The Firsts – Khalid Ibn Al-Walid – The Legendary Military General

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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over the Syrian ministry follows him smell of metal HeMan hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen whatever one Illa Allah Valentin will add people to the mix of clean Allahumma salli wa sallam Mubarak and Abdi Kota silica Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on early he will be he was salam to see him and Kathira Subhan Allah three months later, we're back to the first Pembury larboard Amin for part two of Hadith and read all the Allahu Taala and hope and to continue with this series. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Gaza. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to give them victory and we ask Allah subhanaw taala that as we speak about the

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righteous of the past who had the blessing and support from Allah subhanaw taala not because of superior military strength, but because of their superior trust in Allah subhana wa Tada that he grants this ummah victory Allahumma Amin so inshallah Tiana as I said, we are in part two of cotton with either the Allah Tada I'm home and when I gave the first part back in early October, I definitely did not anticipate that we'd have this long of a wait. But in the first part of the life of kind of the law, the law outside and who we spoke about the way that Khalid had been what either of the Allahu Anhu is shaped by his prior experiences to embracing Islam, and how when he eventually

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embraces Islam, there is a process here there's a process of gaining the trust of the Muslims. There is a process of his own purification and Subhanallah everything about his Islam is miraculous and beautiful, the dreams that he sees before he embraces Islam, the way that he embraces Islam before Mecca and so he has the status with the prophets of Allah Harney, who was salam, as does Omron, also the Allah Tada and who who will speak about next week with the nahi Tiana and the way that he sort of rises in the ranks of the Battle of mcta. If you remember, in the Battle of MATA the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is watching from afar as Allah subhanaw taala shows him by divine means

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they doubled the Allah Tada and who falling in battle. Jaffa Radi Allahu Anhu falling in battle of the love Minowa huddled the Allahu Anhu falling in battle and highly dependent on either the Allahu Anhu being chosen amongst the Muslims to take the leadership of the army and then guiding them to victory, and out of a very difficult situation and what and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said after the high DARIAH Wahoo a safe woman su Fila, that harlot or the Allahu Anhu has taken the banner and he has a sword from the swords of Allah the very first time the prophets lice and I'm calling him by the treasured name, the sword of Allah, and how Subhanallah his life immediately

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becomes about preparing himself for battle just as he was a sword against the Muslims. Now he seeks to be the greatest general that the Muslims have ever had, and he rises to that occasion. So I want to pick up really in this Holika inshallah Tada with the legacy of Khalid in battle all the way until the time of his death and how he becomes this legend that he becomes one of the greatest military commanders of all time. And I want to go to the point of photo Mecca, the conquest of Mecca. Here you have Khalid or the Allah and who coming back to Mecca, on the side of the Muslims, that in and of itself is an incredible conquest, the conquest of the hearts, that clearly that of

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the Allahu Anhu how many times had he left from Mecca to go to Medina, to cause harm to the Muslims? How many times did he plot to kill the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and now he's marching back towards Mecca, in the ranks of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as a commander with a banner in his hands, and starts to make his approach now and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam comes into Mecca. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam has Mecca surrounded from four different directions so he doesn't actually proceed on to his thoughts with Saddam with one army the profit size and I'm utilizes a multi pronged approach where he breaks it up into four it has Salatu was

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Salam. And they come into Mecca from different directions to ensure that they're going to be able to carry out what the prophets of Allah who it was salam intends fully without anything going wrong. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam appoints one battalion under ideal the alongside and one under as available the Allah and no, one underhanded or the louder and hope and one under a quarter of a dominant gyro Radi Allahu Anhu and that is the one that the Prophet SAW Salem was in himself that flank of Aveda and Angela Roddy, Allah has had so how did you read about the Allahu Anhu ism

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moving forward. And one of the things that was feared about Khalid and this is actually an essential part of his story was how quick he was to his sword. Right when he talked about the growth of his character over the next, you know, few years, there has to be a learning process with how quickly he resorts to battle, how quickly he resorts to his sword pilot speaks one language that's the language of battle, right, the whole negotiation part in the diplomacy that's not encoded through the law on his vocabulary. And so there is a learning curve and Subhanallah the fear was that if anything was going to turn into a battle it was going to be from the site of target but the profit slice and I'm

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was growing Khalid in this position while the Allahu Taala and hope however Subhanallah as they were entering into Mecca, had a little the Allahu Anhu was battalion happened to be the one that was ambushed by someone had been Omiya who is actually his brother in law he was married to a sister. Okay, so this is you know, deeply surprising so fun of an omega and economic event Evija who was college best friends before Islam right so these two months of one and Eric Rama may Allah be pleased with them because they will become Muslim later on. Ambush tiny little the Allah Tada animal Bukhari little de la on who defeated that army handedly. He killed 12 and he caused so fun and

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economic to go fleeing so they actually went running away from the entire area of Mecca at that point. And when the prophets Allah Allah Allah Allah said I'm found out initially the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was upset because the Prophet slicin did not want any of that to happen right? The prophets like Selim had a particular vision for Fatah mecca for the conquest of Mecca and coming back to Mecca. But then once the Prophet slice and I'm was informed, that Khalid Ali Allahu taala, and who his battalion was, in fact, attack the Prophet slice and I'm sceptical that Allah He claimed that the judgment of Allah is better at that point the prophets like some had

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no objection, right? So if this was not initiated by the devil, the Allahu Taala and who, then there is no blame on hardly been worried about the Allahu taala. And so you have the entrance into Mecca, right and Fatah Maccha sort of represents one of the greatest turning points in Islam, because so many of those who marched against the Prophet slice are now marching with him. But those who used to mutilate the Muslims are now refusing, as they are alongside the Muslims who were oppressed and in their ranks and amongst the Muslims are refusing to do anything that would violate the sanctity of the huddle. And they are following the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who's

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changing the entire culture changing the entire ethics by refusing to carry out revenge on the same people that did to him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam into His family what we all know that they did. Now we know that the prophets like some walks into the caravan with who just kind of refresh our our history, who goes into the cabinet with the profit slice of the bill out of the Alana is about to look at you and be like, remember the book right beyond the beloved or the Allahu Taala and who walks in with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet slicin him destroys the idols inside the Canada and around the cabin sallallahu alayhi wa salam JAL helped zirkelbach about right,

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the truth has come and falsehood has perished. And Maccha returns, the Cabo returns to a place in which only Allah subhanaw taala will be worshipped. Now we're all of the primary idols of Jaha Lea situated in the Canberra around the camera.

