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Salam testament Kathira Charla Tada Dear Brothers and Sisters, this is the last person we will be speaking about from the blessed and family of anisimov article The allot of time

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and he is indeed an incredible human being and someone who

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inshallah Tada we can learn some very unique lessons from and before I speak about Al Bara, the brother of Ns today, while the Allahu anha. I want to actually mention Subhanallah that sometimes when we talk about superheroes, we speak about the past and we don't think they exist amongst us today. And I actually had the blessing of interviewing, speaking with a friend Fatima, who many of you have followed in India whose home was demolished in India as our brothers and sisters in India are facing a genocide. At the moment they are on genocide alert over 200 million Muslims on genocide alert May Allah subhanaw taala protect them Allahumma Amin and

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a free hamdulillah Brahmin I recorded something in Charlotte's I will be putting out tomorrow but the night Ana tomorrow morning inshallah. So please do tune into that and watch with your families and Chatelet on so that you can become more educated about the plight of our brothers and sisters in India and sha Allah and its connection to what is happening to the rest of the Ummah and how it pertains to us in particular. So inshallah that will be tomorrow. This will be the last lecture of the first that we do before the Hijjah and sha Allah tion and then we'll break for about a month in sha Allah to Allah and start back in August in the law. We're on episode 80 hamdulillah some of you

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have been been here from the start and have that amount of blimey and so we're on episode 80. Now, may Allah Subhana Allah allow us to continue to live with these blessed people in our memory and in our hearts and also to follow in their footsteps a lot, man. I mean, so today we're talking about Al Bara ibn Malik Ibn another. Radi Allahu Taala and who the brother of Anas ibn Malik Radi Allahu Taala and who al Bara Now how many of you have heard the name of Al Bara before in the spirit of the Prophet slice on how many of you have heard this name and

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not many of you it seems but when you hear the name of Allah, it's actually very important. It's not talking about this book. Okay. Al Bara when it's spoken in Hadith literature in the seat of the Prophet slice alum, it's referring usually to underbara had been as it all the Allahu Tada al Bara been as it was a much more famous Bora or a little bit more liberal than acid or underbara had been Matador. This brother of Anis Abdulmalik actually has no Hadith narrated to him. Okay, so he's actually not very famous at all. There is not much narrated about Alberto de nada Claudia louder and however, what is narrated about him is so unique and gives us some pretty unique lessons in the

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lucky Tirana that we can take so this is a different book than the one that you will hear in the books of Hadith including sometime al Bara been as narrating from another diplomatic, okay, may Allah be pleased with them all. Now, as we said about about Robin Malik, there's a difference of opinion about whether he is NSS brother through just his father or also through his mother. And the more correct opinion is that also Elaine is his mother as well. And so you'll see some of the Solane Come out of him as well. So he is, according to the correct opinion, multiple narrations from the 100 Rahimullah to add an Aries this as well, and others that he is an Asus full brother, he is the

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full brother on a sub nomadic or the Allahu Taala and he is his older brother. Therefore his mother is also on Celine, while the Allahu Taala Anna, who we learned so much about and sha Allah to Allah, what you'll see today of that spirit of sacrifice also is just a unique manifestation of the children of M saline, or the Allahu taala. And however, this man has such a unique story. So for one we know virtually nothing about him prior to us know, almost nothing. We know nothing about his conversion to Islam. So you got the story of slain bringing us we know nothing about his story of actually converting to Islam. The first time he actually shows up is in the Battle of efforts.

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That's the first time we actually start to see a mention of him and all of the battles so he was not present embedded, presumably because he was too young. But then he's presence in every battle and becomes famous for his presence in battle. Okay, so we know nothing about him before Islam. We know nothing about the actual conversion to Islam of Barack nomadic or the Allahu taala. And we know nothing about his participation or lack of participation in embedded. But then you have the stories of him in battle. And he's one of those companions very interestingly enough, who literally his entire Sierra is in battle. All right, like family life, not there. Any personal stories with the

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Prophets license?

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really not there. It is battle after battle after battle but in a very unique way.

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When we talked about rabada terminal sama total the Allahu Taala and home this whole family was just sacrifice right? Always by the sight of the prophets I seldom and always willing to put themselves first, the description of herba to consommateur, the Allahu Tada and who was what? Tall, dark, handsome, strong, imposing features when he walked into a room. Everybody was quiet. When everybody's doing assignments, walked into a room, right? He had Haber, he had haber means a sense of awe when Obi Wan Osama walked in a room everyone knew this was a special man. And they sat down and they listened to him and he could broker treaties he could lead armies I mean urbandoor The

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Allahu Taala and who has an imposing presence before Islam and even more imposing after Islam right. Listen to the description of Al Bara are the Allahu Allah Allah Allah. Al Bara was extremely short, extremely thin, they said that there was nothing pinchable on the body of an Bharata the Allah Tala animal, no bones, no nothing on his bones, no flesh on his bones. His appearance was unkempt, he had he was dusty. He owned two garments. He spoke very little, his hair was all over the place. When people looked at him, they degraded him, they belittled him. He was very pale, and he wasn't very handsome. That's the description of his physical appearance. You're like, why are you talking about

