Salman Al Farsi (ra) The Truth Seeker – The Firsts

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For the council, and with our seminary administrators of origins now Rahim Allah Haman Hamdi now he'll be the enemy whatever the one in a lot I mean what are our people to didn't watch again a llama Saudi was telling him about a karate kata Seleka Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, right early he was going to send them to see him in cathedra so tonight your brothers and sisters we go into the story of a Sahabi who Subhanallah it's very hard to condense the story because there's so much history that comes through this one Companion of the prophets of Allah who it was

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and the way I want to set the stage for you is like Abdullah and Ibis all the a lot of times in Houma when he describes coming across this man said man and father seemed to get louder and more, if not vastly louder. And who of course was a young man and we will one day unpack his biography in full inshallah Tada soon, who was a young man when he finally got to be with the prophets of Allah Harney, who was somewhere between the age of 10 and 13. So you have to kind of see the world through his eyes. He comes into Medina and he's seeing this new reality that he's only heard about in Mecca, about his cousin was sort of loss of Allah when he was Saddam and he wants to soak it all up. And

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there is a very peculiar person that walks around Medina, with such stature with such Haber, you know, people are in such awe of him. He goes inside the house of the prophets lie some frequently, when people see him there's a clear distinction that this man has an he's a Persian and the Persians and the Arabs had a cultural dislike for each other. And so I'm loving my vassal, the Allah Tada Angela is very curious about Salam o the Allah Tada and who is this man and what his his story And subhanAllah we have in the book of the virtues of the unsolved philosophy on sod. in Sahih al Bukhari, the Hadith that is narrated from Abdullah, bustle the Allahu Taala and OMA the story of the

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Islam of Salman and Pharisee. Imagine this 13 year old sitting with a 63 year old because he was the same age as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and saying, How did you end up here? And who are you and what is your story on Salam, O Allah Tada, and who gives him this long story of how he ends up in the presence of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam in El Medina with such distinction and with such greatness, so imagine yourself and Medina, a young man sitting with his elder and saying, Tell me your story. And he starts to unload this entire history of the Roman and the Persian Empire, of versions of Christianity that they did not even know exists, and of the multiple languages that

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he knew and the multiple hurdles that he had to jump through to get to the prophets of Allah. Arnie was salam in El Medina. So let's start just briefly and of course, I've taught a much much much longer course on some manifesting all the aligners, so I'm gonna condense it into two parts. Inshallah, this week and next week, just briefly, what is the history of the Persian and the Roman Empire as it relates to the story of sentiment and fantasy? Well, the Allahu Taala on number one, the Persian Empire followed what religion what was the religion of the Persian Empire, or religion called Zoroastrianism and Medusa when you read it within our books, okay. And they are marked by the

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adoration and worship surrounding fire.

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And subhanAllah. When you look at the Romans and their attachment to Christianity, at the time, a very particular type of Christianity back then when you say the Medusa or you say, the Persians, or you say, the Christians or you say the Romans, those things are interchangeable, because religion is heavily associated with those two empires. If you are a Roman, the assumption is you belong to the Christian empire, if you are a Persian, or if you are a Zoroastrian, you belong to the Persian Empire. These two empires had the longest war in history, over 700 years, that only ended in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and was predicted in its collapse in surah. Rome,

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you imagine 720 plus years. To give you some perspective, that times two is the time between us and the prophets of Allah Hardy was salam. Imagine two empires fighting for that long with no pause between them. And it's going to end and the time of Islam and the time of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam, with both empires being defeated by the Muslims, so it's, it's an interesting world, religion and politics are very much so intertwined. And this is the state religion, if you will have the Persian Empire, Zoroastrianism in the state religion of the Roman Empire being a very particular type of Christianity that was formalized under Constantine, and these two empires are at

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war and

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when everybody else is an observer, everyone else is an observer with their loyalties to one of the two empires. Salaam will the Allahu Taala anvil is growing up in the home of the high priest of his religion. Okay, he's growing up in the home of the high priest of his religion to give you some context of how important this role was. If you look up the currencies of the Persian Empire at the time, you'll find that some of the coins did not have the picture of kisana of the ruler of the Persian Empire, but instead of the priests around the fire, and so people used to come around this fire, they used to worship and said, Man will the allowance and who is going to grow up in the home

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of the high priest and the leader of his people around this fire, and somehow find himself in Medina, next to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So he talks about an unlikely journey. This is the most unlikely journey from all of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we have covered. Now, it's also important to understand that the Christianity that existed in Persia at the time, because there was a Christianity in Persia at the time, was a smaller form of Christianity, but definitely one that was closer, closer to the way of East Artesia to the way of Jesus peace be upon him. It was a more orthodox, less politicized form of Christianity, a small

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pocket of Christian worshipers. And in fact, if you if you look up in Persia, the Assyrian Church of Mark Medina of St. Mary is considered by some historians to be the second church in the history of Christianity after Bethlehem. You read about the Persian followers of Christ, the the early Persian followers of Christianity, so they maintain their presence, but they don't have any political power. But they're also not subjected to the formalized Christianity of the Western Church under the Roman Empire. And so without getting too deep into history, the Council of Nicaea, which is which takes place in the year 325, after Sid has set up the Council of Nicaea is where the Nicene Creed the

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Roman church formalizes the Trinity and formalizes many new dictates and Christianity and essentially outlaws all other forms of Christianity. So the debates over the Saudi Salaam and who he was and whether it's three in one or one, or whether it is father and son, or whether Jesus is fully human, or both fully human, and fully God, all of these debates are supposed to end. And many practices are instituted in the Council of Nicaea that are supposed to become mainstream, and the only acceptable version and understanding of a Saudi tsunami of Christianity at that point, the Persian Christians, maintaining their small worship outside of the rule of the Roman Empire, they

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worship in peace, they worship quietly, and they maintain many of the early forms of athey, the the early creed of Christianity at the time, and many of the early forms of worship that you would not find except underground and hidden in the Roman Empire. So we go to the story of cinnamon on the Allahu Taala anvil, and how he enters into this particular type of agreements and arrangements that sees him to where he is the name of Sal Manuel the Allahu taala. And according to most of the books was ruse Bei, the son of marzban rosebay, the son of marzban. Now there is a debate over whether his name was Salman before or after snap. And some of the scholars they say it was Salman, which denotes

