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The Firsts #17 – Al-Arqam Ibn Abil Arqam – The House of Islam

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Omar Suleiman

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Allah will ask me any ministry. Thorazine has now been handed in law. I mean, what we want

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our people to Luma terpene Allahumma salli wa sallam Baraka avocado, silica Mohammed and Salalah Heidi who was sallam. While early, he was like me, he was sending them to Sleeman kathira. So inshallah tada tonight we are going to speak about someone who is typically not spoken about except in regards to his home and what his home played the role that his home played in the seat of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we spoke about him, in brief yesterday, the incident of Amar and so hey, may Allah be pleased with them meeting at the door of this individual. And as they ran into each other about to enter in, they ask each other what they're doing there. And both of them

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confessed that they were there to listen to the teachings of Mohammed Salah lahardee was something that they'd heard about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam preaching this new way of life, they enter into this home, and the prophets lie Selim allinial Islam, presented to us Islam, and they accepted Islam, they both left at home, I'm not and so hey, as Muslims, after meeting the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Now, tonight's lecture would probably be a little bit shorter than some of the other ones because there isn't just there just isn't that much about this individual in the books. And, you know, it's more about the role that his homeplate than him and that is an outcome, even I

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will outcome or the Allahu taala. And according to a narration and unhackme he was the seventh person to embrace Islam, the seventh person to embrace Islam. Now, I'm going to put this out there that sometimes you'll have these narrations. So for example, the one that we just completed going over the names in there, the first seven of Islam who presented their Islam publicly, right, and we went through some of those names. And sometimes you'll see when you're reading about some of these firsts that the numbers will be similar to the numbers of others. And obviously, there are going to be conflicting narrations about when a person embraced Islam or what number they are in the order,

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because obviously, Islam was being preached secretly at this point. And so some people had embraced Islam but kept, kept their snom secret. And some people had embraced Islam literally on the same day. So who do you put first, our mods are so hate, for example. And so you're going to have these types of discussions. But the point being that Autumn is one of the earliest to embrace Islam, and his house will play a central role in the seed of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, and then the lives of the companions. Now, how young was a club? Okay. And I'm going to talk a little bit about his tribe in a bit, inshallah Tada. But how young was he? We talked about youth embracing

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Islam. And I leave not to be thought about the law of Thailand, who in particular, we've spoken about how young he was when he embraced Islam, but he was raised in the house of the Prophet slice of them, right? And outcome. outcome was anywhere from 12 to 16 years old when he embraced Islam. So he was a teenager. Okay, so most of the narrations put them around 14 years old, the lowest of them, 12 years old, the highest of them, 16 years old. So he was literally a teenager, if even just coming into his teens. And of course, you know, people were forced to mature at a younger age at that point at that time. And so, you know, a 14 year old at that time is not necessarily a 14 year old at this

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time, because of the responsibilities and things of that sort. But he was very, very young, and he heard about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam early on, kind of listening in. And I want you to picture this young man.

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Truly young and very quiet. So an autumn one of the reasons perhaps that you don't find much about him in the seat is because he clearly was a very quiet young man, listening around hearing the news here there and embracing Islam. And he does not seem to talk much before or after Mecca, Medina or Beyonds, he seems to be a very quiet individual, or the allow that and so what makes this young person so instrumental, how does he have a home in the first place again, a 14 year old at that time is not necessarily a 14 year old or not, is certainly not a 14 year old at this time, but should be a source of inspiration to young people to know what role they could play in Islam.

