Channel: Omar Suleiman
Series: Omar Suleiman - The Firsts
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Santa Monica and welcome to La Habra, cats everyone and welcome back to the first this month with Hamlet in our Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was happy woman while Allah so hamdulillah I mean, we have completed now the story of M selama over the allotted time, Anna. And as I said, the next set of companions that I want to go through are companions who traveled through the land of Habesha the land of Abyssinia, or modern day Ethiopia. And so all of the next several stories are going to be stories of companions, whose journey intersected with hub Russia so that you can have a better example or a better idea of how Mecca and Abyssinia worked for the early Muslims,
of course, prior to the hids, the migration to the city of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam Medina, and in this situation here, we also have the chance to cover another one of our mothers, the mothers of the believers, money on Habiba about the Allahu taala and her, the daughter of Abu sufian and only have Ebola the Allahu taala, on her has a story that starts off similar to him. selama are the Allahu taala. And how but then takes a completely different turn, and offers a very different dimension to some of the struggles of the early Muslims. And I want you to think about this that as we're going through this hub of the prophets lie Selim, you're seeing that each one of them had a
unique story, a unique struggle, and sometimes it gets lost when you're just talking about persecution, and that's it. But there's the struggle of being a widow. There's the struggle of being separated from your husband, there's a struggle of your parents still being on the other side, there's a struggle of, you know, all sorts of financial difficulties in class difficulties. The struggle of urban Massoud is different from the struggle of without the struggle of Earth man is different from the struggle of a muck. All of them have very unique struggles and different struggles. In the case of them Habiba about the allowed Tata Anna, she has one of the most beautiful
stories also laced with pain in the initial days of Islam, that we come across when we look at the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So let's talk about who she was before Islam, and just give a brief description of her. She was born 14 or 15 years before the Prophet slicin, um, received revelation, so she's born in around the year that would put her at 595 or 596, before the Prophet sallallahu Sallam received revelation. And so that would make her about 25 years younger than the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And we don't have much information about her. Prior to Islam. We know a lot about her tribe, we know a lot about the different challenges that her tribe in
particular posed to the prophet SAW the lahardee, who was selling them, and the way that the dynamics of that tribe really would, would not just play a role in the early days of the prophets lie Selim, or even in the late days of the prophets lie some But really, the story of Islam and that is the tribe of Ben omiya. Ben omya, is considered the rival tribe of Banu Hashim and Ben Mac zoom. So if you remember, we spoke quite a bit about bedroom a zoom bedroom, zoom, being the tribe of the likes of Buddha, right. And then omiya is also the tribe of some of the most powerful enemies of the Prophet sallallahu. It was sent him as, as well as some of the most powerful companions of the
messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, but it definitely was one that resisted the Prophet sallallahu it who was sent him quite a bit, and one that was, you know, known for its torture of some of the early Muslims and so below the low tide and who was tortured amongst them. Amar and Samia and the family of Yes, that are tortured amongst Benelux zoom, and you have these two tribes that rejected the prophets lie Selim primarily because he was from Benno Hashem, not because they objected to his creed, but because they they they worried about ceding territory or power to the tribe of the profit slice of them, and the implications of acknowledging a profit from the new Hashem. So you have these
three tribes that were the most powerful tribes of grace, the most powerful clans of Quraysh always competing for something right competing for, you know, royalty competing in regards to hospitality competing in regards to their finances. These are things that would rotate throughout the year between these three tribes. And so when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam declares that he is a prophet of Allah, of course, her father abou Sophia and the father of M Habiba would be one of the most powerful opponents of the
offered a lot he was settling. And we know that you know Earth nominal the low tide and who was from this tribe and Earth's mantle the low tide and who is notably, you know, not just one of the first wealthy people to accept Islam, but he's also the first person from Ben omega to accept Islam. This would make her being one of the early converts, probably the second person to accept this nun from Ben omega, which is very significant. Okay, she is from this tribe. And she's not just from this tribe. Her father is one of the most powerful men of this tribe of josephian. Who, of course, would play a role in the story of Islam throughout the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So
before I get back to Abu Sufyan, let's talk about her mother for a bit. Her mother is Sophia didn't build a house. And her mother being Sophia blouse is the paternal aunt of earthman had been a thumb while the Allahu taala. And so through that she is the first cousin of Earth mom all the time, through her mother's side, and of course earth model the low tide on who would be amongst those that would migrate to Abyssinia as well, as we have already covered and as we said, the first have been omiya to accept Islam, and we don't know much about Sofia, Laos, and most of the sources seem to suggest that Sophia actually passed away before Islam. So she was not there to, you know, to be an
