Omar Suleiman – The Firsts – Abbas Ibn Abd Al-Muttalib (RA) – The Blessed Uncle Of The Prophet Muhammad

Omar Suleiman
AI: Summary © The Prophet sallam's title is his name and his physical appearance is seen brighter and stylish than any of the century before him. He is important to protecting Islam, individuals from false accusations, protecting the movement, and protecting the Baywatch movement. The interviewer discusses the importance of protecting these goals, including his visit to Jerusalem, his desire for water, and his visit to the shrine where his body is found. The legacy of the Prophet salluaornaihi is highlighted, including his visit to Jerusalem, his desire for water, and his visit to the shrine where his body is found.
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So

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this

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will be

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the last episode of the first for some

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time, Insha'Allah,

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as we go into Dhul Hijjah. We're going

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to have a special series in Dhul Hijjah

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on the duas of the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

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Wasallam that relate to the changing of divine

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decree. So please inshallah ta'ala pay attention to,

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some of the,

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promos that'll be coming out this next week

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and follow us InshaAllah Ta'ala for the first

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10 days of Dhul Hijjah as we go

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through that new series, Bayn Nillahi Ta'ala.

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But tonight we cover a person, an individual

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who really brings together

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almost the last 100 episodes.

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He is present in almost every story. You

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keep hearing, Al Abbas, Al Abbas, Al Abbas.

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Right?

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But rarely do you actually find an entire

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biography dedicated to him. SubhanAllah, he's one of

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the few people

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that

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is overshadowed

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by his son

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almost entirely when it comes to the books

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of seer.

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So you read about Abdullah ibn Abbas radiAllahu

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ta'ala Anhuma and so much emphasis is placed

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upon Abdullah ibn Abbas

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that you only really hear about Al Abbas

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as an introduction

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in the life of Abdullah ibn Abbas.

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But this man, radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu,

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is a person that if you walked into

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Madinah

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within the 1st few decades after the death

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of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam,

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it is not an exaggeration to say that

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he was the most honored

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man in Medina.

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Meaning,

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if he walked into a gathering or if

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he walked on a road or if he

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walked into the Masjid, you would see all

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of the Sahaba without exception, sit down, kiss

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his hand, lower themselves to him, honor him.

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Why? Because he is Amur Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi

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Wasallam. What a beautiful title to have. That's

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the uncle of the prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

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Now imagine if you are a Sahabi, a

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companion who misses the prophet, sallallahu alaihi wasallam,

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and those of you that are familiar with

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those cultures, if you think about Arabian culture

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and and Bedouin culture and the way that

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the 'am, the uncle, the paternal uncle is

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like the father,

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imagine

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that this is the last piece

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of that legacy of the prophet, salAllahu alaihi

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wa sallam. This is like the the father

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of the prophet, salAllahu alaihi wa sallam, still

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amongst us even after the prophet, salAllahu alaihi

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wa sallam, passes away. So there's an honoring

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of him

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from the greatest of the companions. And then

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imagine

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when the tabi'in, when those who didn't know

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the prophet, salaihi wa sallam, come to Madinah,

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who is the honorable

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old man? That's the father of the Prophet

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salallahu alaihi wa sallam. Imagine the way that

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they would humble themselves to him, that they

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would kiss his hand, that they would ask

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for his dua.

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Why? Because he has that stature radiAllahu ta'ala

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anhu and we're going to go into that

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after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam. But we started this season

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of the first with the story of the

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Ansar.

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And Al Abbas was the bridge from Mecca

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to Madinah, handing off the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

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Wasallam to Madinah.

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And now, as we've been going through the

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biographies of all of those enemies that the

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Prophet, salallahu alayhi wasallam

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forgave, or all of those family members that

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he reconciled with after Fathih Makkah, it's always

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Al Abbas who's the middleman with the prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. So he sent the

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prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam off

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from Mecca to Medina, and then he receives

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the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam back into

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Mecca, and then he will go back with

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the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam to Al Madinah

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as a Muslim

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after Fath Makkah. Now, Imam Zahaabi Rahimahullah Ta'ala

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in his monumental work of seer, of biographies,

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he often gives this long

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title

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to a person.

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But to Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu, the

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title is simple

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and nothing more beautiful. He simply introduces him

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as Al Abbas aamur Rasulillahi

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

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The uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa

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sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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said, Alamsun walwalad

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that the paternal uncle is like the father

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in Islam.

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And that hadith actually comes in the capacity

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of his describing

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al Abbas radiAllahu

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ta'ala Anhu.

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Now when the prophet, salallahu alayhi wasalam,

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received the message,

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4 of his uncles were alive.

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And you can pair them 2 by 2.

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We talked about Abu Lahab,

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last week. So you have the older

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2 that are alive in the life of

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the Prophet as he becomes a Prophet,

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and they

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are Abdi Manaf and Abdul Uzzah. Who is

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Abdi Manaf?

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Abu Talib. Abdi Talib's name is Abdi Manaf.

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Talib is his oldest son. And Abdul Uzza,

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of course,

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was Abu Lahab.

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They are like fathers to the prophet SallAllahu

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Alaihi Wasallam by virtue of their age too.

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Abu Talib is about 30 years senior to

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the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam, Abu Lahab at

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least 13 to 15 years older than the

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Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam, So they play a

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different type of role in the life of

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the Prophet

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Right? And we talked about Abu Lahab last

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week. So those are the elderly uncles of

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the prophet that are still alive. Abu Talib

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protecting him, Abu Lahab abusing him.

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And then you have the 2 uncles

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that are sort of hybrids of being uncles

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and older brothers to the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

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Wasallam. And they are the last 2 paternal

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uncles,

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Al Abbas

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and Hamza. May Allah be pleased with them.

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And they are the ones, of course, who

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would embrace Islam in the life of the

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Messenger, sallallahu alaihi wasallam.

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Al Abbas

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is older than Hamza. Hamza is almost exactly

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the same age as the Prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wasallam,

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And actually their names are very beautiful. We

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talked about it when we talked about Hamza,

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radiAllahu Anhu. Their names are very unique. Who

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knows what the name al Abbas actually means?

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What does Abbas mean?

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Abbas means a lion.

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Hamza also means a lion,

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But it's a it's a particular

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posture of the lion that's being described. So

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they come next to each other, and the

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naming scheme is very interesting.

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Abbas in the Arabic language is the name

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of the lion as it circles its prey

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and it starts to roar.

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Okay?

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Hamza

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is either amsakabilahmilfariz

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wa'akhada

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yukatiruhah

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After the lion attacks, the farissa, after the

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lion attacks its prey and it starts to

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eat into it, that's when it's called hamza.

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So, Abbas and hamza.

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Hamza is the brother right after al Abbas.

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Al Abbas means the lion as it's roaring

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before it attacks the prey. Hamza is the

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lion after it has attacked the prey and

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started to,

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eat its prey. And subhanAllah,

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know, when you think about the characteristic of

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Hamzal radiAllahu anhu Asadullah, the lion of Allah,

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Hamzal is this fearless man who dives into

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the enemy. Right? It's such an appropriate name.

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Abbas is a very calculated man,

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right, who analyzes the situation, who takes his

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time in dissecting

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and does so much. And so the names

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actually fit

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the personalities in this regard. So Abbas radiAllahu

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ta'ala Anhu

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is one of the youngest sons of Abdul

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Muttalib,

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about 3 years older than the prophet salallahu

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alaihi wa sallam, one of only 2 uncles

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to embrace Islam.

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The prophet salallahu alaihi wa sallam's, aunts

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of course, one of his aunts definitely embraced

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Islam, which is Sofia bint Abdul Muttalib, the

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mother of Az Zubayr, and then another 2,

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Arwa and Aatika, possibly embraced Islam. So 2

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or 3 of the aunts of the Prophet

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SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam embraced Islam,

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as well. But only 2 of his uncles,

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alayhis salatu wa sallam.

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And it has so much depth to it

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and Al Abbas is a poetic man, radiAllahu

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ta'ala Anhu, is that Al Abbas was asked

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and to

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Akbar,

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are you older

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or is the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam older?

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Which one of you is older? So he

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responded with the very famous words,

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He is

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older, Akbar. He is bigger. Right? He's greater,

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but I happen to be born before him.

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So just because I was born before him,

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I don't have it in me to say,

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ana Akbar minuasullahi

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sallallahu ahi wa sallam. I can't say I'm

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older or bigger or greater than the prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, but, yeah, I was

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born 3 years before the messenger sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam. And this is, of course, one

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of the famous narrations that's used to describe

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the phenomenon

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of young scholars in Islam.

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How would you describe,

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Abdullah ibn Abbas?

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Right? The 13 year old scholar of the

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Ummah, or an Imam al Shafi'i who was

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a scholar of this Ummah before he even

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hit puberty. Right? How do you describe this

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this phenomenon of youth scholarship and youth warriors

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and youth leaders in Islam

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and the ability

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of the likes of Umar bin Khattab and

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and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqas to fight under

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Usama ibn Zayed at the age of 17.

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I'm

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older by age,

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but I respect him. He's greater than me.

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Right? I give myself

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in following

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this person. And this is, of course, more

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true with the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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than anybody else. Al Abbas, radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

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also in his physical appearance

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is one of the most described people.

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We mentioned Abu Lahab had a stunning physical

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appearance,

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and this is a trait of Banu Hashim,

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right, that their appearances

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were remarkable.

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And of course, none so more than the

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Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. But Abbas, radiAllahu ta'ala,

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anhu also has a unique

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special appearance.

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Says,

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as he describes him, he says that he

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was noble.

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Mahiban means he had a presence. Haiba, of

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course, means that people will naturally be in

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awe of a person

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when they are in his presence. Haibah is

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a respectability,

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is an honor that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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clothed some people with akhilan. He was extremely

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smart,

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extremely intelligent, poetic,

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eloquent when he spoke, radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu. Jameelan,

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beautiful.

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His description after that, Abiyal, he had a

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fair skin, radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu. And he had

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dafiratani.

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He had 2 braids that used to come

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to his shoulder.

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Now that sounds funny to some people like

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braids. The prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam used to

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braid his hair into 2 often. So Abba

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salAllahu anhu had beautiful hair and it was

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braided.

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1, you know, one braid on each side.

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Right? And it came right to his shoulders

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and it always perfectly,

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fell to his shoulders.

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And Imam Adhadi Rahim Allah says,

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he was one of the tallest people,

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in Mecca. And we'll talk about what that

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physical stature looks like in some of the

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historical incidents.

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So he's extremely tall. Wa'asaniyimsuratan

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wa'Abhahum,

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the most perfect

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in His appearance

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and a person who commands the most respect

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with His appearance. And he was distinguished

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by something very unique to him,

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which is wa'ajarihim

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Sultan.

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When Abbas would speak,

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he could be heard from extremely far away.

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So it was like something was naturally amplifying

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his voice.

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In fact, he had he had many servants.

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He was extremely rich, and

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he had many servants. And they said even

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in his old age, when Al Abbas wanted

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to, carry out his tasks, he didn't use

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to send messengers

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and servants to call other servants. He'd simply

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stand on a high place

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and he would say something and his voice

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would reach miles away. Literally, that's the description

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of him

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So he sends his servants out to do

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things and then he stands up and he

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says something, and it reaches them from so

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far away,

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and that was the boom in his voice

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It wasn't an arrogant voice.

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Just because he had a loud voice when

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he wanted to project

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doesn't mean he was arrogant. When he wanted

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to use that voice, he could reach far,

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far away, and we'll see it later on

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in battle with Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala. I

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know this is also a description of the

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Hashemites. Right? The prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam had

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perfectly articulated words

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alayhi salat was salam. And the prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wasallam knew how to use the tone

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of his voice

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for the occasion. Most of the time, the

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prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam's voice

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was soft, calm. Right?

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Came from a place of of bashfulness.

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But when the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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gave a khutba

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and he showed anger Alaihi Salatu Wasallam or

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the occasion called for seriousness, his voice would

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boom Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

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Right? To the point that it would shake

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you when he would speak in that tone

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Alayhi Salatu Wasallam. So Abbas RadiAllahu has

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a distinguished

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voice, a distinguished posture,

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and and a very big stature,

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and that, of course, would would benefit him,

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in Jahiliyyah and then benefit him in Islam.

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That's what the scholars mentioned about him. I

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mean, you think about,

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a society

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that is very shallow. Right?

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That adds to his leadership

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before Islam. And then in Islam, he uses

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that voice, he uses that hayba to convey

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the message of Islam outside of Al Makkah

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wal Madinah. So this is Al Abbas

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in terms of his physical stature, his age,

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his relationships with the Prophet

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biologically just a few years older than the

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Prophet

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He grows up with the Prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam extremely close

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to each layer of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam's family. So he's from their imam,

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the uncles,

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but he's also young enough to be with

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the Prophet

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and Abu Sufyan ibn Harith and the brothers.

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Right? And that level

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of the,

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the the family tree

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of the Prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wasallam.

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Now his wife is one of the first

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people that we spoke about in the firsts.

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His wife is Lubaba bint alharif

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umal Fadir RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anha.

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If you scroll all the way down the

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playlist, about a 110 episodes ago,

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This is the first woman to embrace Islam

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after Khadija RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anha.

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In fact, some of the writers like Ibn

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Hajar even say, on the same day

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as Khadija Radiallahu Ta'ala Anha, because she was

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and

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the

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and the only dispute is,

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as as is mentioned,

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whether she was the next woman or Fatima

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bint Al Khattab

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radiAllahu Anha, the sister of Umar radiAllahu ta'ala

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Anhu. So she's one of the first

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Muslims

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to publicly announce her Islam. And this is

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the woman who last week we mentioned popped

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Abu Lahab in the head and eventually killed

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him. That's his wife, Lubaba

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al Fadil RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anha, and she's looked

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at as one of the most noble women

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in Islam.