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being easygoing and obedient because he submitted Himself to Allah subhanaw taala. Some of them say this actually is a description of the type of child that he was with his father. His father was the leader of his people in us behind in modern day Iran and Persia, and he is the high priest, the fire is literally in his home. So he lives in a palace the fire is in his home, and Salman or the alongside and who is growing up blinded to the world around him literally does not leave home, taking care of this fire and being raised to essentially be the successor of his father. Now the premise of Zoroastrianism is that the fire can never go out. So this has to go on and on and on and

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on. And they didn't have fire alarms at the time. Okay, so it's in his house all the time. 24/7 you have to watch the fire and cater to it. And so not only Allah Tada, and who was growing up around this fire rosebay, the son of marzban. Now he says that my father was not just the leader of our people, and the Chief of our people, but my father loved me deeply. So so not only Allah Tada and who was loved by his father, and he said he loved me so much have the Sunday telogen

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idea that he held me like a slave girl in the home. never lets me go I was like one who was enslaved, I could never leave my house. And you talk about another level of sheltering. My father kept me right there next to the fire throughout and I was provided for we had servants in the house, we had everything that we possibly needed. And I went with it. And so now will the Allah Tada. And who said, I became learned in the way of Zoroastrianism he learned the philosophies of it, he learned the practices of it, he learned the scriptures of it at the time, it's one of the world's oldest religions, he learned everything that there was to learn about Zoroastrianism. So he became

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respectable as a teenager, in that faith. So he's growing up to be a Zoroastrian priest. And the home was called Daddy matter, which, which is the name of the place in which the fire is kept. So he says that my father was very wealthy, is very affectionate. He spent on me, I never had any reason to leave my home. We had multiple properties that were owned by him. He had gardens that he had servants to attend to. He had palaces and properties that he had servants to attend to. And then one day, one day, he said, My father got too busy with his properties. And he needed an extra hands.

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And so he comes to me, and at this point, he trusts me.

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Because I've never left the house, I've never done anything wrong. And I'm, you know, growing up in this religion as a priest in this religion, he comes to me one day, and he says to me, Oh, my son, I'm too busy with the building today. And I need help with the garden. So I need you to go take care of this garden. So So Namo, the Allahu taala. And who said, so he finally allowed me to leave the house. And it's not like sentimental, the Allah Tada and disobeyed his father. He said, I got lost. So I left the house. And I got lost, which shows you how sheltered he was. He didn't even know how to get to the garden of his father.

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So Subhanallah while he got lost, what does he come across? He says, I came across

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a church.

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And he said, I was intrigued because I could hear the voices of their era of their recitation.

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They were reciting their scripture from inside the church. So I was compelled, the only thing Salman would breathe growing up was religion. And it was one particular religion it was or astronism. So he said, this was compelling to me. I was drawn by the recitation of their scriptures. So he said, I remember that my father, you know, kept me inside the house and never exposed me to anything. So I just wanted to see what it was. So cinemawall, the Allah Tada. And he said, I entered into their church. And subhanAllah I want you to imagine a person entering into the messages for the very first time and they sit in the back and they look around, this is Salman will the Allahu Taala and

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entering into the church at the time. And he said, I was amazed by the recitation, by their record and by their sujood, by their bowing and by their prostration. This is one of the most important historical elements of Persian Christianity versus Roman Christianity. The Council of Nicaea eliminated sujood prostration, which is very odd because they're reciting Saddam Jesus peace be upon him till now is described in the Bible as praying how the way you just prayed, falling on his face in prayer. The Persian church maintain such though they still used to prostrate so they still looked a lot like the way that Muslims pray. So sir, man will the Allah Tada and who said I was drawn by

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their salah, they were in Salah, they were reciting their Scripture. They were kneeling, they were prostrating. And he said, I sat there and I watched and time passed, an hour passes, two hour passes, two hours passed. And then he said, I come to this realization. I said, their religion is better than ours.

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Like I've been doing this whole thing, my whole life. I'm a trained priest in my way. I said Dean home Hiram, and Deena that religion is better than our religion. You know, sometimes you can see it and this message is often when someone comes in and they see the Salah and they see the Quran even if they don't understand it, they just you see that realization clips, like wow, there's something so pure, that's transcending through the Salah. So he said, I said, their religion is better than ours. So he said, I forgot myself and I lost track of time. And he said, and it reached the time of sunset so what would have been the equivalent of McCullough but the time right so they prayed again

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at sunset and it was their last prayer

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And he said in their leader came to me, the priest of the church came to me.

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And I said to him, Where did this religion come from?

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Where's this religion from?

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And he said, a sham, which is greater Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan. And what am I missing? Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, of course itself, so greater Syria Sham, so it's from a sham.

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So he said, I went back home after that, and his world was rocked. The only question he had in that conversation was, where's this religion from? And he said, a sham. So he said, by the time I got home, I mean, his father had set off panic throughout the entire city throughout us behind he was sending people to look for Slenderman. Everywhere. He thought that maybe he was kidnapped. He thought that maybe he died. He thought the worst, right? And so he said, my father finds me, and my father embraces me. And he says, Oh, my son, where were you? I sent you to the garden. Where did you end up going? What happened? Why didn't you do what I asked you to do? Is everything okay? All these

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questions. So I said to him, Oh, my father.

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I went looking for the garden, and I got lost, but I passed by this place.

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And it was a place of worship. And I heard recitation. So I got drawn into it. So I went inside, and it was a church. And I watched them pray and recite, his father, his whole life had been trying to stop him from hearing about anything, but the way that he taught him I mean, Zoroastrianism in Persia, you're here, you're being trained, you're being groomed for this one position.

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And so his father panics and what does he say? He says, there's no hate, there's no good in that religion of there's

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So Natalie alongside and

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he says, I've got to be honest that the genome Heydo Medina, I think their religion is better than our religion.

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His father loses his mind and reacts not in an intelligent way. He doesn't sit there and sit with him and try to prove to him his own Deen. His father instead, takes his son, and he changed his hands and his legs.

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And he imprisoned him in his own home. And he says, You're not leaving this house, shames him. So Salam, O Allah and who goes from being the high priest in the home that everyone knows to come to every single week when they gather for their worship, the beloved son of his father, to now being the worst child, the curse of his father humiliated, the people come into the house, they look at him, they see him chained up and said, Mama Lila animal has been disgraced And subhanAllah. All that does, is it makes him want the truth more. The fact that his father responded that way only increased him in a desire for the truth even more. So said mammal the allowance animal was not

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discouraged. In fact, some mammal the Allahu taala, and who said that I was able to send a letter to the Christians.