antagonist or to be an enemy or an opponent or embrace the religion of her daughter. And she is ohm Habiba, her name being gumla on Habiba is the only child of Sophia and Sophia bebidas. Abu Sufyan would marry many, many women throughout his lifetime. And so she had many half brothers and half sisters, but
you know, she is the only child According to some sources of ABA, Sophia and Sophia Vint Oblast, with some disagreement on some of her other half brothers and half sisters. Her father was Sophia and his name was Safa had been help. And it's a befitting name at the time, right suffered, of course, meaning stone, the son of war, both things that represented much of the, the the enmity of Abu Sufyan to the Prophet sallallahu it was seldom in the early days of Islam. He was a person who was powerful, noble, eloquent, wealthy, he was was known for being a great diplomat, he was someone that was very popular with the foreign emissaries that would come to Mecca, he had a relationship
with some of the rulers and some of the heads of states around Mecca. So he's a nobleman in the sense of his lineage in the sense of his power, in the sense of his tribe. And he was someone that was also well versed in poetry, and considered to be one of the more literate people in Mecca. And why that's significant is because of the soufiane would recognize something of the prophets lie some early on, right. And that's why you find some of these early narrations of Oblivion, almost accepting Islam, right going and listening to the poor and being recited from the prophets lie Selim. But his tribalism held him back in the early days of Islam, and the power held him back in
the early days of Islam. So he's a powerful man, but he's also a very literate man. He's a noble man, and he is going to be a great opponent to the Prophet salallahu. It he was seldom considered the chief antagonist of the Muslims later on, after his companions of luciferians companions died. What do I mean by that? You know, I don't suggest that you take your Islam for movies. But you know, when you're looking at some of those, those movies about co2 and things of that sort, write the message and others, you'll find that there's always, you know, a rotating role of who's going to be the antagonist of the prophets a lot. He was some of them. But what is what seems to be the case is
that other soufiane initially, was not first in line. In antagonizing the prophets lie Selim in relation to the likes of Abuja had an urban Abbey more eight and some of those other powerful names that you hear about. Okay, so he was, while he was amongst that group of elites, he was not the face of that group of elites antagonizing the prophets, Allah lahardee was sulla however, Abu Sufyan did not go out to bed that were most of them died, right. And so after bed,
where most of the companions of Abu sufian, who are antagonizing the Prophet slicin passed away. Abu Sufyan was considered one of the only elders left behind Khalid while the low tide and it was considered a young man. I would have been asked a young man compared to Abu Sufyan, so he's one of the last elders who is left from the opponents of the Prophet sallallahu. It was Sunday.
And so he really assumes the role of being the the chief antagonist of the prophets lie Selim, post budish post, but, and of course we know that it was his wife hynd Ventura chba not the mother of them Habiba because I'm happy was mother was a different mother. But I was John's wife Hyndman to Aruba, who would pay washy to assassinate Hamza while the Allahu anhu and mutilate his body and chew from his liver. So, these were, you know, this is the family of Habiba, right I mean, you're talking about, you know, the, the chances of her or the likelihood of her embracing Islam with this type of environment. Now, of course, just like in the case of Selma, who proceeded her family to Islam,
Habiba proceeded all of her family to Islam, Abu sufian would become Muslim Hindu would become Muslim yazeed the son of Abba Sophia is even more Alia who of course is a much later figure is even Abby, Sophia, and, and where are we at Sophia would all become Muslim at Mecca at the conquest of Mecca. So prior to the conquest of Mecca, she is the only one from her family who would embrace Islam at that time. And Abu Sufyan Of course, would would maintain that role of still being the chief antagonist of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam post by the sort of pulling the strings and commanding the opposition to the Prophet sly seven plotting against the prophets lie Selim until
Fatah Mecca. Now if you recall
you know the marriage of emsella model the allow Thailand has soften the hearts of a very prominent men Khalid didn't and what are the allowed Salah. Later on the marriage of ohm Habiba to the prophets lie Selim would soften the heart of Abu Sufyan towards Islam quite a bit. But in this situation, where Islam has just begun in in Mecca, ohm Habiba embracing Islam early on, is what many historians point to as potentially one of the reasons why Abu sufian was not as harsh to the Muslims, as some of the other chiefs were in the early days of Islam, because his own daughter was amongst the Muslims and josephian had a soft spot for her. So that's something that that some of the
scholars will point out that other soufiane held back in comparison to the tribal elite that existed at his time the other chiefs that existed as his time in how the prophets lie Selim was was being opposed, now. How does she come into Islam? What we learned from them Habiba or the Lakota and her is that she was married to a very famous man by the name of obaidul lot, even Josh obeyed a lot of and jash was the brother of Xena than Josh or the Latina. And also the brother Rob de la of new Josh and Hannah Benton, Josh. So all of these, these siblings embrace the slop. And in fact, they all are the children of Osama bin Laden, the aunt of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So if I could,
you know, sort of highlight this to illustrate this to you, Mama Ben Thompson McClellan is the paternal aunt of the Prophet salallahu it he was the lamb.
