Abdullah ibn Salam (ra) The Righteous Rabbi – The Firsts
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Hola Samira administrators Mr manleigh Human hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen whatever one Illa Allah by the mean when arqiva to limit Sakina Allahumma salli wa sallam about a crab Dakota suka Mohammed and sallallahu alayhi wa salam ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam to slim and cathedra. So hamdulillah Grameen, we are now getting into a very unique set of people from those that welcome the profit slice on to it in Medina. And I want to actually start off by saying that next week in sha Allah Tada, we will be off in the nighttime, I'll be out of town for one week in sha Allah and then we will continue the week after that. And it will be a treat because we'll be talking about sediment
and fat acetyl, the Allahu Taala and who was one of my favorite people to talk about in terms of welcoming the Prophet slice and I'm to El Medina. But tonight in sha Allah to Allah, we're talking about someone who's from the same genre of Salman or the Allah Tala, and who accept that he doesn't go through the same process, the same journey. And this is a man who likes and anomaly Allah Tada, and who is looking for a prophet of Allah to come, and who is sincere in his pursuit. And so we've talked about the unsought from an ocean of hazards from the two main tribes that were sick of the fighting in Medina, and ready to receive a prophet who would teach them a new way. And now we're
talking about people who already were convinced in the Oneness of Allah subhanaw taala, and convinced that a new way was overdue, and we're simply waiting for a prophet to arise so that they could follow him and that they could support him. This man Subhan Allah is probably one of the most interesting and fascinating stories from all of the people of Medina that we will talk about. He is the chief rabbi of Medina, the chief rabbi of Medina, the most senior person from the three main Jewish tribes that existed in Medina, his name is slain even Salaam and Al Hussein with Assad not like Al Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Al Hussein ibn Salam, Al
Hadith, Abu Yusuf al Islam, Ely, Al Ansari. Now I have to clarify when I say Islam, Ed, I'm not talking about the European colonial state that was created seven years ago, talking about from Benny Islam in why because this man is actually a descendant of who you are. Coolgardie is Salam, and specifically Subhan Allah, he's a descendant of use of it his setup. So the chief rabbi of Medina, the descendant of use of it his salah, from a tribe known as Bengal tiger, a new car, the new kind of car. Now there were several tribes, Jewish tribes that had settled in in Medina, of course, at that time, it was called yesterday because they saw that the traits and the signs pointed to the
profit arising in that place. So the description of the next prophet was that he was to arise in that place. So you had a few Jewish tribes that settled that area. The three main Jewish tribes are been ocarina went on to lead and Ben will pay no car, okay? And he is the most senior of venerable Kino car, Hussein ibn Salam, from the lineage of Yusuf Ali, his Salah and Subhanallah, as these people had come to yesterday, at the time, of course, you know, you had many social dynamics that placed the Jewish tribes in that area, in a very interesting category. For one, you had an insecurity of sorts, from the people of Arabia, towards the People of the Book, the pagans in Mecca,
respected. It's ironic because they rejected the prophets lie Selim was such with such malice, but when it came to the Jewish tribes in the Medina, the pagans in Mecca, though they worshipped all the gods that they worship, they still respected the Jewish tribes, as learned people of Scripture, right as they respected in the Joshi, the Christians from Rome, they had a certain level of respect and honor for them. But of course, to them, there was no concept not just of the oneness of God, but no concept of the athlete of the hereafter. They rejected the entire notion of the aka of the hereafter. But they still had this idea that these people were superior to them, that they had some
sort of a scripture that they had some sort of divine revelation. Of course, even the people of Makkah had some sort of adherence to Ibrahim, it has set up and a respect for Ibrahim alayhis salam, knowing that they were from his lineage, but having absolutely no attachment to his religion, also, the people of yesterday, were largely the two tribes of an osano husbands who are killing each other off, whereas the Jewish tribes were not really involved in that internal politics. They
had some connections with them. They had trade with them. They had a very strong influence and yesterday in terms of the social life in terms of the economy of yesterday, but not so much when it came to the internal dynamics of these two main tribes have an ocean of husbands that were really killing each other off. They were still very much so respected and look to in terms of the overall decision making and they were all about to gather upon the leadership of Abdullah bin Obon. Salute, the chief of the hypocrites. Remember all of the fitna that will take place in El Medina, you know, in terms of the hypocrites is just because I'm loving what David said, who did not get his crown. He
was ready to be crowned as their king. They were all going to sort of agree upon him as the main man and the prophets of Allah. He said, I'm coming to Medina undermines all of that. So they're uniquely placed now. Amongst them are those who are sincere pursuance of religion, you know, sincere seekers of Deen. And they are devout students of the TelaDoc. And looking for this prophet of Allah. Amongst them are those who are looking for the power in that region. Because the assumption is that the Prophet will be from Bani Israel. And so if the prophet is from Israel, and that's going to solidify a certain power dynamic in the region, and Subhanallah, you can see that there is a common
denominator in all of those that rejected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they all cited one problem, not his character, but he's not one of us. The tribes and Maccha said, He's not one of us, Abuja, who the person who became the pharaoh of this ummah, who would acknowledge and private, he said, what he says, makes sense, and it's clearly divine. But he's from bento Hashem, and if we give him that authority, if we acknowledge his prophethood, then he will not have superiority over us. I'm loving Oh, babe, and suddenly turns this all into a dynamic of what that this profit is coming or this man is going to come and corrupt what we've built over here, but at the end of the
day, he just wants to be in charge. And we will see when we talk about Sofia, on the Allahu Taala and her mother, Sophia, whose father was from one of those, those tribes, you know, you would think he would be excited to see this prophet of Allah but once he realized the Prophet of Allah is not from the lineage of any Islam, he'll he became right away a staunch enemy of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam at the end of the day, this was a power game. How do we cede our ground our authority in a highly tribal world to this profit from bento Hashem Abdullah Abu Salam, well, the Allahu anhu, and we'll get to how his name was our beloved masala is not just one of those who is sincere in his
pursuit of a messenger of Allah, but he is distinguished in his pursuit of the Messenger of Allah. Now I want to talk about him in Medina before the prophets lie some comes to Medina, he is known as the most knowledgeable man in Medina. Number one, he's distinguished by his number two by his character. So people used to sing his praises, they used to say he's the most honest person, the most pious amongst us, the most humble amongst us. So they had nicknames to sing his praises. He is a person who was known for engaging in honest trade. Okay, so he did not abuse his religious authority. And that's something that was actually very respectable about him, while the low tide
animal was that he didn't use the religious place that he had amongst them to give himself a certain economic advantage in Yemen about the time instead, he used to go and he used to take care of his own gardens. He would pick his own dates from his trees, he would sell wheat and barley in the marketplace just like everybody else, because he wanted to make an honest living. So he didn't abuse, the religious authority that he had amongst the people for his economic benefit. And they said he was extremely lovely, very gentle, a very gentle person. And his day was divided into three, this is very beautiful Subhanallah, they said that he had a regimen of how he divided his day into
three 1/3 of the day, it was in the synagogue, and he would worship and he would teach, so every day he'd spend 1/3 of the day in the synagogue, and you'll see when we get to the story of Salah mama, the Allahu anhu, this 1/3 1/3 1/3 So 1/3 of his day was in the synagogue, worshiping Allah subhanaw taala and teaching the Torah, another third of the day, he would go into private isolation, and he would recite the Torah and study it and do vicar and remember Allah subhanaw taala. So 1/3 was public worship. 1/3 was private worship. And 1/3 was him farming in his date palms and taking care of his of his of his business, basically. So we had 1/3 to the public teaching in the synagogue 1/3
to his own recitation of the Torah, and 1/3 which was dedicated to his own economic benefit just working in the gardens and selling his barley and his dates in the marketplace at the time.
