What Is Victory

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Nouman Ali Khan

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Episode Notes

Ustadh Nouman  Ali Khan ponders and reflects on the best way to understand the reality which is to understand certain concepts from Allah (SWT). And once we understand those concepts, our view, and our perspective and our opinion changes. Once we commence thinking through the Quran, the reality becomes clear. We start seeing things in a different light, which we did not see in the same way before.

The events leading to the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah are also explicitly elaborated and we understand how it is important to be patient and steadfast in the quest for a deserving victory even when one is staring in the face of grueling trials and tribulations as was depicted and illustrated at the time by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Nowadays we make Dua for victory. We see the Muslims in difficult situations around the Ummah, and we make Dua that Allah gives them and gives us victory. If we don’t understand what victory means from the Quran, then maybe we don’t understand what we are asking for.

The victory of conquering a land, the victory of removing the Kuffar, the victory of seizing territory is attributed as secondary by Allah. Allah calls the conquest of the hearts of the believers Primary. Allah described it as a Victory.

In the Fath of Makkah, Allah says that the clearest victory in human history is the victory given to Rasullullah ﷺ, and that victory wasn’t the result of war. It was a result of strategy ,patience and discipline. The Sahabas achieve the ultimate victory, not because they go into the battlefield but because they obey the Messenger ﷺ unconditionally. 

Henceforth, if we yearn and cherish victory, Allah has mentioned to us the prerequisites. We need to cultivate discipline and control over our emotions. We have to be people that understand the definition of victory from Allah’s (SWT) book. We have to become thoughtful people. 

 

Episode Transcript

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inshallah Allah today the secret topic, I told the organizers it was secret, because I was still thinking about it.

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But the topic is actually something I've been thinking about for last couple of months. And I feel that

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in the oma there are lots of different kinds of confusion.

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And

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we see the world around us. And we think about the realities around us whether they are political realities, or social realities, or economic realities, or they are realities in regards to our own life. And we, you know, we have to figure out what it all means we have to make sense of things like the news or we have to make sense of, you know, the own our own challenges in our lives. But I feel more and more that we actually don't look at reality around us through the book of Allah.

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In other words, the best way to understand reality is to understand certain concepts from Allah subhana wa, Tada. And once you understand those concepts, your view and your perspective and your opinion changes. Now, I want to give you an example before I begin this specific conversation. And that is that, you know, imagine that you are wearing glasses, or you have really weak eyesight, you have really weak eyesight, and you're not wearing your glasses. Okay?

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So you you can see, but you can't see accurately, or there's something missing in what you can see, you may see that there's a sign but you're not, you may not be able to read it exactly, you understand what I'm saying. But once you put the right lenses on, you put the right glasses on, then now you can see things clearly. I want you to think of the Koran, and especially the book of Allah the Quran as a kind of glasses, once you put them on, once you start thinking through the Quran, reality becomes clear, like you start seeing things in a different light, that you did not see them in the same way before. Okay, I'll give you a small example of that before I actually talk about the

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IR that I really want to talk to you about. And this is actually, in my opinion, it is probably going to take me about six months to a year, if not more to study this one sutra before I can comprehensively talk about the sutra. But right now I'll just share with you some brief concepts. But before I do just an example.

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If I was going with a bunch of young men and women on a bus, and we drove by a beautiful mansion, so just a gorgeous house. On top of the hill. On the other side, there's the ocean, just an absolutely beautiful, stunning house and the driveway into the house, there's a gorgeous car parked outside.

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And on the back of the house, there's this incredible backyard and a swimming pool. And all of I mean, whatever you can imagine, is there. It's like it's a piece of Jenga on earth.

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And you see the guy walking into his house, we're driving on this bus and we see this guy walking into his house. And I asked these young men and women, do you think that guy's successful?

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Do you think he's successful? overwhelmingly, what is going to be the response?

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Yeah, that's pretty successful. And the guy look at him, look at what he's accomplished in life. That's a pretty successful person. Okay. When you take a picture of someone graduating from college, they're shaking hands with the president of the university, they're being handed their diploma. And somebody asked you what you think that's successful? What are people going to say?

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You know, it's going to be Muslims and non Muslims. Everybody's going to say that that is a kind of what success. We are going to I'm going to congratulate my children one day when they graduate from college to them because that's the kind of success when somebody gets a job. Is that a kind of success? Sure. We congratulate people when they get a job. When somebody buys a house when somebody starts a business.

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When somebody gets a new car, when somebody gets married, when people accomplish things in life, then we celebrate them. Because these are different kinds of small and big successes. Isn't that true?

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So the bus keeps driving.

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And we see a man, a homeless man

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who's living in a cardboard box on the street.

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And he looks like he's wearing clothes from a couple of years.

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And you don't want to go close to him because of the smell.

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And I asked my students, do you think that guy's successful?

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What do they say?

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I say he's not successful. Now imagine if I was writing in this bus. But in this past, they were not Muslim boys and girls, but they were Christian boys and girls, or Jewish boys and girls, or atheist boys and girls or agnostic boys and girls, or Buddhist boys and girls, and I asked them the same exact question, do you think their answers would be the same?

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Yep, their answers will be the same.

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That's the problem.

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The problem is the way we think about success. And the way we think about failure.

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for Muslims, it's supposed to be different.

