Al Bara – Ibn Malik (ra) – The Underestimated Hero

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Also the wisdom about a karate kata silica Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he was so happy he was so interesting and Kathira Charla Tada Dear Brothers and Sisters, this is the last person we will be speaking about from the blessed family of Anicet remarkable the a lot of time and who 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 us 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 alerts over 200 million Muslims on genocide alert May Allah subhanaw taala protect them alarm me and

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a friend hamdulillah Blimey, I recorded something in Charlotte's I will be putting out tomorrow but the nighttime 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 shots 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 hedge and charlatan and then we'll break for about a month inshallah Tada and start back in August in the LA we're on episode 80 hamdulillah some of you have been been here from

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the start and some did not apply me 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 all sorts of follow in their footsteps Allah man, I mean, so today we're talking about Al Bara ibn Malik Ibn another or the Allahu Taala and who the brother of Anas ibn Malik or the 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 but

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not many of you, it seems, but when you hear the name of it, but 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 Alibaba been as IP or the alongside Alibaba been as it was a much more famous Bara, or a little bit

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of an acid or Alibaba had been my role. This brother of Annecy, 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 Denali called the louder and hope. However, what is narrated about him is so unique and gives us some pretty unique lessons in the 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 Manasa narrating from Anissa bumalik. Okay, may Allah be pleased with them all. Now, as we said about Robin Malik, there's a difference of opinion about whether he is NSS brother through just his father or also

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through his mother and the more correct opinion is that almost Tulane is his mother as well. And so you'll see some of the saline Come out of him as well. So he is according to the correct opinion, multiple narrations from 100 Rahim Allah to Allah and Aries this as well, and others that he is an Asus full brother. He is the full brother on a sub nomadic or the Allahu Allah 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 Celine while the Allahu taala. However, this man has such a

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unique story. So for one we know virtually nothing about him prior to Islam, almost nothing. We know nothing about his conversion to Islam. So you got the story of saline 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. 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 present 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 Al Bharat nomadic or the

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Allahu taala. And we know nothing about his participation or lack of participation 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, well,

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Like, family life, not there any personal stories with the Prophet slicin I'm really not there. It is battle after battle after battle but in a very unique way.

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When we talked about about the terminal sama total, the Allahu Taala and whole, 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 urbanity of Osama total, the Allahu taala. And who was what? Tall, dark, handsome, strong, imposing features when he walked into a room. Everybody was quiet. When everybody's doing assignment walked into a room, right? He had Haber, he had haber means a sense of awe when somebody 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, regardless of

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the Allahu Taala and who has an imposing presence before Islam and even more imposing after Islam, right. Listen to the description of Al Bara or the Allahu Taala animal. Al Bara was extremely short. Extremely thin. They said that there was nothing pinchable on the body of Alborada 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. 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 in a shot about how many people are there that are unkempt, that are covered in dust that are turned away from people's door. Tim Delaney law, Yoda, who law who law UC Santa Ana law he learned about rock, 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. Lo XM Allah Allah Baba, no eczema and Allah Allah Bara means it's not just the person who's Mujahid with Darrell 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 min humble Bharat nomadic. He pointed to Al Bara nautical the Allah no one said in my ummah, that's al Bara, Abdul Malik. In another narration, the prophet slice I 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 past by prophets lie some says what do you say

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about this person? They said Yasuda loves persons honourable. If he speaks, we all listen, if He intercedes his Chifa his intercession is accepted. The guy could propose to anyone for marriage, he would be married. And then another person passed by and the prophets lie some said what do you say about this person, Salah, 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 gonna 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 as 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 are valid. Osama told 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 man. 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 I send them names as an example of this type of person is an bharatmala called the Allah Tala and

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he's not eloquent. He's not some

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One who is going to be in the prestigious gatherings. He is someone who would be belittled before Islam. He is not someone that particularly has, you know an attractive appearance. He's not someone that looks very strong. But Subhanallah 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 what the prophets lysozyme said this and that you don't find a single one from Allah or the Allahu Taala and not one despite on Sudan Radi Allahu Taala Anna despite Anna Sivan radical the Allah Tala and who not one of Alborada the Allah Tada and who 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 you're ready for it. illallah wa Jana, Allah and Jana, I love Allah and I want Jana which shows you Subhan Allah, that

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when you're 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 Tada anthill. However, there is something about Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah 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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are the Allahu Taala and the fact that his enemy would underestimate him like you see, I need all the Allahu Anhu coming and I'm going to be a part of 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 saving that needle the allowance to animals. So you're talking about as is when 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.

