Channel: Omar Suleiman
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hamdulillah were building out the narrative we took a break last week to talk about the plague of Hamas, which was the first plague that struck the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and some of the lessons that we could learn from that. But I want to take us back to the framing of Mecca, the framing of the household of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, building out the story around the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam properly, so that we can understand what's really taking place in the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and who's witnessing what, and if there's one thing that I hope everyone has appreciated as we went through some of the stories of
people like Khadija and watarrka and Amun and Abu Bakr and others, and Ali and Fatima is the extent of the relationships that existed with these people in the profit slice of them before Islam. And that in and of itself is a beautiful story. You can see the character of the prophets lie some reflected in the way that he treated these people before Islam. And so that intimate look at the prophets life it his salatu salam is not just beautiful after Islam. It is beautiful and is loaded with lessons and character for us, before Islam as well. And so the person we're going to talk about today is hibel Rasulullah. He's on a lahari Islam his nickname is the loved one of the Prophet
sallallahu wasallam, the Beloved of the beloved son in law when he was selling them. And that is anybody know.
Anybody? We already talked about already?
The question Who is hempura su de la, the beloved one of the prophets lie Selim, the nickname of this companion.
They're watching the live stream. It's easy. They didn't have all the time they didn't. haritha is nicknamed the Beloved of the beloved sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And I'll get back to what the implications of that are in a moment. If you watch the movie, the message rissalah Zaid plays a very prominent role in the movie The message, but he looks absolutely nothing like he's portrayed in the message. Okay, so it's a little the a lot of Thailand who is described by Josie Rahim Allah tala. As a man of very dark skin, who was close to the Prophet slice them as we'll talk about his son Osama abuse, he literally has narrations about in Abu Dawood, describing them from the darkest of the
companion so if we're talking about the race component, go ahead and flip the message movie again, outside of your head and shell outside and what it actually means and the type of society equitable society that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was nourishing just in his very being sallallahu wasallam so is a little the Allahu anhu was described as a short man have a very dark skin. He he didn't have a big build a lot of the a lot of time. And he was 10 years younger than the Prophet sallallahu wasallam 10 years younger than the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. His story of coming to the household of the profit slice is so unique that it resembles the story of use of
finding his setup. Okay, how so? First let's start with who he's from or what his family is. zetes father is, Howdy, howdy, fet ignatia. hain. He was from an Arab tribe known as Ben okay. And it was a prominent tribe.
They weren't from the area of Mecca, though they weren't from Croatia from the area of Mecca, but a little bit to the outside. His mother was a woman by the name of so either been Fatima from lopi, tribe, and z that'll be a lot of time. We know him as the first freed slave to accept Islam, the first of the Mohali to accept Islam, but his story of becoming a slave in that society in and of itself is peculiar, okay. It's a very unusual story. He's not like billaudot, the Lahore abarbanel the law and who are the others that were born into that situation, or whose families were captured in some sort of war. He has a unique story in and of himself of how he became or how he attained
that status or was resigned to that status rather in society when he was a child, so they will be allowed on who actually tells his own story of how this happened to him, because he was on a trip with his mother to visit some of their relatives, the relatives of his mother, and as they didn't his mother, so either we're on the way outside of Mecca. Zedong on the Allahu anhu said we went to sleep that night. On the way there, they pitched the tent, they went to sleep, and while they were sleeping, a group of bandits attacked
Now when they attacked zaidan, his mother, they stole all of their food, they stole all of their money. And ultimately, they kidnapped him also. So they don't have the law on who was taken by or taken from his mother, as a very young child in the situation, but he could recall the incident precisely. And the name of the tribe that took him was a tribe by the name of Ben routine. Veteran pain was known as a military tribe. They were a tribe of troops. They were rough. They accepted Islam after the death of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. But they were all very skilled warriors, and they had a large contingent of them that were bandits that were highway robbers that would, that
would especially attack people on the outskirts of the cities where they could do so under the darkness of the night. And get away with it. So is a little the alarm, who recalls this incident where he says that he was asleep next to his mother and it was just him and his mother traveling. And suddenly this group of men attacked, they stole everything took him from his mother. And they immediately took him to the slave market of the time socolor path. So say there's a young man he is not Abyssinian. He's not happy he's not from outside of the Arab world or from from Mecca. But the way that this is all proceeding is extremely fast. So say there will be a lot of time and who says
that they took him they sold him into the slave market. And suddenly they though the law was changed and he was put into the slave market. So Pamela just like that. And