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Go back and watch that episode if you

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wanna sort of refresh the full story about

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her. But she's related to pretty much everyone

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from the companions of the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

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Wasallam. Somehow,

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an extremely noble woman

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RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anha.

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And Abdullah ibn Abba radiAllahu Anhuma says

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that his mother was always in Salah and

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always openly declaring her Islam.

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He says, I and my mother were considered

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from the downtrodden

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of the women and the children in Makkah.

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We were declaring our Islam openly

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very early on.

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As for Al Abbas, a huge dispute over

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when he embraced Islam. It's it's one of

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the most,

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it's one of the largest gaps

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in terms of determining when a person embraced

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Islam that you find of any companion, if

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not the largest gap. Right? As to trying

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to pinpoint at what point he exactly embraces

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Islam.

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And Abu Ra'far,

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the slave

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of

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al Abbas

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also was practicing Islam secretly.

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So Abu Rafah was a Muslim.

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Lubaba was a Muslim.

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Abdullah

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was a Muslim, and they were public. At

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least, Abdullah and his mother were public about

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their Islam, while Abu Rafi' radiAllahu anhu was

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also secretly practicing

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with the wife and with the son.

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And this is, of course, the person

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who would make du'a for her husband to

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become Muslim to come to Islam

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and also to abandon arribah, to abandon usury

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knowing its its predatory nature even before it

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was prohibited in Islam. So Lubaba is that

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righteous woman that is praying for her husband,

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that is following the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa

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sallam in any way that she possibly can.

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And an Abbas

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is not publicly

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showing his Islam.

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Now,

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how did he react to the news of

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the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam

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announcing his Islam?

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Al Abbas has a unique position in society.

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Okay.

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Number 1, he was the one entrusted by

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his father, Abdul Muttalib, to care for Zamzam

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after Abdul Muttalib passed away. So he's one

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who is sort of in charge of hospitality

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in many ways to the pilgrims that would

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come to Mecca from the outside.

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He's also one of the richest men of

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Mecca,

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and he's a tradesman. He goes out frequently

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to Assam,

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to Yemen, and he particularly used to be

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famous for the spices

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that he would get from different parts of

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the world. So he's the spice seller. He

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is someone who collects

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musk. He's someone

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that sells some of the delicacies.

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Right? That you can only find with him

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radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu.

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He's also the first person,

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because of his familiarity with the world due

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to his trade, he worked hospitality and he

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used to go and be a merchant.

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He's the first person

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that a pilgrim

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coming from outside of Mecca or a merchant

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would ask about the news of Mecca.

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And that's why you find

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so many narrations that we've covered so far.

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Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, radiAllahu anhu, when he came

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to Mecca and he wanted to inquire

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about who the prophet was. He goes to

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Al Abbas, or the Allahu Anhu.

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Afif al Kindi, or the Allahu Anhu, has

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one of the most famous narrations. He said,

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I came to Mecca

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and I saw and I went to Al

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Abbas because I was his partner, a business

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partner of his. And I said, I just

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saw the strangest thing in the world. I

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saw

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a man,

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praying in front of the Kaaba.

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Next to him, a a boy, and behind

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them, a woman.

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But he was praying in a different way.

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He was bowing and he was prostrating.

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Right? And he was raising his hands and

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supplicating. It looked different.

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And Abba says, that's my nephew, Muhammad Sallallahu

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Alaihi Wasallam.

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That young boy, that's Ali

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radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu, and behind him that's Khadija

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radiAllahu Anhu.

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And he says that he says he's a

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messenger of Allah and that he calls to

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the oneness of Allah and no one on

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the face of the earth practices the religion

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except for them.

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So he's the one that you go and

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you ask about the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

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So you wanna learn the ropes of Mecca?

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You go to him.

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He was never hostile to the Prophet SallAllahu

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Alaihi Wasallam.

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He immediately says, I'll protect you. But like

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Abu Talib, he takes a neutral stance towards

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the religion itself.

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He says, I'm not a Muslim, but you're

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my nephew.

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I'll protect you, but I won't profess your

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religion.

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Now, by the

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way, some of the scholars and the writers

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mentioned that it may be that he thought

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he would be more effective in protecting the

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Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam as a non Muslim.

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I personally know,

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Muslim academics who've never declared their Islam publicly

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because they're like, people respect my opinion more

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as a non Muslim

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than they do as a Muslim. So I'll

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keep the Islam part private,

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and I'll just be a non Muslim writer

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on Islam.

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Right? And that's one way to, you know,

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it's not the right way to think.

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It's not the right way to think,

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but it is a way that a person

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could possibly see that I could be effective.

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And at this point, you're trying to figure

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things out. He clearly loves the prophet, salAllahu

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alaihi wasalam. If anyone from the outside or

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the inside asks him about the prophet, sallallahu

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alaihi wasallam, he testifies to his character and

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he testifies

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to the profundity of his religion, but

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he's not a Muslim.

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Right? And you see people like that even

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today. It's strange that they're not Muslim. They

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defend Islam their whole lives and they die

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not Muslim. And it's a very strange concept.

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Right? But it could be that Al Abbas

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radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

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took that approach thinking that he was being

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well meaning. It could be that he felt

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like I need to maintain this position because

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Quraysh sees me in a certain light.

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And until Quraysh embraces the religion because I'm

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such an important figure, right, and sort of

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holding

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the ropes of Quraysh politically, the tribes together,

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hospitality,

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I cannot declare embracing a religion that they

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are not going to embrace. It's gonna cause

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it to fall apart. Allah knows best. Right?

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Because Abu Talib

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held off out of a loyalty to Abdul

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Muttalib, right, his forefathers.

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Al Abbas,

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it's not clear what he's holding out for,

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but

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it's definitely not from a place of hostility

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to the Prophet, salallahu alaihi wa sallam,

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and not from a place of disbelief in

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what the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam,

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has come with.

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So where do you start to see his

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role develop?

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When Abu Talib dies because Abu Talib is

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the oldest uncle protecting the Prophet

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When Abu Talib passes away,

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al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu sort of assumes

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the protection role of the prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam because he's older than hamza radiAllahu

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anhu. So I will protect you. I will

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be your representative

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to the other elders of Quraysh. I will

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be your representative

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to the outside.

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And here is the dichotomy that you see

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in the family of the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

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Wasallam.

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While the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam is walking

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around

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in the marketplace

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and in the time of Hajj trying to

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call people to Islam

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after the boycott,

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one uncle is going behind him and stoning

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him and saying, don't believe him. He's a

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liar. The other uncle is taking him by

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the hand, protecting him and trying to introduce

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him to potential sponsors.

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What's the role that Al Abbas is playing?

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Abu Lahab is stoning the Prophet and delegitimizing

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him.

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Al Abbas

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is trying to find

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a people to take the Prophet, SallAllahu Alaihi

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Wasallam, in.

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So he's meeting

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other tribes with the Prophet, SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam,

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Right? People that are coming from afar.

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And as the Prophet, salallahu alayhi wasallam, introduces

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Islam to them,

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Al Abbas supports the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam.

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Right? He's his uncle. He's with him,

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and he knows

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a lot about the tribes that are coming

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in, and he's helping the prophet

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analyze the groups of people that are coming

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in because he knows so much about them

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due to his travels.

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So he's trying to find the prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wasallam an appropriate people

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to sponsor him, a new host city for

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the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam,

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as Mecca has become too hostile

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primarily due to his own brother, right? Abu

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Lahab, who's stoning the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam

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and who's yelling at the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

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Wasallam and delegitimizing him at every turn.

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And that's where the Ansar come in.

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Right?

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And when the Ansar come in

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and they offer themselves to the Prophet

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this

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small group of young people,

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Al Abbas, radiAllahu Anhu, is that uncle who's

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extremely skeptical.

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Who can tell me why?

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Because almost none of the Ansar

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were over the age of 25.

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Bunch of youth.

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Right? And Abbas is like, I don't know

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about this.

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I don't know if I can entrust you

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to go with these young people. They might

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be sincere,

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but I don't know that they know what

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they're signing up for.

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Right? So Al Abbas

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was very skeptical

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to let the

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Prophet take the bay'ah, take the pledge

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from

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the ansar. Now, of course, one of the

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ways of gauging whether the ansar were serious

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about receiving the Prophet

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was whether the first group of people, the

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small group of people that took the bay'ah

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with the Prophet, salAllahu alaihi wasallam, after they

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took Mus'ab radiAllahu anhu to Madinah, if they

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come back with a larger group of people

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and they'd say, all right, we set it

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up. And that's exactly what they did.

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They came back to the prophet

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and this time as a group of over

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70,

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and they said, You Rasulullah, we're ready for

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you. We're ready to take you to Yafirah.

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And so, Uyin ibn Sa'idah,

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he

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says,

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That that second Hajj,

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we went to the Prophet,

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a small group of us, and we met

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him in the house of Al Abbas.

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And

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he says,

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We gave Salaam and we said, when should

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we meet You Rasoolallah to take the pledge

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with you? So Arwain was part of maybe

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3 or 4 that went to Al Abbas

00:26:02 --> 00:26:04

and the prophet sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. So

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Al Abbas, radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu, says, listen,

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you are undertaking

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a serious affair

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and a serious violation.

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Make sure that you hide yourselves right. Like,

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don't think that you're young, you got your

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weapons, you can figure this out. Be very

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discreet about why you are here.

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Said, listen, we'll meet at this place,

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and we're gonna explain to you what you

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have to do so that if you enter

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into Islam,

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you're entering. And of course, Al Amr is

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not just Islam, but all that this entails

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of the political

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baggage and risk of taking in the Prophet

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That you will do so

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knowing what you're getting into. Ala amrin bayin.

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Right? Nothing is hidden from you. No strings

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attached.

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But let's do this right.

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So the prophet

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told them to meet them

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on that night

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in the lowest part of Aqaba.

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I don't know if it's still there. It

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was there recently,

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but Masjid Al Aqaba is right around the

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Jamarat.

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K. It's it's it truly is the lowest

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part there. It's kind of put aside, and,

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of course, the masjid is built much later

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on to,

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denote that this was the place that the

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prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam took the pledge

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from the Ansar.

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So we met them,

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and

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the prophet

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and

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salAllahu alayhi wa sallam al Abbas salAllahu alanhu

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were already there.

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So just imagine the perspective of the Ansar,

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they walked into that place and the Prophet

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SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam was there and no one

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was with him except Al Abbas

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Ta'ala Anhu.

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So,

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Awal, they say,

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The first person to speak was Al Abbas

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RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anhu.

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And Abbas

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said, Listen, O Khazraj. Hazraj being the bigger

00:28:05 --> 00:28:07

tribe of the Ansar.

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You have called Mohammed,

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and I'm saying, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, Al

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Abbas is not saying that yet. He's not

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Muslim.

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To what you have called him to.

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He is of the most honored of his

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family.

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Those that are upon his way will protect

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him, and those that don't that are not

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upon his way will protect him because we

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love him. He's one of us. So and

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Abbas is trying to say, look. His family

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has his

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back. Even though we're struggling and even though

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this is a difficult situation,

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he is loved by his people

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and we will have His back.

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And Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has refused

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all other people except

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for you. So if you are a people

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of strength and you're a people who know

00:29:10 --> 00:29:12

battle, you know war, you know how to

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take on

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a cause like this,

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then know that Quraysh and all of the

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Arabs are gonna come after you.

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Right? You're gonna break every agreement that you

00:29:23 --> 00:29:25

have. People will come and fight you for

00:29:25 --> 00:29:27

having Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam. So if you

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think you can handle this from a military

00:29:30 --> 00:29:32

perspective, and I'm paraphrasing because it's a long

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conversation,

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then go

00:29:34 --> 00:29:36

ahead and take him. But if not, then

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it's okay. Walk away and his family will

00:29:38 --> 00:29:40

take care of him. We can handle him.

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So of course,

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the Ansar started to speak. 1st was Abdullah

00:29:46 --> 00:29:47

ibn Amr ibn Haram,

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the father of Jabir, may Allah be pleased

00:29:49 --> 00:29:51

with him and his father, and

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he

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says, You know, we are a people of

00:29:56 --> 00:29:59

war and we have inherited it. Right? Remember

00:29:59 --> 00:30:00

that one of the reasons why the Ansar

00:30:00 --> 00:30:02

are the Ansar is because their fathers all

00:30:02 --> 00:30:05

killed themselves each you know, killed each other

00:30:05 --> 00:30:07

in battle. And he started to praise,

00:30:07 --> 00:30:08

Narumi

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bin Nabli hatah tafna. That, you know, we

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know how to throw the arrows.

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We know how to

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we

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know how to use the spear. Hatah takasar

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until it breaks. So we know how to

00:30:20 --> 00:30:21

use our swords. We know how to use

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our arrows. We know how to use our

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spears. We have

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him, sallallahu

00:30:26 --> 00:30:28

alaihi wasallam, and we will protect him.

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So Abas radiAllahu anhu, he's impressed by the

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military response.

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So when it comes to

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the,

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the bay'ah part, the taking the pledge, Al

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Abbas says to the 70,

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He said, let one of you speak and

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don't take long

00:30:50 --> 00:30:53

because you're being watched. Right? So let's make

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this quick, but someone needs to speak up.

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And that's where you find the speech of

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Asad ibn Zalar radiAllahu anhu. Look, if we

00:30:59 --> 00:31:01

take the prophet sallAllahu alaihi wasallam

00:31:02 --> 00:31:04

in, then we're going to sacrifice all of

00:31:04 --> 00:31:06

our relationships. We're gonna get we're gonna go

00:31:06 --> 00:31:08

through all of this trouble.

00:31:08 --> 00:31:10

You Rasulullah, what do we get in return?

00:31:10 --> 00:31:11

Al Jannah.

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And what was the response of the Ansar?