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And I said to them, the people of that church. So the implication is that he basically had one servant that was cooperating with him. The letter said,

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that you told me that your religion originated from Syria.

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The next time the merchants come from a sham because remember, there were trade routes and there were seasons where you went from Persia to Yemen, Yemen to a sham Mecca to the different places. She taught you a slave, the trade journey in the winter, the trade journey in the summer. So he said the next time the next season, when the merchants come from a sham.

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Let me know that they have arrived. And I'm going to go back to a sham with them. So so not only Allah Tala animal gets the message to them.

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And some time passes. And there's some merchants that come from a sham. And they go about their business and they finish their business. And the letter is snuck back to Sonali Allahu Tada and heard that the merchants of a sham, the Christian merchants have a sham have finished their business and now they're ready to head back. And some mamil, the Allahu Taala and who said, so I escaped from the imprisonment of my father. And I joined these people. And I made my way back to a shop.

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So Subhanallah you have this young man now who got lost on the way to his father's garden, and ended up in a church. And now he's being called by his fitrah being called by his origin, to go to a sham with a group of people that don't speak the same language as him that are not like him, putting himself in a very vulnerable situation, all because he wants the truth. And in the midst of a heated war between the Romans and the Persians, he's going he's going as a Persian entering into Roman territory, even as a civilian where things at any moment could turn hostile to him.

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But some

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Not only Allah Tala animal wants to go to the source, he was so drawn by this religion that he wanted to learn from the most knowledgeable person in the religion. So he said we got to a sham. And so now the Allah and didn't get distracted now he got to Damascus and Damascus, he could have looked around and said, You know what? Now that I think about it, I'm a young man, I've never had a chance to explore life, I'm free. Let me go check this place out and check that place out sometime on the Allah Tada. And who says, As soon as we got to Damascus, I said, Who is the most knowledgeable person in this place in this religion? Who knows the religion best. So they took him to this priest

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in the church in Damascus. And Salam o the Allah animal, said, I went to him.

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And I said to him, oh, so and so. I like this religion of yours. Allow me to stay with you, and to serve you in the church. And in return, I will learn from you and I will pray with you. So basically, take me as a servant here. I'm not coming to ask you anything. I don't want any money from you. I don't expect anything in return. Let me just be a servant. I'll clean up I'll take care of anything that you need. I'll basically be your assistance, whatever you want from me, but let me learn from you. And let me pray with you. I need mentorships panela he understands the value of mentorship very early on.

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And so this man says, Come on in, except some. Now this story could be very beautiful at this point, right? I mean, some mammal the Allahu anhu, a High Priest in Persia, leaves his father's home to study this new religion, the way of Christ. He wants to understand Christianity. in the fullest sense. He found these righteous people in Persia this man is supposed to be very righteous and also be a learned scholar. So the model the Allahu Anhu says, This man turned out to be the most corrupt and evil human being I've ever met in my life.

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Think about the fitna, the test of that he was a complete crook, now as a man will be allowed to disagree described his father in favorable terms, right? So if you're attaching just religion to people and people experiences,

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the head of my people, the father, right? Who was appointing me as the head priest was affectionate with me. He was someone who was good. Yes, we had a follow up because I started to stray away from the religion but he was a good man, this man who they say is the most knowledgeable Christian is a complete crooks and model the Allah and who could have said, Forget this religion. I'm sneaking my way back to Persia, I'm gonna apologize to my dad. And I'm gonna go back and be a high priest once again, and forget this experiment of Christianity and seeking the truth.

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As the man will be allowed to hide and who is stuck.

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He says that this man was such a crook. He said he would go out there. And he gives these emotional sermons about charity about giving sadaqa and then all he knew people would come with their most valuable possessions, their most valuable charity is he take it and he'd store it in a place in the church, and he wouldn't give any of it to the poor. Just a few coins to be able to satisfy them to say that he's giving the charity that's coming into the church. So he's stealing their money. Everything that he told them to do, he did the opposite. The man would commit all sorts of flash all the shameless deeds, no private worship, I was looking for someone I could worship with all day, the

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guy had no interest in worship whatsoever. And Salam o the Allah and who said about to who birthed and studied and I hated this man with every fiber in my body. I couldn't stand this man. What a horrible human being.

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And he said, he had these chests of these treasure chests of all the gold and silver of the people and only I knew where they were. And I was thinking to myself, How do I expose this man and think about how vulnerable he is? If someone will the law no comes out and says, oh, people, I want you to know that your high priest is corrupt. He's a young Persian man, no one knows who he is. They'll just say that he's here to cause some sort of trouble, and they'll all kill him. It's not gonna work. Right. So so not only Alon was stuck, I don't know what to do. How do I show the people who this man really is? So phenomenal, the Allahu Anhu. He says, so as I was trying to figure out what

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to do about this man, suddenly he died.

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And when he died,

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I mean, they put on the most elaborate ceremonies and funeral about him. He was their precious leader, their beloved leader. So he said, they started to do all these plans in the church and they started to gather from all over and the people cried, and they were emotional. And he said at that moment when they gathered,

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I stood up. And I said, Well, Allah, He this man was an evil man.

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Everything he used to command you to do he did the opposite.

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Have him and everything he used to take from you for charity he used to keep for himself.

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And the people were full of anger, like you better prove what you're saying, or else you are going to die. So nuns risking his life by saying who this man actually is.

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And so as they are about to pounce on him, so Namo, the Allahu Anhu is standing in the church in Damascus, he says, I'll prove to you what I'm saying, follow me, takes them into his room in the church, the quarter of the priest, and he pulls out the treasure chests. And you imagine the scene he starts pulling out your mom's bracelet, and all of the gold and silver that you work so hard for your precious belongings, and he says, here's the charity that you thought you were giving to the poor. He was storing it all in his room. So said not only Allahu Anhu said that, by the time I finished showing them all of his hiding spots and explaining the type of corruption that the man

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used to read. He said at that point, they said, well, Allah, He we will never bury him. They took the body of their priest, and they crucified Him. And they pelted him with stones. I mean, out of anger, they just took their anger out on his corpse in front of everyone. So they made a public display of their anger of him and pelted him with stones. And he says, they left him up there until his corpse rotted and became so filthy, that they took it down and threw it in the dumpster. This was the ending of this man Subhan Allah I mean, it was complete hatred towards him because of what he did to the people.