if you think about that moments, you know so Pamela, how tragic that is what happens to him a lot. It would be hard to think about what's to come next right and like when they say about use of it Islam the Prophet Joseph Joseph foreshadow who we feminine Buxton, the raw human that I do that Joseph was sold for a few Durham's, Zaid was sold for a few quick coins to get a quick turnover before they could discover that he was captured and kidnapped and put into that circulation of the slave market. So the strategy was kidnapped, quickly sell them into the market quickly and then disappear, right. And that way, they'll never they won't be able to trace it back. And a person is
at that point being exchanged from hand to hand. So it's a little the low tide animal is in the slave market. His mother and his father were searching for him. They could not find him, and how he thought in particular, the father's aide had a deep love for him. And he used to author poetry he'd go out during the day, and he would look for him. And he used to author this poetry about Zaid, and it's a very heartbreaking poem because you can see the grief of a father for his son. He would sit outside his door and he would weep and he would say Becky to Anna is Aiden when I'm editing Marfan, a haven for Yoda. And
he said that I weep for his aid, not knowing what became with him. I have no idea what's happened to him. Uh, how you infer Yoda? Is he alive? That maybe I can expect one day to see him again? And do another agent or has he been overtaken by death meaning I'm looking for closure at this point. You know, it's it's torture to not know for a fact you can have an idea you can think that he's been killed or taken to a sham and you know, are taken to the to the Roman Empire, because they live far away from Mecca. You can you can make all these assumptions was like, I just want closure. I want closure. I yearn for Yoda. Am I ever going to see him again? I'm doing for la himadri. We're in
Neenah, sir. Alec about this. Hello, Mr. Khalil Gibran very powerful. He said, Well, Lima, they won't need us out. You don't he said, by God. I asked you do not comprehend? Was it on flat ground that you died? Or was it a mountain that brought about your end? Meaning I want to know how you died. I want to know where if you died. And if you did die, I want to know how you died. And that way I can start to come to terms with the grieving process. And so you imagine you've got a father and a mother that are essentially looking for this child that's been kidnapped, and he's in a slave market, and they have no idea what has happened to him. So how does his journey or how does he end
up in the house of the Prophet sallallahu and he was telling the story starts with Khadija will de la Juan. We talked about Khadija digital the low and who was the wealthiest woman of Mecca. Her these are the 1100 did not own a large group of slaves. She did not live a luxurious life. Right. She was a modest and humble woman with all of that. So it's not like she had a bunch of slaves in that society running around her serving her and pampering her. So Khadija will the low tide on one day, told her nephew, Hakeem is um that she's you know, that she's she's
Getting tired and she needs some help. So she asked him if he could provide a servant for her. So he came under his arm, he went to Sukkot, he went to that market to the slave market. And he purchased a demand for 400 did humps, Shadow who be feminine bucks, small price right? This little boy he wasn't that old. And you know he wasn't particularly strong, right? He was he had a very small build. He wasn't born into this he didn't have this reality. So as a little the longtime home, remember we said well back in on the low end who saw great value and people somehow love the color the decree of Allah, the humanism saw him and hacking exam, purchased him and brought him to Khadija
or the Allahu taala and him and her and gifted him to Khadija or the LA hotel and now Khadija la De La Hoya and her gets married to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Zayn immediately had a special relationship the Prophet slice, Allah loved Zaid and saw something special in his character in his modesty in his being. And so Khadija will the law and her recognize that and she asked the Prophet slicin Do you love z? Then the Prophet slicin said, Yeah, she said, for her luck, then he's yours. So technically, he was gifted to the Prophet slicin um, he's, he's only 10 years younger than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He's not a little
boy at this point. So when the Prophet sly son was 25, he would have been 15 years old. And the prophets lie, some did not treat him like someone who was lower than him. He treated him like a son, treated him like a son in the house already developed an extremely close relationship to him, did not differentiate between him and the in his own children sallallahu wasallam in that home.
Now, what happens is, is that a few years pass, and everyday hanifa is out there looking for his son, and the brother of his daddy is out there looking for him as well. So the brother will had etha says that I that, that I went to the camera, and I saw Zaid, with with another man over there with Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam and with another group of people with another tribe, and how do you decide? Are you sure he said I'm sure I remember how they looked as a young man. It's been years, right years since they've seen him, but I remember him and that was him. So how do you feel immediately makes his way to Mecca? To find the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He enters into the
carrabba and he finds the Prophet slice I'm sitting next to the cab, and he walks up to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And he says to the prophets I seldom You are a people have been who Hashem you are known for your generosity. You're known for your taking care of the orphans. You're known for taking up the cause of those who are in need. My son's aid was kidnapped years ago
and taken as a slave.