Subhan Allah He was specifically, you know, attached to the verses about the coming prophets within the Torah. Remember there are all these verses about a prophet to come. So he specifically had an attachment to those verses. And he used to study those verses and he used to talk about those verses. And he used to supplicate to Allah, that Allah would allow him to live long enough to accompany this prophet. Remember what aka the biblical scholar will be Allah Tala ano in Makkah, what occurs regret when the prophets lie some comes to him is that I wish I could live long enough to be with you. When your people run you out when they persecute you have the loved ones Salam or
the Allahu Taala and who How old is he? He was 20 years older than the prophets lie Selim. So He is senior to the Prophet slicin. Okay, He is senior to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and some of the narrations say he's about 10 years older but he's senior to the Prophet sighs I'm 10 or 20 years older than the Prophet slice I'm so he's hoping and he's longing as he's getting older, that Allah will give him the opportunity to see this prophet, the prophet that the sincere seekers in Mecca, they the will the Allahu taala, and what are called the Allahu taala, and who and others were looking for. And as this is happening as he is reciting, and teaching people about the, the
prophet, he actually says that I had a feeling that the Prophet would migrate based upon what he was reading in the Torah, the prophet would migrate to this land, but he wouldn't be from this land, meaning there was a headlock that would precede the Prophet slice. I'm in this lens. The idea was that he would rise in that land, but he was saying it would come after his persecution, and his Hijra. So, he says, he's now narrating his own story.
He said, When I heard about a man claiming prophethood, in Makkah,
I started to inquire about him. So I started to ask the people that were going to Mecca about his name, about his qualities, about his attributes, about his claims about what people were seeing about what we're saying about him. And he said, everything I found matches perfectly with what I was studying in the total. So his anticipation is growing, that maybe this is him not realize that, you know, though, it's like he's right around the corner and Mecca. He's waiting for some events to unfold in order to really test this, this prophet. Right. And he says, Then I heard that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wa salam had left Maccha and he was heading for Yathrib.
And he said, and I remember the people going out into the trees for months waiting for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to, to arrive at Baba. So he said, Every day when I was working in my palm trees, he said, I would sit at the very top of the palm tree and sort of analyze the scene, see where they work with the coming of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and how the prophets like Selim was going to be received. So he said, I was one day sitting at the top of the palm tree. And I saw the commotion.
And the Ansara started to shout out that the Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi, wa sallam had arrived.
So he said, I shouted out just instinctively, he said, I said, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Two times he said, I shouted out to be and who was confused. He said, my aunt, had an aunt by the name of her leader, Sally will the Allahu Taala and her she would become Muslim afterwards, said my aunt holida. She looked at me and she was confused. And she said, Hey, yearbook Allah, Wallah. Hello Quintus Amira to be Musab near Imran and he has Salam cardamom Masjid said What's wrong with you? If you heard that Moses had come? You wouldn't show this much excitement. Like what is this reception because the assumption was that this is something that right now is relegated to the affairs of the
unsolved this really doesn't involve the Jewish tribes or the others right now. I'm in Medina, what is wrong with you? Why are you so excited? And I said to her a Hannah. I said to her, Oh, my aunt, who Allah He, uh, who moves Abner Imran Alayhis Salam, I swear by Allah that he is the brother of Moses. He is the brother of musante salaam wa ala Dini, he and he is on the religion of Musa alayhis salaam, Bora etha Bhima Bori Therby he and he was sent with what he was sent with. I swear by Allah that this is the brother of Moses who was upon his religion, and it was sent with what he was sent with. And she said a Abernathy
Oh, son of my brother.
Uh, who wouldn't be Allah the kuna northborough Anna who? Yamato oh yo, batho nemesis.
Is he the Prophet? This is a really interesting description, especially when we think about the way the End of Times feel so imminent? Is he the prophet that we've been told about in the Torah? There's an understanding that we've been told about a prophet to come. Is he the prophet that we have been told about that will come right with the Day of Judgment following soon after him the hour following soon after him.
