The Firsts – Episode 03

Omar Suleiman

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Waraqa Ibn Nawfal_ The First to Confirm Prophethood

We find Waraqa in the seerah and at the very beginning of Sahih Bukhari, but with little beyond his death – making the rest of his life a mystery. Who was he before that? What is his story? What is his status? Sh. Omar Suleiman tells the story of Waraqa Ibn Nawfal, the first to confirm the prophethood.

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sonarak namo Haman hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa are wanting to learn about I mean when I ask people to clean a lot most of the Western world karate Kota silica Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam early he will slap yourself into semen kathira so inshallah tada tonight we're going to move on to watercolor and we ended off last week with a very beautiful poem that watarrka offered to his companion. They didn't know for a while the low tide and what aka eulogizing his friends, the second of the two who went to a sham together, to study Judaism to study Christianity to try to find monotheism and to prepare themselves for what Allah had promised for that region. inshallah Tada,

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tonight, we're gonna go ahead and move on to watarrka. And I want to just have everyone repeat who were the four, the four of those who identified as hanafy. Those that identified as monotheist, can anyone name them, you should be able to name two of them very easily.

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Obey the love and judge.

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They've been under

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water for the NOFA. And there's one more.

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No, you're close. One more person. We said there was so there was they didn't honor who we talked about last week. There's one after the NOFA, who we'll talk about tonight. There was a way to love him and jack who went to Abyssinia who migrated to Abyssinia. And there's one more who became hanafy and moved to a sham became a Christian moved to a sham took up a position in the Roman Empire, what was his name?

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There's none other than Hadith or has not been related. So these were the four people that were considered not the HANA fees, the honey fee, just to be clear again, all right, the monotheists, the four that were on the religion of Abraham the way of Ibrahim alayhis, Salam that went out in search of the oneness of Allah. Now, out of the four, the only one that didn't become Christian, was a live normal, right, so three of them became Christian, including watarrka, who we'll talk about tonight. Now what aka is such a mysterious figure that we find in the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, because he shows up in the very beginning of sahale body. If you all remember when we did

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a long series with the Chicago hottie, and we did the book of Revelation, a couple of years ago. And what aka shows up in the very beginning of Sahih Bukhari, he's in the beginning of the Sierra, but the series starts off with his death, essentially, right? You don't hear anything about his history.

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You know, you just know that Khadija will be allowed on her took the profits license to him to confirm or deny what had happened to the profits of the law, how it was set up or to explain what had happened to the profit, slice them and head off. And then it ends. Who was he before? What's his story? What's his status? It's really a fascinating story, and inshallah Tada, I want to contextualize this as much as possible. And his story is so beautiful and touching, that I couldn't decide whether to start with him or to start with Zaid, but it just makes sense in, you know, setting the stage for the prophethood of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Here you have

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walcot and zayde, the only two that go to a sham that study Christianity, and that deepen their knowledge of the Abrahamic way. And then Zaid divinorum dies five years before the Prophet sallallahu, wasallam, receives revelation. So it's really just what occurred right now, in Mecca. He's the only one there that is waiting for this prophet of Allah to arise, that has studied that has prepared himself and so it then obviously transfers to him and then transfers to Khadija on the Allahu tadhana. So, how is one thought related to Khadija is he her nephew? Is he her cousin is here uncle How is he related to Khadija?

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He's her cousin, but more like an uncle. He's her cousin but more like an uncle because of the age gap. His name is what aka been no foul, even Asad Khadija has an uncle named nofal even acid and she has a brother named nofal. Eben hoilett. Okay, so Khadija has an uncle named NOFA, who's the father of watarrka. And she has a brother named nofal as well. What have been nofal acid is the first cousin of Khadija, but the Allahu taala on her now nofal Khadija is Khadija been toilet manassa Okay, nofit and hoilett are brothers. But nofal is the oldest son of acid. And Whalen is the youngest son of acid. And so the age gap between Khadija and watarrka is at least at least 2530

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years, at least between the two. So it's a

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Pretty big gap so he really plays more of a role of an elder have an uncle in her life also the father of Khadija, while the alongside Anna Whalen passed away early on in the, in the early war is known as the future wars, the early battles that took place in Mecca and claimed many of the senior tribesmen. That's why so these are the Alon inherited so much money, and became the woman that she became at such an early age when it comes to her wealth, because she inherited that from her father, who was killed early. So what aka is of the oldest of this clan that exists and it is considered of the most noble families of Mecca at the time. And what aka is considered the most noble of the noble

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family. So I want you to kind of just imagine the scene, right? And it'll put into context, a little bit of why water can never really face as much opposition from his people. Wanaka is the noble of the noble, his family are direct descendants of entrepreneural Hey, they are from this, this banner ad they're very, very up there, and what are called elder noble, respected, okay? And his a lot are very high, his manners are very noble. And because of that, and obviously this description is true, Khadija will the law and as well that she was the most noble woman of her family. Because of that Wanaka was actually expected to marry Khadija.