And I am willing to give you anything that you want for him. Ask your price, and I will pay for his freedom. I will purchase him and free him. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said,
How about we let Zaid come here. And if Zaid wants to go with you, you don't have to pay anything. There's no ransom for him. You know, your his father. He was taken unjustly. He can go back with his family, you can go back with his father and his mother. So the profit slice, I'm called for Zaid. They came and you can imagine how emotional This is for his age as well. Right? The history of zayde. And the conflict inside of him already. Right? His parents are coming to him or his father is coming to Him To bring him back to his home. But Khadija and the prophets lie, some are effectively his parents now if the profit slice of them was 10 years older than Zaid and that would make Khadija
all the longtime 925 years older than Satan's practically his parents, right. And he's grown up in a house where he's been shown a lot of love and respect. And Zaid also now has to deal with the sudden reality that his father showed up after all of these years, and he has to make a choice. So when they came, the prophets lie Selim said to Zaid de recognize these two,
just to make sure it's not someone just claiming to be his father and then not really his father. So they said, Yes, the prophet sign some said Who are they? He said, it's my father and my uncle. The Prophet sighs I'm told him that you're free to go with them. No ransom, no nothing.
Zaid immediately responds and he says, Ben will Kamal McNasty with you?
All right, no, I'll stay with you. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not say anything. prophets, like someone's giving them a choice. He said, Go back with your father. Go back with your uncle. It's okay. You're free to go now. And
When his father heard that his father said yes aid, a tough toggle a testosterone udia and a Korea while abiko amico Bella dicover komik Are you going to choose ozasia? Are you going to choose slavery over freedom and over your father over your mother over your bed meaning your city because remember they weren't from the people of Mecca and your people your phone and say there'll be a lot of time on whose conflict the profits high sentiments, tellings AIDS. Go ahead. Zaid little the Allahu tada and he was saying I want to stay with Mohammed salicylate, it's not that he does not like his father. He blames him but he's developed a relationship now with the prophets lie some of
those sorts. And they says and listen to the words he says in the pagoda, a tomb and however Roger, Roger the shape, one below the other. He said, I have seen something special from this man, meaning the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I would never be the one to part ways from him. Meaning he'd have to get rid of me, but I'm not gonna part ways from him because there's something special about this man speaking about the prophets I saw now, by the way, Prophethood has not come yet. He's still just Mohammed Abdullah Assad. I mean, this is before the age of 40. Before the prophets lie, some has received revelation. Right? He's just the noble man of Mecca in the sun. So the prophets,
Allah lahardee, who has done him he's watching this and the Prophet slicin does not want to interfere. Howdy says, My mayos narosa You look a big, you know, what is your master do with you? And zayde response ferroni le he will whether the he he treats me better than he treats his own kids in his own family.
That's how they describe the treatment of the prophets lie Selim and Khadija, but the Allahu taala
with them. Now the prophets lie Selim derived that that the father of Zaid was more concerned with his well being he's a grown man, he's not going to go live with his parents at this point, that he's more concerned with his status in society because he's insisting Why would you choose slavery over freedom, even though he wasn't being treated like a slave? He was being treated like a like a member of the household, but still, you know, as far as the social status was concerned, this was his reality. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he took Zaid to the steps of the cab after a lot of the a lot of Thailand who said that the prophets lie Selim treats me better than he treats
his own family and his own children. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, his shadow he announces He says his shadow and have a BNI worry him, Well, no rules, bear witness that he is free. He already freed him. This is my son. He inherits from me. And I inherit from him meaning he is just like he is now free and he is just like my son. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam announced that they follow the law and whose father was pleased he was actually happy, because it formalized the status of zeto the Aloha Taiwan was a free man and society, and Zaid was not going to leave the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And Zaid was pleased now because from that day, he is
Zaid, ignore Mohammed, he saved the son of Mohammed so he actually now has the status of a freed men, and also the status of a son regarded socially and legally as the son of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Now how free was they? Are they allowed on her? What kind of respect and status was he given in society at this point? Well, he married hinted at one a nice of Khadija, or the law of Thailand. So he married from that most noble of tribes. He also at some point, married uncle from vinter Okuda, who is a sister of Earth mammal the law of Thailand. So they know the law of Thailand who was fully treated and integrated into society at that point as a free man, and as the son of the
Prophet sallallahu wasallam and Khadija on the Allahu taala. And he was also engaged to Fatima, Fatima bint Abdullah hub, one of the daughters of Abu lahab, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And if you remember the prophets lie, Selim had two of his sons engaged to two daughters. Arm sorry, the two daughters of the prophets lie Selim were engaged the two sons of Buddha hub. Okay, so we'll play an uncle film, we're both engaged to roadburn Otaiba, the children of Abu lahab. Alright, the uncle that would of course announce that would oppress the prophets lie Selim more than anyone else, when he announced as the one who is named in the program, as a
humiliated one who, who cursed the Prophet sallallahu Sallam as he stood up on a sofa and called the people to this new way of life. All right, so zayde was also engaged to the sister of those two men that were engaged to this
Daughters of the prophets license. So he's functioning literally, as a child of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam In this sense, Now, obviously, when the prophets lie, some announced that he was a prophet of Allah have ordered his sons to do what? To divorce or to break off the engagement as a further means of humiliation to the profits by selling them to break off the engagement to the daughters of the profits license. Likewise, here, it could be in the same context that the, that the engagement of your daughter,
they also ended in the same vein or in the same spirit. Now, when did they accept Islam right away?