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All human beings can see it a certain way. That's fine. They have the apparent view of success and failure. But as Muslims, Allah has given us clear glasses. And once you look at reality through these glasses, you see something other people cannot see.

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You see something other people cannot see. So when you put those glasses on, when you start thinking about the book of a lion, you realize that one of the most beautiful, captivating, magnificent homes that was ever built was the castle of Freetown.

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It was one of the most amazing homes ever built.

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And if our bus was driving by the castle of Pharaoh, and and he was walking into his house, and I asked my Muslim children, is that successful? Is that guy successful? What would their answer be?

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For the owner is not successful? He's the word one of the worst losers in all of human history. Isn't that the case?

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What was the second kind of person we met that we ran into? There was one guy walking into a mansion was the other guy.

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homeless guy, okay. Ibraheem alehissalaam was was kicked out of his house.

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He was told to leave the house. So he's homeless.

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What was he successful,

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he was actually one of the most successful human beings that ever lived.

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Now, the Quran is teaching me that a homeless man is successful. And an incredibly wealthy man is what

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affiliate

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you know, what that will look for and is teaching me the Quran is teaching me that success has nothing to do with wealth.

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And nothing and failure has nothing to do with poverty.

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success and failure are different concepts for us than they are for everybody else.

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Some of you want your children to get a good education. I want you to think about this, the parents here you want your children to get a good education? Why do you want your children to get a good education,

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because you want them to be successful? Isn't that the case, you want them to get a job, you want them to get a good career, you want them to have a good life, you don't want them to rent an apartment, you want them to buy a house, you want them to go into a good paying profession, you want them to become a lawyer or a doctor, you want them to become an engineer. You know, this is what you want for your kids, you want them to have a good life. Now tell me, sometimes we send our children to school.

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And we send them to a different country, or we send them to a different state or a different city. And even before our children left our home to go to these schools, you already noticed that they are starting to disobey you.

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They're becoming disobedient to you. They're becoming less and less and less regard mindful of their prayer.

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And you're thinking in the back of your head, maybe maybe if they go to college in a different city,

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that things are going to get worse. They're going to become even more rebellious, even more independent, even more careless. But then you think to yourself, but if they don't go to college, in a different city, they're not going to succeed.

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They're not going to succeed. So you know what most parents do what decisions they make. Let them go,

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let them go.

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Then four years go by, and then I get the email.

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I get the email, my child doesn't talk to me. My child wants nothing to do with me. My child has run off and married a non Muslim. My child tells me that he doesn't believe in Islam anymore, or whatever, whatever, whatever. That didn't happen overnight. That that process began a long time ago. But you know what, even though most of the concerned Muslim period maybe they didn't think about success.

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In failure for themselves and for their child clearly enough to make the right kinds of decisions, because in their head, so long as they graduate from college, they must be successful, the price was too high, the price was not just the tuition. That's not the only you didn't just pay tuition,

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you paid the price of guidance. In some cases, that's a too high a price to pay. There's a lot of serious things for us to think about as families when we make our decisions. So this was just an example to give you, you know, just about the concept of success and failure, how our the way we look at it from the lens of the man from the lens of the Quran, then our view changes, we can think of it the same way as everybody else anymore. Now, I want to come to you to the example that I I've been thinking about for a while and like I told you six months to a year I still need before I really completely formulate my thoughts and my research on it

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also lasts a little longer. I think he was

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after, so I'll give you a brief history. Okay, so the association, we won the battle of butter under his leadership, then we had some serious losses in the in the incident and offered.

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They were two battles now between us and the machinery of Makkah. Muslims are in Medina, they're in Mecca, they have been we've clashed militarily two major times, the third time the police say we don't want this 50 50% chance we win 50% chance we lose, we want 100% guarantee of winning. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna gather all of the tribes of Arabia, and make sure we have all of their support as many of them as we can get, we're gonna go to each of them and say, listen, the Muslims are our enemy. But I tell you, if they become powerful, they will come after you. So if you want to stay the way things are, you should join us, let's end this problem, because right now, this is our

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problem. But if you don't help us, and we don't become the United Nations of Arabia, United Tribes of Arabia, this is going to become all of our problem, we have to eliminate the Islamic threat.

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We have to do that. So then they went to all the tribes, and they said, you need to unite with us. And we all go together. And instead of waiting for a battlefield, we'll all march to Medina. And our army is going to be so big because it's going to be made up of all the tribes that we're going to walk into Medina, and we will kill every man, woman and child of the Muslims will get rid of all of them. We'll just finish the story and the problem, because it's becoming a serious problem. So a lot of tribes who used to be neutral, they did not hate Islam. They were not enemies of the Prophet size on them. But when they were given the story that this is a matter of national security.

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They became convinced and they said fine, if it's a matter of protecting the way of our life and the way things are, we'll come with you. So now a huge Legion, which is why it's called a different groups. Huge legion of armies are coming heading towards Medina.

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On the other hand, the Jews of Medina who had made a peace treaty with the Muslims of Medina, made a secret treaty with you know, the Yemeni tribes and some of the Christian tribes in the back of the Muslims and said, Listen, if the Muslims get attacked, and we don't have don't have enough forces, you guys can attack from the other side. You can take us out from the beginning you can take them out from the other side. So from this side, the Qureshi will come and get them from this side, you can come and get them, they're going to be done. We'll help you from the inside. Now the Muslims have three enemies, one enemy coming from above, one enemy coming from below and one enemy that is

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where inside this is gonna be over. This is it.