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You guys remember questions mean? answers, I need answers. Were they all in the catalog around the cabinet? The famous idols? No, some of them were in valleys, but if close to Medina, they they had these different sanctuaries, right where they used to worship some of these big idols right some of the idols that people would go to with their very particular sacrifices and literally a bigger idol, a bigger place and Mecca, right like that's how they actually used to judge them in many different ways which shows you Subhanallah the level the degree by which they were taken by their data right by their by their going straight. So the profit signs and I'm also wants to destroy the idols in the

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surrounding towns of Mecca. Right? This is not just about the carrabba this is about removing the idols around Mecca, as well. Now tell me some of the most famous idols that you remember from the sila, their names, alert, which is a very good and hobo right. So the Prophet signs, some interests, his commanders to then go and to take out some of the items. Alright, to remove some of the main idols. Now, it just so happens that the prophets like some tells how to dial the alarm, who to go and to destroy Alireza. All right. And you know what, I couldn't help but think about Subhanallah and it hit me

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because I actually went to a camera between Thailand Part One and Part Two

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When I was thinking about the Subhan Allah hit me

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when I was remembering the story of Abu Sufyan when Abu Soufiane called out to the prophets lie some in Abu Bakr and Omar and started to praise his own idols. One of the things that he said as Khalid is standing next to him right kind of little, the Alana was the one who routed the Muslims and sent them into that position, as Khalid is standing is next to him on his horse, victorious in a worldly sense that we have and it is what it is.

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We have no reason you have no reason.

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And what did the prophets lie some tell Almirall the Allahu Anhu to respond with Allah humo Nana well Amona Allah.

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Allah is our protector. You have no protector. So hot it was standing next to Abu Sufyan on that day we have an ERISA Atlanta, Arizona is Allah calm. And now the prophets lie some tells how little the Allahu Anhu go and do away with an Ursa right? Subhanallah look at the way that history is coming back in such a poetic way. Now the prophets like some sons kind of double the law and who does to destroy an Ursa. So he gets there.

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And it seems too easy.

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So he destroys Alireza and then he comes back and the profit sign some asks him what he did. He said I destroyed it, or is it the profit slice? I'm so did anything happened to you? He said no, the profits like Sam said you didn't destroy it. That was a fake one. So the the worshippers of Irizar the tribe actually had a prop. They had a fake resume. And then they had a real Iliza which they guarded in a particular type of Temple. So high level, the low tide and who goes back and how well it's actually a very interesting narration because when he enters upon it, he's actually approached by a shaitana by a devil. Right? I mean, very strange things start to happen. He's attacked in very

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strange ways. And then he he slices that devil, he goes towards an ERISA and he says to an ERISA Yasuko Franchi ALLAH SubhanA Qi in the RAI to Allah Ohana ki o Riza we have disbelieved in you, we do not glorify you, I see that ALLAH SubhanA wa Jana has humiliated you aside a little the Allahu Anhu breaks the real altruism. So it comes back to the prophets of Allah when he was salam, having carried out that command, and then the Prophet sallallahu wasallam takes kind of little the a lot of time on her with him to the next phase of the book. And the rest of that is history. So how a lot of the law and when I was in the rank of the Muslims Now it's important to mention here as well,

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because the scholars will mention that hearted little the Allahu Anhu did in fact make a few mistakes in the very beginning. And they were mistakes, because he was quick to his sword. And the most consequential one which has a very famous due out behind it is that the prophets lie some silent on either the law on YouTube, no journeyman. And when he went there, how to double the Allah Tada and who was quick, he invited them to Islam, they didn't say Islam. Now, they said saw that now, which means we changed our religion, which can mean that they apostate it, or that they became Muslim. They had their weapons, he said, Why do you have your weapons, they said this is for the

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other Arab tribes, he ordered them to put them down, they refuse to put them down. Why? Because one of the things that plays into this in a very unique way is that high level the law and had a previous rivalry with that tribe. In particular. Remember, he used to duel with everybody, right? Also, what complicates is that in Janelia, this was the tribe that killed an uncle of coyote that on the low end, they killed an oath, the father of Abdullah cannot have an oath. Right, which becomes irrelevant in the story. So in any case, kind of little the low tide and who was quick to attack that tribe, not realizing that indeed, some of them have become Muslim, right, or all of them part

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of them, or some of them had become Muslim.

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And when this came back to the prophets lie some of the loved one or model the Allah and when I came to the Prophet sign, salam, and he complained to the Prophet slicin About what Khalid had done because this is a huge mistake in the early days of Islam in the early days of his being Muslim. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked towards the Caribbean, he said Allahumma in the Umbra elaida minimal Sana violet. Oh Allah I disavow myself of what God has done. This is not what I taught him. Oh Allah I disavow myself of what God has done. So it's a significant mistake. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says I need all the allotted time and Hotu bento Jenny Giardina

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to make up for to compensate in whatever ways that he possibly can for the mistake that had a little the Allah Tala and homemade and some of their elements say this is not a part of history you should brush over in fact, it's something to say that this was complicated. You had to unlearn some of the practices of Jehovah you know when we talk about the very famous story of of without all the alarm

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We're saying governance so that oh child of a black woman and the prophets licen himself, you have a new part of Jehovah you still have a new some Janelia you had to unlearn some of that ignorance and in the case of how to little the Allahu Anhu you have to rein in that sword as well. It's not just, you know, take advantage of it and just go you have to rein in that sort. And it's important as well. Subhanallah to show that the prophets lie Selim reigns him in he rectified the situation he disavowed himself from what Khalid Radi Allahu Anhu did but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam moved Highland Radi Allahu Anhu to a place of growth, it became a learning experience not an

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experience in which the prophets of Allah or any Muslim took caught it or the low tide of annual as a result of his mistake, and basically broke him. It's a powerful example from the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And by the way, the reason why I mentioned Subhan Allah and the amount of Nero for all the Allahu anhu, his father having been killed by this tribe, that, you know, I'm not under oath actually came to find a little the Allahu Anhu because he suspected that one of the reasons you're still human, one of the reasons why you were quick to attack them was because you remember them killing your uncle. Right? So he's suspecting that maybe there's some Jehovah that's

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still within you that you need to purify this, we don't do this anymore. Keep in mind, what did the Arabs used to do? If you killed my camel? 40 years later, my son will come and attack your entire tribe that actually happens. So I've met them now for saying you still have some Janelia inside of you, and hurdle of the law and who argues back and what it says and they killed your father too. Right? And this is actually where the prophets lie. Selim has the very famous Hadith it's interesting, let's assume who hadn't been asabi for in Accumulo. And for Camilla offered, offered in the hubba madaraka mood hottie him well anaesthesia. Prophets lie some said Do not curse my

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companions. Because if one of you were to spend a mountain of effort in gold, you would not be able to reach their rank not even a handful. So the Prophet says I'm actually humbled by that little the Allah anyone said, Look, you're not to the rank of women. Overall, the law and labor still remain calm and unfettered and public factory will cotton hula Ergo Mudaraba, salmonella, Dena, Anthropo, membantu, a cartel. What could learn what are the Allahu Krisna the scholars actually mentioned this verse, apply Subhan Allah to many of the Sahaba that embraced Islam in the later years, that those of you that came early on are not equal to those who came later on. Right? That's the paraphrasing

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of the meaning of this verse. So the prophesy son was even telling kind of little the Allahu Anhu not yet Oh, harlot. You're not to that rank. Yup. So respect, I'm not even know for the alone, you need to show your respect. And this was the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam maintains, right, the Father, the blessings of the MaHA Julene. And the unsavoury while also making space for some of these great companions that are embracing Islam, but they're embracing Islam very late. So there is a learning curve here. But Subhanallah one of the things that you'll notice about high level, the low end was that his mistakes came only in the early days, only in the early days.

