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sinau Marty Cohen Welcome to lucky but a cat so everyone welcome back to the first and in sharkwater Allah tonight we will continue with Jaffa in a be thought of well the Allahu tada and whoa and his story of Islam. Now I want to just start off by saying that sometimes you have some of these first some of these nobles that are overlooked because of who they're related to. And so when you think about the children of the pilot and Fatima acid, you obviously think of none other than it have to be thought of all the Allahu tada at home. But Jaffa will be alongside and who is truly a special person and special in his own right, not just because of who he's related to, but because of who he

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himself would become all the time. And, you know, if you've watched the movie, the message, that's when a lot of people saw the role of Jonathan an Abba senior and that's really probably the only incident that most people can recall when they're thinking about Jaffa. Well, the amount of time and what is the role that he played in epicene? Yeah, but his life is is just full of benefits and full of quality for us to take lessons from, and for us to really appreciate the role that he played in setting the stage for Islam. And so when you talk about the first Jaffa, well, the one who is not only one of the first converts, he's part of the first hidden episode, even though he's from the

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second batch to ever Senya which is modern day Ethiopia. He's from the first to do hidden off for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala in that sense to migrate for the sake of Allah. He's the first to do that with to a king. He's the first to have a king convert to Islam at his hand. He is amongst the first Muslims who would be martyred in battle as a commander which we'll see in the Battle of Mota. He's the first to recite for an in the court of a king. You have so many different ways to look at it but he is someone that holds much to his own rights. And I want us to really appreciate him and Chatelet tada as we go through his life amongst his names he's known as a blob dilla because

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of his son Abdullah locked and loaded Jenna hain the one with two wings, which obviously has a beautiful story to it inshallah tada that we will talk about now a lot of the family history of bento Hashem we covered when we talked about Ali and Fawlty Mummy, Allah be pleased with them. But I want to talk about just a little bit once again, about the way that Jeff little the longtime who comes into the picture and reminds everyone who his mother is we know his father upon him and his mother, his father, tema, Vint acid, or the Allahu tada Anna, who, if you remember was the first Hashimi woman to accept snap, the first woman from the tribe of Banu Hashim to accept the sum, and

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some say the 10th or the 11th person to accept the snom the one who the Prophet sly, some would call his mother, the one who the Prophet slicin used to stand to receive the one who helped raise the prophets I send him specifically from the age of six to 25 and the one who sent it to the longtime home. To be raised by the prophets last summer was pleased for the prophet SAW some to raise it, it'll allow time and home, knowing how beautiful the prophet SAW the lahardee who was alum who was like a son to her was now if you remember with faulty movement, when she accepted Islam, she accepted Islam instantly. And she was amongst those By the way, who considered to make Hitler to

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Abba senior with her son Jaffa and with her daughter in law, but she had a specific love for Jaffa all the time. I know. Because Jaffer looked like the prophet SAW the lahardee, who has done and so her love of Jaffa was connected to his resemblance of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, which we will talk about so amongst the children of Agatha and the cousins of the Prophet, slice alum, no one looked more like the Prophet slice Allah than Jaffa or the Allahu tada and who, and if you remember the the names, the way that these names are chosen, and the the children of edible pot have all had something to live up to. There was actually a hook that you can find called what's in the name right

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and we talked about the importance of naming your children with lofty names that they can aspire to. And you look at Ableton Live and how he named his his four sons. We said thought of is the oldest and each one of them has 10 years between them. So polyp is the oldest son, same age as the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and pilot mean someone with high aspirations apeal who's 10 years younger than Baba is someone with high intellect. Okay, someone with high intellect. Jaffa is 10 years after akeel and Jaffer mean someone with high eloquence okay with flowing speech and compassion.

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And this is refers to a flowing river or a cow with extra milk and we know that milk is our enemy.

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Milk has knowledge. So he's elevated in his intellect,

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or elevated in his eloquence in this regard, I'll be alongside an Audi all the time, and who refers to one who has high in nobility or who was shut off, and we can see Subhanallah the way that these names actually would play out. So Jaffa is the the brother that comes right before I veto the Aloha baton and who, and if you remember the story of how I ended up in the house of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, it gives us some insight into how jack foetal the Aloha dad who was raised as well. An Ibis came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and they spoke about the poverty of herbal thought it so Abbas who is the brother of herbal ponda, the uncle of the Prophet, slice alum, comes

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to the Prophet sai 70 says that you know that herbal polyp is going through some difficult times that he is suffering from poverty. And he suggests to the Prophet sallallahu it was sort of how about we make things easy on him by helping him with his children. So you take one of his children and I will take one of his children and we'll raise them to lighten the burden on edible pot. So they go to Apple pilot together and I will tell him he says you know, as they present that, you know, we can take two of your children to raise them to lessen the burden that is upon you, or both of them says you can take all of them or you can take whoever you want from amongst them but just

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make sure you leave me athlete so I have a lot of loved appi in particular and especially so I said look you can take one of them each but make sure you leave me I paid now the profit sighs some at this point, of course is living