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Because there's a particular Hadith that actually pertains to him. And you may have heard in the angel series, we talked about it in the judgment day series as well, where the prophets lie some out of all of the companions only mentioned his name as an example of this person. The prophets lie some said Kim Min s Sharath. About how many people are there that are unkempt, that are covered in dust that are turned away from people's door. Tim Rainey law, Yoda who law who law UC Santa Ana law he learned about law, he only owns two garments. And no one pays any attention to this person, meaning people would belittle and degrade this person they would think he's a nobody in society. He looks

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like a peasant. He doesn't have anything physically that gives him a sense of dominance in society. But that person is so special. Now UC Santa Ana Hola, Barbara, no eczema and Hola. Hola. Barbara means it's not just the person who's moved yabba dabba who has answered your eyes, it means that that person has reached a position with Allah subhanaw taala.

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That when they take an oath upon Allah, they know that Allah will fulfill their oath. They're so close to Allah, they have exceeded in the ranks so much that when they say yeah, Allah, I ask of you this, Allah subhanaw taala does because of where they are in terms of their rank. The prophets lie Selim said, Minho, Malborough nomadic, he pointed to Al Bara Marechal the Allahu Anhu and said, in my ummah, that's al Bara, Abdul Malik in another narration, the prophet slice and mentioned these people, right, and this was something the prophets lie some consistently does, consistently does. He's asking the Companions when they see someone passed by prophets lie some says, What do you say

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about this person? They said the oddest little loves persons honorable. If he speaks, we all listen if He intercedes, his Shiva, his intercession is accepted. The guy could propose to anyone for marriage, he would be married. And then another person passed by in the prophets lie some said, What do you say about this person, say Allah, so Allah, this person's little nothing. If he speaks, no one listens to him if He intercedes no one cares for his intercession. And if he proposes for marriage, he's not going to be able to get married. And the prophets lie some said, That person is better than an earth full of that person.

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That person that you look at and you degrade and you think is a nobody is better in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala than the Earth full of that person that you just showered with praises, meaning even a rather typical sama to the Allah Tada. And what made him beautiful, was Islam, his character, his faith, and that's where all of that came in. All the other stuff would have been nothing he could I mean, Abuja had also was a

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big, strong, handsome men. Right, but his rejection of faith and the ugliness of his character made him ugly in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala and debased and degraded to the Muslims and for history, right? So the only person that the prophets like some names as an example of this type of person is Al bharatmala, called the Allahu taala. And

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he's not eloquent. He's not someone who's going to be in the prestigious gatherings. He's someone who would be belittled before Islam

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Um, he's not someone that particularly has, you know, an attractive appearance. He's not someone that looks very strong. But Subhan Allah lo Oksana Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah He is answered in his euro, the man says Allahu Allah and Allah answers him

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And subhanAllah for that reason

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you don't find any you have over 1000 of his brother and a symptomatic well the Allahu Anhu saying, but the prophets lie some said this in that you don't find a single one from Allah or the Allahu Tada and not one despite on Sudan Radi Allahu Taala Anna despite Anna Sivan radical the amount of Taliban who not one of Al Bara or the Allahu Tada I'm saying I heard from the Prophets lie some this I heard from the Prophets lie some that the only two words the man knew was ALLAH and Jana, right? They said that this is a description of them. And one of the books is that now Yeah, Illa Allah will Jana, Allah and Jana, I love Allah and I want Jana, which shows you Subhanallah that when you're

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reading in the history of these people, you don't always have to be, you don't always have to be this perfect mold of a hero.

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Heroes come in different shapes and colors and sizes, and in different levels and classes and status. And this man that we're about to celebrate is indeed that person about the Allahu Taala and who, however, there is something about Al Bara or the Allahu taala. And who as well, is that his appearance was not just deceiving in that you might think he's not special, but he's actually incredibly special in his relationship with Allah. The man was incredible in battle. I was gonna say he was a beast. I don't want that to be misinterpreted. Who knows who watches this lecture later on and they don't understand this language. But when he was in battle, he was something else. Al Bara

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or the Allahu Taala and the fact that his enemy would underestimate him like you see I need all the Allah hotel and homecoming and I'm going to the hospital the Allah annual coming you know, the description of ideal the Allah I know is that if you took two hands and you put them around his bicep, your fingers would not connect. That was the strength of Satan that needle the alongside animals. So you're talking about Zubaydah. You're talking about these companions. They saw Al Bara in the battlefield like oh piece of cake, he was not a piece of cake in the battlefield. The man was so courageous that he single handedly will win battle after battle after battle after battle. Part

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of the reason why is that the enemy always underestimate him. So the prophets I some tells the Muslims don't underestimate Alibaba Radi Allahu taala. And who asked for the enemies, they're going to be in trouble every time and Bharat will the Allahu Anhu shows up on the battlefield because they're going to think something of him and then he's going to just wreak havoc on the battlefield. That is his reputation as we will see in a very unique way. Now, just from a technical perspective, some of the few narrations that we have with him, as we said ahead onwards, Al Bara is in every single battle, okay, he's also one of those who attended battle Ridwan, the pledge under the tree

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which is which are the people that Allah mentioned that He is pleased with the companions that Allah mentioned, that He is pleased with the people who attended, they are totally one. He is one of the people that did not flee from the battle of quinine. There were very few people that did not flee from her name. But well, the Allahu Anhu was one of those handful of people that stayed with the Prophet slice Allah, and the Battle of her name, and did not flee. He also he was the person that would sing to the camels on a journey.