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And this is important, because you see that he grew out of these mistakes and he instead lifted the bar raised the bar in terms of noble ethics and the prophets lie some kept finding ways to integrate these new companions, while not diminishing the rank of the older companions, one of the famous narrations

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of the melachim, the buck, he narrates verse interview, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mahadi, then inherited niqab that the prophets like some

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kind of double the alignments and how it had been carried. And the prophets lie Selim went out and had visited with them in the farewell hedge and how to double the Allahu Anhu was there. Right he was there in the farewell hedge. So the prophets lie Selim Hala Casazza who, when he had his head shaved, he took some of his hair and he sent it to high level of the Allah Tala, which is very interesting. And you'll see exactly this comes back later on in the story. He sent some of his hair ally, his salatu salam to call it, Radi Allahu Tada. And now I mean if you think about who's who did the prophets like some save what was shaved from his hair for right like, you have uhm Sudima will

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be Allah, the mother of Anissa grammatical or the Allah and who this woman who dedicated herself to Islam very early on why Salat? There's something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is doing here to honor hide a little the low tide and hope to give his not just his blessing to highlight all the low tide and hope but to also validate how little the low tide and who to increase harlot or the Allahu Taala and when to build that bond with hydrogen read all the Allahu Taala Anhu and Khalid has to grow in his spirituality, And subhanAllah just as the human beings

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plot against Carter there'll be a lot of time to analyze. He's a Muslim. One of the narrations that he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said the opposite of Allah in account Eden Meenal Jin ki Dooney verily one of the jinn is plotting against me in the Prophet slice I'm told him to say, oh, they'll be Kelly Mattila who turned naughty naughty la Yuja with Hoonah Barbone Well, Roger mincer Reema Zara Phil out of the womb if Rojo minha woman shall remain or doofus Sama, ma NZ Lumina woman Cherie Cooley pirating. Illa Farrakhan Yatra, could be fading your Rockman so long narration call of alto, so I'd have a hola who I knew that he said I seek refuge in the Perfect

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Words of Allah which neither the upright nor the corrupt may overcome from the evil of what he created, of what he made, and of what he scattered from the evil of what descends from the heavens and what rises up from them, or to them from the evil of what he scattered in the earth and what emerges from it from the evil of night and day and from the evil of every visitor at night. Except for the visitor who comes with good Yarraman almost merciful. So there's the learning of there, there is the growth in spirituality. And there's the also winning the respect of the Muslims with some of the ethics that he's that he demonstrates. So one of the people that complained about him

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was it Ben Amato, the Allahu Anhu. And there's a chapter in the books of the Hadith that will matter, you'll see what will I do mean and Muslimeen. Some of you will recall, who saw people who will have aneema, the chapter of the spoils of war that are taken away, or something that's taken away from the Muslims and then found by the commander of the Muslims amongst the enemy. What does that mean? someone steals something from you or you lose something in battle. And then years later, that Muslim army comes back and they find the property that was stolen away from that person. So what should be done with it, and not follow the law and who narrates that I'm loving or model the

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law on whom I once lost the horse in war, it was seized in war. And when Harlequin will eat all the Allahu Anhu years later,

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basically defeated that enemy and he found the horse that belonged to him and Amato the Allahumma he saved it and then he gave it back to Allah and Allah, Allah Allah Tala Anioma. So there's a learning process here, there is a new ethics there's a new value system to abide by. So when does he get to shine in the military sense, and this is where we'll take it from here and talk about the growth of Khalid and what either will the Allahu anhu, the Emir of the Muslims, the commander of the Muslim army, who was the first person to appoint them, I'll go back to the vehicle of the Allahu Tada and that in and of itself, is a sign of your praiseworthy nature right that well Becca will the alone

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who finds you fit to command the Muslim army and all that good will the Allah Tada and hope particularly appointed him to fight the red the wars, the apostasy wars, where you had all of these false prophets that were now rising Muslims that were apostates on the basis of tribe. And of course, we've learned about the brutality of Maceda al Khattab, the worst of the false prophets after the death of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and when some of the people said well what if he's quick to his sword you know how how little the law and was quick to sort of Wilbekin on the low tide? And who said if my Lord asked me No sir Eleni Robbie, if my Lord asked me on the day of

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judgment, why did you appoint How did the medieval the Allahu Anhu on top of the on top of the Muslim army are in charge of the Muslim army? He said I will say to my lords, I'm married to I'm DECA was a De Luca SallAllahu. And he was telling me a cool I heard your servant and your friend Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, How are you doing safe when Mincio Fila Salah hula and then Mustafa King Khalid is a sword from the swords of Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala has Unchi against the disbelievers. So I'll go back to the saying I've calculated this and I have my excuse before Allah subhanaw taala I believe that he's the right man for the job, even if he's been Muslim

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for just a few years, even if he's made some mistakes in his early days of being a Muslim, kind of little the Allahu Tada and who is the right commander of the Muslims. So I'll go back to the send some forward

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and hide a little the Allahu Anhu Of course, attains victory over Muslim and cut up the Battle of your mama, which is a huge victory. And there are many of the Sahaba that fought under how to throw the towel towel and who there and then how are they allowed to and who was able to basically quell many of the apostates there were many different false prophets and apostolates that were rising so he was able to defeat many of these pockets that were rebelling against the new Zenith against the rollback of the Allah Tada. Now what what bore

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Under the Muslims were the Persians, the Persian Empire. And this is really important because Wilbekin will the Allah Tada, who actually had envisioned in accordance with what the prophets lie some had mentioned, engaging the Roman Empire first, the Muslims are literally situated between the Persians and the Romans there on both sides.

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And so initially that was the plan was to engage the Roman Empire first, not the Persian empires are situated between them. But the Persian Empire, were directly inciting the rid of the Arabs on the border. Okay, they were directly inciting some of the revolts against double Becquerel, the A lot of times, and generally speaking, had a more hostile posture towards the Muslims, both of them of course, the whole story of was because an ally to the Roman Empire killed the Muslim emissary, right. So they both had their hostility and it was both sort of like we're gonna push these these this new tribe around these these little guys around, right and let them know that we're going to

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fight each other while they're nothing

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but a pullback it will be a lot of time and who saw that it was important strategic to now engage the Persian Empire instead. So initially, while rubrica are taking place, while the apostasy wars are taking place, I will recommend the alarm on who says and within nominal Hanifa or the Allahu Taala and hope to keep them at bay. And within an hour, the Allahu Anhu is able to keep them at bay in many different ways. And then he sends a letter to Khalid all the allow Tata anhu, to proceed towards Iraq after Robert read the after the apostasy wars, and to engage them as well. Right, that it's time to fight them as well. Right. And of course, the aggressions are coming from that side.