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Part of the reason why is that the enemy always underestimates him. So the prophets lie some tells the Muslims don't underestimate Alvarado, the Allahu taala. And as for the enemies, they're going to be in trouble every time at battle, 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, onwards, Al Bara is an every single battle, okay, he's also one of those who attended by actual Ridwan, the pledge under the tree which is which

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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 by a total of 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. Bharat 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 the 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 breadwinner is understood. So he was the person who when he would go

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out with the profit slice of them, he would be in charge of singing to the Campbells Okay, and so the Allahu Taala and who says And Al Bara nomadic or the a lot of time and who can do the region? What can gesture Yeah, Dubin, Nisa, there's another name that's very famous and jasha Well, the Allahu Anhu. So Anna says that when we go out on a journey, Al Bara would tend to have to do meaning he would sing to the camels that were carrying the men and and Joshua Radi Allahu Anhu would swim 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 M said, yeah, and Joshua Rawai that so Akaka Bill kawari

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and just take it easy with the camels that are carrying these precious vessels. But warrior is talking about the women, why because of the camel 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 shutter have this hadith that 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 profit

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slice I'm used to take him for that purpose. And there are other narrations from anisul, the Allahu taala. And hope 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 and a short biography that doesn't exist in a battle, but there are lessons for all of us within it. The first one again, do not belittle 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

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manifest things, Allah subhanho wa Taala has assigned value for different 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 Allah but then it's the courage here. So the most famous battle of Bharat while the Allah Tada 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 your mama. 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 ricotta battle 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 most Salem Al Khattab will Salem the liar mill Salem or the false prophet. Now what a lot of people don't understand about Messina 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 Prophet SAW 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 lie 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 Quran. Like we know he doesn't make sense. We know most Muslim 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 mock him. But you know what? He's our guy because he's from our tribe. He's from our people. And we'll say them I would slaughter people. I mean, slaughter people, entire caravans for not acknowledging him as a prophet after the prophets lie. Selim apobec killed the Allahu Tada 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 him. And Pamela you know, the Battle of the amendment 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 American katapola The Allahu Anhu to suggest to 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 Father 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

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the low Turner annual dispatches first and foremost to Ekrem ibn Abi Johanna Nkrumah, Radi Allahu taala. And in Abidjan 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'll be a lot of time and who sounds highly dependent on either the Allahu Taala and and Khalid or the law animal has

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Al Bara ibn Malik Radi Allahu Anhu with him. Now, one of the ways that Messiah was winning this battle was that he had this fortress, and it was nicknamed Hedionda 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? Allah was like, I don't care. He says, Yeah, man, I started Muslimeen only Allah him. Oh, 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 Allahu Taala and who they strap him to a shield.

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And they catapult him into Hadid got to remove 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, and 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

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agile, 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 Muslimah 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 it with people I know that sounds like a movie but it's actually history Subhanallah Hemmati the mommy said Mama 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 Barack 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 your mama because Mercedes was a coward right? Our prophets lies I'm used to be in the front. When 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 mill Salem has taken by surprise that gave the opening to washy to throw the spear

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will Salem Al Qaeda and as we said watching who killed Hamza while 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 Sharon, us. 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 him out on your mama, the personal bodyguard of Macedo that opens the way for this to happen.

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According to multiple documents of this, but he it's not like he wasn't hurt abre or the Allahu Anhu. 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 lot of the A lot of times I know they said that he was wounded with over 80 wounds in the Battle of a gamma. But he did not die. Over 80 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 either on the long side and who stayed with him for an entire month to nurse him and to take care of him

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because how little the Allah attributed the victory of India mama to him.

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So he talked about a pretty significant stance from Alborada the a lot of data 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 wa has added create a different people for different things. That's what he did well the Allah Tada and one had a little the Allah 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 India mama. Now I'm going to talk about the Allahu Anhu becomes Khalifa. All right, now you're gonna hear something really, really interesting.

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Shouldn't this guy be a commander? 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 Orlando the longtime? What do you think?

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Amara is a wise man, right?