The problem is we don't have his story of Shahada the way we have the story of it, it'll be a lot of data at home, and I will back it will be a lot of trial and error. So the scholars debated Where does he fit into those people in terms of timeline, he definitely didn't resist when the prophets lie. Some said that he was a prophet and messenger At what point did they exactly become a Muslim? Was it between Ali and Beckett? Was it after Abu Boquete
Allah knows best it's actually not specified, but he's recognized as the first molar, the first Friedman to accept this now, the first of the melotti to accept Islam at the hands of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they of course accompany the Prophet slice and he remained as a son of the Prophet sly son with all of its technicalities, meaning within the house of the Prophet slice of them, just like any any of his other children. At that point, he was an adopted son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he would witness the most painful day of the Prophet's life. What was that day?
What was it?
Right, it was the day of bath. Zaid was the only person with the prophets I some on the day of life. Okay. Now, of course, thought was an extended or deal.
But that particular last day, a story of five, who's dead at this point, Khadija is dead,
is dead. The profits, it's basically open season on the profit slice on anyone can kill him at any time. It's at the last stages of persecution in Mecca. There is nobody that can protect the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In that context, the prophet is desperately looking for someone to accept Him and to give him protection from the persecution of Mecca. It goes out to a lot of which of course is very close to Mecca. Medina is very far yesterday was very far, but it is very close.
yathrib which would become Medina was a bunch of young people. But I've had some of the leaders had some of the great idols that the people of Mecca would worship. They had some of the Royals that lived in the area of thought, but if any of you ever go to five, it's a beautiful place, a beautiful place right on the outskirts of Mecca, almost an entirely different, you know, environment, right and then the environment of Mecca. So the prophets lie someone out there. For two weeks, he was mocked, he was humiliated. He was he was made fun of he was kicked from door to door. Every single person that rejected the Prophet slice on and off did not just reject him, but rejected him in the
most humiliating way possible. And Zaid was with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And for that long stretch, when finally at the end of calling people to Islam and barf and looking for someone to take him in some alarm or use them to shield him, after all of this had happened, right, they stacked they lined up two rows of their kids and others and you know, and the thugs above, they lined them up into two rows. And they made the profit slice alum walk between those two rows, and it was a stretch of miles, a stretch of miles. And each one of them hit him with a shoe spit on him, punched him the profit slice and fell over multiple times. He not a single part of his body was not covered
in blood. So lahardee who is seldom he literally the profit slice and I'm remembered he recalled even his shoes being full of stones at that point because of the amount of times that he was knocked over. And the amount of the amount of the torture that took place with the profits lysyl z though the allot of time who remembered that day, and Zaid was trying to go in front of the profit slice of them as a lone supporter of the profits license to stop the people from from their blows or to stop the blows of the people from reaching the profit slice. So imagine having witnessed that, right, the most painful day of the Prophet's life. I saw the law and asked the profit slice on what the worst
day of his life was was it when he almost died
Many of his companions were killed the prophets lie Some said no, it was fluff. That was the worst day of the Prophet slice of life. And Zaid little the allot of time and who was with the Prophet slice alum, trying to protect them and guard him. He saw the Prophet slicin them go under a tree to seek respite after having walked and being beaten for how long for over 15 miles. If you actually measure the stretch the path of where the Prophet slicin was beat, imagine he would have walked 15 miles, beaten, tortured,
you know, turned away that's enough to break any human being. Right especially he's already lost Khadija he's lost double bottom, he's lost ally salon. His closest family Mecca is bleak. It has no hope. And a lot of the a lot of time and who saw the profit slice of them, take respite under a tree and call out to a loss of hundreds It was the most painful of words, asking where do I go next? Either mentor Killarney, who are you going to leave me to? Who do I go to at this point? am I interested to a stranger? am I interested to a close person who's going you know, who's going to take care of me? What is my next step? And the prophets I send them is looking for answers
