Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Historical Scene in Surah Munafiqun Awesomely Explained by Nouman Ali Khan
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surah is revealed to the Prophet Alayhi Salam in Medina, so it's he's already transferred from Mecca to Medina, and it's been a few years now that they're in the city of Medina and a few battles between the Muslims and the Quran have taken place. One of those battles is the Battle of Oxford, and in all had Muslim suffered some very heavy losses. Because of those losses. Some other Arab tribes near Medina, they thought that's a good opportunity. The Muslims are injured right now. If we attack them right now we can make easy money. So they were not enemies of Islam. They were just capitalists, they were just hoping that they can run because that's how they made good money back
then they robbed each other. You know, a lot of them just pillaged each other. So one such tribe, but he musta luck. They figure it's a good time to attack the Medina. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam had very good intelligence in the region, and he found out before they were even going to attack that they're preparing their arms to rob and raid the city of Medina because they think the Muslims are weak as a result of often. So the prophets Isilon preemptive strike, prepares a group goes along with them, and heads out towards but he musta left, it's actually not much of a battle. And very quickly over 100 of their soldiers have been taken prisoner of war. And, you know,
the battle is basically over with minimal casualties. And when these this among the people that were captured, was actually the daughter of the tribe leader of Winnie masala. So, and she accepted Islam when she accepted Islam for suicide and marries her. And then he gives her a marriage gift. And the marriage gift is those 100 prisoners of war are returned. They go back home on the other side, you have people crying because they've lost combatants. And you know, there are women wives, you know, daughters, sisters crying and lamenting over their lost family members, the caretakers of the home and they come walking back in, like, how did you get back? Well, we're a wedding present. And you
know, and when that happened, the entire tribe became Muslim. Everybody took Shahada. So this was one of the easy and very profound victories of Islam, one one that really boosted the morale of the Muslims, and especially something that the Muslims needed, given the circumstances of offer that how demoralizing it was. This was a real boost to the morale and the you know, positive attitude of the Muslims. Anyway, on the way back from a from this good experience on the way back, a strange incident occurs. And that's what this story is about this surah is about. On this way back. There was a well and there were people lined up to get water at the well. And among the in that line,
there's a Muslim army and the Muslim army is made up of people that are from MacArthur Mahajan on the migrants. And the Muslim army is also made up of people from Medina the answer you should know if you don't know the Arabic terms. Mahajan are people who migrated for Allah sake. So they left everything behind and came in their loyalty to the profit slice of them. So when we call someone a mohajir, it's actually a very noble term. It actually means they sacrificed everything to be with the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam, they left their home, they left their property, they left their businesses, they even left their families in some cases, and just came because of La ilaha illAllah
Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam So anyway, some of the people there are Mahajan, other people that are unsolved and sorry, basically the people of Medina who aided who provided not small but huge amounts of aid. You see Musa in Arabic is someone who helps. But a Nasir in Arabic is someone who helps a great deal, a huge amount of help. The answer were people who offered unimaginable kinds of help to these muhajir own that come from Makkah. They provide them home, they provide them they're not well off themselves, but they share their homes with them. They share their livelihood with them. They share you know, like literally every part of their life with them and put themselves
at an inconvenience. Nowadays, you and I live in three bedroom, four bedroom, five bedroom homes, and a guest comes over and you can't use that extra office room anymore. And that agitates you back then their homes are one room. That's all they are and if you want to make a separate bedroom, draw a curtain there you go separate bedroom, and that and they're not coming over for an hour or two these are living with each other now families living with each other like this. This is not a small thing to do what the inside of did a live and says well, you know Allah and foresee him Hello, can I be him? kasasa they give others preference over themselves even if they're starving, even if they're
starvation afflicting them, like not just if they're hungry, they're starving, you know? But anyway, so these are the Mahajan renown songs. They're in line as well and it's just so happens that one of the one of them will have been one of the people of my
His name is Joshua. It's an interesting name Joshua. And he's the he's a servant of Roma are the Allahu anhu.