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All right. Now, this is very interesting, because some of you are like, What are you talking about? And I don't want you to sing your, to your cars, right. But when you go on these battles, right, these expeditions, you got to also attend to the camels, right. And the camels had a particular tune. So you had to know the tune of the camels. Camels are very smart and intelligent animals by the way. I remember when I first moved overseas, they're like, don't mess with a camel because they'll find you 10 years later, find out where you live, and they'll do something to your house. I was like, Alright, I get it. The Bedouins understood. So he was the person who when he would go out

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with the Prophets lie some of them he would be in charge of singing to the Campbell's. Okay, and so the Allahu Taala and who says and the libera nomadic or the a lot of time and who can I yeah, do the region. What can jasha Yeah, Dubin, Nisa, there's another name that's very famous and Joshua. Well, the Allahu Anhu. So Anna says that when we go out on a journey, Al Bara would tend to do meaning he would sing to the camels that were carrying the men and and jasha Radi Allahu Anhu would swing to the camels that were carrying the women and they both had beautiful voices. Okay, so a brothel the Allahu Anhu had a beautiful voice and just had a beautiful voice. And that's the famous Hadith the

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Prophet slice and I'm sad. Yeah. And Joshua Rawai like, so Akaka Bill kawari. And just take it easy with the camels that are carrying

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These precious vessels by warrior. He's talking about the women. Why because of the camels sped up, and just had such a voice, that if he made the camels go too fast, he could make the women fall off of the camels. Okay, that's the shadow of this hadith that seems to make the most sense. There's a long discourse here that I don't care to get into right now. But it just shows you you know, at least you can imagine this person, he's in charge of keeping the camels motivated because you got to keep your animals motivated. It's like giving premium gas or unleaded gas to the car. You've got to have that guy. Because the prophets I'm used to take him for that purpose. And there are other

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narrations from Anasazi Allahu taala. And that suggests that he would sometimes be the only person that was in charge of all of the camels in a battle. Now, what is his most famous feat? So everything as I said about him is in battle, there's literally no story about barato the Allahu Anhu in the short biography that doesn't exist in a battle, but there are lessons for all of us in the lifetime. The first one again, do not be little the person that's in front of you, you don't know what that status is with Allah subhanaw taala. And so just because we sometimes assign rank based upon material or visible or manifest things, Allah subhanho wa Taala has assign value for different

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things so do not do not look away from people do not look past people you don't know which person is special in the sight of Allah subhana to add, but then it's the courage here. So the most famous battle of Ebola or the low tide I know is the battle of Alia mana the Battle of Alia mana. Now I want to give you some context of the Battle of India moment. If you go back to the story of washi we spoke about the Battle of your mama and others.

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The brother of almond ricotta well the Allahu Taala and Jose didn't follow the law and who died in this battle multiple companions died in the battle of Alia mama, it was a very difficult battle. The battle of the ye Mama was against a man by the name of Musa al Khattab mill Salem, the lion was Salem at the false prophet. Now what a lot of people don't understand about Marseille lemma is that Maceda did not just claim to be a prophet, He would murder people viciously, ruthlessly. I mean crucify people that did not accept His prophet hood after the prophets lie Selim. And he rose in the time of the prophets lie some of them he started to wear his hat in the time of the prophets lie

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some he wrote a letter to the prophets like Selim, from Mustela, ma rasool Allah to Muhammad Rasool Allah, even addressing the prophets lie some that way. And of course, the prophets lie some called him Al Khattab, the liar, and we'll say lemma was a brutal opponents, a brutal false prophet, and he came from Beto Hanifa, which was one of the most difficult tribes with the prophets like Selim. And so Ben Hanifa out of their tribalism, they said Kedah Ben Hanif that the the liar of bento Hanifa is better than the Sadhak than the truthful one of Quraysh. Like we know he doesn't make sense. We know most most of them even had his own Quran.

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And what was his Quran all about food.