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Allah azzawajal decided that he is going to he describes this entire scenario in pseudocode exam. Okay, surah number 33 is where this entire scene is painted is if Jow come in faulty comb, woman as full of income or exotic lamps or

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whatever Luna Villa buena nanika to the moon was zero zeilen Shadi, that's incredible I art when the armies were coming from above you and from below you and when your eyes were wide open like this, you couldn't even blink your eyes You were that scared? And your hearts were reaching into your throat. And you were thinking all kinds of thought. Then in there, the Muslims were tested and the earth beneath their feet was shaken was a zero, zilch shadow. They were shaken. Alright. They were intensely shaken. Oh, that is the scene of the Battle of Azov. And then we know that the advice of Sandman and Pharisees on the Allahu taala and who wants to dig a hole dig a trench all around the

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city so that their horses and their cavalry can't enter into the city. They'll fall into the ditch but they won't be able to come up and that is

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The only thing keeping the entire city alive that is the only thing

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now we're in this crazy situation Allah azza wa jal protected the Muslims anyway. And they are waiting outside because you know the the city does not have all of the food supplies and all of the rations inside, eventually they're going to run out of food. Eventually they're going to run out of supplies. So they will have to surrender. Eventually, so the Army's decided that we'll just wait outside the trench fine. We won't fight. We won't come into the trench. We'll just wait outside. After five, six weeks, the people inside will die anyway of starvation. Or they'll come out and surrender. So long as our January you know, sent it you know, it

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was you knew that lamb Tara we sent wins against them. Now imagine the Army's camp guys, I want you to imagine this picture. There are soldiers, they've got a role. Where did that come from?

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Allah said Winston, so somebody sent a balloon. Why anyway, okay, so.

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So you've got these tense, Army soldiers have tense and how do they cook, they make a barbecue outside with a fire, right? They don't have microwaves back in the day. So they had to have to make a fire, and they're cooking their food or whatever. And a wind comes and the pod tips over and it sets fire to the tent. And when it sets fire to the tent, the horses go crazy and they run away. And the way the fire spreads in three or four or five tents are on fire now. In other words, these winds kept coming and causing so many problems for the army on the outside, that eventually they said we can't stay here anymore. They left. They left. So instead of waiting for the Muslims to come out,

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they couldn't handle it on the outside. Allah defended the Muslims by the wind, by the wind. And they left. They failed. They failed in their attack.

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Six months later, I'm fast forwarding history for your studies study the CIA exhaustively because these are important events in the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. But I'm giving you I just want to get to these ions. So I'm giving you the Fast Forward version. Six months go by.

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And after six months the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says I have seen a dream.

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And in my dream, according to my and by the way, the dream of a prophet is what he is revelation. So what he sees we have to do it. I have seen a dream that we are going to enter the Kaaba

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and we are going to enter the Kaaba peacefully, we're not even going to have to fight

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and we're going to go there and make Hajj.

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Now when you go to Hajj, can you take your shotgun with you? Can you take your sword with you? Can you take your spear with you? Can you take your bow and arrow with you? No, no, you don't take weapons to hunch. Okay, you don't take weapons to hunch. And the dream says that you will go and will you go for war or you will go peacefully. You're gonna go peacefully and where are you going to go? Let me ask you again. So I know you're still awake. Where are you going to go?

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You're gonna go to Mecca. Where did the courage come from?

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Mecca where did they come? to Medina? Why did they come to Medina to kill all the Muslims and now the Prophet sees a dream. Six months later, we should go to Makkah and we should go without any weapons to make.

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And nothing's gonna happen because I've seen a dream.

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And the Muslims believe in.

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Let's go if you've seen a dream, let's go.

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If you ask anybody else to follow into the city that was just thirsty for your blood.

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You want to go there and Are you sure? Are you sure that was your dream? No, no, no, let's just go

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to la sala de la la casa de la hora de la jolla Bella.

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He said the truth Let's follow him so they go.

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Now when you go to Hajj or you go to aamra from here, how long is the flight?

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I don't know. Tell me

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14 hours en la, la La, La La john 14 hours.

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I'm sure their trip from Medina to Macau must not have been 14 hours It must have been less away. They were walking.

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They're walking from Medina to what? Mecca so it's gonna take a few weeks, maybe even months before they get there. They're not like you who go to the airport, then wait in the lounge for two hours. Then go on the plane which is air conditioned with a TV screen in front of you which helps you prepare for hives.

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Okay.

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And are you sitting on the couch? This is so uncomfortable. My back.

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You know

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14 hours or one hour delay?

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These guys are walking is their air conditioning.

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Is there any lounge like a club lounge

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You can get a snack.

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No. Is there anybody walking over and offering them headphones or a wet towel? Or

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is there snacks offered every few hours?

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And the closer they get, the closer they're getting to their own death. I mean, if you think about it, they're get who wants to kill them?

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The Americans and you're going into their city, you're going into the lion's den itself. without weapons, you're going to get killed. So they're walking with those holes. They're going to Makkah,

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they get close enough.

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And there's a there's an interesting story, you have to understand different sides of the story again, because I have to fast forward this for you. I have to skip parts. But the courage found out that the Muslims are coming.