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in a much better financial situation being married to a digital the low tide I'm huh. And if you haven't deciphered it yet, I Basile the low tide on who was also someone who was in a better financial state who was skilled in his trade, and often is referenced in that regard in regards to a successful business endeavors when we're talking about some of these other people. So, the Prophet slicin, um, takes it and a lab bus takes javac Okay, so you can imagine them leaving the house of herbal pileup. Jaffa is going to go live with a bustle the hotel and won't be raised in his house added all the low tide and who would go with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and be raised

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in his house. And as we said, it is the divine planning of Allah subhanho its Allah, that Allah He was not officially adopted, which, of course, to Benny was a practice in janelia, which was to actually fully you know, take on the name of the person that adopts you. He never became an idea bin Mohammed he was never breastfed by Khadija, even though Khadija will the low on had flowing milk. And this was a loss of kind of without his divine planning that would allow him to marry Fatima or the Allah hotel Anna. As for john Jaffa, he was raised by bus in the same way that I do all the time I was raised by the prophets life so I'm like a son. But at the same time, the the difference

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between these relationship with the prophet SAW Selim and the relationship of Jaffa with the Prophet slice and it was beyond just the the fact that he was raised in his house. Because of the age of Jaffa, Jaffa had a different type of relationship with the Prophet slicer. Right. So he was older than it he was 10 years older than it and he had a different relationship with the Prophet sallallahu it was something that was more like a younger brother. And this is something that we will see the deep love that the Prophet slice on has for Jaffa, which also, you know, gives us this idea of silica rahem to enjoy and good family relations beyond just the siblings beyond just your own

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children and your aunts and your uncle's. But here you see, you know, the importance of having these strong relationships with our cousins with our family members in the extended sense. So anyway, when does Jafar embrace Islam? Some of the reports say that he was as early as the 15th or 16th person to accept Islam. So even though we don't have any specific records of the exact time of the conversion of Jaffa, well, the Allahu tada animal, we, we know that it was very early on, and we know that there was no hesitation, of course, bento Hashem, you know, you found the likes of Abdullah hub and you found the likes of ideal the Allahu Tada, animal. And if ideal, the Alon who embraced Islam that

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early and then followed him I've been tested embraced Islam that early. Jaffa is amongst those who embraced Islam very early on with his cousin, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the dates suggest that it was probably just like we saw inside of NZ and Fatima been to the hubbub Jaffer and his wife as madness

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Mais accepting Islam together. Now, who is a snap into? mace? If you remember the story of levada when we talked about a whole lot of me not the believing sisters, as we talked about, Lu Baba Minton had it all the time and hustle a snap into release is one of a helot and whatnot one of the believing sisters, the early Muslim women that would dedicate themselves to this cause that would give themselves to the cause of a loss of hundreds and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam. The way that we see in Nova bottle The lavon has case and may move up into how to it and suddenly been Tommy's that that same type of devotion in coming close to Allah and the messenger Salallahu it

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he was setting up so you have Jaffa and a smart, accepting Islam together. Now, we don't have much about their life before the migration to Abyssinia before the migration to have a shot. But we do know that they were amongst the family of the Prophet, slice alum and they were in that situation subject subjected to similar persecution, and that the persecution became so severe for Jafar and a smart that they sought permission to be amongst those that would go out to India and so we know that they were severely persecuted. And we know that the next chapter in history would indicate the favor of Allah and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon Jaffa will be alongside Anil by choosing

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him to not just be amongst those that would go to Abyssinia. But to actually be the leader of this batch that would include some of the most noble of the companions of the Prophet slice on the likes of Horace Mann, the likes of Rokia, the daughter of the Prophet slice on the likes of Zubaydah, alum and a smart been to be Beckett and a robotic Muslim. It's an element of sediment and the list goes on of some of the most noble companions that were in that batch of Abyssinia that would make kids want to Abbess India, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was would choose jr follow the low tide and who is amongst the youngest of them to be their spokesperson to be their leader. And this

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is also something you know about the the youth and the way that the prophets like some of them was able to activate and empower the younger people amongst the companions of the Prophet slice alum Jaffa will the alongside and who was in his early 20s. When the prophets lie some sent him to avicennia. But the Prophet slicin him still appointed him to be that first ambassador and that first spokesperson for Islam, and look how Jaffer would rise to the occasion. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he told the companions without knowing an agenda without knowing the ruler of Amazonia us Hama and joshy. Personally, but he knew of his qualities and certainly through divine

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guidance, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says if you go to an Arab Russia, if you go to Abyssinia, it is best for you, for their ruler will not tolerate injustice and it is a friendly country. So stay there until Allah subhanaw taala relieves you from your distress. So the prophets I seldom is testifying to the justice of a Christian ruler in avicennia. And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam will send with jack follow the Lord and who as well, an invitation to Islam to the ruler of Abyssinia knowing that Natasha is a righteous man, and he is someone who the truth will resonate with now this is a risky move, obviously. Because if these people go to Abyssinia, and an

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agenda, she finds them to be amongst, you know, those that are like they have been characterized by the people of Mecca. And Anna joshy, punishes them and persecute them the prophets by some would have lost the finest batch of his companions, right? I mean, these are the best of his companions. This wasn't like a test run where you could send some companions and hold back others these these people include the closest family members of the Prophet sallallahu was set up and some of the best of people so this is a risky move if Najafi does not live up to what's expected of him, right. So there there are different ways that this could go joshy could reject Islam, and he could reject

