Meeting Muhammad PBUH #11 – When You Thought You Were His Best Friend

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So at this point, you have invited the profit slice on to your house. He knows your name. He jokes with you. It is Salatu was Salam. And he had a way sallallahu wasallam of making you feel like you were the most beloved person to him. Even if there were many people that were ahead of you on the list and that was from his mercy salaallah hottie he was

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our needle the alongside our animal has an interesting way of describing the profit slice I'm in this regard. He says that the profit slice on used to attract the people to him he was the opposite of someone who turns people away from faith, right? You saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you want it to be around him you naturally love Allah more when you around him, he would not repel people sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So he was like a magnet it his Salatu was Silla and people would get close to him. And he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would take the person that was noble amongst the people, and he would charge them with their affairs, meaning he would

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uphold their position sallallahu it was Allah. And at the same time, of course, and this is not the description of ideal the Allahu anhu But what we've established thus far of how the Prophet slicin would take people that had no status in society and he would uplift them it his slots was Salaam, and in charge them with the affairs of the people on the basis of their piety. But then he says that the Prophet sly son was actually wary of people he was guarded it his Salatu was set up, but that wouldn't cause him to deprive them of his warm smile or his blessed conduct it his slot to Islam has good character. And what that means is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not naive,

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right? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was someone that showed people the best route, but he wouldn't be an effective leader at his Salatu was salam, if he didn't have some type of guard, not one that caused him to mistreat you, but one that caused the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, to make sure that he was upholding the integrity of the community. And so it was easy for you to think that the Prophet slicin was your best friend. And that was due to his good character it his Salatu was Salam. And how many ahaadeeth do you find of personal nnessee? Has that the Prophet slicin gave to people personal advice, right, a companion whose name you might not have ever heard before, but you

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hear it in the capacity of the Prophet slice I'm giving personal advice to people and how many times do you find the Prophet sallallahu wasallam turning towards someone and giving them very involved advice that makes its way into the books of Hadith and becomes a guide for us on how to live as well. So the prophets I seldom gave personal attention to people who gave personal advice to people. He also liked to exchange gifts with people sallallahu wasallam a robot or the Allahu tada and her she says that I brought the Prophet sallallahu it was selling a tray of dates and some small cucumbers, prophets lie Selim used to like cucumbers and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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gifted me in return a handful of jewelry sallalahu it he was selling them and that's why I sold the Allahu Allah and her says that the profit slice on them. If someone gave him a gift, he wanted to give that person as well. And you can imagine how many people would go to the profit slice and then give him a gift. And the profit slice alum would make note of that and he wants to give that person immediately in return, or he would give them at some later point it hit the lotto sellout. So now we're in a place where I have personal conversations with him so a lot he was alone. He is joking with me it his Salatu was Salam geranium, not Abdullah or the Allah tala annual he says, I never saw

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the Prophet slice them except that he was smiling at me. So you see the difference here, that it's not just that the Prophet slicin was always smiling, no, like he always smiled at me, I felt his warmth. sallallahu wasallam. And on top of that, we are exchanging gifts as well. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam takes gifts for me, he gives me gifts. And that's something that's special, right? And so you have this really beautiful narration from Ahmedabad and also the alongside I know, the same honor will be allowed to add on who who waste war on the Prophet slicin for all of those years, who tried to take back the refugees in habitat and Abyssinia convincing the

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joshy to give them up who persecuted the prophets I seldom in Makkah, who fought against the Prophet slice alum in numerous battles, who in Ohio was actually one of the main engineers of that plot. And that led to the deaths of many people. But he embraced Islam and he became a beloved Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you imagine that the Prophet slicin treated him in such a way that he thought that he might now be the best friend of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and he narrates this by giving us the full picture. He says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to speak to and show love and affection to a shudder Welcome to the worst person of people to

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where they would think they are a shopping home. They would think they're the best people.

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right because the profit slice them gave them so much love and attention. He says this was a form of tat leaf, a form of bringing hearts together that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam employed as part of his mannerisms. And so he would give me this attention and he would speak to me in the special way. And he showed me such love that I started to think that maybe I'm the profits license best friend. So one day I went to the profit slice and another Hadeeth By the way, he explains that the prophets I seldom, you know, put them at the head of an army. So this is serious now, right? Like, I'm up there with the rest of them. So he said, I went to the profit slice on one day in front of the

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people. And I said, Jada sutala yanase. I have like, a messenger of Allah, Who is the most beloved of people to you. So you can imagine the scene right? I'm with the law and who is looking out to the people. You also let go ahead and tell them who's the most beloved person to you? The prophets lie some doesn't lie. Let's Allah sly Selim said Isha for the Hannah. And I would want to also the law says, No, no, no, I mean, every job I mean, from the men because it was weird, right? I mean, that's one of those things like kissing your kids in public. What do you mean? You love your wife more than everybody else? And the Prophet slice of them says, well, a boo her her father, I'm being honest.

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Right? And he didn't say I will Beckett or the Allahu taala. And who he said abou her her father who of course is above Beckett. But it's like the prophets lie some is still connecting the love that He has for Rebecca to the love he has for Isha. So I love Isha and then you asked me from who from the men Well, it's a little bucket and this is okay then who? Because understood, right you know, profit slice element apobec it will be allow I know, I will Beckett was the first from the men to embrace Islam, the best friend of the Prophet slice of them. Okay, that makes sense. Then who jasola he said almost

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all the Allahu anhu. And I will also the law was okay, fine. You know, the two shapes. It was known, right? The profit slice, I'm used to say I have a bucket and almost all the time I have a bucket and Alma did this, I have a bucket and almost all this, I will make it and almost agree with this. So he said, Fine. Who else after Alma? Who's next? So the prophets I said, Earth man. So he said, I didn't want to ask the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, anything else. And I felt horrible for even asking him because I was afraid he never mentioned my name solahart he was on them. Now, of course, the prophets lie. Selim did not want to make him feel that way. But the point was, is that the

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Prophet slicin them had made him feel such a way that he felt like he could ask the profit slice on that question. And he would be his best friend, he would be the most beloved person in the world to him. And can you imagine how many people that did not used to assign value to themselves that did not use to think highly of themselves that did not think they had access to anyone that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made feel like they were the most beloved and most important people to him in the world. sallallahu wasallam as he certainly was to them.

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