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And so normally Allah Tada and who was in a predicament.

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Now you talk about being let down. When the person who taught you religion ends up being corrupt. When you attach your faith to a human being, think about the fitna for Salam or the Allahu taala. And this isn't just his shape. This is the only shape that he knew. This is the only person who he was taught was a representation of this new religion that he embraced. Right you think about the fitna of that Subhanallah was when you read the story of Malcolm X and hedge medica Chavez Rahim Allah and how his his mind was just boggled. Right? When you when you find the corruption of someone that you dedicate yourself to, I dedicated myself to this man and this is what he became. Forget

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about this religion, right? So normal, the Allahu taala. And who was wise, he was smart, he was sincere. He refused to judge the religion by the actions of that man.

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So the religion itself still has some value. There's something here that's divine that I need to learn. If this man is a failure, he is his own. He is his own failure. That's not the failure of the religion. That's the failure of this man alone.

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That's the wisdom and the sincerity of tsunami, Allah Tada. And so So Manuel de la Andrew said, so they brought another man and they appointed him in his place.

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What do you think was the situation of this man?

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corrupt? Righteous. Sandman? Well, the Allahu Anhu said, I've never seen anyone more righteous than this man who wasn't a follower of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the most righteous man I ever saw. That wasn't a follower of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said, this was a man the way he described when he said never saw a man who doesn't offer the five daily prayers that was better than him. He said this was a man that would strive day and night to worship Allah subhanaw taala that would cry when he would recite the Scripture that would exhort the people to give charity and would give everything that he had. This was a man who was dedicated to the church and said Mom

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will be Allah Tada and who said, I love this man. Like I never loved anyone before. Subhanallah look at the extreme. Romania tequila, I love

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and hate that I wear right. So man had tapped out and Allah made a way out for him. So now the law and who was sincere, Allah tested him with a roadblock in his journey. And now he's tasting the sweetest moments in his journey of Christianity, which at that time, is the closest manifestation of the truth. This is this is the time of Janelia before the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam trying to find the pure message of Isa Islam, the pure message of Jesus peace be upon him. And he said, I dedicated myself to him. And I worshiped alongside him, and he would advise me and I would take his advice, and he would seek advice from me and I would advise them I mean, this was the

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best relationship that you could have between a scholar and a student. And then he said, The man got sick and he was about to die.

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So so the man will the Allahu Anhu went from the worst to the best, is finally immersed in this new religion is drawn to what he heard in the church and Persia is tasting the sweetness. And of course, you know, because the prophets lie some said

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Allah was pleased with Buck Iam and added Kitab there were these gems from the people of the book in the seas of people that had gone straight. This was clearly one of them. said man or the Allahu Anhu was with a righteous man.

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And now he says, I'm at his bedside.

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And as he's dying, I'm talking to him and I say to him, Oh, my teacher.

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He said, Well, Allah He I love you like I've never loved anyone before. It's an emotional party from his teacher. So now I never saw his father die. He's watching this man die. It's a man will the Allahu Anhu says in the decree of Allah has come to you. As it has been promised.

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What do you advise me to do? What do I do after you die? I don't know who they're going to bring after you. I don't know what what what type of character he is going to be. I don't know if his religion is going to be pure. What do I do? And he says the man says to me, yeah, tonight, oh my son.

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Wala he I do not know of a single person who follows what I followed. Because the people are doomed and they have changed the religion of Jesus peace be upon him, except for a scholar in Mosul in Iraq.

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Go back to him. Tell him I sent you follow Him and learn from him as he used to learn from me.

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So So nominal, the law and who is say is being sent back to the Persian Empire back to Iraq.

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There are no flights, direct flights from Damascus to Mosul at the time. Just think about this for a moment seriously perceive it like these are journeys across the world, across hostile warring empires. And Sandman doesn't have travel experience. He doesn't have anyone to protect him. And so Manuel, the Alana has been told go make this journey and find this man in Mosul, Iraq. Tell him I sent you some ammo, the low tide and he said, So I waited for him until he died. We washed him, we prayed janazah on him, we buried him. So I took the little belongings that I had. And I make my way from Damascus to Mosul in Iraq. Now most of the by the way, prior to the Council of Nicaea was one

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of the centers of Eastern Christianity. It was actually an Episcopal seat and the Assyrian Church of the East in the sixth century. So this is a place that has a rich history, and he's going to find this small group of people and this teacher that they have. So he said, I found the man, I made my way to most of the era, I found him and I said to him, oh, so and so. My teacher in Damascus, advised me after he died to come to you, and told me that you follow the same religion the same way that he follows and that I should stay with you. So he said, he told me to come with me and to stay with me. So he said, I stayed with this man. And I found him to be upon the way of my previous

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teacher, a righteous man worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. I learned from him, I studied with him. And I was pleased because there was continuity in the journey right one shake to another shake, basically, right scholar, scholar righteousness continuous and again, another jam from the people of the book in the sea of misguidance. Then he said he starts to die to just my luck. And that tells you by the way, this hadith tells you that when the prophets lie, some talks about these few gems left of Al Kitab that this was a dying generation and the prophets lie some talks about mountaineering, even in this ummah, right the death of the scholars that when you see the death of

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scholars in succession, but it's a dangerous sign of the well being of the OMA May Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for us. So this man is dying in some manner the Allahu Anhu said I came to his side and I said to him, Oh, my teacher.

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I went from Persia to Damascus. I went through this journey with uh, with a person who was a straight and then I accompanied a righteous man and then he passed away he sent me to you, and now you're passing away. What do I do? Where are you going to send me? I mean, can I leave to go to Baghdad or can I go to you know, another place in Iraq? He says to him, Oh, my son. He said Well, Allah he the only person I know who practices the religion the way that we practice it as a man in New saving.

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Okay,

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so go to new C'est bien. And stay in New C'est bien. So now we're getting on the Turkish side. Okay, and follow this person close to them still within Iraq. Follow this person. Tell him that I that I sent you and do with him what you did with me. So he said I stayed with him. buried him went into say been

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no say being was the center of what was known as an historian Christianity prior to its collapse. So the Nestorians which were some sort of the outlawed Christians went into hiding and no say been and

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You know, he's finding this teacher here

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that he was directed to so so model the law and I said, I make my way to just say being, get to know say being, I find this man. And I tell him that so and so sent me to you. And he said, you're on the religion of atheism, you're on the religion of Christ. Can I stay with you? He says, Come on in. So I stayed with him in the church. I found him to be upon the way of my previous to cheat teachers. And then he started to die too.