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Context is important here, what aka was expected to be the natural suitor of Khadija in terms of just just as a lot the family, his character, his nobility, Khadija and watarrka both are considered the best of their people. But what aka rejected this world, he became a priest or he considered You know, when you when you say Rohit, it can be a priest or a monk, the point is what occurred decided he would not get married. Right, he would stay in pursuit of, of the religion for his entire life, he would not get married. what occurred was as a head he was known to be an ascetic. He spent his days in worship, his journeys and travel, what I thought would never be in the soup, he was not

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someone to go to the marketplace, he only ate once a day to suffice himself. So he was known for eating very little, he rejected the wealth of his family, his tribe was not really a very rich tribe water did not care for it, used to dress very simple. So what aka maintains celibacy, takes up the life of a priest or a monk.

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And, you know, stays away from all of this. He also doesn't challenge his people. We said David Nakamoto no fail what makes him so incredible, was not just that he was on this way of the ball he might summon insisting on the way of Abraham and never becomes a Christian never becomes a Jew, just I'm on the way of a boy, he my son rejects paganism and he also confronts his people all the time. Right, constantly confronting his people. what occurred does not have that combative behavior towards people Khadija never worshipped idols either, she had an aversion to it, she didn't really care for idol worship. Rebecca didn't care for idol worship, what aka was known to be a Christian,

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but waterco was not combative. He was not out there, the way that Zaid was going after the people for the way that they were worshipping those idols instead, what aka had this idea that Allah would would would clarify this in due time, and so he avoids being combative with the people. So he keeps to himself from society as a whole maintains a position of high authority is an elder is a senior is someone who is learned in religion. And he's also interestingly enough, the dream interpreter of the arrows, more context. So even though they were pagans, there are people that used to worship idols, they recognized watarrka as a man who studied language, who studied religion who studied philosophy,

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who is noble, and so the Autobot, the time would go to Walcott to have their dreams interpreted, even though he didn't worship the idols. Remember, the idol worshipers did not care much for their idols, they cared about the Commerce, the business of idol worship, they really didn't care much for a lot too There is they could replace names, replace idols, all they wanted. So he's a nobleman. And he's someone that studied, he knows Hebrew, he has been to a sham, clearly a good man, someone that we can go to, with our dream interpretations. And so there's a very interesting dream that Khadija or the law on had a young as a young woman, these are the Allahu taala and had a dream that the sun

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descended in her home. But the sun descended in her home, you know, somehow just the connection that I was telling, I was actually sharing with my wife. It's a really interesting connection, when you shall not be alone and I had a dream. She had a dream that three moons descended in her home. And she asked Rebecca the law on what that meant, and he said that there will be righteous people that will be buried in your home and when the prophets lie, some died.

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We're working on the law and who said that's your first move.

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And then when Rebecca died, he was the second moon and almost died. He was the third moon right? Khadija has a dream of a sun, the sun descending into her home. So she goes to watarrka. She tells what occurred, this dream that she has and what aka says it might be that you will marry a noble man or a prophets.

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So what actually tells Khadija that there's some there's a special marriage in your nosleep in your destiny, you'll either marry an extremely noble man, so that's the sun coming into your house, as in a spouse, or a prophet, he even mentions to her that it could be that it would even be a Nabhi a prophet. Now, these are the longtime married multiple times before the prophets lie Selim two or three times even according to some narrations, and of course, became widowed in the process, but this is very early on in her life, she does not know what's coming her way. Now, this is really important to put into context, because we have to understand that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam was already looked at as someone very special. And he already had these beshara these these these glad tidings surrounding him throughout his entire life, miracles that would happen with the prophets lights on, when the Prophet sly son was born, it was a miracle, Abu lahab goes and, and sacrifices all of these sheep in celebration of the Prophet slice of them because of the light that came from the, from the womb of the mother of the prophets lights on when he was born, they knew he was special. And also Wanaka clearly see something special in this young man, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would also have other priests that saw something in him when