He's in line and he gets into a little argument with another member of Kuzmich sunanda bin Weber is in southern Sudan fellow and this judge after all, they start arguing with each other fighting with each other. And jaja basically kicks him and kicks him hard. And when this happens, the Ansari meaning the person from Medina, the Sahaba, who got kicked from Medina got very upset. And he said, You, you from Makkah, you get to do this to me, You can't do this to me. And so he cried out, he said, Yeah, Matt, Sharon Mahajan.
And another nation says Yana anzar meaning and saris people of Medina come look at what this guy did to me. And he then the other guy just says, You wait, you're gonna gang up against me? I got my gang, too. So he goes Yamaha jurien and all the Mahajan in the camp, they gather behind him. And what was originally an argument or misunderstanding between two people turned into two groups, and ready to just fight each other because they're all stressed out. And you know, and what, where did this come from? Where did all of this this mess come from? Before we go on with the story. When you say la ilaha illAllah, then your nationality becomes secondary, your ethnicity becomes secondary,
your language becomes secondary. What connects you to another person now is stronger than any of those things. What connects you to another person now is Laila hyla lives thicker than blood. That's what connects you. And the Sahaba understood this. It's not like they didn't understand this. But you have to know that our bond with each other of Islam is not the only bond human beings have human beings also have tribal bonds, tribal affiliations, we also have national affiliations. We also have ethnic affiliations, language affiliations, it's okay if you're from Bangladesh or Pakistan or Egypt or whatever and another Bangladeshi walks in and you guys start talking to each other, in Bangla,
that's okay, because you connect at a level of language. That's natural. There. If you go to New York City, there are people their entire neighborhoods that are entirely in Mandarin, like even the store signs are in Chinese Mandarin. There are other stores, other neighborhoods that are entirely Greek, other neighborhoods that are entirely Arab. others that are entirely not just Arab, just Yemeni, just Yemeni, there are others that are just entirely Punjabi, others that are entirely Bangladeshi. That's, that happens naturally, people want to move closer to and they gravitate towards people that are more familiar with them. That is a part of being a human being actually made
us that way, which I love them. shirogane wakaba, Isla de Tara, he made you into nations and tribes. So you get to know one another. That's part of our our human experience. But what I want you to focus on is when they called each group at that moment, it actually wasn't about ethnicity. It wasn't it wasn't even Yeah, I hamaca. Yeah.
People of Macau, people of yesterday didn't use those words. They use the words well, hygiene. And I'm sorry, these words have nothing to do with ethnicity. They have nothing to do with nationality. They don't even have anything to do with region, they actually have to do with contribution. That's what they have to do with the contribution of the Mahajan rule is that they migrated? The contribution of the answer is that they aided
so they used words, what I'm trying to get at is they used words that in and of themselves are very beautiful words. These are words that Allah uses in the Koran to describe the greatness of these people. These are not small words, this is these are far more dignified words than any ethnicity. So on the one hand, there's a fight breaking out. But on the other hand, there's a thing of beauty here too embedded that the Sahaba before they see themselves as people of Makkah, they see themselves as Mahajan. And before they see themselves as people of Medina, they see themselves as unfair. But something is in there that says you can't treat me this way you came from outside and we help you
and you're gonna kick me like that. Wait a second. And then this this, some tribalism is in there somewhere, and it comes out. So this report comes to the sort of loss of a lot of our audience.
And what was the Prophet's response? So he kicked him, you know what he said? He said, love us? No problem. Don't worry about it. No big deal. No big deal. How's it not a big deal, he kicked him.
Rasulullah saw them as teaching us something very powerful. Sometimes Muslims have arguments among each other. And sometimes things get ugly. And when they get angry, or ugly or temper flares, and you want revenge or you want justice for what happened, somebody has to pay. And when you're calling for justice and making your voice heard, and you're raising your voice and you're gathering people around you, reminding them of what one Muslim has done against another Muslim, you are creating division in the name of justice. And you need to learn the Sunnah of the prophet SAW them when he says you need to let this go and make this not a big deal. Because when you blow this out of
proportion, the price will not just be paid. You're not just seeking justice. You're causing a lot of problems in your pursuit of justice. You're making way too much noise for something that can be handled.
much better, much more quietly in a much more civil way, in a much less provocative way. Look, it was two people arguing with each other as well. Something big, something bad happened fine, but it's two people. But in a split second, it's the entire group of the Mahajan is the entire group of the answer. How quickly something small became something big.