Remember the profit slice and um, said that his sanding and the coming of the hour are like these two fingers. I mean, there's this much time, the prophet slice alone, and the end of this this life, basically the Day of Judgment arriving. And if you think about the span of human history, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, until the end, Allah knows best but you know, there are profits and profits and 1000s of prophets that come before and how many years of human history so relative to all of that the prophets lysosomes coming with the hour is very soon being the last messenger it has Salatu was set up. So I responded and I said Nam, yes, for call it for that. Okay, Even so, she
said in that case, then I can see why and we accept as well. So I do not know Salam Radi Allahu taala. And when he says that after that,
I went and I approached and what's beautiful about our beloved Mr. Romm is that he actually gets to tell us his story about you know, from hearing about the prophets, like some from far away to going and finding him amongst the crowd. And he's very vivid with the details. He said, so I went out to where the people were. And I started to go around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Karloff to financee the Andorra la he. So I kind of cleared the way and he mentioned there is like this traffic around the profit slice on the unsought we're so excited to receive the profit slice on them. So I went there and I started to make my way through the people and I wanted to get a very
close up look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And he said, find a lot of tequila when he he had he his Salatu was Salam. I looked at his face out off to an award who, Lisa B when she comes up, I looked at his face and I said that's not the face of a liar. See, like before I have to ask any questions. Before the prophets lie, some even opens his mouth. I looked at his face, and I knew it was him. I knew that's not the face of a liar. And so he says that as I looked at the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood up to address the people for the very first time. So he's getting to witness the first hotbar of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to the people of Medina. And he says, What can oh
what a sheath into kandalama be here and he has Salatu was Salam. The first thing the Prophet signs and I'm sad a Yohannes of Shu Salam. O people spread Salam spread peace amongst yourselves, while altering McClaren and feed one another. And in one narration while still our hum and and establish your family ties was solid blue when NAS Sonia and pray at night while other people sleep to diflunisal Jana, be Salam, and you will enter into paradise in peace. It's Pamela this Constitution of Medina. It's very interesting because you think about the first impressions here. Right? What tone is the prophet slice I'm going to set when he
speaks in Medina for the very first time What's this man all about? Because remember, the unsought who couldn't get along with themselves and they were from the same bloodlines are welcoming a man with a new religion. And they're giving him this full authority. What tone is he going to set? You know, if you always watched the day of the inauguration speeches of the Presidents right in the United States are always like, what tone is the President going to set? Right? What's he going to say? What's he going to set? Because that's sort of the it's no longer the campaign speech right? Now. It's real. Now he's in charge. So a lot of the campaign speech suddenly changes with the
inauguration speech. So what's he going to say? Now that he has the br Now that he has the pledge of all of these people in Medina? And what's the claim of the prophets lie some of the claim that the mannequins are making is that he's coming to divide families he's coming to mess everything up, that his religion naturally, you know, ruins the cohesion in society.
And the first thing the Prophet slice, and I'm says, I've just said, spread peace. Did he say epsilon? The intercom just amongst yourselves, like forget about the rest of them? No, it spread peace of Jerusalem. And once understood that, especially amongst yourselves, right, but what are you bringing to your society you're bringing set up, you're bringing a sense of peace to society, while applying McClaren and fee
Eat amongst yourselves and of course, especially the poor amongst you but not only the poor amongst you, you know break bread with one another, break bread with one another and especially don't leave out the poor the profit slice on one of the earlier narrations in Medina was on the profit side some said the worst invitation is the one that the rich are invited and the poor are excluded when it comes to the feasts right. Feet break bread with one another and don't exclude the poor amongst you and connect your family ties I'm not here to ruin your families or to spoil your family ties. If anything, I'm here to strengthen them the family ties are tied to the Arshad Rana and so the throne
of the Most Merciful whoever severs those family ties ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada severs them from the throne. So establish those ties. We'll solve a little bit later on now Estonia
and all of that, what's your spiritual energy, your tahajjud pray at night while other people sleep. Pray at night while other people sleep. Tend to Haruna Jana Bisola, you will enter into paradise in peace is Pamela so talking about a first impression? I've been reading about him in the Torah. I come and I see him and I look at his face sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it is brighter than the full moon. And I see his smile for the first time and that's what he says. His words notch. What he is saying sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there is sick. There is a truthfulness that emanates from the face of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is confirmed with his words. So he said
Subhanallah he said that after the prophets lie, some did that loving Salam was sitting close to him.
So he asked me he turned to me will taffeta la he. He turned to me and he asked me What is your name?
So I said Al Hussein, ibn Salam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said you are Abdullah and masala he changed his name to Abdullah ibn salah. And Abdullah Abdul Salam are the Allahu taala. And who said our beloved Mr. Lamb it is. And I'm not pleased to be called by any other name. The Prophet slice immediately did that. Now by the way, this is actually a very interesting thing. Why did the prophets lie Selim choose to call him Abdullah? A lot of times you have someone with it with an obvious bad name and the prophets lie some changes the name to something that is good, or a name that's inappropriate because it has some sort of divine quality or exceeds the bounds right? Within
a scene we actually don't know why the prophets lie some changed his name to Abdullah and it may be that the Prophet slice Allah saw in him the qualities and the characteristics that he would be called by of the most beloved names to Allah subhanaw taala Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Salam so the prophets like some said, You are Abdullah Abu salah, he said, so it is I am Abdullah Salam, I don't want to be called by any other name after this. Okay.
And then he says,
I said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, a shadow Anika rasool Allah, wa Anneka Tabby Huck, I swear that you are the Messenger of Allah, and that you have come with the truth will cut the ID Metalia hood and the Jewish tribes no and Nisa, you do have what no say ed him. What are Allah Mohammed webinar ALEMI him, he said and they know that I am the their chief, their leader and the son of their leader. I am the most knowledgeable of them and the son of the most knowledgeable of the meaning I come from a long lineage here of scholarship and leadership and respect. But the prophets lie Selim said, call my people FAS l Hemani. And ask them about me before they know that
I've become Muslim.
And then watch what happens when they know that I become Muslim.