00:31:13 --> 00:31:15

Rabbi Hadayr, we've got it. We will pledge

00:31:16 --> 00:31:17

to you on the basis of Al Jannah.

00:31:17 --> 00:31:19

We want nothing else from you, You Rasulullah,

00:31:19 --> 00:31:20

SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam.

00:31:21 --> 00:31:22

Now

00:31:22 --> 00:31:24

to to make it short here, to get

00:31:24 --> 00:31:27

back to Al Abbas, radiAllahu anhu, it is

00:31:27 --> 00:31:28

the irony of the situation.

00:31:34 --> 00:31:35

So

00:31:36 --> 00:31:38

they were taking their pledge to the prophet

00:31:38 --> 00:31:41

sallallahu alaihi wasallam, and Abba sallAllahu ta'ala Anhu,

00:31:41 --> 00:31:43

it's like he's holding the hand of the

00:31:43 --> 00:31:45

person that's taking the pledge with the prophet

00:31:45 --> 00:31:47

salallahu alaihi wasalam and the prophet salallahu alaihi

00:31:47 --> 00:31:47

wasalam's hand.

00:31:49 --> 00:31:51

To make sure that the pledge is there.

00:31:51 --> 00:31:53

The irony is that Al Abbas himself did

00:31:53 --> 00:31:55

not give bay'a to the prophet sallallahu alaihi

00:31:55 --> 00:31:57

wasallam al Islam yet. So it's it's an

00:31:57 --> 00:31:59

interesting affair here. Right? Like he's holding the

00:31:59 --> 00:32:02

hands. He's there to make sure that the

00:32:02 --> 00:32:03

bay'a takes place.

00:32:04 --> 00:32:07

And He's the one who bids farewell to

00:32:07 --> 00:32:08

the Prophet, salAllahu alaihi wasallam. He sends the

00:32:08 --> 00:32:09

Prophet

00:32:09 --> 00:32:11

off with these people,

00:32:12 --> 00:32:14

but he does not make hijrah himself,

00:32:14 --> 00:32:17

radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu. And as far as the

00:32:17 --> 00:32:20

outward is concerned, he's still not a Muslim.

00:32:20 --> 00:32:21

Now this is why I said,

00:32:22 --> 00:32:24

it's such a discrepancy. You will not find

00:32:24 --> 00:32:27

a bigger gap in when a person may

00:32:27 --> 00:32:28

or may not have become Muslim than

00:32:30 --> 00:32:31

Because there are some narrations that say

00:32:34 --> 00:32:36

He'd already become Muslim before the hijrah even

00:32:36 --> 00:32:37

happened,

00:32:37 --> 00:32:39

but he hid it to himself. One narration

00:32:39 --> 00:32:40

from Abraha

00:32:52 --> 00:32:54

So one narration from Abu Rafah in the

00:32:54 --> 00:32:55

books of Seer

00:32:55 --> 00:32:58

that, you know, we both became Muslim. We

00:32:58 --> 00:33:00

were all Muslim, and Abbas was Muslim, and

00:33:00 --> 00:33:02

he was forced to go out into Badr,

00:33:02 --> 00:33:04

but he was hiding his Islam the entire

00:33:04 --> 00:33:05

time.

00:33:06 --> 00:33:09

In in Tabakat Ibn Sa'ad, Ibn Sa'ad includes

00:33:09 --> 00:33:09

him,

00:33:10 --> 00:33:12

from the Muajirin and the Ansar, mimman lam

00:33:12 --> 00:33:15

yashad Badra. It's really interesting. From those who

00:33:15 --> 00:33:16

did not attend Badr,

00:33:16 --> 00:33:18

even though technically we're gonna see that he

00:33:18 --> 00:33:20

was in Badr on the other side.

00:33:20 --> 00:33:22

But he's already a Muslim, so it's confusing.

00:33:22 --> 00:33:25

If you consider him a Muslim at that

00:33:25 --> 00:33:27

point, then he's really not on the other

00:33:27 --> 00:33:30

side. He's simply someone who's not accounted for

00:33:30 --> 00:33:32

in the equation of not as an enemy

00:33:32 --> 00:33:34

or as a Muslim at that point, radiAllahu

00:33:35 --> 00:33:38

ta'ala Anhu. So it's an interesting situation. But

00:33:38 --> 00:33:39

one thing for sure,

00:33:40 --> 00:33:42

As Zahi Rahimullah says,

00:33:45 --> 00:33:47

We don't count Al Abbas radiAllahu Anhu from

00:33:47 --> 00:33:49

that group called atulapa,

00:33:49 --> 00:33:52

which are those who are granted amnesty after

00:33:52 --> 00:33:55

the Fatih Makkah, which is the least praiseworthy

00:33:55 --> 00:33:56

group as a group.

00:33:57 --> 00:33:58

Right, in terms of their order in entering

00:33:58 --> 00:33:59

into Islam

00:34:00 --> 00:34:03

that we know that he's considered from at

00:34:03 --> 00:34:04

the very least

00:34:05 --> 00:34:06

the the last of the Mujahidim,

00:34:07 --> 00:34:09

the last of the Meccans to become Muslim

00:34:09 --> 00:34:10

before

00:34:11 --> 00:34:11

Fath Makkah,

00:34:12 --> 00:34:13

RadiAllahu

00:34:13 --> 00:34:16

ta'ala Anhu. And he mentions Alaa Tarahu ajara

00:34:16 --> 00:34:18

Abba Sufyan. And how don't you see that

00:34:18 --> 00:34:19

the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam was using

00:34:19 --> 00:34:21

him as a Muslim to negotiate terms with

00:34:21 --> 00:34:23

Abu Sufyan and others in terms of the

00:34:23 --> 00:34:25

fall of Mecca

00:34:25 --> 00:34:26

at that time RadiAllahu

00:34:27 --> 00:34:29

ta'ala Anhu. So what happened in Badr?

00:34:30 --> 00:34:31

The battle of Badr

00:34:32 --> 00:34:33

comes,

00:34:33 --> 00:34:36

and the prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, says to

00:34:36 --> 00:34:38

the Muslims before Badr starts,

00:34:38 --> 00:34:40

He says, from the other side, you need

00:34:40 --> 00:34:42

to know there are people.

00:34:45 --> 00:34:47

They were forced out of their homes. They

00:34:47 --> 00:34:50

have no interest in fighting us. If you

00:34:50 --> 00:34:53

see them, don't kill them. And he named

00:34:53 --> 00:34:55

2 people, sallallahu alaihi salam albukhtari,

00:34:55 --> 00:34:56

Abnohisham

00:34:57 --> 00:34:59

and al Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib.

00:34:59 --> 00:35:02

These 2 men, he said, sallallahu alaihi salam,

00:35:02 --> 00:35:03

that the Meccans will force them to come

00:35:03 --> 00:35:05

out in Badr. Don't kill them.

00:35:06 --> 00:35:08

They're not interested in fighting us

00:35:08 --> 00:35:10

on that day. So when you see them,

00:35:10 --> 00:35:13

simply catch them. Don't kill them because they

00:35:13 --> 00:35:15

don't intend to hurt you.

00:35:15 --> 00:35:16

So the day comes,

00:35:17 --> 00:35:18

Abadir.

00:35:19 --> 00:35:19

And

00:35:20 --> 00:35:21

Abu Yusr

00:35:21 --> 00:35:24

al Salami or Abu Yasser, his name is

00:35:24 --> 00:35:25

narrated both ways.

00:35:27 --> 00:35:30

He talks about him himself finding al Abbas

00:35:30 --> 00:35:32

in Badr radiAllahu ta'ala.

00:35:33 --> 00:35:34

Now, Abu Yasser

00:35:35 --> 00:35:35

was

00:35:36 --> 00:35:37

a very small

00:35:37 --> 00:35:40

man in stature, physically speaking.

00:35:40 --> 00:35:41

Right?

00:35:42 --> 00:35:44

Physically, he wasn't very big. Al Abbas is

00:35:44 --> 00:35:45

huge.

00:35:46 --> 00:35:49

Right? So the idea of Abu Yusr capturing

00:35:49 --> 00:35:52

Al Abbas was very far fetched in that.

00:35:52 --> 00:35:53

Okay?

00:35:53 --> 00:35:55

But Abu Yasser, subhanAllah, look what he says.

00:35:55 --> 00:35:56

He says that,

00:35:56 --> 00:35:57

I found

00:36:02 --> 00:36:03

I found that Abbas on the day of

00:36:03 --> 00:36:05

Badrin, he was standing like an idol,

00:36:06 --> 00:36:07

hands to his side,

00:36:08 --> 00:36:08

absolutely

00:36:09 --> 00:36:11

no movement, and he says,

00:36:12 --> 00:36:14

His eyes were wet like he was crying.

00:36:15 --> 00:36:17

I mean, he's standing there. How did I

00:36:17 --> 00:36:18

end up

00:36:18 --> 00:36:19

in this battle

00:36:19 --> 00:36:21

against the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam?

00:36:21 --> 00:36:23

How did we end up

00:36:23 --> 00:36:24

in this situation?

00:36:25 --> 00:36:26

Fathers killing sons,

00:36:26 --> 00:36:27

brothers killing brothers.

00:36:28 --> 00:36:30

Where are we? Right? So you can imagine

00:36:30 --> 00:36:32

it's an emotionally traumatic situation

00:36:32 --> 00:36:35

for Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu and he's

00:36:35 --> 00:36:36

standing

00:36:37 --> 00:36:39

like an idol and just crying.

00:36:40 --> 00:36:42

So Abu Yusr says, I went to

00:36:43 --> 00:36:44

him and I said to him,

00:36:47 --> 00:36:48

the opposite of Jazakallahu Khayrah.

00:36:49 --> 00:36:51

May Allah reward you for what you've done

00:36:51 --> 00:36:52

to your relatives with evil.

00:36:54 --> 00:36:56

Are you gonna fight the son of your

00:36:56 --> 00:36:59

brother with the enemy? And Abbas did not

00:36:59 --> 00:36:59

respond.

00:37:01 --> 00:37:03

So Abu Yusr walks up to him and

00:37:03 --> 00:37:05

it's like, he's like sizing him up. Do

00:37:05 --> 00:37:07

I fight him? Do I kill him?

00:37:08 --> 00:37:09

What is it? Right? So Al Abbas says

00:37:09 --> 00:37:10

to him,

00:37:11 --> 00:37:12

What are you going to do?

00:37:12 --> 00:37:14

He said, Al Asr. He said, I'm going

00:37:14 --> 00:37:15

to capture you

00:37:19 --> 00:37:20

The prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam told us not

00:37:20 --> 00:37:21

to kill you.

00:37:22 --> 00:37:22

So

00:37:23 --> 00:37:25

Al Abbas radiAllahu Anhu said, laysat bi awwali

00:37:27 --> 00:37:29

That's not the first beautiful thing he did

00:37:29 --> 00:37:30

with his relatives,

00:37:30 --> 00:37:32

but that's from the kindness and the magnivity

00:37:32 --> 00:37:34

magnanimity of the prophet

00:37:35 --> 00:37:37

that he ordered such a thing.

00:37:37 --> 00:37:40

Saba Yussur, he says that I captured him.

00:37:40 --> 00:37:41

I tied him up.

00:37:42 --> 00:37:44

And then Abbas was described by the way,

00:37:44 --> 00:37:46

one of the descriptions is physical stature, tell

00:37:46 --> 00:37:48

Jammal that he was as big as a

00:37:48 --> 00:37:50

camel when he would stand up. Huge

00:37:51 --> 00:37:53

man. So the Sahaba see Abu Yasser

00:37:54 --> 00:37:56

bringing al Abbas back all tied up legs

00:37:56 --> 00:37:58

and arms, and they're looking at him like,

00:37:58 --> 00:37:59

how did that happen?

00:38:01 --> 00:38:02

Right? So the Prophet

00:38:03 --> 00:38:05

he says to him,

00:38:06 --> 00:38:08

How were you able to capture him?

00:38:14 --> 00:38:16

He said, this man helped me, and I've

00:38:16 --> 00:38:17

never seen this man before.

00:38:27 --> 00:38:29

That it was a noble angel that supported

00:38:29 --> 00:38:31

you in being able to capture Abbas. Like

00:38:31 --> 00:38:34

it was the physical discrepancy between Abu Yusr

00:38:34 --> 00:38:36

and an Abbas was so much that it

00:38:36 --> 00:38:37

was literally impossible

00:38:38 --> 00:38:40

for him to tie him up and to

00:38:40 --> 00:38:42

capture him and to bring him forth

00:38:42 --> 00:38:44

on that day. Now, SubhanAllah,

00:38:45 --> 00:38:47

this is not an easy situation.

00:38:48 --> 00:38:49

For 1,

00:38:50 --> 00:38:51

as joyful of a day as it says

00:38:51 --> 00:38:52

to the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam, there are

00:38:52 --> 00:38:54

2 of his family members that deeply troubled

00:38:54 --> 00:38:56

him. One of them is Al Abbas, the

00:38:56 --> 00:38:58

other one is the husband of Zaynab.

00:38:59 --> 00:39:00

Right? His son-in-law

00:39:00 --> 00:39:01

who has

00:39:02 --> 00:39:04

the necklace of Khadija Radiallahu Ta'ala Anha

00:39:05 --> 00:39:05

come

00:39:06 --> 00:39:07

to basically let,

00:39:08 --> 00:39:10

you know, his son-in-law go and the Prophet

00:39:10 --> 00:39:12

SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam says, you know, if you

00:39:12 --> 00:39:15

will send back her necklace and give her

00:39:15 --> 00:39:16

her prisoner. Right? So the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

00:39:16 --> 00:39:18

Wasallam allowed that ransom and he returned back

00:39:18 --> 00:39:19

the necklace of the mother

00:39:20 --> 00:39:22

to his daughter. May May Allah be pleased

00:39:22 --> 00:39:22

with them all.