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to contextualize the profit slice and I'm only went to a sham, which is generally the lens where Christianity is surviving, right, at least in a story in Christianity or the Christianity. That's anomaly alone who is seeking around that Zaid is going around and sneaking around. And now

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the prophets lie some goes there twice,

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twice, once as a very young man. And once as the broker of Khadija will be allowed Tanana as a very young man as is narrated by I've been huddled over the Allahu anhu in Sabah, and it's in multiple books of Sierra

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embleton of took the Prophet slicin them with him on a trade route to a sham very early on. And this was the habit of the Arabs right at the sheeta. He was slave, right. So in the winter, they'd go to Yemen the summer they go to a shop, and they would trade with the people of a shaman come back, subaquatic took the profit slice on when he was a young man, you know, 11 1213 years old, a very young man, still unable to to care for himself. And while he was there with the profit slice of them, there was a raw head, a monk that followed alcohol and because he saw things from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So he noticed the back of the prophets I seldom and hard to maneuver, the Seal

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of prophethood. But there is a seal of prophethood on the back of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So he asked the people, he said, Who's in charge of this young man? So they pointed to

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a butanna said to him, who are he said to obatala? Who are you? He said, Abby, I'm his father, now in the language of the Arabs, Alam, who will write the uncle, the paternal uncle in particular, as the father and uncle thought it was acting like the father of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, you know, in true effect, and the monk says to him, you're not his father.

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And he says to him, What do you mean? He said, this person, his father would not be a life

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suitable thought of is very interested in what is this man saying? Who is what's this monk, this priest saying? So the man says, he said, Listen, this young man of yours did not pass by a single area, until he reached bourassa, which is the area that they're in at this at this moment until he reached modasa, except that the trees and the stones sagia do level they prostrated towards them. And they don't do that except for a profit.

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So Boko Haram is listening to this strange priest in a sham tell him and some of the narrations mentioned his name is beta O'Hara, even though there's nothing authentic with his name in particular, but some of the narrations mentioned his name as the hero hero. I thought it was like I have no idea what you're talking about. Right? So the man says to me says listen, this young man is going to be the Sayed the leader of the worlds say you do it mean? He's going to

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be the leader of the worlds. And he then says, Where are you taking him right now? He said I'm taking him to the marketplace of a pilot. He says double bottom. Don't do that. Because if people know who he is, they might try to hurt him, take him back to where you came and protect him and make sure that he never goes to the cities again. Somebody took his advice took the profits of the La Jolla cinemas a young man back to Mecca and the profit slice and I'm never went with double pilot again to a sham until later on when he got the big contract right? These are the allow I was looking for a mulata was looking for a broker and honest person to take her caravans to a sham she appointed

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the profit slice on them otherwise the profit slice alum for his entire life was raising sheep and as yet, as yet, if you actually go to the area of a job now, where they have the hotels that that's where the profits license that I used to raise sheep for the karate for the pennies of the people of Mecca. So the prophets lie some didn't accompany our father to a sham after that. He stayed in a jar. Later on, he goes to a sham again, the second time he goes to a sham who does Khadija will be allowed on her son with him. Anyone remember the name? Mesa? Alright Khadija sons Mesa with the prophets lie Selim pesada falls in love with the prophets. lysozyme says this man's character is

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different. He comes back to her deja, he says that there was a cloud that never left the Prophet slice of them, a cloud followed him. He said that I swear that I would see the prophets lie Selim sleeping under a tree. And when the sun would move over, and the shade would no longer cover him, the tree would extend itself to cover him.