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So tsunami, Allah and who says to him, oh, so and so. I was advised to go from Damascus, to Molson and then from Mosul to new C'est bien. And now I have found that you, too, are passing away? What do you advise me? He says, No one follows. There's this religion that I know of, except for this one scholar in our Maria memoriam, which is in a part of Anatolia, in Turkey. So go to Cambodia and tell him that I sent you, your mind is already spinning. Imagine actually having to live this journey. Subhanallah like, where am I going from place to place to place? So he said, I went to Cambodia. And I stayed with this man. And I found him to be upon the way of his companions righteous, I learned

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from him and keep in mind that every shape is giving him a you know, a different perspective, but within the same correct creed, right, and he's learning from their lock from their character. So think about the growth and the accumulation of knowledge and perspective and mentorship, the refinement of salamanders, faith and character. Then he said, This guy starts to die too.

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So he said, I said to him, oh, so and so. I was sent from Damascus to most of them to know C'est bien ta Maria. And now you're dying to? Where do I go? He said to him, listen.

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I only know a man back in a sham. Go back to Damascus, where you started.

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And look for this person. And stay with him until you learn from him and until the decree of Allah comes. So he said, I went back to a sham. I stayed with this man. I learned from him. And he said, and this man started to die too.

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So he says, I went to him. And I said,

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and this is by the way, the explanation. So the man says I took him by the hand on his deathbed. I said, Rahim, Allah, may Allah have mercy on you.

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I went from this place to this place Damascus, to Mosul to not say been to armeria Now back to Damascus. What am I supposed to do at this point?

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And this man gives him the news. He says to him, Listen, yeah, B'nai on my son. I do not know anyone upon this religion upon this way in its purest manifestation that exists in the world today. That's it.

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I'm your last one. Your journey comes back full circle. You're back in Damascus. And I don't know anyone that still practices this religion, the way that we practice it the pure way of Jesus peace be upon him. But he says, There has come the time, where Allah will surely send the next prophet, a descendant of Ibrahim alayhis salam rasuna is Muhammad so he gave him the name he said a messenger whose name is achmad? Where will he appear he will appear in the land of the Arabs and he will migrate he will make his rock to a land between two How does two lava fields Medina has between these two Hubbard's right if you look at the geography of Medina land with black rocks, it's

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situated right there. And he said, The land will be known by its palm trees, the land will be known by its palm tree. So it gives them a very descriptive, you know, understanding of what he should be looking for in terms of the location he says about the prophets lie. Some he says, As for him, there are three characteristics that you should look for. Number one, he has a seal on his back of Prophethood Hanuman number one, and it is unmistakable. right between his shoulder blades, there's a distinct verse mark that does not belong or exist on any other human being number two, if you give him charity, he won't eat from it. Number three, if you give him a gift, he will eat from it. So I'm

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giving you the location. And I'm giving you the description of the profit. But that's it. I don't know anyone else that follows this way. So now somehow, at least before cinemawall The Allahu Anhu was being told to go from this city to that city to the city that city now he's got this the land of the Arabs, palm trees. You know, a man with a seal on his back. Is he gonna go start searching people's backs? Giving people give some charity? What do I do? Where do I go? And what's the timeline? We don't know at least Abdullah Salam or the Allah Allah who we spoke about was waiting in Medina. They already knew he was coming there. Salaam

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On the line was in Damascus, and he's completely lost. He said the man died. I buried him and he said, and then I stayed in a sham as long as Allah subhanaw taala willed that I should stay so I purchased some things I got into the soup I got into the marketplace I sold and I bought here and there and I basically waited for someone to take me to the land of the Arabs now when they say the land of the Arabs at the time they mean to zero to the Arab they mean the Gulf because this is now within the territory territory of the Roman Empire. So so basically waited for the caravans that would come from the air the Arabian Gulf,

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to ask them to take me to this place and I basically find my way from there. So San Manuel the Allah Tala animal he says that I'm in a sham and then there was this group of merchants that came from a tribe known as bento kelp. Now Ben who kelp, this was the tribe of Zaidan Hadith or the Allahu taala. And

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the the adopted son of the Prophet slice Allah al Kelby, this tribe by the way, it's ironic Subhan Allah because they little the Allah who I know how did they end up in the house of the prophets lie Selim. He was kidnapped and sold into slavery. He was out on a journey with his mother and he was kidnapped and sold into slavery and eventually you know, sold to the cousin of digital the longtime and gifted to the profit slice and I'm adopted by the profit slice on his journey started off with what though a kidnapping and then being sold into slavery. So the man will be a long time and he said, I said to these people, where are you from? They described Mecca. So I said, Will you take me

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back with you? They said, What are you gonna give us? He said, here take everything that I own. Here are the cows, here are the sheep you can take all of my possessions I just want you to get me back to that place I need to travel with a caravan take me to that place and help me understand the geography helped me understand the lay of the land a bit so so mammal, the Allah Tada and who said, so they agreed, and they took me and then we got to why the Quran outside Medina, it's the outskirts, the land of the Arab. And he said, we took a break. And on this pitstop, they suddenly jumped on me. And they tied me up and they taped my mouth and they went and they sold me into

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slavery.

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Subhan Allah fitna again, another test of your faith.

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So a man will the Allahu Taala and this is inedible Hardy by the way in a separate Hadith and this hadith broke my heart Subhanallah so the mama the Allahu Taala and who said that I was sold from slave owner to slave owner over 13 times bid on Tasha between 13 and 19 times in the Arabic language I went from slave owner to slave owner to slave owner to slave owner. Every one of them has a different mood, a different mindset, a different temper. I have to deal with this person and that person at least I was a free man on a journey of looking for my faith. And now I'm spending years in captivity. And Subhan Allah he says Bin Laden been in Rob and Rob and rob from Rob to rob and

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Alfredo the Allah Tada and who he narrates this from semana de la Anna he says, he says Sandman did not know that the prophets lie. Some forbade us from calling people to master, Lord to Lord, he didn't know. So he's narrating this narration because they used to call the slave owner up. He's narrating the narration. And he didn't know at the time that the prophets lie some forbade us from using that word to describe the the the slave owners. So here he is now

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over 30 years. So normally, Alonzo went through this journey for over three decades, trying to find the truth. And every single time a difficulty comes to him. It doesn't deter him.