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So they what is there a fight back there? What happened?

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It's okay. It's not that interesting. If something interesting happens, I'll tell you.

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So what was I saying something about Islam? was I saying, remind me

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the courage, the courage found out that the Muslims are coming, and they also found out that the Muslims are coming unarmed, they're not armed, they're coming unarmed. So they said, if they get too close, there's going to be a problem. Let's try to kill them before they get any close.

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So they sent highly liberal leaves all the Allahu taala on him, because he had a fast Battalion, his him and his men were fast. They were quick horsemen to go and catch the Muslims quickly, maybe even around the area of butter, quickly catch them and kill them kill all of them. before they get close to Makkah. I'll tell you why they didn't want the Muslims to get close to Macau tell you later.

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But you notice Jose Salaam found out because he had sent some scouts he found out that Khalid is coming this way. So the Muslims went the other way. And they ended up in a place called for the idea. They ended up in for the BIA. Now the thing is, let me tell you why the Quran didn't want them to get close. The Quraysh What did they have all around the Kaaba? Do you know? What did they have all around the Kaaba idols? And these each of these idols is from a different tribe. Okay, so each they're not all try idols for the crush. Some idols are for the people of five, some idols for the people of somewhere else, you know, the hoodies or whoever else, right, different tribes, all of

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their idols are sitting in Mecca. And why does everybody respect Makkah? Why does everybody respect brokerage, because they hold the idols and also because they take care of people who come and give and do the pull off and do the hedge? And why do they have respect? Because if somebody comes unarmed to Makkah to do hugs, even if it's a hedge of [???],

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even if they come for that, then the Moroccans will take care of them or attack them. They will take care of them and that is the only reason all of Arabia respects Makkah. So if the Muslims are coming for Hajj, and they are unarmed, and the Quran attack them, then they will lose the respect of all of the Arabs and all of the Arabs are already angry with Mecca, because Mecca told them, told them to leave their homes and come out and kill all the Muslims. But did they get to kill the Muslims know? And is it cheap together an army or expensive? It's very expensive. So all the tribes spent a lot of money to come and try to attack the Muslims. But that failed. And now they've all gone back. And are

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they lists? Are they ready to listen to them? Again? No, like you wasted our time and money. We went out there for nothing. We're not listening to people again. And now the Muslims are coming. And if you try to kill the Muslims when they're making Hajj, it's not like the rest of the tribes like Morocco right now. So the Quran or like if we attack the Muslims after they have reached the pot, and if they reach reached for the visa, then all the Arabs are gonna say forget these Mexicans, man, they cost us all this money, and now they're killing her judge forget these people. Let's kill him. So now the crush cannot kill themselves. They're stuck. They're stuck.

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But the Muslims don't know that. The Muslims are just going and they think that the crush might sell what? Sell them. They stop it or they be sold. So you sell them item send somebody inside. He sent off Manuel de la Han who inside as an ambassador. We're coming to make hugs. We're not gonna fight. We're just coming to make hugs, which is pretty amazing. You guys just tried to kill us. And now we're gonna walk into your house. So would you you're

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also

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we're gonna go around your house. I'm going to walk back. You know what that is? That is spitting on the enemy's face and saying what you're going to do? What you're gonna do.

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So the Quraysh they don't know what to do, but they arrest earthman they're panicking. They don't know what to do with this guy. What is he doing here? What do you mean they have an ambassador? What do you mean they're in for Libya, capture him or detain him, arrest him and they arrest him and the rumors spread

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They killed him.

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The rumor spread that the crash have killed Who? Earth man with the alojado? Where's the prophet SAW Selim and all of the Muslims, where are they? You tell me now. There.

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So these Muslims are in for the Libya, and they get the news, they get the rumor that earthman has been killed. But the truth of it is earthman has not been killed, he has only been

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arrested.

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When the Prophet hears that earthman has been killed while the loved one.

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He gets very upset. And he gathers all of the Muslims. And he asks them to take an oath of allegiance.

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under a tree, he calls them and says, you have to pledge to me that we will take revenge for the murder of Earth man, we're going to go into Makkah, and we're going to take revenge for what they did to Earth man. Now he's going to take this old from the people who came for war or came for Hajj. So do they have weapons or no, no, they only have the knife, the small knife that they use to slaughter the animal. That's all they have. They have no shields. They have no bow and arrow, they have no Spears, and they're going to go inside the most heavily armed weapons depot city in all of Arabia, and that is maca. They're going to go inside Makkah to take revenge for offline. And and

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also someone says I need you to pledge to me that you will be loyal to me. And you're going to go because we have to seek revenge for a man that the Muslims agree.

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They agree. All the Muslims who agree or they also now they also know, what are the chances are we going to win? Are we going to get killed? So we're ready to be killed? We're ready to die.

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Now I want you to understand something. Actually, no, not yet. I'll tell you later.

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I'll tell you later.

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Now that Muslims are ready to go kill.

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And when the movement the courage find out the Muslims are ready to go into war.

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They say no, no, we didn't kill off mine. We just arrested him. You can have him back.

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Take him back, take him back. Calm down.

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Now the Muslims were already ready to fight but then they want to come down.

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Then they said okay, let us come make hedge? No, no, no, you can't make hedge. You can make hedge. Let's make a treaty.