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And so Now is your turn to move towards them. So he receives that order. And in the letter of Rebecca, Rebecca will the law and who says that whoever wants to come home can meaning this is not a mandatory battle. Right? This is for whoever wants to stay with you. So initially, his army dwindles from 13,000 to 2000. And then he asked to go back to the Allah Tala and hope for reinforcements. Abu Bakr sends him to the man who is equal to 1000 Men, I'll Carcar or the Allah hotel and hope as his main reinforcement. And then there's, there are other Muslims that come from Medina to join the effort with kind of little the Allahu Taala and hope to move now on the Persian Empire, the most

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aggressive and the most brutal, and the most violent empire of the day, even more violent, more brutal than the Roman Empire. Right. This was a hostile empire that used to always have statement victories, right.

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And of course, they were at war with the Romans forever, before the Muslims came along.

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And this is where you see now the Battle of that to sell acid, the Battle of the chains, which we'll talk about. So if you were to break down all of hundreds battles, right, it's about 100 campaigns, it's a lot, we're not going to be able to cover all of them. So I just want to sort of focus on the main ones that represent a turning point for kind of there'll be a lot of time and we'll end the Muslims. That to set us at the Battle of the chains. So how does little the law of town and who is basically they're going into the southern area of Iraq, okay, the Persian Empire, of course, has a lot as well. And the center of the Persian Empire at the time was actually in Iraq. It's not in what

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is modern day Ilan, right? It's actually a medallion, which would be close to both of that, and the center of their empire. So he initially sees how little the law and who targets what's known as Ebola. Ebola is the main port for the Persian Empire.

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and Canada, the Allah Tala animal makes his move. And he sends a letter to homeless. Homeless is the commander of the of the Persian Empire under kisana, who is the main hub so homeless, so he sends a letter to homeless, telling him, you know, giving him basically his options, right? Submit to Islam, and be safe SLM, testing them, or agreeing to the payment of the jizya. And you and your people will be under our protection, or else you have only yourself to blame for the consequences. And he says to him, a very famous sentence, he says, luck, I get to come back home and you have bone and mouth come and talk to him bone and hire, that I'm bringing you a people who love death as much as you

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love life. Like we're not afraid of you. who are most gets this letter, and he's like, really? These little Bedouins? Right? We've been pushing them around and beating up on them all these years. In fact, Rice was basically a client of the Persian Empire. Right like these guys think they can fight us back. Now. They think they have it

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stance against this. So homeless,

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sends 20,000 fighters in chains and in heavy armor. Now, what does it mean to send them in change, the Persians had a very interesting battle tactic, they had a lot of numbers. And what they would do is they would put chains across their own legs, all right, to where they were like a wave of forts that could not be moved, and they would overwhelm you with their numbers. Okay, they move towards you. And they were chained to each other not fully like chain, but they would have a cuff on one leg to the next person, they were chained to each other. And they would come forth with their swords and with their advanced artillery, they were known to have better weapons, more advanced weaponry than

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anyone else in the world at the time. So the idea was, we're just we just overwhelm you with force these little bedwyn Arabs, we're just going to move them, right just go over them without any type of issue. And one of the things about how to little the low on one, one of the things that makes him the most brilliant commander of all time is that every single battle of Thailand he has some tricks that he doesn't use in the battle before so he's completely unpredictable, completely unpredictable. But there is never a battle with tiny little the law on who was just face to face. He's always got something up his sleeve. So Khalid, largely his main tactic is optical illusions. That's what he

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didn't want to write. He makes you think his army is somewhere and they're not really there. So hard a little the Alo, I'm Hope, makes it seem like he's in a place called Kalima, Kalima, which is south. Okay. A Buddha is here Kadima is here. So they marched towards Kadima.

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And they realize the Haggadah, the Allahu Anhu just put up a bunch of props there, and his army is not actually there.

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So then it's like peekaboo were actually up here. He was actually in a place that was North, which was known as that heavy.

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And so Hormoz is army gets the word that crowded, valid armies actually and heavy. So they move towards a happier when they do that, however, the Lord who takes his arm around and then they come back to California.

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Then his army gets the message that they're back here. So they come back south, and he moves again. Why is he doing that? Because he's exhausting them. They're in chains. And they're walking through the desert,

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with the chains on their legs, and they're getting exhausted. So he's exhausting their army. And then he scares them from one side. And so they move towards one direction. So basically, he gets them paranoid. And they wouldn't sleep at night, because they'd be worried where kind of little the law on his army is gonna pop up from. And by the time they actually, you know, make it to fight him to like come into combat, they're so exhausted and worn out from just the amount of movement that they've had to do. So this was something completely unanticipated, right, they'd never faced this type of an opponent before Hormoz actually sends a message to Kisara. Like, this is weird. Different

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things are happening here, we need help. So kissa blocks off, he sent some reinforcements to block off the Euphrates block off any type of access to water. So basically how to draw the line whose army will suffer from dehydration is panela how to double the law and who says to the army to put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala it just so happens that it rains upon them. And they were able to fill all of their water skins and so that tactic failed. So then they finally meet

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in battle after days of just exhaustion, right, moving them from one place to the other and the Muslims are fresh, out numbered, but fresh. So how does all the alarm was tactic was attack, retreat, attack, retreat, attack, retreat, attack retreat. So it's all of these false attacks where they're just they're just tired. Okay.

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And homeless wants to make a statement.

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So homeless calls out for harlot, right, the Arabs used to duel before battle, every every empire of the day had a different way of starting off about so hold on was calls out for hot it says come out to a duel, which seems really bold because no one deals with Fallot. But Hormoz has plans that he actually tells three of his most skilled fighters to stand in the front row. And once the battle starts, he basically is going to trick him and then come out and just killing right come out and kill him before the battle even ends right before the duel ends. So far, a lot of the Allahu Anhu of course does not back down from the challenge but he's not he's not done. Right because of all the

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law of town and who comes out.

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And, you know, just after a few swipes podemos who's also a skilled fighter a skilled general, he tells them you know what, let's drop the weapons let's do hand to hand combat.

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Right? All right, fine, because all the low on hope drops the

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weapons Hormoz drops the weapons. And as soon as they basically fight hand to hand and hand to hand combat, the three men rushed care about the Allahu Taala and who was on to their plan.

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So Cara would rush as soon as they rushed and Subhanallah the three men got there before Al Carcar in the duel, Khalid was so strong, that he basically picked up podemos and used him to protect himself until a car probably alone, okay, and he finished them off. And then Khalid killed Hormoz which was a huge, huge, huge sign of defeat for the Persian Empire like to lose your general in the in the in the duel in the very start is extremely demoralizing. They're already exhausted, their legs are in chains. And so when Carlin's little the Allahu anhu, kills Hormoz, it basically, you know, already signifies their defeat. And after Hormoz was that it took them very little time to

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basically decimate that particular army. And that was the first defeat, right, which was that to sell us the Battle of the chains, a major defeat, they come back with of aneema By the way, the spoils, and they say that was the first time Medina saw an elephant because they took one of the elephants as well, and brought an elephant with them back to Medina from the spoils of battle. You also had some of the Persians that converted to Islam after this. So some of the soldiers convert to Islam, some of the people convert to Islam, because of the low tide and who continues his advance into southern Iraq at the time.

