Channel: Omar Suleiman
Series: Omar Suleiman - The Firsts
Zaid Ibn Amr (ra)_ A One Man Ummah
Zaid Ibn Amr Ibn Nufaid (ra) is an absolutely remarkable figure in the history of Islam and has a story unlike any other from the companions of the Prophet ﷺ. Aside from being a monotheist before the coming of Islam, he would guide people to what pleased Allah based on intuition and fitrah (natural disposition).
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When our care ministry follows you, Mr. Narayan Rahim al hamdu lillahi, Rabbil alameen. Whatever you want to learn about me when I'm able to live in LA masala Selim Mubarak and avocado, silica Mohammed and sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, by the only he will suck me he will sell them to semen kathira. So, last week, I said that we weren't going to go in any chronological order, and that we would take one set from before the profits license time, and then we'd kind of mix it up. And I changed my mind. And shala Tada, we're gonna take a very heavy emphasis from the Sierra, to start this off, and we're going to really look at this from the seat of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And focus on that for
some time, and then we'll go after before, and jump around. But what compelled me to this was that I kept on thinking, who do we start the series with? And I got drawn into the story of what occurred no foul, because what was a very interesting character, because what are they allowed to do? And who was he the first Muslim? Was he not a Muslim? Did he accept the prophets license? Did he live long enough? What's the story of what are called before? Those moments? Did the Prophet sallallahu wasallam ever have a conversation with what are called before all of these questions about water? And so I decided to go to a man that I've spoken about quite a bit within Holton bugs and different
classes and lectures. But I've never really got gotten to highlight his biography and full and he's a companion of watarrka. And he's just a remarkable figure all around. And he deserves this level of attention, and he deserves to be the first and of course, I thought about doing Khadija first but then people would have accused me of being biased because of my daughter. So I decided that we'll do Khadija third for a reason. The man has a different parameter of internal faith. Zaid, even amor even new faith, an absolutely remarkable figure in the history of Islam has a story unlike any other person from the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there's truly nothing like
him. And he belongs to this group of people that were called the hoonah thought or the Hani Thien, not the hanafis. I know that the followers of the mother of the Rambo hanifa Rahim, Allah would want this to be that the first Muslims were Hanafi. But it's a different type their honey, meaning they were monotheists, a group of four monotheists that decided that they wanted to follow the religion of Ibrahim it has set up, they wanted to follow the way of Abraham, they looked at their context in Mecca. And they were deeply troubled by the paganism and the idol worship. And so they decided that something is wrong about this. And they couldn't quite figure out what it what the right path would
be. But at least these four men decided amongst themselves that we're not going to follow the dominant pagan culture in Mecca, and we're going to look for something else. Now they were four, they were not an intuitive, I'm only going to do two of them in detail, if not a bit delayed. It was one of them. He became a Christian. And he went to Rome. And he actually took up a position amongst the Romans. So he kind of disappears from the from the story of Islam very early on, because he moved out of Mecca very early on, accepted the religion of Christianity, as a result of his rejection of paganism and became, you know, a minister amongst the Romans, and kind of disappears
and falls off. There's always a lot of and jash, whose story is, is very interesting, because he becomes Christian as well. In this context, in this climate, then when the Prophet sly seldom brings Islam he accepts Islam, and he makes the migration to Abyssinia, the Hitler to Habesha, which is a Christian land. And then the sources seem to indicate that he became Christian again and died as a Christian. However, the narration that states that has some issues with it. So though it's prominent in literature that pervade the love, and Jack's left Islam and became Christian again in Abyssinia and died that way. It's not a confirmed, confirmed fact, because there is some issue with the
narration. But that's his story. Now, the two that we're really going to concern ourselves with and go into detail with our is a definitive no fade, and water carbon nofal. Water carbon NOFA, who will talk about in depth next week. And to be honest with you, I'm excited to talk about what a carbon NOFA because I learned a lot going in depth and research in his life in the last week in particular, what are called became Christian.