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All of his Quran was about food, right? He just Surah after Surah after Surah about food, he used to eat a lot. All right. And people would laugh at him and mark him but you know what? He's our guy because he's from our tribe. He's from our people. And we'll say Lama would slaughter people. I mean, slaughter people, entire caravans for not acknowledging him as a prophet after the prophets lie Selim, Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Taala and who was the first one to officially go into battle with him. And this most famous battle was the Battle of India mama and mill Salem had people he had arms he had warriors Okay, and he had an entire cut out of land where he could where he could you know,

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attract and lower his enemy and then just viciously killed them. And Pamela you know, the Battle of India mama to give you some some context to it as well. This is the battle where so many fathers Quran were killed. That actually led to Ramadan katapola The Allahu Anhu to suggest Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu let's go ahead and produce multiple mishaps of the Quran because so many her father being killed we don't want I mean, it was inconceivable that all of the fog would be killed. But you know what, we need to have copies of the Quran written as well. You know, we need to initiate this quicker so that it does not become vulnerable to what's happening right now. I will record on the

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alota annual dispatches first and foremost Ekrem ibn Abi jehlen Nkrumah Radi Allahu Taala and even Abijah had to fight against Muslim Eric Rama goes in the first thrust and he actually fails. Okay, so multiple casualties on the Muslim side. And it was it was very, very concerning. Then I will back it on the allotted time and who sounds highly dependent on either of the Allahu Taala and and how little of the Allah animal has al Bara? Even Malik Radi Allahu Anhu with him. Now one of

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The ways that Messina was winning this battle was that he had this fortress and it was nicknamed headache or to promote the garden of death. Why? Because if even if you got him you were gonna die. So they had a really strong fortress. They would shoot arrows from that fortress and throw all sorts of weapons. You know, catapults from that fortress, but no one could get into that fortress.

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So but no Malik, this is his most famous then

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he says Takata didn't lead. He says, Look, I'm really small. He says, strap me to a shield. And catapult me into the fortress.

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And I will open it from inside.

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And then you can attack

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me think about that. Like, wait, what?

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catapult me in to the fortress. And I'll make my way to the door to the gate of the fortress. I'll kill the guards. I'll get the fortress open.

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And I'll let all of you in.

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Now, of course, like to a lot of people like this is bravery. But it's also reckless. We can't do that. Right? Like I mean, what? What do you mean? You're gonna die? And I was like, I don't care. He says Jamar started Muslimeen. Only lay him on Muslims. Throw me at them. Go ahead and throw me at them. So eventually, they agreed to the plan.

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They tie a bra while the longtime and who they strap him to a shield.

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And they catapult him into how do you cut to the moat the garden of death. And guess what it works?

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Alvarado, the Allahu Taala and who lands on top of them.

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And he's able to kill enough people and kill the guards of the fortress and bust open the gate. And the Muslims could storm it.

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So it worked. And he didn't die. Subhanallah so I mean, it was it was a very interesting situation that happened with him. So he I mean, they're they have the sense of confidence. And of course there's an element of surprise here like you don't expect a guy to fall on top of you. Right like you're expecting arrows some Brock's not a human being. But look at this man. Look at the courage. Look at the bravery of this man. Right. And so there were 20,000 people in this fortress by the way. Okay, in total, and Alborada are the Allahu Taala and who flies in and Subhanallah his it's his shock and what he's able to do and because of his size and because they said he was extremely agile,

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right? He's very small. And so he was quick. He was able to cause all sorts of problems for them. And the Muslim storms. He didn't stop there.

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Elvira Scarlett who is their most severe warrior who's the person on their side that's the scary person who's who's their boogeyman

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and his nickname they actually Musa had a man by the name of him that his nickname was came out of your mama the donkey of your mama huge guy

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you know used to do with people I know that sounds like a movie but it's actually history Subhanallah Hemmati mommy said Mrs. Obama there's this man that will say them his right hand man basically his personal bodyguard will say them as personal bodyguard was this gigantic main man that they called him out of your mama His name is actually not mentioned just the donkey of the amount

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so but said after I let you all in, I'm gonna go to him.

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I'm gonna find him.

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And subhanAllah he shows up musei lemma is behind he model Yamama because Macedo was a coward right our profits ice I'm used to be in the front was Satan was all the way in the back hiding behind his his man his guy

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al Bara walks up to him. The guy thinks it's a joke. You

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and Al Bara I mean by the way I'm just gonna be real here this history is kind of bloody he literally chops him down and kills him.

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Okay, single handedly chops the man down and kills him moslem has taken by surprise that gave the opening to washy to throw the spear

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will Salem and kidnap and as we said watching who killed Hamza on the Allahu Anhu and then repented became Muslim. He said I killed the best of people with the spear and the same spear that he killed the uncle of the Prophet slice I'm with so cotton to hide on us. I killed the best of people and he said Patel to shut runners. I killed the worst of people. This is my Toba to Allah. I took out Hamza I'm going to take out Muslim and kids up. So it was Al Bara chopping down? Hey mod on yo mama, the personal bodyguard of Macedo that opens the way for this to happen according to multiple documents of this but he it's not like he was

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and hurt. Al Bara are the Allahu taala. And I mean, he's the hero of this battle in multiple ways people spoke about him and they sang his praises from this battle a battle the a lot of times I know they said that he was wounded with over 80 wounds in the Battle of Yamama. But he did not die over at wounds he suffered, but he did not die. They said half of them were arrows and half of them were sorts. I mean, but the guy was cut up everywhere Subhanallah somehow he survived it and look at the honor of him highly dependable the little the alongside and who stayed with him for an entire month to nurse him and to take care of him because how little the lower attributed the victory of India

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mama to him.