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You have what's known as that to now the Battle of the river. We're once again caught all the low tide and was able to take from the area of the Euphrates,

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a physician and is able to kill up to 30,000 Persian Persian soldiers according to some of the narrations, and one of the tactics that he utilized was called though the alarm took out the generals first because he kind of realizes that the generals are the morale of the Persian Empire that they had a great emphasis that was placed on the general so harlot plots on the generals before he plots on the others, and he thinks about their morale before he thinks about how he moves forward. Then he moves to central Iraq, which is at the fort of unbelief fort, the fort of Amber is only about 80 miles away from Babylon.

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huddly alone, who sees this huge army right at the fort.

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And he's like, I know exactly what to do. He brings 1000 Archers, and he says, take out the ice, the skilled archers, he goes, he basically takes out the eyes. And it actually became known as Merrick Merica to ruin the America of the ruin the Battle of the eyes, because has all the alarm on him basically blinds that army, and then attacks them and huddle the alarm and who takes that position as well. So he's moving through and kissa, who's the head of the Persian Empire, who's obviously been fighting. The Romans this entire time is like what is happening here, where all of a sudden, we're incurring this type of loss here, and kind of this employing a different tactic every time we

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can't figure him out in this regard. And there's also Subhanallah narration, you know, it's sinful on the Sahaba of Imam Muhammad Rahim, Allah and others, that they reached an area that Hadron

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and the Medusa had a lot of magicians. So they told her though, the Allahu anhu, and one of the battles they said, Look, if you drink our poison, we'll surrender to cuddle the alarm said, Give me the poison.

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He said, Bismillah, he drank the poison, nothing happened to him

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right through to the site. Don't try this at home if someone gives you poison.

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First of all, the narration has some kilometer has some words. Secondly, if someone gives you poison, don't say Bismillah and drink and say nothing happened to me you're not hiding lethal the a lot of times, right? And the Sahaba had caught on that. So if anything, this was a miracle of one of the companions, but the point is, is that it completely humiliated, the Persians and the Muslims that even more more confidence right after high though the law on basics, that's the best you got tossed it aside, like it was nothing, right. And it did not affect his body at all. So the persons are shocked. The Persian Empire is shocked. The Roman Empire is starting to catch wind about what's

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happening. Right. And basically what happens is these two empires that have been fighting each other for over 700 years, basically kind of have like a de facto agreement. You know what, let's take a break from fighting each other. And let's deal with these guys. Because they're a nuisance to us, right? You gotta wipe out these people in the middle that we thought were just our little client kingdoms that we could just, you know, pitch around to each other. So they they basically agree to take a break in an informal way, despite their heated battles amongst themselves and say, Listen, we're going to do away with them. And so now you shift towards a shump, which is greater Syria,

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Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon.

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Wilbekin will the Allahu Taala and his sons for commanders towards a shump He says I'm gonna have an apostle the allot of time I'm going towards the area of Philistine which we're going to talk about obviously, the areas are not delineated in the exact same way back then right but to the area generally a Philistine was honored also the alongside that to the area of domestic was EWB Sophia will be allowed to and then he son should have been no Hassan although the Allahu taala. And so what's the area of Jordan, the area of an ODIN. And then he sent a Baden Gerardo, the Allahu anhu, to the area of hemps, the area of hemps, also in Syria, so he's got, you know, breaking the law and

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who is engaging the Roman Empire at the time the Byzantines at the time,

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but obey them Gerardo de la and who asks about Beckett for reinforcements about the Allahu Taala against the Romans because things are getting very difficult to the Roman Empire is starting to turn up the heat so he basically asks for help in engaging the Roman Empire above Beckett or the Lazzara and who sends a letter to how to do and what evil the low and who is in Iraq and basically says I need you to turn towards a Shem I need you to hurry up to a shop because things are becoming difficult for the Sahaba that are in a sham at the time.

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And this also becomes one of the miracles of clouds literally a lot of time so far a little bit louder and who basically gathers his advisers

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and his main Delhi which was basically his guide, the guy that would map out the terrain for him map out the route for him was a man by the name of Rafa Ibn omega so he asked lawfare in Romania he says give me the routes how do we get to a sham What's the quickest way there he says you've got you know, the northern route which is along the Euphrates to northeast modern day Syria. It's a well traveled route. And how did you use to measure routes back though What do you think if you're traveling with an army What do you measure routes by

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someone tell me something that I can make out?

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What is it?

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Days? Okay, time what else? What do you need along the route?

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Seven elevens.

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Water Exactly. Water masala, you need water. Right? So basically back then if you're mapping out a large army moving from one direction to another, you're really analyzing where the wells are. You're looking at the timespan you're looking at the difficulty of the terrain, you're looking at, you know, villages along the way you're looking at, again, the Romans and the Persians basically owns everything, right. So you either worked for the Romans or you work for the Persians, you're analyzing all these different things. But water is a huge part of this, how you plan your route. So Rafi, he gives him two routes. He said you've got along the Euphrates, or you have along the route,

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what's known as which is known as a tunnel, right? It's an easy March, but it's a longer march around the South. And the hurdle of the law and says, give me a route that no one's ever taken before.

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I need I need to march terrain, I need to we need to move in a way that's completely unpredictable. That's fast. That's never been taken before. So it also says Listen, there's one route.

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But there is no water on this route. The terrain is difficult. No armies ever marched it, you're not gonna see water for over 100 miles. And actually, if you map the point of his departure, there isn't a single well for 120 miles. So imagine you've got to basically keep yourself hydrated and make it through the hot desert. And through the terrain. Without water. How little the law says to Kevin Avila. That's the one we're taking

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off is like, Yeah, I mean, this, this is not easy. You might lose your army along the way. And it says, to a telenovela, we're going to trust in Allah subhana wa Jannah we will find our way through that terrain, and we will make our way over there. So hide a little the law and who says where's the first well off that I can remember.

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You know, there's one narration he remembered a little spring under a tree because he's elite, he's well traveled around that area, a little spring, again, over 100 miles out. So how does like alright, that's the point that we're gonna make our way to so we're gonna assess our days by that point, and when they got there Subhanallah you know, days later Raafat couldn't find this the spring. And so the Muslims made there, they looked for this thorn tree. And eventually, they were able to dig under the roots of that tree and the spring came out and you know, kept going with Muslims and the Muslims were saying Allahu Akbar, and it was a matter of ease for them. So that's

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one thing that happened along the route. There's another you know, historical narration that shows up in some of the books that cited little the Allah Tada and who employed a strategy, which was to fill the camels with water, and then to prevent them from eating. And then once you run out of water, there's a particular part of the candle that stores the water, you sacrifice the candles and you're able to access that water. So it's a very, very, like tedious type of tactic, but kind of the law on William

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why's that? So he fills the camels with water when they have access to water, three days into it after the heat gets to them and they run out of water. They sacrifice the camels and they access the basically where the water is stored within the body of the camel. I think you're all getting the point that how little the law on who always has a solution, right? I just want you to imagine if you're a Muslim, and you're in that day and age like the guy is unfazed by absolutely anything and he's always got a solution which is why by the way in most people when the prophets lie some of the Muslims at that time defeated them. Most people were like, Let's go back to Mecca. We've done this

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before it was better. Cut it's a no no, we got our way rounds. Because clotted is that tight, I was always like I've got a solution. I can figure this out I can figure this out I can figure this out.

