Channel: Omar Suleiman
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If you go back to your childhood and your memories from childhood, you can remember your uncle's your Auntie's are those adults that were kind to you that were very playful with you that would make it a point to joke with you that would make you feel welcome. And children have a way of detecting that. Right they feel kindness or they feel unwanted very easily. And that's why the prophets lie, some stresses lay some in them in them your hamsterley Ilana, where you walk will carry on and the prophets lie Selim says that he is not amongst those who fails to show mercy to the young ones. And at the same time, upholds the respect for the elderly.
Under sub nomadic are the Allahu taala. And he says, I never saw anyone more merciful with children than the Prophet sallallaahu. It was something I mean, when you brought your children around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would do everything but ignore them, he would play with them sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would talk to them sallallahu alayhi wasallam and that helps each one of the children develop their own connection, especially to the messages, right you talk about making the children love the messages, you know, going to the masjid and seeing that kind adult and especially if there's a sweet Imam or a kind Imam. And in the case of the Prophet slicin, being your
Imam, your child wants to go see the Prophet slice on them because they know that the Prophet slice on them is going to talk to them, they know that the Prophet slice might give them something, they know that the Prophet slice them is going to be playful with them. So that's really part of the culture that the profit slice on them is setting up in his community, and honestly a lot of time and he says he used to mix with us so much that He would ask a little brother of mine yet about homemade nefa, add a new layer. I had a younger brother named about homemade, and he had a little bird and new layer and the profit slice of them every time he saw him. He'd asked him about his pet. He'd
asked him about his pet birds love it, he was selling them and take interest in it, right. So when you're walking up to kids, and you're talking to children, and you're asking them about their interests, you're asking them about how far they've gotten in their game, about how things are going in their sports or whatever it may be that they're doing. So the prophets lie, some would develop that type of relationship with the children of the community, those children, of course, who would grow up to become the scholars of this oma right, because they were young enough to be Sahaba. And at the same time, they learned whatever they could from the elder companions, and transmitted that
to the next generation of eager tabular in the next generation that came in this oma. So how did this start off with the Prophet sallallahu? It was to them? Well, for one, if you had a child, and you lived in Medina, you wanted to bring your newborn to the prophets Isola, you wanted the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, to name your child for you, you wanted the profit slice of them to hold your child and make their app, you wanted the profit slice them to do the technique where he would take the date sallallahu wasallam and rub it on the top of the mouth of the child you wanted that from the profit slice on them. And he would oblige it his Salatu was Salam. And this will be a lot
of data and who mentions Abdullah the son of Baba. And he says that when he was born, the Prophet slicin held him and he took the date and he put in his mouth and he put it in the mouth of Abdullah. Abdullah really loved that date. So the Prophet sly sometimes said, who would unsought a Tamil This is how the unsought are, they love dates, and the Prophet sly some named him Abdullah, so you had all these children that were walking around, that were actually named by the prophet sallallahu wasallam. And when the Prophet slicin saw the Abyssinian children, he would try to speak their language sallallahu wasallam. And he would stumble, speaking their language sometimes on purpose so
that they could laugh with him at his Salatu was Salam and he was trying to speak their language, a child could take him by the hand sallallahu wasallam and show him things and point out things to him. And the prophets lie some would play with them, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would not turn away from them until they were satisfied. We also see Subhana Allah a really beautiful narration because sometimes these things are actually you know, in the small print, if you will, when the profit slice that I'm used to receive fruits, now back then obviously probably for better, you don't really have candy, right? The sweet is the fruit and the kids loved fruits. And in
Medina when people would would have their new picks of fruit, they would always want to bring something to the profit slice of them. And also last night, someone he would get a piece of fruit, he would make your app for the fruits of those people, the fruits of that Medina and then the profit slice on them would do what he'd looked to the smallest child insights he'd called that child over and he'd give them the fruit it has a lot to us and I'm so that was like his way of giving candy Salalah who it was send them to the children of the oma and this was his habit, it his salatu salam, even as people would prefer the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the sweet fruits, now with
his own children Salalah hardiness and that was a sight to see in and of itself, meaning his grandchildren. It has a lot to say about when it comes to it. Heston will Hussein, about the Allahu tada and Homer, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his relationship with them was so beautiful
And the profit slice of them would not just hold them and testify to Allah subhana wa tada how much he loves them. But he would say loudly sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah love those who love them and hold them sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he would kiss them it his Salatu was salam, fatty metal, the Allahu taala and her she mentions when the Prophet slicin used to visit the house and he'd called out a 10 mil look at where's the little one, where's the little one that he means Salalah how it was set on my thumb to look at. He means Salalah Hardy was cinnamon has some of the low tide I know, bring them out to me. And the profit slice of them would put in his own cloak it
his Salatu was salam, Al Hassan and Hussein and Osama bin Laden, Zainab and omarama he would put all of his grandchildren at his slotless that I'm under his cloak, and he would hold them close and he would make do and this was a site that was changing the culture of Medina, there was a man that one saw the Prophet slice alum, throwing and Hassan Hussein and kissing them and hugging them. And he said, I have 10 of them and I never kissed any of them. Like this is not this is not normal. You know, we're men. We're not supposed to kiss our children. And the prophets lie Selim said, What can I do about a man who has no mercy, you know, whoever does not show mercy will not have mercy shown
to them. The prophets lie Some said this is part of Russia. This is part of mercy that we show to these children. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam especially paid attention to those orphans to those children that were deprived of that love. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam would go out of his way to be that figure to those orphans that didn't have the level of a father, because he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not have that love himself. He grew up without that. And he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the best house is the one in which orphans are treated well, and the worst house is the one in which orphans are treated poorly. So just like when he talks about feasts,
being exclusive, and the worst feast being the ones, that the poor are excluded from the Prophet sallallahu it he was said themselves, that the worst houses are the ones in which the orphans are not treated well. And the Prophet slicin made it a point to be that emotional support and to bring them close sallallahu wasallam emotionally, so that they could feel that connection. And that's why he told her that will be Allahu taala. And he said, Do you want your heart to be softened? Do you want to find that your things will be provided for you in life, he says, additionally, a team of mink bring the orphan close to you will be allowed to see he Walter immelmann flajnik and caress his
hair and feed him from what you eat, and he said will lie, it will soften your heart and it will fulfill your needs. So the prophets lie, some would go out and he would bring the a time he bring the orphans to his own home, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would walk with them. And because they were so subject to exploitation, the Prophet slicin would not just play with them, but he would intercede for them for any issue that they had Salalah hardy he was alone. So he pays special attention to children as a whole in the oma and he pays even closer attention. So Lola Hardy was alum to those children that were not getting to live like the children around them. So