You see, subhanAllah what happened to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam identical, an identical situation he stood amongst his people on a sufferer and Shaggy doula who, right they bore witness your Asad el Amin, you are the honest one, you are the truthful and you're the trustworthy one. But as soon as the message changed, the description changed. So Abdullah Abu Salam said that the prophets lie some called My people. And he said and I was behind the curtain and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there are Hamid Al Islam, he called them to Islam. And he said to them, you know that I am the messenger of Allah that's been described to you in the TelaDoc that has come
to you. So accept this message that I've come to you with now realize here, this at this point when the prophets license coming to the Medina, the prophets lie some is not making this a condition for safety. Right. There's already a treaty that's being drawn up there are agreements that are being drawn up. There's a diplomacy there's, there are other types of agreements in this regard, but the prophets lie some is invoking the religious part of them and saying, Look, you know that I'm the Messenger of Allah that's been sent to
You are a foreigner who can make the phone at home. They know him like they know his son, their own children. You know that I'm that Prophet, you know that I'm that messenger. And they refuse to acknowledge the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the Prophet sighs sunset for AU Raju Lindfield. Come Abdullah Abdul Salam,
Prophet slicin. And I'm sad. Tell me about I'm the loving Salam amongst you.
So they responded and they said, say you do not webinar say Idina, what are Allah Mona? What? No. lamina the exact same thing that he said they would describe him as right so the prophets I was getting to know his position even more and this is solidifying it. They said the words that he said they would say about him, so it's like Assad local Amin, our say our alum, right. The prophets lie. Some has this experience. They said, He's our leader and the son of our leader. He's the most knowledgeable of us and the son of the most knowledgeable of us, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said, For our Atim in Islam, what if he becomes Muslim?
And they said, hashtag the law,
mercantilism, they said no way, he would never become Muslim.
Right? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He said, Yeah, Abdullah, Raj, Abdullah come out. So Abdullah came out, and he called them to Islam. And he said Walla, Walla, Allah de la ilaha illa who inna communitarian Amana and now who rasool Allah. Well, Anna Hoja Bihac said, you know that this is him, this is the Messenger of Allah, this is who we've been waiting for it and he's come to you with truth for call who kidnapped and they completely denounced him and they turned their backs on him. So his own people were like, nope, not you. So that is strange meant that the Prophet slicin got from his people in Mecca. as sort of this this knowledgeable, beloved one, Salah Hardy was salam, but now he threatens the power dynamics with
theology is happening now with our beloved no salaam or the Allahu taala. And who suddenly, you know, he now loses all of that good credibility that he had for all of those years, amongst his people. Now, Subhan Allah, obviously, with this position that he plays with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, I mean, it's, it's important to really understand the dynamics here, of what this means to have the chief rabbi of Medina immediately embraced you. Right with absolutely no hesitation, in fact, to come out and meet you in Cuba and embrace you before the prophets lies on even built a message in Medina. He already had the chief rabbi of Medina, embracing him and
embracing Islam. So obviously, he's going to play this role in the Sierra, as a scholar, as a teacher as an advisor to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, especially helping the prophets lie some sort of navigate some of the social dynamics with some of the tribes that were in Medina. But Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed multiple is about this incidence. And that's actually it's very significant. Subhanallah when you're reading about a companion, and now you can connect some of the ayat to this one companion, first of all certain cough when Allah subhanaw taala says pull out an item in Canada and in the law, he will have Haltom be he was Shahida Shah he don't mean Benny
Israa Illa Allah Mythri he for Armineh was stuck bottom in Hola, hola, Del Carmen la Alameen. Allah subhanaw taala says, Have you considered that what if this is from Allah and you have disbelieved in it and a witness from Benny sloth eel has testified to it and believed, while you turned away from it in arrogance in Allah, Allah didn't call Nevada mean Allah does not guide a transgressing people. Now what was this? This is a very interesting idea. Because Surah Kahf is actually of the last ayat that were revealed in Mecca. So the HIPAA here, those that are being addressed are the people of Mecca, as well as obviously, by extension, the benefit in the lesson not just to the people of
Medina, but to everyone. Right. But the scholars say that this was a bush straw, this was a glad tiding this, this idea, actually preceded the actual Islam of Abdullah Abdullah Salam, but it was a glad tiding that Abdullah Salam would embrace Islam.
Right. And it would almost solidify what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was saying to the people of Mecca all along, that I am the Prophet that has been testified to by the prophets of old confirmed by the scriptures, and from the children of Israel at his center.
So Allah subhanaw taala is speaking to the people of Makkah and saying, If this man, you know, you have an insecurity to the people of the book to the Christians and the Jews, and the most senior Jewish scholar, the most senior Jewish rabbi is accepting the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and you're turning away from him. What is wrong with you? What is wrong with the way that you think? Also an ambassador
A long time not uncommon others, they said the I answered earlier Emraan li su Silla, they are not alike when added to Kitabi on Mattoon ca Emma tune yet Luna IR Tila he Anna and Lady were homeless to dune when ALLAH SubhanA wa says that they are not all the same amongst the people of the book is a community that is upright there they recite God's revelation throughout the night they prostrate themselves they believe in Allah subhanaw taala they believe in the last day yet more on the way in home I didn't want to get what you said your own effing Hyatts they believe in Allah and the Last Day they enjoying good they forbid evil and they rushed to do good deeds what will come in Aslan
Hain and they are from the writers. So you'll find Mujahidin other say that is speaking about Abdullah salaam that he is the primary example. Some of them said in the Joshi and some of the Christians that embrace the prophets lie Selim but that many of the Sahaba and the self would say look at Abdullah salah. Look at Abdullah Abu Salam o Allah Allah Tala Ando and how readily he was able to embrace what the prophets lie some came with, and how beautiful his character was before Islam when he was a Jewish rabbi and how beautiful even more beautiful his character became. When he embraced Islam and became of the senior companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and
also when ALLAH SubhanA wa says we are called to ladina Cafaro last more Salah called Kapha Billa he Shahid and benei Robina come, women are in the who are illumine Kitab Subhan Allah when Allah says, those who disbelieved they say to the prophets lie, some you're not a prophet, you're not a messenger. And Allah says to the prophets lie, some say to them, Allah is sufficient of a witness between me and you. And those who actually know the Scripture, and Mujahid says who Abdullah Salam Allah speaking about once again calling to witness Abdullah Salam whose knowledge of the Torah was so undeniable, right that he is a witness as well to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so he
is many firsts here, right? The first Rabbi that we know in history to embrace Islam, of course, some of those that were people of the book in the general sense and follow the way of Ibrahim Arnie's Salam could be described as rabbis in some sense, but he's the first formal Rabbi that we know to embrace Islam. He is the first one to be testified about from the people of Medina in the Quran with multiple ayat and he is the first person of Medina to be promised paradise.