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And mesa is watching these ads and watching these strange things happen with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And you gotta understand from the profits license perspective, when he was a kid, jabril Ronnie his salon, you know, removed, removed from his heart, I mean, the profit slice and witnessed many I job in his life, many, many of these things in his life, but he didn't know what to make of it. Mesa doesn't know what to make of it. And mais Allah, He says that I thought myself, maybe it's just the winds, or maybe it's just coincidence that the trees shade him and that he's just perfectly shaded throughout this entire time. And he said, except we were out there. And while I was while he

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was taking a nap, and I was marveling at him, this monk came to me and said to me, another raheb priest in a sham, he said to me, Madhava Who is that? So So I said to Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah and other than Hello, Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah from the land of the sanctuary, the monk responded and said, only prophets rest under that tree, and just walked away from him. So Mesa said, I had no idea what to make of this man. He said, people would deal with the profit slice, I'm in a shop. And they would tell him swear by a lot will reserve and the prophets lie. Some would say I've never sworn by them before in my life. prophets lie some would not take an oath with idols because that was their

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way of transacting was to say, take an oath on that which is holy to you provinces, and they know people from Mecca. Hold alerton Rosa, these two idols, the prophets license that I don't swear for these two, and I never have sworn for these two. So the point is, is that both of the times the prophets lie, some went to a sham.

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There were people that recognize something about him, there were things that were happening in a sham was the land where the people were studying, or they still had the monks, the priests, the people that were the Buckeye of Al Kitab, that leftover from the people of the book that the prophets lie Some said Allah was pleased with in the midst of it, all, right. What are they doing? They're looking for guidance. So the prophets lie Selim has had these things happening his entire life, Khadija will be alone, and they had that dream that was interpreted by watarrka that you're going to marry a noble man or a Nabhi, or possibly even a prophet of Allah. After the prophets lie,

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some comes back from a sham the second time, we know what happens. We'll get more into detail of it next week. But the point is, is that

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a lot bas and Hamza, the uncles of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam come with him to formally propose Khadija Uncle amaroo acid, who was the oldest uncle that was still alive, performed the marriage, I'm sorry, acted as the guardian of Khadija. And Wanaka actually performed the marriage of the Prophet sly summon Khadija on a 500. Durham's, so very small, up so what is the one who actually conducted there's a large because again, he's the nobleman he's looked at as the knowledgeable man, the one who understands scripture, he's the noble man of the family and the tribe. And so he stays with Khadija while the alongside her his interaction with Khadija and the Prophet slicin really

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predates the incidents that we all know of. At that point, he saw the Aloha on her, she says,

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In the Hadith in which he mentioned, or where she gives some context about who watarrka was, she says what kind of moron yet or not suffragette? LEAH he was a man who became a Christian in the days of ignorance. So what are called unlike,

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they actually identify as a Christian, what can I react to will keytab la bryonia factorable mineral, in fact, a woman in de Valera, bryonia, Masha, Allah, and yocto. So he used to write from the Gospels in Hebrew, and he would write as long as Allah subhanaw taala allowed him to write, so he actually had full command of Hebrew. And he would write from the Gospels or write of his lessons and what he was learning and compiling in a shot. So he's one of the few literate people as well, right? literate, not just an AVI and reading and writing literate even in Hebrew, in reading and writing. So she says, what kind of shaken Kabira but the amiya and then he became an old man and he

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lost his sight. So what are called became blind at towards the end of his life. When the Prophet sallallahu wasallam

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had come to him. At that point, he was already blind. He was in his 90s, and he was already blind. Okay. And this is where we have the famous incidents, that takes place, right, where Khadija or the Allahu taala would take the Prophet slice on to watarrka to contextualize what had happened in Hara, it was common for the people to go to watarrka and Khadija or the Allahu taala and has a particular relationship, the Prophet slicin has a particular relationship, and he understands, especially understands what it is

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what it is, that would denote Prophethood or denote something that is special. So Khadija will the law and takes the Prophet size on to one okay and this is what Allah says in the Quran. Allah, Allah Vickery in quantum, Ramon asked the people of knowledge if you don't know any better, this is just one of the ways that had the job of the law and he was already acting in accordance with revelation before it even came. right these are the low handheld was guided towards the good ways. It was her suggestion to take the profit side some to watarrka. And that was her fits a lot. That was her goodness. And that was there and so we get to the the narration. So after the prophets lie, some has

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calmed down a bit. These are the low and the prophets lie some walk to the house of Wanaka. This man who predicted who prophesized or who said that Elisa would one day marry a noble man or an abbey. He's in his 90s he's blind, he is sitting there. So Khadija about the Allahu taala and he says to him, for college level, Khadija dibner, ami is smartmoney Ebony akik Oh, my, oh, son of my uncle, listen to the son of your brother, it'd be a cake. Okay. Why did she save me a cake, some of the scholars mentioned that it's just a means of showing the closeness that the Prophet slicin had to watarrka that he was like the nephew of watercolor, right that the Prophet slicin was like the

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nephew of watercolor. Actually, others actually point to the lineage of the Prophet slice on them and work on that they were actually they had the same amount of ancestors from kasavin keylab. So, there are they are related, their lineage is related and watarrka is in fact, the third cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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So, the point is, is that this is a

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this is a means of presenting the profit slice and listen to what he has to say to you. So what aka says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yep know he know that Allah.