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taking them in. And there can be many reasons for him rejecting them taking him in one of them is that an agency has a relationship with some of the leaders of polish. And that, you know, you don't want to you don't want to put in a bad place or you don't want to

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you know jeopardize your trade routes. You don't want to jeopardize your diplomatic relations with the people of Mecca. And so, john, you know, he could have said that, you know what, I'm going to send all these people back

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Or I'll even kill them or I'll do something with them. Because I don't want to ruin but I have right now with the people in Mecca, he could have done that. Or he could have, you know, accepted them, but rejected their religion. Alright, so he could have stayed Christian, but rejected their religion. And at the same time he could have said, but you still have refuge here, right, which for the purpose of the hids law would have been sufficient, okay that at the bare minimum, he gives them refuge from what's happening in Mecca. And that way, as things become more severe and Mecca, people have an alternative. And you will find that even a whole bucket of the vehicle, the longtime man who

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was on his way to the senior, right, so we're talking about the future batches that would then go to Abyssinia to escape the persecution of Mecca, even Rebecca will be a lot of time on who was going to make his way to the senior. And then he was stopped. Because of someone recognizing his noble qualities and offering him protection. That's another story that I don't want to take too much time with. But he could have just said, you know, I'm going to give you refuge, but I'm not going to accept your religion. Or the third one is that he accepts Islam and he accepts them and gives them refuge in the land of Abyssinia. So somehow, a lot of the prophets I send him is putting a lot into

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this into this migration by the types of people that he is sending an oration know that the stakes are high as well. They know that. And that's why they would first try to stop them from migrating to avicennia. They would try to capture them on the way but they were not able to. But they also know that if they are able to get into joshy, to send them back that that will be a crippling blow to the prophet SAW The lahardee was the lamb and to the early Muslims, as they are dealing with that persecution. So anyway, the prophets like some sends them and they settle that land. Initially in the joshy, grants them refuge, he does not accept their religion right away. And Quraysh sense to

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him, these two men, and they're not just any two men, they're two men that are skillful in convincing, you know, in potentially convincing an adoptee to do what are he wants him to do. He says to them, I'd love to have you know, BIA, and more famously, Ahmed have an OS, and they have all of these gifts, and they have all of these clothes, they have all these skins of leather. And I'm going to be Ross has a relationship with the joshy through his father allows that precedes Islam. So he's able to tap into not just his ability to convince them of things, not just his eloquence, but also his relationship with an A joshy. And he is going to try to use first and foremost bribery.

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Right, along with of course, invoking the relationship that he has with an A joshy. And even by the way, brings a gift to each of the the generals of in the joshy. So he brings all of these gifts from polish. And they they give these gifts to an A joshy and to all of the generals. And then at that point after he gives the gifts after they reminisce on some of the memories and talk about the relationship that they had, I'm gonna Ross says that there are some people so for hot foods from our lands that have taken refuge here. And he said that these are people that are the worst of us, they reject our religion and they reject your religion. So he also knows that no joshy is a religious

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man. And so if he can convince him that Islam is not just opposed to our idolatry, it's also opposed to your religion your way and is insulting to your weight, then maybe he can tap into his religious sensitivity. So they have a lot going for them they have the diplomatic relations, they have the the religious angle, they have the relationship angle, they have the gifts and the bribery and the wealth they have a lot that's going for them as they approach and the joshy to speak to him about so in the Josh he summons the Muslims to the courts. And Jaffa will the low tide is chosen to speak at that moment. So Joshua comes forward. And at that point, Jennifer will be a long time and who gives

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probably you know one of the most eloquent speeches ever about Islam. In fact, if you just read the speech of Jaffa will be allowed on home. You can see the beautiful ways that he was able to explain Islam concisely get encompass so many different things. So Natasha asks him to tell him about this religion. So Jaffa will be allowed and who says obviously it's much more beautiful in Arabic, but he says Tim Oh King, we were a people in a state of ignorance in Israel.

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morality, worshipping idols and eating the flesh of dead animal animals, committing all sorts of abomination and shameful deeds, breaking the ties of kinship, treating our guests badly, and the strong amongst us exploited the weak. We remained in this state until Allah sent us a prophet, one of our own, whose lineage, truthfulness, trustworthiness and integrity were well known to us. He called us to worship Allah alone and to renounce the stones and the idols, which we and our ancestors used to worship besides Allah. He commanded us to speak the truth, to honor our promises to be kind to our relatives, to be helpful to our neighbors, to cease all forbidden acts, to abstain

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from bloodshed, to avoid obscenities and false witness, and to not appropriate an orphans property, nor slander chaste woman, he ordered us to worship Allah alone, and not to associate anything with it, to uphold prayer, to give sadaqa to give us a cat to give charity and to fast in the month of Ramadan. We believe in him and what he brought to us from a lot. And we follow him and what he has asked us to do, and we keep away from what he has forbidden us from there upon okaying, our people attacked us they visited the severest punishment upon us, to make us renounce our religion and take us back to the old immorality and the worship of idols. They oppressed us they made life intolerable