But what would become a very specific type of Christian he would become a historian priest, which was the Christianity that said mountain fantasy would follow. And we'll talk about that next week when we get into the story of watercop NOFA. So out of the 400 thieves out of the four monotheists in Mecca, three of them became Christian or join some in
of Christianity, they didn't want to fail is never really satisfied with Christianity or Judaism as he sees it in his time. Instead, he insists on being a follower of the way of blah he mighty Salaam. He's a follower of Abraham. He's not convinced by Judaism and Christianity as they exist. We're talking about before the prophets lie Selim has come along as a prophet, but he insists he's a monotheist. And he will challenge his society in very unique ways. So let's talk about this man who is an incredibly remarkable man and how long it's hard not to fall in love with this man when you when you study him. And it's it's only fitting that we that we study him first and the series of the
first just because of how unique His story is. So his name is Zaid Ibn Ahmad Eben, newfane, zabe nomina. No fail is the is from the ID clan. benwell ID of kurush. So it's a it's a higher clan. And he is the first cousin of Omaha pub rhodiola hotel on a pub, even new phase. So just it's always good to connect these things from a historical perspective. There's sorry, there's a bit of interfaith on our internal ha pub even no fake, Okay, I'm gonna hop up even no fail. So that would make a hubbub the paternal uncle of ziet. All right, so they didn't know I'm gonna fail is the first cousin of Arma.
He would only have two children. One of them is sorry, the bin Zaid, who would become one of the 10 promised paradise, and the other is Attica bent Zaid Attica with a calf not a cough, Attica, Attica, bent z. So he only has two children, one son and one daughter, and we'll get back to her as well. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw Zaid growing up, and he was fascinated by him. The prophets lie some never worshipped idols of abeka, while the low tide and who never worshipped idols. But at the same time, they were not challenging idol worship in society because the prophets lie some had not been called to do that. He had not been called to do that, and perhaps us the
wisdom of Allah, that the prophets I sell them for 40 years would establish such credibility and he would call people to that credibility had he challenged them, he might face the same repercussions that they would have faced at this time. So the prophets lie Selim has no calling from a lot to reject idol worship actively and publicly, but he doesn't worship idols. Abu Bakr does not worship idols or the allot of time. Rebecca says, I was sitting in my room as a kid, and my father brought an idol put him in front of me. And he said, worship him and asked him for your sustenance. And Rebecca said, I started talking to my son. What's your name?
Is that the idle didn't answer me. He said, Can you do this, this this and that? He asked the idle a few questions. He said, this makes no sense whatsoever. You can't even help yourself. I can tip you over and you'll break. So well. Becca said I'm not worshipping idols. Right. Zaid,
on the other hand, says idol worship is is a rejection of the way of Ibrahim it Islam and Zaid will challenge his society in a very unique way. The Prophet sly seldom mentioned him that he used to that the profit slice I'm remembered being in a gathering and they served food. They served meat to the people there and the profit slice of them simply passed. And then when it got to Zaid, Zaid said in the last two minutes by hoonah, Allah on suamico what a Kuru Illa, Allah who Kira smola here and he said, I will not eat that which was slaughtered in the name of your idols, and I will not eat except for that which was slaughtered in the name of Allah. So they takes a very strong stand.
In another instance, they even became more emboldened in challenging them. He said to them, l Sha two Holla Holla well, Angela hamina Salah Emma, what am batalla mineral all submitted by hoonah Allah thermometers bacuna ladies Mila, so that this, this animal was provided by a loss of hundreds of Allah created the animal and then Allah revealed the sustenance that was necessary for the animal to be suitable for slaughter. And then you go and you sacrifice in the name of other than Allah subhana wa Tada. So he's actually criticizing them at this point and saying, What is wrong with you people? How do you serve this meat? How do you slaughter this meat in the name of other than Allah,
dedicated to the idols when if it was not for Allah, neither the animal nor the sustenance of the animal exists? The Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam even remembered a very personal instance and this is narrated by Xavier had etha. One thing about the the Sahaba is that when you read their biographies, you find there were a lot of zip codes and a lot of faulty most, a lot of zip codes and a lot of fathima that existed back then. But there
was only one Mohammed Salah when he was seller, but the names you know, like hinze was a very common name zayde was a very common name fathima was a very common name. Khadija is unique, right? So Mohammed and Khadija are very unique names. So the prophets lie Selim was with zaidan hanifa.