00:39:23 --> 00:39:25

Al Abbas was very tough.

00:39:26 --> 00:39:28

The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has to

00:39:28 --> 00:39:30

treat him the way that all the other

00:39:30 --> 00:39:31

prisoners are treated

00:39:32 --> 00:39:34

because the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam doesn't want

00:39:34 --> 00:39:36

to create a culture of nepotism.

00:39:37 --> 00:39:38

Right? No. I'm not gonna treat him differently

00:39:38 --> 00:39:40

because he's my uncle and because I love

00:39:40 --> 00:39:41

him. At the end of the day,

00:39:42 --> 00:39:43

It is how it looks at the end.

00:39:43 --> 00:39:45

I know maybe his heart is in a

00:39:45 --> 00:39:46

certain way, and he did certain things, but

00:39:46 --> 00:39:48

the Prophet salAllahu alaihi wa sallam is is

00:39:48 --> 00:39:50

not going to treat his uncle different than

00:39:50 --> 00:39:52

the others. Imagine the ansa'b

00:39:52 --> 00:39:53

in that situation. However,

00:39:55 --> 00:39:56

clearly, the Prophet, salAllahu alaihi wa sallam, is

00:39:56 --> 00:39:59

deeply bothered by just the fact that he's

00:39:59 --> 00:40:00

tied up

00:40:00 --> 00:40:02

and that he's imprisoned

00:40:02 --> 00:40:04

in that regard. Right? That he's being held

00:40:04 --> 00:40:05

as a hostage.

00:40:06 --> 00:40:08

And one of the narrations is that one

00:40:08 --> 00:40:09

of the Ansar,

00:40:10 --> 00:40:11

Wa'aduhu

00:40:11 --> 00:40:13

or a group of Ansar Wa'aduhu and Yaqtuluhu.

00:40:14 --> 00:40:16

They said to Abbas, we're gonna kill you.

00:40:16 --> 00:40:18

And it pained the Prophet sallAllahu alaihi wa

00:40:18 --> 00:40:20

sallam. Just to even hear like young people

00:40:20 --> 00:40:21

in the excitement and the zeal of the

00:40:21 --> 00:40:24

battlefield and as they're sort of pushing the

00:40:24 --> 00:40:26

prisoners after they capture them and all that,

00:40:26 --> 00:40:28

like some of them to say that because

00:40:28 --> 00:40:30

they don't know what Adbas is doing, so

00:40:30 --> 00:40:32

they're disgusted by him. They see him like

00:40:32 --> 00:40:34

the family of the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam

00:40:34 --> 00:40:36

killing the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam now.

00:40:36 --> 00:40:38

And the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam

00:40:38 --> 00:40:40

was so bothered by that

00:40:41 --> 00:40:42

and he said,

00:40:44 --> 00:40:46

Like what's happening here? How could a group

00:40:46 --> 00:40:48

of Ansar say that they would kill him?

00:40:48 --> 00:40:50

And Umar radiAllahu anhu said,

00:40:51 --> 00:40:52

You Rasulullah, do you want me to bring

00:40:52 --> 00:40:53

them to you You Rasulullah?

00:40:54 --> 00:40:56

So the Ansar came, and when they saw

00:40:56 --> 00:40:57

that the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam

00:40:58 --> 00:40:59

was upset by that, they said, No, no.

00:40:59 --> 00:41:02

In Canada, Rasulullah SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam Ribad, fakhulhu.

00:41:02 --> 00:41:04

No. If this is what pleased you, O

00:41:04 --> 00:41:06

Messenger of Allah, we were saying that because

00:41:06 --> 00:41:08

we were upset on your behalf. If it

00:41:08 --> 00:41:10

makes you happy, Rasulullah, go ahead and just

00:41:10 --> 00:41:10

set him free.

00:41:11 --> 00:41:11

Right?

00:41:12 --> 00:41:13

But the Prophet

00:41:13 --> 00:41:15

did not want to treat him differently from

00:41:15 --> 00:41:16

the others

00:41:17 --> 00:41:19

and then create that culture. And SubhanAllah,

00:41:19 --> 00:41:20

that night,

00:41:21 --> 00:41:22

Amsa

00:41:22 --> 00:41:24

Rasoolallahu alaihi wa sallam was was was was

00:41:24 --> 00:41:27

was was was that the Prophet that

00:41:27 --> 00:41:28

night,

00:41:29 --> 00:41:31

you know, he retired back to his tent

00:41:32 --> 00:41:33

and the prisoners,

00:41:34 --> 00:41:35

of course, who would eventually be let go,

00:41:35 --> 00:41:37

the prophet would show them amnesty and make

00:41:37 --> 00:41:39

a way out for all of them. But

00:41:39 --> 00:41:42

the prisoners were in their chains, basically.

00:41:46 --> 00:41:48

The prophet couldn't sleep at night.

00:41:48 --> 00:41:50

Some of the Sahaba came to him and

00:41:50 --> 00:41:50

they said,

00:41:52 --> 00:41:54

What is it, O Masjidullah? We see that

00:41:54 --> 00:41:55

you're restless.

00:41:55 --> 00:41:56

And he said,

00:42:00 --> 00:42:01

I heard my uncle

00:42:01 --> 00:42:02

groaning

00:42:03 --> 00:42:04

in his in his chains.

00:42:05 --> 00:42:07

Right? Like, I I heard that, and it

00:42:07 --> 00:42:09

bothered me. I couldn't sleep.

00:42:10 --> 00:42:12

Now, some of the sahaba, when they heard

00:42:12 --> 00:42:14

that, they immediately went to Al Abbas and

00:42:14 --> 00:42:15

they loosened the chains.

00:42:16 --> 00:42:18

When the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam heard that,

00:42:18 --> 00:42:20

he was happy. He said, but do it

00:42:20 --> 00:42:21

to all the other prisoners too.

00:42:22 --> 00:42:23

Not just to Al Abbas radiAllahu anhu. If

00:42:23 --> 00:42:25

you're gonna loosen the chains of my uncle,

00:42:25 --> 00:42:27

loosen the chains of all of them, make

00:42:27 --> 00:42:28

sure they're comfortable. And then the prophet sallallahu

00:42:28 --> 00:42:30

alaihi wa sallam went to sleep.

00:42:30 --> 00:42:33

Right? Like, he wasn't comfortable knowing that his

00:42:33 --> 00:42:35

uncle was in this situation.

00:42:36 --> 00:42:37

Then comes the time where the Prophet sallAllahu

00:42:37 --> 00:42:39

alaihi wasallam now has to negotiate a release

00:42:39 --> 00:42:41

for each one of them. So the Prophet

00:42:41 --> 00:42:43

sallAllahu alaihi wasallam comes to Abbas. It's an

00:42:43 --> 00:42:45

uncomfortable conversation.

00:42:46 --> 00:42:46

Right?

00:42:47 --> 00:42:48

You handed me off to the ansara, and

00:42:48 --> 00:42:50

now you're in my hands as a prisoner.

00:42:50 --> 00:42:53

It's a very uncomfortable conversation. But the prophet,

00:42:53 --> 00:42:54

salAllahu alaihi wa sama, says,

00:42:59 --> 00:43:00

ransom yourself

00:43:00 --> 00:43:02

and ibn Aqeel.

00:43:02 --> 00:43:04

Aqeel is Aqeel ibn Abi Talib.

00:43:04 --> 00:43:07

Right? The older brother of Ali and Ja'far.

00:43:07 --> 00:43:09

So free yourself, free Noufalib Nal Haraf, the

00:43:09 --> 00:43:11

brother of Abu Sufyan, and free,

00:43:11 --> 00:43:12

'Aqil,

00:43:14 --> 00:43:16

the son of your brother, your nephew, 'Aqil.

00:43:17 --> 00:43:17

And

00:43:18 --> 00:43:20

as he says that,

00:43:21 --> 00:43:22

Al Abbas

00:43:24 --> 00:43:26

he says to the Prophet he says,

00:43:28 --> 00:43:29

I was already a Muslim.

00:43:30 --> 00:43:31

And the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam,

00:43:32 --> 00:43:33

he says

00:43:33 --> 00:43:35

that if that's the case,

00:43:36 --> 00:43:38

Look, Allah knows your way.

00:43:38 --> 00:43:39

And He says,

00:43:41 --> 00:43:43

If it is indeed what you say,

00:43:46 --> 00:43:47

Allah is gonna reward

00:43:47 --> 00:43:48

you. But he says,

00:43:52 --> 00:43:53

He said, but I have to treat you

00:43:53 --> 00:43:54

just like everyone else,

00:43:55 --> 00:43:56

according to the exterior.

00:43:57 --> 00:43:58

So just ransom yourself.

00:43:59 --> 00:43:59

So

00:44:00 --> 00:44:01

the Prophet sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam knew that

00:44:01 --> 00:44:04

al Abbas had with him 20 Uqiyas of

00:44:04 --> 00:44:05

gold, which is a lot of money, but

00:44:05 --> 00:44:07

that's counted from the spoils of war.

00:44:08 --> 00:44:08

So Al Abbas

00:44:09 --> 00:44:11

said, You Rasulullah, can you just use that

00:44:11 --> 00:44:11

for my ransom?

00:44:12 --> 00:44:14

And the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam says that's

00:44:14 --> 00:44:17

not fair because that's countered from the spoils

00:44:17 --> 00:44:19

of war. So just free yourself. I know

00:44:19 --> 00:44:20

you have money.

00:44:20 --> 00:44:22

You can free yourself. You can free Nofid.

00:44:22 --> 00:44:23

You can free Aati.

00:44:24 --> 00:44:26

So he says, You Rasool Allah, I don't

00:44:26 --> 00:44:27

have that kind of money. The prophet SallAllahu

00:44:27 --> 00:44:29

Alaihi Wasallam says,

00:44:32 --> 00:44:34

Where is that money that you and Umar

00:44:34 --> 00:44:36

Fadil hid away? And you told her if

00:44:36 --> 00:44:37

I'm killed in the battle,

00:44:38 --> 00:44:40

save it for al Fadil and Abdullah and

00:44:40 --> 00:44:41

Putham,

00:44:41 --> 00:44:42

the 3 sons of

00:44:43 --> 00:44:44

Al Abbas and Umal Fadil.

00:44:45 --> 00:44:47

And Al Abbas says,

00:44:48 --> 00:44:48

subhanAllah,

00:44:49 --> 00:44:50

Wallahi Makar Rasulullah.

00:44:51 --> 00:44:52

Says, I swear you are the messenger of

00:44:52 --> 00:44:55

Allah because no one knew about that money

00:44:55 --> 00:44:56

except for me and Umul Fadir.

00:44:57 --> 00:44:59

But he says to the prophet,

00:45:01 --> 00:45:01

You Rasulullah,

00:45:02 --> 00:45:04

what can I do other than that or

00:45:04 --> 00:45:06

how much do I have to give? He

00:45:06 --> 00:45:08

told Al Abbas to basically

00:45:08 --> 00:45:09

give away from

00:45:10 --> 00:45:12

another 20 of gold. Some of the narrations

00:45:12 --> 00:45:14

say that it was a 100

00:45:14 --> 00:45:16

of gold at the end of the day

00:45:16 --> 00:45:18

and that was the largest.

00:45:22 --> 00:45:24

More people were freed from the ransom of

00:45:24 --> 00:45:25

Abbas than anybody else.

00:45:26 --> 00:45:27

And Allah

00:45:29 --> 00:45:31

revealed as a result of that,

00:45:41 --> 00:45:43

Say, oh, prophet, to the captives in your

00:45:43 --> 00:45:45

hands. If Allah knows of the good that

00:45:45 --> 00:45:47

is in your hearts, He will give you

00:45:47 --> 00:45:49

something better than what was taken from you,

00:45:49 --> 00:45:51

and He will forgive you. And Allah

00:45:53 --> 00:45:54

is oft forgiving

00:45:55 --> 00:45:56

and most merciful.

00:45:56 --> 00:46:00

And SubhanAllah, Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu,

00:46:00 --> 00:46:03

he used to say about that situation. He

00:46:03 --> 00:46:05

said that Allah, Subhanahu ta'ala,

00:46:06 --> 00:46:08

gave me so much more that in place

00:46:08 --> 00:46:10

of the 20 ukiyas, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

00:46:10 --> 00:46:12

gave me 20 servants and each one of

00:46:12 --> 00:46:14

them had money in their hands and they

00:46:14 --> 00:46:16

were able to go and work

00:46:16 --> 00:46:18

and basically increased my fortune.

00:46:19 --> 00:46:21

And he said, and as for the forgiveness

00:46:21 --> 00:46:22

of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,

00:46:23 --> 00:46:25

I'm waiting and hoping for the forgiveness of

00:46:25 --> 00:46:28

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. So Allah indeed gave

00:46:28 --> 00:46:29

me way more than what was taken from

00:46:29 --> 00:46:30

me in Badr,

00:46:31 --> 00:46:32

and I hope for the forgiveness of Allah

00:46:32 --> 00:46:33

Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

00:46:34 --> 00:46:36

So Abba salAllahu anhu holds that in his

00:46:36 --> 00:46:36

heart

00:46:37 --> 00:46:38

that I am a Muslim,

00:46:38 --> 00:46:40

but he didn't make his Islam public

00:46:41 --> 00:46:41

and

00:46:42 --> 00:46:42

Allah

00:46:43 --> 00:46:44

blesses him. So he goes back and he

00:46:44 --> 00:46:45

becomes richer

00:46:46 --> 00:46:47

than he was prior

00:46:47 --> 00:46:48

to Badr.

00:46:48 --> 00:46:52

After that, Al Abbas, radiAllahu anhu, avoids every

00:46:52 --> 00:46:53

other battle against the prophet, sallAllahu alaihi wa

00:46:53 --> 00:46:55

sallam. So he never goes out in uhud.

00:46:55 --> 00:46:56

He doesn't go out in khandaq.

