wanted to give in the way of Allah subhanho wa taala. But he found nothing to give. And Allah subhanaw taala loved that. So the small acts of kindness that we think are insignificant, they're great in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala and CAMBAM nomadic, he understood that, and that is why when Allah subhanaw taala accepted his Toba, he wanted to give everything in the way of Allah subhanho wa taala. Everything that the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told him, keep what you need to survive, and give the rest in the way of Allah not wanting to manipulate the situation and wanting good for Kabam nomadic. He said, Give what is easy for you. And on behalf of Abu Huraira Radi Allahu taala. And who the center not the companion, but the center is named after the righteous companion.
I asked you the same thing. Events like this need to be sustainable, and organization and a masjid like this needs to be sustainable. And we're not looking for people to donate $100,000 We have 100,000 Please give it in the way of Allah if you're able to do so. But what we are looking for are people that can donate $1 a day for a total of $365. And what I'm looking for being the Allahu Taala are 25 people. Can we get 25 people that are willing to commit to $1 a day, literally $1 a day, or 30 some odd dollars a month, or $7 a week within the heater on the first people to raise their hands in sha Allah will get the pleasure of everyone that donates after them. Can we get our first and I'm
gonna include myself in this binder later on. If you're able to donate and make a commitment, you can have pledge forms. Allahu Akbar didn't even know we had pledge forms. So there's going to be brothers that have pledge forms, take a pledge form and we can get signed up in Allahu Taala so I'm looking for 25 people. So we have 123456 Sisters 789
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Three more hands, three more hands, brothers, we have a 22nd over here just icon located on 23 to 25. From the brothers or the sisters 24 Excellent. Sorry, 2324 Verse 24, the last two, the last two we have 24 Allahu Akbar, and who is going to be the last one who will Kitayama who misc. We have two sisters Allahu Akbar 25 and 26 Now Allah subhanaw taala bless you and your wealth and increase you in goodness and grant you the best of this life and the next Allah Who mean
and save us all from the punishment of the Hellfire right? At the end of the day, save yourself from the punishment of the Hellfire, even if we have a date and that is the ultimate goal. May Allah subhanaw taala accept from us all by him. Now we will begin the q&a inshallah. I saw shift shape, shift shape, okay, unless
there's questions like Aloka or the puck, if you tell your children your mistakes, doesn't that give them the green light to make a similar mistake?
and say My father made such and such mistakes, to even if you advise against Allahu Akbar, that's a great question. And that is a risk, you will have to take that if you expose your mistakes, are you not opening up the door. But I believe it's also about how you frame it. So when you tell your children about the mistake that you made, you start off with the disclaimer, my dear son, my dear daughter, I'm telling you about this mistake that I made, so that you don't fall into it. And that you learn from the mistakes of your predecessors and your elders, so that you don't fall into it. Because as you share this mistake, imagine the story of cabin nomadic. It's not the fact that he
stayed behind, right. And he got to enjoy himself for a little while longer. He didn't go have to go on this hard journey. But the fact was that he got abandoned for 40 days by the people for 10 more days by his wife, and he went through all this hardship and calamity, would you want that for yourself. And we're hoping that they're sincere and logical enough to understand that, no, I wouldn't want to go through those consequences. So learn from my mistakes, feel the pain that I went through through my consequences. So don't you don't have to repeat them. And I believe there's three main ingredients to good parenting. Number one is leading by example. So always, whatever you want
your children to implement into practice, lead by example. Number two, don't, you know be hypocritical in the things that you tell them not to do something, and you do it yourself, or you tell them to do something, but you're not doing it yourself? Right. So it sort of goes hand in hand. But it's an emphasis on making sure that you don't create a living contradiction for them that they affiliate with the faith in particular. So you tell them to pray, but you're not praying, you tell them not to smoke, but you're smoking. It doesn't work like that. They're going to end up detesting the faith because of the living contradiction that you've created. And then number three, make dua
for your children, there is no better dua that your children will receive, other than your DUA. So if you do this sharing of mistakes with sincerity, then be on the line to Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will protect them. Allahu taala.
Does the collocation second question. I know the punishment that was put on Khabib nomadic by the Prophet salallahu Salam was because of him missing out on the war. But that being said, there was no other way for carignane Malik to attend the war, because he had no money to get ready. His crops took longer than expected to harvest. So technically speaking, is it entirely his fault? can one say that he did everything he can to try and attend the war? Just walk alongside? That's a good question. Well, we notice from the language of cabin nomadic himself, that he felt regret over his decision, meaning that he knew that he was able to go, and this is why even 40 years later, as he's
nearing the Hadith, he is saying all me if I had attended the Battle of the book, and we know that cabin amalickiah Two cameras at that time, and yes, the harvest was taking longer, but he still had the ability to go because he mentioned that I was in the peak of my health, and he had the two camels, and I was able to go, so it was his responsibility. And he took ownership for it. Allahu taala.