That is a an amazing distinction. The first person from Medina to be promised Jana to be guaranteed gentlemen to be from the machine of Allah Jana, in Sahih al Bukhari under the virtues of the unsought the book of the virtues of the unsought there's a chapter Bab Manasa people, I'm delighted me ceramill The Allahu Taala and the virtues of Abdullah Salam Well, the Allahu Taala and who, and it is a Hadith from Saudi Arabia what Castile the Allahu taala, and he said mass, and they are to be your sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Yaku newly Adenium Shia out in the home in Al Jana ilani, Abdullah Ali Salam. He said that I have not seen a person on the face of the earth who the prophets lie some
would testify to him being guaranteed Jana, like Abdullah Salam or the Allahu Taala animal, meaning it was on more than one occasion that the Prophet slice and I'm gonna say, This man is from the people of Jamaica, and the man is going to enter upon you from Allah Jana and Abdullah Salam, O Allah, Allah Tala and who would walk into the masjid or who walk into the gathering. So Saturday will be Allah and who is saying, the shahada of the Prophet slicin For this man was plentiful and established. And he said, and he is the one where he he knows that atop the hill. He is the one who Allah revealed about Russia, he the Shah, he didn't mean any Israel and a witness from Bani Israel
has borne witness to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So that's one of the amazing Menaka one of the amazing virtues and of course, all of the Sahaba are of a certain rank. And the prophets lie some of them, gives them all their virtues but to be amongst that group of people that the prophets lie some guarantees Jana, in their lifetime Sangha to them is a very special distinction. And the narrations of Abdullah Salam o the Allahu anhu, after the prophets, like some comes to in Medina, is a man who becomes as devoted to the Quran as the Torah. Okay, so he was devoted to the Torah and he became devoted to the Quran. And he basically switched his schedule
from the synagogue to the masjid the Torah to the Quran, and continue to dedicate himself to the prophets lie Selim and maintain the overall demeanor that he had within the within the Madani society and the narrations about him. Subhan Allah all surround the Quran, a man who's asking about the Quran, who's looking to become as noble of a scholar and as learned of a scholar in the Quran, as he already was in the Torah. So he says that a group of
The companions with the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were sitting and we were talking, and we said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, lo na Allah, ma al early headbutted Allah He now I'm in now, that if only we would know what of the deeds are most beloved to Allah subhanaw taala we would certainly do it. The NS Allah Allahu Allah, Allah so Allah revealed to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said beheaded Allah He math is somehow to him after all. Well, who Allah Aziz will Hakeem, you had Adina amaro Lima taco Luna, Nana tough Hanuman, Allah revealed that whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth glorifies Allah subhanaw taala for He is the
Almighty to all wise. Oh, you who believe why do you say that what you don't do meaning? If lust consistency, avoiding hypocrisy and being careful when you say that you're going to do something to actually do it? What's most beloved to Allah subhanaw taala is sincerity. So Abdullah No, salam, well, the Allah Tala and the narration continues. He says for Cara Alena Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi salam, the prophets lie Selim recited it to us and then he recited it to Abu selama and then I will sell them or recite it to you here so you can see even the ayah being recited and so it's a soft as a response to this group of companions that were that were questioning what is the best deed
to Allah subhanaw taala another beautiful narration about him
actually comes from a Tabori from the next generation. Place of note about well, the Allahu Taala and who Rahim Allah he says Quinto jadie Some females did Medina, I was sitting in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So put yourself in Medina now sitting in the muscles of the Prophet slice Allah.
Further Hello, Roger lune Allah was he I thought for sure. So this man walked in. And he had on his face the signs of for sure. Signs of humility. You know, subhanAllah when I'm the Lagna Salam saw the prophets lie Selim. He said that's not the face of a liar.
And case of nobody doesn't know Abdullah salah, he's in Medina, sort of as a student of the companions, and this man walks in, and he says, what a beautiful face tranquility, humility there's so much there that you can see of devotion just from looking at him Subhanallah for the very first time
for call who had the Rajim Allah Jana
and he said the Companions dancer. That's that man from the people of Ghana. In one narration, it was Abdullah and Omar inside the middle Malik saying how the Rajon agenda. So two companions of love Mohammed inside the Malik and one of the narrations also authentic. said that man right there that just walked in on you. That's a man from the people of Ghana. So he says for Salah carotene. He prayed to doctors in the masjid. And they were pretty light meaning this was not at a time where it was a father or proceeding a Salah he entered into the masjid at a time when it's permissible to pray. He prayed to short Rock has some Maha Raj and then he left paella what's a better to who? So
he said so I immediately when I started the follow
up call Tula who inna Kahina the Felton Masjid call who had a regime and Elijah said I said to him, you know, basically Oh my uncle when you entered into the masjid, the companions the people said that man is from the people of Ghana.
So he said Subhan Allah Allah He Malian but he had an accord and Allah Ya know, like he was in humility, right? He said People shouldn't say what they're not certain about, like people should be a little bit more careful with their their hastiness with these things, but places like okay, the Sahaba are saying this about you what is your story and there are a lot of narrations, beautiful narrations like this where you had these, these converts that came later on that are following up with a companion saying, Tell me your story. Tell me your story. Tell me your story. So what is behind this confirmation from other companions that you are a person of gender?
So he said, So Hadith aka Mima, that I'm going to tell you what it is that is behind that. He said about a total Allah identities Allah Allah Allah here wa salam. So I saw this dream, in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, for Kasasa to her ally. And I told the prophets lie some of this dream. Now remember, the Companions used to come to the prophets lie some after budget. And the Prophet saw someone say Who amongst you had a dream. And if it was a good dream, they would share their dreams. So he said, I shared this dream with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, cholera Etuk and NiFi roba. I saw myself in this beautiful garden, that kahraman sanity will hold Rottie ha.