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So he talked about a pretty significant stance from Alborada the low tide and and we're just getting started by the way, but that's his most significant stance. I mean, just this idea of the way that Allah Subhana Allah created different people for different things. That's what he did well the alongside Antoine had a little the law and who loved him so much and honored him so much he spent a whole month with him, nursing his wounds, taking care of him and attributing that thanking him for what he did in the Battle of Alabama. Now I want to talk about the Allahu Anhu becomes Khalifa. All right, now you're gonna hear something really really interesting. Shouldn't this guy be a commander?

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Shouldn't this guy be an army general? I mean, he's this heroic. He's this brave? Shouldn't he be in charge of a big army like little the little town? What do you think?

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Armor is a wise man. Right?

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I'm gonna I'm gonna Cotabato the Allahu Tada and who? When he becomes Khalifa. He sends a letter to all of his governors and law to start middle Bara, Allah Jason Manjushri Muslimeen do not use al Bara as a commander of any army from the armies of the Muslims.

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Why do you think that is? actually want to hear some? Yeah.

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He's a bit over the top.

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Almost all the a lot. I know. He says for inner home Malika.

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I mean, that's what he writes. He says he will get people killed.

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He's, he's, he's courageous. He's brave. But he can't lead an army. Because if he leads an army, then he might project his own courage and his own bravery on everyone else behind him. And the general has to kind of be a strategist right? He's got to play things a little bit slow at times a little bit, but I had one you know one speed.

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He just went and so I modeled the Allah Tala. I know again, so interesting. Subhan Allah Amato, the Allahu Anhu says, No one use him as a commander of any army, because you'll be leading them to destruction. Keep using him and he praised him. He says keep using him. You know, as a soldier, he's the best soldier that you can possibly have. But be careful with him. Because if he's leading a battalion if he's leading army, he's gonna get people in trouble he's gonna get people killed which shows you Subhanallah by the way, the wisdom of owner culpability Allah Tala annual Alma is all the law. I know you could write books of leadership from I'm gonna help Pablo the law of town on right

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and people have, you know, just his his foresight, his vision, his wisdom, His balance, his understanding of circumstances, the way he he's able to steer the Muslims through famine and plague and through the Romans and the Persians, all types of things are all modeled the law, I know how he handles policy on the inside and on the outside, right, his domestic and his foreign policy. You could all learn it, you could learn it from American law, the law on which shows you that's just because someone is an amazing Muslim, doesn't mean that they're fit for every position. That's also from the genius of honorable Hopital, the longtime man who has that you don't put people in

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positions that aren't suited for them, just because they're good people or because they're righteous people. That's not how the prophets I'm dealt with things. And that's not how the Companions dealt with things. So this was not a knock on an baratos personality. It wasn't a knock on his status with Allah subhanaw taala. That's not where he's best suited. He's not going to do you best as the commander of an army. Another lesson that we learned from Ramana hottub Radi Allahu taala. And who, in this regard with within Bara or the allowed seller and now Elvira was was such a great warrior, though, that he posed a few issues because sometimes, he disproportionately, you know, accounted for

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casualties on the other side.

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And so when they distributed the spoils of war, sometimes there were too many spoilers for everybody.

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Because Barack disproportionately would take out from the enemy. I mean, he was just that good of a fighter of a warrior in the field, and Subhanallah, one of the battles of Attabad ain al Bara was actually the one who you know,

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the Persian commander because Bahrain was under the Persians at the time. The Persian commander his name was models van marzban had like this whole posse around him of like the best warrior

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of Persia. Albert single handedly just went through all of them including marzban.

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And almost all the Allah Tala had to actually make a decision about all the spoils of war with him right about the even distribution, sort of evening them out and he didn't care like and but all the law and who wasn't doing this for worldly things. This was how Allah subhanaw taala created him. And this was the way that he continued forward. So he single handedly took out the Persian commander by the name of marzban. Also the Battle of God the sea if you read about the most difficult battle of the Muslims, against the empires of the day, the Battle of Akkad the sea it was the most difficult battle that they had the Battle of apostasy it was extremely difficult. God the SIA was where

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multiple companions died in the hundreds, where you had the Persians bring out sort of their full force against the Muslims in this battle. And subhanAllah one of the things that used to always happen with a brothel the Allahu Taala animal is that throughout the battle people would come to a bar and say yeah, but axiom Allah robic.

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Take an oath upon your Lord make you out for victory, because we know that your DUA is answered. So the Companions would be reminding a brothel the Allahu Tada animal while he's going around slicing in the field. And you know, this, this little, this little physical persons of Hala with with just this massive impact in the field, they remind him to make dua to Allah subhanaw taala that about all the a lot of time and who would make the loudly and they used to take comfort in hearing the drought or the allow to enhance so he was also instrumental in the Battle of Akkad the sea and there are multiple battles in this regard, and it's of no medical the alone time and

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he has a narration about his brother and so we have these narrations from Anacin interacting with his brother but

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and also the Allahu Taala and who said