00:46:56 --> 00:46:58

He stays away from anything.

00:46:58 --> 00:47:00

He's unable to be forced or pushed to

00:47:00 --> 00:47:03

go out in opposition to the Messenger of

00:47:03 --> 00:47:05

Allah SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam. And one of the

00:47:05 --> 00:47:06

reasons for that could be and Allah knows

00:47:06 --> 00:47:09

best that the elders of Quraysh had died

00:47:09 --> 00:47:11

in Badr anyway. And the only people that

00:47:11 --> 00:47:12

could exert that type of pressure and force

00:47:12 --> 00:47:15

him out were people that were of his

00:47:15 --> 00:47:17

of his same ranking. And now you had

00:47:17 --> 00:47:19

sort of a second generation when Abbas was

00:47:19 --> 00:47:22

older then, so Abbas could hold himself back

00:47:22 --> 00:47:23

and not be forced to go out and

00:47:23 --> 00:47:26

to fight against the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

00:47:26 --> 00:47:28

So now where does the reunion start to

00:47:28 --> 00:47:28

happen?

00:47:29 --> 00:47:31

Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam loves Al Abbas radiAllahu

00:47:31 --> 00:47:32

ta'ala Anhu

00:47:32 --> 00:47:35

and he was his shadow in Makkah, Alaihi

00:47:35 --> 00:47:36

Salatu Wasallam.

00:47:36 --> 00:47:38

The first incident that we see

00:47:39 --> 00:47:40

is that he

00:47:41 --> 00:47:42

helps facilitate

00:47:42 --> 00:47:45

the nikah of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

00:47:45 --> 00:47:46

and his sister-in-law,

00:47:47 --> 00:47:50

Maimuna Bint Al Harif radiAllahu ta'ala Anha

00:47:50 --> 00:47:53

in Umratul Qadah, which is 7 years after

00:47:53 --> 00:47:53

Hijra.

00:47:54 --> 00:47:56

So if you remember the story of Maimuna

00:47:57 --> 00:47:59

she is now

00:47:59 --> 00:48:03

2 husbands down. She's alone. She asks Umul

00:48:03 --> 00:48:04

Fadil, the wife of Al Abbas, do you

00:48:04 --> 00:48:07

think the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam would marry

00:48:07 --> 00:48:09

me? And Al Abbas is worried about her

00:48:09 --> 00:48:11

being alone. He's worried about her age. He's

00:48:11 --> 00:48:13

worried about her circumstances.

00:48:13 --> 00:48:16

So Al Abbas proposes to the Prophet Sallallahu

00:48:16 --> 00:48:17

Alaihi Wasallam the idea

00:48:17 --> 00:48:19

and the prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam out of

00:48:19 --> 00:48:21

his love for al Abbas and his love

00:48:21 --> 00:48:22

to honor him

00:48:23 --> 00:48:25

immediately accepts on the basis of al Abbas

00:48:25 --> 00:48:28

proposing on her behalf, radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu. So

00:48:28 --> 00:48:29

the prophet salAllahu alaihi wa sallam has this

00:48:29 --> 00:48:31

relationship with Al Abbas radiAllahu anhu that he

00:48:31 --> 00:48:33

doesn't like to turn down a request.

00:48:33 --> 00:48:35

So long as it's not

00:48:35 --> 00:48:36

unjust,

00:48:36 --> 00:48:39

it does not exceed the boundaries,

00:48:39 --> 00:48:42

right, of the standards that the prophet has

00:48:43 --> 00:48:45

set for everyone else. So you have the

00:48:45 --> 00:48:46

wedding

00:48:46 --> 00:48:47

of Maimouna

00:48:47 --> 00:48:48

and the prophet

00:48:49 --> 00:48:51

in the umrah tul kaba, the umrah after

00:48:51 --> 00:48:52

Hudaybiyyah.

00:48:52 --> 00:48:55

And Al Abbas salAllahu Anhu was a big

00:48:55 --> 00:48:57

part of that naka'ah, facilitating that naka'ah, celebrating

00:48:57 --> 00:48:59

with the Prophet salAllahu alaihi wasallam

00:48:59 --> 00:49:00

and,

00:49:00 --> 00:49:02

you know, coming closer.

00:49:02 --> 00:49:04

He still hasn't officially embraced Islam.

00:49:05 --> 00:49:07

Then as the Prophet salAllahu alaihi wa sallam

00:49:07 --> 00:49:09

makes his plans towards the Fatih,

00:49:10 --> 00:49:11

towards the conquest.

00:49:13 --> 00:49:15

There are narrations that Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala An

00:49:15 --> 00:49:18

who tried to make hijrah to Madinah so

00:49:18 --> 00:49:19

he could get the full reward and come

00:49:19 --> 00:49:22

with the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam into Mecca,

00:49:22 --> 00:49:24

and the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam stopped him

00:49:24 --> 00:49:27

and said to him, Ami, you are to

00:49:27 --> 00:49:29

the Mujahideen like I am to the Prophets.

00:49:29 --> 00:49:30

I am the last of the Prophets, you're

00:49:30 --> 00:49:32

the last of the Mujahideen. The reward is

00:49:32 --> 00:49:33

with you. You don't have to make the

00:49:33 --> 00:49:35

trip all the way to Madinah

00:49:35 --> 00:49:38

and come back. Basically, we'll meet you halfway.

00:49:38 --> 00:49:39

Right?

00:49:39 --> 00:49:42

And indeed, SubhanAllah, you'll find that the Prophet

00:49:42 --> 00:49:44

SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam will meet Al Abbas radiAllahu

00:49:44 --> 00:49:47

ta'ala Anhu, and Al Abbas basically now maps

00:49:47 --> 00:49:48

out Mecca for him.

00:49:49 --> 00:49:50

Right? Helps coordinate

00:49:51 --> 00:49:54

all of the terms of entering into Mecca,

00:49:54 --> 00:49:56

the forgiveness of the enemies, the reconciliation with

00:49:56 --> 00:49:57

the family.

00:49:58 --> 00:50:00

But not all of the Ansar understood that.

00:50:01 --> 00:50:02

Still,

00:50:02 --> 00:50:04

there's this idea that this was a person

00:50:04 --> 00:50:06

that held out with you, You Rasulullah.

00:50:07 --> 00:50:08

So in one situation,

00:50:09 --> 00:50:10

you had a group of people,

00:50:11 --> 00:50:12

that, you

00:50:13 --> 00:50:15

know, basically got into it with an Abbas

00:50:16 --> 00:50:17

and the prophet said,

00:50:24 --> 00:50:26

This is my uncle Al Abbas, the most

00:50:26 --> 00:50:28

generous man of Quraish

00:50:28 --> 00:50:31

and the most concerned with continuing the ties,

00:50:31 --> 00:50:33

keeping the ties of kinship

00:50:33 --> 00:50:34

amongst Quraysh.

00:50:35 --> 00:50:37

Right? And you have to honor him. And

00:50:37 --> 00:50:38

the Prophet mentioned

00:50:39 --> 00:50:39

him as

00:50:44 --> 00:50:46

He is what's left of my forefathers.

00:50:47 --> 00:50:49

Right? So he's what's left of my father

00:50:49 --> 00:50:52

and my father's father and beyond because,

00:50:53 --> 00:50:56

the uncle is like the father. So this

00:50:56 --> 00:50:58

is what's left of my father, and this

00:50:58 --> 00:51:00

is what's left of my forefathers.

00:51:00 --> 00:51:01

Honor him.

00:51:03 --> 00:51:06

And you had a situation where, some of

00:51:06 --> 00:51:07

the the people,

00:51:08 --> 00:51:09

argued with him and the prophet said,

00:51:18 --> 00:51:20

That what is it with some people that

00:51:20 --> 00:51:21

are hurting me by hurting my uncle?

00:51:22 --> 00:51:24

Don't they know that the uncle is like

00:51:24 --> 00:51:27

the father? Whoever hurts Al Abbas has hurt

00:51:27 --> 00:51:29

me. In another narration, the prophet sallallahu alaihi

00:51:29 --> 00:51:30

wa sallam said,

00:51:31 --> 00:51:33

you know, after hearing that some of the

00:51:33 --> 00:51:34

the ansar basically,

00:51:35 --> 00:51:37

had cut off Al Abbas radiAllahu anhu and

00:51:37 --> 00:51:39

didn't want to talk to him and they

00:51:39 --> 00:51:41

kind of disrespected him. Summarizing the

00:51:42 --> 00:51:44

story, when the Prophet heard that he said,

00:51:49 --> 00:51:51

Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said to Al

00:51:51 --> 00:51:52

Abbas, I swear that no one will have

00:51:52 --> 00:51:55

faith enter their heart until they love you

00:51:55 --> 00:51:56

for the sake of Allah

00:51:56 --> 00:51:59

and for my sake because you are my

00:51:59 --> 00:52:00

relative.

00:52:00 --> 00:52:01

So many different,

00:52:03 --> 00:52:05

you know, situations where the prophet

00:52:09 --> 00:52:09

said,

00:52:12 --> 00:52:13

is from me and I am from him.

00:52:13 --> 00:52:15

Do not curse the dead and hurt the

00:52:15 --> 00:52:17

living because some of the ansad we're talking

00:52:17 --> 00:52:18

about,

00:52:18 --> 00:52:20

the forefathers and some of the Quraysh

00:52:21 --> 00:52:22

from that side,

00:52:22 --> 00:52:24

in that regard. So this is the prophet,

00:52:24 --> 00:52:26

salAllahu alaihi wasalam, sort of establishing with the

00:52:26 --> 00:52:27

ansad. He's not gonna be treated like an

00:52:27 --> 00:52:29

enemy who just became Muslim.

00:52:30 --> 00:52:32

He is my uncle from now on, and

00:52:32 --> 00:52:35

Abbas radiAllahu Anhu is alongside me just as

00:52:35 --> 00:52:38

it started. So when it comes to Fatiha

00:52:38 --> 00:52:40

Makkah, he's negotiating on behalf of the Prophet

00:52:40 --> 00:52:42

SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam with the enemies.

00:52:42 --> 00:52:44

He's advising the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam as

00:52:44 --> 00:52:47

to how he should enter into Mecca. And

00:52:47 --> 00:52:48

he's the one who tells the Prophet sallallahu

00:52:48 --> 00:52:50

alaihi wasallam, you know what? Give Abu Sufyan

00:52:51 --> 00:52:53

some sort of a some sort of a

00:52:53 --> 00:52:55

name here. Right? He's a person

00:52:56 --> 00:52:57

who has a big ego. He needs his

00:52:57 --> 00:52:59

name to be mentioned and he has a

00:52:59 --> 00:53:02

position with his people. Mention his name so

00:53:02 --> 00:53:04

that you can win his heart over as

00:53:04 --> 00:53:05

well. He's reconciling,

00:53:06 --> 00:53:06

right,

00:53:07 --> 00:53:08

with all of the relatives of the prophet

00:53:08 --> 00:53:10

sallallahu alaihi wasallam that cut him off. So

00:53:10 --> 00:53:11

he's the one that goes to Abu Sufyanib

00:53:11 --> 00:53:13

al Haraf. He's the one that goes to

00:53:13 --> 00:53:14

the children of Abu Lahab. He's the one

00:53:14 --> 00:53:18

bringing everyone back to the Prophet sallallahu alaihi

00:53:18 --> 00:53:19

wasallam and subhanAllah,

00:53:20 --> 00:53:21

it's full circle with the Ansar.

00:53:23 --> 00:53:24

He negotiated the hijrah

00:53:25 --> 00:53:27

and he's negotiating the Fatiha.

00:53:27 --> 00:53:29

Think about that. He negotiated the Hijra to

00:53:29 --> 00:53:31

Madinah on behalf of the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

00:53:31 --> 00:53:33

Wasallam, and now he's negotiating

00:53:33 --> 00:53:35

to Mecca on behalf of the Prophet

00:53:35 --> 00:53:36

salallahu alaihi wasalam, for the prophet, salallahu alaihi

00:53:36 --> 00:53:38

wasalam, to enter and for this to be

00:53:38 --> 00:53:39

a peaceful

00:53:39 --> 00:53:40

transfer

00:53:40 --> 00:53:42

and a place where the prophet, salallahu alaihi

00:53:42 --> 00:53:44

wasalam, can take his rightful place.

00:53:45 --> 00:53:46

As the prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam enters into

00:53:46 --> 00:53:48

Mecca, many things will happen now.

00:53:49 --> 00:53:50

Al Abbas

00:53:50 --> 00:53:52

got really rich after Badr,

00:53:53 --> 00:53:54

really, really rich

00:53:54 --> 00:53:55

as a result of the ayah of the

00:53:55 --> 00:53:58

Quran. Allah knew what was in his heart.

00:53:58 --> 00:54:00

And so when you hear the Khutba of

00:54:00 --> 00:54:02

the prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam in Mecca, in

00:54:02 --> 00:54:03

this new Mecca,

00:54:04 --> 00:54:05

When the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam abolishes

00:54:06 --> 00:54:06

arribah,

00:54:07 --> 00:54:10

he abolishes usury, he only mentions the name

00:54:10 --> 00:54:13

of Al Abbas. Whoever owes Al Abbas money,

00:54:13 --> 00:54:13

his Ribba,

00:54:14 --> 00:54:16

it's gone. Consider Ribba to be abolished.

00:54:17 --> 00:54:17

Right?

00:54:18 --> 00:54:21

Why did he mention Abbas particularly? For 1,

00:54:21 --> 00:54:23

just like when the prophet said, if Fatima,

00:54:23 --> 00:54:25

radiAllahu Anha, was to steal,

00:54:25 --> 00:54:27

then I would treat her the same way.

00:54:27 --> 00:54:28

I'd apply the had to her. I'd apply

00:54:28 --> 00:54:30

the punishment to her. Likewise,

00:54:31 --> 00:54:32

this starts with my own family.