desperately in those moments as the blood is still fresh on the profit slice Ellen. Zaid was with the profit slice and I'm going to bleed it Islam came to him and the angel of the mountains and offered to the profit slice, to punish his people for what they had done, not just to crush the people of thought, but to crush the people of thought and Mecca. Right the mountain of jihad, which is on the other side of Mecca, all the way to that mountain and to crush them on the prophets lie. Selim said no, because it might be that from their children, there will be people who worship only one, maybe their children will be different. Maybe their children will be different. So the Prophet
slicin chose mercy and spared them even in those moments. So zevo they allow us to accompany the prophets lie Selim, on the worst day of his life. And you can imagine what that does in terms of building a relationship. When the most traumatic day of your life there was only one person that was with you, that was trying to protect you. In the middle of all of that, and of course, Zaid himself was covered in blood and took a beating in those moments, trying to protect the Prophet sallallahu wasallam zevo the allot of time who was also sent back and the hedra
to accompany the family of the profits license. So Zaid was the one who accompanied remember Altima Lee we're not married yet. So he accompanied fathima, soda unconsumed and and and the and the household of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on that migration on the hijra as the Prophet sallallahu wasallam went out in in Mecca, I'm sorry, left him and Rebecca de la Han who made their way out of Mecca. Now, when they got to Medina, who was his brother,
prophets lie Selim was pairing the onslaught and the Mahajan together, meaning the people of Medina with the people of Mecca together but there were a few exceptions to that rule. So you'll you'll see some that were paired together that were both from Mecca. The people of Medina in general were the unsought were the the helpers who received the people of Mecca, the mahogany those that migrated from Mecca, and specifically an unsavoury is a person or the brothers of the Mahajan were those who took them into their own households and shared half of everything with their brothers and sisters from Mecca, but the Prophet sighs I'm paired Zaid with Hamza with Hamza is Uncle sola, lahardee
Muslim, and Zaid and Hamza were extremely close. And in fact, hands on all the lava animal the uncle of the prophets lie Selim, trust in trusted Zaid with his will sia with his last testament. And so, you know, if you think about this, by the way, Hamza is the grand uncle of a little the Allahu anhu in that context, right because it was still a time of Tibet at a time of adoption. And so there's a family relationship there. And a lot of the a lot of time who was the one who took the who took that that that testament or took that will from hamazon will they allow,
they will the allow and who was an extremely talented warrior. He was very talented in battle. He was one of the archers of the Prophet slice Allah. He fought in all of the battles with the prophets lie some in the Battle of bedded in the battle ahead. 100 and Hiva. He was next to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of the Treaty of her day BIA and the prophets lie Selim appointed him, left him behind as the governor of Medina when the Prophet slicin left so he is functioning as a very special confidant to the prophets lie Selim. Remember the prophets lie some had no adult sons, right? None of his sons lived beyond infancy. So they little the low on who is
basically functioning as his only son, if you think about what it looks like in that society. I needed the law No, of course was like a son, son in law and treated in a special way, but a little the law was ignored.
Mohammed He is the son of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam the Prophet sly some sense. Zaid though the Allahu anhu on seven military expeditions and something that's very telling is that he put him as a commander of each one. Okay, so when the Prophet slicin sent out any military expedition with Zaid, Zabel the low tide and who was a commander. Now, what happens next in terms of the the marriages of the low tide and at that point, we talked about Buttercup on Amun while the alarm of Thailand with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called my mom after my mom. Okay, my mom after my mom because of what a man of the allowing her represented to the Prophet sly, send them, the Abyssinian
woman. Now think about the story, by the way, on Amun, all of the love on her was her Bashir, she was an Indian woman, and she was purchased from socolor of cod from the same from the same slave market that they had at the time, before Islam, purchased by the father of the Prophet, slice alum. So she came into the household of the Prophet slicin. And that way, and of course, cared for the Prophet slicin him as a young a young woman, cared for the Prophet slice alum, when he was born, was the first one to hold the Prophet slice on them. Okay, as he was born into this world, and we talked about how special Amen, or the low tide and how was the low the low tide and who was kidnapped into
Right, and ended up in that, in that process, right of slavery into the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. How in the world the zayde the son marry the woman who was like a mother to the prophets lie Selim. Very simple the prophets lie. Some of them said, Whoever wants to marry a woman of Jenna.