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one time I entered upon my brother, the hello to Alan bharatmala called the Allahu Taala and who were who almost Stelton Allah chirashi wa who will Yun Shi do a br 10 Min a sheriff can know yet to run, be hidden. Said I entered upon him and it looked like he was dying. I thought my brother was going to die. And he was singing these lines of poetry. And these were the war songs. This is what the man does. So he was singing battle songs. Now on someone is dying. Right? You want to tell them what c'est la ilaha illa Allah read the Quran. You know, so anisul The Allahu Anhu thinks he's going to die. And here he is singing the songs of battle. I'm recounting some of the moments in the

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battlefield which is what he knows. So Anasazi, Allah Tada. And who says, Rahim Allah, Abdullah, Allah who will be here now who are hydro Minho, Al Quran said, may Allah have mercy on you, my brother, Allah has given you something better to read in these moments. Why don't you read Quran right now? You know, gentle nudge, if these are your last moments with which it appears to be than with the Quran,

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and NSL the Allah data and who said he looked at me full confidence. He says, a total humble and more to Allah philosophy. You think I'm going to die on my bed?

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You think I'm gonna die here? He said, Lau Allah. He said No, by Allah, Allah will not deprive me

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of death in the battlefield. He said that I have been able to overcome over 100 by my own hand, and that is not including those that I overcame with the prophets of Allah, Allah who was standing by my side, Allah is not going to take Allah is not going to deprive me of that depth.

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And subhanAllah and I saw the Allah and who says, sometime after that he healed and he got back a lot all the a lot of time and who got back.

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And this is where Subhanallah when you talk about the heroic nature of this young man, and a contribution, and I don't want you I mean, some of you are probably like, what are we getting out of all the battle after battle after battle next next time we'll talk about Ebola human on Saudi will de la and we'll talk about some of the nice stories, personal interactions and solids out again, but we got to honor our heroes and their legacies of the Allahu Taala and Hong Kong. In a famous Merica a famous battle was called the moniker of twister to stop was also a difficult battle against the Persians and a time of honorable culpability Allah Tada Anhu and the Muslims were about to lose that

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And so they yelled out to Alberta or the Allahu Taala animal. And they said yeah, but no UC Santa Ana Arabic, a Barack Obama Ah, if you take an oath upon your Lord, He will answer for XM and Arabic so take an oath upon your Lord. So by law, the law and who raises his hands, and he says XM to add aka Rob Lana. nocturna activehome Oh Allah I call upon you. I'm asking you for victory. Give us their backs. I'm asking you for victory. Oh Allah

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And so the Muslims advanced and then they started to get beaten back again.

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And they said to Al Bara axiom Allah rob the Cobra taken off upon your Lord so he did it again the exact same thing. And then a third time Alborada the Allah and who did it and Al Bara or the Allahu Taala and who said Allah hum oxen, Maliki Arab lemma nocturna ACTA who will help me be Nabil IC? o al Haqqani Bina B IC, O Allah, I asked you for victory. And let me be with your prophet. Let me follow your prophet. Like I'm ready to go now at

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this point now at about all the allotted time set he had a moment in his day

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where he missed the profit slice element. You know, at this point he's asking for shahada let me follow now into the ranks of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam let me be with the Prophet slicer.

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Now Subhan Allah, this is

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this gets a little bit vivid, but it's it's very important. And I said numerical, the Allah Tala annual says I was with my brother. And the Persians had this strategy.

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I mean, it's really it's really vivid, by the way from NSL de la Tada. I know, it's actually shockingly vivid. But he says, Don't worry, I'm going to keep it. PG and shallots are in this regard. But he said they had hot hooks, they had burning hooks that they were throwing over the gates, and they were catching people with these burning hooks, right? They were trying to catch people. And they pull them over. So it's burning iron, right? And they're throwing them over and they're catching people catching people catching people. So they're tossing them and that was one of the strategies that they used in Anasazi, Allahu taala. And who said,

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I got caught by one of the hooks

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SubhanAllah. He said, I got caught by one of the hooks. And he said, and they would just pull you back to them. And that was it. You'd either die from the heat or the catch of the hook or they'd kill you when you were caught over. And he said, My brother Al Bara or the Allah Tada and who jumped on me. And he removed me from the burning iron with his own two hence Subhanallah like, look at that Kirche look at that selflessness. Look at this love. Removed me. He unhooked me with his own two hands until there was nothing left on his hand. Subhanallah like it burned his hands, just saving my life. So he saved the life of Anissa dramatical the Allahu taala.

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And he started shortly after that he was killed.

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So the last memory of anus of his brother was him saving his life. He unhooked me from that hook and he was martyred in that battle. And the Muslims were granted victory. So Subhanallah they actually went on to win that battle, which was his.

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His that was that they win the battle of two star and that he gets to join the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. His last action on this earth was saving the life of Anissa medical the law of time.

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If that's not beautiful and profound, I don't know what is Subhanallah and, and so the Allahu Anhu. His last image of him was that and this was just 20 years after Hijra. And I want you to just think Subhanallah about this again, you don't have Hadith from abroad or the Allahu Taala and you don't have 1000 Hadith from Ebola. But what if anisopliae Allah and who died that day?

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That whole legacy of Hadith that we have and Anna Sidney manacle, the Allahu Taala and who over 1000 edits.

