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Meeting Muhammad PBUH #07 – Celebrating With Him

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celebrations are meant to be simple and expansive and spalla. Nowadays, we actually see the opposite of that where celebrations are extravagant and exclusive. And that's the opposite of how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam celebrations work in his lifetime.

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So we went through what it was like to see the messenger sallallahu wasallam in times of hardship, literally in the trenches and battle serving alongside the people. And we talked about what it was like to see the Prophet, slice them and pray behind him in the month of Ramadan. Now I want to talk a bit about the feasts of the Prophet slice on the celebrations of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and let's start with eat but let's not get to eat yet let's stay in Ramadan mode, inshallah Tada, but let's start with eat. And some lessons we can glean of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and how he sets the community feel in the time of eight first and foremost, when the Prophet slicin would come out

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on the day he he wore this red striped cloak it his Salatu was salam, a beautiful suit from Yemen. And you looked at him Solaris 11 he was so beautiful as he came out to speak to the people and the prophets lie Selim would say everyone come out to their eat Salah he would bring them out to their eating masala, all of the men, all of the women of the children of the elderly everyone come out to their eat salon, and the profit slice on would make it a point to greet everyone individually. And he would even give his hope but differently on the day of eat Salah hearty Islam, he would be closer to the people when he gave the hope. But on the day of aitsl Allah are using them walking around to

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his companions, reminding them of Allah subhana wa tada a lot of times we think of aid as a date of overflow as a day of heedlessness rather than a day of celebrating the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the profit slice and him said three times at the end of his eighth hotbar to South Dakota, South Dakota, South Dakota, give, give, give, give and charity giving charity giving charity. So your aid is actually supposed to be a day of charity and the time of the profit slice in them as well reminding everyone that it's not like you go through this exercise of gratitude, just to become ungrateful on this day, but include everyone make sure that you're giving on this date as

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well, so that everyone has eight. That's why you have the capsule filter in the filter, right? That everyone is able to eat and feast on that day, not just those that can afford to do so. And of course, that is where the sacrifices made. So once again, everyone is able to eat and they're able. So the prophets lie some reminds people of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He reminds the people to be generous, he reminds the people to be open. And of course, he allows the people sallallahu alayhi wasallam to celebrate that day. And sometimes it was hard to know the boundaries around the profit slice in that regard until he set them at his salon was set up. So there's this narration that the

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Prophet slicin was there. And there were these two girls that were singing these old songs from the black wars, and above Beckett or the Allahu tada and who he reprimanded those two young girls to stop singing in the profit slice, I'm sad to leave them he said that every people has their eat every people have a date of feasting, and this is our day of celebration, so let them sing It's okay. And of course there was nothing objectionable in what they were saying on that day, he settled the Allahu taala and how she describes the day or eat with the profit slice of them in a very special way. So he says that the profit slice on was laying down and when I will Beckett will the

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alongside I knew I had gone away. I asked the Prophet sallallahu it was something if we could go and we could watch the abyssinians that we're doing some of their he dances or their celebrations in the masjid with their shields and with their spears. They had their special war dances and their dances of celebration, of course with modesty nothing had on within them. And they particularly were doing so in the masjid at the time of aid. So I saw the alarm on her said can we go and watch them so she says that the prophets I send them said let's go and watch them. And he sat in front of me sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I put my head on his shoulder so I put my chin on his shoulder

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behind him sallallahu wasallam and my cheek was touching his cheek sallallahu wasallam and we were watching the abyssinians doing their dances and the profit slice of them said carry on and he allowed them to go and to go and to go and it shall be allowed on her sitting behind the profit slice I'm leaning her chin on his shoulder with her cheek to his cheek watching and the profit slice and I'm says how spooky Have you had enough she said no keep on going and she wanted to see if the profit slice and would be patient with her and let her continue to enjoy the celebration. So some time went on and she was starting to get tired the profit slice and I said Is this enough yet? And

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she said no the profits items that okay. And then finally she told the profit slice alum. Now I've had enough so the Prophet slicin takes her home after witnessing the celebration of her eat and of course that was a form of him approving that celebration Salallahu it he was selling. Now we also know that too. There eats a lot

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The profit slice and I'm used to go one route and then he would come back another route. And there are usually individual test gear reasons that we talk about in terms of spiritually taking a new path at this point in your life. Well, one of the things that they're not mentioned, they say that the profit slice alum used to do that and some of the wisdoms of that include going those two paths so that the Prophet slicin could give Salaam to everyone at a time. So if you lived on this path, the prophet slice m could say Salaam to you. And if you lived on this path, the prophet slice them could say Salaam to you. They also say that the Prophet slicin could encounter all of those that had

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needs on that day Salallahu it he was alone, because the day of read was a day of Sonata for the Prophet sallallahu sallam, it was another day of generosity for the Prophet slicin them. So he goes forth and he greets everyone at his latos salon, he serves the people sallallahu wasallam he celebrates with the people sallallahu wasallam. And you could see him in all places of Medina on the day of read sallallahu alayhi wasallam What about the weddings, the prophets I seldom used to encourage the people to feast but the feasts again are not extravagant. Sometimes it was bread and meat sometimes it was just bread sometimes it was just some dates some milk and some ghee which is

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clarified butter. Sometimes it was haste which is a particular favorite of the prophets license where you mix you know the milk Can you mix the the clarified butter, and you mix some of the date paste, and sometimes it was just barley and the profit slice on them would eat whatever was there and he would celebrate with the people sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you even find that the Prophet slicin A made some of the feasts potluck style, so everyone bring what you have. And guess what that was his wedding with Sophia or the Allahu taala. And just everyone bring whatever food you have and Let's eat together. And they spread these black leather knots and the people sat together

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and they ate the food that was brought from all of the different parts of El Medina and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and listen very, very, very carefully. He said the worst feast is the one to which only the rich are invited and the poor are excluded. That's the worst feast that you can have. So if you want Baraka in your feast, Baraka on your occasion, don't exclude the poor, don't exclude people and make it extravagant and small. Remember, simple inexpensive, is the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he would attend all of the weddings to Lahore It was said that he could not just a special group of people, and when someone poor was getting married,

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the Prophet slicin would encourage everyone to pitch in with the expenses and he himself Salalah Hardy was selling would help finance the mahatmas of people help finance the the dowries of people help finance their weddings, and with ideal the alongside marrying his own daughter follow the model the Aloha, we see that everyone in the household of the Prophet slice alum participated in that wedding, people prepared all that they could prepare the food is prepared from different directions and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself furnish the house of it all the Allahu tada and so when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was there and celebrations the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam did not just bring his own spirit of Baraka. He was changing paradigm sallallahu wasallam to where celebrations were meant to be community celebrations, and no one was going to be left out of celebration in the community of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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