00:54:33 --> 00:54:35

That riba is gone. We're not doing usury

00:54:35 --> 00:54:37

anymore. We're not doing interest in Mecca anymore.

00:54:37 --> 00:54:39

This has to go. But some of them

00:54:39 --> 00:54:41

also say that Al Abbas had the largest

00:54:41 --> 00:54:43

amount of debt that was owed to him.

00:54:43 --> 00:54:45

So when the prophet salAllahu alaihi wasalam says

00:54:45 --> 00:54:46

all the riba that people owe to you,

00:54:46 --> 00:54:48

which is basically late fees, it's all gone

00:54:48 --> 00:54:49

now.

00:54:49 --> 00:54:51

Al Abbas says, what about the principle?

00:54:52 --> 00:54:53

What about the money itself?

00:54:54 --> 00:54:56

And this is where the prophet salallahu alaihi

00:54:56 --> 00:54:58

wa sallam encourages him to forgive the principle

00:54:59 --> 00:55:01

too, but doesn't require it of him.

00:55:02 --> 00:55:04

But Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala on the day

00:55:04 --> 00:55:07

of judgment will forgive some people and enter

00:55:07 --> 00:55:08

them into his shade on the day of

00:55:08 --> 00:55:11

judgment just because they forgave alone.

00:55:11 --> 00:55:14

And when Abbas is prompted with the reward

00:55:14 --> 00:55:15

of that day,

00:55:15 --> 00:55:18

that whoever forgives alone or is lenient with

00:55:18 --> 00:55:20

the one that owes the money, Allah Subhanahu

00:55:20 --> 00:55:22

Wa Ta'ala will forgive them or shade them

00:55:22 --> 00:55:23

on the day of judgment, and Abbas radiAllahu

00:55:23 --> 00:55:25

Anhu forgives the principle as well.

00:55:26 --> 00:55:28

So he establishes a position,

00:55:28 --> 00:55:30

a new position with the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi

00:55:30 --> 00:55:32

Wasallam in that regard. SubhanAllah, he's a man

00:55:32 --> 00:55:34

that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala just kept on

00:55:34 --> 00:55:36

giving money to. Al Abbas radiAllahu Anhu will

00:55:36 --> 00:55:37

stay wealthy

00:55:37 --> 00:55:39

for his entire life.

00:55:39 --> 00:55:41

When it comes to the battle of Hunayn,

00:55:41 --> 00:55:43

Al Abbas was the one holding

00:55:45 --> 00:55:46

the reins of the Prophet sallAllahu 'alaihi wa

00:55:46 --> 00:55:47

sallam's animal.

00:55:47 --> 00:55:49

So he's one of those who fabbatamah Nabi

00:55:49 --> 00:55:51

sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam, who stayed the course

00:55:51 --> 00:55:53

with the Prophet sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam, and

00:55:53 --> 00:55:55

of course and and also because he was

00:55:55 --> 00:55:57

known for his loud voice

00:55:58 --> 00:56:00

when many people fled

00:56:01 --> 00:56:02

from the Prophet

00:56:02 --> 00:56:05

it was al Abbas who called the people

00:56:05 --> 00:56:06

back with his voice.

00:56:08 --> 00:56:10

And he said, Inna hoorasulullah,

00:56:11 --> 00:56:11

Inna hoorasulullah,

00:56:12 --> 00:56:14

come back. He's the messenger of Allah

00:56:15 --> 00:56:17

sallallahu alaihi wasallam. Where are you going? Come

00:56:17 --> 00:56:19

back to the Prophet So it was his

00:56:19 --> 00:56:19

voice

00:56:20 --> 00:56:23

that galvanized the army once again to surround

00:56:23 --> 00:56:25

the Prophet and to fight and to eventually

00:56:25 --> 00:56:27

attain victory with the Prophet

00:56:29 --> 00:56:31

Now, here's where the story becomes

00:56:31 --> 00:56:32

so beautiful

00:56:33 --> 00:56:33

in the aftermath.

00:56:35 --> 00:56:36

When the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam brings him

00:56:36 --> 00:56:38

back to Madinah, and you can kind of

00:56:38 --> 00:56:39

see this in these stories,

00:56:40 --> 00:56:41

the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam is so happy

00:56:41 --> 00:56:43

to have his family back.

00:56:43 --> 00:56:44

Al Abbas

00:56:45 --> 00:56:46

is a long lost father.

00:56:47 --> 00:56:49

Imagine the father that comes back to you.

00:56:49 --> 00:56:51

Right? A parent that comes to visit you.

00:56:52 --> 00:56:54

This is Al Abbas coming into Medina

00:56:54 --> 00:56:56

for the first time. So the Prophet SallAllahu

00:56:56 --> 00:56:57

Alaihi Wasallam is gonna build a home for

00:56:57 --> 00:56:58

him right next to his.

00:56:59 --> 00:56:59

The prophet

00:57:00 --> 00:57:02

is gonna hold his hand and introduce him

00:57:02 --> 00:57:04

to other people. This is my uncle. He's

00:57:04 --> 00:57:06

like my father. He's what's left of my

00:57:06 --> 00:57:07

father.

00:57:18 --> 00:57:21

I did not see any person. This is

00:57:21 --> 00:57:23

Aisha speaking, radiAllahu Anah. The daughter of who?

00:57:23 --> 00:57:25

Abu Bakr as Siddiq, radiAllahu Anah.

00:57:25 --> 00:57:27

I did not see any person

00:57:27 --> 00:57:29

who the prophet, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, would

00:57:29 --> 00:57:29

honor

00:57:29 --> 00:57:31

more than Al Abbas, radiAllahu ta'ala Anha, who

00:57:31 --> 00:57:34

would treat with more respect and more love

00:57:34 --> 00:57:35

than an Abbas

00:57:35 --> 00:57:38

radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu. He would keep him close

00:57:38 --> 00:57:40

to him, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. He would

00:57:40 --> 00:57:43

kiss his forehead, alayhi salatu wa salam. He

00:57:43 --> 00:57:44

kept putting him on that pedestal

00:57:45 --> 00:57:47

of being like a father to him. 1

00:57:47 --> 00:57:49

of the duas that he made for Al

00:57:49 --> 00:57:52

Abbas, radiAllahu ta'ala anhu, as an Abbas was

00:57:52 --> 00:57:53

donating so generously,

00:57:54 --> 00:57:54

right,

00:57:55 --> 00:57:57

and giving so much of his sadaqah, he

00:57:57 --> 00:57:57

said,

00:58:07 --> 00:58:09

So he made dua for Allah to forgive

00:58:09 --> 00:58:10

all of his sins,

00:58:10 --> 00:58:12

the concealed and the public,

00:58:12 --> 00:58:13

the small and the large

00:58:14 --> 00:58:15

to leave absolutely nothing and for Allah Subhanahu

00:58:15 --> 00:58:17

Wa Ta'ala to bless him and his children.

00:58:18 --> 00:58:21

His children are over 15, by the way.

00:58:21 --> 00:58:23

Amongst them is Abdullah ibn Abbas

00:58:24 --> 00:58:25

who now is close to the prophet SallAllahu

00:58:25 --> 00:58:27

Alaihi Wasallam in a way that no one

00:58:27 --> 00:58:28

else is close to him.

00:58:29 --> 00:58:29

Kusam

00:58:30 --> 00:58:32

looked like the prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam. There's

00:58:32 --> 00:58:35

even shayr about Kusam, radiAllahu anhu, and Abbas

00:58:35 --> 00:58:36

would hug him and kiss him and play

00:58:36 --> 00:58:38

with him in Mecca because he would say,

00:58:38 --> 00:58:39

Shabi who Muhammad, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, he

00:58:39 --> 00:58:41

was the one who looked like my nephew

00:58:41 --> 00:58:44

Muhammad SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam the most. So Abdullah

00:58:44 --> 00:58:45

is now sleeping in the house of the

00:58:45 --> 00:58:47

prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam and shadowing him, the

00:58:47 --> 00:58:48

10 year old,

00:58:48 --> 00:58:51

who becomes a scholar of the Ummah over

00:58:51 --> 00:58:52

the next 3 years with the Prophet SallAllahu

00:58:52 --> 00:58:53

Alaihi Wasallam.

00:58:53 --> 00:58:54

Abdullah

00:58:54 --> 00:58:56

narrates to us the qiyam of the Prophet

00:58:56 --> 00:58:58

SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam from inside his home.

00:58:58 --> 00:58:59

When the Prophet

00:58:59 --> 00:59:00

makes Hajj,

00:59:01 --> 00:59:02

you know who narrates most of the Hajj

00:59:02 --> 00:59:03

of the Prophet

00:59:03 --> 00:59:05

Al Fadib ibn Abbas,

00:59:05 --> 00:59:08

the oldest son of al Abbas who's behind

00:59:08 --> 00:59:09

the Prophet

00:59:10 --> 00:59:12

on the camel, on the donkey.

00:59:12 --> 00:59:13

And the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam is talking

00:59:13 --> 00:59:15

to him and instructing him and telling him

00:59:15 --> 00:59:17

what to do. So all these narrations of

00:59:17 --> 00:59:19

the children of Al Abbas sitting behind the

00:59:19 --> 00:59:21

Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam on the animal because

00:59:21 --> 00:59:22

now the family is back together.

00:59:23 --> 00:59:23

Prophet

00:59:24 --> 00:59:26

has his uncle, he has his cousins, he

00:59:26 --> 00:59:28

brings them into his household

00:59:29 --> 00:59:31

and he brings them to a certain position.

00:59:32 --> 00:59:33

When the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam,

00:59:35 --> 00:59:35

passes away,

00:59:36 --> 00:59:38

Al Abbas was one of those who participated

00:59:39 --> 00:59:41

in the washing and the preparation of the

00:59:41 --> 00:59:43

prophet and he maintained his special place with,

00:59:44 --> 00:59:46

the family and the companions of the prophet

00:59:46 --> 00:59:47

So there's a narration

00:59:48 --> 00:59:48

from Suhayb,

00:59:49 --> 00:59:50

Mawl al Abbas

00:59:57 --> 00:59:59

I saw Ali

01:00:00 --> 01:00:01

kissing the hands and the feet of Al

01:00:01 --> 01:00:02

Abbas

01:00:02 --> 01:00:04

and saying, oh, my uncle be pleased with

01:00:04 --> 01:00:05

me. Oh, my uncle be pleased with me.

01:00:05 --> 01:00:07

So the family of the prophet sallallahu alaihi

01:00:07 --> 01:00:09

wa sallam, the younger ones now see al

01:00:09 --> 01:00:11

Abbas as sort of the the anchor of

01:00:11 --> 01:00:12

the family.

01:00:12 --> 01:00:14

Right? In Al Madina

01:00:14 --> 01:00:17

after the death of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi

01:00:17 --> 01:00:17

Wasallam.

01:00:17 --> 01:00:18

And as,

01:00:19 --> 01:00:20

as is narrated,

01:00:32 --> 01:00:33

And if the prophet, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam,

01:00:33 --> 01:00:35

would have left behind any inheritance,

01:00:36 --> 01:00:37

no one would have inherited

01:00:38 --> 01:00:40

anything from him other than his wives and

01:00:40 --> 01:00:42

his daughters, other than al Abbas. So he

01:00:42 --> 01:00:44

would have been the sole inheritor

01:00:44 --> 01:00:46

of the Prophet salallahu alaihi wa sallam other

01:00:46 --> 01:00:49

than his wives and his daughters sallallahu alaihi

01:00:49 --> 01:00:51

wasallam, or in that case, his daughter

01:00:51 --> 01:00:53

being Fatima as Zahra

01:00:53 --> 01:00:55

radiAllahu ta'ala Anha.

01:00:55 --> 01:00:57

So now where do the story start to

01:00:57 --> 01:00:57

come?

01:00:59 --> 01:01:00

Umar RadiAllahu Ta'ala Anha

01:01:01 --> 01:01:02

loves al Abbas

01:01:03 --> 01:01:03

so much

01:01:04 --> 01:01:05

because he knows how much the prophet salAllahu

01:01:05 --> 01:01:07

alaihi wa sallam left him. So you have

01:01:07 --> 01:01:09

this whole body of literature

01:01:09 --> 01:01:12

of Umar radiAllahu anhu honoring Al Abbas radiAllahu

01:01:12 --> 01:01:14

ta'ala Anhu. So from the spoils of war,

01:01:15 --> 01:01:17

Umar, radiAllahu, for example, would give 5,000

01:01:18 --> 01:01:21

to every Badri, everyone that participated in Badri.

01:01:21 --> 01:01:23

He'd give 4,000 to all the companions that

01:01:23 --> 01:01:25

didn't attend and then he'd give 12,000 to

01:01:25 --> 01:01:26

Al Abbas

01:01:26 --> 01:01:28

because he knew the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam's

01:01:28 --> 01:01:31

honor for him. There's also a narration that

01:01:31 --> 01:01:33

one time Umar and Uthman, may Allah be

01:01:33 --> 01:01:35

pleased, and they saw Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala

01:01:35 --> 01:01:36

Anhu

01:01:36 --> 01:01:37

coming down the road

01:01:38 --> 01:01:40

and they both got off of their camels

01:01:40 --> 01:01:42

as if to attend to him radiAllahu anhu

01:01:42 --> 01:01:44

and like clear the road for him. Can

01:01:44 --> 01:01:46

you imagine Umar and Uthman honoring you that

01:01:46 --> 01:01:49

way? Like getting down from their camels like

01:01:49 --> 01:01:51

they don't even wanna be on a camel

01:01:51 --> 01:01:54

around al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala anhu and be

01:01:54 --> 01:01:54

higher

01:01:55 --> 01:01:55

than him.