And all four of these children are they dilla Abdullah, Xena, and Hannah who would marry most hobbit mermaid are her children on all of them, accepted Islam. So that's one of the one of the things that Bond's these four together, but obey the law also belong to another group of four. And these were the four that were known as the Hanif that were known as the monotheists, before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received revelation. These are the four that abandon idolatry, you should know two of them very well by now, what are the norfund? Or the Allahu taala? No, they ignore aamra ignorance a while the Allahu taala and who we of course, covered both of them very early on in
the series, and then the other two were not related and obey the law and Josh, and these two, like what about accepted Christianity? Okay, so obey the law, left idolatry prior to the Prophet, slice alum, receiving revelation, and accepted a version of Christianity just like what the NOFA and just like
Earth might have been, who ate it, even acid. And so when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam declared his prophethood as Allah subhanaw taala had descended revelation upon him. obey the law, was quick to accept the message of the prophets lie Selim as was on Habiba and so they are generally looked at as you know, part of the story
To 15 or 16, to embrace Islam, but we don't have any narration about their actual incident of conversion. So we don't actually know how they converted or when exactly they converted. And of course, the you know, part of that is due to the fact that a lot of these early conversions were done quietly and secretly due to the fear of family and tribal pressure. And this was, of course going to be the case for Habiba who is the daughter of none other than Oppo soufiane. So obey the law and Josh and Habiba are the Allahu taala and accept Islam, almost, if Yon finds out eventually, and this, of course, you know, hurts him deeply.
And he considers himself one of the staunchest enemies of the Prophet, slice Allah and he is embarrassed, he is embarrassed that his own daughter has accepted his faith. So he had a hard time facing Quraysh knowing that his daughter was amongst the ranks of the Muslims. Of course, this was not the case with a Buddha had right at that time economic would become Muslim much later this was not the case with urban anymore. So you have a you know, a man who is embarrassed that the prophets lie Selim has amongst his followers, his own daughter, and as we said, that could have lightened the pressure that would be shown from OCR towards M Habiba or the alongside anhand towards the early
Muslims, even though we definitely do see a strong exertion of pressure on Habiba and obey the law when they accepted Islam just like the early Muslims faced. Now, when did they make his a lot to Abyssinia so we don't have any narrations about any specifics about their persecution. in Makkah, as they embraced Islam. They were amongst those who took the second migration to avicennia. Remember, there were two migrations to avicennia. And then, of course, the migration to and Medina. And there are only a few companions who have the distinction of having done all three hingeless right selama or the alongside Anna being amongst them. In this case, you have an Habiba and Obaidullah, who could
no longer bear the persecution that they were facing in Mecca, and they make their way to Abyssinia with the second batch or in the second migration to avicennia, which was a larger group. At that point, they still did not have any children, and she was still merely anomala. And that is when she was pregnant with her daughter Habiba while they were making his route from Makkah to Abyssinia so according to most accounts, she actually made the heads rush he actually migrated from Mecca to abbacy Nia while she was pregnant with her daughter and Habiba like selama to selama was born in Amazonia. So it's Paula you actually find a lot of Sahaba who grew up to be scholars of the deen
were actually born in Amazonia, right which is which is significant in and of itself and gives us a certain layer of Abyssinia layer of Habesha that perhaps we're not appreciating. So Habiba was born in Abyssinia. And that is where Rama
vingt Avi sofian becomes known as Habiba, and she will carry that Kenya she will carry that name for the rest of her life. And that is how she is documented in the book. So you're not going to find her in the chains of Hadith narrated as the ramela. But instead you will see her narrated as on Habiba about the Allah hotel. And when they get to avison yet, this is where you see something that only happened with her being narrated
the narrations that are found in the books of SEO and the books of biography. They say that Habiba all the time and her had a dream about her husband, or made a lot of and Josh with a disfigured face, and she was shocked by that dream. So she sees a dream for husband