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But instead he finds a new connection to Allah subhanaw taala. Here you have a Zoroastrian high priest, who was the son of a leader in Persia, who was a Christian scholar, a biblical scholar, who spoke Persian Hebrew knew all of the scriptures of the Zoroastrians and the Torah and the Bible the NG and he's being passed around with no protection whatsoever amongst the Arabs

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Gee it's weird right? What's going on with this man? It's us anomaly Allah and Hassan and then finally I was sold to this Jewish man from Benin Corolla

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so he said this man lived in yesterday

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so so I mean, wouldn't you have given up hope at this point? So normally Allah Tala animal is in his 50s By the way, because he's the same age as the prophet slice um, he's not a young man anymore. The youth is gone. So not only Allah Allah said, the slave owner takes me and he takes me to his garden and yesterday and he explains to me what I need to do in the palm trees and then said man goes

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Land of palm trees.

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Okay, this is interesting.

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And as the man will be a lot of time and starts to ask about the land and go out and explore the land Yathrib sits between these two lava like fields black rocks, to help us.

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So he says, it might be it, this might be it. So it's a man with the Allahu taala. And who said I stayed there. And for a long time, I didn't hear anything. I just worked as a slave. I just continued on my way, working and waiting for some sign from Allah subhanaw taala Salam, o the ALLAH and he says in one day, I'm in the tree. And I'm high up in the tree and I'm picking the dates from the palm trees. And he said, My master is sitting in the garden, you know, enjoying his nice cup of water hanging out and I'm up there. And he says his cousin comes to him.

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And he says, cartel Allah Who bento kala May Allah destroy bundle Tila Kala, or pillar. pillar is the mother of the unsolved the maternal link between an old son of husbands the two tribes from Yemen is a woman named Kayla and back then when they want to insult you, they call you by the name of your mother, instead of the name of your father. So they said God Allah subhanaw taala this man is talking to the Master of Ceremonies says May Allah destroy the children of Taylor. So he said, Why Mahabharata home what happened? Why are you saying this? And he said in one breath Wallah he in the home damaged me ruin a few Koba Allah Roger in Kadima la him in Makkah, here's one that will not

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be there they are in Buddha gather around this man from Mecca who migrated from Makkah and claims to be a prophet.

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That's Allah in one sentence. For seven will be Allah Tala and hope to hear while at the top of a tree, Salam o the Allahu taala. And who said I heard you loud aura, like chills went down my spine, he said, I almost fell out of the tree.

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I almost fell out of the tree. And I had to grab once again onto the branches. And he said I came down and I was shivering. And he said, I went up to the man that came to my master, the cousin of my master, I said to him, learn to code nautical nautical What did you say? What did you say? What did you say? And he said that my master grabbed me by my shoulder and he punched me in the face.

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knocked me out.

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And he said to him, I'm not shutting up and what business do you have back to work or data shows like

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so so the man will be allowed and who said,

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collected himself, got back to work. And he said, The next day I went to the woman in the household, meaning the wife of the men.

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And I said to her heavenly Yeoman, can I have a day off? So she said, Go ahead, you can have the day off. So it's a man with the law said I quickly went, I collected some firewood. And I sold it. And then I purchased some dates with that firewood. So when the evening came, he spent the day basically going and collecting wood sold the word got some dates, he said I immediately rushed to Cuba.

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And I started to look for this man that claims to be a prophet. Now it's a man's not gonna get his hopes all the way up. He needs to test the man. Right I've already heard. And when you saw the prophets lie Selim I mean, what did I beloved, no Samuel, the Allah and who saved the chief rabbi of Medina, when he saw the Prophet slice of him. I saw his face and I already knew this was him. So of course, the amount of the Allahu Anhu sees the Prophet slice Salam and something is gonna hit him, but at the same time, he needs to make sure he's been disappointed many, many, many times in this journey. I need to make sure this is the Prophet of ALLAH. So he said, I got to Koba. I saw the

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Sahaba gathered around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I said, Where is this man? They said, This is him. I went to him. And I brought some dates. I said, Tim, I hear that you're a good man.

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And that you're in need that you're people who have migrated to this land and that you're in need. She said, I brought you some dates sadaqa to charity,

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so that you can benefit from it. So the prophets I send them he smiled and thanked me and Rasul Allah say some he took off his border to the green garment from Yemen, took it off. He spread it on the ground. He put the dates, he called the sahaba. He said, Go ahead and eat and semana de la and I was sitting there watching and he said he didn't touch the dates. The Prophet slice them didn't eat.

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So he said, Wahida that's one. He's talking to himself. He said, That's one sign. He doesn't eat sadaqa the profit slice and did not touch the sadaqa.

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So he said, some time went by. And a few days later, I asked

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Once again, the woman of the house, heavily Yeoman. Can I have another day? She said, go ahead. So he said I went, gathered some wood, got some date, sold the wood, got some dates, went back to Cuba.

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I went to the profit side, some and I said, Listen, last time I came,

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I realized that you didn't eat from the food that I brought you. So he said, here's some dates. And he said, idea tonight, it's a gift for you.

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So he said the prophets lie, some took off his garment, spread it on the ground, put the dates and the prophets lie, some called the sahaba. And the prophets lie Selim and the Companions ate from the dates and man is struggling now. To hold his excitement. He says how the Athenian that's two, two out of three signs. So now I've got the geography, right? I've got to have three signs. But how am I going to ask the man to see his back?

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Because the third sign is a seal heart, I'm an Ebola on the back of the Prophet slice on them. And I'm Persian guy, that's from nowhere and you know, kind of deeply suspicious if I just walk up Hey, you mind if I see your back?

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So it's anomaly Allahu taala. And

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he said, so I started to watch the back of the prophets lie some of them when I could whenever I could pull away from the house of my master. So I go, and I search and I look and I follow the back of the prophets, I some and see maybe if his garment came down, the shirt came down, so I could just see his back.

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Pan Allah he says the first time

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I get to see his back, is that the janazah of one of his companions, and it was the first Sahabi buried in the back here next to the muzzle of the Prophet SAW Selim, who was that Sahami according to the most correct opinion.