01:01:56 --> 01:01:56

And one time,

01:01:57 --> 01:01:58

Omer radiAllahu,

01:01:58 --> 01:02:00

being who he is, he was walking in

01:02:00 --> 01:02:01

the streets of Madinah

01:02:02 --> 01:02:04

and he's, Al Abbas had You know the

01:02:04 --> 01:02:06

mizav that's on top of the Kaaba that

01:02:06 --> 01:02:07

pours the water?

01:02:08 --> 01:02:09

Abbas had a similar

01:02:09 --> 01:02:11

pipe on top of his home, so the

01:02:11 --> 01:02:13

water was pouring in the street. Umar didn't

01:02:13 --> 01:02:13

like

01:02:14 --> 01:02:15

that. So Umar radiAllahu

01:02:15 --> 01:02:18

saw it and he broke it, took it

01:02:18 --> 01:02:18

down.

01:02:19 --> 01:02:21

Al Abbas came out, and he said

01:02:22 --> 01:02:24

that that was put up wallahi with the

01:02:24 --> 01:02:26

permission of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam. Omar

01:02:26 --> 01:02:29

was so shook. Omar got down and he

01:02:29 --> 01:02:32

said, wallahi, you're gonna stand on my back

01:02:32 --> 01:02:33

and put it back the way you want

01:02:33 --> 01:02:33

it.

01:02:34 --> 01:02:37

So Omar got down and insisted, Al Abbas,

01:02:37 --> 01:02:39

stand on his shoulder, stand on his back

01:02:39 --> 01:02:41

so he can reach the exact place and

01:02:41 --> 01:02:43

put it exactly the way that you want

01:02:43 --> 01:02:44

to, and he apologized to him.

01:02:46 --> 01:02:49

Then 2 beautiful stories with him

01:02:49 --> 01:02:50

in the khilaf of Umar.

01:02:51 --> 01:02:52

And both of them, subhanallah, are some of

01:02:52 --> 01:02:53

the most famous

01:02:54 --> 01:02:56

episodes in the life of Sayidina Umar radiAllahu

01:02:56 --> 01:02:58

ta'ala Anhu. One of them is Amr Ramada,

01:02:58 --> 01:02:59

the year of the famine.

01:03:00 --> 01:03:01

The year of the famine.

01:03:02 --> 01:03:03

And in that famine,

01:03:04 --> 01:03:06

so many people died because they didn't have

01:03:06 --> 01:03:08

water, they didn't have food. Right? It was

01:03:08 --> 01:03:10

one of the most difficult years

01:03:10 --> 01:03:12

in the life of the companions. May Allah

01:03:12 --> 01:03:13

be pleased with them.

01:03:14 --> 01:03:16

And they kept on making dua to Allah

01:03:16 --> 01:03:18

Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala for rain to come and

01:03:18 --> 01:03:19

the rain was not coming.

01:03:20 --> 01:03:22

So Umar radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

01:03:23 --> 01:03:24

did something very interesting.

01:03:25 --> 01:03:28

He basically called the people for salatul istiska,

01:03:28 --> 01:03:31

for the prayer of rain, but he brought

01:03:31 --> 01:03:34

Umar radiAllahu he brought Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala

01:03:34 --> 01:03:37

Anhu with him. Amr Rasulillahi sallallahu alaihi wasallam,

01:03:37 --> 01:03:41

the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam.

01:03:41 --> 01:03:42

There are multiple narrations,

01:03:43 --> 01:03:43

but he prayed

01:03:44 --> 01:03:44

with

01:03:45 --> 01:03:47

Al Abbas radiAllahu anhu. He led the people

01:03:47 --> 01:03:47

in prayer,

01:03:48 --> 01:03:50

and he brought forth Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala

01:03:50 --> 01:03:51

Anhu, and he said and there are multiple

01:03:51 --> 01:03:52

narrations. He said,

01:03:57 --> 01:03:59

He said, the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

01:03:59 --> 01:04:00

used to see al Abbas the way that

01:04:00 --> 01:04:02

a child sees his parent, the way a

01:04:02 --> 01:04:03

son sees his father.

01:04:09 --> 01:04:10

He said that the prophet salAllahu alaihi wa

01:04:10 --> 01:04:12

sallam used to honor him. He used to

01:04:12 --> 01:04:14

hold him in high esteem. He used to

01:04:14 --> 01:04:16

fulfill oaths on his behalf.

01:04:16 --> 01:04:17

So he says,

01:04:23 --> 01:04:23

So seek

01:04:24 --> 01:04:26

that blessing from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala with

01:04:26 --> 01:04:29

the presence of Al Abbas, salAllahu ta'ala,

01:04:29 --> 01:04:32

amongst us. And he said, holding you can

01:04:32 --> 01:04:33

imagine the scene in the

01:04:40 --> 01:04:42

When the prophet salallahu alaihi wasalam was alive

01:04:42 --> 01:04:43

and we used to go through difficulty, we

01:04:43 --> 01:04:45

used to say, oh, Allah, we have Muhammad

01:04:45 --> 01:04:47

salallahu alaihi wasalam amongst us. We used to

01:04:47 --> 01:04:49

come near to you by the presence of

01:04:49 --> 01:04:50

the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam.

01:04:51 --> 01:04:52

But now of course, the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

01:04:52 --> 01:04:54

Wasallam has passed, and he says,

01:04:59 --> 01:05:01

And now we're seeking blessing from you, O

01:05:01 --> 01:05:03

Allah. We have the uncle of the prophet

01:05:03 --> 01:05:03

amongst

01:05:05 --> 01:05:06

us. And

01:05:06 --> 01:05:07

he said,

01:05:12 --> 01:05:13

Oh, Allah, this is the uncle of the

01:05:13 --> 01:05:15

prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. He's with us.

01:05:15 --> 01:05:18

We're seeking that ease. We're seeking that relief.

01:05:18 --> 01:05:20

So pour the rain upon us. And Abbas

01:05:20 --> 01:05:23

is making du'a, Umar is making du'a. And,

01:05:23 --> 01:05:26

subhanAllah, the rain filled Al Madinah and filled

01:05:26 --> 01:05:28

all of the valleys around

01:05:29 --> 01:05:30

in a way that they had never seen

01:05:30 --> 01:05:32

prior to the Prophet Sallallahu

01:05:32 --> 01:05:33

Alaihi Wasallam.

01:05:34 --> 01:05:36

And, subhanAllah, one of the amazing things here,

01:05:42 --> 01:05:43

You hear the name?

01:05:45 --> 01:05:47

Ibn Utba ibn Abi Lahab. Remember we talked

01:05:47 --> 01:05:50

about Utba Abi Lahab and Utba Radiallahu Anhu

01:05:50 --> 01:05:50

became Muslim?

01:05:51 --> 01:05:52

He had a son that he named Al

01:05:52 --> 01:05:54

Abbas, and he was a righteous man. He's

01:05:54 --> 01:05:55

one of the narrators of Hadith.

01:05:56 --> 01:05:58

Al Abbas, who's named after

01:05:58 --> 01:06:01

his uncle Al Abbas, the grand uncle,

01:06:01 --> 01:06:03

a grandson of Abu Lahab.

01:06:04 --> 01:06:05

He was there at that moment

01:06:06 --> 01:06:08

and he had a poem that's narrated in

01:06:08 --> 01:06:08

the

01:06:33 --> 01:06:36

He said that by my uncle, Allah, Subhanahu

01:06:36 --> 01:06:38

Wa Ta'ala, gave water to the people of

01:06:38 --> 01:06:38

Hejaz.

01:06:39 --> 01:06:40

And it's and,

01:06:41 --> 01:06:43

on that evening when Umar radiAllahu anhu sought

01:06:43 --> 01:06:46

blessing by the white hair of the uncle,

01:06:46 --> 01:06:49

he approached Allah with al Abbas during that

01:06:49 --> 01:06:51

drought seeking his favor, and he did not

01:06:51 --> 01:06:54

leave until the rain came upon us. Amongst

01:06:54 --> 01:06:56

us is the messenger of Allah, salallahu alaihi

01:06:56 --> 01:06:58

salam, and his legacy within us. Is there

01:06:58 --> 01:06:59

any greater honor

01:07:00 --> 01:07:02

for one to boast about than this

01:07:02 --> 01:07:06

than this prize, than this man amongst us?

01:07:06 --> 01:07:08

Right? And the legacy that's amongst us. So

01:07:08 --> 01:07:10

it was like it was a sense of

01:07:10 --> 01:07:10

fakhr

01:07:10 --> 01:07:12

in a way that's pleasing, in a way

01:07:12 --> 01:07:14

that's not that's not sinful. Like we have

01:07:14 --> 01:07:16

al Abbas amongst us

01:07:17 --> 01:07:18

in that regard.

01:07:18 --> 01:07:19

The other incident that I'll mention then I'll

01:07:19 --> 01:07:21

come to his death because of, the sake

01:07:21 --> 01:07:22

of time

01:07:22 --> 01:07:25

is one of is something subhanAllah that's actually

01:07:25 --> 01:07:26

extremely powerful.

01:07:27 --> 01:07:29

The other momentous occasion you think about with

01:07:29 --> 01:07:30

Umar

01:07:30 --> 01:07:32

amongst the many is his entering into Jerusalem.

01:07:33 --> 01:07:35

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala free Jerusalem.

01:07:36 --> 01:07:38

May He free Palestine. May He restore it

01:07:38 --> 01:07:39

to its glory. May He allow us to

01:07:39 --> 01:07:43

see the beauty of the Sahaba's presence once

01:07:43 --> 01:07:43

again

01:07:44 --> 01:07:47

in Al Aqsa, in Al Quds, in Gaza,

01:07:47 --> 01:07:49

in Rafah specifically, subhanAllah, all these places where

01:07:49 --> 01:07:51

this keeps coming up. Allaama ami.

01:07:51 --> 01:07:53

So one of the narrations, by the way,

01:07:53 --> 01:07:54

is that one of the people that was

01:07:54 --> 01:07:57

with Umar on that day was Al Abbas.

01:07:57 --> 01:07:59

He took Al Abbas with him

01:07:59 --> 01:08:01

when he entered into Jerusalem.

01:08:01 --> 01:08:02

Now, if you remember,

01:08:03 --> 01:08:04

Umar

01:08:04 --> 01:08:06

did something very peculiar on the way to

01:08:06 --> 01:08:08

entering Jerusalem. He had a maulah. He had

01:08:08 --> 01:08:10

a servant that was with him.

01:08:10 --> 01:08:11

And

01:08:11 --> 01:08:13

as he was getting close,

01:08:15 --> 01:08:16

as he's getting close,

01:08:17 --> 01:08:19

you know, he was taking turns

01:08:20 --> 01:08:21

with that servant

01:08:21 --> 01:08:22

upon

01:08:23 --> 01:08:23

the animal.

01:08:25 --> 01:08:27

Right? And so for part of the journey,

01:08:27 --> 01:08:28

Umar holds it for him. And for part

01:08:28 --> 01:08:29

of the journey, he holds it for Umar.

01:08:29 --> 01:08:31

And Umar insisted that this be the way

01:08:32 --> 01:08:34

and that as they got close

01:08:35 --> 01:08:37

to the entrance of Jerusalem,

01:08:39 --> 01:08:39

his,

01:08:40 --> 01:08:42

his mawla tried to give him back

01:08:43 --> 01:08:45

the camel and he refused. He said, Nope.

01:08:45 --> 01:08:47

Fair is fair. Justice is justice.

01:08:48 --> 01:08:50

And Umar radiAllahu even fell into a mud

01:08:50 --> 01:08:51

puddle, so he got some mud on his

01:08:51 --> 01:08:52

on his garment.

01:08:53 --> 01:08:55

So it's like he's entering into Jerusalem as

01:08:55 --> 01:08:57

the new conqueror, if you will, and he's

01:08:57 --> 01:08:59

got dirt on his stove,

01:08:59 --> 01:09:02

and he's holding the mola. Right? He's holding

01:09:02 --> 01:09:02

a servant

01:09:03 --> 01:09:05

on his camel and coming into

01:09:06 --> 01:09:08

Jerusalem. Now, we all know the story after

01:09:08 --> 01:09:10

that. Right? Abu Ubaydah radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu comes

01:09:10 --> 01:09:11

to

01:09:11 --> 01:09:13

Umar radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu, and he's like, come

01:09:13 --> 01:09:15

on. Like, you could have done this a

01:09:15 --> 01:09:17

little bit differently. This makes us look bad.

01:09:17 --> 01:09:19

And Umar radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu says the very

01:09:19 --> 01:09:19

famous,

01:09:20 --> 01:09:21

sentence,

01:09:25 --> 01:09:27

We're people that sought honor through Islam

01:09:28 --> 01:09:30

or that Allah gave honor to through Islam.

01:09:30 --> 01:09:31

And if we seek it through anything else,

01:09:31 --> 01:09:33

Allah will humiliate us. We know that conversation.

01:09:34 --> 01:09:36

But here's what we actually don't see, and

01:09:36 --> 01:09:38

this is authentically narrated,

01:09:38 --> 01:09:40

that Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

01:09:41 --> 01:09:43

was in front of Umar radiAllahu anhu ala

01:09:43 --> 01:09:46

farasin Atiq. Like he had a certain presence

01:09:46 --> 01:09:47

to him and he had a nice horse

01:09:47 --> 01:09:50

and he was in front of Umar radiAllahu

01:09:50 --> 01:09:51

ta'ala anhu riding into Jerusalem

01:09:52 --> 01:09:54

that day, Wakana rajulanjanilan,

01:09:55 --> 01:09:57

and he was a beautiful man. Abbas salAllahu

01:09:57 --> 01:09:59

anhu was an extremely beautiful man, a a

01:09:59 --> 01:10:00

person of stature

01:10:01 --> 01:10:01

and presence.

01:10:06 --> 01:10:08

So all the patriarchs actually went to Al

01:10:08 --> 01:10:10

Abbas, and they started to give him salaam

01:10:10 --> 01:10:12

and humble themselves to him.