One can just Oh, man, I lost my temper. Sorry, I had a long day I had a headache. I don't know what got into me, I apologize, I shouldn't have kicked you done. Finished. You don't have to make a bigger deal out of it. But there are those who would love to make a bigger deal out of it. There are those who capitalize their hope that something small happens, a spark happens and they can turn it into a forest fire. There are people who wait for that opportunity. And you have to watch that that is a reality that will always exist, there will be people that will find the differences. There are people that are so sick in their minds. They'll say they'll listen to this shift that shift that
shift they see mom, Daddy mom, and then they'll know that they have a difference of opinion on some issue. And they'll purposely go you know, by the way, you know what they say about this issue, they have a difference with you.
And then they'll exactly because they want to see, they want to see they find it entertaining. They don't watch sports. When people are boxing each other. They'd rather Islamic groups, scholars demand speakers, they argue with each other, they debate with each other. This is their sport. This is their entertainment. It's sick, that's sick. When this fight broke out, the prophet SAW Selim basically gave the advice to defuse the situation. But there was another person on the other side, even obey Abdullah bin obey even cellula anahola, the head of the moon at 15, who's obviously not, he's not this doesn't read the label of munaf. He's among the Muslims. He saw an opportunity. He
called all the people of Medina that he could enter his camp. His camp was further away from the prophets camp. So he
calls them system down has to be unphysical.
Look at what you did to yourself. These people have McCarthy's immigrants came, they take our jobs, they take our money, they take our homes, we provide them everything and look at how they treat us. This is what you get. See, all they wanted was your money. All they wanted was your welfare. I tell you, we are so dignified. These people are beggars. They because you know when you when somebody is a beggar, they're humiliated when somebody gives, they're the dignified one. These people have no respect. We're the ones that have respect and they can treat us this way. You know what they remind me of? Come on call and I will summon callback. Yaki gives a speech and he says, There remind me of
the old Arab saying, when you give your dog until the dog gets fat, and it bites you, he called them waha, Judo and dogs. In his speech, in his camp, he did this. And he's doing this to capitalize to build and build the emotion and the sentiment of the NCR against the Mahajan. And he swears he says, you know, the second we go back guys, the moment we go back to Medina, locoregional, as human halogen, we the most dignified, should get rid of these humiliated people watch stop spending on them. He says he swears to God. He says, if you just stop giving these people charity, watch them disappear. And they'll live on welfare somewhere else.
You know, now don't feel koala man and avasarala, hatay and fabu. Don't spend on all these people around the messenger, watch them disappear. They'll just disappear. Why isn't there only here for your money? And then they treat you like this. So he's giving this poisonous speech. See, on the one hand, the prophets I said, I'm just saying let it go. And it. It's a disgusting, filthy word. Don't exaggerate it. And on the other hand, this guy's pulling, you know, putting fuel into the fire. He's wants to make the fire bigger and bigger. What he didn't know is there's a young boy sitting there is a different outcome.
1011 years old. He's sitting in the audience listening to this entire poisonous speech. He runs over and tells his uncle what nobody said.
His uncle goes into the camp of the Prophet slice of them. We're almost sitting there.
And he says, This is what I believe in. Are you saying who narrated this 11 year old?
That's who narrated it.
Now, what is the Prophet supposed to say? Well, we can't trust the child.
How can make anything up? How can we rely on it? No. No questioning. They tell him no questioning. As a matter of fact, almost sitting next to him said I know I know guy Amar. I want you to give me permission. I'll get Amar he'll walk into their camp slowly walk up to Him and obey even someone who's giving this speech and slit his throat just give the word I got this. I know just the guy for the job.