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This is called the Treaty of what are they be a good idea. Let's make a treaty. And if you know anything about this treaty, you know that all of the terms in this treaty go against the Muslims. Every one of them goes against the Muslims and every one of them is in the favor of the Quran.

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So they give this treaty to the prophets. I send them this is the treaty, what do you say?

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And the prophets I seldom signs it or doesn't sign it.

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he signs it. he signs it.

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And that means that you will not make hives this year you can come back next year.

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You don't make it this year. You can come back next year. Now let me tell you something, if you paid for your HUD package

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and you flew to Medina.

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And when you got to the airport in Medina, after a 14 hour flight and a couple of McDonald's.

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When you got to the passport office, the guy looks at you says come back next year.

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What are you going to do?

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What are you talking about me?

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You can't do that to me. I can't

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What do you mean go back? Yes, go back and go back peacefully.

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You can't do this to me. I feel all this way. 14 hours. I paid for my ticket. I got the visa I got the approval. I have the hunter package. No Go back.

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Where did these people come from?

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They came from Medina Muslims came from Medina. Did they fly over to Makkah? Did they walk over to Makkah? They walked over to Makkah are they hoping to make Hajj? Yes. And when they finally get there no Salaam says he signs the paper and says what? Okay, everyone, let's walk back to Medina.

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Now I want you to understand human beings have emotions.

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Human beings, we're all human beings are human beings to human beings have emotions.

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And it is very hard sometimes to control our emotions.

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And sometimes when our emotions get out of control, we become chaotic.

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We become chaotic. You know when a large group of people become very angry they can be a riot is not true. Because because of their emotions there can be chaos. Is doesn't that what is that? What happens? Is everything okay? Did I do something? No. Okay. All right. You were trying to do some kind of sneak attack when I caught you know, you have to reset the game and start over again. It's like a video game. I gotta

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you know, from last checkpoint. Anyway.

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Talking about Islam or something was it about

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emotions?

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Now let's go back to this story a little bit.

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I haven't made my point yet. I'm just telling you the story right now, I haven't made my point yet. I'm gonna make my point soon. Very soon be very patient. Okay.

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But also, as I said, I'm 16, six months ago, along with all of the Muslims almost got killed. Yes. Which emotion was there when we were almost killed?

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Fear, extreme fear. Yes. Okay. every man, woman and child, that fear is described and

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we were in a state of fear. Okay.

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Six months later, the prophets I said and says, I have seen a dream we're gonna go where? Makkah?

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Now there's concern, really, and we're gonna go to Macau maybe even doubt. But no, he said we should go, we should go.

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And now they may even be more feared because that time they murderers came to us. Now we are going to the murderers.

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The Killers came to us that we're going to the killers. So there may even be even more fear.

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Then they finally make it tough a baby when they get there is hope.

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Because now we cannot be attacked. So there's hope that we will do what

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we'll do, which, by the way is going to hug cheap.

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You have to spend a lot of time and you have to spend a lot of money.

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You have to spend a lot of time and a lot of money. It's not cheap, even for the Sahaba to go to Hajj is not cheap.

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So now they're full of hope.

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Then the news comes that the Allahu anhu has been killed and the Muslims are full of what

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anger

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then they take an oath that we will take revenge and they are full of courage and excitement you know when you before the war begins before the general says.

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But before he does that, what are the soldiers doing?

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You don't like the guy in the boxing match before?

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Or before a UFC fight? Okay, don't pull each other's ears don't fight each other.

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Go. But before he goes, go, what are people doing? What are the two guys doing?

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You know, you're filled with aggressiveness, right? Is that a common emotion or an intense emotion? That's a very intense emotion. So we're talking about intense fear, intense hope. Intense aggression, intense anger. These people have gone through a lot of intense emotions. You with me so far?

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Now Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam signs a treaty and they feel like this treaty is intensely insulting.

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What we don't get to make what if one of us runs away from Makkah, we have to send it back to America.

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We have to go back we can fight them.

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We were ready to just take revenge right now.

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And now we have to just go back home.

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disappointment, frustration.

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There are so many emotions in these people. And it's not one person. It is lots of people.

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Now let me tell you something. If you have one young man,

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one young man who has very angry, extremely angry, is it easy to calm him down?

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No.

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Calm down, calm down some calm, just relax. Like Okay, okay, just relax. But

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it might take you 30 minutes before this young guy whose nostrils or you know their their fillings falling up.

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It might take a while before he comes down. You understand? That is just one angry man. Are there there? Are they in the 1000s?

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If there are hundreds if not 1000s of angry men. Is it easy to come them? No. No.

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Also la sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam turns to them.

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And he says we're not going this year. Let's go back.

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He said Oh, I thought you saw a dream. We're gonna make

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an association said I never said this year.

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What do you mean you never said this year if it wasn't this year. Why did we come here?

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But they didn't say anything. And Association said everybody take your prom off. Because once you put the prom on, you have made the intention for Hajj and Association says everybody take care of Rama.

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They don't take it off.

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They don't take it off.

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Why not? You tell me now Why not?

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One angry man's emotions are hard to control.

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A huge mob of angry men is impossible. It is impossible if all of you were angry at me. And I said Calm down, calm down. I will be done.