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for us, and they obstructed us from observing our religion. So we left for your land, choosing you before anyone else, desiring your protection, and hoping to live in justice and in peace in your midst. So no joshy here's these beautiful words. And Pamela, this is the way that just follow the law and who really lives up to his name and summarizes Islam in a pretty intimidating setting. Right, you're standing in the corner of a Najafi and what you say about Islam here is going to be highly consequential and and the joshy was so moved and so touched, that he asked him, he said, Do you have anything of this divine revelation of this revelation that has come to your prophet? And

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somehow Allah, we find that Jaffa will the law Tada, and who chooses sort of Mulligan and particularly chooses to recite the story of the birth of Jesus, the son of Mary peace be upon them from sort of Millennium with goodfield kitabi, Miriam, and he reads from West called Phil kitabi margam make mentioned in the book of Madame alayhis salaam, all the way through the virtues of Madame through the birth of Isa at his Salaam, through Jesus peace be upon him speaking from the cradle. And when he finished reciting, he looked up and he saw that an A joshy was in tears, and that some of the generals of Najafi were in tears as well. The joshy he said, he took a stick.

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And he said, that will lie he mahanagar he said, he said no Maruyama and how on earth is that I swear that are you sorry, his Salah did not exceed what you have said by the length of the stick. He said these this and what eSATA Salaam brought are from the same source? And he says you may go and he says, Well law he I will never give them up to you. And they will never be betrayed. Now I'm gonna Ross Of course, he tried. He spoke to us a lot that night and said, How can we get him to change his mind? So they they came and they said, you know, let's, let's say to joshy that they say that he signed a snap that Jesus peace be upon him is nothing more than a creature. And so in the

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joshy summons them again. And he explains that a Sati is Salaam, is the word of God is the servant of God is the messenger of God is in mercy. And the joshy is once again satisfied. And he sends back

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ometer when asked and he sends back, the love web, back to Mecca. And he threatens them that if you come and you try to take them he says, Well llahi that no matter what you do, he said not for a mountain of gold would I allow them to be hurt, nor would I exchange them and an agenda even gives back their bribes and sends them back to Mecca in that regard. At that point in a joshy dismisses everyone from the courts, and he tells Jaffa will the Allahu anhu that he himself has not embraced Islam that he has become Muslim and we'll talk about an agenda I'm paraphrasing this part of the story because I want to talk about the joshy from his vantage point and so let's either in some

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detail. So at this point now the Muslims are settled in Abyssinia Jaffa well the Allahu Allah and who has successfully you know, given Dawa to the king

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Who has secretly embraced Islam, they have protection. They live as a minority there. And they're going to stay there for a long time. Some of them will stay longer than others, Jaffa and a smart will stay in Abyssinia for an entire decade to 12 years. And what you find some kind of lies that would Jaffa smart that all three of their sons were actually born in Ethiopia were born in India. So they had Abdullah they had Mohammed and they had own May Allah subhanaw taala be pleased with them also, they settled on Abbess, India, and they have their children there and obviously a huge portion of the COI is missed because they're settled in Abyssinia. They're not with the Prophet sallallahu

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it was set them in Mecca. nor are they with the initial, you know, migration to Medina. And so they will settle there and they will stay in Abyssinia. While that takes place. Well it takes place. While hunda takes place. One does Jafar will be a low tide and who make his way to Medina, it was at the same time as hyper. Okay, so we're talking about much later into the time in Medina several years after the hizzle and it was right at the time that the prophets Allah lahardee, who was Salah had won the battle of hiber. And when Jennifer will the low tide and who came the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam kissed him between his eyes and he was in so much joy he embraced Jaffa and kissed

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him between his eyes imagine how much he loved Jaffa and how much he missed him and how much there was left to be discussed between the prophets I seldom and Jaffa and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam kisses him right between his eyes and he says Madri be a homer and after the plumie Jaffa aam be fed hybrid, he said that I don't know which of the two which of the two things has given me greater joy. Is it the coming of Java? Or is it the conquest of highbush that these are two wonderful pieces of news and I don't know which of them is greater right now. But he was so happy to to have Jaffa while the hotel back in his midst a person who was like a brother Tim and a person who resembled the

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Prophet's life in so many different ways as how there are certain stories and qualities that I want to talk about here now inshallah tada when Jaffa will the law towel and who finally is part of the community in Medina and we get to observe some of his qualities post Islam since almost all of it was lived in Kenya, he settled there, he had his family there, and now he's with the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam you might remember that when Hamza will be a lot of time who was was martyred. That you know these families bento Hashem they wanted to take care of each other's children. And when Hamza will the law on whose daughter was left behind after he was martyred.