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I'm gonna I'm gonna Cotabato the Allahu Tada and home when he becomes Khalifa. He sends a letter to all of his governors and learn 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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Oh my God, Allah Tada. I know. He says for in the home Malika. 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 Tada. I know again, so interesting. So hello, I'll model the law and who 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 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 katabi Allah Tala annual armor is all the law. I know you could write books of leadership from America, Pablo, the law of town and right and people

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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 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 America tabula and which shows you that just because someone is an amazing Muslim, doesn't mean that they're fit for every position. That's also from the genius of Amina Muhammad Ali Alana, and I know is that you don't put people in positions that aren't suited for

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them, just because they're good people or because they're righteous people. That's not how the prophets lie. Some 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 Ahmed real hilltop Radi Allahu taala. And in this regard with within Bara or the Allah Tala, and now al Bara was was such a great warrior, though, that he posed a few issues because sometimes he disproportionately, you know, accounted for casualties on the other

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

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Because the raw 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 Maurice bomb

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Maurice ban had like this whole posse around him of like the best warriors of Persia. Albert single handedly just went through all of them, including my husband.

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And almost all the loads, I 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 again, but I'll be alone 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 see 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 were

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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 and is that throughout the battle people would come to abre 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 Allah Tada animal while he's going around slicing in the field and you know, this this little this little physical persons of hella would would just this massive impact in the field, they remind him to make their art to Allah subhanaw taala but all the a lot of time animal would make the loudly and they used to take comfort in hearing the DUA, or the Allahu Taala and one so he was also instrumental in the Battle of Akkad. The CM there are multiple battles in this regard and diplomatic are the longtime and

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he has a narration about his brother and so we have these narrations from anisum 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 Bharat Malik Radi Allahu taala. And who will who almost tell him Allah chirashi well, who will Yun she do a beatin Mina Sherif Khanna who yet to run be hidden. So they 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 when someone is dying, right? You want to tell them what say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, read the Quran, you know, so and so the Allahu Anhu thinks he's gonna die. And here he is singing the songs of battle. I'm recounting some of the moments in

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the battlefield, which is what he knows. So and so the Allahu taala. And who says, Rahim Allah, Abdullah, Allah who will be here now who will Heydo 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 which which it appears to be then read 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 Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam by my side, Allah is not going to take Allah is not going to deprive me of that death.

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And subhanAllah and so the Allahu Anhu says, sometime after that he healed and he got back a lot of the a lot of time and who got back

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and this is where Subhan Allah 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 the Allah and we'll talk about some of the nice stories personal interactions, inshallah Tada again, but we got to honor our heroes and their legacies, Albarado the allot of time. In a famous Merica a famous battle was called not the Malaka have to stop to stop was also a difficult battle against the Persians and a time of honorable culpability Allah Tada and who and the Muslims were about to lose

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that battle.

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And so they yelled out to Al Bara or the Allahu Taala and and they said yeah, but no UC Santa Ana Arabic, a Barack Obama, if you take an oath upon your Lord, He will answer for axiom and Arabic so take an oath upon your Lord. So I'll borrow the law and who raises his hands and he says XM to Allah aka Rob Lana nocturna ACTA home. Oh Allah I call upon you. I'm asked

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aiming for victory, give us their backs. I'm asking you for victory Oh ALLAH and so the Muslims advanced and then they started to get beaten back again.

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And they said to Alberto oxen Allah rob the cobra, take an oath upon your Lord so he did it again the exact same thing. And then a third time Alborada the Allah Tada and who did it and Al Bara are the Allahu Taala and who said, Allah hum oxen Maliki Yara, lemma nocturna ACTA who will help me being a B IC. O L Haqqani, Bina B IC, O Allah, I asked you for victory. And let me be with your profit. Let me follow your profit. Like I'm ready to go now.

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This point now at about all the allotted time, I'm hoping he had a moment in his day

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where he missed the prophets lie Selim and he, 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 sighs.

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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 it's cinematical, the Allah Tada and who 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 and who it's actually shockingly vivid, but he says, Don't worry, I'm gonna keep it. PG and Charlotte's 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 pulled them over. So it's burning Iren, 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 and 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 dramatically a long time.

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And he said and shortly after that he was killed.

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So the last memory of Anna's 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 turn.

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If that's not beautiful, and profound, I don't know what is Subhanallah and anisul. 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 a brothel the law Teller and you don't have 1000 Hadith from Alibaba. But what if Anasazi Allahu Anhu died that day?