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So I cannot, you're gonna kill me. You understand that? You cannot control a mob. It's impossible. It's absolutely impossible. You know, when there's chaos and like, you know, sometimes you see on the news, there's a group of people and somebody fires a gun in the air. And the whole crowd, what happens to it? They all everybody goes in different directions, and they're running over each other and there's chaos. And if somebody's saying, everybody stop,

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do they stop? No, you can't control them anymore. their emotions are too high. Now, so the last item comes back into his tent. And he's shocked, because this is the first time he has not heard semana. Well, this is the first time first time first time

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and he is the mother of the believers sees him. And she says, Don't worry, you just take yours off, they will come down.

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So he takes his off. And then when he goes and you shave your head and he goes outside, and what are they started doing?

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They're angry. They're absurd. I can't believe we're not going to. We're gonna walk all the way back now. What do we come up with is not fine. We'll just take it all off. We'll take the farm off or going back home.

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Now,

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this was a pretty important incident.

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So Allah decided to describe this incident. This all now I'm at my point.

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This is a I painted a historical event for you so far, what happened in history?

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Now I want you to see how Allah describes this event.

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Not how I describe this event, not how you describe this event, not how the Sahaba thought about this event, not even how the pseudo la sallallahu alayhi wasallam sees this event, but how Allah sees this event. The IR comes down to describe this entire story. And the ayah says Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in

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Medina, no doubt about it. We have we in fact, we have granted to you and obvious unconditional, open clear victory, you have been given a special favor of the most awesome victory of all time.

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That is the Korans description of what happened. This is actually the ultimate victory.

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Why?

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This is the ultimate victory.

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If you ask a Muslim child,

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what is the what was the day of victory in Islam?

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In the seal of the prophets of Allah, what is the day of victory? What are they gonna say? When Morocco was conquered?

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Yes. When Morocco was conquered was the day of victory in Fatah. Medina did not come down when Macau was conquered in for definite like avatar movie not came down. When we didn't get to go to Hajj

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when we signed a treaty that was against us, when we were completely disappointed. Where's the victory? I don't see it. CNN won't see. This historian won't see it even Sahaba Dozier

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How can you call this victory? Oh, by the way, Allah did not say in fatahna Allah home.

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Fatah novena

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in Fatah, laka laka, er Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but hamdulillah I want you to understand this. According to Allah,

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according to Allah, the greatest victory of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam because this is not a victory for the Muslims. This is not a victory for Islam. In the ayah This is a victory for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the greatest victory in the sila of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam are the Sahaba who even when they have the most intense emotions, they still obeyed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that is the ultimate victory.

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This mob who was able to control their emotions because their emotions are very high, but their loyalty to Allah's Messenger is even higher and out of that loyalty, they can maintain their discipline, there is never ever going to be a greater victory than this ever.

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It's not who they are. It's the Sahaba

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that's the Sahaba

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people missed this point.

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Why am I telling you this? Because nowadays we make the alpha victory.

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We mean to offer victory yes or no. We see the Muslims in the difficult situations around the oma and we make the out that Allah gives them and gives us victory.

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If we don't understand what victory means

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From the Quran, then maybe we don't understand what we're asking for

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the victory of conquering a land, the victory of removing the kuffar

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the victory of seizing territory, you know what Allah calls that? What Ohara love lamb, duc De La Hoya Allahu beha.

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Secondary,

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Allah calls the conquest of land, secondary, Allah calls the conquest of the hearts of the believers primary.

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That's not my description. That is not a historians description, look, anybody else who would read the story of what they do, they would think of it as a loss.

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But Allah will describe it as a victory. I will describe it as a victory.

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The one thing I want you to think about here,

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and then I'll give you the secondary benefit to before I close, but just this first, is this this? I mean, if I talked about the second night, we'd be here till further and I got a flight to catch. So we can do that. But the the Justice First I want to share something with you.

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You know, there's a secondary benefit of enough additional aka tamina. Let me explain.

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The treaty says that you are not going to fight with us and we are not going to fight with you. But if our Muslim runs away from Makkah, what would we do?

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Send them back. We'll send them back and among other disadvantages to the Muslims, okay. Let me not tell you about the Sierra for a second, let me tell you about international politics.

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Major governments in the world, say we do not negotiate with terrorists. Never heard this before. Governments say we do not negotiate with terrorists. If you negotiate with them, that means you have accepted that they are legitimate yes or no. Because you signed a paper with them, you shook your hand with them, you did a press release with them. You did a treaty with them, which means you think of them as a legitimate government. So if we sign a treaty with them, that is proof that they are legitimate in our eyes. Okay. And if a government thinks that the group their enemy is small, and they can crush them, they said, We don't need to make a treaty with these people, we can crush them.

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They're criminals, they're nothing.

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But if a group becomes powerful, so powerful that you can't just crush them, then you become weak. And you have to accept that we have to sign a what a treaty.

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The political victory in this ayah is that for the first time, the Quraysh, who up until now, what did they consider the Muslims.

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They considered the Muslims a cult, they considered the Muslims traitors, you can call them a terrorist group.

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Back then, is language.

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But now they are signing a treaty with the Muslims, which means the Quraysh have accepted the might and the muscle and the power of the Muslims. And Allah made them accept the power of the Muslims, even when the Muslims didn't have weapons in their hands.