Then marry this woman. Zaid said, I got it.
I want I want to marry her.
So he jumped at the opportunity to marry a woman from Paradise. Right? That was it for him. And he indeed married her and they had Osama Crusade for the Allahu anhu. And it was some of news aid was like, you know, what was so beloved to the prophets lie Selim, that his nickname was the beloved the son of the Beloved of the Prophet, slice alum. So head, the sun in Hebrew Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the beloved one, the son of the Beloved, one of the profits lies on them. And the Prophet slice, I'm treated with Samuel de la and who have the same way he treated and hessen Husayn and his other grandchildren. So if you remember when we talked about the story of Adi and fathima,
it was common to see and hesson Hussein and Osama all jump on the Prophet slice alum.
Right. And he he would love Osama Abu Zaid, so much that if you wanted to get to the profits here, you sent to some
Okay, so there's a famous story if some of you remember we did the 40 Hadeeth on social justice, very famous story about the the Royal lady from bedroom zoom. Okay, very noble woman that stole and she wanted to avoid, you know, some you know, that time if you couldn't be punished. If you were from the higher classes, right punishments were only taken pretty much what happens now, by the way, harsh punishments are exacted on poor people of no class, no tribe, if you're from a noble tribe, it's very easy whilst you get a connection, call it off, right in the profit slice. And m said, it's an equal system, everyone's going to be treated equally. And in the same way, whether you're the
most royal of people, or you're, you're a slave in that society, and you have no protections under the state of the prophets lie, Selim, everyone is treated the same. Now, that was a complete shift for that tribal society, right? These were the people that had to come together for healthful food, to protect the lowest amongst them. Okay, because it was just so tribal, that it was easy to be taken advantage of. And so they wanted to appeal to the profits license to be lenient with that woman and not not take or not properly penalize her. So what did they do? They talked to someone who was eight, to go talk to the prophets lie Selim because they knew that Osama bin Jose always had the
ear of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They also, you know, you find that when the Prophet slicin went through his most difficult moments, one of his most difficult moments, which was the slander of his wife, the slander, he showed the alarm. He takes with some of them was a very, very, very young man into confidence, asked for his advice. Right. That's the type of relationship that he had not just with Zaid, who though was technically a son was only 10 years younger than him. Right so it was more like a brother to him. And Osama bin was eight about the law hotel and now in the process,
So you've got this special family now you've got a men's aid with some of Windows eight. In the process of the profit slice, I'm trying to break the social hierarchies and structures that existed in society. He wanted to marry people from different tribes and different classes to one another to shatter. That's
right. So if someone was a freed slave,
then it wasn't that they were restricted and they could only marry another freed slave. If someone was from a tribe that was generally disregarded. They couldn't just marry From there, the profit slice I wanted to break the marital hierarchy, in terms of wealth, in terms of social status in terms of tribe, right. And some kind of law you know, you find so many examples of this where the profits license insists on people from different tribes, formulating a marriage, people in terms of different status in terms of different you know, the superficial reality of how beauty is judged the province like someone's trying to shatter all of that. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
wanted to marry Zaid to Zainab
Zainab bint jahsh Xena brought a lot of Thailand her is an extremely noble woman, extremely wealthy woman who lives in a certain way, and who is sought after in that sense. The thing is Xena wanted to marry the Prophet slice alone.