And they know how Ethan narrates he says that the prophets I seldom met Zeb nor Ahmed in a place near 10, or
just close to Mecca. And the prophets lie Selim was the one serving the food in the gathering. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is passing out the food and the gathering so they obviously likes the prophets lie Selim as a person, he's a noble young man, and he sees some good characteristics and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam so while the Prophet slicin um comes to him, Zaid does not respond aggressively to him. They says to him, you know, he loves Coleman However, he says to him, Oh son of my brother, Oh son of my brother do not eat from this it was slaughtered in the name of other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he's even speaking to the Prophet
sites that I'm advising the Prophet, slice Allah, don't eat from this, don't serve it. don't participate in any of this is a different hypothesis. From that day onwards, the prophets lie some never ate from the meat of Piraeus or serve them. So it's, this is the the position that the diviner is taking in this society of Mecca, he's significantly older than the Prophet size on them,
then comes again, Zaid, now breaking off from this group of four even to be the only one that doesn't become a Christian. But at the same time, obviously, he's still considered amongst that group of people because their Christianity was, was still one of to Hades. And so he still relates to them. He's still considered amongst the group but zayde insistence, they would raise his hands in front of the camera. And he would say, a lahoma in the shadow and Niala Dini Ibrahim, Oh Allah, I bear witness that I am on the religion of Abraham. I am on the religion of Abraham. So imagine walking around the cabin, you got all the idols around you have this one man standing in front of
the cab, and he use and he's holding his hands and drive to towards the cabinet. And he's saying, oh, Allah, bear witness I bear witness that I am on the religion of Ibrahim it his Salah smile the time and he says that when the time of hedge would come around, now, their hedge was a hedge of idols. And it was a festival to where these people would make a lot of money. Hedge was their commerce, it was their money, it was their corruption. It was everything to them, right because that's where they got the idols prepared. And you know, they prepared they prepared the poetry and the festivals and everything that would take place around the hedge at that time. And a smile The a
lot of Tyler and her says I remembered that strange sight of ziet zayde as the festival is carrying out goes and he puts his hands on the camera with his back on it. I really so handle on when you read these stories, imagine the site and he calls out to the people and he says yeah marshadow Quraysh Oh, Cora is oh assembly of Pura wala Hema min Kumar Allah Dini Ibrahim Aveda, he said, I swear that not one of you is on the religion of Abraham except for me. Why? Because grace would admit that this home was built by Ibrahim Eisen, they would say it was built by Abraham. They had murals inside the cab of Abraham, and Mary and Jesus alayhis. Salaam, they had pictures of them and
they had sculptures of them and idols. And they still took pride in being descendants of Abraham it his salon, and Zaid is calling out to them and saying no, one of you is on the religion of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, except for me. So he did this and what do you think people did? They treated him like he was a madman. Right people ignored him. they mocked him. They continued to go along with their way it's not like Zaid was walking around breaking idols or being aggressive towards them. He simply was calling out and saying this is not the religion of Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And then a smart really just released his very beautiful and touching moment where she says that Zaid
would make sudo towards the camera, he prostrate to the cabinet. And the whole story of his aides is amazing because he has no revelation to guide him. He doesn't know what record is what bowing is and what to do than what prostration is. But he just said Pamela, his intuition he's guided towards good there's little there's guidance in his actions. He knows to make subs though, to prostrate towards the camera. And she said he would start to cry. And he said to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said this. She was curious as Matt was was a curious young woman. She said I heard him say, Allahu malo ner lm au Lu. He had booty like, I bet to cabbie he when our kidney RLM Oh Allah