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They did not accept the might of the Muslims in Africa, they did not accept the might of the Muslims in bother, not in offered not enough. But they accepted the power of the Muslims when Muslims came in from

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I need you to understand that.

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Power is not about weapons.

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Power is not about weapons. And this is the way we think of when will the government understand the power of the Muslim? When will they recognize the power of the Muslim? We have an emotional thought about that. But the CLR and the Quran have such a deeper understanding of this issue. They have such a powerful it's such a powerful reality that the Quraysh had to sign this treaty. Now all of Arabia, the rest of the tribes they don't like Qureshi remember why they don't like French?

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Because they made them go all the way down.

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Now, all of grace, all of the tribes See, yo, the crush, they were gonna kill them with some six months ago, and now they're ready to find a treaty. These Muslims are powerful man.

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These Muslims are serious. They're even more powerful than

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the Quran.

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Because the Quran is we're forced to sign a treaty even when the Muslims were not with any weapons. That's crazy man.

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Some crazy tribal politics.

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And in this time, we have 10 years of peace. 10 years of no fighting 10 years of no fighting. Guess what I want you to ever seen the map during election season. They say this party's This party is colored blue, the other party's colored red, right so the blue is this big and the red is that big. Right now

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Think of it like this, I'll say that we'll give the porridge Purple.

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Purple was huge. And the Muslims, White was very little,

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very little.

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But especially during exam during the trench wars, all the tribes were against

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the Muslims. So the purple map was huge, and the white map was very small. Now this little tiny white map goes over to the crush, and they make them sign a treaty. Now the White White has become a little bit bigger. And the rest of the huge purple map has become neutral. Why did they become neutral? Because they don't like pradesh anymore?

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So what are the Muslims do during the peace time, the Muslims go to every one of those tribes and say, Hey, you want to stay neutral? Fine. But if you want to side with us, you can sign with us too. Because we're big. We got muscle. Look at what we made the courage to.

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And so some tribes saying you guys are I'm scared of both you guys. I don't want nothing. I want to be Switzerland.

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Okay. And some other tribes say you know what, sign me up.

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And guess what happens in these is supposed to be 10 years, it doesn't take 10 years. But in months, the per the map of the of the region, the white starts getting bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger and what's getting smaller, the purple is getting smaller, poor guys are getting squeezed.

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And they're so squeezed. And they're scared, because one of the items in the treaty is if we fight or you fight, if any fighting happens, then the whole thing is canceled.

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Then the whole thing is canceled.

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So

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the coalition that I'm fighting by accident, they didn't mean to do it. They just ended up in a fight. And some Muslims got killed.

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Oh no.

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If the treaty is gone, then what will the Muslims do?

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Take over and now that the white is huge, and the purple is tiny, they have nothing they have no power left. So Abu Sophia was not a Muslim, who was one of the great leaders of koresh has to now come to Medina.

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He has to come to Medina. Imagine they used to consider them, insects, things considered them nothing. Now they have to come to Medina and he has to go find make a meeting with him. So he goes to the house of the solar system. And by the way, his daughter is married to the solar solar. So he goes into the house. He sees his daughter. He goes inside, he's about to sit down. She says dad, wait a second.

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And she rolls up the mat. Now you can sit on the floor.

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And he says Excuse me.

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Am I too good for this mat? Or is this mat? too good for me? She says well actually that's a little suicide Solomon's mat. It's too good for you.

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Now he's already been told Well, what is he going to negotiate now his own his own daughter and just kind of put him in his place?

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You know, and this is you don't treat an ambassador like that. Imagine an ambassador comes to your government. It comes to the you know, Parliament House and you're about to sit on a chair. They move the chair, please sit on the floor.

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That's an insult, isn't it? That means this Ambassador has no respect with us. You are nothing to us now. You used to think we are nothing now we think you are nothing.

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So he has no room to negotiate is begging and pleading. Please don't attack us please. Sorry. We made a mistake. I know the treaty is canceled, but can you please renew the treaty? Please, please, please, please.

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And the Muslim Say what?

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No.

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And we go and we make Hajj and we make it peacefully. We don't take weapons, we just go make Hajj and we conquer Makkah without a single weapon.

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We just conquer Morocco. But all of that happened. The day the Muslims were frustrated and they couldn't fight and their anger was high. And they said come on let's get the revenge Rothman and that's it Come on let's just make HUD come up we're right there with the enemy allies with us let's just go fight them. Why are we accepting these these insulting negotiations against the kuffaar we should take the kofod on allies with us the angels are with us. Let's do this right now. That is the time where a lot would calm them down and they will listen to the civil law salallahu alayhi wasallam and they will learn to back off because just within that year you won't have to pick up any

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arms you're just gonna walk right in

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and that all of that began with the first domino that fell was for the Vienna treaty of Bolivia

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and unless sums all of that up with one is in for definite Amina we have given you clearly for you. We have

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Given a special kind of victory, we have given a special kind of victory.

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Well, like I tell you something

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in Arabic, in fact, Han mubin and lakka is expected the Dharma Jude is supposed to be at the end the grammar when you make it more goddamnit actually becomes Moses, which means, especially for you, we have given a clear victory.