with a disfigured face, which indicates something not pleasant about him. And as soon as she sees that dream, she comes to find out that Obaidullah had been jash after having left idolatry to become a Christian, and then left Christianity or embrace the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to solidify his monotheism and to solidify his connection to divine revelation after fleeing from Mecca, due to persecution. So after this long journey, had renounced Islam, and had accepted the religion of the masses and avicennia, which was the religion of Christianity, so he reverts back to Christianity, but there's a very particular thing that's mentioned, which is his addiction to
alcohol. Okay, so he began to miss wine. He missed the drinking wine, he missed the drinking of alcohol, and he would drink alcohol frequently. And, you know, the narrations say, a kept battle hungry Hatter, not the
He that he basically became a drunkard until he died, which is a very unique story. Okay, this is unlike any other story of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu, it was sudden, and I actually want to sit with the with this narration for a moment, this narration is found in all of the books of clo pretty much, okay. However,
I don't personally feel comfortable asserting this narration with certainty about obey the law for the following reasons. Number one,
this narration is highly consequential, right? This is not an added detail to a story. This is not something that gives us an added layer of appreciation that simply has a moral to a story, or gives us you know, some sort of historical benefit or character benefit, like we find in many of the stories of the companions of the Prophet slice of them, that the chains of those stories, the secondary stories are not scrutinized, like the chains of heavy and of course, the chains and see all the chains of narration are not scrutinized as heavily as they are in ahaadeeth. Because this is where we take lessons, this is where we develop wholesome biographies. And you know, the scrutiny is
not going to be as much from a traditional perspective from a scientific perspective when you are deriving some of these narrations. And so you might have some of these stories that show up that are popularized in the books of CLR. But they don't actually have a strong chain of narration. Okay. We would still use these stories if they are not consequential because them not having a strong narration a chain of narration like an authentic Hadeeth does not mean that they're weak, it just means that they are not as certain as the words of the Prophet, slice alum. And the ways that the Hadeeth come to us with such a level of scrutiny to ensure authenticity in the case of obey the law
and jash this story is highly consequential and so we have to exercise some caution with these narrations, especially since none of the change the actual senate the actual change of narration authenticated, that that affirm that he indeed upon stated, and that he became a drunk and that he left to some and died in that state. In fact, there's a narration of Buddha would wear on Habiba simply summarizes it by saying that, you know, we had just gotten tired of singing and barely met in a joshy. And then he passed away, so we know that he died in Abyssinia. Certainly, the popular narrations within the books of early biography of early Sierra suggests that he died having left
Islam. And even if we were to take that popular narration, his leaving Islam is not depicted as a sincere reversion away from the faith but instead a sad addiction to alcohol, right, a complacency of sorts after they moved to Kenya, and having fought all of the the hardships that come with being persecuted with their faith, now, you know, blending into his new society and reverting to an addiction to wine and addiction to alcohol. So this is not a sincere reversion away from faith even as even as it is depicted in the popular narrations. However, as I would say, while we would take the benefit of that, and obviously, you know, there's much benefit to learn from that about
gardening or guarding our faith no matter what, and not letting our faith go. And you know, the importance of about the importance of firmness and steadfastness. Again, I would just say we don't affirm this idea that obey the law died upon apostasy with 100% certainty. We say well, law item with that, because we don't have an authentic chain to really affirm that or make that certain. However, the story continues, okay. In any case, I'm happy but all the time. Hmm, isn't a very difficult situation. She has to manage now alone in a foreign land, raising her young daughter and she has no one from her relatives to take care of her. Okay. Her father, of course, is abusive yen.