No Salaam says layer on normal. That's not what we're gonna do. You know, because the people will say a Mohammedan yaku is how Bahama kills his people before I go any further why would almost say kill him.
Isn't that barbaric? Like Sharia law gets you to kill people.
These understand what's happening here. They're a military. They went out as a as a military and when inside a military weapon
They're actively on the battlefield, someone within the ranks of the army tries to create discord between the army. That is, that is considered an act of espionage and an act of high treason punishable by death because you're putting the entire army at risk. This is military protocol in every military in the world, from history until now, this is considered high treason. So when Allah says kill him, he's not saying some Islamic rule of killing him. He's saying that's how we deal with treason in the military. But also someone says, No, we won't do that. We won't even do that, even though they're well within their rights. If there was any other military that this happened and
nobody would even say anything. Nobody would say that's, of course, that's what you do.
But he doesn't, they call him in obey. Instead,
call him let him explain himself.
Because he doesn't know that the prophet will hear it. It sounds awesome, but he heard it. So now the loving obey and is full of fact they've come. They come inside the camp. The boys at Brunel comm is outside the camp. He has no idea what went on inside. He just told his uncle, remember, his uncle went in and talked to the prophet of Islam. The boy didn't go in. So they, you know, he goes inside starts swearing at the top of Islam. Well lie. I swear to God who made this lie against me. I believe you're the Messenger of Allah. Why would I say something like that about you? Why would I say something like like that about our brothers? I have given so much for Islam. I came to the
battlefield that night. How can you question me like this? You know, your whose word Are you taking over mine? Why Why am I not proven myself when he starts giving the Prophet a lecture? Harley santosa at the top of his lungs, and also Salaam says you can go he doesn't want to hear any more nonsense. He says you can doesn't argue with him. We're learning something else. There are going to be people who cause trouble. And when you question them, they get very loud.
They get very loud and when they get very loud, what's the Sunnah of the Prophet size of them? It's okay, you can go Thank you.
Some people are not worth talking to. They're just not worth talking to. That's that's the Sunnah. Let him go. When he lets him go. Xavier Malcolm is outside. He sees this this.
He sees this man leave and he says Oh, wait. He's not in any trouble.
I told on him, and he's still not in any trouble. So he says a savani humble lamb you're 70 got a sadness took over me that never hit me before. I was sad that day like I was never before in my life.
So he says sadaqa who Rasulullah Kansa bunny the Prophet taught thought that it would obey the guy who was yelling and screaming was telling the truth. And the Prophet didn't believe me because I'm just a kid. He didn't believe me. That's not the case. The case is actually the Prophet believed him right away. Someone said them but he doesn't know that because he's on the outside. So he says I went back to my tent and I just lie down crying. This boy just slide down and he's crying.
The prophesizing has no idea what this boy's feeling we learn about that later.
Then Allah revealed so little Manasa when I told you this goodbyes about certain African in certain Morocco and basically in 11 is Allah azza wa jal quoted they they've been or come to IOD or quoting zayden or come word for word.
They came and told the prophets I saw them or told his uncle who told the prophets I saw them. They said like el Medina, Medina Tila yojana zoom. In other words, I'm loving obey. This is what he said. When we go back to Medina, the dignified ones will expel the humiliated ones. That's what he said. Or on comes and says, Yo, coluna Allah Allah Jana el Medina, T. Legionella azumino 11. One in the hell is a well you're also Li wilhelmine Subhana Allah, word for word the narration of zayde is now part of Quran.
He said they said also don't spend on the people around the Prophet until they disappear. Now don't fiocco Allah manga rasulillah he had iron fabu iron comes down
you know Hakuna Matata Hakuna Latin FICO element and also de la junta. And
when the surah is revealed to the prophets, I seldom he calls for Zaid who was crying by himself. He calls he sits him down, puts his hand on his knees and says la casa de caca LA, a la prove that you're telling the truth. And he recited the entire story about his eight the 11 year old boy before anybody else heard this little as he heard the surah
this surah it's like it has so many purposes, this surah but one of its core purposes was to you know, care for the sentiments of this child.
This this this this kid who spoke so hon Allah