If only I knew which of the ways was most pleasing to you. I would worship you in accordance with that way. But I don't know. I don't know. And then he says, out of out of an excuse to Allah subhanho wa Taala what kidney, Buddha, Buddha, Hakka they are, but I worship you like this Oh Allah so I'm going to do sudo and then hope that I'm right. I'm going to prostrate to you and hope that I'm right. Now, what's significant is that the post Council of Nicea Christians we're not doing sudo this part prostration was no longer part of their prayer. So Zaid is exerting himself to think what would have bought him out of his salon do what was the religion of Abraham? What was the way of
Abraham? What is Ibrahima, Islam's life about and you know, he's focused, he's really honing in on his distinguishing, distinguishing himself with what his worship and his sacrifice, which is a part of the ritual of worship. Now think about, think about what's happening in Mecca right now. They've taken the rituals of Ibrahim alayhis salaam which were made for monotheism made for to hate and they've turned all of them into pagan rituals. The Kava was built for the worship of Allah. Po off was supposed to be an exclusive remembrance of God and the centering of Allah subhana wa tada as the one God, and now they put idols around the character, Ibrahim Ali Salaam who preached modesty now
they do a lot with no clothes around these idols, and they sing all sorts of poetry of ignorance. The animals were supposed to be slaughtered as a means of glorifying the local inner solidarity when Uzuki save verily my prayer and my sacrifice, well, Mahayana Mattila hiragana me in my life in my death are all for the love of the Lord of the worlds. And now the sacrifice is being done in the name of idols. And there's all sorts of you know, some idols are more valuable than others. So say this seeing this enzyme is naturally exerting himself.
You know, away from this now, as he becomes more annoying, the person that would walk up to him and torture him was none other than his uncle al hapa, the father of Ramadan, a lot of time.
First hakab started to curse him, then he would spit at him, then he would beat him, then al haka would call for the other people to beat him as well. And he made saves life so difficult that they could no longer enter into Mecca. Except in secrecy when Zaid would leave Mecca he could only come back in secrecy because hapa would release the sofa he'd released the you know, the thugs to beat on him. anytime he said, if you see this man come back into Mecca, I want you to beat him and I want you to teach him a lesson. Because it was a proud man. And so even those aids was not harming anybody. But the fact that he was challenging these rituals. That was the way of it haha, now you
know, we're all mobile, the Alon who was acting out of before he became Muslim, right? You've got a problem. This is how you solve it. He went to the cabinet. He killed the prophets. I seldom the first time right he said, Okay, I'm confused. Now I'm going to go to the cabin just killed him in front of the cabin. Because that's how his father dealt with the challenge of tow hate our model the law and we said, well, let me think of that way too. And even the Prophet sighs someone was amazed and you think about what would be told to the prophets lie some later on that your people will run you out. The prophets. I seldom went up to him and asked him one day he said Zaid, yazzie, Mali,
Aurora coma Cape Cod, Shanna who are like, why is it that your people hate you so much? Imagine the Prophet slice Allah has no idea what his future holds. And he's talking to this older man who's challenging paganism all by himself and declaring the wave Ibrahim II. So he says, Why is it that your people hate you so much? And Zaid responds and he says, You have no he, oh, son of my brother. It's because I have left their religion and their idols for the religion and the God of Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And he and his his motto became ILA he Illa Ibrahim, where Dini Dino Ibrahim. My lord is the Lord of Abraham. My religion is the religion of Abraham. People would tell him to become
a Christian become a Jew, he would not do it. He you know, they took him to rabbis. They took him to priests. He won't do it. He's certainly not reverting to paganism. But he's still very curious, right, but at the same time, he has a love and an attachment to Brahim on Islam he sees it as a mission to maintain the way of liberal humanism so if you put Zaid in front of a Jew or a Christian he would he would hold that Rabbi or that priest up to the litmus test of what he's used is about him it is set up when he criticizes the the people he criticizes them in the name of Ibrahim it Islam so he just has a love for Ibrahim on Islam and wants to preserve the way of Abraham and sees
that as his sacrifice. Now here's where it gets very interesting about say a smart while the allow on her. She says what can you heal my Buddha. He used to give life to the young girls that would be buried alive now obviously, you're hidden but that doesn't mean he raised
Then from the dead. What is what is she referring to he would stop the men from burying their daughters alive.