Right? The prophets lie Selim had another idea, which was to shatter this social barrier, this social structure. He's known Xena her whole life, right? But to shatter it, the prophet sly seldom chooses to, to eliminate that status in the equation of marriage. What ends up happening is that Zaid and Xena cannot men their differences,
their differences were too many for them to actually be able to get along. Zaid and Xena both wanted out of the marriage. Okay. Now, a loss of Hannah Montana revealed not just the divorce of dates, but also that the profits on a lot Eliza gel was also going to mandate a new rule as well and society, which was replacing too many replacing adoption with khatallah with foster care or fostering. Why, or what is Eliza do he reveals that the dissolution or dissolving the marriage of zaidan Zainab and the marriage of the profits licenses No. Now, if the prophets lie Selim was doing this himself, he would have saved themselves a headache and gotten married Susanna before anyway, he's known her for
a long time. So it's a very easy orientalist, you know, criticism that they could launch at the profits ally sell them and say, you know, he he used revelation to get himself out of a tricky situation. That's actually it doesn't make sense from the the way that these two knew each other from before and the way that the Prophet slice them could have easily asked for a hand without any of that happening. What did Allah subhana wa tada do with this? Allah said from now on are the rumely about him, people should be called in accordance with their actual families. A lot did not do away with this idea of taking care of the orphans, this idea of freeing freeing the slaves adoption
in these in the spirits of it, but one of them Acosta, Sharia, one of the the objectives of the religion is the preservation of lineage, the preservation of lineage. So effectively, Zaid is not going to leave the care and the love of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam but they it is a double harissa. He still they did not have Ethan By the way, I have a long lecture online on your pain, if you search adoption, foster care, you can see all of the all of the rulings I don't want to get caught up into them. But the point being, that Allah subhanho wa Taala by dissolving that marriage and Allah subhanaw taala marrying the prophets licenses made very clear those barriers now when it
came to dibny between adoption and foster care. Now what happens with Xavier in the process of that Zaid is the only Companion of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
male or female who is mentioned by name in the Quran,
okay. mentioned by name in the Quran, who when you say his name in Tila, Allah in recitation, that is a form of worship and a form of keeping that that a bother to a lost printer that act of worship to Allah subhana wa Tada. So they they'll be a long time who gets a special distinction in the process of that dissolution of the marriage or the the the annulment of the marriage of Zaid and Xena and instead is named in the Quran.
So that's, that's one of the virtues of a lot of the A lot of times
They would, as I said, Go out and command the armies as the Prophet sly Salaam, commissioned them, he led the expeditions. And he led the expedition of the Battle of the Battle of Mata, which was a very difficult battle. Okay, so it was
200 and 1000. Romans against about 3000 Muslims. So the numbers were extremely tilted or disproportionate in that battle as the Romans were encroaching upon the Muslims in this in the in these times and they fought in the area of Jordan of what is modern day Jordan. And not only the date or the law of Thailand who die in the Battle of Jaffa to be part of who we will have a session about the cousin of the Prophet sly, some died and the love and aloha, a great companion died. There are very close people to the Prophet slicin that died and that were martyred in this battle.
gibreel Ronnie his Salam came to the Prophet slice them and actually informed him of the deaths of Zaid, Jonathan and Abdullah Abdullah. So it was not the that was not revealed, or that did not come to the Prophet slice them in the form of a messenger coming back, but instead it was revealed through God His Salaam, before the news of the army before the news of the battle would even get back from the area of Jordan and the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam He ascended the men but he ascended the pulpit to announce the news that Djibouti Irani slum, the angel had informed him of the loss of the Muslims in the depths of those noble people. And the Prophet slicin was weeping as he
announced the death of his son, Zaid who was like his son, even though he was a different hottie who grew up in the household of the prophets lie some Hebrew rasulillah the heart and the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they could see the pain in the in the eyes of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in those moments, now, we can take a few things from this and Chatelet, Allah for us, number one, just a very practical matter him rasulillah the loved one of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
What that means is that one of the ways of loving the prophets lie some is loving what he left, loving who he loved. Right, so loving Zaid in particular is an act of worship. Okay, loving Zaid is an act of loving what the prophets lie cinnamon who the prophets lie some love for him to have that nickname is very special. And it's a form of a form of closeness to Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as is the case with his son with some of those eight or the Allahu taala and he shall have the low and how she says, you know, just just impressing upon us how special this man was to the prophets lie Selim. She says my back are sort of lie he's Allahu Allahu wa
sallam, Xena and fee Jason cut in a matter what led him that they never sent that the Prophet sighs I've never sent an expedition out, and Zaid was amongst them except that Zaid was in charge of them. And this is the daughter of Rebecca. May Allah be pleased with them saying, well Becky Umberto staff level.