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I'll give you a clue. He's the first person we spoke about. In this season of the first the first Muslim from Medina is also the first burial in Medina who is he

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is adamant Serravalle Allah Tada. And so Sandman is watching the Prophet sly, so I'm very excited and Surah Radi Allahu Taala and with his companions imagine a lucky year with all of its glory 10s of 1000s of companions buried there now, and all of the rights of scholars and tampereen May Allah subhanaw taala grant us a death and and Medina Allahumma Amin and Sunnah mama the Allahu Anhu is watching the prophets lie some of the companions bury the very first man there.

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So Natalie, Allah Allah said, so watched from behind the funeral.

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And I watched the prophets lie Selim, lead the prayer on him.

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And then I watched the prophets lie Selim and he was wearing two shawls sitting between his Sahaba

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and then when it came time, to put him into the grave to put the body of SI little the Allah and who worked with him and had them in one narration in the grave. He said that the Prophet size some shawl started to move.

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So he said, so I started to go and kept looking at the back of the prophets lie Selim. And after they did the burial, he said Rasulullah sai some noticed what I was trying to do.

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Prophets lie some caught on to what Sandman was trying to do.

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So he said the prophets lie Selim

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lowered his garment.

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said man will the Allahu Tada and who sees on the back of the Prophet slice Allah, that birthmark that seal that he'd been looking for for over 30 years in the middle of the janazah of the first Muslim in Medina.

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Selma, the Allahu Anhu said, I could not contain myself, God if and kaduk to Allah.

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I threw myself on the Prophet slice.

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Carla, or Kabiru and I was kissing the back of the prophets lie Selim. Kissing the seal of the prophets lie Selim, and crying and crying. And while I'm weeping what's happening this harbor just looking like this is a really strange sight, right? Like what's happening here this Persian man does jumps on the Prophet sites on the prophets eyes. I'm just letting him

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and he's hugging the Prophet size someone he's kissing the back of the prophets lie Selim. And he said hi to her that after I calm down, it took a while for me to contain myself.

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And the prophets like Sam said, Can I turn around

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to Helen?

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And I said, Yes,

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Carla, to Ed Hamza, who demaree? He said I started to wipe my eyes. And after I calmed down, I mean, he was weeping loudly. He said, I said

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to the prophets lie somewhere. Rather, he said to me, my hubback

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What's your story? It's panela. After traveling the world, and going from over 13 slave owners and the beatings and the confusion and the corruption and all of the fitna and all the trials and tribulation, everything we go through in this journey

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of Islam.

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We will not face the trials and tribulations that this man faced in his journey before even meeting the Prophet size.

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And he finally is right in front of the Prophet sighs I'm in the prophets lie, some says

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Mahabharat. Look, tell me your story.

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So he said, I told the prophets lie some my entire life story

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in the graveyard is Pamela. And he said to Ben Abbas, and I'm telling you just as I told him that day

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memorizes narrating the story.

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So he goes from Persia to Damascus, to Iraq, to Turkey to Syria, all over the place with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And then he says to the prophets lie, some will come to a pathogenic and I was looking for you. And he broke down crying again. May Allah give us that meeting with the Prophets lie some of them like you think about that Subhan Allah that journey to the Prophet slice and I mean, that's our journey of life, right, that journey of being upon this way to just finally find ourselves in and doneita Allah, with the prophets I summon his companions, not in generative Buccleuch but generative for those around the health of the prophets why someone was so lost, I'm looking at you and giving you a your his attention and saying, Look, tell me your story. This is a moment of Genma Subhanallah after

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a difficult difficult life, that's a model the law and was living. And he said that I told the prophet size and everything we're going to adhere to and can I was looking for you yellow sort of luck. And now here I am. Before you imagine the validation that said man will the Allah and who felt imagine the way that all the stress and all the trials and all the tribulation melts away when he realizes that he's now arrived at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam and he's right in front of him.

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Yet his test is not over. So Monaldi Lovato has a problem.

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The man who owns him now hates the prophets lie Selim, and refuses to let him free. So now Subhanallah, another test and tribulation he's in El Medina. And all this glory is unfolding around the prophets lie Selim. And he said my Master wouldn't let me go. The prophets lie. Some would say to me, yes, that man Khatib Oh said, man, just how can we get you free? How can we get you out? And the master of Sandman would not set a price wouldn't let him go.

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And he said that in slavery, I missed what did he say? He said, The man made me miss bedridden or hurt. Like he didn't say I miss like praying in the masjid. I missed eating with the profit slice. And I missed all those days with the prophets. I saw him he said, I missed better than Earth like I hated that man for making me miss the battles with the Prophets lie Selim and being with the Prophet sighs I'm in his difficult times.

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And he said in the prophets lie, some said to me, yes. And mentality of OSA, the man, free yourself, what is it that he What is it that he needs for Cotulla? Love, we also want Matt in the I don't have anything to free myself. So he said, Just go to your master and tell him anything. He wants profits. I said, I'm not saying anything that he wants, will free you.

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But get a price. So he said I went to the master and he said to me, fine, you want freedom.

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He said, Tim, I want 300 palm trees.

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You get the land. You get the trees, you plant them. And the trees have to come to life. So you got to see the trees

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through make sure they actually come to life. Oh, and by the way, I want 40 Okay as of gold, by the way over 1000 grams of gold.

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So now the Lord said I was so disappointed. I didn't even go back until the prophets lie somebody said.

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And the Prophet slicin came to me he said Yes, sir. Man. Did you do what I said? And he said the artist Sula, he sought an impossible price. He said what did he say? He said 300 palm trees, the land the trees and you got to see them come to life. Take care of them until they come to light. And 40 Okay, as of gold. You also the law, it's an impossible thing. The prophets license without hesitating. He calls the Sahaba he says no, you know, How come everyone help your brother?

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Let's get on it. Subhan Allah talking about convert care? What is that person worth after the shahada moment? This is like, undoubtedly the greatest shahada story of all time, right? I mean, like, talk about a journey and the Sahaba heard it in a book here. But what is the man worth? He doesn't have a powerful tribal collection or connection in a worldly sense. He doesn't have anyone to take care of him. He doesn't have anything to offer in the worldly sense. He's a Persian men. What's he worth in the dunya? We sense right in the worldly sense the prophets lie some didn't sit there and think and say, You know what to I can Annaleigh Be patient. Have some

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I'll see you in January for those with all the other ones.

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Like I'll catch you later. You'll be okay inshallah make your brother. He didn't say that to him.