With no guidance from the Koran. No were either no older too soon to be even been quoted that when the young girl asks for that was buried alive asked for what crime was I killed? Zaid abhorred this practice. And he didn't just say this is not the way of Ibrahim it is Salaam.
Zaid would actually go What can is this powerful language? What can you hear them a Buddha as much as he would give life to them because it's like he was saving their lives because otherwise he would have all of these girls that would be killed. So what she what she says is that they used to go out,
there was a particular area in Mecca, and I visited that area. So Pamela, where they were they actually buried the girls alive, they would they put out ditches, and they would bury the girls alive. And this is what a lot of talks about in the Quran, or either Bushido, I don't believe that when they were given the glad tidings of a girl, that they would hang their heads in shame, and sadness. And they would try to hide from the people because they saw a girl as poverty, they saw a girl ashamed. That's the level that these people had reached. And so they would take their young girls in the middle of the night, and they would bury them alive. So how I think about how nasty
that crime is. And Zaid, knowing that was disgusted by so they would go out at the time in which they would take their girls out to bury them. And this is what he would say to them. yaku rajul, either are either an absolute Nutter who he would say to the person as they were taking their girls to bury them alive, he would say let's talk to her in a clicker monitor Hi, so don't kill her, I will take care of her. And I'll take care of all of our expenses. So they would take the young girl he would spend on the girl he would he would raise the girl. And then once this is some kind of like, you know, this shows you the type of character the man has, once she grew up and she became
older, he would go back to the parents and he would say, in the fact to her Lake look, now if you want I can I can return her back to you or what in Chitta, cafe Touka. What not to her if you want I'll take care of marrying her off as well.
So the man was raising all these young abandoned girls in Mecca.
And then when they reached an age he would marry he would act as their Wendy, he would act as their guardian. He would find them the right suitor, and then he would marry them off. Panama like, where does that come from? Where is that fifth law firm? How is the guy making sujood saving young girls from being buried alive and somehow a lot even it's narrated about him.
He never committed adultery and he never drink alcohol. And in fact, he has a saying he said he was in Athena who eautiful Fuck. He said beware of committing adultery, because it bears poverty in your life. So even would say that he's opposed to he's opposed to Xena. He's opposed to adultery and fornication. He's opposed to alcohol. So basically, I mean, he's living this life in accordance with the religion that would come after him. And that was the sincerity of his pursuits of the way of Ibrahim it his setup. Now he travels the world to try to find guidance. Okay, he's on the way of a blog, he writes. He says, I want the wave Abraham. Again, he would adopt from Christianity whatever
he felt matched up to the way of Abraham he to adopt from Judaism whatever he felt matched up to the wave Abraham, but he says I am on the way of Abraham on Islam. And him and watarrka went to a sham together. So Sham is greater Syria, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, he goes there with waka waka, of course, immerses himself in the literature of the Old Testament and the New Testament in the in the Gospel and the toda watarrka immerses himself he learns Hebrew he gets very deep into this and this sort of becomes his life to the point that what a pub becomes a priest. Okay, what would become a priest?
Zaid, on the other hand, continues to travel is never really satisfied with the answers that he's getting.
And he doesn't have the support of his family. So his uncle tortures him and hubbub and says, Don't come around. If you come around, then you'll be beaten and he actually tells people to beat him if they see him entering into Mecca again. And his wife would would become stressed anytime he would say I'm going to a shrimp. Because while the people went out to a sham for trade, Zaid would go out to learn more and to try to try to answer these questions that were nagging at him about revelation and about the oneness of God. And Ibrahim alayhis salam. So his wife was trying to stop him from leaving his uncle saying don't come back and he's torn and he's going around and
he goes to two places that are very that are noteworthy he goes to Mosul, which if you remember
Iraq, the story of Solomon and Pharisees, Solomon also went to Muslim Iraq. So he went to Muslim to study their Christianity and Mosul. And then he went to a sham. And when he went to a sham, he did what Solomon did. He said, Take me to the most knowledgeable arrive, I want the most knowledgeable scholar amongst you.