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Oh, son of my brother, mother, Tara, what do you see? Why do you think he asked them? What do you see? Because we said watarrka was a dream interpreter what aka assumed that that's probably what it is that he's coming to ask him about. Right? Tell me what you have seen. So at that point, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Bara who Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam Hubbard Amara, the Prophet slicin tells him everything that he saw in the cave of header

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for call Allah who Wanaka has been moose, Allah the desert Allah Allah moosari his alayhi salatu salam. So this is the now moose that Allah has sent to Musa alayhis salam, the word now moose means the one who bears secrets and he's referring to gibreel it his Salaam, that this is jabril Allah His Salaam, the same angel that Allah sent to musasa Why did he say sorry, Sam, he's a Christian. Why didn't he say ERISA and Islam? Because the way that jabril came to the Prophet slice is like the way that jabril came to Mossad Islam and the Prophet sites.

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Musa Islam have more similarities and in their being than a sign in his Salaam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam. So he said, this is the same numbers. This is the same Angel the bearer of secrets, the bearer of secrets that Allah sent down to Musa alayhis salam at that point. What aka

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is not even you know thinking about

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says to him, you know at that point he says in that kind of view, how the Dhamma right he actually confirms to the Prophet size them you are the prophet of this people. Like I knew it was coming. You are the nebby You are the profit of this people. And what aka immediately, immediately says, Yeah, late any fee her Jarrod Layton akuna hayyan. If you heard Joker komak He said, I wish I was young. I wish I was young. Somehow he's in his 90s now, he's blind. He lived his life didn't get married, learned Hebrew learned the scriptures, like Zaid, all the Allahu taala and who was a lifelong pursuer of truth, trying to find a law following the ways of

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the prophets that came before. And the man who he married to his cousin, the man who he knew his entire life from his childhood is in front of him. And now immediately, Walcott says it's him. And he, before he even goes into detail, he says to him, later on, if he has other I wish I had, like, youth, right? I wish I still had that young strength. I wish I still had that young strength, that strength of youth. I wish I would be alive. The day that your people run you out. Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has no idea

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of the implications of what just happened. First of all, you just told me I'm a prophet.

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And then right after you told me I'm a prophet, you say your people are going to run you out, which is unimagined. It's already enough that you just received the news that you are a prophet of Allah. On top of that, your people are going to run you out. I wish I could be with you when your people run you out. For Kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our Moto G Oh wait, are my people going to run me out? How's that possible? My people will run me out. And what aka says Nam lumea theological and cannot be Miss Lima to be he in rudia. Yes, no man has ever come with what you have come except that his people took him as an enemy.

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There's so much to unpack here.

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Number one, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam obviously, from his perspective, all of this coming down on him. He cannot imagine his people taking him as an enemy. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has never had a single person bring a complaint against him. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam is everyone's Peacemaker. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the one who brings together warring tribes that otherwise cannot be brought together. He's the man that stands for justice, Khadija well the Allahu anhu just told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam la Yakuza Kala whoever the law will never disgrace you and mentioned all the hate all the good he does for the

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people and on top of that now what occurs first reaction cuz he's his first reaction is Allah will never disgrace you. What are those first reaction the people are going to disgrace you? The people will fight you.

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Right so the prophets lie Selim is receiving this very quickly. And he's shocked and what are immediately says, Look, it's not personal, it's not about you. It's about what you have. It's, it's about what you have, it's about the message that you have, can be the best person in the world, the nicest person in the world, all of that. But it's about the substance it's about the message that Allah has given you. The Prophet size M has not received any commands yet to give dour anything but what aka can see, he knows the way that this has gone down. For all of the prophets that came before including the one whom he follows he started Islam Jesus peace be upon. He knows how this goes. So

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it's not about you. Yeah, Mohammed. They don't hate you as a person. But it's the message that you bring that will threaten them. And what our cause immediate reaction was what I wish I was young.