And he mentioned while the Allahu Taala and how its expanse and its greenery and the beauty of that garden, and he said in the middle of that garden, was I moved to in Manhattan
It was this metal pole.
All right, so follow the dream. I'm the loved one. Saddam is telling the prophets like some I'm, I'm seeing myself in a garden.
And in the middle of the garden is this pole is iron pole. So he says, As fellow who fill out, what are Allahu for summer. So the lowest part of it is pinned to the ground. And then the highest part of it is way into the heavens, I can't even see where it goes, right? It's high up there. And he said, and from what I could see, at the top, there was a router one,
there was a handhold.
So I'm in a garden, I see a pole, I'm looking up at the pole. And there's this handhold at the at the top of the pole, from where I could
see, and he said, then a voice tells me a sense.
Go get it.
So cool, too. Last thought here is that I said, I can't get up there. How am I going to get all the way up the pole and grab on to that. So he said that this person then came underneath me and basically ascended with me, pushed me up and I started to ascend in this garden
until I got to the top of the pole. And he said, and I grabbed onto that handhold and he said, for steel cuts too. And I woke up, we're in the hell of a Yeti. And it was in my hand like I woke up right after I grabbed onto it. So I grabbed onto it in the dream and then I woke up, like, finished my dream and it's like I'm clenching my fist. Like I was just there. Hello, what a dream, right? And so I was in a garden. And there's a pole in the middle of this garden, a handhold at the top. And I'm told a sand and grab onto it. And I didn't know how to and basically an angel takes him up. I grab onto it and then I wake up, and it's right after I'm holding on to it.
So I came to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam. And I told the prophets I some this dream, and the prophets like Selim was filled with joy. And he said, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. tilaka rolda al Islam. He said, Sal, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, this garden that you saw is Islam.
And he says, with early killing, I moved, I moved to Islam, and this poll, is the poll of Islam. What till calorosa rahua. To loose ca. And that handhold is the sturdy handle the law talks about it and certainly Bacala right to hold on to a lot of what to lose. It's the handhold the faith for into al Islam had Timoteo Abdullah.
So he said to Abdullah, you will be on Islam until you die, or Abdullah. And one narration one time in Elgin, and you are from the people of paradise. It's Pamela what's the fear that these people have? Am I going to lose faith? Am I going to lose faith at any point? Right. So this was a Bushra this was a glide tiny time to love Mr. Ram that you didn't just find Islam, but you will be on a slam until your death
and the prophets lysozyme guaranteed him. Paradise May Allah Subhana Allah make us amongst those that hold on to an unwanted Wiscon and that die as Muslims, Allah and Amin. So this is his status amongst the Companions, he walks amongst them and they say this is the scholar from the Jews, the scholar of the Muslims, the scholar of you know who became Muslim, the Torah, the Quran, nobility before Islam, nobility in Islam, a person who the prophets lie some admires a person who you know, advises the Prophet sallallahu Sallam on many things, and a person who narrates a hadith and and obviously, you don't just bring that methodology and that rich knowledge and literacy prior to Islam
and not excel in knowledge in Islam, so he became one of the great Redeemer of the Sahaba and one of the testimonies to that is a man by the name of more either than a job that will the Allahu Taala and more Adam dribble the Allahu Taala No, of course being a great companion who was known for his and known for his scholarship, while a little the Allahu Taala animal when he was dying, and more others the Mufti of the companions. When he was dying, they said to Morocco, the Allahu Taala and obviously not give us some words give us a will give us something so marazzo The Allahu Taala and who said Sydney up? And what are the Allahu Taala and who said, I tell you to seek knowledge from
for people. Find l seek knowledge and devote yourself to it and look for it from for people, he said. Abdullah Abdul Salam, Salman and fantasy or Buddha and Abdullah bin Massoud
Abdullah Abu Salam, Salman Pharisee.
Abu darda and Abdullah Massoud we already talked about Mr. Little the allowance on animal, Salman and Buddha are the next two are the Allahu Taala and Houma. So these are the four men that I'm telling you if you want Al, you need to go and dedicate yourself to them. And indeed that is what people would do. They would dedicate themselves to them. Abdullah Abdullah Salam will the Allah Tala and who had two sons that were born to him in Islam, Yusuf and Mohammed Yusuf and Mohammed is so beautiful Pamela so he's a descendant of Yusuf Ali his Salaam. And his first son is Yusuf. So he is Abu Yusuf, Abdullah Abdul Salam, and his second son is Mohammed. And both of them became scholars of
the deen and had children that were scholars of the deen. And so you'll find narrations in a hadith where you have Muhammad the son of use of the son of our beloved and the Sunnah or Hamza, the son of Muhammad, the son of our beloved salaam, narrating and becoming scholars and teachers, respective teachers in their generations and both of them are Sahaba, Yusuf and Mohammed are both Sahaba. And what's beautiful is that Yusuf says an authentic narration use of the son of our beloved no salaam, he said some nanny will suit Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam use of he said the prophets lie some namely use of course, the Sahaba would come to the prophets lie someone asked him to name their
children. So the prophets lie some namely use of how beautiful to the Chief Rabbi of Medina, who was a descendant of use of it, his salaam, the prophets lie some, namely use it. And he says, what occurred and he allegedly he SallAllahu Anioma must have had or seen the prophets lie Selim. He sat me with him, he brought me close to him sly Salam, and he and he wiped my head meaning prophets lie some played with him as a child, he embraced him. And he named him Yusuf. So he had these fond memories of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, even though the Prophet slice and passed away when he was still a toddler, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so you have these two children that went on
to become scholars and their own rights and really extend the legacy in terms of
our beloved Mr. lambreaux the love of data and will also we find that the role that he played is advising the Mahajan advising people when they came to Medina about how to learn the ropes of Medina. Okay, so a lot of them are the Allahu taala. And he says, when I came to El Medina, he said that right away, the Lagna Salam came to me called Allah to do for altar America. So we can what Tamara said, you know, come with me and let me feed you some of the best of what I have of Salif is, is it's like a sugar or powdered type of barley. And tomorrow so come to my house, let me feed you remember the first advice of the prophets lie Selim, Asha Salam altimeter arms, so he gave him
Salam. And he said, Come to my house, let me feed you. And he said, and let me enter you let me take you to a blessed house that the prophets lie some has entered because the prophets lie some has come to my home already. Then he said, You are in a place where people deal in river. The people deal in Reba in this place they deal in usury interest. So he says when someone comes to you and gives you something of a present or gives you something extra in the middle of a transaction, do not take it for that is a form of riba meaning Be careful not to take something that is extra, as it is a form of Riba and it's basically a subtle way that they deal in interest in this land. During the time of
the whole of Russia and inshallah Tada we're coming towards sort of the end after the death of the Prophet slice Allah.