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So in any case, they reach into a sham

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thought a little the alone time and who reaches to Barbados and Iraq or the Allah Allah and

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obey them season and he smiles. He's reassured kind of little the low annual comes to him and the nickname of Khalid was Abu Sulayman and he said obey the law the law and he says that I received a letter from Abu Bakr Siddiq. Well the law I know about your you're coming and he said there's no resentment in my heart and hamdulillah um, you know, we're basically pleased to serve under like kind of little the law and was gonna come and basically assume the leadership of all of the battalions at that point in a sham and had a little the Allahu Anhu starts to praise or evade all the law I know he says that could be anecca I mean know how the llama that's because you're the I

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mean, the trustworthy one of this OMA that's why you don't have these like spiritual. You always think in the interest of the OMA like obey them and Gerardo the Allahu Anhu did not send a letter to record all the law. I'm not saying I've got it covered. He's thinking in the interest of the OMA and you're not thinking about yourself, we're trying to be the hero trying to be a brave person, you're always putting the interests of the first, so they lay siege to a town called Busan. And then you have the Battle of alleged Nadine, which is a very famous battle,

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where you have Subhanallah, all of the battalions of the Muslims basically merge and a sham to fight this battle of a genetic, these are some of the most consequential battles against the Romans at the time. It's about 30,000 Muslims against 90,000 Romans. So this ratio of being outnumbered is a constant factor here. And the battle actually takes place in a valley called why this Solent, which is where it's believed that there will be his Sudan defeated Goliath, why the sun so this is actually the area of modern day Philistines. This kind of there's a symbolism to this to that the Muslims are facing this gigantic army, the Roman Empire, right commanded by Caesar in this area.

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And there's something Subhanallah that happens there's a narration that I just love about this kind of little the Allahu Anhu so fearless that sometimes you might interpret his fearlessness, his recklessness, how it will go out at night and basically walk around and check out the other army with nobody else.

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Right. And so they wake up and they say, Where's How did they go? And they find him he's kind of scouting by himself. He's always scouting. It's like he never sleeps. So, you know, you're about to fight edge. Nadine, you got 90,000 people on the other side. Right? And heard all the alarm hoses going over casually checking them out seeing what they have planned, completely unfazed. So they basically you know, told them like stop doing this. We're worried about you and had a little the alarm on who said Didn't you hear the prophets? Like some say methodology? Yes, Guru Rob, the Hawala the law, yes, Guru method, how you will make it didn't you hear that the prophets lice? And I'm said

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that the one who remembers Allah the example of the one who remembers Allah and the one who doesn't remember Allah is like living in the depth?

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And they said, Yes, he said, so what can 10s of 1000s of dead people do to one living man,

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I'm alive, they're dead.

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Because he's walking around doing wicked Subhanallah the man has his military genius, but this shows you the growth and his spirituality as well. My vicar is my shield. These people are all dead. I'm not worried about

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the next day, got a little deal outside and who comes out to meet the commander?

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And you got to understand that the Persians and the Romans insulted the Muslims initially. And the insult was you're just a bunch of raggedy dirty Arabs from the desert that don't have anything. Like who do you think you are? Stop taking yourself so seriously, right? So they throw these insults towards them. If you remember, when Sandra will be low on hope, first Muslim and Persia he put dirt he told him to carry a bag of dirt on his head. Right like Go back, go back to where you came from, basically go back to the desert. And sadly, all the alarms said to have this alarm. And this is the earth being submitted to us. I'm not worried about it. unfaced so huddle the alarm who comes out to

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meet the Commander? The Commander says to him listen.

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He says to him

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The Persians every time they've come to this area, they've left defeated. And YouTube will leave defeated. He said, My assumption is a Huracan al joueur will outwash you poor people probably came out here because you need some food and some water, you need some money. Right? That's the you're not fighting for anything meaningful, you probably are just, you know, Arabs trying to like, you know, launch these little raids, because you want some money. We're the Roman Empire, we got to back it's okay, we'll take, we know what you really want. So he said to him, you know, from my generosity, I'll let you go home. I'll give each one of you a denim, a robe and a turban. And he

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said, For you, I'll give you 100 100 That humps 100 robes, 100 turbans? And he said, Come back to me the next year, I'll give you all the did hum. I'll give you all the rope. I'll give you all the turban. Just go. Right, get out of our faces. Shadow the law and we'll

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play some mind games here.

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And he's also a man who's so fearless that when you see him you're you're terrified by his faith. You know, when someone just shows that they're completely unfazed. unshaken and you can tell somehow you're terrified by him.

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So he says to him, he responds to Me says Allah He Maharaj nominated to jewelleries that I swear by Allah we did not come out to you because of hunger. What our kin Nana como nostra would demand we're a people who like to drink blood. Like we're going to use we're going to play on your Arab savagery here. And he said, Well, I didn't know and Allah dama dama Asha, what an October Mandela demand room and we have come to learn that there is no blood sweeter than the blood of the Romans. Like, we're not worried about you. We're not hungry. We're just you know, Arab savages. We're waking up today. And he's done. By the way, all these robes and turbans, once we defeat you will just take them

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anyway.

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So God, it pleases mind games back with him.

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And the guy is like, Okay, this guy is different, something is wrong here. So they go back how little they allow to and who is not quick to attack. So you can imagine sort of the standoff before the battle. The idea was to scout find out what they were doing. So got a little deal outside, and who

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spends a lot of time sending spice, right to basically understand the terrain. And he's already planning and you're going to understand the military genius part he's already planning for 100 days after like he's planning all his contingencies before the battle even starts. So he takes his time.

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He realizes they're not going to attack first takes his time, sort of studies the terrain,

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the rather than as worthy a lot of time and who, who if you you know, if you watch the the documentary that we did on the playground was Yaqeen, I talked about the Rodman as well as the law of town and because I visited where his grave is in Jordan, that all the low tide and who has caught his right hand man, the role of the law teller, and who, you know, leads a few skirmishes, there are a few fights that take place here, there, the rod takes out 10 He actually wears the, you know, the Roman outfit of one of the soldiers just walks his way right back into town, amongst the Muslims takes off his armor, and he's back to being himself. So these little skirmishes are happening, the

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Scouting is happening and how little the low tide and hopes, you know, basically decides to take the smaller towns around Damascus before fighting before actually the attack takes place before Damascus itself would fall. So he's getting this full idea of the landscape and cut a little the law and he was analyzing their animals and comparing them to his animals and he's matching up. I mean, you can think about the level of genius, what flanks of the Army, have certain horses, where do you line them up? Right, and where he can anticipate certain horses coming from. Now, generally speaking, how to deal with the law on His strategy was with not depth.