Cycle Nicola here. Third question after repent to Allah subhanaw taala How can one know if ALLAH has forgiven them? Are there signs that Allah has forgiven them? Excellent. This is a very good question. What are the signs of an accepted Toba? And what's fascinating is we have a verse in Surah Al Furqan, where Allah subhanaw taala he tells us Ilam and tar but what am and our I mean, I'm Ilan salejaw Willa, Iike, Ubud Allahu sejati him Hassan at what kind of Allah who for Allah, Hema, that except for those people that believe and repent and do righteous deeds, then for those people Allah subhanaw taala will replace their good deeds, their bad deeds into good ones. Abdullah basadi Allahu
Taala in Houma, he was of the opinion that this is something that will happen on the day of judgment that your sins will be converted into good deeds. But so aw Musa Yep, he brought it into the life of this world that aside that Allah subhanaw taala has accepted your Toba is that the habitual sins that you're committing that you're doing over and over again, when you make Toba for them, Allah subhanho wa Taala will replace your sins with good deeds. So someone that wasn't praying, which is a major sin, they now start praying which is a good deed. Someone that was spending in Haram, they now start giving in sadaqa. Right. So these is how Allah subhanaw taala shows you that a sign of your
Toba has been accepted is that he replaces your sins with good deeds. This is from one of the science but we will never truly know until we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why as a sign of humility, we always ask Allah subhanaw taala for acceptance Robina Taco Bell Mina
In Kansas Samuel noname. Right. Ibrahim Ali Salam is commanded by Allah subhanaw taala to build the Kaaba. He's fulfilled the Command of Allah. And just because it was the Command of Allah, He doesn't assume that it will be accepted, but from the humility of the believers that he acts, he asks Allah subhanaw taala for acceptance, and this is something that we should ask Allah subhanaw taala for as well. May Allah subhanaw taala accept our Toba and all of our good deeds. So certain signs may be that your sins are replaced with good deeds, and you become more righteous, but the ultimate knowledge is with Allah. And thus you continue striving hard and working hard to earn the pleasure
of Allah and keep asking Allah subhanaw taala for acceptance, Allah Who dadada
like Allah here, what are the steps to live off that which you love for the sake of Allah? How do we stay steadfast in our pursuit of goodness, and leaving off bad habits and deeds? No, that's a difficult questions, Paola.
How do you give up the things that deter you from Allah subhanaw taala.
Allah subhanaw taala he tells us in them and why lokomo Allah do confit that, indeed, your wealth and your children are a trial for you. So be very careful as to how you tread with regards to do these two things. So this shows us that the dunya is a trial and a temptation. And if you go back to yesterday's lecture,
we were speaking about you have the giver and you have the gift. And short sightedness gets us attached to the gift. And faith gets us attached to the giver. And that's what we want to build. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from his other year was Allahumma allinial allinial. Hakka Hakka was looking at the bar or in El Bartylla, Bettina was looking in Steena that oh Allah show me the truth as it is and allow me to follow it and show me falsehood as it is and allow me to abstain from it. The gifts that you receive are the falsehood, they are the temptations, they're luxuries, they're the desires of the life of this world, that ultimately will deter you from
the Path of Allah subhanaw taala if you are not grateful, if you are grateful, then those things will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa taala. So, that is the trick, but Allah subhanaw taala also tells us that it is very, very few people that will be grateful. So then what you need to focus on is having this you know special lens, that you can see the dunya with that what is a temptation that is deterring me and detracting me from Allah subhanho wa Taala and what is the ultimate reality of meeting Allah subhanaw taala in the hereafter and Jana being Huck and the noun of being Huck and the deen of Islam being happened, Allah being Huck and the pastor of southern being Huck and all of
these things that we will see with the I know Leah clean in the Hereafter, right? So I think focusing on that form of mentality and making dua to Allah subhanho wa taala. Sincerely, is the only way out, the number two surrounding yourself with righteous companionship, right. We always have this concept of getting bigger and better networks and circles, have more influence, have more power, have more wealth. But if you look at the stories that we've shared throughout the weekend, it's always about the righteous companions that will that will get you closer to Allah subhanaw taala. In fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us about a Hilah that those that are the closest of
friends, they will be enemies to one another, they will turn on one another, on the Day of Judgment, except for one category of people
talk on they will be there for one another. So if your companionship is based upon taqwa, bien Allahu taala. These are, you know, routes that will grow into fruits of Paradise. But if your relationship is not based upon taqwa, then even on the Day of Judgment, you will turn against your closest friends Subhanallah so surround yourself with righteous companionship. Number three, the importance of making dua to Allah subhanaw taala. Again, look at that dua that the predecessors made that Oh Allah, take away from me that which takes me away from you. Do you have the bravery and courage to make that to do
that? What if you end up losing the job that you have? What if you end up losing the car that you have? What if you end up losing the family that you have the wealth that you have? Because they are the things that are holding you back from Allah subhanaw taala. So now the option over here is, make sure you have if you have those things, you're grateful to Allah and you use them for life and utilize them for height.