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I wish I could be with you when your people run you out. And you know what, aka tells him as support. This 90 something blind men says to him, when you reconnect to mark, if I live to see that day, on sulochana, salon mazara I will support you with everything I have well as with all of my strength, whatever Allah has given me, to support you with I will support you

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Subhan Allah, I mean, it's really beautiful. There's so much to talk about this.

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And I shall the Allah and he says he died just a few days after that. So he didn't live but just a few days after he tells the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that if I'm alive to see that day, I'm going to support you with everything I have. I wish I was young. But I hope a lot keeps me alive so I can be by your side.

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There's so much to go with this nice on the low end, he says he just died a few days after. And the revelation was paused. That's when the federa happened to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam number one, a Nia salia. That good intention Mina, mina richardo and sada Kumara de la la there are people that are truthful when they make promises to Allah. They're not they don't offer lip service, what aka was sincere, and saying this 90 year old blind man will be by your side and will fight on your behalf.

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Because watarrka does not just know the signs of prophethood watarrka knows the virtues of those who follow profits in their most difficult times. And Wanaka wants to be like the hell out of the righteous ones, right? I want to be your righteous Sahabi I want to be your disciple. I want to be there by your side, when your people come after you because this is going to go down like a side Islam like Jesus peace be upon him. And I want to be there by your side. I want to be that person to share that burden with you. Also Wanaka did not ask Allah for to leave, he asked a lot for cold war, he didn't ask a lot to lighten the load. He asked a lot for the strength to bear it. And that's a

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sign of his sincerity. He could have said I hope a lot makes it easy. And I'm an old man. And we're not going to be able to bear this and know what I got asked a lot for the strength because Wanaka wanted the full reward of being alongside the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's his natural reaction. I've been living nine decades, almost an entire century for this moment, to support a prophet to support that Prophet when he comes. What because the only Christian left over there in Mecca The only ones aid is dead. It's just water. I've been waiting my whole life. I'm ready. All right. I'm ready. I've rehearsed for this moment intentionally. I have purified myself.

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And he asked the loss of Hannah Montana for that. And by the way, him dying A few days after don't think what occurs burden would have been easy.

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Because Quraysh knew that there were certain influential voices. If they spoke in support of the prophets lie Selim. Things would be very messy for them.

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So you know what no fun did NOFA was the one who tied up with Beckett and zubayr together and tortured them together privately. See, the powerful ones were not tortured out in the public. They were tortured amongst their tribes. The tribes wanted to maintain the dignity of the tribe in a twisted way maintain the dignity of the tribe, but at the same time, deterred their own from accepting Islam. So how do you name the two guardians, the two tied ones were able Beckett and his debate. It was what it was no fun that was tying them together and torturing them NOFA The one who used to put a debate in a max tie him up in a straw mat and set the mat on fire from the bottom so

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it would burn his feet and roll him and punish him and beat him.

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And his baby screaming screens being heard out of their Korea out of their area. So imagine if Wanaka would have with his authority with the respect he had amongst the out of amongst the Arabs Imagine if Wanaka live to see those days watarrka would have been amongst the first people tortured they might have killed him privately and said he died a natural death because they would not have been able to afford the voice of love. From a spiritual authority perspective, being lent to the call of the Prophet sallallahu it was send them but Subhana Allah Allah chose that this man

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unlike Zaid lives to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lives to see him as an abbey. And it's as if Allah kept him alive Just to see that moment and to die He died a natural death just a few days after telling the Prophet sallallahu wasallam what he saw before the profit slice of them would ever have any follow up from Julian it his Salaam watarrka passes away there's a narration with some some weakness in it because it doesn't match up and that would be to Him. Allah talks about it that watarrka would live and he would see without all the allow on him being tortured. And he would say I had an idea build one god one one god obey Allah subhanaw taala warning the people

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about killing bill out of the law. I know but it doesn't match up to the to the authentic additonal Buhari that he died just a few days after that moment also, we don't have any follow up below are the law and who accepted Islam after the public call. So we would have had more on what aka had he lived to see that. So what occurred dies just a few days after now. What does that mean?

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About his status. This is where it gets very interesting.

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He's the first man to believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So is he a Sahabi? Is he a companion? Or not? Is that well Beckett, although I know the first man, as you commonly hear, or is what aka the first man?