She can't go back to Mecca and remain a Muslim, right? If she goes back to Mecca as a Muslim holding her baby girl. She'll immediately be taken in and forced to renounce her faith or at least pressure to renounce her faith and persecuted in a way that was far worse than when she had her husband obeyed the law of injection when she left Makkah in the first place. So she's there and Abyssinia. She remained firm through that test, and she stuck. She cannot go back to Mecca as a widow. She doesn't have anyone in Abyssinia. They are living as a community in exile. She's really stuck. She's not you know at this point now, many Muslims have had migrated from Abyssinia to Medina once the
Prophet slice and I made way to Medina some of them
Went back to Mecca got their stuff join the caravans to Medina, some of them went straight to Medina. She's stuck. She's with the group of Muslims that are there and Abyssinia that have missed that window. Right. And
as she is in this peculiar situation, um, Habiba or the Allahu taala and has another dream.
And in this dream, a caller is calling her only many, the mother of the believers, so she woke up in shock. Wait a minute, what? All right, there is only one group of people that are called Omaha to many in the mothers of the believers, and those are the wives of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. Here I am standing in the lot land of Abyssinia with my daughter, I am the daughter of Abba soufiane. I have no connection to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam whatsoever. This doesn't make sense, but she took it as a good sign. It was a good dream, a dream that pleased her. And so she continued to wait and she says that as soon as she had had that dream
and not you know, a knock came on the door, and the next episode of her life was about to reveal itself. Now let's talk about the inner workings of that next episode of the life of Habiba. Allah, the Allahu Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had heard of the difficulty of him Habiba all the time and when he knew what she was going through, then that she was in a completely unique and different situation.
So he sends a letter to Anna joshy Osama Well, the Allahu taala animal with armor in Armenia. And the letter reads to an A joshy
to to propose marriage to Ohm Habiba on behalf of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam and if she agrees, I want you to be my wiki. I want you to be my representative, Allahu Akbar. Now, I don't want to get back into an agenda but a lot of this is about to be about Najafi the prophets lysozyme had Sahaba that were still there in Abyssinia. He had Jaffa there he could have appointed Jaffa to be his wiki, he could have appointed jofra to represent him in the marriage. But he appointed the joshy being the only what keel The only representative of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in such a contract. So this was very significant, very special that the prophets lie some chose and the joshy
to be his wiki despite the presence of some of his most beloved companions and family members that were still left over and Abyssinia. So in the joshy, you know, obviously honored by this letter, remember he told Jaffa he sent back to the Prophet slice alum that if I was not occupied preoccupied by my rulership, then I would come to you to carry your shoes. He wanted to serve the prophets license. So this is a way to do admit to the prophets license to serve the prophets like some imagine how excited and the joshy was how honored and the joshy was to be this representative of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in such an intimate affair. So in the joshy, he sends a servant
girl by the name of a bra. This is not the abraha that of course was destroyed in sort of Battlefield. Okay, this is not that a battle Ha. This is about a servant girl who and the job she chose to go and knock on the door on Habiba and to propose to her on behalf of the prophets lie Selim, who would be represented by an A joshy on heavy metal de la tat and he says that when the knock came and I opened the door, that I was so happy, when aloha told me what had happened, that I took off all of my jewelry and I gave it to the young girl and she screamed.
That's how happy she was right? Like, her dream had come true. The prophets lie. Selim, indeed proposed to her how we're not even going to talk about how how would you even make it to Medina? How would this marriage even take place? None of that is important. The point is, is that a proposal has come to her to be married to the Prophet salallahu it who was solemn, and abraha, this young servant girl, I mean, seeing the reaction, right being entrusted to carry out that, that requests on behalf of the dashi to Habiba you know, she comes back and she's, you know, she has all this jewelry from home Habiba all the low tide on her and the joshy then calls for the the Muslims and Abyssinia to a
private ceremony in his palace.