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Ali Jaffer and Zaid all wanted to raise the daughter of hams level the lowdown on and the way the prophets Isom settled it between the three. He comes to them and Zaid says that she is the daughter of my brother. They didn't Howdy. She is the daughter of my brother. And was they meant by that is that the Prophet slice alum didn't aha he paired off Zaid and Hamza at the time of the hyjal. So he said she's the daughter of my brother, so I should be the one to take care of her. Jaffa are the allowed and who said look? She's the daughter of my uncle because Hamza is the uncle of Jaffa and my wife is her maternal aunt as well because a smart mentor mace is the sister of Selma vinter. Mais

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Selma vinter amaze is the wife of Hamza. So Selma is the wife of Hamza a smart is the wife of Jaffa. So jafra says Hamza is my uncle. And my wife and his wife are sisters, therefore, because she's the maternal aunt of his daughter, that she's going to be the best person to take care of his daughter. Ideal, the longtime host said she's the daughter of my uncle, and he tried to make that claim and the prophets Allah lahardee he was setting up the way he judges between the three is he says to all three of them something beautiful. So he says, to ideal the law turn on home

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and he he says to him, and to many well no monk, you are for me and I am from u to Z. He says enter a hona You are our brother instead of Hamza not just Hamza, you're not just the brother of Hamza, you are our brother. Well, Mo Nana and fried servants. So some have a lot. It's it's a way of of, you know, showing Zaid, that'll be a lot of time and who is favorite that you're not just the beloved one of Hamza the brother Hamza. You're our brother.

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Our Mona under my guardianship. And then he says to Jaffa Well, the low tide I know that he has the best right? The greatest right to raise the daughter of Hamza, why? because, number one, and Hala Beeman zillertal own. So you find the famous Hadith where the Prophet seisen said the maternal aunt is like the mother, the maternal aunt is like the mother. And so, you know, a smile is closest to her in that sense. But then he says to Jaffa will the allow time and a spat the healthy will Hello. And this is not the only time he would say this to Jaffa, he says that you are the closest to me, both in your physical appearance as well as in your character. What an amazing compliment to be

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given to you by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that there is no person who resembles me in external appearance and health, and hold up your internal appearance meaning your character, then you owe Jaffa, what an amazing compliment for the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to give to him. So we'll talk about some of those qualities, and Jaffa will the title. But before that, I want to actually talk about how almost all the time

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challenges a smart interface. Now you have jofra a snob interface in the community and Medina. And this is new, right? I mean, they've been away from the community of the prophets lifetime for all of these years, and all metal the alarm who comes to visit hafsa. And he sees in the house of hopsital, the lavonne has a smell. And he asks about her. He says Who is that? And hafsa says, you know, she's a Shia, she's a smart, the Abyssinian at that point. That's how she's to be known. So almost all the time hope says to her sub Nakhon bullheads Allah that we proceeded you in his Allah we proceeded you in the migration and a smart while the allotted time and

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she didn't like that comment from our model the a lot on a smart says that, you know, because he was saying that we proceeded you in the heads of us so we have more right to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam than you? So she responded. And she said to our model, the a lot I know, she said, Well, law you had the privilege of being in the companionship of the messenger sallallahu it was someone who fed the hungry amongst you and instructed the ignorant amongst you, whereas we were far away in the land of Abyssinia among strangers and enemies, and that was all for Alon His Messenger. sallallahu it was Sunday. And he said and she said to him will lie I will not eat or

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drink until I make mention to Allah's Messenger sallallahu it was none of what you have said, We remained in that in that land of in constant trouble and fear and I will talk to a lot of messenger I'll explain to Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and asked him about, you know who has more right to him? And she said, I will not lie or deviate or add anything to what you have said. So Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam comes selesai some comes and she says, Jada sort of law, I don't know the alohar and he says so and so. He says that said that the napkin bill hits a lot that we proceeded you to the migration. Therefore, we have more right to you than then those

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from avicennia and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that his right is not more than yours. For him and his companions have only one headlock, and you are as how will hyjal attain You are the people of two hingeless Subhana Allah so the Prophet size of them rules in the favor of a smart, the wife of Jaffa in that sense it says you are the people have to hingeless what a noble deed to do remember the prophets I seldom mentioned that Islam wipes away everything that comes before it. Hajj abroad, wipes away everything that comes before it, heads it off, wipes away everything that comes before it. And these were the people that made the two most noble hingeless

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the Hitler to avicennia as well as the Hitler to Medina, all for the sake of Allah Subhana what's Allah? So we said and this is in Buhari that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to Jaffa will be allowed tada I know that no one resembles me more in both physical appearance as well as character than you Oh, Jaffa What about oh boy hooray all the time? And who who knew so many of the companions? What does he say about Jaffa? Well, the alohar No, he says that none has put on sandals, nor worn them nor written amounts or a camel after the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam that is better than Jaffa banaba plot. That's a high level of praise, that there is no person that you

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see after the Prophet slice alum of lumen Jaffa will be allowed to learn. And there are reasons for this right? This wasn't just because of the way that he looked in. And some of these characteristics in the vague sense there are reasons for this, who will be a lot of time and who says that

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We used to call Jennifer all the time. And how about Mr. Kane, the father of the poor. So when we would come to him, he would draw us close to him as long as he was present. He said, One day we came to him and we could not find anything with him that Jaffa will be allowed and who was the father of the poor and that he used to come close to them, and he would give everything that he had. And he said, we came to him one day and he couldn't find anything. So all he had was a jar of honey and he broke the jar. And so we began to lick the portion of honey off of what was left from what jack federal the total I know hat. So anything he had, he gave it. And he says in another narration, that

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kind of Jaffa will not be applauded you Hibberd Mr. Kane, weirdly. So in a while, you had this

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what you had when you had this Oh, now, he says that Jaffa all the time and who used to love the port, and he would sit with them, and he would talk to them and they would talk to him. And in this narration, though, this narration is has a weakness in his chain of no magic that the prophets I seldom gave him the Konya, the nickname of unmasking the father of the port. But this is really important here to mention because if the prophets I seldom used to ask Allah subhanaw taala for humble Misaki for the quality of the love of the poor, and the prophets Isom says about Jaffa will the alongside I know that he is the most like be in character, then you can imagine how noble this

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particular quality is, when you live in a society of the likes of Apple, Beckett and Earth, man and others.