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What do you all think? Stick a vote and just solve this invalid wrench now, 1400 years later? How many of you think Wanaka was a hobby? And is considered the first man to become a Muslim?

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Alright, how many of you think he's not as a hobby?

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I guess a lot of you just don't know.

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You don't answer? Good answer. Okay.

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There is if the left there is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars because they want you know, oftentimes they're trying to reconcile how abubaker will the law and who plays into this because commonly Khadija law the law and has the first woman, Rebecca will the law and was the first man but here's what aka telling him you're a prophet. Not just saying that you're a prophet, the saying, look, if I live, I'm gonna support you. I will support you, I will fight on your side, I will make sure that no one hurts you. So some of the scholars came up with very interesting ways to try to resolve this. So some of them said, like Adobe adelakun, number one, when I'm you, Derek

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rissalah, he caught the prophethood of the Prophet slice of them, but he didn't live to see the message of the Prophet slice of them, because the Prophet slice that I'm still had not been told to call the people yet he just, he was just resolving himself what was happening to him so he caught the appointment of the Prophet sighs them as a nebby as a prophet, but not the Salah, not the Dharma of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam not the message. So therefore, he died mosaddek as someone who confirm the prophethood of the Prophet slice alum, as a believer, but not a Sahabi because he didn't technically join the oma of the Prophet sighs um, because he didn't live to become a Muslim

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in the formal sense. Some of the scholars said he died in the sutra, he died in the past. So they had a similar conclusion. They said, he's a believer. They said he's a he's a Mormon. But we can't say he's also hobby. Another group of scholars actually wrote an entire book, Daddy, you know, how people both daddy and others

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who wrote these recite who wrote these treatises and messages saying that no, he was indeed a hobby and what occur is indeed the first male Companion of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And we say it all the time when we consider him that first Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So there is an interesting difference of opinion, and like Zaid watarrka situation confuses even the close companions. So remember with Zaid it was saved his son, and almost his his cousin, coming to the Prophet sly summon saying God was to the law. What happens is eight. Does he go to Jenna? Does he go to Paradise? Does he go to Hellfire? Is he a believer is he What do we say about date? So

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think about this one now. Khadija Viola 100 authentic Heidi.

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Asking the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Yasuda Allah, O Messenger of Allah in Cana. And Sadat, he confirmed he believed in you. He confirmed you were who you were. Were in the whole matter. kubla Anto and he he died before you were made public your Darrell was public like what them What sin did this man commit? What would happen to him? So the prophets Allah Allah is non response to Khadija. This concerned woman over her cousin and over this man who was so precious to the Prophet slice Lemonheads his life. And who taught me You talk about a Nia saw that he did not just say I believe in you he said I'm gonna fight on your side I will support you against all odds. The

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Prophet sallallahu wasallam says you have a deja or a deja vu or at what aka film Anam Wiley he Thiago and they are I saw watarrka in my sleep. And he was wearing these these white clothes and garments. And he said to her that what Academy and not if he was to be from the people of Hellfire, then I would not have seen him in that state. That he looked absolutely fine. He looked beautiful. He looked assured. In another narration.

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There was a person this is narrated in a minute from soccer and soccer in 30 dimensions. We Saladin saw here, that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was asked so, so in an abuse Allah lohani he was Salam and watercop for Call of Salatu who fee book nanny Jenna Ollie his Saunders. I saw him he was asked about what are the profits I said I saw what aka in the middle of Jenna. Literally in the stomach.

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It dug in the belly of john Wiley, his son Jason, he was wearing silk. So he looked absolutely fine. He looked like he was in Genoa. And he looked like he was an absolute beauty and their aim in the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala and one more Hadith and hack him. Also an interesting Hadith, married by a Chateau de la hora. And she says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam semirara was when he heard Amen, yes, sudwala Baraka who was cursing Walker mentioning what a kind of bad way and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said lattice of Baraka do not say anything negative or bad about what aka MLM and Neeraj a truly what, aka Jonathan, oh Jen attain? Don't you know that I

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saw what are caught in general, not just with one level but actually, even with too generous to gardens, two levels in paradise. So these are the Hadith about watarrka. And somehow I was thinking about this. It's really interesting, that the Prophet size and I mentioned for Xavier and watarrka to Genesis, right, if you remember last week, we talked about zaidan Ramadan, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, by Ito, Jonathan, I saw that he had two gardens, two levels of Paradise and he says the same thing about Wanaka. And so it's really interesting because if you look in the Quran, where Allah subhanaw taala says, What do you mean half and apama? Jonathan, for the one who

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fears the station have their Lord the the greatness of their Lord. I'm sorry, standing in front of being being beholden by Allah subhanaw taala in that moment, right being being resurrected in front of Allah the Almighty fears that moment genoten are to gardens animal Firstly, don't generally say that the reason why Allah mentions this because this is talking about a person that committed a sin make Toba to Allah and then immerse themselves in good. So basically, the two genders refer to their leaving off sin.