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If you read military books, they'll actually cite him for using the strategy, right with not depth. So he doesn't have deep armies, he creates a thin layer, and then he hides one deep layer, so you don't know where the reinforcements are going to come. So you see this thin layer all around. But then the deepest layer is going to attack you from one single direction. So huggle, Delano plots all of this out.

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And then the battle takes place, and Subhanallah they are able to overcome an edge Nadine, and this sends a resounding message to not just the Roman empire but to the world. Now God adored the law. I know the single man is taking his battalions and he's dealing defeat after defeat to the Persian Empire to the Roman Empire. Both the Persians and the end. The Romans are like, what do we do with these people? Right, what are we doing about this small group of people and then they reach the gates of Damascus, and I'm gonna move a little bit quicker now. While they are fighting for Damascus.

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Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu passes away

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at the time that Damascus is actually under battle.

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And Omar will the low tide and who becomes the Khalifa

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And Amara, the Allahu Anhu sends a letter to Pablo obey who Allah will be Allah appointing him as the new commander of the Muslims, effectively replacing Cosmo Lido the longtime and was the commander.

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I want to be a little the amount of time he receives the message in the middle of the bow.

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So he decides not to tell harlot about the battle because he doesn't want to jeopardize the battle.

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I mean, we're having him right. He's a trustworthy one of the summer. He's always thinking for the OMA. You know, he says, You know what, this is not the right time. So he holds on to the letter himself. He lets the battle take place after high school, the law of town and who wins the battle. He goes to find a little the law town and with great embarrassment almost with the letter from a mayor Mininova Pablo, the Lauryn Hill appointing him as the commander of the army. Why did Omar all the law on a point of order they didn't and Jawaharlal the law and to be the commander of the army?

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What do you all think?

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Does that go look at so I'm going to tell you all something very important. I know that we get fascinated when we see non Muslims talking about our history. You got a professor you got some sort of writer talking about our history. And as academics, they throw out something write us like a narration narration someone walk with you. They say, Oh, my God did not like cut it. And that's why, you know, they had some previous disputes and that's why he removed him and as Muslims sometimes in the name of being objective, we take these narrations that completely undermine the character of the sahaba. Do you think Ahmed are going to help out El Faro? Allah do you Federico banal happy well

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about the one who, who is the distinguisher between truth and falsehood would let his personal grudge drive him to put the OMA at risk.

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Come on. Right so when people start circulating a video, there's a very particular like lecture, some military school talking about kind of being the most brilliant military strategist of all time, like, Oh, this is what he said, well, more than likely I did very much. Or they had a previous dispute and jelly. And yes, you have, you know, narrations and writers, you know, that make this claim.

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Omar, even a Hapa. Who would put his face to the ground to a child for the sake of Allah soprano time for this OMA, you think he's going to jeopardize the OMA? And the safety because he doesn't like cotton, what either will be a lot of time. I can't buy that. I can't swallow it. There's also a narration from Almighty Allah Tada, which is very specific, and it makes a lot of sense.

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There was a celebrity that was starting to develop around Hadith and a sense of invincibility to where people started to say, If God is amongst us, we never lose. If God is here, we will win. victory comes from cotton. There are even people that start to say to call it a Roman commander. In fact, I asked him, he says, you know, we've heard that Allah sat down a sword to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam and he gave you that sword. Is it true that you have a sword from the heavens? Like safe Allah? Are you this unbreakable undefeatable? You know like demigod or something like that that's what they're that's what they're starting to suggest right on some of the non Muslims right?

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But even amongst the Muslims there is this this aura of invincibility developing around coddle the Lord, because the man cannot lose the battle.

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And almost all the low tide I know says well Allah He mountains out to hide it and stuff that in one Artheon I swear I did not remove silent, out of betrayal or hatred or anything like that. He says what I can do, she lifted an SOP for you Kiruna Edie. I was afraid that people would be put to fitna because of him, and then they'd be entrusted to him meaning instead of people trusting Allah, they'll start to trust him. They'll start to believe that victory comes from Cosmo either or the Allah I know instead of from Allah subhanaw taala and preserving the Aqeedah of the Muslims. The faith of the Muslims is more important than your military losses or your military wins. I need you

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to understand where victory comes from in tonsil rely on soracom. You support the cause of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will support you do not start to believe that it comes from the sort of fighter there'll be a lot of times or else you'll be put to the test Allah will lead you to the sort of cut

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it's powerful, almost all the law and who wants to preserve their hearts wants to preserve their faith and he hasn't points and kind of muddle the law and who understands that sellable or they didn't Jawaharlal the Allah Tada and after the battle goes to Solomon Edo the law and when he reads the letter to him, kind of the law the law of town and he says you have a hammock Allah yeah that obey the nomina aka and to Alemany Hina Jack, may Allah have mercy on your elbow obey the Why didn't you tell me as soon as it came to you? Why did you wait so long?

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And he responds and he says in the curry to an axe Iranica Halbach he said I didn't want to break I didn't want to basically mess things up. And he says one i soltana Dunya redo what to do.

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Yattaman so I don't want authority in this dunya nor do I work for this world like I'm a little the law. I'm saying that's not I'm not that type of guy, right? I'm not the person that's going to fight over commander ship or being a general couldn't do enough in law one. And we're all brothers for the sake of Allah.

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God has little the amount of time. What does he do? Some are not what we hear, and we obey. And this is one of the greatest signs of the sincerity at this point. If he was driven by what used to drive him into Hadiya. He would have caused the fits. Right? How dare you remove me he would have started all sorts of fitna, but I'm gonna hop up, maybe went and started his own empire, right? Go start something else, take some Muslims with him and be a fitna for the Muslims. Instead, he says some and what we hear and we obey, I will accept any position that you give me.

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So obey the law, the law of China, and basically uses that as an opportunity to elevate curdle the law. And we put him in charge of some armies. And he continues to elevate him and use him as an advisor because he understands that God can map out in a way that even he cannot. And it does work to the benefit of the Muslims, as they said, because of obey the law, the law of town and who was a negotiator, he was a diplomat, coddled, Alana was not a diplomat or a negotiator. And so a lot of what would happen like Jerusalem for example, and clicks remember a war later on the low tide and whole negotiating with the Romans at the time, a lot of that was not how to deal with a lot on

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hostile. So there was an approach that worked here and our approach that worked here, but at the end of the day, both of them together, we're able to do so much. There's a beautiful narration where of the lumberjack federal the longtime, who was apprehended in one of the one of the the skirmishes and obey the law, the law of town and return to follow the law. And he said, Yeah, absolutely, man, I'm asking you to go out and to rescue Abdullah Jaffa. So he said, he said, Absolutely. He said, I was just waiting for you to tell me to do so like I was waiting for the commands. And, you know, our way that all the logs are and put his head down because he was embarrassed, like to tell how does all

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the law I know what to do, and how they will the law town and who said to him, he first he started to praise Him. And it's a long narration. He said, Well, Allah, He if you were to appoint a child over me,

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then I would hear and I would obey. I'm your soldier now. Right? I'm at your command, like I understand my role, and I'm going to work in accordance with what you have put me in. And this was from their, from their sincerity. And Allah subhanaw taala allowed him to be successful in that regard as well. Finally, you have the Battle of Yarmouk, which for the sake of time, I won't go into too much detail. The Battle of Yarmouk takes place in the year 636. It is considered one of the most significant battles in history in the history of Islam in in the history of the world period is the battle of Yarmouk, which is in the area of modern day Syria, the milk river.