This scene is an incredible scene. he dismisses all of his guards, and he brings in the Muslims and as he brings in the Muslims, and you can imagine the scene Jaffa club or the alongside amongst them harder they've been saved. Amongst them, I'd love for the alpha a 70 amongst them some of these noble companions great companions amongst them the joshy
carries out the care on behalf of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he gives the Maha from his own end, the Mahara was 400 Gold dinars and this was the largest mahalo that anyone had received from the wives of the Prophet slice um, it's equivalent to about $70,000. Please don't do $70,000 my house today this is a very unique situation, okay. This is a gift and the joshy is honored to be in a situation where he gets to be the representative of the profit slice of them. So he he brings them out from his own end of 400 Gold, the knobs to the widow Habiba o de la tarde Anna, the scene of the palace of the joshy it was decorated in the most beautiful of ways. And it was clearly a festive
occasion and one that the Muslims were not used to I realized the Muslims as they live in this community of exile. All the indications seemed to indicate that the only one that Najafi maintained a relationship with was jack federal, the low tide. I know it's not like they were hanging out in his palace all the time. He took care of them, they maintained themselves on the side and they were protected and they were able to live in good fortune. As an adult she will be allowed to Allah and who has promised. But now they're in the palace of an A joshy missing the profit slice in them and then the joshy addresses the gathering on behalf of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the
will he have on Habiba was called inside all the time and one of the early Muslims as well, who was the closest relative to Habiba in Abyssinia. So
I'm actually going to read out what an adjust he says to the gathering imagine the scene there in the palace and a joshy has dismissed as guards. And this is not them seeking freedom. This is them celebrating the wedding of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the prophets lie some is not there. So in the joshy begins, he stands up and he addresses the gathering and here's how he chooses to address the gathering. He says Alhamdulillah Allah Malika could do Salam with me no more Haman Aziz will Jabbar. So he reads the names of Allah subhanaw taala. He begins by praising Allah subhanaw taala and reading some of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then he says, a shadow
Allah ilaha illallah wa a nun Mohammed Abdul who was one who led the best shot I'll be here he says, No, Miriam, and Barrett is bears witness to the oneness of Allah, and that Muhammad Sallallahu it was sent him as a servant and Messenger, and that he is the one whom Jesus gave the glad tidings of this isn't a joshy addressing the gathering. And he says, For in navasota law, he sallallahu it he was selling them a ketubah eladia and it was a widow who I'm happy better than to be soufiane for a job to Isla de la he also de la he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what caught us not to her or bar me at dinner. He said that the Messenger of Allah wrote to me, asking me to marry him to Ohm Habiba,
the daughter of Abu Sophia, and I answered the call of the Prophet salallahu it he was sullen, and I have given as a Maha as a as a dowry. 400 The nos This isn't a joshy addressing the gathering as a full Muslim thought it had been said he then stood up and Habib is narrating by the way her own wedding here. I mean, this is a really interesting wedding, the prophets lie some is not there. How did they even say he stood up and he praised the loss of Hannah Montana and he sent Salawat on the Prophet slice Allah and he said to an A joshy that I have married to you, um Habiba in accordance with what was said so barakallahu li rasulillah Pamela so basically my Brooke are Mubarak to the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, congratulations to the Prophet sallallahu is on to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the nicad has completed now and the expectation is that they're going to go away. But remember, the joshy gets to represent the profit slice out of no one gets the opportunity to be the wiki of the profit slice of them. So once in a joshy completed the nikka Khalid bin Saeed responded in the joshy gave, he actually presented the 400 Golden artists in that gathering. Then an A joshy sees that they're about to leave he says all of you sit down. He says it is the Sunnah it is the way of the prophets of Allah, that when a marriage is carried out,
that food is served the sin of the MBR the sin of the prophets of Allah, is that when a marriage is carried out, there is ilima the food is carried out. So in the joshy starts to bring the food forward and he serves them all sorts of food. And he carries out a feast on behalf of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and so the wedding of the prophets life Simon Oh Habiba Allah, the LA hotel and he takes place the most lavish wedding, the largest Muhammad and the Prophet slicin is not even there. And there's no timeline as to when Habiba can even join the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is the one
Have the prophets lie some of them have even within a joshy getting to represent the profit slice. I mean, this was a beloved feast to the Muslims, obviously one, you know, that is certainly a night to remember for them in the palace of an A joshy celebrating the marriage of the prophets license on Habiba or the Allahu Allah Anna Ohm Habiba says that she then developed a relationship with Abraham, the young servant girl, when the joshy sent to to give her the good news.