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And then they're immersing themselves in good because when a person repents from a sin, the sin turns into a good deed. So a lot gives them agenda for they're leaving off that major sin, or that or that sin, that that place of disobedience, and replaces it with another agenda because of the good that they then exert themselves, and so they don't just make Toba. They live their lives in good as a result of the lessons learned from that Toba. So, left home janitor. They have two genders, and somehow offers eight and watarrka for the Prophet size, to be very specific about both of them and say that they have two genders. Right? And there could be many reasons for this one that

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they believe twice in a way right they believe before the prophets lie, Selim even came and when they knew of a prophet, they expressed another level of belief. So clearly, they've got a distinction amongst even the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and that they believed when no one else believed, and then again, when they were told that the Prophet had come out, they believed once again, why is that significant? Because there were some people that were in Medina, waiting for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as soon as they knew who he was, they said no, no, no, not him.

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Right. So they knew what Prophet was coming they dedicated themselves to to heat to monotheism, but once it was him, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Banu Hashim. We can't do that one. Right. So the fact that Zaid was on his way back to embrace this prophet, what aka confirm this prophet, and both of them upheld monotheism, even in de halia alongside Adam, but that could be one of the wisdoms for why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that they have to gentleness The last thing which is extremely powerful. And it's just a beautiful transition if you think about it. The last way that Allah mentions Jesus he sadly Islam in the Quran is how can tell me

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in the Quran, those of you that memorize the Quran, you can go through it, or think when's the last mention of a Saudi Islam and the Quran of Jesus peace be upon them in the Quran? Yeah.

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In the Quran

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if you're reading the Quran front to back When's the last time you hear about Jesus? A Saudi son

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said it sort of stuff and what happens and sort of stuff?

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If color is of no memoriam? Yeah, Benny is slightly in the Rasulullah. He was Masada De Palma Albania de Amina toda la mobis, Tehran bureau Sudanese Team embury this Muhammad

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literally the last mention of a Saudi Islam and the Quran is very beautiful. Are you sorry, Islam is telling his people about the coming of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam right that I've confirmed to you what came before me of the top and I'm here to give you the glide tidings of the Prophet that will come after me smo who I met, right, whose name will be adamant

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How beautiful is it that the first person to confirm the prophethood of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is the last follower of Islam in Mecca.

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However, like the first one to accept the Prophet slicin was the lone Christian in Mecca, who was exerting himself to follow the true way of Islam to follow Ibrahim or Isa to follow the way of the prophets. And he's the first one to confirm. In an economy you have the llama, it's you. You're the prophet of this ummah, and then he dies. That it was not one of the pagan Arabs. It was not someone else, the first person to tell him you are a prophet, you're the one

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is following the Bushra of Islam, the glad tidings of Jesus peace be upon him and handing that off to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and then he dies and the story of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam picks up right from where he started Islam where Jesus peace be upon him left off continuing that legacy of Ibrahim alayhis Salam zaidan, Rama said that he was upon the way of Ibrahim Ali Salaam. So somehow it's a very if you just think about the wisdom upon wisdom upon wisdom of how this is happening, and the beautiful mercies that Allah has embedded, and just the succession here of the prophets of Allah. It's incredibly beautiful. And so we ask Allah subhana wa

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tada to be pleased with watarrka or the Allahu taala and how to join us with him and with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam digital the Allahu taala Anna and with zaidan those righteous ones, and the highest level of generative for those with the prophets of Allah with the sub, the clean with the Shahada, with all of those righteous ones that proceeding We ask Allah to make us amongst them a lot. I mean, inshallah tada I will take questions and by the way, this is the last week we're gonna Facebook Live Stream this so if you're watching this on Facebook, Charlotte's Island from next week on we're gonna please register for the series, and inshallah Tada, it has the

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