He witnessed many of the conquests, but his role really is limited for the most part to being an island, remaining in a place of scholarship and teaching the people he is written down amongst those who witnessed the conquest of Jerusalem, which is beautiful when you think about it, the scholar of the Torah scholar of the Quran, and amongst those that entered into inputs when it was opened under, I'm going to look up Pablo, the Allahu Taala animal, and he is someone who had multiple companions narrate from him and diplomatically, the Allahu Anhu narrates Hadith from him a little early, a lot of time on manera today from him, and multiple Sahaba, other than his own two children. There is
something unique about him
in the time of the fitna, and it's always not pleasant when you get to this part of the stories of these companions that live to see the fitna because they saw the height of Islam with the prophets. I saw them and then they saw when you know, these, these wars broke out and this this instigating happen then you had these young people that didn't live in the time of the prophets lie Selim that became extreme in their ways, and it started to even do Tecate of the Sahaba right themselves. Abdullah Abdul Salam Radi Allahu Taala and who was the last person to address the people of fitna before they assassinated Earth mammal, the Alon. He's the very last person to try to talk them out
of their waves. Remember, you have this, you know, these youth that have basically been brainwashed by people on the outside but
But now are instigating within the inside and that are doing tech feed of the companions and they are surrounding the house of Earth normally a lot of time with all sorts of accusations that are crazy accusations about reasonable the law no but they've become too many for him to refute at this point. And it's not really a lot of time and who is refusing to let the Companions killed them. He doesn't want blood to be shoved in his way.
So if mom will be allowed to and he was in his home and this is when the Siege has become very severe on Satan Earth mama the Allah Tala animal and I beloved in the salam or the Allah Tala and who enters upon him,
an Earth man will the Allahu Taala and who gives him center? And he says, what brings you to me on my brother and he says, To the new Slotnick, he said, I've come to support you, I'm here to help you. And it was phenomenal the amount of time and who said, then go out to them because you are far more beneficial to me out there than you are inside my home meeting what I'm in a state of a bother right now, if you want to help me talk some sense into these people try to calm the situation down. Obviously, our beloved masala is a scholar, a senior elder amongst the Companions, who has widespread respect so maybe you can calm the situation out there, and you can stop this. So I'm the
loving to salam after seeing that evil the alone who tried and after a call How is available the Allah anima and others tribe of the loved one Salam Well, the Allahu Anhu is the last companion to stand up and to address these people and to try to convince them to to wake up to their waves. And subhanAllah what he says is extremely touching, extremely touching. And he says yeah, come he stands up and he says oh people later Sulu safe Allah He come from Allah He in Salah to mu la took me to Yeoman clear.
Oh people do not unleash the sword of Allah upon you. Because if you unleash the sword of Allah upon you, it will not be put away until the Day of Judgment. Be careful. You're killing a righteous man, a righteous leader amongst Yamato the Allahu Anhu was killed by a disbeliever
your people who are Muslims and you're claiming to be Muslims, and you're killing a righteous man amongst you. And if you do that, then Allah Subhana Allah will unleash his sword upon you, and it will never be put away from you until the day of judgment. And he says way, look on he says, Woe to you in a Sultana como Leone. You call women the doula. He said that you're so tan today. He rules you with with with the light stick, you know like that. What he's saying is that he's lenient with you, the person who rules over you someone that's very lenient with you. He's not someone that's harsh with you. He's not someone that oppresses you. The reason why they're able to take advantage
Earth model the law and was because he's so kind and so lenient with them. Otherwise, if he was a ruler that wanted to kill, he would have said go ahead and wipe these people out because they're rising up against me, saying, This is a man that is dealing with you with gentleness. And he says for him cartel to move who law your law you call women in law, the safe. He said, If you kill him, if you kill this gentle Soufan, this righteous leader upon you, then you will not be ruled except with harshness, what will what will come after that is going to be very, very hard upon you because you would have unleashed an environment upon yourselves by killing this righteous and this generous
man amongst you. Way back home, he continues as well to you, in Medina TOCOM fufa twinbill Mala Iike So, this place of yours this Medina of yours is surrounded by angels. And he says for him cartel tummo layer terracotta ha. So if you kill this man, then these angels will leave us. You kill this righteous man amongst you, these angels will leave us and one narration he said well law he said over 70,000 people were killed because of the unjust murder the assassination of yeah, here. It was a Korea alien was Scylla that after the assassination, the slaughter of Yeah, here it is. Salah was a good gentle hand to them. And after they killed him than what was unleashed on them as a result of
divine retribution was very, very difficult upon them. So be careful with the assassination of this righteous man amongst you, unfortunately, what did these kids do? Kids truly Subhanallah kids.