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And those people that were distinguished for their generosity and you become known for your love of the poor. Notice that it wasn't that Jaffa will be allowed on who was the most generous in the sense that he gave more money than the others No, it was the love of the poor that Jaffa or the low tide I know had that a hora with the low tide and have been from us Hagia Sophia being from the poor, appreciated and was able to, to distinguish from even the most noble companions that were around Jaffa will be alongside in that very short time. So, he had he was distinguished for his love of the port, spending time with the port talking to them, them talking to him sharing whatever he had with

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them and that is what will be allowed to took note of and so you see the humility of daffodil the hotel and the empathy of Jaffa will be allowed. I know this was despite his eloquence. This was despite his closeness to the prophets Isilon. This was despite the leadership position that he had, he did not come into Medina, with an arrogant posture. He came into Medina, as humble as when he embraced Islam, and demonstrating that same, that same mercy that Ramadan lalla mean that the mercy to the world's Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was known for not some kind of a lot. You know, it was only a short time after that he's going to take part in his first battle alongside or under the

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command of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And that is the Battle of water,

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which is a difficult battle against the Byzantines, who had, you know, mobilized to attack the Muslims, or they had attacked one of the emissaries one of the ambassadors of the Prophet slice Allah, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam dispatches an army to confront the Byzantines. And the prophets, like some sense in that battle. It's not the Jaffa had a long time. But Jaffa has distinguished he says in that battle,

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the first commander, they didn't hanifa the beloved one of the prophets of the lahardee, who Islam.

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And the Prophet slicin um, says that, if Zaid is killed, Jaffa should take command. So if Xavier is killed, then you immediately look to Jaffa and he's your commander. And if Jaffa is killed, then you appoint Abdullah not a lot. And if I have the love that a lot is killed, then choose amongst you at that moment, the best commander right make a judgment call at that moment. So other than that, they mentioned that the fact that the Prophet slicin was even mentioning these possibilities, was was different, right that the Prophet slicin was talking about all of these different scenarios and that if this person dies, appoint this person if this person dies, appoint this person. So some of the

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elements of that was unique, and that was different about this battle. And it says if the Prophet slice alum knew he was giving an indication that this was going to be a difficult battle, a battle that they were not, that was not like the other battles that they would experience. So it's kind of like they go out to Mota, which is in Jordan today in modern day Jordan and

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When they get to

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the army, the Muslim army finds that there are over 100,000 men that have been masked by the Byzantines. And they are they're more skilled warriors. And this is meant to be a statement sent to the Muslims by the Byzantine Empire. Right, the Muslim army was anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 men. So it was one fourth of the size, and they were in the territory of the Byzantines, because this is now under Byzantine territory. So they go to fight the Byzantines in this battle. In what

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zaidan hanifa. The Beloved One of the Prophet sallallahu it was Saddam was killed almost immediately. He's one of the first people to die Jaffa all the time, and he assumes the command. And Jaffa who had just made the heads up to Medina to being the companionship of the Prophet, slice alum is experiencing this difficult battle. And he fights so bravely, he penetrates deep into their forces, he is swinging his sword right and left. And he is suffering all sorts of wounds along the way. But Jaffa will be a long time I know is not giving up until Jaffa the alota einhell has both of his arms cut off, Pamela I mean, this is a difficult way for a person to be slain. So he has both of

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his arms cut off, and then he is stabbed and killed with over 70 wounds to his body all the time. I know. And he passes away, he becomes a Shaheed a martyr in the Battle of water. I'd love that aloha takes the next command, he goes forth and he dies. At that point, CATIA didn't know what he'd who had, well, the long time just accepted Islam. He's chosen as the commander, and he's able to, he's able to rearrange the army to to attack from different directions, and to basically send off the Byzantine forces and to return back to Medina with what's left of the Muslim army. And so the nightmare and what the prophet slicin him was was mentioning as a possibility of Zaid going down and

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then Jaffa going down and then I'd love that a lot going down had actually happens.

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I saw the low tide on her.