So they take him to the most knowledgeable scholar amongst you. And after his aid has argued with rabbis and priests about religion, he comes to this man and he tells this man, what he's looking for and what he wants. And this law hub says to Zaid, he says that the one that you're looking for is do to come out from the land that you left.
Go back to Mecca. Go back to where you come from. And this nebby this prophet is there is going to be setting up and Subhanallah he tells him what was told to sell man but the last the last part of the journey of someone was back in a shaman, the scholar told them no one's on millet Ibrahim anymore, but go back to or he told them go to this land and he gave him the description. And he said that there's a prophet that will soon come out. So they this law tells him listen, the one that you're waiting for, or the Prophet that you're waiting for his due to come out from the very same land. So Zaid gets excited. He turns back towards Mecca. He has no idea that that young man Mohammed
Salah when he was done, who he used to call my cousin, you know, and saw such noble he had no idea that that was going to be the one that was going to be the profit of the messenger, but he's making his way back to Mecca so that he can await for this profit. On his way back. He is captured by highway robbers. They steal everything he has. And he's so close. He's in a land called Belka very close to Mecca. Very close. So he's made it out of a sham. He's getting so close. And he's captured. They steal everything that he has. And after they steal everything that he has, they decide to kill him and cast his body to the side
panel, I think of all this, and Zaid was around the age of 85 years old at this time.
So you've spent your whole life on the way of Ibrahim it is that I'm trying to find the way of going my son you're told finally in the same land where you were the lone voice defending monotheism, that the Prophet is coming out there. And then you're going back there and now you're about to be killed. While Zaid was about to be killed, he made this beautiful, made the supplication as he was, you know, about to be killed. He said Allahumma in Quinta, how Brompton him and Bettina big fella to him her many BNI site said, Oh Allah, if you have forbidden me from the companionship of your Prophet, then do not forbid that companionship for my son sight. So if I'm going to die in this pathetic way,
you know, on my way back to Mecca and not find not find guidance, then I'm content with that, but do not let my son say be prevented from that guidance. So sorry, he makes draft for him, Attica And somehow, you know, Zaid was saving other people's daughters, right. Attica, Vint Zaid would go on to become the wife of five Shahada
sounds crazy, right? And not just any Shahada. First, she was married to say the new crop up.
Then after they didn't hottub she was married to Abdullah Avi Beckett, the son of a bucket of Sadiq. Then after Abdullah died, honorable hotpot married her.
Then after Omar died, as debated and a woman married her.
And then after she outlived zubaid after Zubair died, and hasn't even really married her,
the same woman married
they didn't help the son of double Beckett, or Omar himself as zubaid and the son of alien has
the same woman. And somehow she never had children from all five of them. So somehow, the same woman would live long enough to marry five of the greatest men. That would be that would be martyred. So these were also had that at some point, and each time so Pamela, actually, she died before it hasn't called the Allahu taala. I know Avi so they you know, if he was one of the the people of Mecca would have went and buried this girl, but look what his kids become, say the museum, one of the first people to accept the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so his draft was answered that he would be at the service of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he is one of the first people to
accept the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So just you know how long these moments he makes.
And he asks a lot that Saeed has the service of that he's able to serve the Prophet sallallahu wasallam the way that he would not be able to serve the Prophet sallallahu wasallam sir Subhana Allah as as, as Allah Hubbard would have it said he would marry Fatima, the sister of oma.
You remember that story of all my real hubbub going to a sister's house and beating the the husband of his sister that was sorry, the man's eight. So just like a hubbub beat Zaid for his toe hate, almost would beat sat aids for his toe hate the son for his monotheism. But of course, that story instead ends with all metal, the law of town and himself becoming a Muslim. And, and being a very close confidant to say did mosaic or the Allahu taala and Homer? So why did where do we pick up with the story? What do you make of this man?