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He inherited a home from his father. And that house was strategically located right next to a sofa, which was of course a much higher hill at the time, people used to go to the top of software to make announcements like the profits of the likes of them did when he first made his announcement to his family calling them to Islam. At least his first public call

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allihies salatu wa sallam, he inherited a home that was strategically right next to slough. And if you look, in fact, at this image, you'll see that right to the right of a sofa, that's where the location of this home was till now it's still marked. And in fact, until the recent past, if you look at the older pictures, you'll see that, you know, it was, you know, still marked in a certain way, it became a place where an was taught it became a school. So it's not just that we have a bunch of Islamic schools that are named an outcome. But it became a place where it was taught and things of that sort. books are sold. And now you can see it, it's marked by a window right next to the

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mountain of a sofa. So this is a very strategically placed home that he inherited from his father, and it would become the house of Islam, the house of Islam, it would become the place where the prophets lie. Some would teach Islam to that young group of companions that were surrounding him that initially embraced Islam, most of them being from the oppressed class, right? Most of them were the colors and the shapes and our mouths and the hubs and so on so forth.

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But not a cop, who is an outcome What is his tribe, and outcomes father's name, of course, he's known as an outcome even an outcome but a outcomes actual father's name. I've been outcome, the father of an outcome, his abdomen F is an asset in your Ahmad, economic zone. Okay. Now, if you're paying attention and listening to the tribe names, what is the tribe of Muslim? The tribe of Muslim is the tribe of Abu Jahan, right? So he's from the tribe of Abuja had the one of the most powerful tribes in Mecca, and the head of whom is, you know, rising to be the Pharaoh of this oma the one who's torturing all of those young companions that have embraced Islam. The head is Abu jihad, and

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benrahma kazoom was, was the rival tribe of Banu Hashim, the tribe of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and so you have all of these competitions that exists between Benelux zoom and battle Hashem and of course, that was Abuja, his greatest resistance to Islam. He said, How can we produce a profit? Right? We can't compete with benu Hashem, if we acknowledge that they have a prophet amongst them, then we will forever concede to their tribe. outcome if the outcome kept Islam private, but he's from the tribe of bedroom lock zone. No one would suspect that he was Muslim. He never made his Islam public. And, you know, he was, you know, literally a young teenager that used

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to walk unsuspectingly throughout, could go to the gatherings have been a Muslim, and no one would think that maybe he's Muslim, no one would worry about an outcome, an outcome, which makes his choice or the profit slice, I'm choosing him in his home, to be so brilliant and somehow some of the scholars, they mentioned that, you know, Musa alayhis salam grew up in the house of our own he grew up in the house of the pharaoh a lot protected the Prophet Moses peace be upon him it is set up in the house of fit around the Prophet slice Salaam was protected and raising a young oma in the house of a young man from the tribe of the Federation of his time. Okay, who was the owner of this oma? So

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you have, you know, Allah subhana wa tada showing his miracles just in the way that things are proceeding that the prophet SAW Selim is raising and raising a generation in that home out of all homes and the house of a young man from his enemy tribe, Ben Muslim, where Abuja who was leading the charge against the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And some of the scholars they mentioned about the youth in particular here, the prophets lie some, of course, had more hope in the youth than he did in the elders. And this is something that's established, whether the Prophet slicin was in five, right and the Prophet slicin and hoped that from their children, there would be a generation that

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would worship Allah subhana wa Tada, or whether it was the people that the prophets lie some saw in bed, making sure that their kids would be different. And then when their children led the revolt against against the Prophet Simon, they were younger economic the son of Abuja, Khalid Ibn Al Walid, right, they were the younger men and the prophets lie Selim says allama Fuli call me for the homeless phenomena. Yattaman Oh, Allah forgive my people. They don't know any better. He had more hope in the young people. He had more hope in the youth, because they were less set in their ways. They were less attached to their tribes. their innocence brought them closer to the fifth law, or

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kept them closer to their natural inclination. They weren't as partisan they were more willing to listen to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and his message and some handler What did Allah reward the Prophet slicin with the children of his enemies, both in thought

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in Mecca, becoming a not just Muslim, but a reason for the spread of Islam. Here, this young teenager from Benelux zoom, becoming a source of protection for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his companions. And so you know, imagine the sights, you have this teenager who owns this little house, right next to a sofa and some of the the historians what they point out to, or what they point to is they said there was a narrow alleyway from a sofa, to the house of outcome, okay. And it was also right around the, you know, the crowds of Mecca. And so it was easy to sneak in, and to enter into that house unsuspectingly and not worry about anything. So they were able to