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sencillos ohada Arena How come everyone helps your brother so, so the man will be alone until then watch us and all of the Sahaba start to come forth carrying their palm trees. One of them brings one the other one brings to the other one brings 10 Rusnano the low tide and who brings the land and it's normal the law annual brings 20 Of course Earth man was never outdone and cattlemen generosity

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until they collected 300 palm trees to plant

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some nonsense the prophets like Sam said to me as a man go dig up the land for the for the trees to be planted, and then call me when you're done. So semana de Allah and he says, I went and I dug the holes, 300 holes for the trees. And then I came back to the prophets lifetime I said, the eldest son, Allah, I'm done. And he said the prophets lie some cane with his companions. And he said, Rasul Allah say salam got in every single one of those holes.

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And said, Give me the tree and he planted it himself. Salallahu it who was

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making your and nourishing it.

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So how long when narration no matter what the Allahu Anhu planted one tree, and it was the only tree that died.

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It's actually in one it's a hassle. It's not the one not because something's wrong with the model the low and humble because the prophets lie. Some had a special connection here. Right, planted all 299 trees and then planted one in the place where all the law and who planted the tree according to the narration. So 300 trees from the hands of the prophets lie Selim talks about convert care, didn't pass it off to someone else. And he said, All 300 of the trees came to life.

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Now there's one problem. So a man's like, Well, where do I get all this gold from? 40 Okay, as of gold, said, while this is all happening, a man came to the prophets lie Selim. And he handed the prophets I send them a block of gold as a gift to the Prophet, slice alum from the MME.

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So he said that the Prophet sighs I immediately took it. He said to me, go take the Stairmaster

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and he said I looked at it and I said, you know, sort of Allah, I'm not talking me how to he this is nice. What's this gonna do? The prophets like some said, take it to him.

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And said, Allah made it so that when I took that gold to him that block of gold, he said that it was exactly 40 LPS exactly what he demanded.

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So he said, he finally let me go and he said, I never missed a mesh had I never missed an event alongside the profit slice alone. After that date. I'm gonna give you one more stories Pamela, and then we'll continue and Charlotte's out next week with some man will be a little tired and home. And how he now settles in an Medina alongside the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And I want you to just appreciate for a moment in this situation, that's the man or the Allahu taala. And who

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is, as Abu Dhabi Allah, and we'll call them a bull kita beam, he's the father of the two books set man is the only man possibly in the world that is a scholar of the Bible, a scholar of the Quran, and a scholar of the Zoroastrian scriptures, speaks Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Aramaic all fluently and knows all of the books and all of the Scriptures and all of the arguments.

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And as according to a man and now we know him Allah, the first we'll talk Jim, the first person to translate the Quran translated parts of the Quran into Persian on behalf of the Prophet slicin. A unique man, a very strange person, Subhan Allah who ends up in Medina, with this aura that surrounds him, and has been through what no other companion has been through to be alongside the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And he's never been in a battle. Alongside the prophets of Allah Harney. He was salam. And then the first battle is going to witness is hunted up

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is Zab, where the largest army the Arabs have ever accumulated, has now gathered around Medina to wipe out the prophets lie some of his companions. Like I missed the bed.

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And now here I am. And I'm with the Prophets lie some of his companions. What are we doing, by the way, the largest army in the world, in the Arab world that we've ever seen. They've all gathered and they're going to wipe us out now. They've decided to surround us from every direction, wipe us out. We're done.

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And the prophets lie, Selim is asking the Companions, give me your opinion. Give me your opinion. Give me your opinion. What do we do? The main discussion is do we fight them inside the city? Do we plant trash within Medina, hide within our homes and try to fight that way? Or do we go out the way that we didn't? Because it was considered the outskirts of the city and fight them out there and keep them away? Keep the women and the children on the inside and fight them out there? What do we do? What do we do? What do we do? And so normally a long time and who says you have a supply have an idea? says what's the idea?

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He said, We in Persia, either Hefner to hunt duck now, when the Romans gather against us, what we would do is we build a trench a hunt up and the word hunt up is in Arabi and in Farsi, the same word, I guess with a little bit of variation because I know someone's going to check me after this, but hunt duck, we would build this trench.

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So he said the honor sort of Allah Medina is situated perfectly between two How do us remember what the teacher told him? in Assam, you have these two lava fields on each side of Medina. So they won't be able to come with their horses over those. All you have to do is build one trench across the two headless and then there is natural vegetation on the other side. So as a result of that, you are covered from all four directions yellow suit Allah

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and it will slow down their army and all you have to do at that point is fight off the army from the 100

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Subhanallah once a man says this, all the Sahaba look at Savannah and they see the pleasure of the prophets lie Selim. How the prophets lie Selim was pleased with the opinion of Salam o the Allah Tada

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and the unsalted the misogyny and they start to walk up and they say, this is our guy. Because Sandman is an unclaimed man, he doesn't have a tribe. So the different tribes that start to say, some man's one of us, a man's one of us this, this idea came from us the facade. This idea came from us to my God, and this is Ben Russo. And so Ben was so and so. And the prophets like some looks at him, and he says Selma, no Mina, Al Bayt. He said, No, no, sir man is mine. He's from the people of my household said man is family. So man Amina elevate. So now the Allahu Anhu is to be considered a hallowed bait from the family of the prophets, Allah Allah Hardy was Allah Subhan Allah, a journey

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of truth that took him from

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the son of the leader and us behind and Persia, around the fire through the entire world. To the household of the prophets lie some total Salah slice I'm looking at him and saying, Salman Amina al bait and his strategy of how to build the trench being the means by which Allah protected the people of Medina from being wiped out. Because from a numbers perspective, that army was so much smaller than what was coming from the outskirts on the heels of ahead. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to be pleased with cinnamon or the Allahu Taala and who to be pleased with the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to send his peace and blessings on the messenger sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam, together as with our beloved messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and for those that Allah We ask Allah Who brought Salam o the Allahu Allahu anhu, from far away in Persia, to be right in front of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to be pleased with the sight of the Prophet slice and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to please us with the sight of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. While he is pleased with us, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us the sincerity in the jihad in the struggle and to grant us hedaya and guidance and Sabbats and firmness upon the right path throughout our journey Allahumma Amin Xochimilco Hydra and sha Allah to Allah

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next week, we will continue with the other side of salaam of the Allah Tada and her story which is rarely told, which is his way back to Persia. So inshallah Tada next week, please do join us as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.