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Allah Allah decrees that moment, snap decision, right split split decision, and he has to go in that in that moment, make that snap decision to go into save anastomotic all the allot of time that I know and put himself at risk. The entire decade's worth. This is 20 years after his widow. Okay, so Anasazi, Allah Tada and who would have been 30 years old in this moment, and so the Allah lived another 70 plus years after this moment, the entire legacy of Anissa automatical, the Allahu Taala and who was at risk at that moment and that entire contribution that reaches us and so that's why when you're talking about underestimated and unsung heroes, the fighting against musei lemma, and

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being instrumental in that battle was a significant contribution to the preservation of the Quran.

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And the saving of the life of Annecy, Abdul Malik Radi Allahu Taala and who was a significant contribution to the Sierra and the Sunnah, that reached us of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So when you talk about owing someone hamdulillah for Allah Abdul Malik hamdulillah for that moment, where Allah azza wa jal inspired him to save the life of Anicet nomadic or the Allahu Taala and who, to where he got to go join his Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam as the Shahid that he wants it to be, and he left behind as Anasazi. Allah I know who would tell us everything we wanted to know about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for seven decades after hamdulillah

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That for that contribution, may Allah subhanaw taala reward Liberato the Allahu Taala and, and be pleased with him May Allah azza wa jal be pleased with him. May Allah subhanaw taala join us with the companions with the family and our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and for those that Allah, Allah Allah Amin Zachman located on Sharla Tana, I will go ahead and take questions and show

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no, but himself so who were the strong words that surrounded but he himself was the strong warrior, so he didn't need anybody around?

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He was really strong himself.

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If you can raise your voice and Shaw, I can hear you

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excellent, what made his you're accepted? You know, like, what made him so close? We don't know. Clearly, I mean, these these acts of courage, there's something special being generated inside of him, right? But that's actually the point that the prophets lysozyme is making is that so many of the ODR so many of those people that are close to Allah, they're protective of their relationship with Allah. They're so protective of their relationship with Allah like you wouldn't assume anything of them. And especially if they have an unassuming presence in society they're very quiet he's very quiet right? I mean, not a single Hadith well Bharat spoke up in the gathering. Allah, Allah Jana

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Call me when his battle. That was his life. It's incredible. Subhanallah like, I'm not interested in anything else. Just call me when it's time for battle, and I'll be that guy.

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But the fact that he's so unassuming, the prophesy son was saying, you don't know the relationship that man has with Allah. And with the Olia, many of them are silenced because of how much they talked to Allah.

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They're enjoying their conversation with God. And the more that you enjoy your conversation with Allah, the more that you tend to find conversation with people not being very satisfying. And so that's a personality type. And I think this is the beauty of the Sahaba of the prophets, like Selim is, men and women, they're so different. Right? And their path to gender, their path to greatness is so different. Like if you study we've done 80 lectures so far, every biography fits a different personality type, you know, men and women, you know, there's also lane and there's Khadija right? May Allah be pleased with them. There's unasyn, there's a bra. These are two brothers that are I

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mean, from the same mother and father, and Subhanallah, very, very different people like and so the law of the brothel, the law and love like entirely different trajectories, there's nothing really narrated about anisul de la and on the battlefield, that wasn't his thing. He was called the model so the last line Salam, he was the, in the service of the Prophet sly some in life and in death. Subhanallah but that was anuses path to Allah subhanho wa taala. So may Allah be pleased with all the companions? Yes.

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Are a lot of cars.

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There are a lot of

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can you repeat the question? I'm sorry, one of the one of the There we go. This helps the handler, you got the mic now. So yeah.

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Thank you. Could it be considered a one of the den de La Nouba that Allah combined these people, these very special households to be the companions of the medical biller? Yeah, haven't seen anything like that after his time? Yes, I believe it was a very happy who said that if the only miracle and proof of the Prophet slice on him was his companions, the fact that without power, the prophesy son was able to gather this group of people, this class of people and put them all in this position, like kapha, that's in and of itself, a sufficient proof, like the profit slice, and I'm having this generation of people and inspiring them all to their best to their best version of

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themselves. And then creating that community, without any of the instruments of power is in and of itself, a proof of his prophethood SallAllahu it was something that everyone had a role to play in the community of the Prophet slice of it. I mean, it's genius. It's prophetic. It's divine Subhanallah every single person to the Arabs and Bharat would have had no use. Right? Oh, he's, you know, he's the skinny, wiry, he has nothing he's not he's not prominent. He's not prestigious. He's not eloquent. He's not strong. They would have tossed them aside, but Subhanallah I mean,

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Two of the most honored people have been Mr. Little De La Arnhold brought law, the law. I know Bill out of the law and hubub law, the law, like everyone finds a place in the community of the prophets lie Selim and gets propelled towards this greatness that we're still talking about today. So it's definitely a proof of Prophethood because the prophets like some inspired that in them, you know, how much did they love the prophets lie Selim that they're thinking about him in these moments? You know, he specifically he didn't say, oh, Allah shahada and that moment, he intended it but you know, it happened even a Viet. I want to be with my prophet. And so while you have all these loving hadith

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of Anasazi, Allah and we're talking about Rasul Allah sai Salam, dreaming of the Prophet slice, I'm every night Alvarado, the law I know how to deepen his heart. He just didn't talk about it. It was something that he had in his heart. And from that moment came, yeah, Allah want to be with the Prophet. And Allah granted him that. Exactly. Alright, any brothers questions? Yeah.