Avraham comes back the next day, and, and the joshy has sent with her to Habiba all sorts of jewelry, diamonds, oils, skins, and everything that I'm happy but could want so and the joshy is not done being the tequila of the profit slice alone. And just giving her the mahalo. He starts to give her all sorts of goods, and other hot is the one who delivers it to um, Habiba and abraha as she is developing a relationship with them Habiba she asks, um, Habiba one thing. I'm happy but asked her what she wants, right? What do you want, you know, some kind of law you're, you're in the situation where you're delivering all of this, these goods. And, you know, you're witnessing, you're a part of
my joy. And she says to him Habiba, she says, I only want one thing from you. Um, Habiba says What is that? She says that if you find yourself in the presence of the Prophet slice alone, and you remember me, then give my Salaam to him because I'll probably never get to meet him. Panama. It's like, I who am I right? I'm this servant, girl and avicennia and eventually, when you're in the presence of the prophets lie Selim, give my salons and greet him on my behalf. Just remember my my name, if you think of me, then mentioned me to him. Because I'll probably never get to meet him. Pamela. And, you know, that's her one request. Give my Salaam to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, and on Habiba are the Allahu taala Anna, she says that when I met the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, after all those years, by the way, six years later, six years later, it was six years from the wedding, to when she actually got to be with the profit slice of them. It took six years for her to join the profit slice alum who was her husband all six of those years. And she says when I met the prophets lie Selim, I, I told him about all the arrangements and all the things that had happened and the way that Natasha represented him and everything that took place and I told him about Aloha. And I told him that she became a Muslim. And that she told me and she reminded me
frequently, that if I ever meet you, to convey her Salaam to you, so the Prophet slice alone, he was joyful and he responded, Wiley has salam wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Right and upon her be the peace, the mercy and the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala panela when we send Salaam to the Prophet size alone, an angel carries it to him and he responds to us on abraha sansad ham to the profit slice alum on Habiba carried it to the profit slice and um, and he responded to her. So it's kind of I mean, it's such a powerful story, a unique story here, that aloha has this connection to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you know, you can reflect on this this idea that just
like an A joshy, who never met the Prophet sly someone loved him so dearly. Here was this young, simple girl, and other senior 1000s of miles away from the prophets lie Selim, that loved him so much that the only thing she wanted more than jewelry or gold or anything to celebrate hearing about the prophets lie Selim was that someone would carry Salaam to the prophets, Allah lahardee was solemn. And we have that available to us. When we say Aloha, masala Salim ala nabina Muhammad, Allah subhanho wa Taala has appointed an angel to every single time someone sends Salah watts upon him to deliver our salah and the prophets lie Selim response to each one of us. And also, you know, the
fear that she had, or the thought that she'd never get to be with him in this dunya How is it now? And Allah knows best, you know, as the souls gather? How is it now when those that are with those whom they love enter madmen about where people are no longer separated by land or by the circumstances of this world, but there would those whom they love that a Najarian abraha would be with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So as we said, I'm Habiba Allah, the Lakota and how she wouldn't get to be with the profit slice until seven years after his show. So six years after that wedding had taken place, and there is something very interesting about this.
The other soufiane, who was a tribe chief who was an opponent of the Prophet slicin, but as we said, a very intelligent and literate man. When he heard about the marriage of the prophets license Habiba, he actually was not sad he was actually happy and he said that is a noble steed that cannot be rejected. And this is where I've been I bustle the low tide and Homer he says that this is actually the the context of the IRS Allahu Allah Dena como Bien, alladhina de to minha wed de la De La Hoya for rain, perhaps Allah will make friendship between yo you and those whom you hold as enemies and Allah has power over all things. And Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. So, above
so the Allahumma says this was actually speaking to the marriage of Habiba to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and so she migrated to Medina from avicennia and seven, seven years after the hits rock, as part of the group of Jaffa, all the hotel and home and she would stay in the city as we said, for six years after marrying the prophets I seldom, but she would only be with the prophets like Selim, for three years before he would pass away. It his Salatu was Salam and she would join her community in Medina. So this is really you know, when you think about stories, so Pamela you don't find you don't find many that are anywhere close to this in the circumstances in the semblance
of them. And as we said, there's something about the the wisdom of a loss of hundreds out of course, marrying the prophets license, I'm happy little the law town, Anna, and what that would do to turn the heart of soufiane eventually to Islam as well. inshallah, to Allah Next time, we'll continue with the life of Habiba just like with Selma, after the migration and we'll talk about her life with the prophets lie some and some of the Legacy The, the aspects of the legacy of Habiba. Well the Allahu taala and Charlotte Allah. Before that, I want to remind you all that this coming Monday in the 90 Tada we have our webathon a light in the darkness and we are we're asking everyone in
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