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She says that the prophets I send them was was waiting, you know anxiously for the news of Mota says if he felt something sallallahu wasallam about this particular battle. And when the news came, you know, she says that when the news came of the death of Jaffa, Allah FNA if you watch hidden abuse, Allah Hardy was someone who isn't we saw this grief overcome the face of the Prophet sallallahu it was

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he had just gotten his cousin back, right to Medina, his brother back who resembled him most in appearance and character, he loved him so deeply and he just got him back on top of this, Zaid, his son, right, who in janelia, who he adopted as a son, and his beloved one also was was was killed in this battle. So the prophets licen last Zaid and Jaffa that's a major hit to the family of the prophet SAW the law hard to summon to the heart of the prophets lie so them and this is one of the most human moments or one of the ways that you see the heart of the Prophet slice alum really shine in in a difficult moment. It's a narration on top of cotton assigned by a smile The alarm on herself

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who talks about waiting for Jafar to come home. They just move to Medina. A smile the Aloha aloha knows that Jaffa has gone out to battle. She knows that the army is on its way back from battle, which he doesn't know is that her husband is dead.

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if you can imagine a wooded mess that can

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if Jennifer was known for having a character that most resembled the character of the Prophet slice on them, and he had such compassion for the mess that Kenan Medina that he barely knew, but would sit with them and love them and listen to them and be listened to by them. Imagine what he was like as a husband. right the way I mean, think about how the Prophet slicin was described as being so much more in his home than the perfection even that he showed outside of his home. And imagine how much ismat left him they spent 12 years in a foreign land together, raise their family as this minority came to Medina. We're now in the presence of the Prophet slice alum and she is witnessing

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the bust of

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Her husband Jonathan will be at the hotel. And so what is a smart say?

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She says that when the army was coming back, she said I got myself ready. I went in I wore a new set of clothes, I perfume myself. I took all of the children of Jaffa, I bathed them, I closed them, I gave them the best perfume. I got them ready. She said, I cook the best meal. I prepared the dough. I was waiting for my husband to come back and imagine the profit slice alum has to tell her that your husband's not coming back. Right? I mean, you talk about the difficulty of breaking the news and the profit slice on them himself is really hurting over the death of Jaffa.

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So she says that when was the last slice and M came to us then

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she said that I opened the door. And she said that his face looked off. He looked sad. And I was anxious but I was afraid to even ask him what happens. But you could see in the profit side some he his expressions were in his face a little lahardee was some you could tell that something was wrong. But she said I didn't want to ask him because I was afraid he would tell me what I didn't want to hear.

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So the prophets lies I'm greeted me and he said, Bring me jack first children. And she said that when they came the prophets I send them you know, they crowded around him and they were so happy they love the Prophet size and they love to see him he has an uncle to them he is so beloved to them. So she said each one of them wanting to claim him for themselves. So each one of them jumping on the profit slice and this was the way that the profit slice and was as an uncle as a father as a as a messenger it his slides were set up. So they they each jumped on the profit slice alone.

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And she says that the Prophet slice alum, he grabbed each one of them. And she uses these words he said that he would put his nose and their hair he was smelling them out as latos Law and the Prophets lysozyme could not contain his tears as he was holding the children of death follow the law.

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Smart well the alohar on her says

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I asked the prophets I said lump Have you heard anything about Jaffa? Right? Because she now knows something is wrong and the Prophet sighs I was unable to hide it. Because he's grabbing the kids and he's sniffing their hair and he's and he's crying solahart he was selling. So the profit slice that um, says that he's been killed. And when he said that, to me as smart as speaking she said that I screamed, I shouted, and the profit slice, you know, tried to call me down and he told me to, to not to not well to not to not scream and he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he left the home and this is where we actually find the famous narration

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where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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it's not only early Jaffa the early Darfur firemen that make food

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for the family of jobs it will be a long time and who forgot at home is gonna

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make food for the family of Jaffa for cut at home mom yet Nyah Shalom, make food for the family of Jaffa because they are busy with what has come to them with the news that has come to them. So this is where we find the sin of taking care of the family

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when they are dealing with the death in the family. And so how do we see the opposite today, by the way, I mean, the Sunnah is to prepare food for the family not to make the family prepare food or be burdened with hosting other people. We do the complete opposite we burden the family the profit slice on was saying prepare food for them take care of their needs. Because they're busy right now they've been struck with news that keeps them busy, so give them space. And so however we do the complete opposite of the sinner, but this is where we actually find

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the narration about how to take care of the family of the deceased and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he then says the beautiful words that he saw something he said about a two Jafar on your three euro film Jenna Mountain monetti case that I saw Jennifer will be a lot of time flying in Jenna with the angels. What a beautiful sight to see. The prophets likes that him saw many things he saw waterpark, he saw xid phenomena as we spoke about and these were people that he saw in Jenna but what comfort does it give to the family of death penalty a lot how do I know when the profit slice and I'm says that I saw him guilty it'll fill Jonah mountain melodica flying in Jana, along with the

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angels and hence the nickname

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The Regina hain, the two wings person and this is not a nickname that comes later on in Islam. This is a nickname that the Sahaba knew Jaffa by the one with two wings because

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What the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said the the possessor of two wings. And it's even narrated that the love and Alma for the lowdown on Homer when he used to greet the son of Jaffa of the love najat for who grew up to be a great companion that he used to say a Sara Monica. You have another agenda hain he said to him, peace beyond to you or son of the Jenna hang the possessor of two wings. So Jennifer becomes known as the one who flies amongst the angels with his two wings all the time. I know. Some of you might remember some candlelight I've given

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a talk about my mother in law Have mercy on her may Hashem. Almost 10 years ago, at an ethnic convention I told her story and Pamela, her family she was a descendant of Jaffa not to be thought about a lot I know. And I grew up with this image on the wall actually right next to her bed where everyone from the descendants of john follow the law at home.