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Can you raise your voice?

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Do we know anything about his childhood zero?

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When I'm talking about like, this was a hard lecture to prepare. This was a hard lecture prepare. Because you sit when you search a bra in any database, you get the Broadmoor Hospital, but

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he's not even in some of the books in this regard. Right. He's you have to scrap pieces, and I could not find anything about his childhood, to the point that we don't even know if the name is his mom. I mean, that that if that's not obscurities, panela I mean, we don't even know. For a fact though. It's it seems to be the case. That he's honest. His brother both through mother and father. Exactly. I thought I saw a hand here. Yeah.

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Any of the what is his age? So the age? It seems to be that he was he was definitely older than anisul The Allahu taala. And so it seems to be he was older than Anna's. And Allahu Allah. It seems like he was probably a teenager when the Prophet saw when he accepted Islam when the Prophet size and came to Medina, which would have explained why he didn't fight and better, so he was slightly older than anisopliae longtown on

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the aged shahada 20 years after his advice. I mean, he would have been in his early 30s right his 30s mid 30s, early 30s At that time

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Yes, sir.

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How did honest dot I mean, honest, his brother died.

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How did Anistar how to ns? His brother died.

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You talk about this brother? Yeah, honest brother. I missed his brother. He died in this battle this last battle after he saved on us his life.

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Good question. So the when the province lies on Sudan while the Allahu Anhu put and this will be allowed on her forehead and said make the right for him and the profit slice I made her out for the family was he included in that? Maybe not in that specific drought but like how many times did the Prophet slice and make do out for that family? I mean, he literally go to their houses just to pray for them. So that whole family is blessed And subhanAllah like, you can't you can't disconnect like what was what was nourished and nurtured in these people? Like, when when when I told the story of Amsterdam Radi Allahu Anhu I saw somebody like whoa, wow, that level of selflessness is like unheard

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of. It's too much almost right. It's a level of sacrifice that we're not accustomed to. It's like the ultimate manifestation of the unsought look at our sons. Look at her sons, you know, subhanAllah look at her kids and what they what they do, how they live. So there's something to be said about the DNA and the dirt that gets transferred here in this family and this is this is another fruit of almost the name of the Allah and that's how she taught her kids right? That's another fruit of them. So they mill the Allah Tada and her with her child.

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And may Allah make him you know, from her scale? Yes.

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Yes, Al Bara even Malik was older than unassuming Malik. Great question, Abdullah. Exactly.

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long as he never lost the battle

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by the way, like it's battle after battle after battle, he never lost and the Muslims knew when he was there, they weren't gonna lose.

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It was sort of understood. His drought was gonna get them through and then his antics would get them through. But

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Subhanallah you know, it's one of the beautiful things about him I'll take one more question shot from the sisters maybe or

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know so yeah, what lesson do we take? I'm telling you Subhanallah

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like, there are people in our midst, so young

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Sister Efrain. 22 years old

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22 years old, her father is in prison. She watched her house destroyed.

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Like I was talking to, I mean, some, like I talked to her and I'm like, Who? Who is this? She's so settled, calm, composed. I mean, I'm like, there are people in our midst of courage. Learn half of Allah hilang masala, don't fear, except Allah subhanaw taala. Don't fear the blame of the blame or the tyranny of the tyrant or the oppression of the oppressor or the backbiting of the back biter, or the slander of the slander. That's where we take this. This is this is what certainty looks like. And this is what courage looks like. And so I think with every one of them, there is a lesson in courage less than bravery that we can take the nighttime

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and certainly as oppression is growing in the world, the importance of Muslims to challenge that tyranny to challenge a lot of meanings and not be afraid, building data from them. Because at the end of the day, our paradise is in our hearts. But it's paradise was in his heart. And I think that's the main lesson we take from that. Is that gonna love it, but I'll say this as well ponder one of the things when you when you hear you read a biography, as you ponder, what are some lessons that I didn't mention that you can take, and I think it's important Inshallah, to double down to zero, to actually reflect upon the Ceylon and upon the biographies of the companions. If there's any

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questions from the sisters, last one.

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Did he ever get married? It doesn't seem like he ever got married.

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He would have drove his wife.

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She probably would have been very, very nervous all the time. Right? Allahu on him, but I could not find any documentation of a wife in this regard. But yeah, think about the blood pressure when he leaves the house.

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So his legacy is different. Subhanallah his legacy is very different. But we all owe him because we can say as us and also the last is and I'm from Anna's from the Prophet size, and that's one of the things we all have. May Allah be pleased with the companions? May Allah sent His peace and blessings upon the prophets like Selim and his family. May Allah azza wa jal join us with them Allah Amin Zachman, la Faden Sharla. Tata we will resume with Ebola you will Ansari hold the LA hotel and Hall sometime in August inshallah so stay tuned Santa Monica when it comes time to catch up