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You know what that means? This is the last few comments I have for you. These are just again, this is not the full lecture on the subject. This is just the thoughts I have thus far. And shallow tala Mcdo I'm able to complete this study and do something comprehensive because personally I believe Muslims need to understand certain facts very, very clearly, because this is the surah of victory. And I personally believe there's a lot of confusion among us what victory means is a lot of time already or Hanako, salaam, Medina, okay. Okay.

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So one last thing about enough at a helicopter Marina, how do countries win in wars?

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By bombing, by killing by war by by overpowering the forces by sending tanks into the city? Isn't that how they win wars? And even when they take over if a military takes over a country? Does that necessarily mean that the people that live inside that country have given up?

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Has it happened in the world today that there's a military from another country, it takes over? It's it's invaded, but the people have not accepted it? Does that happen? So you cannot call that a clear victory.

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It's a military victory. But it's not a victory of the hearts of the people. It's not even a complete military victory. It's not a victory in every sense of the word. It's maybe just a victory against the army but not a victory against the people. It's not, it's not you know, in every sense of the word you understand. So it's very difficult to say in wars that a victory is absolutely clear. You get me

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in the foot hamaca Allah says enough attack nella cotton, not just for time in Nevada for 10 minutes, it's going to be clear.

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The clearest victory in human history is the victory given total Sula, la sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that victory wasn't even the result of war.

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It wasn't even the result of war.

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It was the result of strategy.

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It was a result of of patience. It was more important than anything else. It was the result of discipline. It was the result of discipline.

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The Sahaba are the ultimate victory, not because they go in the battlefield, because they obey the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, unconditionally, when he tells them to put that ROM on, they put their arm on, when he takes it off, they take it off. When they walk to my car, they walk to my car when they have to walk back, they'll walk back, no complaints,

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no complaints. We want victory.

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Allah is telling us the prerequisites. We have to have disciplined you have to have control over our emotions. We cannot be mobs angry mobs that can think clearly. We have to be people that understand the definition of victory from Allah's book.

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We have to become these little thoughtful people. You know, the oma today The last thing you find in essence discipline. It's so sad. The last thing you see in us is discipline. We don't even have discipline in the way you park our cars outside the masjid.

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By the way, when Salam begins it's beautiful discipline. Beautiful. We all you know, you could be anywhere our kids could be going crazy. When cama de la cama de la, we all line up perfectly, is that the case everybody checks their feet, everybody lines up perfectly. And as soon as a lot is done, we go back to chaos again.

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The salaat five times a day What does it teach us?

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discipline and actually it proves that Muslims are capable of amazing discipline.

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You cannot find any other religion that just a simple call is made. Allahu Akbar Allahu La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, Allah, Allah Allah and all the conversations will stop all the cell phones will turn off all the everything will go go dark, you know everything will stop playing, everybody will stop sitting down everybody will stand up perfectly line up like an army. Even though they don't know each other, they never trained together. They don't even know what general is was leading the prayer. They know nothing but they will line up immediately that is impossible anywhere else other than this religion. We are a people of discipline, but unfortunately outside of Salah

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what we what we learn in Salah needs to now come outside of Salah. We need to become disciplined people. These are some thoughts that I wanted to share with you especially with the younger generation here just to illustrate that

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There's a lot to think about in the last book, you know, there's a lot to reflect in, there's been a lot to understand a lot to grasp. And if we begin to be become people who truly deeply, truly understand the book of Allah, then we will be in a better position to act on the book of Allah. If you want to act on the book of Allah, you first have to understand the work of a lot. If you don't have a good understanding, you're not gonna have a good action. You're not gonna have good, good implementation of a laws book. And this book is not like a magazine. It's not like a an article or a blog. You can't just read it just like this. And I got I get it, I get it. I find it I

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know, they reflect deeply on Docker on every aisle, you have to think about it, you have to ponder over it. You have to study it, you have to dive in like you're diving into an ocean, and then you will get the wisdom that you can act on, you can't just casually browse through it. It's not a casual read. You can't skim through the Quran to get its treasure. You understand that? We unfortunately today we have a very shallow appreciation of the Quran. We have to change that in our culture. We have to become a culture of people that celebrated of God in the Quran, the Quran, the Quran, the Quran, studying the seed of the Quran in depth, studying its language in depth,

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understanding it and pondering over it and discussing it in depth so that we can all act on it in the way that we're supposed to act on it. That is my dog for this oma that may Allah azza wa jal really make us a people that are connected with his work the way we're supposed to be connected, that understand it in the most pure the most refined way, in the way it was supposed to be understood. May Allah azza wa jal makers of people of the Quran that don't take it, you know, don't become lacks in regards to it. The month of the Quran is still fresh in our hearts. We just came out of Ramadan, but don't let it dry up. so easily. Study of last book guys study a large book, you

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spend your nights discussing world politics and nothing has changed. How much you spend your nights memorizing a suit or two. How about you spend your nights studying the book of Allah a little bit more, if the world won't change, at least you will change, at least you will change and will likely when you change, then the world changes. Until you don't change the world will not change. The world will not change the Sahaba were the ultimate change. They brought an amazing transformation within themselves by a large book. And because of the change inside of themselves. Allah gave victory in their hands the victory of conquer conquest was nothing. That was just nothing. You know, that was

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insignificant. this dunya was created for us. It's been made for us. We just have to become we have to prove to a lot that we are just for him. When we proved to Allah that we are for him that he will hand them over. It's not no big deal to him. There's nothing to him. So Pamela