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keep this secret for years that they were there. What was taking place in that house. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam would go there every day. And he would teach the companions there, that young group of people that had embraced Islam around him, he would receive revelation in that home, somehow some of the core and was revealed in that home of an outcome. So much of it. In fact, the majority of it was recited for the first time to a group of people in that home. This was the home where our motto, vinyasa, and sohei be accepted Islam this was the home where Hamza and Omar may Allah be pleased that I'm accepted Islam. So how many Shahada has legends of Islam, took their

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Shahada became Muslim in that home with the Prophet slicin gave their allegiance to the prophets of Allah heart he was Salaam. It was actually here, that Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Yeah, you had nebby has spoken Allah, woman and tobacco meaning meaning that all prophets Allah is sufficient for you has bucola woman and tobacco meaning meaning and for those who follow you, among the believers, it is enough for you Jada sort of law to have a law on your side, and is enough for those young believers to have a loss of Hannah Montana with them. And so this continues for years, outcome outcome hosts the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is able to walk through the streets of Mecca. At no point does he endure any type of torture? At no point is he called out at no point does Abuja, the head of benalla zoom, think that this young man is the one that is hosting and protecting his sworn enemy, the Prophet sallallahu it was rather who he swore to be an enemy of in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. as years go on, and the Prophet slicin was able to cultivate this community. This becomes an inspiration for believers, you know, for all times, and that's why, like I said, you know, and I said it, quite jokingly but but I actually do mean, it's a hell of the benefit, the beauty of having so many schools and schools

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around the world Islamic schools that are named after an outcome, sometimes you find even massages that are named after a lot of con, because it was in those small gatherings that the Prophet slicin was not just able to teach them the Quran, not just able to, you know, accept their Islam and then to teach them how to pray. But the prophets license them nurtured a bond and a community in that home. And Allah subhanho wa Taala brought that through the buttock of that gathering place. And so when you talk about the first Masjid, and you talk about the first Islamic University and the first Islamic school, you know, there are different notions that are going to come to your mind. But

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what's taking place in that home, right, is something very special. And so homeless also, by the way, you know, if you think about, you know, what cultivates faith in us, how many people found their strong Islamic identity in the US, right, and the small groups that would gather in the massage, and houses have a last panel to add, remembering the last panel, it's added reflecting upon the loss of Hannah was added together and building their identity. And especially for people that live as Muslim minorities, okay, especially for people that live as Muslim minorities, you find that some of the most active people in Islamic work, found their identity found their commitment, not

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through the hope buzz but through the Holocaust, right through the small groups of people that would get together on a weekly basis, whether it was in someone's house, or whether it was in a massage in a measure, and they would build that bond with one another, they build that connection with one another. And that gave them the strength to be able to deal with or that gives them the strength to be able to deal with the circumstances on the outside and also nurtures a lifelong commitment. Imagine being in Mecca, where you know that every single time you step in that house, you step in that house, there's a possibility that you will be found out and that you will be tortured and

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killed for it. And every time you step out, there's the possibility that someone is holding the sword or a spear waiting for you as soon as you exit that home, to be told.

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targeted, and some had a lot, you know, that's why we'll find that when owner will have followed the law and who knocks on that door. They think he's coming to kill them, they think they've been found out. But Allah subhanaw taala protected them and they were able to cultivate that faith there. So this is a lesson for us, you know, as we as we nurture our faith, as we nurtured that certainty, as we nurture that camaraderie upon that certainty, as we nurture that commitment to that certainty in the collective sense, in our small group, studying the Koran together, studying the sila together, reflecting together, that we are living the legacy of what the prophets lie some nurtured in the

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house of outcome. And, you know, a lot of times you see people that move on from that to bigger gatherings, they say, it's not the same. You know, I remember that camp, I remember that hell up, I remember when we were in that small home, remembering Allah subhanaw taala together, and so the companions that went through the experience of being in the house of a pump, you know, that's something that they would reflect upon, and that they could connect to forever. How blessed and privileged to be in that small gathering around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now with an ultimate outcome. You also have, by the way, an example of someone who uses his power and his