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It's not just the way that Ben Hashem the way that they trace their lineage back to who it is from Ben Ohashi, and they trace their lineage to but they actually have a unique thing for Jeff it'll be a lot of times where where they prepare the names on the on the leather, and they trace the lineage back that for her for their portion of bento Hashim, they have two wings at the top. And so how am I growing up? It's, I would always look at that on her wall right next to her bed. Those two wings of jet fuel the long tail at home and the family of Jaffa or the low tide I'm home descending from that source had a lot I mean, these people

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made sacrifices for snom that we are feeling today even in our very being of Islam of being Muslims today, in so many different ways, because Jaffa will be a long time and who was murdered or martyred during the prophets licens life we don't have Heidi's narrated by Jeff little the alongside on himself. Instead we have a hadith narrated about him by primarily, you know, I'm selama, who was of course in avicennia avora been Miss Ruth and his son Abdullah and Jaffer, who we mentioned

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was would grow up to be a famous companion, and would narrate many Ahadi from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. As for a snap interface, may Allah be pleased with her.

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When we talk about the way that the companions used to marry the widows, it's not been to replace might have heard her name already a few times as we're going through the stories of these people. That's not been remade so the alotau know after the death of Jaffa was married to non other than double Beckett, a study Claudia Walton on abubaker marries a smart and he has his one son is now born to snap into roommates and he is Mohammed. Even Abby Becca she gave birth to Mohammed bin w Beckett atomia clots as they were on their way to hedge. When you talk about the halifa them you caught in Medina, as you make your way to Hajj. She gave birth to Mohammed Abu Dhabi back into there

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she is the woman that performed the little sort of a bucket of vehicle of the law, Tada. And when he passed away, and she's also the woman who helped prepare the body of Fatima or the hotel and when she passed away, so she performed she marries, I will Becca she has a son from Rebecca she, she performs the listen of Beckett, and she of course performs as well. We'll also have Fatima out of the hotel. After that you now have a woman that's been widowed and she's been married to Jaffa and Beckett, what an incredible and she has children from both of them. That in and of itself is incredible. And after that, who comes to marry her one faulty model the low tide on her dies, I read

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all the low tide and who sometime afterwards then proposes to her and marries her and said that has not been amazed. She turned down a ton of proposals. It's not like she had a shortage of people proposing to her she had many people proposing to her

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because of who she was. And she kept turning them down. She's like, Who am I going to follow up Jaffa and then I will back it with but then when I Lee King

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she accepted his proposal. And she married it it'll the hotel and when she'd even lived past it and she wouldn't marry after it will be a long time who was martyred. So this woman marries two of the four. Suppan a lot of these close up. And there's a beautiful story that takes place. It's a funny story, but it's a beautiful story, not end with it and Charlotte's Allah because when she married a bucket we said she had Mohammed and she already had a Mohammed from Jennifer too. So she has Mohammed bin Jaffa and she has Mohammed bin Abu Bakr

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They're both her sons and now she's married to Alibaba pilot and Mohammed in Jaffa and Mohammed in Abu Bakr get into an argument. And Mohammed Nabi Beckett says to Mohammed bin Jaffa who was older than him, his older half brother, he says, and Accra moment, I'm better than you. What are the Accra moment a beak and my father is better than your father. So he pulled that card he said, Oh, Beckett is better than Jaffa and I'm better than you. Now when he says that I'd eat all the time. I know. What's he going to do here? Right. I mean, this is an interesting argument to settle amongst two brothers. So I'd eat all the time Andrew says yeah, smart. Leave a nomad. He said a smart use of

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this one you judge between these two in what they have set? smart. Well, the alotta Elena she says mala a to SHODAN kana failing in Jaffa. I never saw a young Arab men a young man as good as Jaffa Jaffa was the best of the young men. One cannon height. I mean, Rebecca, and I never saw an old man better than Rebecca. So I see Mary Jaffer, when he was young, she married double bucket when he was old. So she said Jaffa was the best of the young men of Wilbekin was the best of the elderly men. And a little the Aloha tala and he says, not tequila. Nasha you love nothing for us. You know? So Pamela, you praise the record and you praise Java? What about me? Just she said that, in the third

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artha enter a Hassan Lee hightly fi out, she said that look, you know, basically what it is, is that you belong to this company of three. And so that in and of itself is nobility and something to be proud of right that you belong to this category of three incredible human beings that we know all the time and Homer Jemaine aboubaker and Jaffer and Ollie smart, and the children that came from that, and the lessons that we take from the treatment of widows, the way the prophet SAW some consoled that family, the way that the community Move, move forward with that family, may Allah Subhana Allah have mercy upon Jafar and be pleased with him, and allow us to fly with him in general

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one day, and the companionship of the prophets, Allah and the righteous that have passed before us and those that will come after us may last pedo to Allah gather us, amongst them and with them, all in the realm of believing souls. I may Allah subhanaw taala purify us from all that would hold us back from having their company alone I mean, disciple ohioan was said Mr. Deacon, what happens although he will get a cut