And that way you get to keep them and they're a proof for you or not a proof against you. But if you're not utilizing those things for faith, and you make this dua to Allah subhanaw taala
They know that they will be taken away from you. So be sincere with Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Look, my Allah is from the most important of things being truthful with Allah subhanaw taala May Allah subhanaw taala grant a syphilis and sit with him Allahumma Amin, that next question, I've been making dua for something very specific for two years. Allah has shown me signs for the past two years or pedis. Takata and I'm still confused. What should I do?
Without specifics, I can't answer the question, but clearly this is something that is causing you anxiety and pain may Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for you. Schedule an appointment with Chef matar sim or chef Ali in sha Allah, explain your situation and hopefully we can help you get some clarity on it. Allah huzzah Donna
like Allah here, what books do you recommend to advance strengthen one and learning understanding the Quran, Hadith, as well as
Allahu Akbar so you just want to go from zero to here overnight Mashallah. To Allah. You know, I think one of the most important things to do is always start out with the Halaqaat and the teachers in your own masajid right the fact that Masha Allah to Allah, Allah, you guys have Sheikh matassa them and shake it and shake shape and the other machines that are here, benefit from them, utilize your time and benefit from them, and whatever they feel comfortable teaching you in. And eventually what you will realize is that you have your own passion and your own desire for certain sciences. Right? We will some of us will love hockey that some of us will love Hadid some of us will love.
Some of us will love will solo flex some of us will love lava, right? We all have these different things and eventually you you develop through identifying what you're passionate about. But with regards to building the absolute basics, so number one focus on earning the Arabic language and memorizing the Quran. Those are the two most important things that any seeker of knowledge can do. And as you're building your basics in the Arabic language and in the Quran. Learn the fundamentals of al Qaeda, the sheikh Ahmad Al Ashkar series, the books that is a phenomenal book set to start off with that Gemma's are bozos explanation of Imam and always 40 hadith is an excellent place to start
from understanding the science of Hadith.
So he has got the he has a book in Introduction to the sciences of the Quran, an excellent book to start off with the introduction to the sciences of the Quran. tafsir Ibn katheer is available for free in the English language online, just type in the field of empathy or online, and you get the field of empathy or online for free. So utilize your local machine utilize the programs that they're offering, utilize their mentorship, and then go to these books and study them at your own time as well. Well, Allahu Taala
does the clock and I apologize, we can go through all the questions. So this is going to be the last one in sha Allah sha Allah As Salam Alikum I have a friend who's interested in Islam, however, his father is a Christian is a Christian priest. And for context, my friend is 17 years old. How can I draw him closer to converting without being too pushy, or not pushy enough to the Calaca one equals salon what are what are kata Allahu Akbar is beautiful that you care for your friends so much that you're concerned about their akhira as well as their physical well being in this dunya. So I pray that Allah subhanaw taala guides your friend to Islam and makes it easy for them. With that being
said, I think it's very important to share the stories of companions that accepted Islam. Right. So you have the story of of the love in the Sudan, the story of, of the living in Sudan and how he accepted Islam, the story of Salman al Farsi, but the Allahu Taala and who and how he accepted Islam. But I think pertinent to this person's case, is also the story of Solomon who costs and the trial that he had to go through with his mother when he accepted Islam. So at the end of the day, you know, there has to be this understanding that look, if you accept Islam now or later, I'm going to continue to be your friend. But also think about that what if you were to pass away tomorrow? Do
you have something to meet Allah subhanaw taala with so do not delay your accepting of Islam, if you know that it's the truth, if you know that it's the truth. Do not delay in your accepting of Islam. And then with regards to the hardships and calamities you'll face with his father or her father, make sure that there's a support system in play. I know that mashallah brothers Zubair
who I used to say at the masjid, you know, it takes care of the converts, you know, make sure that if they need a place to stay, there's a place to stay, if they need, you know, a job or a place to live or anything like that, you know, that you're ready to provide those places and that they are they do feel fully supported. If they face that sort of persecution, but in the stories of the people of the past, they will find solace, that they were able to get through it, and inshallah they too will be able to get through it, but also be positive and optimistic that perhaps not only
You will not face any persecution from your father. But in sha Allah, Allah guides your father to Islam as well. Like as a recent, we've been seeing so many stories of priests accepting Islam Subhanallah this past hudge there was a priest from South Africa that you know, kept having this dream that he should be wearing a coffee, and he accepted Islam and his whole church and it accepted Islam and he made Hajj this year. So it's nothing is beyond the capability of Allah subhanaw taala He guides whom He pleases May Allah subhanaw taala guide us and the people that we love towards Islam and let us die upon that as well. Allahumma Amin Allahu taala, Adam was SallAllahu Sallam
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