powerful words she said if he was to have lived the Prophet sighs I would have appointed him as the halifa
that kind of First of all, the Hadith is authentic and Muslim imams before someone pulls out, searches on Sunnah calm and doesn't find it not every authentic hadith is on Sunday calm. Okay? The Hadith is an is an authentic hadith, or an authentic narration from a shell of the law and the daughter of Rebecca rhodiola. And who the first Khadija in praise of zaidan Hadith about the Allah hota. And now when I saw the Allah and her says that,
what do we take from them? That the prophets like Selim would have appointed him as the halifa? Is there a literal form that again, if he was like the son of the profits, lights on them, and the profit slice, I'm always sent him in charge of the army, and he had that position could that have very well actually ended up being the case, after all, that we talked about of the profit slice of them, making it very clear that Rebecca was number one in so many different ways. Allah knows best he didn't live to see those moments. But what we do take from it, the only real beneficial thing beyond just trying to, you know, spend hours and hours now I'm going to go compare the virtues of
AIDS and the virtues of a bucket with a prophet sly, some said was the best person that ever walked the face of the earth after the prophets. Beyond that, what we do take is just how special his status was. And when you're talking about the great ones, right, you're talking about hibel Rasulullah, the beloved one of the Prophet slice alum, who ended up have dying with that type of a noble status. What does that mean? Or how do we also contextualize that one other thing is that who did the prophets lie Selim put in charge of the army after his death?
Osama bin was eight. Right so the prophets lie some never sent out an army except
As he was in charge when he was alive and amongst them, and when the Prophet slicin passed away, he had appointed Osama crusade in charge of the expedition of the Muslims that would fight against the Romans and the Muslims want under Osama. By the way, if you remember that entire incident between a bucket and almost a lobby, please have them arguing about all metal the alarm on home bringing forth the objection that Saddam Hussein was too young to lead an army. So Allah knows best maybe had Zaid lived he would have been that person instead of a salmon was eight. But it's a very special person that we're talking about an incredible story.
One that I love deeply,
because almost all the law was a learner. Right? The beauty of Alma is that you watch them to help them grow, there is interaction with the Prophet slicin through his interaction with mobile, Beckett through his interaction with the companions, and then apply everything that he learns in that process. So the journey of metal the law and was very raw, it's very telling. And you can see a practical implementation of everything that happens between him and one of the companions, anything he sees he implements, which is part of his sincerity, about the allowed time. So when Alma was the halifa, he used to give a greater pension to some of news eight, he would give extra to Sounders
eight. And one of the children of Amato said to Omaha pub, you know, why do you give extra to salmon who's eight? Right? And it's not that he wanted extra, but he was shocked by it. Right? It's like, why are you preparing him so much, and so blatantly? So I'm under the law and who responded and he said, first of all, you are not better than him. Because the prophets I send them not because he didn't put his son down. He said the prophets lie, some loved his father more than he loved me. And loved him meaning of some of those eight more than you. And he appointed was Saddam Hussein, a commander over me.
Remember that incident where Omar came and told the whole bucket that some of the companions don't like this young that the fact that he's so young, and he's in charge of all of us, and I will back it, you know, told the law I know you want me to disobey the Prophet sighs
so now he's saying, He's saying, look, the prophet loved his father's aid more than he loved me. He loved Osama bin Zayed more than he loved you and the prophets, I some appointed examiners as a commander over me. So just shows you the way the psyche was molded to understand the special position and the special preference that they have. And of course, in Pamela, the, just the miracle of a lot in the way that Zaid was brought into the house of the Prophet slice on them.
Right, the circumstances that brought the Allahu anhu into that house to become the the person that he was the fact that the prophets lie, some treated him like a son treated him so well, that they though the law animal could testify, even before Islam, even before Islam, that the Prophet slicin treated me better than he would treat his own kids and that he would treat his own family. So imagine that when the Prophet slicin says that the people are like precious stones and not smarter than Dr. ConfigMgr. Islam, the best of you in the days of ignorance, or the best of you in Islam, either 50 who if you if you add that understanding of Islam, the fact that the prophets lie, Selim
had taken it to that next level, taking it to that next step after Islam is a is a testimony to the character of this man. And of course, with all of that, the sacrifice, right, the fact that they are the Allahu taala and who was the son of the Prophet slice alum, or lived like the son of the Prophet sighs I'm even after to Benny was switched to Kabbalah. It doesn't mean that the prophets lie some sheltered him away, and that he sat back and enjoyed the perks of being known to the Prophet slice of them. That meant a greater sacrifice. And that's actually consistent theme when you look at the family of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that being part of his family meant that you were
involved more in the sacrifice not sheltered from the sacrifice of the messengers on the lines and on which was an example of his servant leadership. So the lohani was seldom. So we asked a lot panorama to be pleased with them, to allow us to follow in their example to allow us to love Him because the Prophet slicin loved him and to allow us to come closer to the beloved solare sell him by our love for him a lot.