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That whole legacy of Hadith that we have an annus ethnomedical The Allahu Taala and 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 Anissa grammatical the Allah Tala Ando and put himself at risk the entire decade's worth this is 20 years after hits at all. 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 Annecy canonical 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 an unsung heroes, the fighting against musei lemma, and being instrumental in

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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 Al Bara, Abdul Malik hamdulillah for that moment, where Allah azza wa jal inspired him to save the life of Anna supramolecular the Allahu Taala and who, to where he got to go join his Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the Shahid that he wants it to be, and he left behind us Anasazi Allahu Anhu who would tell us everything

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We wanted to know about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for seven decades after hamdulillah for that contribution, may Allah subhanaw taala reward Albarado 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, lo Hydra in sha Allah Tana, I will go ahead and take questions and show

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but himself, so who were the strong warriors that surrounded it, 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 draft 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 profit slice I'm making is that so many of the ODS, 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 where Allah 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 prophets lie. Some is saying, You don't know the relationship that man has with Allah. And with the Olia, many of them are silence because of how much they talk 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 unschooling, and there's Khadija right? May Allah be pleased with them. There's another and there's a lot 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 anisul the law, or the law and we have like entirely different trajectories, there is nothing really narrated about anisul the law and on the battlefield, that wasn't his thing. He was called the moral story. Last line Salam he was the in the service of the prophets lie some in life and indef Subhan Allah, but that was honest, his path to Allah subhanaw taala. So may Allah be pleased with all the companions? Yes.

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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 that Hamdulillah you got the mic now, sir.

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Thank you, could it be considered a one of the den de la noir that Allah combined these people, these very special households to be the companions of the magic of Allah? Yeah, I 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 Prophet's life 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 Barack 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 Al

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Look when he's not strong, they would have tossed him aside. But Subhanallah I mean, two of the most honored people have been Mr. Little De La Arnhold Bharat well the Allah I know without the Allah no habla de la like everyone finds a place in the community of the prophets like 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 I'm inspired that in them, you know, how much did they love the Prophet slice, tell them that they're thinking about him in these moments? You know, he specifically he didn't say, oh, Allah shahada in that moment, he intended it but you know, it happened even to be

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I want to be with my prophet. And so while you have all these loving hadith of anisopliae, Allah and we're talking about us, Allah sai Salam, dreaming of the Prophet slice every night. Alvarado the Allah 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 I 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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Um, when I talk about like, this was a hard lecture to prepare. This was a hard lecture prepare. Because you sit when you search button, any database you get the Broadmoor as a bit of a problem. He's not even in some of the books in this regard. Rice, 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's it seems to be the case. That he's honest. His brother both through mother and father. Exactly. I thought I saw him here. Yeah.

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Any of the what?

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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 prophets like when he accepted Islam when the Prophet slicin 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 age at shahada 20 years after his grace 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, honestly, brother die. Like how did Anistar how to anuses brother die?

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

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SubhanAllah. Good question. So the one province lies on Sudan while the Allahu Anhu put unnecessarily low on her forehead and said make the art for him and the prophets lie some major art for the family was he included in that? Maybe not in that specific drought but like how many times the profit 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 Celine Radi Allahu Anhu I saw somebody like, whoa, wow, that level of selflessness is like

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unheard 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 her sons. Look at her son's 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 DNA that gets transferred here in this family and this is this is another fruit of Amsterdam, and I'll be alone and that's how she taught her kids. Right? That's another fruit of them so they will be allowed to touch on 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 on Bella. Exactly.

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lost, 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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We know so yeah. What lesson do we take? I'm telling you Subhan Allah

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Like there are people in our midst. See young sister Afreen, 22 years old.

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22 years old her father's in prison.

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She watched her house destroyed.

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Like I was talking to, I mean, 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 Matala 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 are 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 mean and to not be afraid, benign data from them. Because at the end of the day, our paradise is in our hearts. Alberta is 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 Charlotte to Deborah Sierra, to actually reflect upon the CLR and upon the biographies of the companions. If there's any questions

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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, I 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 and as an as I'm also the last is that I'm from Anna's from the Prophet slice and that's one of the things we may Allah be pleased with the Companions May Allah sent His peace and blessings upon the prophets I said I'm in his family. May Allah azza wa jal join us with them Allah Amin Zachman law Hayden inshallah Tada we will resume with Ebola you will Ansari are the Allahu Taala and who sometime in August inshallah so stay tuned. Santa Monica Monica. I'm sorry cats.