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privilege for the good of Islam,

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without the need to be celebrated without the need to be recognized, and outcome or the Allahu taala and who had no problem using his privilege of being from general Muslim to the support of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that was enough for him. He didn't need to go down as one of the greats or one of the nobles or things of that sort. He didn't need to be celebrated or propped up. He enjoyed his, you know, being anonymous, in the city of Mecca amongst amongst the people like Abuja, while at the same time, allowing the Prophet sly set up a space to actually build his community. And his identity is forever attached to that home. You also find, by the way from the

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strategy of the Prophet slice lm and this is strategic because even if outcome would have been found out about john is not going to kill his own or this, you know, this would not, this is not like the profit slice and I'm being in the house of a Hashemite, of course, bento Hashem would be boycotted, that there was a strategic reason as well, that there could be a great benefit that even if things were to be found out and discovered, obviously, you know, this was a tribalistic resistance to the mission of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And so it was to the benefit of the profit slice them to be in the house of a masumi someone from that tribe of Abuja, in this young man, an outcome even an

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outcome. Now, I had if we don't have them narrated from him, we don't have him speaking. We have a very, very subtle presence. However, he made the hidden with the profit slice on to Medina, in, you know, in the year of 622, along with the other companions of the Prophet slice Allah. There is a narration of the Prophet slice of them, granting him a special house a special home from from the spoils in the in the area of Zurich, in Medina, which would of course represent a loyalty of the Prophet slice of sorts to this young man for what he gave to Islam. He fought every he fought every battle alongside the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam better conduct, he did not miss a single

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battle with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he lived through the era of all of Raja Deen and he would die in the time of more Alia, the a lot of time in his janazah will be led by none other than static web will cost. Well, the longtail we don't have narrations from him. We don't have, you know, this, this picture to paint of him this person that accepted Islam at such a young age and was so instrumental to us beginning but Allah subhanaw taala certainly knows, and Allah subhanho to add a certainly would reward this young man who gave his house, you know, for the purpose of cultivating that call to agenda. May Allah subhanaw taala grant him a high place and

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agenda high home and agenda as well. And somehow Allah has one wish, when he passed away, as he allowed for his home to be inherited was that his home would not be sold. So it was a connection that he had to that place that special place. And you can imagine, and this is what I was thinking about as I was just preparing for this lecture. And again, there isn't much on an outcome on the allotted time. But imagine as the Sahaba came back in fetta muck and the conquest of Mecca, and they are now in the 1000s and 1000s and 1000s. And the prophets lie some is going to stand up on Safa again, where he was once rejected, but this time with 1000s of followers and in a place of complete

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victory, and he could look just right right off to the right of that mountain say that's where we used to gather that was the place that Allah subhana wa tada allowed us at that time to cultivate this this faith this Eman this gap in the certainty in our hearts and

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gain that commitment to that you have been so you know outcome is a lesson of selflessness and sacrifice and using your position and how you know, even a quiet soldier in the back can be so instrumental to the cultivating of a community by the prophets lie Selim and is also a lesson for us that those small blessitt gatherings where we gathered together to remember a loss of Hannah to add it to reflect on the quarter and the seat of the Prophet slice alum is where our identity and our commitment our faith will grow. And so it is the fitting that the House of Islam the house will outcome has so many homes of Islam in homes of Islamic education, named after it may Allah subhanaw

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taala Have mercy on him and be pleased with him and his sacrifice in his service to this Deen May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to cultivate that Eman And that faith in our hearts that certainty in our hearts And may Allah subhanaw taala gather us amongst the small amongst the few and the highest level of generative for the dose in the companionship of the Prophet slice and May Allah allow us to enjoy that proximity to the profit slice I'm in paradise that the companions enjoyed those few enjoyed with the profit slice element. Come along I mean zachman law Hayden was said I'm already come around to why he over cut