I mean, what is his fate? Surely Allah would not punish this man. And he died five years before the prophets license berikan. So he died around the year 6055 years before the prophets lie, some even knew that he was going to be a profit that allows you to point him with profit. So it's not like watarrka who lives sometime it's he died five years before was murdered on his way back to Mecca. So a lot knows if he would have even lived, even naturally to see the Prophet sallallahu wasallam come out. So what do we make of this man? And this is where the narrations are just incredibly beautiful.
And authentic narration says he and Allah, may Allah be pleased with them go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they are conflicted.
So he wants to ask the prophets lie, some would happen to his father, or mother wants to know what happened to his uncle. And they're afraid of the answer. Like is it possible that this man spent his life on monotheism and striving for guidance and doing all these noble acts just from his natural o'clock noble character and he's in hell?
I mean, what do we make of him? Can we say it all the alojado May Allah be pleased with him? Can we? can we can we make draft for him? So say it starts off and he says, Jada sola,
you know, my father, and you know who he was. I don't even have to go. I don't have to make a case. Oh, messenger of God. You know who my father was. And they asked the prophets lie Selim, yada sola and Esther clearly say they didn't ask him as he in heaven or hell, because it would be too painful if the Prophet slicin was to say he's in hell, right? That's, that would have been too hard for them to hear. So instead, they asked, Can we seek forgiveness for him, and I stuck through these eight, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, is still the ruler who seek forgiveness for him. He said, For by Allah I saw on the day of judgments on the day of judgment as the prophets line up
with their own money behind them with their nations behind them. 124,000 profits all line up on the Day of Judgment behind them or their nations. Some profits have one person, some have 10 Some have 10,000. Some have at the profit slice alone has the largest nation after him the nation of moosari Islam of Moses peace be upon him. So these large nations line up behind their profits right.
And some had a lot of the prophets lie Some said in the whole Uganda Yokoyama to mutton why'd that he will be resurrected all by himself as an oma. The man is an oma, he's a nation. And in an authentic narration, this is so touching because it gives you the vivid image he says benei ouabain are a series of new material between me and Jesus the son of Mary.
So while the lines of the prophets are there, and they allow make us amongst those standing behind those little muscle Aloha and he was Salaam Alaikum I mean, with his testimony for us imagine you're lining up behind the prophets lie some and you're looking and you see Jesus over there, he saw the sun and between the Prophet slice them and dice them there's this one man standing all by himself and he is an oma all by himself. He is a nation all by himself and that is they do Warhammer all the Allahu Tana. And this is a you know, it's incredible because the, you know, Allah says about Ibrahim on Islam what Ebrahim can oma Brahim was a nation in and of himself in regards to the good that he
used to do would it blow him eyes? What came out of Ibrahim Islam was the good of an entire nation from that one man of Abraham combination of good, right. And here you have Zaid who had this love for Ibrahim in the way of Ibrahim standing by himself literally as an omen, literally as an oma, no prophet, he cannot be fit in any other way. He can't be fit in any other way.
Except as a nation, in and of itself, there's more to this.
And it gets more beautiful as you dive into these narrations amateur binaural br, it was a companion of zayde.
Amateur binaural beat was one of the first to accept Islam he came to the Prophet sly some of them
in the fourth year after the call of the Prophet slicin, which is relatively early if you consider the private and then public call of Islam.
And he told he was in tears telling the prophets lie some this story. He says that I was sitting with Zaid one day
and they says to me Yeah, and he says in need until the rule nebia min. What are the married he said, Listen, I'm waiting for a profit from the descendants of his married IE Salaam. I want you to know I'm waiting for a profit from the descendants of this Marina alayhis salaam.
He said that he will be on the way of the Brahim. He will call to Ibrahim. And he pointed to the cabin. He said and he will pray to the Scribbler. He will pray in this direction. He has no idea. It's Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. He says but I'm waiting for this prophet. And he said to him, should I live to see him? I will believe in him. He will be he. I will believe in him. And I will support him. And I will testify that he is a prophet of Allah subhana wa Tada. But he said, I have a feeling I'm not going to live long enough to see him. I just have a bad feeling that I'm going to die before he comes out and was relatively younger. So he said to me for either ATIA if you see him.