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And this is the turning point. This was the point in which the Muslims, if you were to trace a moment in which they defeated overcame the Byzantines, this is really the moment where you really struck the Roman Empire. And they overwhelmed them, again, through multiple tactics, that kind of little, the little town who was able to utilize the numbers put it at about 25,000 Muslims versus 100,000, Byzantines at the time, so 1/4, but they were able to overcome them. And the nominee cathedral himolla has an aeration die when you hire without a chain, but it's a beautiful narration that kind of brings things full circle, the kind of little the louder and hope his helmet fell off

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during the Battle of Yarmouk. And he basically panicked, and he started to go through and starting to go through the ranks of the army to try to find his home, and yet other people do so. Which it wasn't like him to be that way. He's too smart, of a military general to put himself at risk, instead of fighting without the helmet and basically managing, he almost recklessly dives into try to find that helmet. And after the battle when he found his helmet, and I mean, in the middle of the battle, put it back on some of the people actually admonished him for that, like, why did you do that? Like it wasn't that big of a deal. You could have put another helmet on, there were other ways

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for you to basically compensate. And he said that I keep the hair that the prophets lie some gave me

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and handwritten with there in the front of my helmet.

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Subhanallah so he was panicking, because of what he had from the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam with him at the time of battle, all the Allahu Taala Subhan Allah as the time for his death comes near. And one of the things that's incredible outside of the law, and it was actually how early he died in a slump, like his contributions are extremely high. His legacy is great. He actually didn't live that long. After Omaha probably a lot of time, I don't know became the Khalifa of the Muslims. And historian Islam was

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an incredible story. You know, Subhan Allah for the law and who was doodling on a soup SHOW ME TO THE MARK

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Replace God's Will the law and it was delineated helps only to the battlefield I know exactly what I need to do.

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And he used to say he used to say Estrella needed Jihad do and have the Quran. You know, as he started to get sick in his later days and he was unable to be in war. He said that, you know, battle kept me being in Jihad visa vie, Allah kept me from being able to read the Quran, memorize the Quran. And he used to make mistakes and some of the short shoulders of the Quran when he was leading the battles, right leading the army because he never really had time for it. I mean, he went from being the enemy of the Muslims to being a supporter to being a commander, he was just focused on that the entire time. But in his last few months of his life, he would read the Quran from Federer

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to the horse. So he was basically trying to make up for the time that he missed. And he fell in love with the Quran. You know, subhanAllah, realizing that beauty in those last days when he wasn't involved in the battlefield as much. And one of the things that happens is that he gets sick and attempts. So he's in a sham.

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And he's, he's basically dying in his in his bed, which is so anticlimactic for him, right? It's like, you can imagine how much he's envisioned right, dying a brave death on the battlefield and things of that sort. So people come to visit him in his death, you know, during his death, as he's on his deathbed, and he, he shows them he pulls out his arm and he says, you see this? You see this, you see this?

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He says to them, lacasa hit to me that I have encountered 100 battles, right or little rates like skirmish. I've been in 100 over 100 campaigns, military campaigns. What if he just said the men children in Luffy he thought about Atlanta. Oromia like there is not a single part of my body that doesn't have a

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you know, a sword that's that's struck it like a wound from a sword, or an arrow or a spirit. Every part of me is beat up. Every part of my body has been struck in morning

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and he says some Maha more to Allah Rashi can I motivate you now I'm dying on my bed the way that a Campbell would die just

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like he's so upset with himself that I've always, you know, envisioned my end to be in the battlefield. I lived my life in the battlefield.

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And he said, fella, now I'm gonna make the eyes of the cowards never sleep.

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Because he knew that the cowards would know when high though the lower and who died, they would all breathe, they would all breathe and relief, right? May the eyes of the cowards never sleep, may they never find rest. And so So how long have they said to him at the time of his death, there's been a lot of says, one of his companions said to him, don't you remember that the Prophet slice and I'm called you say, if Allah, a sort of Allah.

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You can break every sword in battle, but you are the sword of Allah and the sword of Allah will not be broken.

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Allah azza wa jal gave you a special place, you will not be broken. And subhanAllah this man who was daring this man who went out and battle and all of this, you know, all of this legacy of just being a hero and being the greatest military genius of all time, dies in his bed, and hemps in the year 642. His children die in the plague of M loss, which follows shortly after as does the auto button as well. All the alongside and who more other than juggle the law and who and so many Kenyans in FY 18 kalila in Rolla but we attend Kathy rotten evening Allah when Allah as of justice, how many times did a little group a small group of people overcome a large group of people by the permission of

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Allah, over 100 campaigns in the life of huddle the loads on every single time who is outnumbered and over 100 victories from how didn't lead or are the Allahu taala. And

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if you wanted to go through the quotes about his greatness, both from Muslim historians and non Muslim historians you would never end, John Keegan, who wrote the book, a history of warfare. He said Harlan Waleed was the most brilliant tactical commander in the history of either Islam or Christian dumb. Richard Gabriel who wrote the book The Great armies of antiquity, he said college record as a battlefield commander remains unsurpassed in human history. And in military schools around the world, kind of the study, his tactics and battle are studied. It's literally, you know, chapters upon chapter for every battle and the tactics that he employed. But the greatest compliment

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is what bucket will be allowed to and who is narrated to have said that it is up to Nisa, and you're living the myth

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that women have become incapable of giving birth to a man like that no one will ever give birth to a man like how did again? Well, the Allahu Taala and which was the same thing that oh my god Allah and who said about more either moudaber But all the Allahu Tada. And so we ask ALLAH turns out to be pleased with him, and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to revive in this ummah courage and bravery.

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We that we learned from the likes of how to double the amount of time on home and to allow for those courageous warriors and brave warriors to rise in defense of the oppressed today and Mr. Levine today may Allah Subhana Allah allow us to be joined with the great ones of the past and the great ones of the presence of Muhammad Amin and with our beloved Prophet slicin. For those that aren't alumna Amin shalbatana Next week we'll talk about Oliver and also the a lot of data and we'll continue with his friend who has a very similar path into Islam. But of course also a unique biography. Zack McLaughlin was one of them was talking about kind of being a Muhammad Ali he was

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