01:10:13 --> 01:10:16

And then, and then Al Abbas realized that

01:10:16 --> 01:10:18

they thought he was the Khalifa.

01:10:19 --> 01:10:21

That's how great his presence was, and that's

01:10:21 --> 01:10:24

how much Omar had honored him in the

01:10:24 --> 01:10:24

entrance

01:10:25 --> 01:10:25

into

01:10:26 --> 01:10:26

Jerusalem.

01:10:30 --> 01:10:32

Al Abbas said, I'm not him, and he

01:10:32 --> 01:10:33

pointed to Omar and said, that's him.

01:10:34 --> 01:10:36

That's the man you're waiting for.

01:10:36 --> 01:10:37

It's like, wait. What?

01:10:39 --> 01:10:41

Because al Abbas clearly looked like the man,

01:10:42 --> 01:10:43

but it was Umar

01:10:44 --> 01:10:46

walking with the dirt on him,

01:10:47 --> 01:10:49

which in and of itself was a form

01:10:49 --> 01:10:52

of beauty and honor and nobility. May Allah

01:10:52 --> 01:10:54

be pleased with them all.

01:10:56 --> 01:10:57

To fast forward,

01:10:57 --> 01:10:59

to the death of this man. So if

01:10:59 --> 01:11:01

you lived in Madinah, we're talking about 2

01:11:01 --> 01:11:02

decades plus

01:11:03 --> 01:11:04

where

01:11:04 --> 01:11:07

that's like, Wa'idun Nabi salAllahu alaihi sallam. That's

01:11:07 --> 01:11:08

the father of the Prophet salAllahu alaihi sallam.

01:11:08 --> 01:11:11

Everyone surrounds him. Everyone wants to be around

01:11:11 --> 01:11:13

him. Everyone wants to serve him, everyone wants

01:11:13 --> 01:11:14

to kiss his hand, everyone wants to bring

01:11:14 --> 01:11:15

things to him, they wanna honor him, they

01:11:15 --> 01:11:17

remember how much the prophet used to honor

01:11:17 --> 01:11:18

him.

01:11:18 --> 01:11:19

And he

01:11:19 --> 01:11:20

dies in

01:11:21 --> 01:11:22

the era of Ithman,

01:11:24 --> 01:11:26

shortly after his wife, Lubaba

01:11:27 --> 01:11:30

So Lubaba al Fadil passes away. May Allah

01:11:30 --> 01:11:32

be pleased with her. And then Al Abbas

01:11:32 --> 01:11:34

passes away soon afterwards.

01:11:34 --> 01:11:37

And his ghusl was performed by Ali, by

01:11:37 --> 01:11:38

Ibn Abbas,

01:11:38 --> 01:11:39

and his

01:11:39 --> 01:11:41

brothers, Qutam, and

01:11:54 --> 01:11:54

Medina.

01:11:55 --> 01:11:57

But this may have been the largest janaza.

01:11:57 --> 01:11:58

When people heard

01:11:59 --> 01:12:02

that Amr Rasul alaihi sallam passed away,

01:12:02 --> 01:12:03

they flooded Madina

01:12:04 --> 01:12:06

from every single direction.

01:12:06 --> 01:12:09

So the valleys came, all the outskirts came.

01:12:09 --> 01:12:11

Madinah became overwhelmed

01:12:12 --> 01:12:14

by the people who came to pray upon

01:12:15 --> 01:12:15

al Abbas

01:12:18 --> 01:12:19

And it was so much, and this is

01:12:19 --> 01:12:21

really interesting because you get to see the

01:12:21 --> 01:12:22

human side

01:12:23 --> 01:12:23

that,

01:12:24 --> 01:12:25

it actually became chaos.

01:12:26 --> 01:12:28

They were having trouble burying him. They were

01:12:28 --> 01:12:30

having trouble getting him from the janaza

01:12:30 --> 01:12:31

to the baqir

01:12:32 --> 01:12:34

because so many people were trying to jump

01:12:34 --> 01:12:35

and trying to be a part of carrying

01:12:35 --> 01:12:38

the body, and it became so chaotic. It's

01:12:38 --> 01:12:39

really interesting when you read this in the

01:12:39 --> 01:12:40

books of Sira.

01:12:44 --> 01:12:46

Like, Uzzman had to send security

01:12:46 --> 01:12:48

to basically push the people away from Banu

01:12:48 --> 01:12:50

Hasham. Like, let the family take the man

01:12:50 --> 01:12:51

to his grave.

01:12:52 --> 01:12:54

Because everyone was trying to be close to

01:12:54 --> 01:12:56

Al Abbas radiAllahu anhu carry him,

01:12:57 --> 01:12:59

and it was getting so hard to just

01:12:59 --> 01:13:02

bury him. So it was a scene

01:13:02 --> 01:13:03

just to bury him.

01:13:06 --> 01:13:08

And it is of course, as we said,

01:13:08 --> 01:13:10

considered one of the the largest janazah's,

01:13:10 --> 01:13:11

in the history

01:13:12 --> 01:13:14

of Islam, possibly the largest janazah of a

01:13:14 --> 01:13:18

companion of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam. Abdullah

01:13:18 --> 01:13:18

ibn Abbas

01:13:20 --> 01:13:22

he narrates the famous statement. He says

01:13:23 --> 01:13:25

that, When my father was buried

01:13:26 --> 01:13:29

and I was so sad. Abdullah loved his

01:13:29 --> 01:13:30

father so much.

01:13:30 --> 01:13:32

He said that a Bedouin man came up

01:13:32 --> 01:13:33

to me and he said to me,

01:13:38 --> 01:13:39

That better for you

01:13:39 --> 01:13:42

or better for Al Abbas Sorry. Khayram Al

01:13:42 --> 01:13:42

Abbasi Al Abbasi Al Abbasi Al Abbasi Al

01:13:42 --> 01:13:43

Abbasi Al Abbasi Al Abbasi Al Abbasi. Better

01:13:44 --> 01:13:47

for you than Al Abbas is the reward

01:13:47 --> 01:13:49

that you now have for grieving your father.

01:13:49 --> 01:13:50

So what Allah is going to give you

01:13:50 --> 01:13:52

as you grieve your father of ajr is

01:13:52 --> 01:13:54

better than when you had your father with

01:13:54 --> 01:13:55

you. I know you loved your father, but

01:13:55 --> 01:13:56

this is even better.

01:13:57 --> 01:13:58

And

01:13:58 --> 01:14:00

Allah is better than you for Al Abbas.

01:14:00 --> 01:14:02

The way that Allah will be with Al

01:14:02 --> 01:14:04

Abbas now is greater than how you will

01:14:04 --> 01:14:05

be with Al Abbas

01:14:08 --> 01:14:11

He was 80 6 years old when he

01:14:11 --> 01:14:11

passed away.

01:14:12 --> 01:14:13

And as,

01:14:13 --> 01:14:15

as a Dhabhi says,

01:14:32 --> 01:14:34

That he has this huge dome that is

01:14:34 --> 01:14:36

upon his grave in Al Baqir. So if

01:14:36 --> 01:14:37

you actually put up the picture, I just

01:14:37 --> 01:14:39

want you to see how this looked historically

01:14:39 --> 01:14:40

speaking.

01:14:40 --> 01:14:42

That was what was on top of the

01:14:42 --> 01:14:43

grave of Al Abbas

01:14:44 --> 01:14:46

for a long time. There's another picture as

01:14:46 --> 01:14:46

well.

01:14:47 --> 01:14:49

So you can just imagine if you walked

01:14:49 --> 01:14:50

into Al Baqir

01:14:50 --> 01:14:52

back then when they started to build on

01:14:52 --> 01:14:53

top of the graves,

01:14:54 --> 01:14:56

that some of those that came after built

01:14:56 --> 01:14:57

this humongous

01:14:57 --> 01:15:00

stone over him. And, now after

01:15:01 --> 01:15:03

the tombs are gone, can you show that?

01:15:03 --> 01:15:05

This is Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu's grave

01:15:05 --> 01:15:07

today. So if you go there in Al

01:15:07 --> 01:15:07

Baqir,

01:15:08 --> 01:15:10

it's distinct in that regard. Those are some

01:15:10 --> 01:15:11

of the descendants,

01:15:12 --> 01:15:14

that are behind him. One of the graves

01:15:14 --> 01:15:16

is Fazain al Abidine alib Husayn,

01:15:18 --> 01:15:19

and and may Allah be pleased with him,

01:15:19 --> 01:15:22

and Jafar al Sadiq and others from the,

01:15:22 --> 01:15:26

the inheritors of Banu Hashim. So he had

01:15:26 --> 01:15:27

this distinct presence. Now,

01:15:28 --> 01:15:29

to summarize as well,

01:15:30 --> 01:15:32

when the prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam says that

01:15:32 --> 01:15:34

of the sadaqajari of a person is waladun

01:15:34 --> 01:15:34

salahiaduulahu,

01:15:35 --> 01:15:37

a righteous son that would make dua for

01:15:37 --> 01:15:39

him. Right? A righteous son that would make

01:15:39 --> 01:15:41

dua for him. So you think of Abdullah

01:15:41 --> 01:15:41

ibn Abbas,

01:15:42 --> 01:15:44

Habruul Ummah, the scholar of the Ummah,

01:15:44 --> 01:15:46

and a righteous son that makes dua for

01:15:46 --> 01:15:48

you. Who's greater than Abdullah ibn Abbas radiAllahu

01:15:49 --> 01:15:51

ta'ala Anhuma? Right? To make dua for you

01:15:51 --> 01:15:53

and to praise you in this regard. He

01:15:53 --> 01:15:54

had

01:15:54 --> 01:15:58

over 15 or about 15 children. He had

01:15:58 --> 01:15:59

al Fadil, he was the oldest one.

01:16:00 --> 01:16:02

Abdullah al Bahr, who was the ocean of

01:16:02 --> 01:16:04

knowledge as they mentioned him, Ubaidullah.

01:16:04 --> 01:16:06

He had Qut'am, who looked like the prophet

01:16:06 --> 01:16:08

He had Abdul Rahman,

01:16:08 --> 01:16:10

who died in a sham. He had a

01:16:10 --> 01:16:13

son named Mahbad, who was a martyr,

01:16:13 --> 01:16:14

in Africa.

01:16:14 --> 01:16:16

He had a daughter named Habib.

01:16:17 --> 01:16:18

He had other,

01:16:19 --> 01:16:21

scholars from his children. He had a son

01:16:21 --> 01:16:23

named Kathir, Wakana Faqihan, who was a faqih.

01:16:23 --> 01:16:25

He had a son named Tamam, Wakanam and

01:16:25 --> 01:16:28

Ashaddi Quraish, who was considered from the strongest

01:16:28 --> 01:16:30

of Quraish. He had a daughter named Umaimah,

01:16:31 --> 01:16:33

May Allah be pleased with them all. So

01:16:33 --> 01:16:36

he had an incredible legacy in terms of

01:16:36 --> 01:16:37

his offspring.

01:16:37 --> 01:16:40

And of course, that's why you have

01:16:40 --> 01:16:42

what's known as the Abbasid

01:16:42 --> 01:16:43

khilafa,

01:16:43 --> 01:16:44

adole al abbasiyyah,

01:16:45 --> 01:16:47

which are literally the offspring of al Abbas

01:16:47 --> 01:16:50

who established one of the longest hilafas, the

01:16:50 --> 01:16:51

longest dynasties

01:16:51 --> 01:16:52

in the history

01:16:52 --> 01:16:54

of Islam. And Ad Dahabi

01:16:55 --> 01:16:55

says,

01:16:58 --> 01:16:59

that kingdom

01:16:59 --> 01:17:02

was placed in the offspring of Al Abbas

01:17:03 --> 01:17:04

and it continued that way.

01:17:09 --> 01:17:11

So Azahabi, as he's writing this in the

01:17:11 --> 01:17:14

13th century, he says that 39 khulafa

01:17:15 --> 01:17:17

from the descendants of Al Abbas, ad Dawl

01:17:17 --> 01:17:19

Al Abbasiya have continued until today,

01:17:20 --> 01:17:22

wadarika, sit to me atiam, and it has

01:17:22 --> 01:17:25

been 600 years. So he's talking about how

01:17:25 --> 01:17:27

this is all sort of from the dua

01:17:27 --> 01:17:29

of the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam that

01:17:29 --> 01:17:31

Allah would bless the descendants of Al Abbas

01:17:31 --> 01:17:33

radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu. And of course, just like

01:17:33 --> 01:17:36

any dynasty in Islam, Adul Abbasiyyah has its

01:17:36 --> 01:17:37

good and it has its bad. It has

01:17:37 --> 01:17:39

its ups and it has its downs, its

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pros and its cons, but there is no

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doubt

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that of the offspring of Al Abbas, radiAllahu

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anhu, there are many Muslims,

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many scholars,

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many

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warriors, many thinkers,

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and Allah knows best. Some of you might

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also be from the offspring of Al Abbas

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in some capacity because it spread, his lineage

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spread

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throughout the Muslim world. RadiAllahu ta'ala and whom

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may Allah join us with him and with

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the family and the companions of the prophet,

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salallahu alayhi wasalam, and with our beloved prophet,

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salallahu alayhi wasalam.

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As I said, we are going to be

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taking a break from the first for some

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time. InshaAllah Ta'ala, we're going to have a

01:18:17 --> 01:18:20

series for Dhul Hijjah. And if Allah, permits,

01:18:20 --> 01:18:22

bayidnila, I'll be leaving for Hajj a week

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from today. So I ask for your du'a,

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InshaAllah Ta'ala, as I depart on tuesday

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and I ask Allah

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to accept and to allow us to all

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be gathered in the bakihr of the prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wasallam and then to be gathered

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around the held of the prophet

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on the day of judgment.

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