Correct. Khomeini a salon. He said give my salon to him. It's beautiful. He said when you see him, give my salon to Him
and follow Him.
So I'm going to be answered when the Prophet slicin I made the call. He said I went to the profit slice of them. And I became Muslim. And I gave him Salaam for me. And I told him I said, you know Zaid was sitting with me and they'd said, that I don't think I'm going to live long enough to see you. But if I do see him, I will believe in him and support him and testify that he's a prophet. And he told me if I live to see you could at home in the salon. So I'm giving salon to you from Zaid. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
gave salon back what sort of family meaning he may do that Allah have mercy on Xavier, which gives us the answer about saying that all the Longhorn Rahim Allah, doing the same prayers that we would do for any Companion of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And he said to him, to Ahmed, he said, Allah He called Allah a to hufa Jenna yes haben the EULA. He said, I swear by Allah I saw as aid in Jenna, dragging his garments he was he has a long garment in Paradise, carrying his garment walking through, and gender walking through in Paradise, and another authentic hadith the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said the halsell gender for at least a diviner amaroo interface that was attained. He said,
I entered into jamna I entered in the paradise and I saw that Allah has reserved two levels of paradise for one men for his eight that Allah gave him two levels of Paradise all by himself. Subhan Allah. So the narrations go on. And I think it's be fitting that we end with a with the eulogy. The eulogy was given, or the one who heard of his death and said these beautiful words about him was none other than his close friend watarrka, who we'll talk about next week and watarrka said these these words of him and eulogy. He said, a shuttle an entrepreneur amroha Nana, to the naptha neuron. millenary homea bd Nika a lot then laser bone chemists Lee. What's our coca osanna terroir the
camera here work hard to trickle in Santa Ana to Robbie he Willow can attack them out of the city. No idea. So I'll go through it. I'll shut up what an entrepreneur. What Inanna you were all together on the right path. You're all together guided on the right path, Oh son of armor and gained the bounty. And he says to Jen Nikita to neuron millenary Hi Mia. And you saved yourself from the oven of the blazing fire. And then he said
be Dini Caleb then laser upon chemistry he by choosing a lord who has no equal to him. What total cuca osanna Talia came out here and by your abandoning of the vein idols as they are what led to the recoil in Santa Ana to Robbie he And verily the mercy of the of his Lord will reach a man when you can attack them out of the city no idea even if he was 60 layers beneath the earth. the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala will reach him for the Allahu taala and who Rahim Allah May Allah be pleased with him and have mercy on him. Obviously, you know, I think as far as lessons are concerned the prophets
sallallahu wasallam talks about this idea of intuition of the righteousness of a Muslim that a soul that is at peace with Allah is naturally guided to the things that are pleasing to Allah.
That when the fifth law is intact, when the when a person's natural disposition towards God is intact, that they will naturally find themselves in that worship and in that service, and even those eight had absolutely no idea of what was to come after him. But that's the sincerity. You see what's very prevalent, and many of these stories that we'll go through is a refusal to be complacent, or refusal to be complacent, and to look deeper into society, around him and zayde, thinking deeply and deeply and deeply about theology, and becoming the person that he was. So we asked a lot to have mercy upon him and to be pleased with him and be the lantana. You know, we will continue next week
in Charlotte with the story of water pot, which, which I'm really looking forward to because it's another one of those fascinating stories, and you can see the makings of that society, those sparks of tohei those sparks of monotheism that exists before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in that Mexican society, and also the fact that the till he does it by him and his salon comes with far more implications than merely worshipping Allah pens as aid was guided to protect the young girls that were being buried alive, guided away from Xena and hamato guided away from adultery and from intoxication guided to all of these good things in a natural way. And that is the way of Ibrahim it
is that I'm not merely the worship of Allah but the honoring of Allah subhana wa tada with everything else.