They said this yah, yah hoo, Dee, sit down or do we will kill you and we will kill him. Basically dismiss them and move them out the way and that's when they went in. They killed her snowmobile. alltown Subhanallah I mean, imagine they disrespected him in this way. And this shows you the nature of these people when they turned their hearts away from Allah's revelation, even though they thought they're reading the Quran, but they turned against the Sahaba this way, and they called him you know, they said to him sit down Oh, Jewish man, we will kill
You and we will kill it with Manuel de la Jota. And we don't want to hear what you have to say. And so it was unfortunate Subhan Allah, but there's so much divine wisdom to what he said, as well. He's saying to them Subhanallah look what Allah gifted you with. And if you don't do right by that blessing with a generous leader, like Earth model, the Allahu Taala animal, and you instead respond in this way, then you're going to face divine retribution and divine consequences. And that's exactly Subhanallah what happens the chaos becomes unleashed upon them as a result of the environment of fitna that they create and the loving was phenomenal the law and was a man who was
well read in history the history of peoples before the history of the OMA the history of the nations before the history of slavery and and of course now the history of Benny Ismail he knows the stories he knows the Scriptures He knows the lives of the prophets he knows how this all works. And when Satan ideal the Allah Tala animal, then you know basically starts to make his way to Iraq. And you know the Allahu Taala and who to put an end to this fitna. Listen to what he says to him. This is again coming from a place of Divine Wisdom, he says is a minbar Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said to the lower animal I implore you stick to the member of the prophets like something
don't leave in Medina, for indicating Farakka who Nam Tara, whoever does if you leave the member of the prophets lie Selim then you're never going to see it again. Meaning if you leave Medina, and you take this battle out to Iraq, you will never see the member of the prophets lie some again, you will never see the medina again And subhanAllah Satan and evil the law of Thailand who was assassinated were in Kufa, in Iraq.
In the same environment of fitten that existed, may Allah subhanaw taala be pleased with the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so this was something sad that he lived to see this happen within his OMA and he was someone who decided to stay to himself in the fitna completely Of course, we see the Companions reacted in different ways. He was one of those that said, I want nothing to do with, you know, wars and battles and fighting between people that you know, and Allah, so he took to his home, and he abandon it altogether. And he stayed in the Medina and he stuck to the narration of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he died a natural death,
in fact, that will the Allah has had
in the year 43, after hijra, at a very, very old age, a very, very old age. Again, he's either 10 years older than the Prophet size, some are 20 years older, so he would have been close to 100 years old at that time, when he passed away. And he is amongst those noble companions that is buried in a book here with the family and the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam follow the Allahu Taala and who may Allah be pleased with him and be pleased with the companions and send His peace and blessings upon our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his family Allahumma Amin and inshallah Tada. As I said, next week, we're going to take a break in sha Allah to Allah
and inshAllah heeta Allah. After I get back in sha Allah Tada, we'll continue with Salman al Farsi or the Allahu Taala annual which will be a treat, so inshallah Tada, please do be present two weeks from now as we continue, and we can take a few questions for now inshallah Xochimilco. So I
know like, we know the Injeel the Bible is been changed and stuff that the Torah that he was reading about the signs, is that similar to the Old Testament that we see today, or is there a version of that or is that also been changed? Good question. So what we see
sort of the the changes that took place within biblical scripture was the Torah that he was reading the same as the Old Testament today.
The TelaDoc, generally speaking, and this is something I'm gonna play in Rahim Allah, I believe in them playing I don't want to actually misquote him, but I believe he mentioned this, but historically speaking has a little more rigor to it in terms of preservation than what came in terms of the Gospels and the NG why, because what was revealed to ESA Islam is almost entirely lost. And of course, the Gospels
what what it means when you say the Gospels today has a different implication altogether, then the NG so there is of course, the Hadith there's of course alteration and change and change over time. However, generally speaking,
there is less change within the Torah, right? Then there would there would have been what's known as the Old Testament with the New Testament. Of course, it's still not the the initial revelation to Moses on A salaam, but there is some change. So How different is it from there till now, Allah knows best but one thing that we know is that even what exists today, there are, you know, implications of a prophet to come.
Indications of profits come and implications of a messenger to come. We of course, believe that that is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam right as Muslims we will say that that's the Prophet slice and I'm Deuteronomy 1818, to the the illiterate Prophet, from the brothers of Mossad Islam and up
Multiple other references that we would take to be the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So clearly at that time, the indications would have been even clearer and more pristine, which we'll find from what I'll call and they and, you know, other people that were learned in the Scriptures at the time that immediately saw the prophets lie some as a confirmation of those verses, and Najafi called the longtail and when others was
requested from the sisters.
Thought I saw one of the sisters holding a mic.
It's just you.
Anyone have a question for the sisters?
It seems he adopted Islam from day one. So why he didn't share with the prophet or the beginning. Padron? Aha, then. You know, I'm sorry. Can you say that? Again? I'm saying why he did not share with the Prophet all the wars in the beginning, you know, to defend this land, like in Ohio door in bed.
I mean, obviously, he was there because he waited for your saying why didn't he fight alongside the prophets lie? Selim? Yes. So it's important to know that sometimes when you don't have the Messiah heads when you don't have the
the battles listed, or someone being listed, that doesn't mean they weren't there. But that means the presence wasn't necessarily noteworthy. So
the understanding and you'll see with someone like our beloved Mr. Lamb, it will say for example, some of them say he witnessed brotherhood and so on. Some of them say he didn't, that he was amongst those that were not present. Allah knows best. But certainly he was not amongst those that were sinful that were blameworthy.
And it could be that he was present, but he was not particularly active within the battle at the time. Yeah, certainly not amongst the sinful, though. Or any anyone blameworthy? Yeah. I think that'll be the last question. So I'm then I could take your question privately. So good to have that so yeah.
Yeah, basically, it sounds like a reliable sometimes about in his 70s when he embraces Islam, but he's still climbing at the top of the pump, please look out. So it sounds like it's quite fit. And so my question was going to be basically did he participate in many battles even though he's quite old? Yeah, so again, the same answer about battles
with the llama salaam or the alongside on who we're just not sure about what the implications would be when it comes to battles or what his participation or lack of participation will be. If I find something else I'll maybe mentioned in the next lecture in Johnson Zachman located in Charlottesville, I'll take I'll take it privately in Charlottesville so we can make time for the event so you Zachman Well, Hayden so I'll see you on two weeks in Charlottetown. Keeping your eye out within 90 Tana And I will do the same for you in sha Allah subhanho Handicare said to ally Lana to stockbroker to Blake, Osama